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Women filmed helping children smoke pot sentenced to jailTwo women seen on social media video helping three children smoke marijuana in North Carolina have now been sentenced to jail time
The Associated Press43 minutes ago
Passengers sit on a train while police officers work the scene where two officers were killed after they were struck by a South Shore train near 103rd Street and Dauphin Avenue on Monday, Dec. 17, 2018, in Chicago. Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi posted on Twitter that the "devastating tragedy" occurred when the officers were investigating a shots-fired call. (E. Jason Wambsgans/Chicago Tribune via AP)
Chicago police: 2 officers die after being struck by trainChicago police say two officers have died after being struck by a train while investigating reports of gunfire
The Associated Press1 hour ago
'Devastating Tragedy' for Chicago PoliceThe number of Chicago police officers killed in the line of duty this year doubled in a single tragic incident Monday night. Police say officers Eduardo Marmolejo, 36, and Conrad Gary, 31, were struck and killed by a train on the city's South Side while investigating a report of shots...
Newser1 hour ago
No charges for woman who killed jail escapee in her homeAuthorities say a South Carolina woman who shot and killed an escaped inmate who kicked in her door will not be charged
The Associated Press2 hours ago
In this Dec. 11, 2018 photo, President Donald Trump speaks during a meets with Democratic leaders the Oval Office in Washington. Trump said last week he would be "proud" to have a shutdown to get Congress to approve a $5 billion down payment to fulfill his campaign promise to build a border wall. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
10 Things to Know for TodayAmong 10 Things to Know: Flynn's day in court, the border wall standoff, the decline of life expectancy in the U.S.
The Associated Press2 hours ago
FILE - In this March 30, 2015, file photo, Professor Stephen Hawking arrives for the Interstellar Live show at the Royal Albert Hall in central London. Hawking, whose brilliant mind ranged across time and space though his body was paralyzed by disease, has died, a family spokesman said early Wednesday, March 14, 2018. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP, File)
Final goodbye: Roll call of some who died in 2018A look back at some notable figures who died in 2018
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Cops Say Utah Couple Waterboarded Girl, 9A husband and wife in Utah are accused of a form of child abuse so cruel it is widely considered a violation of the Geneva Convention. Police say the Provo couple allegedly waterboarded a 9-year-old girl on at least three occasions, KUTV reports. The girl's father, 29-year-old Joseph Mitchell, and...
Newser4 hours ago
FILE - In this Dec. 6, 2018, file photo, Roger Stone speaks at the American Priority Conference in Washington Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018.  Former Trump campaign adviser Stone has settled a $100 million lawsuit accusing him of publishing lies on the far-right InfoWars website. The Wall Street Journal reports exiled Chinese businessman Guo Wengui sued Stone in March, saying Stone accused him of being a "turncoat criminal" who violated U.S. election law. Stone now says his conduct was "irresponsible."(AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)
Ex-Trump adviser Stone admits to InfoWars lies, settles suitFormer Trump campaign adviser Roger Stone has settled a $100 million lawsuit accusing him of publishing lies on the far-right InfoWars website
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Members of the Kentucky Teachers Association gather at the Kentucky state Capitol to protest the special session that was called by Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin in Frankfort, Ky., Monday, Dec. 17, 2018. The session was called to address funding for the state workers pension fund. Teachers rejoiced and Republicans despaired across Kentucky on Thursday as the state's Supreme Court struck down a law that had made changes to one of the country's worst-funded pension systems. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)
Kentucky gov calls legislature in session for pension voteKentucky's Republican governor has called the state legislature back in session to consider changes to the state's troubled public pension system
The Associated Press7 hours ago
This undated photo provided by the Tulare County, Calif., Sheriff's Office shows Gustavo Garcia. Central California authorities say Garcia, who went on a robbery, shooting and carjacking rampage, died Monday, Dec. 17, 2018, in a high-speed crash during which he intentionally tried to smash into other cars. (Tulare County Sheriff's Office via AP)
Man dies in crash following deadly California rampageCentral California authorities say a man who went on a deadly robbery, shooting and carjacking rampage has died in a high-speed crash during which he intentionally tried to smash into other cars
The Associated Press8 hours ago
UN approves compact to support world's refugees; US objectsThe U.N. General Assembly has overwhelmingly approved a non-binding compact that provides more robust support for countries where most of the world's more than 25 million refugees live
The Associated Press8 hours ago
US defeated trying to rid references to reproductive healthThe U.S. has faced overwhelming defeat in 2 attempts to eliminate references to "sexual and reproductive health" from U.N. General Assembly resolutions on preventing violence and sexual harassment of women and girls and on child, early and forced marriage
The Associated Press10 hours ago
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