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UPDATED: Thu., April 18, 2019, 11:18 a.m.

Legionnaires’ disease found in adjacent California prisons

Legionnaires’ disease bacteria that killed one inmate and sickened another is more widespread than expected in a California state prison, officials said Wednesday, citing new test results.


UPDATED: Thu., April 18, 2019, 10:07 p.m.

Mueller reveals Trump’s attempts to choke off Russia probe

For nearly two years, President Donald Trump and his allies sought to undermine special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe, attacking investigators’ credibility and playing down their findings. As a redacted …


Why Easter is called Easter, and other little-known facts about the holiday

Easter is quite similar to other major holidays like Christmas and Halloween, which have evolved over the last 200 years or so. In all of these holidays, Christian and non-Christian …


UPDATED: Wed., April 17, 2019, 7:59 p.m.

High schoolers are inviting thousands of strangers to watch as they get into college – and get rejected

Reaction videos from non-celebrities, like Chae, offer a different kind of relatability. Some of the viewers are high school juniors and sophomores who are beginning the long process of applying …


UPDATED: Wed., April 17, 2019, 5:59 p.m.

North Korea says it test-fired new tactical guided weapon

North Korea says it test-fired a new type of “tactical guided weapon” in an announcement possibly intended to register displeasure with deadlocked nuclear talks without causing those coveted negotiations to …


UPDATED: Wed., April 17, 2019, 3:12 p.m.

Fed sees moderate growth but problems in trade and floods

The Federal Reserve said Wednesday the economy was expanding at a moderate pace in March and early April, despite uncertainty caused by trade tensions and severe flooding in the Midwest.


UPDATED: Wed., April 17, 2019, 9:41 p.m.

Mueller report release spirals into political gamesmanship

After nearly two years of waiting, America will get some answers straight from Robert Mueller.


UPDATED: Wed., April 17, 2019, 1:54 p.m.

What you won’t see in the Mueller report

The special counsel’s Trump-Russia report will be out on Thursday for all to see. But not all of it.


UPDATED: Wed., April 17, 2019, 1 p.m.

Despite recusal, prosecutor told deputy Smollett overcharged

Chicago’s top prosecutor injected herself into the criminal case accusing Jussie Smollett of staging a racist, anti-gay attack in January despite having recused herself, texting a deputy that the “Empire” …


UPDATED: Wed., April 17, 2019, 8:09 p.m.

60 people charged in illegal prescription opioid crackdown

Federal authorities said Wednesday they have charged 60 people, including 31 doctors, for their roles in illegally prescribing and distributing millions of pills containing opioids and other dangerous drugs.


Ivanka Trump says she passed on World Bank job

White House senior adviser Ivanka Trump says her father asked her if she was interested in taking the job of World Bank chief but she passed on it.


Naval Academy will bar transgender students in fall 2020

The U.S. Naval Academy will ban people who are transgender from attending the school, beginning with the 2020 school year.


UPDATED: Wed., April 17, 2019, 9:47 p.m.

20 years after Columbine, some polls show parents’ growing fears of dangers at school

Twenty years after the deadly attack at Columbine High School, polls consistently capture growing fears among American parents that their children face imminent danger whenever they go to school.


UPDATED: Wed., April 17, 2019, 6:10 p.m.

Florida teenager obsessed with Columbine takes her own life

A young Florida woman who traveled to Colorado and bought a shotgun for what authorities feared would be a Columbine-inspired attack just days ahead of the 20th anniversary was found …


UPDATED: Wed., April 17, 2019, 11:02 a.m.

Supreme Court asked to void Louisiana abortion clinic law

A Louisiana abortion clinic is asking the Supreme Court to strike down regulations that could leave the state with just one clinic.


UPDATED: Tue., April 16, 2019, 8:14 p.m.

FBI says woman who threatened Columbine was ‘infatuated’ with the shooting. She’s still at large.

Police identified the suspect as 18-year-old Sol Pais, who they said traveled to Colorado and threatened the schools. They described her as “armed” and “extremely dangerous” and said she was …


North Carolina ‘born-alive’ abortion bill wins final passage

North Carolina lawmakers have given final passage to a bill to require doctors and nurses to care for babies born alive during a failed late-term abortion, a measure critics say …


UPDATED: Tue., April 16, 2019, 4:28 p.m.

Mining project on federal lands hires former Interior head

Former U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is quickly parlaying his time in President Donald Trump’s cabinet into a lucrative private career. He’s landed a more than $100,000-a-year post at a …


UPDATED: Tue., April 16, 2019, 12:13 p.m.

Court ruling adds to delay in alleged USS Cole bomber case

A federal appeals court has thrown out years of legal proceedings in the already-delayed military commission case against a Saudi charged in the deadly 2000 bombing of a U.S. warship.


American flag graphic on police cars divides California town

The hue and cry over the placement of a bright American flag graphic on police cars has leaders in a small coastal Southern California city considering whether to tone down …


High court seems likely to rule against Calif. oil workers

The Supreme Court on Tuesday seemed inclined to rule against workers on oil drilling platforms off California who want to be paid for the off-work time they spend on the …


UPDATED: Tue., April 16, 2019, 1:20 p.m.

New Jersey high school’s celebrated ‘Alien’ play gets encore

A New Jersey high school’s stage production of “Alien” is coming back with help from the 1979 film’s director, Ridley Scott.


UPDATED: Tue., April 16, 2019, 11:46 a.m.

Telemedicine, walk-in clinics cloud role of family doctor

Some patients are dropping their family doctor as choices like telemedicine, urgent care centers and walk-in clinics grow.


UPDATED: Tue., April 16, 2019, 4:09 p.m.

Trump to allow suits over seizures of US properties in Cuba

Stepping up pressure on Cuba, President Donald Trump is poised to allow lawsuits against foreign companies that have benefited from Cuba’s seizure of American companies after the 1959 revolution, a …


Muskrat love: Detroit-area Catholics permitted to eat rodent

Detroit-area Roman Catholics have one more dining option during Lent than most other followers of the faith. The culinary appeal of that item, however, is up for debate.


UPDATED: Tue., April 16, 2019, 11:11 a.m.

Trump keeps attacking as redacted Russia report due Thursday

The president isn’t waiting. As Washington counts down the final hours until publication of the redacted special counsel report – now expected Thursday – Donald Trump stepped up his attacks …


San Francisco eyes charge to drive its famed Lombard Street

Thousands of tourists may soon have to pay as much as $10 to drive down a crooked street in San Francisco.


Trump tweets he will give Tiger Woods the Presidential Medal of Freedom

A green jacket, a fat paycheck and a restored reputation aren’t the only rewards Tiger Woods will receive after winning his fifth Masters on Sunday, capping one of the greatest …


Mueller’s redacted Trump-Russia report now expected Thursday

The Justice Department expects to make a redacted version of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on the Russia investigation public by Thursday morning.


Aretha Franklin makes history with posthumous Pulitzer win

NEW YORK – Aretha Franklin is still getting R-E-S-P-E-C-T after death: The Queen of Soul received the Pulitzer Prize Special Citation honor Monday, becoming the first individual woman to earn …