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Australia defends end of MH370 hunt; investigation continues

Australian officials defended their suspension of the fruitless deep-sea sonar search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, insisting on Wednesday that the enormous costs involved played no role in their decision to halt the nearly three-year hunt. Australia's Transport Minister Darren Chester also said that while the search had been called off on Tuesday, work behind the scenes would go on, with experts...
Caroline Kennedy leaves Japan after 3 years as US ambassador

Caroline Kennedy leaves Japan after 3 years as US ambassador

Caroline Kennedy is stepping down Wednesday after three years as U.S. ambassador to Japan, where she was welcomed like a celebrity and worked to deepen the U.S.-Japan relationship despite regular flare-ups over American military bases on the southern island of Okinawa. She ruffled some feathers early on by tweeting her opposition to Japan's dolphin hunt, shortly after her embassy issued a statement...
Caroline Kennedy leaves Japan after 3 years as US ambassador

Caroline Kennedy leaves Japan after 3 years as US ambassador

Caroline Kennedy is stepping down Wednesday after three years as U.S. ambassador to Japan, where she was welcomed like a celebrity and worked to deepen the U.S.-Japan relationship despite regular flare-ups over American military bases on the southern island of Okinawa. She ruffled some feathers early on by tweeting her opposition to Japan's dolphin hunt, shortly after her embassy issued a statement...
Deadly waves sweep father, son out to ocean, show dangers

Deadly waves sweep father, son out to ocean, show dangers

One moment, Jayson Thomas was on the Oregon beach with his 3-year-old son. The next, they were gone, swept away by a "sneaker wave" as his wife looked on. The man and his boy were but the latest to be lost to a sneaker wave, which are prevalent in the Pacific Northwest. A leading expert says there needs to be greater awareness to prevent future tragedies. In fact, Tuba Ozkan-Haller of Oregon...
Deadly waves sweep father, son out to ocean, show dangers

Deadly waves sweep father, son out to ocean, show dangers

One moment, Jayson Thomas was on the Oregon beach with his 3-year-old son. The next, they were gone, swept away by a "sneaker wave" as his wife looked on. The man and his boy were but the latest to be lost to a sneaker wave, which are prevalent in the Pacific Northwest. A leading expert says there needs to be greater awareness to prevent future tragedies. In fact, Tuba Ozkan-Haller of Oregon...
Police: Fugitive wanted in officer's fatal shooting captured

Police: Fugitive wanted in officer's fatal shooting captured

The suspect in the fatal shooting of an Orlando police officer was captured Tuesday night after eluding a massive manhunt for more than a week, authorities said. Orlando police Chief John Mina said Markeith Loyd, 41, was flushed out of an abandoned house and taken into custody, ending a manhunt that began with the Jan. 9 killing of Lt. Debra Clayton outside a Wal-Mart store. Local television stations...
William Hilliard, former Oregonian editor, dies at 89

William Hilliard, former Oregonian editor, dies at 89

William A. Hilliard, who became the first black reporter at The Oregonian newspaper and later its editor in a pioneering 42-year career, has died at age 89. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports (https://goo.gl/96WEYx) that Hilliard died Monday. He was one of the first African-American newsroom leaders at a major U.S. newspaper. He was once denied a paper-route at The Oregonian because managers said whites...
William Hilliard, former Oregonian editor, dies at 89

William Hilliard, former Oregonian editor, dies at 89

William A. Hilliard, who became the first black reporter at The Oregonian newspaper and later its editor in a pioneering 42-year career, has died at age 89. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports (https://goo.gl/96WEYx) that Hilliard died Monday. He was one of the first African-American newsroom leaders at a major U.S. newspaper. He was once denied a paper-route at The Oregonian because managers said whites...
Stillborn Portland infant highlights Oregon homeless problem

