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Deputy: 3 women and 5-year-old boy killed in Mississippi

A 5-year-old boy and three of his female family members were shot to death at a home in eastern Mississippi, authorities said Tuesday. The bodies of the child and women were found in the community of Toomsuba, near the Alabama state line, and investigators are pursuing "numerous leads," Lauderdale County Chief Sheriff's Deputy Ward Calhoun told The Associated Press. Authorities have not...
Graffiti found at 3 popular monuments in Washington, DC

Graffiti found at 3 popular monuments in Washington, DC

The National Park Service says graffiti has been found at the Lincoln Memorial, the Washington Monument and the World War II Memorial. U.S. Park Police spokeswoman Sgt. Anna Rose said Tuesday that messages written in permanent marker were discovered over the holiday weekend. Similar graffiti was found on a power box along the National Mall. Rose says the message written on the Washington Monument...
US to expand pool of people targeted for deportation

US to expand pool of people targeted for deportation

The Trump administration is greatly expanding the number of people living in the U.S. illegally who are considered a priority for deportation, including people arrested for traffic violations, according to agency documents released Tuesday. The documents represent a sweeping rewrite of the nation's immigration enforcement priorities. The Homeland Security Department memos, signed by Secretary John...

Testosterone gel shows no benefit for older men's memories

Testosterone treatment did not improve older men's memory or mental function in the latest results from landmark government research that challenges the anti-aging claims of popular supplements. While testosterone use for one year appeared to strengthen bones and reduce anemia, it also showed signs of worsening artery disease and questions remain about other potential risks. The researchers said more...

Massachusetts police end visits to schools to greet kids

A Massachusetts police department's program that sent officers into elementary schools one day a week to greet and high-five students has been ended because some people complained. Northampton police started "High Five Friday" in December as a way to foster better relationships between police and children. "We thought it was a great way to start building relationships with young kids...

Report accuses Syrian government of sectarian war strategy

A new report by a Syria conflict monitoring group accuses the government of depopulating Sunni-majority areas in Syria's third largest city as it fights to consolidate its power. The report released Tuesday by the Washington-based Syria Institute raises ethical questions about what role, if any, the U.N. and other international institutions should play in rebuilding Syria while President Bashar Assad...

Cardinal at center of Ireland's clergy abuse scandals dies

Cardinal Desmond Connell, whose tenure as Dublin's Roman Catholic archbishop was dominated by revelations of pedophilia in the priesthood, has died at the age of 90. The Dublin Archdiocese said Connell died Tuesday in his sleep after a long illness. He oversaw the archdiocese from 1988 to 2004 and was elevated to cardinal in 2001. Connell, who spent 35 years as a University College Dublin theologian...
Italy cabbies clash with riot police during strike over Uber

Italy cabbies clash with riot police during strike over Uber

Thousands of Italian taxi drivers protesting legislation they say will favor Uber clashed with riot police Tuesday, intensifying a weeklong cab strike that has crippled transportation in Rome, Milan and Turin. The cabbies marched through Rome and protested in front of parliament, at the headquarters of the ruling Democratic Party and finally at the infrastructure ministry, where officials were meeting...
Out-of-service commuter train accident near Philly hurts 4

Out-of-service commuter train accident near Philly hurts 4

An out-of-service commuter train rear-ended a stopped train in a suburban Philadelphia rail yard Tuesday, causing some cars to jump the track and hit a third train, injuring four people including an operator hospitalized in critical condition, officials said. The Market-Frankford Line trains were near the 69th Street Transportation Center on a loop where trains turn around to get back into service...

Dublin protesters prevent speech by Israeli ambassador

A student society at Trinity College Dublin has canceled a speech by Israel's ambassador to Ireland after a group of students chanting pro-Palestinian slogans rallied outside the event. Trinity's Society for International Affairs had invited Ambassador Ze'ev Boker to give a 15-minute speech Monday night followed by a question-and-answer session. Before the event could start, several dozen activists...
Avalanche in Arctic Norway tosses kids around, no injuries

Avalanche in Arctic Norway tosses kids around, no injuries

A resident in Arctic Norway says four adults and two children were inside a house when an avalanche hit, knocking the building off its foundations, but all managed to get out safely. Tuesday's avalanche in Longyearbyen, the main settlement in Norway's Svalbard archipelago, struck near area where two people were killed in a 2015 avalanche. Frank Johnny Olsen, who was inside the house Tuesday, told...
Avalanche in Arctic Norway tosses kids around, no injuries

Avalanche in Arctic Norway tosses kids around, no injuries

A resident in Arctic Norway says four adults and two children were inside a house when an avalanche hit, knocking the building off its foundations, but all managed to get out safely. Tuesday's avalanche in Longyearbyen, the main settlement in Norway's Svalbard archipelago, struck near area where two people were killed in a 2015 avalanche. Frank Johnny Olsen, who was inside the house Tuesday, told...

