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Body of missing Notre Dame student found in lake on campus

Body of missing Notre Dame student found in lake on campus

Annrose Jerry, 21, had not been seen since Tuesday.January 24, 2020, 8:23 PM3 min read A University of Notre Dame student who was missing since Tuesday was found dead on Friday. Annrose Jerry, 21, had not been seen since 8:45 p.m. Tuesday at Coleman-Morse Hall on the South Bend, Indiana, campus, which is about 150…
66% call for witnesses in Trump’s impeachment trial: Poll

66% call for witnesses in Trump’s impeachment trial: Poll

Two-thirds of Americans in a new ABC News/Washington Post poll say the U.S. Senate should call new witnesses at Donald Trump’s impeachment trial, and the public is divided on his removal from office – even as Trump’s approval rating has rallied to match his career high. Forty-four percent now approve of Trump’s performance in office;…
34 service members diagnosed with traumatic brain injuries after Iran missile attack: Pentagon

34 service members diagnosed with traumatic brain injuries after Iran missile attack: Pentagon

Half have returned to duty, 17 flown abroad to Germany and U.S. for observation.January 24, 2020, 6:56 PM6 min read The Pentagon now says 34 American service members have been diagnosed with traumatic brain injuries (TBI) following the Jan. 8 Iranian missile attack on the Al Asad airbase in western Iraq. The updated numbers are…
2nd coronavirus case confirmed in US

2nd coronavirus case confirmed in US

A second U.S. case of the new coronavirus has been confirmed in a patient in Chicago, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The patient, a woman in her 60s and a Chicago resident, had traveled to Wuhan, China, in late December. She was admitted to the hospital and is in stable condition,…
New Mexico college student shot during alleged fraternity hazing incident

New Mexico college student shot during alleged fraternity hazing incident

The alleged incident resulted in the fraternity's suspension. January 24, 2020, 8:01 AM5 min read A New Mexico State University student has been accused of shooting a classmate in an alleged hazing incident that resulted in his fraternity's suspension. Miguel Altamirano was charged with felony aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after he allegedly shot…
Newly renamed Las Vegas Raiders pledge $500,000 to erase school lunch debt in Nevada

Newly renamed Las Vegas Raiders pledge $500,000 to erase school lunch debt in Nevada

The NFL team that moved from Oakland to Las Vegas announced the plan Wednesday.January 23, 2020, 6:55 PM4 min read The Silver and Black officially have been renamed the Las Vegas Raiders, and one of the organization's first orders of business is helping eliminate meal debt in Nevada. At a press conference after the renaming…
9 parents separated from families return to children in US

9 parents separated from families return to children in US

LOS ANGELES -- As his long-lost son walked toward him in an airport terminal, a sobbing David Xol stretched out his arms, fell to one knee and embraced the boy for about three minutes, crying into his shoulder. He had not held the child since May 2018, when border agents pulled then-7-year-old Byron away inside…
Man arrested with $3.7 million worth of drugs found in his car

Man arrested with $3.7 million worth of drugs found in his car

Logan Lewis Pederson is facing six felony charges.January 23, 2020, 5:56 PM3 min read A Utah man was arrested in Arizona when he got caught with nearly $3.7 million worth of drugs in his car, authorities said. Logan Lewis Pederson, 30, of Sandy had four different substances on him that tested positive for methamphetamine, cocaine,…
‘Doomsday Clock’ moved 20 seconds closer to catastrophe

‘Doomsday Clock’ moved 20 seconds closer to catastrophe

The metaphorical clock is now set at 100 seconds before midnight catastrophe.January 23, 2020, 3:54 PM5 min read The world just got 20 seconds closer to catastrophe. Gauging the duel threats of nuclear warfare and climate change, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists announced on Thursday that the minute hand on the metaphorical "Doomsday Clock"…
Michelle Carter, convicted in texting-suicide case, released early for good behavior

Michelle Carter, convicted in texting-suicide case, released early for good behavior

Carter was a "model inmate" at the Bristol County House of Correction. January 23, 2020, 3:26 PM4 min read Michelle Carter, the woman who sent texts to her boyfriend urging him to kill himself when they were both teenagers, has been released from prison early due to good behavior. Carter, now 23, has been a…
Steve Mnuchin tells Greta Thunberg to study economics before discussing fossil fuel divestment

Steve Mnuchin tells Greta Thunberg to study economics before discussing fossil fuel divestment

"Is she the chief economist or who is she? I'm confused," he said as a "joke."January 23, 2020, 3:10 PM5 min read U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said teen climate activist Greta Thunberg can talk about divesting from fossil fuels "after she goes and studies economics." Mnuchin made the comments at a press gaggle Thursday…
Large storm system moving across country, bringing snow, ice, heavy rain

Large storm system moving across country, bringing snow, ice, heavy rain

The storm will bring ice and snow to the North and heavy rain to the South.January 23, 2020, 1:25 PM4 min read A storm system is developing in the Central U.S. with icy and snowy conditions to the north and heavy rain and even thunderstorms in the South. Yesterday, up to 6 inches of snow…
American Airlines profit rises 27% on strong travel demand

American Airlines profit rises 27% on strong travel demand

American Airlines says profit is rising because strong demand is leaving fewer empty seats on planesJanuary 23, 2020, 1:00 PM1 min readDALLAS -- American Airlines' fourth-quarter profit rose 27% to $414 million on strong travel demand that resulted in record occupancy levels on its planes. However, American continues to be weighed down by the grounding…
Top UN court rules that Myanmar must prevent genocide of Rohingya minority

Top UN court rules that Myanmar must prevent genocide of Rohingya minority

The ruling was hailed by human rights activists as a victory for the group. January 23, 2020, 12:39 PM7 min readLONDON -- The U.N.’s International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruled that Myanmar must “take all measures within its power” to prevent the genocide of its embattled Rohingya minority Thursday, in a move hailed by human…
‘Who is she?’

