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Transgender woman says CVS pharmacist refused to fill hormone prescriptions

A transgender woman in Phoenix has filed a formal complaint against CVS with the Arizona Board of Pharmacy, after she said a pharmacist refused to fill her hormone prescriptions and humiliated her in front of other customers. >> Read more trending news  In a blog on the ACLU of Arizona website, Hilde Hall said it was the first time she filled the prescription for hormone therapy. &ldquo...
911 call released in high school football player's death: ‘I just shot my friend’

911 call released in high school football player's death: ‘I just shot my friend’

Police have released the heartbreaking 911 call a Charlotte teenager made after authorities said he shot and killed his friend, WSOC reports.  “I just, I just shot my friend,” Jermarion Worthy can be heard telling the dispatcher. “Somebody just shot through the house.” “Is anyone injured?” the dispatcher asked. “He's shot in the head. Someone...
No winner in Friday’s Mega Millions jackpot; prize skyrockets to $493 million

No winner in Friday’s Mega Millions jackpot; prize skyrockets to $493 million

No winners in Friday’s Mega Millions means the jackpot keeps rising -- Tuesday’s drawing has topped $493 million. It’s possible that the prize could surge over the half-billion mark based on ticket sales, lottery officials state. >> Read more trending news  Tuesday’s jackpot of $493 million will be the fifth-largest in Mega Millions history. If there is a winner...
CIA: China is waging a 'quiet kind of cold war' against US

CIA: China is waging a 'quiet kind of cold war' against US

China is waging a "quiet kind of cold war" against the United States, using all its resources to try to replace America as the leading power in the world, a top CIA expert on Asia said Friday. Beijing doesn't want to go to war, he said, but the current communist government, under President Xi Jingping, is subtly working on multiple fronts to undermine the U.S. in ways that are different...
Rapper Offset, of trio Migos, arrested in metro Atlanta on weapon, drug charges

Rapper Offset, of trio Migos, arrested in metro Atlanta on weapon, drug charges

Rapper Offset, of the trio Migos, was arrested Friday on weapon and drug charges in Georgia, WSB reports.  Clayton County police said the rapper, whose real name is Kiari Cephus, and his bodyguard, Senay Gezahgn, were traveling in Jonesboro, just outside Atlanta, when the 2014 Porsche 911 Carrera that Offset was driving was pulled over after an improper lane change.  >> Read more...
Democratic socialism surging in the age of Trump

Democratic socialism surging in the age of Trump

Last Friday, Maine Democrat Zak Ringelstein wasn't ready to consider himself a formal member of the Democratic Socialists of America, even if he appreciated the organization's values and endorsement in his bid to become a United States senator. Three days later, he told The Associated Press that was ready to become the only major-party Senate candidate in the nation to be a dues-paying democratic...
The problem of Kavanaugh's lengthy paper trail

The problem of Kavanaugh's lengthy paper trail

Judge Brett Kavanaugh has a long record of judicial and executive branch service to recommend him as President Donald Trump's nominee to the Supreme Court. And that's part of the problem in getting him confirmed by the Senate. Democrats are demanding to see the conservative appellate court judge's lengthy paper trail before they even start meeting with him, let alone casting their votes on a lifetime...
Trump missteps fuel new energy in Democrats' campaigns

Trump missteps fuel new energy in Democrats' campaigns

As Democratic congressional candidate Abigail Spanberger mingled with supporters at a Richmond brewery, one person hung like a shadow over the gleaming brew tanks and grilled food truck pizza. As they watched their kids play with Legos in the corner of the bar Wednesday night, Kristen Martin and William Caulder grumbled about President Donald Trump's latest scandal, a controversial news conference...
Two democratic socialists rally voters in deep-red Kansas

Two democratic socialists rally voters in deep-red Kansas

The new face of an emerging democratic socialist movement joined its patriarch in the most unlikely place Friday, calling on Kansans unhappy with the direction of the country to get off the sidelines in a pivotal Republican-held congressional district. "We know that people in Kansas, just like everywhere else in this country, just like families in the Bronx, just want a fair shake," Alexandria...
Ticket mix-up put family on ill-fated Missouri tourist boat

Ticket mix-up put family on ill-fated Missouri tourist boat

More than half of the 17 people killed when a tourist boat sank on a Branson lake were members of the same Indiana family, and they likely wouldn't have been on the ill-fated trip but for a ticket mix-up. Tracy Beck, of Kansas City, Missouri, said she recalled the family members waiting in line. After they stopped for a picture, she said, a ticket taker realized they should have boarded at a different...
Putin idea for Ukraine referendum rejected by White House

Putin idea for Ukraine referendum rejected by White House

The White House has rejected a Vladimir Putin-backed effort to hold a referendum in eastern Ukraine on the region's future, distancing itself from the idea in the aftermath of President Donald Trump's controversial summit with the Russian leader. Russia's ambassador to the U.S., Anatoly Antonov, said the two leaders had discussed the possibility of a referendum in separatist-leaning eastern Ukraine...
This video of a chimp seeing its foster parents again is the best thing you'll see all day

