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  • Robbers with hunting knives demand $1 from store, then flee

    Robbers with hunting knives demand $1 from store, then flee

    Thursday, October 19 2017 10:02 AM EDT2017-10-19 14:02:05 GMT
    Brockton Market and Deli/Google MapsBrockton Market and Deli/Google Maps
    BROCKTON, Mass. (AP) - Two young men made an unusually small request as they robbed a store in Massachusetts by demanding a single dollar in their robbery.    Police say two men entered the Brockton Market and Deli around lunchtime Tuesday while brandishing large hunting-style knives and demanded a single dollar. The men then fled.    The Enterprise reports the two young men were described as Hispanic and possibly between the ages of 15 and 18. One was wearing a ...
    BROCKTON, Mass. (AP) - Two young men made an unusually small request as they robbed a store in Massachusetts by demanding a single dollar in their robbery.    Police say two men entered the Brockton Market and Deli around lunchtime Tuesday while brandishing large hunting-style knives and demanded a single dollar. The men then fled.    The Enterprise reports the two young men were described as Hispanic and possibly between the ages of 15 and 18. One was wearing a ...
  • US unemployment claims fall to 222,000, lowest in 44 years

    US unemployment claims fall to 222,000, lowest in 44 years

    Thursday, October 19 2017 9:07 AM EDT2017-10-19 13:07:46 GMT
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The number of Americans collecting unemployment benefits fell last week to the lowest level since Richard Nixon was president.    THE NUMBERS: The Labor Department said Thursday that claims for jobless aid dropped by 22,000 to 222,000, fewest since March 1973. The less volatile four-week average slid by 9,500 to 248,250, lowest since late August.    The overall number of Americans collecting unemployment checks dropped to 1.89 million, lowest s...
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The number of Americans collecting unemployment benefits fell last week to the lowest level since Richard Nixon was president.    THE NUMBERS: The Labor Department said Thursday that claims for jobless aid dropped by 22,000 to 222,000, fewest since March 1973. The less volatile four-week average slid by 9,500 to 248,250, lowest since late August.    The overall number of Americans collecting unemployment checks dropped to 1.89 million, lowest s...
  • Obama campaigning in Va, NJ, as he returns to political life

    Obama campaigning in Va, NJ, as he returns to political life

    Wednesday, October 18 2017 6:04 PM EDT2017-10-18 22:04:00 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Former President Barack Obama is stepping back into the political spotlight for the first time since leaving the White House, publicly stumping for Democratic gubernatorial candidates in Virginia and New Jersey in preparation for this fall's elections.  

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Former President Barack Obama is stepping back into the political spotlight for the first time since leaving the White House, publicly stumping for Democratic gubernatorial candidates in Virginia and New Jersey in preparation for this fall's elections.  

  • Goodell: NFL not changing its national anthem policy

    Goodell: NFL not changing its national anthem policy

    Wednesday, October 18 2017 5:49 PM EDT2017-10-18 21:49:48 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) - In the face of fan unrest and accusations from the president about the league being unpatriotic, the NFL is not changing its national anthem policy to require players to stand.    

    NEW YORK (AP) - In the face of fan unrest and accusations from the president about the league being unpatriotic, the NFL is not changing its national anthem policy to require players to stand.    

  • Man sentenced for beating wife after dreaming she cheated

    Man sentenced for beating wife after dreaming she cheated

    Wednesday, October 18 2017 3:51 PM EDT2017-10-18 19:51:27 GMT
    Photo Crtsy: CBS North CarolinaPhoto Crtsy: CBS North Carolina

    EYNON, Pa. (AP) - A Pennsylvania man who dreamed his wife was cheating on him and then woke up and tried to strangle her has been sentenced to six to 12 years in prison.   

    EYNON, Pa. (AP) - A Pennsylvania man who dreamed his wife was cheating on him and then woke up and tried to strangle her has been sentenced to six to 12 years in prison.   

  • Manhunt underway for gunman in Maryland office park shooting

    Manhunt underway for gunman in Maryland office park shooting

    Wednesday, October 18 2017 3:37 PM EDT2017-10-18 19:37:50 GMT

    EDGEWOOD, Md. (AP) - A gunman shot five of his co-workers at a Maryland office park Wednesday, killing three of them and setting off a manhunt along the I-95 Northeast corridor, authorities said.   

