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  • Absent Trump, journalists honor press freedom at correspondents dinner

    Absent Trump, journalists honor press freedom at correspondents dinner

    Saturday, April 29 2017 11:49 PM EDT2017-04-30 03:49:06 GMT
    Prominent Washington journalists, if not Hollywood stars, celebrated the First Amendment during the annual White House Correspondents Dinner. Photo: MGNProminent Washington journalists, if not Hollywood stars, celebrated the First Amendment during the annual White House Correspondents Dinner. Photo: MGN

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Prominent Washington journalists, if not Hollywood stars, celebrated the First Amendment during the annual White House Correspondents' Dinner, an event that lacked the glitter of past years because of the absence of the president of the United States.

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Prominent Washington journalists, if not Hollywood stars, celebrated the First Amendment during the annual White House Correspondents' Dinner, an event that lacked the glitter of past years because of the absence of the president of the United States.

  • N. Korean missile test fails hours after UN meeting on nukes

    N. Korean missile test fails hours after UN meeting on nukes

    Saturday, April 29 2017 1:21 PM EDT2017-04-29 17:21:26 GMT
    Another North Korean missile test failed shortly after launchAnother North Korean missile test failed shortly after launch

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - A North Korean mid-range ballistic missile apparently failed shortly after launch Saturday...

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - A North Korean mid-range ballistic missile apparently failed shortly after launch Saturday...

  • Hacker threatens to release stolen copies of Netflix series

    Hacker threatens to release stolen copies of Netflix series

    Saturday, April 29 2017 10:53 AM EDT2017-04-29 14:53:59 GMT
    Photo: NETFLIXPhoto: NETFLIX

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A hacker claims to have stolen the upcoming season of Netflix's hit series "Orange Is The New Black," and is asking for an unspecified ransom to not release the entire fifth season online. The hacker, who goes by the name The Dark Overlord, has already purportedly uploaded the first episode to an illegal file-sharing service.

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A hacker claims to have stolen the upcoming season of Netflix's hit series "Orange Is The New Black," and is asking for an unspecified ransom to not release the entire fifth season online. The hacker, who goes by the name The Dark Overlord, has already purportedly uploaded the first episode to an illegal file-sharing service.

  • US probes GM headlight failures, may add vehicles to recall

    US probes GM headlight failures, may add vehicles to recall

    Saturday, April 29 2017 9:46 AM EDT2017-04-29 13:46:18 GMT
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    DETROIT (AP) - The U.S. government is investigating whether General Motors should add about 312,000 vehicles to a 2015 recall for headlights that can suddenly go dark. 

    DETROIT (AP) - The U.S. government is investigating whether General Motors should add about 312,000 vehicles to a 2015 recall for headlights that can suddenly go dark. 

  • Experts: Long road ahead for Trump offshore drilling order

    Experts: Long road ahead for Trump offshore drilling order

    Saturday, April 29 2017 9:35 AM EDT2017-04-29 13:35:02 GMT

    President Donald Trump's executive order seeking to find new ocean expanses in the Atlantic and the Arctic for offshore drilling isn't likely to reach its goals anytime soon, but instead will kick off a yearslong review and legal battle.   

    President Donald Trump's executive order seeking to find new ocean expanses in the Atlantic and the Arctic for offshore drilling isn't likely to reach its goals anytime soon, but instead will kick off a yearslong review and legal battle.   

  • Friendly fire may have killed 2 Army Rangers in Afghanistan

    Friendly fire may have killed 2 Army Rangers in Afghanistan

    Saturday, April 29 2017 5:01 AM EDT2017-04-29 09:01:47 GMT
    Sgt. Joshua Rodgers, left, and Sgt. Cameron Thomas were killed while conducting combat operations in Afghanistan. Photo courtesy U.S. Army.Sgt. Joshua Rodgers, left, and Sgt. Cameron Thomas were killed while conducting combat operations in Afghanistan. Photo courtesy U.S. Army.

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Two Army Rangers killed during a raid on an Islamic State compound in eastern Afghanistan may have died as a result of friendly fire during the opening minutes of the fierce, three-hour firefight...

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Two Army Rangers killed during a raid on an Islamic State compound in eastern Afghanistan may have died as a result of friendly fire during the opening minutes of the fierce, three-hour firefight...

  • Republicans again moving towards House vote on Obamacare repeal

    Republicans again moving towards House vote on Obamacare repeal

    Friday, April 28 2017 9:44 PM EDT2017-04-29 01:44:58 GMT
    Republicans are again moving towards a House vote on replacing Obamacare.Republicans are again moving towards a House vote on replacing Obamacare.

    The Republican plan to replace Obamacare is alive again as the party considers controversial changes to the bill.

    The Republican plan to replace Obamacare is alive again as the party considers controversial changes to the bill.

  • Dog food recalled because it may contain euthanasia drug

    Dog food recalled because it may contain euthanasia drug

    Friday, April 28 2017 2:21 PM EDT2017-04-28 18:21:29 GMT
    Photo courtesy Party AnimalPhoto courtesy Party Animal

    Pet food maker Party Animals is recalling two lots of its Cocolicious dog food. Some cans in Texas tested positive for pentobarbital, a chemical used to euthanize animals. 

    Pet food maker Party Animals is recalling two lots of its Cocolicious dog food. Some cans in Texas tested positive for pentobarbital, a chemical used to euthanize animals. 

  • US urges new sanctions on NKorea and warns of catastrophe

    US urges new sanctions on NKorea and warns of catastrophe

    Friday, April 28 2017 12:17 PM EDT2017-04-28 16:17:33 GMT

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) - The United States called for new sanctions on North Korea Friday and threatened to punish international companies doing banned business with the pariah nation's nuclear and missile programs. 

