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N.Korea issues trademark fiery rhetoric over U.S. and S.Korea drills

North Korea’s military on Tuesday greeted the start of annual U.S.-South Korean military drills with its standard fiery threats, vowing “merciless retaliation” for exercises Pyongyang claims are an invasion rehearsal. Read More

Judge orders Montana congressman photographed, fingerprinted

A judge has ordered Montana Rep. Greg Gianforte to be photographed and fingerprinted for assaulting a reporter, opening the possibility of political opponents using the congressman’s mug shot next year when he is up for re-election. Read More

Man who shot judge is father of player convicted of rape

The man who shot and wounded a judge outside a county courthouse before being gunned down by a probation officer was the father of a Steubenville High School football player who was convicted of rape in 2013, authorities said Monday. Read More

Summer hike turns tragic when parents tumble off cliff

When William and Amanda Green took their two boys on a weekend outing, they headed for the Zoar Valley Gorge, a rugged area not far from their Buffalo, New York, home Read More

Anger over rally violence boils over in Charlottesville

Anger boiled over at the first Charlottesville City Council meeting since a white nationalist rally in the city descended into violent chaos, with some residents screaming and cursing at councilors Monday night and calling for their resignations. Read More

Record $417M award in lawsuit linking baby powder to cancer

Updated on  August 21, 2017 at 5:43 pm
A Los Angeles jury on Monday ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay a record $417 million to a hospitalized woman who claimed in a lawsuit that the talc in the company’s iconic baby powder causes ovarian cancer. Read More

Slain woman became anti-violence activist after sister died

A woman who was found slain along with her young daughter last week had become an anti-domestic violence activist after her sister was killed four years ago, and authorities allege both women were killed by their boyfriends. Read More

Nevada pot license expansion on hold again until Aug. 29

Nevada’s marijuana regulators have agreed to delay the expansion of distribution licensing to meet growing demand at pot retail stores until the state tax commission can hear another appeal from a group of state liquor wholesalers next week. Read More

Ex-Maryland school aide gets 75 years in child porn case

A former elementary school volunteer in the Maryland suburbs of Washington who pleaded guilty to 15 federal child pornography offenses has been sentenced to 75 years in prison. Read More

Free speech supporters: Outnumbered, but rally was a success

Supporters of a small, conservative “free speech rally” held Saturday in Boston said that despite being outnumbered by tens of thousands of counterprotesters, their event was a success. Read More

Eclipse eve: Millions converge across U.S. to see sun go dark

Millions of Americans converged on a narrow corridor stretching from Oregon to South Carolina to watch the moon blot out the midday sun Monday for a wondrous couple of minutes in the first total solar eclipse to sweep coast to coast in 99 years. Read More

Jerry Lewis, comedian, telethon host, dies at 91

Updated on  August 20, 2017 at 6:45 pm
Jerry Lewis, the rubber-faced comedian and director whose fundraising telethons became as famous as his hit movies, has died. Read More