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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…
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…
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…
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…
South Carolina police looking for car seen where 6-year-old girl vanished

South Carolina police looking for car seen where 6-year-old girl vanished

First grader Faye Swetlik was last seen at about 3:45 p.m. Monday.February 13, 2020, 2:36 PM4 min read Authorities in South Carolina are asking the public to help find the owner of a car that was spotted close to where a 6-year-old girl vanished without a trace this weekend. First-grader Faye Swetlik was last seen…
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…
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…
Shooting reported inside Walmart in Arkansas: Police

Shooting reported inside Walmart in Arkansas: Police

The Arkansas State Police will investigate the shooting in Forrest City.February 10, 2020, 11:08 PM4 min read Two police officers were shot while responding to an incident inside a Walmart in Forrest City, Arkansas, on Monday morning, police said. The shooting unfolded after police got a call around 10:24 a.m. about an individual making threats…
So goes the neighborhood? Resort wrestles with rental rise

So goes the neighborhood? Resort wrestles with rental rise

Short-term rentals like those listed on Airbnb are surging all over, but they loom larger in little resort areas like Lake PlacidBy MICHAEL HILL Associated PressFebruary 7, 2020, 8:35 PM5 min readLAKE PLACID, N.Y. -- Lake Placid is a picture-book village in the Adirondack Mountains offering tourists crisp air, pretty peaks, Winter Olympic sites and,…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
Boyfriend of British TV presenter heartbroken by her death

Boyfriend of British TV presenter heartbroken by her death

The boyfriend of Caroline Flack, a British television presenter who has died at 40, said Sunday that his “heart is broken" as criticism swelled at her treatment by some British mediaBy PAN PYLAS Associated PressFebruary 16, 2020, 1:30 PM3 min readLONDON -- The boyfriend of Caroline Flack, the British TV host for the controversial reality…
Indictment, a plan and a pardon: Israeli PM has a wild week

Indictment, a plan and a pardon: Israeli PM has a wild week

MOSCOW -- When Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu left the White House after the unveiling of President Donald Trump’s Mideast plan, which hugely favors Israel, he and his entourage could barely contain their glee as they boasted of realizing their dream of swiftly annexing large swaths of the West Bank. But by the time his…
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…
Senate poised to pass resolution to curb Trump’s war authority on Iran

Senate poised to pass resolution to curb Trump’s war authority on Iran

"This should not be controversial," GOP senator says of war powers resolution. February 12, 2020, 10:55 PM6 min read The Senate is expected to pass a bipartisan war powers resolution on Thursday aimed at reining in President Trump’s ability to use military action against Iran without prior Congressional approval. Several Republican senators support the resolution,…
‘Start Here’: Trump blasts prosecutors in Roger Stone case, thanks DOJ for sentencing reversal

‘Start Here’: Trump blasts prosecutors in Roger Stone case, thanks DOJ for sentencing reversal

Here's what you need to know to start your day.February 13, 2020, 10:00 AM6 min read It's Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020. Let's start here. 1. Barr 'taking charge' As Democratic lawmakers demand investigations into the Department of Justice's decision to reverse its sentencing recommendation for Roger Stone, President Donald Trump doubled down on Wednesday, blasting…
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…
6 police officers hospitalized after colliding with each other responding to call

6 police officers hospitalized after colliding with each other responding to call

It remains unclear how long the six officers will be hospitalized.February 16, 2020, 5:48 AM3 min read Six police officers have been hospitalized after their squad cars collided with each other when they were both responding to a call. The incident occurred at approximately 7:30 p.m. on Saturday on Chicago’s West Side, according to ABC…
‘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…
1 dead, 4 injured in nightclub shooting

1 dead, 4 injured in nightclub shooting

February 16, 2020, 10:45 AM3 min read A shooting at a nightclub in Connecticut has left at least one person dead and four others injured. The incident occurred shortly before 3 a.m. at Majestic Lounge and Bar in Hartford, Connecticut, according to a tweet posted by the Hartford Police with the venue’s address. Authorities say…
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…
‘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…
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…
1 dead, 4 injured in shooting outside Berlin music venue

