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Explosion rocks Wisconsin refinery, at least 6 hurt

Several people have been injured in an explosion at a refinery in Wisconsin

'Oh! Susanna' songwriter's statue removed amid…

A 118-year-old statue of the "Oh! Susanna" songwriter has been removed from a Pittsburgh park after criticism that the work is demeaning because it includes a black man sitting at his feet, plucking a banjo.

Pruitt: I was not aware of raise amounts

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt appears before the House Energy and Commerce committee for a hearing on the agency's budget.

Up For Debate: Raise The Federal Gas Tax To Fund…

Newsy partners with Intelligence Squared U.S. to restore critical thinking. In this debate: Should the federal gas tax be used to fund infrastructure?

2 black men 'humiliated' when gym staffers called police

Two black men say they were humiliated when staffers at their New Jersey gym twice called police on them and wrongly accused them of not paying, despite one of them being a member for eight years

Crews resume search for 5-year-old lost in…

Police in Maine say they've resumed the search for a 5-year-old boy lost in the frigid Androscoggin River, as locals bring flowers to the site where the boy and his brother fell into the river

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Sheriff to suspect in deputy killing: 'Turn…

A Maine county sheriff on Thursday urged a man sought in the killing of a deputy to turn himself in and told a community to stay vigilant during a manhunt in what's believed to be the first killing of a law enforcement officer in Maine in nearly 30 years

The Rise and Fall of Jai Alai

For much of the 20th century, jai alai dominated the Miami sports scene, attracting crowds as large as 15,000. Today, the sport is barely hanging on in America. So what happened? Here's the story.

Richard Spencer's Lawsuit Against The University…

The leader of the so-called "alt right" has dropped his lawsuit.

Conjoined twins separated at Houston hospital discharged

Twin girls born in 2016 conjoined at the chest and abdomen have been discharged from a Houston hospital more than three months after separation surgery

Mental fitness hearing set for man who fled…

A court hearing is scheduled on whether a man is mentally fit to proceed with trial for escaping from a Hawaii psychiatric hospital and flying to California

Shooting at apartment complex in Illinois leaves…

Police say two people are dead following a shooting at an apartment complex in central Illinois

The Family Making Sure Your Bread Stays Fresh

Tucked away in the town of Yakima, Washington is a factory producing an unassuming, yet wildly prolific global product, one that you’ve used your entire life—bread tags.

Local News Is Shrinking — What Happens When The…

Local news layoffs mean less journalists reporting on police, city halls and statehouses.

Anger over banks' gun policies snags $600M road plan

Louisiana's plans to finance about $600 million in interstate projects have gotten tied up in a dispute over moves by two banking giants to restrict gun sales by their business customers

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Arkansas replaces Ten Commandments monument at…

Arkansas once again has a Ten Commandments monument on its state Capitol grounds less than one year after a man crashed his car into the original display

Man charged in Oklahoma killings says he'll talk…

A man charged in the 1999 deaths of an Oklahoma couple, their 16-year-old daughter and her friend says he's willing to speak with the victims' families

Source: VA pick got drunk during overseas trip

During an overseas trip in 2015, Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson, the White House physician, was intoxicated and banged on the hotel room door of a female employee, according to four sources familiar with the allegation

Former President George H. W. Bush Out Of ICU

Former President George H. W. Bush has been moved out of the ICU at a Houston hospital, according to a family spokesperson.

Police: Man hit, killed after leaving car over road rage

Police in Virginia say a man who got out of his car in the middle of a highway because of a road rage incident was killed when a tractor-trailer ran him over

Porn Star's Lawyer: Trump Made 'Damaging…

During a half-hour phone conversation with Fox & Friends Thursday morning, President Trump acknowledged that attorney Michael Cohen made a deal on his behalf with adult film star Stormy Daniels. The Washington Post notes that it's the first time Trump has confirmed that Cohen represented him when paying Daniels $130,...

Patton Oswalt credits late wife in Golden State…

Comedian Patton Oswalt proudly and tenderly praised his late wife for her work on the Golden State Killer case

Seeking A Delay, Cohen Says He'll Plead The Fifth…

President Trump's personal lawyer Michael Cohen says if the Stormy Daniels case moves forward right now, he won't answer questions in court.

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Man accused of killing mother with guitar ruled competent

A judge says an Iowa man is competent to stand trial on allegations that he used an electric guitar to beat his mother to death

Patrons visit Waffle House to support shooting…

A Nashville community has rallied to support the victims of a weekend shooting at a Waffle House by stopping by to get a meal after the restaurant reopened

Waffle House Hero to Get Big Reward

Survivors of Sunday's shooting at a Tennessee Waffle House have another reason to thank the man who disarmed suspected shooter Travis Reinking. A GoFundMe page launched by James Shaw Jr. has raised more than $155,000 for families of victims, including the four people killed before Shaw was able to...