Northern California braces for heavy rain, snow…

Light rain fell in some parts of Northern California Wednesday ahead of a Pacific storm expected to bring heavy rain and strong winds that could unleash mudslides at the site of the deadliest wildfire in state history

American Who Survived 9/11 Killed in Kenya Attack

He escaped one act of terrorism, but not a second. American Jason Spindler, a survivor of the 9/11 terror attacks, was among at least 14 people killed Tuesday when militants stormed a hotel and office complex in Nairobi, Kenya. Nairobi News cites colleagues as saying the founder and CEO of...

Pentagon Extends Border Mission Through End Of…

Defense officials approved a DHS request for additional support to upgrade border fencing and help with surveillance.

Illinois parents get decades in child's…

An Illinois father and stepmother will spend decades in prison in the starvation death of their 6-year-old son, who authorities say weighed just 17 pounds when he died

Federal workers take on odd jobs to make ends meet

Other government workers are driving for Uber, relying on word of mouth and social networks to find handyman work and looking for traditional temp gigs to help pay the bills during the longest shutdown in US history

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Novelist's Insane Poisoning Tale Isn't From Her…

You'd be forgiven for assuming Sherrilyn Kenyon's tale about a conspiracy and poisoning comes from one of the fantasy author's best-selling novels. It instead makes up a lawsuit brought by Kenyon against her husband, whom she accuses of conspiring with his assistant to poison her over three years, reports the...

FDA Resumes Food Inspections

The FDA’s food inspections stopped when the government shut down on Dec. 22.

Texas man gets 35 years in 8-state child pornography scheme

Federal prosecutors in Illinois say a Texas man has been sentenced to 35 years in prison on child pornography charges involving more than 40 girls in eight states

Closs family: Appreciate sympathy from suspect's…

The grandfather of a Wisconsin girl who was kidnapped after her parents were killed in October says he appreciates the sympathy being expressed by the suspect's father

Judge dismisses felony in officer's beating of…

A judge has dismissed a felony charge against a Detroit police corporal in the beating of a naked, combative woman who prosecutors say was having a mental breakdown inside an emergency room triage unit

House GOP Leaders Remove Rep. Steve King From…

Lawmakers voted Monday night to remove Rep. Steve King from his committee assignments amid racist comments published last week in the New York Times.

Speeding tractor-trailer flattens Utah restaurant, 3 injured

Authorities say a speeding tractor-trailer has crashed into a Utah restaurant, flattening the establishment and injuring 3 people

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Cardinal on Sex Abuse Allegations: They Slipped…

Cardinal Donald Wuerl says there's a reason why he hasn't been completely forthcoming about abuse allegations against Theodore McCarrick, the man who held the post before him: He forgot he knew about them, or at least some of them, per the Washington Post . That's the story the DC archbishop—whose...

YouTube revises policy, bans dangerous prank…

YouTube is trying to prevent otherwise bright people from doing dangerous things

Suspect In Jayme Closs Kidnapping Appears In Court

A judge set bail for the suspect accused of kidnapping 13-year-old Jayme Closs at a $5 million.

School board sues over decision blocking armed staffers

A Virginia county school board is suing the state after the superintendent was denied a designation allowing him to carry guns on school property _ part of a plan to allow armed staffers at schools

The Polar Vortex Just Split Into 3

Folks in the eastern part of the country may have "severe and punishing" weather to look forward to in less than two weeks, with cold to chill the bones and "heightened storminess." That's per weather model forecasts cited by the Washington Post , which warns of the consequences of a recent...

10 Things to Know for Today

Among 10 Things to Know: UK government faces no-confidence vote after Brexit defeat; Barr seeks to assure senators he won't be a Trump loyalist; Kenya's president says all gunmen killed at hotel complex

Dream Jobs: Cirque Du Soleil

Performers from Cirque du Soleil's Crystal showed Newsy's Chance Seales around their dream jobs.

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ACLU: Government mistakenly wanted to deport US veteran

Lawyers say a U.S.-born Marine veteran suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder was held for three days for possible deportation after pleading guilty to a disturbance at a western Michigan hospital

Tribute to 9/11 workers takes shape in granite…

A memorial to rescue and recovery workers who labored in the ruins of the World Trade Center and those who were sickened by its toxins is taking shape in the granite country of Vermont

Craft beer taps squeezed as shutdown delays new…

Craft beer taps get squeezed as government shutdown delays new releases and brewery openings

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Northern California braces for heavy rain, snow…

Light rain fell in some parts of Northern California Wednesday ahead of a Pacific storm expected to bring heavy rain and strong winds that could unleash mudslides at the site of the deadliest wildfire in state history

American Who Survived 9/11 Killed in Kenya Attack

He escaped one act of terrorism, but not a second. American Jason Spindler, a survivor of the 9/11 terror attacks, was among at least 14 people killed Tuesday when militants stormed a hotel and office complex in Nairobi, Kenya. Nairobi News cites colleagues as saying the founder and CEO of...

