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Hospital compiles Spotify playlist to help with CPR

Who knew that music could be a literal life saver? Doctors say some songs can give you the right rhythm to get the heart pumping when doing cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Experts say those doing CPR need to do 100 chest compressions a minute, and there are some tunes that have 100 beats per minute and will help keep people track when doing Hands Only CPR, WNBC reported. The songs include ...
Pig ‘the size of a mini horse’ corralled with bag of Doritos

Pig ‘the size of a mini horse’ corralled with bag of Doritos

San Bernardino County Sheriff’s deputies responding to a call about an escaped pig “the size of a mini horse” used Doritos to corral and lure the porker home.  >> Read more trending news  Deputies have gotten previous calls about this particular pig and knew how to get his attention and where to take him, officials said in a post on Instagram.  “They...
Elizabeth Warren releases DNA analysis backing Native American ancestry claims

Elizabeth Warren releases DNA analysis backing Native American ancestry claims

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., has released an analysis of her DNA showing that she has Native American ancestry. An analysis of Warren's DNA sample showed she had a Native American ancestor in her family dating back six to 10 generations, according to WFXT. The release of the analysis comes after President Donald Trump has mocked her repeatedly for her claim that she has Native American...
Proceeds from 40-pound, $2,000 pizza will go to Hurricane Florence victims

Proceeds from 40-pound, $2,000 pizza will go to Hurricane Florence victims

A 40-pound pizza you can only find in New York City goes for $2,000. However, the owner of Champion Pizza said every penny he makes off the cheeseburger pie will go toward Hurricane Florence victims in North Carolina. The pizza has five layers and takes a lot of preparation. It’s so big that at least two people have to load it into the oven, and the pizza has to be split in half to...
Sears files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection

Sears files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection

Sears Holdings has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in White Plains, New York, multiple news outlets are reporting. The iconic company, which owns Sears and Kmart, said early Monday that it will shutter 142 of its stores “near the end of the year” in addition to 46 closures announced this summer. A list of the affected locations was not immediately available. As of August...
Pressured over missing writer, Saudi Arabia lashes out

Pressured over missing writer, Saudi Arabia lashes out

Saudi Arabia has threatened to retaliate for any sanctions imposed against it after President Donald Trump said the oil-rich kingdom deserves "severe punishment" if it is responsible for the disappearance and suspected murder of Washington Post contributor Jamal Khashoggi. The warning from the world's top oil exporter came after a turbulent day on the Saudi stock exchange, which plunged...
Florida man hit in arm with stray bullet while driving home with family

Florida man hit in arm with stray bullet while driving home with family

A Tampa man was randomly shot in the arm Saturday evening while driving through the Fairview Shores neighborhood, the Orlando Police Department said. >> Read more trending news  Police said they were called shortly after 8:30 p.m. after someone shot the SUV several times, piercing a window. Nicole Rawlins, the victim's wife, told Channel 9 she, her husband and their three children -- ages...
Someone steals man’s identity, buys $8,000 worth of jewelry

Someone steals man’s identity, buys $8,000 worth of jewelry

An Ohio man said someone used his identity to open a Kay Jewelers account and racked up charges worth $8,100. >> Read more trending news  The victim told police on Oct. 2 that a credit-monitoring service alerted him to fraudulent activity. Someone opened an account on Aug. 20 at the jewelry store with an $8,600 line of credit. Nearly all of the line of credit was used, according to the...
President Trump to see hurricane damage in Florida, Georgia

President Trump to see hurricane damage in Florida, Georgia

With a number of communities and thousands of people still reeling from the severe damage done by Hurricane Michael, President Donald Trump on Monday will see some of the destruction himself, as he tours areas in both Florida and Georgia, getting an up close view of a recovery effort that’s also tinged with high-stakes politics, just over three weeks from key mid-term...
Python falls through ceiling during bank meeting

Python falls through ceiling during bank meeting

Staff at a bank in south China's Nanning City got the fright of their lives on Friday when a giant python suddenly crashed through the ceiling to interrupt their morning meeting. >> Read more trending news  The 1.5-meter-long (5-foot) intruder made an unexpected entrance to the bank in south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region shortly before 8:15 a.m. on Friday, with surveillance video...
As marijuana legalization nears in Canada, warning about crossing border with weed

As marijuana legalization nears in Canada, warning about crossing border with weed

At Hashtag Cannabis in Seattle, customers don't just inquire about the products. "We definitely get questions about crossing the border," said co-owner Logan Bowers. People ask about taking Washington weed into Canada or to other U.S. states. >> Read more trending news   "We're cannabis purveyors. We're not lawyers. So we're not the best source of advice on that...
'SNL': Alec Baldwin's Trump returns as 'Saturday Night Live' spoofs Kanye West meeting

'SNL': Alec Baldwin's Trump returns as 'Saturday Night Live' spoofs Kanye West meeting

You knew the writers at "Saturday Night Live" weren't going to let this one go. Days after rapper Kanye West's White House visit with President Donald Trump, Alec Baldwin returned to the comedy show for the first time this season in a spoof of Thursday's headline-making meeting. "I flew here using the power of this hat!" cast member Chris Redd, playing a rambling West, proclaimed...
Saudis reject threats as stocks plunge after Trump comments

Saudis reject threats as stocks plunge after Trump comments

Saudi Arabia on Sunday threatened to retaliate for any sanctions imposed against it after President Donald Trump said the oil-rich kingdom deserves "severe punishment" if it is responsible for the disappearance and suspected murder of Washington Post contributor Jamal Khashoggi. The warning from the world's top oil exporter came after a turbulent day on the Saudi stock exchange, which plunged...

