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  • Anti-abuse activists pan US Catholic bishops' new proposals

    Anti-abuse activists pan US Catholic bishops' new proposals

    Friday, September 21 2018 9:38 AM EDT2018-09-21 13:38:05 GMT

    Lawyers and advocates for victims of clergy sex-abuse are assailing as inadequate some new steps announced by U.S. Catholic bishops to curtail the abuse scandals that have deeply shaken the church this year.    

    Lawyers and advocates for victims of clergy sex-abuse are assailing as inadequate some new steps announced by U.S. Catholic bishops to curtail the abuse scandals that have deeply shaken the church this year.    

  • Suge Knight pleads to manslaughter over fatal confrontation

    Suge Knight pleads to manslaughter over fatal confrontation

    Thursday, September 20 2018 10:18 PM EDT2018-09-21 02:18:15 GMT

    The 53-year-old was a towering figuring over the West Coast gangster rap scene, with his label turning Snoop Dogg and Tupac Shakur into stars.

    The 53-year-old was a towering figuring over the West Coast gangster rap scene, with his label turning Snoop Dogg and Tupac Shakur into stars.

  • Gillibrand receives letter from 1,000 women supporting Kavanaugh's accuser

    Gillibrand receives letter from 1,000 women supporting Kavanaugh's accuser

    Thursday, September 20 2018 5:13 PM EDT2018-09-20 21:13:36 GMT

    Christine Blasey-Ford, the woman accusing Supreme Court Justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her as a teenager, is gaining more supporters tonight. This time, more than 1,000 alumnae from her all-girl Maryland high school.

    Christine Blasey-Ford, the woman accusing Supreme Court Justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her as a teenager, is gaining more supporters tonight. This time, more than 1,000 alumnae from her all-girl Maryland high school.

  • 'Multiple victims' reported in Maryland shooting

    'Multiple victims' reported in Maryland shooting

    Thursday, September 20 2018 10:42 AM EDT2018-09-20 14:42:46 GMT
    ABERDEEN, Md. (AP) - Authorities say multiple people have been shot in northeast Maryland in what the FBI is describing as an "active shooter situation."    The Harford County Sheriff's Office tweeted that there was a shooting Thursday morning in the Perryman area that involves "multiple victims." They warn that the situation is still fluid and ask people to avoid the area.    The FBI's Baltimore field office tweets that it is responding and ass...
    ABERDEEN, Md. (AP) - Authorities say multiple people have been shot in northeast Maryland in what the FBI is describing as an "active shooter situation."    The Harford County Sheriff's Office tweeted that there was a shooting Thursday morning in the Perryman area that involves "multiple victims." They warn that the situation is still fluid and ask people to avoid the area.    The FBI's Baltimore field office tweets that it is responding and ass...
  • Kavanaugh hearing still scheduled, but Ford hasn't agreed to testify

    Kavanaugh hearing still scheduled, but Ford hasn't agreed to testify

    Wednesday, September 19 2018 4:50 PM EDT2018-09-19 20:50:14 GMT
    FILE - Brett KavanaughFILE - Brett Kavanaugh
    FILE - Brett KavanaughFILE - Brett Kavanaugh

    The Senate hearing is still set for Monday for Supreme Court Justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh and the woman accusing him of sexual misconduct more than three decades ago. But there’s still a lot of uncertainty over whether or not Kavanaugh’s accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, will show up.

    The Senate hearing is still set for Monday for Supreme Court Justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh and the woman accusing him of sexual misconduct more than three decades ago. But there’s still a lot of uncertainty over whether or not Kavanaugh’s accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, will show up.

  • The Latest: 4 injured, shooter down in Wisconsin shooting

    The Latest: 4 injured, shooter down in Wisconsin shooting

    Wednesday, September 19 2018 1:36 PM EDT2018-09-19 17:36:35 GMT
    MIDDLETON, Wis. (AP) - The Latest on report of active shooter at a commercial building in a suburb of Madison, Wisconsin (all times local):    12:20 p.m.    A city official says four people have been shot, but none fatally, during a shooting at a software company near Madison, Wisconsin.    The shooting occurred Wednesday morning in Middleton. City Administrator Mike Davis says the suspected shooter was also injured. Their conditions weren't immediately k...
    MIDDLETON, Wis. (AP) - The Latest on report of active shooter at a commercial building in a suburb of Madison, Wisconsin (all times local):    12:20 p.m.    A city official says four people have been shot, but none fatally, during a shooting at a software company near Madison, Wisconsin.    The shooting occurred Wednesday morning in Middleton. City Administrator Mike Davis says the suspected shooter was also injured. Their conditions weren't immediately k...
  • FEMA Postpones Presidential Text Alert Test to October

