Tennessee officials say 2 deputies injured…

Officials in Tennessee say two deputies have been injured and a suspect has died in a shooting in Memphis

California adds wage, benefit protections for gig…

The governor of California has signed sweeping legislation aimed at giving wage and benefit protections to rideshare drivers and workers in other industries

How Did The U.S.'s Most Influential Judicial Body…

A 1789 law established the Supreme Court, and while it's been amended, the basic outline of the federal court system has largely survived.

Report: Cleanup of abandoned oil, gas wells could cost US

A U.S. government watchdog agency says taxpayers could face potentially hundreds of millions of dollars in cleanup costs from abandoned oil and gas wells on public lands

Woman testifies about alleged rape by university…

A woman has testified that she was surprised and afraid when her date with ex-University of Delaware baseball player went from consensual kissing to physical force and violence

No severe impacts from Imelda as it moves through…

Imelda has deluged some parts of Southeast Texas with nearly 20 inches of rain, but officials in Houston and surrounding communities say that so far there have been no severe impacts from the tropical depression

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New York Becomes First State To Officially Ban…

The state Public Health and Health Planning Council voted to put the ban into effect immediately.

Pastafarian pastor leads prayer at Alaska…

A pastor wearing a spaghetti strainer on his head delivered the opening invocation at the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly meeting Tuesday

Woman sues Epstein estate, saying she was abused…

A woman whose claims of sexual abuse against financier Jeffrey Epstein were outlined in a federal indictment has sued his estate, describing abuse from age 14 to 17

Politician apologizes for use of anti-Semitic…

The city council president in Trenton, New Jersey, has apologized for using an anti-Semitic trope while discussing actions taken by the city's Jewish attorney

Corey Lewandowski Testifies Before House…

Lewandowski said he was instructed not to disclose "discussions with the president or his advisers to protect executive branch confidentiality."

Chicago woman shot by gunman on bicycle while walking

Chicago police say a woman walking with co-workers along a street near the central business district was shot by a heavily disguised bicyclist

Cuomo signs bill extending statute of limitations…

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed a bill extending the statute of limitations for second and third-degree rape

Prosecutor: Man charged in killings of 4 women in…

A 34-year-old man has been charged in the killings of four women in Detroit whose deaths have been characterized by authorities as the work of a serial killer

U.S. Army Hits Enlistment Goal After Updating…

​Army leaders told The Associated Press they expect to exceed their recruitment goal of 68,000 new recruits by the end of September.

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Judge partially blocks law aimed at oil pipeline protests

A federal judge has temporarily blocked enforcement of some of the new South Dakota laws that aim to prevent disruptive demonstrations against the Keystone XL pipeline.

University of California chief Janet Napolitano…

UC President Janet Napolitano to step down next year after tenure defending immigrant students, scrutiny of finances

Grandmother of slain 9-year-old Chicago boy…

Nine-year-old Tyshawn Lee's grandmother took the witness stand in the trial of the two men charged with murder in the boy's slaying to recount for jurors how he told her he loved her before racing off to play basketball on the day he was shot.

Federal Spending On Children Drops, According To…

The Urban Institute's Kids' Share report says federal spending on children dropped in 2018.

Woman charged with making threat before youth game shooting

Authorities have arrested the mother of a suspect they say opened fire at a North Texas youth football game.

Amid terrorism talk, bail denied in aircraft…

A federal judge cited new evidence of potential terrorism sympathies in denying bail for a mechanic charged with sabotaging an American Airlines jetliner

Striking workers question whether UAW leaders can…

With corruption probe in the background, many striking UAW workers wonder whether union leaders can be trusted

California Governor Announces Executive Action…

Gov. Gavin Newsom can't outright ban flavored e-cigs via executive action, but he can still do a lot to try and curb their use.

Chicago woman charged in alleged US prostitution ring

A 31-year-old who prosecutors say went by "Madame Priscilla Belle" is accused of running a multistate prostitution business from a three-story Chicago building that functioned like a brothel

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Arkansas attorney general wants judge barred from…

Arkansas' attorney general is asking the state Supreme Court to reassign cases involving her office from a judge who has been prohibited from handling execution cases, accusing him of regularly being biased against her staff

Pompeo: Saudi Oil Attack an 'Act of War' by Iran

President Trump may have hedged on officially naming Iran as the party responsible for the weekend attack on Saudi oil facilities, but he lowered the financial kibosh on Tehran on Wednesday morning, Bloomberg reports. "I have just instructed the Secretary of the Treasury to substantially increase Sanctions on the country...

Pentagon Pulls Back On 3 Border Projects Due To…

The government says its canceling plans for 20 additional miles of border barrier in Arizona and California because of "insufficient" funds.