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Trump State of the Union won’t be 1st delivered amid turmoil

Trump State of the Union won’t be 1st delivered amid turmoil

Two decades ago, President Bill Clinton addressed a nation transfixed by impeachmentBy KEVIN FREKING Associated PressFebruary 1, 2020, 10:46 AM5 min readWASHINGTON -- Two decades ago, President Bill Clinton addressed a nation transfixed by impeachment. He didn’t use the I-word once in a State of the Union address that ran on for 78 minutes. Now,…
The King’s Speech: LeBron James’ words salve hurting Lakers

The King’s Speech: LeBron James’ words salve hurting Lakers

LOS ANGELES -- LeBron James has only been a part of the Los Angeles Lakers for 19 months. The West Coast is a late stop on an NBA odyssey that already yielded rings, trophies and innumerable indelible moments in Cleveland and Miami. Yet when this venerated franchise needed a leader to honor a legend during…
Bar security guard shoots and kills customer at closing time after altercation

Bar security guard shoots and kills customer at closing time after altercation

"Why did you kill my friend? You didn't have to kill him," said a witness.February 10, 2020, 12:22 PM5 min read A security guard at a popular sports bar shot two people, killing one and injuring another, during an altercation inside the premises at closing time. The incident occurred inside a Houston sports bar called…
Belarus leader boasts about US ties to bargain with Moscow

Belarus leader boasts about US ties to bargain with Moscow

The leader of Belarus is boasting about better ties with the United States as his officials discuss alternative energy imports as part of efforts to win concessions from RussiaBy YURAS KARMANAU Associated PressFebruary 4, 2020, 12:01 PM3 min readMINSK, Belarus -- The leader of Belarus boasted Tuesday about warming ties with the United States as…
Storm bringing snow, flooding, tornado threat, with Arctic chill to follow

Storm bringing snow, flooding, tornado threat, with Arctic chill to follow

There are flooding reports across the South over the last 48 hours.February 12, 2020, 12:58 PM5 min read A strong storm is moving from the Rockies to the East Coast, with flood, snow and tornado threats for the Eastern U.S. Already, there are dozens of flooding reports across the South in the last 48 hours…
‘Start Here’: Sanders narrowly wins New Hampshire and Roger Stone sentencing reversal

‘Start Here’: Sanders narrowly wins New Hampshire and Roger Stone sentencing reversal

It's Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020. Let's start here. 1. Sanders takes New Hampshire ABC News projects that Bernie Sanders will win the New Hampshire primary, with Pete Buttigieg in second and Amy Klobuchar in third, based on our analysis of the vote. Sanders narrowly eked out a win against a strong challenge from Buttigieg in…
Super Bowl argument at family barbecue leads to man’s shooting death

Super Bowl argument at family barbecue leads to man’s shooting death

"Preliminary info is that they were rooting for different teams," said police.February 3, 2020, 8:23 AM4 min read An argument over who would win the Super Bowl has led to the shooting death of a man in the middle of a barbecue with family and friends. The incident occurred over the weekend in Fresno, California,…
US, Taliban close to ‘reduction in violence’ agreement

US, Taliban close to ‘reduction in violence’ agreement

The Taliban say they have issued an ultimatum to Washington after weeks of talking to a U.S. peace envoy, demanding a response on their offer to reduce violence in Afghanistan for seven days or end the ongoing negotiationsBy KATHY GANNON and DEB RIECHMANN Associated PressFebruary 12, 2020, 8:07 AM6 min readISLAMABAD -- The Taliban have…
Boy handcuffed by cops while having seizure, vomiting at fast food restaurant

Boy handcuffed by cops while having seizure, vomiting at fast food restaurant

"He has autism, he has epilepsy, stop it!" his mother can be heard screaming.February 2, 2020, 10:22 AM5 min read A 16-year-old boy with autism was handcuffed by police officers who attempted to arrest him after he suffered from an epileptic seizure at a fast food restaurant. Lourdes Ponce said her son had just left…
US demands more from Taliban on ceasefire before deal

US demands more from Taliban on ceasefire before deal

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says the U.S. is demanding demonstrable evidence from the Taliban that they can and will reduce violence before signing a deal that would lead to Afghanistan peace talks and a withdrawal of American troops from the countryBy MATTHEW LEE AP Diplomatic WriterFebruary 3, 2020, 7:35 AM3 min readTASHKENT, Uzbekistan --…
Who talked the most and the least in ABC News’ Democratic debate

Who talked the most and the least in ABC News’ Democratic debate

Sen. Bernie Sanders led the previous debate in speaking time.February 8, 2020, 3:40 AM2 min read Former Vice President Joe Biden came out on top in terms of total speaking time at Friday night's ABC News Democratic debate -- the first of the 2020 primary contest -- whereas tech entrepreneur Andrew Yang spoke the least,…
Former ‘Empire’ actor Jussie Smollett indicted again by grand jury in Chicago

Former ‘Empire’ actor Jussie Smollett indicted again by grand jury in Chicago

Former "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett was indicted Tuesday by a grand jury in Chicago after a special prosecutor re-investigated allegations he bogusly reported being the victim of a January 2019 hate-crime attack, officials said. Smollett, 37, was indicted on six counts of disorderly conduct related to making four separate false reports to Chicago Police Department…
Louisiana executions stall for a decade amid legal quandary

