MADISON, Wis. -- A federal judge on Friday ordered the state to investigate an incident in which a voter received incorrect information on getting an ID from three Division of Motor Vehicle workers, saying the state may have violated an order he issued in July.
U.S. District Judge James Peterson issued Friday's ruling a day after the Milwaukee ...Read more
NOVI, Mich. -- Donald Trump has been fighting allegations that he is racist by casting himself as a defender of minorities.
But at a rally in the Detroit suburbs Friday, he urged the mostly white crowd to travel to monitor other polling places on Election Day -- a plea that civil rights groups say is code for preventing blacks from voting.
NOVI, Mich. -- Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump played to an audience in this city northwest of Detroit on Friday evening hungry for change, disenfranchised from a political system that has left them with stagnant or non-existent wages and deeply opposed to four more years of a Democratic presidency.
"We have many people who made ...Read more
Donald Trump started the day Friday talking about sex tapes. At end of day Trump was still facing talk of sex tapes -- though not the same one.
The Republican presidential nominee tweeted at 3 a.m. about suggestive footage that reportedly exists of former Miss Universe Alicia Machado, drawing fire from Democrat Hillary Clinton. But by day's end...Read more
PHILADELPHIA -- Nine Philadelphia police officers fired a total of 109 shots Wednesday night at Christopher Sowell, killing him and ending a rampage in West Philadelphia in which he beat, choked or stabbed five people, including his son and daughter, Commissioner Richard Ross announced Friday.
Ross said he did not know how many times Sowell, 32...Read more
MEXICO CITY -- Five Mexican soldiers were killed and another 10 injured Friday in an attack on a military convoy that may have been organized by the sons of jailed drug baron Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, officials said.
The attack took place in the northwestern city of Culiacan, the home of the Sinaloa drug cartel, whose former leader Guzman was ...Read more
The airwaves and newspaper headlines were filled with talk of infidelity and impeachment. When the votes were counted, the result was a shock: For only the second time since the Civil War, the president's party had gained seats in the House of Representatives.
Republicans learned a lesson. "It was a huge blunder," said Scott Reed, a GOP ...Read more
CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. -- Hillary Clinton showed she knew her South Florida audience, provided a dose of policy prescriptions and offered lots of Donald Trump bashing at a campaign rally Friday.
People in the crowd of more than 2,000 -- most of whom stood for hours in a sweltering gymnasium waiting for her arrival and during her speech -- loved ...Read more
Fenton's DeathS. Elizabeth
Emm and Francine grew up with Fenton. He was their neighbor, best friend and big brother all in one. Fenton thought he loved both his friends equally but one day as a young man he realized he had to make a choice. But what would his choice do to the 3. And then...Fenton died. Fenton's Death ...
Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie strike temporary child-custody deal
LOS ANGELES -- Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have come to a temporary, three-week agreement on custody of their six children, a person familiar with the negotiations said Friday.
The deal was voluntary and doesn't reflect any ruling from the court regarding permanent custody, legal ...Read more
BEIRUT -- At least 31 civilians were killed Friday in tit-for-tat violence between Syrian government forces and rebels in Aleppo, a monitoring group reported, amid global calls for a let-up in the fighting that has killed hundreds in recent weeks.
Airstrikes by unidentified jets killed at least 18 civilians in the rebel-held districts on the ...Read more
MIAMI -- Hurricane Matthew intensified to a powerful Category 4 storm Friday afternoon as it continued pushing toward Jamaica.
In their 5 p.m. EDT advisory, National Hurricane Center forecasters said sustained winds in Matthew had reached a fierce 140 mph, a rapid intensification forecasters called "remarkable." The storm was located about 465 ...Read more
NEWARK, N.J. -- The one confessed culprit in the George Washington Bridge lane-closure trial came under sustained assault Friday, as a defense attorney for a former aide to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie tarred the witness' character and tried to show jurors that he was far closer to the governor's inner circle than he had represented.
Michael ...Read more
FORT WORTH, Texas -- "Affluenza" teen Ethan Couch's request to have state District Judge Wayne Salvant removed from his case, which could have lead to Couch's release from jail, has been denied, according to court records.
Judge David Evans, presiding judge of the 8th Administrative Judicial Region, heard arguments from Couch's attorneys and ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Rep. Marc Veasey, D-Texas, was just getting off the plane on Monday afternoon from Dallas/Fort Worth Airport for Congress' last week before the elections when his staff told him that a massive flood control and economic development project in his community was in big trouble.
"Literally, on Monday when I stepped off the plane I ...Read more
WASHINGTON-- The braggadocio was familiar, but it came without the bombast typically seen on the campaign trail.
Donald Trump bragged about his hotel's beauty and the power of his brand. He gloated about getting more votes in the Republican primaries than anyone in history and found ways to direct the conversation to glowing remarks he received...Read more
WASHINGTON -- A senior intelligence official has settled with the federal government after he alleged that he was punished for disclosing that the Pentagon's watchdog had shielded former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta from allegations that he'd leaked sensitive information.
Daniel Meyer, who previously oversaw the Defense Department's decisions...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Millions of Americans heard the name Alicia Machado for the first time this week in the final minutes of the most-watched presidential debate in history.
But there were actually a year's worth of twists and turns, largely behind the scenes, that led Hillary Clinton to utter the name of the Latina beauty queen, turning Machado into...Read more
WASHINGTON -- A management and morale crisis afflicts the National Park Service, epitomized by but not limited to the abrupt retirement this week of Yosemite National Park Superintendent Don Neubacher.
Neubacher's departure follows the retirement in May of Grand Canyon Superintendent Dave Uberuaga. Both career park service professionals chose ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration has told Congress it won't complete approval for Bahrain to buy as many as 19 F-16 fighter jets from Lockheed Martin Corp. and upgrades for older ones for almost $4 billion until the Gulf ally demonstrates progress on human rights, according to people familiar with the issue.
The declaration of concern, ...Read more
ATLANTA -- Atlanta lawyer Claud "Tex" McIver accidentally shot his wife in the back when their SUV hit a bump and his gun discharged near Piedmont Park late Sunday night, a family spokesman told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Diane McIver was taken to Emory University Hospital and died in surgery several hours later.
The incident unfolded ...Read more
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