Trump economy vs. Obama economy: Is Trump’s economy stronger than Obama’s?

Trump economy vs. Obama economy: Is Trump’s economy stronger than Obama’s?

President Donald Trump pitched a wildly off-base claim about economic growth Monday as the White House used selective statistics to build a case that the economy is doing much better than when Barack Obama was in office. The attention on Mr. Obama comes as the ex-president steps back into the political arena on behalf of…
Sen. Tim Kaine says Charlottesville violence spawned “energetic activism” in election year

Sen. Tim Kaine says Charlottesville violence spawned “energetic activism” in election year

Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine said that in the year after a white nationalist rally turned deadly in the city of Charlottesville, a spirit of "energetic activism" has helped turn the tide in local Virginia politics. Kaine said that while the violence in Charlottesville was "shocking" people stood up and said, "We're not going to let our…
1 officer killed, 6 others wounded in South Carolina shooting; suspect in custody

1 officer killed, 6 others wounded in South Carolina shooting; suspect in custody

Last Updated Oct 3, 2018 9:17 PM EDT Seven law enforcement officers were shot, one fatally, during a confrontation with a suspect who was holding children hostage in a home Wednesday in Florence, South Carolina. After a 2-hour standoff, the suspect was taken into custody. During an emotional press conference, officials said they were attempting…
Tennessee electrocutes inmate David Earl Miller for 1981 slaying of mentally disabled woman

Tennessee electrocutes inmate David Earl Miller for 1981 slaying of mentally disabled woman

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee has executed its longest-serving death row inmate, who became the second person put to death in the state's electric chair in just over a month. Corrections officials say David Earl Miller, 61, was pronounced dead at 7:25 p.m. Thursday at a Nashville maximum-security prison. Miller was convicted of killing 23-year-old Lee…
“Breakdown in protocols” led to deadly adenovirus outbreak, official says

“Breakdown in protocols” led to deadly adenovirus outbreak, official says

Lawmakers in New Jersey held a hearing this week to look for answers after 11 children died from an adenovirus outbreak at the Wanaque Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation. More than 30 children were infected in the outbreak at the Northern New Jersey facility, which cares for severely ill children whose compromised immune systems make…
Louisiana shooting suspect faces first-degree murder charges

Louisiana shooting suspect faces first-degree murder charges

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Snake bites cameraman as 60 Minutes profiles “National Geographic” photographer Joel Sartore

Snake bites cameraman as 60 Minutes profiles “National Geographic” photographer Joel Sartore

At least it wasn't the poisonous spitting cobra. But toxic or not, 60 Minutes cameraman Mark LaGanga still had to endure the stinging bite of an angry red rat snake. Welcome to the world of nature photographer Joel Sartore. He's been attacked more times than he'd care to count on his mission to capture images…
Michelle Obama’s emotional letter to her college-age self: “You’re more than enough”

Michelle Obama’s emotional letter to her college-age self: “You’re more than enough”

Inspiring young people is a big theme of former first lady Michelle Obama's memoir, "Becoming." It is the bestselling book of 2018. She just revealed her book tour will make 21 more stops in North America and Europe in 2019. In our series Note To Self, Mrs. Obama advises her younger self, as she leaves…
Andrew Gillum celebrates “incredible feat” of clinching Democratic nomination for Florida governor

Andrew Gillum celebrates “incredible feat” of clinching Democratic nomination for Florida governor

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Andrew Gillum seized the Democratic nomination for governor of Florida despite being third in the polls just a week ago and outspent by tens of millions of dollars. He has emphasized his unlikely rise. "I was the only non-millionaire in the race and that was no slight to any of my opponents,…
Black man blocked from entering St. Louis home: Hilary Thornton defends barring D’Arreion Toles from loft

Black man blocked from entering St. Louis home: Hilary Thornton defends barring D’Arreion Toles...

ST. LOUIS -- A white woman who was fired after she was shown on video blocking a black man from entering the St. Louis loft building where he lives says the man didn't have an electronic key fob and forced his way inside. KTVI-TV reports that Hilary Thornton says 24-year-old D'Arreion Toles was trying to…

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