‘Who is she?’

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg is in no position to give economic advice until she goes to college and comes out with an economics degreeBy PAN PYLAS Associated PressJanuary 23, 2020, 2:26 PM3 min readDAVOS, Switzerland -- As one of the executive producers of the last Mad Max movie,…
Manhunt underway in Seattle after shooting kills 1, injures at least 6 others: Police

Manhunt underway in Seattle after shooting kills 1, injures at least 6 others: Police

The shooting occurred just blocks from Seattle's famous Pike Place Fish Market.January 23, 2020, 11:02 AM4 min read Authorities in Seattle are searching for suspects after one person was gunned down and at least six others were wounded outside a McDonald's on Wednesday evening More than a dozen police cruisers and ambulances responded to the…
Police search for missing 13-year-old girl who ‘willingly’ got into someone’s car and never made it to school

Police search for missing 13-year-old girl who ‘willingly’ got into someone’s car and never...

Amberly Nicole Flores, 13, was last seen walking to the school bus stop.January 23, 2020, 10:08 AM4 min read Authorities in Alabama are asking for the public's help in finding a 13-year-old girl, who disappeared on her way to school. Amberly Nicole Flores left her home in Pelham, Alabama, on Tuesday morning to walk to…
‘Start Here’: House Democrats begin to make their case against Trump

‘Start Here’: House Democrats begin to make their case against Trump

It's Thursday, Jan. 23, 2019. Let's start here. 1. The managers On the first of their three days of opening arguments in the Senate trial, the House impeachment managers began making their case against President Donald Trump, accusing him of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. Rep. Adam Schiff, (D-Calif.) a House manager in…
Arrest warrant issued for former NFL wide receiver Antonio Brown in assault case

Arrest warrant issued for former NFL wide receiver Antonio Brown in assault case

Police said they had been out to his home at least four times in a month.January 23, 2020, 4:04 AM4 min read Police issued an arrest warrant for former NFL wide receiver Antonio Brown on Tuesday after he allegedly assaulted a truck driver. Brown, 31, and his trainer, Glenn Holt, were both accused of assaulting…
Rapper Juice WRLD died of accidental drug overdose: Medical examiner

Rapper Juice WRLD died of accidental drug overdose: Medical examiner

The rapper’s death shocked fans and prompted a debate about the opioid epidemic.January 22, 2020, 10:52 PM8 min read Rapper Juice WRLD died due to an accidental drug overdose, the Chicago Cook County medical examiner’s office announced on Wednesday. “The Medical Examiner's Office has determined the cause and manner of death of 21-year-old Jarad A.…
“Naughty boy:” Monty Python star Terry Jones dies at 77

“Naughty boy:” Monty Python star Terry Jones dies at 77

Terry Jones, a member of the Monty Python troupe that revolutionized British comedy, has died at 77By JILL LAWLESS Associated PressJanuary 22, 2020, 2:06 PM3 min readLONDON -- Terry Jones, a founding member of the anarchic Monty Python troupe who was hailed by a colleague as “the complete Renaissance comedian," has died after a battle…
Cold-stunned iguanas falling from Florida trees

Cold-stunned iguanas falling from Florida trees

The National Weather Service routinely warns people about falling rain, snow and hail, but temperatures are dropping so low in South Florida the forecasters are warning residents about falling iguanasJanuary 22, 2020, 2:31 PM2 min readMIAMI -- The National Weather Service routinely warns people about falling rain, snow and hail, but temperatures are dropping so…
Trump slams impeachment, lauds US economy at Davos forum

Trump slams impeachment, lauds US economy at Davos forum

President Donald Trump has lashed out at his accusers in the Senate impeachment trial but broken with some of his defenders in reiterating his preference for witnesses to be called in the proceedingsBy DARLENE SUPERVILLE Associated PressJanuary 22, 2020, 1:30 PM4 min readDAVOS, Switzerland -- President Donald Trump lashed out at his accusers in the…
France to put on hold digital tax plan, meet with US

France to put on hold digital tax plan, meet with US

France has agreed to put on hold a tax on big tech companies' digital businesses until NovemberBy PAN PYLAS and JAMEY KEATEN Associated PressJanuary 22, 2020, 12:17 PM5 min readDAVOS, Switzerland -- France has agreed to put on hold a tax on big tech companies' online business until November as a gesture of goodwill ahead…
‘Start Here’: Senate impeachment trial gets underway with debate on rules

‘Start Here’: Senate impeachment trial gets underway with debate on rules

It's Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019. Let's start here. 1. Trump on trial The impeachment trial of President Donald Trump began on Tuesday with a battle over the proposed rules. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's original plan would have allowed each side just two days to present their cases in marathon 12-hour sessions. Democrats objected to…
Man allegedly kills pro-Trump boss after argument, throws American flag on his body