Stillborn Portland infant highlights Oregon homeless problem

A stillborn infant was found with his homeless mother at a street side bus stop during unusually cold weather. And while the infant's death was not blamed on below-freezing temperatures it has driven home just how ruthless this winter has been for Portland's homeless population, with four recent deaths attributed to exposure. The infant was found Jan. 9 after emergency responders were called about...
Janet Napolitano in hospital over side effect of cancer care

Janet Napolitano in hospital over side effect of cancer care

University of California President Janet Napolitano, a former U.S. Homeland Security secretary and governor of Arizona, has been undergoing cancer treatment for five months and was hospitalized after suffering complications, the school system revealed Tuesday. The UC Office of the President said Napolitano, 59, was diagnosed last August but did not say what type of cancer she has or respond to inquiries...
Bill would let women sue doctors who perform their abortions

Bill would let women sue doctors who perform their abortions

Iowa lawmakers are considering a bill that would allow a woman who gets an abortion to sue the doctor who performed the procedure if she experiences emotional distress later. If approved, it would be the first law of its kind in the U.S. The proposal, which was endorsed Tuesday by a GOP-led three-member panel of lawmakers, would permit the woman to file a lawsuit at any point in her life, something...

Texas, 12 other states sue to block Obama coal mining rule

Texas and 12 other states have asked a federal court to block final rules from President Barack Obama's administration designed to reduce coal mining's impact on streams. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton petitioned a Washington-based appeals court for an injunction Tuesday. Paxton said in a statement that the "Stream Protection Rule" imposes "mandatory, one-size-fits-all" regulations...
Oregon ocean tragedy underscores need for greater awareness

Oregon ocean tragedy underscores need for greater awareness

One moment, Jayson Thomas was on the Oregon beach with his 3-year-old son. The next, they were gone, swept away by a "sneaker wave" as his wife looked on. These were but the latest deaths caused by sneaker waves. A leading expert says they are a particular threat in the Pacific Northwest. Tuba Ozkan-Haller of Oregon State University says there needs to be greater awareness to prevent future...

1 Marine killed, 1 injured in exercise at California base

The Marine Corps says one Marine was killed and another was injured during a live-fire training exercise at a California desert base. Lt. Karen Holliday told The Associated Press on Tuesday that the accident occurred at 5:05 p.m. Friday at Twentynine Palms Marine Corps base in Southern California. The Marines belonged to the III Marine Expeditionary Force and were conducting unit training in preparation...

Nebraska targets ban on religious garb worn by teachers

Sister Madeleine Miller applied for a high school teaching job in Nebraska thinking she would get judged on her credentials — not what she was wearing on her head. The 37-year-old nun was shocked to learn that, under a little-known law nearly a century old, she couldn't wear a habit in a public school classroom. The vaguely worded ban prohibits teachers from wearing any sort of religious garb...
Trump meets with Supreme Court candidate

Trump meets with Supreme Court candidate

President-elect Donald Trump has met with one of the judges on his short list for potential Supreme Court nominees, less than two weeks before he is expected to announce his choice for the nation's highest court. Judge William Pryor, an Alabama-based judge on the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, met with Trump in New York on Saturday, said two people familiar with the meeting. They spoke on condition...
Person drives $385K Ferrari off bridge in Austin, goes airborne for 40 feet, officials say

Person drives $385K Ferrari off bridge in Austin, goes airborne for 40 feet, officials say

A person who was charged with driving under the influence drove a $385,000 Ferrari off a bridge in Austin, Texas, went airborne for 40 feet and crashed into the woods while speeding on Friday night, Austin fire officials said Tuesday. >> Read more trending stories  The driver and two other occupants had only minor injuries, fire officials said. A witness who saw the crash estimated the...
TV star Todd Chrisley’s daughter seriously injured in car accident

TV star Todd Chrisley’s daughter seriously injured in car accident

Get-well wishes are going out to Savannah Chrisley, daughter of Todd and Julie Chrisley from the USA series “Chrisley Knows Best.” Savannah Chrisley was driving in a rainstorm Monday night when she reached down to fix her floor mat. The floor mat became wedged under the gas pedal and her car veered into a guardrail as soon as she looked up. >> Read more trending stories ...
Lowe's lays off about 2,400 assistant store managers

