• Donald Trump Oct 23, 2019

    Google Claims Breakthrough in Blazingly Fast Computing

    Google announced Wednesday it has achieved a breakthrough in quantum computing, saying it has developed an experimental processor that took just minutes to complete a calculation that would take the world’s best supercomputer thousands of years. The feat could open the door someday to machines so blazingly fast that they could revolutionize such tasks as finding new medicines, developing vastly...

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation Oct 4, 2019

    MGM Resorts Settles Vegas Shooting Lawsuits for Up to $800M

    Two years after a shooter rained gunfire on country music fans from a high-rise Las Vegas Strip hotel, MGM Resorts International has agreed to pay up to $800 million to families of the 58 people who died and hundreds of others who were injured, attorneys announced Thursday. The out-of-court agreement will resolve lawsuits in at least 10 states seeking compensation...

  • OFFICER Sep 27, 2019

    Dallas Cop Says She Wishes Neighbor Had Killed Her Instead

    A Dallas police officer broke her silence Friday about the night she killed a young accountant who lived in the apartment right above hers, telling jurors that she has to live with the guilt every day and that she wished their roles were reversed. Amber Guyger tearfully told the packed courtroom at her murder trial that she was sorry for...

  • Donald Trump Aug 31, 2019

    Trump Personal Assistant Madeleine Westerhout Abruptly Resigns

    President Donald Trump’s personal assistant Madeleine Westerhout has resigned from her job, a White House official and another person familiar with the situation told NBC News late Thursday. One source said that Westerhout left because she had shared personal information about the president’s family and Oval Office operations at an off-the-record dinner with reporters this month near Trump’s golf club...

  • United States Aug 28, 2019

    Contigo Recalls Kids Cleanable Water Bottles Due to Potential Choking Hazard

    Contigo has recalled its Contigo Kids Cleanable Water Bottles because the water bottle’s clear silicone spout can detach, posing a choking hazard to children. The recall affects about 5.7 million units of the water bottles, which come in multiple sizes and bottle colors and were sold both online and in stores in the United States, with another 157,000 sold in...

  • Donald Trump Aug 9, 2019

    Former FBI Deputy Director McCabe Sues FBI, DOJ Over His Firing

    FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, a frequent target of President Donald Trump’s ire, sued the FBI and the Justice Department on Thursday over his firing. The lawsuit, the second this week from an ex-FBI official challenging the circumstances of his termination, says the firing was part of Trump’s plan to rid the bureau of leaders he perceived as disloyal to...

  • Donald Trump Aug 6, 2019

    Experts: Mental Illness Not Main Driver of Mass Shootings

    President Donald Trump’s focus on “mentally ill monsters” oversimplifies the role of mental illness in public mass shootings and downplays the ease with which Americans can get firearms, experts said. “Mental illness and hatred pulls the trigger, not the gun,” Trump said Monday , addressing weekend shootings in Texas and Ohio that killed 31 people.

  • Donald Trump Jun 25, 2019

    Trump Awards Highest Military Honor to Iraq Veteran

    President Donald Trump on Tuesday awarded the nation’s highest military honor to an Iraq War veteran who took on an insurgent stronghold and allowed members of his platoon to move to safety during heavy fighting in Fallujah. The president presented the Medal of Honor to former Army Staff Sgt. David G. Bellavia, of New York. He is the first living...

  • Donald Trump Jun 22, 2019

    A Half-Hour Away: How Trump Opted Against Iran Strike

    The planes were ready — their deadly cargo poised for delivery within a half-hour. President Donald Trump had been given a series of options Thursday night on how to respond to Iran’s downing of an unmanned American surveillance drone. Senior military advisers zeroed in on a plan to launch strikes on a trio of sites within Iran, and it was...

  • Donald Trump Jun 22, 2019

    ‘Cocked and Loaded': Trump Calls Off Strikes on Iran, Citing Likely Deaths

    President Donald Trump said Friday the U.S. was “cocked and loaded” to retaliate against Iran for downing an unmanned American surveillance drone, but he canceled the strikes 10 minutes before they were to be launched after being told 150 people could die. Trump’s tweeted statement raised several questions, including how he could have learned about casualties only minutes before the...