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) - The United States called for new sanctions on North Korea Friday and threatened to punish international companies doing banned business with the pariah nation's nuclear and missile programs. 

  • House OKs bill averting Saturday gov't shutdown, Senate next

    House OKs bill averting Saturday gov't shutdown, Senate next

    Friday, April 28 2017 11:51 AM EDT2017-04-28 15:51:58 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) - With just hours to spare, the House easily approved a short-term spending bill Friday that would prevent a partial federal shutdown over the weekend. 

    WASHINGTON (AP) - With just hours to spare, the House easily approved a short-term spending bill Friday that would prevent a partial federal shutdown over the weekend. 

  • New target for scammers: millennials

    New target for scammers: millennials

    Friday, April 28 2017 8:50 AM EDT2017-04-28 12:50:48 GMT
    (NBC News) - Millennials are six times more likely to give away credit card information to fraudsters than any other age group.(NBC News) - Millennials are six times more likely to give away credit card information to fraudsters than any other age group.

    (NBC News) - Millennials are six times more likely to give away credit card information to fraudsters than any other age group. 

    (NBC News) - Millennials are six times more likely to give away credit card information to fraudsters than any other age group. 

  • Facing a pro-gun government, anti-gun movement feels defiant

    Facing a pro-gun government, anti-gun movement feels defiant

    Friday, April 28 2017 8:15 AM EDT2017-04-28 12:15:53 GMT

    The NRA enjoys a post-election payoff moment Friday when Trump becomes the first president to appear at its convention since Ronald Reagan in 1983.
        

    The NRA enjoys a post-election payoff moment Friday when Trump becomes the first president to appear at its convention since Ronald Reagan in 1983.
        

  • Trump won't get House OK of health bill before his 100th day

    Trump won't get House OK of health bill before his 100th day

    Friday, April 28 2017 8:04 AM EDT2017-04-28 12:04:05 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump seems destined to serve his 100th day in office without House passage of a major Republican health care bill or enactment of a budget financing the government for the rest of this year. 

    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump seems destined to serve his 100th day in office without House passage of a major Republican health care bill or enactment of a budget financing the government for the rest of this year. 

  • Take that, Washington! Texas looks to nullify federal laws

    Take that, Washington! Texas looks to nullify federal laws

    Friday, April 28 2017 7:50 AM EDT2017-04-28 11:50:33 GMT

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Republicans who control Congress and the White House have promised to slash the size of the federal government while easing regulations on guns, the environment and energy production.

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Republicans who control Congress and the White House have promised to slash the size of the federal government while easing regulations on guns, the environment and energy production.

  • Texas asking president for hurricane wall

    Texas asking president for hurricane wall

    Friday, April 28 2017 5:29 AM EDT2017-04-28 09:29:08 GMT

    A Texas lawmaker is asking President Donald Trump to build a different type of wall. This one would protect the cities of Houston and Galveston from a hurricane's powerful storm surge.

    A Texas lawmaker is asking President Donald Trump to build a different type of wall. This one would protect the cities of Houston and Galveston from a hurricane's powerful storm surge.

  • Backpack carrier recalled for fall hazard

    Backpack carrier recalled for fall hazard

    Friday, April 28 2017 5:06 AM EDT2017-04-28 09:06:35 GMT
    Photo courtesy USCPSCPhoto courtesy USCPSC

    More than 87,000 child backpack carriers are being recalled, for a fall hazard.

    More than 87,000 child backpack carriers are being recalled, for a fall hazard.

  • New scrutiny of timeline after Arkansas executes 4th inmate

    New scrutiny of timeline after Arkansas executes 4th inmate

    Friday, April 28 2017 4:46 AM EDT2017-04-28 08:46:27 GMT
    Photo courtesy Arkansas Dept. of CorrectionsPhoto courtesy Arkansas Dept. of Corrections

    VARNER, Ark. (AP) - The last of four Arkansas executions over an eight-day period has prompted calls for investigations after the inmate lurched and convulsed while strapped to the gurney. 

    VARNER, Ark. (AP) - The last of four Arkansas executions over an eight-day period has prompted calls for investigations after the inmate lurched and convulsed while strapped to the gurney. 

  • United Airlines settles with dragged passenger for undisclosed amount

    United Airlines settles with dragged passenger for undisclosed amount

    Thursday, April 27 2017 4:16 PM EDT2017-04-27 20:16:58 GMT
    A Kentucky doctor who was dragged from a United Airlines flight has settled with the company for an undisclosed amount. Photo: MGNA Kentucky doctor who was dragged from a United Airlines flight has settled with the company for an undisclosed amount. Photo: MGN

    (AP) - A Kentucky doctor who was dragged off a United flight after he refused to give up his seat to employees of a partner airline reached a settlement Thursday with United for an undisclosed amount of money.

    (AP) - A Kentucky doctor who was dragged off a United flight after he refused to give up his seat to employees of a partner airline reached a settlement Thursday with United for an undisclosed amount of money.

  • Exxon fined $20 million for emissions from Texas plant

    Exxon fined $20 million for emissions from Texas plant

    Thursday, April 27 2017 2:26 PM EDT2017-04-27 18:26:00 GMT

    BAYTOWN, Texas (AP) - A judge has ordered Exxon Mobil to pay a penalty of nearly $20 million for releasing 10 million pounds of pollutants into the air over the course of eight years...

    BAYTOWN, Texas (AP) - A judge has ordered Exxon Mobil to pay a penalty of nearly $20 million for releasing 10 million pounds of pollutants into the air over the course of eight years...

