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Charlottesville, DOJ to host 'community recovery' town hall

Charlottesville residents are getting a chance to talk with city officials about a white nationalist rally earlier this month that devolved into deadly violence. The city is hosting what it calls a "community recovery town hall" Thursday evening, in collaboration with the Community Relations Services of the Department of Justice. Officials will provide an update on "recovery efforts"...
Within 24 hours, a pair of wildly different Trump speeches

Within 24 hours, a pair of wildly different Trump speeches

Within a 24-hour span, President Donald Trump delivered one speech in which he tore into the media and members of his own party, and a second in which he called for national unity and love. The about-face seemed to reflect the president's real-time internal debate between calls for moderation and his inclination to let loose. On Wednesday, the president spoke in measured tones and stuck to his prepared...

Top UK cellphone seller blames weak pound for profit warning

Shares in Dixons Carphone PLC, one of Britain's most visible high street brands, have slumped by nearly a third after the company warned that its profits this year would be lower than expected, largely because the fall in the pound since last year's vote to leave the European Union has prompted customers to hold on to their handsets for longer. In early Thursday trading in London, the company's share...
Gulls: Winningest team in San Francisco Bay Area baseball

Gulls: Winningest team in San Francisco Bay Area baseball

Among Denard Span's greatest fears in the outfield is having a gull splat on him from above as he chases down a long fly ball. It's a real possibility, considering how regularly the pesky birds come in off the San Francisco Bay to hover low over the Giants' AT&T Park. "I'm afraid of them dropping something, using the bathroom on top of me," said Span, San Francisco's center fielder. "...
Republican agenda threatened by Trump-McConnell feud

Republican agenda threatened by Trump-McConnell feud

President Donald Trump can't enact his agenda without Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. McConnell may not have a majority to lead without Trump's help. It's simple, and still so complicated. The strangest bedfellows in Washington are locked in an increasingly public and personal feud that defies conventional wisdom. The escalating tension between the two men is threatening the GOP's re-election...
'Jews vs. Nazis' beer pong game gets students suspended, expelled

'Jews vs. Nazis' beer pong game gets students suspended, expelled

Students from an Atlanta private school are facing disciplinary action after a photo posted online shows them playing a game of "Jews vs. Nazis" beer pong at an off-campus house party. WSB-TV confirmed that the photo shows students of the Lovett School playing the game earlier this month. The picture clearly shows cups filled with beer in the shape of a Jewish star on one side of the...

Report highlights growing health disparities in Appalachia

The 25 million people who live among the Appalachian mountains have struggled to keep up with health gains of the rest of the nation, falling behind in most major public health indicators, according to a study released Thursday. The report shows the 13-state region lags the rest of the country in 33 out of 41 population health indicators, including seven of the leading 10 causes of death in the United...
Asian markets mixed as Jackson Hole in focus

Asian markets mixed as Jackson Hole in focus

Asian stock markets were mixed on Thursday as worries about the U.S. political uncertainty resurfaced while investors were waiting for the upcoming speeches by the world's top central bankers in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 slipped 0.4 percent to 19,353.77 but South Korea's Kospi rose 0.4 percent to 2,375.84. Hong Kong's Hang Seng index advanced 0.4 percent to 27,525.81...
Star Wars toy launch to unveil new 'Last Jedi' character

Star Wars toy launch to unveil new 'Last Jedi' character

"Star Wars: The Last Jedi" is still a few months away from hitting theaters, but BB-8-happy fans are about to get a glimpse at a new character as a part of a three-day marketing rollout of toys and products inspired by the film. The Walt Disney Company said Thursday that the global event, dubbed Force Friday II, will feature an augmented reality treasure hunt called Find the Force. Using...
Teacher fired for allegedly 'dragging' kindergartner across gym

Teacher fired for allegedly 'dragging' kindergartner across gym

An Ohio teacher was terminated after he reportedly “grabbed a student by the wrist during gym class at Rosa Parks Early Learning Center, twisted his arm, and dragged him across the gym floor,” according to a letter detailing Dayton Public Schools' accusations. David Cameron was accused of dragging the kindergarten boy “on or about” Nov. 28, 2016, according to a March 15...
Harvey regains tropical storm strength in Gulf of Mexico

Harvey regains tropical storm strength in Gulf of Mexico

Harvey regained tropical storm strength as it drifted in the Gulf of Mexico toward Texas early Thursday and forecasters said it could become a hurricane. The storm's maximum sustained winds had increased to near 45 mph (70 kph). The U.S. National Hurricane Center said additional strengthening was expected and Harvey could become a hurricane on Friday. The tropical storm was centered about 410 miles...

The Latest: Qatar foreign minister spoke with Iran's FM

The Latest on Qatar's restoration of diplomatic relations with Iran (all times local): 9:50 a.m. Qatar says its foreign minister spoke with Iran's foreign minister just before announcing its ambassador would return to Tehran. Qatar's Foreign Ministry in a statement said that Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani spoke by phone to Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif. The ministry's statement...