This video of a chimp seeing its foster parents again is the best thing you'll see all day

We can't stop watching. The precious video of a chimp reuniting with its foster parents is guaranteed to bring a smile to your face. The Zoological Wildlife Foundation in Miami posted the video of Limbani on its Instagram and Facebook page. They said Limbani was born with pneumonia and was rejected by his mother. Tania Sanchez and her husband, Jorge, jumped in to help. The couple took on...
Deputies shoot armed man in Florida who punched dog in head multiple times

Deputies shoot armed man in Florida who punched dog in head multiple times

Deputies shot an armed man Friday evening in The Villages near Lady Lake, Florida, the Sumter County Sheriff's Office said. Deputies were called shortly before 6:30 p.m after a report of a domestic disturbance, Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Michelle Keszey said. "The victim met deputies at a nearby church where she stated the suspect punched her dog in the face three times," Keszey said....
Mega Millions jackpot reaches $433M for Friday’s drawing

Mega Millions jackpot reaches $433M for Friday’s drawing

UPDATE: The winning numbers for Friday, July 20 were: 01-14-30-44-62 >> Read more trending news  The Mega Millions jackpot reached $433 million ahead of Friday night’s drawing. It is the sixth-largest prize in the game’s history, lottery officials said in a news release. It is also the seventh time the jackpot has exceeded $400 million. While the top prize...
Worries of violence accompany 2020 GOP convention choice

Worries of violence accompany 2020 GOP convention choice

Charlotte, the North Carolina city selected for the 2020 Republican national Convention, has a history of diversity and inclusiveness that has sometimes been difficult to achieve. The Democratic-leaning city was chosen over Las Vegas at the summer meeting of the GOP's national committee Friday. In 2012, North Carolina's largest city hosted the Democratic National Convention. The city hopes to present...
Former Georgia Tech frat president admits raping ex-girlfriend, sentenced to 20 years

Former Georgia Tech frat president admits raping ex-girlfriend, sentenced to 20 years

A former Georgia Tech fraternity president pleaded guilty to rape Friday, more than two years after police say he sexually assaulted his ex-girlfriend on her 21st birthday, The Fulton County District Attorney’s Office said in a release detailing the sex crime.  >> Read more trending news  Christian Kahf’s ex-girlfriend told police he raped her at least seven times over...
Moderate alcohol consumption could help boost male fertility, study finds

Moderate alcohol consumption could help boost male fertility, study finds

A healthy diet and lifestyle can help boost male fertility and drinking alcohol could also be effective, according to a new report.  >> Read more trending news  Researchers from health institutions in Italy recently conducted a study, published in the Andrology journal, to determine the association between alcohol intake and male reproductive function.  To do so, they...
Man suspected of shooting officer found, killed by police

Man suspected of shooting officer found, killed by police

A man suspected of gunning down a Hawaii police officer was killed during a shootout with officers Friday after a three-day search across the Big Island, authorities said. Justin Waiki was killed and an officer was injured during the shootout, Hawaii County Managing Director Wil Okabe told The Associated Press after receiving confirmation from the police chief. The officer was taken to Hilo Medical...
How to save $100 by setting up your own new computer

How to save $100 by setting up your own new computer

Remember the days gone by when you purchased your new computer and as soon as you got home, took it out of the box, plugged it in and it was operational? Well that’s not always the case anymore and a lot of people opt to have the retail store they buy their computer from set it up for a $99 fee. Setting it up is something you can do yourself and it’s not that hard.  ...

Investigators identify truck that dropped rock, killing boy

A construction company halted work on an Alaska highway south of Anchorage after a rock fell from a truck, struck a car and killed an 8-year-old boy inside. Noah Schwebach of Eagle River on Thursday afternoon was one of five people in a Volkswagen GTI Hatchback traveling north on the Sterling Highway. The small car passed a southbound truck, and a volleyball-size rock rolled off the larger vehicle...
WW2 soldier is buried in California 74 years after battle

WW2 soldier is buried in California 74 years after battle

Nearly 74 years after he was killed in a ferocious World War II battle, Staff Sgt. David Rosenkrantz has been laid to rest in Southern California. Flags were lowered to half-staff as relatives gathered Friday for Rosencrantz's funeral at Riverside National Cemetery, where four of his brothers are also buried. The U.S. Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced in March that Rosenkrantz's body was...

Arizona candidate denies decade-old rape allegation

A decade-old allegation of sexual assault has rocked a Democratic candidate in a primary for a Tucson-based congressional district. Yahya Yuksel is facing calls to end his campaign after the Arizona Daily Star reported the allegation that he raped an intoxicated 16-year-old girl when he was 17. The newspaper said Yuksel was not arrested or charged and the individual did not pursue charges. Yuksel...
Tourist attraction in Georgia suspends duck boats after Missouri tragedy

Tourist attraction in Georgia suspends duck boats after Missouri tragedy

Stone Mountain Park in DeKalb County, Georgia, canceled duck boat rides for Friday and Saturday in light of the tragedy in Missouri on Thursday. The accident that killed 17 people on Table Rock Lake in Branson, Missouri, prompted the metro Atlanta attraction to pause letting visitors ride. “All of us at Stone Mountain Park are heartbroken about the accident that happened last evening on...

