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US Rep: Trump Says Fallen Soldier Knew What He Signed Up For

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MIAMI (AP) — President Donald Trump told the widow of a slain soldier that he “knew what he signed up for,” according to a Florida congresswoman. Rep. Frederica Wilson said she was in the car with Myeshia Johnson on the way to Miami International Airport to meet the body of Johnson’s husband, Sgt. La David Johnson, when Trump called. Wilson says she heard part of the conversation on speakerphone. When asked by Miami station WPLG if she indeed heard Trump say ... More>>

Warrant: Atlanta Woman Put Toddlers In Oven, Turned It On

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ATLANTA (AP) - A warrant says an Atlanta woman put her two young sons in an oven and turned it on. Local media reported Monday that the warrant charging Lamora Williams with murder in the deaths of 1-year-old son Ja'Karter Penn and 2-year-old Ke-Yaunte Penn says she put them in the oven sometime between midnight Thursday and 11 p.m. Friday. A third boy, 3-year-old Jameel Penn Jr., was found unharmed. Williams waived a court appearance Monday and was denied bail. The father of... More>>

Students Walk Out After Teacher Orders: Speak ‘American’

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CLIFFSIDE PARK, N.J. (NBC News) — Students staged a walkout on Monday after a cellphone video appeared to show a New Jersey high school English teacher reprimanding three students for speaking Spanish and telling them to speak "American." "They're not fighting for your right to speak Spanish," the teacher says about U.S. soldiers in a video that was originally posted on Snapchat and obtained by NBC News. "They're fighting for your right to...

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Florida Governor Declares State of Emergency for White Nationalist Richard Spencer’s Visit

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FLORIDA (NBC News)--- Florida Gov. Rick Scott on Monday declared a state of emergency to help authorities prepare for white nationalist Richard Spencer's coming appearance at the University of Florida. Spencer, an organizer of the violent August rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, that ended with the killing of a counterprotester, is scheduled to speak Thursday at the university's Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. The school administration has denounced Spencer and urged ... More>>

North Korea Rejects Diplomacy With US For Now, Source Says

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Washington (CNN)-- A North Korean official reaffirmed Pyongyang's commitment to developing a long-range intercontinental ballistic missile capable of reaching "all the way to the East coast of the mainland US," on Monday, telling CNN that the rogue nation is currently not interested in diplomacy with the US until it achieves that goal. North Korea is not ruling out diplomacy, but "before we can engage in diplomacy with the Trump administration, we want to send a clear ... More>>

Tim Hortons Offers Buffalo Sauce Latte

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BUFFALO (National Post)-- Tim Hortons is now offering Buffalo sauce in latte form. The spicy-sweet concoction is made with “espresso, steamed milk, mocha and bold Buffalo sauce flavour.” The fast food chain is topping the beverage with whipped topping and a sprinkling of Buffalo seasoning. The Buffalo Latte is available exclusively at Timmy’s two Buffalo, NY outposts, while supplies last. “Tim Hortons and Buffalo sauce were both born in 1964, so why...

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1 Missing, After Oil Rig Explodes On Louisiana Lake

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KENNER, La. (AP) - Rescuers were searching for one person after an oil rig exploded on Lake Pontchartrain in Louisiana, injuring seven others. Kenner Police Department spokesman Sgt. Brian McGregor said Sunday evening that rescue boats were being sent and officials with the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office were assisting, The Times-Picayune reported . There were "a lot of injuries," many of them serious, with at least seven confirmed and more expected, McGregor said. Fiv... More>>

AAA Travel: Post Hurricanes The Caribbean Is Open For Business Again

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (AAA) –– It is a hurricane season for the history books. Travelers be well advised, the Caribbean is open for business despite last month’s hurricanes. Fortunately, most Caribbean islands did not see major damage from Hurricanes Irma and Maria, making the region a top AAA recommended destination for fall and winter getaways.  “Travelers should remember that Atlantic hurricane season continues through November 30,” says Lilla S...

