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Lottery: Winner of $487M Powerball set to claim prize
The New Hampshire Lottery says the winner of the $487 million Powerball jackpot in July is set to claim the prize        
-1 points by The Detroit News | New Hampshire United States Puerto Rico U.S. state Massachusetts New Hampshire Lottery English language Washington D.C.
Christie orders flags to half-staff on 9/11
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Gov. Chris Christie has ordered flags at state government buildings lowered to half-staff on Sept. 11 in memory of those killed in the terrorist attacks. In his executive order, the Republican says almost 700 New Jerseyans were among the nearly 3,000 who perished 15 years ago. ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | President of the United States Federal government of the United States State U.S. state Government New Jersey Washington D.C. Sovereign state
High court grants new trial for man convicted of killing cop
BOSTON (AP) - The highest court in Massachusetts has upheld a lower court decision that granted a new trial to a man convicted of the 1993 killing of a Boston police officer. Sean Ellis was sentenced to life in prison after he was convicted in 1995 of the shooting death ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Judge Jury Appeal Police Massachusetts Life imprisonment Court Washington D.C.
1-vehicle rollover near Lemmon kills 45-year-old woman
LEMMON, S.D. (AP) - A one-vehicle crash in Corson County killed a woman. The Highway Patrol says the 45-year-old driver failed to negotiate a curve on U.S. Highway 12 about 15 miles east of Lemmon. Her car went into the ditch, back onto the roadway and then rolled multiple times. ...
1 points by The Washington Times | English-language films United States Numbered Highways Perkins County South Dakota Washington D.C.
Former state worker indicted in federal child porn case
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - A former security supervisor for the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services has been indicted on federal child pornography charges. Online court records say Brian Farrar is charged with receiving child pornography on Dec. 1 and with possessing child porn on March 29. His attorney ...
1 points by The Washington Times | Child pornography Lincoln Nebraska Associated Press Lincoln Journal Star Pornography Washington D.C.
Bill championed by families of 9/11 victims headed for veto showdown with the White House
Congress is set to send the president a bill to let 9/11 victims' families sue Saudi Arabia, despite the threat of a veto
2703 points by The Washington Post | United States Congress President of the United States September 11 attacks Bill Clinton Washington D.C. United States Capitol White House United States Senate
Barbara Comstock ‘Caity’ | Campaign 2016
Rep. Barbara Comstock (R-Va.) released the first television ad of her re-election campaign on Sept., 8. The 30-second ad features Comstock's adult daughter Caity sharing why her mother should be re-elected to her Congress seat representing a Northern Virginia district. Comstock is facing a challenge from Democrat LuAnn Bennett, a businesswoman.
4 points by The Washington Post | Virginia Maryland United States House of Representatives North Carolina Comstock Independent School District Washington D.C. Comstock Texas American Civil War
FIFA ethics committee fines former vice president Jeffrey Webb $1 million for taking bribes, bans hi
ZURICH (AP) - FIFA ethics committee fines former vice president Jeffrey Webb $1 million for taking bribes, bans him for life.
1 points by The Washington Times | Vice President of the United States Washington D.C. Richard Nixon United States Congress The Washington Times
Spokesman: Driver shot at US-Mexico border remains alive
NOGALES, Ariz. (AP) - A federal government spokesman says truck driver remains alive after being shot and wounded by officers and a Border Patrol agent at an Arizona port of entry along the U.S.-Mexico border. Customers and Border Protection says the truck driver was shot Thursday at the Mariposa crossing ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | English-language films Arizona Federal government of the United States American films Truck Washington D.C.
Michigan straight-party voting ban won't take effect after U.S. Supreme Court declines to intervene
LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Michigan straight-party voting ban won't take effect after U.S. Supreme Court declines to intervene.
1 points by The Washington Times | Washington D.C. Supreme Court of the United States United States Michigan United States Constitution John G. Roberts Jury President of the United States
$648 round trip from LAX to Laos on Singapore
If you can decide by the end of this month, you can get a $648 round-trip ticket from LAX to Vientiane or Luang Prabang in Laos on Singapore Airlines. You must buy your ticket, which is subject to availability, by Sept. 30. It is for departures Tuesdays or Thursdays (or, for $100 more, Saturdays) from...