Man allegedly kills pro-Trump boss after argument, throws American flag on his body

The suspect is allegedly anti-government and believes it is out to get him.January 22, 2020, 10:01 AM4 min read A construction worker in Florida has been accused of murdering his pro-Trump boss with a trowel after a political argument on the construction site where they both worked and then throwing an American flag on the…
Michigan state senator files sexual harassment complaint against male lawmaker, supports journalist’s claim

Michigan state senator files sexual harassment complaint against male lawmaker, supports journalist’s claim

A female state senator from Michigan has come forward with a sexual harassment complaint against a male lawmaker in the wake of recent claims from a reporter regarding his conduct, to help show that "this behavior is a pattern." Michigan state Sen. Mallory McMorrow, D-Royal Oak, told ABC News she "felt a level of responsibility"…
2 more inmates killed in troubled Mississippi prison

2 more inmates killed in troubled Mississippi prison

A coroner says two inmates were beaten to death in an understaffed Mississippi prison that has been shaken by deadly violence in recent weeksBy EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS Associated PressJanuary 22, 2020, 12:41 AM4 min readJACKSON, Miss. -- Two inmates were beaten to death in a fight with other inmates in an understaffed Mississippi prison that…
Planned Parenthood endorses challenger to Sen. Susan Collins

Planned Parenthood endorses challenger to Sen. Susan Collins

Planned Parenthood is snubbing Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine by endorsing her Democratic opponent Sara Gideon in their Senate raceBy DAVID SHARP Associated PressJanuary 21, 2020, 1:51 PM4 min readPORTLAND, Maine -- Planned Parenthood on Tuesday endorsed a Democratic challenger to Republican Sen. Susan Collins in Maine, saying Collins “turned her back” on women…
Greece: Top judge set to become first female president

Greece: Top judge set to become first female president

A high court judge is set to become Greece's first female president after two opposition parties sided with the center-right government's nominationJanuary 21, 2020, 12:51 PM1 min readATHENS, Greece -- A high court judge is set to become Greece's first female president after two opposition parties sided with the center-right government's nomination. Katerina Sakellaropoulou, 63,…
New storm moves into West Coast this morning

New storm moves into West Coast this morning

It is already chilly for most of eastern U.S. from the Plains to the Northeast.January 21, 2020, 12:14 PM3 min read A Wind Chill Advisory has been issued in Miami, Fort Myers, Naples, Tampa and Orlando for tonight into Wednesday morning. It will feel like it’s in the 20s to near 30 degrees. If Miami…
8 Indians die after falling unconscious at resort in Nepal

8 Indians die after falling unconscious at resort in Nepal

Officials say eight Indian tourists, including four children, were declared dead after being found unconscious in their room at a mountain resort in NepalJanuary 21, 2020, 11:29 AM1 min readKATHMANDU, Nepal -- Eight Indian tourists, including four children, were declared dead Tuesday after being found unconscious in their room at a mountain resort in Nepal,…
‘Start Here’: McConnell lays out impeachment trial road map and protesters clash with police in Beirut

‘Start Here’: McConnell lays out impeachment trial road map and protesters clash with police...

Here's what you need to know to start your day.January 21, 2020, 10:06 AM5 min read It's Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2019. Let's start here. 1. Rules of the road Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Monday night released the resolution he plans to introduce on the Senate floor during President Donald Trump's impeachment trial today,…
Father and 4-year-old son shot in head while play wrestling when man’s concealed gun discharges

Father and 4-year-old son shot in head while play wrestling when man’s concealed gun...

The father is expected to recover. The 4-year-old boy is in critical condition.January 21, 2020, 8:14 AM2 min read A 36-year-old father and his 4-year-old son were rushed to hospital after being accidentally shot in the head when a gun discharged while they were play wrestling together. The incident happened on Sunday in their home…
Feds allow use of opioid funds to stem meth, cocaine surge

Feds allow use of opioid funds to stem meth, cocaine surge

The nation's drug addiction crisis has been turning in a deadly new direction with more Americans struggling with meth and cocaineBy RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR Associated PressJanuary 21, 2020, 6:33 AM5 min readWASHINGTON -- Alarmed by a deadly new twist in the nation's drug addiction crisis, the government will allow states to use federal money earmarked for…
Prince Harry leaves UK for Canada to reunite with Meghan, Archie

Prince Harry leaves UK for Canada to reunite with Meghan, Archie

Prince Harry left the U.K. Monday and is now in Canada, where he reunited with his wife, Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, and their 8-month-old son Archie. Harry, 35, boarded a flight late Monday afternoon, according to ABC News royal contributor Omid Scobie. He was photographed exiting a plane Monday night on Vancouver Island, wearing…
New storm set to slam West Coast tomorrow

New storm set to slam West Coast tomorrow

January is in full swing in the eastern half of the United States.January 20, 2020, 1:13 PM3 min read January is in full swing in the eastern half of the United States where temperatures and wind chills are below zero in the Northern Plains and New England. The arctic air spills all the way into…
Pitbull attack on elderly woman may have uncovered illegal dog fighting ring

Pitbull attack on elderly woman may have uncovered illegal dog fighting ring

14 other dogs were found after the attack along with evidence of animal abuse.January 20, 2020, 11:45 AM4 min read A vicious pit bull attack on a 71-year-old woman who was looking after 14 dogs at a family member’s property may have accidentally revealed an illegal dog fighting ring. The incident occurred on Saturday, Jan.…
‘Start Here’: Democratic senators running for president hit the campaign trail ahead of impeachment trial

‘Start Here’: Democratic senators running for president hit the campaign trail ahead of impeachment...

