New US sanctions target North Korean, Chinese companies

The Trump administration has imposed new sanctions on a slew of North Korean shipping firms and Chinese trading companies. The Treasury Department also has designated a North Korean corporation involved in exporting workers overseas. Tuesday's action is the administration's latest push to isolate the rogue nation over its nuclear weapons development and deprive it of revenue. It comes a day after...
The Trump administration has imposed new sanctions on a slew of North Korean shipping firms and Chinese trading companies. The Treasury Department also has designated a North Korean corporation involved...

Trump speaks up for Moore, warns against his 'liberal' rival

Silent for more than a week, President Donald Trump all but endorsed embattled Alabama Republican Senate nominee Roy Moore, discounting the sexual assault allegations against him and insisting repeatedly that voters must not support Moore's "liberal" rival. The president said he would announce next week whether he will campaign for Moore, who faces Democrat Doug Jones in a Dec. 12 special...
Silent for more than a week, President Donald Trump all but endorsed embattled Alabama Republican Senate nominee Roy Moore, discounting the sexual assault allegations against him and insisting repeatedly...


Fox News host Jeanine Pirro gets ticket for speeding at 119 miles per hour

Fox News host Jeanine Pirro gets ticket for speeding at 119 miles per hour

Jeanine F. Pirro, the high-octane host of a Fox News Channel show, was given a summons on Sunday for driving 119 mph in upstate New York, according to the State Police.  Pirro, a former Westchester County district attorney who now hosts the Fox News television show “Justice with Judge Jeanine,” said in a statement that she was unaware that she was going nearly double the speed limit...
Trump, Putin discuss Syria, NKorea, more in hour-plus call

Trump, Putin discuss Syria, NKorea, more in hour-plus call

President Donald Trump and Russia's Vladimir Putin discussed efforts to bring peace to war-torn Syria during an hour-plus phone call on Tuesday. Iran, North Korea and Ukraine also were on the agenda, the White House said. Trump called it a "great call" Tuesday afternoon as he left the White House to spend Thanksgiving in Florida. Noting the length, he said he and Putin spoke "very strongly...
Trial begins for six charged with rioting during Trump inauguration

Trial begins for six charged with rioting during Trump inauguration

During the opening minutes of the trial of six people charged with rioting during President Donald Trump's inauguration, a Washington, D.C., prosecutor described the scene as storefronts were smashed and a car set afire.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Jennifer Kerkhoff told jurors about a cafe owner whose shop windows were shattered by rocks, forcing her to close her business for days. She described...
ANALYSIS: From Charlie Rose to Donald Trump: 7 thorny questions for Washington on sexual harassment

ANALYSIS: From Charlie Rose to Donald Trump: 7 thorny questions for Washington on sexual harassment

Mega-journalist Charlie Rose. The New York Times' Glenn Thrush. Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., again. The floodgates are open as (mostly) women are emboldened in this post-Harvey Weinstein era to share their stories of powerful men in politics, entertainment and elsewhere leveraging their power for sex.  Since Washington is supposed to set the tone for the rest of society, having their own accused...
White House: Trump didn’t mean what he said about leaving UCLA players in jail in China

White House: Trump didn’t mean what he said about leaving UCLA players in jail in China

At a briefing Monday, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said President Donald Trump was merely making a "rhetorical response to a criticism" by LaVar Ball when he tweeted of Ball's son LiAngelo and two UCLA teammates that he "should have left them in jail" in China. Sanders repeatedly claimed that Trump was "happy to intervene" on the players' behalf...
Billionaire Steyer light ups Times Square with ads seeking Trump impeachment

Billionaire Steyer light ups Times Square with ads seeking Trump impeachment

Tom Steyer, the billionaire environmentalist and Democratic mega-donor, said he's heading to the heart of New York City for the next step of his $20 million ad campaign urging the impeachment of President Donald Trump.  "We're putting a couple of large billboards in Times Square calling for the impeachment of the president," Steyer said Monday in an interview. "We legitimately...
ANALYSIS: Will your taxes go up or down? The five biggest questions on the GOP plan

ANALYSIS: Will your taxes go up or down? The five biggest questions on the GOP plan

The No. 1 question I get from readers lately is: How likely is the Republican tax plan to become law?  Compass Point, a research firm, puts the odds of the tax-cut bill making it to President Donald Trump's desk at 65 percent. Goldman Sachs, the investment bank that has a lot of alums in the White House, is telling clients the odds are now at 80 percent.  "The tax reform debate is moving...
Why Sen. Al Franken could be in a lot more trouble now

Why Sen. Al Franken could be in a lot more trouble now

Is Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., a serial groper?  That's the question inevitably raised now that a second woman is saying Franken grabbed her inappropriately, this time when he was taking a photo with her in 2010 at the Minnesota State Fair.  He "pulled me in really close, like awkward close, and as my husband took the picture, he put his hand full-fledged on my rear," Lindsay Menz...
CBS News and PBS cut ties to Rose following sex allegations

