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  • Syracuse coach Boeheim strikes, kills pedestrian on highway

    Syracuse coach Boeheim strikes, kills pedestrian on highway

    Friday, February 22 2019 7:44 AM EST2019-02-22 12:44:36 GMT
    (AP Photo/Nick Lisi). Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim, left, talks to an official about a call during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Louisville in Syracuse, N.Y., Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019. Syracuse won 69-49.(AP Photo/Nick Lisi). Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim, left, talks to an official about a call during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Louisville in Syracuse, N.Y., Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019. Syracuse won 69-49.
    (AP Photo/Nick Lisi). Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim, left, talks to an official about a call during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Louisville in Syracuse, N.Y., Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019. Syracuse won 69-49.(AP Photo/Nick Lisi). Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim, left, talks to an official about a call during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Louisville in Syracuse, N.Y., Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019. Syracuse won 69-49.
    Police say Syracuse men's basketball coach Jim Boeheim struck and killed a 51-year-old man walking outside his vehicle on a highway.More >>
    Police say Syracuse men's basketball coach Jim Boeheim struck and killed a 51-year-old man walking outside his vehicle on a highway.More >>
  • New election ordered in disputed North Carolina House race

    New election ordered in disputed North Carolina House race

    Friday, February 22 2019 7:35 AM EST2019-02-22 12:35:08 GMT
    (Travis Long/The News & Observer via AP, Pool). John Harris, the son of Mark Harris, testifies during the third day of a public evidentiary hearing on the 9th Congressional District voting irregularities investigation Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019, at t...(Travis Long/The News & Observer via AP, Pool). John Harris, the son of Mark Harris, testifies during the third day of a public evidentiary hearing on the 9th Congressional District voting irregularities investigation Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019, at t...
    (Travis Long/The News & Observer via AP, Pool). John Harris, the son of Mark Harris, testifies during the third day of a public evidentiary hearing on the 9th Congressional District voting irregularities investigation Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019, at t...(Travis Long/The News & Observer via AP, Pool). John Harris, the son of Mark Harris, testifies during the third day of a public evidentiary hearing on the 9th Congressional District voting irregularities investigation Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019, at t...
    The Republican narrowly leading the country's last undecided congressional election wants North Carolina elections officials to overlook ballot manipulation in a rural county and declare him the winner.More >>
    The Republican narrowly leading the country's last undecided congressional election wants North Carolina elections officials to overlook ballot manipulation in a rural county and declare him the winner.More >>
  • Judge grants citizenship to twin son of gay couple

    Judge grants citizenship to twin son of gay couple

    Friday, February 22 2019 7:34 AM EST2019-02-22 12:34:00 GMT
    A federal judge in California has ruled that a twin son of a gay couple has been an American citizen since birth, handing a defeat to the U.S. government, which had only granted the status to his brother.More >>
    A federal judge in California has ruled that a twin son of a gay couple has been an American citizen since birth, handing a defeat to the U.S. government, which had only granted the status to his brother.More >>
  • Case against Jussie Smollett resembles detailed movie script

    Case against Jussie Smollett resembles detailed movie script

    Friday, February 22 2019 7:33 AM EST2019-02-22 12:33:49 GMT
    (Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File). FILE - In this May 20, 2016 file photo, actor and singer Jussie Smollett attends the "Empire" FYC Event in Los Angeles. A police official says "Empire" actor is now considered a suspect "for filing a false police r...(Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File). FILE - In this May 20, 2016 file photo, actor and singer Jussie Smollett attends the "Empire" FYC Event in Los Angeles. A police official says "Empire" actor is now considered a suspect "for filing a false police r...
    (Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File). FILE - In this May 20, 2016 file photo, actor and singer Jussie Smollett attends the "Empire" FYC Event in Los Angeles. A police official says "Empire" actor is now considered a suspect "for filing a false police r...(Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File). FILE - In this May 20, 2016 file photo, actor and singer Jussie Smollett attends the "Empire" FYC Event in Los Angeles. A police official says "Empire" actor is now considered a suspect "for filing a false police r...
    'Empire' actor Jussie Smollett goes from victim to accused felon in less than a month.More >>
    'Empire' actor Jussie Smollett goes from victim to accused felon in less than a month.More >>
  • A look at why brothers in alleged hoax appear off the hook

    A look at why brothers in alleged hoax appear off the hook

    Friday, February 22 2019 7:33 AM EST2019-02-22 12:33:43 GMT
    (AP Photo/Kamil Krzaczynski). "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett leaves Cook County jail following his release, Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019, in Chicago. Smollett was charged with disorderly conduct and filling a false police report when he said he was attacked...(AP Photo/Kamil Krzaczynski). "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett leaves Cook County jail following his release, Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019, in Chicago. Smollett was charged with disorderly conduct and filling a false police report when he said he was attacked...
    (AP Photo/Kamil Krzaczynski). "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett leaves Cook County jail following his release, Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019, in Chicago. Smollett was charged with disorderly conduct and filling a false police report when he said he was attacked...(AP Photo/Kamil Krzaczynski). "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett leaves Cook County jail following his release, Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019, in Chicago. Smollett was charged with disorderly conduct and filling a false police report when he said he was attacked...
    Two brothers who played key roles in what Chicago police say was a staged attack on Jussie Smollett are so far walking away legally unscathed.More >>
    Two brothers who played key roles in what Chicago police say was a staged attack on Jussie Smollett are so far walking away legally unscathed.More >>
  • Prosecutors: Smollett paid brothers $3,500 for staged attack

    Prosecutors: Smollett paid brothers $3,500 for staged attack

    Friday, February 22 2019 7:33 AM EST2019-02-22 12:33:40 GMT
    (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File). FILE - In this May 14, 2018 file photo, Jussie Smollett, a cast member in the TV series "Empire," attends the Fox Networks Group 2018 programming presentation afterparty in New York. A police official says "E...(Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File). FILE - In this May 14, 2018 file photo, Jussie Smollett, a cast member in the TV series "Empire," attends the Fox Networks Group 2018 programming presentation afterparty in New York. A police official says "E...
    (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File). FILE - In this May 14, 2018 file photo, Jussie Smollett, a cast member in the TV series "Empire," attends the Fox Networks Group 2018 programming presentation afterparty in New York. A police official says "E...(Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File). FILE - In this May 14, 2018 file photo, Jussie Smollett, a cast member in the TV series "Empire," attends the Fox Networks Group 2018 programming presentation afterparty in New York. A police official says "E...
    Brothers at the center of the investigation into a reported attack on "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett are bodybuilders with an online following who have dabbled in acting and at least one failed business venture,...More >>
    Brothers at the center of the investigation into a reported attack on "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett are bodybuilders with an online following who have dabbled in acting and at least one failed business venture, according to reports and social media posts.More >>
  • The Latest: Lawyer call Smollett man of character, integrity

    The Latest: Lawyer call Smollett man of character, integrity

    Friday, February 22 2019 7:33 AM EST2019-02-22 12:33:34 GMT
    (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File). FILE - In this May 14, 2018 file photo, Jussie Smollett, a cast member in the TV series "Empire," attends the Fox Networks Group 2018 programming presentation afterparty in New York. A police official says "E...(Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File). FILE - In this May 14, 2018 file photo, Jussie Smollett, a cast member in the TV series "Empire," attends the Fox Networks Group 2018 programming presentation afterparty in New York. A police official says "E...
    (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File). FILE - In this May 14, 2018 file photo, Jussie Smollett, a cast member in the TV series "Empire," attends the Fox Networks Group 2018 programming presentation afterparty in New York. A police official says "E...(Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File). FILE - In this May 14, 2018 file photo, Jussie Smollett, a cast member in the TV series "Empire," attends the Fox Networks Group 2018 programming presentation afterparty in New York. A police official says "E...
    Chicago police say "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett has turned himself in to face a charge of making a false police report when he said he was attacked in downtown Chicago by two men who hurled racist and anti-gay...More >>
    Chicago police say "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett has turned himself in to face a charge of making a false police report when he said he was attacked in downtown Chicago by two men who hurled racist and anti-gay slurs and looped a rope around his neck.More >>
  • If proven, Smollett allegations could be a 'career killer'

    If proven, Smollett allegations could be a 'career killer'

    Friday, February 22 2019 7:33 AM EST2019-02-22 12:33:25 GMT
    (Chuck Hodes/FOX via AP). This image released by Fox shows Jussie Smollett, left, and A.Z. Kelsey in a scene from the "Pride" episode of "Empire" which originally aired on Oct. 10, 2018. Smollett’s co-starring role in “Empire” may end up being the pinn...(Chuck Hodes/FOX via AP). This image released by Fox shows Jussie Smollett, left, and A.Z. Kelsey in a scene from the "Pride" episode of "Empire" which originally aired on Oct. 10, 2018. Smollett’s co-starring role in “Empire” may end up being the pinn...
    (Chuck Hodes/FOX via AP). This image released by Fox shows Jussie Smollett, left, and A.Z. Kelsey in a scene from the "Pride" episode of "Empire" which originally aired on Oct. 10, 2018. Smollett’s co-starring role in “Empire” may end up being the pinn...(Chuck Hodes/FOX via AP). This image released by Fox shows Jussie Smollett, left, and A.Z. Kelsey in a scene from the "Pride" episode of "Empire" which originally aired on Oct. 10, 2018. Smollett’s co-starring role in “Empire” may end up being the pinn...
    The case against Jussie Smollett could do more lead to a conviction for the "Empire" star _ some experts see the allegations he orchestrated an attack designed to look like a hate crime as dealing a potentially...More >>
    The case against Jussie Smollett could do more lead to a conviction for the "Empire" star _ some experts see the allegations he orchestrated an attack designed to look like a hate crime as dealing a potentially fatal blow to his career.More >>
  • Smollett reactions epitomize polarized state of US politics

    Smollett reactions epitomize polarized state of US politics

    Friday, February 22 2019 7:25 AM EST2019-02-22 12:25:06 GMT
    Reactions to police assertion that Jussie Smollett staged the attack on himself reflect the polarized state of political discourse in US.More >>
    Reactions to police assertion that Jussie Smollett staged the attack on himself reflect the polarized state of political discourse in US.More >>
  • Rare snow dusts Vegas strip, sticks to LA-area foothills

    Rare snow dusts Vegas strip, sticks to LA-area foothills

    Friday, February 22 2019 7:25 AM EST2019-02-22 12:25:04 GMT
    (AP Photo/John Locher). A dusting of snow covers an area along the Las Vegas Strip, Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019, in Las Vegas. A winter storm is expected to drop up to 3 inches (8 centimeters) of snow on Las Vegas' southern and western outskirts while othe...(AP Photo/John Locher). A dusting of snow covers an area along the Las Vegas Strip, Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019, in Las Vegas. A winter storm is expected to drop up to 3 inches (8 centimeters) of snow on Las Vegas' southern and western outskirts while othe...
    (AP Photo/John Locher). A dusting of snow covers an area along the Las Vegas Strip, Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019, in Las Vegas. A winter storm is expected to drop up to 3 inches (8 centimeters) of snow on Las Vegas' southern and western outskirts while othe...(AP Photo/John Locher). A dusting of snow covers an area along the Las Vegas Strip, Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019, in Las Vegas. A winter storm is expected to drop up to 3 inches (8 centimeters) of snow on Las Vegas' southern and western outskirts while othe...
    Las Vegas is getting a rare taste of winter weather, with significant snowfall across the metro area for the first time in a decade.More >>
    Las Vegas is getting a rare taste of winter weather, with significant snowfall across the metro area for the first time in a decade.More >>
  • Tennessee gov. says he regrets wearing Confederate uniform

    Tennessee gov. says he regrets wearing Confederate uniform

    Friday, February 22 2019 7:24 AM EST2019-02-22 12:24:59 GMT
    (Office of Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee via AP). In this 1980 University of Auburn yearbook photo, released by the office of Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee, Lee is pictured in a confederate states costume while attending the university, in Auburn, Ala. Lee says he...(Office of Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee via AP). In this 1980 University of Auburn yearbook photo, released by the office of Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee, Lee is pictured in a confederate states costume while attending the university, in Auburn, Ala. Lee says he...
    (Office of Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee via AP). In this 1980 University of Auburn yearbook photo, released by the office of Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee, Lee is pictured in a confederate states costume while attending the university, in Auburn, Ala. Lee says he...(Office of Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee via AP). In this 1980 University of Auburn yearbook photo, released by the office of Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee, Lee is pictured in a confederate states costume while attending the university, in Auburn, Ala. Lee says he...
    Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee says he regrets wearing a Confederate uniform as part of "Old South" parties while attending Auburn University in Alabama.More >>
    Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee says he regrets wearing a Confederate uniform as part of "Old South" parties while attending Auburn University in Alabama.More >>
  • Oregon housing squeeze sets stage for statewide rent control

    Oregon housing squeeze sets stage for statewide rent control

    Friday, February 22 2019 7:24 AM EST2019-02-22 12:24:36 GMT
    (AP Photo/Andrew Selsky). In this photo taken Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019, a committee of the Oregon House of Representatives debates a bill in Salem, Ore., that would make Oregon the first state to impose mandatory rent controls statewide. The committee ...(AP Photo/Andrew Selsky). In this photo taken Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019, a committee of the Oregon House of Representatives debates a bill in Salem, Ore., that would make Oregon the first state to impose mandatory rent controls statewide. The committee ...
    (AP Photo/Andrew Selsky). In this photo taken Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019, a committee of the Oregon House of Representatives debates a bill in Salem, Ore., that would make Oregon the first state to impose mandatory rent controls statewide. The committee ...(AP Photo/Andrew Selsky). In this photo taken Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019, a committee of the Oregon House of Representatives debates a bill in Salem, Ore., that would make Oregon the first state to impose mandatory rent controls statewide. The committee ...
    Oregon is on track to becoming the first state to impose mandatory rent controls, with a measure establishing tenant protections moving through the Legislature.More >>
    Oregon is on track to becoming the first state to impose mandatory rent controls, with a measure establishing tenant protections moving through the Legislature.More >>
  • White House ends California talks on mileage dispute

    White House ends California talks on mileage dispute

    Friday, February 22 2019 6:54 AM EST2019-02-22 11:54:54 GMT
    The Trump administration says it has broken off talks with California in a dispute over mileage standards, moving the two closer to a possible court battle that threatens to roil the auto industry.More >>
    The Trump administration says it has broken off talks with California in a dispute over mileage standards, moving the two closer to a possible court battle that threatens to roil the auto industry.More >>
  • Cyclorama to be unveiled again amid diverging views of past

    Cyclorama to be unveiled again amid diverging views of past

    Friday, February 22 2019 1:15 AM EST2019-02-22 06:15:09 GMT
    (AP Photo/ Ron Harris). In this Friday, Feb 15, 2019 photo, a worker puts some final touches on the diorama that is part of the Atlanta Cyclorama display at the Atlanta History Center on Friday, Feb 15, 2019, in Atlanta. The Atlanta Cyclorama depicts c...(AP Photo/ Ron Harris). In this Friday, Feb 15, 2019 photo, a worker puts some final touches on the diorama that is part of the Atlanta Cyclorama display at the Atlanta History Center on Friday, Feb 15, 2019, in Atlanta. The Atlanta Cyclorama depicts c...
    (AP Photo/ Ron Harris). In this Friday, Feb 15, 2019 photo, a worker puts some final touches on the diorama that is part of the Atlanta Cyclorama display at the Atlanta History Center on Friday, Feb 15, 2019, in Atlanta. The Atlanta Cyclorama depicts c...(AP Photo/ Ron Harris). In this Friday, Feb 15, 2019 photo, a worker puts some final touches on the diorama that is part of the Atlanta Cyclorama display at the Atlanta History Center on Friday, Feb 15, 2019, in Atlanta. The Atlanta Cyclorama depicts c...
    As cities and states across the South are removing or covering up Confederate monuments, an enormous painting depicting the Battle of Atlanta from the American Civil War will soon reopen to the public.More >>
    As cities and states across the South are removing or covering up Confederate monuments, an enormous painting depicting the Battle of Atlanta from the American Civil War will soon reopen to the public.More >>
  • Threat allegations keep Coast Guard officer jailed

    Threat allegations keep Coast Guard officer jailed

    Friday, February 22 2019 1:14 AM EST2019-02-22 06:14:08 GMT
    (U.S. District Court via AP). This image provided by the U.S. District Court in Maryland shows a photo of firearms and ammunition that was in the motion for detention pending trial in the case against Christopher Paul Hasson. Prosecutors say that Hasso...(U.S. District Court via AP). This image provided by the U.S. District Court in Maryland shows a photo of firearms and ammunition that was in the motion for detention pending trial in the case against Christopher Paul Hasson. Prosecutors say that Hasso...
    (U.S. District Court via AP). This image provided by the U.S. District Court in Maryland shows a photo of firearms and ammunition that was in the motion for detention pending trial in the case against Christopher Paul Hasson. Prosecutors say that Hasso...(U.S. District Court via AP). This image provided by the U.S. District Court in Maryland shows a photo of firearms and ammunition that was in the motion for detention pending trial in the case against Christopher Paul Hasson. Prosecutors say that Hasso...
    Federal authorities say a Coast Guard officer who espoused white supremacist views and dreamed of mass murder drew up a computer-spreadsheet hit list of Democratic politicians and TV journalists.More >>
    Federal authorities say a Coast Guard officer who espoused white supremacist views and dreamed of mass murder drew up a computer-spreadsheet hit list of Democratic politicians and TV journalists.More >>
  • Was that ballot fraud in North Carolina US House race?

