It's been nearly 16 years since cleanup work officially ended at New York City's ground zero, but the health effects for rescue and recovery workers are still making themselves known.
Two studies published Thursday in the journal JAMA Oncology suggest that the firefighters who came to lower Manhattan after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the ...Read more
CHICAGO -- Three people were killed and three others were wounded by gunfire in Chicago Wednesday and early Thursday, including a 16-year-old boy and a suspected carjacker shot by a retired police officer.
The 16-year-old, Martin Duncan, died after he was shot several times in the 4800 block of West Monroe Street in the South Austin ...Read more
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Jason Calhoon worked with Joseph DeAngelo at a warehouse job in northern Roseville for 27 years. He seemed like "a regular Joe," except that he never smiled, Calhoon said.
Calhoon could not have imagined that DeAngelo would one day be arrested on suspicion of being the East Area Rapist. Police suspected years ago that the ...Read more
CHICAGO -- Chicago police are investigating whether former security guards at Holy Name Cathedral may have played a role in the theft of up to $100,000 from the historic church's collection plate, according to preliminary information from police sources and the security company.
No one is in custody, but multiple suspects have been identified, ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump's White House physician, Adm. Ronny Jackson, withdrew his nomination to serve as secretary of Veterans Affairs on Thursday, citing the "distraction" from a string of what he termed "completely false and fabricated" allegations.
"While I will forever be grateful for the trust and confidence President Trump ...Read more
Larry Pool's life mission was to track down the Original Night Stalker.
The retired Orange County sheriff's investigator studied thousands of clues, kept a recording of the killer's voice in his desk's top drawer and once exhumed a body to collect a DNA sample.
He knew by heart the killer's path. And his fervor was shared by countless others ...Read more
NORRISTOWN, Pa. -- The jury tasked with deciding Bill Cosby's fate began its second day of deliberations Thursday by rehearing the testimony of the defense team's star witness.
The jurors, who deliberated for 10 hours Wednesday, asked Judge Steven T. O'Neill if they could review the testimony of Marguerite Jackson. Jackson, an academic adviser ...Read more
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- The East Area Rapist suspect who eluded police for decades worked at a Roseville, Calif., distribution center for Save Mart grocery stores for 27 years, the company confirmed to The Sacramento Bee late Wednesday.
DeAngelo, 72, retired last year, company spokeswoman Victoria Castro said in a text message.
He was arrested ...Read more
In a meandering interview on "Fox & Friends" Thursday morning that turned at times into an angry phone rant, President Donald Trump admitted that Michael Cohen represented him in the Stormy Daniels case and confirmed he did stay overnight in Moscow hotel, contradicting a claim he made to then FBI Director James Comey.
Cohen, Trump's longtime ...Read more
When the media reports on climate change, it's usually built upon the scientific community's consensus on the issue. Partisans and pundits might reject that consensus, but the media tends to put the evidence first and the politics second. That is precisely how the press should cover what could be the nation's next gigantic story.
President ...Read more
HONG KONG -- When Kim Jong Un crosses the border dividing the two Koreas to shake hands with southern counterpart Moon Jae-in on Friday, his footsteps will be laden with symbolism.
Kim's decision to meet on Moon's side of the military demarcation line -- making him the first North Korean leader to set foot in South Korea -- reflects new ...Read more
TEHRAN, Iran -- The latest threat to Iran's theocracy -- already struggling to contain public anger over unemployment, economic mismanagement, bank failures, social restrictions and environmental damage -- seems to have risen from the dead.
Construction workers renovating a Shiite Muslim shrine near the former tomb of Reza Shah Pahlavi in ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- The worldwide -- and illegal -- cyberattack-for-hire business flourishes. Got a grievance against a retailer? A former spouse bugging you? Plenty of online thugs will take astonishingly small sums of money and launch a cyberattack on your behalf.
The hackers-for-hire flood a website with malicious traffic and knock it off line.
WASHINGTON -- Sen. Orrin Hatch warned that President Donald Trump could be impeached if he fires Robert Mueller but said he would oppose a bill aimed at protecting the special counsel because he believes it would violate the Constitution.
The opposition from Hatch, R-Utah, deals another blow to bipartisan efforts to pass legislation requiring ...Read more
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens made a rare appearance on the fourth floor of the Missouri Capitol on Wednesday, bodyguards in tow, as he met with some of the Republican lawmakers who hold his fate in their hands.
Reporters waited outside a fourth floor office and followed Greitens, a Republican, down a stairwell as he headed...Read more
The Pentagon has awarded a nearly $19 million contract to expand Guantanamo's war court complex with Top Secret office space for lawyers defending the accused plotters of the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks. The builder? A subsidiary of the construction giant that helped rebuild the World Trade Center.
The award to URS Group Inc. of Morrisville, ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Attorney General Jeff Sessions refused to tell Congress on Wednesday if he had stepped aside from supervising the federal investigation into President Donald Trump's personal lawyer in New York, or say if he has discussed the sensitive probe with the president or his aides.
Sessions, testifying before a Senate Appropriations ...Read more
BEIRUT -- Experts have visited a second site in the Syrian town of Douma, the scene of an alleged chemical attack, and collected samples for analysis, the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) said.
"These samples will be brought back, together with other samples, to the OPCW laboratory in Rijswik (in the Netherlands). ...Read more
CLAYTON, Mo. -- A Florissant man was drunk, on drugs and mad at a friend when he toppled more than 100 headstones at a Jewish cemetery in University City more than a year ago, according to authorities.
Alzado Harris, 34, confessed to toppling the headstones at the Chesed Shel Emeth Cemetery in February 2017, causing more than $30,000 in damage,...Read more
Cambridge Analytica's promotion of discontent tied to Bannon
WASHINGTON -- Cambridge Analytica whistleblower Christopher Wylie told House Democrats that Steve Bannon, President Donald Trump's former adviser, was behind much of the company's early focus on promoting public discontent to influence U.S. elections.
"Cambridge Analytica was set up ...Read more
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