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Newtown parents urge Facebook to act against hoax theorists

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The parents of one of the 20 children killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting are asking Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg to remove hateful and harassing comments posted by conspiracy theorists who say the shooting never happened.Leonard Pozner and Veronique ...

Just tough Trump tweeting? US ratchets up Iran pressure

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's explosive twitter threat to Iran's leader comes as his administration is ratcheting up a pressure campaign on the Islamic republic that many suspect is aimed at regime change.No one is predicting imminent war. But Trump's bellicose, all-caps ...

Trump nears decision on replacement for Supreme Court

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, N.J. (AP) — President Donald Trump is nearing a decision on a replacement for retiring Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy after a weekend of deliberation at his New Jersey golf club.A person with knowledge of the president's thinking said Sunday that Trump has not yet ...

Get ready social media – Ferguson grand jury decision

A grand jury has come to a conclusion in the case of a police officer who shot and killed an unarmed black teen.  Michael Brown, 18, was shot by officer Darren Wilson back in August. After the initial incident much civil unrest and protest arose. On Monday, social media flared up again with ...

Marijuana legalization up for vote in 4 state midterms

It might be a surprise to some that Washington D.C. is one of the four states going to the vote Tuesday to legalize marijuana.Even if the other three states, Alaska, Florida and Oregon, have the dollar sign in view ...<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en" xml:lang="en">Here ...

Activist Cornel West arrested at #MoralMonday march

Renowned author and activist <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cornel_West" target="_blank">Cornel West</a> is among more than 50 people arrested today in a “Moral Monday” march in Ferguson, Missouri.According to <a ...

Utah hospital director deployed to help fix VA

While Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki has resigned amid a crisis in the agency’s health care system, the director of Utah’s main VA hospital is down south, trying to clean up the mess.Shinseki resigned Friday after publicly apologizing for recently uncovered problems plaguing the ...

Secret Service agent in iconic LBJ photos dies

HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — Thomas “Lem” Johns, a Secret Service agent at the side of President Lyndon Johnson in the chaotic aftermath of the assassination of John F. Kennedy, has died. He was 88.Grandson Mike Johns said the former agent died Saturday at his home in Hoover, Alabama, of natural ...

Chinese fishermen airlifted to San Diego burn unit

SAN DIEGO — U.S. Air Force rescuers hoisted two badly burned Chinese fishermen from a Venezuelan boat hundreds of miles off Mexico’s Pacific coast to take them to a San Diego hospital.The two were among 17 Chinese crew members believed aboard a fishing vessel that caught fire and sank in ...

Latest weather wallop: Florida, Alabama flooding

PENSACOLA BEACH, Fla. — In the latest blow from a dayslong chain of severe weather across the South and Midwest, the Florida Panhandle and Alabama Gulf Coast were hit with widespread flooding early Wednesday, with people stranded in cars and homes waiting for rescuers to find a way around ...