Justices reject appeal from South Carolina death row inmate

The Supreme Court has turned away an appeal from a South Carolina death row inmate who pleaded guilty to killing an off-duty police officer during a multistate crime spree in 2004. The justices on Tuesday left in place a lower court ruling that rejected Mikal Dean Mahdi's claims that his lawyer didn't do enough to present evidence of his troubled childhood. Mahdi said his lawyer relied on a single...

Supreme Court rejects appeal from Virginia death row inmate

The nation's highest court on Tuesday refused to hear the appeal of a Virginia death row inmate who killed a hospital security guard and sheriff's deputy during an escape that sparked a massive manhunt that shut down Virginia Tech's campus in 2006. William Morva argued that he should have been allowed to present evidence that he wouldn't pose a threat to prison guards or others if he was sentenced...
Veteran who lost millions wants military to screen for gambling addiction

Veteran who lost millions wants military to screen for gambling addiction

A veteran said that he lost millions of dollars as a result of his gambling addiction, and he's speaking out now that government officials are recommending that military members be screened for such addictions. He said gambling addiction is a threat to the health of service members and to national security, whether it's the pressures of being in debt or the debt being used to get information or other...
Police department halts high five program with students after parent concerns

Police department halts high five program with students after parent concerns

Students in Northampton, Massachusetts, used to begin Friday mornings with high fives and fist bumps from local police officers, but because of concerns from parents that program has been halted. The “High Five Friday” program aimed to bring uniformed police officers to the city’s elementary schools on Fridays to welcome students to school. The idea for the program began after a...
Chelsea Clinton takes 2-year-old daughter to her first protest

Chelsea Clinton takes 2-year-old daughter to her first protest

A protest held Sunday in New York City’s Time Square called “I Am Muslim Too” was held in response to President Donald Trump’s travel ban executive order. The executive order, which was met with opposition from federal entities, temporarily banned travelers from seven different countries from entering the U.S. and indefinitely banned refugees from Syria. In attendance was a...
Court rules Snuggies are blankets, not clothing

Court rules Snuggies are blankets, not clothing

A federal trade court decision has ended the debate on whether Snuggies are blankets or apparel. The court ruled that a Snuggie is a blanket for tariff purposes, and should not face the higher apparel duty rate as the Department of Justice contended. The ruling was handed down Feb. 10, according to Bloomberg. The judge in the case ruled that Snuggies are marketed as “blankets with sleeves&rdquo...
Nephew of Allman Brothers' Butch Trucks says uncle was 'looking forward'

Nephew of Allman Brothers' Butch Trucks says uncle was 'looking forward'

In a new interview with Rolling Stone magazine, guitarist Derek Trucks, the nephew of late Allman Brothers drummer Butch Trucks, says that he is unsure why his uncle committed suicide last month at his Florida home, but that he seemed to be "looking forward." Derek Trucks, who was also a member of the Allmans as well as his own band and The Tedeschi Trucks Band with singer wife...
4 Americans among 5 killed when charter plane crashes into Australian mall

4 Americans among 5 killed when charter plane crashes into Australian mall

Four tourists, including three from Texas, and a pilot were killed when their small charter plane crashed into a shopping mall in Melbourne, Australia on Tuesday. Greg DeHaven of Spicewood, bankruptcy lawyer Russell Munsch of Austin, and retired Austin executive Glenn Garland have been identified by relatives on social media and Australian media reports as three of the victims. The Australian...
'Today' show host Hoda Kotb reveals adoption of baby girl

'Today' show host Hoda Kotb reveals adoption of baby girl

Hoda Kotb is really good at keeping a secret. >> Read more trending stories    In an emotional phone call with her co-anchors Tuesday, Hoda announced on-air on the "Today" show that she adopted a baby girl.  Most of her co-anchors, aside from Matt Lauer and Kathie Lee, were surprised by the news. Jenna Bush Hager and Kathie Lee cried when Hoda called in to...
Burger King owner buys Popeyes restaurants

