GOP group removes post calling congresswomen…

An Illinois Republican group has apologized and removed from its Facebook page a post that showed images of four Democratic women members of Congress and referred to them as the "Jihad Squad."

Could coastal mansions become eligible for…

A proposed overhaul of federal protection zones along the East Coast would make hundreds of waterfront homes newly eligible for taxpayer-funded disaster aid

DOJ Starts Releasing First Of Nearly 3,100…

The Justice Department has been criticized about being slow to put the new criminal justice reform law into practice.

Cops Go Undercover in Georgia

Drivers in Cobb County, Georgia got a little surprise this week when construction workers turned out to be undercover cops, CBS News reports. The helmet-wearing officers aimed to stop drivers from using smartphones behind the wheel, and wrote 170 tickets at one crossing alone in only a few hours, mostly...

Coroner: 2 workers who died in grain silo…

A coroner says two men who died after they were trapped in a silo filled with grain in Ohio suffocated

Iran Denies That U.S. Destroyed One Of Its Drones

A U.S. defense official said the drone was destroyed using electronic jamming equipment, but Iran said all its drones are accounted for.

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Dem Lied, Said She Was ER Doc in Pulse Shooting

C. Elizabeth McCarthy wanted to win a Florida House seat, and she was willing to tell voters a whopper to do so. As the Orlando Sentinel reports, McCarthy said at various campaign events for House District 28 that she was a medical doctor working the Orlando Regional Medical Center ER...

America's got scallops: Catch is up, consumers…

America's harvest of scallops is increasing to near-record levels at a time when the shellfish are in high demand

Immigration Officials Announce Changes To U.S…

The citizenship test has a 90% pass rate, and it hasn't been revised since 2009.

Southwest planes collide on Nashville airport…

Two Southwest Airlines planes have collided on the tarmac of Nashville International Airport

5 killed in 3-vehicle traffic accident in South…

Authorities say five people have been killed and seven injured in a three-vehicle accident in South Texas near Victoria

New York City Triathlon Canceled Due To Major…

​Nearly 4,000 athletes were expected to compete in the event, with registrants joining from 45 U.S. states and 33 countries.

White man denies saying 'Go back where you came…

A white man has admitted to cursing at a black Georgia lawmaker for taking too many items into a supermarket express lane but denies telling her, "go back where you came from."

Artists withdraw from NYC museum show over tear…

Seven artists have asked New York's Whitney Museum to remove their work from its biennial showcase of American art over a museum board member's ties to the sale of law-enforcement supplies including tear gas.

June's Record High Temps Are Part Of A Worrisome…

It's too early to know exactly how climate change impacted June's temperatures, but we do know it's increasing the odds of extreme weather.

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Pogopalooza bounces into Pittsburgh for pogo…

Pogopalooza, known as the World Championships of Pogo, is bouncing into Pittsburgh this weekend

American crocodiles thriving outside nuclear plant

American crocodiles, once headed toward extinction, are thriving at an unusual spot -- the canals surrounding a South Florida nuclear plant

Trump Selects Son Of Late Justice Antonin Scalia…

Eugene Scalia has a long history of representing major corporations that fight against unions and stricter labor laws.

Virginia lawmakers spar on reported Trump visit…

Virginia lawmakers are sparring after a report President Donald Trump will attend a 400th anniversary celebration of the first meeting of the state's legislative body in Jamestown

Poet dropped for laureate job says criticism of…

The man whose nomination to become New Hampshire's next poet laureate was withdrawn amid growing criticism of a sexually suggestive poem about former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice says he doubts people have even read it

Chicago Police Officers Fired, Accused Of…

On Thursday, the Chicago Police Board voted to fire Sgt. Stephen Franko along with officers Janet Mondragon, Daphne Sebastian and Ricardo Viramontes.

Wildlife Workers Have Clever Way to Find Florida…

The headline at Smithsonian magazine is "The Snakes That Ate Florida," and the accompanying story makes clear there isn't much hyperbole going on. The story looks at the explosion of Burmese pythons in the Everglades. These invasive creatures—which likely got their start in the area when owners who bought...

Florida 'pill mills' were 'gas on the fire' of…

Florida's 'pill mills' were a gateway to the nation's opioid crisis, feeding addiction and overdoses in Appalachia and other states

Report: Fentanyl Is Putting CBP Agents at Risk

Fentanyl is pouring into America, and that's putting border officers at risk. Homeland Security released a report Friday saying border agents are seizing and storing more of the dangerous drug but aren't receiving proper protection, ABC News reports. With US Customs and Border Protection grabbing enough fentanyl in the last...

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9-Year-Old Killed in Bounce House Accident

A 9-year-old girl who died Friday after a bounce house accident has been honored at a Reno hospital for her organ donations. Hundreds of hospital employees, family members, and friends lined the halls for the honor walk, the Gazette Journal reports, as the body of Lizzy Hammond was taken from...

PHOTO GALLERY: A selection of pictures from the…

PHOTO GALLERY: Health workers tending to an Ebola patient in the Democratic Republic of Congo, thick storm clouds over Illinois, and a Saturn V rocket projected onto the Washington Monument to commemorate the Apollo 11 moon landing anniversary

Service resuming after 7 New York City subway…

About a third of New York City's subway lines were suspended for more than an hour during a hot evening commute, stranding some passengers underground and sending others searching for alternate ways home