Epstein Lawyers: This Is Why He Had a Fake…

Billionaire sex offender Jeffrey Epstein had a good reason for possessing a fake passport, his lawyers argued in a court filing Tuesday. The attorneys said the doctored Austrian passport — cited by prosecutors as a reason why the 66-year-old should be considered a flight risk—was acquired by Epstein to protect...

Federal data shows opioid shipments ballooned as…

Newly released federal data shows that drug companies shipped more prescription opioids as an overdose crisis grew

NYPD Officer Won't Face Federal Charges In Eric…

The Department of Justice will not bring charges against the officer who choked Eric Garner, the unarmed black man who died while he was arrested.

Texas town drops measure to be 'sanctuary city for unborn'

Leaders of a small town in Texas are abandoning a proposal that would have essentially banned abortions in their community

The Latest: Officer in chokehold death case is…

A lawyer says Officer Daniel Pantaleo is "gratified" that the Justice Department carefully reviewed his case rather than what he calls the "lies and inaccuracies" surrounding it.

Court hearing scheduled in Maryland newspaper…

A judge is scheduled to hear arguments on pretrial matters in the case of a man accused of killing five people at a Maryland newspaper

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Senate Committee To Hold Hearing On Mark Esper As…

Acting Secretary Mark Esper will have to step down for a day before he's confirmed.

Kentucky deputy shot during wellness check at a home

A sheriff's deputy in eastern Kentucky has been shot while conducting a wellness check at a home

Mexican drug lord 'El Chapo' faces sentencing in…

Whether the notorious Mexican drug lord known as "El Chapo" will go quietly is the biggest question at his sentencing in New York City

ICE Official: 'There Have Been No Mass Arrests'

The planned raids to round up thousands of migrants subject to deportation orders have been something of a non-event so far, according to a Immigration and Customs Enforcement official. "This notion that we were going to do this massive sweep—to be honest, there have been limited results so far,...

Biden Wants To 'Protect and Build on Obamacare'

Joe Biden introduced his health care plan, which would be a public option to enroll in a government plan that exists alongside private insurance.

Spear fatally impales woman during argument with boyfriend

Authorities have arrested a man who was arguing with his girlfriend when the spear she was holding onto snapped and went through her chest, killing her

Closings at death-penalty phase in slain scholar…

Prosecutors and defense attorneys are delivering final arguments to jurors on whether a former University of Illinois doctoral student should be sentenced to death for killing a young scholar from China

Temperature in Phoenix spikes to hottest of the…

The temperature in Phoenix hit a whopping 115 degrees, making it the city's hottest day so far this year

Jeffrey Epstein Willing To Post $100 Million Bail

​Epstein’s lawyer told a judge during a bail hearing that his client was "ready to sign" for bail no matter the cost.

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Police: Beloved Activist Found Dead in Trunk…

Police in Baton Rouge, La., called it a "heinous act," and on Tuesday they announced they had made an arrest. Chief Murphy J. Paul Jr. says Ronn Jermaine Bell, 38, has been arrested on a charge of first-degree murder in the death of black activist Sadie Roberts-Smith—who was Bell's...

Suspect in Detroit killings to stand trial in…

A man who police have called a suspect in the killings of three women in Detroit will stand trial in a separate case involving the stabbing and sexual assault of a woman who escaped

California pot seller asks court to void county…

Another legal fight is underway over home marijuana delivery in California

Pentagon Identifies U.S. Service Member Killed In…

Sgt. Maj. James "Ryan" Sartor died from "injuries sustained from enemy small arms fire during combat operations."

Dozens of pilot whales beach themselves on Georgia shore

About 25 pilot whales beached themselves on a Georgia shore and most were rescued by authorities and onlookers who pulled the animals further into the water

This Is the Best Big City in the US

All big cities have problems. Some are just able to "tackle their problems and emphasize their strengths more efficiently than others," according to WalletHub , which rounds up the best US cities to call home with populations over 300,000. Three of the top 10 cities—based on affordability, economy, education...

No bail for Mexican megachurch leader in child…

The leader of Mexican megachurch La Luz del Mundo will be held without bail on charges of child rape and human trafficking; lawyers for Naasón Joaquín García say they will appeal

Barry Makes Its Way North, Bringing Heavy Rain…

The storm made landfall as a Category 1 hurricane Saturday.

10 Things to Know for Today

Among 10 Things to Know: House vote condemns Trump's tweets, draws some Republican support; Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens dies at 99; Confusion, fear on Mexico border with new US policy

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House Backs Probe of Whether Military Used Ticks…

A measure in Congress calls for an investigation into whether the military tried to put pathogens into ticks so they could be used as biological weapons. Rep. Chris Smith hopes a probe could answer whether the chronic illness was spread in this country by a weapons program and possibly lead...

Second special prosecutor appointed over Greitens…

Last year's criminal case involving Missouri's former governor is under the scrutiny of a second special prosecutor, this time to investigate allegations from St. Louis' prosecutor

Tenn. Gov. Signs Proclamation Honoring Early KKK…

The tradition has drawn bipartisan backlash.