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High-Speed Chase Ends With Spectacular Launch Out of a Drainage Ditch

The truck hit a spike strip at high speed, and then the driver lost control and went into a drainage ditch. The truck damaged a restaurant and landed on a wom...


Fear of Immigration Raids May Harm Workplace Rights

Fear and anxiety was gripping much of the nation's immigrant communities as residents across the map braced themselves for the possibility of federal agents mak...


Supreme Court renders split decision on Va. redistricting case

The Supreme Court on Wednesday told a lower court that it must reconsider whether Virginia's Republican-led legislature unconstitutionally gerrymandered about a...


National Weather Service confirms EF-1 tornado touched down in Ogle County

The La Salle News Tribune reported power outages and heavy damage to a nursing home and other buildings. The NWS suggests Chicago area residents watch for...


DeVos Criticized For Calling HBCUs 'Pioneers Of Choice'

The group Naeyaert leads, which was founded by DeVos and still largely funded by the U.S. Secretary of Education, promotes charter schools in favor of tradition...


Chicago Schools Continues Effort in Court to Get More Funds

Bruce Rauner, the state of Illinois, and the state Board of Education over the state's school funding system, which they argue discriminates against poor Latino...


Twitter Erupts Over Photo of Kellyanne Conway on Oval Office Couch

Republican Party campaign manager and Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway is catching some flak on social media after a photo of her with her shoe...


Trump's DOJ dropping opposition to Texas voter ID law

On Monday, the Department of Justice reversed course on a contested voter ID law in Texas that is among the strictest in the nation. The other plaintiffs, lar...


Beloved hippo 'Gustavito' dies after brutal beating at El Salvador zoo

Over the weekend, the violence claimed a different kind of victim. Veterinarians tended to Gustavito around the clock but could not save the popular hippo. ...


Trump Tower climber pleads guilty, can't contact president

If that happens, he could face a year behind bars on the reckless endangerment charge. "This was a well-thought-out, planned stunt", Pierre Griffith, an assis...


Rachel Dolezal, almost homeless, still feels blameless

Still, she's offering up no apologies for pretending to be someone she's not. Five minutes later, nobody remembers it. She says she's been turned down for 100 j...


Judge OKs pretrial release of Pulse gunman's widow but delays order

Noor Salman was charged in January with obstructing justice and aiding her late husband, Omar Mateen, in his attempt to provide material support to a terrorist ...


Perez promises to be Trump's 'worst nightmare'

WIMES: Oh, absolutely not. This is the same group that engineered the election of Debbie Wasserman-Schultz to the chairmanship. GREENE: Why do you think that?...


College Hockey Player Leaves Penalty Box, Fights Referee

A pair of tweets from Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz referenced ECC President Jack Quinn and noted that the player was charged with assault, Deadspin n...


Philippine president says will call police back to drug war

He also said he can not as yet give a timeline, as "we have to retool, assess, and we have to regroup", alluding to the way the previous anti-drug campaign was ...


Ash Wednesday drive-through attracts hundreds during morning rush hour

Lent is mainly about conversion of the heart, and figuring out how to live more like a follower of Jesus. "There is increased prayer, they fast and they give ...


Bush's daughter a keynote speaker at Planned Parenthood fundraiser

Having said that, Bush was relatively moderate compared to others. Since the election of Donald Trump, Planned Parenthood has also orchestrated women's righ...


UW's Kelsey Plum collects Pac-12 player of the week honors

Stiles began to pull away in points in her sophomore year, but Plum's unselfish play led her to average more assists than Stiles. Plum scored a career-high 57...


S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller National Home Price Index Sets 30-Month High

That being said, the index for the top third of the market remains 18.9 percent above its 2007-era peak while the index for the bottom third of the market is st...


Cause of Most US Wildfires Traced to Human Activity, Study Finds

All the findings done by the investigation team co-led by Bethany Bradley from the University of MA were published in the journal Proceedings of the National A...


Bill could allow liquor stores to sell alcohol 7 days a week

The Senate bill would allow liquor stores to operate on Sundays between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. while the House version lets them open an hour earlier. Bly said ...


Fugitive caught panhandling in Boiling Springs charged in double killing

The man charged with the first-degree murders of a man and a woman in a Farm Avenue home on February 18 was ordered held without bail Tuesday morning. "As more ...


Amber alert issued for toddler out of Yakima

An infant boy was kidnapped late Monday night in Yakima, prompting an Amber Alert and a police manhunt ending with the uncle in custody and the boy safely loc...


US House Republicans, Democrats Spar Over Probe Of Russia-Trump Ties

Federal investigators have been looking into contacts between Trump advisers and Russian Federation for months, along with Russia's role in political hacking d...


David Parry belligerent in golf cart theft

A few minutes after the alleged theft, authorities received a report of a hit-and-run, and that's when they found Parry, who had crashed the golf cart into a ga...


Coroner IDs 2 men killed in plane crash southwest of Berthoud

Patrick Blankemeier of Arvada, 58, and James P. Griffith of Denver, 23, both died from from blunt-force injuries. Culver Reservoir is located north of Longmon...


John Oliver blasts GOP's plan to replace Obamacare on Last Week Tonight

The White House on Sunday refused to say whether Trump would guarantee that the 7.7 million of Americans now enrolled in Obamacare would continue to have cove...


John Oliver breaks down Obamacare on Last Week Tonight

How would the plan be paid for? Oliver continued on to say Republicans are very "unprepared" to come up with a replacement, saying that things like refundable...


Hundreds Of Women Accuse Major Jewelry Chain Of Widespread Sexual Harassment

Shares of Kay Jeweler and Jared the Galleria of Jewelry owner Signet Jewelers Ltd. One woman, a Kay sales associate from 2003 to 2008, said in her declarati...


Texas teen driver survives 7-story plunge into hardware store

The auto dropped seven stories and ended up inside the Westheimer Plumbing Hardware store. When firefighters arrived, the teen was not inside the vehicle. A w...


Donald Trump's pick for Navy secretary withdraws

Viola's decision ", a Pentagon statement said, Reuters reported. Mattis added in a statement that he would make a new recommendation to Trump shortly. B...


Trump's tweet congratulating Tom Perez is his pettiest backhanded compliment yet

But at the same time , Democrats should "get back to talking to people and about people in terms of their everyday lives". One of the speakers who introduced h...


Police say daiquiri shop bouncer drove into crowd at Endymion parade

Police say Rizzuto was drunk at the time of the wreck. Police Chief Michael Harrison said the male driver was being investigated for driving while intoxicated. ...


Rain, severe thunderstorms possible in the Wyoming Valley on Wednesday

A 40 percent chance of showers before noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 64. Breezy, with southwest winds of 10-20 miles per hour. Tuesday: A 40 percent c...


Sessions: 'We Don't Need to Be Legalizing Marijuana'

I'm afraid it represents the beginning of a trend and I think what really concerns me in the bottom of all that is also the increase in drugs in America. The ...