The New England Patriots gave President Donald Trump his own ring from Super Bowl LI, a gift from longtime friend, owner Robert Kraft.
The Powerball jackpot just keeps growing and growing — this time without a game being played.
Already at $650 million after no grand prize winner was drawn Saturday night, the jackpot for Wednesday night rose to $700 million on Tuesday — the second largest in U.S. history.
No one has matched all six balls in more than two months, so the jackpot has grown after every drawing. It sometimes grows in between drawings.
A high-speed train barreled into a parked train at a suburban Philadelphia terminal early Tuesday, injuring dozens of passengers and the train's operator
Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority officials say a Norristown High Speed Line train was arriving at the 69th Street Transportation Center on Market Street in Upper Darby around 12:10 a.m. Tuesday when it crashed into an unoccupied train that was sitting in the terminal. It's not clear how fast the train was traveling when the crash happened, but passengers described a violent collision. Upper Darby Mayor Thomas Micozzie said the train came into the station "hot."
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By any historical standard, President Donald Trump's approval rating, typically in the mid- to high-30s, is politically catastrophic. Yet his polling during the presidential campaign was just as bad, NBC News reported.
Trump's election victory in the face of awful polling numbers raises the prospect that, while polls appear to show support from his base crumbling, it may not be.
It's possible Trump's come-from-behind win was due to Hillary Clinton's weaknesses, and he may have reason to worry that supporters will be disappointed by his lack of follow-through on specific, tangible campaign promises.
But the man who was at the center of several extinction-level campaign crises may actually have won because of coverage of the ensuing chaos, according to one theory promoted by conservative radio host and MSNBC commentator Hugh Hewitt. And that would cast the bad polling in a very different light.
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George and Amal Clooney are donating $1 million to fight hate groups.
The couple announced Tuesday that their Clooney Foundation for Justice is supporting the Southern Poverty Law Center with a $1 million grant to combat hate groups in the United States.
George Clooney says in a statement Tuesday that they wanted to add their voices and financial assistance to the fight for equality.
Several streets were flooded and blocked off from traffic in the Kansas City area on Tuesday after overnight rains pounded the region, prompting numerous rescues of stranded motorists and others who scrambled to safety atop rooftops.
Kansas City's police and fire departments reported receiving more than 130 calls for water rescues, with dozens of others fielded in the suburbs. There were no immediate reports of deaths linked to the deluge, which the National Weather Service said dumped record-breaking rainfall in some areas.
As much as 9 inches of rain on one city neighborhood between Monday night and Tuesday morning. A large swath of the region saw 4 to 6 inches.
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A Virginia priest is taking a leave of absence after he admitted Monday that he was previously a member of the Ku Klux Klan.
Father William Aitcheson, a priest in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Arlington, wrote about his past Klan affiliation Monday in The Arlington Catholic Herald, the diocese's newspaper.
Aitcheson, 62, is currently an associate pastor at St. Leo the Great Catholic Church in Fairfax, Virginia.
Aitcheson apologized for his actions and said images from violent protests in Charlottesville, Virginia, inspired him to speak out.
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The Civil War lessons taught to American students often depend on where the classroom is, with schools presenting accounts of the conflict that vary from state to state and even district to district.
Some schools emphasize states' rights in addition to slavery and stress how economic and cultural differences stoked tensions between North and South. Others highlight the battlefield acumen of Confederate commanders alongside their Union counterparts. At least one suggests that abolition represented the first time the nation lived up to its founding ideals.
The differences don't always break down neatly along geographic lines.
"You don't know, as you speak to folks around the country, what kind of assumptions they have about things like the Civil War," said Dustin Kidd, a sociology professor at Temple University in Philadelphia.
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An online auction of 264 rhino horns will start Wednesday after a South African court ordered the government to hand over a permit allowing the sale to proceed, according to lawyers for a rhino breeder who is conducting the legal sale.
A law firm representing breeder John Hume said he believes a legal trade in rhino horn will help to protect the threatened species, an argument based on the idea that a regulated market would undercut poaching that has occurred at record levels in the past decade.
Some leading conservation groups, however, believe it would have the opposite effect, spurring demand and encouraging poachers to more actively target rhinos whose horns could be laundered into the legal trade.
President Donald Trump is vowing to win what has seemed to be an unwinnable war.
How he plans to do so is still murky despite the months of internal deliberations that ultimately persuaded Trump to stick with a conflict he has long opposed.
In a 26-minute address to the nation Monday, Trump alluded to more American troops deploying to Afghanistan, but refused to say how many. He said victory would be well-defined, but outlined only vague benchmarks for success, like dismantling al-Qaida and preventing the Taliban from taking over Afghanistan. He said the U.S. would not offer Afghanistan a "blank check," but provided no specific timetable for the end of an American commitment that has already lasted 16 years.
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Counties around the country are using “risk assessment tools” to help them decide which suspects should remain behind bars, as some states have found that the bail system discriminates against the poor, NBC News reported.
Created by data scientists and criminal-justice researchers, one risk assessment tool — an algorithm used in New Jersey — promises to use data to scrub the system of bias by keeping only the most dangerous defendants behind bars, regardless of their socioeconomic status.
Six months into this venture, New Jersey jails are already starting to empty, and the number of people locked up while awaiting trial has dropped.
But it’s also become clear that data is no wonder drug.
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An Italian family of five was "reborn" after all three children buried in the rubble of their home by a 4.0-magnitude quake were pulled to safety Tuesday in a painstaking 16-hour rescue operation on the popular Mediterranean resort island of Ischia.
The Toscano family's happy ending brought cheers from the dozens of firefighters who worked through the night to extricate the two boys and their infant brother, trapped alone for hours after their father was rescued and their pregnant mother managed to free herself from their collapsed apartment in the hard-hit town of Casamicciola.
"I don't know how to define it if not a miracle," the boys' grandmother, Erasma De Simone, said after the family was reunited at a hospital. "We were all dead, and we are reborn."
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India's Supreme Court on Tuesday struck down the Muslim practice that allows men to instantly divorce their wives as unconstitutional.
The bench, comprising five senior judges of different faiths, deliberated for three months before issuing its order in response to petitions from seven Muslim women who had been divorced through the practice known as triple talaq.
Indian law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said on NDTV that since the court deemed the practice unconstitutional there is no need for any further legislative action by the government.
Dozens of people, including members of a Native American tribe and their supporters, have set up an encampment on Brown University land, saying the land was illegally taken from them hundreds of years ago.
The Pokanoket Nation says the long-term encampment, started Sunday, is aimed at reclaiming its ancestral home in Bristol, which contains spiritually important sites. The Ivy League university says the land was donated decades ago and it has owned the legal title for more than 60 years.
Winds of Thunder, the tribe's sagamore, or chief of chiefs, called the land its "spiritual high grounds" and said it wants the land back because it was its principal village.