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  • Ex-USA Gymnastics doctor sentenced to 60 years on child porn charges

    Larry Nassar, the disgraced former USA Gymnastics team doctor who admitted to sexually abusing underage girls, has been sentenced to 60 years in federal prison on child pornography charges, a court official said Thursday. US District Judge Janet Neff essentially imposed a life prison term on the 54-year-old physician, sentencing Nassar to 20 years for each of three counts, which are to be served consecutively, according to the docket. But the child porn charges are not the most serious accusations […]

  • Why the California wildfires are spreading so quickly

    SANTA ANA, Calif.-  It’s been an especially devastating year for wildfires in California, with four of the deadliest in the last 12 months, according to state records. In October, fires ravaged Northern California’s wine country in Napa and Sonoma counties, destroying an estimated 8,900 structures and leaving more than 40 people dead. Now a round of wildfires has broken out in Southern California, and they may be scarier than the October fires. The Thomas Fire in Ventura County had burned 96,000 acres as of Thursday, […]

  • Gay man denied marriage license by Kim Davis now running against her

    A gay man who was twice denied a marriage license by Kim Davis has thrown his hat in the ring to run against her for county clerk. David Ermold, an assistant professor of English at the University of Pikeville, announced his plan to run against Davis for the position of Rowan County Clerk in Kentucky. Davis made headlines in 2015 when she defied a US Supreme Court ruling that legalized same-sex marriage and refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex […]

  • Sen. Al Franken resigns following groping allegations

    WASHINGTON-  Democratic Sen. Al Franken of Minnesota is resigning following allegations that he touched women inappropriately. The push for Franken’s resignation started after a woman came forward last month to say he had badgered her into an unwanted kiss before he was a senator and groped her while she slept. That allegation set forth weeks of open deliberation about the political future of the unlikely comedian turned progressive darling. Last month, Leeann Tweeden, a morning news anchor on the AM […]

  • Man rescues wild rabbit from California wildfires, instantly restores our faith in humanity

    VENTURA COUNTY, Calif. – As Californians suffer the devastation caused by wildfires that have burned through more than 100,000 acres, one man braved the flames to save a wild rabbit and instantly became the hero we didn’t know we needed. Video of the daring rescue shows a Ventura County highway engulfed in smoke and flames. An orange and black singed sky fills the screen. But then, a wild rabbit darts across traffic and into the burning brush. A man, stopped […]

  • Democratic senators to Al Franken: Resign

    Embattled Sen. Al Franken will make an announcement Thursday, his office told reporters, as calls for the Minnesota Democrat’s resignation — led by female senators and later including party leaders such as Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer — rapidly gained momentum Wednesday. Thirty-two Democratic senators — 13 female and 19 male — called on Franken to resign as allegations of sexual harassment against him continue to mount. Republican Sen. Susan Collins also called on Franken to quit. In a statement […]

  • Southern California fires growing quickly, forcing thousands to evacuate

    SANTA ANA, Calif. – Tens of thousands fled their homes Tuesday as several incredibly fast-moving brush fires pushed by howling Santa Ana winds scorched parts of Southern California. “Fires are breaking out across the so. Cal. Region… Be fire safe. Firefighters are working very hard to minimize damage to property. Evacuations are taking place in many places in Southern California,” the Ventura County Fire Department tweeted. Unpredictable winds and extremely dry brush, victim of little rainfall over the past three months, […]

  • One month after Texas church shooting, pastor says his faith is stronger than ever

    Tuesday night was supposed to be a high point of Annabelle Pomeroy’s year. Months ago, the 14-year-old was cast in her first play, Seguin Independent School District’s production of Elf The Musical. She was beyond excited to have not only a speaking role but a dancing part too, said her parents. Her moment in the spotlight would never come. She was killed, along with 24 other people and an unborn child, when a gunman opened fire on November 5 at First Baptist […]

  • President Trump recognizes Jerusalem as Israel’s capital

    WASHINGTON-  President Donald Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital on Wednesday and announced plans to relocate the US embassy there, a move expected to inflame tensions in the region and unsettle the prospects for peace. “I have determined that it is time to officially recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel,” Trump said from White House’s Diplomatic Reception Room. “After more than two decades of waivers, we are no closer to a lasting peace agreement between Israel and the Palestinians.” The move signaled a […]

  • Native American tribes, conservation groups sue Trump over monument changes

    A group of Native American tribes filed suit against President Donald Trump and a host of administration officials on Monday, alleging that Trump’s decision to significantly shrink Bears Ears National Monument is “in violation of the United States Constitution and the Antiquities Act of 1906.” Representatives from the Hopi, Zuni, Ute Mountain Ute, the Navajo Nation and the Ute Indian tribes accused Trump of exceeding “the limited authority delegated to his office,” violating “the Antiquities Act and the separation of […]

  • New Trump administration rule could force workers to share their tips

    The Trump administration is moving to scrap another Obama-era rule. This one affects workers who get paid in tips. Under a Labor Department rule change proposed Monday, employers could ask employees who earn a salary of at least the federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour, and also earn tips, to pool the tip money and share it with colleagues who don’t earn gratuities. That practice was barred in 2011 by President Obama’s Labor Department, which said that tips belonged […]