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  • Dozens arrested after disability advocates protest health care changes at McConnell’s office

    WASHINGTON – Several dozen protesters were arrested Thursday after they gathered and chanted outside Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s office over the GOP health care bill. “Don’t touch Medicaid, save our liberty,” the protesters chanted outside his office. The protest was organized by ADAPT, a national disability rights organization. In a statement, they said about 60 protesters gathered for a “die-in” to fight back on the health care bill, which will drastically cut back federal support of Medicaid. “The American […]

  • Teacher accused of sex with teen: ‘You’re not going to be happy with what you find on my phone’

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. –A high school special education teacher has allegedly admitted to having sex with one of her students, according to WFSB. The Bridgeport teacher, identified as Laura Ramos, has been charged with second-degree sexual assault. According to court paperwork, a student brought all of this to light, and Ramos denied having a relationship with a student at first, but then later changed her story. The arrest warrant states that two weeks ago a student witness went to school officials […]

  • St. Louis child killed by wave on Alabama coast identified

    Fort Morgan, AL – A 10-year-old boy from St. Louis Missouri died Wednesday after a log struck him outside a beachfront condo in Fort Morgan, Alabama, the Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office said.  The victim has been identified as Nolan McCabe. He was going to be a fifth grade student at Wohlwend Elementary School. An autopsy is planned Thursday. The child’s father is identified as Joshua McCabe. “The boy’s father was outside but several feet away attending other children and noticed […]

  • Senate finally unveils secret health care bill

    WASHINGTON — The closely guarded Senate health care bill written entirely behind closed doors finally became public Thursday in a do-or-die moment for the Republican Party’s winding efforts to repeal Obamacare. The unveiling of the legislation marks the first time that the majority of the Senate GOP conference gets a comprehensive look at the health care proposal. With Majority Leader Mitch McConnell pressing ahead for a vote next week, senators only a handful of days to decide whether to support […]

  • Trump: I did not make recordings of Comey

    President Donald Trump did not record his conversations with fired FBI Director James Comey, he tweeted on Thursday, ending weeks of speculation kickstarted by the President himself. “With all of the recently reported electronic surveillance, intercepts, unmasking and illegal leaking of information, I have no idea whether there are ‘tapes’ or recordings of my conversations with James Comey, but I did not make, and do not have, any such recordings,” Trump tweeted. The statement ended speculation about whether the President […]

  • Bill Cosby jury voted 10-2 to convict, juror tells ABC

    Ten of the 12 jurors in Bill Cosby’s assault trial voted to convict the comedian on two counts of aggravated indecent assault, but the case was declared a mistrial because two people on the panel continued to hold out, a juror told ABC News. Cosby faced three counts of aggravated indecent assault. The vote was 10 to 2 to convict him on charges that he digitally penetrated Andrea Constand in January 2004 without her consent, and 10 to 2 that […]

  • Otto Warmbier funeral: 2,500 celebrate kid who would’ve ‘set the world on fire’

    WYOMING, Ohio — The Ohio hometown of Otto Warmbier, who died last week after his return from 17 months in detention in North Korea, gathered at the 22-year-old’s alma mater Thursday to bid him farewell. Around 2,500 somber well-wishers waited in two lines outside Wyoming High School’s arts center for his funeral, which lasted roughly 45 minutes. The auditorium in this Cincinnati suburb can hold just 800 people, so most attendees watched the service on monitors in overflow rooms. Inside […]

  • McConnell outlines new health care bill

    WASHINGTON — The closely guarded Senate health care bill written entirely behind closed doors finally became public Thursday in a do-or-die moment for the Republican Party’s winding efforts to repeal Obamacare. The unveiling of the legislation marks the first time that the majority of the Senate GOP conference gets a comprehensive look at the health care proposal. With Majority Leader Mitch McConnell pressing ahead for a vote next week, senators only a handful of days to decide whether to support […]

  • How a ‘breatharian’ couple surviving on ‘universe’s energy’ fooled news outlets

    NEW YORK – The sky is blue. The grass is green. Humans need food and water to survive. Well, unless you believe a story published in several major news outlets over the past week. Akahi Ricardo and Camila Castillo, a so-called “breatharian” couple, were spotlighted in widely-shared news articles claiming that they are able to survive off “the universe’s energy” and refrain from eating, save a piece of fruit or vegetable broth three times a week. “Humans can easily be […]

  • George Clooney is selling his tequila brand for up to $1 billion

    NEW YORK — George Clooney got rich off his movies. Now his tequila business is making him even richer. The actor is selling his Casamigos tequila brand to Diageo, the owner of Johnnie Walker, Smirnoff and Cîroc, for up to $1 billion. “If you asked us four years ago if we had a billion dollar company, I don’t think we would have said yes,” Clooney said in a statement. The “Ocean’s Eleven” star (and, as of this month, father of […]

  • What Saudi Arabia’s royal reshuffle means for the world

    Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has elevated his 31-year-old son Mohammed bin Salman to first in line to the throne, in a dramatic reordering of the kingdom’s line of succession that will have far-reaching consequences for the key US ally and the Middle East as a whole. In a series of royal decrees issued overnight, the King, 81, removed his nephew Mohammed bin Nayef as crown prince and installed Mohammed Bin Salman in his place. The newly-anointed crown prince was also […]

  • 3 things you need to know about your credit score

    NEW YORK – Your credit score. It’s how most major financial life events begin. Whether you’re looking to buy a house, lease a car, open a credit card — or even get cable or a cell phone — the powerful three-digit number determines the terms you’ll get. Or if you’ll get credit at all. But do you know why the number is what it is? How it’s calculated? Or how to change it? The more you know about your credit […]