    Was that ballot fraud in North Carolina US House race?

    Friday, February 22 2019 12:25 AM EST2019-02-22 05:25:12 GMT
    (Travis Long/The News & Observer via AP, Pool). Mark Harris, Republican candidate in North Carolina's 9th congressional race, listens to testimony during a public evidentiary hearing on the 9th congressional district voting irregularities investiga...(Travis Long/The News & Observer via AP, Pool). Mark Harris, Republican candidate in North Carolina's 9th congressional race, listens to testimony during a public evidentiary hearing on the 9th congressional district voting irregularities investiga...
    (Travis Long/The News & Observer via AP, Pool). Mark Harris, Republican candidate in North Carolina's 9th congressional race, listens to testimony during a public evidentiary hearing on the 9th congressional district voting irregularities investiga...(Travis Long/The News & Observer via AP, Pool). Mark Harris, Republican candidate in North Carolina's 9th congressional race, listens to testimony during a public evidentiary hearing on the 9th congressional district voting irregularities investiga...
    The apparent Republican winner of the country's last undecided congressional election is expected to explain why he stuck with a North Carolina political operative with a shady track record that even the GOP...More >>
    The apparent Republican winner of the country's last undecided congressional election is expected to explain why he stuck with a North Carolina political operative with a shady track record that even the GOP candidate thought about protesting in the past.More >>
  • IRS employee charged in leak of Trump attorney records

    IRS employee charged in leak of Trump attorney records

    Friday, February 22 2019 12:14 AM EST2019-02-22 05:14:40 GMT
    Federal prosecutors in San Francisco have charged an IRS agent with leaking banking records of President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer, Michael Cohen.More >>
    Federal prosecutors in San Francisco have charged an IRS agent with leaking banking records of President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer, Michael Cohen.More >>
  • The Latest: New election ordered in undecided US House race

    The Latest: New election ordered in undecided US House race

    Thursday, February 21 2019 10:03 PM EST2019-02-22 03:03:32 GMT
    (Travis Long/The News & Observer via AP, Pool). Mark Harris, Republican candidate in North Carolina's 9th Congressional race, prepares to testify during the fourth day of a public evidentiary hearing on the 9th Congressional District voting irregul...(Travis Long/The News & Observer via AP, Pool). Mark Harris, Republican candidate in North Carolina's 9th Congressional race, prepares to testify during the fourth day of a public evidentiary hearing on the 9th Congressional District voting irregul...
    (Travis Long/The News & Observer via AP, Pool). Mark Harris, Republican candidate in North Carolina's 9th Congressional race, prepares to testify during the fourth day of a public evidentiary hearing on the 9th Congressional District voting irregul...(Travis Long/The News & Observer via AP, Pool). Mark Harris, Republican candidate in North Carolina's 9th Congressional race, prepares to testify during the fourth day of a public evidentiary hearing on the 9th Congressional District voting irregul...
    The Republican in the country's last undecided congressional race is ending his bid to be declared a winner and calling for a new election to be held.More >>
    The Republican in the country's last undecided congressional race is ending his bid to be declared a winner and calling for a new election to be held.More >>
  • State lawmakers place their bets on sports gambling

    State lawmakers place their bets on sports gambling

    Thursday, February 21 2019 9:26 PM EST2019-02-22 02:26:21 GMT
    Legislatures in roughly two dozen states are considering bills to legalize sports gambling after a US Supreme Court ruling last year ended Nevada's monopoly.More >>
    Legislatures in roughly two dozen states are considering bills to legalize sports gambling after a US Supreme Court ruling last year ended Nevada's monopoly.More >>
  • Virginia school board delays ending transgender bathroom ban

    Virginia school board delays ending transgender bathroom ban

    Thursday, February 21 2019 7:57 PM EST2019-02-22 00:57:32 GMT
    (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File). FILE - In this March 6, 2017, file photo, Gloucester County High School senior Gavin Grimm, a transgender student, listens to a speaker during a news conference in Richmond, Va. Grimm is continuing to sue the Gloucester C...(AP Photo/Steve Helber, File). FILE - In this March 6, 2017, file photo, Gloucester County High School senior Gavin Grimm, a transgender student, listens to a speaker during a news conference in Richmond, Va. Grimm is continuing to sue the Gloucester C...
    (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File). FILE - In this March 6, 2017, file photo, Gloucester County High School senior Gavin Grimm, a transgender student, listens to a speaker during a news conference in Richmond, Va. Grimm is continuing to sue the Gloucester C...(AP Photo/Steve Helber, File). FILE - In this March 6, 2017, file photo, Gloucester County High School senior Gavin Grimm, a transgender student, listens to a speaker during a news conference in Richmond, Va. Grimm is continuing to sue the Gloucester C...
    A school board in Virginia says it won't take immediate action to overturn its transgender bathroom ban after some community members spoke in favor of keeping it.More >>
    A school board in Virginia says it won't take immediate action to overturn its transgender bathroom ban after some community members spoke in favor of keeping it.More >>
  • Polygraph launched probe of deputy suspected in sex assaults

    Polygraph launched probe of deputy suspected in sex assaults

    Thursday, February 21 2019 7:36 PM EST2019-02-22 00:36:24 GMT
    A Nebraska sheriff's deputy charged with sexually assaulting a woman more than a decade ago now is linked to at least five other victims before he joined the department in 2015.More >>
    A Nebraska sheriff's deputy charged with sexually assaulting a woman more than a decade ago now is linked to at least five other victims before he joined the department in 2015.More >>
  • Pacific typhoon expected to lash Guam with gusty wind, rain

    Pacific typhoon expected to lash Guam with gusty wind, rain

    Thursday, February 21 2019 7:35 PM EST2019-02-22 00:35:20 GMT
    (AP Photo/Grace Garces Bordallo). Jared Duenas fills up his pickup truck with gasoline in the village of Sinajana, Guam in preparation of a typhoon on Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019.  An intensifying tropical storm in the Pacific is bearing down on Micronesia...(AP Photo/Grace Garces Bordallo). Jared Duenas fills up his pickup truck with gasoline in the village of Sinajana, Guam in preparation of a typhoon on Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019. An intensifying tropical storm in the Pacific is bearing down on Micronesia...
    (AP Photo/Grace Garces Bordallo). Jared Duenas fills up his pickup truck with gasoline in the village of Sinajana, Guam in preparation of a typhoon on Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019.  An intensifying tropical storm in the Pacific is bearing down on Micronesia...(AP Photo/Grace Garces Bordallo). Jared Duenas fills up his pickup truck with gasoline in the village of Sinajana, Guam in preparation of a typhoon on Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019. An intensifying tropical storm in the Pacific is bearing down on Micronesia...
    A growing typhoon in the Pacific is heading toward the Mariana Islands and could lash Guam with strong winds, rain and surf this weekend.More >>
    A growing typhoon in the Pacific is heading toward the Mariana Islands and could lash Guam with strong winds, rain and surf this weekend.More >>
  • GOP lawmakers push to ban LGBT conversion therapy in Utah

    GOP lawmakers push to ban LGBT conversion therapy in Utah

    Thursday, February 21 2019 6:55 PM EST2019-02-21 23:55:56 GMT
    Two Republican lawmakers are pushing to ban gay conversion therapy for minors in conservative Utah with a proposal that's being hailed as a milestone by advocates and won't be opposed by the influential Mormon church.More >>
    Two Republican lawmakers are pushing to ban gay conversion therapy for minors in conservative Utah with a proposal that's being hailed as a milestone by advocates and won't be opposed by the influential Mormon church.More >>
  • Chicago police chief angry over alleged Smollett hoax

    Chicago police chief angry over alleged Smollett hoax

    Thursday, February 21 2019 6:44 PM EST2019-02-21 23:44:42 GMT
    (Ashlee Rezin/Chicago Sun-Times via AP). Chicago Police Supt. Eddie Johnson speaks during a press conference at CPD headquarters, Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019, in Chicago, after actor Jussie Smollett turned himself in on charges of disorderly conduct and fi...(Ashlee Rezin/Chicago Sun-Times via AP). Chicago Police Supt. Eddie Johnson speaks during a press conference at CPD headquarters, Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019, in Chicago, after actor Jussie Smollett turned himself in on charges of disorderly conduct and fi...
    (Ashlee Rezin/Chicago Sun-Times via AP). Chicago Police Supt. Eddie Johnson speaks during a press conference at CPD headquarters, Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019, in Chicago, after actor Jussie Smollett turned himself in on charges of disorderly conduct and fi...(Ashlee Rezin/Chicago Sun-Times via AP). Chicago Police Supt. Eddie Johnson speaks during a press conference at CPD headquarters, Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019, in Chicago, after actor Jussie Smollett turned himself in on charges of disorderly conduct and fi...
    Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson says he's angry and offended that "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett allegedly lied about being the victim of a racist and homophobic attack.More >>
    Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson says he's angry and offended that "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett allegedly lied about being the victim of a racist and homophobic attack.More >>
  • US citizen charged in kidnapping of journalist in Somalia

    US citizen charged in kidnapping of journalist in Somalia

    Thursday, February 21 2019 6:15 PM EST2019-02-21 23:15:58 GMT
    (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File). FILE - In this June 20, 2018, file photo, Michael Scott Moore, author of "The Desert and the Sea: 977 Days Captive on the Somali Pirate Coast," poses for a portrait at Los Angeles Public Library in Los Angeles. Abdi Yus...(AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File). FILE - In this June 20, 2018, file photo, Michael Scott Moore, author of "The Desert and the Sea: 977 Days Captive on the Somali Pirate Coast," poses for a portrait at Los Angeles Public Library in Los Angeles. Abdi Yus...
    (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File). FILE - In this June 20, 2018, file photo, Michael Scott Moore, author of "The Desert and the Sea: 977 Days Captive on the Somali Pirate Coast," poses for a portrait at Los Angeles Public Library in Los Angeles. Abdi Yus...(AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File). FILE - In this June 20, 2018, file photo, Michael Scott Moore, author of "The Desert and the Sea: 977 Days Captive on the Somali Pirate Coast," poses for a portrait at Los Angeles Public Library in Los Angeles. Abdi Yus...
    A U.S. citizen has been charged with kidnapping and other counts for his alleged role in the abduction of a freelance journalist who was held hostage in Somalia for nearly three years.More >>
    A U.S. citizen has been charged with kidnapping and other counts for his alleged role in the abduction of a freelance journalist who was held hostage in Somalia for nearly three years.More >>
  • Officials: Dropped thermos may have caused deadly bus crash

    Officials: Dropped thermos may have caused deadly bus crash

    Thursday, February 21 2019 5:36 PM EST2019-02-21 22:36:13 GMT
    (NYPD's 109th Precinct via AP, File). FILE - In this Monday, Sept. 18, 2017 photo provided by the NYPD's 109th Precinct, officers respond to a collision involving two buses on Main Street in the Queens borough of New York.  Federal safety investigators...(NYPD's 109th Precinct via AP, File). FILE - In this Monday, Sept. 18, 2017 photo provided by the NYPD's 109th Precinct, officers respond to a collision involving two buses on Main Street in the Queens borough of New York. Federal safety investigators...
    (NYPD's 109th Precinct via AP, File). FILE - In this Monday, Sept. 18, 2017 photo provided by the NYPD's 109th Precinct, officers respond to a collision involving two buses on Main Street in the Queens borough of New York.  Federal safety investigators...(NYPD's 109th Precinct via AP, File). FILE - In this Monday, Sept. 18, 2017 photo provided by the NYPD's 109th Precinct, officers respond to a collision involving two buses on Main Street in the Queens borough of New York. Federal safety investigators...
    Federal safety investigators say a freak accident involving a dropped thermos may have caused a bus crash that killed three people in New York City.More >>
    Federal safety investigators say a freak accident involving a dropped thermos may have caused a bus crash that killed three people in New York City.More >>
  • Omaha on trial in shooting death of 'Cops' crew member

    Omaha on trial in shooting death of 'Cops' crew member

    Thursday, February 21 2019 5:06 PM EST2019-02-21 22:06:19 GMT
    (Omaha Police via AP). FILE - In this Aug. 27, 2014 frame grab from security video showing an armed robbery at a Wendy's restaurant in Omaha is displayed during a news conference at police headquarters in Omaha, Neb.  The City of Omaha is on trial in t...(Omaha Police via AP). FILE - In this Aug. 27, 2014 frame grab from security video showing an armed robbery at a Wendy's restaurant in Omaha is displayed during a news conference at police headquarters in Omaha, Neb. The City of Omaha is on trial in t...
    (Omaha Police via AP). FILE - In this Aug. 27, 2014 frame grab from security video showing an armed robbery at a Wendy's restaurant in Omaha is displayed during a news conference at police headquarters in Omaha, Neb.  The City of Omaha is on trial in t...(Omaha Police via AP). FILE - In this Aug. 27, 2014 frame grab from security video showing an armed robbery at a Wendy's restaurant in Omaha is displayed during a news conference at police headquarters in Omaha, Neb. The City of Omaha is on trial in t...
    Omaha is on trial in the fatal shooting by police of a TV crew member who worked on the law enforcement show "Cops.".More >>
    Omaha is on trial in the fatal shooting by police of a TV crew member who worked on the law enforcement show "Cops.".More >>
  • Oakland teachers walk off the job in latest teacher strife

    Oakland teachers walk off the job in latest teacher strife

    Thursday, February 21 2019 4:25 PM EST2019-02-21 21:25:28 GMT
    (AP Photo/Kathleen Ronayne). Eyana Spencer, principal at Manzanita Community School, left, and Katherine Carter, a principal at Oakland School of Language, look over their schedule for meeting with California lawmakers about Oakland school funding duri...(AP Photo/Kathleen Ronayne). Eyana Spencer, principal at Manzanita Community School, left, and Katherine Carter, a principal at Oakland School of Language, look over their schedule for meeting with California lawmakers about Oakland school funding duri...
    (AP Photo/Kathleen Ronayne). Eyana Spencer, principal at Manzanita Community School, left, and Katherine Carter, a principal at Oakland School of Language, look over their schedule for meeting with California lawmakers about Oakland school funding duri...(AP Photo/Kathleen Ronayne). Eyana Spencer, principal at Manzanita Community School, left, and Katherine Carter, a principal at Oakland School of Language, look over their schedule for meeting with California lawmakers about Oakland school funding duri...
    Teachers in Oakland, California are set to strike Thursday in the country's latest strike by educators over classroom conditions and pay.More >>
    Teachers in Oakland, California are set to strike Thursday in the country's latest strike by educators over classroom conditions and pay.More >>
  • USA Today editor apologizes for yearbook blackface photo

    USA Today editor apologizes for yearbook blackface photo

    Thursday, February 21 2019 4:17 PM EST2019-02-21 21:17:15 GMT
    The editor of USA Today is apologizing for an image portraying blackface that was published in the Arizona State University yearbook on her watch.More >>
    The editor of USA Today is apologizing for an image portraying blackface that was published in the Arizona State University yearbook on her watch.More >>
  • Dog reunited with family 101 days after California wildfire