Burger King owner buys Popeyes restaurants

The owner of Burger King and Tim Hortons restaurants has purchased Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, according to the company’s website. Restaurant Brands International paid $1.8 billion for  Popeyes, according to a press release. Popeyes is known for its Louisiana-style offerings, particularly chicken and red beans and rice. Daniel Schwartz, Chief Executive Officer of RBI, said in a statement...
Texas cracks top 10 of most dangerous places to cross the street

Texas cracks top 10 of most dangerous places to cross the street

Crossing the street can seem like such a simple thing. But there was some logic behind Mom telling you to look both ways first — an average of 13 people are struck and killed by a car while walking every day, according to the fourth edition of the Dangerous by Design report.  That same report (issued by Smart Growth America’s program National Complete Streets Coalition) found...
British Muslim teacher denied entry to U.S. during school trip

British Muslim teacher denied entry to U.S. during school trip

“Everyone was looking at me,” Miah told the Guardian. “As I was getting my luggage, the teachers and kids were confused. I couldn’t believe this was happening. I was being escorted out. It made me feel like a criminal. I couldn’t speak; I was lost for words." In a letter to the U.S. Embassy in London, the Neath Port Talbot council said Miah tried to visit the...
7 things to know now: McMaster is security adviser; David Cassidy has dementia; Powerball

7 things to know now: McMaster is security adviser; David Cassidy has dementia; Powerball

1. McMaster is security adviser: Army Gen. H.R. McMaster has accepted the job of national security adviser, one week after Michael Flynn left the job. McMaster is known as a creative thinker, according to The Associated Press,  and was  described by President Donald Trump as "a man of tremendous talent and tremendous experience." McMaster said he looks forward to "doing everything...
What is the Powerball jackpot; where can you play?

What is the Powerball jackpot; where can you play?

The jackpot for Wednesday’s Powerball lottery grew to $403 million dollars after no one matched all six numbers in Saturday’s drawing. For the next drawing, on Wednesday, the one-time cash payoff is estimated to be at $243.9 million. The $403 million jackpot is the 10th largest in the history of the game. The jackpot soared when no one matched the six numbers drawn Saturday night &mdash...
Man allegedly breaks into home, takes shower, puts on Betty Boop pajama bottoms

Man allegedly breaks into home, takes shower, puts on Betty Boop pajama bottoms

Talk about slipping into something more comfortable. According to the Times Record News, a Texas man recently broke into a Wichita Falls home, took a shower and put on a pair of Betty Boop pajama bottoms, police said.
Walmart cashier helps struggling family pay for groceries

Walmart cashier helps struggling family pay for groceries

A South Carolina Walmart cashier's heartwarming act of kindness for a struggling family of five has gone viral.
Model's shocking photo shoot from edge of 73-story Dubai tower draws ire

Model's shocking photo shoot from edge of 73-story Dubai tower draws ire

He also told The National that police want Odintcova to sign a pledge "not to repeat any dangerous moves that could endanger her life in Dubai."
Kurt Cobain's daughter, Frances Bean, pays tribute to late father on his 50th birthday

Kurt Cobain's daughter, Frances Bean, pays tribute to late father on his 50th birthday

The daughter of Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love paid a heartwarming tribute to her late father on what would have been his 50th birthday.
Georgia family reportedly welcomes quadruplets with no fertility treatment

Georgia family reportedly welcomes quadruplets with no fertility treatment

A Newnan, Georgia, couple, who defied the odds by having quadruplets without the use of fertility drugs, now have all four babies at home. Kortney and Justin Miller have their hands full with a baby in each arm, plus an older son, Bentlee. Brothers Brandon, Brayden and Bryant and their sister, Kenlee, were born on Dec.16, weighing around 3 pounds each, at Piedmont Newnan Hospital. They're now...
Fox News announces the death of a beloved host and 17-year network vet

Fox News announces the death of a beloved host and 17-year network vet

The Fox News family lost a beloved colleague this week with the death of journalist Brenda Buttner. Buttner was the host of “Bulls and Bears” and was a regular guest on “Your World with Neil Cavuto.” According to Fox, Buttner was employed by the network for over 15 years, and died as a result of cancer. She was a Harvard University graduate and a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University...
Pilot walks away with minor injury after plane crashes into tree

Pilot walks away with minor injury after plane crashes into tree

A Federal Aviation Administration recovery team has dismantled a small vintage plane and hauled it away after it crashed in Dawsonville, Georgia, on Sunday afternoon. The FAA said the two-seater plane, which was built in the 1940s, crashed just after noon along the side of the road. The only person on the plane survived the crash with only minor injuries. "I heard a big thud and then I heard...
Milo Yiannopoulos book deal canceled following remarks on pedophilia