1 dead, 4 injured in shooting outside Berlin music venue

German authorities say one person has been killed and four others were injured, some seriously, in a shooting late Friday outside a Berlin music venueFebruary 15, 2020, 9:46 AM1 min readBERLIN -- One person has been killed and 4 others were injured in a shooting late Friday outside a Berlin event venue, German authorities said…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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,…
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…
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…
Lawmaker proposes bill requiring men have vasectomies

Lawmaker proposes bill requiring men have vasectomies

Under the proposal, men also would have to pay for their procedures.February 15, 2020, 10:20 PM3 min read An Alabama lawmaker has authored a bill that would require each man to undergo a vasectomy at age 50 or "after the birth of his third biological child, whichever comes first." Under Rep. Rolanda Hollis' proposal, men…
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…
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…
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…
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…
US life expectancy rose in 2018 for 1st time in 4 years: Study

US life expectancy rose in 2018 for 1st time in 4 years: Study

Drug overdose deaths are declining for the first time in decades.January 30, 2020, 5:44 AM5 min read Life expectancy in the U.S. rose in 2018, the first such increase in four years, according to a report the National Center for Health Statistics published on Thursday. The average American man will live to be 76, and…
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…
US whiskey exports decline as trade dispute with EU persists

US whiskey exports decline as trade dispute with EU persists

A new spirits industry report says President Donald Trump's trade war dampened the overseas market for American-made whiskey last yearBy BRUCE SCHREINER Associated PressFebruary 12, 2020, 3:03 PM4 min readFRANKFORT, Ky. -- President Donald Trump’s trade war dampened the overseas market for American-made whiskey last year, diminishing exports even as the domestic market continues to…
Trial beginning for Mississippi man charged in killing of 8

Trial beginning for Mississippi man charged in killing of 8

A man is going on trial in the shooting deaths of eight people in MississippiFebruary 15, 2020, 6:16 AM2 min readMAGNOLIA, Miss. -- Opening arguments are set for Saturday in the death penalty trial of a man accused of killing eight people in Mississippi in May 2017. Willie Cory Godbolt, now 37, said “I'm sorry”…
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,…
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…

The biggest questions about the new coronavirus and what we know so far

There are so many unknowns about the novel coronavirus that has triggered unprecedented quarantine efforts, dangerous conspiracy theories and global alarm. Much of what we know about coronaviruses comes from the ones that we knew about before — ranging from deadly global health threats such as severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) to versions that cause…
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…
Wrongfully convicted New York City man refused to admit guilt to parole board 8 times, attorney says

Wrongfully convicted New York City man refused to admit guilt to parole board 8...

In an act of desperation, Rafael Ruiz told the parole board he was guilty once.January 30, 2020, 2:43 PM6 min read A Bronx, New York, man spent the last 35 years proclaiming his innocence to prosecutors, his defense attorney, in appellate court documents and to the parole board. Rafael Ruiz was sentenced to 8 1/3…
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…
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,…

Heat shield ‘sandwich’ will keep Solar Orbiter cool close to the sun

Home News Spaceflight An animation of Solar Orbiter, a spacecraft created through a collaboration between NASA and ESA.  (Image credit: ESA/ATG Medialab)When Solar Orbiter launches this weekend (it's currently set to lift off on Sunday, Feb. 9), it will be protected from the sun by a very special "sandwich" heat shield.The spacecraft, which is the…
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…
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…
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…
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.…

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…
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…
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…
Biden faces competition for black vote in his SC ‘firewall’

Biden faces competition for black vote in his SC ‘firewall’

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Joe Biden is facing increasingly formidable competition in South Carolina, a state his campaign has long assumed was safely in his column and one he's repeatedly described as a “firewall" in his bid for the Democratic presidential nomination. Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and billionaire activist Tom Steyer are challenging the former vice…
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,…
‘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…
Man pleads guilty to terrorism charge after blocking Hoover Dam bridge with armored truck

Man pleads guilty to terrorism charge after blocking Hoover Dam bridge with armored truck

Matthew Wright apparently blocked the bridge in support of the QAnon movement. February 13, 2020, 7:57 AM4 min read A man in Arizona has pleaded guilty to terrorism charges stemming from a June 2018 incident in which he created a barricade with an armored vehicle at the Hoover Dam, apparently in support of the far-right…
Washington D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser endorses Mike Bloomberg

