Senators: Bill on 9/11 victims fund to be voted on this week

Senators: Bill on 9/11 victims fund to be voted on this week

Senators from both parties say they have an agreement to vote on a bipartisan bill to ensure a victims' compensation fund related to the Sept. 11 attacks never runs out of money.

July 22nd, 8:30 AM EDT
Heat, humidity keeps hold on Eastern US as weekend slogs on

Heat, humidity keeps hold on Eastern US as weekend slogs on

 A heat wave will continue to keep much of the Eastern United States in its grip Sunday, while a cold front that could lower temperatures in the middle of the country may be accompanied by thunderstorms that threaten flash floods.   

July 21st, 5:47 AM EDT by Ashley Cafaro
Ocasio-Cortez: Trump enjoyed crowd saying, "Send her back!"

Ocasio-Cortez: Trump enjoyed crowd saying, "Send her back!"

U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has told constituents that President Donald Trump enjoyed hearing a crowd at his rally earlier this week calling for a Somali-born congresswoman to go back home.   

July 21st, 5:46 AM EDT by Ashley Cafaro
Co-stars say Huffman remorseful for role in college case

Co-stars say Huffman remorseful for role in college case

Felicity Huffman's co-stars in a new Netflix movie say they found her remorseful about her role in a college admissions scandal.  

July 21st, 5:42 AM EDT by Ashley Cafaro
Trump says he's trying to bring rapper A$AP Rocky home

Trump says he's trying to bring rapper A$AP Rocky home

First Lady Melania Trump says her husband's administration is working with the State Department to try to bring rapper A$AP Rocky home.

July 20th, 5:31 PM EDT
The Latest: Operator says it lost contact with oil tanker

The Latest: Operator says it lost contact with oil tanker

 The operator of oil tanker Stena Impero says it is unable to contact the ship after it was approached by unidentified vessels and a helicopter in the Strait of Hormuz.    

July 19th, 2:48 PM EDT
House OKs minimum wage hike, Senate chances dim

House OKs minimum wage hike, Senate chances dim

The House has approved legislation to raise the federal minimum wage for the first time in a decade, to $15 an hour.

July 19th, 8:35 AM EDT
Senators: Bill on 9/11 victims fund to be voted on next week

Senators: Bill on 9/11 victims fund to be voted on next week

Senators from both parties say they have an agreement to vote on a bipartisan bill to ensure a victims' compensation fund related to the Sept. 11 attacks never runs out of money.

July 18th, 3:24 PM EDT
The Latest: 33 confirmed dead in Kyoto anime studio fire

The Latest: 33 confirmed dead in Kyoto anime studio fire

 The Latest on a fire in a Japanese animation studio  

July 18th, 11:24 AM EDT
Prosecutors drop groping case against Kevin Spacey

Prosecutors drop groping case against Kevin Spacey

Spacey was accused of getting an 18-year-old man drunk and then groping him at a Nantucket restaurant and bar where the teen worked as a busboy.
  

July 18th, 9:20 AM EDT
Lin-Manuel Miranda joins rally against Puerto Rico governor

Lin-Manuel Miranda joins rally against Puerto Rico governor

"Hamilton" creator Lin-Manuel Miranda has joined protests in New York demanding the resignation of Puerto Rico's governor.

July 18th, 8:35 AM EDT by Olivia Jaquith
Nearly 30 confirmed or presumed dead in Japan

Nearly 30 confirmed or presumed dead in Japan

A Japanese fire official says nearly 30 people are now confirmed or presumed dead in a suspected arson at a popular animation production studio in Kyoto.

July 18th, 8:30 AM EDT
Top senator calls for FBI to review popular photo app

Top senator calls for FBI to review popular photo app

Many popular apps collect user data, but concerns have circulated about FaceApp, which is developed in Russia by Wireless Lab.

July 17th, 10:13 PM EDT
Sen. Rand Paul blocks Senate vote on 9/11 victim compensation bill

Sen. Rand Paul blocks Senate vote on 9/11 victim compensation bill

On Wednesday, Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky) blocked an attempt by Democrats to pass an extension of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund.

July 17th, 2:23 PM EDT by Caitlin Murphy
Representative Tom Reed lays out principles for bipartisan Social Security reform

Representative Tom Reed lays out principles for bipartisan Social Security reform

With the combined Social Security Trust Funds expected to be exhausted in 2035, Representative Tom Reed is laying out his principles for bipartisan Social Security reform.

July 17th, 8:45 AM EDT by Olivia Jaquith
Multiple brands of Hummus recalled nationwide

Multiple brands of Hummus recalled nationwide

The recalled Hummus products were made between May 30th and June 25th and were sent to various regional grocery chains.

July 17th, 7:11 AM EDT by Chris Johnson
The Latest: Texas Dem introduces articles of impeachment

The Latest: Texas Dem introduces articles of impeachment

President Donald Trump defends his tweets telling 4 female Democratic lawmakers of color to 'go back' to the broken countries from which they came.

July 16th, 7:31 PM EDT
Court order blocking contraception exemptions upheld

Court order blocking contraception exemptions upheld

A federal appeals court has upheld a lower court order that blocked the Trump administration from enforcing rules that allow more employers to deny insurance coverage for contraceptives.    

July 14th, 9:00 AM EDT by Ashley Cafaro
Mayor: Crackdown on immigrants already underway in NYC

Mayor: Crackdown on immigrants already underway in NYC

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says he's getting reports that a nationwide crackdown on immigrants facing deportation is already underway in his city.    

July 14th, 8:56 AM EDT by Ashley Cafaro
Thousands left in the dark during NYC power outage

Thousands left in the dark during NYC power outage

 A massive power outage on a hot Saturday night packed the streets of Manhattan with people using cellphones as flashlights amid bumper-to-bumper traffic and a cacophony of sirens and honks.    

July 14th, 8:54 AM EDT by Ashley Cafaro
Federal court: Trump can't ban critics from Twitter account
Federal court: Trump can't ban critics from Twitter account

A federal appeals court says President Donald Trump can't ban critics from his Twitter account.    

Disney recalls "Forky" plush toy from Toy Story 4
Disney recalls "Forky" plush toy from Toy Story 4

Disney is recalling the 11-inch "Forky" plush toy from "Toy Story 4" because the toy poses a choking hazard.

Seized North Korean ship sought for American student's death
Seized North Korean ship sought for American student's death

 The parents of Otto Warmbier have filed a claim for a seized North Korean cargo ship in a bid to collect a multimillion-dollar judgment in the American college student's death.  

AP Sources: Jeffrey Epstein arrested in NY on sex charges
AP Sources: Jeffrey Epstein arrested in NY on sex charges

Law enforcement officials say that wealthy financier Jeffrey Epstein has been arrested in New York on sex-trafficking charges.   

President Trump announces national awards for local professors
President Trump announces national awards for local professors

Local students are receiving the U.S. government's highest honor to scientists and engineers beginning their independent research careers.