Milo Yiannopoulos book deal canceled following remarks on pedophilia

Milo Yiannopoulos, the controversial conservative author and a leader of the alt-right movement, has had his book deal with Simon & Schuster canceled. >> Read more trending news  Simon & Schuster was set to release “Dangerous” later this year. RELATED: The American Conservative Union released a statement about Milo Yiannopoulos keynoting CPAC The cancellation of  the...
Trump visit may negatively impact disabled kids event at Florida airport

Trump visit may negatively impact disabled kids event at Florida airport

Unless organizers can get a commitment in the next week or so from President Donald Trump that he won’t be at his Palm Beach Mar-a-Lago club on April 1, a “Special Day for Special Kids” event at the Boca Raton airport for about 350 ill or disabled children will have to be called off, postponed or moved, an organizer says. In fact, since the president of the United States usually...
10 tips to help you unplug from social media

10 tips to help you unplug from social media

Instead of rolling over and reaching for your phone, take some time for yourself. Spend some time meditating, get in some stretching or a full workout before answering a single email. Starting the day with a healthy breakfast or a nutrient-packed smoothie is good for you, so why not also nourish your mind? Instead of constantly reaching for the next best smartphone on the market, go get an older model...
Students wear blue to support classmate with autism turned away from school dance

Students wear blue to support classmate with autism turned away from school dance

What a school called a "miscommunication" has sent a woman and her son reeling, but it's brought a community together in support of them. Max Bedard was turned away from a semi-formal dance at Pelham Memorial Middle School on Friday because he was dressed "inappropriately," his mother, Michelle Bedard, told WFXT. Max is autistic and has a sensory processing disorder. ...
Half-eaten shark washes ashore on Florida beach

Half-eaten shark washes ashore on Florida beach

A half-eaten shark washed ashore over the weekend in New Smyrna Beach, Florida, surprising beach-goers.  Some posted graphic photos of the shark on Instagram. Volusia County Beach Safety Ocean Rescue spokeswoman Tamra Marris said the shark appeared to be a blacktip or spinner shark.  "It is unknown what type of predator bit the dead shark or how far offshore it was," Marris...
Uber sexism under investigation after female engineer’s ‘slightly horrifying’ story

Uber sexism under investigation after female engineer’s ‘slightly horrifying’ story

Uber has launched an investigation into claims of sexual harassment after a former female Uber engineer wrote a blog post describing her time at the ride-hailing company as “strange, fascinating, and slightly horrifying.” Writer and engineer Susan Fowler wrote on her personal blog about her year at Uber as an engineer, calling the company “an organization in complete, unrelenting...
College student 'grades' apology letter from ex-girlfriend

College student 'grades' apology letter from ex-girlfriend

A woman who wrote an apology letter to her ex-boyfriend should have proofread it before sending it to him. >> Read more trending stories   Nick Lutz, the recipient of the letter, edited the letter with a red pen in the same way an English teacher would grade an essay.  Citing problems including the length of the introduction, repetition, spelling errors and the quality of her handwriting...
Psychologists discover why we call people wrong names

Psychologists discover why we call people wrong names

Has your parent ever called you by your sibling’s name or worse, the dog’s name? Psychologists have discovered why it happens.  Inadvertently calling someone the wrong name, whether by a parent, close friend or even a partner, happens because of love, according to Quartz. The brain has a network that contains information about related people, places and things and when...
More than 40 Outback, Carrabba’s, Bonefish restaurants closing

More than 40 Outback, Carrabba’s, Bonefish restaurants closing

Forty “underperforming” Carrabba’s, Outback, Bonefish Grill and Flemings restaurants will be closing by the end of the year, according to the company that owns them. Bloomin’ Brands Inc. said on Friday that it will close the restaurants located in various parts of the country. Three restaurants were closed in the last quarter of 2016. “Although 2016 was a challenging...
Man charged with animal cruelty after video shows dog dragged behind scooter

Man charged with animal cruelty after video shows dog dragged behind scooter

A man caught on video dragging his dog behind his motorized scooter was arrested and charged with animal cruelty on Thursday, police said.  Cardona was being held on $10,000 bond, according to KGBT.
Don Lemon silences panelist over 'fake news' claims