CBS News and PBS cut ties to Rose following sex allegations

CBS News and PBS both cut ties to Charlie Rose on Tuesday, less than 24 hours after several women who worked with him on his PBS interview show alleged a pattern of sexual misconduct, including groping and walking naked in front of them. Both organizations stressed the importance of providing a safe, professional workplace. Rose joins a lengthening list of media figures who have lost jobs because...
LaVar Ball questions Trump's role in son's release

LaVar Ball questions Trump's role in son's release

Outspoken basketball dad LaVar Ball questioned the extent of President Donald Trump's involvement in securing his son's release from the custody of Chinese authorities during a combative 20-minute CNN interview on Monday night. The president, in tweets Sunday, said he should have left LiAngelo Ball and two other UCLA basketball players accused of shoplifting in jail because LaVar Ball "is unaccepting...
The Latest: US slaps new sanctions on NKorean, Chinese firms

The Latest: US slaps new sanctions on NKorean, Chinese firms

The Latest on the U.S. declaration of North Korea as a state sponsor of terrorism (all times local): 2 p.m. The United States has issued new sanctions on four Chinese trading companies and a Chinese national said to have conducted hundreds of millions of dollars in business with North Korea. The Treasury Department also designated six North Korean shipping and trading companies and 20 vessels as part...
Haitians relieved to stay in US for now, upset status to end

Haitians relieved to stay in US for now, upset status to end

Yolnick Jeune couldn't sleep for days, anxious over the fate of a program that has staved off the deportations of both herself and tens of thousands of other Haitians in the U.S. Then, President Donald Trump's administration this week announced one last 18-month extension of the Temporary Protected Status that has allowed her to work and provide for her five children, including a 7-year-old, U.S.-born...
Melania Trump, son Barron receive White House Christmas tree

Melania Trump, son Barron receive White House Christmas tree

Melania Trump and son Barron joined in a time-honored tradition of receiving the official White House Christmas tree, which will become the showstopper for a president who has vowed to put Christmas back at the center of the winter holidays. A military quartet played holiday tunes Monday as a horse-drawn wagon carried the 19 1/2-foot (5.9-meter) Balsam fir from Wisconsin up the White House driveway...
US first loosened limits on lion trophies, then elephants

US first loosened limits on lion trophies, then elephants

One month before the Trump administration sparked outrage by reversing a ban on trophies from threatened African elephants, federal officials quietly loosened restrictions on the importation of heads and hides of lions shot for sport. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service began issuing permits Oct. 20 for lions killed in Zimbabwe and Zambia between 2016 and 2018. The agency is also currently studying...
US readies new sanctions against North Korea, individuals

US readies new sanctions against North Korea, individuals

The Trump administration readied new sanctions Tuesday on North Korea, a day after declaring it a state sponsor of terrorism in a move to put additional pressure on Pyongyang's nuclear program. North Korea has joined Iran, Sudan and Syria on America's terror blacklist, a largely symbolic step as the administration already has the authority to impose virtually any sanctions it wants on Kim Jong Un's...
Report: Rep. Conyers settled complaint over sexual conduct

Report: Rep. Conyers settled complaint over sexual conduct

Michigan Rep. John Conyers settled a complaint in 2015 from a woman who alleged she was fired from his Washington staff because she rejected his sexual advances, BuzzFeed News reported Monday. The website reported that Conyers' office paid the woman over $27,000 to settle the complaint under a confidentiality agreement. BuzzFeed also published affidavits from former staff members who said they had...
Trial wrapping up in case that sparked immigration debate

Trial wrapping up in case that sparked immigration debate

Jurors will consider dueling arguments Tuesday that either a homeless man killed a woman at a San Francisco pier by accident or while playing a sick game. Lawyers offered both portraits Monday in closing arguments at the murder trial of Jose Ines Garcia Zarate. The defense was scheduled to finish arguments on Tuesday, and jurors could begin deliberations that same day. Garcia Zarate is charged with...
New Mexico candidate denies past harassment allegations

New Mexico candidate denies past harassment allegations

A rising star in the Democratic Party who gained national attention for tackling poverty in New Mexico said he will not drop out of the race for lieutenant governor despite renewed scrutiny of past allegations that he sexually harassed women. Statehouses nationwide are dealing with allegations of sexual misconduct in a wave of claims against powerful people in politics, entertainment, business and...
Interior denies wrongdoing involving Zinke's wife, travel

Interior denies wrongdoing involving Zinke's wife, travel

The Department of Interior denied any wrongdoing Monday after documents surfaced showing government staffers were forced to scramble to accommodate requests from Secretary Ryan Zinke's wife as she accompanied him on trips outside of Washington D.C. Craig Holman, a government affairs lobbyist with good-governance watchdog Public Citizen, told Politico it's not illegal for spouses to tag along during...
Conyers confirms harassment settlement; ethics probe opens

