High school graduation rate reaches new high

While the District of Columbia has a lower graduation rate than most states, the city improved its graduation rate previous year by 7 percentage points, going from 61.4 percent to 68.5 percent on-time graduates. While there the President will highlig... More..

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Hillary Clinton campaign under fire over WikiLeaks emails mocking Catholics
by | Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Hillary Clinton campaign under fire over WikiLeaks emails mocking Catholics

New documents posted online by the whistle-blowing website WikiLeaks reveal some of the inner workings and campaign strategy of US Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton , including a policy to cour...More..

by | Sunday, October 16, 2016

DOJ recommends major change for San Francisco PD

The U.S. Department of Justice is set to release findings of a review of use of force and other practices by San Francisco police amid heightened racial tensions. The report comes as the Police Department gra...More..

Pence says evidence forthcoming to back Trump
by | Saturday, October 15, 2016

Pence says evidence forthcoming to back Trump

The president said America is better than Trump's remarks about women, minorities and other groups. Mr. Trump furiously denied the allegations on Thursday, saying that The New York Times , which published tw...More..

Judge dismisses Newtown families' lawsuit against gun maker
by | Saturday, October 15, 2016

Judge dismisses Newtown families' lawsuit against gun maker

A state judge dismissed the lawsuit against Remington Arms by the families of those killed in the Sandy Hook school shooting. But her campaign said at the time that the 2005 Protection of Lawful Commerce in...More..

New Jersey Senate approves 23-cent increase in gas tax
by | Saturday, October 15, 2016

New Jersey Senate approves 23-cent increase in gas tax

Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto and Senate President Steve Sweeney have said they were confident they had the votes for the deal to pass. There will also be tax credits for veterans and the working poor. Sen. J...More..

by | Saturday, October 15, 2016

Tornado hits Manzanita on Oregon Coast

No reports of injuries have been made. Tillamook County Sheriff Andy Long said the Manzanita tornado path was about "ten streets long" and traveled "right through the center of town", Long said. The power a...More..

Amazon hiring seasonal workers for holidays
by | Friday, October 14, 2016

Amazon hiring seasonal workers for holidays

However, Amazon says numerous seasonal positions lead to regular full-time roles. Amazon does this every year, and this year it anticipates even greater demand which is why it's hiring 20,000 more seasona...More..

FEMA teams assessing Hurricane Matthew damage in Florida
by | Friday, October 14, 2016

FEMA teams assessing Hurricane Matthew damage in Florida

Funds under this program will be available to state agencies, local governments, and certain non-profit organizations only. A total of 14 North Carolina counties have been approved to receive federal assistan...More..

Prepare for strong winds Friday in Tri-Cities
by | Friday, October 14, 2016

Prepare for strong winds Friday in Tri-Cities

Heavy rain will be in Western Washington throughout Thursday leading to strong winds overnight. "Hefty rainfall totals are expected through Friday morning", the release continues, saying that 1 to 3 inche...More..

by | Wednesday, October 12, 2016

UF CB Jalen Tabor said Gators didn't dodge LSU

I've been in contact with Commissioner Sankey over the weekend, and what I said the other day about this being very hard to reschedule is still true. Sharpe dealt with a shoulder injury last week while Jordan m...More..

by | Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Trump, Clinton 'duet' in Dirty Dancing spoof

At the news conference before Sunday night's debate, Broaddrick said: "Mr. Trump may have said some bad words". The video, with its highly offensive language, spurred many Republican leaders to withdraw their...More..

by | Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Duterte tells USA not to treat Philippines like "doormat"

This is meant to build up security and diplomatic relations with Asian partners, especially with a resurgent China laying claim to most of the South China Sea. Singh says Duterte's rhetoric also feeds into a ...More..

by | Tuesday, October 11, 2016

In Hurricane Matthew's Aftermath, Floodwaters Are Still Rising

In Wilmington, officials at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington say students will be permitted to return to their residence halls on Monday. "Flash floods are the leading cause of weather-related d...More..

by | Monday, October 10, 2016

Defiant Trump seizes on Clinton sex scandal before debate

Over the objections of CNN's Jake Tapper, Giuliani insisted that Hillary Clinton "was the leader of the attack" against "the women who Bill Clinton sexually assaulted, sexually abused". In the footage, rele...More..

by | Saturday, October 08, 2016

Donald Trump's former accountant says billionaire 'wasn't brilliant' with taxes

A daily round-up of all that's happening as Hillary Clinton goes head to head with Donald Trump. "It doesn't make any sense", Bill Clinton said at a campaign stop for Hillary Clinton. There is an argument t...More..

by | Saturday, October 08, 2016

US senator urging No. 18 Florida to move or delay

If the Hurricanes win this game, they could be looking at breaking higher into the top 10 rankings for the first time since 2013 and getting their first win against a ranked opponent this season. The Seminole...More..

Washington high school with NFL-level talent scares off competition
by | Saturday, October 08, 2016

Washington high school with NFL-level talent scares off competition

Oklahomans are passionate about their football teams, but one high school football team in Washington is so dominant that they are struggling to find opponents. "They've got 18-year-old players that are 6-foot-...More..

Parent Wearing Clown Mask Follows School Bus: Will Charges Be Filed?
by | Saturday, October 08, 2016

Parent Wearing Clown Mask Follows School Bus: Will Charges Be Filed?

