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First lady: kindness and compassion are important in life

Melania Trump said Sunday that kindness, compassion and positivity are important traits in life. The first lady helped SADD — Students Against Destructive Decisions — open its annual national conference at a hotel just outside Washington. The appearance followed her announcement several weeks ago of a campaign called "Be Best" that's about adults helping children to be their...
Suspect accused in mentally disabled woman's assault was once police chief

Suspect accused in mentally disabled woman's assault was once police chief

Roughly 20 years before Robert Lanier New became embroiled in assault allegations tied to a mentally disabled woman and her niece, he served as the police chief in Emerson.  City officials confirmed to WSB-TV that New had two stints with Emerson police. New first served with the department from September 1998 to February 1999, when he left to work for Acworth police, where he remained...

Trump lobs new threats against countries trading with the US

President Donald Trump is lobbing new threats against U.S. trade partners. Trump says Sunday on Twitter that the U.S. is "insisting" that countries remove "artificial" trade barriers and tariffs on U.S. imports to their countries "or be met with more than Reciprocity by the U.S.A." He says "Trade must be fair and no longer a one way street!" Trump already has...
Dwyane Wade says he wants to bring Sonics back to Seattle

Dwyane Wade says he wants to bring Sonics back to Seattle

Future basketball hall of famer Dwyane Wade may still have a couple seasons left in his tank, but he’s also already thinking about what will come next for him when his playing career ends.  "Seattle. I want Seattle's team, the Sonics, to come back," Wade told Joel Weber, of Bloomberg, regarding his hope to one day be part of an ownership group in the NBA. "I think Seattle...
Air Show ends with crowds, perfect weather

Air Show ends with crowds, perfect weather

The featured performances at the Vectren Dayton Air Show may draw the crowds, but the static aircraft displays this year were a huge part of the experience. Sunday’s air show had more than 50 aircraft in one of the largest static displays in several years. About 30 of those were military aircraft, estimated Roger Doctor, public safety director for the air show. That’s more than triple...
Trump wants those who 'invade' sent right back

Trump wants those who 'invade' sent right back

President Donald Trump on Sunday compared people entering the U.S. from Mexico to invaders and said they should be immediately sent back without appearing before a judge. The American Civil Liberties Union said in response that such a step would be illegal and violate the Constitution that Trump swore to uphold, "We cannot allow all of these people to invade our Country," the president said...
Corporate America increasingly avoids gun-industry business

Corporate America increasingly avoids gun-industry business

With Gary Ramey's fledgling gun-making business taking off in retail stores, he decided to start offering one of his handguns for sale on his website. That didn't sit well with the company he used to process payments, and they informed him they were dropping his account. Another credit card processing firm told him the same thing: They wouldn't do business with him. The reason? His business of making...
Saudi air defenses intercept 2 missiles from Yemen, state media says

Saudi air defenses intercept 2 missiles from Yemen, state media says

Saudi Arabia’s state-run television station said Sunday that the country’s air defense intercepted two ballistic missiles launched over Riyadh, Reuters reported. >> Read more trending news The attack, which the station alleged was  launched by Yemen’s Houthi militia, is at least the sixth to target Riyadh since December. Six blasts were heard and bright flashes were...
'Ready, fire, aim' - critics see pattern to Trump's approach

'Ready, fire, aim' - critics see pattern to Trump's approach

Maybe it's not so easy after all. President Donald Trump's struggles to push immigration legislation through Congress and his about-face on breaking up immigrant families are putting a spotlight on his competence in carrying out his policies. The fallout from Trump's handling of the separation of immigrant children from their families, which led to a sharp reversal from the president, has been reminiscent...
The Latest: Group: 'No magic bullet' to family reunification

The Latest: Group: 'No magic bullet' to family reunification

The Latest on the separation of immigrant children from their parents (all times local): 4:50 p.m. An official of a West Texas organization that's receiving around 30 immigrant parents who were separated from their children after entering the country illegally says "there's no magic bullet" to reuniting the families. The released parents were arriving Sunday to El Paso's Annunciation House...
Democrat who wins Hawaii primary likely to take House seat

Democrat who wins Hawaii primary likely to take House seat

Coming off a high-profile challenge of President Donald Trump's travel ban, it seemed that Hawaii Lt. Gov. Doug Chin would parlay that name recognition into a U.S. House seat. U.S. Sen. Colleen Hanabusa is not running for re-election, and Chin — the state's former attorney general — appeared to be the front-runner to win the 1st Congressional District House seat representing Honolulu....
Roseanne Barr in interview: 'I made myself a hate magnet'

Roseanne Barr in interview: 'I made myself a hate magnet'

In an emotional interview, Roseanne Barr said she definitely feels remorse for the racist tweet that prompted ABC to cancel the revival of "Roseanne." Barr recorded a podcast interview with her longtime friend, Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, who on Sunday published an edited transcript and recording of the conversation. In the interview, Barr claims she "never would have wittingly called any...