314 points by Los Angeles Times | Luang Prabang Poland United States Capitol rotunda Student University Washington D.C. United States Capitol Capital
Offutt Air Force Base selected as finalist for drone mission
OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb. (AP) - Offutt Air Force Base just south of Omaha has been selected as one of five finalists for location of a drone wing mission control unit. The Lincoln Journal Star (http://bit.ly/2cKROUt ) reports that drones would be controlled from that site, but no aircraft ...
1 points by The Washington Times | Lincoln Nebraska Washington D.C. Lincoln Journal Star Virginia September 11 attacks Lee Enterprises Democracy Offutt Air Force Base
Study reports $603M impact by USM in Mississippi
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) - A new study says that the University of Southern Mississippi has a $603 million impact on the state. The Hattiesburg American (http://hatne.ws/2ceTFxD ) details the findings which were released Thursday. The newspaper reports that this was the first independent study of the Hattiesburg-based university's impact on ...
1 points by The Washington Times | University of Southern Mississippi Oak Ridge Associated Universities Hattiesburg Mississippi Clyde Kennard Washington D.C. Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities Newspaper
Obama guidance, press schedule Sept. 9, 2016. Returns to D.C.
Below, from the White House… THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 8, 2016   DAILY GUIDANCE AND PRESS SCHEDULE FOR FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2016   In the morning, the President will return to Washington, DC. The arrival on the South Lawn will be open press.   In-Town Travel Pool […]
-1 points by Chicago Sun-Times | Washington D.C. White House United States Congress Vacuum tube United Kingdom
FIFA ethics committee opens formal bribery case against former president Sepp Blatter
ZURICH (AP) - FIFA ethics committee opens formal bribery case against former president Sepp Blatter.
-1 points by The Washington Times | Sepp Blatter FIFA 2006 FIFA World Cup Washington D.C.
Driver dies after being pinned between truck, trailer
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Authorities say a driver has died after being pinned between his truck and a trailer he was hooking to it at a south Omaha meatpacking plant. Police and medics were called around 3 p.m. Thursday to the facility operated by Greater Omaha. Police spokesman Michael Pecha ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Truck Semi-trailer truck Trailer Semi-trailer Tractor unit Washington D.C.
Donald Trump interviewed on Russian-government funded TV show
Trump called into Larry King’s RT America show, “PoliticKing,” Thursday to discuss his bid for the White House.
456 points by Daily News | Russia President of the United States United States George W. Bush United States presidential election Bill Clinton Washington D.C. United States Constitution
Fair housing case heads to New Jersey Supreme Court
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - The New Jersey Supreme Court has decided to hear more arguments over affordable housing. The court on Thursday announced it is allowing the Fair Share Housing Center to challenge an appellate court ruling which told towns they did not need to meet low- and moderate-income home ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | New Jersey United States Supreme Court of the United States Appeal Washington D.C. Supreme court Appellate court Jury
Donald Trump on Russia-backed TV: Russian meddling in U.S. election 'probably unlikely'
As Democrats slam him for cozying up to Russian President Vladimir Putin, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump told a Russia-backed news outlet it's "probably unlikely" that the country is trying to meddle in the U.S. election. Asked about reports that U.S. officials are investigating whether Russia launched a covert operation ...
12 points by The Washington Times | Vladimir Putin Russia President of the United States Washington D.C. United States United States presidential election 2008 Donald Trump United States presidential election
Man steals money from bra of 93-year-old woman in wheelchair
NEW YORK (AP) - Surveillance cameras at a New York City store have captured video of a man stealing cash from a 93-year-old woman's bra as she sat in a wheelchair. Police say the theft happened Wednesday afternoon at a clothing store in Manhattan's East Harlem neighborhood. The Daily News ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | New York City Harlem Manhattan Spanish Harlem Crime The Bronx New York Washington D.C.
Atoning for slavery is not simple or cheap: Column
Renaming and preferential admissions will need to be followed by more difficult and costly steps.         
