If you're the type of traveler who worries about catching the flu or another dreaded disease from a fellow airline passenger, a new study should put your mind at ease.
If a plane takes off with one infected flier, it is likely to land on the other side of the country with only 1.7 infected fliers, researchers found.
What you really need to ...Read more
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Zachary Cruz, the brother of the man who killed 17 students and staff members at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, was arrested Monday, accused of trespassing at the Parkland school, officials said.
The Broward Sheriff's Office said Zachary, 18, rode his skateboard at 4:30 p.m. across the campus where his older ...Read more
SAN DIEGO -- Former Navy SEAL Josh Butner is under fire for comments he made taking a shot at his Democratic opponent for Congress, saying, "It should be a requirement to have served to even run."
The comment came in an interview with Voice of San Diego.
"When you look at anybody for any political office you should look at their past ...Read more
LOS ANGELES -- Harvey Weinstein's embattled movie studio -- once a premier maker of award-winning films -- has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy more than five months after sexual misconduct allegations against its co-founder sent the company spiraling out of control, the company's board said late Monday night.
The filing, submitted in Delaware, ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Donald Trump's aides are watching for two key encounters this week to see if Attorney General Jeff Sessions has finally extricated himself from the danger of being fired, in part by ousting the former No. 2 official at the FBI, according to two people familiar with the situation.
Sessions' standing improved after his Friday night ...Read more
SAN FRANCISCO -- Many Facebook users rely on the social network to figure out what's going on in the world. But what if the world Facebook shows them is wildly distorted?
That's the question raised after a former employee of a data mining firm that worked for Donald Trump's presidential campaign alleged the company used Facebook to bombard ...Read more
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- Rex Tillerson's abrupt firing as secretary of state last week will likely undermine the latest U.S. push to resolve a nine-month standoff between Qatar and a Saudi-led alliance, viewed by the Trump administration as a distraction from efforts to curb Iran's regional influence.
Shortly before President Donald Trump...Read more
MIAMI --The brother of confessed Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooter Nikolas Cruz was arrested Monday after deputies said he trespassed on the school's Parkland campus.
Zachary Cruz, 18, was warned several times not to be on school grounds, the Broward County Sheriff's Office said.
"Defendant Cruz surpassed all locked doors and gates ...Read more
If You Leave this Farm: The Dream Is DestroyedAmanda Farmer
A Memoir about courage, hope, and resilience. The story powerfully shows the internal struggle and conflict between personal desires, the crushing weight of constant submission to a father's misguided use of God-given authority, and the need to be accepted by one's ...
Trump adds conservative lawyer to his legal team
WASHINGTON -- Joseph DiGenova, a former U.S. attorney and occasional commentator on Fox News, will join President Donald Trump's legal team, his attorneys announced Monday, signaling a more confrontational approach to the investigation headed by special counsel Robert S. Mueller III.
DiGenova ...Read more
MIAMI -- Three people remain hospitalized at Kendall Regional Medical Center -- one still in critical condition -- after they were injured by the pedestrian bridge at Florida International University when it collapsed last week, a hospital spokesperson told the Miami Herald Monday.
The 950-ton concrete slab cracked and fell Thursday afternoon, ...Read more
DAYTON, Ohio -- California's attorney general responded to Brock Turner's appeal effort in a filing made public Monday, arguing the Ohio sex offender was not deprived of due process during his 2016 trial.
In the 95-page court brief reviewed by the Dayton Daily News, the state's attorney said Turner's "claims of error all lack merit" and "could ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will headline a fundraiser for Missouri's Josh Hawley, a Senate candidate who won't back the Kentucky Republican for leader.
Still, the fundraiser for Hawley, the Missouri attorney general, is the latest evidence of an improved political scenario for McConnell's efforts to keep GOP control of...Read more
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- A blood trail along a living room floor grew heavier in the kitchen and led to the garage of a Royal Palm Beach home. There, detectives say, was the body of Francisca Monteiro-Balla, 55, who had been slashed in her head, arms, chest and stomach.
Placed on top of a cardboard box: Monteiro-Balla's eyes, which had been ...Read more
MOSCOW -- A day after his not-at-all-surprising landslide win in Russia's presidential election, Vladimir Putin slipped comfortably into a favored role Monday: that of the magnanimous victor.
In an ornate conference room deep inside the Kremlin, with golden draperies as a backdrop, the 65-year-old leader, now set to remain in power until at ...Read more
NEW YORK -- After dropping hints for days and huddling with powerful political consultants, actress Cynthia Nixon announced Monday that she will run for governor, all but guaranteeing a spirited election season for New Yorkers.
The former "Sex and the City" star began her campaign in cinematic fashion -- posting a video showing Nixon dropping ...Read more
A Missouri firm that specializes in providing prefabricated buildings to the U.S. military has won a contract to provide a $235,156 pop-up site for defense lawyers to meet with six captives at Guantanamo.
The Pentagon announcement awarding the contract to Hunter Saak of Jonesburg, Mo., included a sketch of the proposed wheelchair-accessible, 30...Read more
Lawmakers championing a bipartisan bill to make it easier to go after sex trafficking on the internet are on the verge of victory.
In the Senate, it's a large coalition led by Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, and Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn.
The current law "was enacted back in 1996, 22 years ago when the internet was in its infancy," Portman ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court refused Monday to block a new election map for Pennsylvania that gives Democrats a chance to win four or more congressional seats in November.
The justices turned down a second and final appeal from Pennsylvania's Republican leaders, who defended the gerrymandered districts that had given them a steady 13-5 ...Read more
BEIRUT -- At least 15 children were killed late Monday when an airstrike hit a school shelter in Eastern Ghouta, on the outskirts of the Syrian capital Damascus, a conflict monitor said.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said planes believed to be Russian hit the school shelter, which was being used by civilians.
"Usually regime planes ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- A handful of cities could soon face a legal showdown with the Trump administration over their efforts to open "supervised injection facilities" where drug addicts can shoot up with powerful illegal drugs while trained personnel stand by to prevent fatal overdoses.
In an effort to stem its growing opioid death rate, San Francisco ...Read more