    FEMA Postpones Presidential Text Alert Test to October

    Wednesday, September 19 2018 10:50 AM EDT2018-09-19 14:50:43 GMT
    WASHINGTON, D.C. (WENY) – The nation is going to have to wait a few more weeks before they could receive text messages from the president. Originally, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) was going to do a first test of its system that allows the president to send a message to most American cell phones tomorrow. Now, FEMA has announced the test will be pushed back to October 3 due to the ongoing response efforts to Hurricane Florence. The Emergency Alert System, or ...
    WASHINGTON, D.C. (WENY) – The nation is going to have to wait a few more weeks before they could receive text messages from the president. Originally, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) was going to do a first test of its system that allows the president to send a message to most American cell phones tomorrow. Now, FEMA has announced the test will be pushed back to October 3 due to the ongoing response efforts to Hurricane Florence. The Emergency Alert System, or ...
  • Mom teaches son lesson about bullying with 'I am a bully' shirt

    Mom teaches son lesson about bullying with 'I am a bully' shirt

    Wednesday, September 19 2018 12:59 AM EDT2018-09-19 04:59:05 GMT

    A Texas mom who heard her son was being a bully came up with a creative way to teach him a lesson. She sent him to school wearing this. 

    A Texas mom who heard her son was being a bully came up with a creative way to teach him a lesson. She sent him to school wearing this. 

  • Gillibrand, Dems call for FBI investigation of Kavanaugh accusations

    Gillibrand, Dems call for FBI investigation of Kavanaugh accusations

    Tuesday, September 18 2018 4:53 PM EDT2018-09-18 20:53:54 GMT

    Calling the accusations of sexual misconduct “disqualifying,” New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand on Tuesday joined a group of top Democrats demanding a full FBI investigation into what exactly happened between Supreme Court Justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh and his accuser, Christine Blasey Ford.

    Calling the accusations of sexual misconduct “disqualifying,” New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand on Tuesday joined a group of top Democrats demanding a full FBI investigation into what exactly happened between Supreme Court Justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh and his accuser, Christine Blasey Ford.

  • 2 million U.S. teens are vaping marijuana, report finds

    2 million U.S. teens are vaping marijuana, report finds

    Tuesday, September 18 2018 7:46 AM EDT2018-09-18 11:46:41 GMT

    A school-based survey shows nearly 1 in 11 U.S. students have used marijuana in electronic cigarettes, heightening health concerns about the new popularity of vaping among teens. 

    A school-based survey shows nearly 1 in 11 U.S. students have used marijuana in electronic cigarettes, heightening health concerns about the new popularity of vaping among teens. 

  • Bloomberg mulling a run for president as a Democrat

    Bloomberg mulling a run for president as a Democrat

    Tuesday, September 18 2018 7:44 AM EDT2018-09-18 11:44:52 GMT

    Billionaire and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is actively thinking of running for president in 2020 as a Democrat.

    Billionaire and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is actively thinking of running for president in 2020 as a Democrat.

  • Senate approves sweeping opioid bill

    Senate approves sweeping opioid bill

    Monday, September 17 2018 7:52 PM EDT2018-09-17 23:52:27 GMT

    The U.S. Senate Monday approved one the most sweeping packages of legislation to tackle the opioid crisis.

    The U.S. Senate Monday approved one the most sweeping packages of legislation to tackle the opioid crisis.

  • Important Tips to Follow Before Donating to Hurricane Relief Funds

    Important Tips to Follow Before Donating to Hurricane Relief Funds

    Monday, September 17 2018 1:49 PM EDT2018-09-17 17:49:52 GMT
    ALBANY, N.Y. (WENY) – If you are planning on donating to relief funds following Hurricane Florence, it is important to know where your money is going. The New York State Attorney General's office has some tips to follow before making a donation to support organizations assisting hurricane victims, or after any natural disasters. Following Hurricanes Harvey and Irma last year, reports showed some scammers were using links to purported charitable organizations as a phishing atte...
    ALBANY, N.Y. (WENY) – If you are planning on donating to relief funds following Hurricane Florence, it is important to know where your money is going. The New York State Attorney General's office has some tips to follow before making a donation to support organizations assisting hurricane victims, or after any natural disasters. Following Hurricanes Harvey and Irma last year, reports showed some scammers were using links to purported charitable organizations as a phishing atte...
  • Some Bob Evans sausage links recalled, may contain plastic

    Some Bob Evans sausage links recalled, may contain plastic

    Monday, September 17 2018 3:03 AM EDT2018-09-17 07:03:56 GMT

    The Agriculture Department says Bob Evans Farms is recalling nearly 47,000 pounds (21,318 kilograms) of pork sausage links because it might contain pieces of plastic.

    The Agriculture Department says Bob Evans Farms is recalling nearly 47,000 pounds (21,318 kilograms) of pork sausage links because it might contain pieces of plastic.

  • Schumer decries proposed cut to weather agency budget

    Schumer decries proposed cut to weather agency budget

    Monday, September 17 2018 3:00 AM EDT2018-09-17 07:00:22 GMT

    U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer is decrying proposed cuts to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's budget he says could seriously hurt the government's ability to obtain critical weather information.

