• Attorney Nov 30, 2019

    Belated Bill to Help Solve Indigenous Cold Cases Gains Steam

    A bill originally meant to help law enforcement investigate cold cases of murdered and missing indigenous women that has floundered in Congress for two years may have the missing ingredients to become law — money and muscle. The money comes from an appropriations subcommittee chaired by Alaska Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski, who told The Associated Press that for the first...

  • Columbia Sep 28, 2019

    Cause of Lawrence Gas Leak Identified After Hundreds Evacuated

    The major gas leak that caused evacuations in Lawrence, Massachusetts, on Friday was started when city contractors checking water valves “inadvertently closed a gas valve” officials said Friday evening. The leak caused hundreds of people to be evacuated from their homes and two schools early in the morning, just over one year after the area was rocked by gas explosions...

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation Jul 11, 2019

    Vegas Police Release Report on Lessons From 2017 Massacre

    Las Vegas police learned from the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history to secure high-rise buildings overseeing open-air crowds and train more officers with rifles to stop a shooter in an elevated position, Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo said Wednesday. Among 93 recommendations in a newly released department “after-action review” are requirements to plan ahead with neighboring police, fire,...

  • General May 2, 2019

    Reports of Sexual Assault in the Military Spike

    Reports of military sexual assaults jumped by 13% last year, but an anonymous survey of service members released Thursday suggests the problem is vastly larger. The survey results found that more than 20,000 service members said they experienced some type of sexual assault, but only a third of those filed a formal report.

  • Associated Press Apr 30, 2019

    Venezuela's Opposition Attempts Uprising in Caracas Streets

    Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó took to the streets with a small contingent of heavily armed troops early Tuesday in a bold and risky call for the military and people to rise up and oust socialist leader Nicolas Maduro.

  • judge Mar 28, 2019

    Florida Could Ban Release of Recordings After Mass Shootings

    Florida’s government agencies would be prohibited from releasing photos, video or audio that record the killing of a person in an act of mass violence, under a bill approved by the state Senate on Wednesday. Inspired by last year’s school shooting in Parkland that left 17 people dead, the bill says victims’ relatives could be traumatized by the images, and...

  • Afghanistan Mar 28, 2019

    Iraq War Hero's Family Accepts Medal of Honor From Trump

    The son of an Army staff sergeant awarded a posthumous Medal of Honor by President Donald Trump on Wednesday said he wants his father to be remembered as the best parent and best soldier anyone could ever ask for. And that’s exactly how Travis Atkins will be remembered, Trump assured Atkins’ son, Trevor Oliver. “You can’t get better than the...

  • Donald Trump Mar 26, 2019

    Supreme Court So Far Won't Stop Bump Stock Ban, Now in Effect

    Gun rights groups are asking the Supreme Court to stop the Trump administration from beginning to enforce its ban on bump stock devices, which allow semi-automatic weapons to fire like machine guns. The groups asked the court Monday to get involved in the issue and keep the government from beginning to enforce the ban for now. The ban set to...

  • officer Mar 7, 2019

    Sen. Martha McSally, Ex-Air Force Pilot, Says a Superior Officer Raped Her

    Sen. Martha McSally, the first female Air Force fighter pilot to fly in combat, said she was sexually assaulted by a superior officer, and later, when she tried to talk about it to military officials, she “felt like the system was raping me all over again.” The Arizona Republican, a 26-year military veteran, made the disclosure Wednesday at a Senate...

  • officer Mar 6, 2019

    Sen. Martha McSally Says She Was Raped While In Air Force

    U.S. Sen. Martha McSally said Wednesday that she was raped while serving in the military.

  • Donald Trump Feb 28, 2019

    House Approves Bill to Expand Gun-Sale Background Checks

    The Democratic-controlled House on Wednesday approved a measure requiring federal background checks for all firearms sales and transfers, the first major gun control legislation considered by Congress in nearly 25 years. Democrats called the 240-190 vote a major step to end the gun lobby’s grip on Washington and begin to address an epidemic of gun violence that kills thousands of...

  • Donald Trump Feb 18, 2019

    Warren Highlights Her Work on Economic Crisis in Vegas Stop

    Democrat Elizabeth Warren used her first visit to Nevada as a presidential candidate to describe a squeeze on working families and a political system that she says fails to protect homeowners, including the residents of Las Vegas who were pummeled by the mortgage crisis a decade ago. The Massachusetts senator spoke about her work as a consumer activist and her...

  • Donald Trump Feb 1, 2019

    FBI Report on Vegas Massacre Prompts Outrage

    After a gunman killed 20 first-graders and six educators at Sandy Hook Elementary School seven years ago, the FBI released 1,500 pages of documents from its investigation. Its report on the 2017 massacre in Las Vegas was just three pages. The brevity prompted disbelief and disappointment from survivors and relatives of victims. Even President Donald Trump said he was surprised,...

  • Attorney Jan 31, 2019

    Rand Paul Awarded More Than $580K After Neighbor's Attack

    U.S. Sen. Rand Paul was awarded more than $580,000 in damages and medical expenses on Wednesday in his lawsuit against the neighbor who tackled him and broke several of his ribs in a dispute over lawn maintenance. A jury in Bowling Green, Kentucky, deliberated less than two hours before delivering the award to the Republican lawmaker who had been attacked...

  • Donald Trump Jan 27, 2019

    Militia Members Get Decades in Prison in Kansas Bomb Plot

    Three militia members convicted of taking part in a foiled plot to massacre Muslims in southwest Kansas were sentenced Friday to decades in prison during an emotional court hearing in which one of the targeted victims pleaded: “Please don’t hate us.” U.S. District Judge Eric Melgren sentenced Patrick Stein, the alleged ringleader, to 30 years in prison and Curtis Allen,...

  • Attorney Sep 11, 2018

    Dallas Police Officer Who Shot Botham Jean Charged With Manslaughter

    Texas Rangers arrested the Dallas police officer who fatally shot a man inside his own apartment Thursday night and charged her with manslaughter. Officer Amber Guyger was arrested Sunday at 6:37 p.m. in Kaufman County.

  • NBC Sep 10, 2018

    Dallas Police Officer Who Shot Botham Jean Charged With Manslaughter

    Texas Rangers arrested the Dallas police officer who fatally shot a man inside his own apartment Thursday night and charged her with manslaughter. Officer Amber Guyger was arrested Sunday at 6:37 p.m. in Kaufman County.

  • New York May 7, 2018

    US Abortion Clinics Face Surge of Trespassing, Blockades

    America’s abortion clinics experienced a major upsurge in trespassing, obstruction and blockades by anti-abortion activists in 2017, according to an annual survey by an industry group. The National Abortion Federation report chronicled a litany of actions that ranged from coordinated trespassing efforts by abortion opponents, repeated brick-throwing at windows of a Cleveland clinic and an attempted bombing in Illinois. The...

  • AR-15 Apr 7, 2018

    Assault Rifles Explained: What They Are and How They're Used

    In the wake of the mass shooting in Parkland, Florida, there has been a national conversation about banning assault rifles. But what defines an assault rifle is up for debate. Here is everything you need to know about assault rifles.

  • Donald Trump Mar 29, 2018

    Secret Service Report: 2017 Mass Attack Suspects Shared These Common Traits

    Nearly two thirds of suspects accused of carrying out mass shootings and attacks in the U.S. in 2017 suffered from symptoms of mental illness. And in 25 percent of the cases, the suspects had been “hospitalized for treatment or prescribed psychiatric medications” prior to the assaults, a new Secret Service report found. An analysis of 28 mass attacks, which claimed...

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