Trooper dies of injuries suffered in on-duty death

A Louisiana state trooper injured last week during a vehicle pursuit has died

University Of California System To Gradually Stop…

The University of California Board of Regents voted 23-0 to phase out the exams over the next five years.

Reality Star Hunted Down Masks, Found a 'Jungle'

Amid the coronavirus pandemic, reality star Bethenny Frankel has helped donate more than two million masks to groups across the country through her BStrong disaster relief charity. That's the upside of a case that shows how "crises breed corruption," Jack Nicas writes at the New York Times . New York officials...

Backyard birding becomes a top hobby during…

According to Google trends, searches for "birds" reached an all-time high in the U.S. in May. The fast-growing hobby is fun and easy to do, right in your home backyard. Take a look!

Judge rules against Florida on felons paying…

A federal judge has ruled that the Florida law requiring felons to pay legal fees as part of their sentences before regaining the vote is unconstitutional for those unable to pay, or unable to find out how much they owe

Amid Pandemic, Rats Getting Increasingly Desperate

Nearly 100,000 Americans are dead , almost 40 million are unemployed , and now the Washington Post informs us that even the lowly rat is suffering amid the pandemic as shuttered restaurants means "trash bins are no longer overflowing with scrumptious leftovers hordes of rodents subsisted on." That's a little more...

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Today in History May 25

Highlights of this day in history: "Star Wars" --- the classic sci-fi movie written and directed by George Lucas --- premieres; Former Enron execs Kenneth Lay and Jeffrey Skilling are convicted of conspiracy and fraud; Comedian Jay Leno begins his run as host of N-B-C's "The Tonight Show . (May 25)

Morgan Wallen arrested after ejection from…

Country music singer Morgan Wallen has apologized following his weekend arrest on public intoxication and disorderly conduct charges

FBI Director Orders Internal Review Of Michael…

Chri​stopher Wray said the FBI's Inspection Division will look into "whether any current employees engaged in misconduct" during the investigation.

24 States Had Better Be Very, Very Careful

A new coronavirus model says 24 states might have high transmission rates if they reopen without any effort to curb the contagion, the Washington Post reports. Researchers at Imperial College London drew on case information and cell phone location data to estimate each state's virus reproduction number, dubbed "Ro" or...

Fire up the grill without causing an accidental…

Nearly 9,000 accidental fires are caused by grilling every year. Inspecting grills beforehand and keeping grills attended while lit can prevent these accidents.

White House imposes coronavirus travel ban on…

The White House has broadened its travel ban against countries hard-hit by the coronavirus by denying admission to foreigners who have been in Brazil in the two weeks before they sought entry to the U.S. President Donald Trump has now banned travel from China, Europe and the United Kingdom and Ireland

FBI Director Orders Review to Seek Out…

The controversial FBI investigation into Michael Flynn has triggered yet another review—this one by the agency itself, the Washington Post reports. FBI Director Christopher Wray, who ordered the internal review, said it will try to "determine whether any current employees engaged in misconduct" and assess whether "improvements ... might be...

AP Top Stories May 24 P

Here's the latest for Tuesday May 24th: Americans and Europeans soak up the sun amid new rules, White House goal on testing nursing homes unmet, UK PM on plans for schools reopening, students, SpaceX's 1st astronaut launch breaking new ground for style, SpaceX's 1st astronaut launch breaking new ground for style

Robert Durst murder trial may move to new…

The California murder trial of real estate heir Robert Durst is likely to move to a new venue this summer, depending on how a judge rules on a defense motion for a mistrial

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Lori Loughlin And Husband Plead Guilty In College…

Loughlin would serve two months in prison and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, would serve five months.

Fauci Issues Warning About State Lockdowns

Ditching stay-at-home orders too quickly? "Suffering and death." Imposing them for too long? "Irreparable damage." Anthony Fauci spoke Friday to CNBC about the apparent tight-rope walk state officials are facing as they loosen lockdown rules. "I don't want people to think that any of us feel that staying locked down...

Central US faces another round of storms

Locally damaging storms will continue to rumble across a swath of the central U.S. into Memorial Day.

Skiing in Colorado to resume amid coronavirus…

Time to dust off those boots and tune those skis

Jeff Sessions Pushes Back at New Fiery Trump Tweet

They're at it again. The longtime battle between President Trump and his former attorney general, Jeff Sessions, continues this week as the latter keeps up his run for a US Senate seat out of Alabama, while the former carries on his attack. Trump has already thrown his support behind former...

Police respond to crowds, shooting near Fla. beach

A shooting that erupted at a Florida beachside road where more than 200 people gathered and were seen partying and dancing despite pandemic restrictions on Saturday night left several people injured. (May 24)

Slowly, surely, US houses of worship emerge from…

On the same weekend that President Donald Trump declared houses of worship are essential, pastors and congregants from some of those churches are cautiously returning to their sanctuaries

Many Questions Remain About Pregnancy And COVID-19

Researchers are trying to determine what, if any, effects having the coronavirus. might have on women and their unborn babies.

Is 'Starting Gun' on the Ready for a New US Nukes…

Back in January, as tensions between the US and Iran were rising, some experts feared President Trump might consider turning to nukes to remedy things. Now, sources tell the Washington Post that the Trump administration has broached the subject of holding a nuclear test, the first time the US has...

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Warmth to arrive in time for Memorial Day in…

A sunny Sunday will usher in a warm Memorial Day before a near-heat wave bakes the region through the week.

Critics chide Virginia governor for mask-less…

Gov. Ralph Northam has repeatedly urged Virginia residents to cover their faces in public during the COVID-19 pandemic, but the Democrat didn’t heed his own plea when he posed mask-less for photographs alongside residents during a weekend beach visit

Trump: I'll 'Override' Governors on Church…

President Trump issued orders to the nation's governors to allow houses of worship to open "right now," saying he'll "override" them if they don't. The president made the unscheduled announcement Friday at the White House, taking no questions from reporters. He pronounced houses of worship "essential places that provide essential...