Lowe's lays off about 2,400 assistant store managers

Lowe’s laid off thousands of assistant store managers Tuesday, company officials said. >> Read more trending stories  A company spokeswoman said the layoffs are part of a new store staffing model. The new model will result in the reduction of approximately 1 to 2 assistant store manager positions per store, the spokeswoman said. The spokeswoman said the layoffs affect approximately...
Wells Fargo rejects 'offensive and antisocial' Black Lives Matter debit card

Wells Fargo rejects 'offensive and antisocial' Black Lives Matter debit card

A schoolteacher in Baltimore, Maryland, says her submission of a personalized Wells Fargo debit card that contained the message "Black Lives Matter" was rejected for being "offensive and antisocial." The Washington Post reported that Rachel Nash, who is white, came up with the idea for the card out of frustration and wanted to use such a card to prompt conversations with people...
Why Garth Brooks said no to the Trump inauguration

Why Garth Brooks said no to the Trump inauguration

Garth Brooks has been getting some flack on social media in the past few days for not performing at President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration in Washington, D.C. Until he set the record straight on his weekly Facebook Live show, we had no way of knowing if Brooks had even been asked to perform at the inauguration, though. It turns out Brooks was asked to perform at the inauguration by his...
Teen survives crash that killed best friend by clinging to tree overnight

Teen survives crash that killed best friend by clinging to tree overnight

A teenage girl survived a car crash that killed her best friend after she swam to safety and spent the night in a tree. Jenna Santos and Natalie Griffin were driving back home to Castro Valley in early January after a road trip. According to KGO, their car veered off the highway and landed in a creek, where the car quickly began to sink. “They were upside down and her friend was...
Walmart adding 10,000 new jobs ahead of Trump inauguration

Walmart adding 10,000 new jobs ahead of Trump inauguration

Walmart is adding 10,000 new jobs this year in the U.S., the retail giant announced on Tuesday. The move comes ahead of President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration on Friday. Trump has been a big proponent of keeping and increasing American jobs. The new jobs will include hires at growing Walmart locations, in e-commerce services, and at new stores. The company also said it will create as many...
Gmail phishing scam may lead users to give up login info

Gmail phishing scam may lead users to give up login info

A new phishing scam is allowing hackers to gain access to unsuspecting Gmail users' accounts and target their login credentials, according to recent reports. Mark Maunder, CEO of security service Wordfence, described the scam in detail in a blog post, adding that it is also targeting other services beyond Gmail. Tech Times reported that the scam involves a hacker who has access to a user's account...
Pulse nightclub shooter's wife, Noor Salman, appears in court

Pulse nightclub shooter's wife, Noor Salman, appears in court

The wife of Pulse nightclub shooter Omar Mateen made her first appearance Tuesday in a California court, one day after FBI agents arrested her on a pair of charges related to the deadly attack. Noor Zahi Salman, 30, is expected back in court Wednesday for her arraignment. She was apprehended at her parents' home in Dublin, California, where she was living with her 6-year-old son. Her husband, Omar...
Another great white shark pinged in Florida waters

Another great white shark pinged in Florida waters

Add George to the list of great white sharks venturing south along Florida's Atlantic shoreline. While Katharine surfaced long enough to ping about 10 miles off of Lake Worth, George, a 9-foot, 702-pound white shark, surfaced Monday, allowing his satellite tracker to tag him about 20 miles off the coast just north of Daytona Beach. According to OCEARCH, the ocean conservation group that tags and tracks...
Man finds unusually wily burglars in basement of home