China criticizes US trade probe as protectionism

China's Commerce Ministry on Thursday criticized a U.S. decision to launch a trade probe of Beijing's technology policy as an attack on the global trading system and said it will "resolutely defend" Chinese companies. Trade groups welcomed President Donald Trump's Aug. 14 order to look into whether Beijing improperly requires companies to hand over technology as a condition of market access...
Self-described 'mountain man' in 1984 killing is released

Self-described 'mountain man' in 1984 killing is released

Self-described "mountain man" Don Nichols was released on parole Wednesday after serving 32 years for kidnapping a world-class athlete out on a training run in 1984 and killing her would-be rescuer — an attack that drew widespread media coverage and became the subject of a made-for-TV movie. Nichols, who must report to a parole office in Great Falls, was granted parole in April, The...

Major Australian TV network Nine posts $160 million loss

Nine Entertainment Co. is the latest Australian free-to-air television network owner in the red, posting a 203 million Australian dollar ($160 million) loss for the last fiscal year due to a weak advertising market and asset write downs. Seven West Media Ltd., which owns Nine Network's main ratings rival Seven Network, posted a AU$744 million loss on Aug. 16 in another indication of the financial...
Winning Powerball ticket for massive $759M jackpot sold in Massachusetts

Winning Powerball ticket for massive $759M jackpot sold in Massachusetts

UPDATE: If you live in Massachusetts, check your Powerball numbers: You could be $759 million richer. According to the Powerball website, one ticket sold in Massachusetts matched all six numbers in Wednesday’s drawing for the second-largest Jackpot in Powerball history. The winning numbers were 6, 7, 16, 23 and 26, and the Powerball number was 4. Tickets sold in Connecticut, Illinois...

Malaysian premier to meet Trump at White House on Sept. 12

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak will visit Washington on Sept. 12 at the invitation of President Donald Trump. A White House statement says the two leaders will discuss ways to bolster ties and expand regional cooperation. The visit marks the 60th anniversary of bilateral ties. Malaysia's foreign ministry said Thursday that national security, the global fight against terrorism and trade and investment...

California Supreme Court ruling could fast-track executions

California could take a giant step closer to resuming executions when the state Supreme Court issues a highly anticipated ruling on a ballot measure to speed up the state's dysfunctional death penalty system. The California Supreme Court will rule Thursday on a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of Proposition 66, a push to "mend not end" capital punishment in California. The measure...
Tattoo parlor offers to remove gang and hate-related tattoos at no charge

Tattoo parlor offers to remove gang and hate-related tattoos at no charge

The Parlour Hair and Ink in Sand Springs, Oklahoma, is hosting an event to cover up any gang or hate-related tattoos for free. Store owner Jamy Magee said individual political beliefs don't matter to them and they will help anyone with their heart in the right place. "I think this is a great way to move forward. We can help cover up the past and have them walk out of here with the past in the...
Sandbags, plywood, generators: Texas coast braces for Harvey

Sandbags, plywood, generators: Texas coast braces for Harvey

Former Tropical Storm Harvey drifted erratically toward the Texas Gulf Coast late Wednesday amid forecasts it could become a hurricane by landfall later this week, dumping heavy rain and raising the threat of flooding. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said the tropical depression was expected to intensify over the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico before reaching the Texas coast sometime late Friday...
The Latest: Official: Largest jackpot won by single ticket

The Latest: Official: Largest jackpot won by single ticket

The Latest on $758.7 million Powerball drawing (all times local): 12:45 a.m. Powerball Product Group Chair Charlie McIntyre says the $758.7 million jackpot claimed by a ticket sold in Massachusetts is the largest grand prize won by a single lottery ticket in U.S. history. In a statement early Thursday, McIntyre also says six other tickets won $2 million apiece, and 34 more are worth $1 million. The...
15-month-old girl found dead in hot car in Ohio, parents being interviewed by police

15-month-old girl found dead in hot car in Ohio, parents being interviewed by police

An autopsy is planned Thursday for a 15-month-old girl found dead in the back seat of her mother's car, which was in the employee parking lot of the Procter & Gamble Mason Business Center in Mason, Ohio.  “She was left unattended in the car by an employee who worked there,” Doyle Burke, Warren County Coroner’s Office investigator, said at an impromptu news conference outside...
California woman feared husband who killed her, took son

California woman feared husband who killed her, took son

A California man who killed his ex-wife and fled with his 9-year-old son had battled with her over money and their former home, according to court documents. Konstantin Morozov, 48, was killed Tuesday night by Los Angeles police, more than 100 miles (160 kilometers) from where his wife was found dead Monday night in Santa Maria. The boy, Daniel Morozov, was unharmed. Morozov and Natalia Morozova divorced...
Brazen liquor thief caught on camera