Here's what you need to know to start your day.January 20, 2020, 10:10 AM7 min read It's Monday, Jan. 20, 2019. Let's start here. 1. Double duty Just days before the Iowa caucuses, the Democratic senators who are running for president are squeezing in last-minute campaign stops before heading back to Washington, D.C., for the…
Woman struck and killed by 2 cars running across street to get McDonalds for her family

Woman struck and killed by 2 cars running across street to get McDonalds for...

The impact of the first car sent her into the next lane where she was hit again.January 20, 2020, 8:44 AM3 min read A 56-year-old woman who was running across the street to get food for her family has died after being struck and killed by two cars in a tragic accident. Laura Bryant was…
Heating pipe bursts in Russian hotel, boiling water kills 5

Heating pipe bursts in Russian hotel, boiling water kills 5

Russian emergency services say five people have died and six more were injured when a heating pipe burst and flooded their hotel rooms with boiling waterJanuary 20, 2020, 11:29 AM1 min readMOSCOW -- A heating pipe burst Monday in small Russian hotel, flooding rooms with boiling water that killed five people and left six others…
Off-duty police officer being driven by intoxicated woman dies in highway crash

Off-duty police officer being driven by intoxicated woman dies in highway crash

The woman who was driving the officer was charged with a DUI after the crash.January 20, 2020, 7:36 AM4 min read An off-duty police officer was killed as he sat in the passenger seat of a vehicle driven by an intoxicated woman who slammed into back of a box truck that had crashed in a…
2 dead, 5 injured as patron opens fire ‘indiscriminately’ at San Antonio bar

2 dead, 5 injured as patron opens fire ‘indiscriminately’ at San Antonio bar

The man opened fire after an argument at a concert.January 20, 2020, 3:51 AM3 min read Two people are dead and five injured after a person opened fire "indiscriminately" at a San Antonio bar Sunday night. San Antonio Police Department responded to a shooting at a bar called Ventura, steps from the San Antonio River,…
Malaysia sends back trash, says won’t be world’s waste bin

Malaysia sends back trash, says won’t be world’s waste bin

Malaysia has sent 150 containers of plastic waste back to mainly rich countries since the third quarter last yearJanuary 20, 2020, 4:42 AM2 min readPENANG, Malaysia -- Malaysia has sent back 150 containers of plastic waste to 13 mainly rich countries since the third quarter last year, with the environment minster warning on Monday that…
DNA tests confirm coyote captured in Chicago attacked boy

DNA tests confirm coyote captured in Chicago attacked boy

Animal control officials in Chicago say DNA tests confirm a coyote recently captured in the city is the same animal that attacked a 6-year-old boyJanuary 20, 2020, 3:12 AM2 min readCHICAGO -- Animal control officials in Chicago said Sunday that DNA tests confirm a coyote recently captured in the city is the same animal that…
Biden rips Sanders campaign for Social Security attacks

Biden rips Sanders campaign for Social Security attacks

Joe Biden has called for Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign to “disown” what he calls “doctored video” that some Sanders supporters say shows the former vice president endorsing Republican calls to cut Social Security and MedicareBy BILL BARROW Associated PressJanuary 19, 2020, 1:50 PM5 min readINDIANOLA, Iowa -- Joe Biden has called for Bernie Sanders’ presidential…
Man drives off cliff and escapes with no injuries in ‘miracle’ crash

Man drives off cliff and escapes with no injuries in ‘miracle’ crash

"It's a miracle, it's something like a second chance at life for me."January 19, 2020, 1:13 PM4 min read A man is lucky to be alive after driving off of a cliff and somehow managing to only escape with just a few cuts, scratches and bruises in what the victim is calling a “miracle.” Emeka…
Major storm moves offshore while cold air rushes in behind, new Western storm brews in Pacific

Major storm moves offshore while cold air rushes in behind, new Western storm brews...

Alerts are in place this morning across several states from Wisconsin to Maine.January 19, 2020, 10:57 AM4 min read Alerts remain in place this morning across several states from Wisconsin to Maine. While some of these alerts will expire early this morning, many will remain in place throughout the day due to high winds driving…
Stepfather shoots son in stomach during alleged domestic dispute

Stepfather shoots son in stomach during alleged domestic dispute

According to authorities the shooting may have been an act of self-defense.January 19, 2020, 10:18 AM3 min read A 38-year-old man is in critical condition after his own stepfather allegedly shot him during a dispute in their home. The incident occurred on Saturday evening when police responded to a call in Harris County, Texas, that…
Puerto Rico’s emergency services director fired after warehouse discovered with supplies from Hurricane Maria

Puerto Rico’s emergency services director fired after warehouse discovered with supplies from Hurricane Maria

Officials have 48 hours to investigate why the supplies weren't dispersed.January 18, 2020, 10:07 PM5 min read Puerto Rico Gov. Wanda Vazquez dismissed the island's director of emergency management after a warehouse was discovered with supplies dating back to Hurricane Maria. Video published Saturday showed a warehouse in the southwestern city of Ponce filled with…
Tennessee governor wants to amend day that honors KKK leader