    EDGEWOOD, Md. (AP) - A gunman shot five of his co-workers at a Maryland office park Wednesday, killing three of them and setting off a manhunt along the I-95 Northeast corridor, authorities said.   

  • Trump again blasts NFL over players kneeling during anthem

    Trump again blasts NFL over players kneeling during anthem

    Wednesday, October 18 2017 8:11 AM EDT2017-10-18 12:11:02 GMT
    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump is again criticizing the NFL over players kneeling during the national anthem.    Trump said on Twitter Wednesday that the "NFL has decided that it will not force players to stand for the playing of our National Anthem."    He adds: "Total disrespect for our great country!"    The NFL has decided that it will not force players to stand for the playing of our National Anthem. Total disrespec...
    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump is again criticizing the NFL over players kneeling during the national anthem.    Trump said on Twitter Wednesday that the "NFL has decided that it will not force players to stand for the playing of our National Anthem."    He adds: "Total disrespect for our great country!"    The NFL has decided that it will not force players to stand for the playing of our National Anthem. Total disrespec...
  • Californians head back home to altered lives, communities

    Californians head back home to altered lives, communities

    Wednesday, October 18 2017 5:09 AM EDT2017-10-18 09:09:22 GMT
    PHOTO: A Northern California neighborhood after a wildfire swept through, Photo Date: 10/11/17PHOTO: A Northern California neighborhood after a wildfire swept through, Photo Date: 10/11/17
    PETALUMA, Calif. (AP) - Some have lost loved ones. Many have survived near-death experiences. Others have lost their homes and a lifetime of possessions.    A week after fleeing raging wildfires, tens of thousands of emotionally ravaged Californians have drifted back home to find their lives and their communities dramatically altered.    At a Red Cross shelter in Petaluma on Tuesday, 69-year-old Sue Wortman recalled the words that raced through her mind when she ...
    PETALUMA, Calif. (AP) - Some have lost loved ones. Many have survived near-death experiences. Others have lost their homes and a lifetime of possessions.    A week after fleeing raging wildfires, tens of thousands of emotionally ravaged Californians have drifted back home to find their lives and their communities dramatically altered.    At a Red Cross shelter in Petaluma on Tuesday, 69-year-old Sue Wortman recalled the words that raced through her mind when she ...
  • Vegas hotel security guard's disappearance draws attention

    Vegas hotel security guard's disappearance draws attention

    Tuesday, October 17 2017 4:09 PM EDT2017-10-17 20:09:25 GMT

    LAS VEGAS (AP) - The hotel security guard wounded by Stephen Paddock inside a Las Vegas Strip high-rise before gunfire rained out the windows on a music festival crowd is in a safe place after going to a medical clinic last week instead of scheduled TV interviews, his employer said Tuesday.      

    LAS VEGAS (AP) - The hotel security guard wounded by Stephen Paddock inside a Las Vegas Strip high-rise before gunfire rained out the windows on a music festival crowd is in a safe place after going to a medical clinic last week instead of scheduled TV interviews, his employer said Tuesday.      

  • Delaware woman charged with drowning infant son, 5-year-old boy

    Delaware woman charged with drowning infant son, 5-year-old boy

    Tuesday, October 17 2017 3:54 PM EDT2017-10-17 19:54:08 GMT

    WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - Police in Delaware's largest city have charged a woman with drowning her infant son and the baby's 5-year-old half brother. 

    WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - Police in Delaware's largest city have charged a woman with drowning her infant son and the baby's 5-year-old half brother. 

  • 325-pound woman charged with killing girl by sitting on her

    325-pound woman charged with killing girl by sitting on her

    Tuesday, October 17 2017 3:37 PM EDT2017-10-17 19:37:41 GMT

    PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) - A 325-pound (150-kilogram) Florida woman is charged with killing her 9-year-old cousin by sitting on the child as punishment.

    PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) - A 325-pound (150-kilogram) Florida woman is charged with killing her 9-year-old cousin by sitting on the child as punishment.