Jordan: GOP leadership to blame for immigration bill failure

By Jack Torry Washington Bureau WASHINGTON – Republican congressman Jim Jordan of Urbana blamed House GOP leaders for the collapse of an immigration overhaul last week backed by conservatives but opposed by Republican moderates such as Rep. Mike Turner of Dayton. In an interview Sunday on CBS’s “Face The Nation,” Jordan complained “if our leadership” had energetically...
At hub for border crossings, families spread throughout US

At hub for border crossings, families spread throughout US

Manuel Martinez, who fled Honduras because gangs were trying to recruit his 12-year-old son, was prepared to be separated from his child after paying a smuggler to cross the Rio Grande by boat and getting arrested by the U.S. Border Patrol. His worst fears never came true. Martinez pleaded guilty to illegal entry on Wednesday — the day President Donald Trump ordered an end to the separating...
Sarah Huckabee Sanders' tweet about restaurant eviction violates law, ex-ethics chief says

Sarah Huckabee Sanders' tweet about restaurant eviction violates law, ex-ethics chief says

The former head of the U.S. Office of Government Ethics said that White House press secretary Sarah Sanders’ tweet Saturday about being kicked out of a Virginia restaurant violated federal ethics laws, The Slate reported. Walter Shaub, the federal government’s top ethics watchdog for five years until mid-2017, said the tweet was a violation of the law because Sanders used her...
'Jurassic World' sequel stomps its way to $150 million debut

'Jurassic World' sequel stomps its way to $150 million debut

The dinosaurs still rule the box office. "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom" surpassed expectations to open with $150 million in ticket sales in U.S. and Canada theaters over the weekend, according to studio estimates Sunday. While that total didn't approach the record-breaking $208.8 million debut of 2015's "Jurassic World," it proved the 25-year-old franchise still roars loudly...
California wildfires destroy buildings, force evacuations

California wildfires destroy buildings, force evacuations

Wind-driven wildfires destroyed buildings and threatened hundreds of others Sunday as they raced across dry brush in rural Northern California. The Pawnee Fire that broke out Saturday near the community of Clearlake Oaks has destroyed 12 buildings and threatened an additional 600 as it burned out of control across about 2.5 square miles (6.5 square kilometers). Authorities ordered people to evacuate...
New Hampshire boy, 2, rescued after being trapped under rock pile

New Hampshire boy, 2, rescued after being trapped under rock pile

Police and fire officials in New Hampshire rescued a 2-year-old boy who was trapped under a pile of rocks Friday. >> Read more trending news  Portsmouth authorities responded to a call around 5:40 p.m. At the scene, officials found the boy pinned between large slabs of stone. Preliminary investigation showed the boy had been playing atop one of the stone slabs with his grandfather...
US restaurants host refugee chefs who offer a taste of home

US restaurants host refugee chefs who offer a taste of home

At San Francisco's Tawla restaurant, Muna Anaee powdered her hands with flour and gently broke off a piece of golden dough to prepare bread eaten in Iraq, the country she fled with her family. Anaee was preparing more than 100 loaves for diners Wednesday night as part of a program that lets refugees aspiring to be chefs work in professional kitchens. The Refugee Food Festival — a joint initiative...
Royals consider signing college pitcher who pleaded guilty to child molestation charge

Royals consider signing college pitcher who pleaded guilty to child molestation charge

The Kansas City Royals are considering signing Oregon State pitcher Luke Heimlich, who pleaded guilty as a 15-year-old to molesting his 6-year-old niece, The Kansas City Star reported. >> Read more trending news “We continue to seek information that allows us to be comfortable in pursuing Luke,” Royals general manager Dayton Moore said. In 2012, Heimlich pleaded guilty to child...
Prolific, painfully candid ex-poet laureate Donald Hall dies

Prolific, painfully candid ex-poet laureate Donald Hall dies

Donald Hall, a prolific, award-winning poet and man of letters widely admired for his sharp humor and painful candor about nature, mortality, baseball and the distant past, has died at age 89. Hall's daughter, Philippa Smith, confirmed Sunday that her father died Saturday at his home in Wilmot, New Hampshire, after being in hospice care for some time. "He's really quite amazingly versatile,"...
Authorities investigating fatal Minneapolis police shooting

Authorities investigating fatal Minneapolis police shooting

Minnesota state authorities are investigating after Minneapolis police shot and killed a black man they say was firing a handgun as he walked outside. People gathered for a Sunday afternoon protest at a police station and a vigil near the north Minneapolis shooting scene was set for the evening, the Star Tribune reported . Some witnesses have disputed the police account of the Saturday shooting, saying...

