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Baltimore police officer who was shown on video beating man is charged with assault and turns himself in

Baltimore police officer who was shown on video beating man is charged with assault and turns himself in

A Baltimore police officer who repeatedly punched a man over the weekend in an altercation caught on video was charged with assault and turned himself in Tuesday. Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby announced Tuesday that a grand jury indicted Arthur Williams on charges of first- and second-degree assault and misconduct in office. Mosby said…
Nearly 1 year after Hurricane Maria, 100 percent of customers have power in Puerto Rico: Officials

Nearly 1 year after Hurricane Maria, 100 percent of customers have power in Puerto Rico: Officials

Nearly 11 months after Hurricane Maria, 100 percent of the customers that lost power due to the storm have access to the grid as they now have electricity. The Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA) confirmed to ABC News that two families in the mountainous area of Ponce were the final customers brought back online.…
Florida declares a state of emergency as red tide kills animals and disrupts tourism

Florida declares a state of emergency as red tide kills animals and disrupts tourism

Florida’s governor this week made official what residents of southwest Florida already knew: The bloom of toxic algae that has darkened gulf waters is an emergency. The red tide has made breathing difficult for locals, scared away tourists, and strewn popular beaches with the stinking carcasses of fish, eels, porpoises, turtles, manatees and one 26-foot…
West Virginia’s efforts to impeach the state’s Supreme Court is just the latest in a worrisome trend

West Virginia's efforts to impeach the state's Supreme Court is just the latest in a worrisome trend

West Virginia lawmakers debate impeaching the state's full Supreme Court on Monday. (Craig Hudson/Charleston Gazette-Mail via AP) by Amber Phillips August 15 at 8:00 AM Email the author The question at the heart of West Virginia lawmakers' unprecedented move to impeach all of the state’s top justices is intent. Did lawmakers in the state House…
Kavanaugh Could Unlock Funding for Religious Education, School Voucher Advocates Say

Kavanaugh Could Unlock Funding for Religious Education, School Voucher Advocates Say

“This program has all the hallmarks of a school choice program, because it’s a financial-aid program designed to benefit students,” said Michael Bindas, a senior lawyer for the Institute for Justice. “It operates on private choice just the way school programs do. It’s about the fundamental principle that government has to be neutral, not hostile,…
Exclusive: Pentagon spokeswoman under investigation for misusing staff, retaliating against complaints

Exclusive: Pentagon spokeswoman under investigation for misusing staff, retaliating against complaints

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Florida candidate who was caught touting a fake college diploma drops out of race

Florida candidate who was caught touting a fake college diploma drops out of race

(iStock) by Kristine Phillips August 14 at 5:13 PM Email the author Melissa Howard, a Florida state House candidate who gained notoriety after she was caught touting a fake college diploma, has dropped out of the GOP primary election scheduled in two weeks. Howard withdrew Tuesday, a day after she admitted falsely claiming to be a…
Westminster crash: Raids after suspected terror attack

Westminster crash: Raids after suspected terror attack

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe car can be seen crashing into a barrierPolice are searching three addresses in the Midlands after a man was arrested on suspicion of terrorism following a car crash outside Parliament. The 29-year-old British suspect is not believed to be known to MI5 or counter-terrorism police. A…
Face transplant gives woman ‘second chance’ 3 years after suicide attempt

Face transplant gives woman 'second chance' 3 years after suicide attempt

A 21-year-old survivor of a suicide attempt became the youngest person in the United States to undergo a face transplant after three years of reconstructive procedures and more than 15 hours on the operating table. Katie Stubblefield, who is featured in National Geographic's "The Story of a Face" cover story in the September issue, had…
Turkey’s currency plunge fans fears of new global financial crisis

Turkey's currency plunge fans fears of new global financial crisis

Turkey’s plight deepened on Monday as the lira fell to new lows and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s refusal to abandon his unorthodox economic policies left investors fearing a new global financial crisis. Turkey and other countries that borrowed freely when dollars were plentiful and cheap now face soaring debt payments they may no longer be…