    U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer is decrying proposed cuts to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's budget he says could seriously hurt the government's ability to obtain critical weather information.

  • Wyoming guide dead after bear attack; Florida hunter hurt

    Wyoming guide dead after bear attack; Florida hunter hurt

    Sunday, September 16 2018 9:56 AM EDT2018-09-16 13:56:31 GMT

    JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) - Wyoming authorities say a hunting guide has been found dead after he and a client were attacked by a bear.    The Jackson Hole News & Guide reports the body of 37-year-old Mark Uptain was found Saturday.    Teton County spokesman Billy Kirk said the client, Corey Chubon of Florida, suffered leg, chest and arm injuries and was flown to a Jackson hospital. 

    JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) - Wyoming authorities say a hunting guide has been found dead after he and a client were attacked by a bear.    The Jackson Hole News & Guide reports the body of 37-year-old Mark Uptain was found Saturday.    Teton County spokesman Billy Kirk said the client, Corey Chubon of Florida, suffered leg, chest and arm injuries and was flown to a Jackson hospital. 

  • Husband and wife killed after plane crashes in Boston suburb

    Husband and wife killed after plane crashes in Boston suburb

    Sunday, September 16 2018 9:48 AM EDT2018-09-16 13:48:43 GMT

    WOBURN, Mass. (AP) - A small plane has crashed in a wooded area north of Boston, killing a couple on board.    The single engine Columbia Aircraft LC41 crashed Saturday at around 11 a.m. in a residential neighborhood in Woburn.    Officials identified the victims as 65-year-old Dr. Michael Graver and 52-year-old Jodi Cohen.    

    WOBURN, Mass. (AP) - A small plane has crashed in a wooded area north of Boston, killing a couple on board.    The single engine Columbia Aircraft LC41 crashed Saturday at around 11 a.m. in a residential neighborhood in Woburn.    Officials identified the victims as 65-year-old Dr. Michael Graver and 52-year-old Jodi Cohen.    

  • 2 dancers fired by NYC Ballet over nude photo accusations

    2 dancers fired by NYC Ballet over nude photo accusations

    Sunday, September 16 2018 9:30 AM EDT2018-09-16 13:30:04 GMT
    NEW YORK (AP) - Two dancers have been fired from the New York City Ballet amid accusations that they were part of a ring of male dancers who inappropriately shared nude photos and videos of women.    The ballet company announced the firings Saturday of principal dancers Amar Ramasar and Zachary Catarazo.    Both were named in a lawsuit filed this month by a woman who said they were part of a group of dancers that texted each other nude photos of women taken without...
    NEW YORK (AP) - Two dancers have been fired from the New York City Ballet amid accusations that they were part of a ring of male dancers who inappropriately shared nude photos and videos of women.    The ballet company announced the firings Saturday of principal dancers Amar Ramasar and Zachary Catarazo.    Both were named in a lawsuit filed this month by a woman who said they were part of a group of dancers that texted each other nude photos of women taken without...
  • Police: Man dies after shark attack off Cape Cod

    Police: Man dies after shark attack off Cape Cod

    Sunday, September 16 2018 9:19 AM EDT2018-09-16 13:19:19 GMT

    WELLFLEET, Mass. (AP) - Police say a man has died after being attacked by a shark off Cape Cod in Massachusetts.    Wellfleet Police Lt. Michael Hurley tells The Associated Press a man in his mid-20s succumbed to his injuries following the attack in the waters off Newcomb Hollow Beach in Wellfleet at around noon Saturday.   

    WELLFLEET, Mass. (AP) - Police say a man has died after being attacked by a shark off Cape Cod in Massachusetts.    Wellfleet Police Lt. Michael Hurley tells The Associated Press a man in his mid-20s succumbed to his injuries following the attack in the waters off Newcomb Hollow Beach in Wellfleet at around noon Saturday.   

  • Massachusetts Explosion: Natural gas issue blamed for at least 39 fires

    Massachusetts Explosion: Natural gas issue blamed for at least 39 fires

    Thursday, September 13 2018 7:05 PM EDT2018-09-13 23:05:02 GMT

    Authorities in Massachusetts say a natural gas issue is to blame for at least 39 fires that erupted in homes across communities near Boston.

    Authorities in Massachusetts say a natural gas issue is to blame for at least 39 fires that erupted in homes across communities near Boston.

  • State tax deduction cap in GOP's Tax Reform 2.0 could affect New York homeowners

    State tax deduction cap in GOP's Tax Reform 2.0 could affect New York homeowners

    Thursday, September 13 2018 5:18 PM EDT2018-09-13 21:18:27 GMT

    House Republicans moved one step closer Thursday to advancing what they call Tax Reform 2.0. But Democrats on the committee tasked with reviewing the plan are fighting back against one of its key provisions: a cap on state tax deductions at the federal level.

    House Republicans moved one step closer Thursday to advancing what they call Tax Reform 2.0. But Democrats on the committee tasked with reviewing the plan are fighting back against one of its key provisions: a cap on state tax deductions at the federal level.