Conyers confirms harassment settlement; ethics probe opens

John Conyers has dealt with various ethics investigations and a public corruption case that landed his wife in prison during a U.S. House career spanning more than five decades — longer than any other current member. Allegations that the 88-year-old Michigan Democrat sexually harassed female staff members may be the toughest opponent yet for the party's top member on the House Judiciary Committee...
Judge permanently blocks Trump sanctuary cities order

Judge permanently blocks Trump sanctuary cities order

A federal judge on Monday permanently blocked President Donald Trump's executive order to cut funding from cities that limit cooperation with U.S. immigration authorities. U.S. District Court Judge William Orrick rejected the administration's argument that the executive order applies only to a relatively small pot of money and said Trump cannot set new conditions on spending approved by Congress....
US ending temporary permits for almost 60,000 Haitians

US ending temporary permits for almost 60,000 Haitians

The Trump administration said Monday it is ending a temporary residency permit program that has allowed almost 60,000 citizens from Haiti to live and work in the United States since a 2010 powerful earthquake shook the Caribbean nation. The Homeland Security Department said conditions in Haiti have improved significantly, so the benefit will be extended one last time — until July 2019 &mdash...
Melania Trump takes custody of White House Christmas tree

Melania Trump takes custody of White House Christmas tree

Melania Trump, and son Barron, continued a time-honored, first lady tradition on Monday: receiving the official White House Christmas tree. A military band quartet played holiday tunes as a horse-drawn wagon carried the 19 1/2-foot Balsam fir from Wisconsin up the White House driveway. The first lady, wearing a holiday red turtleneck and a coat draped over her shoulders, and Barron, in a dark suit...
White House briefing twist: Give thanks, then ask questions

White House briefing twist: Give thanks, then ask questions

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders added a new, holiday-themed prerequisite for reporters wanting to ask a question at the daily briefing. They had to say what they're thankful for before she would take their questions Monday. Sanders opened the last briefing before Thanksgiving by saying she was thankful for her family, her faith, members of the military, first responders and the...
Before elephants, US loosened limits on lion trophies

Before elephants, US loosened limits on lion trophies

One month before the Trump administration sparked outrage by reversing a ban on trophies from threatened African elephants, federal officials quietly loosened restrictions on the importation of heads and hides of lions shot for sport. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service began issuing permits Oct. 20 for lions killed in Zimbabwe and Zambia between 2016 and 2018. The agency is also currently studying...
The Latest: Trump puts North Korea back on blacklist

The Latest: Trump puts North Korea back on blacklist

The Latest on the U.S. declaring North Korea a state sponsor of terror (all times local): 8 p.m. President Donald Trump has announced the U.S. is putting North Korea's "murderous regime" on America's terrorism blacklist, despite questions about Pyongyang's support for international attacks beyond the assassination of its leader's half-brother in February. Trump says the designation as a...
The Latest: Analysts see higher taxes for many _ eventually

The Latest: Analysts see higher taxes for many _ eventually

The Latest on Republican tax overhaul legislation (all times local): 5:45 p.m. A nonpartisan analysis says the Senate tax overhaul bill would produce tax increases for half of all taxpayers by 2027. The Tax Policy Center says that's because most of the legislation's personal tax reductions expire in 2026. The organization says compared with current law, 9 percent would see higher levies in 2019, a...
US declares NKorea a terror sponsor; new sanctions expected

US declares NKorea a terror sponsor; new sanctions expected

President Donald Trump announced Monday the U.S. is putting North Korea's "murderous regime" on America's terrorism blacklist, despite questions about Pyongyang's support for international attacks beyond the assassination of its leader's half brother in February. Trump said the designation as a state sponsor of terror was long overdue, and he promised a new wave of sanctions as part of a...
Health nominee reaped big earnings from drug industry tenure

Health nominee reaped big earnings from drug industry tenure

Newly disclosed financial records show that President Donald Trump's nominee to become secretary of the Health and Human Services Department reaped big earnings during his tenure as a top pharmaceutical executive. Former Eli Lilly and Co. executive Alex Azar (AY'-zahr) built a portfolio now worth as much as $20.6 million and was paid nearly $2 million in his final year at the company. Azar was a former...
New allegation against Franken, this time met with silence

New allegation against Franken, this time met with silence

A woman says Al Franken pulled her in tightly and put his hand on her buttocks in 2010 while posing for a picture at the Minnesota State Fair, the second allegation of improper conduct against the Democrat and first involving his time as a senator. Lindsay Menz told CNN last week for a report broadcast Monday that the interaction with the Minnesota senator made her feel "gross." She said...
Chris Christie gets road named for him in home county

