Study: Most states would take a hit from GOP health bill

Most states would take a stiff budgetary hit if the latest Senate GOP health care bill becomes law, according to an independent analysis released Wednesday. That would likely result in more uninsured Americans. The study by the consulting firm Avalere Health found that the Graham-Cassidy bill would lead to an overall $215 billion cut to states in federal funding for health insurance, through 2026...
Most states would take a stiff budgetary hit if the latest Senate GOP health care bill becomes law, according to an independent analysis released Wednesday. That would likely result in more uninsured...

Prosecutors: Menendez tried to hide free flights, hotel stay

U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez didn't report free flights and a luxury hotel stay paid for by a wealthy donor on Senate disclosure forms over a span of several years, according to testimony Wednesday in the two men's bribery trial. Prosecutors are seeking to show jurors the New Jersey Democrat tried to hide the gifts given to him by Florida eye doctor Salomon Melgen. They say the gifts were part of a bribery...
U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez didn't report free flights and a luxury hotel stay paid for by a wealthy donor on Senate disclosure forms over a span of several years, according to testimony Wednesday in the two...


Melania Trump to UN: 'Step up' to protect children

Melania Trump to UN: 'Step up' to protect children

First lady Melania Trump is calling on world leaders to "step up" to improve the lives of children. She will deliver the remarks Wednesday during a luncheon at the U.S. Mission to the United Nations in New York. The White House says the audience will include spouses of world leaders, among others. In prepared remarks, Trump says that children are often "hit first and hardest in any...
White House considers abandoning some tax cuts for the wealthy

White House considers abandoning some tax cuts for the wealthy

White House and GOP leaders are considering major changes to upcoming tax legislation, including scaling back plans for large-scale tax cuts for the wealthy, as Republicans seek to win support from Democrats in Congress, three people briefed on the discussions said.  The White House is considering, among other things, keeping the top tax rate for individuals at 39.6 percent, decreasing the benefits...
Trump’s former lawyer to testify in public next month in Senate’s Russia probe

Trump’s former lawyer to testify in public next month in Senate’s Russia probe

Michael Cohen, a close associate of President Donald Trump and former lawyer for his business, has agreed to speak to the Senate Intelligence Committee for a public hearing next month, after investigators abruptly canceled a private Tuesday session with him.  The Oct. 25 hearing is part of the committee's ongoing investigation into Russia's interference in the 2016 election, and came together...
Jitters and surprise in South Korea and Japan over Trump’s speech to the UN

Jitters and surprise in South Korea and Japan over Trump’s speech to the UN

The United States' closest allies in Asia seemed blindsided by President Donald Trump's latest outburst against North Korea, in which he threatened not just to act against Kim Jong Un's regime but to destroy an entire country of 25 million people.  In his maiden speech to the United Nations General Assembly Tuesday, Trump derided Kim as "rocket man" and said the United States would...
Special counsel’s office has interviewed Rosenstein, who has authority over probe

Special counsel’s office has interviewed Rosenstein, who has authority over probe

Special Counsel Robert Mueller III's office has interviewed Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein as part of its probe of Russian meddling in the 2016 election — a conversation which put investigators in the unusual position of obtaining the account of a man who has authority over their work, according to people familiar with the matter.  The interview was first reported by the Wall Street...
Trump: Mideast peace deal may be 'toughest deal of all'

Trump: Mideast peace deal may be 'toughest deal of all'

President Donald Trump said Wednesday that achieving peace between the Israelis and Palestinians may be the "toughest deal of all" that he's tried to negotiate, adding that his administration nonetheless is working hard for peace in the region. He said there's a "pretty good shot" he can broker an agreement that has eluded several of his predecessors. "We are looking seriously...
US report points to Egyptian abuses, anti-democracy actions

US report points to Egyptian abuses, anti-democracy actions

Egypt is failing to protect free speech and its minorities, investigate abuses by its forces or grant U.S. monitors access to the conflict-ridden Sinai Peninsula, according to a damning Trump administration report obtained by The Associated Press. The U.S. grievances, detailed in a State Department memorandum to Congress, are likely to draw consternation from Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi...
Who wins, who loses in bill aimed at upending Obamacare

Who wins, who loses in bill aimed at upending Obamacare

The GOP's last-ditch effort to repeal "Obamacare" would redistribute hundreds of billions of dollars in federal financing for insurance coverage, creating winners and losers among individual Americans and states in ways not yet fully clear. Independent analysts say the latest Senate Republican bill is likely to leave more people uninsured than the Affordable Care Act, and allow states to...
Trump pressing GOP senators to act on new health proposal

Trump pressing GOP senators to act on new health proposal

With time growing short, President Donald Trump and Republican Senate leaders are engaged in a frantic search for votes in a last-ditch effort to repeal and replace the Obama health law. The outcome is uncertain in a Capitol newly engulfed in drama over health care. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, whose failure to pass a repeal bill in July opened a bitter public rift with Trump, is pressing...
Trump's trashing of Iran deal poses problems for NK strategy