89 points by Arizona Republic | Slavery Slavery in the United States Washington D.C. Black people Georgetown University American Civil War College
Why Pennsylvania is a key state in the 2016 presidential race
Where Pennsylvania's 20 electoral votes could go.
5 points by The Washington Post | Southern United States Voting Pennsylvania Delaware Philadelphia Washington D.C. Maryland New York
Descendants of slaves want Georgetown to fund $1B foundation
WASHINGTON (AP) - Some descendants of slaves owned by the Maryland Jesuits and sold to benefit Georgetown University are calling on the college to create a $1 billion foundation to deal with truth and reconciliation. Last week, Georgetown announced it will give preference in admissions to the descendants of slaves ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Washington D.C. Bob Woodward The Washington Post
DC Safe Surrender aims to reduce outstanding bench warrants
WASHINGTON (AP) - District of Columbia officials are giving people with outstanding bench warrants the opportunity to self-surrender rather than be arrested. The Safe Surrender program is taking place on the next three Saturdays at D.C. Superior Court. Officials say the program allows anyone who has an outstanding parole, pre-trial ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Criminal law Legal terms Arrest warrant Misdemeanor Probation Washington D.C. Felony The Washington Times
‘American’ Middle East universities sit vulnerable
The attack on the American University of Kabul opens a new chapter on impeding access to liberal education in Afghanistan. It is a chapter that could be opened in as many as 18 American universities across the Middle East and …
-1 points by Las Vegas Sun | Afghanistan George W. Bush Middle East Cairo North Africa Egypt American University in Cairo Washington D.C.
Officer shot 7 times cleared to return to full police duty
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Police say an officer shot seven times near Philadelphia earlier this summer has been cleared to return to duty. Christopher Dorman was shot in June in the face, leg and groin in Folcroft while responding to a report of a possible drug deal. The Folcroft Police Department ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Assault Crime Face Washington D.C. Crimes Aggravation Murder Legal professions
Metro ridership tumbled 11 percent this spring
WASHINGTON (AP) - Metro's rail ridership has fallen to levels not seen in more than decade. Documents released Tuesday show that riders took 321 million trips across the Metro system in the fiscal year that ended June 30, down 20 million, or 6 percent, from the previous fiscal year. Metro ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Washington D.C. The Washington Post
Former Virginia Gov. McDonnell pays hefty price for freedom
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell is officially a free man, but he paid a heavy price to get there. Federal prosecutors said Thursday they're moving to drop corruption charges against McDonnell in light of the U.S. Supreme Court decision in June that overturned the former governor's ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Supreme Court of the United States Jury United States United States Constitution Washington D.C. George W. Bush New Jersey Prosecutor
Burlington superintendent gets approval for 3-year work visa
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) - A Canadian man hired last year to become the superintendent of the Burlington School District will be able to stay in the United States for the next three years. The Burlington Free Press (http://bfpne.ws/2caeHLK ) reports that Yaw Obeng's three-year work visa has received federal approval. ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Vermont United States Burlington Vermont Canada U.S. state Washington D.C. University of Vermont Gannett publications
North Korea says it has conducted a "nuclear warhead explosion" test meant to counter what Pyongyang
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - North Korea says it has conducted a "nuclear warhead explosion" test meant to counter what Pyongyang calls U.S. hostility.
1 points by The Washington Times | Korean language Korean War South Korea World War II North Korea Washington D.C. Pyongyang Cold War
Montana Supreme Court candidates outline differences
GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) - The two candidates vying for an open seat on the Montana Supreme Court are outlining the stark differences in their legal experience. Law professor Kristen Juras and District Judge Dirk Sandefur spoke to about 100 people at a forum in Great Falls on Thursday night. ...
2 points by The Washington Times | Washington D.C. Supreme Court of the United States State supreme court Lawyer Jury George W. Bush Great Falls Montana United States
Police: Driver rams police car, tries to run down officer
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A Philadelphia woman is accused of ramming a police cruiser and trying to run down an officer before fleeing the scene. Police say it all began when officers tried to pull over an SUV Thursday night, and the situation quickly escalated. Authorities say the driver slammed into ...