Association removes Laura Ingalls Wilder's name from award

A division of the American Library Association has voted to remove Laura Ingalls Wilder's name from a major children's book award over concerns with how the early-to-mid 20th century author portrayed blacks and Native Americans. The Association for Library Service to Children's board made the unanimous decision Saturday at a meeting in New Orleans. The name has been changed to the Children's Literature...
Memphis funeral home hit by lightning, burns down moments before service

Memphis funeral home hit by lightning, burns down moments before service

A Tennessee funeral home burst into flames after it was hit by lightning, moments before a service Saturday morning. >> Read more trending news Storms blew through Memphis on Saturday, bringing strong winds and dangerous lightning. Around 8:30 a.m., lightning hit the Forest Hill Funeral Home. Relatives and friends had gathered for the funeral of Crystal Hudson, 39, who died from...
Trump to test his powers in South Carolina runoff

Trump to test his powers in South Carolina runoff

President Donald Trump's effort to bend the Republican Party to his will faces its next test Tuesday, when South Carolina voters choose between two GOP gubernatorial candidates who both claim to be Trump acolytes. The president has already made his pick: incumbent Gov. Henry McMaster, a longtime Trump supporter who failed to win the GOP primary outright earlier this month. McMaster is waging a runoff...
The Latest: GOP leaders hampered in immigration legislation

The Latest: GOP leaders hampered in immigration legislation

The Latest on Congress and immigration (all times local): 12:05 p.m. President Donald Trump says people who "invade" the U.S. must immediately be sent back to their countries and not be given a court hearing. Trump tweets Sunday that the U.S. immigration system is "laughed at all over the world" and is "very unfair" to individuals using legal avenues to gain entry. Trump...
NASCAR pit reporter Wendy Venturini hit by car while jogging

NASCAR pit reporter Wendy Venturini hit by car while jogging

NASCAR pit reporter Wendy Venturini suffered a skull fracture and concussion Saturday after she was hit by a car while jogging in Novato, California, according to a news release from Venturini Racing. >> Read more trending news Venturini, 39, was in California to cover Sunday’s Toyota/Save Mart 350 NASCAR Cup race in Sonoma. She will remain in the hospital for several days, the ...
Gun industry sees banks as new threat to 2nd Amendment

Gun industry sees banks as new threat to 2nd Amendment

With Gary Ramey's fledgling gun-making business taking off in retail stores, he decided to start offering one of his handguns for sale on his website. That didn't sit well with the company he used to process payments, and they informed him they were dropping his account. Another credit card processing firm told him the same thing: They wouldn't do business with him. The reason? His business of making...
New Florida law reignites beach access fight in Panhandle

New Florida law reignites beach access fight in Panhandle

Along a stretch of white, sandy shoreline in Florida's Panhandle, a simple question has led to profanity-laden arguments, private security guards and calls to law enforcement: Who owns the beach? In one coastal county, a new state law is set to rekindle that uproar just in time for the July 4th holiday. As of July 1, Walton County Sheriff Michael Adkinson said his deputies will have to start arresting...
US imported more seafood in 2017 than any prior year

US imported more seafood in 2017 than any prior year

The United States imported more seafood last year than at any point in its history, and the nation's trade deficit in the sector is growing, federal data show. The U.S. imported more than 6 billion pounds of seafood valued at more than $21.5 billion in 2017, according to data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, which oversees American fisheries. The country exported more than...
Transgender rights battle returning to North Carolina court

Transgender rights battle returning to North Carolina court

More than a year after North Carolina undid its "bathroom bill," a legal battle is simmering over a law that replaced it. A federal judge on Monday will hear arguments from transgender advocates who claim in a lawsuit that the replacement law still discriminates against the LGBT community. For their part, Republican leaders in the North Carolina General Assembly are fighting to have the...
Freestanding ERs on the rise in region

Freestanding ERs on the rise in region

The freestanding emergency center under construction at Austin Boulevard just off Interstate 75 is the latest in a surge of new satellite ERs built in recent years. While freestanding emergency departments have been growing around the U.S., Ohio had the second highest number of freestanding ERs in the U.S. as of 2015. The region is about to gain three more emergency departments that are under construction...
Political ad by Texas war hero running for Congress goes viral

Political ad by Texas war hero running for Congress goes viral

A decorated Air Force veteran is running for Congress, and the Texas Democrat released a political video that went viral since its release Thursday, USA Today reported. >> Read more trending news  Mary Jennings “MJ” Hegar, who won a Purple Heart and Distinguished Flying Cross for bravery in Afghanistan, is running for the District 31 seat held by eight-term Republican...
'Gunshots and horror': San Diego shootout wounds 2 officers

'Gunshots and horror': San Diego shootout wounds 2 officers

A man opened fire on police and firefighters at a San Diego condominium, wounding two officers and sending bullets into nearby units before he was found dead, authorities said Sunday. Police Chief David Nisleit said the two male officers were expected to recover, with one in serious condition and the other with less serious injuries, the San Diego Union-Tribune reported . "It's the worst call...
Texas veteran, 79, evicted for failing to pay taxes on home

