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This Joke Is the Funniest One-Liner of 2019

The world's biggest arts festival—one whose organizers have said is only dwarfed by the Olympics and World Cup in terms of attendance—is almost over in Scotland. But "Dave's Funniest Joke of the Fringe" has already been decided. For the past 12 years, the public has been able to...

'Red flag laws' offer tool for preventing some…

From California to Florida, 'red flag laws' are showing promise to prevent some suicides and mass shootings, supporters say

EU 'willing to listen' to Johnson's Brexit plan

Donald Tusk says the EU will consider the PM's Brexit ideas - as long as they are "realistic".

Oregon AG tells US Supreme Court many convictions…

Oregon's attorney general tells the U.S. Supreme Court that Oregon's criminal justice system would be 'overwhelmed' if the nation's highest court rules that nonunanimous jury verdicts are unconstitutional

Report: Lawmaker accused of misconduct won't seek reelection

A Tennessee lawmaker accused of sexual misconduct has told his Republican colleagues that he won't run for reelection in 2020

$100K Reward Offered in Double Murder

Heidi Childs and David Metzler were only teenagers when a gunman stole their lives. Now multiple law enforcement agencies are trying rekindle interest in the decade-old Virginia killing by reminding people that all their leads—including DNA evidence from the crime scene—may not be enough, NBC News reports. "We...

Brazil's President Authorizes Armed Forces To…

It's an apparent policy reversal for Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro.

Russian capsule carrying robot fails space…

A Russian space capsule carrying a humanoid robot has failed to dock as planned with the International Space Station

Even before photo op of G-7 allies, sharp elbows…

The posturing by leaders of the G-7 rich democracies began well before they stood together for a summit photo

Man indicted for Texas shooting that killed 4 at kid's party

A South Texas man who along with his father are accused in the shooting deaths of four individuals at a toddler's birthday party in 2018 has been indicted on capital murder charges

Indigenous wellness 'helps heal historical trauma'

A Native American movement is encouraging indigenous people to reconnect with their ancestral practices.

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this…

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

New plan cuts more than $1B off New York rail…

New York and New Jersey have submitted a plan that cuts more than $1 billion off the cost of a new rail tunnel under the Hudson River

After underwhelming first year, can casino…

Massachusetts' first Las Vegas-style casino is throwing itself a birthday bash with Aerosmith, New England Patriots cheerleaders and a huge cake

DOJ Challenging Ruling That President Can't Block…

The department filed the request after the appeals court ruled President Trump couldn't block critics on his public Twitter account.

He Got a Joke Vanity Plate. The Joke Was on Him

A California man's 2016 decision to get a vanity license plate set him on a path into a "Kafkaesque loop," reports Wired in a look at Joseph Tartaro's predicament. The computer security researcher began brainstorming possibilities that related to his industry, including "null pointer." He liked the NULL, and thought...

Iranian oil tanker pursued by US says it is going…

An Iranian-flagged oil tanker pursued by the U.S. amid heightened tensions between Tehran and Washington now lists its destination as a port in Turkey

Newly Married Couple Has Only Minutes to Live

A newlywed couple had their dreams—and their very lives—torn to shreds Friday only minutes after getting married, KFDM reports. Harley Joe Morgan, 19, and Rhiannon Boudreaux Morgan, 20, were pulling out of Texas courtroom when Harley's car collided with a man's Ford F-250 pickup. The groom's mother and...