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Pennsylvania Governor Rejects GOP Proposal For New Congressional Map

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 12:03

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf (D) rejected top Republicans’ proposal for a new congressional map in his state Tuesday, saying the plan continued to be an unacceptable partisan gerrymander.

Mother sobs in court while testifying about 8-year-old daughter's rape and murder

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 11:40

The mother of a young girl who was abducted by a man posing as a good Samaritan in 2013 sobbed in court as she faced her daughter's accused killer.

Teen Said He Killed His Father, Kissed His Bunny, Then Shot Up a Playground

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 10:47

The teen is charged with killing his dad and a first-grader

Catholic School Fired Gay Teacher Because She Got Married, Church Says

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 10:41

"They treated her like a criminal"

US judge awards $6.75 mn in damages to graffiti artists

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 10:06

In a landmark ruling that graffiti art should be protected by US federal law, a New York judge has awarded $6.75 million in damages to 21 artists whose work was whitewashed by a developer in 2013. In a written decision filed Monday, Judge Frederic Block awarded the maximum possible amount of statutory damages, $150,000 for each of 45 works obliterated at the 5Pointz site in Queens.

Tillerson calls on allies to focus on fighting IS

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 10:00

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson urged allies Tuesday to stay focused on fighting the Islamic State group, saying Turkey's military offensive in northern Syria had "detracted" from the anti-jihadist battle. Tillerson spoke at a ministerial meeting in Kuwait of the US-led military coalition that has been fighting IS in Iraq and Syria, being held in parallel with a conference on reconstruction in Iraq.

'Roseanne' star on how the show's set really 'felt like home'

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 09:36

Michael Fishman, who played D.J. Conner, said, "We've always kind of taken naps on that couch."

Lions Reportedly Ate a Suspected Poacher

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 08:05

The lions left just the head

Facebook Messenger's latest update unlocks never-before-seen features for one group of people this Valentine's Day

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 08:00

Millennials often take flak for not being able to accurately or openly express themselves, especially when it comes to romantic endeavors and relationships.

Damascus warns Israel of 'more surprises' in Syria

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 07:27

DAMASCUS/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel will face "more surprises" should it again attack Syrian territory, Damascus said on Tuesday, after Syria's air defenses shot down an advanced Israeli warplane during the fiercest flare-up between the old foes in 36 years. The F-16 jet was hit over northern Israel on Saturday as it returned from a raid on a Syrian position blamed for launching an Iranian-made drone across the border. Iran is supporting President Bashar al-Assad in Syria’s near seven-year civil war.

Lions Kill And Eat Suspected Poacher

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 05:03

A suspected poacher was found dead last week after being killed and partially eaten by lions, according to reports out of South Africa.

Chloe Kim’s Dad Celebrates The ‘American Dream’ After 17-Year-Old’s Gold Medal Win

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 03:58

The father of U.S. snowboarding sensation Chloe Kim had a message for reporters after her spectacular Olympic gold medal win on Tuesday.

South Africa's Ruling Party Has Given President Jacob Zuma 48-Hours to Resign

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 22:56

Zuma has refused repeated calls to relinquish the presidency amid mounting graft scandals

Deportation stayed for dad of sick boy who sought sanctuary

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 22:51

PHOENIX (AP) — An immigrant man with five children and a pregnant wife said Monday he was granted a last-minute stay of deportation after he sought sanctuary in a church saying he needed to remain in the United States to support his family, including a 5-year-old son with leukemia.

Opioid makers paid millions to advocacy groups: U.S. Senate report

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 22:28

Five opioid manufacturers including OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma LP have paid more than $10 million to advocacy groups and doctors tied to them, many of whom amplified industry messages supporting the use of the painkillers, a U.S. Senate report said on Monday. The report, released by Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill, said groups who received the donations aligned themselves with industry goals and may have played a role in an epidemic that in 2016 led to 42,000 opioid overdose deaths. The report released by McCaskill, the U.S. Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee's ranking Democrat, said the groups issued guidance promoting opioids for chronic pain and lobbied against laws to curb their use.

2 Baltimore detectives convicted of racketeering, robbery

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 21:50

BALTIMORE (AP) — Two Baltimore police detectives were convicted of robbery, racketeering, and conspiracy Monday in a trial that's part of an ongoing federal investigation into corruption among rogue members of the city's beleaguered police force.

In Rob Porter Case, Trump Sends A Message: We Will Protect Powerful Alleged Abusers

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 21:16

WASHINGTON ― Domestic abuse victims often worry their experiences won’t be taken as seriously if the offender is powerful or well-liked professionally.

Frozen puppy rescued from river adopted by police officer

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 20:13

A pitbull puppy left to die in freezing waters has been nursed back to health and adopted by a police officer. The dog, now named River, was left under a bridge in Daytona Beach, Florida, in below freezing temperatures. Thankfully an anonymous call was made and animal control officers John Pearson and James Lee rescued the shivering pup.

Kamiyah Mobley Case: Gloria Williams Pleads Guilty to Kidnapping Infant Nearly 20 years Ago

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 19:27

Under a plea agreement, Gloria Williams admits in court she kidnapped infant more than 20 years ago.

Police: Man pointing gun at his own head killed by officers

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 18:56

WILLISTON, Vt. (AP) — A distraught man who was pointing a pistol at his own head was shot by police as he walked toward two officers next to a busy interstate and refused repeated commands to drop the weapon, state police said Monday.