Trump's trashing of Iran deal poses problems for NK strategy

President Donald Trump's threat before the world to obliterate North Korea left no doubt about his determination to stop the communist country's nuclear weapons buildup. His disparagement of the Iran nuclear deal in the same speech offered Pyongyang little hope of a negotiated solution. In his maiden address at the U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday, Trump spelled out in blunt and personal terms the...
Trump's jabs set up 1st big US-Iran talks of his presidency

Trump's jabs set up 1st big US-Iran talks of his presidency

The United States and Iran on Wednesday will have their highest-level interaction of Donald Trump's presidency, a day after the American leader delivered a blistering attack on the Islamic Republic and the landmark 2015 nuclear deal. Amid strong signals Trump could walk away from the nuclear accord as early as next month, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad...
In citizenship message, Trump welcomes immigrants to America

In citizenship message, Trump welcomes immigrants to America

The presidential welcome message is a key part of the naturalization ceremony for immigrants who are becoming U.S. citizens. Former Presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush produced similar video messages for use during these events. The tone and message of Trump's speech were highly anticipated given the aggressive stance he has taken on immigration, including travel bans from Muslim-majority countries...
Girl's mother thankful Trump spoke of abduction in UN speech

Girl's mother thankful Trump spoke of abduction in UN speech

The mother of a Japanese girl abducted by North Korea is thankful President Donald Trump mentioned her in his U.N. General Assembly speech and hopes it could be a chance for a breakthrough. Megumi Yokota was abducted on her way home from school after badminton practice in November 1977. Japan's government recognizes 17 of its citizens as abductees by North Korea, and Megumi, who was just 13 at the...
Clinton mocks 'manspreading' Putin

Clinton mocks 'manspreading' Putin

When Hillary Clinton took the guest's seat on "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert," she was in a mood to put Russian President Vladimir Putin on the psychiatrist's couch. Clinton said Tuesday night that Putin interfered in the presidential election in part because of her work as secretary of state, which brought the two into conflict on various occasions. That, she said, evolved into a grudge...
Trump mocks Emmy ceremony for low ratings

Trump mocks Emmy ceremony for low ratings

President Donald Trump is mocking Sunday's Emmy Awards ceremony — where he himself was frequently mocked by host Stephen Colbert, presenters and prize-winners. Trump tweets, "I was saddened to see how bad the ratings were on the Emmys last night - the worst ever." The president's Tuesday night tweet is a little off: The show was on Sunday, not Monday, and the ratings didn't quite hit...
AP Interview: NATO chief welcomes Trump's new approach

AP Interview: NATO chief welcomes Trump's new approach

NATO's secretary-general welcomed President Donald Trump's new strategy for the 16-year Afghan war and said the U.S. leader's insistence that NATO members increase their defense spending is achieving positive results. Jens Stoltenberg said in a wide-ranging interview with The Associated Press on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly's annual meeting of world leaders that Trump has been very clear...
Mueller team questions deputy AG amid probe of Comey firing

Mueller team questions deputy AG amid probe of Comey firing

Special counsel Robert Mueller's office has questioned Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein as it probes the firing of former FBI Director James Comey, people familiar with the matter told The Associated Press on Tuesday. It is not clear exactly when the conversation took place, or how long it lasted, but Rosenstein is relevant to Mueller's investigation because he authored a memorandum in May that...
RNC: Spending on legal bills for Trump Jr. nears $200K

RNC: Spending on legal bills for Trump Jr. nears $200K

The Republican National Committee has paid nearly $200,000 in legal fees for President Donald Trump's eldest son in connection with the Russia investigation, a committee official said Tuesday. More than $166,000 was paid to Donald Trump Jr.'s attorney, Alan Futerfas. Another $30,000 went to the law firm of Williams & Jenson, which helped prepare him for testimony. The RNC official insisted on anonymity...
Internal watchdog says EPA mismanaging toxic site cleanups

Internal watchdog says EPA mismanaging toxic site cleanups

Cleanups at some U.S. hazardous waste sites have stopped or slowed down because the Environmental Protection Agency does not manage its Superfund staff effectively to match its workload, an internal government watchdog said Tuesday. Such work is at a standstill or moving slowly on at least four Superfund sites where "human exposure is not under control," according to a report from the EPA's...
APNewsBreak: US report says Egypt falls short on rights

APNewsBreak: US report says Egypt falls short on rights

Egypt is failing to protect free speech and its minorities, investigate abuses by its forces or grant U.S. monitors access to the conflict-ridden Sinai Peninsula, according to a damning Trump administration report obtained by The Associated Press. The U.S. grievances, detailed in a State Department memorandum to Congress, are likely to draw consternation from Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi...
Senate intelligence chairman: Facebook should testify