Man finds unusually wily burglars in basement of home

A Michigan man who heard glass breaking in his basement on Sunday found some particularly wily burglars in his condo.   John Osborne discovered not one, but two coyotes who had broken into his Washington Township home, according to Local 4 News. Osborne, 71, told the Detroit-area news station that the sound of breaking glass awakened him Sunday night. When he went downstairs to the basement,...
Children abducted in 1985 found, mother arrested, Rhode Island police say

Children abducted in 1985 found, mother arrested, Rhode Island police say

More than 30 years after two young girls were reported missing, investigators say they've been found and their mother has been arrested. Rhode Island State Police announced Tuesday morning that the girls, who disappeared in 1985, had been found and Elaine Yates, their mother, had been arrested for their abduction. Yates is accused of abducting Kimberly and Kelly from Warwick, Rhode Island, on Aug...
Here's how many people are expected to attend Trump's inauguration

Here's how many people are expected to attend Trump's inauguration

While an inauguration is known to draw hundreds of thousands of Americans to Washington D.C. to watch the president officially be sworn into office, it's unclear just how many people will show up.  In 2009, an estimated 1.8 million people attended President Barack Obama's first inauguration. That record number of people beat the previous record, which had been set by Lyndon Johnson's 1965...

Health law's repeal could raise costs and number of uninsured, report says

The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office said Tuesday that repealing major provisions of the Affordable Care Act, while leaving other parts in place, would cost 18 million people their insurance in the first year and could increase the number of uninsured Americans by 32 million in 10 years, while causing insurance premiums to double over that time. The budget office analyzed the probable effects...
Photographer captures baby's final moments after parents get devastating news

Photographer captures baby's final moments after parents get devastating news

A couple is thanking a photographer who captured their brief moments as a family of four before they lost one of their twins. Lyndsay and Matthew Brentlinger of Northwood, Ohio, struggled for years to start a family. Their dream finally came true last year when they learned that Lyndsay was expecting twins, a boy and a girl. But at 23 weeks, the couple got devastating news. "With twins, you have...
Donald Trump's childhood home goes on auction block

Donald Trump's childhood home goes on auction block

A home built by President-elect Donald Trump's father, real estate developer Fred Trump, is set to be auctioned off by Paramount Realty USA on Tuesday.  Donald Trump lived in the house from birth until he was 4 years old. Michael Davis, a real estate prospector, bought the house last year for just under $1.4 million with the intention of flipping it, The New York Times reported. Now, Paramount...
Atlanta megachurch pastor Eddie Long’s daughter shares tribute, tattoo in her dad’s memory

Atlanta megachurch pastor Eddie Long’s daughter shares tribute, tattoo in her dad’s memory

Bishop Eddie Long’s daughter Taylor Long is sharing touching words and a lasting tribute following her dad’s death.
Indictment: Wife knowingly aided Pulse nightclub shooter's attempt to send 'material support' to ISIS

Indictment: Wife knowingly aided Pulse nightclub shooter's attempt to send 'material support' to ISIS

An indictment filed on Jan. 12 against the widow of Pulse nightclub shooter Omar Mateen was unsealed in California federal court Tuesday. The indictment alleges that Noor Zahi Salman, 30, "did knowingly aid and abet" her husband's attempt to give "material support" to terrorist organization the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. Omar Mateen pledged allegiance...
Questions remain in death of 3-year-old killed in nursery school parking lot

Questions remain in death of 3-year-old killed in nursery school parking lot

The family of a 3-year-old New York girl killed earlier this month as she and her father walked in her nursery school’s parking lot are still seeking answers about the crash that took her life. Regan Shetsky, of Syracuse, was walking hand in hand with her father, Mark Shetsky, the morning of Jan. 4 when they were both struck by a vehicle entering the church school’s parking lot. Regan&rsquo...
Child killed, another injured in pit bull attack

Child killed, another injured in pit bull attack

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution contributed to this story. A boy has died, and a girl was seriously injured after a pit bull attack in southwest Atlanta. >> Read more trending stories   The attack happened around 7:30 a.m. Tuesday while the children were walking to F.L. Stanton Elementary School. Three children were present during the attack, but only two were mauled by the dogs, WSB-TV...
Betty White celebrates 95th birthday, offers advice on long, happy life