  • Spurs' Popovich labels Trump 'a soulless coward'

    Spurs' Popovich labels Trump 'a soulless coward'

    Tuesday, October 17 2017 3:10 PM EDT2017-10-17 19:10:09 GMT

    SAN ANTONIO (AP) - San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich has called President Donald Trump "a soulless coward who thinks that he can only become large by belittling others" in response to Trump's comment Monday that former President Barack Obama and other commanders in chief "didn't make calls" to families of fallen soldiers.

    SAN ANTONIO (AP) - San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich has called President Donald Trump "a soulless coward who thinks that he can only become large by belittling others" in response to Trump's comment Monday that former President Barack Obama and other commanders in chief "didn't make calls" to families of fallen soldiers.

  • Women pull off bank heist dressed as nuns

    Women pull off bank heist dressed as nuns

    Tuesday, October 17 2017 12:42 PM EDT2017-10-17 16:42:39 GMT

    TANNERSVILLE, Pa. (AP) - Two women have been charged with trying to rob a bank in Pennsylvania's Pocono Mountains while dressed as nuns. Nineteen-year-old Swahilys Pedraza-Rodriguez, of New Haven, Connecticut, and 23-year-old Melisa Aquino Arias, of the Dominican Republic, appeared before a judge in Newark, New Jersey, on Monday. They're also charged with robbing banks in Garfield and Teaneck, New Jersey, while wearing head scarves.      The Garfield heist was Sept. ...

    TANNERSVILLE, Pa. (AP) - Two women have been charged with trying to rob a bank in Pennsylvania's Pocono Mountains while dressed as nuns. Nineteen-year-old Swahilys Pedraza-Rodriguez, of New Haven, Connecticut, and 23-year-old Melisa Aquino Arias, of the Dominican Republic, appeared before a judge in Newark, New Jersey, on Monday. They're also charged with robbing banks in Garfield and Teaneck, New Jersey, while wearing head scarves.      The Garfield heist was Sept. ...

  • Trump: Drug czar nominee, Rep. Marino, withdrawing his name

    Trump: Drug czar nominee, Rep. Marino, withdrawing his name

    Tuesday, October 17 2017 9:07 AM EDT2017-10-17 13:07:19 GMT
    Photo: marino.house.govPhoto: marino.house.gov
    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump says the Pennsylvania congressman he chose to be the nation's drug czar is withdrawing from consideration for the job.    Rep.Tom Marino has informed me that he is withdrawing his name from consideration as drug czar. Tom is a fine man and a great Congressman! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 17, 2017 Trump's announcement Tuesday on Twitter follows reports that Republican Rep. Tom Marino played a key role in pa...
    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump says the Pennsylvania congressman he chose to be the nation's drug czar is withdrawing from consideration for the job.    Rep.Tom Marino has informed me that he is withdrawing his name from consideration as drug czar. Tom is a fine man and a great Congressman! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 17, 2017 Trump's announcement Tuesday on Twitter follows reports that Republican Rep. Tom Marino played a key role in pa...
  • 2-year-old denied kidney transplant because of father's trouble with the law

    2-year-old denied kidney transplant because of father's trouble with the law

    Monday, October 16 2017 11:01 AM EDT2017-10-16 15:01:10 GMT

    2-year-old denied kidney transplant because of father's trouble with the law

    2-year-old denied kidney transplant because of father's trouble with the law

  • Scientists witness huge cosmic crash, find origins of gold

    Scientists witness huge cosmic crash, find origins of gold

    Monday, October 16 2017 10:31 AM EDT2017-10-16 14:31:22 GMT
    The collision happened in the galaxy NGC 4993, about 130 million light-years from Earth. Although this is far from Earth, the galaxy is a neighbor "just around the corner" from our own, the Milky Way, according to astronomers. Hide Caption 5 of 8 The mergThe collision happened in the galaxy NGC 4993, about 130 million light-years from Earth. Although this is far from Earth, the galaxy is a neighbor "just around the corner" from our own, the Milky Way, according to astronomers. Hide Caption 5 of 8 The merg

    WASHINGTON (AP) - A violent collision of two super-dense neutron stars in a distant galaxy has helped astronomers uncover cosmic secrets, including where gold comes from.    Scientists revealed Monday that detectors in space and on earth picked up the crash's faint signals in mid-August. Telescopes on every continent were able to see and measure light and energy emerging from the crash.    The collision generated a fierce burst of gamma rays and a gravitational w...