Louisiana executions stall for a decade amid legal quandary

BATON ROUGE, La. -- Louisiana cleans its execution chamber at the state penitentiary daily, but it's been more than a decade since a condemned prisoner has laid on the chamber's black-padded gurney to die. Sixty-eight people sit on Louisiana’s death row, with no execution dates set. Though the state historically has been tough on crime…
Lawmaker questions California Lottery’s ‘Ellen’ giveaway

Lawmaker questions California Lottery’s ‘Ellen’ giveaway

A state legislator wants an audit of the California Lottery to look into a whistleblower complaint about more than $200,000 worth of scratchers tickets given to Ellen DeGeneres’ TV show for audience giftsFebruary 7, 2020, 8:26 PM2 min readLOS ANGELES -- A state legislator wants an audit of the California Lottery to look into a…
3 things to know about Trump’s budget plan for Medicare, Medicaid

3 things to know about Trump’s budget plan for Medicare, Medicaid

Trump's budget would reduce $451B in Medicare spending over 10 years.February 11, 2020, 10:47 PM6 min read President Donald Trump said he wouldn’t touch Medicare before pitching a budget plan that would do exactly that, along with steep cuts to Medicaid. Democrats are calling it “savage” and “heartless,” while administration officials are insisting they are…
What we know and don’t about Long Island’s suspected serial killer case

What we know and don’t about Long Island’s suspected serial killer case

It has been nearly 10 years since police were searching for a missing sex worker, Shannan Gilbert, and made the grisly discovery of 10 other bodies on a stretch of beach on the south shore of Long Island -- a chilling revelation that shook the greater New York area and made national headlines. To this…
UK judge: Police probe of ‘transphobic’ tweets was unlawful

UK judge: Police probe of ‘transphobic’ tweets was unlawful

A British court says police infringed a man’s right to free expression when they showed up at his workplace to quiz him over his Twitter posts about transgender peopleFebruary 14, 2020, 2:04 PM2 min readLONDON -- A British court ruled Friday that police infringed a man’s right to free expression when they showed up at…
Storm bringing heavy rain to Northwest, snow to impact Cascades

Storm bringing heavy rain to Northwest, snow to impact Cascades

A strong storm is currently moving onshore to the western U.S. February 1, 2020, 1:49 PM5 min read A strong frontal system brought severe weather to southern Florida on Friday night, with numerous reports of flooding, lightning and gusty winds in the Miami metro area, as well as parts of the Florida Keys. A wind…
Mother arrested after bedridden girl, 7, found dead during welfare check

Mother arrested after bedridden girl, 7, found dead during welfare check

A 5-year-old and a 3-month old were also removed from the home.February 2, 2020, 6:23 AM3 min read A mother has been arrested after a 7-year-old bedridden girl was found dead inside her home when police were performing a welfare check. The incident occurred at about 2:30 p.m. on Friday when Bay City Police Officers…
‘Start Here’: Barr says Trump’s tweets ‘make it impossible for me to do my job’

‘Start Here’: Barr says Trump’s tweets ‘make it impossible for me to do my...

It's Friday, Feb. 14, 2020. Let's start here. 1. Exclusive: Barr speaks out Responding to criticism over the Department of Justice's decision to overrule the Roger Stone sentencing recommendation made by its own prosecutors, Attorney General William Barr told ABC News in an exclusive interview that the move was "fair and reasonable," while insisting he…
Neighbor kills man with crossbow while trying to save him from pit bull attack: DA

Neighbor kills man with crossbow while trying to save him from pit bull attack:...

The neighbor is cooperating with authorities.February 7, 2020, 4:15 PM3 min read A Massachusetts man was being attacked by two pit bulls when his neighbor grabbed a crossbow and tried to intervene, but apparently struck and killed the man instead, prosecutors said. Investigators believe the neighbor heard a commotion Wednesday afternoon and called the Adams…
Storm bringing heavy snow, damaging winds, tornado threat to heartland

Storm bringing heavy snow, damaging winds, tornado threat to heartland

The complex storm system stretches from Texas to the Northeast.February 5, 2020, 1:27 PM5 min read A major storm system is moving through the heartland today with snow, ice, flooding, damaging winds, and a few tornadoes. Already this storm brought up to 21 inches of snow in Colorado, 20 inches in Utah, 20 inches in…

‘Huge’ potential for more viral outbreaks in coming years, says NIH Director Francis Collins

As health officials worldwide fight to contain the coronavirus, a top-ranked U.S. health official says the public should expect more viral outbreaks like it in the coming years.The coronavirus — which appears to have originated in the Eastern Chinese city of Wuhan — has infected more than 31,000 people and resulted in the deaths of…
Court filing points to Trump emails on Ukraine decision

Court filing points to Trump emails on Ukraine decision

The Trump administration says in a court filing that two dozen emails revealing details of President Donald Trump’s decision-making regarding withholding military assistance to Ukraine are protected from a lawsuit under “presidential privilegeFebruary 2, 2020, 1:09 AM2 min readWASHINGTON -- The Trump administration says in a court filing that two dozen emails revealing details of…
UK doctor imprisoned for sexually assaulting 24 patients

UK doctor imprisoned for sexually assaulting 24 patients

A British doctor who sexually assaulted two dozen female patients has been sentenced to at least 15 years in prisonFebruary 7, 2020, 4:03 PM1 min readLONDON -- A British doctor who sexually assaulted two dozen female patients was sentenced to at least 15 years in prison Friday by a judge who accused him of wanting…
High school principal apologizes for suggesting Kobe Bryant deserved to die

