New owners plan to move historic riverboat to…

The new owners of Cincinnati's historic Showboat Majestic say they plan to continue using the double-decker riverboat as an entertainment venue

She Insulted Michelle Obama. Now, a Guilty Plea

"The flood was a natural disaster. Stealing from FEMA is a manmade disaster." Per a DOJ release , that's US Attorney Mike Stuart speaking on the case of Pamela Taylor, a 57-year-old from West Virginia who made headlines in 2016 for calling then-first lady Michelle Obama an "ape in heels" in...

Heather Nauert Withdraws From Consideration For…

President Trump nominated State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert back in December.

New York City aims to stop hairstyle discrimination

New York City doesn't want people to have their hairstyles held against them, and it has unveiled novel anti-discrimination guidelines.

Illinois man known for white crosses makes 5 for…

Illinois man who has delivered 26,000 white crosses to sites around the U.S., largely to remember victims of gun violence, now finds in his hometown

Sailor in iconic V-J Day Times Square kiss photo…

The ecstatic sailor shown kissing a woman in Times Square celebrating the end of World War II has died

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Illinois Manufacturing Company Set To Reopen…

The parent company's CEO said it would start providing employees with grief resources, like counseling, starting Sunday.

Florida police hold rattlesnake in the back of a patrol car

A rattlesnake in Florida ended up in the back of a police car

Man with banner scales crane before Trump speech…

A man with a banner and an American flag climbed a construction crane near a Florida campus where President Donald Trump was scheduled to speak Monday

2020 Democrats Have a Confidential Adviser

The 2020 Democratic field is filling up quickly, and the New York Times reports on a common denominator: Big names and long shots alike are meeting confidentially with Barack Obama to get his advice on how to beat President Trump. However, the story emphasizes that neither Obama nor wife Michelle...

President Trump Nominates New FEMA Director

Trump nominated Jeffrey Byard, a senior FEMA official, after the resignation of former FEMA director, Brock Long, earlier this week.

Trial over Delaware prison riot ends with no convictions

The trial for four inmates charged with murder in a 2017 Delaware fatal prison riot has ended with no convictions

Trump Accuses McCabe of 'Treasonous' Behavior

President Trump is using a new word to describe the actions of former acting FBI chief Andrew McCabe: "treasonous." And the president applies it to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein as well, reports the Daily Beast . In morning tweets, Trump was responding to McCabe's assertion that Rosenstein once suggested wearing...

NYPD Officer's Alleged 50 Cent Threat: 'Shoot Him…

An apparent beef between 50 Cent and an NYPD precinct commander now has the officer under investigation after an incident that allegedly happened last spring. The New York Daily News reports that on June 7, the rapper was set to appear at an NYPD-sanctioned boxing match in the Bronx, and...

How Racist History Books Spurred The Black…

Black history education is a fairly new concept in U.S. schools. In order to understand its development, let's start from the beginning.

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Group at MIT wants a celebration for a new college canceled

Some students and professors at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are asking the school to cancel celebrations for a new computing center

Shrimpers hope industry lost to warm seas won't…

Maine's historic shrimp industry is closed due to warming oceans, and people who formerly worked in it are grappling with the question of whether consumers will remember the seafood if it ever comes back

Surprise Find in Backyard Tree: This Mountain Lion

When you've got a cat stuck in a tree, call the fire department. When you've got a really big cat stuck in a tree—well, still call the fire department and they'll see what they can do. California firefighters came through with flying colors when that exact call came in...

5 People Are Dead After A Shooting At An Aurora…

The Aurora Police Department identified the five victims: Clayton Parks, Trevor Wehner, Russell Beyer, Vicente Juarez and Josh Pinkard.

Weightlifter Moves 2-Ton SUV to Help Trapped Man

When a Jeep Cherokee crashed into a speed limit sign in Michigan Thursday and flipped over, trapping a 36-year-old man inside, a group of people tried in vain to help him. Then along came professional weightlifter Ryan Belcher. The 29-year-old heard the crash from his workplace, called 911, then quickly...

School threat system fields thousands of tips in…

Pennsylvania's new mandatory threat reporting system for schools drew thousands of tips in its first month

Graham: Senate Will Probe 'Stunning' McCabe Claim

Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Lindsey Graham has promised a Senate investigation of former acting FBI chief Andrew McCabe's "beyond stunning" claim that officials discussed invoking the 25th Amendment to remove President Trump from office. Graham, a Republican, said that if they wouldn't testify voluntarily, he would subpoena McCabe and Deputy...

Pope Francis Dismisses Ex-Cardinal McCarrick

Pope Francis defrocked former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick after numerous sexual abuse allegations.

Hiker who got stuck in quicksand at Utah park rescued

Authorities have rescued a hiker who got stranded in a creek during winter weather at Zion National Park in Utah after his leg got stuck in quicksand

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6th-Grader Arrested After Dispute Over Pledge

An 11-year-old boy in Florida who refused to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance ended up in a juvenile detention center after the situation escalated, authorities say. Polk County Public Schools spokesman Kyle Kennedy says the sixth-grader at Lawton Chiles Middle Academy in Lakeland, who disobeyed a substitute teacher's order...

More than 1,500 attend vigil for Aurora shooting…

More than 1,500 people braved snow and freezing drizzle to attend a prayer vigil for five co-workers who were fatally shot at a suburban Chicago manufacturing plant

Special Counsel Recommends Strict Sentence For…

​In a sentencing memo released Friday night, the special counsel laid out their recommendations for Manafort's punishment.