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Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam, wife test positive for coronavirus
The Democratic governor and first lady received nasal swab tests Thursday afternoon after learning a staff member who works in their living quarters became infected with the virus, his office said.
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Faulty propane system eyed in blast that killed teen and leveled Oklahoma home
A suspected faulty propane system caused an Oklahoma City home to explode, killing a teenage girl and injuring her parents and brother, fire officials said. The girl, 14-year-old Berklee Maguire, was killed in the early Thursday blast at her northeast Oklahoma City home that was completely obliterated in a blast so powerful that neighbors and...
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Louisville cop’s friend says heart ‘dropped’ when he learned of protest shooting
One of Aubrey Gregory's friends, George Rodman, feared the worst when he received word about the shooting, which brought back memories of when his son was killed in the line of duty in 2017.
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Louisville cop attends roll call one day after being shot at protest
One of the Louisville police officers shot Wednesday night amid protests over the Breonna Taylor indictment decision was back to his precinct the next day for roll call. Maj. Aubrey Gregory, who was shot in the hip, received a standing ovation as he limped into a room at a Louisville Metro Police Department station house...
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Steele dossier source was investigated by FBI for Russia links, Barr says
WASHINGTON — The primary source of the controversial Steele dossier had previously been investigated by the FBI for contacts to suspected Russian-intelligence officials, according to information released by Attorney General William Barr. The new charge was outlined in a letter sent by Barr on Thursday to Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), whose panel...
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FBI offers $10K reward for help finding fugitive in massive child-porn scheme
The FBI is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to the capture of a New Zealand man who reportedly left his pet cat behind when he went on the run in a $17 million sex-trafficking and online child-pornography scheme in southern California. Michael James Pratt, 37, is accused of using “force,...
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Video shows motorist driving through Breonna Taylor protesters
A driver in Denver was caught on video footage driving into a group of Black Lives Matter protesters outside the Colorado State Capitol Wednesday night. Video from the scene shows several protesters approach the silver SUV, asking the man driving to turn around as it approached a larger demonstration. As the driver refused, more protesters...
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White House rips ‘appalling’ booing of Trump at RBG memorial
WASHINGTON — The White House on Thursday rebuked the “appalling” booing of President Trump by mourners as he paid his respects to late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. “I think the chants were appalling but certainly to be expected when you’re in the heart of the swamp,” press secretary Kayleigh McEnany told reporters during a White...
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Rep. Jim Jordan wants to know if the FBI is investigating Hunter Biden
A leading Republican congressman demanded Thursday that the FBI reveal whether it’s investigating allegations of “potential criminal activity” by the son of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden. In a two-page letter, House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) called on FBI Director Christopher Wray to write back regarding what he called the “explosive report”...
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FBI warns of ‘foreign actors’ spreading disinformation on election results
The FBI issued a warning to “raise awareness” of the threat posed by disinformation in the wake of the 2020 elections. The goal of foreign interlopers and cybercriminals would be to use bogus websites and social media “in an attempt to discredit the electoral process and undermine confidence in U.S. democratic institutions,” the FBI and...
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Judge dismisses Playboy model’s defamation suit against Tucker Carlson
>A federal judge on Thursday tossed a lawsuit filed by former Playboy model Karen McDougal that claimed she was defamed by Fox News host Tucker Carlson’s comments about her alleged affair with Donald Trump in 2006. Carlson had accused McDougal of shaking down Trump for $150,000 in exchange for her silence about an alleged 10-month...
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Navy developing flying ‘rubber octopus’ to thwart terror attacks
The Navy looked to the sea for inspiration as it developed two new anti-terror weapons — a pneumatically-launched “rubber octopus” and an artificial “hagfish slime.” Both inventions would let the Navy temporarily stop a suspicious approaching boat or jet ski without causing loss of life, an improvement over shooting first and asking questions later. The...
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COVID-19 mutation may be evolving to bypass mask-wearing, hand washing
Scientists in a paper published Wednesday identified a new strain of the virus, which accounted for 99.9 percent of cases during the second wave in the Houston, Texas area.