High school principal apologizes for suggesting Kobe Bryant deserved to die

“This was a situation where I didn’t think before I posted," said the principal.February 5, 2020, 10:36 AM5 min read A high school principal has publicly apologized after a Facebook post she wrote surfaced suggesting that Kobe Bryant deserved to die in the helicopter crash that killed him and eight others on Jan. 26. Liza…
Major storm moving from West across the country with heavy snow, damaging winds

Major storm moving from West across the country with heavy snow, damaging winds

16 states from California to Iowa are under snow, ice and wind alerts.February 3, 2020, 12:51 PM3 min read Up to 15 inches of rain fell in parts of western Washington in the last seven days pushing rivers over their banks and producing significant flooding. Homes, roads and streets have been submerged and some people…
Anne Cox Chambers, wealthy newspaper heiress, dies at 100

Anne Cox Chambers, wealthy newspaper heiress, dies at 100

The family of Anne Cox Chambers says the newspaper heiress has died at the age of 100January 31, 2020, 1:59 PM4 min readATLANTA -- Anne Cox Chambers, a newspaper heiress, diplomat and philanthropist who was one of the country's richest women, died Friday at the age of 100. Her nephew James Cox Kennedy announced her…
Police in North Carolina seek man they say set woman on fire

Police in North Carolina seek man they say set woman on fire

Police in North Carolina have arrested a man accused of dousing a woman in flammable liquid and lighting her on fireFebruary 4, 2020, 2:10 PM2 min readKINSTON, N.C. -- Police in North Carolina have arrested a man accused of dousing a woman in flammable liquid and lighting her on fire while she drove alone in…
Home invaders pose as police, gunfight breaks out with family inside

Home invaders pose as police, gunfight breaks out with family inside

"It was a home invasion that went terribly wrong," said police.February 6, 2020, 8:06 AM4 min read A gunfight broke out at a home and a suspect was killed when men posing as sheriff’s deputies attempted a home invasion and got more than they bargained for from the family inside. The frightening situation occurred in…
High-level North Korean defector to run in S. Korea election

High-level North Korean defector to run in S. Korea election

A high-level North Korean defector will join South Korea's main opposition party and run in April parliamentary electionsBy HYUNG-JIN KIM Associated PressFebruary 10, 2020, 12:21 PM2 min readSEOUL, South Korea -- The highest-level North Korean diplomat to defect to South Korea will join its main opposition party and run in April parliamentary elections, party officials…
Terry Crews says sorry to Gabrielle Union for his remarks

Terry Crews says sorry to Gabrielle Union for his remarks

Terry Crews is apologizing for his remarks about Gabrielle Union’s claims of mistreatment on “America’s Got TalentBy LYNN ELBER AP Television WriterFebruary 1, 2020, 3:24 AM2 min readLOS ANGELES -- Terry Crews apologized for his comments about Gabrielle Union’s claims of mistreatment on “America’s Got Talent,” saying he didn’t mean to “invalidate” her experience and…
Second sexual assault trial begins for ex-college athlete

Second sexual assault trial begins for ex-college athlete

Jury selection is set to begin in the second trial of a former University of Delaware baseball player accused of sexually assaulting six womenFebruary 10, 2020, 12:19 PM2 min readWILMINGTON, Del. -- Jury selection is set in the second trial of a former University of Delaware baseball player accused of sexually assaulting six women. The…

New type of aurora, nicknamed ‘the dunes,’ discovered by citizen scientists in Finland

Doyle Rice, USA TODAY Published 4:20 p.m. ET Jan. 31, 2020 CLOSE There’s a new type of aurora in town called "the dunes." Scientists think it’s a visible display of atmospheric waves. Buzz60Amateur photographers in Finland have discovered a new form of aurora, scientists announced in a new study published this week.Nicknamed "the dunes," the aurora…
UK to announce new rules for militants after street stabbing

UK to announce new rules for militants after street stabbing

Britain's government is planning to announce new rules for the imprisonment of convicted militants after an Islamic extremist who was recently released from prison stabbed two people in south LondonBy DANICA KIRKA Associated PressFebruary 3, 2020, 2:35 PM4 min readLONDON -- The British government plans to announce new rules for the imprisonment of convicted terrorists…
Florida highway patrol officer gunned down while trying to help motorist: Officials

Florida highway patrol officer gunned down while trying to help motorist: Officials

Trooper Joseph Bullock served nearly 19 years with the Florida Highway Patrol.February 5, 2020, 10:34 PM4 min read A Florida Highway Patrol officer was killed in the line of duty Wednesday when he was shot by a disabled motorist he was apparently trying to help, authorities said. At about 10:15 a.m., Trooper Joseph Bullock was…
Sony, Amazon drop out of major European tech show over virus

Sony, Amazon drop out of major European tech show over virus

Sony, Amazon and Japan's NTT DoCoMo are the latest companies to pull out of a major European technology show over virus fearsFebruary 10, 2020, 1:48 PM3 min readLONDON -- Two big Japanese companies are the latest to pull out of a major European technology show due to fears over the outbreak of the new coronavirus.…
Iran to execute alleged spy who gave nuclear secrets to CIA