Brazen liquor thief caught on camera

Police are looking for a suspect who stole at least nine bottles of liquor Friday from a Thrifty Liquor in Shreveport, Louisiana. An unidentified woman can be seen on surveillance video hiding bottles in her purse and under her clothes. "She's just loading liquor up like she's stockpiling this liquor. I think she paid for one bottle of liquor but she is definitely a thief in the liquor department...
Energy Dept: Government should ease rules on power plants

Energy Dept: Government should ease rules on power plants

The department said in a new report that the closure of many plants that once formed the backbone of the grid has raised the risk that consumers might not have reliable electricity. In a letter accompanying the report, Energy Secretary Rick Perry said the U.S. is fortunate to have many sources of energy and should use them all. In a key recommendation, the report urges the federal government to make...
Largest asteroid ever tracked may be visible with binoculars as it passes close to Earth

Largest asteroid ever tracked may be visible with binoculars as it passes close to Earth

It will be hard to beat Monday’s eclipse, but if you’re now hooked on stargazing, a huge asteroid will appear as a slow-moving star as it passes by Earth in the next couple of weeks. Asteroid 3122 Florence is the largest asteroid to pass this close to Earth since the first near-Earth asteroid was discovered over a century ago, according to Paul Chodas at the Center for Near Earth...

Baby found dead in car parked in P&G parking lot in Ohio

A baby girl who was found dead in a car parked in a Procter & Gamble employee parking lot in Ohio was left there by her mother while she was at work, authorities said Wednesday night. The 15-month-old was found around 5 p.m. Wednesday in the P&G parking lot in Mason, about 25 miles (40 kilometers) northeast of Cincinnati, said Doyle Burke, the chief investigator for the Warren County Coroner's Office...

Education Department announces college prep grants

The U.S. Department of Education has awarded a second round of funding for programs that help low-income students who aspire to attend college. The Upward Bound awards are going to programs with applications that were initially rejected because of formatting errors such as not being double-spaced or using the wrong font. Members of Congress on Wednesday confirmed five-year grants to several universities...
Piglets that were saved from fire served for dinner at fire station

Piglets that were saved from fire served for dinner at fire station

Pigs that were rescued from certain death in a February barn fire ended up returning as sausages six months later to the firefighters who rescued them. A farm manager in Wiltshire, England, thought that giving the Pewsey fire department the free food was a way of saying thanks. "I gave those animals the best quality of life I could ever give until the time they go to slaughter and they go into...
Pence in Florida: US won't stand by as Venezuela crumbles

Pence in Florida: US won't stand by as Venezuela crumbles

Vice President Mike Pence addressed a sympathetic crowd of Venezuelans in South Florida on Wednesday and pledged the U.S. will use its economic and diplomatic power to push for free elections. Pence spoke at a church in the city of Doral, the exile enclave, to a crowd of about 300. They occasionally shouted "freedom, freedom" and cheered every time the vice president spoke of President Donald...
HUD says Carson did nothing wrong by appearing with Trump

HUD says Carson did nothing wrong by appearing with Trump

Legal experts said Wednesday that Housing Secretary Ben Carson likely did not violate federal law when he appeared with President Donald Trump at a campaign rally. After the appearance Tuesday night, questions were raised on Twitter about whether Carson had violated the federal law known as the Hatch Act, which bars most executive branch officials from using their government positions to influence...
3 Seattle brothers in 70s and 80s spent most of their lives molesting children, police say

3 Seattle brothers in 70s and 80s spent most of their lives molesting children, police say

Three brothers in their 70s and 80s have been arrested in Seattle and charged with possession of images depicting child sex abuse, according to Seattle police, who are still investigating the heinous case. 82-year-old Charles Emery, 80-year-old Thomas Emery and 79-year-old Edwin Emery were charged Monday with two counts of possession of depictions of minors engaged in sexual conduct. Police say a...
First lady Melania Trump thanks Chelsea Clinton for defending Barron

First lady Melania Trump thanks Chelsea Clinton for defending Barron

First lady Melania Trump thanked Chelsea Clinton for standing up for her son, Barron Trump. "Thank you @ChelseaClinton - so important to support all of our children in being themselves! #StopChildhoodBullying," the first lady wrote Tuesday night on Twitter. Melania Trump's tweet was sent during President Trump's rally in Phoenix, which included chants of "lock her up" when...

