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LA To Become First In US To Install Subway Body Scanners

Los Angeles officials announced Tuesday that the city's subway will become the first mass transit system in the U.S. to install body scanners that screen passengers for weapons and explosives. "The
Lavish Court Spending in Poor W. Virginia Triggers Scandal

Lavish Court Spending in Poor W. Virginia Triggers Scandal

A $42,000 antique desk. A $32,000 blue suede sectional sofa. A $7,500 inlaid wooden floor map of West Virginia's 55 counties.A scandal involving lavish office renovations and other financial abuses by
US Believes Missing Journalist Tice Still Alive After Six Years

US Believes Missing Journalist Tice Still Alive After Six Years

The Trump administration believes missing U.S. journalist Austin Tice, thought to have been captured in Syria six years ago, is still alive."We believe him to be alive," State Department spokeswoman
Mattis: US Needs Space Force to Counter Russia, China

Mattis: US Needs Space Force to Counter Russia, China

A U.S. Space Force is necessary to protect American satellites from being targeted by attack weapons in the hands of China and Russia, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Tuesday.Mattis’ comments came
Senator Nelson: 'Foolish' to Deny Russia Targeting Florida

Senator Nelson: 'Foolish' to Deny Russia Targeting Florida

U.S. Senator Bill Nelson, under fire from Florida's Republican governor, isn't backing down from comments that Russian operatives have penetrated some of his state's election systems ahead of this
Jurors: 300-plus Priests Abused Scores of Kids in Pennsylvania

Jurors: 300-plus Priests Abused Scores of Kids in Pennsylvania

More than 300 Catholic priests sexually abused at least 1,000 children over the last 70 years and church leaders did all they could to cover it up, a Pennsylvania grand jury report released Tuesday
US priests 'molested over 1,000 children', report says

US priests 'molested over 1,000 children', report says

More than 300 "predator" priests in Pennsylvania are accused of abusing over 1,000 children across seven decades, a grand jury said Tuesday in a devastating report that decried a systematic cover-up
Closing Arguments Due in Manafort Trial

Closing Arguments Due in Manafort Trial

Closing arguments are set to take place Wednesday in the tax and bank fraud trial of U.S. President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort.The prosecution and defense will each sum up
Turkey Boosts Tariffs Amid US Feud

Turkey Boosts Tariffs Amid US Feud

Turkey on Wednesday announced tariff hikes on a range of U.S. goods in the latest back-and-forth move amid a deteriorating relationship between the two countries.The extra tariffs apply to imports of
Mattis Criticizes Chinese Aggression During South American Tour

Mattis Criticizes Chinese Aggression During South American Tour

Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis has cautioned South American allies against Chinese aggression, slamming what he called China’s “predatory economics” and its militarization of increasingly important
Ilhan Omar Closer to Becoming First African Refugee in Congress

Ilhan Omar Closer to Becoming First African Refugee in Congress

Minnesota state lawmaker, 35-year-old Ilhan Omar, is closer to making history as the first refugee from the African continent, and the second Muslim American woman, elected to the U.S. Congress. She
US University Puts Electronic Assistants in All Student Housing

US University Puts Electronic Assistants in All Student Housing

One American university is putting electronic voice-controlled assistants in every student housing room on campus.Saint Louis University recently announced it will equip every student living space
US Retail Sales Rise Solidly; Productivity Accelerates

US Retail Sales Rise Solidly; Productivity Accelerates

U.S. retail sales rose more than expected in July as households boosted purchases of motor vehicles and clothing, suggesting the economy remained strong early in the third quarter.Other data on
Japanese Emperor Expresses 'Deep Remorse' for World War II

Japanese Emperor Expresses 'Deep Remorse' for World War II

Japan's Emperor Akihito expressed his "deep regret" Wednesday for his country's actions during World War II.The 84-year-old emperor revealed his remorse during a ceremony at Tokyo's Budokan Hall to
Former Trump Campaign Manager Says Bloomberg Is 2020 Threat

Former Trump Campaign Manager Says Bloomberg Is 2020 Threat

President Donald Trump's former campaign manager says Democrats need to nominate a Washington outsider to compete in 2020.Corey Lewandowski says former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg would
Oral Sex, Then Holy Water: Report Documents Abuse by Priests

Oral Sex, Then Holy Water: Report Documents Abuse by Priests

A priest raped a 7-year-old girl while he was visiting her in the hospital after she’d had her tonsils removed. Another priest forced a 9-year-old boy into having oral sex, then rinsed out the boy’s

Florida's Gulf Coast Battles Deadly And Smelly Red Tide

Greg Allen, writing for NPR: Florida this week declared a state of emergency because of a slow-moving natural disaster -- red tide. Red tide is toxic algae that have persisted off Florida's Gulf Coast
Black Americans Aren't Buying Omarosa's Turn Against Trump

Black Americans Aren't Buying Omarosa's Turn Against Trump

For years, Omarosa Manigault Newman stood at Donald Trump's side, making her deeply unpopular with African-Americans who see her as a sellout for aligning herself with a president who has hurled one
Parkland Students Start School Year with Tightened Security

Parkland Students Start School Year with Tightened Security

Students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School returned to a more secure campus Wednesday as they began their first new school year since a gunman killed 17 people in the freshman building. But some
White House Admits Error on Black Employment Claim

White House Admits Error on Black Employment Claim

The White House has acknowledged error in its false claim that President Donald Trump created three times as many jobs for African-Americans than President Barack Obama.It was a rare admission of