Iran to execute alleged spy who gave nuclear secrets to CIA

Iran says its top court has confirmed a death sentence for an Iranian man convicted of spying for the CIABy AMIR VAHDAT Associated PressFebruary 4, 2020, 12:14 PM3 min readTEHRAN, Iran -- Iran said Tuesday that its top court confirmed a death sentence for an Iranian man convicted of spying for the CIA, with state…
Biden mocks rival Buttigieg’s record as small city mayor

Biden mocks rival Buttigieg’s record as small city mayor

Joe Biden is escalating his criticism of Democratic presidential rival Pete ButtigiegBy JULIE PACE and HUNTER WOODALL Associated PressFebruary 8, 2020, 7:56 PM4 min readMANCHESTER, N.H. -- Scrambling to salvage his presidential campaign, Joe Biden escalated his criticism of Pete Buttigieg on Saturday, mocking Buttigieg's experience as mayor of South Bend, Indiana, and warning that…
Mayor indicted for stealing over a quarter-million dollars from dying grandmother

Mayor indicted for stealing over a quarter-million dollars from dying grandmother

He allegedly wrote checks from her account to himself for false reimbursements.February 12, 2020, 12:11 PM3 min read A mayor in Tennessee has been charged and indicted with stealing more than a quarter of a million dollars from his own grandmother. Christopher Scott Jones, currently serving as mayor of Mount Carmel in northeast Tennessee, allegedly…
Punxsutawney Phil predicts an early spring after not seeing his shadow

Punxsutawney Phil predicts an early spring after not seeing his shadow

Thousands gathered to see whether or not the famous groundhog saw his shadow.February 2, 2020, 1:01 PM3 min read Punxsutawney Phil, Pennsylvania's most famous groundhog, awoke this morning and did not see his shadow which means that -- according to legend -- an early spring is on the way. Every Feb. 2, thousands of people…
4-year-old boy shot and killed during overnight home invasion

4-year-old boy shot and killed during overnight home invasion

The boy's father is being interviewed by police to learn about what happened. January 30, 2020, 1:16 PM4 min read A 4-year-old boy has been shot and killed during a home invasion overnight. The incident occurred at approximately 1 a.m. in North Philadelphia when emergency responders received a call reporting a home invasion robbery at…
‘Start Here’: Iowa caucuses and impeachment trial

‘Start Here’: Iowa caucuses and impeachment trial

Here's what you need to know to start your day.February 3, 2020, 10:01 AM5 min read It's Monday, Feb. 3, 2020, and we're in Iowa for the first Democratic presidential contest. Let's start here. 1. Iowa caucuses Iowa is gearing up for its first-in-the-nation caucuses today, marking the official start of the presidential election season.…
Willie Wood, Packers great and Hall of Fame DB, dies at 83

Willie Wood, Packers great and Hall of Fame DB, dies at 83

Pro Football Hall of Fame defensive back Willie Wood has diedBy BETH HARRIS AP Sports WriterFebruary 4, 2020, 3:36 AM4 min readLOS ANGELES -- Willie Wood, the Hall of Fame defensive back who won five NFL championships with the Green Bay Packers under coach Vince Lombardi and made the first interception in Super Bowl history,…
Powerful storm hits West Coast, set to track East

Powerful storm hits West Coast, set to track East

Major river flooding is forecasted to impact some rivers in Washington state.February 2, 2020, 12:23 PM4 min read A powerful storm brought very heavy and powerful winds to the Northwest on Saturday. Over eight inches of rain was reported in parts of Washington state with widespread reports of wind gusts over 50 MPH with even…
California may pause student fitness tests due to bullying

California may pause student fitness tests due to bullying

The governor of California wants to pause physical education tests for students over concerns with bullying and discriminationBy CUNEYT DIL Associated PressFebruary 5, 2020, 1:54 AM3 min readSACRAMENTO, Calif. -- California Gov. Gavin Newsom wants to pause physical education tests for students for three years due to concerns over bullying and the test discriminating against…
‘One of the worst incidents in American history’: Family of handcuffed man fatally shot by officer demands justice

‘One of the worst incidents in American history’: Family of handcuffed man fatally shot...

The mother and two children of an African American man killed when he was shot seven times by a Maryland police officer while sitting handcuffed in front of a police cruiser spoke out on Thursday to demand swift justice for what their lawyer called "one of the worst incidents in American history." The family of…
New storm to race across country in next few days

New storm to race across country in next few days

The storm could bring widespread weather impacts from coast to coast.February 8, 2020, 1:01 PM6 min read The powerful storm that crossed much of the country this week and brought powerful winds, heavy rain and heavy snow to the Northeast on Friday is over -- but a new storm is already set to track across…
Passenger plane crashes at Istanbul airport

Passenger plane crashes at Istanbul airport

Passengers are still being extracted from the vessel. February 5, 2020, 4:53 PM2 min read A plane skidded off the runway and crashed at Istanbul's Sabiha Gökçen Airport as it attempted to land on Wednesday. Firefighters, medics and police teams are at the scene and the nose of the plane appears to have separated from…
Opera board member leaves $45M after she died, largest gift in US opera history

Opera board member leaves $45M after she died, largest gift in US opera history

Phyllis Hernden Brissenden left the largest gift the organization has received.February 6, 2020, 4:46 PM7 min read A beloved St. Louis philanthropist and life board member at the Opera Theater left the company a "transformative" gift in the wake of her death. Phyllis Brissenden, who died on Dec. 17, 2019, "bequeathed the company a transformative…
Iran remembers 1979 Islamic Revolution amid high US tension