Chris Christie gets road named for him in home county

A new road bearing New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's name is expected to ease traffic volume in a residential area, a bit of irony that was inescapable during a groundbreaking ceremony Monday. It was a series of epic traffic jams in 2013 in a town near the George Washington Bridge, orchestrated for political payback by one of his staffers and two supporters, that contributed to Christie's plummeting...
Bush administration alums rising in Trump's orbit

Bush administration alums rising in Trump's orbit

For all the lingering tensions between President Donald Trump and former President George W. Bush, Trump's White House shares one thing in common with his Republican predecessor's: People. Trump has installed more than three dozen veterans of the Bush administration, putting them in charge of running agencies, implementing foreign policy and overseeing his schedule. While hiring from the last administration...
Trump: NFL should suspend Oakland Raiders' Marshawn Lynch

Trump: NFL should suspend Oakland Raiders' Marshawn Lynch

President Donald Trump says the NFL should suspend Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch. Lynch sat during most of the U.S. anthem and stood for the Mexican anthem before Sunday's game against the Patriots at Azteca Stadium in Mexico City. Lynch hasn't stood for the national anthem since returning from retirement this season. Trump tweeted early Monday: "Great disrespect! Next time NFL...
Trump poses a 2018 puzzle for Republican governors

Trump poses a 2018 puzzle for Republican governors

For nearly a decade, meetings of the Republican Governors Association were buoyant, even giddy affairs, as the party — lifted by enormous political donations and a backlash against the Obama administration — achieved overwhelming control of state governments.  But a sense of foreboding hung over the group’s gathering in Austin this past week, as President Donald Trump&rsquo...
How Congress plays by different rules on sexual harassment and misconduct

How Congress plays by different rules on sexual harassment and misconduct

Briony Whitehouse was a 19-year-old intern in 2003 when she boarded an elevator in the Russell Senate Office Building with a Republican senator who, she said, groped her until the doors reopened.  She never reported the incident to her bosses for fear of jeopardizing her career. But she recently tweeted about her experience on Twitter as part of the "#MeToo" campaign, a social-media...
As clock ticks on tax bill, White House signals a compromise

As clock ticks on tax bill, White House signals a compromise

President Donald Trump's budget director said Sunday that the White House is willing to remove a contentious provision taking aim at the Affordable Care Act from the Republican tax overhaul plan if politically necessary, a move that would fundamentally reshape the effort in the Senate.  In a television interview, Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney said the Trump administration...
White House aides divided over scope, risks of Russia probe

White House aides divided over scope, risks of Russia probe

Six months into a special counsel's investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, White House aides and others in President Donald Trump's close orbit are increasingly divided in their assessments of the expanding probe and how worried administration officials and campaign aides should be about their potential legal peril, according to numerous people familiar with the debate...
AP Interview: Scaramucci says don't rule out beltway return

AP Interview: Scaramucci says don't rule out beltway return

Anthony Scaramucci may be out at the White House, but the short-lived former communications director says his political career is not over. Scaramucci said in an interview that although he has not spoken to Trump in over a month, he talks to members of the president's inner circle "regularly" and sees himself working for Trump in the future. "I have very good relationships there still...
Former Franken female staffers speak out: ‘He treated us with the utmost respect’

Former Franken female staffers speak out: ‘He treated us with the utmost respect’

Some former female staffers of Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., spoke out on Friday in his defense, saying that he had treated women with respect while they worked in his office.  The statement came on the same day that Leeann Tweeden, the Los Angeles radio news anchor who accused Franken of kissing and groping her against her will, said that she had heard directly from the senator and is willing to...
White House struggles to explain Trump’s silence on Moore allegations

White House struggles to explain Trump’s silence on Moore allegations

Amid a growing number of sexual harassment allegations against Roy Moore, White House officials tried to walk a fine line — acknowledging the seriousness of the allegations without outright calling for the Republican Senate candidate in Alabama to step down.  Nine women have accused Moore of a range of inappropriate conduct, including pursuing them when they were teenagers, groping and...
10 tips on shipping packages during the holiday season

10 tips on shipping packages during the holiday season

Braving the crowds on Black Friday may be the easiest part of holiday shopping. Shipping packages to gift receivers around the country can be a huge challenge – both in getting the gifts there in one piece and in keeping your budget under control. Here are 10 tips to help you ship your gifts: >> Read more trending news This seems like you’re buying for you and not them...
5-year-old seriously injured in restaurant bounce house

5-year-old seriously injured in restaurant bounce house

An Oklahoma boy is recovering after suffering a serious injury in a restaurant bounce house.  A trip to an Incredible Pizza location in Warr Acres on Nov. 5 ended with the Lambert family’s 5-year-old son Bentley, who had been playing in a bounce house, asking if he was going to die. Incredible Pizza, known fully as America’s Incredible Pizza Co., shows on its website that...
AR-15 raffled off by youth football league in North Carolina