Meaning of 'clean coal' mentioned by Trump unclear

but one that remains ambiguous in its definition. The Republican president took credit for the opening of a coal mine in Pennsylvania, saying, "We've ended the war on beautiful, clean coal, and it's just been announced that a second, brand-new coal mine, where they're going to take out clean coal — meaning, they're taking out coal, they're going to clean it — is opening in the state...
Trump-McConnell feud threatens Republican agenda

Trump-McConnell feud threatens Republican agenda

President Donald Trump can't enact his agenda without Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. McConnell may not have a majority to lead without Trump's help. It's simple, and still so complicated. The strangest bedfellows in Washington are locked in an increasingly public and personal feud that defies conventional wisdom. The escalating tension between the two men is threatening the GOP's re-election...
Woman stabs victim in head with comb, throws boiling water on her, police say

Woman stabs victim in head with comb, throws boiling water on her, police say

A Memphis, Tennessee, woman is facing an aggravated assault charge after police said she attacked another woman by stabbing her in the head with a comb and throwing boiling water on her.  Vanesha Partee is accused of attacking the victim on Monday. The victim told officers she and Partee were involved in a verbal fight that turned physical.  She said Partee threw boiling water on her chest...
Looking for dream nanny job? Gig offers $129,000 salary and access to life of luxury

Looking for dream nanny job? Gig offers $129,000 salary and access to life of luxury

Looking for a gig that incorporates your love for children and traveling? One family is on the hunt for a nanny who can keep an eye on their children and four homes, including one in Atlanta and three international locations. >> Read more trending news This month, a London couple posted an opening on childcare.co.uk for a full-time, live-in nanny who would be responsible for caring for...

Ex-members detail abuse claims against Christian sect

A paramilitary Christian sect with members facing child sex abuse charges evaded law enforcement authorities for years by hiding births, physically punishing followers and quietly operating in isolated areas of New Mexico, former members say. In interviews with The Associated Press and in court documents, the ex-members also alleged that leaders of the Aggressive Christianity Missions Training Corps...
SpaceX unveils sleek, white spacesuit for astronaut travel

SpaceX unveils sleek, white spacesuit for astronaut travel

SpaceX has unveiled a sleek white spacesuit for astronauts on its crewed flights coming up next year. Chief executive Elon Musk made the big reveal via Instagram on Wednesday. He says it's not him in the new suit, rather a SpaceX engineer. SpaceX is developing a crew version of its Dragon cargo capsule for NASA astronauts. Boeing is also working to get U.S. astronauts flying again from home soil....
Carlisle crematory where bodies not refrigerated gets license back

Carlisle crematory where bodies not refrigerated gets license back

A Carlisle crematory, where a state inspector found 15 violations, including dead bodies not kept refrigerated, has had its license temporarily reinstated. Premium Mortuary Services Inc., 510 Business Pkwy., had its license temporarily revoked earlier this month by the Ohio Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors after the violations were found, including that the business failed to keep seven deceased...
US court rejects appeal from praying football coach

US court rejects appeal from praying football coach

A Washington state high school football coach took advantage of his position when he prayed on the field after games, and he's not entitled to immediately get his job back, a federal appeals court said Wednesday. The three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. District Court of Appeals unanimously held that Bremerton High coach Joe Kennedy's prayers did not constitute protected free speech because he was acting...
‘Cookies and Screeem’ M&M’s come to store shelves well before Halloween

‘Cookies and Screeem’ M&M’s come to store shelves well before Halloween

Soon after the debut of white pumpkin pie M&M’s, Mars has released another fall-themed version of the popular candy. Food & Wine reported that “Cookies & Screeem” M&M’s have been seen on Target store shelves well before the Halloween holiday. According to PopSugar, the new candy was first spotted on Junkbanter’s Instagram page. That social media account is one of...
Federal judge again tosses out Texas voter ID law

Federal judge again tosses out Texas voter ID law

A federal judge who has compared Texas' voter ID requirements to a "poll tax" on minorities once again blocked the law Wednesday, rejecting a weakened version backed by the Trump administration and dealing Texas Republicans another court defeat over voting rights. U.S. District Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos rejected changes signed by Republican Gov. Greg Abbott this summer as not only lacking...
Cross-burning victims to priest: Apology is not enough

Cross-burning victims to priest: Apology is not enough

Phillip and Barbara Butler hadn't given much thought to the man who burned a cross on their front lawn 40 years ago. Then they heard the startling news Tuesday that the perpetrator had become a priest and was ministering to Catholics not far from their home. "I didn't know what to say. It was unbelievable," Phillip Butler said Wednesday at a news conference. The priest, the Rev. William...
Critics: Utah horse meeting is secretive 'slaughter summit'

Critics: Utah horse meeting is secretive 'slaughter summit'

Swollen populations of federally-protected wild horses roaming 10 Western states are starved and damaging rangelands, Utah and U.S. government officials said at a conference Wednesday, an invitation-only meeting that mustang-protection advocates say is promoting the slaughter of an icon of the American West. Members of Utah's congressional delegation and a U.S. Interior Department official speaking...
Report: Amy Schumer demanded Netflix pay her as much as Chris Rock and Dave Chappelle

Report: Amy Schumer demanded Netflix pay her as much as Chris Rock and Dave Chappelle

Amy Schumer’s most recent stand-up special, “The Leather Special,” launched on Netflix earlier this year. Schumer had reportedly signed on to make the special for around $11 million. However, shortly after she signed her deal with the streaming giants, news of lucrative contracts for Dave Chappelle and Chris Rock began to break, with Rock making two specials for $40 million...
BBB warns job seekers about employment scams