    WASHINGTON (AP) - A violent collision of two super-dense neutron stars in a distant galaxy has helped astronomers uncover cosmic secrets, including where gold comes from.    Scientists revealed Monday that detectors in space and on earth picked up the crash's faint signals in mid-August. Telescopes on every continent were able to see and measure light and energy emerging from the crash.    The collision generated a fierce burst of gamma rays and a gravitational w...

  • Bergdahl expected to plead guilty in desertion case

    Bergdahl expected to plead guilty in desertion case

    Monday, October 16 2017 9:15 AM EDT2017-10-16 13:15:33 GMT
    Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl shown in captivity by the Taliban in Afghanistan and in US Army uniform.Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl shown in captivity by the Taliban in Afghanistan and in US Army uniform.
    FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) - Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is expected to plead guilty Monday to charges that he endangered comrades by walking away from a remote post in Afghanistan in 2009.    The U.S. Army said Bergdahl asked to enter his plea before the military judge at Fort Bragg. The Associated Press previously reported that he's expected to plead guilty to charges of desertion and misbehavior before the enemy.    It's not clear if Bergdahl, 31, has a deal with prose...
    FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) - Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is expected to plead guilty Monday to charges that he endangered comrades by walking away from a remote post in Afghanistan in 2009.    The U.S. Army said Bergdahl asked to enter his plea before the military judge at Fort Bragg. The Associated Press previously reported that he's expected to plead guilty to charges of desertion and misbehavior before the enemy.    It's not clear if Bergdahl, 31, has a deal with prose...
  • 1 missing after oil rig explodes on Louisiana lake

    1 missing after oil rig explodes on Louisiana lake

    Monday, October 16 2017 7:41 AM EDT2017-10-16 11:41:57 GMT
    PHOTO: Louisiana Oil Rig Explosion in Lake Pontchartrain, Photo Date: 10/15/2017PHOTO: Louisiana Oil Rig Explosion in Lake Pontchartrain, Photo Date: 10/15/2017
    KENNER, La. (AP) - Rescuers were searching for one person after an oil rig exploded on Lake Pontchartrain in Louisiana, injuring seven others.    According to The Times-Picayune, Kenner Police spokesman Sgt. Brian McGregor said Sunday evening that rescue boats were being sent and officials with the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office were assisting.    Jefferson Parish spokesman Antwan Harris said in a news release that reports came into the Emergency Operations ce...
    KENNER, La. (AP) - Rescuers were searching for one person after an oil rig exploded on Lake Pontchartrain in Louisiana, injuring seven others.    According to The Times-Picayune, Kenner Police spokesman Sgt. Brian McGregor said Sunday evening that rescue boats were being sent and officials with the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office were assisting.    Jefferson Parish spokesman Antwan Harris said in a news release that reports came into the Emergency Operations ce...
  • Police: Man kills girlfriend's son, then robs her

    Police: Man kills girlfriend's son, then robs her

    Sunday, October 15 2017 3:56 PM EDT2017-10-15 19:56:26 GMT
    Photo: PixabayPhoto: Pixabay

    HOLMES BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Police say a man killed his girlfriend's 17-month-old son and stole her car stereo and laptop while she was in the hospital with her dying child.

    HOLMES BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Police say a man killed his girlfriend's 17-month-old son and stole her car stereo and laptop while she was in the hospital with her dying child.

  • Puppy dies after being stabbed 50 times, left in suitcase

    Puppy dies after being stabbed 50 times, left in suitcase

    Friday, October 13 2017 8:02 PM EDT2017-10-14 00:02:14 GMT
    Photo Credit: Susannah BryanPhoto Credit: Susannah Bryan

    HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (AP) - A pit bull puppy that was beaten, stabbed and stuffed into a suitcase in Florida has died.  

    HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (AP) - A pit bull puppy that was beaten, stabbed and stuffed into a suitcase in Florida has died.  

  • Man found fatally stabbed in son's hospital room

    Man found fatally stabbed in son's hospital room

    Friday, October 13 2017 7:31 PM EDT2017-10-13 23:31:59 GMT

    BALTIMORE (AP) - Police in Baltimore say a man was found dead of a stab wound in his young son's room at Johns Hopkins Hospital.  

    BALTIMORE (AP) - Police in Baltimore say a man was found dead of a stab wound in his young son's room at Johns Hopkins Hospital.  

  • Chaos compounds frustration for families of missing near raging fires

    Chaos compounds frustration for families of missing near raging fires

    Friday, October 13 2017 1:37 PM EDT2017-10-13 17:37:38 GMT
    Families of those missing in California frustrated by chaos, lack of communication.Families of those missing in California frustrated by chaos, lack of communication.
    SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) - Family members have been searching for Ellen and Bob Pearson since they were last seen fleeing their mobile home in California wine country, preparing to leave in their purple Pontiac as flames lurked in the distance.      Five days later, no one has heard from the couple, both in their 70s. Loved ones are growing frustrated with the Sonoma County sheriff's office, where phones lines are busy or out, and with other agencies that seem to have d...
    SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) - Family members have been searching for Ellen and Bob Pearson since they were last seen fleeing their mobile home in California wine country, preparing to leave in their purple Pontiac as flames lurked in the distance.      Five days later, no one has heard from the couple, both in their 70s. Loved ones are growing frustrated with the Sonoma County sheriff's office, where phones lines are busy or out, and with other agencies that seem to have d...
  • Boy Scouts to expand girls' participation

    Boy Scouts to expand girls' participation

    Thursday, October 12 2017 5:44 PM EDT2017-10-12 21:44:13 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) - In its latest momentous policy shift, the Boy Scouts of America will admit girls into the Cub Scouts starting next year and establish a new program for older girls based on the Boy Scout curriculum that enables them to aspire to the coveted Eagle Scout rank.   

    NEW YORK (AP) - In its latest momentous policy shift, the Boy Scouts of America will admit girls into the Cub Scouts starting next year and establish a new program for older girls based on the Boy Scout curriculum that enables them to aspire to the coveted Eagle Scout rank.   

  • Police stopped accused Texas Tech gunman prior to attack

    Police stopped accused Texas Tech gunman prior to attack

    Thursday, October 12 2017 12:53 PM EDT2017-10-12 16:53:05 GMT
    Texas Tech reviewing policies after new information in shooting released Oct. 12, 2017.Texas Tech reviewing policies after new information in shooting released Oct. 12, 2017.

    Authorities say the student accused of killing a Texas Tech University police officer was questioned the previous day by police investigating a reported stolen gun.     

    Authorities say the student accused of killing a Texas Tech University police officer was questioned the previous day by police investigating a reported stolen gun.     

  • Family held captive by Taliban-linked group released

    Family held captive by Taliban-linked group released

    Thursday, October 12 2017 10:45 AM EDT2017-10-12 14:45:53 GMT

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — An American woman, her Canadian husband and their three young children have been released after years of being held captive by a network with ties to the Taliban, U.S. and Pakistani officials said Thursday. U.S. officials said Pakistan secured the release of Caitlan Coleman of Stewartstown, Pennsylvania, and her husband, Canadian Joshua Boyle, who were abducted five years ago while traveling in Afghanistan and had been held by the Haqqani network. Coleman was ...

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — An American woman, her Canadian husband and their three young children have been released after years of being held captive by a network with ties to the Taliban, U.S. and Pakistani officials said Thursday. U.S. officials said Pakistan secured the release of Caitlan Coleman of Stewartstown, Pennsylvania, and her husband, Canadian Joshua Boyle, who were abducted five years ago while traveling in Afghanistan and had been held by the Haqqani network. Coleman was ...

