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State Department Spent $52,700 On Curtains For UN Ambassador Residence

Fri, 09/14/2018 - 11:55

The State Department spent $52,701 last year on motorized curtains for Nikki

Goats in Washington's Olympic National Park Airlifted to Forest to Protect Population

Fri, 09/14/2018 - 10:38

The goats will be relocated to another park in Washington State.

Donald Trump's Hurricane Florence 'Rumor Control Page' Retweet Backfires

Fri, 09/14/2018 - 08:53

President Donald Trump sparked outrage Thursday with his false claim that

Donald Trump Wouldn't Want To Know What Jimmy Carter Would Do With His Policies

Fri, 09/14/2018 - 06:41

Former President Jimmy Carter clearly has no love or respect for the policies

Orca From Same Pod Where Mother Carried Lost Calf Presumed Dead

Fri, 09/14/2018 - 05:29

An orca from an endangered pod living in the waters off the Pacific Northwest

The Latest: Columbia Gas says crews working to check safety

Thu, 09/13/2018 - 21:19

LAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) — The Latest on gas explosions in Massachusetts (all times local):

Paul Manafort Reaches Tentative Plea Deal With Robert Mueller's Team: Reports

Thu, 09/13/2018 - 19:59

WASHINGTON ― Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort has reached a

Memorial held for victim shot by US cop who entered wrong apartment

Thu, 09/13/2018 - 18:28

Hundreds packed a Texas church Thursday to mourn a young immigrant man shot dead in his own home by a Dallas cop who claimed she mistakenly entered the wrong apartment. The memorial service for Botham Jean, who was black, took place one week after a white officer, Amber Guyger, walked into his apartment, apparently thinking it was her own. The 26-year-old man, originally from the Caribbean nation of Saint Lucia, was remembered in the three-hour memorial service as a pious and positive person, ambitious in his endeavors and a beloved member of the Dallas community he had adopted as his own.

Mass shooting in California tied to domestic dispute: police

Thu, 09/13/2018 - 18:03

A man who killed five people, including his wife, in California before taking his own life had been in the midst of a contentious divorce, authorities said Thursday. "It appears that the suspect targeted each of his victims," Kern County Sheriff Donny Youngblood told a news conference in Bakersfield, where Wednesday's deadly rampage took place. The tragedy unfolded after Casarez arrived at a trucking company in southeast Bakersfield at around 5:18 pm, accompanied by his wife, Petra Casarez, Youngblood said.

Pope OKs probe into US bishop as he meets with US delegation

Thu, 09/13/2018 - 18:01

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis accepted the resignation of a U.S. bishop Thursday and authorized an investigation into allegations he sexually harassed adults, adding awkward drama to an audience with U.S. church leaders over the abuse and cover-up scandal roiling the Catholic Church.

Minnesota Firefighters Rescue Bear with Its Head Stuck in Milk Can

Thu, 09/13/2018 - 17:55

A black bear with a milk jug on its head perplexed conservation workers.

In US beach resort, residents seek shelter from the storm

Thu, 09/13/2018 - 17:40

With Hurricane Florence downgraded on Thursday from a Category Four to a Category Two storm, around fifty people left the evacuation shelter in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. The shelter had been set up in a school and was offering temporary refugee from the elements to around 400 people on Thursday, although it had a capacity for up to 1,200 in the popular seaside resort. "A lot of people left this morning, because they said it was down to Category Two but a Two can still do a lot of damage," she said, noting that even in the lower classification, Florence's winds would be buffeting at 100 miles per hour (161 kilometers per hour).

FEMA Says It Left Puerto Rico Water Stockpile Outside To Save Money

Thu, 09/13/2018 - 17:28

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has admitted fault for the thousands

It Begins: Hurricane Florence Starts Its Slow Move Inland

Thu, 09/13/2018 - 17:11

Florence, the hurricane that has been on so many minds, has begun its slow

Prep school grad convicted of sex assault wants new trial

Thu, 09/13/2018 - 17:03

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — With the family of his accuser looking on, a graduate of an elite New England prep school who was convicted in 2015 of sexually assaulting his female classmate as part of a game of sexual conquest took his bid for a new trial to the New Hampshire Supreme Court on Thursday.

Carolina shores feeling Hurricane Florence

Thu, 09/13/2018 - 16:03

Hurricane Florence approaches the coast, bringing strong winds and big waves.

Hurricane Florence reaches North Carolina

Thu, 09/13/2018 - 16:02

Winds and waves gain strength as the outer bands of Hurricane Florence hit North Carolina.

Dianne Feinstein alerts authorities to secret Brett Kavanaugh letter

Thu, 09/13/2018 - 15:48

‘I have received information from an individual concerning the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the supreme court,’ Feinstein said in a statement. A senior Democratic senator has alerted federal investigators to a confidential letter she received regarding Brett Kavanaugh, Donald Trump’s conservative nominee for the US supreme court, in an extraordinary move that suggested she had been informed of possible wrongdoing. Dianne Feinstein, who is the top Democrat on the Senate judiciary committee, said she had received information about Kavanaugh’s nomination from an individual who had strongly requested confidentiality.

The Idea of the Mid-Engined Corvette Began with This 1960s Concept

Thu, 09/13/2018 - 15:18

The coming C8 Corvette can trace its lineage directly to the Chevrolet Astro II.

Botham Shem Jean's Killing Reveals A Deadly American Lie

Thu, 09/13/2018 - 14:30

As is often the case when police killings occur, I've wondered why the death