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On a brisk early morning in May 1996, 17-year-old Jessica Baggen left a party to walk back to her home in the small town of Sitka, Alaska, after celebrating her birthday with friends.When she missed her curfew, her parents gave her a little more time and then finally called police when she didn't show up. In 1996, teens didn't carry cellphones or post their every move on social media, so no one knew exactly where she was or with whom she had left her birthday party at her sister's house.In the hours that followed, her parents pieced together her last steps and search crews combed a bike trail that ran through a woodland between her sister's house and her parents' home on Sawmill Creek...
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell joins Bill Hemmer with insight on 'Bill Hemmer Reports.'
Trump campaign Twitter account @TrumpWarRoom has tweeted and retweeted some questionable things in the past. Lately, it's been all systems go against former Vice President Joe Biden, who is set to oppose President Trump in November's election.The latest effort to bring down Biden is a series of tweets that seem to claim Biden is pro-crime. In a blog post, the campaign points to Biden staffer's donations to bail funds amid the nationwide protests against police brutality. The campaign highlighted four alleged "regular criminals," all of them Black, who were supposedly freed from jail thanks to Biden.> Remember Willie Horton? > > President Trump's campaign is tweeting...
Biden is expected to announce his pick ahead of the Democratic National Convention.
Tesla eventually dropped the suit when it was unwilling to provide evidence that Hothi had been harassing its employees.
Experts worry the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally could overwhelm rural South Dakota and create a super-spreader event as people return home.
Eighty percent of the guns coming into checkpoints are loaded, officials say.
Faced with a second wave of coronavirus cases, Cuba announced on Monday a record daily number of new infections. The 93 new cases beat the previous record from May 1 of 74, leading authorities to reimplement lockdown measures that had been gradually relaxed. The health ministry said most of the cases are in the capital Havana and the neighboring province of Artemisa.
Trump is attempting to legislate through executive fiat, and that violates the Constitution's separation of powers.
High-profile US officials are sanctioned but China avoids targeting anyone in the Trump administration.
Starting Tuesday, people traveling between islands must quarantine for 14 days. Hawaii has recorded 200+ new cases per day for two consecutive days.
US has highest number of cases and highest deaths in world, as Democratic nominee attacks Trump over coronavirus 'failures'The US on Sunday passed 5m coronavirus cases, as Donald Trump's executive orders seeking to break a political impasse over further economic relief were denounced by a Republican as "unconstitutional slop" and Joe Biden accused the president of issuing little more than "excuses and lies".Recriminations have been flying in Washington since talks on further aid for the unemployed and for states struggling with a public health crisis collapsed on Friday.Trump intervened on Friday and Saturday, holding press conferences at his luxury golf club in New Jersey, cheered on by...
While COVID-19 dominates the news cycle, a battle is being fought over a deadly drug that has killed over 3.7 million children and at least 24 women. The drug is Mifeprex - commonly known as the abortion pill. On July 13, an Obama-appointed federal judge enjoined the Food and Drug Administration requirements governing the prescription of Mifeprex. He ruled that requiring pregnant women to complete an in-clinic appointment to procure the drugs was a "substantial obstacle" to abortion and was to be suspended during the COVID-19 pandemic. This ruling suspends, for the abortion pill, the Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS), the FDA's rules for "certain medications with serious...
Taiwan's opposition party demanded a clarification Monday after a US envoy who is visiting appeared to mispronounce the name of the island's president for her arch rival in China. Health chief Alex Azar met with President Tsai Ing-wen earlier Monday in the highest level visit to Taiwan since the United States switched diplomatic recognition to China. In his opening statement he fluffed the name of President Tsai -- pronounced "ts-eye" -- and instead said something closer to "shee".
The group was conducting an aerial survey of desert bighorn sheep.
Dollar Tree and Family Dollar have reversed course again use of masks during the coronavirus pandemic. Both retailers now require shoppers wear masks.
