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August 17, 2019

Why some people fear a new era of lynchings
Carol Anderson was scanning Twitter recently when she saw something that brought back a chilling memory. ... More >>

Jeffrey Epstein's cause of death was suicide by hanging, medical examiner says
Jeffrey Epstein's cause of death was suicide by hanging, the New York City Office of the Chief Medical Examiner said Friday. ... More >>

Tyson Foods recalls frozen chicken patties over contamination with foreign matter
Tyson Foods is recalling 39,078 pounds of frozen chicken patties over fears they may be contaminated with foreign matter, the US Department of Agriculture said. ... More >>

An Indiana state representative tried to buy cocaine and impersonated an officer, police say
An Indiana state representative was charged with drunken driving and impersonating an officer after he tried to buy cocaine "party favors" at a local bar, court documents show. ... More >>

Trump admin gives green light for major arms sale to Taiwan
The Trump administration has informally greenlit a potential major arms sale to Taiwan involving dozens of new F-16 fighter jets, according to administration officials and others familiar with the matter. ... More >>

O'Rourke calls for licensing in plan to curb gun violence and white nationalism
Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke is calling for the creation of a national gun registry, a nationwide gun licensing system and the mandatory buyback of assault-style rifles as part of his plan to curb gun violence and the rise of white nationalism. ... More >>

Bad economic news raises political risks for Trump
President Donald Trump enjoyed a brief stock market bounce after deciding to delay his threatened tariffs on Chinese-made cell phones and toys, but Wednesday's very bad day for the US stock market underscored the grim economic reality facing the President as he runs for reelection. ... More >>

Bugatti is making only 10 of these $9 million supercars
Bugatti unveiled its latest limited-edition model at a classic car show in California Friday. The Bugatti Centodieci will cost $9 million and only 10 will be made. ... More >>

Madoff whistleblower says GE is 'one recession away from Chapter 11'
Harry Markopolos, the accounting investigator who accused General Electric of massive fraud on Thursday, is warning that the company could be in serious financial trouble -- and even go bankrupt -- if the economy turns south. ... More >>

He bet his career on 'Who Wants to Be a Millionaire.' He won big
That August 16, 1999 fell on a Monday is of little significance except in the world of television, which quite unexpectedly experienced a revolutionary moment that night. ... More >>

A tribute 51 years overdue for fallen Vietnam War hero
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Driver hits woman with car, kills her, drives off
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Homeless mother of 6 seeks affordable housing
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Uber driver lied about being held at gun point
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Man posts interest on committing mass shooting
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Missing woman with dementia found alive in ditch
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'Traveling Trashmen' come to clean up Baltimore
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5 arrested for $500K worth of credit card fraud
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Van flips over in crash after carjacking
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14-yo accused of stabbing mom multiple times
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'Cop on a Rooftop' raises awareness
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Photographer charged with child pornography
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27-yo man dies after stabbed by foster brother
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Parents uncomfortable with gender neutral teacher
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Teacher donates 14 AC units to elementary school
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Police find evidence that bay was disposed
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Woman denied health insurance because of PTSD
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Rookie K-9 sniffs out over $25k in heroin
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'Overt homosexuals' not allowed in drug program
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