  • Toyota recalls 250K Tacoma pickups; rear wheels can lock up

    Toyota recalls 250K Tacoma pickups; rear wheels can lock up

    Thursday, April 27 2017 2:19 PM EDT2017-04-27 18:19:06 GMT
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    DETROIT (AP) - Toyota is recalling about 250,000 small pickup trucks mainly in North America because the rear wheels have the potential to lock up, causing drivers to lose control.

    DETROIT (AP) - Toyota is recalling about 250,000 small pickup trucks mainly in North America because the rear wheels have the potential to lock up, causing drivers to lose control.

  • Trump tax plan leaves Congress, Ryan with heavy lift

    Trump tax plan leaves Congress, Ryan with heavy lift

    Thursday, April 27 2017 10:52 AM EDT2017-04-27 14:52:25 GMT
    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump's tax plan leaves much of the heavy lifting to Congress, while ignoring years of hard work by the guy who will have to do a lot of that lifting: House Speaker Paul Ryan.    The one-page proposal outlined by the Trump administration Wednesday has something for everyone - massive tax cuts for businesses and a bigger standard tax deduction for middle-income families, lower investment taxes for the wealthy, and an end to the federal esta...
    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump's tax plan leaves much of the heavy lifting to Congress, while ignoring years of hard work by the guy who will have to do a lot of that lifting: House Speaker Paul Ryan.    The one-page proposal outlined by the Trump administration Wednesday has something for everyone - massive tax cuts for businesses and a bigger standard tax deduction for middle-income families, lower investment taxes for the wealthy, and an end to the federal esta...
  • At least 2 U.S. service members killed in anti-ISIS raid in eastern Afghanistan

    At least 2 U.S. service members killed in anti-ISIS raid in eastern Afghanistan

    Thursday, April 27 2017 10:45 AM EDT2017-04-27 14:45:31 GMT

    At least two U.S. military service members were killed Thursday and another wounded during a raid against an ISIS target in eastern Afghanistan...

    At least two U.S. military service members were killed Thursday and another wounded during a raid against an ISIS target in eastern Afghanistan...

  • Bodycam captures wild police chase

    Bodycam captures wild police chase

    Thursday, April 27 2017 9:54 AM EDT2017-04-27 13:54:16 GMT
    Body camera footage shows the moment a man who was pulled over by police puts his car in gear to drive away.Body camera footage shows the moment a man who was pulled over by police puts his car in gear to drive away.
    (WESH) Police in West Melbourne, Florida struggled with a fleeing suspect after a high-speed chase Tuesday night. Police body-camera video showed the dramatic capture. It began as a routine traffic. The man in the car had been driving erratically, police said, and would not exit his vehicle. The recording shows the officer trying to pull the man out of the car. The man instead puts the car in gear and drives off, forcing the officer to break his grip. Read more here.
    (WESH) Police in West Melbourne, Florida struggled with a fleeing suspect after a high-speed chase Tuesday night. Police body-camera video showed the dramatic capture. It began as a routine traffic. The man in the car had been driving erratically, police said, and would not exit his vehicle. The recording shows the officer trying to pull the man out of the car. The man instead puts the car in gear and drives off, forcing the officer to break his grip. Read more here.
  • Border wall proposal to be discussed Thursday

    Border wall proposal to be discussed Thursday

    Thursday, April 27 2017 9:13 AM EDT2017-04-27 13:13:08 GMT
    The House Oversight Committee will discuss President Donald Trump's proposed wall along the Mexican border.The House Oversight Committee will discuss President Donald Trump's proposed wall along the Mexican border.

    The House Oversight Committee will discuss President Donald Trump's proposed wall along the Mexican border. 

    The House Oversight Committee will discuss President Donald Trump's proposed wall along the Mexican border. 

  • Study: energy drinks worse for heart than caffeine alone

    Study: energy drinks worse for heart than caffeine alone

    Thursday, April 27 2017 9:05 AM EDT2017-04-27 13:05:26 GMT
    Photo courtesy American Heart AssociationPhoto courtesy American Heart Association

    Drinking an energy drink is associated with potentially harmful changes that are beyond those seen in caffeine alone. That's according to a new study. 

    Drinking an energy drink is associated with potentially harmful changes that are beyond those seen in caffeine alone. That's according to a new study. 

  • United raising limit on payments to bumped flyers to $10,000

    United raising limit on payments to bumped flyers to $10,000

    Thursday, April 27 2017 7:45 AM EDT2017-04-27 11:45:24 GMT
    DALLAS (AP) - United Airlines says it will raise the limit - to $10,000 - on payments to customers who give up seats on oversold flights and will increase training for employees as it deals with fallout from the video of a passenger being violently dragged from his seat.    United is also vowing to reduce, but not eliminate, overbooking - the selling of more tickets than there are seats on the plane.    The airline made the promises Thursday as it released a repo...
    DALLAS (AP) - United Airlines says it will raise the limit - to $10,000 - on payments to customers who give up seats on oversold flights and will increase training for employees as it deals with fallout from the video of a passenger being violently dragged from his seat.    United is also vowing to reduce, but not eliminate, overbooking - the selling of more tickets than there are seats on the plane.    The airline made the promises Thursday as it released a repo...
  • Border Patrol names Carla Provost acting chief

    Border Patrol names Carla Provost acting chief

    Thursday, April 27 2017 7:36 AM EDT2017-04-27 11:36:36 GMT
    Photo courtesy US Customs and Border ProtectionPhoto courtesy US Customs and Border Protection

    SAN DIEGO (AP) - The U.S. Border Patrol has a new acting chief - the first woman to lead the agency in its 93-year history...

    SAN DIEGO (AP) - The U.S. Border Patrol has a new acting chief - the first woman to lead the agency in its 93-year history...

