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  • Democrat Doug Jones beats Republican Roy Moore in Alabama, secures US Senate seat

    Democrat Doug Jones has scored a stunning win against Republican Roy Moore to win the Senate seat in Alabama. The dramatic win comes after allegations against Moore of sexually abusing teens and his history of controversial comments about women and minorities. It will be enough for a reliably red state to elect its first Democratic senator in a generation. Democrat Doug Jones wins election to US Senate from Alabama, beating Republican Roy Moore who had been accused of sexual misconduct […]

  • America’s malls are rotting away

    The worst is yet to come for American shopping malls. As Macy’s, JCPenney, Sears and other major department stores close their doors, the malls that housed those stores are facing a serious crisis. That’s because when so-called anchor tenants leave a mall, it opens the door for other stores to break their leases or negotiate much cheaper rent. As one big store closes, it can take several smaller stores along with it like a house of cards. Experts predict that […]

  • Accused Tampa killer pleads not guilty

    The man accused of fatally shooting four people during a killing spree that shocked Tampa, Florida has entered a not guilty plea, a Hillsborough County court official said Tuesday. Howell ‘Trai’ Donaldson III, 24, who was indicted last week on four counts of premeditated murder with a firearm, entered a written plea of not guilty on all charges and his court appearance was waived, said Mike Moore, a spokesman for Hillsborough County court system. His next court date is January 25, […]

  • America’s healthiest and least healthy states

    Despite years of efforts to even out health disparities across the United States, some states are dramatically healthier than others, according to a new report. Massachusetts, Hawaii, Vermont, Utah and Connecticut rank as the five healthiest states, while West Virginia, Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi rank the least healthy in America’s Health Rankings, according to the report by the United Health Foundation. Oklahoma came in at No. 43, according to the report. The rankings take into account a variety of […]

  • These officers stopped the New York pipe bomb suspect

    One is a US Army veteran with three combat tours. Two are former US Marines, including a bomb technician. The fourth is an attorney with about 20 years as a police officer. The four officers with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey are being hailed as heroes for quickly subduing the suspect in Monday’s explosion at a New York transit hub before he was able to do anything else. The Port Authority Police Benevolent Association identified the officers as Sean […]

  • California wildfires have destroyed 1,000 structures and counting

    One week after the Thomas Fire exploded from a brush fire to a raging inferno, thousands of firefighters made some headway Monday in their struggle to contain it. The blaze is larger than all of New York City and about 20% contained as of Monday evening, according to the fire protection agency CAL FIRE. But it’s only one of six major wildfires torching the state, which have destroyed more than 1,000 structures. As the flames burned in the foothills on the edge […]

  • Suspect in attempted New York ‘terrorist attack’ pledged allegiance to ISIS, officials say

    NEW YORK-  It was the latest lone wolf attack to target New York City. And it might have been worse. A man wearing a homemade pipe bomb set off the explosive in a busy transit hub on Monday, injuring five and setting off panic during the morning commute. Authorities said the explosion in a walkway below Port Authority Bus Terminal was an isolated attempted terrorist attack. Officials said the suspect, 27-year-old Akayed Ullah, pledged allegiance to ISIS and said he […]

  • Move over, Bitcoin: Another cryptocurrency enjoying an even bigger spike

    Bitcoin has been on amazing ride for the past few weeks. But there is actually another cryptocurrency that’s enjoyed an even bigger spike lately. It’s called litecoin, and it has nearly doubled in just the past 24 hours and has surged more than 250% in the past week according to digital currency brokerage site Coinbase. Bitcoin, by way of comparison, is up “only” about 45% in the past week. Litecoin is on an even crazier tear over the past month […]

  • Tax overhaul could mean major changes to your paycheck

    If Republicans succeed in passing a tax overhaul by Christmas, the law could mean major changes for your take-home pay – not all of them welcome. But those changes probably won’t be reflected in your paycheck in time for the New Year. The American Payroll Association, whose members represent 17,000 employers, warned lawmakers Monday that they were creating a “herculean task” for companies and payroll service providers by leaving them such a short time to start implementing the new provisions, which […]

  • Laid up with ‘man flu’? It’s real, researcher says

    Don’t doubt it: “Man flu” is real, or so says one Canadian researcher who was “tired of being accused of overreacting.” With many respiratory diseases, a man is more susceptible to complications than a woman, plus his immune system may be naturally weaker, according to research published Monday in the BMJ medical journal. “Man flu” is a term used to chide men who are suspected of exaggerating their symptoms when sick from a cold or other minor illness. “It’s a frequently heard […]

  • Israel airstrikes, Gaza rockets amid tensions over Jerusalem

    Two Palestinians were killed Saturday in Israeli airstrikes in Gaza, said the Palestinian Health Ministry, as tensions rose in the region after US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. The Israel Defense Forces said aircraft had targeted early Saturday what it identified as four facilities belonging to Hamas – the Palestinian Islamist group that controls Gaza – in response to rockets fired into southern Israel from Gaza. The aircraft targeted two weapons manufacturing sites, a weapons warehouse […]