AR-15 raffled off by youth football league in North Carolina

A raffle to give away an AR-15 was streamed live on Facebook with the Optimist pee wee football team from Stanley, North Carolina. The money was to help the team go on a trip and players were encouraged to thank those who bought a ticket to possibly win the AR-15. "It just blew my mind, right," a father, Brandon Jenkins, said. Willard Whitted is a gun owner, but he said this was a bad idea...
Firefighters help paramedic beat up estranged wife's friend, police say

Firefighters help paramedic beat up estranged wife's friend, police say

Two firefighters and a paramedic are facing charges after authorities accused them of breaking into a home in Eustis, Florida, Monday night and assaulting the people inside. Police said the victim told her husband, the paramedic, that their marriage was over and he had to move out a few weeks ago. Investigators said Michael Amedeo got two of his firefighter friends, Michael Downs and Cody Wages, to...
Killer details brutal murder, final minutes of NY jogger in police video

Killer details brutal murder, final minutes of NY jogger in police video

The accused killer of New York jogger Karina Vetrano was in court Monday, and a videotaped confession detailed the violet final moments of Vetrano’s life as her family listened and sobbed, the New York Post reported. Chanel Lewis, 21, calmly confessed to killing Vetrano on Aug. 2, 2016 in a video that was played during a pre-trial hearing Monday to determine if it will be admissible as...
Trump supports embattled Senate candidate Roy Moore, ‘He totally denies it’

Trump supports embattled Senate candidate Roy Moore, ‘He totally denies it’

President Donald Trump finally addressed sexual assault and harassment allegations against Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore Tuesday while speaking to reporters ahead of his departure for Mar-a-Lago, essentially saying he supports Moore in spite of the accusations. “We don’t need a liberal Democrat in that seat,” the president said, referring to Attorney General...
Reports: Uber paid hackers to keep the data breach quiet

Reports: Uber paid hackers to keep the data breach quiet

Uber reportedly paid hackers $100,000 to remove the data of 57 million customers they stole in a massive 2016 data breach, according to Bloomberg. Names, phone numbers and email address were among the data stolen. Around 600,000 driver’s license numbers belonging to Uber drivers were also compromised in the October 2016 breach. Social security numbers appear not to have been stolen...
Armed man records Facebook Live during police pursuit

Armed man records Facebook Live during police pursuit

A man arrested after a Dayton police pursuit and crash recorded himself on Facebook, pointing a gun as he was being pursued by Dayton police.  A citizen who claims to have seen the Facebook Live of the chase before the post was taken down sent the Facebook video to WHIO.com Tuesday morning.  In the video, King Turner, 19, of Trotwood, Ohio, can be seen pointing a gun while driving fast and...
'Saturday Night Live' women defend Sen. Al Franken after groping allegations

'Saturday Night Live' women defend Sen. Al Franken after groping allegations

More than 30 women who worked with Sen. Al Franken on “Saturday Night Live,” defended the embattled lawmaker in an open later Tuesday, writing that while working with him “not one of us ever experienced any inappropriate behavior.” The women, including former SNL cast members Jane Curtin and Laraine Newman, writers and producers, wrote that they felt “compelled to stand...
Chrissy Teigen pregnant with second child with John Legend

Chrissy Teigen pregnant with second child with John Legend

Chrissy Teigen and John Legend are going to be parents again. Teigen announced the happy news in an Instagram video posted Tuesday. People reported Teigen can be hearing asking her daughter, “Luna, what’s in here?” The future big sister pointed to her belly and said, “Baby!” She captioned the post with, “It’s John’s!” referring to her...
When is the best/worst time to leave if you are traveling for Thanksgiving? Here’s what Google says

When is the best/worst time to leave if you are traveling for Thanksgiving? Here’s what Google says

If you are traveling this holiday weekend you have probably already mapped out your route, but do you know the best time to leave so you can avoid the Thanksgiving rush? With Thanksgiving being the most traveled holiday of the year, at times it can feel like everyone who is traveling is in front of you as you sit in slow-moving traffic.So, when is the best time to leave to get a jump on traffic in...
Teen to spend most of his life behind bars in murder of young father

Teen to spend most of his life behind bars in murder of young father

An Oklahoma teenager was sentenced to up to life in prison Tuesday morning after a jury convicted him of first degree murder and other charges earlier this month in the shooting death of a Tulsa father last year. Convicted killer Emmitt Sam, is now 18, but he was 17 at the time of the June 2016 carjacking that left 27-year-old Jonathan Stephens dead. A jury convicted Sam of robbing a Broken Arrow...
Report: Gwyneth Paltrow engaged to TV exec Brad Falchuk after years of dating