Don Lemon silences panelist over 'fake news' claims

References to fake news have been dominating media and headlines for weeks now, with a surge since President Donald Trump accused CNN of being fake news after the network promoted unflattering stories about him. >> Read more trending stories   Fake news became a popular phrase during the 2016 election. Americans' sharing of unverified or outright false stories has not been exclusive to...
Hitler’s personal telephone sells for $243K at auction

Hitler’s personal telephone sells for $243K at auction

An anonymous bidder paid $243,000 on Sunday for the traveling telephone that Adolph Hitler used during the height of his reign during World War II. The telephone was part of a weekend auction of war memorabilia conducted by Alexander Historical Auctions in Maryland, which described the phone in its auction catalog as “arguably the most destructive ‘weapon’ of all time” because...
Police warn residents about escaped cows selling dairy products

Police warn residents about escaped cows selling dairy products

Police warned residents Sunday about a couple of suspicious sales creatures hawking dairy products door to door.
The Oscars 2017: What time; what channel; live-streamed; who is the host?

The Oscars 2017: What time; what channel; live-streamed; who is the host?

The 2017 Academy Awards – the crowning jewel in Hollywood’s annual self-congratulatory tour of award shows – is set for Sunday. With nine films up for the Oscar for Best Picture, the favorite seems to be “La La Land,” the homage to Hollywood’s era of love story musicals. The movie is up for 14 Oscars, Best Picture and lead actor and actress nominations included...
Ivanka Trump's brand holds strong on Amazon as perfumes snag bestseller spots

Ivanka Trump's brand holds strong on Amazon as perfumes snag bestseller spots

Several retailers recently announced that they would stop or limit sales of Ivanka Trump’s merchandise, with some claiming sales, not politics, as the reason behind the decisions. But her brand might not be in serious jeopardy after all, as her perfume maintains spots on Amazon's bestsellers list. Her sales were so high that her fragrances took up three spots on the bestseller list this week...
Young amputee receives new legs thanks to Boston Marathon bombing survivor

Young amputee receives new legs thanks to Boston Marathon bombing survivor

A 19-year-old who lost his legs in a car crash last year is on the move again, thanks in large part to a Boston Marathon bombing survivor. Vidal Lopez, of Chicago, was hurt when a tractor-trailer crashed into his car in Mexico last summer. He wrote to the Heather Abbott Foundation in hopes of getting a grant to pay for prosthetic about three months ago and last week got a new pair of legs, thanks...
3 spectators injured when sprint car flies into crowd

3 spectators injured when sprint car flies into crowd

Three spectators were injured Sunday evening when a sprint car flipped off the dirt track and into the crowd at Volusia Speedway Park, the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office said. Footage showed race fans scattering as the car barreled through a fence shortly before 9:30 p.m. on turn two of a DIRTcar Nationals World of Outlaws event. "(It) looked like they had one car bump into another car...
Boy injured when dumpster lid slams onto head, pins him

Boy injured when dumpster lid slams onto head, pins him

A 9-year-old boy was seriously injured Sunday afternoon when he became pinned by a dumpster lid outside his Massachusetts apartment. Police said the boy was playing outside the Taunton Gardens apartment complex on Winslow Drive in Tauton and managed to climb inside a dumpster. As he was getting out, the metal lid slammed down onto his head and pinned him between the lid and rim of the dumpster. It...
UNCC quarterback, brother of Panthers tight end, arrested on rape charges

UNCC quarterback, brother of Panthers tight end, arrested on rape charges

Olsen is the younger brother of Carolina Panthers tight end Greg Olsen. Kevin Olsen was arrested on charges of second-degree forcible rape, cyberstalking, assault on a female and second-degree forced sex. The Charlotte 49ers were Olsen’s fourth team since September 2014. Out of high school in Wayne, New Jersey, Olsen committed to the Miami Hurricanes but left after being suspended from the team...
7 things to know now: Lisa Marie Presley; Trump travel ban; 'Not my Presidents Day'

7 things to know now: Lisa Marie Presley; Trump travel ban; 'Not my Presidents Day'

Here's a roundup of news trending across the nation and world today. 1. Trump aide fired: A national security adviser to President Donald Trump was fired from his job Friday after he delivered a speech that slammed the president and his policies. Craig Deare, who was appointed to head the National Security Council Western Hemisphere division, was relieved of the job after he spoke Thursday at...
Teen wears hilarious disguise to spy on best friend's first date