NRA, others sue Seattle over gun-storage law

The National Rifle Association, Second Amendment Foundation and two Seattle residents are suing the city over its new gun-safety law. The lawsuit filed Friday in King County Superior Court says that the safe storage requirement violates Washington state law, which prevents cities from regulating guns, the Seattle Times reported . "Seattle simply can't break the law to adopt an ordinance as a...
Judge: 'Great progress' reuniting families split at border

Judge: 'Great progress' reuniting families split at border

A federal judge on Friday applauded Trump administration efforts to meet a deadline to reunite more than 2,500 children with their families after they were separated at the border. Justice Department attorneys said in federal court in San Diego that 450 children 5 and older had been reunified, up from 364 a day earlier. "I'm just very impressed with the effort that has been made," U.S. District...
Netflix unveils first 8 Shonda Rhimes projects for platform

Netflix unveils first 8 Shonda Rhimes projects for platform

Shonda Rhimes's first slate of shows for Netflix includes a look at the migration of African-Americans from the Jim Crow South, romance among wealthy 19th century Londoners and a documentary on Debbie Allen's reimagining of "The Nutcracker." The streaming service on Friday announced eight shows Rhimes and her collaborators at Shondaland are developing. The show about African-American life...
Kavanaugh's lengthy paper trail becomes flashpoint

Kavanaugh's lengthy paper trail becomes flashpoint

Judge Brett Kavanaugh has a long record of judicial and executive branch service to recommend him as President Donald Trump's nominee to the Supreme Court. And that's part of the problem in getting him confirmed by the Senate. Democrats are demanding to see the conservative appellate court judge's lengthy paper trail before they even start meeting with him, let alone casting their votes on a lifetime...
Lawyers: Asylum seekers endure horrible conditions in prison

Lawyers: Asylum seekers endure horrible conditions in prison

Strip searches. Overcrowded cells with open toilets. Scant meals that violate religious restrictions. Federal public defenders say 120 asylum seekers are enduring those conditions at a federal prison in Oregon where some have considered suicide and at least one has attempted it. "We are dying day by day inside here," one detainee said, William Teesdale, chief investigator for the federal...

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Congress abandons bid to reverse Trump deal with ZTE

Congress abandons bid to reverse Trump deal with ZTE

Congress is abandoning an effort to clamp down on the Chinese telecom giant ZTE in a defense bill, essentially green-lighting the Trump administration's deal to save a company that was accused of selling sensitive information to hostile regimes, aides said Friday. Senators from both parties expressed outrage Friday that the revised defense legislation, which will be unveiled early next week, guts...
Putin soccer ball gift to Trump gets routine security check

Putin soccer ball gift to Trump gets routine security check

The red-and-white soccer ball tossed to President Donald Trump by Russia's Vladimir Putin is undergoing a routine security screening. The U.S. Secret Service says that's standard for all gifts to the president. During a joint news conference after their summit this week in Finland, Putin used soccer metaphors and was handed a soccer ball that he tossed to Trump. Russia hosted the 2018 World Cup. Trump...
Michael Cohen secretly taped Donald Trump in 2016, attorney confirms

Michael Cohen secretly taped Donald Trump in 2016, attorney confirms

Update 7:00 p.m. EDT July 20: An attorney for  Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s longtime former attorney, has confirmed that Cohen secretly recorded conversations with Trump and that he does have a recording made in 2016 before the presidential election about a former Playboy Playmate who claims that she had a year-long affair with Trump in 2006. Cohen’s attorney Lanny Davis...
Man kidnapped, tortured by fake police officers in Tennessee

Man kidnapped, tortured by fake police officers in Tennessee

A man in Memphis, Tennessee, was kidnapped and brutally beaten by a man and a woman who posed as police officers during the attack. An arrest affidavit detailed the horrific crimes, which occurred on July 13.  Police said the victim had just gotten into his car to drive to work when a Ford Taurus pulled up behind him with flashing lights. Two people got out of the car wearing vests that read...

