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Sessions to speak to Chicago Crime Commission; focus unclear

Friday  16:56,   19 october 2018

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is set to deliver a speech in Chicago one week after the Trump administration asked a judge to reject a draft plan to reform the city's 12,000-officer police force. There's no official word on what Sessions will focus... >>>

107,000 purged from Georgia voter rolls for not voting in past elections: report

Friday  16:45,   19 october 2018

Georgia officials removed an estimated 107,000 people from voter rolls because they decided not to vote in prior elections, according to a new... >>>

Mega Millions 2018: What are the odds of winning the $970 million jackpot, and more questions answered

Friday  15:30,   19 october 2018

The $970 million Mega Millions jackpot will be up for grabs Friday night, after ballooning from $868 million Wednesday morning. Do you think you have the lucky numbers? USA TODAY answers your questions about the historic lottery... >>>

Nearly 100 additional women sue USC over gynecologist’s alleged sexual misconduct

Friday  15:06,   19 october 2018

Nearly 100 women filed new lawsuits against the University of Southern California on Thursday, claiming the school’s brass failed to speak out about decades of alleged abuse at the hands of university gynecologist Dr. George Tyndall. More than a... >>>

Billion or bust? Why winning the lottery isn't always a good thing

Friday  06:40,   19 october 2018

That $970 million prize may sound like a dream, but there are plenty of cautionary tales of past lottery winners who have lost it all — and... >>>

Man on Southwest flight arrested after allegedly harassing female passenger and flight attendants

Friday  06:25,   19 october 2018

A Texas man is facing a felony count of interference with a flight crew and a misdemeanor assault charge after he touched a woman on a Southwest Airlines flight and then shouting at flight attendants this week. Justin Riley Brafford, 29, appeared... >>>

Stephen Miller's 3rd Grade teacher returns to classroom after probe of her comments he was 'loner' who ate glue

Friday  04:45,   19 october 2018

Stephen Miller’s third grade teacher has returned to the classroom after she was placed on paid leave last week for revealing the White House aide ate glue off his arm and was a “loner.” “Franklin Elementary School teacher, Ms. Nikki Fiske, has... >>>

More ex-students accuse former USC gynecologist of sexual assault

Friday  04:00,   19 october 2018

A lawsuit representing dozens of new victims accuses Dr. George Tyndall of engaging in sexual misconduct at the University of Southern California's Student Health Clinic. He was the only full-time gynecologist at the clinic for 30 years. The former... >>>

Breaching dams to save Northwest orcas is contentious issue

Friday  03:10,   19 october 2018

Calls to breach four hydroelectric dams in Washington state have grown louder in recent months as the plight of critically endangered Northwest orcas has captured global attention. Some argue that the quickest way to get more salmon to the starving... >>>

Judges consider state court's power over Trump in lawsuit

Friday  03:10,   19 october 2018

Appeals judges weighing President Donald Trump's bid to shut down a former "Apprentice" contestant's defamation suit against him are asking a hypothetical question: Could a New York court order the president to jail if he bucked an order in the... >>>

Sewage spill from Hurricane Michael suspected in Florida fish kills

Friday  02:30,   19 october 2018

A sewage spill from a Florida wastewater plant during Hurricane Michael into a river feeding environmentally fragile Apalachicola Bay is suspected of causing mass fish kills downstream, state officials said on... >>>

Parents of 4 Sisters Killed in Limo Crash: It Will Take Months Before the Tragedy 'Really Hits Us'

Friday  00:35,   19 october 2018

Parents of 4 Sisters Killed in Limo Crash Speak... >>>

Lucky Birds: Thanksgiving Turkeys Enjoy Spa Treatments and Gourmet Meals Before White House Pardon

Friday  00:30,   19 october 2018

The selected turkeys also gets a special hotel room, outfitted just for... >>>

One year after California's most devastating wildfire, Santa Rosa is a patchwork of loss and renewal

Thursday  23:30,   18 october 2018

SANTA ROSA, Calif. - It was just one year ago when Tricia Woods lost her home in a single, impossible instant. The Tubbs fire, the most destructive wildfire in California history, had ripped through Sonoma County and incinerated more than 5,500... >>>

Trump Organization sues dead man's estate for $90,000

Thursday  23:15,   18 october 2018

Todd Brassner died in his 50th floor Trump Tower apartment on April 7. The fire was caused by overloaded power strips inside his... >>>