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Financier Jeffrey Epstein dead in suspected jail cell suicide; FBI to investigate

Sat, 08/10/2019 - 13:47
"The fact that Jeffrey Epstein was able to commit the selfish act of taking his own life as his world of abuse, exploitation, and corruption unraveled is both unfortunate and predictable.

More severe storms, flooding downpours to target central U.S.

Sat, 08/10/2019 - 12:39
A broad area of the central United States will be at risk for violent thunderstorms and flooding downpours this weekend.

Former Baltimore officer Arthur Williams receives prison time for assault

Sat, 08/10/2019 - 01:05
A judge sentenced a former Baltimore police officer to nine months in prison after he was caught on video assaulting a suspect in 2018.

Judge rules in favor of Gavin Grimm in transgender bathroom case

Fri, 08/09/2019 - 23:59
A federal judge on Friday ruled in favor of a Virginia transgender man who sued his former high school over restroom access.

Police: Accused El Paso, Texas, gunman says he targeted Mexicans

Fri, 08/09/2019 - 21:02
The 21-year-old man accused of killing 22 people in a shooting at an El Paso, Texas, Walmart told police he intentionally targeted Mexicans during the attack, an affidavit released Friday indicated.

Julián Castro seeks to 'disarm hate' with gun, white supremacy plan

Fri, 08/09/2019 - 18:49
Democratic presidential candidate Julián Castro called for the United States to "disarm hate" in a plan he unveiled Friday to crack down on guns and white supremacy.

President Donald Trump on 'meaningful' background checks: 'I really want to see it happen'

Fri, 08/09/2019 - 17:07
Before heading to his resort in New Jersey Friday, President Donald Trump called for meaningful background checks for gun purchases -- following what he said was a "great talk" with the top two Democrats in Congress.

Gallup: Liquor rises to tie wine as second most popular drink in U.S.

Fri, 08/09/2019 - 16:05
When it comes to Americans' preferred alcoholic beverage, it appears wine is losing popularity, a new survey showed Friday.

Federal court: Facebook's facial recognition violates privacy

Fri, 08/09/2019 - 14:06
Facebook's facial recognition data, used to identify friends tagged in photos, violates the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday.

Prosecutors charge ex-Olympian Michael Barisone with attempted murder

Fri, 08/09/2019 - 13:51
Authorities have charged a 2008 U.S. Olympian who's now an equestrian coach with two counts of attempted murder, saying he shot a woman on his New Jersey farm.

Son returns remains of USAF pilot Roy Knight, killed in Vietnam War

Fri, 08/09/2019 - 13:17
The remains of a U.S. Air Force pilot killed during the Vietnam War have finally been returned to the United States, 52 years after he was shot down by enemy forces.

2020 challenger Tim Ryan takes gun control caravan to Kentucky

Fri, 08/09/2019 - 11:48
Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan is leading a chorus of calls to pressure lawmakers -- particularly Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell -- to cut short their summer recess to address gun control legislation.

As candidates flock to Iowa State Fair, officials watch for African swine fever

Fri, 08/09/2019 - 07:00
As Democratic presidential hopefuls flock to the Iowa State Fair this weekend, officials there will be on the lookout for an unseen intruder: African swine fever.

U.S. prohibits airlines from banning specific species, breeds as service animals

Fri, 08/09/2019 - 00:22
The U.S. Department of Transportation on Thursday prohibited airlines from banning specific breeds of dogs in its new guidelines on in-flight service animals.

Biden, Bullock discuss guns, healthcare, climate at Iowa State Fair

Thu, 08/08/2019 - 23:26
Former Vice President Joe Biden and Montana Gov. Steve Bullock delivered "soapbox" speeches at the Iowa State Fair on Thursday, focusing on gun control, healthcare and climate change.

Trump names Joseph Maguire acting director of national intelligence; Deputy Sue Gordon resigns

Thu, 08/08/2019 - 23:02
Sue Gordon, the deputy director of national intelligence, plans to step down from the agency later this month, President Donald Trump announced Thursday.

Rosie Ruiz, runner stripped of Boston, NYC marathon titles, dies at 66

Thu, 08/08/2019 - 22:01
Rosie Ruiz, a woman whose 1980 New York City and Boston marathon titles were stripped from her after she was found to be cheating, died last month in Florida, her obituary indicates. She was 66.

Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe sues Trump administration over firing

Thu, 08/08/2019 - 21:50
Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration Thursday seeking compensation for his "unlawful" termination.

Postal Service issues Woodstock 50th anniversary stamps

Thu, 08/08/2019 - 20:44
The U.S. Postal Service dedicated a stamp celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Woodstock Festival on Thursday.

NORAD intercepts two Russian bombers off coast of Alaska, Canada

Thu, 08/08/2019 - 20:04
U.S. and Canadian fighter jets intercepted two Russian bombers near the Alaskan coast Thursday, North American military officials said.