Texas veteran, 79, evicted for failing to pay taxes on home

A veteran who has lived in a Texas home for decades is homeless after he was unable to pay back taxes and the house was sold at public auction, WFAA reported. >> Read more trending news  Billie McGruder turns 80 next month. He has lived in the house his parents bought in the 1930s for decades, but he was evicted Friday, the television station reported. McGruder’s possessions...
WATCH: 'Permit Patty' appears to call police on girl selling bottled water in viral video

WATCH: 'Permit Patty' appears to call police on girl selling bottled water in viral video

A white woman who appeared to call the police on a biracial girl selling bottled water to raise money for a Disneyland trip has gone viral, sparking the hashtag #PermitPatty. According to USA Today, the girl's mother, Erin Austin, captured the alleged phone call on video, which has been viewed millions of times since it was posted Saturday. She said the incident occurred outside her apartment near...
Etihad to loan pilots to competing UAE airline Emirates

Etihad to loan pilots to competing UAE airline Emirates

Long-haul airline Etihad Airways will loan pilots to competing Dubai-based carrier Emirates under a new program, officials acknowledged Sunday, marking a rare cooperation between the two state-owned carriers who operate only 115 kilometers (70 miles) apart. There's always been competition between Emirates, founded by Dubai's rulers in 1985, and Etihad, begun by Abu Dhabi's rulers in 2003. But the...
Naked man claiming he 'may be Jesus' arrested after trying to start fire 

Naked man claiming he 'may be Jesus' arrested after trying to start fire 

An Indiana man was arrested after he was found naked in the backyard of a Kentucky home after allegedly attempting to start a fire, claiming he “may be Jesus,” Kentucky New Era reported. >> Read more trending news  Austin Michael Johnson, 31, was arrested June 18 by Magoffin County Sheriff’s deputies in Johnson Fork, where he was reportedly naked and lying in the...
Hundreds march in Berlin to demand an end to using coal

Hundreds march in Berlin to demand an end to using coal

Hundreds of protesters are marching through the German capital to demand an end to burning coal to produce electricity. The demonstrators — many of them families pushing strollers, people on bikes and samba bands — walked through the Berlin's government district on Sunday ahead of next week's first meeting of Germany's commission on exiting coal use. Germany has invested a lot in renewable...
Trump tweets, hard-right voters hamper GOP immigration push

Trump tweets, hard-right voters hamper GOP immigration push

Republican apprehension over President Donald Trump's next tweet and fear of riling conservative voters are undermining GOP leaders' election-year struggle to shove an immigration bill through the House this week, leaving their prospects dubious. Party leaders are trying to finally secure the votes they need for their wide-ranging bill with tweaks they hope will goose support from the GOP's dueling...
German explosion: 25 hurt, 4 seriously, in Wuppertal blast

German explosion: 25 hurt, 4 seriously, in Wuppertal blast

At least 25 people were hurt in an explosion in Wuppertal, Germany, police said Sunday. According to The Associated Press, four victims were hurt "severely" in the blast and ensuing fire late Saturday at a "several-story building." The other victims suffered slight injuries, the AP reported.  >> Read more trending news  "It can currently not be ruled...
UK euroskeptics urge PM May to prepare for 'no deal' Brexit

UK euroskeptics urge PM May to prepare for 'no deal' Brexit

Pro-Brexit politicians and business figures have urged British Prime Minister Theresa May to be ready to walk away from the European Union without a trade agreement, despite warnings from major manufacturers that a "no deal" Brexit would be an economic disaster. In an open letter, 60 lawmakers, economists and business chiefs accused the EU of being "intransigent" in divorce talks...
'Fixer Upper' stars Chip and Joanna Gaines welcome baby boy, reveal his name

'Fixer Upper' stars Chip and Joanna Gaines welcome baby boy, reveal his name

The latest addition to Chip and Joanna Gaines' family has arrived. The "Fixer Upper" stars took to social media Saturday to announce the birth of their fifth child, sharing a photo of the baby boy and revealing his name. "Our baby boy, Crew Gaines, is here and we couldn’t be more in love," Joanna wrote Saturday night on Instagram. "He made an unexpected (and speedy)...
San Diego police shooting: 2 officers injured, suspect dead

San Diego police shooting: 2 officers injured, suspect dead

Two police officers reportedly were shot and injured late Saturday in San Diego, California.  Update 12:24 p.m. PDT June 24: Homicide Capt. Mike Hastings said at a news conference that investigators were waiting for a search warrant so they could enter the condominium where the shooting occurred, The San Diego Union-Tribune reported.  The names of the officers injured have not been...
World's Ugliest Dog Contest: Zsa Zsa the English bulldog slurps up 2018 title