Report: Gwyneth Paltrow engaged to TV exec Brad Falchuk after years of dating

Gwyneth Paltrow’s boyfriend of three years, Brad Falchuk, has proposed to his actress girlfriend, Us Weekly reports. >> Read more trending news Citing multiple unnamed sources, the publication reported the engagement was more a matter of when than if. “They both knew it would happen, but it wasn’t a big thing to them because they were both in long marriages before...
Nintendo plans expansion at Universal Studios, sources say

Nintendo plans expansion at Universal Studios, sources say

It seems the Nintendo ride could be expanding to other parks within Universal Studios, sources told WFTV.   >> Read more trending news Sources told WFTV that Universal Studios plans to eventually add more Nintendo rides and attractions to Islands of Adventure and the recently purchased 500 acres of land on the other side of Interstate 4 near Universal Boulevard. Originally, the Nintendo...
Police find $500K, guns, drugs after neighbors complain

Police find $500K, guns, drugs after neighbors complain

Three people are facing charges after Charlotte-Mecklenburg police found $500,000 in cash, along with guns and drugs, while searching a home in Steele Creek. Police said they investigated a house on Hatton Cross Lane after receiving anonymous complaints from neighbors and arrested 30-year-old Anthony Joseph Espinal, 24-year-old Jesus Manuel Rosario and 32-year-old Socrates Jhoneril Gomez. In addition...
Official Position: Do not dip Pop-Tarts in ranch

Official Position: Do not dip Pop-Tarts in ranch

Straight out of the box, frozen, toasted, sandwiched between more treats- there are many ways to enjoy the Pop-Tart, and the brand doesn't seem to mind.  >> Read more trending news Thinking of dipping the toaster pastry? Chocolate, caramel and fruit dips might be good ideas.  But apparently Pop-Tart draws the line at one of Oklahoma's favorite dipping sauces: ranch. Twitter user Taylor...
CBS, PBS fire Charlie Rose following allegations of unwanted sexual advances

CBS, PBS fire Charlie Rose following allegations of unwanted sexual advances

CBS said Tuesday that it has fired Charlie Rose "effective immediately," following an extensive Washington Post report that detailed alleged unwanted sexual advances toward women by the 75-year-old broadcaster. His firing was announced by CBS News president David Rhodes, who wrote in a midday memo to the network's staff that the action "followed the revelation yesterday of extremely...
Critter trapped in mother's wall for weeks, ruins Thanksgiving

Critter trapped in mother's wall for weeks, ruins Thanksgiving

A mother said her Thanksgiving is ruined because of a rodent living in her wall. Tiffany Gibson turned to FOX13 after weeks of trying to get the problem fixed with her rental company at the Uptown Square apartments. “I have been trying to get my landlord, my rent office, to try and help me with a problem I've been having since August,” said Gibson. It started with noise, like scratching...
Cord blood that saved 2-year-old boy hand-delivered by first-ever cord blood recipient

Cord blood that saved 2-year-old boy hand-delivered by first-ever cord blood recipient

When Matt Farrow was taken to Paris 29 years ago, umbilical cord blood transplants were an experimental procedure. His parents took the then-5-year-old to France because that was the only place where they could find a doctor to perform the procedure. Farrow, who suffered from a rare blood disorder, was the first person to receive a cord-blood transplant, and doctors said there was little chance it...
Which grocery stores are open Thanksgiving?

Which grocery stores are open Thanksgiving?

Do you ever get that sinking feeling that you forgot something? Despite the fact you’ve employed redundancy measures that would make NASA jealous, you can almost guarantee that you’ve missed some small item needed for your Thanksgiving feast.  Don’t worry. Several grocery store chains across the country will be open on Thanksgiving for at least for part of the day. Here is a...
Penguins sign five 'prospects' to 1-day contracts for Make-A-Wish

Penguins sign five 'prospects' to 1-day contracts for Make-A-Wish

The Pittsburgh Penguins signed five new prospects Tuesday morning to one-day contracts. General Manager Jim Rutherford made the announcement at the UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex in Cranberry. “It’s good to have a group of guys here to help the Penguins have a little more consistency,” Rutherford said. “It’s my honor to welcome you, and I really hope this is a fun day for...
Spit test could diagnose concussion in kids, study says

Spit test could diagnose concussion in kids, study says

It can be difficult to tell how a long a concussion will last. However, a spit test may soon be able to diagnose and determine the duration, according to a new a report.  Researchers from Penn State College recently conducted a small experiment, published in the JAMA Pediatrics journal, to explore whether saliva can be used to identify prolonged concussion symptoms, which can include nausea...
Ikea reissues dresser recall after 8th child fatality

Ikea reissues dresser recall after 8th child fatality

Those who own an Ikea Malm dresser should immediately stop using it if it isn't anchored to the wall, Ikea officials said Tuesday. The recalled chests and dressers pose a serious tip-over and entrapment danger that has killed eight children so far, according to a news release. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission posted about the re-announced recall Tuesday. Consumers can contact Ikea for a...
Congressional investigation launched after sexual harassment allegations against Rep. John Conyers

