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Jodi Arias attorneys argue for a new trial, allege misconduct by prosecutor Juan Martinez

Attorneys for Jodi Arias say her murder conviction should be overturned because of "pronounced and persistent misconduct" by Juan Martinez.
Is 'The Big One' coming? A California fault capable of a 8.0 earthquake is moving for the first time, study says

Is 'The Big One' coming? A California fault capable of a 8.0 earthquake is moving for the first time, study says

A California fault that could produce a 8.0-magnitude earthquake began sliding following a series of July temblors, according to a new study.

Union approves ratification vote to end GM strike

Nearly 50,000 General Motors employees who've been on the picket line since September 16 will begin voting on a tentative contract on Saturday. (Oct. 17)
Delaware worker says agency barred her from wearing hijab on the job

Delaware worker says agency barred her from wearing hijab on the job

When Madinah Brown wore a hijab to her job at the New Castle County Detention Center, supervisors made her clock out.

Former Pimco CEO to plead guilty for $500,000 bribes in college admissions scandal

Douglas Hodge, former CEO of Pimco, is expected to plead guilty Monday in the nation's college admissions scandal.

Vaping-related illnesses increase again, but at a slightly slower rate. At least 33 have died

The number of vaping-related deaths climbed to 33 and injuries rose to 1,479, a decline in the previous pace, the CDC said.

California launches earthquake early warning app

California is launching MyShake, a mobile app that will send out earthquake early warning alerts. Gov. Gavin Newsom and other officials announced the system Thursday, the 30th anniversary of the of

Trump tours Louis Vuitton workshop ahead of rally

President Donald Trump toured a new Louis Vuitton leather workshop in Texas on Thursday before headlining a campaign rally in Dallas. (Oct. 17)
Alleged co-conspirators of Giuliani associates plead not guilty in conspiracy case

Alleged co-conspirators of Giuliani associates plead not guilty in conspiracy case

Two suspects in the conspiracy case that has ensnared associates of President Donald Trump's lawyer Rudolph Giuliani pleaded not guilty

Senate Republicans weigh-in on cease-fire in Syria

GOP Senate lawmakers reacted to Thursday's announced cease-fire in Syria, with the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee voicing approval, but Sen. Mitt Romney blasting the administration

Mayor to teachers: Chicago won't budge on money

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot says a teacher strike could be settled "today" if the Chicago Teachers Union would negotiate with a seriousness and "sense of urgency." (Oct. 17)

Billionaire governor’s family farms get subsidy

A family business of West Virginia’s billionaire governor has maxed out a taxpayer-funded subsidy program meant to help farmers through the U.S. trade war with China. (Oct. 17)

'Dangerous' surge possible: Tropical storm warnings issued for Gulf Coast as system gains strength

Tropical storm warnings have been issued for the Gulf Coast as a system that could become Tropical Storm Nestor strengthens in the Gulf of Mexico.
Students return from fall break to find swastikas and 'sexually explicit' graffiti in dorm

Students return from fall break to find swastikas and 'sexually explicit' graffiti in dorm

The graffiti was discovered Tuesday on whiteboards hanging on doors in one dormitory at the South Carolina university.

Mulvaney confirms Ukraine aid tied to Dem probe

The White House is confirming Donald Trump asked Ukraine's leader to investigate his country's role in meddling in the 2016 US presidential campaign. Acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney said

Schiff: Things have gone from bad to much worse

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff says that "things have just gone from very, very bad to much, much worse" with the White House's acknowledgment that it held up military aid to

Trump credits 'tough love' for 5-day cease-fire

President Donald Trump is crediting his threat of sanctions on Turkey as "tough love" that led the country to agree to a five-day cease-fire with Kurds in northern Syria. Touting the agreement, Trump

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Here's the latest for Wednesday, Oct. 17th: Vice President Pence announces Turkey cease-fire in Syria; Chicago teachers go on strike; Lawmakers mourn the death of Congressman Elijah Cummings; A

DA: Faked brake work not to blame for New York limo wreck that killed 20

The Schoharie, New York district attorney provided more information about the cause of the deadly October 2018 crash in a new court filing.
Mild but changeable winter weather predicted for much of U.S., federal forecasters say

Mild but changeable winter weather predicted for much of U.S., federal forecasters say

A milder-than-average winter is predicted across much of the country, federal forecasters said in the official U.S. winter outlook released Thursday.