    Dog reunited with family 101 days after California wildfire

    Thursday, February 21 2019 4:16 PM EST2019-02-21 21:16:48 GMT
    An Akita named Kingston has been reunited with his family 101 days after he jumped out of their truck as they fled a devastating Northern California wildfire.More >>
    An Akita named Kingston has been reunited with his family 101 days after he jumped out of their truck as they fled a devastating Northern California wildfire.More >>
  • Gwyneth Paltrow: Skier sued me to exploit my fame, wealth

    Gwyneth Paltrow: Skier sued me to exploit my fame, wealth

    Thursday, February 21 2019 4:05 PM EST2019-02-21 21:05:45 GMT
    Actress Gwyneth Paltrow says a skier who accused her in a lawsuit of seriously injuring him at a Utah resort was actually the one that plowed into her from behind.More >>
    Actress Gwyneth Paltrow says a skier who accused her in a lawsuit of seriously injuring him at a Utah resort was actually the one that plowed into her from behind.More >>
  • Police: Couple thought murder plot untraceable on Snapchat

    Police: Couple thought murder plot untraceable on Snapchat

    Thursday, February 21 2019 3:26 PM EST2019-02-21 20:26:29 GMT
    (Joel Bissell/Kalamazoo Gazette via AP). Kemia Hassel, 22, appears with her co-defendant, Jeremy Cuellar, 24, (not pictured) for a preliminary exam on a charge of first-degree premeditated murder at the Berrien County Courthouse in St. Joseph, Michigan...(Joel Bissell/Kalamazoo Gazette via AP). Kemia Hassel, 22, appears with her co-defendant, Jeremy Cuellar, 24, (not pictured) for a preliminary exam on a charge of first-degree premeditated murder at the Berrien County Courthouse in St. Joseph, Michigan...
    (Joel Bissell/Kalamazoo Gazette via AP). Kemia Hassel, 22, appears with her co-defendant, Jeremy Cuellar, 24, (not pictured) for a preliminary exam on a charge of first-degree premeditated murder at the Berrien County Courthouse in St. Joseph, Michigan...(Joel Bissell/Kalamazoo Gazette via AP). Kemia Hassel, 22, appears with her co-defendant, Jeremy Cuellar, 24, (not pictured) for a preliminary exam on a charge of first-degree premeditated murder at the Berrien County Courthouse in St. Joseph, Michigan...
    Police say a woman and her boyfriend were deployed with the U.S. Army in South Korea when they conspired via Snapchat to kill her husband in Michigan so she could claim the life insurance money.More >>
    Police say a woman and her boyfriend were deployed with the U.S. Army in South Korea when they conspired via Snapchat to kill her husband in Michigan so she could claim the life insurance money.More >>
  • 'Ugly produce' trend may have limits, as grocers end tests

    'Ugly produce' trend may have limits, as grocers end tests

    Thursday, February 21 2019 3:04 PM EST2019-02-21 20:04:23 GMT
    (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall). In this Friday, Jan. 18, 2019, photo, Jamie Shae, of Grimes, Iowa, talks about the lemons she found in the imperfect produce section at the Hy-Vee grocery store in Urbandale, Iowa. She didn’t realize there was anything sp...(AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall). In this Friday, Jan. 18, 2019, photo, Jamie Shae, of Grimes, Iowa, talks about the lemons she found in the imperfect produce section at the Hy-Vee grocery store in Urbandale, Iowa. She didn’t realize there was anything sp...
    (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall). In this Friday, Jan. 18, 2019, photo, Jamie Shae, of Grimes, Iowa, talks about the lemons she found in the imperfect produce section at the Hy-Vee grocery store in Urbandale, Iowa. She didn’t realize there was anything sp...(AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall). In this Friday, Jan. 18, 2019, photo, Jamie Shae, of Grimes, Iowa, talks about the lemons she found in the imperfect produce section at the Hy-Vee grocery store in Urbandale, Iowa. She didn’t realize there was anything sp...
    'Ugly produce' trend may have limits, as some grocers end tests aimed at reducing food waste.More >>
    'Ugly produce' trend may have limits, as some grocers end tests aimed at reducing food waste.More >>
  • What will win best picture? It's a maddeningly close race

    What will win best picture? It's a maddeningly close race

    Thursday, February 21 2019 2:54 PM EST2019-02-21 19:54:36 GMT
    (David Lee/Focus Features via AP). This image released by Focus Features shows Adam Driver, left, and John David Washington in a scene from "BlacKkKlansman." The film is nominated for an Oscar for best picture. The 91st Academy Awards will be held on S...(David Lee/Focus Features via AP). This image released by Focus Features shows Adam Driver, left, and John David Washington in a scene from "BlacKkKlansman." The film is nominated for an Oscar for best picture. The 91st Academy Awards will be held on S...
    (David Lee/Focus Features via AP). This image released by Focus Features shows Adam Driver, left, and John David Washington in a scene from "BlacKkKlansman." The film is nominated for an Oscar for best picture. The 91st Academy Awards will be held on S...(David Lee/Focus Features via AP). This image released by Focus Features shows Adam Driver, left, and John David Washington in a scene from "BlacKkKlansman." The film is nominated for an Oscar for best picture. The 91st Academy Awards will be held on S...
    The best-picture race heading into Sunday's 91st Academy Awards is considered one of the most unpredictable ever, with 'Roma,' 'Green Book,' 'Black Panther' and 'BlacKkKlansman' all potentially in the mix.More >>
    The best-picture race heading into Sunday's 91st Academy Awards is considered one of the most unpredictable ever, with 'Roma,' 'Green Book,' 'Black Panther' and 'BlacKkKlansman' all potentially in the mix.More >>
  • Nurse charged in fatal drug-swap error pleads not guilty

    Nurse charged in fatal drug-swap error pleads not guilty

    Thursday, February 21 2019 2:45 PM EST2019-02-21 19:45:44 GMT
    (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey). CORRECTS TO RECKLESS HOMICIDE, NOT CRIMINAL HOMICIDE- RaDonda Vaught, left, wipes away tears as her attorney, Peter Strianse, right, talks with reporters after a court hearing Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn. Vaug...(AP Photo/Mark Humphrey). CORRECTS TO RECKLESS HOMICIDE, NOT CRIMINAL HOMICIDE- RaDonda Vaught, left, wipes away tears as her attorney, Peter Strianse, right, talks with reporters after a court hearing Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn. Vaug...
    (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey). CORRECTS TO RECKLESS HOMICIDE, NOT CRIMINAL HOMICIDE- RaDonda Vaught, left, wipes away tears as her attorney, Peter Strianse, right, talks with reporters after a court hearing Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn. Vaug...(AP Photo/Mark Humphrey). CORRECTS TO RECKLESS HOMICIDE, NOT CRIMINAL HOMICIDE- RaDonda Vaught, left, wipes away tears as her attorney, Peter Strianse, right, talks with reporters after a court hearing Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn. Vaug...
    A Tennessee nurse charged with reckless homicide after a medication error killed a patient has pleaded not guilty.More >>
    A Tennessee nurse charged with reckless homicide after a medication error killed a patient has pleaded not guilty.More >>
  • Year in space put US astronaut's disease defenses on alert

    Year in space put US astronaut's disease defenses on alert

    Thursday, February 21 2019 2:45 PM EST2019-02-21 19:45:41 GMT
    (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky). FILE - In this March 26, 2015 file photo, U.S. astronaut Scott Kelly, right, crew member of the mission to the International Space Station, stands behind glass in a quarantine room, behind his brother, Mark Kelly, also an as...(AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky). FILE - In this March 26, 2015 file photo, U.S. astronaut Scott Kelly, right, crew member of the mission to the International Space Station, stands behind glass in a quarantine room, behind his brother, Mark Kelly, also an as...
    (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky). FILE - In this March 26, 2015 file photo, U.S. astronaut Scott Kelly, right, crew member of the mission to the International Space Station, stands behind glass in a quarantine room, behind his brother, Mark Kelly, also an as...(AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky). FILE - In this March 26, 2015 file photo, U.S. astronaut Scott Kelly, right, crew member of the mission to the International Space Station, stands behind glass in a quarantine room, behind his brother, Mark Kelly, also an as...
    Scientists find that a NASA astronaut who spent nearly a year in space had his immune system go on high alert.More >>
    Scientists find that a NASA astronaut who spent nearly a year in space had his immune system go on high alert.More >>
  • 9/11 fund running out of money for those with illnesses

    9/11 fund running out of money for those with illnesses

    Thursday, February 21 2019 2:45 PM EST2019-02-21 19:45:38 GMT
    The compensation fund for victims of 9/11 is running out of money and will cut future payments by 50 to 70 percent.More >>
    The compensation fund for victims of 9/11 is running out of money and will cut future payments by 50 to 70 percent.More >>
  • Police: Texas man confessed in hammer death of daughter, 2

    Police: Texas man confessed in hammer death of daughter, 2

    Thursday, February 21 2019 2:27 PM EST2019-02-21 19:27:18 GMT
    (Orange County Sheriff's Office via AP). This undated photo provided by the Orange County Sheriff's Office shows Yovahnis Roque. A police affidavit says the Southeast Texas man found naked and stained with blood told officers that he killed his 2-year-...(Orange County Sheriff's Office via AP). This undated photo provided by the Orange County Sheriff's Office shows Yovahnis Roque. A police affidavit says the Southeast Texas man found naked and stained with blood told officers that he killed his 2-year-...
    (Orange County Sheriff's Office via AP). This undated photo provided by the Orange County Sheriff's Office shows Yovahnis Roque. A police affidavit says the Southeast Texas man found naked and stained with blood told officers that he killed his 2-year-...(Orange County Sheriff's Office via AP). This undated photo provided by the Orange County Sheriff's Office shows Yovahnis Roque. A police affidavit says the Southeast Texas man found naked and stained with blood told officers that he killed his 2-year-...
    Police say a Southeast Texas man accused of bludgeoning his 2-year-old daughter with a hammer was naked and stained with blood when he told officers that he killed the child.More >>
    Police say a Southeast Texas man accused of bludgeoning his 2-year-old daughter with a hammer was naked and stained with blood when he told officers that he killed the child.More >>
  • Correction: EPA-PolyMet Mine story

    Correction: EPA-PolyMet Mine story

    Thursday, February 21 2019 2:16 PM EST2019-02-21 19:16:15 GMT
    A Minnesota environmental group is suing the Environmental Protection Agency to force it to release concerns that EPA specialists have expressed about a copper-nickel mine in the northeast of the state.More >>
    A Minnesota environmental group is suing the Environmental Protection Agency to force it to release concerns that EPA specialists have expressed about a copper-nickel mine in the northeast of the state.More >>
  • Lawyer likens R. Kelly to Beethoven to explain studio move

    Lawyer likens R. Kelly to Beethoven to explain studio move

    Thursday, February 21 2019 2:14 PM EST2019-02-21 19:14:17 GMT
    (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File). FILE - This June 13, 2008 file photo shows R&B singer R. Kelly, arriving at 3the Cook County Criminal Court Building in Chicago. Attorney Michael Avenatti says he has new video evidence of singer R. Kelly having s...(AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File). FILE - This June 13, 2008 file photo shows R&B singer R. Kelly, arriving at 3the Cook County Criminal Court Building in Chicago. Attorney Michael Avenatti says he has new video evidence of singer R. Kelly having s...
    (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File). FILE - This June 13, 2008 file photo shows R&B singer R. Kelly, arriving at 3the Cook County Criminal Court Building in Chicago. Attorney Michael Avenatti says he has new video evidence of singer R. Kelly having s...(AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File). FILE - This June 13, 2008 file photo shows R&B singer R. Kelly, arriving at 3the Cook County Criminal Court Building in Chicago. Attorney Michael Avenatti says he has new video evidence of singer R. Kelly having s...
    R. Kelly's lawyer says the R&B singer is moving out of his Chicago recording studio because a judge barred him from working there overnight stemming from code violations.More >>
    R. Kelly's lawyer says the R&B singer is moving out of his Chicago recording studio because a judge barred him from working there overnight stemming from code violations.More >>
  • California student accused of making 'Banana Plug' drug app

    California student accused of making 'Banana Plug' drug app

    Thursday, February 21 2019 1:27 PM EST2019-02-21 18:27:11 GMT
    (Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office via AP). This undated photo released by the Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office shows Collin Howard, a University of California, Santa Cruz student, who is facing felony charges for allegedly creating an iPhone app he...(Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office via AP). This undated photo released by the Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office shows Collin Howard, a University of California, Santa Cruz student, who is facing felony charges for allegedly creating an iPhone app he...
    (Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office via AP). This undated photo released by the Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office shows Collin Howard, a University of California, Santa Cruz student, who is facing felony charges for allegedly creating an iPhone app he...(Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office via AP). This undated photo released by the Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office shows Collin Howard, a University of California, Santa Cruz student, who is facing felony charges for allegedly creating an iPhone app he...
    A Northern California college student is facing felony charges for allegedly creating an iPhone app he dubbed the Banana Plug to sell illicit drugs.More >>
    A Northern California college student is facing felony charges for allegedly creating an iPhone app he dubbed the Banana Plug to sell illicit drugs.More >>
  • 2-day teacher strike over in West Virginia: School to resume

    2-day teacher strike over in West Virginia: School to resume

    Thursday, February 21 2019 12:46 PM EST2019-02-21 17:46:51 GMT
    (Kenny Kemp/Charleston Gazette-Mail via AP). West Virginia teachers gathered at Capital High School in Charleston, WV. early Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019, morning to protest the Omnibus Bill that is moving through the Legislature.(Kenny Kemp/Charleston Gazette-Mail via AP). West Virginia teachers gathered at Capital High School in Charleston, WV. early Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019, morning to protest the Omnibus Bill that is moving through the Legislature.
    (Kenny Kemp/Charleston Gazette-Mail via AP). West Virginia teachers gathered at Capital High School in Charleston, WV. early Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019, morning to protest the Omnibus Bill that is moving through the Legislature.(Kenny Kemp/Charleston Gazette-Mail via AP). West Virginia teachers gathered at Capital High School in Charleston, WV. early Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019, morning to protest the Omnibus Bill that is moving through the Legislature.
    Unions for West Virginia teachers declare end to two-day strike after lawmakers let a controversial education bill die; classes to resume Thursday.More >>
    Unions for West Virginia teachers declare end to two-day strike after lawmakers let a controversial education bill die; classes to resume Thursday.More >>
  • 4-year-old inspires with trampoline act in his wheelchair

    4-year-old inspires with trampoline act in his wheelchair

    Thursday, February 21 2019 12:37 PM EST2019-02-21 17:37:35 GMT
    A North Dakota charity event turned into worldwide inspiration when a 4-year-old boy performed his favorite trampoline act in his wheelchair.More >>
    A North Dakota charity event turned into worldwide inspiration when a 4-year-old boy performed his favorite trampoline act in his wheelchair.More >>
  • Researchers find clues that depression may speed brain aging

    Researchers find clues that depression may speed brain aging

    Thursday, February 21 2019 12:35 PM EST2019-02-21 17:35:50 GMT
    (AP Photo/Evan Vucci). FILE - In this May 19, 2015 file photo, a nuclear medicine technologist makes a PET scan of a patient at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington. Depression has long been linked to certain cognitive problems, and now researc...(AP Photo/Evan Vucci). FILE - In this May 19, 2015 file photo, a nuclear medicine technologist makes a PET scan of a patient at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington. Depression has long been linked to certain cognitive problems, and now researc...
    (AP Photo/Evan Vucci). FILE - In this May 19, 2015 file photo, a nuclear medicine technologist makes a PET scan of a patient at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington. Depression has long been linked to certain cognitive problems, and now researc...(AP Photo/Evan Vucci). FILE - In this May 19, 2015 file photo, a nuclear medicine technologist makes a PET scan of a patient at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington. Depression has long been linked to certain cognitive problems, and now researc...
    Memory and thinking skills naturally slow with age but now scientists are finding clues that depression might worsen the decline.More >>
    Memory and thinking skills naturally slow with age but now scientists are finding clues that depression might worsen the decline.More >>
  • Girl's death haunted police until arrest made 45 years later

