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At least 9 people dead after police find dozens in semi outside Texas Walmart

Tractor Trailer Trafficking Deaths

Police discovered a sweltering tractor-trailer packed with dozens of people outside a Walmart early...

National

Senate's possible 'skinny repeal' of Obamacare faces skepticism in the House

Congress Health Overhaul-7

An emerging Republican strategy to get a health-care bill through a closely divided Senate faces serious head winds in the House, and lawmakers are already skeptical that the differences between the two chambers can ever be bridged.


National

FBI investigating Utah woman's death from domestic dispute on cruise ship

Alaska Cruise Domestic Dispute Death

A domestic dispute aboard a cruise ship led to the death of a 39-year-old Utah woman, and the FBI is investigating what happened in U.S. waters off Alaska, the agency said Wednesday.


National

Police: One-armed, machete-wielding clown arrested

Drunken Clown Machete

HOLLIS, Maine (AP) — A man is accused of drunkenly strolling down a Maine road wearing a black-hooded sweatshirt and a clown mask and brandishing a machete taped to where his arm had been amputated. Maine State Police say 31-year-old Corey Berry, of Hollis, was arrested Tuesday and charged with...


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Police: Woman arrested after topless road rage attack

SANDWICH, Mass. (AP) — Police say a Massachusetts motorist has been arrested after getting out of her sport utility vehicle, removing her shirt and charging topless while holding a knife toward another motorist. The Cape Cod Times reports (http://bit.ly/2vZziMl) the other motorist turned out to be...


Government

Trump's order: Bar all transgender troops from US military

Trump Military Transgender-1

Trump’s announcement Wednesday morning on Twitter did not say what would happen to transgender people already in the military.


National

State Department head of diplomatic security resigns

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. The head of the State Department’s diplomatic security bureau has resigned and will leave his post on Thursday, leaving the two top positions vacant for the foreseeable future in the bureau in charge of embassy security around the world. Acting Assistant Secretary of...


National

New airport rules will mean separate screening for iPads, e-readers, other devices

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. If you’re planning to fly this summer, be prepared - new rules announced Wednesday mean that electronics larger than a cellphone will have to go in separate bins when you go through airport screening. The Transportation Security Administration announced the change as...


National

Prosecutors ask immigrants from stifling truck to be witnesses in smuggling case

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. Thirteen undocumented immigrants from Mexico and Honduras are being held as material witnesses in the federal death penalty case against a truck driver who allegedly smuggled dozens of people in an overheated tractor-trailer, leading to 10 deaths, according to federal...


National

Sanders welcomes cameras back to press briefing with a strategic monologue, child's

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - Reporters came to Wednesday’s White House press briefing - the first since new communications director Anthony Scaramucci lifted a ban on TV cameras - armed with tough questions about President Donald Trump’s Twitter campaign against his own attorney...


National

Sex abuse victims seek help to track ex-priest's whereabouts

Clergy Sex Abuse

BOSTON (AP) — In the 1960s and ‘70s, Paul Shanley was a popular street priest who counseled gay and troubled youths. Decades later, he was convicted of raping a boy at a Newton church in the 1980s and sentenced to 12 years in prison. Shanley, now 86, is due to be released Friday, prompting a...


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