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Pro-Trump States Most Affected By His Health Care Decision

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WASHINGTON (AP)-- President Donald Trump’s decision to end a provision of the Affordable Care Act that was benefiting roughly 6 million Americans helps fulfill a campaign promise, but it also risks harming some of the very people who helped him win the presidency. Nearly 70 percent of those benefiting from the so-called cost-sharing subsidies live in states Trump won last November, according to an analysis by The Associated Press. The number underscores the political risk for T... More>>

There Was A 'Giant Picnic' At The US-Mexico Border

Instagram user @JR posted this ariel view of the "Giant Picnic" at the border. Instagram user @JR posted this ariel view of the "Giant Picnic" at the border.
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MEXICO CITY (CNN)-- As the Trump administration eyes the border wall, so does an elusive French street artist. Building a massive dining table across both sides of the US-Mexico border in the small Mexican town of Tecate, artist JR painted "the eyes of the dreamer" on top of the bench. In a special one-day-only setup, one eye is meticulously placed on either side of the border. People gathered around the table to enjoy the sun and the food on both sides. In a post on his I... More>>

NFL Owners To Consider Rule Change For Conduct During National Anthem

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(CNN)-- National Football League owners are planning to review a policy that requires all players to stand for the United States national anthem during their fall meeting next week. On Tuesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reported the "owners will consider a rule change" amid a polarized debate surrounding those who've knelt during the anthem to make a statement about social injustice. Nicki Jhabvala of the Denver Post passed along comments about the issue fro... More>>

McDonald's Vows To Reboot Szechuan Sauce For Spurned 'Rick And Morty' Fans

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(CNN)-- McDonald's promised to "make things right" with miffed "Rick and Morty" fans and bring back its coveted Szechuan Sauce. "Instead of being one-day-only and limited to select restaurants, we're bringing more -- a lot more -- so that any fan who's willing to do whatever it takes for Szechuan Sauce will only have to ask for it at a nearby McDonald's," said the company. Fans of both the show and hot sauce were outraged Saturday when they descended up... More>>

Sheriff: Shooter Shot Guard Before He Fired On Concert-Goers

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LAS VEGAS (AP) — Law enforcement authorities on Monday made a significant change to the timeline of the Las Vegas mass shooting, saying the gunman shot a hotel security guard before he opened fire on concert-goers. Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo had previously said the guard was shot after gunman Stephen Paddock fired at the country music festival and that the guard’s arrival in the hallway of the Mandalay Bay hotel may have caused Paddock to stop firing. It was not i... More>>

Texas Tech Police Officer Killed, Suspect In Custody

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LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Authorities apprehended a 19-year-old student accused of fatally shooting a Texas Tech University police officer at the campus police station. University officials issued an alert saying the suspect was taken into custody Monday night and that the campus lockdown order had been lifted. In an earlier statement, the university identified the suspect as Hollis Daniels. According to a university statement, campus police made a student welfare check Monday ev... More>>

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  • 'Trailer Park Boys' Actor John F. Dunsworth Dead At 71

    'Trailer Park Boys' Actor John F. Dunsworth Dead At 71

    Tuesday, October 17 2017 3:19 PM EDT2017-10-17 19:19:13 GMT
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    (TMZ) TMZ is reporting that actor John F. Dunsworth, best known for his role as Jim Lahey on the show 'Trailer Park Boys' has died. They report that his daughter told a Canadian outlet that he died after a brief and unexpected illness.  Trailer Park Boys has been on the air for 11 seasons.  Dunsworth was 71. 

    (TMZ) TMZ is reporting that actor John F. Dunsworth, best known for his role as Jim Lahey on the show 'Trailer Park Boys' has died. They report that his daughter told a Canadian outlet that he died after a brief and unexpected illness.  Trailer Park Boys has been on the air for 11 seasons.  Dunsworth was 71. 

  • Trump: Cuba 'Is Responsible' For Attacks On US Personnel

    Trump: Cuba 'Is Responsible' For Attacks On US Personnel

    Monday, October 16 2017 2:41 PM EDT2017-10-16 18:41:38 GMT
    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump says he believes Cuba "is responsible" for attacks on American government personnel in Havana. Trump isn't explaining whether he believes Cuba perpetrated the attacks or merely bears responsibility because they took place on Cuban soil. Previously, Trump's administration has said Cuba bears responsibility for keeping U.S. workers safe in the country, but it hasn't blamed Cuba for the attacks. Last week, White House chief of staff Jo...
    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump says he believes Cuba "is responsible" for attacks on American government personnel in Havana. Trump isn't explaining whether he believes Cuba perpetrated the attacks or merely bears responsibility because they took place on Cuban soil. Previously, Trump's administration has said Cuba bears responsibility for keeping U.S. workers safe in the country, but it hasn't blamed Cuba for the attacks. Last week, White House chief of staff Jo...
  • Trump: Iran Violating Nuke Deal But He Won't Pull Out Now