BBB warns job seekers about employment scams

Finding a job can be a challenging task, and scammers know it. Better Business Bureau warns job seekers that not all job postings are legitimate. Some may misrepresent services, offer outdated or fictitious jobs or charge high upfront fees for services that may not lead to a job. Last year, there were over 1,300 complaints across the U.S., Canada and Mexico from consumers regarding employment services...
Police: Woman ate Buffalo Wild Wings as dog sat in 113-degree car

Police: Woman ate Buffalo Wild Wings as dog sat in 113-degree car

A Virginia woman was arrested on accusations that she left her 5-year-old Yorkshire Terrier in a hot car while she ate inside a Buffalo Wild Wings at an Atlanta mall last week. Dominique Nicole Brown, 24, was booked into Cobb County jail on a charge of animal cruelty Thursday evening, jail records show. She bonded out for $1,320 about eight hours later. Brown was reached by phone Tuesday, but declined...

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Judge allows money laundering charges against Backpage execs

Judge allows money laundering charges against Backpage execs

California prosecutors can bring money laundering charges against the creators of a website that prosecutors label an online brothel, a judge ruled Wednesday. But he dismissed other charges months after another judge threw out the entire case as violating free speech and federal protections. Prosecutors filed new and expanded charges against Backpage.com chief executive Carl Ferrer and website founders...
Lawsuit: School created culture of abuse and excessive force

Lawsuit: School created culture of abuse and excessive force

The lawsuit by the guardians of five black former students of Woodland Hills High School also says school administrators "intentionally discriminated" against students because of their race and filed false charges to cover up abuse. The suit seeks compensatory damages and legal fees from the defendants, named as the district, the Churchill borough government, a security contractor and six...
Florida man visits cemetery daily, reads to 'my one and only love'

Florida man visits cemetery daily, reads to 'my one and only love'

Justino Jimenez celebrated his 77th birthday Tuesday and followed his usual routine. The Florida resident sat in his lawn chair at a local cemetery and read Bible verses to his wife, who died in 2015. Talking about Ana Mercedes Jimenez her still makes Justino Jimenez smile. “She was my one and only love,” he said. Jimenez visits his wife’s gravesite at Serenity Meadows in the Tampa...
US chastises Cambodia for curtailing press freedom

US chastises Cambodia for curtailing press freedom

The United States strongly criticized Cambodia on Wednesday for ordering an American democracy group to leave the country and pressuring dissenting news media — chastising a government whose leader says he shares President Donald Trump's disdain for the press. State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said the U.S. is deeply concerned by "the deterioration in Cambodia's democratic climate"...
Are your vitamins putting you at higher risk for lung cancer?

Are your vitamins putting you at higher risk for lung cancer?

A new study, published Tuesday in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, has found a link between high doses of vitamin B6 and B12 supplements and increased lung cancer risk, especially among men who smoke. Researchers recruited more than 77,000 adults ages 50-76 in Washington and collected data on the participants’ vitamin use over the past 10 years, including dosage information. They found that...
Parents get late start to back-to-school shopping

Parents get late start to back-to-school shopping

Nearly a quarter of parents haven’t started shopping for back-to-school items yet, and national retailers are feeling the impact. Of parents surveyed last week, only 13 percent had completed all their shopping, and 23 percent had not started at all, according to the National Retail Federation, which forecast families will spend $83.6 billion on back-to-school this year, including $29.5 billion...

McConnell says he and Trump are united on 'shared goals'

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he and President Donald Trump are in regular contact about "shared goals" and working together to advance them. He says people suggesting otherwise are "clearly not part of the conversation." McConnell says priorities include tax overhaul, spending and other bills. The Kentucky Republican released the statement Wednesday during a rocky...
Your car make could have a huge long-term impact on your wallet

Your car make could have a huge long-term impact on your wallet

Choosing a car can be tough, especially when new models and limited-time offers from dealers can be so tempting. It’s important to keep in mind, however, that some brands will cost you tons more in the long term. Consumer Reports calculated various car brands’ average cost of maintenance and repair over 10 years, as well as the three year short-term cost. According to CR, the car brands...
Parks Service issues permit for San Francisco rally

Parks Service issues permit for San Francisco rally

Federal authorities on Wednesday issued a permit to a politically conservative group for a Saturday afternoon rally in San Francisco that local officials fear could turn violent. The National Park Service had earlier told Patriot Prayer leader Joey Gibson that he had permission for the event, but withheld issuing the permit until the group agreed to several conditions, which include banning guns,...
Girl Scouts accuse Boy Scouts of covertly recruiting girls

Girl Scouts accuse Boy Scouts of covertly recruiting girls

Inflaming a century-old and mostly cordial rivalry, the president of the Girl Scouts of the USA is accusing the Boy Scouts of seeking to covertly recruit girls into their programs while disparaging the Girl Scouts' operations. "I formally request that your organization stay focused on serving the 90 percent of American boys not currently participating in Boy Scouts ... and not consider expanding...
Former officer injects new racial element in 2014 slaying