Teen wears hilarious disguise to spy on best friend's first date

A Texas teen apparently went to great – and hilarious – lengths to make sure her best friend had a successful first date.
Woman jumps on attacker's back to rescue injured officer, police say

Woman jumps on attacker's back to rescue injured officer, police say

A Louisiana woman is being hailed as a hero after she reportedly rescued a Baton Rouge police officer from an attacker.
WATCH: SpaceX launches Falcon 9 rocket from Florida's Kennedy Space Center

WATCH: SpaceX launches Falcon 9 rocket from Florida's Kennedy Space Center

The rocket – which blasted off from launch pad 39A with a Dragon supply ship on top – was packed with cargo Friday that will be brought to the International Space Station. The cargo includes 5,500 pounds of science experiments, research equipment and supplies for astronauts. Sunday's launch was SpaceX’s first in Florida since the September explosion of a Falcon 9 rocket...
Trump clarifies 'last night in Sweden' comment

Trump clarifies 'last night in Sweden' comment

The president provided further criticism of Sweden's immigration policies Monday via Twitter. 
DeMarcus Cousins reportedly traded to Pelicans in blockbuster deal

DeMarcus Cousins reportedly traded to Pelicans in blockbuster deal

Cousins is arguably one of the top big men in the NBA today, and pairing him with Anthony Davis and standout guard Jrue Holiday makes a serious trio in New Orleans. The move to trade Cousins comes on the heels of the Kings making public proclamations to keep the disgruntled center. Here’s what Yahoo! reported led to eventually trading the center:
Bao Bao prepares to leave U.S. for China

Bao Bao prepares to leave U.S. for China

Washington D.C. is getting ready to say goodbye to adorable panda Bao Bao.  Bao Bao was born in August 2013 and is part of the National Zoo's partnership with the China Wildlife Conservation Association. “There is a loan agreement,” National Zoo animal keeper Marty Dearie told FOX DC. “Mei Xiang and Tian Tian, her parents, are here on loan, and that loan agreement stipulates...
Germany bans talking doll, citing security concerns

Germany bans talking doll, citing security concerns

Blue-eyed, blond and unassuming, a talking child’s doll is susceptible to hackers and could be used as a surveillance device, German officials say.
Ohio college student is best grocery bagger in country

Ohio college student is best grocery bagger in country

Ohio’s top grocery bagger for two consecutive years finally took home the gold. Brady Long, 23, won first prize and $10,000 at the National Grocers Association’s Best Bagger championship last Monday at the Mirage Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. “It was very exciting,” Long told the Medina Gazette. “This year, I was a lot more confident.” Contestants are judged on...
'Not My President's Day' rallies planned across country

'Not My President's Day' rallies planned across country

Thousands of protesters are expected to spend their day off Monday to take to the streets in protest of President Donald Trump.
Father, son killed by each other in head-on collision

Father, son killed by each other in head-on collision

A father and son are dead after their trucks collided head-on early Sunday, according to AL.com. Alabama State Troopers said Jeffrey Brasher lost control of his truck and hit his son Austin Brasher's pickup around 4:10 a.m. Alcohol was a factor in the crash, according to investigators. >> Read more trending news  Neither man was wearing a seat belt. Jeffrey Brasher, 50, was pronounced dead...
Against warnings from China, the U.S. Navy sets out for South China Sea

Against warnings from China, the U.S. Navy sets out for South China Sea

The United States has deployed the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson to the South China Sea, the vital trade route and resource-rich waters in which China is building and weaponizing islands to claim as its own, USA Today reports. The South China Sea hosts some $5.3 trillion in trade annually. According to the Navy, Saturday's deployment encompassed “routine operations” in the South...
Melania Trump stepping up as first lady at Florida rally

Melania Trump stepping up as first lady at Florida rally

First lady Melania Trump, in one of her few public appearances since her husband took office, appeared by his side at a campaign-style rally this weekend in Melbourne, Florida. Wearing a bright red dress, the first lady spoke before her husband, leading the crowd in the Lord’s Prayer before launching into a short introduction of the president.  Mrs. Trump pledged to remain “truthful...
Anti, pro-Trump rallies held in Atlanta over President's Day weekend

Anti, pro-Trump rallies held in Atlanta over President's Day weekend

Supporters and opponents of President Donald Trump are holding competing rallies across Georgia as President's Day approaches.  One local militia group carried their weapons in plain view outside Centennial Olympic Park in downtown Atlanta at a pro-Trump rally on Saturday. A few members of a militia group called the III% Security Force held signs and openly carried handguns and a few military-type...
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