Red Cross urges Nigerian militants to spare 2 health workers

The International Committee of the Red Cross made an urgent appeal on Sunday to an affiliate of the Islamic State organization in Nigeria to spare the lives of two abducted health workers. The women risk the fate of a colleague who was killed by the extremists last month, the statement said. "We urge you for mercy." The global aid organization urged Nigerian authorities and others who might...
Tester goes on the attack in Montana US Senate race debate

Tester goes on the attack in Montana US Senate race debate

U.S. Sen. Jon Tester went on the attack Saturday against Republican candidate Matt Rosendale as the Montana Democrat fights to keep his seat in a tightening Senate race. Tester is one of 10 Senate Democrats seeking re-election in states won by President Donald Trump in 2016. He got personal during Saturday's debate in Bozeman by contrasting his own Montana roots with Rosendale: "Somebody who...
Hurricane Michael: Georgia's lone death is 11-year-old girl

Hurricane Michael: Georgia's lone death is 11-year-old girl

The family of an 11-year-old Georgia girl killed in Hurricane Michael is trying to do right by her, but is facing tough odds. >> Read more trending news  Sarah Radney died, according to authorities, after debris from a carport crashed into the home where she was staying in Seminole County. As of Thursday night, she was the state’s lone reported death attributed to Michael. &ldquo...
Lincoln's handwritten speech pulled from history museum ashes

Lincoln's handwritten speech pulled from history museum ashes

Four months after a fire tore through the Aberdeen Museum of History, crews are finally able to get inside to see what survived.  >> Read more trending news  Among the recovered pieces is an 1859 handwritten speech from President Abraham Lincoln. Museum director Dave Morris said finding the surviving artifact in the ashes nearly brought him to tears.  "Oh my God, this is...
N.Y. mayor Bill de Blasio hails Andrew Gillum on Florida campaign stop

N.Y. mayor Bill de Blasio hails Andrew Gillum on Florida campaign stop

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio hailed Florida Democratic gubernatorial nominee Andrew Gillum on Saturday as a key national figure in efforts to move the Democratic Party to the left and dismissed Gillum’s Republican rival, Ron DeSantis, as a “wholly owned subsidiary” of President Donald Trump. With Tallahassee Mayor Gillum staying in his city to tend to post-Hurricane Michael duties...
2 men shot in head drive themselves to hospital

2 men shot in head drive themselves to hospital

Two men showed up at a hospital in McKeesport early Saturday morning after they were both shot in the head. >> Read more trending news  According to police, the men drove themselves to a hospital around 3:42 a.m., then were transported to local trauma hospitals. The driver of the vehicle, a 33-year-old man, has non-life-threatening injuries, according to police. The passenger, a 22-year-old...
Man claims 2-year-old boy who died slipped from hands while tossing child in air, police say

Man claims 2-year-old boy who died slipped from hands while tossing child in air, police say

A man was arrested and charged with aggravated child abuse after a 2-year-old boy was rushed to the hospital in extremely critical condition and later died from his injuries, Memphis police said. >> Read more trending news  Alan Johnson was taking care of the child while his mother was at work, according to a police affidavit. He told investigators he was throwing the 2-year-old up in the...
No charges filed after death at ayahuasca church

No charges filed after death at ayahuasca church

The Orange County Sheriff’s Office has officially closed its death investigation without making any arrests following the death of a young man who attended a local ayahuasca retreat at the Soul Quest Church. Investigative reporter Karla Ray has been covering issues at the Soul Quest Church for more than two years after learning the church was running without any exemptions from the Drug Enforcement...
Houston firefighters take battle over pay to voters

Houston firefighters take battle over pay to voters

Houston firefighters who have been in a bitter battle with the city for higher wages are taking their case to voters. Firefighters in the nation's fourth-largest city are asking for pay parity with local police in a proposal that Houston's mayor insists would be "a financial disaster for the city." Houston residents will vote on the plan for the city's 4,000 firefighters on Nov. 6. The firefighters'...
Taliban say 'general' discussion held with US special envoy

Taliban say 'general' discussion held with US special envoy

The Taliban held talks with the U.S. special envoy tasked with finding a negotiated end to Afghanistan's protracted and increasingly bloody war, a Taliban official said Saturday. In a statement, Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said the meeting with Zalmay Khalilzad was held Friday in the Middle Eastern state of Qatar, where the Taliban maintain a political office. Taliban political chief Abbas...
Nike offers pro contract to Oregon runner with cerebral palsy