World's Ugliest Dog Contest: Zsa Zsa the English bulldog slurps up 2018 title

An English bulldog has fetched the crown in the 2018 World's Ugliest Dog Contest in Petaluma, California. According to The Associated Press, Zsa Zsa, a 9-year-old pooch from Anoka, Minnesota, won the pageant Saturday, beating out more than a dozen less-than-pretty pups for the $1,500 grand prize. According to the event's website, Zsa Zsa "was a puppy mill dog for five years in Missouri,...
Sanders says she was told to leave Virginia restaurant

Sanders says she was told to leave Virginia restaurant

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was booted from a Virginia restaurant because she works for President Donald Trump, setting off a fierce debate about whether politics should play a role in how administration officals are treated in public. Sanders was the latest to experience a brusque reception in such a setting. Sanders tweeted that she was told by the owner of the Red Hen in...
Trump officials pledge to reunite families amid border chaos

Trump officials pledge to reunite families amid border chaos

Trump administration officials say the U.S. government knows the location of all children in its custody after separating them from their families at the border and is working to reunite them. A fact sheet on "zero-tolerance prosecution and family reunification" released Saturday night by the Department of Homeland Security and other agencies involved in the separations also says a parent...
Zsa Zsa, the English bulldog, wins World's Ugliest Dog title

Zsa Zsa, the English bulldog, wins World's Ugliest Dog title

A 9-year-old English bulldog was named the winner of the 2018 World's Ugliest Dog contest in the San Francisco Bay Area. Zsa Zsa won the title Saturday night at the Sonoma-Marin Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds in Petaluma. The dog's owner Megan Brainard of Anoka, Minnesota, will receive $1,500 for Zsa Zsa's win. Brainard found Zsa Zsa on a pet-finding site, according to the contest bio. Dogs in the annual...
2-year-old trapped under rock pile survived, thanks to cop with background as stone mason

2-year-old trapped under rock pile survived, thanks to cop with background as stone mason

A two-year old trapped under a massive pile of rocks in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, was released from the hospital Saturday, thanks to a police officer with a unique talent. >> Read more trending news  It turned out the responding Portsmouth officer, T.J. Potter, had previous experience as a professional stone mason and specialized in historical foundation repair. Potter's experience helped...
The Latest: English bulldog Zsa Zsa wins Ugliest Dog contest

The Latest: English bulldog Zsa Zsa wins Ugliest Dog contest

The Latest on the annual World's Ugliest Dog Contest in Northern California (all times local): 8:23 p.m. A 9-year-old English bulldog was named the winner of the 2018 World's Ugliest Dog contest in the San Francisco Bay Area. Zsa Zsa won the title Saturday in the competition where dogs with hairless bodies and lolling tongues flaunt their imperfections. The dogs walk down a red carpet and are evaluated...
17-year-old twin sister shot, killed in road rage incident, police arrest suspect

17-year-old twin sister shot, killed in road rage incident, police arrest suspect

Metro Atlanta police have made an arrest in the shooting death of a teenage girl in a possible road rage incident Wednesday at a busy intersection in Dacatur. >> Read more trending news  Janae Owens, 17, was in a car with her mother at a red light Wednesday evening when police said a man in a black car opened fire, killing Owens and injuring her mother. Decatur police arrested...
Han Solo's Blaster from 'Return of the Jedi' tops auction

Han Solo's Blaster from 'Return of the Jedi' tops auction

Han Solo's Blaster from the "Return of the Jedi" has sold for $550,000 at a Las Vegas auction. Julien's Auctions says Ripley's Believe It or Not bought the item Saturday. The sci-fi weapon was the top-selling item at the Hollywood Legends auction. The blaster was part of a collection from the U.S. art director on the film, James L. Schoppe. An Imperial Scout Trooper Blaster from the movie...
Celebration, defiance mix at New York City gay pride parade

Celebration, defiance mix at New York City gay pride parade

Celebration and pride mixed with defiance in New York City on Sunday as throngs of people crowded the streets, rainbow flags waving, for the annual gay pride march. Tennis legend Billie Jean King was one of the grand marshals, along with transgender advocate Tyler Ford and civil rights organization Lambda Legal. The event, and others like it around the country, commemorated the riots that erupted...
Marriage may lower risk of heart attack, stroke, study suggests

Marriage may lower risk of heart attack, stroke, study suggests

Single, divorced and widowed individuals may have a higher risk of developing heart disease, stroke and associated risks of death compared to married individuals. >> Read more trending news  That’s according to new research published this week in the journal Heart, for which scientists trawled research databases to understand how marital status may influence risk of cardiovascular...
US Defense chief to visit China amid S. China Sea tensions

US Defense chief to visit China amid S. China Sea tensions

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, who has accused China of "intimidation and coercion" in the South China Sea, visits Beijing this week as the countries increasingly spar over U.S. arms sales to Taiwan and Beijing's expanding military presence overseas. Mattis will be the first defense secretary in President Donald Trump's administration to visit China. His trip highlights the need for...
Mass. Gov. Charlie Baker’s son accused of sexually assaulting woman on JetBlue flight

