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Colorado Springs to Re-Pay Those Sent to Debtor...

(COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.) — The City of Colorado Springs, which has sentenced hundreds of poor people to debtors prison, has agreed to not only end...

Anonymous Twitter Describes Alleged Gang Rape a...

(ATLANTA) — An anonymous Twitter account, which claims to be written by a student at a women’s college, has prompted two investigations into an alleged...

New Clues Emerge in Case of Mom Found Murdered ...

(MIDLOTIAN, Texas) — New clues are emerging in the case of a mother found murdered in a church in Texas last month, according to search...

President Obama Commutes Sentences of 58 More C...

(WASHINGTON) — President Obama granted commutations of sentences to 58 convicted criminals Thursday, including 18 individuals serving life sentences, boosting his total to 306 granted...

Man Calls 911 After Hearing Wife Being Kidnappe...

(HOLLYWOOD, Fla.) — A South Florida man recently helped save his wife’s life by calling 911 after he heard her being kidnapped at gunpoint through...

Military Sexual Assault Reports Level Off

(WASHINGTON) — The 6,083 reports of sexual assault in the U.S. military last year remained almost level with the previous year, but Pentagon officials who...

DC Metro ‘Safety Surges’ Include Multiple Weeks...

(WASHINGTON) — For weeks at a time, various portions of the Washington Metro system will be shut down for maintenance, general manager Paul Wiedefeld is...

Alabama Prisons Enter Lockdown on Heels of Coor...

(ELMORE, Ala.) — Inmates at as many as five Alabama prisons have been engaged in a coordinated labor strike for the last five days, sending...

Four-Alarm Fire Ravages West Houston Warehouse ...

(HOUSTON) — A four-alarm fire Thursday at a warehouse complex in the Texas city of Spring Branch, located in the northwest Houston area, sent roaring...

Oldest US World War II Vet Passes Away at 110

(NEW YORK) — The oldest verified World War II veteran in the U.S. passed away Tuesday at the age of 110. Frank Levingston enlisted in...

Manhunt Underway for Convicted Killer in New Je...

(BARNEGAT, N.J.) — Police are still searching for a man convicted of manslaughter who escaped a New Jersey state correctional facility earlier this week. Arthur...

NTSB: Alaska Plane Struck Bald Eagle Before Dea...

(WASHINGTON) — A small plane that crashed in Alaska last month struck a bald eagle before bursting into flames, according to the National Transportation Safety...

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Seven Injured By Turbulence on Flight from Domi...

(FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla.) — Seven people were transported to a hospital in Fort Lauderdale, Florida after an Allegiant Air jet hit turbulence returning from Punta...

At Least 28 Killed During an Airstrike on a Syr...

(NEW YORK) — An airstrike on a refugee camp in northern Syria has reportedly killed at least 28 people, according to the BBC. Tents at...

Raging Wildfire in Alberta Is So Intense It’s V...

(ALBERTA, Canada) — Evacuation orders are now in effect for four Alberta communities as a wildfire rages out of control, a representative with the Alberta...

Russia Stages Classical Concert in Recaptured P...

(PALMYRA, Syria) — An orchestra from one of Russia’s most famous theaters Thursday played a concert in a Roman amphitheater in the ancient city of...

Israel Pauses to Remember Holocaust

(JERUSALEM) — Israel stood silent for two minutes on Thursday to mark Holocaust Memorial Day. Communities were still as sirens blared across the country in...

‘Severe’ Turbulence Injured Passengers, Crew Ab...

(NEW YORK) — “Severe and unexpected” turbulence injured 31 passengers on a flight to Jakarta Wednesday, sending nine to the hospital, Etihad Airways confirms. The...

Russia Stages Classical Concert in Recaptured P...

(MOSCOW) — Russia’s famed Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra is playing in a Roman amphitheater in Palmyra Thursday in a surreal propaganda exercise triumphing the recapture of...

Kenyan Woman Rescued from Rubble After Trapped ...

(NAIROBI, Kenya) — A woman has been rescued after being trapped for six days in the rubble of a collapsed building in Nairobi, Kenya, the...

New Video Shows Intense ISIS Battle that Killed...

(WASHINGTON) — New video released by The Guardian shows the intense battle between American, Kurdish and ISIS forces that killed U.S. Navy Seal Charles Keating...

US Embassy in Kabul Warns of Kidnapping Attempt...

(KABUL, Afghanistan) — The U.S. Embassy in Kabul sent out an emergency message to U.S. citizens in Afghanistan after an attempted kidnapping earlier this week....

Canada Wildfires Continue As State of Emergency...

(ANZAC, Alberta) —  As wildfires continue to rage in Alberta, Canada, the provincial government has declared a state of emergency as two more communities prepared...

WATCH: A Brief History of Cinco de Mayo

(NEW YORK) — Thursday is Cinco de Mayo, the day bars and college campuses across America get packed with revelers eager to feast on guacamole...