  • golf Jun 13, 2019

    A Beautiful Course, a Beast of a US Open at Pebble Beach

    Tiger Woods and Jordan Spieth began the final day of U.S. Open preparation with a walk along the beach. No other U.S. Open has such a calming effect, especially the seven-hole stretch along the Pacific coast with sweeping views of sea lions basking on the rocks below the sixth green and people walking dogs on the seashore below the 10th...

  • California Jun 10, 2019

    Crews Search for Missing Automotive Writer in Northern California

    Authorities using boats and drones are searching a river for a veteran automotive journalist who went missing in Northern California while test-driving a motorcycle for a story. Crews are searching the Mokelumne River and a reservoir for David Gordon Johnson, who was reported missing June 5.

  • Associated Press Jun 2, 2019

    13 Dead, Including Gunman, in Virginia Beach Shooting

    Four were engineers who worked to maintain streets and protect wetlands. Three were right-of-way agents who reviewed property lines. The others included an account clerk, a technician, an administrative assistant and a special projects coordinator. In all, they had served the city of Virginia Beach for more than 150 years. These 11 city employees and one contractor were wiped out...

  • NEW YORK May 31, 2019

    Elite 8: National Spelling Bee Too Easy for Octet of Champs

    There were warning signs throughout a marathon day of spelling that this Scripps National Spelling Bee would not conclude like any other in the event’s 94-year history. Rishik Gandharsi sensed it as he stepped to the microphone for the ninth round of Thursday night’s prime-time finals, when he was one of eight spellers remaining onstage. “Just out of curiosity,” Rishik...

  • Virginia May 10, 2019

    Former Analyst Chelsea Manning Released From Jail on Contempt Charge

    Former Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning was released from a northern Virginia jail Thursday after a two-month stay for refusing to testify to a grand jury.
    Manning spent 62 days at the Alexandria Detention Center on civil contempt charges after she refused to answer questions to a federal grand jury investigating WikiLeaks.

  • Associated Press May 1, 2019

    Students Killed, Wounded in UNC Campus Shooting Identified

    Students at a North Carolina university were gathered for end-of-year presentations in an anthropology class when a gunman burst in and opened fire with a pistol, killing two and wounding four, a professor said....
    New details emerged Wednesday about the previous day’s shooting that caused chaos and panic on the last day of classes at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte. In...

  • Associated Press May 1, 2019

    Motive Unclear in Deadly North Carolina Campus Shooting

    A student with a pistol and no immediately apparent motive killed two people and wounded four others at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte before campus police disarmed and arrested him, authorities said. The campus police chief said the suspect had not appeared on their radar as a potential threat. “I just went into a classroom and shot the guys,” the...

  • Donald Trump Apr 18, 2019

    AG Barr Defends ‘Frustrated' Trump Before Releasing Mueller Report

    Shortly before the release of special counsel Robert Mueller’s redacted report on Russian election interference, Attorney General William Barr again reiterated his message that Mueller’s investigation found no collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian government hackers. He revealed in a news conference at the Justice Department that Mueller’s report examines 10 episodes in its obstruction of justice probe, and...

  • Donald Trump Apr 16, 2019

    Democrats Subpoena Banks as They Probe Trump Finances

    Two House committees subpoenaed Deutsche Bank and several other financial institutions Monday as part of investigations into President Donald Trump’s finances. House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., said in a statement that the subpoenas are part of an investigation “into allegations of potential foreign influence on the U.S. political process.”

  • California Apr 12, 2019

    SpaceX Launches Mega Rocket, Lands All 3 Boosters

    SpaceX launched its second supersized rocket and for the first time landed all three boosters Thursday, a year after sending up a sports car on the initial test flight. The new and improved Falcon Heavy thundered into the early evening sky with a communication satellite called Arabsat, the rocket’s first paying customer. The Falcon Heavy is the most powerful rocket...

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