  • Educator: '13 Reasons Why' addresses sensitive but important topics

    Educator: '13 Reasons Why' addresses sensitive but important topics

    Thursday, April 27 2017 7:04 AM EDT2017-04-27 11:04:48 GMT
    PHOTO: '13 Reasons Why' Netflix series poster staring Dylan Minnette and Katherine Langford, Photo Date: 2017PHOTO: '13 Reasons Why' Netflix series poster staring Dylan Minnette and Katherine Langford, Photo Date: 2017

    Some of the most important discussions in schools across the nation are suicide, bullying and rape. These are the topics that are talked about in the Netflix original series "13 Reasons Why." The show is about a teenagers suicide and the 13 tapes she leaves behind, each tape explaining a situation that she says contributed to her taking her own life. The show's creators did not shy away from graphically depicting disturbing and sensitive topics. The show and its dramatic ...

    Some of the most important discussions in schools across the nation are suicide, bullying and rape. These are the topics that are talked about in the Netflix original series "13 Reasons Why." The show is about a teenagers suicide and the 13 tapes she leaves behind, each tape explaining a situation that she says contributed to her taking her own life. The show's creators did not shy away from graphically depicting disturbing and sensitive topics. The show and its dramatic ...

  • ESPN shifts business model, lays off 100 broadcasters, writers

    ESPN shifts business model, lays off 100 broadcasters, writers

    Wednesday, April 26 2017 9:52 PM EDT2017-04-27 01:52:24 GMT
    ESPN's lay offs trim their stable on-air talent and writing team by about 10 percent.ESPN's lay offs trim their stable on-air talent and writing team by about 10 percent.

    (AP) - ESPN is laying off about 100 employees, including former athletes-turned-broadcasters Trent Dilfer, Len Elmore and Danny Kanell, in a purge designed to focus the sports network on a more digital future.

    (AP) - ESPN is laying off about 100 employees, including former athletes-turned-broadcasters Trent Dilfer, Len Elmore and Danny Kanell, in a purge designed to focus the sports network on a more digital future.

  • Judge cites Trump's comment in 'sanctuary city' ruling

    Judge cites Trump's comment in 'sanctuary city' ruling

    Wednesday, April 26 2017 4:53 AM EDT2017-04-26 08:53:08 GMT
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - For the third time in two months, a federal judge has knocked down an immigration order by President Donald Trump and used Trump's own language against him.    In a ruling on Tuesday, U.S. District Judge William Orrick quoted Trump to support his decision to block the president's order to withhold funding from "sanctuary cities" that do not cooperate with U.S. immigration officials.    Trump called the sanctuary cities order a "...
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - For the third time in two months, a federal judge has knocked down an immigration order by President Donald Trump and used Trump's own language against him.    In a ruling on Tuesday, U.S. District Judge William Orrick quoted Trump to support his decision to block the president's order to withhold funding from "sanctuary cities" that do not cooperate with U.S. immigration officials.    Trump called the sanctuary cities order a "...
  • Lawmakers: Former Trump aide Flynn may have broken US law

    Lawmakers: Former Trump aide Flynn may have broken US law

    Wednesday, April 26 2017 4:28 AM EDT2017-04-26 08:28:21 GMT
    PHOTO: Michael Flynn, retired US Army lieutenant general who was the eighteenth director of the Defense Intelligence Agency and first national security advisor appointed by President Donald Trump, Photo Date: 6/28/2016PHOTO: Michael Flynn, retired US Army lieutenant general who was the eighteenth director of the Defense Intelligence Agency and first national security advisor appointed by President Donald Trump, Photo Date: 6/28/2016
    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump's former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, appeared to violate federal law when he failed to seek permission or inform the U.S. government about accepting tens of thousands of dollars from Russian organizations after a trip there in 2015, leaders of a House oversight committee say.    The congressmen also raised new questions about fees Flynn received as part of $530,000 in consulting work his company performed for a business...
    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump's former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, appeared to violate federal law when he failed to seek permission or inform the U.S. government about accepting tens of thousands of dollars from Russian organizations after a trip there in 2015, leaders of a House oversight committee say.    The congressmen also raised new questions about fees Flynn received as part of $530,000 in consulting work his company performed for a business...
  • Airman from Texas struck, killed by New York City subway

    Airman from Texas struck, killed by New York City subway

    Tuesday, April 25 2017 12:05 PM EDT2017-04-25 16:05:53 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) - Air Force officials in New Jersey have identified an airman from Texas who was struck and killed by a subway in New York City.

    NEW YORK (AP) - Air Force officials in New Jersey have identified an airman from Texas who was struck and killed by a subway in New York City.

  • Gov't shutdown, health bill rescue at stake in Congress

    Gov't shutdown, health bill rescue at stake in Congress

    Tuesday, April 25 2017 9:38 AM EDT2017-04-25 13:38:42 GMT
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Bipartisan bargainers are making progress toward a budget deal to prevent a partial federal shutdown this weekend, a major hurdle overcome when President Donald Trump signaled he would put off his demand that the measure include money to build his border wall with Mexico.    Republicans are also vetting proposed changes to their beleaguered health care bill that they hope will attract enough votes to finally push it through the House.    Both ef...
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Bipartisan bargainers are making progress toward a budget deal to prevent a partial federal shutdown this weekend, a major hurdle overcome when President Donald Trump signaled he would put off his demand that the measure include money to build his border wall with Mexico.    Republicans are also vetting proposed changes to their beleaguered health care bill that they hope will attract enough votes to finally push it through the House.    Both ef...
  • Aaron Hernandez's mom, brother arrive at his private funeral

