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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 8 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…

  • Saturday Night Live 11 mins ago

    ’SNL’ Continues Trudeau Open Mic Moment in NATO Cafeteria Skit

    With a helping hand from late-night television hosts, the “Saturday Night Live” Cold Open, shifted focus from the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump to his reception at the NATO summit in London. “This week, during the NATO conference in London, foreign leaders were caught on a hot mic making fun of President Trump,” an on-screen intro for the Cold…

  • India 9 mins ago

    Devastating Factory Fire Kills at Least 43 in Indian Capital

    Indian authorities were investigating the cause of a devastating fire that killed at least 43 people in a factory in central New Delhi early Sunday, as relatives of the workers who were trapped inside waited outside a hospital mortuary to identify the dead. Firefighters had to fight the blaze from 100 meters (yards) away because it broke out in one…

  • Hong Kong 3 mins ago

    Thousands March as Hong Kong Protests Near Half-Year Mark

    Hundreds of thousands of demonstrators crammed into Hong Kong’s streets on Sunday, their chants echoing off high-rises, in a mass show of support for a protest movement that shows no signs of flagging as it enters a seventh month. Chanting “Fight for freedom” and “Stand with Hong Kong,” a sea of protesters formed a huge human snake winding for

  • North Korea 1 min ago

    North Korea Conducts ‘Important Test’ at Once-Dismantled Site

    North Korea said Sunday that it carried out a “very important test” at its long-range rocket launch site that it reportedly rebuilt after having partially dismantled it at the start of denuclearization talks with the United States last year. The announcement comes amid dimming prospects for a resumption of negotiations, with the North threatening to seek “a new way” if…

  • 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

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