  • Sentencing set for ex-Mafia boss 'Cadillac Frank' in killing

    Sentencing set for ex-Mafia boss 'Cadillac Frank' in killing

    Thursday, September 13 2018 11:52 AM EDT2018-09-13 15:52:03 GMT
    BOSTON (AP) - A former New England Mafia boss convicted of killing a nightclub owner in 1993 is set to be sentenced.    Eighty-five-year-old Francis Salemme, known as "Cadillac Frank," faces life in prison when he is sentenced Thursday in federal court in Boston.    Salemme and his co-defendant, Paul Weadick, were found guilty in June of killing Steven DiSarro to keep him from talking to authorities. Salemme and Weadick have denied involvement in the kill...
    BOSTON (AP) - A former New England Mafia boss convicted of killing a nightclub owner in 1993 is set to be sentenced.    Eighty-five-year-old Francis Salemme, known as "Cadillac Frank," faces life in prison when he is sentenced Thursday in federal court in Boston.    Salemme and his co-defendant, Paul Weadick, were found guilty in June of killing Steven DiSarro to keep him from talking to authorities. Salemme and Weadick have denied involvement in the kill...
  • Target to boost holiday hiring by 20 percent to 120,000

    Target to boost holiday hiring by 20 percent to 120,000

    Thursday, September 13 2018 11:42 AM EDT2018-09-13 15:42:46 GMT
    NEW YORK (AP) - Target plans to hire more than 120,000 people for the busy holiday shopping season, a 20 percent increase from last year.    The retailer says the temporary hires will stock store shelves and check people out at the register. In addition, it plans to hire 7,500 people to pack online orders at its warehouses. Target says it will pay workers $12 an hour, a dollar more an hour than last year.    With a strong job market, retailers will likely face a ha...
    NEW YORK (AP) - Target plans to hire more than 120,000 people for the busy holiday shopping season, a 20 percent increase from last year.    The retailer says the temporary hires will stock store shelves and check people out at the register. In addition, it plans to hire 7,500 people to pack online orders at its warehouses. Target says it will pay workers $12 an hour, a dollar more an hour than last year.    With a strong job market, retailers will likely face a ha...
  • Senate approves 1st spending bill to avert partial shutdown

    Senate approves 1st spending bill to avert partial shutdown

    Thursday, September 13 2018 12:03 AM EDT2018-09-13 04:03:21 GMT

    As a major hurricane menaces the East Coast, Congress is moving to avert a legislative disaster that could lead to a partial government shutdown just weeks before the November midterm elections.

    As a major hurricane menaces the East Coast, Congress is moving to avert a legislative disaster that could lead to a partial government shutdown just weeks before the November midterm elections.

  • U.S. median household income increases

    U.S. median household income increases

    Wednesday, September 12 2018 11:53 PM EDT2018-09-13 03:53:09 GMT

    The income of a median U.S. household rose for a third straight year in 2017, boosted by a rise in the number of Americans with full-time jobs.

    The income of a median U.S. household rose for a third straight year in 2017, boosted by a rise in the number of Americans with full-time jobs.

  • St. Bonaventure University rescinds McCarrick honorary degree

    St. Bonaventure University rescinds McCarrick honorary degree

    Tuesday, September 11 2018 2:55 AM EDT2018-09-11 06:55:55 GMT

    St. Bonaventure University is rescinding an honorary degree bestowed to former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick.

    St. Bonaventure University is rescinding an honorary degree bestowed to former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick.

  • US marks 9/11 anniversary; Trump to mark it at Pa. memorial

    US marks 9/11 anniversary; Trump to mark it at Pa. memorial

    Tuesday, September 11 2018 2:36 AM EDT2018-09-11 06:36:21 GMT

    Americans are commemorating the Sept. 11 terror attacks with somber tributes, volunteer projects and a new monument to victims.

    Americans are commemorating the Sept. 11 terror attacks with somber tributes, volunteer projects and a new monument to victims.

  • Three Big Things: What to watch for in Washington this week

    Three Big Things: What to watch for in Washington this week

    Monday, September 10 2018 2:17 PM EDT2018-09-10 18:17:08 GMT

    From part two of a Supreme Court showdown to a series of big votes  scheduled this week, here are the Three Big Things we're following this week in Washington.

    From part two of a Supreme Court showdown to a series of big votes  scheduled this week, here are the Three Big Things we're following this week in Washington.

  • Wayne Farms Recalls More Than 400,000 Lbs of Chicken

    Wayne Farms Recalls More Than 400,000 Lbs of Chicken

    Monday, September 10 2018 7:18 AM EDT2018-09-10 11:18:03 GMT

    Wayne Farms is recalling more than 430,000  pounds of frozen, fully cooked chicken products that may be contaminated with metal pieces.

    Wayne Farms is recalling more than 430,000  pounds of frozen, fully cooked chicken products that may be contaminated with metal pieces.