Former officer injects new racial element in 2014 slaying

A white former police officer is headed for a fourth trial in the killing of his daughter's black boyfriend, but Shannon Kepler has recently added another racial element to the case: He now says prosecutors can't try him because he's a member of an American Indian tribe. Attorneys for Kepler also argue that the slaying happened on tribal land of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation. If the court agrees, the...
5 new flight options out of Cincinnati and Dayton airports

5 new flight options out of Cincinnati and Dayton airports

Air carriers have added dozens of new flights out of the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport and the Dayton International Airport in the past year. Cincinnati’s airport just announced that WOW air will add services — bringing discount, international flights to travelers in Southwest Ohio. The low-cost transatlantic airline is announcing new international flight services...
Student's dorm room goes viral after total makeover

Student's dorm room goes viral after total makeover

For many college students, living in a dorm is a part of the experience. While some newer dorms try to outfit incoming students with trendy amenities and updated furnishings, much older dormitories often need a lot of work to go from drab to fab. Enter Skylar Bantz’s room.  Bantz, according to a now-viral Facebook post by her mother, had the help of six other people to completely transform...
Catholic priest reveals past Ku Klux Klan membership: 'My actions were despicable'

Catholic priest reveals past Ku Klux Klan membership: 'My actions were despicable'

A Catholic priest is temporarily stepping away from his public duties after writing in an op-ed about his membership in the Ku Klux Klan four decades ago. The Catholic Diocese of Arlington, Virginia, said Rev. William Aitcheson penned the article to show the transformation possible in life. Aitcheson volunteered to take a leave on the day the article was published, officials said. It was not immediately...
Man pleads not guilty in wife's death during Alaska cruise

Man pleads not guilty in wife's death during Alaska cruise

A Utah man charged with first-degree murder in the death of his wife on a cruise to Alaska pleaded not guilty during a Wednesday hearing in which he appeared to become emotional at times. An attorney for Kenneth Manzanares entered the plea during an arraignment in a federal courtroom in Juneau, Alaska. The judge presided via a video link from Anchorage. Manzanares, clad in a yellow prison uniform...
Bride, groom end up in cuffs after wedding turns into bar fight

Bride, groom end up in cuffs after wedding turns into bar fight

A bride and groom had been married for only a few hours after a fight broke out and they were placed in handcuffs and arrested. Eyewitnesses told “Inside Edition” that about ten people went to a bar in Edmonton Saturday night. The bride was in her gown, the groom in his tux. >> Read more trending news The wedding party was there for about 20 minutes before the bartender cut them...
Ex-FBI Director James Comey to lecture at Howard University

Ex-FBI Director James Comey to lecture at Howard University

James Comey, the FBI director fired by President Donald Trump, will give a series of lectures at Howard University. The historically black college in the nation's capital announced Wednesday that Comey will be the keynote speaker at the school's opening convocation Sept. 22 and will "lead and conduct" five lectures during the academic year. The university said Comey will donate his entire...
Violence in Charlottesville leads to soul-searching at ACLU

Violence in Charlottesville leads to soul-searching at ACLU

Faced with an angry backlash for defending white supremacists' right to march in Charlottesville, the American Civil Liberties Union is confronting a feeling among some of its members that was once considered heresy: Maybe some speech isn't worth defending. Cracks in the ACLU's strict defense of the First Amendment no matter how offensive the speech opened from the moment a counter-protester was killed...
What your Facebook feed can tell landlords and insurance companies

What your Facebook feed can tell landlords and insurance companies

Imagine if a financial services company tracked your Facebook feed and made decisions about what kind of products it would offer you and at what rate—all based on the kind of language you used online and the kind of pictures you posted. That’s exactly the situation we’ve found ourselves in over the past few years. Here’s a look at who is tracking what… Read more: #1...

The Latest: California dad gets 25-to-life for son's killing

The Latest on the sentencing of a California father who murdered his 5-year-old son amid a bitter custody battle (all times local): 11:20 a.m. A California man who admitted killing his 5-year-old son amid a bitter custody battle has been sentenced to 25 years to life in prison. Aramazd Andressian Sr. did not speak during the sentencing hearing Wednesday in the Alhambra branch of Los Angeles County...
Texas couple to get $3.4M on false claims of satanic abuse

Texas couple to get $3.4M on false claims of satanic abuse

Texas will pay $3.4 million to a couple who were wrongfully imprisoned for more than two decades on prosecutors' claims that they sexually abused children as part of satanic rituals at a day care they operated. Dan and Fran Keller learned Tuesday that they'll receive the payment from a state fund for the wrongly convicted, the Austin American-Statesman reported . A judge in June approved a request...
2 dozen French bulldogs need a home, up for adoption Sat. after rescue in Denver