Tennessee governor wants to amend day that honors KKK leader

Gov. Bill Lee will introduce legislation this year to amend a law requiring Tennessee to honor Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest, an early leader of the Ku Klux KlanBy KIMBERLEE KRUESI and JONATHAN MATTISE Associated PressJanuary 18, 2020, 9:41 PM3 min readNASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Gov. Bill Lee will introduce legislation this year that would amend…
Police arrest juvenile accused of killing 4 people inside a home

Police arrest juvenile accused of killing 4 people inside a home

The victims, including three juveniles, were shot to death in Grantsville, Utah.January 18, 2020, 8:40 PM5 min read Police in Grantsville, Utah, have arrested a young boy after four members of a family were shot to death inside a home Friday evening, police said. Officers responded to a call to the residence around 7 p.m.…
Michigan man finds $43,000 in couch he bought for $35

Michigan man finds $43,000 in couch he bought for $35

Howard Kirby decided to return the money to the couch's original owners.January 18, 2020, 7:47 PM4 min read A Michigan man made a shocking discovery inside a couch he purchased from a thrift store for just $35: an extra $43,000. Howard Kirby purchased a couch from the Habitat for Humanity ReStore in Owosso only to…

Keto diet isn’t the answer for weight loss, experts say. Here’s what is

CLOSEThe keto diet. You've probably heard of it by now.It's the low-carb, high-fat diet that caught on and spread quickly, leading some to label it as a fad, while others praised its effectiveness. The new year brings in an annual flood of personal health goals, and for those trying to lose weight, the keto diet might have come…
1 in 5 deaths caused by a disease you’ve never heard of

1 in 5 deaths caused by a disease you’ve never heard of

Sepsis tends to occur in people with poor health or weakened immune systems.January 17, 2020, 10:47 PM3 min read It might not be a household name, but it's deadly -- and common. One in five deaths around the world is caused by sepsis, according to research published the week in the Lancet. The life-threatening condition…
‘Developmentally disabled’ man ends up in hospital after cops mistake him for brother

‘Developmentally disabled’ man ends up in hospital after cops mistake him for brother

Police apparently confused the 19-year-old for his older brother.January 17, 2020, 10:27 PM6 min read A 19-year-old Phoenix man ended up in a local hospital after he was aggressively taken into custody by police who said they mistook him for his older brother. Dion Humphrey was arrested on Jan. 10 by officers in the Phoenix…
Oops! Weather Channel has a correction for ‘Jeopardy’

Oops! Weather Channel has a correction for ‘Jeopardy’

The Weather Channel says ‘Jeopardy’ needs to get its directions straightJanuary 17, 2020, 9:55 PM1 min readNEW YORK -- The Weather Channel says the folks at “Jeopardy!” need to get their directions straight. Jim Cantore and Jen Carfagno of The Weather Channel said in a video on Friday that the popular show got a question…
Apple could be forced to abandon its Lightning cable by EU regulators

Apple could be forced to abandon its Lightning cable by EU regulators

European policymakers are pushing for a universal mobile charger. January 17, 2020, 4:15 PM4 min read European lawmakers are pushing for a universal cellphone charger, arguing it is more environmentally friendly and more convenient for consumers, a move that could bring an end to Apple's exclusive Lightning cable. Members of the European Parliament are calling…
What you need to know before 2020 Census starts in Alaska

What you need to know before 2020 Census starts in Alaska

The 2020 Census will begin next week in rural AlaskaBy MARK THIESSEN and MIKE SCHNEIDER Associated PressJanuary 17, 2020, 3:41 PM4 min readANCHORAGE, Alaska -- The 2020 Census kicks off Tuesday in remote Alaska. U.S. Census Bureau Director Steven Dillingham will be there to conduct the first count in the Bering Sea community of Toksook…
Storm with heavy snow, strong winds slams Midwest today, Northeast tomorrow

Storm with heavy snow, strong winds slams Midwest today, Northeast tomorrow

The storm continues to march east with weather alerts issued across the country.January 17, 2020, 1:28 PM4 min read A major storm continues to march east this morning with alerts issued across the country from California to Massachusetts. The storm brought several feet of snow from Washington state to the California mountains and winds gusts…
Groom accused of sexual assault at reception gets probation

Groom accused of sexual assault at reception gets probation

A judge has sentenced a man accused of sexually assaulting a teenage waitress at his wedding reception to probationJanuary 17, 2020, 2:57 PM2 min readDOYLESTOWN, Pa. -- A man accused of sexually assaulting a teenage waitress at his wedding reception has been sentenced to probation. Matthew Aimers, 32, of Willingboro, New Jersey, pleaded guilty on…
Acting ICE director to speak in NYC amid heated sanctuary policy debate

Acting ICE director to speak in NYC amid heated sanctuary policy debate

The visit comes amid a heated dispute between city and federal officials.January 17, 2020, 10:18 AM7 min read The acting head of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is expected to speak out against New York City's controversial sanctuary policy amid an ongoing dispute between city and federal officials over the sexual assault and murder of…
‘Start Here’: New evidence fuels calls for witnesses in Senate impeachment trial

‘Start Here’: New evidence fuels calls for witnesses in Senate impeachment trial

Here's what you need to know to start your day.January 17, 2020, 10:01 AM6 min read It's Friday, Jan. 17, 2019. Let's start here. 1. Trump on trial The Senate has set the stage for the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump after Chief Justice John Roberts administered an oath of "impartial justice" to every…
US service members injured in Iran bombing despite prior claims; 11 airlifted for treatment