    Girl's death haunted police until arrest made 45 years later

    Thursday, February 21 2019 12:16 PM EST2019-02-21 17:16:18 GMT
    (Paul Bersebach/The Orange County Register via AP). Orange County District Attorney Todd Spitzer speaks during a news conference at the OCDA's office in Santa Ana, Calif., Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019. Cold case detectives have arrested suspects in the sep...(Paul Bersebach/The Orange County Register via AP). Orange County District Attorney Todd Spitzer speaks during a news conference at the OCDA's office in Santa Ana, Calif., Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019. Cold case detectives have arrested suspects in the sep...
    (Paul Bersebach/The Orange County Register via AP). Orange County District Attorney Todd Spitzer speaks during a news conference at the OCDA's office in Santa Ana, Calif., Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019. Cold case detectives have arrested suspects in the sep...(Paul Bersebach/The Orange County Register via AP). Orange County District Attorney Todd Spitzer speaks during a news conference at the OCDA's office in Santa Ana, Calif., Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019. Cold case detectives have arrested suspects in the sep...
    Cold case detectives have arrested suspects in the separate Southern California killings of a girl in 1973 and a boy in 1990.More >>
    Cold case detectives have arrested suspects in the separate Southern California killings of a girl in 1973 and a boy in 1990.More >>
  • Muslim group seeks congressional probe on terror watchlist

    Muslim group seeks congressional probe on terror watchlist

    Thursday, February 21 2019 12:15 PM EST2019-02-21 17:15:59 GMT
    A Muslim civil-rights group is calling for a congressional investigation after its lawsuit revealed the federal government has given access to its terrorist watchlist to more than 1,400 private entities, including...More >>
    A Muslim civil-rights group is calling for a congressional investigation after its lawsuit revealed the federal government has given access to its terrorist watchlist to more than 1,400 private entities, including hospitals and universities.More >>
  • Storm dumps snow or heavy rain, snarls travel in much of US

    Storm dumps snow or heavy rain, snarls travel in much of US

    Thursday, February 21 2019 10:36 AM EST2019-02-21 15:36:45 GMT
    (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II). Pedestrians walk in midtown Manhattan at Pershing Square as snow falls, Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019, in New York.(AP Photo/Frank Franklin II). Pedestrians walk in midtown Manhattan at Pershing Square as snow falls, Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019, in New York.
    (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II). Pedestrians walk in midtown Manhattan at Pershing Square as snow falls, Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019, in New York.(AP Photo/Frank Franklin II). Pedestrians walk in midtown Manhattan at Pershing Square as snow falls, Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019, in New York.
    A sprawling storm is closing schools, snarling travel and threatening homeless populations with snow and cold stretching from the Midwest to the East Coast.More >>
    A sprawling storm is closing schools, snarling travel and threatening homeless populations with snow and cold stretching from the Midwest to the East Coast.More >>
  • Ale from 1886 shipwreck yields new brew and conflict

    Ale from 1886 shipwreck yields new brew and conflict

    Thursday, February 21 2019 9:26 AM EST2019-02-21 14:26:20 GMT
    (Jamie Adams via AP). In this July 17, 2017 photo provided by Jamie Adams, four bottles recovered from the SS Oregon, a 133-year-old shipwreck, are shown at the Saint James Brewery in Holbrook, N.Y.  Bill Felter of Serious Brewing in Howes Cave, N.Y., ...(Jamie Adams via AP). In this July 17, 2017 photo provided by Jamie Adams, four bottles recovered from the SS Oregon, a 133-year-old shipwreck, are shown at the Saint James Brewery in Holbrook, N.Y. Bill Felter of Serious Brewing in Howes Cave, N.Y., ...
    (Jamie Adams via AP). In this July 17, 2017 photo provided by Jamie Adams, four bottles recovered from the SS Oregon, a 133-year-old shipwreck, are shown at the Saint James Brewery in Holbrook, N.Y.  Bill Felter of Serious Brewing in Howes Cave, N.Y., ...(Jamie Adams via AP). In this July 17, 2017 photo provided by Jamie Adams, four bottles recovered from the SS Oregon, a 133-year-old shipwreck, are shown at the Saint James Brewery in Holbrook, N.Y. Bill Felter of Serious Brewing in Howes Cave, N.Y., ...
    A bottle of ale from a 133-year-old shipwreck has fermented conflict among craft brewers in New York state.More >>
    A bottle of ale from a 133-year-old shipwreck has fermented conflict among craft brewers in New York state.More >>
  • Oakland teachers to walk off the job Thursday

    Oakland teachers to walk off the job Thursday

    Thursday, February 21 2019 1:27 AM EST2019-02-21 06:27:26 GMT
    Teachers in Oakland, California, are preparing to walk off the job in what could be the nation's latest strike over classroom conditions and pay.More >>
    Teachers in Oakland, California, are preparing to walk off the job in what could be the nation's latest strike over classroom conditions and pay.More >>
  • United Methodists confront possible split over LGBT issues

    United Methodists confront possible split over LGBT issues

    Thursday, February 21 2019 1:27 AM EST2019-02-21 06:27:24 GMT
    (AP Photo/Eric Risberg). This Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019 photo shows the sanctuary at the Glide Memorial United Methodist Church in San Francisco. The United Methodist Church convenes its top legislative assembly Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019, for a high-stakes ...(AP Photo/Eric Risberg). This Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019 photo shows the sanctuary at the Glide Memorial United Methodist Church in San Francisco. The United Methodist Church convenes its top legislative assembly Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019, for a high-stakes ...
    (AP Photo/Eric Risberg). This Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019 photo shows the sanctuary at the Glide Memorial United Methodist Church in San Francisco. The United Methodist Church convenes its top legislative assembly Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019, for a high-stakes ...(AP Photo/Eric Risberg). This Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019 photo shows the sanctuary at the Glide Memorial United Methodist Church in San Francisco. The United Methodist Church convenes its top legislative assembly Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019, for a high-stakes ...
    The United Methodist Church convenes its legislative assembly for a meeting likely to determine whether America's second-largest Protestant denomination will fracture due to divisions over same-sex marriage and...More >>
    The United Methodist Church convenes its legislative assembly for a meeting likely to determine whether America's second-largest Protestant denomination will fracture due to divisions over same-sex marriage and ordination of LGBT clergy.More >>
  • W.Va. teachers end strike after no action on doomed bill

    W.Va. teachers end strike after no action on doomed bill

    Thursday, February 21 2019 1:15 AM EST2019-02-21 06:15:21 GMT
    (Craig Hudson/Charleston Gazette-Mail via AP). CORRECTS DAY OF WEEK TO WEDNESDAY - Teachers and school personnel, on the second day of a statewide strike, demonstrate outside the House of Delegates chamber, Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019, at the West Virgini...(Craig Hudson/Charleston Gazette-Mail via AP). CORRECTS DAY OF WEEK TO WEDNESDAY - Teachers and school personnel, on the second day of a statewide strike, demonstrate outside the House of Delegates chamber, Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019, at the West Virgini...
    (Craig Hudson/Charleston Gazette-Mail via AP). CORRECTS DAY OF WEEK TO WEDNESDAY - Teachers and school personnel, on the second day of a statewide strike, demonstrate outside the House of Delegates chamber, Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019, at the West Virgini...(Craig Hudson/Charleston Gazette-Mail via AP). CORRECTS DAY OF WEEK TO WEDNESDAY - Teachers and school personnel, on the second day of a statewide strike, demonstrate outside the House of Delegates chamber, Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019, at the West Virgini...
    West Virginia teachers continued their strike for a second day Wednesday, descending on the state Capitol in droves to watch whether lawmakers circle back to an education bill that had been tabled a day before.More >>
    West Virginia teachers continued their strike for a second day Wednesday, descending on the state Capitol in droves to watch whether lawmakers circle back to an education bill that had been tabled a day before.More >>
  • The Latest: Smollett's lawyers vow 'aggressive defense'

    The Latest: Smollett's lawyers vow 'aggressive defense'

    Thursday, February 21 2019 12:15 AM EST2019-02-21 05:15:44 GMT
    (Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File). FILE - In this May 20, 2016 file photo, actor and singer Jussie Smollett attends the "Empire" FYC Event in Los Angeles. Chicago police said Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019, they're still seeking a follow-up interview with Sm...(Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File). FILE - In this May 20, 2016 file photo, actor and singer Jussie Smollett attends the "Empire" FYC Event in Los Angeles. Chicago police said Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019, they're still seeking a follow-up interview with Sm...
    (Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File). FILE - In this May 20, 2016 file photo, actor and singer Jussie Smollett attends the "Empire" FYC Event in Los Angeles. Chicago police said Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019, they're still seeking a follow-up interview with Sm...(Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File). FILE - In this May 20, 2016 file photo, actor and singer Jussie Smollett attends the "Empire" FYC Event in Los Angeles. Chicago police said Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019, they're still seeking a follow-up interview with Sm...
    Fox Television says "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett "continues to be a consummate professional on set" and has reiterated that he's not being written out of the show.More >>
    Fox Television says "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett "continues to be a consummate professional on set" and has reiterated that he's not being written out of the show.More >>
  • 'Empire' actor charged with making false police report

    'Empire' actor charged with making false police report

    Thursday, February 21 2019 12:05 AM EST2019-02-21 05:05:55 GMT
    (Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File). FILE - In this May 20, 2016 file photo, actor and singer Jussie Smollett attends the "Empire" FYC Event in Los Angeles. Chicago police said Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019, they're still seeking a follow-up interview with Sm...(Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File). FILE - In this May 20, 2016 file photo, actor and singer Jussie Smollett attends the "Empire" FYC Event in Los Angeles. Chicago police said Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019, they're still seeking a follow-up interview with Sm...
    (Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File). FILE - In this May 20, 2016 file photo, actor and singer Jussie Smollett attends the "Empire" FYC Event in Los Angeles. Chicago police said Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019, they're still seeking a follow-up interview with Sm...(Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File). FILE - In this May 20, 2016 file photo, actor and singer Jussie Smollett attends the "Empire" FYC Event in Los Angeles. Chicago police said Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019, they're still seeking a follow-up interview with Sm...
    Chicago police have investigated but dismissed a tip that on the night "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett reported being attacked by two masked men he was in an elevator of his apartment building with two brothers...More >>
    Chicago police have investigated but dismissed a tip that on the night "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett reported being attacked by two masked men he was in an elevator of his apartment building with two brothers questioned in the probe.More >>
  • Report: Witness says gate blocked when lion killed intern

    Report: Witness says gate blocked when lion killed intern

    Wednesday, February 20 2019 8:26 PM EST2019-02-21 01:26:27 GMT
    A witness told authorities that a gate blocked by a ball at a North Carolina animal preserve allowed a lion to reach three people cleaning an enclosure and begin a fatal attack, biting one intern's ankle and...More >>
    A witness told authorities that a gate blocked by a ball at a North Carolina animal preserve allowed a lion to reach three people cleaning an enclosure and begin a fatal attack, biting one intern's ankle and pulling her into the enclosure.More >>
  • Wisconsin governor vetoes tax plan; early showdown with GOP

    Wisconsin governor vetoes tax plan; early showdown with GOP

    Wednesday, February 20 2019 8:26 PM EST2019-02-21 01:26:22 GMT
    (AP Photo/Scott Bauer). Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers talks to reporters Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019, in Madison, Wis. Evers says he anticipates not supporting a Republican middle class tax cut bill that passed with no Democratic votes.(AP Photo/Scott Bauer). Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers talks to reporters Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019, in Madison, Wis. Evers says he anticipates not supporting a Republican middle class tax cut bill that passed with no Democratic votes.
    (AP Photo/Scott Bauer). Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers talks to reporters Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019, in Madison, Wis. Evers says he anticipates not supporting a Republican middle class tax cut bill that passed with no Democratic votes.(AP Photo/Scott Bauer). Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers talks to reporters Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019, in Madison, Wis. Evers says he anticipates not supporting a Republican middle class tax cut bill that passed with no Democratic votes.
    Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers has vetoed an income tax cut bill in an early showdown with legislative Republicans who had moved to weaken the Democrat's powers just weeks before he took office.More >>
    Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers has vetoed an income tax cut bill in an early showdown with legislative Republicans who had moved to weaken the Democrat's powers just weeks before he took office.More >>
  • Medicare ambulance rides may no longer end up at ER

    Medicare ambulance rides may no longer end up at ER

    Wednesday, February 20 2019 7:05 PM EST2019-02-21 00:05:06 GMT
    (AP Photo/Kevin Wolf). Adam Boehler, director, CMS Innovation Center, speaks during a news conference on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019 in Washington.(AP Photo/Kevin Wolf). Adam Boehler, director, CMS Innovation Center, speaks during a news conference on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019 in Washington.
    (AP Photo/Kevin Wolf). Adam Boehler, director, CMS Innovation Center, speaks during a news conference on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019 in Washington.(AP Photo/Kevin Wolf). Adam Boehler, director, CMS Innovation Center, speaks during a news conference on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019 in Washington.
    Medicare ambulance rides could include option of going to urgent care or doctor's office.More >>
    Medicare ambulance rides could include option of going to urgent care or doctor's office.More >>
  • Wisconsin school ends cheerleading awards for body parts

    Wisconsin school ends cheerleading awards for body parts

    Wednesday, February 20 2019 5:46 PM EST2019-02-20 22:46:22 GMT
    A Wisconsin school district official says its high school will no longer hand out cheerleading awards that are based on a girl's body parts, including largest breasts or buttocks.More >>
    A Wisconsin school district official says its high school will no longer hand out cheerleading awards that are based on a girl's body parts, including largest breasts or buttocks.More >>
  • Storm-lashed South Carolina reassesses global warming's role

    Storm-lashed South Carolina reassesses global warming's role

    Wednesday, February 20 2019 5:14 PM EST2019-02-20 22:14:52 GMT
    (AP Photo/Sean Rayford). Kevin Tovornik poses for a photo in the kitchen of his home damaged by flooding from Hurricane Florence near the Crabtree Swamp Friday, Feb. 1, 2019, in Conway, S.C. Tovornik is currently living in his back yard in a camper tra...(AP Photo/Sean Rayford). Kevin Tovornik poses for a photo in the kitchen of his home damaged by flooding from Hurricane Florence near the Crabtree Swamp Friday, Feb. 1, 2019, in Conway, S.C. Tovornik is currently living in his back yard in a camper tra...
    (AP Photo/Sean Rayford). Kevin Tovornik poses for a photo in the kitchen of his home damaged by flooding from Hurricane Florence near the Crabtree Swamp Friday, Feb. 1, 2019, in Conway, S.C. Tovornik is currently living in his back yard in a camper tra...(AP Photo/Sean Rayford). Kevin Tovornik poses for a photo in the kitchen of his home damaged by flooding from Hurricane Florence near the Crabtree Swamp Friday, Feb. 1, 2019, in Conway, S.C. Tovornik is currently living in his back yard in a camper tra...
    Emergency management officials in South Carolina say they are preparing both for more massive floods like the state has seen in three of the past four years and smaller, but still destructive deluges.More >>
    Emergency management officials in South Carolina say they are preparing both for more massive floods like the state has seen in three of the past four years and smaller, but still destructive deluges.More >>
  • Border wall, bullet train: California vs. Trump escalates

    Border wall, bullet train: California vs. Trump escalates

    Wednesday, February 20 2019 5:14 PM EST2019-02-20 22:14:20 GMT
    (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File). FILE - In this Nov. 17, 2018, file photo, President Donald Trump talks with then Gov.-elect Gavin Newsom, left, and as California Gov. Jerry Brown listens during a visit to a neighborhood impacted by the wildfires in Paradi...(AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File). FILE - In this Nov. 17, 2018, file photo, President Donald Trump talks with then Gov.-elect Gavin Newsom, left, and as California Gov. Jerry Brown listens during a visit to a neighborhood impacted by the wildfires in Paradi...
    (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File). FILE - In this Nov. 17, 2018, file photo, President Donald Trump talks with then Gov.-elect Gavin Newsom, left, and as California Gov. Jerry Brown listens during a visit to a neighborhood impacted by the wildfires in Paradi...(AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File). FILE - In this Nov. 17, 2018, file photo, President Donald Trump talks with then Gov.-elect Gavin Newsom, left, and as California Gov. Jerry Brown listens during a visit to a neighborhood impacted by the wildfires in Paradi...
    Disputes over President Donald Trump's border wall and California's bullet train are intensifying the feud between the White House and the nation's most populous state.More >>
    Disputes over President Donald Trump's border wall and California's bullet train are intensifying the feud between the White House and the nation's most populous state.More >>
  • Gory details emerge about missing woman's suspected demise