Chaotic and often violent protests against racial injustice have topped the headlines for days, but lost in the shouting are the voices of many Black Portland residents themselves - and their feelings about the unrest are nuanced and diverse. Others welcome white demonstrators because with their larger numbers they can draw attention to the city's racial inequity in ways that Black demonstrators alone can't. Others say a recent vote to cut a specialized gun violence reduction unit is behind a sharp spike in shootings that's devastated their community.
From behind the locked window of his 10th-floor hotel room, Paúl Córdova watches dozens of airplanes take off and land each day at Miami International Airport.
The changes states are scrambling to make ahead of November to help protect voters from COVID-19 could disproportionately disenfranchise people of color.
The Afghan government agreed on Sunday to release 400 "hard-core" Taliban prisoners, paving the way for peace talks aimed at ending almost two decades of war. Under election-year pressure from U.S. President Donald Trump for a deal allowing him to bring home American troops, the country's grand assembly, or Loya Jirga, on Sunday approved the release. The Taliban militant had demanded the release of the 400, the last batch among 5,000 prisoners to be freed, as a condition to join peace talks.
NPR reported that a source says TikTok plans to sue the Trump administration, arguing that the order "failed to give the company a chance to respond."
Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine on testing positive and then negative for coronavirus.
The impeachment of President Trump brought the former Orlando police chief and her oratory skills to a national audience; Douglas Kennedy reports.
Democrats on Friday urged the White House to stick with negotiations on a new aid plan for Americans facing hardship due to the coronavirus pandemic, after Donald Trump said he is ready to bypass Congress to maintain emergency assistance. Nancy Pelosi, the Democratic speaker of the House of Representatives, and Chuck Schumer, the minority leader in the Senate, have been tussling for weeks with Trump envoys over a new aid package.
Germany will give a welcome break to the coronavirus lovelorn from Monday - easing its border controls to allow unmarried couples to reunite after what has been months of separation for some. The exemption will apply to the partners of Germans from countries that Germany considers high-risk - currently most of the world outside the EU - and couples will have to provide some proof that they were in a relationship before the pandemic, the interior ministry said on Friday. Most European Union borders have been closed to non-EU travellers since March, unless they are essential workers or married to an EU resident.
The United States on Wednesday announced its "highest level" visit in decades to Taiwan, a move sure to infuriate China at a time when relations between Washington and Beijing are at historic lows. Washington's trade office in Taipei confirmed that health chief Alex Azar would lead an upcoming delegation to the self-ruled island, which China's communist leaders claim and have vowed to one day seize. "This marks... the first Cabinet member to visit in six years, and the highest level visit by a US Cabinet official since 1979," the American Institute in Taiwan said.
ByteDance CEO Zhang Yiming reportedly told employees the US government's true objective was to force a "comprehensive ban" on the TikTok app.
Attendance was limited to people already residing in Saudi Arabia. Usually, 2.5 million Muslims from across the world pack the holy city.
China has condemned Germany's decision to suspend its extradition agreement with Hong Kong, accusing Berlin of a "serious breach of international law." Germany's foreign minister announced the suspension Friday following the disqualification of 12 pro-democracy candidates from legislative elections and a subsequent decision to postpone the elections. Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam cited a worsening coronavirus outbreak in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory in postponing the vote.
James Murdoch has resigned from the board of his family's news behemoth, News Corp, due to disagreements over editorial content published by the company's notoriously right-wing outlets, The Daily Beast has confirmed."Mr. Murdoch informed the Company that his resignation was due to disagreements over certain editorial content published by the Company's news outlets and certain other strategic decisions," a company statement said. He was immediately scrubbed from the company's online list of board directors.The move comes a little over six months after Rupert Murdoch's eldest son issued a stunning rebuke of his family's media empire and its promotion of climate-change skeptics during...
In the span of a few months Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has gone from one of the most admired state leaders in America to one of the most disparaged.