  • Moonves becomes latest powerful exec felled in #MeToo era

    Moonves becomes latest powerful exec felled in #MeToo era

    Monday, September 10 2018 3:52 AM EDT2018-09-10 07:52:53 GMT

    The abrupt departure of CBS chief Leslie Moonves is the latest, and one of most prominent downfalls, of a powerful entertainment executive due to sexual misconduct allegations.  

    The abrupt departure of CBS chief Leslie Moonves is the latest, and one of most prominent downfalls, of a powerful entertainment executive due to sexual misconduct allegations.  

  • Ford Recalls 2 Million F-150 Trucks Because Of Fire Risk

    Ford Recalls 2 Million F-150 Trucks Because Of Fire Risk

    Monday, September 10 2018 3:45 AM EDT2018-09-10 07:45:47 GMT

    Ford issued the recall on 2 million of the pickups because the seat belts can spark and cause fires. 

    Ford issued the recall on 2 million of the pickups because the seat belts can spark and cause fires. 

  • Pennsylvania labor leader talks 'economic justice,' Kavanaugh hearings

    Pennsylvania labor leader talks 'economic justice,' Kavanaugh hearings

    Friday, September 7 2018 4:24 PM EDT2018-09-07 20:24:40 GMT

    In an op-ed published this week, Pennsylvania AFL-CIO President Rick Bloomingdale called upon the working class to fight for what he calls “economic justice.”

    In an op-ed published this week, Pennsylvania AFL-CIO President Rick Bloomingdale called upon the working class to fight for what he calls “economic justice.”

  • Food assistance program divides Farm Bill conference committee as deadline nears

    Food assistance program divides Farm Bill conference committee as deadline nears

    Thursday, September 6 2018 4:26 PM EDT2018-09-06 20:26:19 GMT

    Far from the wheat fields and family dinner tables, members of Congress are meeting in Washington this week to make the 2018 Farm Bill a reality.

    Far from the wheat fields and family dinner tables, members of Congress are meeting in Washington this week to make the 2018 Farm Bill a reality.

  • Toyota is recalling 1 million hybrids at risk of catching fire

    Toyota is recalling 1 million hybrids at risk of catching fire

    Thursday, September 6 2018 12:38 AM EDT2018-09-06 04:38:06 GMT

    The automaker said Wednesday that the safety recall covers its Prius, Prius plug-in hybrid and C-HR SUV models and is intended to repair a problem with their electrical systems, which in some cases can cause fires.

    The automaker said Wednesday that the safety recall covers its Prius, Prius plug-in hybrid and C-HR SUV models and is intended to repair a problem with their electrical systems, which in some cases can cause fires.

  • Kavanaugh insists he will remain independent if confirmed to Supreme Court

    Kavanaugh insists he will remain independent if confirmed to Supreme Court

    Wednesday, September 5 2018 5:34 PM EDT2018-09-05 21:34:23 GMT
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    Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s record was put under the microscope during Wednesday’s confirmation hearings. But in tradition with previous Supreme Court nominees, specific answers were hard to come by.

    Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s record was put under the microscope during Wednesday’s confirmation hearings. But in tradition with previous Supreme Court nominees, specific answers were hard to come by.

  • Police detain man who crashed truck into Dallas TV station

    Police detain man who crashed truck into Dallas TV station

    Wednesday, September 5 2018 9:13 AM EDT2018-09-05 13:13:20 GMT

    DALLAS (AP) - Police have detained a "ranting" man accused of crashing a pickup truck into a Fox affiliate television station building in downtown Dallas during a live newscast.    KDFW posted details on Facebook Wednesday morning showing photos of the front of the vehicle rammed into windows near an entrance. The man paced and scattered papers outside. He was not able to enter the building and was soon arrested. Anchors who continued on the air through the 7 a.m. ...

    DALLAS (AP) - Police have detained a "ranting" man accused of crashing a pickup truck into a Fox affiliate television station building in downtown Dallas during a live newscast.    KDFW posted details on Facebook Wednesday morning showing photos of the front of the vehicle rammed into windows near an entrance. The man paced and scattered papers outside. He was not able to enter the building and was soon arrested. Anchors who continued on the air through the 7 a.m. ...

  • Kavanaugh hearings begin with Democrats demanding delay

    Kavanaugh hearings begin with Democrats demanding delay

    Tuesday, September 4 2018 5:10 PM EDT2018-09-04 21:10:11 GMT
    FILE - Brett KavanaughFILE - Brett Kavanaugh
    FILE - Brett KavanaughFILE - Brett Kavanaugh

    A contentious day one of confirmation hearings for Judge Brett Kavanaugh, hearings that Democrats fought to delay even as things got underway.

    A contentious day one of confirmation hearings for Judge Brett Kavanaugh, hearings that Democrats fought to delay even as things got underway.

