Politics

Most Californians back more deportations; nearly half support travel ban, survey finds

An overwhelming majority of Californians wants to deport more illegal immigrants, and nearly half support President Donald Trump's travel ban aimed at reducing terrorism, according to a new survey from the University of California at Berkeley's Haas Insti

United States

Fake coupons emerge after Starbucks incident in Philly

A series of fake coupons promising free beverages for “people of color” and “African American heritage,” are reportedly making the rounds on social media.

United States

Trump leaves open possibility of bailing on meeting with Kim

President Donald Trump said that although he's looking ahead optimistically to a historic summit meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un he could still pull out if he feels it's "not going to be fruitful."

United States

Some male sexual assault victims feel left behind by #MeToo

For some male victims of sexual assault and abuse, #MeToo can feel more like #WhatAboutMe?

United States

Judge could release man who admitted to string of killings

A man who confessed to killing three people and now wants to be released from an Ohio prison under a plea deal is due back in court.

United States

New sentencing date for man who tried to help Islamic State

A federal judge has rescheduled sentencing for an Ohio man convicted of trying to help the Islamic State group.

United States

Jury finds man guilty in San Antonio child abuse case

A man has been found guilty in a 2016 child abuse case in San Antonio in which two young children were found in a backyard bound by their ankles and wrists.

Politics

New York Gov. Cuomo grants 35,000 paroled felons right to vote; GOP sees 'power grab'

In an executive order signed Wednesday, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo granted some 35,000 paroled felons the right to vote.

United States

More explosives than previously thought stolen from work site, ATF says

Authorities in Pennsylvania discovered more explosives were stolen than originally thought from a work site in Lancaster County over the weekend.

World

Control board meeting to OK austerity plans for Puerto Rico

New austerity measures are coming for Puerto Rico as a federal control board overseeing the U.S. territory's finances meets Thursday to approve several fiscal plans that will serve as the island's economic blueprint for the next five years.

World

Bureaucrat set to replace Raul Castro as Cuba's president

A 57-year-old bureaucrat will take Raul Castro's place as the president of Cuba on Thursday as a government led by a single family for six decades tries to ensure the long-term survival of one of the world's last communist states.

Politics

New York AG wants authority to prosecute despite Trump pardons

Eric Schneiderman, the New York attorney general who took on Trump University, is seeking support from state officials to grant local prosecutors the authority to charge individuals who may be pardoned by President Donald Trump.

United States

Puerto Rico island-wide blackout caused by damaged transmission line, officials say

A blackout that affected the entire island of Puerto Rico on Wednesday was caused by a transmission line inadvertently taken out by an excavator, officials said.

United States

Dozens of Houston-area students hospitalized after 2 school buses crash

More than two dozen students and adult chaperones have been taken to Houston-area hospitals following a traffic collision involving two school buses carrying fifth-graders.

United States

Florida mother allegedly killed her newborn twins; one found in trash

A Florida mother told police she thought she was suffering from heartburn, before she birthed stillborn twins over a toilet at her home, according to court documents.

Politics

EPA claims 'American ingenuity,' not Paris accord, cutting greenhouse gas emissions

Greenhouse gas emissions continue to drop in the U.S., and the Environmental Protection Agency is crediting “American ingenuity.”

Sport

Erin Popovich, wife of San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich, dies at 67

Erin Popovich, the wife of San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich, has died, the team announced Wednesday evening. She was 67.

United States

Death of H.R. McMaster's father under investigation, reportedly 'suspicious'

Authorities in Pennsylvania are reportedly looking into the "suspicious" death of the father of former National Security Adviser Gen. H.R. McMaster.

World

Social security protest leads to clashes in Nicaragua

A protest over social security changes in Nicaragua has led to clashes between opponents of the measure and government backers.

Health

Proposed Illinois ban on youth tackle football dead for now

A proposal aimed at delaying the effects of helmet-banging head trauma by banning Illinois children younger than 12 from playing tackle football lacks the votes this spring, its sponsor said Wednesday.

Life & Style

Cat adopted after walking 12 miles back to family who then tried to have him euthanized

All he wanted to do was go home — and all his family wanted to do was get rid of him.

United States

3 former US Army soldiers convicted in contract killing

A former U.S. Army sniper and two other ex-soldiers have been convicted in New York for the contract killing of a woman in the Philippines.

United States

Southwest jet's broken fan blade triggered chain reaction of disaster, investigators say

The series of events that unfolded on a Southwest airliner on Tuesday after one of the jet's engines exploded mid-flight may have been triggered by a broken fan blade, investigators said Wednesday.

World

UN Security Council heads to retreat at odds over Syria

The U.N. Security Council is heading to a remote Swedish estate this weekend for its annual retreat with the secretary-general after one of its most contentious weeks in years that saw ambassadors accusing each other of lying about a suspected chemical at

Politics

Missouri Gov. Greitens banks on public backing in not resigning

Accused of sexual and political misconduct, Republican Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens is defying calls to resign from top lawmakers in his own party while instead banking on steady support from the voters who backed his populist campaign against "corrupt ins

Politics

Trump: US will punish Russia with sanctions 'as soon as they very much deserve it'

President Trump told reporters Wednesday evening that the U.S. will levy new sanctions against the Russian government "as soon as they very much deserve it."

World

Ecuador's president accuses predecessor of ties to rebels

Ecuadorean President Lenin Moreno says he wants his leftist predecessor Rafael Correa investigated for allegedly taking campaign contributions from Colombian guerrillas.

United States

Delta jet makes emergency landing as smoke pours from engine 1 day after Southwest disaster

A Delta jet departing from the world's busiest airport made an emergency landing Wednesday after smoke was seen pouring from one of the plane's engines.

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