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Report: Economy adds 390,000 jobs in May, beats Wall Street predictions

Fri, 06/03/2022 - 15:38
Led by gains in leisure and hospitality, nonfarm payroll employment increased by 390,000 in May, off from last year's figures, according to the latest report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics released Friday.

GAO finds flaws in Air Force's selection process for SPACECOM headquarters

Fri, 06/03/2022 - 15:19
The Air Force had "significant shortfalls" in its process of selecting the new Space Command headquarters, the Government Accountability Office said in a report on Thursday.

Country Music Association says no confederate flags allowed at its festival

Fri, 06/03/2022 - 15:08
The Country Music Association has added confederate flags to its list of banned items at the four-day CMA music festival June 9-12.

Coal pile collapse kills two men at Colorado power plant

Fri, 06/03/2022 - 14:56
Two men died after getting trapped under a pile of coal Thursday at Xcel Energy's Comanche Generating Station in Pueblo, Colo.

South Florida under tropical storm warning, heavy rain expected through Saturday

Fri, 06/03/2022 - 14:09
A tropical storm is expected to bring heavy rains Friday to much of southern and central Florida, including the Florida Keys, according to the National Hurricane Center.

Report: Harvard University holds 7,000 Native American remains, 19 possible slaves

Fri, 06/03/2022 - 12:17
Harvard University possesses human remains of 19 people who were likely enslaved and nearly 7,000 Native Americans and has been urged to turn over the remains to descendants, the institution's draft report said.

Police kill escaped Texas inmate in shootout, ending monthlong manhunt

Fri, 06/03/2022 - 09:36
Authorities said late Thursday that an escaped Texas inmate who has led law enforcement on a nearly monthlong manhunt has been killed by police in a shootout.

New York lawmakers strengthens gun laws, protections for abortion and election rights

Fri, 06/03/2022 - 07:23
Democratic lawmakers in New York have passed a slew of bills to strengthen gun laws and protections for abortion and election rights in the state.

14-year-old Harini Logan wins Scripps National Spelling Bee after first-ever spell-off

Fri, 06/03/2022 - 03:49
Texas' 14-year-old Harini Logan won the Scripps National Spelling Bee on Thursday night in a historic spell-off.

House to probe Saudi investment in Jared Kushner's private equity firm

Fri, 06/03/2022 - 02:39
House oversight and reform committee said Thursday it will investigate Jared Kushner informing him the committee would investigate the Saudi Public Investment Fund's $2 billion investment in his firm Affinity.

President Joe Biden calls for ban on assault weapons or raising age limit

Fri, 06/03/2022 - 00:26
President Joe Biden on Thursday called for Congress to ban assault weapons -- or at least raise the age limit to purchase one -- in a nationwide address from the White House in the wake of several mass shootings.

21 House Democrats urge leadership to hold individual votes on gun control bills

Fri, 06/03/2022 - 00:13
A group of 21 House Democrats on Thursday urged House leadership to split a package of gun control measures into eight separate bills in hopes of attracting Republican votes.

New York court rejects Harvey Weinstein's sexual assault appeal

Thu, 06/02/2022 - 23:58
Disgraced former Hollywood executive Harvey Weinstein's appeal of criminal sexual misconduct and rape convictions was rejected Thursday, according to court documents.

Buffalo, N.Y., shooting suspect pleads not guilty to 25-count indictment

Thu, 06/02/2022 - 22:48
The suspect in the Buffalo, N.Y., mass shooting that left 10 people dead in May pleaded not guilty Thursday to 25 counts against him, court documents show.

Tropical storm watch in effect for parts of South Florida

Thu, 06/02/2022 - 22:25
The arrival of the first organized tropical system of the 2022 Atlantic hurricane season is imminent, AccuWeather meteorologists say, a point emphasized by the issuance of a tropical storm watch for the mainland U.S.

Poll finds 55% of Americans identify as pro-choice

Thu, 06/02/2022 - 21:40
A majority of Americans now identify as being pro-choice, according to a poll released Thursday.

Florida police use DNA, genealogy to ID remains of teen missing 50 years

Thu, 06/02/2022 - 21:36
Police in South Florida announced Thursday that they've used DNA and genealogy to identify the remains of a teenage girl who went missing 50 years ago.

Dow gains 435 points as markets snap two-day losing streak

Thu, 06/02/2022 - 21:20
The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 435 points in a seesaw day of trading Thursday as all three major indexes snapped two-day losing streaks.