Auburn police say some middle-school-age children were so scared that they hid under a backyard deck. When the assistant principal went outside to speak to him, he threatened him with violence and charged at ...More..

Backpage.com CEO Arrested in Texas on Pimping Charges
by | Friday, October 07, 2016

Backpage.com CEO Arrested in Texas on Pimping Charges

The CEO of a Dallas-based website linked to prostitution and sex trafficking has been arrested, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced Thursday. "Backpage and its executives purposefully and unlawfully d...More..

Biden: Trump is 'thoroughly, completely uninformed' about PTSD
by | Wednesday, October 05, 2016

Biden: Trump is 'thoroughly, completely uninformed' about PTSD

After emphatically talking about the people who have died in the war he said , "Every one of those warriors left behind an entire family". "How many nights does that kid go to sleep seeing that image in his he...More..

Clinton's remarks on young voters fuel new Trump pitch
by | Wednesday, October 05, 2016

Clinton's remarks on young voters fuel new Trump pitch

Hackers stole an audio recording of the speech from a Clinton campaign staffer , and now Donald Trump supporters are cartwheeling and somersaulting through the press hell-bent on labeling Clinton's thoughtful...More..

Kardashian West assailants still at large after France heist
by | Wednesday, October 05, 2016

Kardashian West assailants still at large after France heist

Armed robbers forced their way into a private Paris residence early Monday where Kardashian West was staying, tied her up and robbed her of more than $10 million worth of jewelry, police officials said. "I woul...More..

Boy, 6, dies days after SC school shooting
by | Tuesday, October 04, 2016

Boy, 6, dies days after SC school shooting

Jacob died about 1 p.m. Saturday, and an autopsy will be done Sunday, Anderson County Coroner Greg Shore said. The suspect is accused of killing his 47-year-old father and shooting two students and a teacher ...More..

Rosetta landing: Probe crash-lands on comet
by | Tuesday, October 04, 2016

Rosetta landing: Probe crash-lands on comet

All of the information has been relayed to Earth, and Rosetta researchers will now begin to dig through the last of the mission data. Rosetta's OSIRIS narrow-angle camera captured this image of Comet 67P/Chur...More..

Supreme Court will not re-hear immigration case
by | Tuesday, October 04, 2016

Supreme Court will not re-hear immigration case

The high court remains one justice short following the February death of Antonin Scalia. The Supreme Court nearly never reconsiders its rulings , but the administration decided the request was worth pursuing...More..

2 students fatally shot were innocent bystanders
by | Monday, October 03, 2016

2 students fatally shot were innocent bystanders

A Greensboro Police news release named the victims as Alisia Dieudonne , 19, of Homewood, Illinois , and Amhad Campbell , 21, of Kittrell , North Carolina. The Greensboro Police Department said they are wor...More..

Investigators yet to question engineer over deadly New Jersey train crash
by | Sunday, October 02, 2016

Investigators yet to question engineer over deadly New Jersey train crash

Dinh-Zarr said Friday investigators have been "in touch" with Gallagher and other members of the train crew, but have not formally interviewed them. The train did not slow as it barreled into Hoboken Terminal...More..

Peres said Jewish people 'not born to rule other', Obama
by | Sunday, October 02, 2016

Peres said Jewish people 'not born to rule other', Obama

Although Peres, victor of the Nobel Peace Prize together with former Palestinian president Yasser Arafat and former Prime Minister of Israel , Yitzhak Rabin, is considered a peacemaker in political circles o...More..

Hurricane Matthew soaks Colombia, heads for Jamaica, Haiti
by | Sunday, October 02, 2016

Hurricane Matthew soaks Colombia, heads for Jamaica, Haiti

Matthew, weakened only slightly to a Category 4 hurricane, barreled through the Caribbean on Saturday toward Jamaica and has slowly turned toward the north-northwest to set a course possibly impacting the East ...More..

by | Saturday, October 01, 2016

Not guilty plea entered in Tulsa officer's manslaughter case

When Tulsa officer Betty Shelby was charged with first-degree manslaughter, the nation was shocked - not because she didn't deserve it, but because so many others who do are never brought to justice. Audito...More..

Texas pulls out of federal refugee resettlement program
by | Saturday, October 01, 2016

Texas pulls out of federal refugee resettlement program

The Department of Homeland Security, though, has said all refugees will be screened by a thorough process. Kansas and New Jersey withdrew from the programme earlier this year. In 2015, according to the Migrati...More..

Pence coming to Waukesha day before Trump
by | Friday, September 30, 2016

Pence coming to Waukesha day before Trump

Walker is standing in for Kaine in Pence's debate preparation. The Republican vice presidential nominee says that includes "a little bit of studying" and holding mock debate sessions with Wisconsin Gov. He ad...More..

6 shot, 3 others hurt in Houston neighborhood; gunman dead
by | Thursday, September 29, 2016

6 shot, 3 others hurt in Houston neighborhood; gunman dead

DeSai reportedly began shooting early Monday morning, at approximately 6:30 a.m. local Houston time. DeSai is a Houston lawyer and his father said his son was angry due to his law firm folding six months...More..

Sheriff's office: Report of shooting at SC elementary school
by | Thursday, September 29, 2016

Sheriff's office: Report of shooting at SC elementary school

The female teacher was wounded in a shoulder, Major said . The elementary school has about 280 students. The incident was first reported shortly after 2 p.m., according to reports on social media. The other ...More..