  • Trump threatens NBC but experts see no real risk to licenses

    Trump threatens NBC but experts see no real risk to licenses

    Thursday, October 12 2017 7:37 AM EDT2017-10-12 11:37:22 GMT
    Photo: Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of StaffPhoto: Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

    NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump is threatening NBC’s broadcast licenses because he’s not happy with how its news division has covered him. But experts say his threats aren’t likely to lead to any action. The network itself doesn’t need a license to operate, but individual stations do. NBC owns several stations in major cities. Stations owned by other companies such as Tribune and Cox carry NBC’s news shows and other programs elsewhere. Licen...

    NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump is threatening NBC’s broadcast licenses because he’s not happy with how its news division has covered him. But experts say his threats aren’t likely to lead to any action. The network itself doesn’t need a license to operate, but individual stations do. NBC owns several stations in major cities. Stations owned by other companies such as Tribune and Cox carry NBC’s news shows and other programs elsewhere. Licen...

  • Eminem slams Trump in profane video, calls him racist

    Eminem slams Trump in profane video, calls him racist

    Wednesday, October 11 2017 4:45 PM EDT2017-10-11 20:45:55 GMT

    Eminem has unleashed a profane lyrical tirade against President Donald Trump - saying he "came to stomp" and taking aim at Trump's Twitter habits, policy, appearance and supporters.  

    Eminem has unleashed a profane lyrical tirade against President Donald Trump - saying he "came to stomp" and taking aim at Trump's Twitter habits, policy, appearance and supporters.  

  • Could Vegas police have taken down the gunman sooner?

    Could Vegas police have taken down the gunman sooner?

    Tuesday, October 10 2017 11:11 PM EDT2017-10-11 03:11:04 GMT

    By MICHAEL BALSAMO Associated Press (AP) - The revised timeline given by investigators for the Las Vegas massacre raises questions about whether better communication might have allowed police to respond more quickly and take out the gunman before he could kill and wound so many people. 

    By MICHAEL BALSAMO Associated Press (AP) - The revised timeline given by investigators for the Las Vegas massacre raises questions about whether better communication might have allowed police to respond more quickly and take out the gunman before he could kill and wound so many people. 

  • NFL may change policy that players 'should' stand for anthem

    NFL may change policy that players 'should' stand for anthem

    Tuesday, October 10 2017 5:08 PM EDT2017-10-10 21:08:33 GMT

    NFL owners will meet next week to consider changes to a game manual that says players "should" stand during the national anthem, a guideline the league has left to the discretion of players who kneeled in large numbers after criticism from President Donald Trump.  

    NFL owners will meet next week to consider changes to a game manual that says players "should" stand during the national anthem, a guideline the league has left to the discretion of players who kneeled in large numbers after criticism from President Donald Trump.  

  • Turtle that swallowed fishing line released in ocean

    Turtle that swallowed fishing line released in ocean

    Tuesday, October 10 2017 12:17 PM EDT2017-10-10 16:17:17 GMT
    South Carolina Aquarium / FacebookSouth Carolina Aquarium / Facebook

    South Carolina Aquarium CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - A sea turtle that underwent surgery to remove more than 4 feet (1 meter) of fishing line she had swallowed has been released in the Atlantic Ocean off South Carolina's coast.      

    South Carolina Aquarium CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - A sea turtle that underwent surgery to remove more than 4 feet (1 meter) of fishing line she had swallowed has been released in the Atlantic Ocean off South Carolina's coast.      

  • Census to add sexual orientation question to marketing survey

    Census to add sexual orientation question to marketing survey

    Monday, October 9 2017 2:45 PM EDT2017-10-09 18:45:10 GMT

    by John Paul Brammer NBC NEWS (NBC) - Following an outcry from LGBTQ advocates and its own advisers, the U.S. Census Bureau will include a question about sexual orientation on at least one of its more than 130 surveys: the Census Barriers, Attitudes and Motivators Survey (CBAMS). According to meeting minutes obtained by NPR, members of the Census Bureau's National Advisory Committee on Racial, Ethnic and Other Populations voiced concerns late last month over...

    by John Paul Brammer NBC NEWS (NBC) - Following an outcry from LGBTQ advocates and its own advisers, the U.S. Census Bureau will include a question about sexual orientation on at least one of its more than 130 surveys: the Census Barriers, Attitudes and Motivators Survey (CBAMS). According to meeting minutes obtained by NPR, members of the Census Bureau's National Advisory Committee on Racial, Ethnic and Other Populations voiced concerns late last month over...

