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A Chicago Lyft driver is accused of zip-tying and raping a 25-year-old woman at knifepoint earlier this month after she fell asleep in his car, the Cook County state’s attorney’s office says. Angelo McCoy, 48, is charged with aggravated criminal sexual assault, aggravated kidnapping, armed robbery and unlawful restraint.
U.S. Senate prepares for vote that could pave the way for the repeal of the Affordable Care Act, also known as "Obamacare."
President Donald Trump on Monday jokingly threatened to fire his health secretary if a crucial vote to repeal "Obamacare" fails.
Trump told thousands of Boy Scouts at a national gathering in West Virginia that Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price "better get" the votes to begin debate on health care legislation Tuesday, lest Trump repeat his tagline from "The Apprentice," the reality show he once starred in.
"Hopefully he's going to get the votes tomorrow to start our path toward killing this horrible thing known as Obamacare," Trump said, before turning to Price.
The Vatican says it is shutting off all its fountains, including those in St. Peter's Square, because of Italy's drought.
Vatican Radio on Monday said the decision is linked with Pope Francis' teachings on the environment. The pope has decried wasteful practices and praised clean drinking water as vital for both people and the environment.
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A Burleson woman says she is recovering from excruciating burns after flames from a Bath & Body Works 3-wick candle burst in her face when she tried to blow the candle out.
Ashley Brawley ended up in the hospital and now wants to know if the candle was defective.
“I would’ve never imagine in a million years that I would walk in and it would be in flames,” said Brawley. “I’ll never use a candle again. Ever. I mean, it scared me.”
Polk County Sheriff's Office
A Florida man has been charged with killing an alligator and trying to sell its meat.
Local news outlets reported that 33-year-old Shaun Edward Sparks was arrested Sunday and charged with two counts of possessing and killing an alligator.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission said residents in a Lakeland neighborhood called authorities Sunday afternoon, saying Sparks was trying to sell them an alligator tail. A licensed trapper responded and found the seven-foot alligator's carcass. The animal had been stabbed multiple times.
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A U.S. Army soldier based in Hawaii pleaded not guilty Monday to charges of attempting to support ISIS.
Sgt. 1st Class Ikaika Kang was arraigned in federal court in Honolulu after a grand jury indicted him last week on four counts of attempting to provide material support to the group.
The indictment and an FBI affidavit filed previously allege that Kang met with undercover agents he believed were part of ISIS. He allegedly provided them with classified military information, a drone, military equipment and training in combat fighting.
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The last killer whale born in captivity under SeaWorld's former orca-breeding program died Monday at the company's San Antonio park, SeaWorld said.
Veterinarians were treating 3-month-old Kyara for an infection last weekend, but her health continued to decline, the Orlando-based company said in a news release.
"Kyara had a tremendous impact on the entire zoological team, not to mention all of the guests that had the chance to see her," San Antonio trainer Julie Sigman said in a statement. "The heart and support that has gone into caring for her throughout Takara's pregnancy until today has been amazing. As animal caregivers we dedicate our lives to these animals, and this loss will be felt throughout the entire SeaWorld family."
Snooty, the world’s oldest-known manatee, died Saturday, just one day after celebrating his 69th birthday. South Florida Museum officials said Snooty’s death is due to a “heartbreaking...
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Promising "A Better Deal" for American workers, Democratic Party leaders rolled out a new agenda with a populist pitch on Monday as they sought to bounce back from their losses in November and look ahead to the 2018 midterms.
They left the Beltway for small-town Berryville, Virginia, in an attempt to appeal to the working-class voters that Donald Trump appealed to last November and Democrats hope to win back.
The Hawaii Emergency Management Agency is kicking off an educational campaign aimed at helping residents and visitors figure out what to do if the state becomes a target of a nuclear missile attack from...
President Donald Trump on Monday, in delivering remarks about health care, said the former President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act has caused "nothing but pain."
He concluded Obama's health bill has "broken our healthcare system, it’s broken, it’s collapsing, it’s gone."
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Passions are running high on Capitol Hill — but pistols at 10 paces over health care?
GOP Rep. Blake Farenthold of Texas is angry with some fellow Republicans in the Senate who are balking at parts of legislation to overturn "Obamacare." After GOP promises to repeal the law, that "is just repugnant to me," he says.
Who's to blame?
"Some of the people that are opposed to this, there are some female senators from the Northeast," Farenthold said.
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President Donald Trump took a remarkable new swipe at his own attorney general on Monday, referring to Jeff Sessions in a tweet as "beleaguered" while privately musing about whether he should fire his longtime ally.
Fuming about the ongoing investigations into Russian meddling in the 2016 election and possible Trump campaign collusion with foreign officials, Trump again directed his displeasure at Sessions. He has speculated aloud to allies in recent days about the potential consequences of firing Sessions, according to three people who have recently spoken to the president. They demanded anonymity to discuss private conversations.
Trump often talks about making staff changes without following through, so those who have spoken with the president cautioned that a change may not be imminent or happen at all.
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The driver of a broiling tractor-trailer found packed with immigrants outside a San Antonio Walmart early Sunday could face the death penalty after being charged Monday with transporting illegal aliens, resulting in the deaths of 10 of his passengers.
A federal complaint filed Monday accuses 60-year-old James Matthew Bradley of driving a trailer packed with immigrants for "commercial advantage or private financial gain."
A passenger in the trailer told federal investigators that he and others who had crossed the U.S.-Mexico border illegally were guided into the trailer to be taken north to San Antonio.