Iran remembers 1979 Islamic Revolution amid high US tension

Hundreds of thousands of people across Iran have marked the anniversary of the country's 1979 Islamic Revolution amid some of the highest tensions ever between Tehran and Washington in the past four decadesBy NASSER KARIMI Associated PressFebruary 11, 2020, 10:03 AM4 min readTEHRAN, Iran -- Hundreds of thousands across Iran marked the anniversary of its…
1 dead as storm slams its way across country to East Coast

1 dead as storm slams its way across country to East Coast

One person died and another was injured in Alabama.February 6, 2020, 1:28 PM4 min read Severe weather has left one dead in Alabama as more than six dozen damaging storms are reported in the South from Louisiana to Tennessee -- including 12 reported tornadoes in Mississippi alone. Emergency Management Agency Director Kevin McKinney in Alabama's…
2 US service members killed, 6 wounded in Afghanistan attack

2 US service members killed, 6 wounded in Afghanistan attack

The firefight is being investigated as a possible insider attack.February 9, 2020, 7:14 PM6 min read The Pentagon identified two U.S. soldiers who were killed in a firefight in eastern Afghanistan on Saturday, along with one Afghan National Army member. The incident is being investigated as a possible insider attack, though no motive has been…
‘Start Here’: Sanders, Buttigieg, and the New Hampshire primary

‘Start Here’: Sanders, Buttigieg, and the New Hampshire primary

Here's what you need to know to start your day.February 11, 2020, 9:59 AM4 min read It's Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020. Let's start here. 1. Granite State primary New Hampshire voters are heading to the polls today for their first-in-the-nation primary with many still unsure of who should take on President Donald Trump in the…
US launches ICBM from California in overnight test

US launches ICBM from California in overnight test

The Air Force said the launch was a test of its aging Minuteman III fleet.February 5, 2020, 3:02 PM3 min read The U.S. Air Force launched a Minuteman III ICBM from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California early Wednesday as part of its regular testing of the missile fleet. "A team of Air Force Global…
Scotland’s finance chief quits over messages to teenager

Scotland’s finance chief quits over messages to teenager

Scotland’s finance minister has resigned after he reportedly sent hundreds of messages to a 16-year-old boy on social mediaFebruary 6, 2020, 3:02 PM2 min readLONDON -- Scotland’s finance minister resigned Thursday after revelations he had reportedly sent hundreds of messages to a 16-year-old boy on social media. Derek Mackay, who was due to deliver his…
San Francisco 49ers’ Katie Sowers becomes 1st female and 1st openly gay coach in Super Bowl history

San Francisco 49ers’ Katie Sowers becomes 1st female and 1st openly gay coach in...

"The most important thing is that I'm not the last."viaFebruary 3, 2020, 2:35 AM9 min read Katie Sowers is making Super Bowl history in Sunday's game between the San Francisco 49ers and the Kansas City Chiefs. The 49ers offensive assistant coach is the first female to coach a team in the Super Bowl. She is…
Brawl breaks out at women’s college basketball game between Texas Southern, Alabama State

Brawl breaks out at women’s college basketball game between Texas Southern, Alabama State

Ten student athletes and two managers have been suspended.February 6, 2020, 1:10 PM4 min read Ten student athletes and two managers have been suspended after a brawl broke out at a women’s college basketball game in Alabama. The fight erupted Monday night, during a game at the Dunn-Oliver Acadome in Montgomery that pitted the Alabama…
Spain searches for 67 missing at sea, rescues 119 others

Spain searches for 67 missing at sea, rescues 119 others

Maritime authorities in Spain have resumed looking for 67 missing migrants believed to be trying to reach European shores by boatBy ARITZ PARRA Associated PressFebruary 11, 2020, 9:57 AM2 min readMADRID -- Spain on Tuesday resumed the search for 67 migrants missing from a boat trying to reach European shores a day after maritime authorities…

All about the laser (and microphone) atop Mars 2020, NASA’s next rover

Mars 2020's mast, or "head," includes a laser instrument called SuperCam that can vaporize rock material and study the resulting plasma. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech NASA is sending a new laser-toting robot to Mars. But unlike the lasers of science fiction, this one is used for studying mineralogy and chemistry from up to about 20 feet (7…
Hundreds searching for 6-year-old girl who vanished while playing outside her home

Hundreds searching for 6-year-old girl who vanished while playing outside her home

First grader Faye Swetlik was last seen at about 3:45 p.m. Monday.February 11, 2020, 10:18 PM5 min read Hundreds of officers are searching for a 6-year-old South Carolina girl who's been missing for more than 24 hours. First grader Faye Swetlik was last seen around 3:45 p.m. Monday, after she got off the school bus…
‘Start Here’: Senate votes to acquit Trump of impeachment charges

‘Start Here’: Senate votes to acquit Trump of impeachment charges

Here's what you need to know to start your day.February 6, 2020, 10:05 AM6 min read It's Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020. Let's start here. 1. Trump acquittal President Donald Trump was acquitted by the Senate on charges of abuse of power and obstruction of justice by a party line vote on Wednesday. Every Democrat voted…
4 kids, including 2-year-old, found alive after going missing in Alaska blizzard conditions

4 kids, including 2-year-old, found alive after going missing in Alaska blizzard conditions