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Netflix Tests Reveal Movie Photos Influence Wha...

(NEW YORK) — Netflix users are showing how important a movie or television title’s photo is when it comes to attracting viewers on the streaming...

Customers Could File Class Action Lawsuits Agai...

(NEW YORK) — A U.S. government watchdog consumer group is inviting public comment on a rule it proposed Thursday that would give consumers the right...

Little Change on Wall Street Due to Weak Data a...

(NEW YORK) — U.S. stocks closed with little change Thursday thanks to weak economic data and less-than-average earnings weighing against a raise in oil prices....

Could Peloton Do For Fitness What Apple Did for...

(NEW YORK) — John Foley, the co-founder and CEO of Peloton, launched the company in 2012 with a corporate mission to create a “world-class indoor...

Elon Musk Gives Update on Tesla Model 3

(NEW YORK) —  Once production is up and running, CEO Elon Musk anticipates Tesla will be able to produce 100,000 to 200,000 Model 3 cars...

SpaceX Says Next Rocket Landing Attempt ‘Unlike...

(NEW YORK) — SpaceX has already shown it has the ability to recycle a rocket but the company expects its next attempt to land a...

No Powerball Winner, Jackpot Grows to $415 Million

(NEW YORK) — There were no jackpot winners in Wednesday’s $361.5 million Powerball drawing, the Texas Lottery Commission announced about 90 minutes after the winning...

“Shark Tank” Star Stands by Controversial ‘Yank...

(NEW YORK) — Barbara Corcoran is best known as a business-savvy shark on ABC’s Shark Tank, doling out advice about how to turn ideas into...

Lawmakers Urge FTC to Investigate ‘Dark Money’ ...

(WASHINGTON) — Some lawmakers are trying to find out who’s paying so-called “dark money” for ads attacking the watchdog group Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)....

Former Reddit CEO Ellen Pao, Silicon Valley Fem...

(SAN FRANCISCO) —  Former Reddit CEO Ellen Pao and other female tech leaders have shared some do’s and don’ts for companies to improve inclusion and...

Takata Airbag Recall Will More Than Double in Size

(WASHINGTON) — The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration today will announce a major expansion of the Takata airbag recall, more than doubling the number already...

Takata Airbag Recall More Than Doubles in Size

(WASHINGTON) — The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Wednesday announced a major expansion of the Takata airbag recall, more than doubling the number of airbags...

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Donald Trump’s Impact on Down-Ticket Races Is A...

(NEW YORK) — Donald Trump’s likely presidential nomination could have a trickle-down effect for other political races this cycle. The impact of likely having Trump...

Trump Responds to Speaker Ryan’s Pledge Not to ...

(WASHINGTON) — After House Speaker Paul Ryan walked back from his previous pledge that he would support the eventual Republican presidential nominee, Donald Trump is...

Petition Puts Pressure on Businesses Sponsoring...

(NEW YORK) — With Donald Trump the likely nominee for the Republican party, anti-Trump protesters are turning up the heat on corporations that are sponsoring...

Donald Trump Eats a Taco Bowl to Celebrate Cinc...

(NEW YORK) — In an apparent celebration of Cinco de Mayo, Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican nominee, tweeted a picture of himself eating a taco...

House Speaker Paul Ryan Refuses to Endorse Dona...

(WASHINGTON) — Now that Donald Trump has all but clinched the Republican presidential nomination, House Speaker Paul Ryan is walking back from his previous position...

Administration Official Denounces ‘Language of ...

(WASHINGTON) — A top official in the Obama administration denounced hate speech and discriminatory behavior in the United States at an event commemorating Holocaust Remembrance...

Clinton Aide on Trump: ‘We’re Not Going to Chas...

(NEW YORK) — With Donald Trump now the presumptive Republican nominee, and Hillary Clinton also on pace to lock up the Democrat nomination, the Clinton...

Cleveland Could Still Be Exciting Without Conte...

(CLEVELAND) — The excitement and trepidation over the possibility of a contested Republican convention has dissipated, but Donald Trump still promises to keep things lively....

Mitt Romney to Skip July’s GOP Convention

(WASHINGTON) — The Republican National Convention in July is going to be missing some of the party’s most recognizable faces. All of the living former...

Trump’s New Finance Head Has History of Donatin...

(WASHINGTON) — Donald Trump’s new national finance chairman has at least one thing in common with the boss in that they both have a history...

Behind the Scenes of Ted Cruz’s Final Days as a...

(WASHINGTON) — Sen. Ted Cruz’s staff and surrogates quietly slipped from around a blue curtain to watch the man they’d worked to elect to the...

Michelle Obama, Dr. Jill Biden Announce US Comp...

(WASHINGTON) — First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden penned an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal on Thursday highlighting the latest push for...

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