    Aaron Hernandez's mom, brother arrive at his private funeral

    Monday, April 24 2017 12:56 PM EDT2017-04-24 16:56:05 GMT
    BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) - Family and friends of Aaron Hernandez arrived Monday to say their farewells to the former NFL player during a private funeral in his hometown.    Hernandez's mother and brother were among those who turned out for the invitation-only service in Bristol, Connecticut.    The former New England Patriots tight end, who was serving a life sentence for a 2013 murder, hanged himself in his cell in a maximum-security prison in Massachusetts last Wedn...
    BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) - Family and friends of Aaron Hernandez arrived Monday to say their farewells to the former NFL player during a private funeral in his hometown.    Hernandez's mother and brother were among those who turned out for the invitation-only service in Bristol, Connecticut.    The former New England Patriots tight end, who was serving a life sentence for a 2013 murder, hanged himself in his cell in a maximum-security prison in Massachusetts last Wedn...
  • North Texas teen fatally shot in parking lot, twin injured

    North Texas teen fatally shot in parking lot, twin injured

    Monday, April 24 2017 12:32 PM EDT2017-04-24 16:32:30 GMT

     He's awaiting arraignment after being arrested on a murder charge. 

     He's awaiting arraignment after being arrested on a murder charge. 

  • Astronaut breaks record for most time in space by American

    Astronaut breaks record for most time in space by American

    Monday, April 24 2017 11:27 AM EDT2017-04-24 15:27:26 GMT
    PHOTO: NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson sets space duration record, Photo Date: 1/30/08PHOTO: NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson sets space duration record, Photo Date: 1/30/08
    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - Astronaut Peggy Whitson has another record under her space belt.    Early Monday, the International Space Station commander surpassed the record of 534 days, two hours and 48 minutes for most accumulated time in orbit by an American. That record was set last year by Jeffrey Williams.    Whitson already was the world's most experienced spacewoman and female spacewalker and, at 57, the oldest woman in space. By the time she returns to Ea...
    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - Astronaut Peggy Whitson has another record under her space belt.    Early Monday, the International Space Station commander surpassed the record of 534 days, two hours and 48 minutes for most accumulated time in orbit by an American. That record was set last year by Jeffrey Williams.    Whitson already was the world's most experienced spacewoman and female spacewalker and, at 57, the oldest woman in space. By the time she returns to Ea...
  • Nearing 100 days, Trump says his presidency is 'different'

    Nearing 100 days, Trump says his presidency is 'different'

    Monday, April 24 2017 11:12 AM EDT2017-04-24 15:12:44 GMT
    WASHINGTON (AP) - For nearly 100 days, President Donald Trump has rattled Washington and been chastened by its institutions.    He's startled world leaders with his unpredictability and tough talk, but won their praise for a surprise strike on Syria.    He's endured the steady drip of investigations and a seemingly endless churn of public personnel drama.    "It's a different kind of a presidency," Trump said in an Oval Office interview with ...
    WASHINGTON (AP) - For nearly 100 days, President Donald Trump has rattled Washington and been chastened by its institutions.    He's startled world leaders with his unpredictability and tough talk, but won their praise for a surprise strike on Syria.    He's endured the steady drip of investigations and a seemingly endless churn of public personnel drama.    "It's a different kind of a presidency," Trump said in an Oval Office interview with ...
  • Supreme Court rejects GM attempt to block ignition switch lawsuits

    Supreme Court rejects GM attempt to block ignition switch lawsuits

    Monday, April 24 2017 10:26 AM EDT2017-04-24 14:26:50 GMT
    General Motors (GM) will not be able to use a 2009 bankruptcy filing to clear liability for ignition switch deaths and injuries following a ruling by the Supreme Court this morning.  The justices declined to review a 2016 ruling by the New York-based 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that rejected GM's bid to block customer lawsuits related to crashes and diminished vehicle value because the customers had not been properly notified of the defect prior to the bankruptcy fili...
    General Motors (GM) will not be able to use a 2009 bankruptcy filing to clear liability for ignition switch deaths and injuries following a ruling by the Supreme Court this morning.  The justices declined to review a 2016 ruling by the New York-based 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that rejected GM's bid to block customer lawsuits related to crashes and diminished vehicle value because the customers had not been properly notified of the defect prior to the bankruptcy fili...
  • Obama to deliver first post-presidency speech in Chicago

    Obama to deliver first post-presidency speech in Chicago

    Monday, April 24 2017 9:08 AM EDT2017-04-24 13:08:08 GMT
    PHOTO: President Obama giving his farewell address in Chicago., Photo Date: 1/10/17PHOTO: President Obama giving his farewell address in Chicago., Photo Date: 1/10/17
    CHICAGO (AP) - Former President Barack Obama is set to hold the first public event of his post-presidential life in the place where he started his political career.    Obama will speak Monday at the University of Chicago, where his presidential library is planned.    College students from around the Chicago area are expected to attend. The invitation-only event is being billed as part of his post-presidency goal to "encourage and support the next generation ...
    CHICAGO (AP) - Former President Barack Obama is set to hold the first public event of his post-presidential life in the place where he started his political career.    Obama will speak Monday at the University of Chicago, where his presidential library is planned.    College students from around the Chicago area are expected to attend. The invitation-only event is being billed as part of his post-presidency goal to "encourage and support the next generation ...
  • New Orleans takes down 1st of 4 Confederate statues

    New Orleans takes down 1st of 4 Confederate statues

    Monday, April 24 2017 8:57 AM EDT2017-04-24 12:57:53 GMT
    PHOTO: Robert E Lee Monument at Lee Circle. New Orleans Louisiana, Photo Date: 7/12/15PHOTO: Robert E Lee Monument at Lee Circle. New Orleans Louisiana, Photo Date: 7/12/15

    New Orleans will begin taking down Confederate statutes, becoming the latest Southern body to divorce itself from what some say are symbols of racism and intolerance.    Mayor Mitch Landrieu says the first memorial will come down Monday night because of death threats and intimidation from some of those who want the monuments to stay and to minimize city disruption.    The other statues, of Confederate Generals Robert E. Lee and P.G.T. Beauregard and Confederate S...