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Kentucky officials working to release more information in Breonna Taylor case
Kentucky officials are working to make public more information in the Breonna Taylor investigation, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer said Thursday, as fallout continued over the grand-jury decision not to directly indict any cops in her death. “What we’re doing is working with the attorney general and … the FBI to understand what we can release...
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United becomes first US airline to offer passengers COVID-19 tests
United Airlines announced Thursday that it will become the first US carrier to offer a rapid-response coronavirus testing program – with passengers flying from San Francisco to Hawaii having an option to order home kits or be tested at the airport. Fliers who test negative on either test will not be subjected to the state’s...
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Feds could bring charges against cops involved in Breonna Taylor’s death
The FBI investigation into the shooting death of Breonna Taylor could lead to federal charges against the officers — after a Kentucky grand jury indicted only one Louisville cop on counts that were not related to her death, according to a media report. An FBI spokesperson told ABC News that they were still probing “all...
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DOJ seeking to reduce liability protections for tech platforms
The Justice Department has sent legislation to Congress that would weaken the liability protections of tech platforms to prevent online censorship. The draft legislation targets Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act that for too long “has provided a shield for online platforms to operate with impunity,” Attorney General William Barr said in a statement...
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Suspicious fire at Minnesota home with ‘Trump 2020’ sign destroyed garage: cops
A suspicious fire destroyed a detached garage and three cars at a Minnesota home that had a large “Trump 2020” presidential campaign sign outside, police said. Police and firefighters in Brooklyn Center, a suburb of Minneapolis, responded to the predawn Wednesday blaze at a Morgan Avenue residence where homeowners Deana and Dennis Molla had their...
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Woman arrested, tased for not wearing mask at middle school football game
A woman at a grade-school football game in Ohio on Wednesday was reportedly tasered and arrested by a police officer for not wearing a face mask in the stands. The woman was sitting in the bleachers with her mother when she got into an altercation with the cop about mask-wearing at a middle school in...
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Man shot minutes after being acquitted of fatal gang shooting
A Fresno man who was acquitted of a deadly shooting was wounded and his girlfriend killed minutes after he walked out of jail, his attorney said Wednesday. Michael Garcia, 21, was shot four times and remained hospitalized. “They were waiting at the jail for him,” his attorney, Eric Castellon told the Fresno Bee. Garcia was...
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Trump on Meghan Markle: ‘I wish a lot of luck to Harry, because he’s gonna need it’
President Trump on Wednesday slammed Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle after she and Prince Harry implicitly endorsed Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden. “I’m not a fan of hers,” Trump told reporters at a White House press briefing. “And I would say this — and she probably has heard that — but I wish a lot...
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Celebrities, athletes react to Breonna Taylor verdict
Celebrities including “Schitt’s Creek” creator and star Dan Levy, rapper Common and actress Viola Davis spoke out Wednesday over the grand jury decision in the police shooting death of Breonna Taylor. Levy, whose hit show won nine Emmy’s this week, wrote in a tweet that he was “Disgusted. Enraged. Heartbroken,” over a Kentucky grand jury’s decision...
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Utility equipment eyed in massive Bobcat wildfire burning Los Angeles
Federal investigators are eyeing a California utility company’s equipment as the possible source of the massive Bobcat wildfire ravaging Los Angeles County. Southern California Edison has surrendered a section of overhead electrical conductor to the feds for inspection, company spokesman David Song said Wednesday. At 12:16 p.m. Sept. 6, a substation near Cogswell Dam in...
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Julian Assange ‘very high’ risk of suicide if extradited to US, psychiatrist tells court
Julian Assange is hearing voices and has already written suicide notes to his loved ones — putting him at “very high” risk of killing himself if extradited to the US, a psychiatrist told a UK court. Michael Kopelman, a professor of neuropsychiatry at King’s College London, said the Wikileaks founder has an “intense suicidal preoccupation”...
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Parents restrain sex offender accused of peeping at teen in restaurant bathroom
A group of parents held a registered sex offender accused of peeping under a bathroom stall at a South Carolina restaurant until cops arrived to arrest him, police said. Douglas Lee Lane, 53, of Charlotte, North Carolina, was prevented from leaving a Cracker Barrel in Duncan, South Carolina, by parents at the restaurant after a...
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