Nike offers pro contract to Oregon runner with cerebral palsy

A runner at the University of Oregon became the first professional athlete with cerebral palsy to sign a contract with Nike, Sports Illustrated reported. >> Read more trending news  Justin Gallegos, a 20-year-old junior, thought he was being filmed for completing a cross country race for the university’s running club last Saturday. Instead, cameras captured the moment as John...
Texas pet rescue group seeks home for puppies found in dumpster

Texas pet rescue group seeks home for puppies found in dumpster

Two puppies were found Friday afternoon in a trash dumpster behind a Texas grocery store, and a San Antonio pet rescue organization is trying to find them new homes, KSAT reported. >> Read more trending news  The staff at San Antonio Pets Alive! found the animals Friday afternoon. Earlier in the day, a man visited the SAPA office with two puppies and said he wanted to leave them...
Florida interior decorator accused of stealing $1 million from clients

Florida interior decorator accused of stealing $1 million from clients

A South Florida interior decorator is accused of stealing more than $1 million from clients to finance his lifestyle, the Sun-Sentinel reported. >> Read more trending news  Antonio DiMarco, 42, of Hallandale Beach, was arrested Wednesday and was charged with money laundering, obtaining property worth over $50,000 by fraud and two counts of grand theft of more than $100,000, the newspaper...
Man rescues trapped sister, nephew after massive tree splits house in two

Man rescues trapped sister, nephew after massive tree splits house in two

An Albemarle family was trapped inside its home after a massive tree fell and literally split the house in two. Channel 9 reporter Gina Esposito spoke to the family about the terrifying experience. They said they’re blessed and thankful that everyone was OK after the huge tree crashed down on the home during Tropical Storm Michael. >> Read more trending news  The tree landed in the...
Border Patrol misconduct stats point to Texas

Border Patrol misconduct stats point to Texas

The Border Patrol sector in Laredo, Texas — where two agents were accused this year of multiple murders in separate cases — disciplined employees more on average over two years than any other major sector, according to data released by U.S. Customs and Border Protection on Friday. The findings were part of a comprehensive look at misconduct at the 60,000-employee law enforcement agency...
FBI foils man’s plot to blow himself up on National Mall on Election Day

FBI foils man’s plot to blow himself up on National Mall on Election Day

A New York state man was arrested by federal agents Tuesday, accused of plotting to blow himself up on the National Mall on Election Day.  Paul M. Rosenfeld, 56, of Tappan, is charged with unlawful manufacture of a destructive device and interstate transportation and receipt of an explosive, according to the FBI. If convicted, he faces up to 20 years in prison.  A search of Rosenfeld&rsquo...
Retailers up their game after Toys R Us closures

Retailers up their game after Toys R Us closures

When Toys R Us closed its doors, customers mourned the loss of a beloved brand that conjured memories of their own childhood. Retailers, on the other hand, saw an opportunity. Rather than cede any more ground to online behemoth Amazon, companies like Target, Walmart and Party City ramped up their offerings. Now, ahead of the pivotal holiday season, they're going even further by focusing on making...
Prospect of Trump-Xi talks raises hope for thaw in trade war

Prospect of Trump-Xi talks raises hope for thaw in trade war

With China and the United States opening the door to a meeting next month between Presidents Xi Jinping and Donald Trump, hopes are rising for a potential easing of tensions in the trade war between the world's two largest economies. Worries about the increased tariffs the two sides have imposed on each other's goods contributed to a dizzying bout of volatility in financial markets this week. The...
At least 34 die in Uganda mudslides triggered by heavy rains

At least 34 die in Uganda mudslides triggered by heavy rains

At least 34 people died in mudslides triggered by torrential rains in a mountainous area of eastern Uganda that is prone to such disasters, a Red Cross official said Friday. More victims were likely to be discovered when rescue reams access all the affected areas in the foothills of Mount Elgon, said Red Cross spokeswoman Irene Nakasiita. People were killed by boulders and chunks of mud rolling down...
Judge's vacation delays fatal warehouse fire court case

Judge's vacation delays fatal warehouse fire court case

A judge's vacation and miscommunication led to another delay Friday in the court case connected to a Northern California warehouse fire that killed 36 people two years ago. Attorneys for Derick Almena, one of two men charged criminally, had planned to urge a judge Friday to restore a plea deal that called for Almena to serve nine years in prison. But a judge said Alameda County Judge Kevin Murphy...
Hurricane Michael live updates: ‘Looks like an atomic bomb had hit,’ survivors sift through rubble

Hurricane Michael live updates: ‘Looks like an atomic bomb had hit,’ survivors sift through rubble

Hurricane Michael obliterated towns along the Florida Panhandle when it slammed into the region Wednesday afternoon just shy of a powerful Category 5 hurricane, packing winds of up to 155 mph. >> Read more trending news  The monster storm carved a path of destruction as it crashed ashore and moved inland, destroying homes and businesses, flooding roads and downing trees and power lines...
Bosnian Croat nationalists protest election of moderate

