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Nebraska executes inmate using powerful opioid…

Nebraska has carried out its first execution in more than two decades by lethal injection of four drugs in a never-before-tried combination, including the powerful opioid fentanyl

The Latest: Official: Residents trapped by flash…

A New York town official says most of the dozens of people reported trapped in their Finger Lakes homes when flash floods hit the area are now able to move about their damaged properties

State Of Emergency Declared In Red…

Gov. Rick Scott authorized more than $600,000 in emergency spending to help people and wildlife affected by the red tide.

Survivor of duck boat sinking urges ban on such…

An Indiana woman whose husband and three children died when a duck boat sank in Missouri says she hopes to save lives by working to ban the amphibious tourist boats

The Latest: Priest abuse report faults Cardinal…

A Pennsylvania grand jury report on clergy sexual abuse faults Cardinal Donald Wuerl, the former longtime bishop of Pittsburgh, over his handling of abusive priests

Defense: No evidence in teen's death days after…

Defense lawyers highlighted a lack of physical evidence in the trial of two men charged in the 2013 shooting death of a 15-year-old Chicago student days after she performed with her high school band at then-President Barack Obama's inaugural festivities.

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Trump Campaign Takes Legal Action Against Omarosa

President Donald Trump's campaign is taking legal action against former White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman.

AP NewsBreak: Pilot who crashed his own home had…

The president of a Utah company whose small plane was used by a man who died when he flew into his own house after he had been arrested for assaulting his wife says the pilot had full access to the plane because he had earned the firm's trust

Prominent attorney fatally shot in suburban…

Police say an attorney who argued 30 cases before the U.S. Supreme Court has been fatally shot during a domestic altercation inside his suburban Chicago home

Volunteer who died in California had wildfires…

A Utah firefighter who died battling the largest recorded blaze in California history was from a Salt Lake City suburb who volunteered to help

What Is Tribalism?

Tribalism can be seen as liberals vs. conservatives in today's political climate. But when you take politics out of it, the meaning is much deeper.

Former Baltimore officer indicted, accused of assaulting man

A former Baltimore police officer has been indicted after being recorded repeatedly punching a man in a street confrontation

Bail, conditions set for man charged in fatal…

A Florida judge on Monday kept bond at $100,000 for a man charged with manslaughter in the fatal shooting of a man who assaulted him outside a convenience store in a dispute over parking.

Stormy Daniels' lawyer appears in Houston…

The attorney taking on President Donald Trump over his alleged affair with an adult film actress has appeared in Houston immigration court to try to secure the release of a 9-year-old boy from Guatemala

Firefighter Dies Battling Largest Fire In…

He's the first person to die from the Mendocino Complex fire.

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Lavish court spending in poor West Virginia…

In poor West Virginia, a scandal over spending by the state's Supreme Court has triggered a move by one branch of government to essentially fire another

Police chief defends Taser use on woman, 87…

Georgia police chief: Officer justified in using Taser on 87-year-old woman who didn't obey commands to drop a knife

Police: Online love scam leads investigators to…

Police say an online romance scam led them to the grim discovery that a North Carolina woman was plotting to kill her 88-year-old mother who she lived with

West Virginia Impeaches All 4 State Supreme Court…

The state's House Judiciary Committee approved 14 articles of impeachment against the four judges last week.

FBI: Sheriff was bribed to shelter drug dealer for 15 years

Federal officials allege a former Mississippi Delta sheriff protected an illegal drug dealer for 15 years in exchange for bribes

Nebraska Uses Fentanyl to Kill Prisoner, a First

For the first time, fentanyl has been used in the execution of a US prisoner. Carey Dean Moore was put to death via lethal injection at the Nebraska State Penitentiary Tuesday morning using a previously untested combination of four drugs: fentanyl citrate, the powerful synthetic opioid blamed for deadly overdoses...

The Latest: Governor opposes release of compound…

New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez and other state Republicans are criticizing a judge's decision to allow the release of defendants accused of child abuse at a ramshackle desert compound where authorities found the remains of a boy.

President Trump Signs $717 Billion Defense…

The legislation will increase active-duty recruits by more than 15,000 and give troops a pay raise, among other things.

NYC mayor signs bill capping new ride-hail licenses

New York City, the largest American market for Uber, has become the first U.S. city to regulate the growth of app-based rides

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Prosecutors: Boy Died in Exorcism-Like Ritual at…

A 3-year-old boy whose remains were found at a New Mexico compound where children were allegedly trained to conduct school shootings died during an exorcism-like ritual, prosecutors say. Abdul-Ghani Wahhaj, allegedly taken from his Georgia home late last year, suffered from seizures, and his father believed he was possessed by...

45 Years After Alleged Alien Abduction, He's…

Calvin Parker was looking for fish. He says he instead found aliens—or, rather, aliens found him. The date was Oct. 11, 1973, but Parker has hardly mentioned it in the 45 years since he and 42-year-old Charles Hickson saw a blinding light over Mississippi's Pascagoula River. Hickson, who has...

Florida AG Files Manslaughter Charges In 'Stand…

A shooting that was initially thought to be justified under Florida's stand your ground law is now headed for a criminal trial.