Nation/World

Oscars organization votes to expel disgraced mogul Weinstein

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The organization behind the Oscars on Saturday voted overwhelmingly to expel Harvey Weinstein, the...

National

Today in History

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Oct. 18, the 291st day of 2017. There are 74 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 18, 1767, the Mason-Dixon line, the boundary between colonial Pennsylvania, Maryland and Delaware, was set as astronomers Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon...


World

UN, US failed to prevent 'ethnic cleansing' in South Sudan

South Sudan Failure to Act

YEI, South Sudan (AP) — Until the summer of 2016, South Sudan’s Yei region was a leafy oasis in the midst of the country’s civil war. But when a national peace deal broke down and government soldiers ransacked the area, a handful of U.N. and U.S. officials begged their leaders for help. The United...


National

Suspect in Maryland office park shooting is apprehended

Office Park Shooting

EDGEWOOD, Md. (AP) — A man with a lengthy criminal past who showed up for work at a countertop company on Wednesday and shot five of his co-workers has been arrested, authorities said. Three of them were killed and two critically wounded. Less than two hours later, Radee Labeeb Prince drove to a...


Government , National

Under fire, Trump defends call to soldier's grieving family

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President Donald Trump emphatically rejected claims Wednesday that he was disrespectful to the grieving family of a slain soldier, as the firestorm he ignited over his assertions of empathy for American service members spread into a third contentious day. “I have proof,” he insisted.


National

The Latest: Suspect discarded gun, ran when he saw police

Office Park Shooting

EDGEWOOD, Md. (AP) — The Latest on a shooting at an office park in northeastern Maryland (all times local): 9:20 p.m. A police chief in Delaware says the suspect in the shooting of six people in Delaware and Maryland, three fatally, discarded a handgun and ran when police spotted him walking in a...


National

10 Things to Know for Thursday

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday: 1. NEW TURMOIL SWIRLS AROUND TRUMP The president emphatically rejects claims that he was disrespectful to the grieving family of a slain soldier. 2. WHY WALL STREET IS CHEERING The Dow, led by...


National

Gymnast McKayla Maroney alleges sexual abuse by team doctor

McKayla Maroney

Two-time Olympic medalist McKayla Maroney says she was molested for years by a former USA Gymnastics team doctor, abuse she said started in her early teens and continued for the rest of her competitive career. Maroney posted a lengthy statement on Twitter early Wednesday that described the...


World

Al-Qaida set to gain as Islamic State disintegrates

Syria Inheriting IS

BEIRUT (AP) — Over several nights in September, some 10,000 men, women and children fled areas under Islamic State control, hurrying through fields in northern Syria and risking fire from government troops to reach a province held by an al-Qaida-linked group. For an untold number of battle-hardened...


National

Trump at center of lawmakers' attempts to determine the ACA's future

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump became the subject of an unusual public lobbying campaign over the fate of the Affordable Care Act on Wednesday as Senate Democrats and a key Republican sought to salvage a bipartisan health deal while conservatives pressured the...


National

Fallen Sgt. La David Johnson, caught in Trump call controversy, was 'a family-oriented

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. To most of the country, Sgt. La David Terrence Johnson was an American service member killed in action in West Africa. But to his family and his Miami Gardens, Florida, community, Johnson was known as “Wheelie King,” a nickname he earned for riding his bicycle on one...


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