    Trump: Iran Violating Nuke Deal But He Won't Pull Out Now

    Friday, October 13 2017 3:01 PM EDT2017-10-13 19:01:41 GMT
    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump on Friday angrily accused Iran of violating the spirit of the landmark 2015 nuclear deal, blaming it for a litany of malign behavior and hitting its main military wing with anti-terrorism sanctions. But Trump, breaking with a campaign pledge to rip up the agreement, said he was not yet ready to pull the U.S. out or re-impose nuclear sanctions. Instead, he kicked the issue to Congress and the other nations in the seven-country accord, telling l...
    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump on Friday angrily accused Iran of violating the spirit of the landmark 2015 nuclear deal, blaming it for a litany of malign behavior and hitting its main military wing with anti-terrorism sanctions. But Trump, breaking with a campaign pledge to rip up the agreement, said he was not yet ready to pull the U.S. out or re-impose nuclear sanctions. Instead, he kicked the issue to Congress and the other nations in the seven-country accord, telling l...
  • Driver Tells Troopers That Car Chase Was On His Bucket List

    Driver Tells Troopers That Car Chase Was On His Bucket List

    Thursday, October 12 2017 8:41 PM EDT2017-10-13 00:41:57 GMT
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    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa State Patrol says a man pulled over in Des Moines after a car pursuit told state troopers that he wanted to be chased because it was on his bucket list. Des Moines television station KCCI reports that the man refused to halt a little before 7:30 a.m. Thursday when a trooper tried to stop him over a violation on Interstate 80. The 10- to 15-minute chase ended soon after he left the interstate. He was taken into custody. That's when the 46-year-o...
    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa State Patrol says a man pulled over in Des Moines after a car pursuit told state troopers that he wanted to be chased because it was on his bucket list. Des Moines television station KCCI reports that the man refused to halt a little before 7:30 a.m. Thursday when a trooper tried to stop him over a violation on Interstate 80. The 10- to 15-minute chase ended soon after he left the interstate. He was taken into custody. That's when the 46-year-o...
  • Teams To Start Searching For Bodies After Fires

    Teams To Start Searching For Bodies After Fires

    Thursday, October 12 2017 2:46 PM EDT2017-10-12 18:46:44 GMT
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    SONOMA, Calif. (AP) - The Latest on wildfires in California (all times local): 10:15 a.m. Officials say recovery teams, some with cadaver dogs, will start searching for bodies in some areas devastated by wildfires raging in California wine country. Sonoma County Sheriff Robert Giordano says officials are investigating hundreds of reports of missing people and that recovery teams will start doing targeted searches for bodies Thursday. He warns that identification may be difficult an...

    SONOMA, Calif. (AP) - The Latest on wildfires in California (all times local): 10:15 a.m. Officials say recovery teams, some with cadaver dogs, will start searching for bodies in some areas devastated by wildfires raging in California wine country. Sonoma County Sheriff Robert Giordano says officials are investigating hundreds of reports of missing people and that recovery teams will start doing targeted searches for bodies Thursday. He warns that identification may be difficult an...

  • Boy Scouts To Let Girls In Some Programs

    Boy Scouts To Let Girls In Some Programs

    Wednesday, October 11 2017 1:57 PM EDT2017-10-11 17:57:26 GMT
    NEW YORK (AP) — In a historic change, the Boy Scouts are announcing plans to admit girls into the Cub Scouts starting next year and to establish a new program for older girls using the same curriculum as the Boy Scouts. Under the plan announced Wednesday, Cub Scout dens — the smallest unit — will be single-gender, either all-boys or all-girls. The larger Cub Scout packs will have the option to welcome both genders if they choose. The program for older girls is expe...
    NEW YORK (AP) — In a historic change, the Boy Scouts are announcing plans to admit girls into the Cub Scouts starting next year and to establish a new program for older girls using the same curriculum as the Boy Scouts. Under the plan announced Wednesday, Cub Scout dens — the smallest unit — will be single-gender, either all-boys or all-girls. The larger Cub Scout packs will have the option to welcome both genders if they choose. The program for older girls is expe...
  • FBI Looking For Public's Assistance In Identifying Woman

    FBI Looking For Public's Assistance In Identifying Woman

    Wednesday, October 11 2017 1:38 PM EDT2017-10-11 17:38:49 GMT
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    (LEX 18) The FBI is seeking the public's assistance in identifying an unknown woman who may have critical information about the identity of a child victim in an ongoing sexual exploitation investigation.  Officials say that Jane Doe 39 is an Asian female, likely between the ages of 25 and 35, with long black hair.  In a video produced she was wearing a white, yellow, blue, and red floral dress. Jane Doe 39 could be heard speaking Vietnamese in the video.  On the FBI ...
    (LEX 18) The FBI is seeking the public's assistance in identifying an unknown woman who may have critical information about the identity of a child victim in an ongoing sexual exploitation investigation.  Officials say that Jane Doe 39 is an Asian female, likely between the ages of 25 and 35, with long black hair.  In a video produced she was wearing a white, yellow, blue, and red floral dress. Jane Doe 39 could be heard speaking Vietnamese in the video.  On the FBI ...
  • Parents Could Face Fine, Jail Under City’s Anti-Bullying Law

    Parents Could Face Fine, Jail Under City’s Anti-Bullying Law

    Tuesday, October 10 2017 3:23 PM EDT2017-10-10 19:23:40 GMT
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    NORTH TONAWANDA, N.Y. — Parents of children found bullying other minors could face jail time under a new law approved in a western New York community...