    Gory details emerge about missing woman's suspected demise

    Wednesday, February 20 2019 4:54 PM EST2019-02-20 21:54:54 GMT
    (Jerilee Bennett/The Gazette via AP). Patrick Frazee is escorted to an awaiting SUV after a hearing at the Teller County Courthouse in Cripple Creek, Colo., on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019. Following the daylong hearing, Teller County Judge Scott Sells found...(Jerilee Bennett/The Gazette via AP). Patrick Frazee is escorted to an awaiting SUV after a hearing at the Teller County Courthouse in Cripple Creek, Colo., on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019. Following the daylong hearing, Teller County Judge Scott Sells found...
    (Jerilee Bennett/The Gazette via AP). Patrick Frazee is escorted to an awaiting SUV after a hearing at the Teller County Courthouse in Cripple Creek, Colo., on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019. Following the daylong hearing, Teller County Judge Scott Sells found...(Jerilee Bennett/The Gazette via AP). Patrick Frazee is escorted to an awaiting SUV after a hearing at the Teller County Courthouse in Cripple Creek, Colo., on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019. Following the daylong hearing, Teller County Judge Scott Sells found...
    Investigators say a Colorado man pressured a woman he was having an affair with to kill his fiancee for months before acting on Thanksgiving Day, beating the woman to death with a baseball bat.More >>
    Investigators say a Colorado man pressured a woman he was having an affair with to kill his fiancee for months before acting on Thanksgiving Day, beating the woman to death with a baseball bat.More >>
  • Flu vaccine doing a relatively good job this season

    Flu vaccine doing a relatively good job this season

    Wednesday, February 20 2019 4:05 PM EST2019-02-20 21:05:06 GMT
    (AP Photo/David Goldman). FILE - In this Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018 file photo, a nurse prepares a flu shot from a vaccine vial at the Salvation Army in Atlanta. Preliminary figures released Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019 suggest this winter’s vaccine is 47 perc...(AP Photo/David Goldman). FILE - In this Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018 file photo, a nurse prepares a flu shot from a vaccine vial at the Salvation Army in Atlanta. Preliminary figures released Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019 suggest this winter’s vaccine is 47 perc...
    (AP Photo/David Goldman). FILE - In this Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018 file photo, a nurse prepares a flu shot from a vaccine vial at the Salvation Army in Atlanta. Preliminary figures released Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019 suggest this winter’s vaccine is 47 perc...(AP Photo/David Goldman). FILE - In this Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018 file photo, a nurse prepares a flu shot from a vaccine vial at the Salvation Army in Atlanta. Preliminary figures released Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019 suggest this winter’s vaccine is 47 perc...
    Health officials say the flu vaccine is doing a relatively good job protecting Americans this winter.More >>
    Health officials say the flu vaccine is doing a relatively good job protecting Americans this winter.More >>
  • Trump wants California to pay back billions for bullet train

    Trump wants California to pay back billions for bullet train

    Wednesday, February 20 2019 3:45 PM EST2019-02-20 20:45:29 GMT
    (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, file). FILE - This Dec. 6, 2017, file photo shows one of the elevated sections of the high-speed rail under construction in Fresno, Calif. During his first State of the State speech last week, Gov. Gavin Newsom said that he ...(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, file). FILE - This Dec. 6, 2017, file photo shows one of the elevated sections of the high-speed rail under construction in Fresno, Calif. During his first State of the State speech last week, Gov. Gavin Newsom said that he ...
    (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, file). FILE - This Dec. 6, 2017, file photo shows one of the elevated sections of the high-speed rail under construction in Fresno, Calif. During his first State of the State speech last week, Gov. Gavin Newsom said that he ...(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, file). FILE - This Dec. 6, 2017, file photo shows one of the elevated sections of the high-speed rail under construction in Fresno, Calif. During his first State of the State speech last week, Gov. Gavin Newsom said that he ...
    The Trump administration plans to cancel $929 million in U.S. money for California's beleaguered high-speed rail project and wants the state to return an additional $2.5 billion it's already spent.More >>
    The Trump administration plans to cancel $929 million in U.S. money for California's beleaguered high-speed rail project and wants the state to return an additional $2.5 billion it's already spent.More >>
  • Obama joined by Curry to tell minority boys 'you matter'

    Obama joined by Curry to tell minority boys 'you matter'

    Wednesday, February 20 2019 3:36 PM EST2019-02-20 20:36:04 GMT
    (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu). Former President Barack Obama, left, hugs Golden State Warriors basketball player Stephen Curry after speaking at the My Brother's Keeper Alliance Summit in Oakland, Calif., Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019.(AP Photo/Jeff Chiu). Former President Barack Obama, left, hugs Golden State Warriors basketball player Stephen Curry after speaking at the My Brother's Keeper Alliance Summit in Oakland, Calif., Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019.
    (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu). Former President Barack Obama, left, hugs Golden State Warriors basketball player Stephen Curry after speaking at the My Brother's Keeper Alliance Summit in Oakland, Calif., Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019.(AP Photo/Jeff Chiu). Former President Barack Obama, left, hugs Golden State Warriors basketball player Stephen Curry after speaking at the My Brother's Keeper Alliance Summit in Oakland, Calif., Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019.
    Former President Barack Obama and Golden State Warriors superstar Stephen Curry told minority boys on Tuesday that they matter and urged them to make the world a better place.More >>
    Former President Barack Obama and Golden State Warriors superstar Stephen Curry told minority boys on Tuesday that they matter and urged them to make the world a better place.More >>
  • Legal hurdles would look familiar in any new R. Kelly case

    Legal hurdles would look familiar in any new R. Kelly case

    Wednesday, February 20 2019 3:25 PM EST2019-02-20 20:25:32 GMT
    (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File). FILE - This June 13, 2008 file photo shows R&B singer R. Kelly, arriving at 3the Cook County Criminal Court Building in Chicago. Attorney Michael Avenatti says he has new video evidence of singer R. Kelly having s...(AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File). FILE - This June 13, 2008 file photo shows R&B singer R. Kelly, arriving at 3the Cook County Criminal Court Building in Chicago. Attorney Michael Avenatti says he has new video evidence of singer R. Kelly having s...
    (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File). FILE - This June 13, 2008 file photo shows R&B singer R. Kelly, arriving at 3the Cook County Criminal Court Building in Chicago. Attorney Michael Avenatti says he has new video evidence of singer R. Kelly having s...(AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File). FILE - This June 13, 2008 file photo shows R&B singer R. Kelly, arriving at 3the Cook County Criminal Court Building in Chicago. Attorney Michael Avenatti says he has new video evidence of singer R. Kelly having s...
    Prosecutors will have to clear a series of legal hurdles if they intend to charge R. Kelly and convict him, even if video evidence is available.More >>
    Prosecutors will have to clear a series of legal hurdles if they intend to charge R. Kelly and convict him, even if video evidence is available.More >>
  • Aurora gunman's family: 'We deeply apologize' for shootings

    Aurora gunman's family: 'We deeply apologize' for shootings

    Wednesday, February 20 2019 1:46 PM EST2019-02-20 18:46:00 GMT
    (Aurora Illinois Police Department via AP). This undated booking photo provided by the Aurora Illinois Police Department shows Gary Montez Martin, who police say killed multiple people at a suburban Chicago manufacturing warehouse after he was fired, F...(Aurora Illinois Police Department via AP). This undated booking photo provided by the Aurora Illinois Police Department shows Gary Montez Martin, who police say killed multiple people at a suburban Chicago manufacturing warehouse after he was fired, F...
    (Aurora Illinois Police Department via AP). This undated booking photo provided by the Aurora Illinois Police Department shows Gary Montez Martin, who police say killed multiple people at a suburban Chicago manufacturing warehouse after he was fired, F...(Aurora Illinois Police Department via AP). This undated booking photo provided by the Aurora Illinois Police Department shows Gary Montez Martin, who police say killed multiple people at a suburban Chicago manufacturing warehouse after he was fired, F...
    A relative of the man who fatally shot five people at a suburban Chicago manufacturing warehouse says her family is offering condolences to the victims' families, saying 'we deeply apologize'.More >>
    A relative of the man who fatally shot five people at a suburban Chicago manufacturing warehouse says her family is offering condolences to the victims' families, saying 'we deeply apologize'.More >>
  • The Latest: Court records say 2 knew man wanted fiancee dead

    The Latest: Court records say 2 knew man wanted fiancee dead

    Wednesday, February 20 2019 12:56 PM EST2019-02-20 17:56:42 GMT
    (Jerilee Bennett/The Gazette via AP). Patrick Frazee is escorted to an awaiting SUV after a hearing at the Teller County Courthouse in Cripple Creek, Colo., on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019. Following the daylong hearing, Teller County Judge Scott Sells found...(Jerilee Bennett/The Gazette via AP). Patrick Frazee is escorted to an awaiting SUV after a hearing at the Teller County Courthouse in Cripple Creek, Colo., on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019. Following the daylong hearing, Teller County Judge Scott Sells found...
    (Jerilee Bennett/The Gazette via AP). Patrick Frazee is escorted to an awaiting SUV after a hearing at the Teller County Courthouse in Cripple Creek, Colo., on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019. Following the daylong hearing, Teller County Judge Scott Sells found...(Jerilee Bennett/The Gazette via AP). Patrick Frazee is escorted to an awaiting SUV after a hearing at the Teller County Courthouse in Cripple Creek, Colo., on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019. Following the daylong hearing, Teller County Judge Scott Sells found...
    Police investigating the disappearance of a Colorado woman found blood on a bottle of bleach and a mop during a mid-December search of her fiance's property.More >>
    Police investigating the disappearance of a Colorado woman found blood on a bottle of bleach and a mop during a mid-December search of her fiance's property.More >>
  • Key witness says Colorado man fatally beat fiancee with bat

    Key witness says Colorado man fatally beat fiancee with bat

    Wednesday, February 20 2019 11:55 AM EST2019-02-20 16:55:56 GMT
    (Chappin Everett/The Gazette via AP, File). FILE - In this Dec. 31, 2018 file photo, Patrick Frazee leaves the Teller County District Court in Cripple Creek, Colo. Frazee, charged with murder and solicitation to commit murder in the death of his missin...(Chappin Everett/The Gazette via AP, File). FILE - In this Dec. 31, 2018 file photo, Patrick Frazee leaves the Teller County District Court in Cripple Creek, Colo. Frazee, charged with murder and solicitation to commit murder in the death of his missin...
    (Chappin Everett/The Gazette via AP, File). FILE - In this Dec. 31, 2018 file photo, Patrick Frazee leaves the Teller County District Court in Cripple Creek, Colo. Frazee, charged with murder and solicitation to commit murder in the death of his missin...(Chappin Everett/The Gazette via AP, File). FILE - In this Dec. 31, 2018 file photo, Patrick Frazee leaves the Teller County District Court in Cripple Creek, Colo. Frazee, charged with murder and solicitation to commit murder in the death of his missin...
    Investigators say a Colorado man charged with murder and solicitation to commit murder in the death of his missing fiancee tried to convince a woman he was having an affair with to kill Kelsey Berreth.More >>
    Investigators say a Colorado man charged with murder and solicitation to commit murder in the death of his missing fiancee tried to convince a woman he was having an affair with to kill Kelsey Berreth.More >>
  • APNewsBreak: Feds share watchlist with 1,400 private groups

    APNewsBreak: Feds share watchlist with 1,400 private groups

    Wednesday, February 20 2019 11:15 AM EST2019-02-20 16:15:58 GMT
    The federal government is acknowledging it shares its terrorist watchlist with more than 1,400 private entities, including hospitals and universities.More >>
    The federal government is acknowledging it shares its terrorist watchlist with more than 1,400 private entities, including hospitals and universities.More >>
  • The Latest: Smollett gave false information in 2007 case

    The Latest: Smollett gave false information in 2007 case

    Wednesday, February 20 2019 10:26 AM EST2019-02-20 15:26:42 GMT
    (Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File). FILE - In this May 20, 2016 file photo, actor and singer Jussie Smollett attends the "Empire" FYC Event in Los Angeles. Chicago police said Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019, they're still seeking a follow-up interview with Sm...(Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File). FILE - In this May 20, 2016 file photo, actor and singer Jussie Smollett attends the "Empire" FYC Event in Los Angeles. Chicago police said Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019, they're still seeking a follow-up interview with Sm...
    (Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File). FILE - In this May 20, 2016 file photo, actor and singer Jussie Smollett attends the "Empire" FYC Event in Los Angeles. Chicago police said Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019, they're still seeking a follow-up interview with Sm...(Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File). FILE - In this May 20, 2016 file photo, actor and singer Jussie Smollett attends the "Empire" FYC Event in Los Angeles. Chicago police said Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019, they're still seeking a follow-up interview with Sm...
    A Chicago police spokesman says two brothers who were arrested and later released from custody in connection with the attack reported by "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett have met with police and prosecutors at the...More >>
    A Chicago police spokesman says two brothers who were arrested and later released from custody in connection with the attack reported by "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett have met with police and prosecutors at the courthouse.More >>
  • Police dismiss tip Smollett, 2 brothers together in elevator

    Police dismiss tip Smollett, 2 brothers together in elevator

    Wednesday, February 20 2019 8:53 AM EST2019-02-20 13:53:43 GMT
    Chicago police are investigating a tip that on the night "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett reported being attacked by two masked men he was in an elevator of his apartment building with two brothers later arrested and...More >>
    Chicago police are investigating a tip that on the night "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett reported being attacked by two masked men he was in an elevator of his apartment building with two brothers later arrested and released from custody in the probe.More >>
  • Despite bill's demise, W.Va. teachers to strike for 2nd day

    Despite bill's demise, W.Va. teachers to strike for 2nd day

    Wednesday, February 20 2019 5:14 AM EST2019-02-20 10:14:06 GMT
    (Craig Hudson/Charleston Gazette-Mail via AP). Adam Culver, a Cabell County teacher and member of the Cabell County Education Association, records as leaders of the WVEA, AFT-WV and WVSSPA education unions call for a statewide strike beginning tomorrow...(Craig Hudson/Charleston Gazette-Mail via AP). Adam Culver, a Cabell County teacher and member of the Cabell County Education Association, records as leaders of the WVEA, AFT-WV and WVSSPA education unions call for a statewide strike beginning tomorrow...
    (Craig Hudson/Charleston Gazette-Mail via AP). Adam Culver, a Cabell County teacher and member of the Cabell County Education Association, records as leaders of the WVEA, AFT-WV and WVSSPA education unions call for a statewide strike beginning tomorrow...(Craig Hudson/Charleston Gazette-Mail via AP). Adam Culver, a Cabell County teacher and member of the Cabell County Education Association, records as leaders of the WVEA, AFT-WV and WVSSPA education unions call for a statewide strike beginning tomorrow...
    Strike 2: West Virginia teachers' unions have called a statewide strike over a complex education bill, nearly a year to the day that they embarked on a nine-day walkout that started the national 'Red4Ed' movement.More >>
    Strike 2: West Virginia teachers' unions have called a statewide strike over a complex education bill, nearly a year to the day that they embarked on a nine-day walkout that started the national 'Red4Ed' movement.More >>
  • Lawmakers seek probe of ICE force-feeding of immigrants

    Lawmakers seek probe of ICE force-feeding of immigrants

    Wednesday, February 20 2019 1:25 AM EST2019-02-20 06:25:52 GMT
    Nearly 50 Democratic lawmakers are calling for a watchdog investigation of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement after reporting revealed that the agency was force-feeding immigrant detainees on a hunger strike.More >>
    Nearly 50 Democratic lawmakers are calling for a watchdog investigation of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement after reporting revealed that the agency was force-feeding immigrant detainees on a hunger strike.More >>
  • Supreme Court staying out of actor's 'Empire' lawsuit

    Supreme Court staying out of actor's 'Empire' lawsuit

    Wednesday, February 20 2019 1:14 AM EST2019-02-20 06:14:13 GMT
    The Supreme Court is staying out of a lawsuit involving the television show 'Empire'.More >>
    The Supreme Court is staying out of a lawsuit involving the television show 'Empire'.More >>
  • Hiker stuck in quicksand at Utah park feared he would die