Congressional investigation launched after sexual harassment allegations against Rep. John Conyers

Update 4:40 p.m. Nov. 21: The House Ethics Committee has started an investigation into sexual harassment allegations against Michigan Democratic Congressman John Conyers at House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s urging. Update 2:30 p.m. Nov. 21: House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi called for an ethics investigation Tuesday after allegations of sexual harassment surfaced against Rep. John...
Puppy with bad heart named honorary K-9 unit as part of bucket list

Puppy with bad heart named honorary K-9 unit as part of bucket list

Arlo the puppy wasn’t expected to live past three months. Now, he’s almost six months old, despite living with a heart defect that can be fatal. The puppy suffers from a narrowing of his aortic valve -- but Arlo’s owner said that even though there is surgery to fix the issue, his disease is so advanced that he won’t survive surgery, WFSB reported. >> Read more trending...
Latest Starbucks holiday cups may or may not depict LGBT couple

Latest Starbucks holiday cups may or may not depict LGBT couple

Starbucks’ holiday cups are causing discussion and debate again. According to the New York Times, some people say this year's cups are promoting homosexuality. Earlier this month, Starbucks released a video to introduce the cups. It featured a variety of customers, including an animation of two women shown holding hands around a Starbucks drink. Though their relationship wasn’t specified...
Editorial: Why good teachers quit

Editorial: Why good teachers quit

Janet Meckstroth Alessi has been an English teacher at John I. Leonard High School in Greenacres, Florida, for nearly 35 years. With more than 3,600 students, John I. Leonard is Palm Beach County’s largest high school. Five years ago, my friend Sarah and I, who have been Palm Beach County teachers for decades, weren’t even talking about retiring from teaching. Now, she’s planning...
Woman holds decoration drive to help victims of Hurricane Harvey celebrate holidays

Woman holds decoration drive to help victims of Hurricane Harvey celebrate holidays

As Texas continues to recover during the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, many are trying to figure out how they will celebrate the holiday season after they’ve lost everything. One woman came up with an idea to help bring a little normalcy for hurricane victims during the next few weeks and help brighten up their temporary homes this Christmas, KBMT reported. >> Read more trending news...
Mother of Alex Rodriguez’s ex says he ‘couldn’t have an intellectual conversation’

Mother of Alex Rodriguez’s ex says he ‘couldn’t have an intellectual conversation’

Despite his relationship with Jennifer Lopez, there’s one person who isn’t impressed with Alex Rodriguez — Esther Wojcicki, the mother of his ex-girlfriend, Anne Wojcicki. “I liked A-Rod, he was a very nice man. He came from a Hispanic family. We liked them, they were very sweet. He seemed to be genuinely in love with Anne. But I right away figured out this was a...
Veteran laid to rest with military honors thanks to kindness of strangers

Veteran laid to rest with military honors thanks to kindness of strangers

He gave 11 years of his life to serve our country, now our country gave Sgt. Gregory Politte the honor of the burial he deserved thanks to men and women who didn’t know the former member of the Air Force. >> Read more trending news  When Politte died, he had no family or friends to claim his remains, WLTX reported. But the American Legion in Columbia, South Carolina, didn&rsquo...
This new video game is for black women tired of people touching their hair 

This new video game is for black women tired of people touching their hair 

Has anyone ever glided their fingers through your hair without permission? If you answered “yes,” you might be an aggravated, black woman. Now others will be able to take a quick walk in your shoes, because there’s a new video game that will mimic your frustrations to a tee.  It’s called “Hair Nah,” and it’s a free web game that challenges players...
Toddler, choked by his father, has story with happy ending, new family

Toddler, choked by his father, has story with happy ending, new family

A horrific story from Ohio has a happy ending. The saga started about a year and a half ago, when police arrested Trevor Casey after they say he choked his young son during a domestic dispute, WTOL reported. Police said that Casey was mad at the children’s mother so he picked up the youngest boy and choked him, then ran down the street with the boy in his arms, WTOL reported. >>...
Inmates soon will have access to new tablets at Oklahoma jail

Inmates soon will have access to new tablets at Oklahoma jail

Inmates at an Oklahoma jail will soon be able to use new tablets. Officials say the tablets will allow Muskogee County inmates to access a law library, play games, order commissary and take educational courses, like GED classes. Around 50 tablets will be spread throughout the jail, and each jail pod will have a handful of tablets that inmates can use. Inmates will put in individual codes to access...
Teen finds his family, asks teacher to adopt him

Teen finds his family, asks teacher to adopt him

A teen in Texas now has a family to call his own, and he found it in the most unexpected of places. Anthony Berry, 16, said he never wanted to be adopted. But he changed his mind when his teacher walked into his life, KBMT reported.  >> Read more trending news  Bennie Berry is a teacher at Pathways Learning Center. Anthony was in her class. Eventually he told her his secret: that...
Formerly conjoined twins head home to North Carolina after separation surgery

