Epstein cohort's arrest becomes new test for plea…

Before Jeffrey Epstein’s suicide last year, his defense against charges he sexually abused girls hinged on a 2008 non-prosecution agreement that his lawyers said prevented him from being charged with further crimes

2 Oklahoma Police Officers Charged With Murder In…

Officials say Jared Lakey died last year "after being tased multiple times" by officers ​Joshua Taylor and Brandon Dingman.

Senator: I'm Ready to Block Over 1K Military…

Sen. Tammy Duckworth is drawing the line. The Illinois Democrat announced Thursday she'll hold up over 1,100 military promotions unless the Pentagon promises it won't block the promotion of Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, who testified in in the House impeachment inquiry of President Trump, USA Today reports. "It is...

Holiday fireworks spark wildfire concerns

Authorities are warning people to be careful with backyard fireworks and grilling over the holiday weekend as they battle wildfires in Arizona.

Religious leaders to invoke Frederick Douglass on…

About 150 preachers, rabbis and imams are promising to invoke Black abolitionist Frederick Douglass on July 4th as they call for the U.S. to tackle racism and poverty

California Holiday Warning: Assume Everyone Is…

Worried about the rising number of coronavirus cases, California officials have closed beaches and ruled out indoor dining for the holiday weekend. And they're stepping up their warnings: "Only leave for essential activities like going to work or going to the market," Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti implored residents. "And...

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Calif. beachgoers seek surf, sun before closures

California headed into the Fourth of July weekend Friday under classic sunny summer skies and new health orders that temporarily put many popular beaches off-limits and canceled fireworks shows in an effort to prevent runaway coronavirus infections. (July 3)

Former world leaders warn against Israel…

A group of former world leaders is urging European leaders to keep pressuring  Israel against annexation of parts of the West Bank, warning against complacency after Israel made no move to take over the territory on July 1

Officers Fired After Taking Photos At Elijah…

Three Aurora Police Department officers have been fired over photos taken at the site of Elijah McClain's memorial in Colorado.

Mexico Issues First Border Restrictions Over…

Any other year, Arizonans would "flock to Mexican beach towns like Rocky Point and San Carlos for the Fourth of July," reports the Daily Star . But this holiday, most will be turned away if they try. Mexico's Foreign Ministry on Thursday announced the country's first border restrictions since the pandemic,...

What you need to know before lighting fireworks

Fireworks can be fun, but they are also very dangerous and should be handled with caution and care.

Judge won't participate in 2nd lawsuit over Lee…

A Virginia judge has recused himself from a lawsuit filed by six Richmond residents opposed to Gov. Ralph Northam’s order to take down a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E

NFL Team Takes Step Toward New Name

After decades of saying they'll never change a team name considered by many to be a slur against Native Americans, the Washington Redskins announced Friday they'll reconsider. People familiar with the team's talks with NFL officials, including Commissioner Roger Goodell, said a process is being set up for the review....

Demo against St. Louis couple who pulled gun

Hundreds of people staged a demonstration near the home of a Missouri couple who pointed guns at protesters last week during a protest against the city's mayor Lyda Krewson. (July 3)

Cops fired over photos of chokehold used on…

A Colorado police chief has fired three officers over photos showing police reenact a chokehold used on Elijah McClain

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Mississippi Moves A Step Further Away From…

Gov. Tate Reeves signed the bill Tuesday ending the state's default designation as a "dry state."

Experts Fear Rise in COVID Deaths Is Looming

"There is a rise in Coronavirus cases because our testing is so massive and so good, far bigger and better than any other country," President Trump tweeted Thursday night. "This is great news, but even better news is that death, and the death rate, is DOWN." Experts believe it is...

How weather plays a role in firework shows

Fireworks launch under the mercy of the weather, so people who prepare firework shows have to watch out for weather conditions at all times.

Reps: Singers Kacey Musgraves, Ruston Kelly file…

Grammy-winning singer Kacey Musgraves and her musician-husband, Ruston Kelly, have filed for divorce

2 Cops Charged With Murder in Oklahoma

Two Oklahoma police officers are charged with second-degree murder after allegedly using a Taser on a man more than 50 times. Jared Lakey, 28, died on July 6, 2019, two days after he confronted officers Joshua Taylor and Brandon Dingman in Wilson, per the Frontier . Taylor had responded to a...

Arizona sees record demand for hospital beds

Arizona is seeing record demand for hospital beds as the state struggles to control a surge in COVID-19 cases. On Wednesday, the state broke several of its own records for additional cases, deaths and hospitalizations. (July 3)

Republican who came out as gay in Utah ousted in…

A Republican ousted in a primary after coming out as gay in conservative Utah says a backlash during the campaign has him questioning whether his party has a place for him

Missouri Man's Conviction Overturned After 22…

Jonathan Irons was serving a 50-year sentence related to his 1998 burglary and assault conviction. He said he was misidentified.

Prosecutors: Ghislaine Maxwell Lived 'Life of…

Ghislaine Maxwell appears to have made "intentional efforts to avoid detection" before her arrest Thursday , from jetting off to Qatar and Japan to changing her phone number, according to authorities. Maxwell—who reportedly holds citizenship in the UK, US, and France—took "at least 15 international flights in the last...

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Lightning strikes dangerously close to police…

This police officer is counting his lucky stars after lightning strikes near him on July 3, on Turner Turnpike between Bristol and Stroud in Oklahoma.

Discourse over national anthem looms for NBA…

Kneeling during the national anthem is a hot topic in pro sports again as America gets set to celebrate a pandemic-clouded Fourth of July holiday

Secret Service Agents Fell Ill Before Pence Trip

Vice President Mike Pence, who had been scheduled to visit Arizona for a "Faith in America" campaign rally in Tucson and a tour of Yuma with Gov. Doug Ducey Tuesday, ended up making a much shorter visit to the state Wednesday. Sources tell the Washington Post that Pence postponed and...