1 points by The Washington Times | English-language films Washington D.C. United States
North Dakota oil pipeline protest finds support in Denver, hundreds gather at State Capitol
Hundreds gathered at the State Capitol in Denver Thursday night to protest the Dakota Access oil pipeline, calling for construction of the controversial pipeline to halt.
2342 points by The Denver Post | Native Americans in the United States Sioux North Dakota United States Petroleum New Mexico Washington D.C. Standing Rock Indian Reservation
Chicago to receive $2.3M to help with police overtime costs
CHICAGO (AP) - The city of Chicago is receiving more than $2.3 million in federal money to help cover overtime costs for police officers amid a spike in violent crime. U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin announced Thursday the city is among the latest recipients of funding from the Department of Justice's ...
1 points by The Washington Times | Washington D.C. Federal Bureau of Investigation City United States United States Department of Justice Illinois Federal government of the United States Chicago
2 main streets in South Bend closed since May reopen
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) - Two primary streets in South Bend closed since May have reopened. Mayor Pete Buttigieg (BOO'-tah-juhj) and other city officials on Thursday removed a barricade, reopening Michigan Street, which goes through downtown South Bend. That street and Main Street were closed to install roundabouts and to ...
1 points by The Washington Times | Street Washington D.C. City Chicago Amtrak The Streets The Washington Times Indiana
U.S. attempt to rescue hostages in Afghanistan fails
The rescue mission occurred just a few days after American Kevin King and Australian Timothy Weeks were kidnapped from their vehicle in Kabul. WASHINGTON, D.C. -- A Seal Team 6 attempt to rescue two American University professors held hostage in Afghanistan was unsuccessful, reports say. The rescue mission occurred just a few days after American Kevin King and Australian Timothy Weeks were kidnapped from their vehicle in Kabul, USA Today reports. Seven enemy fighters were killed in a firefight during the rescue mission, but King and Weeks were not at the location targeted by the rescuers. CNN reports rescuers were never certain the professors were at the site, while the New York Times reports they may have missed them by just a few hours. No U.S. forces were injured. Fox News reports an earlier attempt to rescue the hostages was aborted because the White House was unsure about the intelligence. The mission was approved a day later by President Obama. "They turned back that first night because they didn't have authority. They could have gone without permission if they thought hostages' lives were in imminent danger," an unidentified defense official tells Fox News.
30 points by The Plain Dealer | President of the United States White House United States Washington D.C. Bill Clinton English-language films Democratic Party Franklin D. Roosevelt
Kitten briefly halts subway service in Manhattan
NEW YORK (AP) - A wayward kitten brought subways to a halt in upper Manhattan. The New York Post (http://nyp.st/2bVxAkI) says the feline was spotted by crew on a northbound A train as it pulled into the 175th Street stop just before 11 a.m. Thursday. A train service was suspended ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | New York City Manhattan Cat New York Post New York Washington D.C. Washington Heights Manhattan Alexander Hamilton
No bond for Grand Forks slaying suspect until second trial
GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) - The suspect in a slaying in Grand Forks two years ago has been ordered held without bond while he awaits a second trial. A jury in June 2015 convicted Delvin Shaw of murder and burglary in the June 2014 death of 24-year-old Jose Lopez, and ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Jury Life imprisonment Court Washington D.C. Supreme Court of the United States State supreme court Supreme court Not proven
DC Streetcar to start service on Sundays
The DC Streetcar soon will provide service on Sundays, seven months after its long-awaited debut. Starting Sept. 18, the streetcar will run seven days a week with the addition of Sunday service from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. The streetcar currently runs from 6 a.m. to midnight Monday through Thursday, ...
7 points by The Washington Times | Tram Road Tram accident Washington D.C. Streetcars in North America Light rail Toronto streetcar system Sunday
Military's Hostage Rescue Falls Short in Afghanistan
U.S. military forces tried but failed to rescue two civilian hostages in Afghanistan in a raid launched last month under presidential authority.
85 points by The Wall Street Journal | Washington D.C. Al-Qaeda Afghanistan Iraq War Kabul Taliban Republic
Serena Williams knocked out of U.S. Open with 6-2, 7-6 (5) semifinal loss to Karolina Pliskova
NEW YORK (AP) - Serena Williams knocked out of U.S. Open with 6-2, 7-6 (5) semifinal loss to Karolina Pliskova.
