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32 arrested, 2 officers hurt in riot in St. Louis suburb

Police early Monday used tear gas to disperse a crowd that had gathered for a candlelight vigil for Mike Brown. The unarmed 18-year-old was shot multiple times by police Saturday after they say he was involved in a scuffle with an officer. Continue Reading → Bookmark It Hide Sites

Why Democrats won't win back the House

Democrats and Republicans are locked in a competitive struggle over who will control the U.S. Senate next year. But barring a seismic political event between now and Election Day, the GOP’s control of the U.S. House is not in question. Here’s why. Continue Reading → Bookmark It Hide Sites

Hurricane Iselle downgraded to tropical storm

Iselle is located about 50 miles off of Hawaii with early Friday ET with sustained winds of 70 mph, the NWS said. Hurricane Julio, a Category 3 storm, is about 1,000 miles behind in the Pacific. Continue Reading → Bookmark It Hide Sites

Teens on phone while driving? Most are talking to parents

The research found about 53% of teens who talked on the phone behind the wheel talked to a parent; 46% talked to a friend. For texting, messages were more likely to go to friends than parents. Continue Reading → Bookmark It Hide Sites

US launches first airstrikes in Iraq

The Pentagon says two U.S. fighter jets dropped bombs on Islamic militants in Iraq towing artillery outside Irbil near U.S. personnel. Continue Reading → Bookmark It Hide Sites

Toddler breaches White House security, gets time out

Security officers briefly locked down the White House on Thursday night amid an alarm that someone tried to jump the fence along Pennsylvania Avenue — only to discover that a toddler had squeezed through the iron bars. Continue Reading → Bookmark It Hide Sites

Outer edge of first of two hurricanes brings rain to Hawaii

The first hurricane expected to hit Hawaii in 22 years weakened slightly Thursday as its outer edges began to bring rain and wind to the Big Island, while residents and tourists prepared for a possible one-two punch. Continue Reading → Bookmark It Hide Sites

Hawaii hit with 4.3 earthquake as hurricanes approach

The temblor struck on the north tip of the island, about 7 miles from Waimea at 6:24 a.m. local time. Hurricane Iselle was on course to hit the Big Island Thursday night, and was being tailed by Hurricane Julio. Continue Reading → Bookmark It Hide Sites

Obama signs $16.3 billion veterans health care bill

New legislation should improve medical care for America’s veterans and shorten the time in which they receive it, President Obama said Thursday. Continue Reading → Bookmark It Hide Sites

Schools brace for up to 50,000 migrant kids

Under federal law, all children are entitled to a free public education, regardless of their immigration status. Continue Reading → Bookmark It Hide Sites