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US Senate confirms Sonny Perdue as secretary of agriculture

Mr Trump nominated him just two days before his inauguration, and then the nomination was delayed for weeks as the administration prepared his ethics paperwork....


North Korea Threatens To Sink U.S. Carrier; China Urges Restraint

The U.S. government has not specified where the carrier strike group is as it approaches the area. Abe also said he and Trump agreed that a larger role in dea...


Death toll from Taliban attack on Afghan army base climbs to 170

At least 140 soldiers were killed and about 60 more were wounded during an attack on the Afghan National Army's 209th Shaheen Corps Headquarters in Mazar-i-Sh...


Tom Perez draws rebuke from Pelosi after declaring Dems can't be pro

Mello, like a lot of his fellow Catholics, is one of them. "The Democratic Party is viewed as more out of touch than either Trump or the party's political opp...


US Nuclear-Powered Sub to Join USS Carl Vinson Near Korean Peninsula

The Vinson and Japanese navy ships are now conducting exercises in the Philippine Sea amid rising tensions in the Asia-Pacific. Rodong Sinmun, North Korea's s...


Trump likely to loom in 6th district runoff

He will now face Karen Handel , the top GOP vote-getter, in a runoff election on June 20. Georgia Democrat Jon Ossoff refused to say whether he would vote ...


The 8 most baffling exchanges from Trump's Associated Press interview

I definitely. You know, Chris Wallace had 9.2 million people, it's the highest in the history of the show! He was so gleeful about this that he even used a cute...


Trump Makes New Pitch for Wall Along Mexican Border

Trump and administration officials have in recent days talked up the possibility of including funding for a wall along the US-Mexico border. Trump tweeted on ...


Obama makes first public remarks since leaving office

This is a file photograph - President Barack Obama laughs at himself during his speech. But Obama shied away from addressing specific policies or his own two ...


Stephanopoulos 'Surprised' Trump Would Beat Clinton Again, Still Has Strong Support

A Washington Post-ABC News poll found that 42% of people in the USA said they approve of Trump's job, which is the lowest approval rating at this stag...


Ann Coulter's backers at UC Berkeley file lawsuit

The suit was filed in U.S. District Court in San Francisco by Harmeet Dhillon, a lawyer and member of the state Republican National Committee. University of C...


Tennessee teacher planned to take 15-year-old girl to Mexico

U.S. Magistrate Judge Kendall Newman ordered Cummins to be kept in federal custody as a flight risk and a danger to others, and returned to Tennessee for trial....


Dashcam video captures 4-year-old's fall from bus

She was taken to a local hospital and united with her parents, then flown to a trauma center at Mercy Hospital. Mr Ciampoli - who is also a qualified emergenc...


Arkansas Supreme Court rejects death row stays

As the prisoners mounted their broad appeals in the weeks leading up to the start of the executions, Dunham said their attorneys, as well as state lawyers and j...


Sanders promoting new blood in Democrats but impact unclear

Sanders is a rock star with the type of progressives who are wary of the DNC. "I came out in support of Bernie", she said. Even though there were a few heckle...


APNewsBreak: New Orleans to take down Confederate statues

City Communications Director Tyronne Walker said Sunday evening that because of security concerns, the city will not disclose "any timeline or plans for removin...


Sheriff's Deputies Search For Missing 5-Year-Old Pasadena Boy

Police said they found Aramazd Andressian Sr., 35, passed out near a auto in Arroyo Park in South Pasadena, California, on Saturday and arrested him after an ...


Kansas gains jobs, unemployment rate hits 16-year low

The biggest monthly job losses were in trade, transportation and utilities (2,300 jobs) and education and health services (1,800 jobs). "The labor force ...


Attorney for Tad Cummins' family releases statement after former teacher's arrest

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation received the tip around 11 p.m. Wednesday and the caller pointed authorities to a cabin in Cecilville, a rural area near...


Scientists leave labs, take to streets to defend research

Rainy weather did not dampen the enthusiasm of the Washington crowd, as people chatted, introduced themselves to strangers, or hailed colleagues they came acros...


People Killed In Queens House Fire, FDNY Says

FDNY Commissioner Daniel Nigro said the youngest victim of the fire is believed to be 2 years old and the oldest victim is believed to be 21 years old. "It was ...


NYC Is Raising the Price of Cigarettes to a New National High

Raising the minimum prices for all tobacco products, including cigarettes, and imposing a new 10-percent local tax on other tobacco products 2. Currently, the m...


Army veteran with prosthetic leg carries woman across Boston Marathon finish line

Kathrine Switzer, the Boston Marathon pioneer who ran as the first woman registered in the race, returned for the 50th anniversary of the event Monday. "In 2013...


How Trump insurance changes could affect coverage next year

The failed Republican legislation would have gutted Medicaid, drawing back on its expansion under the ACA as well as allowing states to block-grant the insuranc...


Former Tennessee teacher accused of kidnapping student captured

In an ironic twist of fate, a man from Nashville contributed to the capture of Tad Cummins and safe rescue of Elizabeth Thomas Thursday at a northern California...


Q2 Weather: Rain likely Friday

Freeze expected with most areas dropping into the 20's and 10's. Highs will be in the mid-50s. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain. West wind around 5 m...


How Trump's 'Buy American' order could play out

Canada changed its policy on pricing its domestic milk to cover more dairy ingredients, leading to lower prices for Canadian products including ultra-filtered m...


Arkansas execution plan again thrown into doubt

The McKesson Corporation, which supplied the drug, had accused the Arkansas Department of Correction of failing to say it planned to use the drug for executio...


Lawyer tells rape trial jury women are 'good' at lying

During the trial, Farese's strategy was to question the woman's credibility, a disgusting but common move in rape cases. The director of Memphis Area Women's ...


Gau rakshaks are not above law: UP top cop

Talking to reporters after taking charge, the DGP said that his emphasis would be on improving police-public relations but criminal elements would be dealt with...


Florida senator who used racial slur resigns

Senate Rules Chairwoman LizbethBenacquisto asked Roberts to provide a report by Tuesday. Republican Sen. Frank Artiles submitted a resignation letter ...


Justice Dept. Tells 9 Sanctuary Cities Grant Money at Risk

In general, "sanctuary cities" offer safe harbor to undocumented immigrants and often advance the enforcement of federal immigration laws without municipal fu...


Arkansas vows to keep pushing for executions despite setback

The separate 8th Circuit Court decision vacated a ruling made over the weekend by a USA district judge that halted all eight executions . The state did ask...


Pennsylvania survivalist convicted of murdering state trooper

His trial now enters the penalty phase, where jurors will have to decide between a death sentence or life in prison. Frein was on trial for shooting state pol...


A flash flood watch has been issued for local counties

There is some flooding risk in our region this weekend, but a disastrous flood isn't anticipated. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles.In hilly terrain there are...