Pentagon Extends Border Mission Through End Of…

Defense officials approved a DHS request for additional support to upgrade border fencing and help with surveillance.

Latest: Patterson lawyers warn confession may…

Attorneys for a man accused of kidnapping a Wisconsin teenager and killing her parents are acknowledging his confession could present a problem in his defense

Federal workers take on odd jobs to make ends meet

Other government workers are driving for Uber, relying on word of mouth and social networks to find handyman work and looking for traditional temp gigs to help pay the bills during the longest shutdown in US history

Novelist's Insane Poisoning Tale Isn't From Her…

You'd be forgiven for assuming Sherrilyn Kenyon's tale about a conspiracy and poisoning comes from one of the fantasy author's best-selling novels. It instead makes up a lawsuit brought by Kenyon against her husband, whom she accuses of conspiring with his assistant to poison her over three years, reports the...

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FDA Resumes Food Inspections

The FDA’s food inspections stopped when the government shut down on Dec. 22.

Texas man gets 35 years in 8-state child pornography scheme

Federal prosecutors in Illinois say a Texas man has been sentenced to 35 years in prison on child pornography charges involving more than 40 girls in eight states

Closs family: Appreciate sympathy from suspect's…

The grandfather of a Wisconsin girl who was kidnapped after her parents were killed in October says he appreciates the sympathy being expressed by the suspect's father

Judge dismisses felony in officer's beating of…

A judge has dismissed a felony charge against a Detroit police corporal in the beating of a naked, combative woman who prosecutors say was having a mental breakdown inside an emergency room triage unit

House GOP Leaders Remove Rep. Steve King From…

Lawmakers voted Monday night to remove Rep. Steve King from his committee assignments amid racist comments published last week in the New York Times.

Speeding tractor-trailer flattens Utah restaurant, 3 injured

Authorities say a speeding tractor-trailer has crashed into a Utah restaurant, flattening the establishment and injuring 3 people

Cardinal on Sex Abuse Allegations: They Slipped…

Cardinal Donald Wuerl says there's a reason why he hasn't been completely forthcoming about abuse allegations against Theodore McCarrick, the man who held the post before him: He forgot he knew about them, or at least some of them, per the Washington Post . That's the story the DC archbishop—whose...

YouTube revises policy, bans dangerous prank…

YouTube is trying to prevent otherwise bright people from doing dangerous things

Suspect In Jayme Closs Kidnapping Appears In Court

A judge set bail for the suspect accused of kidnapping 13-year-old Jayme Closs at a $5 million.

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School board sues over decision blocking armed staffers

A Virginia county school board is suing the state after the superintendent was denied a designation allowing him to carry guns on school property _ part of a plan to allow armed staffers at schools

The Polar Vortex Just Split Into 3

Folks in the eastern part of the country may have "severe and punishing" weather to look forward to in less than two weeks, with cold to chill the bones and "heightened storminess." That's per weather model forecasts cited by the Washington Post , which warns of the consequences of a recent...

10 Things to Know for Today

Among 10 Things to Know: UK government faces no-confidence vote after Brexit defeat; Barr seeks to assure senators he won't be a Trump loyalist; Kenya's president says all gunmen killed at hotel complex

Dream Jobs: Cirque Du Soleil

Performers from Cirque du Soleil's Crystal showed Newsy's Chance Seales around their dream jobs.

ACLU: Government mistakenly wanted to deport US veteran

Lawyers say a U.S.-born Marine veteran suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder was held for three days for possible deportation after pleading guilty to a disturbance at a western Michigan hospital

Tribute to 9/11 workers takes shape in granite…

A memorial to rescue and recovery workers who labored in the ruins of the World Trade Center and those who were sickened by its toxins is taking shape in the granite country of Vermont

Craft beer taps squeezed as shutdown delays new…

Craft beer taps get squeezed as government shutdown delays new releases and brewery openings

Massive Los Angeles Teachers Strike Is Officially…

After weeks of failed negotiations, thousands of educators and staff members were set to walk off the job Monday.

Man sues police officer who shot him in videotaped incident

A white police officer seen on body camera video shooting a black suspect in the back as he tried to run away is being sued by the teen

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Hearing set on school shooting suspect's contact…

A judge is set to consider whether Florida school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz should still be supervised by a corrections officer he is accused of assaulting

Georgia Senate weakens internal harassment…

Georgia Senate weakens its ability to investigate sexual harassment claims against Senators and their staffers

PG&E Plans To File For Chapter 11 Bankruptcy…

The utility company faces possibly liabilities for a number of major wildfires, including the deadly Camp Fire.