Senate intelligence chairman: Facebook should testify

The chairman of the Senate intelligence committee says Facebook should testify as part of its probe into Russian meddling in the U.S. election, and that the social media giant "seems to have been less than forthcoming" with Congress. Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., said Tuesday that committee members agreed the panel should hold a public hearing after it was revealed earlier this month that hundreds...
Cuba again denies role in 'health attacks' on US diplomats

Cuba again denies role in 'health attacks' on US diplomats

The Cuban government on Tuesday again denied any involvement in or any knowledge of a mysterious series of health incidents that have affected American diplomats in Havana. Cuba also strongly objected to President Donald Trump's critical comments about the island in his speech to the U.N. General Assembly. At a meeting on law enforcement cooperation in Washington on Tuesday, Cuba's top diplomat for...
Winners and losers in GOP's last-ditch health overhaul

Winners and losers in GOP's last-ditch health overhaul

The GOP's last-ditch effort to repeal "Obamacare" would redistribute hundreds of billions of dollars in federal financing for insurance coverage, creating winners and losers among individual Americans and states in ways not yet fully clear. Independent analysts say the latest Senate Republican bill is likely to leave more people uninsured than the Affordable Care Act, and allow states to...
Tillerson speaks to Suu Kyi on Myanmar refugee crisis

Tillerson speaks to Suu Kyi on Myanmar refugee crisis

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson spoke by phone Tuesday with Myanmar's civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi about the Rohingya Muslim refugee crisis, the State Department said, as international condemnation intensified over the plight of the minority group. It was believed to be the first time Tillerson has spoken to Suu Kyi since he took office in February. The top U.S. diplomat is currently at the annual...
The Latest: Corker says tentative agreement on debt figure

The Latest: Corker says tentative agreement on debt figure

The Latest on a Republican plan to overhaul U.S. taxes (all times local): 1 p.m. Sen. Bob Corker says he's reached a tentative agreement with other Republicans on the Senate Budget Committee on how much its tax plan would add to the government's debt. Corker, a senior Republican who opposes adding to the deficit, didn't offer a figure. But after meeting with other top Republicans, he said he's willing...
The Latest: Intel panel invites Trump lawyer to open hearing

The Latest: Intel panel invites Trump lawyer to open hearing

The Latest on the ongoing investigation into Russia's alleged interference in the 2016 election (all times local): 5 p.m. The Senate intelligence committee is inviting Donald Trump's personal lawyer to testify in an open hearing next month as part of its investigation into Russian meddling in the U.S. election. The panel scheduled the Oct. 25 hearing Tuesday afternoon after abruptly canceling a closed-door...
Mattis asks Pentagon’s no. 2 general for help to determine the future of transgender in military 

Mattis asks Pentagon’s no. 2 general for help to determine the future of transgender in military 

The Pentagon's No. 2 general and new deputy defense secretary will take a leading role as the Defense Department scrutinizes whether to allow transgender service members to stay in the military, according to a new Pentagon memo.  Defense Secretary Jim Mattis selected Air Force Gen. Paul Selva, the vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan to make...
The new GOP health-care measure goes further than the failed one

The new GOP health-care measure goes further than the failed one

A deal-breaker in July may not be a deal-breaker in September.  The latest Obamacare overhaul bill gaining steam on Capitol Hill slashes health-care spending more deeply and would likely cover fewer people than a July bill that failed precisely because of such concerns. What's different now is the sense of urgency senators are bringing to their effort to rollback the Affordable Care Act, with...
Trump says he wants a massive military parade down Pennsylvania Avenue on July 4

Trump says he wants a massive military parade down Pennsylvania Avenue on July 4

President Donald Trump's trip to France for the country's Bastille Day parade in July left a big impression. So big, in fact, that he wants to replicate the experience back home.  As Trump met with French President Emmanuel Macron, Trump gushed about seeing France's military might on display in the streets of Paris during his visit. And he told reporters that he is looking into the possibility...
Huntsman says Moscow's meddling led to low level of trust

Huntsman says Moscow's meddling led to low level of trust

Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman, President Donald Trump's nominee to be U.S. ambassador to Russia, told Congress on Tuesday that Moscow's meddling in the 2016 presidential election led directly to the lack of trust between the two former Cold War foes. Appearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Huntsman struck a tough tone amid heightened tensions between Washington and Moscow. The relationship...
The Latest: Bipartisan effort to improve 'Obamacare' over

The Latest: Bipartisan effort to improve 'Obamacare' over

The Latest on the GOP effort to repeal former President Barack Obama's health care law (all times local): 6:10 p.m. A bipartisan attempt at shoring up the Affordable Care Act is officially over in the Senate. The development comes as the GOP has revived its partisan attack on "Obamacare," with Senate leaders and President Donald Trump pushing repeal and replace legislation. GOP Sen. Lamar...
Family of killed sailors hear Navy describe strain on force