2 dozen French bulldogs need a home, up for adoption Sat. after rescue in Denver

A Colorado animal shelter is offering up more than two dozen French bulldogs for adoption this weekend after a recent animal rescue in Denver. The Denver Animal Shelter can’t answer many questions about the dogs, which were removed from a home after a special investigation, because the case is still pending, according to a post on the agency’s Facebook page. But shelter officials did say...
‘He had wings and a halo': Daycare worker charged after 5-year-old found dead in driveway

‘He had wings and a halo': Daycare worker charged after 5-year-old found dead in driveway

Relatives, law enforcement and the community at large were stunned Monday after a 5-year-old Alabama boy was found dead in a driveway and a worker at his daycare was subsequently charged with abuse of a corpse.  Charges against Valarie Rena Patterson, 46, of Mobile, have been upgraded to include one of manslaughter in the death of Kamden Dewan Johnson, according to Fox 10 in Mobile. The...
What do Trump voters in Ohio say about him now?

What do Trump voters in Ohio say about him now?

President Donald Trump’s national poll numbers are taking a beating but Trump voters in southern Ohio are standing by him, though some of them wish the president would be less combative and knock off all the tweeting. A Morning Consult/Politico poll of 1,987 registered voters released Wednesday shows 39 percent approve of the job Trump is doing while 56 percent disapprove, “putting him...
School bus driver accused of DUI with 31 students on board

School bus driver accused of DUI with 31 students on board

A Georgia school bus driver was fired after she allegedly drove a bus full of students while under the influence of alcohol, officials said. >> Read more trending news Carole Ann Etheridge was arrested Monday on one count of DUI and 16 counts of endangering a child, according to the sheriff’s office. There were 31 students on the bus, but 16 were under the age of 14, Walton schools spokeswoman...
4 easy ways to achieve vacation-level relaxation without traveling

4 easy ways to achieve vacation-level relaxation without traveling

Vacations can be expensive — there’s the cost of travel itself, as well as lodging expenses and all the money you drop once you get where you’re going. When it’s all said and done, you could potentially spend thousands of dollars on a getaway. But aside from emptying our wallets, vacations can help us decompress and cut back on stress. But there’s a way to enjoy the same...
Trump bashes NAFTA in midst of talks to revamp trade deal

Trump bashes NAFTA in midst of talks to revamp trade deal

Just a week into talks to rewrite the North American Free Trade Agreement, President Donald Trump is already threatening to abandon the 23-year-old pact with Canada and Mexico. At a high-profile campaign-style rally in Phoenix on Tuesday night, Trump predicted that the United States would "end up probably terminating" NAFTA "at some point," though he said he hadn't made a final...
Beach shut down after shark bites paddleboard in 3 feet of water

Beach shut down after shark bites paddleboard in 3 feet of water

Lifeguards closed a Massachusetts beach on Wednesday morning after a shark bit a paddleboard about 30 yards offshore, the acting superintendent for the Cape Cod National Seashore said. A stand-up paddleboarder was in the waters off Marconi Beach in Wellfleet around 10:30 a.m. when a shark approached and bit the board. Kathy Tevyaw, acting superintendent for the Cape Cod National Seashore, said the...
Kroger grocery store employee accused of stealing more than $25,000 in groceries

Kroger grocery store employee accused of stealing more than $25,000 in groceries

An employee at a Tennessee grocery store is accused of stealing more than $25,000 worth of groceries over a nine-year period.  >> Read more trending news  Police responded to an embezzlement call at the Kroger in the 700 block of Truse Parkway Wednesday.  The Regional Organized Retail Crime Manager for Kroger told police he received information that a night stocker...
Taylor Swift’s new album title, release date announced

Taylor Swift’s new album title, release date announced

The wait is over for Swifties -- Taylor Swift has announced details of her new album. >> Read more trending news “Reputation,” Swift’s sixth album, will be released Nov. 10. The title of the first single hasn’t been revealed, but the song will arrive Thursday evening. Swift decorated her Instagram page Wednesday with a few glimpses of the black-and-white cover, which...
New treatment could be the end of peanut allergy, study says

New treatment could be the end of peanut allergy, study says

Allergic to peanuts? There could be new treatment that would eliminate that allergy for up to four years, according to recent research. Scientists from Murdoch Childrens Research Institute in Melbourne, Australia, conducted a study, which was published in The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health journal, to determine how probiotics could keep peanut allergies at bay in the long term. To do so, they...
US families, friends of missing sailors proud, praying

US families, friends of missing sailors proud, praying

The military says five sailors were injured and 10 were missing following the collision. The collision tore a hole in the ship's left rear hull and flooded adjacent compartments, including crew berths and machinery and communication rooms. The military has not identified any of the sailors, but family members in Michigan, Illinois, Texas and Ohio so far have confirmed some of them. Here are brief...
The Latest: Police say white nationalist turns himself in

The Latest: Police say white nationalist turns himself in

The Latest on protests against Confederate monuments that have occurred in the aftermath of deadly violence at a Virginia rally by white nationalists (all times local): 11:05 p.m. Police report a white nationalist who says he pepper-sprayed a demonstrator in self-defense on the campus of the University of Virginia has turned himself in. Campus police issued a statement late Wednesday saying Christopher...
Maria Menounos to join Miss America judge panel

Maria Menounos to join Miss America judge panel

Not long after revealing she was diagnosed with a brain tumor and stepping down from her on-air position with E! News, Maria Menounos has joined the Miss America judging panel, PEOPLE magazine reported. >> Read more trending news Menounos, who was Miss Massachusetts Teen USA in 1996, will be joined by five other celebrities to choose the winner of the 97th annual competition, which...
I was detained for protesting Trump. Here's what the Secret Service asked me.

