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  • Trump judicial nominee struggles to answer basic legal questions at hearing

    WASHINGTON  — A Trump judicial nominee struggled to answer basic legal questions posed to him by a Republican senator on Wednesday, including his lack of experience on trial work, the amount of depositions he’d worked on and more. During his testimony, Matthew Spencer Petersen, who currently serves as a commissioner on the Federal Election Commission, was asked a string of questions by GOP Sen. John Kennedy of Louisiana about his experience on trials, including how many depositions Petersen had worked […]

  • Could human remains in Montana shed be missing Michigan brothers?

    MISSOULA, Mont. – Michigan State Police are looking into a grisly find in Montana in hopes of solving the cold case disappearance of three young brothers, according to WDIV. The boys, Andrew, 9; Alexander, 7; and Tanner Skelton, 5; were last seen in Morenci, Michigan during Thanksgiving of 2010. Police later arrested the boys’ father, John Skelton, who was taking care of them after convincing their mother, who had exclusive custody, that he would return them the next day. John […]

  • Walmart is letting workers get paid whenever they want

    Walmart is teaming up with Silicon Valley to make payday come early for its employees. The company announced a new “Instapay” service for its 1.4 million workers. The service will allow Walmart workers to access, before payday, half of the wages they have already earned. They can withdraw that pay whenever they’d like to. Instapay is part of a personal finance app called Even, which lets hourly and salaried workers plan ahead for bills, make savings goals and helps them […]

  • 2 officers shot in north St. Louis County; suspect in custody after hourslong police standoff

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. — Two officers were shot in north St. Louis County Thursday morning. According to in St. Louis, they were hit in the chest but had bulletproof vests on and were conscious and speaking at the scene. Police were involved in a standoff for several hours after the suspect barricaded himself in a nearby home. Just before 3 p.m. the suspect was taken into police custody. The standoff in Bellefontaine Neighbors is over. Police have the shooting […]

  • A month after a New York woman died, someone used her identity to campaign against net neutrality

    Margaret Mary Basco died on June 9, 2017, at Saint Peter’s Hospital in Albany, New York. She was 58. And then, just over a month after she died, Margaret Basco submitted a comment to the Federal Communications Commission about its proposal to overturn net neutrality. “The unprecedented regulatory power the Obama Administration imposed on the internet is smothering innovation, damaging the American economy and obstructing job creation,” the comment read. Basco’s story shows how stolen personal data can be weaponized […]

  • 5 years after Sandy Hook, the victims have not been forgotten

    It remains among America’s most heinous nightmares: the lives of 20 little children — dancers and swimmers, pianists and painters, budding readers, little sisters and big brothers — extinguished in a flash of violence inside Sandy Hook Elementary. Taken with them on that chilly Friday in December — just 11 days before Christmas — were six adults felled by the same gunman as they refused to abandon their sacred trust to safeguard the smallest among them. The 20 children and […]

  • A New Yorker built a replica of the house from “A Christmas Story” out of Legos

    NEW YORK. — A New York State man built a replica of the house from  “A Christmas Story” out of legos. Now he hopes Lego will build a set based on his design. Designer Jason Middaugh said, “We spent close to six-months kind of scouring the Internet for all of the individual pieces that we needed.” It started with Middaugh’s daughter’s love for legos. One Christmas he built a model of the family camp for his daughter. He said “It’s […]

  • Steven Spielberg weighs in on Hollywood and a culture of sexual harassment

    LOS ANGELES. Calif. — Steven Spielberg says America has a long way to go when it comes to how women are treated in the workforce. “We’re not anywhere near where we should have been based on the relationships that men and women have, or the way power is used and abused, and I just think we have so far to go,” Spielberg said. “But right now, we’re going through a kind of national reckoning, and I think it’s a significant […]

  • Bionic hand inspired from Star Wars allows man to play piano

    ATLANTA, GA. — New prosthetic technology has made it possible for an amputee to play the piano. Watch the video above to see musician Jason Barnes use a bionic hand created by Georgia Tech researchers. It was inspired by Luke Skywalker in the “Star Wars” franchise. A sensor allows for fine motor hand gestures. This is a huge step forward in bionic research to allow for greater mobility. Jason Barnes is the first amputee to use the technology. He is […]

  • President Trump gives final pitch on tax reform

    WASHINGTON — president Donald Trump, eyeing his first major legislative victory, made his closing argument Wednesday on a tax package that negotiators on Capitol Hill are “days away” from passing. “As a candidate, I promised we would pass a massive tax cut for the everyday working American families who are the backbone and the heartbeat of our country,” he said. “Now, we are just days away, I hope, I hope, you know what that means, right, from keeping that promise […]

  • Couple loses two homes in two months to California wildfires

    Dr. Antonio Wong and his wife remember falling in love with their first home, a 3,000 square-foot beauty in Southern California they’ve owned for more than a decade. “You have your first love, your first home, your first car,” said Wong, 50, an anesthesiologist. They rented out their Ventura home when they moved out of state in 2008. But California drew them back. In May of this year, Wong and his wife, Pratima, 48, bought their second home in the […]

  • USA Today bashes Trump as ‘not fit to clean the toilets’ in Obama’s presidential library

    USA Today isn’t known for its blistering opinion pieces. Which makes the one the paper’s editorial board just published on President Donald Trump all the more savage. “With his latest tweet, clearly implying that a United States senator would trade sexual favors for campaign cash, President Trump has shown he is not fit for office,” reads the editorial. “Rock bottom is no impediment for a president who can always find room for a new low.” The reference here is Trump’s tweet Tuesday morning in […]