Funeral scheduled for 5 children who died in New Jersey fire

The funerals for five children who died in a raging fire at a New Jersey home have been scheduled for next week. Union City will pay for the funeral expenses through the Union City Fire Victims Fund. A public visitation will be held from noon on Tuesday through 9 a.m. Wednesday, and will be followed by a public Mass at 10 a.m. The children, ages 2, 4, 5, 7 and 13, died after a three-story home caught...
How to find missing money from an old 401(k) you forgot about

How to find missing money from an old 401(k) you forgot about

For years, money expert Clark Howard has talked about ways to find missing money from forgotten bank accounts, insurance policies, rental and utility deposits, safe deposit boxes, old pensions and other places. Well, now you can add forgotten 401(k)s to that list! RELATED: Why you shouldn’t cash out your 401(k) when changing jobs There’s an little-known federal organization called the ...
Men charged with stealing $8 million in rare items from Pittsburgh library

Men charged with stealing $8 million in rare items from Pittsburgh library

Two men are facing charges of stealing or damaging more than $8 million in rare books and materials from the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh for over two decades. Investigators Friday charged Greg Priore and John Schulman, alleging the two men worked together to remove the items from the Oliver Room.  According to the criminal complaint, Priore worked as the manager and sole archivist of the Oliver...
Duck boats linked to more than 40 deaths since 1999

Duck boats linked to more than 40 deaths since 1999

Duck boats like the one that sank in Branson, Missouri, killing 17 people, have a long history of safety problems and have been linked to the deaths of more than 40 people since 1999. The deadly sinking in Missouri brought back painful memories of a similar accident nearly two decades ago in Arkansas. Both duck boats had overhead roofs or canopies that the National Transportation Safety Board warned...
Florida man caught huffing at Walmart, had seven cans around him

Florida man caught huffing at Walmart, had seven cans around him

A Yulee, Florida, man was seen lying on the ground, shaking and inhaling from a can of compressed air outside a Nassau County Walmart, deputies said in a report. Sean Humberson, 31, was found next to a dumpster with seven cans of Dust-Off around him, the report said. He was taken to Baptist Medical Center Nassau for evaluation and was later arrested and charged with inhaling dangerous chemicals and...

Police: Man confesses to throwing infant against wall

An Ohio man who authorities say confessed to fatally throwing an 8-month-old boy against a wall has pleaded not guilty to charges. The Cincinnati Enquirer reports 33-year-old Domynyk Gilliam was arrested Thursday by Colerain Township police. He appeared Friday in court on murder, felonious assault and child endangerment charges. A judge set bond at $450,000. Court documents say Gilliam confessed to...
Emaciated teen found living in barn eating sticks, grass, investigators say

Emaciated teen found living in barn eating sticks, grass, investigators say

Investigators discovered an emaciated 15-year-old boy living in a barn and eating sticks and grass while his family had plenty of food inside a house in rural Oklahoma, police said.  Someone passing by the residence was concerned and called authorities, who said the 80-pound boy was likely only going to be able to live another week in those conditions, according to the Shawnee News-Star...
MGM turns to never-tested law to sue Vegas shooting victims

MGM turns to never-tested law to sue Vegas shooting victims

The unprecedented move from MGM Resorts International to sue hundreds of victims of last year's mass shooting in Las Vegas using an obscure U.S. law never tested in court has been framed by the casino-operator as an effort to avoid years of costly litigation — but the legal maneuver may not play out that way. The company is not seeking money in the lawsuits filed in at least seven states over...
Director James Gunn fired from 'Guardians 3' over old tweets

Director James Gunn fired from 'Guardians 3' over old tweets

James Gunn was fired Friday as director of "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3" because of old tweets that recently emerged where he joked about subjects like pedophilia and rape. Walt Disney Studios Chairman Alan Horn announced the removal. "The offensive attitudes and statements discovered on James' Twitter feed are indefensible and inconsistent with our studio's values, and we have severed...
Democrats find not-so-secret weapon in Trump controversies

Democrats find not-so-secret weapon in Trump controversies

As Democratic congressional candidate Abigail Spanberger mingled Wednesday night with supporters at a Richmond brewery, one person hung like a shadow over the gleaming brew tanks and grilled food truck pizza. As they watched their kids play with Legos in the corner of the bar, Kristen Martin and William Caulder grumbled about President Donald Trump's latest scandal, a controversial news conference...
More pregnant women are having heart attacks, here’s why

More pregnant women are having heart attacks, here’s why

The risk of having a heart attack during pregnancy and labor is rising, according to a new report.  >> Read more trending news  Researchers from the New York University School of Medicine recently conducted a study, published in the Mayo Clinics Proceedings, to determine the frequency of heart attacks among pregnant patients.  To do so, they assessed more than 49 million...

Fox News says Guilfoyle leaving; may join Trump super PAC

Fox News says host Kimberly Guilfoyle is leaving the network, amid reports that she's about to take on a new role with a super PAC supporting President Donald Trump's agenda. A Fox spokeswoman confirmed her departure Friday. Guilfoyle has been one of the co-hosts of the network's afternoon show "The Five" and has been dating Trump's son Donald Jr. She was considered for White House press...

Work on NYC tunnels complete 6 years after Superstorm Sandy

Work to restore and upgrade New York City's Hugh L. Carey and Queens Midtown tunnels has wrapped up six years after they were badly damaged during Superstorm Sandy. Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo and other elected officials are celebrating the completion of the work Friday in Queens. The tunnels now have 50,000-pound steel floodgates to protect them from floods, as well as new energy-efficient lights...
Tax-free weekend explained: Your guide to back-to-school shopping

Tax-free weekend explained: Your guide to back-to-school shopping

With Ohio’s tax-free weekend arriving in two weeks, teachers, parents and students are getting their back-to-school shopping lists ready. Ohio’s tax-free weekend, which begins at 12 a.m. on Aug. 3 and lasts through 11:59 p.m. on Aug. 5, is one way shoppers will take advantage of back-to-school shopping, which is expected to be one of the three highest years on record with $82.8 billion...