Another shark sighting pulled swimmers out of the water Friday, raising the number of instances to 11 since Monday.
The shooting death in broad daylight of a Black man affectionately known in his Milwaukee neighborhood as "The Ras" appears to have mystified police while spurring prominent conservatives in Wisconsin to speculate that he was killed because of his support for President Donald Trump. Bernell Trammell
Two airplanes have collided while battling a 500-acre wildfire in southeastern Nevada, according to authorities.
Two former high-ranking Mexican law enforcement officials have been accused of taking millions of dollars in bribes to protect Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman's notorious Sinaloa cartel, federal prosecutors said Thursday. Luis Cardenas Palomino and Ramon Pequeno Garcia allegedly worked for Genaro Garcia Luna
Mexico's government will create a state-run medicine distribution agency and will sign an agreement with the United Nations to purchase cheaper drugs and vaccines on the international market, the country's president said on Thursday. Lopez Obrador said the distribution agency will make sure residents even in the far-flung corners of Mexico have access to medications and vaccines. The current head of Mexico's civil protection agency, David Leon, will lead the new state-run agency.
Tropical Storm Isaias caused power outages and flooding in Puerto Rico. It's headed toward southern Florida.
The heads of Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google faced accusations of bias and unfair competition.
"If you have goggles or an eye shield, you should use it," Fauci told ABC. The CDC already recommends eye protection for healthcare workers.
The company, now called Royal Caribbean Group, rolled out the changes quietly in recent months, but announced the change on Thursday.
For years in Oregon's early history, white locals barred Black people from living in its borders. It's now one of the least diverse states in America.
For a Chicago street pastor, the city cannot be fixed until the underlying causes of violence are addressed, and locals, not federal forces, provide answers.
Postcard paints a picture of Van Gogh's final hours Location: Auvers-sur-Oise, France While searching through his archives a researcher found a postcard which bore a striking resemblance to Van Gogh's final painting 'Tree Roots' Courtesy: Arthenon Courtesy: Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam (SOUNDBITE) (English) VAN GOGH MUSEUM DIRECTOR, EMILIE GORDENKER, SAYING: "What makes it so extraordinary is you can follow that place on in the course of time. It's almost like you're in a time machine. You can go back to...
China said Thursday that long-range bombers were among the aircraft that took part in recent aerial drills over the South China Sea amid rising tensions between Washington and Beijing over the strategic waterway. The exercises included nighttime takeoffs and landings and simulated long-range attacks
A former top banker in China pleaded guilty Thursday to illegally receiving over $12 million after being caught last year in President Xi Jinping's sweeping campaign against corruption. Hu Huaibang, former party secretary and chairman of the China Development Bank, had taken advantage of his positions to illegally receive money and goods worth a total of 85.5 million yuan ($12.2 million) between 2009 and 2019, heard a court in northern Chengde city. Hu pleaded guilty at the hearing attended by more than 30 people including national, provincial and municipal people's congress representatives, the report added.
A powerful storm is barreling through the Caribbean tonight prompting warnings in the U.S. Virgins Islands and Puerto Rico where about 100,000 are already without power.
Federal prosecutors worked Wednesday to dispel concerns that federal agents headed to a number of U.S. cities will be used to break up protests, insisting that the agents will work side-by-side with local and state investigators to solve violent crimes. President Donald Trump recently sent federal agents to Portland, Oregon, to protect federal property during the almost daily protests in the city since the May 25 death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Oregon's governor, Kate Brown, said Wednesday that the agents would begin a "phased withdrawal" from Portland starting Thursday.
A survey shows online classes classes spent less time on instruction overall, while high-poverty districts spent more time reviewing old concepts.
Pollster Lee Carter breaks down why the 2020 presumptive nominee is not resonating with voters.
Experts say unprovoked shark attacks are incredibly rare. Monday's incident, one professor said, was the first unprovoked shark attack documented.