  • Trump knocks Kerry over possible 2020 run

    Trump knocks Kerry over possible 2020 run

    Tuesday, September 4 2018 2:22 AM EDT2018-09-04 06:22:55 GMT

    President Donald Trump is taking a swipe at John Kerry, after the former secretary of state did not rule out a 2020 Democratic presidential bid.    

    President Donald Trump is taking a swipe at John Kerry, after the former secretary of state did not rule out a 2020 Democratic presidential bid.    

  • Walmart Hopes to Scoop Babies R Us Shoppers

    Walmart Hopes to Scoop Babies R Us Shoppers

    Tuesday, September 4 2018 12:08 AM EDT2018-09-04 04:08:49 GMT

    Walmart is hoping to attract more customers by expanding its toy and baby sections in a multimillion dollar market left behind by Babies R Us. 

    Walmart is hoping to attract more customers by expanding its toy and baby sections in a multimillion dollar market left behind by Babies R Us. 

  • Officers' handcuffing of twin boys, 11, under investigation

    Officers' handcuffing of twin boys, 11, under investigation

    Sunday, September 2 2018 10:40 AM EDT2018-09-02 14:40:54 GMT

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) - A Michigan police department is investigating after officers handcuffed 11-year-old twins and a 17-year-old family friend at gunpoint while responding to a report of juveniles with a handgun. The Grand Rapids Press posted police body camera footage of the Aug. 26 encounter along a Grand Rapids street. Each boy was handcuffed and searched. All of the boys were later released without being charged.    Grand Rapids police Chief David Rahinsky said off...

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) - A Michigan police department is investigating after officers handcuffed 11-year-old twins and a 17-year-old family friend at gunpoint while responding to a report of juveniles with a handgun. The Grand Rapids Press posted police body camera footage of the Aug. 26 encounter along a Grand Rapids street. Each boy was handcuffed and searched. All of the boys were later released without being charged.    Grand Rapids police Chief David Rahinsky said off...

  • Oops! Pilot almost lands at wrong Florida airport

    Oops! Pilot almost lands at wrong Florida airport

    Sunday, September 2 2018 10:39 AM EDT2018-09-02 14:39:53 GMT

    FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) - An American Airlines flight from Philadelphia almost landed at the wrong Florida airport before air traffic controllers guided it back on course.    The Fort Myers News-Press reports that a pilot began approaching Page Field on Thursday, but the plane was supposed to be landing at Southwest Florida International Airport more than seven miles away.    Page Field is a general aviation airport that used to serve as the region's commercial airpo...

    FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) - An American Airlines flight from Philadelphia almost landed at the wrong Florida airport before air traffic controllers guided it back on course.    The Fort Myers News-Press reports that a pilot began approaching Page Field on Thursday, but the plane was supposed to be landing at Southwest Florida International Airport more than seven miles away.    Page Field is a general aviation airport that used to serve as the region's commercial airpo...

  • GOP insider caught in crossfire on Kavanaugh, Russia probe

    GOP insider caught in crossfire on Kavanaugh, Russia probe

    Sunday, September 2 2018 10:29 AM EDT2018-09-02 14:29:00 GMT
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Bill Burck is a Republican insider who's being pushed into the limelight by two of the biggest political dramas in Washington: the Russia investigation of Robert Mueller and the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh.    Burck is a lawyer for current and former Trump White House officials who've been touched by the Russia probe.    And as George W. Bush's longtime public records lawyer, Burck is in charge of culling documents for the Senate f...
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Bill Burck is a Republican insider who's being pushed into the limelight by two of the biggest political dramas in Washington: the Russia investigation of Robert Mueller and the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh.    Burck is a lawyer for current and former Trump White House officials who've been touched by the Russia probe.    And as George W. Bush's longtime public records lawyer, Burck is in charge of culling documents for the Senate f...
  • 2018's most volatile candidate (it's Trump) isn't on ballot

    2018's most volatile candidate (it's Trump) isn't on ballot

    Sunday, September 2 2018 10:19 AM EDT2018-09-02 14:19:42 GMT
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Heading into the November elections, the most volatile candidate this year isn't on the ballot.    But President Donald Trump still loves to take his freewheeling political stylings on the road on behalf of his fellow Republicans, and he's raring to go for the sprint to Nov. 6.    His eagerness to campaign for candidates - and protect his political flank - has led Republican officials and Trump's political team to devise a strategy for managing th...
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Heading into the November elections, the most volatile candidate this year isn't on the ballot.    But President Donald Trump still loves to take his freewheeling political stylings on the road on behalf of his fellow Republicans, and he's raring to go for the sprint to Nov. 6.    His eagerness to campaign for candidates - and protect his political flank - has led Republican officials and Trump's political team to devise a strategy for managing th...
  • Claire Danes and Hugh Dancy welcome baby boy

