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Naval Base 3 hours ago

Base Shooter Watched Shooting Videos Before Attack: Official

The Saudi student who fatally shot three people at a U.S. naval base in Florida hosted a dinner party earlier in the week where he and three others watched videos of mass shootings, a U.S. official told The Associated Press on Saturday. Officials investigating the deadly attack were working Saturday to determine whether it was motivated by terrorism, while

  • Rapid DNA 7 hours ago

    ‘Rapid DNA’ Testing Could Revolutionize Rape Investigations ─ If the Science Holds Up

    Early one morning in April, a homeless woman sleeping in an abandoned house in Louisville, Kentucky, was jolted awake by a stranger who pulled her bedding over her head and raped her, according to police. The 29-year-old woman was taken to the University of Louisville Hospital, where nurses examined her for traces of DNA that could identify her assailant, NBC News…Get

  • Fact Check 8 hours ago

    Fact Check: Trump and the People He Forgets He Knew

    When certain associates and acquaintances of President Donald Trump get into hot water, he forgets he ever knew them. Various figures from the Russia investigation and the Ukraine matter as well as a British prince have fallen out of familiarity with the president in this way. For a few days, the stock market suffered a similar fate when it dipped…

  • Pensacola shooting 7 hours ago

    Family Recounts Heroics of Fallen Son in Pensacola Shooting

    Joshua Watson had just graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy and looked forward to a military career as a pilot. On Saturday, he was being hailed a hero, as his family recounted how the 23-year-old — in his last minutes of life — led first responders to an active shooter at the Pensacola naval base. In a Facebook post, his…

  • Donald Trump 15 hours ago

    ‘All Roads Lead to Putin’: Impeachment Ties Ukraine, Russia

    House Democrats are bringing the impeachment focus back to Russia as they draft formal charges against President Donald Trump. Speaker Nancy Pelosi is connecting the dots — “all roads lead to Putin,” she says — and making the argument that Trump’s pressure campaign on Ukraine was not an isolated incident but part of a troubling bond with the Russian president…

  • Alaska 7 hours ago

    5-Year-Old in Alaska Carried Toddler Half a Mile in Temperature 31 Degrees Below Zero

    A 5-year-old child left alone with a toddler sibling in Alaska became afraid when the power went out and carried the 18-month-old half a mile to a neighbor’s house in temperature 31 degrees below zero, state troopers said Friday. Alaska state troopers received a request for a welfare check on the two children in the village of Venetie on Tuesday…Get

  • boxing 7 hours ago

    Ruiz-Joshua Title Fight Raises Fears of Saudi Arabia ‘Sportswashing’ Human Rights Record

    Anthony Joshua’s status as boxing’s rising star might not have been the only reputation on the line in Saudi Arabia this weekend, NBC News reports. British fighter Joshua on Saturday reclaimed his three heavyweight titles in a unanimous points decision. He had lost them to Mexican-American underdog Andy Ruiz Jr., who stunned the sporting world with a seventh round victory at…Get

  • Pearl Harbor 9 hours ago

    Aging Survivors Return to Pearl Harbor to Recall ’41 Attack

    A dozen frail survivors of the attack on Pearl Harbor returned Saturday to honor those who perished when Japanese planes pierced a quiet sunny morning 78 years ago and rained bombs on battleships lined up below. About 30 World War II veterans and some 2,000 members of the public joined the survivors, the youngest of whom are now in their…

  • jobs Dec 6

    US Gains a Robust 266,000 Jobs; Unemployment Falls to 3.5%

    Hiring jumped last month to its highest level since January as U.S. employers shrugged off global trade tensions and added 266,000 jobs. The Labor Department says the unemployment rate declined to 3.5% from 3.6% in October, matching a half-century low.

  • Congress 14 hours ago

    Impeachment Collides With Funding Deadline, Testing Congress

    The impeachment drama is dominating Washington, but leading figures such as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi still have their day jobs to do. The California Democrat faces a testing over the next two weeks, toggling between the impeachment of President Donald Trump and past-ripe issues including North American trade legislation and a massive government-wide funding bill. December is always a busy…

  • Trump Tax Returns Dec 6

    Supreme Court Temporarily Shields Trump Bank Records

    The Supreme Court on Friday temporarily shielded the bank records of President Donald Trump and three of his children from House Democrats. In an order signed by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the House cannot enforce subpoenas issued to Deutsche Bank and Capital One at least until Dec. 13. The justices are scheduled to discuss at least one and maybe two…

  • shooting Dec 6

    FBI Identifies Both Suspects in Deadly UPS Cross-County Car Chase and Shooting

    The FBI has identified the two suspects who carried out a robbery in Coral Gables and then engaged in a high-speed car chase all the way to Miramar, where a shootout left the suspects and two others dead. On Twitter, @FBIMiamiFL wrote that the two deceased suspects had been identified as Lamar Alexander, 41, and Ronnie Jerome Hill, 41, both…

  • Miami Art Basel 50 mins ago

    NYC-Based Performance Artist Eats $120,000 Banana Duct-Taped to Wall at Miami Art Basel

    A $120,000 work of art consisting of a banana duct-taped to a wall was ripped from its perch and eaten by a performance artist Saturday afternoon, NBC News reported. New York City-based artists David Datuna posted video of his gastronomical action, which he proclaimed was an “art performance” he has titled “Hungry Artist.” The banana piece, “Comedian” by Maurizio Cattelan, was…Get

  • Minnesota National Guard 2 hours ago

    Minnesota National Guard Identifies Soldiers Killed in Black Hawk Crash

    Authorities on Saturday identified three soldiers who died when a National Guard helicopter crashed in Minnesota, NBC News reported. They were named as Chief Warrant Officer 2 James A. Rogers Jr., 28; Chief Warrant Officer 2 Charles P. Nord, 30; and Sgt. Kort M. Plantenberg, 28, the Minnesota National Guard said. The three were assigned to a general support aviation battalion…Get

  • rescue 5 hours ago

    Arizona Man Rescued, Arrested After Getting Stuck in Chimney

    An Arizona man is facing charges after authorities say he tried to climb down the chimney with a bound in a vacant house — and got stuck. KGUN-TV reports firefighters in Tucson, Arizona, rescued the man Friday after finding his legs dangling from inside the chimney. Authorities say rescue workers were called to the scene following reports from neighbors who…

  • Home Value 5 hours ago

    ‘Typo’ May Have Overvalued Utah Home at Nearly $1B

    Utah officials say a possible dropped phone resulted in a typo that overvalued a home for almost $1 billion. And taxpayers may have to pay for the mistake. The Deseret News reports a house built in 1978 in an unincorporated area of the county was recorded in 2019 tax rolls with a value of more than $987 million. That’s an…

  • Hoverboards 5 hours ago

    Prosecutors Say Alaska Dentist Rode Hoverboard at Procedure

    An Alaska dentist accused of fraud and unnecessarily sedating patients also performed a procedure while riding a wheeled, motorized vehicle known as a hoverboard, authorities said. Prosecutors charged 34-year-old Seth Lookhart with felony Medicaid fraud and reckless endangerment. A former patient testified Wednesday at his trial that she was angered when an investigator showed her an unauthorized 2016 video of…

  • Christmas 8 hours ago

    Shocked? Electric Eel Powers Aquarium’s Christmas Lights

    Visitors to the Tennessee Aquarium may be shocked to learn that an electric eel named Miguel Wattson is lighting up a Christmas tree. A special system connected to Miguel’s tank enables his shocks to power strands of lights on a nearby tree, according to a news release. Miguel releases low-voltage blips of electricity when he is trying to find

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