    New Orleans will begin taking down Confederate statutes, becoming the latest Southern body to divorce itself from what some say are symbols of racism and intolerance.    Mayor Mitch Landrieu says the first memorial will come down Monday night because of death threats and intimidation from some of those who want the monuments to stay and to minimize city disruption.    The other statues, of Confederate Generals Robert E. Lee and P.G.T. Beauregard and Confederate S...

  • As budget deadline looms, Trump pushes border wall funding

    As budget deadline looms, Trump pushes border wall funding

    Monday, April 24 2017 5:22 AM EDT2017-04-24 09:22:06 GMT
    PHOTO: The U.S. / Mexico Border near Tijuana, Mexico, Photo Date: 9/20/2009PHOTO: The U.S. / Mexico Border near Tijuana, Mexico, Photo Date: 9/20/2009
    WASHINGTON (AP) - With a budget deadline looming, President Donald Trump plans a whirlwind of activities seeking to highlight accomplishments while putting fresh pressure on congressional Democrats to pay for a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border, even if that pressure risks a possible government shutdown.    Trump approaches the symbolic 100-day mark for his administration this coming week juggling a renewed health care push and his demands that a must-pass government funding b...
    WASHINGTON (AP) - With a budget deadline looming, President Donald Trump plans a whirlwind of activities seeking to highlight accomplishments while putting fresh pressure on congressional Democrats to pay for a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border, even if that pressure risks a possible government shutdown.    Trump approaches the symbolic 100-day mark for his administration this coming week juggling a renewed health care push and his demands that a must-pass government funding b...
  • Egyptian-American release came after 'no deal,' Trump says

    Egyptian-American release came after 'no deal,' Trump says

    Sunday, April 23 2017 1:48 PM EDT2017-04-23 17:48:17 GMT

    Aya Hijazi, 30, and her husband, Mohamed Hassanein, an Egyptian, returned to the Washington area Thursday.

    Aya Hijazi, 30, and her husband, Mohamed Hassanein, an Egyptian, returned to the Washington area Thursday.

  • Campbell's recall chicken soup product

    Campbell's recall chicken soup product

    Sunday, April 23 2017 1:31 PM EDT2017-04-23 17:31:52 GMT
    Photo courtesy USDAPhoto courtesy USDA

    One Campbell's soup product contains milk, which is not listed on the product label. 

    One Campbell's soup product contains milk, which is not listed on the product label. 

  • Trump heads into tough week with budget, health care battles

    Trump heads into tough week with budget, health care battles

    Sunday, April 23 2017 12:38 PM EDT2017-04-23 16:38:46 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump heads into one of his most challenging weeks, juggling a renewed health care push and a looming budget deadline, and readying for a potential showdown with Democrats over paying for a border wall. 

    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump heads into one of his most challenging weeks, juggling a renewed health care push and a looming budget deadline, and readying for a potential showdown with Democrats over paying for a border wall. 

  • Baby bump: Birthing giraffe becomes a cash cow for tiny zoo

    Baby bump: Birthing giraffe becomes a cash cow for tiny zoo

    Sunday, April 23 2017 9:48 AM EDT2017-04-23 13:48:39 GMT

    April the giraffe has become a cash cow for a tiny zoo in rural upstate New York, thanks to a YouTube video livestream of her pregnancy and birth of an incredibly cute calf that has riveted viewers around the world.

    April the giraffe has become a cash cow for a tiny zoo in rural upstate New York, thanks to a YouTube video livestream of her pregnancy and birth of an incredibly cute calf that has riveted viewers around the world.

  • N. Korea detains US citizen; at least 3rd American being held

    N. Korea detains US citizen; at least 3rd American being held

    Sunday, April 23 2017 9:35 AM EDT2017-04-23 13:35:33 GMT

    PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) - Officials say North Korea has detained a U.S. citizen, in the latest case of an American being held in the country. 

    PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) - Officials say North Korea has detained a U.S. citizen, in the latest case of an American being held in the country. 

  • Erin Moran, Joanie Cunningham in "Happy Days," dies at 56

    Erin Moran, Joanie Cunningham in "Happy Days," dies at 56

    Sunday, April 23 2017 9:22 AM EDT2017-04-23 13:22:43 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) - Erin Moran, the former child star who played Joanie Cunningham in the sitcoms "Happy Days" and "Joanie Loves Chachi," has died. 

    NEW YORK (AP) - Erin Moran, the former child star who played Joanie Cunningham in the sitcoms "Happy Days" and "Joanie Loves Chachi," has died. 

  • Public window on financial complaints could be closing soon

    Public window on financial complaints could be closing soon

    Sunday, April 23 2017 8:46 AM EDT2017-04-23 12:46:07 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. consumers filed nearly 300,000 complaints last year about their dealings with banks, credit card issuers and other financial services companies. 

    WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. consumers filed nearly 300,000 complaints last year about their dealings with banks, credit card issuers and other financial services companies. 

  • Passenger says flight attendant nearly hit baby

    Passenger says flight attendant nearly hit baby

    Sunday, April 23 2017 6:13 AM EDT2017-04-23 10:13:51 GMT
    HOUSTON (AP) - A passenger on an American Airlines flight says a flight attendant who has since been grounded nearly hit a baby when he jerked a stroller away from a woman holding the child.HOUSTON (AP) - A passenger on an American Airlines flight says a flight attendant who has since been grounded nearly hit a baby when he jerked a stroller away from a woman holding the child.

