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Apr 25 2017

Tennessee teacher planned to take 15-year-old girl to Mexico

He says that Elizabeth had been collecting rocks from the places where she and Cummins had allegedly traveled (prosecutors claim they moved through nine states ) and tha...

Apr 25 2017

Ann Coulter, Berkeley College Republicans File Lawsuit Against UC Berkeley

Coulter took to Twitter to reject the offer, saying she will appear next Thursday as originally planned. Coulter is not a plaintiff, but on social media she called it "...

Apr 23 2017

MSU football player charged in sexual assault

The accused player has not yet been identified, but Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio issued a statement last week saying the team was aware of the investigation and the...

Apr 23 2017

Turkey's Erdogan says to meet Trump in U.S. in mid-May

Deputy chairman Bulent Tezcan said Friday that his Republican People's Party, or CHP, would seek a cancellation of the electoral board's controversial decision at the C...

Apr 23 2017

President Trump Hopes to Revive the Economic Populism

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross will review how to close loopholes in the current rules and report back to Trump, especially on waivers to the buy-American rules in the na...

Apr 19 2017

Steve Stephens | The final moments unfold

If you see Stephens, please call 911 immediately. In a statement on Monday afternoon, however, they said that so far, there was "no indication" that the suspect had act...

Apr 18 2017

Cleveland police hunt for man who streamed fatal shooting on Facebook Live

He's identified as 74-year-old Robert Godwin Sr. Facebook later clarified that Stephens had posted a video, rather than broadcast live, although he had appeared on Face...

Apr 18 2017

Arkansas fights on multiple legal fronts to begin executions

The same day, he issued a temporary restraining order delaying the state's plan to execute eight prisoners from April 17-27. Ward's execution was granted a stay on Fri...

Apr 15 2017

University of Idaho blast critically injures 1

The University of Idaho has confirmed there was an explosion near the steam plant on campus, injuring four people. All four victims were alert and communicating with UI p...

Apr 15 2017

Insurers say Trump must do more to stabilize 'Obamacare'

The controversial proposal by the Department of Health and Human Services drew letters from almost 4,000 organizations and individuals during an unusually short, 20-day p...

Apr 14 2017

Taxes: President scraps tax plan, timetable threatened

Because overhauling the tax code is so popular among Republicans, he could lure them into compromising on the health-care package to pave the way for a vote on tax cu...

Apr 13 2017

Rolling Stone settles with U-Va. dean who sued over discredited article

News wires lit up Tuesday night with word of the settlement, but missing was how much. Rolling Stone attorney Jonathon Fazzola disagreed and said embarrassing members...

Apr 11 2017

Beeping Easter eggs let blind Bakersfield kids join the hunt

On Friday, April 14 , Brownsville Community Church will sponsor the first of a series of free concerts open to the public in 2017. Macey Boggs, eighth grader at Gering...

Apr 09 2017

Congress seen as not likely to pass tax overhaul quickly

Many Democrats support the creation of a carbon tax as a way to address climate change , but they couldn't even reach an agreement on the issue when they had control of ...

Apr 09 2017

High Wind Watch in Effect

Winds could gust as high as 25 miles per hour. A Lakeshore Flood Warning will be in effect from 4 a.m. Thursday to 1 a.m. Friday for Cook County in IL and Lake and Po...

Apr 08 2017

At-home genetic test for 10 diseases gets first FDA approval

Included in the list are Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, a disorder that raises the risk of lung and liver disease, Factor XI deficiency , a blood clotting disorder, Ga...

Apr 05 2017

Schumer warns GOP against rules change on Supreme Court

Many refuse to support Gorsuch on principal, after Republicans declined to vote on former President Barack Obama's pick of Merrick Garland to replace Justice Antonin Sc...

Apr 05 2017

Ivanka Trump, Chelsea Clinton commemorate Equal Pay Day

Created in 1996, Equal Pay Day is held in April to symbolize how far into the year women must work to earn what men did the previous year. It is equal pay day. Wage d...

Apr 05 2017

Jay-Z & John Legend Praise News Of Rikers Island Closing Down

In the wake of protests, and a number of publicized incidents of violence and mistreatment used on inmates, the facility that opened in 1932 has numbered days. Staten Isl...

Apr 04 2017

Severe weather threat upgraded to moderate risk

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