    Claire Danes and Hugh Dancy welcome baby boy

    Saturday, September 1 2018 10:25 AM EDT2018-09-01 14:25:39 GMT
    NEW YORK (AP) - Claire Danes and Hugh Dancy have welcomed a baby boy.    A publicist for the actors told The Associated Press on Friday that the couple gave birth Monday in New York.    This is the second child for the 39-year-old actress and 42-year-old actor. They are already parents to their 5-year-old son Cyrus Michael Christopher. The actors have been married since 2009.    Danes, the "Homeland" actress, has won three Emmy Awards and four G...
    NEW YORK (AP) - Claire Danes and Hugh Dancy have welcomed a baby boy.    A publicist for the actors told The Associated Press on Friday that the couple gave birth Monday in New York.    This is the second child for the 39-year-old actress and 42-year-old actor. They are already parents to their 5-year-old son Cyrus Michael Christopher. The actors have been married since 2009.    Danes, the "Homeland" actress, has won three Emmy Awards and four G...
  • Hunting season for Canada geese opens in upstate New York

    Hunting season for Canada geese opens in upstate New York

    Saturday, September 1 2018 10:23 AM EDT2018-09-01 14:23:19 GMT

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - It's open season for Canada geese in New York, and state regulators have set liberal bag limits and extended shooting hours to maximize the number of geese killed.    Hunters are part of the state's efforts to curb the overpopulation of resident Canada geese - that is, birds that don't migrate significant distances. Department of Environmental Conservation biologists believe the optimal population of resident Canada geese in the state is fewer than 85,000...

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - It's open season for Canada geese in New York, and state regulators have set liberal bag limits and extended shooting hours to maximize the number of geese killed.    Hunters are part of the state's efforts to curb the overpopulation of resident Canada geese - that is, birds that don't migrate significant distances. Department of Environmental Conservation biologists believe the optimal population of resident Canada geese in the state is fewer than 85,000...

  • 4 dead, 3 hurt in wrong-way driver crash on Indiana highway

    4 dead, 3 hurt in wrong-way driver crash on Indiana highway

    Saturday, September 1 2018 10:16 AM EDT2018-09-01 14:16:40 GMT

    GARY, Ind. (AP) - Indiana State Police say four people, including a child, have died in a wrong-way driver crash on Interstate 90.    Police say the crash early Saturday in Gary killed the driver of a Toyota SUV that was traveling west in the eastbound lanes of the highway with no headlights on. The crash also killed the driver, a front-seat passenger and a child in a Jeep. Three children in the Jeep were seriously injured. They were airlifted to hospitals in nearby Chicago....

    GARY, Ind. (AP) - Indiana State Police say four people, including a child, have died in a wrong-way driver crash on Interstate 90.    Police say the crash early Saturday in Gary killed the driver of a Toyota SUV that was traveling west in the eastbound lanes of the highway with no headlights on. The crash also killed the driver, a front-seat passenger and a child in a Jeep. Three children in the Jeep were seriously injured. They were airlifted to hospitals in nearby Chicago....

  • West Point honors Buffalo Soldiers

    West Point honors Buffalo Soldiers

    Saturday, September 1 2018 10:04 AM EDT2018-09-01 14:04:02 GMT
    WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) - West Point is honoring Buffalo Soldiers.    The African-American Buffalo Soldiers are famous for their service in conflicts including the Spanish-American War and both world wars.    The U.S. Military Academy is hosting its 57th annual Buffalo Soldier Memorial Ceremony on Sunday.    The ceremony will honor the 9th and 10th Cavalry Regiments of the Buffalo Soldiers, who were assigned to West Point from the early 1900s until 1946. Th...
    WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) - West Point is honoring Buffalo Soldiers.    The African-American Buffalo Soldiers are famous for their service in conflicts including the Spanish-American War and both world wars.    The U.S. Military Academy is hosting its 57th annual Buffalo Soldier Memorial Ceremony on Sunday.    The ceremony will honor the 9th and 10th Cavalry Regiments of the Buffalo Soldiers, who were assigned to West Point from the early 1900s until 1946. Th...
  • Police say Bloods member arrested for sex trafficking in N.Y.

    Police say Bloods member arrested for sex trafficking in N.Y.

    Saturday, September 1 2018 9:53 AM EDT2018-09-01 13:53:15 GMT
    PLAINVIEW, N.Y. (AP) - Police on Long Island say they have arrested a member of the Bloods gang on sex trafficking charges.    Suffolk County police arrested 32-year-old Abiodum Adeleke at a Holiday Inn in Plainview on Friday. They say a three-month investigation revealed that Adeleke used violence and threats to force women into prostitution. They say he also gave the women drugs.    Police say Adeleke is a confirmed member of the violent Bloods street gang.  ...
    PLAINVIEW, N.Y. (AP) - Police on Long Island say they have arrested a member of the Bloods gang on sex trafficking charges.    Suffolk County police arrested 32-year-old Abiodum Adeleke at a Holiday Inn in Plainview on Friday. They say a three-month investigation revealed that Adeleke used violence and threats to force women into prostitution. They say he also gave the women drugs.    Police say Adeleke is a confirmed member of the violent Bloods street gang.  ...
  • Republicans: Cuomo, Nixon debate ignored upstate