Contractor gets prison term for defrauding Sandy victims

A contractor convicted of scamming dozens of New Jersey homeowners out of nearly $2 million following Superstorm Sandy has been sentenced to 10 years in state prison. Jamie Lawson must also pay $1,860,981 in restitution under the sentence imposed Friday. Lawson had pleaded guilty last October to money laundering and theft charges. But his sentencing had been postponed numerous times since then as...
Wells Fargo’s latest controversy: Charging unsuspecting customers for pet insurance, more

Wells Fargo’s latest controversy: Charging unsuspecting customers for pet insurance, more

Wells Fargo’s many scandals continue to pile up. Most recently, the San Francisco-based institution has drawn the attention of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, who is looking into whether the bank deceived customers by charging them for add-ons they never asked for, according to the Wall Street Journal. Wells Fargo is in the midst of refunding the add-ons, which were for things...
New blood test could detect skin cancer early, study finds

New blood test could detect skin cancer early, study finds

Researchers in Australia have developed a blood test that could potentially detect melanoma, the deadliest kind of skin cancer, in its early stages. >> Read more trending news  Scientists at Edith Cowan University in Joondalup, Australia, recruited a total of 245 study participants who were either healthy or diagnosed by routine pathological exams of their respective tumors. Researchers...
Recall alert: Swiss cake rolls, bread may be contaminated with salmonella

Recall alert: Swiss cake rolls, bread may be contaminated with salmonella

A popular sweet treat sold under multiple brand names is being recalled this week due to the possible contamination of salmonella. The voluntary recall affects Swiss rolls manufactured by Flowers Foods Inc. of Thomasville, Georgia. The rolls were distributed under the following brands: Baker’s Treat, Mrs. Freshley’s, Market Square and Great Value, according to a press release...
Woman vows to pop Trump balloon, creates GoFundMe for bail

Woman vows to pop Trump balloon, creates GoFundMe for bail

A crowdfunding account set up to raise money for a the bail of a woman who vowed to pop a balloon ridiculing President Donald Trump was removed by GoFundMe shortly after it was created.  Kathie Kitt Conklin started the first crowdfunding campaign after seeing reports about a New Jersey man who wanted to bring the Baby Trump balloon seen during the president’s visit to the United Kingdom...
Authorities: Close to $100K found after deadly bus crash

Authorities: Close to $100K found after deadly bus crash

Authorities investigating a deadly commercial passenger bus crash along a New Mexico highway said Friday that one of the passengers was carrying a backpack filled with almost $100,000 in cash. Sandoval County Sheriff's Lt. Keith Elder confirmed during a news conference that the money was discovered after the passenger was transported to an Albuquerque hospital, where numerous other people and their...

Man sentenced to 25 years in prison for death of infant

A judge has called the upstate New York man who was convicted of killing a 1-year-old boy a "monster" as he handed down a sentence of 25 years in prison. Acting state Supreme Court Justice Roger McDonough has told 23-year-old David Bridges he was a "wolf let loose amidst the fold" as he handed down the maximum sentence Friday in Albany. Bridges had been convicted of manslaughter...
Start of $48M fix to I-70 choke point is days away

Start of $48M fix to I-70 choke point is days away

Sixteen years in the works and just days away from beginning, the $48 million widening of a section of Interstate 70 at Springfield promises to make the drive between Dayton and Columbus smoother and safer. But first, there’s going to be some pain. Randy Chevalley, director of Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) District 7, talked about upcoming area transportation projects at an I-70/75...
Colorado VA hospital plagued by delays, high costs to open

Colorado VA hospital plagued by delays, high costs to open

It's more than $1 billion over budget and five years behind schedule, but an elaborate new veterans hospital is finally ready to open in suburban Denver with the promise of state-of-the-art medical care. The $1.7 billion Rocky Mountain Regional VA Medical Center made it through nearly a decade of management blunders, legal battles, federal investigations and congressional hearings. Lawmakers were...
Colorado VA hospital plagued by delays, high costs to open

Colorado VA hospital plagued by delays, high costs to open

It's more than $1 billion over budget and five years behind schedule, but an elaborate new veterans hospital is finally ready to open in suburban Denver with the promise of state-of-the-art medical care. The $1.7 billion Rocky Mountain Regional VA Medical Center made it through nearly a decade of management blunders, legal battles, federal investigations and congressional hearings. Lawmakers were...
McDonald’s pulls salads from 3,000 locations after cyclosporiasis outbreak expands to more states

McDonald’s pulls salads from 3,000 locations after cyclosporiasis outbreak expands to more states