US service members injured in Iran bombing despite prior claims; 11 airlifted for treatment

Eleven military members were transported for treatment.January 17, 2020, 4:24 AM4 min read U.S. officials confirmed late Thursday that some American troops were injured in Iran's missile attacks on American service members in Iraq despite prior claims no one was hurt. Eleven service members were flown out of Iraq in the last 24 to 36…
Payless ShoeSource emerges from Chapter 11 bankruptcy

Payless ShoeSource emerges from Chapter 11 bankruptcy

Payless ShoeSource has emerged from bankruptcy for the second time, with a focus on international marketsBy ANNE DÍNNOCENZIO AP Retail WriterJanuary 16, 2020, 2:18 PM1 min readNEW YORK -- Payless ShoeSource has emerged from bankruptcy for the second time, with a focus on international markets. The Topeka, Kansas-based said Thursday it wants to reinvigorate Latin…
Putin cements power as Russian lawmakers approve his new PM

Putin cements power as Russian lawmakers approve his new PM

President Vladimir Putin is fast-tracking work on constitutional changes that could keep him in power well past the end of his term in 2024 and lawmakers have quickly sealed his choice for new prime ministerBy VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV Associated PressJanuary 16, 2020, 2:21 PM5 min readMOSCOW -- President Vladimir Putin on Thursday fast-tracked work on constitutional…
Storm moving across country with Arctic blast in the East

Storm moving across country with Arctic blast in the East

Ahead of the storm, wind chill warnings have been issued for the Midwest.January 16, 2020, 11:30 AM4 min read The major storm that we have been talking about for days is here -- it hit the Pacific Northwest Wednesday with 1 to 2 feet of snow and wind gusts to more than 80 mph. Some…
‘Start Here’: House delivers impeachment articles to Senate and Putin’s parliament shakeup

‘Start Here’: House delivers impeachment articles to Senate and Putin’s parliament shakeup

Here's what you need to know to start your day.January 16, 2020, 10:03 AM6 min read It's Thursday, Jan. 16, 2019. Let's start here. 1. Delivery and trial The House has formally delivered the impeachment charges against President Donald Trump to the Senate, setting up the third presidential impeachment trial in U.S. history. On the…
Flames apparently shooting from engine force jet to return to Newark

Flames apparently shooting from engine force jet to return to Newark

Video taken by a passenger appears to show flames outside the window.January 16, 2020, 8:40 AM3 min read A United Airlines flight from Newark to Los Angeles was forced to return to the airport minutes after takeoff due to a mechanical problem that apparently resulted in flames shooting from one of its engines. A passenger…
Half-naked sex offender arrested breaking into home through doggy door

Half-naked sex offender arrested breaking into home through doggy door

The suspect had managed to cut off the ankle monitor he was required to wear.January 16, 2020, 8:08 AM3 min read A convicted sex offender has been arrested after trying to break into a California woman’s home without any pants as he tried to sneak into the house through the doggy door. The incident occurred…
Fotis Dulos attempted to run over wife 2 years before she went missing: Nanny

Fotis Dulos attempted to run over wife 2 years before she went missing: Nanny

Fotis Dulos was charged on Jan. 7 with murdering his estranged wife.January 16, 2020, 12:22 AM5 min read Fotis Dulos, the Connecticut man who is charged with murdering his estranged wife, allegedly had a fraught history of aggression toward her, including chasing her around the house and attempting to run her over with his car.…
Amber Alert issued for girl, 11, forced into car by abductors after getting off school bus

Amber Alert issued for girl, 11, forced into car by abductors after getting off...

Mass. police used a highway construction site to stop the suspect's vehicle.January 16, 2020, 6:12 AM4 min read Quick-thinking Massachusetts police used a highway construction site to stop the vehicle of a suspected kidnapper and rescue an 11-year-old girl Wednesday night. Charlotte Moccia, of Springfield, was rescued unharmed after she was apparently abducted after getting…
Lawmaker introduces ‘anti-red flag’ bill in Georgia to combat gun control proposals

Lawmaker introduces ‘anti-red flag’ bill in Georgia to combat gun control proposals

The bill could result in a max penalty of three years in prison and $5,000 fine.January 15, 2020, 5:52 PM4 min read A legal fight could be brewing in Georgia after a General Assembly member introduced a measure to restrict any potential "red-flag" gun laws from being enacted. The bill's sponsor, Republican state Rep. Ken…
Man released on parole after murdering stepmom now accused in 2nd killing

Man released on parole after murdering stepmom now accused in 2nd killing

Timothy Chavira had been released on parole in 2017. January 15, 2020, 5:46 PM3 min read A man who murdered his stepmother in the 1980s and was released from prison on parole is now accused of killing a second woman, prosecutors said. Timothy Chavira was convicted of first-degree murder for beating and stabbing his stepmother…
CNN draws fire for debate question that ignores denial

CNN draws fire for debate question that ignores denial

CNN and Iowa debate moderator Abby Phillip are drawing fire for an Iowa debate question that appeared to dismiss or ignore a response from Bernie SandersBy DAVID BAUDER AP Media WriterJanuary 15, 2020, 5:43 PM2 min readNEW YORK -- CNN is drawing fire from Bernie Sanders supporters for a debate moderator's question that appeared to…
Dismembered body found in bag outside housing project north of Dublin

