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May 08 2017

Former President Barack Obama Receives Profile in Courage Award in Boston

Obama consistently reflected in so many ways, big and small, the definition of courage that John F. Kennedy cited in the opening lines of Profiles in Courage: "Grace un...

May 08 2017

Navy SEAL killed in Somalia was earning business degree from W&M

The Virginia Beach-based Navy SEAL was assigned to a special warfare unit. A regional leader of the al-Shabab extremist group has been killed in a raid by Somalia's m...

May 08 2017

Fraternity Bros Charged In Brutal Hazing Death Of Teenage Pledge

Although Beta Theta Pi is supposed to be a dry fraternity, testimony showed a coordinated effort to purchase alcohol for fraternity events. The allegations range from i...

May 08 2017

Escape suspect won't fight extradition to Iowa

Pottawattamie County, Iowa, Attorney Matthew Wilber said officials will likely wait until after the Deputy Mark Burbridge's funeral on Monday to retrieve Correa-Carmenaty...

May 08 2017

Rivers start to drop, but flood crisis isn't over yet

Traffic is even closed on the Mississippi River. ABC meteorologists anticipate more precipitation to pummel those water bodies Wednesday and Thursday, flooding some regio...

May 08 2017

Trump Weighing 95 Percent Cut to Drug Office, Chief Warns (1)

U.S. President Donald Trump's administration is proposing to dramatically slash funding for the White House drug control office, after Trump campaigned to fix the n...

May 08 2017

Penn State fraternity, eight students charged in pledge's death

Beta Theta Pi , the fraternity that Piazza was pledging when he died, is also being criminally charged , with a total of 147 charges. The report also said that docto...

May 08 2017

North Korea detains another USA citizen, KCNA reports

North Korea said Kim Sang Dok was arrested "for committing criminal acts", but did not elaborate. At least 10 United States citizens have been arrested and sentenced i...

May 08 2017

Pilot, co-pilot killed at West Virginia airport identified

Her home sits about 30 miles from the airport and she often hears planes overhead. Media reports , citing emergency services officials, said the pilot and co-pilot wer...

May 08 2017

2 doctors found dead in penthouse likely knew killer

He was carrying a three-month suspended sentence for the crimes when he murdered Field and Bolanos. "It's just a sad situation to think that it can happen in this build...

Apr 24 2017

Royals lose on another walk-off at Texas

The Royals managed only 4 hits stranding 7 baserunners and was 0-7 with runners in scoring position. Two of those were back-to-back solo home runs from Mike Moustakas and...

Apr 24 2017

Trump Jr.'s prairie dog hunt in Montana prompts backlash

Trump Jr.'s trip to the Great Plains comes as Gianforte, a millionaire businessman, battles Democratic "cowboy poet" Rob Quist in an election scheduled for May 25. 'Shoot...

Apr 24 2017

Nebraska preliminary March jobless rate drops to 3.1 percent

On the year: The state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped five-tenths of a percentage point from 4.1 percent in March 2016. Several other states are benef...

Apr 24 2017

Jeff Sessions decries nonexistent NY murder epidemic

The letter threatened to cut off the cities' law enforcement grants over their sanctuary city status. This leaves three possibilities: Jeff Sessions is dishonest; Jef...

Apr 24 2017

Trump, Democrats and GOP all unpopular

An NBC/Wall Street Journal poll had 40% of respondents saying they approved of Trump and 54% saying they disapproved. Less than a third said either party was "in touch"...

Apr 24 2017

Erik Jones makes it 2 straight this season with Xfinity win

Cup driver Ryan Blaney (second) posted his fourth top-10 finish in five NXS races at BMS. No matter how many drivers want to deliver another strong performance like E...

Apr 24 2017

Ann Coulter vows to speak at Berkeley despite cancellation

In its letter , the university said the students and officials could work together to reschedule the event for a later date. As we mentioned in a recent Quick Take, ...

Apr 24 2017

Georgia cuts ties with football signee after arrest

According to details of an incident report provided to ESPN by an Athens-Clarke County police spokesman, officers were dispatched to a Waffle House because of a report ...

Apr 24 2017

Unemployment rate falls to record low in Arkansas

It picked up 4,600 private-sector jobs and lost 1,000 government jobs. However, from March 2016 to March 2017, MA has added 49,000 jobs, according to statistics relea...

Apr 24 2017

Arkansas executes first inmate since 2005

He did not appear to show signs of discomfort, according to Sean Murphy, a reporter with the Associated Press who attended the execution as one of three media witnesses. ...