The four children -- ages 2, 7, 8 and 14 -- were reported missing Sunday.February 4, 2020, 2:24 PM2 min read Four children were found alive one day after going missing in blizzard conditions in Alaska, authorities said. The four children -- ages 2, 7, 8 and 14 -- were reported missing in Nunum Iqua,…
Man dies stepping on power line he downed after surviving car crash

Man dies stepping on power line he downed after surviving car crash

His girlfriend was hospitalized and found out she was pregnant with his baby. February 11, 2020, 8:38 AM4 min read A 20-year-old man who survived a crash into a utility pole died after he was electrocuted when stepping out of his vehicle and onto the downed power line. The incident happened late Saturday night in…
Police praise teen who turned over thousands in cash she found on street

Police praise teen who turned over thousands in cash she found on street

An employee at a local business had inadvertently dropped the cash.February 10, 2020, 1:19 PM2 min read Canadian police are praising the "honesty and integrity" of a local teenager for handing in a large sum of cash she found over the weekend. The 17-year-old girl was walking down the street in her hometown of Milton,…
NYPD alerted of ‘credible’ threat toward officers after last week’s ‘assassination attempt’

NYPD alerted of ‘credible’ threat toward officers after last week’s ‘assassination attempt’

The warning comes after a weekend in which multiple officers were shot.February 14, 2020, 9:24 AM5 min read The New York City Police Department is warning officers to be "vigilant and alert" following increased "credible" threats toward its officers. Officials are advising all officers to have a heightened awareness "in light of the events that…
Major storm moving East with heavy snow and flooding

Major storm moving East with heavy snow and flooding

14 states are on alert for heavy snow and flooding from California to Georgia. February 4, 2020, 1:42 PM4 min read Record daily snowfall fell yesterday in Salt Lake City of almost nine inches, the biggest snowstorm of the season for the city. Some areas outside of Salt Lake got up to 19 inches of…
Pentagon: 109 troops suffer brain injuries from Iran strike

Pentagon: 109 troops suffer brain injuries from Iran strike

The Pentagon says the number of U.S. service members diagnosed with traumatic brain injuries has shot up to more than 100, as more troops suffer the aftereffects of the Iranian ballistic missile attack early last month in IraqBy LOLITA C. BALDOR Associated PressFebruary 11, 2020, 2:30 AM2 min readWASHINGTON -- The number of U.S. service…
US forces come under fire while on patrol in Syria

US forces come under fire while on patrol in Syria

The situation has since been de-escalated, a military spokesman said. February 12, 2020, 12:56 PM4 min read American Coalition forces on patrol in Syria exchanged small arms fire with unknown individuals near a pro-regime checkpoint while on patrol in north eastern Syria, with the situation now de-escalated, a military spokesperson said. The troops were on…
Maryland police seek suspect who shot 2 officers during traffic stop

Maryland police seek suspect who shot 2 officers during traffic stop

One detective is in "critical but stable condition." The second is stable.February 6, 2020, 3:29 PM5 min read The search is on for a gunman who shot two Maryland detectives, and police are pleading with the suspect to surrender. Officers are going door-to-door Thursday morning and some schools are closed as the manhunt intensifies. In…
11 Americans aboard cruise ship in Japan among those infected with new coronavirus

11 Americans aboard cruise ship in Japan among those infected with new coronavirus

At least 11 Americans are among the dozens of people aboard a cruise ship moored in Japan who have tested positive for the novel coronavirus, officials said. Since arriving at the Japanese port of Yokohama on Monday, the Diamond Princess has been quarantined at sea while all passengers and crew undergo health screenings. At least…
Cop shooting suspect charged with attempted murder

Cop shooting suspect charged with attempted murder

Both officers who were wounded in two incidents are out of the hospital. February 10, 2020, 9:37 PM6 min read The man who shot a New York City police officer Saturday night and then wounded another during a shooting spree inside a Bronx precinct 12 hours later was arraigned on several charges for what was…
Man, 19, gravely injured in Los Angeles high-rise fire dies

Man, 19, gravely injured in Los Angeles high-rise fire dies

LOS ANGELES -- A 19-year-old French citizen who was gravely injured when flames tore through a high-rise apartment tower this week died Friday evening at a hospital, authorities said. The Fire Department announced the death but provided no details. The Los Angeles County coroner's office identified him as Jeremy Bru of France. But it had…
UK investigates after ex-PM bodyguard leaves gun on plane

UK investigates after ex-PM bodyguard leaves gun on plane

London's Metropolitan Police are investigating after former Prime Minister David Cameron's bodyguard reportedly left his gun in an airplane bathroomFebruary 5, 2020, 10:20 AM1 min readLONDON -- London's Metropolitan Police are investigating after former Prime Minister David Cameron's bodyguard reportedly left his gun in an airplane bathroom. The Daily Mail newspaper reported that the weapon…
New witnesses unlikely, Trump impeachment trial could end quickly: GOP sources

New witnesses unlikely, Trump impeachment trial could end quickly: GOP sources

The Senate trial could be over by the weekend if Republicans have the votes. January 30, 2020, 3:53 PM6 min read Senators return at 1 p.m. Thursday for a second day of questions to House managers and President Donald Trump’s legal team in his impeachment trial as attempts by Democrats to rally votes for new…
Abe brushes aside worries of virus impact on Tokyo Olympics