-1 points by The Washington Times | Washington D.C. New York City 2010 Australian Open US Open Serena Williams Grand Slam Elena Dementieva Venus Williams
FDNY to deploy drones at major fires
NEW YORK (AP) - Drones will soon be taking to the skies to help New York City firefighters battle major fires and emergencies. The New York Times (http://nyti.ms/2cmzEaS ) reported Thursday the FDNY will deploy a drone to 2-alarm fires or greater in the next few weeks. The unmanned aircraft ...
1 points by The Washington Times | New York City Washington D.C. Drone music New York Air traffic control Firefighter New Jersey Toronto
Train carrying ethanol derails in South Florida
PORT EVERGLADES, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say a train carrying ethanol has derailed in South Florida. Broward Sheriff's Office Fire Rescue spokesman Mike Jachles tells news outlets that nine of the train's 20 cars derailed Monday afternoon in an industrial area near Port Everglades. There were no injuries reported. Jackhles ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Florida South Florida metropolitan area Fort Lauderdale Florida Broward County Florida Everglades Washington D.C. Sodium Railroad car
Official accused of going through neighbor's lingerie drawer
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - The head of Anne Arundel County's Economic Development Corp. has been placed on unpaid leave after he was accused of entering a neighbor's home and going through her underwear drawer. Annapolis police say the neighbor's motion-activated surveillance cameras captured 70-year-old Robert Hannon rifling through the woman's ...
5 points by The Washington Times | The Capital Anne Arundel County Maryland Maryland Annapolis Maryland Chief administrative officer Economic development Washington D.C. Anne Arundell
US woman recovering in Thailand after fending off molester
BANGKOK (AP) - An American traveler is recovering in a hospital in Thailand after breaking her spine while tumbling down a cliff trying to escape from a man who allegedly was molesting her. Police say the 23-year-old woman, whom The Associated Press is not naming to protect her privacy, was ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Associated Press Tourism Thailand Bowl Championship Series College football English-language films Provinces of Thailand Washington D.C.
2 street collapses above sewer line to cost about $10M
BALTIMORE (AP) - Officials say two street collapses above a century-old Baltimore sewer line near downtown earlier this year are expected to cost the city at least a combined $10 million in repairs. The Department of Public Works said Tuesday that a portion of West Centre Street will be resurfaced, ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | English-language films Chinatown Manhattan Los Angeles Washington D.C. African American The Washington Times City The Road
NY lawmakers to hold hearing on water contamination
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York state lawmakers will continue their hearings into drinking water contamination in communities around the state. Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo's health commissioner, Dr. Howard Zucker, and Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos are slated to speak Wednesday at the joint Senate-Assembly hearing in Albany. While much ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Hudson River New York Rensselaer County New York Vermont United States Washington D.C. Albany County New York Water
Pennsylvania IDs its first case of sexually transmitted Zika
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Health officials say they've identified the first person in Pennsylvania to get infected with the Zika virus through sex. Health Secretary Karen Murphy said Thursday a state resident contracted the disease while traveling in an area where the virus is being transmitted. That person infected his ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | United States Pennsylvania Human sexual behavior Sexual intercourse AIDS State Washington D.C. HIV
US agent portrays Venezuelan government as lax on drug trade
NEW YORK (AP) - A U.S. drug enforcement agent has portrayed the Venezuelan government as protective of or complicit in the drug trade during New York testimony. Drug Enforcement Administration agent Sandalio Gonzalez said in court Thursday two nephews of Venezuela's powerful first lady were big players in the drug ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | United States Latin America Venezuela Washington D.C. Drug Enforcement Administration Illegal drug trade Politics of Venezuela President of the United States
Nebraska senator blasts colleague for comment about wife
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Nebraska state Sen. Bill Kintner is criticizing Sen. Ernie Chambers for mentioning his wife in an open letter that ridicules Kintner for having cybersex on a state laptop. Kintner called the letter "absolutely inappropriate" in a statement released Thursday. Chambers has written a series of missives ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Woman Open letter United States Senate United States Pete Ricketts 1981 births 1964 births Washington D.C.