I was detained for protesting Trump. Here's what the Secret Service asked me.

Like many events that end up with a person in handcuffs, my story begins in a bar. I was in Atlanta earlier this month for Netroots Nation, the annual meeting of progressive organizers and writers, when I overheard friends discussing how to resist President Trump's first visit to Trump Tower. I jumped into the conversation: "Well, you call me, of course." Twenty minutes later, we had a rough...
Amal, George Clooney donate $1 million to anti-hate group after Charlottesville violence

Amal, George Clooney donate $1 million to anti-hate group after Charlottesville violence

George and Amal Clooney have donated $1 million to Southern Poverty Law Center, a non-profit that strives to put an end to domestic hate groups and extremists, in response to the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, earlier this month. >> Read more trending news  “What happened in Charlottesville, and what is happening in communities across our country, demands our collective...
US commander visits Yemen border for firsthand look at war

US commander visits Yemen border for firsthand look at war

The top U.S. commander for the Middle East got a first-hand look on Wednesday at Saudi Arabia's military fight against Yemen's rebels, visiting the border area on the same day the Saudi-led coalition was accused of bombing a hotel and killing civilians. Gen. Joseph Votel's trip to the Saudi-Yemeni border area comes as the U.S. presses on with a campaign targeting al-Qaida-linked militants in Yemen...
Queen, Freddie Mercury biopic cast set

Queen, Freddie Mercury biopic cast set

Rami Malek, the star of USA’s “Mr. Robot” was already tapped to play Queen’s flamboyant lead singer Freddie Mercury. The movie now has the rest of the iconic band cast. Ben Hardy, who was in “X-Men Apocalypse”, will be portraying the band’s drummer, Roger Taylor. Gwilym Lee, of “The Tourist,” will be Brian May. Joe Mazzello from “Jurassic...
Thousands of Atlantic salmon escape fish farm in San Juan Islands

Thousands of Atlantic salmon escape fish farm in San Juan Islands

A fish pen containing 305,000 farmed Atlantic salmon collapsed over the weekend in the San Juan Islands, raising fears about the potential that native Pacific salmon will be negatively impacted. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife estimated that between 4,000 and 5,000 fish escaped the damaged pen off Cypress Island when it first became compromised Saturday. The farm's owner, ...
Russia warns against new sanctions on North Korea

Russia warns against new sanctions on North Korea

A senior Russian diplomat is warning against expanding sanctions against North Korea, saying it's necessary to focus on a political settlement. Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said that "the scope of sanctions already endorsed by the U.N. Security Council is such that any possibilities of expanding such measures have been exhausted." In remarks to the Japanese and Chinese media released...
Crowds line up in Springfield stores for $700M Powerball jackpot

Crowds line up in Springfield stores for $700M Powerball jackpot

With a near-record Powerball jackpot worth $700 million, a steady stream of customers filed into the Plum Food Mart in Springfield and other stores across Clark and Champaign counties on Wednesday. Plum Food Mart’s owners expected progressively bigger crowds as the clock ticked toward Wednesday night’s drawing, and the business planned to bring in additional employees in the evening. The...
Supporters want Colin Kaepernick signed by NFL season start

Supporters want Colin Kaepernick signed by NFL season start

Supporters of former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who refused to stand for the national anthem to protest police brutality against blacks, showed their solidarity with him and his cause at a rally outside National Football League headquarters on Wednesday, demanding that he be signed by the start of the regular season next month. More than 1,000 people, many wearing jerseys bearing...
Shook Construction may move to new HQ

Shook Construction may move to new HQ

The Shook Construction headquarters building on Northcutt Place is on the market, and the company may be looking at a move to Moraine, according to city documents. Moraine City Council on Thursday will consider entering into a development agreement with Shook Construction for relocation and improvement of a corporate building at 2000 W. Dorothy Lane. The agreement, as outlined in a council meeting...
Judge: Bears near US-Canada border merit endangered status

Judge: Bears near US-Canada border merit endangered status

Animals and plants can be considered endangered even if they are not on the brink of extinction, a judge ruled in overturning the U.S. government's re-classification of a small population of grizzly bears living in the forests of Montana and Idaho near the Canada border. Tuesday's ruling by U.S. District Judge Dana Christensen said that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is prohibited from narrowing...
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