    Hiker stuck in quicksand at Utah park feared he would die

    Wednesday, February 20 2019 12:35 AM EST2019-02-20 05:35:16 GMT
    An Arizona man whose leg was buried up to his knee in quicksand for several hours in Zion National Park in Utah over the weekend says he thought would lose his leg and might die.More >>
    An Arizona man whose leg was buried up to his knee in quicksand for several hours in Zion National Park in Utah over the weekend says he thought would lose his leg and might die.More >>
  • Governor signs measure to hike Illinois minimum wage to $15

    Governor signs measure to hike Illinois minimum wage to $15

    Wednesday, February 20 2019 12:34 AM EST2019-02-20 05:34:51 GMT
    Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker has signed a measure gradually hiking the state's minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2025, the highest in the Midwest.More >>
    Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker has signed a measure gradually hiking the state's minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2025, the highest in the Midwest.More >>
  • Judge OKs suit aimed at halting Obama library in Chicago

    Judge OKs suit aimed at halting Obama library in Chicago

    Wednesday, February 20 2019 12:24 AM EST2019-02-20 05:24:57 GMT
    A judge has given the green light to a lawsuit that aims to stop Barack Obama's $500 million presidential center from being built in a Chicago park beside Lake Michigan.More >>
    A judge has given the green light to a lawsuit that aims to stop Barack Obama's $500 million presidential center from being built in a Chicago park beside Lake Michigan.More >>
  • Virginia district split over ending transgender bathroom ban

    Virginia district split over ending transgender bathroom ban

    Tuesday, February 19 2019 10:54 PM EST2019-02-20 03:54:19 GMT
    A Virginia school district that has drawn national attention for its transgender bathroom ban appeared starkly divided at a public forum over the prospect of ending the policy.More >>
    A Virginia school district that has drawn national attention for its transgender bathroom ban appeared starkly divided at a public forum over the prospect of ending the policy.More >>
  • Georgia voting problems highlighted in congressional hearing

    Georgia voting problems highlighted in congressional hearing

    Tuesday, February 19 2019 9:55 PM EST2019-02-20 02:55:53 GMT
    Congressional Democrats are highlighting voting problems in Georgia as justification for restoring federal oversight of elections in certain places with a history of discrimination.More >>
    Congressional Democrats are highlighting voting problems in Georgia as justification for restoring federal oversight of elections in certain places with a history of discrimination.More >>
  • Consultant on North Carolina race: Methods were surprise

    Consultant on North Carolina race: Methods were surprise

    Tuesday, February 19 2019 7:55 PM EST2019-02-20 00:55:39 GMT
    North Carolina elections officials say the country's last undecided congressional election was marred by falsified signatures, blank ballots that consultants could complete and disappearing documents.More >>
    North Carolina elections officials say the country's last undecided congressional election was marred by falsified signatures, blank ballots that consultants could complete and disappearing documents.More >>
  • Alabama woman who joined Islamic State seeks return to US

    Alabama woman who joined Islamic State seeks return to US

    Tuesday, February 19 2019 6:25 PM EST2019-02-19 23:25:53 GMT
    An Alabama woman who left home to join the Islamic State after becoming radicalized online wants to return to the United States.More >>
    An Alabama woman who left home to join the Islamic State after becoming radicalized online wants to return to the United States.More >>
  • 16 states sue Trump over emergency wall declaration

    16 states sue Trump over emergency wall declaration

    Tuesday, February 19 2019 6:15 PM EST2019-02-19 23:15:09 GMT
    California's attorney general says at least a dozen states will join a lawsuit against President Donald Trump over his emergency declaration to fund a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border.More >>
    California's attorney general says at least a dozen states will join a lawsuit against President Donald Trump over his emergency declaration to fund a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border.More >>
  • Police: More than a dozen people rescued from SeaWorld ride

    Police: More than a dozen people rescued from SeaWorld ride

    Tuesday, February 19 2019 5:25 PM EST2019-02-19 22:25:56 GMT
    Police say more than a dozen people are trapped on a ride at SeaWorld in San Diego.More >>
    Police say more than a dozen people are trapped on a ride at SeaWorld in San Diego.More >>
  • NASA rover finally bites the dust on Mars after 15 years

    NASA rover finally bites the dust on Mars after 15 years

    Tuesday, February 19 2019 5:25 PM EST2019-02-19 22:25:35 GMT
    Opportunity Lost: NASA rover finally bites the dust on Mars after an unexpected 15 years.More >>
    Opportunity Lost: NASA rover finally bites the dust on Mars after an unexpected 15 years.More >>
  • Key players in disputed congressional race in North Carolina

    Key players in disputed congressional race in North Carolina

    Tuesday, February 19 2019 5:25 PM EST2019-02-19 22:25:22 GMT
    The investigation into ballot fraud allegations in the nation's last undecided congressional race involves a mix of characters, including a nationally known election lawyer and a local political operative suspected...More >>
    The investigation into ballot fraud allegations in the nation's last undecided congressional race involves a mix of characters, including a nationally known election lawyer and a local political operative suspected of illegal practices.More >>
  • Detained Mexican migrant dies in Texas hospital

    Detained Mexican migrant dies in Texas hospital

    Tuesday, February 19 2019 5:16 PM EST2019-02-19 22:16:19 GMT
    A Mexican man detained by Border Patrol for illegal re-entry died Monday at a hospital in Texas.More >>
    A Mexican man detained by Border Patrol for illegal re-entry died Monday at a hospital in Texas.More >>
  • Aurora shooter's permit was revoked but gun wasn't seized

    Aurora shooter's permit was revoked but gun wasn't seized

    Tuesday, February 19 2019 4:06 PM EST2019-02-19 21:06:19 GMT
    The man who killed five co-workers at a suburban Chicago manufacturing plant took a gun he wasn't allowed to have to a job he must have known he was about to lose.More >>
    The man who killed five co-workers at a suburban Chicago manufacturing plant took a gun he wasn't allowed to have to a job he must have known he was about to lose.More >>
  • Vandal topples wax statue of Sean 'Diddy' Combs

    Vandal topples wax statue of Sean 'Diddy' Combs

    Tuesday, February 19 2019 3:05 PM EST2019-02-19 20:05:15 GMT
    Police say someone attacked a statue of Sean "Diddy" Combs at Madame Tussauds wax museum in New York, shoving the rap impresario's likeness so forcefully it lost its head.More >>
    Police say someone attacked a statue of Sean "Diddy" Combs at Madame Tussauds wax museum in New York, shoving the rap impresario's likeness so forcefully it lost its head.More >>
  • Knight Foundation doubling spending to boost local news

    Knight Foundation doubling spending to boost local news

    Tuesday, February 19 2019 2:04 PM EST2019-02-19 19:04:42 GMT
    The Knight Foundation says it will invest $300 million in local journalism over the next five years.More >>
    The Knight Foundation says it will invest $300 million in local journalism over the next five years.More >>
  • El Nino is back but it's late, weak and probably no big deal

    El Nino is back but it's late, weak and probably no big deal

    Tuesday, February 19 2019 12:34 PM EST2019-02-19 17:34:36 GMT
    The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says El Nino is back, but it is weak.More >>
    The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says El Nino is back, but it is weak.More >>
  • No plan for Smollett to do follow-up police interview Monday

    No plan for Smollett to do follow-up police interview Monday

    Tuesday, February 19 2019 12:05 PM EST2019-02-19 17:05:14 GMT
    Jussie Smollett's attorneys say there are no plans for the "Empire" actor to meet with Chicago detectives Monday for a follow-up interview about his reported assault.More >>
    Jussie Smollett's attorneys say there are no plans for the "Empire" actor to meet with Chicago detectives Monday for a follow-up interview about his reported assault.More >>
  • Amazon dumped New York, but cities still wooing the company

    Amazon dumped New York, but cities still wooing the company

    Tuesday, February 19 2019 11:06 AM EST2019-02-19 16:06:09 GMT
    Amazon's breakup with New York was still fresh when other cities started sending their own valentines to the online giant.More >>
    Amazon's breakup with New York was still fresh when other cities started sending their own valentines to the online giant.More >>
  • Smollett developments leave some baffled, others outraged

    Smollett developments leave some baffled, others outraged

    Tuesday, February 19 2019 10:14 AM EST2019-02-19 15:14:01 GMT
    Jussie Smollett developments leave some baffled, others outraged on social media.More >>
    Jussie Smollett developments leave some baffled, others outraged on social media.More >>
  • Protests slam Trump's declaration as states ready lawsuit

    Protests slam Trump's declaration as states ready lawsuit

    Tuesday, February 19 2019 10:05 AM EST2019-02-19 15:05:27 GMT
    Protesters are gathering in cities around the country to decry President Donald Trump's declaration of a national emergency to fund his planned U.S.-Mexico border wall.More >>
    Protesters are gathering in cities around the country to decry President Donald Trump's declaration of a national emergency to fund his planned U.S.-Mexico border wall.More >>
  • Southern Baptist president says database of abusers possible

    Southern Baptist president says database of abusers possible

    Tuesday, February 19 2019 5:13 AM EST2019-02-19 10:13:59 GMT
    The president of the Southern Baptist Convention says the denomination must act to fight sexual abuse.More >>
    The president of the Southern Baptist Convention says the denomination must act to fight sexual abuse.More >>
  • Amazon's exit could scare off tech companies from New York

    Amazon's exit could scare off tech companies from New York

    Tuesday, February 19 2019 3:55 AM EST2019-02-19 08:55:15 GMT
    Amazon decision to walk away from New York City could scare off other tech companies.More >>
    Amazon decision to walk away from New York City could scare off other tech companies.More >>
  • Sailor in iconic V-J Day Times Square kiss photo dies at 95

    Sailor in iconic V-J Day Times Square kiss photo dies at 95

    Tuesday, February 19 2019 1:26 AM EST2019-02-19 06:26:07 GMT
    The ecstatic sailor shown kissing a woman in Times Square celebrating the end of World War II has died.More >>
    The ecstatic sailor shown kissing a woman in Times Square celebrating the end of World War II has died.More >>
  • W.Va. teachers' unions call for strike over education bill

    W.Va. teachers' unions call for strike over education bill

    Tuesday, February 19 2019 1:26 AM EST2019-02-19 06:26:04 GMT
    West Virginia teachers' unions have called a statewide strike over an education bill that they view as retaliation for a nine-day walkout last year.More >>
    West Virginia teachers' unions have called a statewide strike over an education bill that they view as retaliation for a nine-day walkout last year.More >>
  • N Carolina elections head says ballots handled illegally

    N Carolina elections head says ballots handled illegally

    Tuesday, February 19 2019 1:14 AM EST2019-02-19 06:14:03 GMT
    The North Carolina State Board of Elections is holding a hearing on ballot fraud allegations in the nation's last undecided congressional election.More >>
    The North Carolina State Board of Elections is holding a hearing on ballot fraud allegations in the nation's last undecided congressional election.More >>
  • More than 1,500 attend vigil for Aurora shooting victims

    More than 1,500 attend vigil for Aurora shooting victims

    Monday, February 18 2019 11:05 PM EST2019-02-19 04:05:45 GMT
    More than 1,500 people braved snow and freezing drizzle to attend a prayer vigil for five co-workers who were fatally shot at a suburban Chicago manufacturing plant.More >>
    More than 1,500 people braved snow and freezing drizzle to attend a prayer vigil for five co-workers who were fatally shot at a suburban Chicago manufacturing plant.More >>
  • Chicago police seek follow-up interview with Jussie Smollett

    Chicago police seek follow-up interview with Jussie Smollett

    Monday, February 18 2019 10:45 PM EST2019-02-19 03:45:23 GMT
    (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File). FILE - In this Monday, May 14, 2018 file photo, actor and singer Jussie Smollett attends the Fox Networks Group 2018 programming presentation after party at Wollman Rink in Central Park in New York. Smollett,...(Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File). FILE - In this Monday, May 14, 2018 file photo, actor and singer Jussie Smollett attends the Fox Networks Group 2018 programming presentation after party at Wollman Rink in Central Park in New York. Smollett,...
    (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File). FILE - In this Monday, May 14, 2018 file photo, actor and singer Jussie Smollett attends the Fox Networks Group 2018 programming presentation after party at Wollman Rink in Central Park in New York. Smollett,...(Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File). FILE - In this Monday, May 14, 2018 file photo, actor and singer Jussie Smollett attends the Fox Networks Group 2018 programming presentation after party at Wollman Rink in Central Park in New York. Smollett,...
    Chicago police and representatives for Jussie Smollett are keeping quiet about the investigation into a reported attack on the "Empire" actor.More >>
    Chicago police and representatives for Jussie Smollett are keeping quiet about the investigation into a reported attack on the "Empire" actor.More >>
  • Amazon dumps NYC headquarters and its promised 25,000 jobs

    Amazon dumps NYC headquarters and its promised 25,000 jobs

    Monday, February 18 2019 10:25 PM EST2019-02-19 03:25:36 GMT
    Amazon ditches New York as location for new headquarters.More >>
    Amazon ditches New York as location for new headquarters.More >>
  • Aurora shooting victims included plant manager, intern

    Aurora shooting victims included plant manager, intern

    Monday, February 18 2019 9:54 PM EST2019-02-19 02:54:53 GMT
    The victims of disgruntled employee who opened fire at a suburban Chicago industrial warehouse were co-workers ranging from an intern to a plant manager.More >>
    The victims of disgruntled employee who opened fire at a suburban Chicago industrial warehouse were co-workers ranging from an intern to a plant manager.More >>
  • School board in Virginia may end transgender bathroom ban

    School board in Virginia may end transgender bathroom ban

    Monday, February 18 2019 8:05 PM EST2019-02-19 01:05:19 GMT
    A transgender teen says his former high school is refusing to update the gender listed on his transcript.More >>
    A transgender teen says his former high school is refusing to update the gender listed on his transcript.More >>
  • Mother who helped free son from Venezuelan jail praised

    Mother who helped free son from Venezuelan jail praised

    Monday, February 18 2019 4:04 PM EST2019-02-18 21:04:13 GMT
    The family and friends of a Utah woman who spent nearly two years pushing to get her son freed from a Venezuelan jail was remembered for her fearlessness and determination at her funeral Saturday.More >>
    The family and friends of a Utah woman who spent nearly two years pushing to get her son freed from a Venezuelan jail was remembered for her fearlessness and determination at her funeral Saturday.More >>
  • Snow too thick to plow keeps skiers from California resorts

    Snow too thick to plow keeps skiers from California resorts

    Monday, February 18 2019 12:04 PM EST2019-02-18 17:04:32 GMT
    Authorities warn that mudslides are possible even after a damaging storm moved through California, trapping people in floodwaters, triggering a debris flow that destroyed homes, and forcing residents to flee...More >>
    Authorities warn that mudslides are possible even after a damaging storm moved through California, trapping people in floodwaters, triggering a debris flow that destroyed homes, and forcing residents to flee communities scorched by wildfires last year.More >>
  • Gone in a New York minute: How the Amazon deal fell apart

    Gone in a New York minute: How the Amazon deal fell apart

    Monday, February 18 2019 9:33 AM EST2019-02-18 14:33:28 GMT
    When Amazon chose the Long Island City neighborhood of Queens to build a new campus, New York's top brass saw it as a major coup but what they didn't anticipate was the deal's eventual unraveling.More >>
    When Amazon chose the Long Island City neighborhood of Queens to build a new campus, New York's top brass saw it as a major coup but what they didn't anticipate was the deal's eventual unraveling.More >>
  • Judge bars immigration policing criteria for 2 grants

    Judge bars immigration policing criteria for 2 grants

    Monday, February 18 2019 8:14 AM EST2019-02-18 13:14:25 GMT
    A Los Angeles federal judge has permanently blocked the Trump administration from favoring police departments that cooperate with immigration officials when issuing some law enforcement grants.More >>
    A Los Angeles federal judge has permanently blocked the Trump administration from favoring police departments that cooperate with immigration officials when issuing some law enforcement grants.More >>
  • California governor wants users to profit from online data

    California governor wants users to profit from online data

    Monday, February 18 2019 4:54 AM EST2019-02-18 09:54:32 GMT
    California Gov. Gavin Newsom says the state's consumers should get a piece of the billions of dollars that technology companies make off the personal data they collect.More >>
    California Gov. Gavin Newsom says the state's consumers should get a piece of the billions of dollars that technology companies make off the personal data they collect.More >>
  • Hearing into unresolved US House race could find winner

