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Man Raises $103K for Teen Who Offered to Help C...

(MEMPHIS, Tenn.) — A Memphis teenager asked a stranger at the grocery store to buy him and his mother some food in exchange for carrying...

Illinois Man Has Won the Lottery Twice Using Sa...

(MATTESON, Ill.) — A man named Gambles has won the lottery for a second time using the same five numbers he plays every week. Larry...

23 Dead in Devastating West Virginia Flooding

(CHARLESTON, W.Va.) — At least 23 people have died from devastating flooding and historic rainfall in West Virginia, according to the state’s Division of Homeland...

Couple Struck by Lightning in Daytona Beach, Fl...

(DAYTONA BEACH, Fla.) — A Georgia couple visiting Florida was struck by lightning while wading in ankle-deep water off Daytona Beach on Friday just before...

Pentagon to End Transgender Ban for Military in...

(WASHINGTON) — The Pentagon is set to end the ban on transgender people serving openly in the military in July, according to Defense official. One...

Dozens Injured After Walking on Hot Coals at To...

(DALLAS) — Dozens suffered burn injuries Thursday night in Texas after walking across hot coals as part of a self-help program put on by celebrity...

Cop Shot Three Times While Investigating Drug A...

(PHILADELPHIA) — A uniformed police officer was shot three times while investigating illegal drug activity near Philadelphia Friday morning, according to the area’s fire company....

Obama Designates Stonewall as First National Mo...

(WASHINGTON) — With this weekend marking the one-year anniversary of the Supreme Court’s ruling on legalizing gay marriage, President Obama will designate the Stonewall Inn...

FL Assistant State Attorney Fired over Anti-Orl...

(ORLANDO, Fla.) — The Florida assistant state attorney who was suspended last Friday after writing a Facebook post that denigrated the city of Orlando following...

Rescues Underway for Hundreds Trapped at West V...

(CHARLESTON, W.Va.) — Rescue efforts were underway Friday to save hundreds of people who became stranded inside a West Virginia mall after a bridge connecting...

Second Body Found in Search for 4 Family Member...

(SARASOTA, Fla.) — A second body was recovered today as the Coast Guard continued searching for four family members who disappeared Sunday on their sailboat...

What the Supreme Court Ruling on University of ...

(WASHINGTON) — The Supreme Court ruled today in favor of the University of Texas’ admissions plan, leaving in place the school’s affirmative action policy. In...

Politics

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Trump Uses Brexit ‘Shockwave’ in Fundraising Pitch

(NEW YORK) — Hours after praising Britain’s vote to leave the European Union as “purely historic,” the presumptive Republican presidential nominee is fundraising off the...

Former Romney Advisor on Trump Alternative: ‘Un...

(NEW YORK) — There remain deep rumblings inside the establishment of the Republican Party about presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. This week’s episode of...

Donald Trump in Scotland: Everything You Need t...

(NEW YORK) — Starting on Thursday, presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump takes a break from the campaign trail and jets off to Scotland, the home...

Trump Campaign Says Candidate Will Forgive Mill...

(NEW YORK) — Donald Trump is promising to say goodbye to all the money he’s loaned his campaign. Trump has largely self-funded his presidential bid,...

House Democrats Stand Down After Chaotic Sit-In

(WASHINGTON) — House Democrats Thursday afternoon ended their takeover of the House floor after more than 24 hours. “We must never ever give up, or...

State Dept. Appears to Have Disabled Security F...

(WASHINGTON) — Newly released emails show State Department IT staffers appear to have temporarily disabled security features on the department’s own email system in order...

Clinton: SCOTUS Immigration Decision ‘Could Tea...

(WASHINGTON) — Hillary Clinton, who has pledged throughout her campaign to take on immigration reform in her first 100 days as president, called Thursday’s Supreme...

Obama Calls Supreme Court Immigration Decision ...

(WASHINGTON) — President Obama said Thursday that the Supreme Court’s “heartbreaking” decision to block his immigration executive action “takes us further from the country that...

Civil Rights Icon Rep. John Lewis Becomes Face ...

(WASHINGTON) — Rep. John Lewis of Georgia has become the face of the Democrats’ unprecedented sit-in at the U.S. House of Representatives Wednesday night. The...

House Democrats to Huddle on End Game After Cha...

(WASHINGTON) — As the sun rose above the U.S. Capitol Thursday, a few dozen haggard Democrats remained on the House floor as part of their...

The Sit-In Survival Guide: Pillows, Pizza and P...

(WASHINGTON) — Congressional Democrats descended upon the House floor late Wednesday morning waging a sit-in to protest GOP inaction on gun violence. Several hours later,...

Chaos Erupts On House Floor Amid Gun Control Si...

(WASHINGTON) — Congressional Democrats have staged an hours-long sit-in on the House floor to protest GOP inaction on gun violence — ripping Republicans for being...