Mass. Gov. Charlie Baker’s son accused of sexually assaulting woman on JetBlue flight

The son of Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker is accused of sexually assaulting a woman on a flight Wednesday, but no charges have been filed in the case. >> Read more trending news    The incident reportedly happened on a JetBlue flight when Baker’s son, Andrew Baker, known as A.J., was flying from Washington, D.C. to Boston. Sources told Boston 25 News a female passenger...
4 children killed in violent police standoff laid to rest in Florida

4 children killed in violent police standoff laid to rest in Florida

Funeral services for four Orlando children killed during a 21-hour police standoff  with their mother’s boyfriend were held Saturday.  >> Read more trending news  The services, which were open to the public, took place at St. James Catholic Cathedral in Orlando, according to an attorney representing the family. The funeral marked a difficult day for the family...
Common herpes viruses may be linked to development of Alzheimer’s disease, study finds

Common herpes viruses may be linked to development of Alzheimer’s disease, study finds

Two common herpes viruses may play a role in the development of Alzheimer’s disease, which is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States and projected to affect 14 million people by 2050. >> Read more trending news  That’s according to new research published Thursday in the journal Neuron, for which a team of scientists at the Icahn School of Medicine...
Teens who laughed, recorded man drowning won’t face criminal charges 

Teens who laughed, recorded man drowning won’t face criminal charges 

Four teenagers and one adult who recorded a man’s drowning and laughed as it happened will not be criminally charged, the State Attorney’s Office announced Friday.  >> Read more trending news  Jamal Dunn, 31, of Cocoa, Florida, died in July 2017. A passerby found Dunn’s body in a pond at Bracco Pond Park days after he died, investigators said. In the two-and-a-half-minute...
Toddler dies after 10 hours in hot car while mother allegedly hangs out with friends

Toddler dies after 10 hours in hot car while mother allegedly hangs out with friends

A California woman is jailed on charges related to the death of her 18-month-old toddler inside a hot car, according to Mendocino County authorities. >> Read more trending news  Deputies were called to Howard Memorial Hospital in Willits, California, Wednesday afternoon after the death of a young boy identified as Chergery Teywoh Lew Mays. The child had been taken to the hospital by...
Kroger finalizes merger with Home Chef meal delivery company

Kroger finalizes merger with Home Chef meal delivery company

The Kroger Co. finalized a merger with meal delivery company Home Chef this week as the Cincinnati-based company seeks to speed up growth in the meal kit market. Home Chef will operate as a Kroger subsidiary and will assume responsibility for the grocer’s meal kit initiatives. Home Chef meal kits will now be featured in Kroger’s portfolio of stores and will remain available online. »...
Cause of Iowa derailment, oil spill amount still under wraps

Cause of Iowa derailment, oil spill amount still under wraps

Crews were scrambling Saturday to clean up a BNSF oil train derailment in northwest Iowa that dumped crude into floodwaters, while officials seek to get a handle on the extent of the spill and its cause. Thirty-three oil tanker cars derailed Friday just south of Doon in Lyon County, leaking oil into surrounding floodwaters from the swollen Little Rock River. BNSF spokesman Andy Williams said Saturday...
BNSF: Estimated 230,000 gallons of oil spilled in derailment

BNSF: Estimated 230,000 gallons of oil spilled in derailment

An estimated 230,000 gallons (870,619 liters) of crude oil spilled into floodwaters in the northwestern corner of Iowa following a train derailment, a railroad official said Saturday. BNSF spokesman Andy Williams said 14 of 32 oil tanker cars just south of Doon in Lyon County leaked oil into surrounding floodwaters from the swollen Little Rock River. Williams had earlier said 33 oil cars had derailed...
Senior citizens earn thousands by sharing their homes, says Airbnb

Senior citizens earn thousands by sharing their homes, says Airbnb

Thousands of senior citizens across the United States are finding a profitable side hustle --- opening up their homes to strangers on Airbnb. Nearly 78,000 seniors (ages 60 and up) across the U.S. shared their homes on Airbnb in 2017 -- accounting for $700 million in earnings, the company reports. The typical host earned an extra $7,000 in income a year -- a positive boost for people living...
Teen girl helps blind, deaf man by signing into his hands on Alaska Air flight

Teen girl helps blind, deaf man by signing into his hands on Alaska Air flight

A teen girl helped a blind, deaf man communicate on a recent Alaska Airlines flight, according to KIRO. Dianne McGinness with Alaska Airlines shared the heartwarming story after a passenger on the flight wrote a post this week about the interaction that was shared over 400,000 times. The passenger, Lynette Scribner, was traveling on the same flight as the teen and man, and was moved to write...
Dream job alert: Ohio’s first Legoland Discovery Center hiring 40 people

