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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...

Court Orders Virginia School Board to Let Trans...

(NEW YORK) — A federal district court in Virginia ordered a school board to let a 16-year-old transgender teen use the boys restroom, according to...

Rescue Efforts Underway for Toddler Carried Off...

(NEW YORK) — A child was swept away in flood waters in Jackson County, West Virginia, this afternoon, after much of the state’s southeastern region...

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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 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...

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...

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...

French Friends on a Mission to Convince Brits t...

(LONDON) — A group of friends from France traveled to London on Wednesday on a mission to hand out hundreds of freshly baked croissants in...

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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,...

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...

Two Reasons Hillary Clinton May Not Want Elizab...

(NEW YORK) — Hillary Clinton and Elizabeth Warren are set to hit the campaign trail as a team in Ohio next week, amidst speculation that...

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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...

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...

What’s at Stake for the US in the Brexit Vote

(NEW YORK) — You’ve probably heard by now that a Brexit (Britain voting to “leave” the EU) could be very bad — and possibly devastating...

US Stocks End Slightly Lower Amid Brexit Vote

(NEW YORK) — Wall Street closed lower on Wednesday as investors await this week’s Brexit vote. The Dow fell 48.90 (-0.27 percent) to close at...

Why Elon Musk Wants to Take SolarCity Under Tes...

(NEW YORK) — Tesla signaled its intention to become more than just an electric car company last year when it unveiled its Powerwall, a clean-energy...

Entertainment News

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Review: “The Shallows” (PG-13)

(NEW YORK) — Forty-one years ago, Steven Spielberg scared an entire planet with Jaws. It’s a great movie that, to this day, has me leery...

Review: “Independence Day: Resurgence” (PG-13)

(NEW YORK) — Director Roland Emmerich has finally given us a sequel to the 1996 summer blockbuster Independence Day — Independence Day: Resurgence.  And it’s...

Hear the New, Updated “Ghostbusters” Theme

(NEW YORK) — Rock band Fall Out Boy ain’t afraid of no ghost. The pop-punks have rerecorded Ray Parker, Jr.’s iconic Ghostbusters theme song from 1984,...

Do the Kardashian Sisters Have “Strained” Relat...

(LOS ANGELES) — Kim, Kourtney and Khloé Kardashian have a “strained relationship with their former stepdad Caitlyn Jenner, a source tells Us Weekly. “All three sisters...

HBO Pulls the Plug on “Vinyl”

(NEW YORK) — HBO has canceled Vinyl, and won’t bring back the rock ‘n’ roll drama for an already-announced second season. The cable network said in...

Lindsay Lohan & Her Boyfriend Make Their Red Ca...

(LONDON) — Lindsay Lohan and her boyfriend, Russian businessman Egor Tarabasov, stepped out on the red carpet together for the first time as a couple on...

Bill Hader Says If You Liked “E.T.,” You’ll Lik...

(LOS ANGELES) — Steven Spielberg’s latest movie is The BFG — short for Big Friendly Giant. It’s based on the book by Roald Dahl about a...

Former “Wonder Woman” Star Lynda Carter to Appe...

(LOS ANGELES) — Wonder Woman, meet Supergirl! Lynda Carter, who played the super-powered Amazonian princess in the 1970s TV series, will play the president of...

Darth Vader Is Back! Villain Returns in “Rogue ...

(NEW YORK) — Ever since the first trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story — set during the time of the first Star Wars...

DiCaprio, Spielberg, Downey Jr. Make “The Holly...

(LOS ANGELES) — Industry trade The Hollywood Reporter has released its list of the 100 Most Powerful People in Hollywood, and while it’s a who’s-who...

Michelle Obama to Appear on “Carpool Karaoke”

(NEW YORK) — He’s sung with music superstars like Adele, Elton John and Stevie Wonder, and even A-List movie stars Julia Roberts and George Clooney....

“Game of Thrones” Actors Rumored to Score Big P...

(NEW YORK) — HBO’s fantasy drama Game of Thrones is about to conclude its sixth season this Sunday, but we know there’s at least one...

Sports

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Sources: Kevin Durant Top Target in Free Agency

(OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla.) — After their NBA finals defeat, the Golden State Warriors are going to continue with their plans to pursue Kevin Durant in...

Sprint Cup Series Returns to Action at Sonoma

(SONOMA, Calif.) — After a weekend off, NASCAR’s top-level circuit is back in action Sunday, June  26 at Sonoma Raceway in California for the Toyota...

Scoreboard Roundup — 6/23/16

(NEW YORK) — Here are the latest scores and winners: INTERLEAGUEPhiladelphia 7, Minnesota 3AMERICAN LEAGUEBoston 8, Chi. White Sox 7/10 inningsDetroit 4, Seattle 4/10 inningsOakland...

Philadelphia 76ers Seek No. 3 Draft Pick from B...

(NEW YORK) — The Philadelphia 76ers already hold the No. 1 draft pick but now, the team is reportedly also trying to get their hands...

How the Zika Virus Threat Is Affecting Olympic ...

(NEW YORK) — With the Olympic Games just weeks away, some athletes are facing a difficult decision to either skip Rio de Janeiro over concerns...

Watch Ben Affleck’s Passionate Patriots Defense...

(NEW YORK) — Ben Affleck has no problems expressing his opinion about the so-called “Deflategate” controversy with the NFL’s New England Patriots. Affleck appeared last...

XFINITY Crew Chiefs Penalized for Body Panel Mo...

(DAYTONA BEACH, Fla.) — Six XFINITY Series crew chiefs on Wednesday were hit with P2 Level penalties and placed on probation through Dec. 31 for...

Scoreboard Roundup — 6/22/16

(NEW YORK) — Here are the latest scores and winners: INTERLEAGUEBaltimore 7, San Diego 2N.-Y. Yankees 9, Colorado 8Toronto 5, Arizona 2N.-Y. Mets 4, Kansas...

NHL Approves Expansion to Las Vegas, Adding Lea...

(LAS VEGAS) — When the 2017-18 National Hockey League season kicks off, there will be 31 teams.   The NHL’s board of governors has unanimously...

LeBron James Scores Multiple ESPY Nods After Fi...

(CLEVELAND) — After an epic performance in the 2016 NBA Finals, Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James has earned himself a slew of ESPY Award nominations....

Rory McIlroy Withdraws from Rio Olympics over Z...

(NEW YORK) — Rory McIlroy has announced Wednesday morning that he will not be competing in the golf tournament at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics...

Serena Williams Documentary Offers Intimate Loo...

(NEW YORK) — Serena Williams is offering an inside look into some of the most touching and painful moments of her career in the new...

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