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Officers left post to go look for Trump rally gunman before shooting, state police boss says

The head of the Pennsylvania State Police says two local law enforcement officers stationed in the complex of buildings where the gunman opened fire at former President Donald Trump left to go search for the man before the shooting More »


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Demonstrators stage mass protest against Netanyahu visit and US military aid to Israel

Protesters against the Gaza war have staged a sit-in at a congressional office building ahead of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s address to Congress, and Capitol Police have made multiple arrests More »


Watchdog finds no improper influence in sentencing recommendation for Trump ally Roger Stone

A Department of Justice watchdog investigation has found no evidence that politics played an improper role in a decision to propose a lighter prison sentence for Roger Stone, a close ally of former President Donald Trump More »


Body camera video focused national attention on an Illinois deputy's fatal shooting of Sonya Massey

A riveted nation watched video released this week of a sheriff’s deputy in Illinois fatally shooting Sonya Massey, a 36-year-old Black woman who called 911 for assistance, in her home More »


Democrats hope Harris' bluntness on abortion will translate to 2024 wins in Congress and White House

President Joe Biden might not often use the word “abortion” when he talks about the overturning of Roe v. Wade More »


Judge orders release of Missouri man whose murder conviction was reversed over AG’s objections

A Missouri judge on Wednesday ordered the release of Christopher Dunn, who has spent more than 30 years in prison for a killing he has long contended he didn’t commit More »


Prosecutor says the New Jersey man who stabbed author Salman Rushdie was trying to carry out a fatwa

Government prosecutors have for the first time offered a possible motive for a New Jersey man's knife attack on author Salman Rushdie in western New York two years ago More »


Oregon fire is the largest burning in the US. Officials warn an impending storm could exacerbate it

Authorities say a wildfire burning in Oregon that’s kicking smoke into neighboring Idaho and beyond is now the largest active blaze in the U.S. Fire crews are also bracing for a storm that’s expected to bring lightning, strong winds and the risk of flash floods to the area late Wednesday More »


Puerto Rico finalizes details of upcoming referendum on political status amid criticism over cost

Plans to hold a nonbinding referendum on Puerto Rico’s political status have come under scrutiny for its multimillion-dollar cost as election officials announced the order and description of choices on the upcoming ballot More »


Salt Lake City celebrates announcement that it will host the 2034 Winter Olympics

Salt Lake City has been formally awarded the 2034 Winter Olympics following a vote by the International Olympic Committee in Paris More »


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