Abe brushes aside worries of virus impact on Tokyo Olympics

Concern about the coronavirus outbreak in China and its impact on this year's Tokyo Olympics has reached Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo AbeFebruary 3, 2020, 12:48 PM2 min readTOKYO -- Concern about the spreading coronavirus outbreak in China and its impact on this year's Tokyo Olympics reached Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Monday. Abe was…
In Egypt, 12-year-old girl dies after genital mutilation

In Egypt, 12-year-old girl dies after genital mutilation

A 12-year-old girl has died in southern Egypt after her parents brought her this week to a doctor who preformed female genital mutilation, a criminal practice that remains widespread in the regionBy NOHA ELHENNAWY Associated PressJanuary 31, 2020, 1:04 PM2 min readCAIRO -- A 12-year-old girl died this week in southern Egypt after her parents…
Man finds 3,400-year-old Egyptian anchor during his morning swim

Man finds 3,400-year-old Egyptian anchor during his morning swim

Rafi Bahalul found the artifact off the coast of Israel. February 7, 2020, 1:54 PM5 min read Rafi Bahalul was taking a morning swim off the shores of Atlit, Israel, when he spotted hieroglyphs in the seabed. "I saw it, kept on swimming for a few meters, then realized what I had seen and dived…
Cathay Pacific asks staff to take unpaid leave due to virus

Cathay Pacific asks staff to take unpaid leave due to virus

Cathay Pacific Airways is asking its 27,000 employees to take three weeks of unpaid leave while the Hong Kong carrier struggles with plunging revenue due to China's virus outbreakFebruary 5, 2020, 9:47 AM1 min readHONG KONG -- Cathay Pacific Airways asked its 27,000 employees on Wednesday to take three weeks of unpaid leave while the…
Utah sends employees to Mexico for lower prescription prices

Utah sends employees to Mexico for lower prescription prices

SALT LAKE CITY -- Ann Lovell had never owned a passport before last year. Now, the 62-year-old teacher is a frequent flier, traveling every few months to Tijuana, Mexico, to buy medication for rheumatoid arthritis — with tickets paid for by the state of Utah’s public insurer. Lovell is one of about 10 state workers…
WHO working with Google to combat virus misinformation

WHO working with Google to combat virus misinformation

The World Health Organization is working with Google to ensure that people get facts from WHO first when they search for information about the new virus that recently emerged in ChinaBy JAMEY KEATEN Associated PressFebruary 3, 2020, 1:34 PM4 min readGENEVA -- The World Health Organization is working with Google to ensure that people get…
Activists fight to ensure cops who used stun gun on man with his hands up remain off the police force

Activists fight to ensure cops who used stun gun on man with his hands...

Two Texas police officers fired over deploying a stun gun on a man while he was on his knees and with his hands in the air have appealed to get their jobs back, sparking outrage from community activists. Criminal justice advocates are trying to keep former Austin police officers Robert Pfaff and Donald Petraitis off…
Alleged rape victim to testify Friday at Harvey Weinstein trial

Alleged rape victim to testify Friday at Harvey Weinstein trial

The alleged rape took place in New York City in March, 2013. January 31, 2020, 11:29 AM4 min read Today, Harvey Weinstein will come face-to-face with the woman he is charged with raping in a New York City hotel room in 2013. The witness, who has not publicly identified herself, is not being named by…
‘Start Here’: Iowa caucus chaos and impeachment trial closing arguments

‘Start Here’: Iowa caucus chaos and impeachment trial closing arguments

It's Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020. Let's start here. 1. Iowa 'meltdown' There was massive confusion in Iowa last night after what Democratic Party officials termed "inconsistencies in the reporting of three sets of results issues" following the state's first-in-the-nation caucuses. On today's "Start Here" podcast, ABC News Political Director Rick Klein calls the process a…
Maintenance man shot by tenant after being sent to wrong apartment

Maintenance man shot by tenant after being sent to wrong apartment

The man knocked on the door and tried to use the wrong key before he was shot.February 5, 2020, 8:12 AM4 min read A painter is in critical condition after being sent to the wrong house and getting shot by the occupant who thought someone was trying to break into his home. Byron Castillo, 48-year-old…
Active week of weather lies ahead with significant storms, possible flooding on the way

Active week of weather lies ahead with significant storms, possible flooding on the way

A new storm is racing across the country with heavy snow impacting the Midwest.February 9, 2020, 11:46 AM5 min read A quick moving weather system brought a round of snow to northern Georgia on Saturday. Up to eight inches of snow was reported in the Blue Ridge Mountains and many northern suburbs of Atlanta saw…
Speaker Pelosi fires back at President Trump, says she prays ‘very hard’ for him

Speaker Pelosi fires back at President Trump, says she prays ‘very hard’ for him

"He's impeached forever. You're never getting rid of that scar," she said.February 6, 2020, 6:55 PM7 min read House Speaker Nancy Pelosi defended her decision to tear up President Donald Trump's State of the Union address saying on Thursday that she did so to send a message to the American people that the speech was…
Fotis Dulos, Connecticut man charged with killing wife, dies by suicide

Fotis Dulos, Connecticut man charged with killing wife, dies by suicide

Fotis Dulos was found unresponsive in his garage on Tuesday.January 30, 2020, 11:44 PM6 min read Fotis Dulos, the Connecticut man charged with killing his estranged wife, has died by suicide, according to his lawyer. Dulos was found unresponsive in his garage after a suicide attempt on Tuesday. He had been in "dire" condition in…
Oregon candidate, once a Trump critic, now embraces him