    NORTH TONAWANDA, N.Y. — Parents of children found bullying other minors could face jail time under a new law approved in a western New York community...

  • Next Miss America Could Be Pilot, Governor, Alpaca Farmer

    Next Miss America Could Be Pilot, Governor, Alpaca Farmer

    Monday, September 4 2017 2:21 PM EDT2017-09-04 18:21:34 GMT
    In this Aug. 30, 2017 photo, Miss America contestants sit during a welcoming ceremony in Atlantic City, N.J. The next Miss America will be crowned on Sept. 10. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)In this Aug. 30, 2017 photo, Miss America contestants sit during a welcoming ceremony in Atlantic City, N.J. The next Miss America will be crowned on Sept. 10. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) -- One wants to be the first female governor of North Dakota. One is a half-blind baton twirler who performed at a Super Bowl. Another wants to chase tornadoes. One wants to run an alpaca farm, another is a former NFL cheerleader, yet another wants to sing the National Anthem at a Boston Red Sox game, and there is another who wants to be a criminal profiler for the FBI. The 51 women ...

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) -- One wants to be the first female governor of North Dakota. One is a half-blind baton twirler who performed at a Super Bowl. Another wants to chase tornadoes. One wants to run an alpaca farm, another is a former NFL cheerleader, yet another wants to sing the National Anthem at a Boston Red Sox game, and there is another who wants to be a criminal profiler for the FBI. The 51 women ...

  • Loretta Lynn Starting Rehabilitation After Stroke

    Loretta Lynn Starting Rehabilitation After Stroke

    Monday, May 15 2017 7:08 PM EDT2017-05-15 23:08:24 GMT
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    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Country legend Loretta Lynn is starting rehabilitation after suffering a stroke more than a week ago. An update posted on her website Monday said the 85-year-old Country Music Hall of Fame singer and songwriter has been moved from a hospital into rehabilitation. She was taken to the hospital May 4 after having a stroke at her home in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee. But she is expected to make a full recovery. The post said she wanted to thank everyone for their p...
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Country legend Loretta Lynn is starting rehabilitation after suffering a stroke more than a week ago. An update posted on her website Monday said the 85-year-old Country Music Hall of Fame singer and songwriter has been moved from a hospital into rehabilitation. She was taken to the hospital May 4 after having a stroke at her home in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee. But she is expected to make a full recovery. The post said she wanted to thank everyone for their p...
  • 'Only Steve Knows': Police Baffled By Facebook Video Killing

    'Only Steve Knows': Police Baffled By Facebook Video Killing

    Monday, April 17 2017 5:29 PM EDT2017-04-17 21:29:39 GMT
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    CLEVELAND (AP) - In a rambling video, Steve Stephens said, "I snapped, I just snapped." But as the manhunt dragged on Monday for the man accused of posting Facebook footage of himself killing a Cleveland retiree, police were unable to explain what set him off. "Only Steve knows that," Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams said as authorities posted a $50,000 reward for Stephens' capture in the shooting of Robert Godwin Sr., a 74-year-old former foundry worker. I...
    CLEVELAND (AP) - In a rambling video, Steve Stephens said, "I snapped, I just snapped." But as the manhunt dragged on Monday for the man accused of posting Facebook footage of himself killing a Cleveland retiree, police were unable to explain what set him off. "Only Steve knows that," Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams said as authorities posted a $50,000 reward for Stephens' capture in the shooting of Robert Godwin Sr., a 74-year-old former foundry worker. I...
  • Dozens Of False Killer Whales Dead In Everglades National Park

    Dozens Of False Killer Whales Dead In Everglades National Park

    Monday, January 16 2017 4:42 PM EST2017-01-16 21:42:13 GMT
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    (NBC MIAMI) Officials say that dozens of False Killer Whales are dead following a stranding in Everglades National Park.

    (NBC MIAMI) Officials say that dozens of False Killer Whales are dead following a stranding in Everglades National Park.

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