    Hearing into unresolved US House race could find winner

    Monday, February 18 2019 12:45 AM EST2019-02-18 05:45:42 GMT
    Hearing by state Elections Board could reveal whether the nation's last undecided congressional election was either tainted by so much ballot tampering that a winner could not be declared.More >>
    Hearing by state Elections Board could reveal whether the nation's last undecided congressional election was either tainted by so much ballot tampering that a winner could not be declared.More >>
  • Disgraced ex-Congressman Anthony Weiner released from prison

    Disgraced ex-Congressman Anthony Weiner released from prison

    Sunday, February 17 2019 11:34 PM EST2019-02-18 04:34:53 GMT
    Disgraced former Congressman Anthony Weiner has been released from federal prison in Massachusetts.More >>
    Disgraced former Congressman Anthony Weiner has been released from federal prison in Massachusetts.More >>
  • NYC's Chinatown welcomes Year of the Pig with vibrant parade

    NYC's Chinatown welcomes Year of the Pig with vibrant parade

    Sunday, February 17 2019 7:54 PM EST2019-02-18 00:54:57 GMT
    Drums, dragons and dancers are parading through New York's Chinatown to ring in the Year of the Pig.More >>
    Drums, dragons and dancers are parading through New York's Chinatown to ring in the Year of the Pig.More >>
  • Suspect in killing of 4 hostages during standoff has died

    Suspect in killing of 4 hostages during standoff has died

    Sunday, February 17 2019 7:05 PM EST2019-02-18 00:05:05 GMT
    Authorities say a 34-year-old man suspected of killing 4 people inside a Mississippi home during a hostage standoff has died at a hospital.More >>
    Authorities say a 34-year-old man suspected of killing 4 people inside a Mississippi home during a hostage standoff has died at a hospital.More >>
  • World's oldest known wild bird hatches chick on Midway Atoll

    World's oldest known wild bird hatches chick on Midway Atoll

    Sunday, February 17 2019 5:44 PM EST2019-02-17 22:44:12 GMT
    Federal wildlife officials say the world's oldest known wild bird has become a mother again at Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge.More >>
    Federal wildlife officials say the world's oldest known wild bird has become a mother again at Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge.More >>
  • The Latest: Smollett says no truth he played role in attack

    The Latest: Smollett says no truth he played role in attack

    Sunday, February 17 2019 4:43 PM EST2019-02-17 21:43:48 GMT
    Attorneys for Jussie Smollett say there is no truth to reports that the "Empire" actor played a role in the assault on him.More >>
    Attorneys for Jussie Smollett say there is no truth to reports that the "Empire" actor played a role in the assault on him.More >>
  • Chicago police: Jussie Smollett assault case has 'shifted'

    Chicago police: Jussie Smollett assault case has 'shifted'

    Sunday, February 17 2019 3:04 PM EST2019-02-17 20:04:28 GMT
    (Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File). FILE - In this May 20, 2016 file photo, actor and singer Jussie Smollett attends the "Empire" FYC Event in Los Angeles. Chicago police say they're interviewing two "persons of interest" who surveillance photos show...(Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File). FILE - In this May 20, 2016 file photo, actor and singer Jussie Smollett attends the "Empire" FYC Event in Los Angeles. Chicago police say they're interviewing two "persons of interest" who surveillance photos show...
    (Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File). FILE - In this May 20, 2016 file photo, actor and singer Jussie Smollett attends the "Empire" FYC Event in Los Angeles. Chicago police say they're interviewing two "persons of interest" who surveillance photos show...(Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File). FILE - In this May 20, 2016 file photo, actor and singer Jussie Smollett attends the "Empire" FYC Event in Los Angeles. Chicago police say they're interviewing two "persons of interest" who surveillance photos show...
    Chicago police say "the trajectory of the investigation" into the reported attack on Jussie Smollett has shifted.More >>
    Chicago police say "the trajectory of the investigation" into the reported attack on Jussie Smollett has shifted.More >>
  • Lee Radziwill, stylish sister of Jackie Kennedy, dies at 85

    Lee Radziwill, stylish sister of Jackie Kennedy, dies at 85

    Sunday, February 17 2019 12:44 PM EST2019-02-17 17:44:34 GMT
    Lee Radziwill, the stylish jet setter and socialite who made friends worldwide even as she bonded and competed with her older sister Jacqueline Kennedy, has died.More >>
    Lee Radziwill, the stylish jet setter and socialite who made friends worldwide even as she bonded and competed with her older sister Jacqueline Kennedy, has died.More >>
  • APNewsBreak: Allred contacted authorities about R Kelly tape

    APNewsBreak: Allred contacted authorities about R Kelly tape

    Sunday, February 17 2019 10:34 AM EST2019-02-17 15:34:02 GMT
    Attorney Gloria Allred tells The Associated Press she has contacted law enforcement about concerns one of her clients may be the person in a VHS tape purportedly showing R. Kelly having sex with an underage girl.More >>
    Attorney Gloria Allred tells The Associated Press she has contacted law enforcement about concerns one of her clients may be the person in a VHS tape purportedly showing R. Kelly having sex with an underage girl.More >>
  • Judge: Mississippi suit to cover all who lost voting rights

    Judge: Mississippi suit to cover all who lost voting rights

    Sunday, February 17 2019 9:14 AM EST2019-02-17 14:14:26 GMT
    A federal judge says a handful of former Mississippi convicts who are suing to have their voting rights restored can represent everyone who falls into that category.More >>
    A federal judge says a handful of former Mississippi convicts who are suing to have their voting rights restored can represent everyone who falls into that category.More >>
  • Judge limits public comments in Trump confidant Stone's case

    Judge limits public comments in Trump confidant Stone's case

    Sunday, February 17 2019 8:25 AM EST2019-02-17 13:25:41 GMT
    A federal judge has issued a gag order in the case of Donald Trump confidant Roger Stone.More >>
    A federal judge has issued a gag order in the case of Donald Trump confidant Roger Stone.More >>
  • Vegas prosecutors say tech billionaire facing drug charges

    Vegas prosecutors say tech billionaire facing drug charges

    Sunday, February 17 2019 8:14 AM EST2019-02-17 13:14:05 GMT
    Felony drug charges have been filed against a California tech mogul and Marsy's Law victim rights advocate arrested in August with what police said were briefcases full of drugs in a Las Vegas Strip hotel.More >>
    Felony drug charges have been filed against a California tech mogul and Marsy's Law victim rights advocate arrested in August with what police said were briefcases full of drugs in a Las Vegas Strip hotel.More >>
  • The Latest: CEO: Gunman passed background check when hired

    The Latest: CEO: Gunman passed background check when hired

    Sunday, February 17 2019 6:24 AM EST2019-02-17 11:24:35 GMT
    Police say the fired worker who killed five people at a warehouse in Aurora, Illinois, was able to buy the gun he used because an initial background check didn't catch that he had a prior felony conviction in...More >>
    Police say the fired worker who killed five people at a warehouse in Aurora, Illinois, was able to buy the gun he used because an initial background check didn't catch that he had a prior felony conviction in Mississippi.More >>
  • 21 Savage 'wasn't hiding' being British, feared deportation

    21 Savage 'wasn't hiding' being British, feared deportation

    Sunday, February 17 2019 6:13 AM EST2019-02-17 11:13:47 GMT
    The Atlanta-based rapper 21 Savage says he didn't talk about his British citizenship before because he didn't want to get deported.More >>
    The Atlanta-based rapper 21 Savage says he didn't talk about his British citizenship before because he didn't want to get deported.More >>
  • Oakland teachers announce strike over pay, class sizes

    Oakland teachers announce strike over pay, class sizes

    Sunday, February 17 2019 1:14 AM EST2019-02-17 06:14:51 GMT
    The union representing 3,000 teachers in Oakland announces strike starting Thursday.More >>
    The union representing 3,000 teachers in Oakland announces strike starting Thursday.More >>
  • Aurora shooting victims ranged from intern to plant manager

    Aurora shooting victims ranged from intern to plant manager

    Sunday, February 17 2019 1:14 AM EST2019-02-17 06:14:46 GMT
    The victims of disgruntled employee who opened fire at a suburban Chicago industrial warehouse were co-workers ranging from an intern to a plant manager.More >>
    The victims of disgruntled employee who opened fire at a suburban Chicago industrial warehouse were co-workers ranging from an intern to a plant manager.More >>
  • Police: Aurora attacker used gun he shouldn't have owned

    Police: Aurora attacker used gun he shouldn't have owned

    Sunday, February 17 2019 1:04 AM EST2019-02-17 06:04:40 GMT
    Police say a 15-year employee being fired from a manufacturing company opened fire in its suburban Chicago plant, killing five co-workers and wounding five police officers before he was fatally shot.More >>
    Police say a 15-year employee being fired from a manufacturing company opened fire in its suburban Chicago plant, killing five co-workers and wounding five police officers before he was fatally shot.More >>
  • Chicago police release 2 men questioned in Smollett case

    Chicago police release 2 men questioned in Smollett case

    Saturday, February 16 2019 8:15 PM EST2019-02-17 01:15:18 GMT
    Chicago police have released without charges two Nigerian brothers arrested on suspicion of assaulting "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett.More >>
    Chicago police have released without charges two Nigerian brothers arrested on suspicion of assaulting "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett.More >>
  • Judge keeps most Keystone XL pipeline work on hold

    Judge keeps most Keystone XL pipeline work on hold

    Saturday, February 16 2019 7:54 PM EST2019-02-17 00:54:25 GMT
    A federal judge in Montana has largely kept in place an injunction that blocks a Canadian company from performing preliminary work on the stalled Keystone XL oil pipeline.More >>
    A federal judge in Montana has largely kept in place an injunction that blocks a Canadian company from performing preliminary work on the stalled Keystone XL oil pipeline.More >>
  • Alaska governor offers use of troops along US-Mexico border

    Alaska governor offers use of troops along US-Mexico border

    Saturday, February 16 2019 7:15 PM EST2019-02-17 00:15:15 GMT
    Alaska is about 3,000 miles north of the U.S.-Mexico border, but the state's new Republican governor is offering President Donald Trump the use of the Alaska National Guard to patrol it, the Anchorage Daily News...More >>
    Alaska is about 3,000 miles north of the U.S.-Mexico border, but the state's new Republican governor is offering President Donald Trump the use of the Alaska National Guard to patrol it, the Anchorage Daily News reports.More >>
  • Medical emergency triggers stampede at San Francisco theater

    Medical emergency triggers stampede at San Francisco theater

    Saturday, February 16 2019 6:04 PM EST2019-02-16 23:04:44 GMT
    Chaos broke out during a performance of the musical "Hamilton" at San Francisco's Orpheum theater after audience members mistook a medical emergency for a shooting.More >>
    Chaos broke out during a performance of the musical "Hamilton" at San Francisco's Orpheum theater after audience members mistook a medical emergency for a shooting.More >>
  • Mormons up missionary calls home from twice yearly to weekly

    Mormons up missionary calls home from twice yearly to weekly

    Saturday, February 16 2019 5:14 PM EST2019-02-16 22:14:20 GMT
    Parents of Mormon missionaries will be able to hear their children's voices a lot more often under new rules announced Friday that allow the proselytizing youngsters to call home every week instead of only twice a...More >>
    Parents of Mormon missionaries will be able to hear their children's voices a lot more often under new rules announced Friday that allow the proselytizing youngsters to call home every week instead of only twice a year.More >>
  • Reform, once avoided, now embraced in Chicago mayor's race

    Reform, once avoided, now embraced in Chicago mayor's race

    Saturday, February 16 2019 2:05 PM EST2019-02-16 19:05:50 GMT
    Once a dirty word in Chicago, 'reform' is now on the lips of the city's 14 mayoral candidates.More >>
    Once a dirty word in Chicago, 'reform' is now on the lips of the city's 14 mayoral candidates.More >>
  • Attorney: Process behind census question 'rotten'

    Attorney: Process behind census question 'rotten'

    Saturday, February 16 2019 10:15 AM EST2019-02-16 15:15:18 GMT
    An attorney for the state of California says the process behind Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross' decision to add a citizenship question to the U.S. Census was rotten to its core.More >>
    An attorney for the state of California says the process behind Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross' decision to add a citizenship question to the U.S. Census was rotten to its core.More >>
  • Employee being fired fatally shoots 5 co-workers in Illinois

    Employee being fired fatally shoots 5 co-workers in Illinois

    Saturday, February 16 2019 8:43 AM EST2019-02-16 13:43:45 GMT
    A shooter has been apprehended after opening fire in an industrial park in in Aurora, Illinois.More >>
    A shooter has been apprehended after opening fire in an industrial park in in Aurora, Illinois.More >>
  • Chicago police release 2 men questioned in Smollett case

    Chicago police release 2 men questioned in Smollett case

    Saturday, February 16 2019 1:25 AM EST2019-02-16 06:25:19 GMT
    Chicago police says local media reports that allege the attack against "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett was a hoax are unconfirmed.More >>
    Chicago police says local media reports that allege the attack against "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett was a hoax are unconfirmed.More >>
  • The Latest: Police say workplace gunman was being fired

    The Latest: Police say workplace gunman was being fired

    Saturday, February 16 2019 12:45 AM EST2019-02-16 05:45:01 GMT
    A suburban Chicago school district is keeping its students in classrooms as police investigate an active shooter situation at an industrial park in Aurora.More >>
    A suburban Chicago school district is keeping its students in classrooms as police investigate an active shooter situation at an industrial park in Aurora.More >>
  • California may sue Trump over emergency wall declaration

    California may sue Trump over emergency wall declaration

    Friday, February 15 2019 9:04 PM EST2019-02-16 02:04:55 GMT
    California's governor and attorney general and say they will sue President Donald Trump over his emergency declaration to fund a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border.More >>
    California's governor and attorney general and say they will sue President Donald Trump over his emergency declaration to fund a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border.More >>
  • Judge: Hernandez's child can't sue NFL over brain disease

    Judge: Hernandez's child can't sue NFL over brain disease

    Friday, February 15 2019 8:45 PM EST2019-02-16 01:45:10 GMT
    A federal judge says the 6-year-old daughter of the late NFL player Aaron Hernandez missed a 2014 deadline to opt out of the $1 billion concussion settlement and can't separately sue the league over his diagnosis...More >>
    A federal judge says the 6-year-old daughter of the late NFL player Aaron Hernandez missed a 2014 deadline to opt out of the $1 billion concussion settlement and can't separately sue the league over his diagnosis of a degenerative brain disease.More >>
  • Portland police texts with far-right group spark probe

    Portland police texts with far-right group spark probe

    Friday, February 15 2019 8:25 PM EST2019-02-16 01:25:17 GMT
    A member of Portland's city council said she is not shocked by a newspaper report that the commander for the police rapid response team exchanged friendly text messages with a leader of far-right protests that have...More >>
    A member of Portland's city council said she is not shocked by a newspaper report that the commander for the police rapid response team exchanged friendly text messages with a leader of far-right protests that have rocked the city.More >>
  • California teachers say announcement on strike coming

    California teachers say announcement on strike coming

    Friday, February 15 2019 8:14 PM EST2019-02-16 01:14:48 GMT
    The union representing teachers in Oakland, California, says it will make an announcement Saturday about a potential strike, a day after a neutral fact-finding report was to be issued.More >>
    The union representing teachers in Oakland, California, says it will make an announcement Saturday about a potential strike, a day after a neutral fact-finding report was to be issued.More >>
  • ICE halts force-feeding of immigrant detainees in Texas

    ICE halts force-feeding of immigrant detainees in Texas

    Friday, February 15 2019 8:13 PM EST2019-02-16 01:13:40 GMT
    Texas newspapers report the U.S. government has suddenly stopped force-feeding immigrants on a hunger strike inside an El Paso immigration detention center.More >>
    Texas newspapers report the U.S. government has suddenly stopped force-feeding immigrants on a hunger strike inside an El Paso immigration detention center.More >>
  • Chief: Officer lied in affidavit before deadly Houston raid