Family of killed sailors hear Navy describe strain on force

As grieving family members watched, top Navy leaders and lawmakers on Tuesday said frequent extended deployments, delayed maintenance and nearly a decade of budget constraints have strained the U.S. Navy, possibly contributing to two ship collisions that killed 17 sailors. The Navy's top officer said he can't yet draw a direct link between those problems and the ship crashes, and instead said commanders...
The Latest: President Donald Trump warns North Korea

The Latest: President Donald Trump warns North Korea

The Latest on U.S. President Donald Trump at the United Nations (all times local): 6:30 p.m. President Donald Trump will be returning to New York next week for a fundraising dinner. An email from Trump's campaign operation is advertising a chance for donors to win tickets to a "Trump Victory Dinner in New York City" next Tuesday. Supporters who contribute will be entered for a chance to...
Trump, Pence to campaign for Strange before GOP runoff

Trump, Pence to campaign for Strange before GOP runoff

President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence will campaign for Alabama Sen. Luther Strange in the final days before the hotly contested Republican runoff between Strange and Roy Moore, the state's former chief justice. Trump will attend a campaign rally on Friday for Strange at the Von Braun Center in Huntsville. The event had originally been planned for Saturday but was moved to Friday, the...
Trump's lawyer to publicly testify in Senate next month

Trump's lawyer to publicly testify in Senate next month

President Donald Trump's lawyer will return to Capitol Hill for a public hearing next month after the Senate intelligence committee abruptly canceled a closed-door staff interview Tuesday morning. Committee leaders said they called off the interview after Michael Cohen sent a public opening statement to the media just as the meeting was about to start. Senate intelligence committee Chairman Richard...
FEMA isn't relying on trailers to house hurricane victims

FEMA isn't relying on trailers to house hurricane victims

The hurricanes that battered Texas and Florida have likely spawned the worst disaster-created housing crisis since Hurricane Katrina left hundreds of thousands of Gulf Coast residents without homes more than a decade ago. The Federal Emergency Management Agency said it's not borrowing from its much-maligned Katrina playbook to rely on government-issued trailers or mobile homes to shelter residents...
Donald Trump Jr. wants to give up Secret Service protection

Donald Trump Jr. wants to give up Secret Service protection

Donald Trump Jr. has asked to give up Secret Service protection for himself, telling friends he wants more privacy, according to two people briefed on the decision.  It's a rare move for a member of the president's family to forgo security detail, in part because adult children are counseled by the Secret Service that they are quickly seen as targets for those railing against their famous parent...
Fox News commentator files suit, claiming sexual assault by host

Fox News commentator files suit, claiming sexual assault by host

Former Fox News commentator Scottie Nell Hughes says she was raped by longtime anchor Charles Payne, and then blacklisted by the network when she came forward with her allegations, according to a lawsuit filed Monday.  Hughes, 37, says in the lawsuit that Payne "pressured" his way into her hotel room in 2013 and coerced her to have sexual intercourse with him, even as she rebuffed his...
GOP governors launch 'news' site critics call propaganda

GOP governors launch 'news' site critics call propaganda

Republican governors are getting into the "news" business. The Republican Governors Association has quietly launched an online publication that looks like a media outlet and is branded as such on social media. The Free Telegraph blares headlines about the virtues of GOP governors, while framing Democrats negatively. It asks readers to sign up for breaking news alerts. It launched in the...
Obama goes from White House to Wall Street in less than 1 year

Obama goes from White House to Wall Street in less than 1 year

Last month, just before her book "What Happened" was published, Barack Obama spoke in New York to clients of Northern Trust for about $400,000, a person familiar with his appearance said. Last week, he reminisced about the White House for Carlyle Group, one of the world's biggest private equity firms, according to two people who were there. Next week, he'll give a keynote speech at investment...
Starbucks thief plans to sue man who stopped him, police say 

Starbucks thief plans to sue man who stopped him, police say 

A California man who allegedly tried to hold up a Starbucks barista at gunpoint, now plans to sue the customer who tried to stop him. Authorities said Ryan Flores, 30, attempted to rob a Starbucks in Fresno in July, but 58-year-old Cregg Jerri picked up a chair and hit Flores in the back with it. The two got into a violent scuffle, and both sustained injuries. Now the Flores family says their son...
National Pepperoni Pizza Day 2017: Deals, bargains from Domino’s, Pizza Hut and more

National Pepperoni Pizza Day 2017: Deals, bargains from Domino’s, Pizza Hut and more

To many of us, every day is pepperoni pizza day, but on the calendar of official “food days,” Wednesday is National Pepperoni Pizza Day. With pepperoni as the most ordered topping on pizza, you are going to want to celebrate, right? Who wouldn’t? Here are some some National Pepperoni Day (and other day) deals. Chuck E. Cheese: Chuck E. is offering a crispy pepperoni pizza Wednesday...
Murder suspect parties in victim's home after hiding body, police say