More states have reported an outbreak of cyclosporiasis illnesses that have likely come from salads at McDonald’s. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are working with state and local officials to investigate the outbreak. >> Read more trending news  According to the CDC, 163 people in 10 states have gotten...
'Suffering' ends with Honduran baby back in parents' arms

'Suffering' ends with Honduran baby back in parents' arms

For months, a Honduran couple watched their only son grow up in videos while he was kept in U.S. government custody. That's where he took his first steps and spoke his first words. The parents got to embrace the 15-month-old boy again Friday, five months after U.S. immigration officials forcibly separated the baby from his father at the Texas border. Johan, who grabbed the world's attention when he...
Disney: ′Star Wars Clone Wars′ will be back, announcement made at San Diego Comic Con

Disney: ′Star Wars Clone Wars′ will be back, announcement made at San Diego Comic Con

One of the first big announcements coming out of San Diego Comic Con 2018 is that “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” will be back for a new season.  Dave Filoni made the announcement Thursday during a 10th anniversary celebration of the animated series that filled in the gap between “Star Wars” episodes II and IV.  There will be 12 new episodes that will be released on Disney&rsquo...
Soaring temperatures, humidity bring dangerous heat in South

Soaring temperatures, humidity bring dangerous heat in South

Scorching heat was spreading Friday across much of the South, where temperatures are expected to soar over 100 degrees (37.8 Celsius) and persist into next week. The National Weather Service posted heat advisories and warnings from the New Mexico-Texas border eastward to parts of Alabama. Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, west Tennessee and parts of Kansas, Missouri and Kentucky were...
More than 100 former Ohio State students report sexual misconduct by doctor

More than 100 former Ohio State students report sexual misconduct by doctor

Ohio State University announced today that more than 100 former students have reported first-hand accounts of sexual misconduct by former school physician Richard Strauss. Strauss worked at OSU from the mid-1970s to the 1990s and died in 2005. In total, the university’s independent investigators have interviewed more than 200 former students and staff with information about Strauss. Investigators...
Facebook suspends Boston analytics firm over data usage

Facebook suspends Boston analytics firm over data usage

Facebook said Friday that it has suspended Boston-based analytics firm Crimson Hexagon while it investigates how it collects and shares Facebook and Instagram's user data. Facebook has been facing increased scrutiny over how third-party firms use its data since news broke in March that data firm Cambridge Analytica improperly accessed user data. The Wall Street Journal first reported that Facebook...
The Latest: Cohen lawyer: 'Spin' can't change what's on tape

The Latest: Cohen lawyer: 'Spin' can't change what's on tape

The Latest on a recording of Donald Trump and his former lawyer discussing payments to an ex-Playboy model (all times local): 6:10 p.m. An attorney for President Donald Trump's former lawyer says "any attempt at spin cannot change what is on" a recording of Trump discussing a potential payment for a former Playboy model's account of having an affair with him years ago. Attorney Lanny Davis...
Streaming services like Netflix, Spotify could soon have emergency alerts

Streaming services like Netflix, Spotify could soon have emergency alerts

A new bill introduced in the Senate Wednesday, if passed by Congress, would explore establishing a system to offer emergency alerts to audio and video online streaming services, such as Netflix and Spotify. Senate Bill 3238, also known as “The READI Act,” was introduced by Sen. Brian Schatz D-Hawaii, and is co-sponsored by Sen. John Thune R-S.D. “The bipartisan legislation...

Murphy: Sky Blue soccer woes 'unacceptable,' will be fixed

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy says reports of bleak living and working conditions for members of the women's soccer team he co-owns are "unacceptable" and will be fixed. The Democratic governor says Friday he takes seriously published reports outlining shortcomings with Sky Blue FC. Murphy says the buck stops with him, and promised to address complaints lodged by former players and others...
GOP leaders to bring Republican National Convention to Charlotte

GOP leaders to bring Republican National Convention to Charlotte

The Republican Party will host its 2020 presidential nominating convention in Charlotte, North Carolina. The Republican National Convention Site Selection Committee on Wednesday voted unanimously in a closed session to select the Queen City to host the convention. The 168-member RNC delegation made it official with a vote Friday. In a candid question-and-answer segment organized by Charlotte City...
Social Security: 3 ways your check can get bigger in retirement

Social Security: 3 ways your check can get bigger in retirement

So much of what we do here at Clark.com is geared toward people who are nearing retirement and giving them advice on how to fatten their Social Security benefit before they retire. But how about if you’ve already retired? Are you out of luck when it comes to fattening that check? If you’re a relatively new Social Security recipient, you may think you’re locked into the dollar amount...
New Jersey bans smoking on beaches and in parks, butt ...

New Jersey bans smoking on beaches and in parks, butt ...

