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Short-lived Hurricane Barry weakens to tropical storm, risk of 'life-threatening' floods Short-lived Hurricane Barry weakens to tropical storm, risk of 'life-threatening' floods
Hurricane Barry pushed ashore along the Louisiana coast west of New Orleans on Saturday and quickly weakened to a tropical storm. But its torrential downpours still promise the risk of "life-threatening" inland floods in Louisiana and Mississippi, the National Weather Service said. The storm moved farther inland across the north-central Gulf Coast Saturday evening and forecasters warned of floo...
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Northern California town of Paradise lost 90% of its population after Camp Fire, data shows Northern California town of Paradise lost 90% of its population after Camp Fire, data shows
A northern California town has lost over 90% of its population since the nation's deadliest wildfire in nearly a century last year, new figures show. Door-to-door surveyors counted 2,034 residents in Paradise as of April, according to data released Thursday by California Gov. Gavin Newsom. The retirement community in the Sierra Nevada foothills was home to about 26,800 people in 2010. Also ...
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Catholic school fires teacher for same-sex marriage, reaches settlement Catholic school fires teacher for same-sex marriage, reaches settlement
INDIANAPOLIS A Catholic high school in Indiana has reached a confidential settlement with a gay teacher who was recently fired because he is in a same-sex marriage, according to an attorney representing the teacher. Attorney Kathleen Delaney issued a joint statement on behalf of the teacher, who has remained anonymous, and the school Tuesday afternoon. According to the statement, the teacher ...
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Billionaire Jeffrey Epstein pleads not guilty to sex-trafficking claims that 'shock the conscience' Billionaire Jeffrey Epstein pleads not guilty to sex-trafficking claims that 'shock the conscience'
NEW YORK Jeffrey Epstein, a billionaire financier, philanthropist and registered sex offender who eluded lengthy prison time in the past, pleaded not guilty Monday to charges of sex-trafficking girls as young as 14. A federal indictment unsealed Monday charged that Epstein "sexually exploited and abused dozens of minor girls at his homes" in Manhattan and Palm Beach, Florida, along with other...
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Florida mall explosion injures roughly 20; Plantation authorities investigating Florida mall explosion injures roughly 20; Plantation authorities investigating
Around 20 people were injured, including two seriously, when a significant explosion Saturday morning erupted at an LA Fitness and several other stores of a Plantation, Florida, strip mall west of Fort Lauderdale, according to law enforcement officials. Authorities believe it was a gas explosion. The impact sent large pieces of debris about 100 yards across the street. Joel Gordon, deputy ...
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They had just purchased fireworks. Then a man fired his gun into their car, igniting it They had just purchased fireworks. Then a man fired his gun into their car, igniting it
HOUSTON Two young Houston-area children are in critical condition following an argument between their father and another motorist who fired into their family car and ignited fireworks that caused the car to be engulfed in flames. Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez says a "road rage incident" led to the gunfire Thursday after the father and his wife had purchased fireworks. They were driving wi...
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Trump border wall: US president suffers new construction setback Trump border wall: US president suffers new construction setback
US President Donald Trump has again been thwarted in his attempt to use military money to fund his wall along the border with Mexico. On Saturday, he lodged an appeal against a ruling by a judge blocking him from using defence department funds for anti-drug activities. But a panel of the US 9th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the freeze, saying it was up to Congress to allocate funds. Mr ...
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'Show of a lifetime' or waste of taxpayer dollars? Trump defends 4th of July extravaganza 'Show of a lifetime' or waste of taxpayer dollars? Trump defends 4th of July extravaganza
WASHINGTON President Donald Trump is defending his Fourth of July extravaganza amid questions about its expense and concerns that he is politicizing an annual holiday celebration. In a pair of tweets on Wednesday, Trump dismissed criticism about the event, which will take place Thursday at the Lincoln Memorial and will feature Army tanks, a flyover of military jets and Air Force One, firework...
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Someone sent 'Straight Pride' parade organizers glitter. They called police for 'suspicious packages' Someone sent 'Straight Pride' parade organizers glitter. They called police for 'suspicious packages'
Organizers of the so-called "Straight Pride" parade planned in Boston later this summer say they were sent "suspicious packages" that turned out to be "glitter and vague ominous letters." In a blog post on their website, the organizers from the group Super Happy Fun America called the incident "the action of domestic terrorists." At least three of the parade's organizers say the suspicious p...
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Record-smashing heat wave bakes Alaska, worsening wildfires and melting sea ice Record-smashing heat wave bakes Alaska, worsening wildfires and melting sea ice
Record-smashing heat has scorched Alaska over the past few days, and even worse heat is in store for the week ahead. On Saturday, downtown Juneau, Alaska's capital city, hit 83 degrees, breaking a record that had stood for 110 years. The heat has also exacerbated a wildfire near Anchorage that's brought extremely smoky skies to the city. Late Sunday, people walked through midtown Anchorage c...
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