Betty White celebrates 95th birthday, offers advice on long, happy life

Beloved actress Betty White is 95 today, and in a charming Yahoo interview with Katie Couric, the "Golden Girl" looks back and shares her thoughts on living a long, happy life. “Be mean with people. That’s what you do,” she deadpanned, adding a growl for effect. Actually, she suggests people stay active mentally and physically. “Keep busy...
Amazon, other online retailers to accept food stamps

Amazon, other online retailers to accept food stamps

Amazon and six other online retailers will soon be able to take government assistance as payment for groceries under a new plan. According to the United States Department of Agriculture, which oversees the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, consumers who are eligible for benefits will be able to use their assistance accounts on Amazon, FreshDirect, Safeway, ShopRite, HyVee, Inc., Hart's Local...
Did baby of homeless woman die in freezing cold or was child stillborn? Authorities disagree

Did baby of homeless woman die in freezing cold or was child stillborn? Authorities disagree

It's unclear whether the baby of a homeless woman in Oregon was stillborn or died after birth in freezing temperatures, the Willamette Week reports.
Some neighbors 'not surprised' after wife of Pulse nightclub shooter arrested

Some neighbors 'not surprised' after wife of Pulse nightclub shooter arrested

Update: The Justice Department released the indictment against Noor Salman Mateen Tuesday morning.  Original story: The FBI has arrested the widow of the gunman in the Pulse terror attack, charging her with aiding him in his plans and obstructing the investigation into the shooting, WFTV learned Monday. Noor Salman Mateen, 30, was married to Omar Mateen, 29, when he carried out his attack...
Donald Trump's inauguration: Here's a list of members of Congress who are not attending

Donald Trump's inauguration: Here's a list of members of Congress who are not attending

In the run-up to the inauguration of Donald Trump as America’s 45th president, more than 40 Congressional Democrats have said that they will not attend the ceremony on Friday. While many said earlier that they did not plan to attend the inauguration, more legislators joined the list after a dust-up this weekend between Trump and Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.). Lewis said in an interview last week that...
WATCH: 7-year-old wows with spot-on Taylor Swift impression

WATCH: 7-year-old wows with spot-on Taylor Swift impression

A tiny Taylor Swift-in-training is making headlines with her fearless impression of the pop diva. According to Us Weekly, Xia Vigor, 7, wowed the judges and the audience on a recent episode of "Your Face Sounds Familiar Kids," a Filipino reality competition.
Monica Crowley passes on Trump White House post amid plagiarism allegations

Monica Crowley passes on Trump White House post amid plagiarism allegations

Monica Crowley will not be joining the Trump administration as previously believed, The Washington Times reported Monday. “After much reflection, I have decided to remain in New York to pursue other opportunities and will not be taking a position in the incoming administration,” Crowley said in a statement to the Times. “I greatly appreciate being asked to be...
Steve Harvey reveals more details about Trump meeting, possibly working with Ben Carson

Steve Harvey reveals more details about Trump meeting, possibly working with Ben Carson

Comedian, author and broadcaster Steve Harvey discussed in greater detail his meeting last week with President-elect Donald Trump and says that moving forward he may work with Ben Carson, Trump’s nominee to be secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, on inner-city issues. “I walked away feeling there might be a real chance for some...
Eddie Long death: Memorial service set for controversial megachurch pastor

Eddie Long death: Memorial service set for controversial megachurch pastor

The metro Atlanta megachurch led by Bishop Eddie L. Long has set a date for a memorial service for the controversial pastor.  New Birth Missionary Baptist Church in Lithonia, Georgia, will hold services for Long at 11 a.m. Jan. 25, Elder Craig Heath said during an early morning international prayer call. Long died Sunday at age 63. The church had said Sunday that an email would...
WATCH: Good Samaritans save driver stuck on tracks seconds before train approaches