Murder suspect parties in victim's home after hiding body, police say

Police say that after allegedly murdering a 71-year-old woman, a Texas man hid her body and invited friends over to her house to party. >> Read more trending news  Michael McClendon, 45, is currently being held on a $500,000 bail for the capital murder of Norma Rae Kakacek, who was found dead of multiple stab wounds and a cut throat after she missed two appointments last Tuesday...
Kids drive themselves to operating room in pint-sized cars

Kids drive themselves to operating room in pint-sized cars

Undergoing surgery and being loaded onto a gurney may be scary for some kids. But a children’s hospital in San Diego may have found a more fun way of getting young patients to the operating room. Rady Children’s Hospital allows kids to drive themselves to the OR in mini luxury cars, Reuters reported. The cars, which were donated by the San Diego Regional Law Enforcement Teddy Bear...
Who are the Rohingya Muslims? 7 things to know about the ‘world’s most persecuted minority’

Who are the Rohingya Muslims? 7 things to know about the ‘world’s most persecuted minority’

In the past few weeks, more than 400,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled a brutal military crackdown in the Buddhist majority country of Myanmar, where they are denied citizenship and reportedly face an array of human rights abuses, to seek refuge in Bangladesh. But many other Rohingya refugees have been turned away, leaving thousands stranded at sea. Almost 40 percent of all Rohingya villages...
Man missing for 20 years found in submerged truck

Man missing for 20 years found in submerged truck

The body of a New Hampshire man who left home in 1998 for a horseshoe tournament has been found. Tony Imondi left his home on July 1, 1998. He drove off in his girlfriend’s pickup truck, on his way to the tournament. He was never seen again, WGME reported. >> Read more trending news  That was until Tuesday, when police using sonar equipment found the truck at the bottom of the...
How you can help Mexico and people affected by the Mexico earthquake

How you can help Mexico and people affected by the Mexico earthquake

A massive magnitude-7.1 earthquake in Mexico City, Mexico, has killed more than 200 people as of Wednesday morning. Volunteer rescue workers, along with officials and other ordinary citizens, dug through the debris of collapsed buildings, including a three-story primary and secondary school where they found students dead after Tuesday’s quake. “We can hear small noises, but we don&rsquo...
Florida Keys hotel in Netflix series ‘Bloodline’ closed in wake of Irma

Florida Keys hotel in Netflix series ‘Bloodline’ closed in wake of Irma

The Islamorada hotel featured in the Netflix series ‘Bloodline’ is closed indefinitely in the wake of Hurricane Irma. >> Read more trending news  Last year, Palm Beach Daily News travel writer Cheryl Blackerby  wrote a piece about her trip to Islamorada and how the Moorings Village and Spa and other Florida Keys locations became...
Baby’s body found hidden in storage containers

Baby’s body found hidden in storage containers

A shocking discovery in a South Carolina apartment building has police and investigators dealing with an unimaginable case. They have to determine what happened to a baby that led to its death, and find out why someone would put the baby’s body in not one, but two containers, WSPA reported. >> Read more trending news  A sheriff’s deputy was at the apartment in Fountain...
Hurricane Irma: Officials question Duke Energy about remaining 37K local power outages

Hurricane Irma: Officials question Duke Energy about remaining 37K local power outages

Patience is wearing thin for the 37,000 Duke Energy customers in Central Florida who awoke Tuesday morning in homes without electricity. More than 33,000 local outages remained by Tuesday afternoon. The company's Seminole County delegation met at downtown Sanford's Seminole County Services Building to question company officials about why so many customers remain without power more than a week after...
Hurricane Maria: Live updates

Hurricane Maria: Live updates

Hurricane Maria is bearing down on the Caribbean and is set to pass over much the same area devastated by Hurricane Irma nearly two weeks ago. >> Read more trending news 
8-year-old football players kneel during national anthem in protest

8-year-old football players kneel during national anthem in protest

Every player from an 8-and-under football team in Belleville, Illinois, took a knee in protest during the national anthem before their game on Saturday, according to KTVI. “One of the kids asked me if I saw (people) protesting and rioting in St. Louis. I said yes; I said, ‘Do you know why they are doing it?'” said Coach Orlando Gooden during a phone interview with the news...
Navy hospital employee accused of mishandling newborn babies: 'Sorry for offending'

Navy hospital employee accused of mishandling newborn babies: 'Sorry for offending'

Employees at Florida's Naval Hospital Jacksonville who reportedly posted a viral video of newborn babies “dancing” will likely face criminal charges. The newborns were referred as “mini Satans” by the employees.  When the employees posted the pictures of the baby’s face, that alone is a violation of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of...
Jimmy Kimmel: Senator ‘lied right to my face’ about healthcare

