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US asks visa applicants for social media handles

Going forward, USA visa applicants will have to disclose their Facebook , Twitter and other social media handles from the past five years if they want to enter...


Parimutuel Wagering In Nevada Expanded To Include eSports, 'Other'

The bill will take effect from 1 July. Brian Sandoval (R) has signed three energy-related measures into law, including bills aimed at boosting battery stora...


Investors bet Trump climate withdrawal to boost US drilling

Justifying his decision to pull the United States out of the Paris climate accord , President Donald Trump hit out at India and China , saying both be...


Florida Gov. and legislative leaders work out budget deal

If Scott vetoes the budget, or the education section, it would trigger the need for a special session. Additionally, Governor Scott vetoed the Florida Education...


Ananya Vinay wins the 2017 US Scripps National Spelling Bee

Ananya - the thirteenth Indian-American in a row to win the spelling bee - said she planned to split the $40,000 prize money with her seven-year-old brother an...


Ex-Penn State Officials Sentenced in Jerry Sandusky Scandal

All three men were convicted of the same misdemeanor charge of child endangerment . The sentences for former university president Graham Spanier , athletic ...


GOP health bill a far cry from Trump promises

The poll out Wednesday from the nonpartisan Kaiser Family Foundation also found a growing share of the public concerned that the GOP's American Health Ca...


Explosion levels a corn mill and rocks a community in Cambria

In this photo provided by Jeff Lange, firefighters work the scene following an explosion and fire at the Didion Milling plant in Cambria, Wis ., Thursday, June...


Linde-Praxair back Big Gas, investors don't yet

First Interstate Bankshares holds 0% or 63 shares. "Also, the company is exposed to risks arising from stiff competition, and high debt levels". A number of o...


The bottom line: cut spending

The White House call will give states more flexibility to offer work requirements in different types of anti-poverty programs, said people knowing the budget pl...


All 3 Wisconsin competitors eliminated in Scripps National Spelling Bee

Maia started competing in spelling bees in sixth grade, she said. Weeded down from a starting field of 291 contestants on Wednesday in the 90th national Bee, ...


This GOP Congressman Climbed On A Rooftop To Escape Angry Constituents

Democrat Mike Levin, an environmental lawyer who recently announced his bid to challenge Issa in 2018, shared an image of the congressman appearing to avoid de...


Hailee Steinfeld circling a role in 'Transformers' spinoff

Directed by Kubo and the Two Strings helmer Travis Knight , the upcoming film follows Bumblebee , a yellow and black striped Autobot that has popped up as a...


Online game Words with Friends adds 'covfefe' to its list

When asked whether people should be concerned that the president sent out an incoherent tweet and left it up for hours, Spicer said: "No". Trump referred to "...


Transgender student wins appeal in final week of school

The verdict came in favor of 17-year-old high school senior Ash Whitaker . Whitaker is now at the forefront of a federal appeals court decision that de...


San Jose State student kidnapping deemed a hoax

Deputies have since contacted authorities in San Jose, and San Jose State University helped find the woman some shelter at a safe place until her family could t...


25-Year-Old Hiker Dies After Plunging Off Cliff While Taking Selfie

Rescuers worked for hours to locate the man without finding anything Monday. Rescue crews were expected to resume searching for the man Tuesday. Late in Dec...


Portland mayor asks feds to stop 'alt-right' rallies

In his interview with KPTV , Fletcher choked up when he spoke about the two men who died. Taliesin Myrddin Namkai-Meche, 23, was a 2016 graduate of Portland's...


Planned Parenthood Reports Increase in Abortions and Gov't Funding

After months of anticipation, Planned Parenthood finally released its 2015-2016 annual report to the public this week and pro-life advocates believe they now ha...


Explosion at corn milling plant rocks Wisconsin town

Officials said there were "several employees" in the facility at the time of the explosion. The investigation of what caused the explosion is still ongoing. Aut...


China postpones portion of cybersecurity law

The European Union Chamber of Commerce in China told the CAC that the law was "fraught with weaknesses" and urged for a postponement of its introduction in or...


Protest sparks Texas lawmaker threats of gun violence

Lawmakers were resolving last-minute issues ahead of Monday's final adjournment — but their focus was already shifting to whether Gov. Greg Abbott would order...


Jong Nam murder accused tells parents not to worry

The case sparked global furore over the motive behind Mr Kim's murder and its method - allegedly via a poisonous nerve agent applied by the two women. The case ...


What's Left As Clock Ticks Down To End Texas Legislative Session?

Those tensions boiled over Monday after Republican Rep. Matt Rinaldi allegedly told Democratic colleagues that he called Immigration and Customs Enforcement t...


Chicago's O'Hare airport gets $60 million for runway work

Sen. Mazie K. Hirono (D-Hawai'i) announced on May 28, that Hilo International Airport and Kahului Airport on Maui will receive over $10 million in federal fundi...


Evergreen closes due to 'direct threat to campus safety'

The Olympia school became the center of controversy after activists asked white students to leave campus to talk about race issues. Protests began in mid-May ...


NEXT THURSDAY: Comey Testifying Before Senate Intel Committee

The subpoenas were announced Wednesday as the special counsel overseeing the government's investigation into possible Trump campaign ties to Russian Federation ...


Portland stabbing survivor: Intervening was 'the right thing to do'

In the probable cause affidavit, prosecutors said video feeds in the back of a patrol vehicle captured Christian saying after his arrest that he had stabbed thr...


Man in airport incident texted friend about plan

A 26-year-old man who police said was at the center of an hourslong standoff Tuesday at the Orlando International Airport was scheduled to face a judge Thursd...


Iowa's GOP senators cast doubt on health care law repeal

The president's position isn't entirely clear, though repealing Obamacare was one of his main campaign promises. The House failed to pass a budget in March, a...


Girl, 16, charged in murder of Uber driver in Lincolnwood

A woman who matched the description given by Nelson was found hiding behind a nearby building. Nelson told them he was a driver for the ride-sharing service ...


White House pushes back on Russian Federation allegations

Given Dubke's anonymity, it's not terribly surprising that the reaction to his departure as White House communications director - which was announced Tuesday mo...


Driver jumps out of burning truck on highway near Denver

Video obtained by KDVR shows the man having trouble standing and then another person running to his aid and helping him away on Wednesday. Another witness tol...


Driver in Deadly Times Square Crash 'Heard Voices'

The incident does not appear to be linked to terrorism and is being investigated as an accident, according to New York City police, who are working with the FBI...


Top Trump aide exits as wider White House overhaul expected

The briefing also followed news Tuesday morning that White House communications director Michael Dubke has resigned , and there are reports of other poss...