President Trump Nominates New FEMA Director

Trump nominated Jeffrey Byard, a senior FEMA official, after the resignation of former FEMA director, Brock Long, earlier this week.

School board in Virginia may end transgender…

A school board in Virginia is set to hold a hearing this week that may signal the coming end of a transgender bathroom ban

How Racist History Books Spurred The Black…

Black history education is a fairly new concept in U.S. schools. In order to understand its development, let's start from the beginning.

Judge Overturns $38M Award for Baltimore Family

The family of a woman shot dead by Baltimore police was initially awarded $38 million . Now, that award is zero. A Baltimore County judge cited the doctrine of "civil liability" Thursday in rescinding the award to the family of Korryn Gaines, 23, who was killed during a six-hour standoff with...

5 People Are Dead After A Shooting At An Aurora…

The Aurora Police Department identified the five victims: Clayton Parks, Trevor Wehner, Russell Beyer, Vicente Juarez and Josh Pinkard.

Dog reunited with owner after 8 month, 175-mile journey

A dog that went missing in Massachusetts months ago has been reunited with its family after being found in Maine, 175 miles away

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Pope Francis Dismisses Ex-Cardinal McCarrick

Pope Francis defrocked former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick after numerous sexual abuse allegations.

Rebooting Utah's State Flag Isn't Working Out So Well

Utah is mulling a redesign of its state flag, but so far the process has fallen under the lamentable "best-laid plans" category. Two separate bills were recently introduced to lawmakers that would pave the way for a new flag, but a House committee has already offered what KSTU calls "withering...

Special Counsel Recommends Strict Sentence For…

​In a sentencing memo released Friday night, the special counsel laid out their recommendations for Manafort's punishment.

NYC's Chinatown welcomes Year of the Pig with…

Drums, dragons and dancers are parading through New York's Chinatown to ring in the Year of the Pig

President Trump Faces Legal Challenges After…

California's governor, New York's attorney general and the ACLU have all said they'll file lawsuits.

Former governor spent $22K on Trump hotel stays: report

Documents obtained by a Maine newspaper show that the state's former Republican governor and his staff spent at least $22,000 in public money at a hotel owned by the family of President Donald Trump

Five People Are Dead After A Shooting At An…

Police said an employee opened fire at Henry Pratt Company in Aurora, Illinois.

Officials: Centralia sinkhole unrelated to underground fire

State environmental authorities say a 100-foot sinkhole found in a central Pennsylvania town almost completely emptied by a decades-long underground fire is unrelated to the blaze

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Prosecutors Say They Have Proof Of WikiLeaks…

According to a new court filing Friday, prosecutors said they found communications between Stone, WikiLeaks and Guccifer 2.0.

Groups: ICE detainees in Boston jail go on hunger strike

Dozens of people detained by federal immigration officials are on a hunger strike at a Boston jail

WH Press Secretary Sarah Sanders Interviewed By…

According to CNN, Sanders' interview is one of the final known interviews by special counsel Robert Mueller's team.

Petition: Sell Montana for $1T

With the national debt pushing $22 trillion, why not sell off a state and ease the fiscal pain? So says a cheeky Change.org petition that suggests selling Montana to Canada for $1 trillion, the Huffington Post reports. "We have too much debt and Montana is useless," writes petition creator...

ICE Stops Force-Feeding Detainees On Hunger Strike

This comes after a U.S. district judge said the agency had to stop feeding two of the immigrants against their will.

USS Tulsa commissioned as the US Navy's newest warship

A vessel that bears the name of Oklahoma's second-largest city has been commissioned as the newest warship in the U.S. Navy's fleet. The USS Tulsa was commissioned on Saturday at a pier in San Francisco.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Returns To The Supreme Court…

​The 85 year-old underwent surgery to remove cancerous nodules from her left lung in December.

Hunt under way for suspect in shooting of officer

Authorities say a Virginia police officer has been shot and seriously wounded after making a traffic stop

US Issues Travel Advisory For Haiti As Violent…

The U.S. State Department is telling Americans to stay away from Haiti as violent anti-government protests continue to wreak havoc in the country.

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Work-release inmates help rescue Florida baby locked in SUV

Some work-release inmates made a Valentine's Day rescue when a Florida couple accidentally locked their baby inside their SUV

Meet The Young Woman Who Had Two Heart Attacks In…

In February, Newsy is profiling unlikely young patients bringing awareness to heart health. Sherryn Hensley, has had five heart attacks since age 37.

Court documents: DNA trail led to Alaska cold case suspect

Court documents say police in Alaska were able to make an arrest in a quarter-century-old cold case with the help of DNA voluntarily submitted by an aunt of the man charged