Jimmy Kimmel: Senator ‘lied right to my face’ about healthcare

Late night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel had harsh words for a lawmaker who told him that he’d put all health care bills under what the senator called the “Jimmy Kimmel Test,” then announced his support that many believe goes against that pledge. >> Read more trending news  Kimmel , during Monday night’s show, said that Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-LA) “lied...
Football players under 12 at high risk of brain injury, study finds

Football players under 12 at high risk of brain injury, study finds

A new Boston University study published Tuesday found a single season of youth football can change a child's brain. The findings focused on children 12 and under and, according to the study, those first 12 years of a child's life are critical to brain development. That’s why any damage – no matter how small – could mean health concerns years later. Youth football is a family...
Doctor realizes she's going into labor after delivering patient's baby

Doctor realizes she's going into labor after delivering patient's baby

In the early morning hours of July 28, Dr. Emily Jacobs noticed that her own water had broken just after delivering a third baby during her shift -- taking her from the role of doctor to patient. "I noticed what I thought was amniotic fluid of the patient as the baby was delivering. It wasn't until I left the room when I realized that it was my water that had broken,"  Jacobs told...
These are the 'Most Dangerous' celebrities on the internet, according to a new survey

These are the 'Most Dangerous' celebrities on the internet, according to a new survey

What do Avril Lavigne, Bruno Mars, Beyonce, Sean “P. Diddy” Combs and Katy Perry have in common? Besides fame, that is? They’re “dangerous” online — at least according to McAfee, the cybersecurity company, who tracks and ranks celebrities based on the search results for their name. Using Google, Bing and Yahoo search results, the company checks how many sites...
Mother speaks out after her children are barred from school after principal denies their residency

Mother speaks out after her children are barred from school after principal denies their residency

Four children have been barred from a Memphis, Tennessee, school after its principal denies their residency. For nearly two weeks, Erica Smith, the mother of those children, says she has fought to get them re-enrolled in Snowden School since they were barred from attending by Principal Jamie Stallsmith Sept. 8.  Over a week later, Smith is facing a subpoena from Shelby County sheriff for truancy...
Video of Russian helicopter firing on wrong target raises big questions

Video of Russian helicopter firing on wrong target raises big questions

Alarming video from Russia’s Zapad 2017 exercise, a joint military exercise between Russia and Belarus, shows a Ka-52 helicopter firing on an area where people were clearly expecting a flyover, not flying missiles. The video has sparked competing versions of the story, one from those on the ground and one from the Russian Defense Ministry. According to the Moscow Times, citing 66.ru’s ...
'The Little Couple’s' former Texas home is for sale

'The Little Couple’s' former Texas home is for sale

Jen and Bill Arnold’s former Houston home is on the market. The diminutive TLC stars and former Houston residents have listed their custom home, which was recently retrofitted to normal scale. The couple and their two kids moved to Florida over the summer due to a new job opportunity for Jen. The home, which was tailored to the Arnolds’ stature, is listed for just under $1.23 million...
Serena Williams shares open letter to her mother since giving birth to Alexis Olympia

Serena Williams shares open letter to her mother since giving birth to Alexis Olympia

Serena Williams is a new mother and still can’t believe it. In an open letter posted on Reddit Tuesday, the tennis icon reflects on the role her own mother, Oracene Price, played in protecting her as she grew up in the public eye as she prepares to do the same for her own daughter. Williams welcomed daughter Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr. with fiance, Reddit founder Alexis Ohanian,Sept...
Teen returns lost wallet with $1,500 stuffed inside and it was all caught on camera

Teen returns lost wallet with $1,500 stuffed inside and it was all caught on camera

A big hug for a California teenager who found a wallet with $1,500 inside and returned it to its rightful owner. That’s what Melissa Vang did when 18-year-old Tyler Opdyke showed up at her door to make sure she had found the lost wallet. He had hidden it under her doormat when no one answered his knock. This is how it happened. Opdyke was handing out fliers for his uncle’s pesticide business...
Father high on heroin pushes son in stroller down 7-foot hill, police say

Father high on heroin pushes son in stroller down 7-foot hill, police say

A Butler, Pennsylvania, father was arrested and jailed Sunday after he was accused of putting his 5-year-old in son danger. He allegedly pushed his son, who was in a stroller, over a 7-foot hill while high on heroin, according to the Butler City Police Department. Butler police said Charles Brookbank had his son strapped into the stroller. He had visitation with his son that day. Detectives said...
What is storm surge and why is it dangerous?

What is storm surge and why is it dangerous?