Dream job alert: Ohio’s first Legoland Discovery Center hiring 40 people

Ohio’s first Legoland Discovery Center is looking for 40 full-time and part-time employees in a July hiring push. Open interviews at the indoor playground’s job fair will be July 13 to 15. The company is looking for experience in food and beverage, retail, admissions and custodial roles, according to a release. Legoland will open Sept. 21 at the Easton Town Center in Columbus. »...
Latino leaders question Census head over citizenship query

Latino leaders question Census head over citizenship query

Latino elected officials from around the nation questioned the head of the U.S. Census Bureau on Saturday over the proposed addition of a citizenship question to the 2020 survey, denouncing it as a purely political move. Members of the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials said the decision to ask about citizenship status will result in an undercount of Latino communities...
The Latest: Trump promotes tax cuts, reduced regulations

The Latest: Trump promotes tax cuts, reduced regulations

The Latest on President Donald Trump's visit to Nevada (all times local): 2:30 p.m. President Donald Trump is promoting his administration's business policies, particularly tax cuts, during a roundtable on tax reform in Las Vegas. The "USA Open for Business" event follows Trump's speech Saturday to the Nevada Republican Party convention. Trump revisited familiar economic themes such as the...
7 recent business moves at Upper Valley Mall in Springfield

7 recent business moves at Upper Valley Mall in Springfield

The Clark County Land Bank announced in May its purchase of the 40-acre Upper Valley Mall property in Springfield in an effort to ignite redevelopment. What has been happening at the mall? Here are seven recent business moves: The five-screen movie theater at the mall’s entrance closed in 2017 after being a tenant for nearly five decades. The movie theater had served customers since the mall...

The Latest: Latino leaders oppose Census citizenship query

The Latest on a conference of Latino elected leaders on adding a citizenship question on the 2020 U.S. Census (all times local): 10:45 a.m. Latino elected officials from around the nation questioned the head of the U.S. Census Bureau in Phoenix on Saturday over the proposed addition of a citizenship question to the 2020 survey, which they strongly oppose. Arturo Vargas, the executive director of the...
Anthony Bourdain’s mother plans to get memorial tattoo

Anthony Bourdain’s mother plans to get memorial tattoo

Anthony Bourdain’s mother revealed that while she was “never really a fan” of her son’s tattoos, she plans to get one in his memory. Gladys Bourdain told the New York Times that she plans to get “Tony” tattooed in small letters on the inside of her wrist some time next week, and use his tattoo artist. >> Read more trending news  The 61-year-old chef...
Immigration key issue in rough GOP race for Kansas governor

Immigration key issue in rough GOP race for Kansas governor

Kris Kobach's top Republican rivals are trying to sound the right notes on illegal immigration to appeal to business and agriculture leaders without conceding too many conservative votes to a hardliner who's made tougher state policies a key theme in an increasingly contentious race. Kobach, the Kansas secretary of state, is trying to unseat Gov. Jeff Colyer in the state's Aug. 7 primary. He argued...
Sarah Huckabee Sanders kicked out of Red Hen restaurant in Virginia on ‘moral’ grounds

Sarah Huckabee Sanders kicked out of Red Hen restaurant in Virginia on ‘moral’ grounds

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said she and seven members of her family were kicked out of The Red Hen restaurant in Lexington, Virginia on Friday night. TMZ first reported that the restaurant’s owner kicked out Sanders and her family out of “moral conviction.”  >> Read more trending news  A waiter posted on Facebook that Sanders was in the...
Watch: Driver plows into crowd of protesters in Pittsburgh, police hunt for driver

Watch: Driver plows into crowd of protesters in Pittsburgh, police hunt for driver

Police in Pittsburgh are searching for the driver of a dark sedan who drove through a crowd of protesters on Friday night.  Officials told WPXI no one was hurt.  This happened during the third straight night of protests related to the police shooting death of Antwon Rose, 17, who was killed during a traffic stop earlier in the week. The car plowed into the crowd near...
Protesters, Democrats want immigrant families reunited

Protesters, Democrats want immigrant families reunited

Demonstrators led rallies and protests Saturday to decry the separation of immigrant parents from their children by U.S. border authorities, while Democratic lawmakers said they aren't convinced the Trump administration has any real plan to reunite them. Hundreds of people rallied near a Homestead, Florida, facility where immigrant children are being held. Demonstrators marched in San Diego carrying...
8 vie in primaries to succeed centrist Colorado governor

8 vie in primaries to succeed centrist Colorado governor

Colorado holds primaries Tuesday to select the top two contenders to succeed Gov. John Hickenlooper, a centrist Democrat whose promotion of aerospace, tech and a plethora of other industries helped generate unprecedented economic growth in this rapidly-growing state of 5.6 million people. But to win, the leading Republican and Democratic candidates are eschewing the middle ground in this heavily independent...