WATCH: Good Samaritans save driver stuck on tracks seconds before train approaches

Strangers saved a driver stuck on the tracks Friday in Portland, Oregon, seconds before a light rail train approached — and a KATU helicopter was there for the rescue. The vehicle, a rear-wheel drive Ford Mustang, was one of numerous cars to have trouble with the MAX light rail tracks near NE 99th Avenue and East Burnside Street. Recent snow and the design of the railroad...
Video shows woman kidnapped as infant in Florida joking about getting kidnapped

Video shows woman kidnapped as infant in Florida joking about getting kidnapped

A Facebook live video shows the young woman who was snatched from a Jacksonville hospital as an infant joking about getting kidnapped. In the July 2016 video, she does not hint that she knew she really was a kidnapping victim. Gloria Williams is still in a South Carolina jail cell, accused of kidnapping Kamiyah Mobley as a baby in 1998 and raising her as her own under the name Alexis Manigo...
Security experts warn about possible violence at inauguration

Security experts warn about possible violence at inauguration

As the nation's security agencies gear up for President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration on Friday, some experts in the field are warning of the potential for volatility. >> Read more trending stories  "Unlike previous inaugurations in presidential history, this is predicted to be the most volatile," said Ross Bulla, a security expert and founder of The Treadstone Group in Denver...
President Obama welcomes Chicago Cubs to White House

President Obama welcomes Chicago Cubs to White House

For the last time in his tenure as president, Barack Obama welcomed a championship team to the White House. This time it had a special meaning to the outgoing commander-in-chief, as he spent much of his life in Chicago (though he is a White Sox fan). When Obama took to the microphone to address the Cubs fans and legions of reporters, his first words were “They said this day would never come...
Dr. Bernice King: ‘My father would meet with Trump’

Dr. Bernice King: ‘My father would meet with Trump’

As a war of words plays out between President-elect Donald Trump and Georgia congressman and civil rights icon John Lewis, one is left to wonder what MLK Jr. would have done in the wake of the 2016 election. >> Read more trending stories  Two days before her famous father's birthday, the daughter of the civil rights icon answered that question. “My dad was one who - he was nonpartisan...
Dems call for county commissioner in Georgia to resign after John Lewis comments

Dems call for county commissioner in Georgia to resign after John Lewis comments

Gwinnett County Commissioner Tommy Hunter waded into controversial territory over the weekend when he wrote a Facebook post calling U.S. Rep. John Lewis -- a civil rights legend already locked in a war of words with President-elect Donald Trump -- a “racist pig.” The reaction to Hunter, a Republican, taking on Lewis a few days before the holiday honoring the life of counterpart Martin...
Another musical act drops out of Trump inauguration lineup

Another musical act drops out of Trump inauguration lineup

It was announced last week that the B Street Band, a Bruce Springsteen cover band, was going to perform at the Garden State Inaugural Gala to ring in the Trump-Pence administration with song. Not anymore. >> Read more trending stories  The band, which performed after two election wins by outgoing President Obama, told 'Entertainment Weekly' that the decision was made out of respect...
More than 80 false killer whales found dead off Florida coast

More than 80 false killer whales found dead off Florida coast

Wildlife officials are working to save false killer whales stranded in the area of Everglades National Park. NOAA Fisheries said that 95 false killer whales were reported stranded off Hog Key on Saturday afternoon. The agency tweeted Saturday, saying that 81 are dead, one has been seen alive and 13 are unaccounted for. NOAA and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission have asked for boaters and aircraft...
CNN breaks its silence on reporter called out by Donald Trump for being 'fake news'

CNN breaks its silence on reporter called out by Donald Trump for being 'fake news'

President-elect Donald Trump singled out CNN reporter Jim Acosta last week during his first news conference of the year and denied him the opportunity to ask a question, saying “You are fake news.” >> Read more trending stories 
Gene Cernan, last man to walk on the moon, dead at 82