    Republicans: Cuomo, Nixon debate ignored upstate

    Saturday, September 1 2018 9:51 AM EDT2018-09-01 13:51:08 GMT
    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Leading Republicans in New York state are angry that a recent debate between Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo and his primary challenger Cynthia Nixon largely ignored upstate issues.    Republican Senate Leader John Flanagan noted that Wednesday's debate on Long Island including little talk about property taxes, clean water infrastructure, the economy or other key upstate issues.    Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro, the GOP nominate ...
    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Leading Republicans in New York state are angry that a recent debate between Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo and his primary challenger Cynthia Nixon largely ignored upstate issues.    Republican Senate Leader John Flanagan noted that Wednesday's debate on Long Island including little talk about property taxes, clean water infrastructure, the economy or other key upstate issues.    Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro, the GOP nominate ...
  • BREAKING US attacks Syrian air base with cruise missiles

    BREAKING US attacks Syrian air base with cruise missiles

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The United States has attacked a Syrian air base with roughly 60 cruise missiles in response to a chemical weapons attack it blames on President Bashar Assad.   U.S. officials say the Tomahawk missiles were fired from two warships in the Mediterranean Sea, targeting a government-controlled air base in Syria.   U.S. officials say Syrian government aircraft killed dozens of civilians by using chlorine mixed with a nerve agent, possibly sarin, earlier this wee...
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The United States has attacked a Syrian air base with roughly 60 cruise missiles in response to a chemical weapons attack it blames on President Bashar Assad.   U.S. officials say the Tomahawk missiles were fired from two warships in the Mediterranean Sea, targeting a government-controlled air base in Syria.   U.S. officials say Syrian government aircraft killed dozens of civilians by using chlorine mixed with a nerve agent, possibly sarin, earlier this wee...
  • GSK Albuterol Inhalers Recall

    GSK Albuterol Inhalers Recall

    (CNN) -- Glaxo-Smith-Kline is voluntarily recalling more than 590,000 albuterol inhalers. When the inhalers are functioning properly, they release a fixed dose of the medication, albuterol, to treat conditions like asthma. The British pharmaceutical company says the recalled devices could potentially deliver incorrect dosages. The voluntary recall is not on the patient-level, but patients are encouraged to seek immediate medical attention if their inhaler is not relieving symp...
    (CNN) -- Glaxo-Smith-Kline is voluntarily recalling more than 590,000 albuterol inhalers. When the inhalers are functioning properly, they release a fixed dose of the medication, albuterol, to treat conditions like asthma. The British pharmaceutical company says the recalled devices could potentially deliver incorrect dosages. The voluntary recall is not on the patient-level, but patients are encouraged to seek immediate medical attention if their inhaler is not relieving symp...
  • Ribbon Cut on the New Seeley Creek Bridge

    Ribbon Cut on the New Seeley Creek Bridge

    JACKSON TWP., PA (WENY) - The first bridge replaced under the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation's Rapid Bridge Replacement Project for 2017 was completed Thursday. Officials cut the ribbon on the new Route 549 bridge over Seeley Creek in Jackson Township. The project is part of a statewide initiative replacing nearly 560 bridges throughout the state. Construction started in early February. The construction company also presented a check for $2,074.32 to the Mansfield Univers...
    JACKSON TWP., PA (WENY) - The first bridge replaced under the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation's Rapid Bridge Replacement Project for 2017 was completed Thursday. Officials cut the ribbon on the new Route 549 bridge over Seeley Creek in Jackson Township. The project is part of a statewide initiative replacing nearly 560 bridges throughout the state. Construction started in early February. The construction company also presented a check for $2,074.32 to the Mansfield Univers...
  • Frein Hospitalized, Trial Put on Hold

    Frein Hospitalized, Trial Put on Hold

    Friday, April 7 2017 4:18 AM EDT2017-04-07 08:18:28 GMT
    Tuesday, April 18 2017 4:03 AM EDT2017-04-18 08:03:01 GMT

    MILFORD, Pa. (AP) - An anti-government sharpshooter charged with killing a Pennsylvania police trooper and injuring a second in a 2014 ambush at their barracks has been hospitalized and his trial has been delayed. Defense attorney Michael Weinstein tells The Associated Press he was informed that Eric Frein was taken to the hospital around 8 a.m. Thursday. He says he doesn't know the reason. Pike County District Attorney Ray Tonkin told the AP that prosecutors and the defense are...

    MILFORD, Pa. (AP) - An anti-government sharpshooter charged with killing a Pennsylvania police trooper and injuring a second in a 2014 ambush at their barracks has been hospitalized and his trial has been delayed. Defense attorney Michael Weinstein tells The Associated Press he was informed that Eric Frein was taken to the hospital around 8 a.m. Thursday. He says he doesn't know the reason. Pike County District Attorney Ray Tonkin told the AP that prosecutors and the defense are...

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