Oregon candidate, once a Trump critic, now embraces him

In 2018, the Republican party's candidate for governor of Oregon painted himself as a centrist, criticized President Donald Trump's environmental stance and said he didn't want to be linked to divisive national figuresBy ANDREW SELSKY Associated PressFebruary 8, 2020, 3:47 PM6 min readBEND, Ore. -- In 2018, the Republican party's candidate for governor of Oregon…
US Navy midshipman dies during physical readiness test

US Navy midshipman dies during physical readiness test

Staff and faculty were notified of the midshipman’s death yesterday afternoon.February 9, 2020, 9:37 AM3 min read A U.S. Navy midshipman has died while undergoing the Navy’s semi-annual physical readiness test at the Naval Academy on Saturday. “The Brigade of Midshipman, staff and faculty were notified of the midshipman’s death this afternoon,” the U.S. Naval…
Warplanes kill 10, strike hospital in Syrian offensive

Warplanes kill 10, strike hospital in Syrian offensive

Activists say warplanes backing a Syrian government offensive hit a town in a northwestern, rebel-held enclave, killing at least 10 people, including some who were fleeing the attack, and putting a local hospital out of serviceBy SARAH EL DEEB Associated PressJanuary 30, 2020, 1:44 PM5 min readBEIRUT -- Warplanes struck a town in a rebel-held…
Man body-slammed by police sues Chicago, officer

Man body-slammed by police sues Chicago, officer

A 29-year-old man who was knocked unconscious when a Chicago police officer body slammed him onto a street curb is suing the city and the officerBy MICHAEL TARM AP Legal Affairs WriterFebruary 6, 2020, 5:57 PM3 min readCHICAGO -- A 29-year-old man who was knocked unconscious when a Chicago police officer body slammed him onto…
Europe’s winter storm moves east, disrupting travel, schools

Europe’s winter storm moves east, disrupting travel, schools

BERLIN -- A winter storm that battered Europe with hurricane-force winds and heavy rains has killed at least six people and caused severe travel disruptions as it moved eastward across the continent Monday and bore down on Germany. After striking Britain and Ireland on Sunday, the storm moved on, leaving a trail of damage including…
Judge denies document request in Abrams ethics investigation

Judge denies document request in Abrams ethics investigation

Democrat Stacey Abrams’ 2018 campaign for Georgia governor has won a legal skirmish as a judge denied a request from the state ethics commission that the campaign turn over more recordsFebruary 14, 2020, 11:17 PM2 min readATLANTA -- A judge handed Democrat Stacey Abrams’ 2018 campaign for Georgia governor a victory in a legal skirmish…
Peeping Tom allegedly posed as Uber driver to lure intoxicated women into his car

Peeping Tom allegedly posed as Uber driver to lure intoxicated women into his car

He was arrested for stalking, burglary, false imprisonment and sexual battery.February 9, 2020, 6:16 AM4 min read An alleged peeping Tom has been arrested for reportedly posing as an Uber or Lyft driver in an effort to get intoxicated women into his vehicle to sexually assault them. Nassef Ragheb, a 48-year-old man from Bakersfield, California,…
Yosemite’s mesmerizing ‘firefall’ may be trickier to see this year

Yosemite’s mesmerizing ‘firefall’ may be trickier to see this year

The waterfall where it normally happens has seen "little to no water."February 12, 2020, 11:12 PM2 min read Revelers trying to catch Yosemite's captivating "firefall" phenomenon may be out of luck this year. "Firefall" traditionally occurs when water from the Horsetail Fall waterfall, on the eastern edge of El Capitan in Yosemite Valley, is lit…
Gayle King accepts Snoop Dogg’s apology for rant over Kobe

Gayle King accepts Snoop Dogg’s apology for rant over Kobe

CBS anchor Gayle King says she accepts Snoop Dogg's apology for the profane, threatening video that he posted following an interview by her that angered some fans of the late Kobe BryantBy DAVID BAUDER AP Media WriterFebruary 14, 2020, 12:56 AM2 min readNEW YORK -- Gayle King says she accepts Snoop Dogg's apology, and the…

Coronavirus outbreak: First cases hit UK as evacuees arrive

Two patients from the same family in England have tested positive for coronavirus, the first such cases in Britain, England's chief medical officer said on Friday.This announcement comes a day after the World Health Organization declared the coronavirus outbreak an international public health emergency. For more info, please go to https://globalnews.ca/news/6486604/co...Subscribe to Global News Channel…
Missing Washington teens’ bodies believed to have been found: Sheriff’s office

Missing Washington teens’ bodies believed to have been found: Sheriff’s office

There is "no sign of foul play," officials said. February 5, 2020, 3:08 PM5 min read The bodies of two teenagers missing in Washington State since last weekend are believed to have been found, the King County Sheriff’s Office have confirmed. Officials believe they are the bodies of missing teens Austin Grote, 18, and his…
1-year-old boy shot in head when parents got into physical altercation over gun

1-year-old boy shot in head when parents got into physical altercation over gun

The suspect then lied to police saying his son was shot by people on the street.January 30, 2020, 8:21 AM3 min read A 1-year-old child has been shot in the head when a gun his parents were having a physical altercation over accidentally went off during the argument. The incident occurred at around 7:30 p.m.…

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