Bosnian Croat nationalists protest election of moderate

Several thousand Bosnian Croat nationalist supporters on Thursday protested the election of a moderate politician to the Croat seat in Bosnia's three-person presidency. The crowd marched through the ethnically divided southern town of Mostar holding banners reading "Not my president" and "RIP democracy" to protest Zeljko Komsic's victory. Bosnia's presidency also has a Muslim and...
Promoter of failed Fyre Festival gets 6 years in prison

Promoter of failed Fyre Festival gets 6 years in prison

The creator of the Fyre Festival, a highly publicized and famously failed music bash in the Bahamas, was ordered Thursday to spend six years in prison by a judge who called him a "serial fraudster." Billy McFarland, 26, was sentenced Thursday in federal court in Manhattan. He had admitted to defrauding investors of $26 million in the 2017 Fyre Festival and over $100,000 in a fraudulent ticket-selling...
Thousands of young US children get no vaccines, survey finds

Thousands of young US children get no vaccines, survey finds

Worried health officials say a small but growing proportion of the youngest children in the U.S. have not been vaccinated against any disease. They say an estimated 100,000 young children have not had a vaccination against any of the 14 diseases for which shots are recommended. The numbers come from a telephone survey last year of the parents of about 15,000 toddlers. The Centers for Disease Control...
Man fatally shot by stray bullet while watering lawn during grandchildren’s visit, police say

Man fatally shot by stray bullet while watering lawn during grandchildren’s visit, police say

A man was fatally shot Tuesday while watering his lawn, police said.  Family members told KNBC that Raul Corrales, 69, was shot around 3 p.m. while he was on the sidewalk with several of his grandchildren who had stopped by to visit.  >> Read more trending news  “When they turned around, he was on the ground,” daughter Rebeca Rodriguez told KNBC. Corrales...

After crash, Pentagon says temporary pause in F-35 flights

The Pentagon on Thursday ordered a temporary pause in all F-35 fighter jet flights in order to inspect the fleet in the wake of a crash last month in South Carolina. The decision involves a potentially bad fuel tube and affects more than 250 U.S.-owned jets, as well as nearly 100 that belong to other nations including Britain. About half the F-35s are believed to have the faulty tube, and they include...
Man in wheelchair dies after 100-foot tumble down escalator at Metro station in D.C.

Man in wheelchair dies after 100-foot tumble down escalator at Metro station in D.C.

A man in a wheelchair died Wednesday after he attempted to go up an escalator at a Metro station in Washington, D.C., authorities said.  The man tried to go up an escalator around 1:30 p.m. at the Columbia Heights Metro Station, a Metro spokesman told NBC 4 in Washington. Security footage showed the man, whose name was not released Wednesday, initially tried to use the elevator. “A...
Girl burned by contents of slow cooker; mom issues warning to parents

Girl burned by contents of slow cooker; mom issues warning to parents

A little girl has a painful recovery ahead after she was burned by food that was cooking in a slow cooker. Vanesa Herrera said she was making dinner while her daughter, Azra, was in her walker. The little girl grabbed the cord of the plugged-in Crock Pot and pulled it down on top of herself, KFOR reported. >> Read more trending news  The juice of the meat cooking inside poured over...
Stock market drop spreads, Wall Street set to fall again

Stock market drop spreads, Wall Street set to fall again

World stock markets sank Thursday, extending losses from Wall Street, as investors worried that higher interest rates will dent company earnings and a trade war will crimp global business. European shares sank after Asia closed sharply lower, auguring another drop in the U.S., which saw its major indexes tumble on Wednesday. Investors will be looking ahead to U.S. inflation data later in the day....
Months of anxiety for Wisconsin manufacturers amid trade war

Months of anxiety for Wisconsin manufacturers amid trade war

The trade war between the United States and China has made for a nerve-wracking summer of uncertainty in Wisconsin, where manufacturing has long been in decline yet remains a vital part of the state's economy. At Johnson Level and Tool in suburban Milwaukee, the Trump administration's thrust-and-parry trade moves with China and other countries have left the company bracing for up to $3.7 million in...
The Latest: NASA exploring flying space station without crew

The Latest: NASA exploring flying space station without crew

The Latest on the failed space launch carrying two astronauts (all times local): 11:00 p.m. NASA says it's dusting off its plans for flying the International Space Station without a crew after the aborted launch of a Russian rocket taking two astronauts toward the station. Kenny Todd, a space station manager, said from Houston several hours after Thursday's aborted launch that the station's three...
US, Russian astronauts land safely after rocket failure

US, Russian astronauts land safely after rocket failure

The problem came two minutes into the flight: The rocket carrying an American and a Russian to the International Space Station failed Thursday, triggering an emergency that sent their capsule into a steep, harrowing fall back to Earth. The crew landed safely on the steppes of Kazakhstan, but the aborted mission dealt another blow to the troubled Russian space program that currently serves as the only...

