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Corpse flowers' smelly blooms draw thousands in D.C.

4 hours 32 min ago
Washington D.C.'s hot summer has caused many to sweat it out, but it's just what the city's three corpse flowers, which bloom with a violent stench, needed.

JPMorgan pledges $2M to anti-hate groups after Charlottesville

6 hours 15 min ago
JPMorgan Chase announced Monday it will split $2 million among two anti-hate groups after the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Houston neighborhood evacuated after hazardous materials found at home

6 hours 28 min ago
Houston police evacuated an east Texas neighborhood Monday after authorities found hazardous materials inside a home there, officials said.

Gunman, judge exchange fire outside Ohio courthouse

7 hours 20 min ago
An Ohio judge was shot outside of a courthouse Monday before police returned fire and killed the suspected gunman, authorities said.

Poll: Private schools best U.S. education option; public the worst

7 hours 46 min ago
Independent private schools rate better than four other types of American educational institutions, including public schools, a new Gallup survey showed Monday.

Watch live: Trump to detail Afghanistan strategy

9 hours 34 min ago
President Donald Trump on Monday will deliver a prime-time speech revealing his strategy for the U.S. military in the Afghanistan conflict.

Scratch and win in the dark: Tennessee Lottery's eclipse-themed game

10 hours 37 min ago
The Tennessee Lottery is commemorating Monday's total solar eclipse with a themed scratch-off game, worth up to $75,000.

Eclipse nears U.S. West Coast as millions prepare for historic event

11 hours 1 min ago
The total solar eclipse is moving through the U.S. and its path of totality will begin in Oregon, where thousands of visitors are expected to witness the event.

4 Confederate statues removed at Univ. of Texas overnight

12 hours 56 min ago
Statues of four Confederate leaders were taken down early Monday at the University of Texas at Austin, minutes after the school president announced the plan.

Gov't drops California monument from elimination list; others on the block

13 hours 2 min ago
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said last week the Sand to Snow National Monument in California is safe from the government plan to eliminate national monuments.

Google celebrates solar eclipse 2017 with new Doodle

13 hours 20 min ago
Google's Doodle celebrates the solar eclipse Monday with an interactive Doodle.

Ex-Northwestern professor, Oxford employee arrested for bizarre fantasy murder

19 hours 25 min ago
A Northwestern University professor and an Oxford University employee were arrested Sunday for their what prosecutors say was a bizarre murder fantasy.

U.S. Navy warship collides with oil tanker near Singapore; 10 sailors missing

22 hours 23 min ago
The USS John McCain, a destroyer warship equipped with guided missiles, collided with an oil tanker off the coast of Singapore.

Poll: Most Americans oppose military threats against North Korea

Sun, 08/20/2017 - 23:37
The majority of Americans oppose U.S. military threats against North Korea, according to a new poll.

Two adult hikers dead, child rescued in N.Y.

Sun, 08/20/2017 - 20:43
Two adult hikers died and one boy was rescued after they fell down a cliff in Zoar Valley in western New York, said an Erie County Sheriff's spokesman.

Mike Rabun, former UPI sportswriter who covered JFK assassination, dies

Sun, 08/20/2017 - 20:36
Henry "Mike" Rabun, Dallas-based United Press International writer who covered assassination of President John F. Kennedy and sporting events worldwide, died.

Joe's Crab Shack abruptly closes 40 locations amid bankruptcy proceedings

Sun, 08/20/2017 - 20:29
Joe's Crab Shack, the chain of beach-themed seafood restaurants, has closed at least 40 locations as the company undergoes a bankruptcy and sale.

Bannon: 'No administration in history has been so divided'

Sun, 08/20/2017 - 14:02
Steve Bannon, who left his job as U.S. President Donald Trump's chief strategist Friday, says "no administration in history has been so divided among itself."

Powerball jackpot climbs to $650M after no one wins Saturday

Sun, 08/20/2017 - 12:50
There were no winners in Saturday night's Powerball jackpot drawing.

Missouri school apologizes for censoring gay teens' yearbook quotes

Sat, 08/19/2017 - 23:28
A Missouri school district said they censored lighthearted yearbook quotes by a pair of gay students because they could have "offended" other students.