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Likely Tornado Kills At Least 2, Demolishes Motel In Oklahoma City Suburb

Likely Tornado Kills At Least 2, Demolishes Motel In Oklahoma City Suburb

At least two people were killed and several others injured after a likely tornado made landfall on Saturday night in the Oklahoma City suburb of El Reno. A motel was demolished in the storm, officials said. A trailer park, car dealership and a number of other businesses also sustained major damage. El Reno Mayor Matt…
Trump May Pardon Several Suspected War Criminals. These Are Their Stories.

Trump May Pardon Several Suspected War Criminals. These Are Their Stories.

President Donald Trump is reportedly planning to pardon numerous military members accused of various war crimes. The alleged crimes include premeditated murder, desecrating corpses and shooting unarmed civilians. The plan has caused intense backlash: The notoriously apolitical retired Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, the former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, tweeted this week: “Bad message.…
Intelligence Director Dan Coats Puts Barr on Notice Not To Imperil National Security

Intelligence Director Dan Coats Puts Barr on Notice Not To Imperil National Security

Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats issued a warning about national security after President Donald Trump granted Attorney General William Barr broad new powers to declassify intelligence related to the origins of the Russia investigation.  Coats said in a statement that he is “confident” Barr will follow “standards.” But he also warned that if “highly sensitive classified Information”…
A Million People Could Lose Their Pensions If Congress Doesn’t Act

A Million People Could Lose Their Pensions If Congress Doesn’t Act

FAIRMONT, W.V. ― Joe Brown worked for more than 30 years as a roof bolter at the Federal #2 Mine in Marion County. Installing roof supports is one of the most hazardous jobs in coal mining, essential to the safety of all the other miners. Even though Brown’s lanky 6-foot-3 frame made bolting easier for…
Stan Lee’s Former Manager Arrested On Suspicion Of Abusing Him

Stan Lee’s Former Manager Arrested On Suspicion Of Abusing Him

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A former business manager of Stan Lee was arrested Saturday on elder abuse charges involving the late comic book legend. Keya Morgan was taken into custody in Arizona on an outstanding arrest warrant after being charged by Los Angeles County prosecutors earlier this month. Morgan faces felony charges including theft, embezzlement,…
Maui Hiker Who Vanished 2 Weeks Ago Found Alive

Maui Hiker Who Vanished 2 Weeks Ago Found Alive

A Hawaii hiker who was missing for 16 days after entering a park in Maui has been found alive. Amanda Eller, a 35-year-old physical therapist and yoga instructor, was spotted by rescuers on Friday. They were flying over the island’s Makawao Forest Reserve when they located her “deep in a creek bed between two waterfalls,”…
Trump Opens State Visit To Japan With Remarks About Trade Imbalance

Trump Opens State Visit To Japan With Remarks About Trade Imbalance

TOKYO (AP) — President Donald Trump opened a state visit to Japan on Saturday by needling the country over its trade imbalance with the United States. “Maybe that’s why you like me so much,” he joshed. Trump also promoted the U.S. under his leadership, saying “there’s never been a better time” to invest or do…
Flood Of State Laws Banning Abortion Could Hand Democrats A Political Weapon

Flood Of State Laws Banning Abortion Could Hand Democrats A Political Weapon

WASHINGTON (AP) — A flood of laws banning abortions in Republican-run states has handed Democrats a political weapon heading into next year’s elections, helping them paint the GOP as extreme and court centrist voters who could decide congressional races in swing states, members of both parties say. The Alabama law outlawing virtually all abortions, even…
Abortion Clinics See Surge In Harassment And Hate

Abortion Clinics See Surge In Harassment And Hate

Abortion clinic staff reported a stark increase in hate mail, harassing phone calls, trespassing, vandalism and obstruction in 2018, according to new findings by the National Abortion Federation, the professional association of abortion providers. The organization has been tracking incidents of violence and harassment at abortion clinics since 1977. On Thursday, it released its 2018…
The Trumpification Of The IRS

The Trumpification Of The IRS

WASHINGTON ― The Internal Revenue Service is starting to look like the partisan tool that Republicans accused it of being during the Barack Obama administration. The Donald Trump administration has assumed more control than its predecessors over how the agency writes tax regulations, ordered unpaid IRS workers to process tax refunds during the government shutdown,…
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