    HOUSTON (AP) - A passenger on an American Airlines flight says a flight attendant who has since been grounded nearly hit a baby when he jerked a stroller away from a woman holding the child.   

    HOUSTON (AP) - A passenger on an American Airlines flight says a flight attendant who has since been grounded nearly hit a baby when he jerked a stroller away from a woman holding the child.   

  • Tenn. man fighting cancer finishes Boston Marathon

    Tenn. man fighting cancer finishes Boston Marathon

    Saturday, April 22 2017 1:10 PM EDT2017-04-22 17:10:44 GMT
    Nathan Sexton finished the Boston Marathon. Photo courtesy WRCB-TV.Nathan Sexton finished the Boston Marathon. Photo courtesy WRCB-TV.

    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WRCB-TV) - A Tennessee man fighting brain cancer crossed the finish line at the Boston Marathon on Monday. 

    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WRCB-TV) - A Tennessee man fighting brain cancer crossed the finish line at the Boston Marathon on Monday. 

  • Researchers find rare copy of Declaration of Independence

    Researchers find rare copy of Declaration of Independence

    Saturday, April 22 2017 1:05 PM EDT2017-04-22 17:05:57 GMT
    Photo courtesy West Sussex record officePhoto courtesy West Sussex record office

    Harvard University researchers made a surprising discovery: a previously unknown copy of the Declaration of Independence.  

    Harvard University researchers made a surprising discovery: a previously unknown copy of the Declaration of Independence.  

  • Hernandez family planning private funeral in hometown

    Hernandez family planning private funeral in hometown

    Saturday, April 22 2017 12:21 PM EDT2017-04-22 16:21:54 GMT

    BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) - Aaron Hernandez's family is planning a private funeral for the former NFL star in his Connecticut hometown. 

    BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) - Aaron Hernandez's family is planning a private funeral for the former NFL star in his Connecticut hometown. 

  • Marching for Science

    Marching for Science

    Saturday, April 22 2017 9:28 AM EDT2017-04-22 13:28:20 GMT

    (NBC News) - Thousands of scientists and science enthusiasts are expected in Washington, D.C. Saturday for a "March for Science." 

    (NBC News) - Thousands of scientists and science enthusiasts are expected in Washington, D.C. Saturday for a "March for Science." 

  • Countdown to shutdown?

    Countdown to shutdown?

    Saturday, April 22 2017 6:20 AM EDT2017-04-22 10:20:26 GMT

    (NBC News) - The clock is ticking for President Trump. There's just one week left to get a spending bill through Congress or face a government shutdown. 

    (NBC News) - The clock is ticking for President Trump. There's just one week left to get a spending bill through Congress or face a government shutdown. 

  • Judge orders evidence preserved in Hernandez prison suicide

    Judge orders evidence preserved in Hernandez prison suicide

    Saturday, April 22 2017 5:40 AM EDT2017-04-22 09:40:40 GMT

    NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) - A judge on Friday ordered key evidence in the prison suicide of Aaron Hernandez preserved, granting a request from the ex-NFL star's fiancee so the family can investigate the circumstances of his death.   

    NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) - A judge on Friday ordered key evidence in the prison suicide of Aaron Hernandez preserved, granting a request from the ex-NFL star's fiancee so the family can investigate the circumstances of his death.   

  • United misses deadline to answer senators on dragging

    United misses deadline to answer senators on dragging

    Saturday, April 22 2017 5:16 AM EDT2017-04-22 09:16:17 GMT
    United Airlines and Chicago airport officials missed a deadline for answering questions from key U.S. senators.United Airlines and Chicago airport officials missed a deadline for answering questions from key U.S. senators.

    WASHINGTON (AP) - United Airlines and Chicago airport officials missed a deadline for answering questions from by key U.S. senators about the dragging incident aboard a United Express plane.  

    WASHINGTON (AP) - United Airlines and Chicago airport officials missed a deadline for answering questions from by key U.S. senators about the dragging incident aboard a United Express plane.  

  • Hackers target Holiday Inn, Candlewood Suites Customers

    Hackers target Holiday Inn, Candlewood Suites Customers

    Friday, April 21 2017 1:58 PM EDT2017-04-21 17:58:02 GMT
    Photo courtesy NBCPhoto courtesy NBC

    A nationwide security breach could impact travelers who stayed at multiple South Texas hotels. 

    A nationwide security breach could impact travelers who stayed at multiple South Texas hotels. 

  • Banquet chicken nugget meals recalled

    Banquet chicken nugget meals recalled

    Friday, April 21 2017 12:20 PM EDT2017-04-21 16:20:59 GMT
    Photo courtesy USDAPhoto courtesy USDA

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture is recalling more than 100,000 pounds of frozen meals because a brownie mix may be contaminated with salmonella. 

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture is recalling more than 100,000 pounds of frozen meals because a brownie mix may be contaminated with salmonella. 

  • Hernandez lawyer wants murder conviction erased

    Hernandez lawyer wants murder conviction erased

    Friday, April 21 2017 11:06 AM EDT2017-04-21 15:06:16 GMT

    NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) - One of Aaron Hernandez's lawyers says he'll ask a court to have the ex-NFL star's murder conviction erased now that Hernandez killed himself in prison. 

    NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) - One of Aaron Hernandez's lawyers says he'll ask a court to have the ex-NFL star's murder conviction erased now that Hernandez killed himself in prison. 

  • Prince fans to mark anniversary of music superstar's death

    Prince fans to mark anniversary of music superstar's death

    Friday, April 21 2017 8:20 AM EDT2017-04-21 12:20:04 GMT
    Fans of late singer Prince are kicking off a full day of events to remember the superstar.Fans of late singer Prince are kicking off a full day of events to remember the superstar.