What is storm surge, how does it happen and why should you be wary of it? Here is a quick look at storm surge. A storm surge is water pushed inland as a hurricane advances and makes landfall. Imagine a bowl of water. Put your hand in the middle of the bowl and cup it. Now slowly push your hand toward the edge of the bowl. Those are the same dynamics as storm surge. The ocean water is pushed by winds...
Police: 2 transit workers accused of raping ‘incapacitated’ Auburn University student on bus

Police: 2 transit workers accused of raping ‘incapacitated’ Auburn University student on bus

Two employees of the transit system at Auburn University have been accused of raping an 18-year-old student on one of the buses Friday night.  Tony Martin Patillo, 51, of Columbus, Georgia, and James Don Johnson Jr., 32, of Auburn, are each charged with first-degree rape and first-degree sodomy, according to Lee County Jail records. Patillo is also charged with four counts of public lewdness...
‘Hot single female’ uses creative sign to get electricity back after Hurricane Irma

‘Hot single female’ uses creative sign to get electricity back after Hurricane Irma

One Florida woman who lost electricity during Hurricane Irma decided to take an unusual route to get the attention of workers. Yahoo Lifestyle WFTS reported that Kynse Angles of Fort Myers, Florida, took some pink spray paint and created a sign reading “Hot single female seeks sexy lineman to electrify her life.” Wearing a pink tank top, white shorts and heels, she posed next to the sign...
Homeowner draws weapon on suspected burglar, commended by police

Homeowner draws weapon on suspected burglar, commended by police

A Marysville, Washington, man came face to face with a burglar and drew his weapon. Police say it was the right decision and may have prevented any further problems during the confrontation. It was a confrontation that was also caught on surveillance cameras. Joe Hemrich said he was sitting in his living room chair Monday night when he heard a noise outside. He turned on his surveillance cameras...
How likely will the ‘big one’ occur in our lifetime?

How likely will the ‘big one’ occur in our lifetime?

Editor's Note: This story first appeared July 16, 2015 and answers questions inspired by an article written by The New Yorker's Kathryn Schulz. Her story, "The Really Big One," was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Feature Writing on Monday. The Pulitzer Prize is considered journalism's highest honor. Some in the Northwest have admitted to losing sleep after the New...
Is 18 the new 15? Today’s teens drink and date less than in the 70s, study says

Is 18 the new 15? Today’s teens drink and date less than in the 70s, study says

Teens aren’t in a rush to grow up. They’re not as interested in dating, snagging jobs or even driving, according to a new report.  Researchers from San Diego State University and Bryn Mawr College conducted a study to determine how soon adolescents engage in adult activities.  To do so, they compared teenagers from the 70s, 80s and 90s with today’s kiddos, using surveys...
Taco Bell is ditching the drive-thru, adding booze in hundreds of new urban locations 

Taco Bell is ditching the drive-thru, adding booze in hundreds of new urban locations 

Taco Bell is embarking on an urban expansion that includes ditching its money-making drive-thru option and adding alcohol in a cantina-style restaurant setting, similar to almost a dozen restaurants it opened in 2015 in America’s biggest cities, including Chicago and San Francisco. The Tex-Mex fast food giant is planning to open as many as 350 new locations in cities, including New York...
Dylann Roof wants to fire Jewish and Indian lawyers - his 'political and biological enemies'

Dylann Roof wants to fire Jewish and Indian lawyers - his 'political and biological enemies'

Dylann Roof, the unabashed white supremacist who shot and killed nine black parishioners at a South Carolina church two years ago, says he wants to fire his attorneys because they are Jewish and Indian. Roof, who was sent to death row for the June 2015 massacre at a historically black church in Charleston, said it's "quite literally impossible" that he and the two public defenders appointed...
This Pulitzer Prize-winning earthquake story scared us to death

This Pulitzer Prize-winning earthquake story scared us to death

Editor's Note: This story first appeared July 16, 2015 and answers questions inspired by an article written by The New Yorker's Kathryn Schulz. Her story, "The Really Big One," was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Feature Writing on Monday. The Pulitzer Prize is considered journalism's highest honor. Original post: Some in the Northwest have admitted to losing sleep ...
Ryan Phillippe’s ex-girlfriend files lawsuit, claims he beat her in drunken rage

Ryan Phillippe’s ex-girlfriend files lawsuit, claims he beat her in drunken rage

Ryan Phillippe’s ex-girlfriend, model Elsie Hewitt, filed a lawsuit Monday claiming that the actor kicked and punched her and threw her down a flight of stairs during a drunken rage. >> Read more trending news  Hewitt claims that the incident happened during a fight July 3. People magazine obtained court documents in which Hewitt claimed the altercation occurred when...
Buildings damaged following large earthquake in Mexico City

Buildings damaged following large earthquake in Mexico City

A magnitude 7.1 earthquake caused buildings to sway and break apart in Mexico City on the anniversary of the magnitude 8.0 quake that did major damage in 1985. Pictures fell from walls, objects were shaken off of flat surfaces and computer monitors toppled over. Below are the latest images from social media of the damage:
Meghan Markle: 7 things to know