Minnesota GOP chair says she faced racism from within party

Minnesota Republican Party Chairwoman Jennifer Carnahan says she has been the target of racist and sexist attacks from fellow Republicans. Carnahan posted on her personal Facebook page on Friday that some GOP leaders around the state have called her "a stupid Asian not even born in America" and used racial slurs, the Star Tribune reported. Carnahan was born in South Korea and adopted by...
Oklahoma conservatives' views on medical marijuana evolving

Oklahoma conservatives' views on medical marijuana evolving

Danny Daniels, an evangelical Christian in the rural Oklahoma town of Lindsay, is reliably conservative on just about every political issue. The 45-year-old church pastor is anti-abortion, voted for President Donald Trump and is a member of the National Rifle Association who owns an AR-15 rifle. He also came of age during the 1980s and believed in the anti-drug mantra that labeled marijuana as a dangerous...
Sanders says she was told to leave Virginia restaurant

Sanders says she was told to leave Virginia restaurant

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was booted from a Virginia restaurant because she works for President Donald Trump, the latest administration official to experience a brusque reception in a public setting. Sanders tweeted that she was told by the owner of the Red Hen in Lexington, Virginia, that she had to "leave because I work for @POTUS and I politely left." She said...
U.S. House candidate Katie Arrington seriously hurt in wrong-way crash

U.S. House candidate Katie Arrington seriously hurt in wrong-way crash

Katie Arrington, a Republican congressional candidate in South Carolina is in the hospital with serious injuries after she was involved in a deadly wrong-way car crash Friday night. Arrington was traveling in the passenger seat with a friend, when another driver traveling in the wrong direction hit their car, WSOC reports. >> Read more trending news  The driver of the other vehicle died...
Alaska city honors Guardsmen killed in crash after '64 quake

Alaska city honors Guardsmen killed in crash after '64 quake

A month after the second most powerful earthquake ever was recorded, the Alaska port community of Valdez remained in ruins. A hulking Alaska National Guard cargo plane's mission April 25, 1964, was to deliver Gov. William Egan to oversee efforts to rebuild the town on a new site after the magnitude 9.2 earthquake. After dropping off Egan and surveyors, the twin-engine Fairchild C-123J Provider took...
Romney makes final pitch to voters ahead of Senate primary

Romney makes final pitch to voters ahead of Senate primary

Mitt Romney is flashing his familiar smile at city parks and backyards in Utah's mountains and suburbs this week, making his final pitch after being forced into a Republican Senate primary Tuesday against a conservative state lawmaker. His opponent has painted him as an outsider who can't get along with President Donald Trump, but Romney has quieted his once-strident criticism. "I'm not someone...
Some House candidates in redrawn district don't live there

Some House candidates in redrawn district don't live there

In the crowded and competitive race for Maryland's only open congressional seat, some of the better known candidates don't actually live in the district and they blame the lingering effects of partisan gerrymandering, which has gotten new attention and court challenges recently in the state and beyond. Indeed, voters have not had a chance to vote for an actual resident of the district in the last...

DOJ gives Congress new classified documents on Russia probe

The Justice Department says it has given House Republicans new classified information related to the Russia investigation after lawmakers had threatened to hold officials in contempt of Congress or even impeach them. A spokeswoman for House Speaker Paul Ryan said Saturday that the department has partially complied with subpoenas from the House Intelligence and Judiciary committees after officials...
Death of Memphis soldier at Florida training camp is suspicious, family says

Death of Memphis soldier at Florida training camp is suspicious, family says

A soldier who disappeared from a National Guard base in Florida has been found dead in a wooded area of Camp Blanding, WHBQ reports. Specialist Cayln McLemore’s death is now considered an “undetermined death investigation,” officials said. McLemore’s sister and cousin told WHBQ they think authorities are keeping information from them.  >> Read more trending...
Ohio declares hepatitis A outbreak; joins growing list of states

Ohio declares hepatitis A outbreak; joins growing list of states

Ohio is experiencing a statewide outbreak of hepatitis A, with 79 cases so far this year. The Ohio Department of Health declared a statewide community outbreak of hepatitis A Friday evening. Drug use, homelessness and incarceration are all risk factors, Ohio Department of Health officials said. Those who share needles or use street drugs -- injected or not -- are especially at risk.  Outbreaks...
OPEC and allies agree to share oil production increase

OPEC and allies agree to share oil production increase

OPEC nations and oil-producing countries not in the cartel said Saturday they have agreed to share increased oil production a day after OPEC announced it would pump more crude oil — a move that should help contain the recent rise in global energy prices. Russia and other oil-producing allies said after their meeting in Vienna with OPEC countries they would endorse a nominal output increase of...
Chaos on the border inflames GOP's split with Latinos

Chaos on the border inflames GOP's split with Latinos

When more than 1,000 Latino officials __ a crop of up-and-coming representatives from a fast-growing demographic __ gathered in Phoenix last week, no one from the Trump administration was there to greet them. It marked the first time a presidential administration skipped the annual conference of the National Association of Latino Elected Officials in at least 24 years. But the absence was striking...
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