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December 14, 2018

Bomb threats emailed to multiple locations across the country
Dozens of businesses and institutions across the United States and Canada received email threats Thursday afternoon, prompting evacuations and sweeps of buildings. ... More >>

Springfield Police to launch review of destroyed rape kits following CNN investigation
The police chief in Springfield, Missouri, on Thursday told a rape victim advocacy group that the department will review sex crimes cases in which the agency destroyed rape kits. ... More >>

North Carolina's election fraud scandal has both parties planning for another campaign
Republican and Democratic officials in North Carolina are beginning to maneuver for position in anticipation of a fierce and protracted second campaign in the state's scandal-ridden 9th Congressional District. ... More >>

Slain teen 'might be alive' if authorities hadn't overlooked evidence, prosecutor says
The kidnapping and killing of 13-year-old Hania Aguilar may have been prevented if authorities had properly handled DNA evidence from a separate case last year, a North Carolina prosecutor said. ... More >>

They went into an abandoned mine to steal copper, police say. They got trapped.
A group of West Virginians rescued after being trapped for days in an abandoned mine are suspected of entering the mine to steal copper, authorities said Thursday. ... More >>

EMT worker suspended after racist comments on white supremacist podcast
An emergency medical technician has been placed on unpaid leave after racist comments surfaced of him comparing black patients to gorillas and claiming to take "immense satisfaction" as he "terrorized" an African American boy with a needle. ... More >>

Pelosi's meme-tastic coat so popular it will be re-issued
Nancy Pelosi, the likely next House speaker, caused a stir Tuesday when she engaged in a spirited Oval Office meeting with President Donald Trump. ... More >>

Analysis: Bernie Sanders supporters should worry about Beto O'Rourke
The Beto O'Rourke 2020 train seems to be gaining steam. Those backing other potential candidates want donors and pundits to slow their Beto roll, however. ... More >>

Alleged Russian spy Maria Butina pleads guilty to engaging in conspiracy against US
Alleged Russian spy Maria Butina admitted in federal court Thursday morning to engaging in a conspiracy against the United States. ... More >>

The Point: Why the National Enquirer cooperation deal is a VERY big problem for Donald Trump
On Wednesday, while the political world was focused on the news that former Trump lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen had been sentenced to three years in prison for a variety of crimes, something else of potentially huge import got somewhat glossed over: American Media Inc., the parent company of the N... More >>

A year-end checklist for your investments
What do I need to do before the end of the year, to be ready for tax-time and whatever next year may bring? ... More >>

The best way to cut your stock market losses
No investor likes losing money. But when the value of your investments drop, there could be an upside — realizing losses before the year's end can help you reduce your tax bill. ... More >>

Fear a bear market? Here's where to invest
I want to put some money into alternative investments, but I'm not sure where to begin. What's the safest alternative for an average investor? ... More >>

Cash flies onto NJ highway causing crashes, chaos
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Christmas parade for 11-yr-old boy with cancer
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Students accused of making threats to teacher
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Crossing guard now local celebrity after kind act
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3 men charged after conspiring to kill coworker
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Giant middle finger sculpture erected by highway
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Court justice accused of drunk-driving crash
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Childhood home of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. sold
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Water main break causes large sinkhole
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DA: Hania Aguilar could have been saved
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Troopers seize 301 pounds of marijuana after traffic stop
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HS teacher on paid leave after alleged racial slur
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Student charged after attack leaves another injured
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YMCA Santa accused of assaulted 3-year-old
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School bus driver fired after striking student
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19-yo to become youngest PhD grad in UNT history
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