Washington D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser endorses Mike Bloomberg

She could be a strong voice of support for Bloomberg's late bidJanuary 30, 2020, 3:12 PM6 min read Washington D.C.'s Mayor Muriel Bowser will endorse Mike Bloomberg Thursday afternoon, as he's set to give a speech on affordable housing in the nation's capital. Bowser will be appearing with Bloomberg at his remarks, and will go…
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…
‘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…
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…
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…
International Space Station crew lands safely in Kazakhstan

International Space Station crew lands safely in Kazakhstan

An International Space Station crew including NASA astronaut Christina Koch, who has spent more time in space on a single mission than any other woman, has landed safely in KazakhstanBy VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV Associated PressFebruary 6, 2020, 11:36 AM2 min readMOSCOW -- NASA astronaut Christina Koch, who has spent nearly 11 months in orbit on the…
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…
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,…
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…
Official: Puerto Rico govt loses $2.6M in phishing scam

Official: Puerto Rico govt loses $2.6M in phishing scam

A senior Puerto Rico official says the island's government has lost more than $2.6 million after falling for an email phishing scamBy DANICA COTO Associated PressFebruary 13, 2020, 2:39 AM2 min readSAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- Puerto Rico's government has lost more than $2.6 million after falling for an email phishing scam, according to a…
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…
Report: At least 138 sent from US to El Salvador were killed

Report: At least 138 sent from US to El Salvador were killed

Human Rights Watch says at least 138 people deported from the U.S. to El Salvador in recent years were subsequently killed in the Central American countryBy BEN FOX Associated PressFebruary 5, 2020, 5:07 AM4 min readWASHINGTON -- At least 138 people deported to El Salvador from the U.S. in recent years were subsequently killed, Human…
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…
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…
Passenger slashes mother in face with knife after child throws up on bus

Passenger slashes mother in face with knife after child throws up on bus

The suspect was allegedly enraged after the bus was taken out of service.January 30, 2020, 9:29 AM3 min read A mother has been slashed in the face with a knife after her child threw up on a public bus and another passenger became so enraged that she allegedly followed the mother and attacked her. The…
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…
Toddler escapes daycare, found soaking wet in freezing weather on tricycle in middle of busy street

Toddler escapes daycare, found soaking wet in freezing weather on tricycle in middle of...

The disoriented boy was unable to communicate with the officer who found him.February 13, 2020, 9:27 AM4 min read A disoriented 2-year-old boy who managed to escape from his daycare was found soaking wet in near-freezing temperatures riding a tricycle down the middle of a busy street. Officer David West of the Sandusky Police Department…
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…
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,…
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…
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…
Spain, UK report new virus cases as they hunt down carriers

Spain, UK report new virus cases as they hunt down carriers

The U.K. has confirmed its fourth case of the new virus from China and Spain reported its second caseBy BARRY HATTON Associated PressFebruary 9, 2020, 5:30 PM3 min readLISBON, Portugal -- The U.K. confirmed its fourth case of the new virus from China and Spain reported its second case as European authorities pressed Sunday to…
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…
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…
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…
NH poses a last chance for some struggling 2020 Democrats

NH poses a last chance for some struggling 2020 Democrats

Several Democratic presidential candidates who are lagging in the polls are making their final pitches before New Hampshire's first-in-the-nation primary on TuesdayBy MICHAEL CASEY Associated PressFebruary 9, 2020, 6:24 PM5 min readPLYMOUTH, N.H. -- Bounding onto a stage at a conference center in New Hampshire, tech entrepreneur Andrew Yang beamed a smile to a cheering…
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…
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…

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…

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…
‘Start Here’: Biden admits ‘uphill battle’ in New Hampshire and Trump’s impeachment retribution

‘Start Here’: Biden admits ‘uphill battle’ in New Hampshire and Trump’s impeachment retribution

Here's what you need to know to start your day.February 10, 2020, 10:03 AM6 min read It's Monday, Feb. 10, 2020. Let's start here. 1. Primary polls The high-stakes New Hampshire primary is Tuesday with polls showing Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., topping the field and former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg surging behind him…
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,…
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…
‘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…
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…
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…

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