Meghan Markle: 7 things to know

For over a year, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been dating. As engagement rumors continue to build, here are five things to know about the actress. Markle is best known for her role as Rachel Zane in the USA series “Suits,” but she’s had smaller parts in movies and TV shows like “Horrible Bosses,” “Fringe,” “CSI” and “CSI: Miami...
Man's body decomposed in airport parking lot for 8 months

Man's body decomposed in airport parking lot for 8 months

The family of a Missouri man who was found dead in a vehicle in a parking lot at Kansas City International Airport is upset and said officials could have done more to find their loved one sooner.  >> Read more trending news  The body of 54-year-old Randy Potter, of Lenexa, Missouri, was found Tuesday night at the Kansas City airport -- eight months after he was reported missing...
Trump vows to ‘destroy’ North Korea during U.N. speech

Trump vows to ‘destroy’ North Korea during U.N. speech

President Donald Trump repeated his threat to “destroy North Korea” in a tweet on Tuesday, hours after he made the statement in his first speech in front of the United Nations General Assembly and an international audience. “Now North Korea's reckless pursuit of nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles threatens the entire world with unthinkable loss of human life,” Trump said...
Lady Gaga discusses struggle with fibromyalgia

Lady Gaga discusses struggle with fibromyalgia

Lady Gaga is sharing her pain with fans in a new documentary for Netflix. >> Read more trending news  In a new trailer released for the upcoming documentary, “Gaga: Five Foot Two,” she gives fans a glimpse of what her life is like struggling with fibromyalgia. “I have chased this pain for four or five years,” she said in the trailer, which shows her getting...
Photo shows blood flowing into street behind funeral home

Photo shows blood flowing into street behind funeral home

A Baton Rouge resident made a disturbing discovery Thursday afternoon -- a rivulet of blood leaking into the street behind a funeral home. WBRZ in Baton Rouge reported that photos taken behind Greenoaks Funeral Home showed blood leaking from a valve in the ground and flowing onto the street. In the approximately 20 minutes that the leak lasted, a large stretch of the roadway was coated. Click here...
Barbecue rattlesnake sounded good, but it landed man in hospital for 2 weeks 

Barbecue rattlesnake sounded good, but it landed man in hospital for 2 weeks 

An Arizona man learned the hard way that it’s not a good idea to play with rattlesnakes after spending two weeks in the hospital for snake bite injuries. It seems Victor Pratt, 48, decided he wanted barbecue rattlesnake during a family birthday party, according to Inside Edition.  “I know to cook them and cut the heads off and stuff,” Pratt said. “They taste...
Google honors Amalia Hernandez, Mexican dance legend, with doodle

Google honors Amalia Hernandez, Mexican dance legend, with doodle

Have you peeped Google today? It’s all about Amalia Hernandez, a renowned Mexican choreographer. The search engine site, which sometimes uses its homepage to honor prominent figures, is highlighting the pioneer on what would have been her 100th birthday.  Born in Mexico City in 1917, she was raised by a prominent family. While her father was involved in the military and politics, her...
Softball coach accused of molesting 10-year-old girls

Softball coach accused of molesting 10-year-old girls

A California softball coach is accused of molesting two 10-year-old girls between August 2014 and August 2017, and prosecutors are searching for additional victims, KTLA reported Monday. >> Read more trending news  Glen Thomas Kauffman, 53, was charged with two counts of lewd acts on a child younger than 14, according to the Orange County District Attorney's Office, whose officials...
Fox News contributor accuses network host of rape in latest sexual misconduct allegations

Fox News contributor accuses network host of rape in latest sexual misconduct allegations

Fox News has been rocked by another sexual misconduct allegation. Conservative political commentator and a once-frequent face on the Fox News Channel, Scottie Nell Hughes, has sued the network, alleging she was raped by Fox News personality and host of “Making Money” Charles Payne. Hughes filed a lawsuit against the network Monday, also contending she was blacklisted after making...
Florida home partially swallowed by sinkhole

Florida home partially swallowed by sinkhole

A family escaped their home in Florida hours before a possible sinkhole swallowed up a portion of the house, officials with Orange County Fire Rescue said. Emergency crews were called at 8:22 a.m. Tuesday to the home, which is located on West Kelly Park Road in Apopka. It appeared to have been partially swallowed by a hole that officials estimated to be 25 by 15 feet. Family members said they began...
Navy hospital apologizes for staff's 'inappropriate' photos of newborns

Navy hospital apologizes for staff's 'inappropriate' photos of newborns

A picture of staff members inappropriately handling a newborn at Florida’s Naval Hospital Jacksonville has gone viral, and the hospital said the staff members involved in the incident will face legal action. Naval Hospital Jacksonville officials said that they’re aware of a video that was posted to social media and appears to show a nurse inappropriately handling a newborn. The hospital...
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