Correction: Tropical Weather-The Latest story

In a story Oct. 11 about Hurricane Michael, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Karen Clark & Company is an insurance company. Karen Clark & Company is a risk-modeling firm. A corrected version of the story is below: The Latest: Georgia crops hit hard by Hurricane Michael An insurance company that produces models for catastrophes is estimating Hurricane Michael caused about $8 billion in...
Halloween is busy season for head lice, experts warn

Halloween is busy season for head lice, experts warn

The Halloween season may be a fun and exciting time for children as they get ready for parties and trick-or-treating, but it’s also a popular time of year for head lice, according to experts. >> Read more trending news  The director of Lice Clinics of America, Jessie Foley, said it takes only three seconds for one bug to be transferred from person to person. Foley said August is the...
Hurricane Michael slams into Florida, charges into Southeast

Hurricane Michael slams into Florida, charges into Southeast

Hurricane Michael slammed into the Florida Panhandle with terrifying winds of 155 mph Wednesday, splintering homes and submerging neighborhoods before continuing its destructive charge inland across the Southeast. It was the most powerful hurricane to hit the continental U.S. in nearly 50 years and at least one death was reported during its passage. Supercharged by abnormally warm waters of the Gulf...
Minnesota meteorologist totes son during broadcast

Minnesota meteorologist totes son during broadcast

Today’s forecast: Partly cloudy with a 100 percent chance of adorable. >> Read more trending news  A meteorologist in Minneapolis carried her 21-month-old son wrapped on her back while she did a live weather report on television to celebrate International Baby-Wearing Week. Susie Martin, director of operations and meteorologist for Praedictix, said on the company’s blog...
5 things to know about Princess Eugenie of York

5 things to know about Princess Eugenie of York

Princess Eugenie of York is marrying tequila brand ambassador Jack Brooksbank Friday at St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle. Here are five things to know about Princess Eugenie. Royal lineage: Eugenie, 28, is the second daughter of Prince Andrew and Sarah, Duchess of York. She has an older sister, Princess Beatrice. Princess Eugenie is ninth in line of succession to the British throne...
Son of limo owner charged after weekend’s deadly crash

Son of limo owner charged after weekend’s deadly crash

The man in charge of the company that owned the limousine that was involved in this weekend’s deadly crash has been taken into custody and will face charges, multiple news outlets are reporting.  Update: Nauman Hussain was charged with criminally negligent homicide Wednesday, CNN reported. New York State Police and the Department of Transportation had given Hussain written violations...
After backlash, Amazon to boost pay for longtime workers

After backlash, Amazon to boost pay for longtime workers

Amazon, facing a backlash from longtime warehouse employees who say its $15 hourly minimum wage wouldn't benefit them, will provide a bigger raise to those workers. The company said Wednesday that some adjustments are being made this week, and workers who already made $15 an hour will get more than the $1 an hour raise promised last week. The amount will differ by warehouse and affect a small amount...
Venezuelan politician mourned after suspicious death

Venezuelan politician mourned after suspicious death

Venezuela's chief prosecutor doubled down Wednesday on claims that a jailed opposition activist killed himself, while the Trump administration condemned the government of President Nicolas Maduro for its alleged involvement in the suspicious death. Attorney General Tarek William Saab appeared on state TV and said preliminary findings rule out foul play in the death of Fernando Alban. He held up a...
Hurricane Michael: Has image of skull appeared on satellite image?

Hurricane Michael: Has image of skull appeared on satellite image?

As the Florida Panhandle region braced for Hurricane Michael, some eagle-eyed weather watchers noticed what looks like a skull in one of the satellite images of the storm. A photo of the image was posted to Twitter by WZVN meteorologist Jim Dickey, USA Today reported. >> Read more trending news  CDO means “central dense overcast” or the thunderstorm clouds around...
Ohio police officer brings vet Narcan to save dog from 'opioid emergency'

Ohio police officer brings vet Narcan to save dog from 'opioid emergency'

An Ohio police officer used a nasal spray to save a dog having an opioid emergency, WYTV reported. >> Read more trending news  According to a post on the Austintown Police Department’s Facebook page, police were called to the Austintown Veterinary Clinic on Friday. A Doberman pinscher puppy named Trooper had a severe reaction to medication he received before surgery, ...
Woman who spent $21M at Harrods fights UK wealth order

Woman who spent $21M at Harrods fights UK wealth order

A woman from Azerbaijan who spent 16 million pounds ($21 million) on jewelry, wine and other goods at luxury London department store Harrods over the course of a decade has become the first target of a new British rule allowing officials to seize money from people suspected of getting their wealth through corruption. A court has ordered Zamira Hajiyeva, 55, to explain where she got the money to also...
10 dead in torrential flooding on Spain's Mallorca island

10 dead in torrential flooding on Spain's Mallorca island

At least 10 people died on the Spanish island of Mallorca after a torrential rainstorm caused flash flooding that left a trail of piled vehicles and damaged infrastructure from surges of water and mud. Two British citizens and a Dutch woman were among the victims found Wednesday, one day after the rainfall, a spokeswoman with the regional emergency service said. The only missing person as of Wednesday...
Hurricane Michael: Scenes from Florida as the storm approaches

Hurricane Michael: Scenes from Florida as the storm approaches

Ahead of the arrival of Hurricane Michael, thousands of people on the Florida Panhandle are heeding the warning to prepare for the worst or get out. Photos on social media show deserted store shelves, stacked sandbags, busy evacuation routes, and ominous clouds closing in on the coast. >> Read more trending news  Check out some of the posts below:
55 people dead in overnight bus crash in western Kenya

