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  • Oops! Weather Channel has a correction for ‘Jeopardy’

    The Weather Channel says ‘Jeopardy’ needs to get its directions straight. The network said Friday that the popular game show asked people to identify the East Coast winter storms known as nor’easters with a clue that said it was so-named because it came from that direction. But the Weather Channel’s Jim Cantore says that’s not so. The storm’s winds usually come from the northeast. The storms themselves generally barrel up the East Coast from south to north. There’s been no […]

  • Texas teen mistakenly shot, killed friend in school, prosecutors say

    Prosecutors say a 16-year-old student mistakenly shot his friend in their Houston-area high school’s ROTC room before fleeing and being arrested several hours later. Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg said Wednesday that based on evidence gathered so far, the Tuesday afternoon shooting at Bellaire High School was not intentional. She says both students were part of the school’s ROTC program. The alleged shooter has been charged as a minor with manslaughter. (Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. […]

  • Delay over, House to send articles of impeachment to Senate

    The House is set to vote to send the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump to the Senate for a landmark trial on whether the charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress are grounds for removal. Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced the next steps Tuesday after meeting privately with House Democrats at the Capitol, ending her blockade a month after they voted to impeach Trump . After the midday Wednesday vote, House managers named to prosecute the case […]

  • FACT CHECK: Claims from Trump rally, Democratic debate

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump held a campaign rally, and several candidates took the stage in a Democratic presidential debate Tuesday. Here’s a look at some statements from both stages and how they compare with the facts: ___ TRUMP: “Under the Trump economy, the lowest-paid earners are reaping the biggest, fastest and largest gains. … Earnings for the bottom 10% are rising faster than earnings for the top 10%, proportionally.” THE FACTS: Trump’s claim that the biggest pay hikes […]

  • Kentucky miners block coal train over missed paychecks

    Some Kentucky coal miners and their families are standing on train tracks to prevent a train loaded with coal from leaving. They say they worked since Dec. 16 without being paid. The tracks lead from Quest Energy in Pike County. Miners told WYMT-TV they expected to be paid Friday, then were told to wait until Monday, when the date was pushed back again. Quest Energy was closed for the day and couldn’t be reached for comment. Miners told the Lexington […]

  • President Trump receives warm welcome at national title game

    NEW ORLEANS — President Donald Trump turned sports fan for an evening as he attended the College Football Playoff Championship game Monday between No. 1 Louisiana State University and No. 3 Clemson. The president and first lady walked onto the field shortly before the game for the singing of the National Anthem. Fans from both teams cheered him loudly. Some greeted him with cheers of “USA, USA.” Others chanted “four more years.” Trump has routinely sparred with professional athletes during […]

  • Serena Williams wins first tournament since becoming a mom, donates winnings to fight Aussie fires

    Serena Williams ended a three-year title drought when she beat fellow American Jessica Pegula 6-3, 6-4 to win the singles final at the ASB Classic on Sunday. Williams hadn’t won a title since the Australian Open singles in January 2017 and not since she became a mother to daughter Olympia, who was court-side to see the victory. It was Williams’ 73rd win in 98 finals, and her name is now added to a trophy won by sister Venus in 2015. […]

  • Trump’s fate rests with McConnell in impeachment trial

    WASHINGTON —President Donald Trump, finally facing his impeachment trial, needs Mitch McConnell more than ever. It’s a defining moment for both men. They started their relationship unevenly three years ago but have since fallen into an easy partnership. The House is poised to transmit the articles of impeachment against Trump this week. On Monday, McConnell and Senate Republicans were trying to decide whether to seek a motion to simply dismiss the charges, as Trump suggested, once the trial starts. That’s […]

  • Iran announces arrests over downing of plane that killed 176

    TEHRAN, Iran – Iran’s judiciary says arrests have been made over the shootdown of a Ukrainian plane that killed all 176 people on board. A judiciary spokesman says that “extensive investigations have taken place and some individuals are arrested.” He was quoted by Iranian state media on Tuesday, but did not say how many individuals have been detained or name them. Earlier in the day, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani called for a special court to be set up to try […]

  • Mississippi men accused of gluing winning numbers onto scratch-off lotto ticket

    FLOWOOD, Miss. — Authorities in Mississippi say two men attempted to scam the state lottery commission by submitting a losing scratch-off ticket that had the winning numbers glued onto it. News outlets report 47-year-old Odis Latham and 48-year-old Russell Sparks were arrested Monday and charged with offenses including uttering counterfeit instrument over $1,000. The state lottery commission called Flowood police about the fake ticket earlier that morning. Officers were told the suspects presented an altered $100,000 ticket. Copyright 2020 Scripps […]

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