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UPDATED: Tue., April 23, 2019, 10:56 a.m.

Fox News to host town hall meeting with Pete Buttigieg

Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg is the latest Democratic presidential candidate to agree to hold a town hall meeting on Fox News Channel.


UPDATED: Tue., April 23, 2019, 10:55 a.m.

Brothers sue Jussie Smollett’s lawyers, claiming defamation

Two brothers who say they helped Jussie Smollett stage a racist and homophobic attack against himself filed a lawsuit Tuesday against the “Empire” actor’s attorneys, alleging that they repeatedly asserted …


UPDATED: Tue., April 23, 2019, 10:55 a.m.

Supreme Court to hear arguments over citizenship question on census

Conservative Supreme Court justices were mostly silent Tuesday as a Trump administration lawyer defended the government’s plan to ask about citizenship on the 2020 census, an indication the court’s majority …


For summer road trips, a new app turns insect splats into a detective game

For this summer’s road trips, skip the license plate game and 100th viewing of “National Lampoon’s Vacation” and try a new diversion we’ll call Name That Splat. All you need …


Trump, business organization sue Democratic House chairman

President Donald Trump and his business organization sued the Democratic chairman of the House oversight committee on Monday to block a subpoena that seeks years of the president’s financial records.


Medicare, Social Security face shaky fiscal futures

The financial condition of the government’s bedrock retirement programs for middle- and working-class Americans remains shaky, with Medicare pointed toward insolvency by 2026, according to a report Monday by the …


News groups fight to keep Harvey Weinstein’s hearing open

News organizations are going to court in hopes of pulling back the curtain on Harvey Weinstein’s next court appearance in his sexual assault case.


Melinda Gates talks ‘brash’ Microsoft culture in new book

Looking back at her time as an early Microsoft employee, Melinda Gates said the brash culture at the famously tough, revolutionary tech company made her want to quit, but that …


Officials say 6 people died in Texas small plane crash

All six people aboard a small plane died Monday when it crashed while preparing to land in central Texas, authorities said.


Trump says Cain withdraws from consideration for Fed seat

President Donald Trump said Monday that Herman Cain has withdrawn from consideration for a seat on the Federal Reserve’s board amid a focus on past scandals.


UPDATED: Mon., April 22, 2019, 10:41 a.m.

High school journalists were barred from a DeVos event. So they took her to task in an editorial.

The high school journalists were shut out of the roundtable, advertised as an “open press event,” because they had not sent in an RSVP to an invitation they had never …


Giuliani: Nothing wrong with Trump camp taking Russian help

President Donald Trump’s lawyer is insisting there’s “nothing wrong” with the president’s 2016 campaign taking information from the Russians.


George Zimmerman was just kicked off another dating app

George Zimmerman, the former volunteer neighborhood watchman who was acquitted of killing unarmed Miami teenager Trayvon Martin in 2012, was kicked off popular hookup app Tinder last week. That’s been …


Smokey Bear gets a new voice for his 75th birthday

Smokey Bear is going digital in a big way for his 75th birthday in an effort to reach younger Americans.


Trump alters Electoral College debate in states

For years, polls show, Republicans across the country championed a national popular vote to elect presidents, instead of the state-by-state tally of the Electoral College. Then Donald Trump got elected …


Armed civilian border group member arrested in New Mexico

Authorities say a New Mexico man belonging to an armed group that has detained Central American families near the U.S.-Mexico border was arrested Saturday on a criminal complaint accusing him …


UPDATED: Sat., April 20, 2019, 8:41 p.m.

Columbine honors 13 lost with community service, ceremony

People who were most directly affected by the Columbine High School shooting in suburban Denver spoke openly and emotionally Saturday about their struggles and advances since 12 students and a …


UPDATED: Sat., April 20, 2019, 6:33 p.m.

Texas cancer center ousts 3 over Chinese data theft concerns

A prominent cancer center in Houston says it has ousted three scientists whom federal authorities suggested are involved in Chinese efforts to steal American research. Peter Pisters, the president of …


UPDATED: Sat., April 20, 2019, 8:47 p.m.

Quest for food stamp data lands newspaper at Supreme Court

In the summer of 2010, reporters at South Dakota’s Argus Leader newspaper came up with the idea of requesting data about the government’s food assistance program. They sent a stream …


UPDATED: Sat., April 20, 2019, 4:27 p.m.

United Methodists edge toward breakup over LGBT policies

United Methodist Church is on a path toward likely breakup over differences on same-sex marriage and ordination of LGBT pastors.


UPDATED: Sat., April 20, 2019, 9:11 p.m.

Tiger attack sends keeper to the hospital, zoo pledges ‘nothing will happen to the tiger’

City officials say a tiger mauled a zookeeper at the Topeka Zoo in northeastern Kansas.


Quest for food stamp data lands newspaper at Supreme Court

In the summer of 2010, reporters at South Dakota’s Argus Leader newspaper decided to request data about the government’s food assistance program, previously known as food stamps. Eight years they …


UPDATED: Fri., April 19, 2019, 10:45 p.m.

Democrats seek Mueller’s final full report, now decried by Trump

President Donald Trump blasted special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s final report on Friday as “total bullshit,” while the Democratic leader of the House Judiciary Committee issued a subpoena for …


Cardi B rejects plea deal in strip club melee case

Cardi B has rejected a plea deal in a case stemming from a New York strip club melee last fall


Rep: Adele, husband Simon Konecki have separated

Adele and her husband Simon Konecki have separated.


UPDATED: Fri., April 19, 2019, 7:25 p.m.

Heiress pleads guilty in NXIVM sex slave case

An heiress has pleaded guilty to charges implicating her in a sex-trafficking conspiracy case against an upstate New York self-help group


UPDATED: Fri., April 19, 2019, 7:39 p.m.

Family detention space goes unused as Trump warns of crisis

The federal government says it’s running out of space to hold migrants, but Donald Trump’s administration is letting a lot of detention space for families go unused


Michelle Williams, Phil Elverum split after wedding in July

Michelle Williams and musician Phil Elverum have separated less than a year after marrying


FDA OKs 1st generic nasal spray of overdose reversal drug

U.S. regulators have approved the first generic nasal spray version of Narcan, a drug that reverses opioid overdoses. The Food and Drug Administration on Friday OK’d naloxone spray from Israel’s …


UPDATED: Fri., April 19, 2019, 9:22 p.m.

Storms in South kill girl in Florida, bring tornado threat

A strong storm system barreling through the South on Friday killed an 8-year-old girl in Florida and threatened to bring tornadoes to large parts of the Carolinas and southern Virginia.