55 people dead in overnight bus crash in western Kenya

Fifty-five people were killed when their bus left the road, rolled down a slope and crashed in western Kenya, an official said Wednesday, with the roof of the bus ripped off. "The information we have is that the driver lost control," Kericho County police commander James Mugera told The Associated Press. "I felt the bus swerve from one side to the other and then I found myself in the...
The Latest: Michael still a hurricane hours after landfall

The Latest: Michael still a hurricane hours after landfall

The Latest on Hurricane Michael (all times Eastern): 11 p.m. Forecasters say Michael is weakening but still a hurricane with 75-mph (120-kph) winds as it crosses central Georgia. The National Hurricane Center said Michael was located at 11 p.m. EDT Wednesday about 45 miles (70 kilometers) south-southwest of Macon, Georgia. The low-level Category 1 hurricane was picking up speed and moving to the northeast...
More than 100 pot shops set to open as Canada legalizes weed

More than 100 pot shops set to open as Canada legalizes weed

Mat Beren and his friends used to drive by the vast greenhouses of southern British Columbia and joke about how much weed they could grow there. Years later, it's no joke. The tomato and pepper plants that once filled some of those greenhouses have been replaced with a new cash crop: marijuana. Beren and other formerly illicit growers are helping cultivate it. The buyers no longer are unlawful dealers...
Libertarian says Trump, Democrats need a swing-vote senator

Libertarian says Trump, Democrats need a swing-vote senator

The nation rejected him in 2016 as an offbeat alternative to Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton. The rest is not yet history as Gary Johnson, a former governor of New Mexico, seeks a seat in the U.S. Senate as a Libertarian and political wild card. Johnson says his high-desert home state of 2 million residents stands to gain considerable influence in the Senate if he is elected as a freewheeling swing...
'Catching some hell': Hurricane Michael slams into Florida

'Catching some hell': Hurricane Michael slams into Florida

Powerful Hurricane Michael slammed into the Florida Panhandle with terrifying winds of 155 mph Wednesday, splintering homes and submerging neighborhoods before continuing its destructive march inland across the Southeast. It was the most powerful hurricane to hit the continental U.S. in nearly 50 years and at least one death was reported during its passage. Supercharged by abnormally warm waters of...
Taiwan leader calls on China to not be 'source of conflict'

Taiwan leader calls on China to not be 'source of conflict'

Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen called on China Wednesday not to be a "source of conflict" and pledged to boost the island's defenses against Beijing's military threats. In a National Day address, Tsai said the best way to defend Taiwan was to "make it indispensable and irreplaceable to the world," while remaining nonconfrontational in its attitude toward China. "So once...
The Latest: Experts: Storm could be one of Panhandle's worst

The Latest: Experts: Storm could be one of Panhandle's worst

The Latest on Hurricane Michael (all times local): 11:40 p.m. Worried meteorologists now expect a strengthening Hurricane Michael to slam into the Florida Panhandle as one of the worst storms in the region's history. The National Hurricane Center's late Tuesday forecast predicted the storm would approach the central Panhandle region Wednesday as a Category 4 storm with sustained winds around 130 mph...
What you should know about heart attacks

What you should know about heart attacks

It’s critical for men and women to educate themselves about heart attacks, experts say. >> Read more trending news  More than 920,000 Americans this year will have a heart attack, and almost half of these heart attacks will occur without prior symptoms or warning signs, according to The Heart Foundation, an organization dedicated to saving lives by educating the public about heart...
Commentary: A Supreme Court open to the people, not just elites

Commentary: A Supreme Court open to the people, not just elites

The first Monday of every October features a majestic ritual in our nation’s capital. Nine of the most powerful lawyers in America ascend the bench of the U.S. Supreme Court, led by the chief justice of the United States, where they hear the first oral arguments of the new term. As a member of the Supreme Court Bar, I get goosebumps every time I can sit in that courtroom of marble and red velvet...
The Latest: Feinstein calls Trump attack 'an embarrassment'

The Latest: Feinstein calls Trump attack 'an embarrassment'

The Latest on President Donald Trump in Iowa (all times local): 9:20 p.m. Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein is calling President Donald Trump's attack on her handling of an allegation against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh "ridiculous and an embarrassment." The ranking member of the Judiciary Committee is again denying she breached the confidence of Christine Blasey Ford, who claimed...
Cause of death released for Georgia high school football player

Cause of death released for Georgia high school football player

The official cause of death has been released for Dylan Thomas, who died after he was injured during a football game in September.  The Pike County coroner confirmed that the 16-year-old player suffered cardiac arrest due to a head injury. The coroner officially ruled the death as an accident.  "Medical staff at Grady described to Dylan’s parents the nature of the injury as an...
Trump rally crowd chants 'Lock her up!' about Sen. Feinstein