World News

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Two Terror Suspects Arrested After Planning Eur...

(BRUSSELS) — Anti-terror raids in Belgium had police arrest two men who were planning to attack a Euro 2016 match. Belgian Police took in the...

South Korean ‘Illusion Artist’ Dain Yoon Wows t...

(SEOUL) — Dain Yoon describes herself as an “illusion artist.” Since last year, the 22-year-old student from South Korea has been busy painting — on...

New Horizons Finds a ‘Super Grand Canyon’ on Pl...

(NEW YORK) — NASA’s New Horizons sent back an image showing a “Super Grand Canyon” on Pluto’s largest moon, Charon, that’s longer and deeper than...

World Leaders React to Brexit Vote

(NEW YORK) — World leaders reacted swiftly to the United Kingdom’s historic vote to leave the European Union, with many expressing deep concern and uncertainty...

Donald Trump Praises Scotland for Taking ‘Count...

(SOUTH AYRSHIRE, Scotland) — Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, in Scotland for a two-day business trip, Friday called the United Kingdom’s vote to leave...

Donald Trump Calls UK Vote to Leave EU ‘Purely ...

(SOUTH AYRSHIRE, Scotland) — While in Scotland for a two-day business trip, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump called the United Kingdom’s vote to leave the...

United Kingdom Votes to Leave European Union

(LONDON) — The United Kingdom voted in a referendum Thursday to leave the European Union, according to the United Kingdom Electoral Commission. The Leave side...

United Kingdom Awaits Brexit Decision as Early ...

(LONDON) —  A nervous United Kingdom is awaiting the results of the Brexit referendum — deciding whether the country should leave the European Union —...

Solar-Powered Plane Completes Historic Atlantic...

(SEVILLE, Spain) — Swiss adventurer Bertrand Piccard landed Solar Impulse in Seville, Spain Thursday morning, completing a three-day historic trip across the Atlantic Ocean in...

South Pole Workers Land Safely in Chile After D...

(NEW YORK) — Two sick U.S. workers have landed safely in Chile after a daring rescue from a South Pole research station, according to the...

Massive Ocean Garbage Collector to Be Tested in...

(NEW YORK) — A Dutch foundation aimed at removing plastic pollution from the world’s oceans launched a prototype of a new clean-up system Wednesday in...

Gunman Dead After German Police Storm Movie The...

(BERLIN) — A gunman is dead after at least 50 special forces policemen stormed a German movie theater Thursday, said Peter Beuth, Germany’s minister of...

Business

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Video Shows Dunkin’ Employee Dropping Donuts, T...

(MENDON, Mass.) — Video showing a Dunkin’ Donuts employee dropping a tray of donuts on the floor and then putting it back on a display...

Uber Is Taking the Surprise Out of How Much You...

(NEW YORK) — Uber is promising “no math and no surprises.” The ride hailing app announced in a blog post on Thursday it will soon...

Hotels Nationwide Flipping for Mermaid Trend

(NEW YORK) — The latest hotel trend doesn’t involve high-end bedding or a fancy spa treatment. The hottest thing this summer is cooling off in...

Google Reveals the Top Questions Americans Have...

(NEW YORK) — Waking up to the news that United Kingdom voters chose in the so-called Brexit referendum Thursday to leave the European Union, many...

Twilio’s Big Day on Wall Street

(NEW YORK) — Twilio — the calling platform used by popular apps including Uber and Whatsapp — surged in its Wall Street debut this afternoon....

US Stocks Close Higher as Investors Predict Bre...

(NEW YORK) — Wall Street closed higher on Thursday as investors wager that Britain will remain in the European Union. The Dow jumped 230.24 (+1.29...

Self-Driving Cars May One Day Face Decision of ...

(NEW YORK) — Would you get into an automated self-driving vehicle, knowing that in the event of an accident, it might sacrifice your life if...

Obama: ‘No Successful Businessman’ Thinks Trump...

(WASHINGTON) — President Obama said many businessmen in the U.S. aren’t exactly impressed with Donald Trump’s business acumen. “There’s no successful businessman in America who...

Twitter’s Periscope Plays Crucial Role in Democ...

(WASHINGTON) — The Democratic sit-in over gun control Wednesday night almost fell into a broadcasting black hole until tech savvy representatives took out their smartphones...

Sheryl Sandberg Opens Up About New Women’s Empo...

(NEW YORK) — Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg day launched “Together Women Can,” a new public awareness campaign to encourage women to be mentors and powerful...

UK Banks Getting Volatility-Ready Ahead of EU R...

(LONDON) — Britain’s biggest banks, including many American banks based in London, are getting ready to pull an all-nighter as the UK heads to the...

Jobless Claims Fall to 259K

(WASHINGTON) — Jobless claims slumped last week, decreasing by 18,000, according to the latest figures released Thursday by the Labor Department. For the week ending...