Formerly conjoined twins head home to North Carolina after separation surgery

Two little girls will be able to spend the holidays at their home in Mooresville, North Carolina, after being inside a hospital room for more than a year. Erin and Abby Delaney were attached at the tops of their heads when they were born in July 2016. They underwent an 11-hour surgery in June at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia when they were 10 months old. The girls were released from the...
Suspect in Pennsylvania police officer's shooting death in custody; mother also arrested

Suspect in Pennsylvania police officer's shooting death in custody; mother also arrested

Rahmael Sal Holt, the suspect in the shooting death of New Kensington, Pennsylvania, Officer Brian Shaw, is in custody after a days-long manhunt. Police had been searching for Holt since Friday night’s shooting. He was arrested Monday morning at a home on Ladora Way in Pittsburgh’s Hazelwood neighborhood after law enforcement agencies received a tip that he was there. In addition...
Passenger high on 'loveboat' shoots, kills driver on interstate, police say

Passenger high on 'loveboat' shoots, kills driver on interstate, police say

Jacksonville, Florida, officers say a man was high on "loveboat" when he shot and killed a driver on I-95. Police said 32-year-old Tyrell Brown was sleeping in the passenger seat of 25-year-old Steven Shawn Grady's car as they drove through Jacksonville on Sunday. The group was traveling from Orlando to North Carolina. At one point, Brown woke up and shot Grady in the face, a witness...
Son likely killed parents, then himself in double murder-suicide, police say

Son likely killed parents, then himself in double murder-suicide, police say

A dentist in Washington state didn't show up for an appointment Saturday, so just after 7 p.m., a family member called the King County sheriff. What they found has devastated a family and touched people in Sammamish and Seattle, where he and his wife worked. Dr. Rick Nicolini, his wife and adult son were all found dead inside their home in Sammamish's tony Broadmoore neighborhood. It is a development...
Facebook Live video shows men with guns making threats in Tennessee mall

Facebook Live video shows men with guns making threats in Tennessee mall

Police are investigating a Facebook Live video that shows at least two men with guns inside a mall in Memphis, Tennessee. The 39-minute video was broadcast live Saturday at the Oak Court Mall in East Memphis. The video shows a man and several friends walking inside the mall. Several minutes into the video, he pulls out a gun. A few moments later, a second man pulls out another gun. The video...
WATCH: LaVar Ball fires back at Trump in heated CNN interview

WATCH: LaVar Ball fires back at Trump in heated CNN interview

In a heated 20-minute interview, LaVar Ball told CNN host Chris Cuomo that he wouldn’t thank President Donald Trump for helping to bring back his son from China, ultimately coercing Cuomo into thanking him for appearing on CNN instead. Minutes before thanking Chinese President Xi for his role in freeing his son, Ball said he “doesn’t go around saying thank you,” contesting...
Police officer appears to sleep in patrol car in viral photo

Police officer appears to sleep in patrol car in viral photo

A photo circulating on social media appears to show a Memphis Police Department officer sleeping inside his patrol car. The photo was posted on Saturday, and several viewers sent it to WHBQ. Memphis police acknowledged the photo and issued the following statement: >> Read more trending news "The officer in question has been identified, and an administrative investigation is underway...
Scary dashcam video of suspected drunk driver who nearly kills five people

Scary dashcam video of suspected drunk driver who nearly kills five people

Five people, including three police officers, are lucky to be alive after a suspected drunk driver plowed into their stopped vehicles on the side of the road in Forest Hill, Texas. Police officers had stopped to tend to a disabled car along Southeast Loop 820, according to the Star-Telegram. They were waiting for a tow truck, with full lights on, when the unthinkable happened. A car...
New letter from infamous hijacker D.B. Cooper leads to accusations of FBI cover-up

New letter from infamous hijacker D.B. Cooper leads to accusations of FBI cover-up

On Nov. 24, 1971, a man identified himself as “Dan Cooper” to an agent at the Northwest Orient Airlines counter in Portland International Airport. He boarded a flight to Seattle. Once on board, he claimed to have a bomb, hijacked the flight, freed the 36 passengers aboard, demanded a ransom of $200,000 and four parachutes, directed the plane to fly to Mexico and then parachuted out of...
Batman fans are selecting some odd successors to Ben Affleck's cape

Batman fans are selecting some odd successors to Ben Affleck's cape

Ben Affleck’s relationship with Batman has been shaky, to say the least. To begin with, nerds across the globe had meltdowns when it was first announced that he would be inheriting the coveted cape and cowl from British actor Christian Bale, whose tenure in the role was acclaimed by fans and critics alike, despite that weird growling voice thing he used. Not only that, but the two movies in...
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