Gov. Phil Murphy has signed a bill banning smoking at the state's public beaches and parks, but local communities can opt out and set aside small smoking sections. The Democratic governor on Friday signed a measure that was passed by the state Legislature last month. While advertised as a ban, it still leaves room for towns to permit smoking in designated areas of their beaches and parks. Like previous...
Ohio State: 100 ex-students report sex misconduct by doctor

Ohio State: 100 ex-students report sex misconduct by doctor

More than 100 former students have provided firsthand accounts of sexual misconduct by the now-dead Ohio State University team physician at the center of an ongoing investigation, the university said on Friday. Over 200 former students and university employees have been confidentially interviewed by independent investigators reviewing allegations against Richard Strauss involving male athletes from...
Lego re-creates James Bond's Aston Martin DB5 from 'Goldfinger'

Lego re-creates James Bond's Aston Martin DB5 from 'Goldfinger'

James Bond fans can now purchase his famous car in Lego form. Lego announced the launch of the Lego Creator Expert James Bond Aston Martin DB5 Wednesday. The silver luxury vehicle is from the 1964 Bond film “Goldfinger.” >> Read more trending news  “The model has been designed to provide a challenging and rewarding building experience full of nostalgia &mdash...

Acting CIA watchdog up for top job resigns

The acting watchdog at the CIA, who has been accused of retaliating against whistleblowers, is resigning, the agency confirmed Friday. Christopher Sharpley, whose nomination for the inspector general post had stalled in the Senate, said in a memo to employees that he is stepping down within 30 days. CIA spokesman Ryan Trapani said in a statement the agency was grateful to Sharpley for his service...
The Latest: Mulvaney defends Trump's Fed comments

The Latest: Mulvaney defends Trump's Fed comments

The Latest on rising trade tensions following comments by President Donald Trump (all times local): _____ 11:50 a.m. White House Budget Director Mick Mulvaney is defending President Donald Trump's comment lamenting the Federal Reserve's action to raise U.S. interest rates. Mulvaney says he's sure most presidents have had similar thoughts about Fed actions, adding: "There's nothing non-factual...
Smithsonian gallery explores diversity in US lynchings

Smithsonian gallery explores diversity in US lynchings

The Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery acknowledges that people of color have long been missing in the works it exhibits. Now the museum is tackling the issue in an unusual way. The Portrait Gallery is currently showing about 20 works by Los Angeles-based artist Ken Gonzales-Day that examine lynchings, mostly in the American West, and probe the history of racial violence in the United States...
Republicans pick Charlotte to host 2020 convention

Republicans pick Charlotte to host 2020 convention

As Charlotte, North Carolina, celebrates being chosen Friday to host the 2020 Republican National Convention, an undercurrent of concern about the potential for violence runs through the Democratic-leaning city. The GOP's national committee selected North Carolina's largest city over Las Vegas as hundreds of party activists gathered in Austin, Texas, for the committee's summer meeting. "The city...

Trump nominates 4 to top foreign service rank

President Donald Trump is nominating four career foreign service officers to the rank of career ambassador, the first such nominations under an administration that has been criticized for gutting the State Department's senior staff. The Senate Foreign Relations Committee will vote on Philip Goldberg, interim charge d'affairs at the U.S. embassy in Havana; David Hale, ambassador to Pakistan; Michele...
Trump was taped talking of paying for Playboy model's story

Trump was taped talking of paying for Playboy model's story

President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer secretly recorded Trump discussing a potential payment for a former Playboy model's account of having an affair with him, people familiar with an investigation into the attorney said on Friday. The recording by attorney Michael Cohen adds to questions about whether Trump tried to quash damaging stories in the run-up to his 2016 election. Trump's campaign...
Fence doesn’t keep boy, ‘new best friend’ from playing fetch

Fence doesn’t keep boy, ‘new best friend’ from playing fetch

A Minnesota 2-year-old and a neighbor’s dog have become viral video stars after a family friend recorded them playing a unique game of fetch that even a wooden fence couldn’t stop.  Chad Nelson, a photojournalist with KARE11 in Minneapolis, told the news station that he, his wife and their son Conway were at a friend’s Savage home for a play date Wednesday evening when...
Need back-to-school immunizations? Walmart is holding an event this weekend to help

Need back-to-school immunizations? Walmart is holding an event this weekend to help

Walmart will offer low-cost immunizations and free screenings for the back-to-school season on Saturday. Available at every Walmart store with a pharmacy across the nation, the company’s Wellness Day Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. will focus on immunizations. »RELATED: Back-to-school sales starting early as first day approaches Meningititis and tdap (tetanus/diphtheria/pertussis) immunizations...
Mark Wahlberg launches Mark Wahlberg Chevrolet dealership in Ohio

Mark Wahlberg launches Mark Wahlberg Chevrolet dealership in Ohio

Actor Mark Wahlberg is partnering with longtime Chevy dealer Jay Feldman to launch his first car dealership in Ohio. Mark Wahlberg Chevrolet will open in Columbus, Ohio. The dealership was formerly known as Bobby Layman Chevrolet. Feldman and Wahlberg have been friends for several years, and became partners in a Wahlburgers restaurant in Cleveland. >> Read more trending news  According...
Immigrant parents have trouble reaching separated children