    Chief: Officer lied in affidavit before deadly Houston raid

    Friday, February 15 2019 7:06 PM EST2019-02-16 00:06:13 GMT
    Houston's police chief says a lead investigator lied in an affidavit justifying a drug raid on a home in which two residents were killed and four officers were wounded during a gun battle.More >>
    Houston's police chief says a lead investigator lied in an affidavit justifying a drug raid on a home in which two residents were killed and four officers were wounded during a gun battle.More >>
  • AP Exclusive: Lawsuit claims discrimination by foster agency

    AP Exclusive: Lawsuit claims discrimination by foster agency

    Friday, February 15 2019 6:26 PM EST2019-02-15 23:26:24 GMT
    A South Carolina mother is accusing a federally funded foster agency of not working with her because she's Catholic.More >>
    A South Carolina mother is accusing a federally funded foster agency of not working with her because she's Catholic.More >>
  • Washington state snow plow rage: 2 plow drivers threatened

    Washington state snow plow rage: 2 plow drivers threatened

    Friday, February 15 2019 6:26 PM EST2019-02-15 23:26:21 GMT
    There's snow plow rage in Spokane after storms dropped 21 inches of snow so far in February.More >>
    There's snow plow rage in Spokane after storms dropped 21 inches of snow so far in February.More >>
  • LA sheriff: Fewer crimes spur transfer to immigration agents

    LA sheriff: Fewer crimes spur transfer to immigration agents

    Friday, February 15 2019 4:26 PM EST2019-02-15 21:26:38 GMT
    The new leader of the nation's largest sheriff's department is further limiting when inmates in Los Angeles County jails can be transferred to U.S. authorities for deportation.More >>
    The new leader of the nation's largest sheriff's department is further limiting when inmates in Los Angeles County jails can be transferred to U.S. authorities for deportation.More >>
  • Critics protest proposed drilling in Alaska's Arctic refuge

    Critics protest proposed drilling in Alaska's Arctic refuge

    Friday, February 15 2019 4:26 PM EST2019-02-15 21:26:06 GMT
    Protesters in Alaska urged federal officials to keep oil rigs out of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge despite a federal law requiring lease sales.More >>
    Protesters in Alaska urged federal officials to keep oil rigs out of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge despite a federal law requiring lease sales.More >>
  • Parkland shooting victims are remembered in silence

    Parkland shooting victims are remembered in silence

    Friday, February 15 2019 2:46 PM EST2019-02-15 19:46:43 GMT
    The Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School massacre a year later: Renewed national debate on guns and school safety, and a time to remember the victims.More >>
    The Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School massacre a year later: Renewed national debate on guns and school safety, and a time to remember the victims.More >>
  • PR push for white officer accused of killing armed black man

    PR push for white officer accused of killing armed black man

    Friday, February 15 2019 2:35 PM EST2019-02-15 19:35:54 GMT
    Digital ad campaign seeks to defend white police officer charged in fatal shooting of armed black man in Tennessee.More >>
    Digital ad campaign seeks to defend white police officer charged in fatal shooting of armed black man in Tennessee.More >>
  • Second Fairfax accuser is intensely private single mother

    Second Fairfax accuser is intensely private single mother

    Friday, February 15 2019 2:26 PM EST2019-02-15 19:26:29 GMT
    Woman who accused Democratic Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax of raping her while they were students at Duke University in 2000 is an intensely private single mother.More >>
    Woman who accused Democratic Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax of raping her while they were students at Duke University in 2000 is an intensely private single mother.More >>
  • Avenatti says he has new video evidence against R. Kelly

    Avenatti says he has new video evidence against R. Kelly

    Friday, February 15 2019 1:44 PM EST2019-02-15 18:44:12 GMT
    Attorney Michael Avenatti says he has new video evidence of singer R. Kelly having sex with an underage girl.More >>
    Attorney Michael Avenatti says he has new video evidence of singer R. Kelly having sex with an underage girl.More >>
  • Trump Org scraps plans for 2 hotel chains, blaming politics

    Trump Org scraps plans for 2 hotel chains, blaming politics

    Friday, February 15 2019 1:44 PM EST2019-02-15 18:44:03 GMT
    President Donald Trump's company is scrapping plans for two new hotel chains announced two years ago, casting blame in part on a hostile political environment.More >>
    President Donald Trump's company is scrapping plans for two new hotel chains announced two years ago, casting blame in part on a hostile political environment.More >>
  • Lyndon LaRouche's conspiracy mindset lives on

    Lyndon LaRouche's conspiracy mindset lives on

    Friday, February 15 2019 1:35 PM EST2019-02-15 18:35:20 GMT
    Fitting for a man who saw so much darkness in the world, Lyndon LaRouche died on the fringes this week, his name little known to anyone under 50, his death rumored online a day before mainstream outlets confirmed it.More >>
    Fitting for a man who saw so much darkness in the world, Lyndon LaRouche died on the fringes this week, his name little known to anyone under 50, his death rumored online a day before mainstream outlets confirmed it.More >>
  • Trail runner recounts life-or-death fight with mountain lion

    Trail runner recounts life-or-death fight with mountain lion

    Friday, February 15 2019 12:27 PM EST2019-02-15 17:27:08 GMT
    A Colorado runner who survived a mountain lion attack says he wrestled the young animal to the ground and jammed his foot onto its neck to suffocate it to death.More >>
    A Colorado runner who survived a mountain lion attack says he wrestled the young animal to the ground and jammed his foot onto its neck to suffocate it to death.More >>
  • Cardinal expects 'significant progress' at sex abuse summit

    Cardinal expects 'significant progress' at sex abuse summit

    Friday, February 15 2019 11:46 AM EST2019-02-15 16:46:40 GMT
    US-based Roman Catholic bishops are participating in a weeklong retreat near Chicago.More >>
    US-based Roman Catholic bishops are participating in a weeklong retreat near Chicago.More >>
  • William Barr sworn in for 2nd stint as US attorney general

    William Barr sworn in for 2nd stint as US attorney general

    Friday, February 15 2019 11:46 AM EST2019-02-15 16:46:14 GMT
    The Senate has confirmed William Barr to be attorney general, placing the veteran government official and lawyer atop the Justice Department as special counsel Robert Mueller investigates Russian interference in...More >>
    The Senate has confirmed William Barr to be attorney general, placing the veteran government official and lawyer atop the Justice Department as special counsel Robert Mueller investigates Russian interference in the 2016 election.More >>
  • California considers insurance to help with wildfire costs

    California considers insurance to help with wildfire costs

    Friday, February 15 2019 9:26 AM EST2019-02-15 14:26:49 GMT
    Two California officials want the most populous state to take out insurance to help cover taxpayers' costs in bad wildfire seasons.More >>
    Two California officials want the most populous state to take out insurance to help cover taxpayers' costs in bad wildfire seasons.More >>
  • Youth programs left wanting by California marijuana law

    Youth programs left wanting by California marijuana law

    Friday, February 15 2019 7:35 AM EST2019-02-15 12:35:30 GMT
    More than a year after the start of marijuana sales in California, no money has been allocated for substance abuse programs and education for youth.More >>
    More than a year after the start of marijuana sales in California, no money has been allocated for substance abuse programs and education for youth.More >>
  • Illinois set to hike minimum wage to $15, highest in Midwest

    Illinois set to hike minimum wage to $15, highest in Midwest

    Friday, February 15 2019 6:35 AM EST2019-02-15 11:35:03 GMT
    Illinois legislators have sent Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker one of his top campaign promises, a gradual hike in the statewide minimum wage that would more than double the standard in most of its Midwestern...More >>
    Illinois legislators have sent Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker one of his top campaign promises, a gradual hike in the statewide minimum wage that would more than double the standard in most of its Midwestern neighbors require.More >>
  • After shooting: 'You can't really trust other students'

    After shooting: 'You can't really trust other students'

    Friday, February 15 2019 4:54 AM EST2019-02-15 09:54:18 GMT
    A year after Parkland, the K-12 experience in Florida has been reshaped.More >>
    A year after Parkland, the K-12 experience in Florida has been reshaped.More >>
  • Make El Chapo pay for a border wall? Don't count on it

    Make El Chapo pay for a border wall? Don't count on it

    Friday, February 15 2019 2:14 AM EST2019-02-15 07:14:44 GMT
    Make El Chapo pay for a wall? That may be a tall order, especially since officials can't say for sure how much Joaquin Guzman may still have from his drug smuggling empire or they intend to get their hands on it.More >>
    Make El Chapo pay for a wall? That may be a tall order, especially since officials can't say for sure how much Joaquin Guzman may still have from his drug smuggling empire or they intend to get their hands on it.More >>
  • Denver teachers back at work after winning deal with raises

    Denver teachers back at work after winning deal with raises

    Friday, February 15 2019 1:06 AM EST2019-02-15 06:06:56 GMT
    Denver teachers are set to extend their strike into a third day after negotiations with district leaders ended Tuesday night without a deal.More >>
    Denver teachers are set to extend their strike into a third day after negotiations with district leaders ended Tuesday night without a deal.More >>
  • Trump administration sued over shift in asylum policy

    Trump administration sued over shift in asylum policy

    Friday, February 15 2019 12:35 AM EST2019-02-15 05:35:00 GMT
    Civil liberties groups have filed a lawsuit in federal court in San Francisco to block the Trump administration from returning asylum seekers to Mexico while their cases wind through U.S. immigration courts.More >>
    Civil liberties groups have filed a lawsuit in federal court in San Francisco to block the Trump administration from returning asylum seekers to Mexico while their cases wind through U.S. immigration courts.More >>
  • Storm creates chaos in California with flooding, mudslides

    Storm creates chaos in California with flooding, mudslides

    Thursday, February 14 2019 11:05 PM EST2019-02-15 04:05:19 GMT
    Heavy rain is again raising the risk of mudslides in Southern California burn areas where evacuations are ordered during a powerful storm that flooded roads and toppled trees further north.More >>
    Heavy rain is again raising the risk of mudslides in Southern California burn areas where evacuations are ordered during a powerful storm that flooded roads and toppled trees further north.More >>
  • Producer of 'Silent Scream' anti-abortion film dies

    Producer of 'Silent Scream' anti-abortion film dies

    Thursday, February 14 2019 8:56 PM EST2019-02-15 01:56:04 GMT
    The producer of the controversial 1984 abortion film "The Silent Scream" has died at age 94. Beverly Cielnicky, president of Crusade For Life, tells The Associated Press that Donald S. Smith died Jan. 30 in...More >>
    The producer of the controversial 1984 abortion film "The Silent Scream" has died at age 94. Beverly Cielnicky, president of Crusade For Life, tells The Associated Press that Donald S. Smith died Jan. 30 in Wenatchee, Washington.More >>
  • Police: Teen charged after gunshot at New Mexico high school

    Police: Teen charged after gunshot at New Mexico high school

    Thursday, February 14 2019 8:26 PM EST2019-02-15 01:26:07 GMT
    A shot has been fired on the grounds of a suburban Albuquerque high school on the anniversary of the Parkland, Florida high school massacre but police say no one was injured and a suspect was taken into custody.More >>
    A shot has been fired on the grounds of a suburban Albuquerque high school on the anniversary of the Parkland, Florida high school massacre but police say no one was injured and a suspect was taken into custody.More >>
  • Immigration spending pact has more than a border wall

    Immigration spending pact has more than a border wall

    Thursday, February 14 2019 7:46 PM EST2019-02-15 00:46:27 GMT
    The immigration spending Congressional leaders on Thursday released details of a compromise on border and immigration enforcement that gives President Donald Trump just a sliver of the money he wanted for his...More >>
    The immigration spending Congressional leaders on Thursday released details of a compromise on border and immigration enforcement that gives President Donald Trump just a sliver of the money he wanted for his border wall with Mexico.More >>
  • Kansas' abortion uncertainty fuels response to New York law

    Kansas' abortion uncertainty fuels response to New York law

    Thursday, February 14 2019 7:26 PM EST2019-02-15 00:26:19 GMT
    Kansas abortion opponents are as eager as ever to impose new restrictions but aren't sure of their options because the state's legal climate is uncertain.More >>
    Kansas abortion opponents are as eager as ever to impose new restrictions but aren't sure of their options because the state's legal climate is uncertain.More >>
  • Wife of imprisoned Chicago officer fears he's in danger

    Wife of imprisoned Chicago officer fears he's in danger

    Thursday, February 14 2019 6:55 PM EST2019-02-14 23:55:41 GMT
    The wife of a white Chicago police officer who fatally shot black teenager Laquan McDonald says her husband has been assaulted by inmates in his cell at a Connecticut prison.More >>
    The wife of a white Chicago police officer who fatally shot black teenager Laquan McDonald says her husband has been assaulted by inmates in his cell at a Connecticut prison.More >>
  • Trump-dominated board to close coal plant, despite his plea

    Trump-dominated board to close coal plant, despite his plea

    Thursday, February 14 2019 6:37 PM EST2019-02-14 23:37:27 GMT
    TVA votes to close Kentucky coal-fired power plant over objections from President Trump, state GOP leaders.More >>
    TVA votes to close Kentucky coal-fired power plant over objections from President Trump, state GOP leaders.More >>
  • Correction: AccuWeather-Sexual Bias Settlement story

    Correction: AccuWeather-Sexual Bias Settlement story

    Thursday, February 14 2019 6:17 PM EST2019-02-14 23:17:02 GMT
    A family-run weather company, whose former CEO is President Donald Trump's nominee to head the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, has agreed to pay $290,000 after an agency found the company subjected...More >>
    A family-run weather company, whose former CEO is President Donald Trump's nominee to head the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, has agreed to pay $290,000 after an agency found the company subjected female employees to sexual harassment.More >>
  • Judge critical of PG&E's wildfire role demands more answers

    Judge critical of PG&E's wildfire role demands more answers

    Thursday, February 14 2019 5:36 PM EST2019-02-14 22:36:20 GMT
    A U.S. judge who has berated Pacific Gas & Electric Co. for its role in wildfires in California is demanding more answers from the utility.More >>
    A U.S. judge who has berated Pacific Gas & Electric Co. for its role in wildfires in California is demanding more answers from the utility.More >>
  • Broken pipe puts much of a city under boil-water advisory

    Broken pipe puts much of a city under boil-water advisory

    Thursday, February 14 2019 5:26 PM EST2019-02-14 22:26:36 GMT
    Leaky pipes have left about 100,000 customers in Ohio under a boil-water advisory.More >>
    Leaky pipes have left about 100,000 customers in Ohio under a boil-water advisory.More >>
  • Texas' election chief apologizes over flawed noncitizen list

    Texas' election chief apologizes over flawed noncitizen list

    Thursday, February 14 2019 5:26 PM EST2019-02-14 22:26:33 GMT
    Texas' election chief is apologizing over releasing a botched list of 95,000 voters whose citizenship was called into question before being fully vetted.More >>
    Texas' election chief is apologizing over releasing a botched list of 95,000 voters whose citizenship was called into question before being fully vetted.More >>
  • Unclaimed $1.5B prize: South Carolina could be big loser too

    Unclaimed $1.5B prize: South Carolina could be big loser too

    Thursday, February 14 2019 5:06 PM EST2019-02-14 22:06:23 GMT
    The winner of a $1.54 billion lottery jackpot in South Carolina has yet to come forward, and that could make the state a big loser too.More >>
    The winner of a $1.54 billion lottery jackpot in South Carolina has yet to come forward, and that could make the state a big loser too.More >>
  • Counseling urged to prevent depression in at-risk new moms

    Counseling urged to prevent depression in at-risk new moms

    Thursday, February 14 2019 4:55 PM EST2019-02-14 21:55:53 GMT
    Task force finds counseling at-risk pregnant women, new mothers offers a chance at preventing perinatal depression.More >>
    Task force finds counseling at-risk pregnant women, new mothers offers a chance at preventing perinatal depression.More >>
  • Tributes, activism, safety drills mark 1 year since Parkland

    Tributes, activism, safety drills mark 1 year since Parkland

    Thursday, February 14 2019 2:55 PM EST2019-02-14 19:55:24 GMT
    Some students around the country are marking the anniversary of the school massacre in Parkland, Florida, with moments of silence or somber vigils while others aim to find threads of positivity in the fabric of...More >>
    Some students around the country are marking the anniversary of the school massacre in Parkland, Florida, with moments of silence or somber vigils while others aim to find threads of positivity in the fabric of tragedy.More >>
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