Dismembered body found in bag outside housing project north of Dublin

The remains are yet to be identified. January 15, 2020, 4:54 PM4 min readLONDON -- A murder investigation has been launched after a bag of human remains has been found by the Irish police force. An alarm was raised just after 10 p.m. local time on Monday when what appeared to be a bag of…
3 fisherman dramatically rescued after boat capsizes in 12 foot waves

3 fisherman dramatically rescued after boat capsizes in 12 foot waves

Rescuers were seen braving the huge waves as they opened the hull with a saw.January 15, 2020, 1:27 PM3 min read Three fishermen have been dramatically rescued off the coast of Oregon Tuesday night after their boat flipped over and capsized in waves up to 12 feet high. The incident happened at Coos Bay, Oregon,…
Michael Avenatti arrested at Los Angeles courthouse during state bar hearing

Michael Avenatti arrested at Los Angeles courthouse during state bar hearing

The lawyer shot to fame representing Stormy Daniels.January 15, 2020, 3:46 AM5 min read Attorney Michael Avenatti was abruptly taken into federal custody in Los Angeles Tuesday evening, following a day-long disciplinary hearing in which the California State Bar is asking a judge to prevent Avenatti from practicing law based upon their belief he poses…
Pentagon prepared to provide additional financial support to border wall: Esper

Pentagon prepared to provide additional financial support to border wall: Esper

The Washington Post reported the president wants another $7.2 billion from DOD.January 14, 2020, 9:51 PM4 min read Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Tuesday that the Pentagon is prepared to provide additional financial support for the president's border wall. The Washington Post, citing internal planning figures, reported that President Donald Trump was preparing to…
Homeless mothers evicted from vacant home as California housing crisis looms

Homeless mothers evicted from vacant home as California housing crisis looms

Four people were arrested at the home in Oakland Tuesday morning. January 14, 2020, 9:14 PM7 min read A group of homeless mothers who refused to leave a vacant home they were squatting in with their children, were evicted amid the growing homeless crisis in California. The mothers and their children moved into the home…
NSA finds major security flaw in Windows 10, free fix issued

NSA finds major security flaw in Windows 10, free fix issued

Computer security experts are urging individuals and organizations to fix a major Windows 10 security flaw that the National Security Agency has discoveredBy MATT O'BRIEN AP Technology WriterJanuary 14, 2020, 10:12 PM3 min read The National Security Agency has discovered a major security flaw in Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system that could let hackers intercept…
Aly Raisman confirms she will not compete in 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Aly Raisman confirms she will not compete in 2020 Tokyo Olympics

The Olympic gold medalist shared a moving post about her decision.viaJanuary 14, 2020, 7:25 PM7 min read Six-time Olympic medalist Aly Raisman will not compete in the 2020 Olympics. The U.S. gymnast took to Instagram Tuesday to confirm rumors that she will not be competing in her third straight Summer Olympics. The Tokyo games are…
UN sets 2030 biodiversity deadline to combat possible mass extinction

UN sets 2030 biodiversity deadline to combat possible mass extinction

An estimated 1 million animal and plant species are threatened with extinction.January 14, 2020, 5:53 PM6 min read A United Nations agency has released a plan on biodiversity that seeks to mitigate a possible mass extinction in upcoming decades. The framework, outlined by the Convention on Biological Diversity, applies a "theory of change" approach to…
Iran announces arrests over shootdown of Ukrainian passenger plane that killed 176

Iran announces arrests over shootdown of Ukrainian passenger plane that killed 176

All 176 people on board the Ukrainian passenger jet were killed.January 14, 2020, 12:42 PM5 min readLONDON -- Iran's judiciary spokesman on Tuesday announced the arrests of an unspecified number of suspects in connection with the accidental shootdown of a Ukrainian passenger jet that killed all 176 people on board shortly after takeoff from Tehran…
Flood alerts in South as new major storm crosses country

Flood alerts in South as new major storm crosses country

Seven states this morning in the West are on alert ahead of the storm.January 14, 2020, 12:13 PM3 min read Part of the same cold front that brought all the severe weather over the weekend is stalled in the South and brought an EF-1 tornado and winds of 90 mph to South Carolina yesterday where…
EU launches Iran nuclear deal dispute action

EU launches Iran nuclear deal dispute action

BRUSSELS -- Britain, France and Germany on Tuesday ratcheted up pressure on Iran to stop violating its landmark nuclear deal in a last-ditch effort to resolve their differences through talks while also starting a process that could bring back punishing U.N. sanctions on Tehran. The three European Union countries are being pressed on one side…
Saudi Arabia executed record number of prisoners in 2019: Report

Saudi Arabia executed record number of prisoners in 2019: Report

Mohammed bin Salman had promised to curb the use of the death penalty. January 14, 2020, 9:06 AM6 min readLONDON -- Saudi Arabia executed the highest number of prisoners in recent years in 2019, a year that saw the kingdom come under intense scrutiny over its human rights record, a new report says. In total,…
Masked man born before World War II arrested in suspected bank robbery

Masked man born before World War II arrested in suspected bank robbery

The suspect, however, did not make it very far. January 14, 2020, 9:02 AM3 min read A man born before World War II even began has been arrested after allegedly robbing a bank in South Carolina while wearing a mask. Police responded to a report of a bank robbery at around 9:30 a.m. on Monday…
Design of AR-15 could derail charges tied to popular rifle