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - For Prince fans, the one-year anniversary of his shocking death from an accidental drug overdose will be a time for sadness and celebration.      It was a year ago Friday that the music superstar was found dead at Paisley Park...

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - For Prince fans, the one-year anniversary of his shocking death from an accidental drug overdose will be a time for sadness and celebration.      It was a year ago Friday that the music superstar was found dead at Paisley Park...

  • Coin flip decides new president of southern Illinois village

    Coin flip decides new president of southern Illinois village

    Friday, April 21 2017 7:46 AM EDT2017-04-21 11:46:41 GMT
    Clerk Amanda Barnes tossed the coin to break the tie for Colp village president. Photo courtesy WPSD-TVClerk Amanda Barnes tossed the coin to break the tie for Colp village president. Photo courtesy WPSD-TV

    MARION, Ill. (AP) - A coin flip has decided who will lead a tiny southern Illinois town after an election this month ended in a tie.  

    MARION, Ill. (AP) - A coin flip has decided who will lead a tiny southern Illinois town after an election this month ended in a tie.  

  • Motorized boards recalled for fall hazard

    Motorized boards recalled for fall hazard

    Friday, April 21 2017 6:20 AM EDT2017-04-21 10:20:45 GMT
    Photo courtesy Consumer Product Safety CommissionPhoto courtesy Consumer Product Safety Commission

    If your child has a Razor Ripstik motorized castor board, you may want to check to make sure it's not being recalled. 

    If your child has a Razor Ripstik motorized castor board, you may want to check to make sure it's not being recalled. 

  • March for Science on Earth Day

    March for Science on Earth Day

    Friday, April 21 2017 5:57 AM EDT2017-04-21 09:57:16 GMT

    Earth Day is Saturday. And to celebrate, scientists from around the country - including right here in the Coastal Bend - will march to make a difference. 

    Earth Day is Saturday. And to celebrate, scientists from around the country - including right here in the Coastal Bend - will march to make a difference. 

  • Teacher accused of kidnapping student due in court

    Teacher accused of kidnapping student due in court

    Friday, April 21 2017 5:00 AM EDT2017-04-21 09:00:33 GMT
    Tad Cummins faces several state and federal chargesTad Cummins faces several state and federal charges

    The Tennessee teacher charged with kidnapping one of his students, will be in a California court Friday. 

    The Tennessee teacher charged with kidnapping one of his students, will be in a California court Friday. 

  • Lawyer says ME 'Illegally' holding Aaron Hernandez's brain

    Lawyer says ME 'Illegally' holding Aaron Hernandez's brain

    Thursday, April 20 2017 3:17 PM EDT2017-04-20 19:17:06 GMT

    (NBC Bay Area) - Ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez's lawyer is accusing the state medical examiner's office of "illegally" holding the player's brain despite the family's wishes to donate it for CTE research. 

    (NBC Bay Area) - Ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez's lawyer is accusing the state medical examiner's office of "illegally" holding the player's brain despite the family's wishes to donate it for CTE research. 

  • Missing Tenn. girl found safe, alleged kidnapper arrested

    Missing Tenn. girl found safe, alleged kidnapper arrested

    Thursday, April 20 2017 1:32 PM EDT2017-04-20 17:32:27 GMT
    Tad Cummins, a 55-year-old high school teacher in Tennessee, is accused of abducting the 15-year-old girl weeks after another student reported seeing them kissing.Tad Cummins, a 55-year-old high school teacher in Tennessee, is accused of abducting the 15-year-old girl weeks after another student reported seeing them kissing.

    The Tennessee teacher accused of kidnapping his 15-year-old student has been arrested. The girl has been safely recovered. 

    The Tennessee teacher accused of kidnapping his 15-year-old student has been arrested. The girl has been safely recovered. 

  • Barista's Frappuccino meltdown goes viral

    Barista's Frappuccino meltdown goes viral

    Thursday, April 20 2017 12:16 PM EDT2017-04-20 16:16:03 GMT
    Photo courtesy StarbucksPhoto courtesy Starbucks

    A Starbucks barista is raising a flap, over the coffee chain's latest frap. 

    A Starbucks barista is raising a flap, over the coffee chain's latest frap. 

  • How your selfie could affect your life insurance

    How your selfie could affect your life insurance

    Thursday, April 20 2017 10:59 AM EDT2017-04-20 14:59:48 GMT

    A selfie reveals more than whether it's a good hair day. Facial lines and contours, droops and dark spots could indicate how well you're aging, and, when paired with other data, could someday help determine whether you qualify for life insurance.  

    A selfie reveals more than whether it's a good hair day. Facial lines and contours, droops and dark spots could indicate how well you're aging, and, when paired with other data, could someday help determine whether you qualify for life insurance.  

  • GM halts operations in Venezuela after factory is seized

    GM halts operations in Venezuela after factory is seized

    Thursday, April 20 2017 10:46 AM EDT2017-04-20 14:46:45 GMT

    DETROIT (AP) - General Motors has stopped doing business in Venezuela after authorities took control of its only factory there in what GM called an illegal judicial seizure of its assets. 

    DETROIT (AP) - General Motors has stopped doing business in Venezuela after authorities took control of its only factory there in what GM called an illegal judicial seizure of its assets. 

  • Report: Most millennials are finding it hard to transition into adulthood

    Report: Most millennials are finding it hard to transition into adulthood

    Thursday, April 20 2017 9:20 AM EDT2017-04-20 13:20:37 GMT

    A new census report out Wednesday reveals staggering statistics on millennials and their journey to independence.

    A new census report out Wednesday reveals staggering statistics on millennials and their journey to independence.

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