Trump rally crowd chants 'Lock her up!' about Sen. Feinstein

Chants of "Lock her up!" rang once again throughout an Iowa arena as President Donald Trump rallied supporters Tuesday night. But this time, the staple of Trump's 2016 campaign against Democrat Hillary Clinton had a new target: California Sen. Dianne Feinstein. Trump, who was in the state boosting Republican candidates ahead of the Nov. 6 midterm elections, claimed that Feinstein, the ranking...
Basketball player's father: Louisville assistant gave cash

Basketball player's father: Louisville assistant gave cash

The father of a blue-chip college basketball recruit testified Tuesday that an assistant coach at the University of Louisville gave him a secret payment of $1,300 as part of a deal to get the son to sign with the school. At a criminal trial about corruption in big-time basketball, Brian Bowen Sr. described setting up two meetings with assistant Kenny Johnson via text in 2017 to try to collect cash...
Taylor Swift's Instagram post appears to have spurred 65,000 to register to vote

Taylor Swift's Instagram post appears to have spurred 65,000 to register to vote

Taylor Swift’s first major political statement may have led  tens of thousands of people to register to vote. According to Vote.org, a website that uses technology to increase voter turnout, there has been a significant increase in voter registrations across the county. “We are up to 65,000 registrations in a single 24-hour period since T. Swift's post,” Kamari Guthrie...
Virginia Beach jogger hit by SUV angered she was 'left for dead'

Virginia Beach jogger hit by SUV angered she was 'left for dead'

A Virginia woman who was hit by a vehicle while jogging is glad that a suspect has been arrested, but angry that she was “left for dead” in the Sept. 23 incident, WAVY reported. >> Read more trending news  Karen Stout, 53, was jogging in Virginia Beach when she was struck by an SUV, the Virginian-Pilot reported. She suffered two broken ankles and fractures in her ribs...
Baby will soon complete 50-state road trip

Baby will soon complete 50-state road trip

She’s only 5 months old but a little girl is finishing up something that may be on the bucket lists of many adults -- to visit all 50 states in the U.S. But age isn’t stopping Harper Yeats. Her parents have taken her on a road trip to end all road trips and hope to finish the journey on Oct. 18 when the family gets to Vermont, “Good Morning America reported”.  The...
The Latest: Paul to push for halting arms sales to Saudis

The Latest: Paul to push for halting arms sales to Saudis

The Latest on the mystery surrounding the fate of a Saudi journalist who disappeared while visiting the kingdom's consulate in Istanbul (all times local): 11 p.m. Republican Sen. Rand Paul says he'll try to force a vote in the Senate this week blocking U.S. arms sales to Saudi Arabia over the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Paul told local radio in Kentucky he wants to end the arms shipments...
Hurricane Michael strengthens; National Hurricane Center warns of ‘life-threatening storm surge’

Hurricane Michael strengthens; National Hurricane Center warns of ‘life-threatening storm surge’

Hurricane Michael is barreling toward the Florida Panhandle as people in the storm’s path prepare for the arrival of a possible Category 3 storm. >> Read more trending news  The National Hurricane Center is warning of “life-threatening storm” surge of 8 to 12 feet, which could cause flooding of roads, homes and businesses. Mandatory evacuation orders are already posted...
UN urges Venezuela to probe opposition politician's death

UN urges Venezuela to probe opposition politician's death

The United Nations on Tuesday urged Venezuelan officials to perform an independent and transparent investigation into the death of an opposition councilman jailed by Venezuela's intelligence police on allegations that he plotted to kill President Nicolas Maduro. Venezuelan officials said that Fernando Alban killed himself by leaping from the 10th floor of the state police agency's headquarters. But...
In boon for farmers, Trump lifts restrictions on ethanol

In boon for farmers, Trump lifts restrictions on ethanol

The Trump administration is moving to allow year-round sales of gasoline with higher blends of ethanol, a boon for Iowa and other farm states that have pushed for greater sales of the corn-based fuel. President Donald Trump announced he is lifting a federal ban on summer sales of high-ethanol blends during a trip to Iowa on Tuesday. "Today we are unleashing the power of E15 to fuel our country...
Brett Kavanaugh says he’s not ‘bitter’ over confirmation process at White House swearing-in

Brett Kavanaugh says he’s not ‘bitter’ over confirmation process at White House swearing-in

President Donald Trump hosted a ceremonial swearing-in ceremony Monday night at the White House for new U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh after a bitter confirmation battle that culminated Saturday when the Senate voted mostly along party lines, 50-48, to confirm Kavanaugh. >> Read more trending news  Before an audience that included the sitting Supreme Court justices...
Video: Deputies joked, laughed as Army veteran suffered fatal overdose in jail cell

Video: Deputies joked, laughed as Army veteran suffered fatal overdose in jail cell

The mother of a U.S. Army veteran who overdosed in a jail cell and later died has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against Oregon deputies who were heard on video cracking jokes as her son thrashed uncontrollably in his padded cell. Brenda Kay Nordenstrom is also suing the jail’s medical staff on behalf of her son, Bryan Everett Perry, who died Nov. 4, 2016. Perry, 31, had been booked into...
Indonesia expert warned of quake, gov't mapped risk areas