Design of AR-15 could derail charges tied to popular rifle

DALLAS -- A subtle design feature of the AR-15 rifle has raised a technical legal question that is derailing cases against people who are charged with illegally buying and selling the gun's parts or building the weapon. At issue is whether a key piece of one of America's most popular firearms meets the definition of…
Woman charged with using pit bull to kill a man

Woman charged with using pit bull to kill a man

Officers shot and killed the dog after it ran toward them aggressively. January 13, 2020, 7:02 PM3 min read A woman was arrested and charged with murder last week after she allegedly released her pit bull on a man, police said. Melissa D. Wolke, 38, was picked up early Friday morning near Mount Vernon, Kentucky,…
Queen Elizabeth announces ‘period of transition’ for Prince Harry and Meghan after meeting at Sandringham

Queen Elizabeth announces ‘period of transition’ for Prince Harry and Meghan after meeting at...

"These are complex matters for my family to resolve."viaJanuary 13, 2020, 5:31 PM8 min read Queen Elizabeth issued a new statement Monday on the future of Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, after a high-stakes family summit at Sandringham, her country estate in Norfolk, England. "Today my family had very constructive discussions on…
Warren jabs Sanders over purported attacks in volunteer talking points, Sanders denies responsibility

Warren jabs Sanders over purported attacks in volunteer talking points, Sanders denies responsibility

Sanders said he didn't personally approve such talking points.January 13, 2020, 5:28 PM5 min readIOWA CITY, Iowa -- Following a report that talking points distributed to Sen. Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign volunteers instructed them to attack Sen. Elizabeth Warren over her support from wealthy Democrats and perceived inability to expand the Democratic electorate, the Massachusetts…
US to announce expulsion of more than 20 Saudi trainees amid probe of Pensacola shooter

US to announce expulsion of more than 20 Saudi trainees amid probe of Pensacola...

The DOJ has been investigating the shooting as an act of terrorism. January 13, 2020, 5:24 PM6 min read More than 20 Saudi students are expected to be expelled from the U.S. amid an ongoing investigation into the Saudi military officer who killed three sailors and wounded eight others at the Naval Air Station in…
Supreme Court declines to hear Michelle Carter appeal in texting suicide case

Supreme Court declines to hear Michelle Carter appeal in texting suicide case

Michelle Carter was sentenced to 15 months for involuntary manslaughter. January 13, 2020, 4:32 PM6 min read The Supreme Court has declined to hear the appeal of Michelle Carter, the Massachusetts woman convicted of involuntary manslaughter after urging her teenage boyfriend over text message to kill himself. Carter will remain behind bars, serving a 15-month…
Sen. Cory Booker suspends presidential campaign

Sen. Cory Booker suspends presidential campaign

Sen. Cory Booker suspended his presidential campaign Monday, the final act of a bid for the Democratic nomination defined by a persistent struggle to catch fire with voters and donors despite his relatively high profile and long-standing presidential ambitions. The news of the senator’s decision came weeks before the Iowa caucuses, where, despite a large…
Man arrested after 8 wounded in stabbing spree in Colorado Springs, police say

Man arrested after 8 wounded in stabbing spree in Colorado Springs, police say

Police arrested the suspect, who was being held down by some of his victims.January 13, 2020, 3:23 PM2 min read A man was arrested after allegedly stabbing eight people in and around downtown Colorado Springs early Monday morning, police said. Officers were dispatched to the area of 8th Street and Limit Street for a reported…
Iran protests over downed Ukrainian plane turn violent as Trump tweets support

Iran protests over downed Ukrainian plane turn violent as Trump tweets support

Live rounds and tear gas were deployed against protesters in Tehran. January 13, 2020, 3:13 PM8 min readLONDON -- Anti-government protests turned violent in Iran over the weekend as security forces opened fire on demonstrators after the shooting down of the Ukrainian passenger plane that killed all 176 people on board. Despite initially claiming Ukraine…
Michigan police search for missing 14-year-old girl who ‘willingly’ left home with unknown person

Michigan police search for missing 14-year-old girl who ‘willingly’ left home with unknown person

Reem Alsaidi, 14, was last seen leaving her home and getting into someone's car.January 13, 2020, 11:19 AM3 min read Authorities in Michigan are searching for a 14-year-old girl who was last seen Saturday leaving her home with an unknown person. Video shows Reem Alsaidi getting into someone's white or grey sedan which pulled up…
4 Iraqi servicemen wounded by rocket attack on air base

4 Iraqi servicemen wounded by rocket attack on air base

Iraqi security officials say four members of Iraq's military have been wounded by a rocket attack targeting an air base just north of BaghdadBy QASSEM ABDUL-ZAHRA Associated PressJanuary 12, 2020, 6:31 PM2 min readBAGHDAD -- Four members of Iraq's military were wounded Sunday in a rocket attack targeting an air base just north of Baghdad where…
Manhunt on for gunman who wounded 5, including 3 juveniles, at Colorado house party

Manhunt on for gunman who wounded 5, including 3 juveniles, at Colorado house party

Police are searching for a suspect wearing a yellow hoodie. January 12, 2020, 7:11 PM4 min read A manhunt is underway in Colorado for at least one gunman who opened fire at a crowded house party in a Denver suburb, wounding five people, including three juveniles, police said. The shooting occurred just before 11 p.m.…

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