Gene Cernan, last man to walk on the moon, dead at 82

The government agency took to Twitter to remember retired astronaut Gene Cernan on Monday. We are saddened by the loss of retired NASA astronaut Gene Cernan, the last man to walk on the moon. https://t.co/Q9OSdRewI5 pic.twitter.com/gPdFTnXF2C— NASA (@NASA) January 16, 2017 NASA said that Cernan logged more than 566 hours in space, 73 of which were on the moon. Cernan served in Gemini 9A, Apollo...
Parents warn others of mold inside popular teething toy

Parents warn others of mold inside popular teething toy

A popular teething toy for infants is susceptible to mold, according to some parents who took a closer look at the inside of the toy. >> Read more trending stories   Pediatric dentist Dana Chianese said she used to recommend the Sophie the Giraffe teething toy to parents regularly. But that was before she made a discovery in her own children's Sophies.  Chianese said she noticed...
Trip to Disney World helps unravel Army veteran's $300,000 disability fraud, officials say

Trip to Disney World helps unravel Army veteran's $300,000 disability fraud, officials say

An Army veteran who received $300,000 in benefits over the course of several years is facing more than a decade in prison after investigators discovered that she was faking her disability. A federal jury in Jacksonville found her guilty on Thursday. A trip that Crystel Lee Riedling, 44, took with her daughter to Disney World in Orlando turned out to be a key piece of evidence as investigators...
FBI arrests wife of Pulse nightclub shooter

FBI arrests wife of Pulse nightclub shooter

Mateen was responsible for the shooting rampage at Pulse nightclub in Orlando on June 12, 2016, which left 49 people dead. He pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group during a standoff with police. Salman was booked into Santa Rita Jail in Almeda County in California. She is expected to face a judge in Oakland on Tuesday morning.  Last year, Salman told The New York Times...
Video shows dog standing on trailer of car on busy interstate

Video shows dog standing on trailer of car on busy interstate

A woman who was driving in the Palm Coast area recorded video of a dog on top of a trailer while the car was traveling on Interstate 95. The woman, Brenna Cronin, said she could not get the driver's license plate information when the vehicle exited the interstate. Cronin, who said the dog was chained to a crate, posted the video on Facebook. The video has been viewed more than 2 million...
Watch: Massive gator spotted at Florida reserve

Watch: Massive gator spotted at Florida reserve

The police department in Lakeland, Florida, posted a video to Facebook Monday morning showing a giant gator taking a stroll at a nature reserve.  As a group of people spot the gator, you can see the massive reptile crossing a grass pathway before it walks back into a bunch of bushes.  The Lakeland Police Department said in their Facebook post that the gator was filmed by resident...
Politicians, celebs honor Martin Luther King Jr.

Politicians, celebs honor Martin Luther King Jr.

Civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr. is celebrated each year on MLK Jr. Day and throughout February for Black History Month.  >> Read more trending stories   The Atlanta-born Baptist minister encouraged equality, desegregation and civil disobedience as a way to stand for change. Each year, Americans remember him and honor him, and many celebreties and politicians...
Nicole Kidman clarifies call for nation to unite behind Donald Trump

Nicole Kidman clarifies call for nation to unite behind Donald Trump

Actress Nicole Kidman clarified her comments on President-elect Donald Trump and the 2016 election results after coming under fire for suggesting that the nation should unify behind the incoming president. “I just say, [Trump's] now elected, and we as a country need to support whoever’s the president because that’s what the country’s based on,” Kidman, who has...
Trump slams 'Saturday Night Live' after press conference sketch

Trump slams 'Saturday Night Live' after press conference sketch

It's not the first time Trump has criticized "SNL." Last month, he called the show "unwatchable" and "biased," slamming Baldwin's portrayal of him. He also previously called the show "boring and unfunny" and "totally one-sided."
Superbug resistant to all U.S. antibiotics kills Nevada woman