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  • Texas man's execution halted amid alleged confession scheme

    Texas man's execution halted amid alleged confession scheme

    Wednesday, October 18 2017 1:20 AM EDT2017-10-18 05:20:53 GMT
    Thursday, October 19 2017 12:25 PM EDT2017-10-19 16:25:33 GMT
    A convicted sex offender who became known as Houston's "Tourniquet Killer" because of the way he strangled his multiple victims is set for execution Wednesday.
    A convicted sex offender who became known as Houston's "Tourniquet Killer" because of the way he strangled his multiple victims is set for execution Wednesday.
  • Report: Medicaid enrollments, costs begin to stabilize

    Report: Medicaid enrollments, costs begin to stabilize

    Thursday, October 19 2017 9:31 AM EDT2017-10-19 13:31:55 GMT
    Thursday, October 19 2017 12:25 PM EDT2017-10-19 16:25:27 GMT
    The Kaiser Family Foundation has found more stability in state Medicaid programs after recent years of surging enrollments and costs.
    The Kaiser Family Foundation has found more stability in state Medicaid programs after recent years of surging enrollments and costs.
  • Widow of workplace shooting victim says he feared co-worker

    Widow of workplace shooting victim says he feared co-worker

    Thursday, October 19 2017 3:41 AM EDT2017-10-19 07:41:33 GMT
    Thursday, October 19 2017 12:25 PM EDT2017-10-19 16:25:24 GMT
    A multistate manhunt that kept the Mid-Atlantic region on alert for more than 10 hours ended when officers on foot chased down a man they say shot six people, killing three, in two separate shootings.
    A multistate manhunt that kept the Mid-Atlantic region on alert for more than 10 hours ended when officers on foot chased down a man they say shot six people, killing three, in two separate shootings.
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  • Mother of Miller HS teen allegedly beaten by adult speaks out

    Mother of Miller HS teen allegedly beaten by adult speaks out

    Tuesday, October 17 2017 11:16 PM EDT2017-10-18 03:16:31 GMT

    The video is hard to watch. It begins with the adult female in blue shorts beating and hitting a teen in the courtyard of Miller High. 

    The video is hard to watch. It begins with the adult female in blue shorts beating and hitting a teen in the courtyard of Miller High. 

  • Miller High enjoying success on the field and the future looks even brighter

    Miller High enjoying success on the field and the future looks even brighter

    Wednesday, October 18 2017 11:57 PM EDT2017-10-19 03:57:37 GMT

    Right now the Miller Bucs have  3 wins and 3 losses on the year. This greatly exceeds expectations.  "They work so hard. We came in late. Right now you are seeing the fruits and  we are excited about the future," said Millers head coach Justen Evans. Even more exciting is some of these kids are freshmen. That's right 14 year old kids. This pass play, the quarterback, Freshman Andrew Body and the receiver Freshman Marlon Crockett, who makes a great on...

    Right now the Miller Bucs have  3 wins and 3 losses on the year. This greatly exceeds expectations.  "They work so hard. We came in late. Right now you are seeing the fruits and  we are excited about the future," said Millers head coach Justen Evans. Even more exciting is some of these kids are freshmen. That's right 14 year old kids. This pass play, the quarterback, Freshman Andrew Body and the receiver Freshman Marlon Crockett, who makes a great on...

  • Obama campaigning in Va, NJ, as he returns to political life

    Obama campaigning in Va, NJ, as he returns to political life

    Wednesday, October 18 2017 6:04 PM EDT2017-10-18 22:04:00 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Former President Barack Obama is stepping back into the political spotlight for the first time since leaving the White House, publicly stumping for Democratic gubernatorial candidates in Virginia and New Jersey in preparation for this fall's elections.  

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Former President Barack Obama is stepping back into the political spotlight for the first time since leaving the White House, publicly stumping for Democratic gubernatorial candidates in Virginia and New Jersey in preparation for this fall's elections.  

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