Indonesia expert warned of quake, gov't mapped risk areas

When the violent shaking from a massive magnitude 7.5 earthquake finally stopped, Selvi Susanti stood up and realized something strange was happening. First, she saw the ground suddenly begin to sink. Then the pavement split beneath her feet like a broken dinner plate and started to rise. Terrified, she clung to a small sliver of asphalt and surfed a river of fast-moving mud as it swallowed entire...
Wrong-way driver going more than 100 mph hits, kills 21-year-old in head-on crash

Wrong-way driver going more than 100 mph hits, kills 21-year-old in head-on crash

Massachusetts State Police are investigating a fatal crash involving what appeared to be a wrong-way driver on Route 3 in Chelmsford, Massachusetts. Police said they got numerous calls around 1:28 a.m. reporting a Nissan Altima traveling at more than 100 mph in the northbound lane going in the wrong direction. >> Read more trending news  Shortly after, callers reported a...
Nationalist parties prevail in Bosnia parliamentary vote

Nationalist parties prevail in Bosnia parliamentary vote

Nationalists will stay firmly in power after Bosnia's general election, deepening the ethnic divide in the country that went through a brutal war in 1992-95, according to updated preliminary results on Monday. Nationalist parties will dominate the Bosnian state parliament and those in the Serb mini-state and the Muslim-Croat region, showed the results of Sunday's balloting released by election authorities...
Munich: This year's Oktoberfest was a roaring success

Munich: This year's Oktoberfest was a roaring success

More than 6 million visitors, 7.5 million liters of beer, 124 rotisserie oxen and Bill Clinton in lederhosen; another Oktoberfest in Munich has come and gone. Festival organizers say good fall weather helped attract 100,000 more people to the annual event than last year; in all, 6.3 million from about 70 countries. That's despite this year's Oktoberfest running only 16 days — two fewer than...
Congo ministry says at least 53 dead after tanker truck fire

Congo ministry says at least 53 dead after tanker truck fire

Congo's Health Ministry says at least 53 people are dead and more than 72 people have been hospitalized after a tanker truck collided with another truck in western Congo. The ministry updated the figures Monday, saying the toll will likely rise, given the severity of burns suffered. The accident happened in the village of Mbuba, not far from Kisantu city and about 200 kilometers (124 miles) southwest...
Ex-Journey frontman Steve Perry opens up about return to music in new interview

Ex-Journey frontman Steve Perry opens up about return to music in new interview

Former Journey frontman Steve Perry opened up about his return to music in a new interview with CBS. In a piece that aired this weekend on "CBS Sunday Morning," Perry, now 69, told host Tracy Smith why he left his band, his heartbreak over girlfriend Kellie Nash's death, and what moved him to release "Traces," his first album in two decades. Although an injured hip was...
California homeowners: Wildfire cleanup made matters worse

California homeowners: Wildfire cleanup made matters worse

One year after wildfires devastated Northern California's wine country and destroyed thousands of homes, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' first experience cleaning up after a wildfire has turned into an expensive bureaucratic mess. The state's top emergency official suspects fraud played a role. In October 2017, state and local officials lacked the resources to quickly clear still-smoldering toxic...
UN report on global warming carries life-or-death warning

UN report on global warming carries life-or-death warning

Preventing an extra single degree of heat could make a life-or-death difference in the next few decades for multitudes of people and ecosystems on this fast-warming planet, an international panel of scientists reported Sunday. But they provide little hope the world will rise to the challenge. The Nobel Prize-winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change issued its gloomy report at a meeting in...
Pakistan delays ruling on blasphemy death sentence case

Pakistan delays ruling on blasphemy death sentence case

Pakistan's Supreme Court postponed its ruling Monday on the final appeal of a Christian woman who has been on death row since 2010 after being convicted of blasphemy against Islam. The judicial panel listened to Asia Bibi's defense lawyer challenge statements by those who accused her of insulting Islam's prophet, an allegation punishable by death that can incite riots in conservative Pakistan. The...
UN report on global warming carries life-or-death warning

UN report on global warming carries life-or-death warning

Preventing an extra single degree of heat could make a life-or-death difference in the next few decades for multitudes of people and ecosystems on this fast-warming planet, an international panel of scientists reported Sunday. But they provide little hope the world will rise to the challenge. The Nobel Prize-winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change issued its gloomy report at a meeting in...
Rock used as doorstop for decades is meteorite worth $100K

Rock used as doorstop for decades is meteorite worth $100K

After reading about pieces of meteorites selling for thousands of dollars, David Mazurek decided to learn more about the large rock he had used for decades as a doorstop. It turns out the 23-pound rock is full of iron and nickel and worth about $100,000, researchers at the Central Michigan University and the Smithsonian Museum determined.  >> Read more trending news  “I could...
'Venom' sets October record with $80M; 'Star Is Born' soars

'Venom' sets October record with $80M; 'Star Is Born' soars

In a weekend of perfect counterprogramming for Hollywood, the comic-book movie "Venom" shrugged off bad reviews to shatter the October box-office record with an $80 million debut, while Bradley Cooper's "A Star Is Born" soared to $41.3 million. With $174.5 million in tickets sold at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to comScore, it was easily the best October weekend ever thanks...
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