Immigrant parents have trouble reaching separated children

An immigrant father from Guatemala dotes over his despondent teenage daughter during a weekly 10-minute phone call, while other parents wait weeks for the phone to ring. A mother in Louisiana has phone video chats with her detained 5-year-old son in Texas, while a Honduran asylum-seeker had actual face time with his little girl, visiting her in person. He made sure to bring along a McDonald's hamburger...
Bayer to stop sales of birth control device tied to injuries

Bayer to stop sales of birth control device tied to injuries

The maker of a permanent contraceptive implant subject to thousands of injury reports and repeated safety restrictions by regulators said Friday that it will stop selling the device in the U.S., the only country where it remains available. Bayer said the safety of its Essure implant has not changed, but it will stop selling the device at the end of the year due to weak sales. The German company had...

Robin Williams artworks, memorabilia to be auctioned

Artworks owned by Robin Williams and memorabilia from his career including autographed scripts, awards and props will be auctioned in the fall. Sotheby's announced Friday that the collection of Williams and his wife, Marsha, will be auctioned in New York on Oct. 4. The sale will include street art by Banksy and Shepard Fairey, furniture and decorative art and more than 40 watches from Williams' personal...
Newton's 'Principia' among items in alleged $8M book scheme

Newton's 'Principia' among items in alleged $8M book scheme

An archivist and an antique bookseller were charged Friday with stealing millions of dollars' worth of rare books, illustrations, maps and photographs from a Pennsylvania library over a 20-year period, including Isaac Newton's "Principia," considered a watershed of science. In some cases, the archivist used an X-Acto knife to cut potentially valuable maps and illustrations out of books in...
Trump heightens China tariff threat with no deal in sight

Trump heightens China tariff threat with no deal in sight

With President Donald Trump intensifying his rift with U.S. trading partners, economists are growing more doubtful that any deal that might benefit American workers and companies is in sight. Instead, many analysts say they expect the Trump administration to impose more tariffs on China and potentially other key U.S. trading partners. With those nations almost certain to retaliate, the result could...
The Latest: Trump slams media for coverage of Putin summit

The Latest: Trump slams media for coverage of Putin summit

The Latest on President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin (all times local): 6 p.m. President Donald Trump is again lashing out at media coverage of his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. After arriving Friday at his New Jersey home for the weekend, Trump tweeted: "I got severely criticized by the Fake News Media for being too nice to President Putin. In the Old Days...

Trump's ex-lawyer Cohen and Rev. Al Sharpton meet 'n tweet

President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer Michael Cohen and the Rev. Al Sharpton have met to renew a long acquaintance — and they've made a point of letting the public know. Both tweeted about their get-together Friday. Longtime Sharpton spokeswoman Rachel Noerdlinger says Cohen recently contacted the civil rights activist, and they met at a Manhattan hotel for about an hour. Cohen is...
Shark loses battle when Goliath grouper chows down, but survives the war when it swims away

Shark loses battle when Goliath grouper chows down, but survives the war when it swims away

It is apparently a grouper eat shark world now and it is something you’re going to want to see to believe. Jimmy Wheeler was leading a trip for Everglades Fishing Company when someone in the group hooked a 3-foot shark, Fox News reported. Everglades Fishing Company had taken a family into the Gulf of Mexico, Newsweek reported.  But the shark turned into bait for something much bigger --...
Turkey, US officials hold talks on upcoming Iran sanctions

Turkey, US officials hold talks on upcoming Iran sanctions

U.S. and Turkish officials met on Friday to discuss impending American sanctions on Iran — an issue that has the potential to cause a new flashpoint in relations between the two NATO allies. U.S. Assistant Secretary for Terrorist Financing Marshall Billingslea, who met with Turkish treasury and foreign ministry officials, said his talks in Ankara were very "positive" and that there...

Rural county seeks to be first in Virginia to arm teachers

Nationally, teachers are overwhelmingly against the idea of carrying weapons into classrooms. Not so in the westernmost county of Virginia, where declining revenues from growing tobacco and mining coal have left the local government unable to afford more than four resource officers to protect 11 schools. Despite strong criticism from the state capitol, a six-hour drive to the east, the Lee County...
Ohio killer spared after extent of childhood abuse revealed

Ohio killer spared after extent of childhood abuse revealed

Ohio Gov. John Kasich on Friday spared a condemned killer whose sentence was challenged after a juror came forward and said information about the extent of the inmate's tough childhood wasn't properly presented at trial. The Republican governor commuted the sentence of death row inmate Raymond Tibbetts to life without the possibility of parole, citing "fundamental flaws" in the sentencing...
US presses China and Russia to enforce sanctions on NKorea

US presses China and Russia to enforce sanctions on NKorea

The United States on Friday welcomed the U.N. Security Council's united support for the fully verified denuclearization of North Korea and pressed China and Russia to strictly enforce U.N. sanctions to get Pyongyang to give up its nuclear weapons. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo accused North Korea of violating an array of tough sanctions imposed by the council. He warned that "when sanctions...
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