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He was a rookie cop conducting a traffic stop in a Pennsylvania town. Now there’s a massive manhunt for his killer.

Authorities say the suspect ran after being pulled over and that 25-year-old officer Brian Shaw was shot during a chase.

Stuttering country star’s music spoke pristinely


He was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame and wrote hits including “Detroit City.”

Puerto Rico Unity March draws demonstrators in rally for disaster aid


Two months after the hurricane, more than half of the island is still without power and about 10 percent of residents lack access to running water, according to the government.

Amid questions about the line between free speech and rioting, trial to begin in Inauguration Day protest


Six defendants are set to begin facing a jury Monday on rioting charges.

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A doctor almost dies at her own hospital but finds hope in her ordeal


Now she writes about how doctors can treat their patients more humanely.

Napping on the job may turn out to be a very good idea for a sleep-deprived nation


Some researchers are finding that a short nap may help improve performance.

Teenage depression and suicide are way up — and so is smartphone use


The connection between teens’ mental health and time spent online has experts worried.

Sunday, Nov 19


Analysis shows House tax bill would increase cost of college by $71 billion

Graduate students lose breaks, and student loan interest deduction is eliminated.

Judge dismisses lawsuit against W.Va. public school district that taught Bible


Court finds no reason to act because district removed class from curriculum.

Sorority works to increase numbers of African Americans who can swim


Sigma Gamma Rho has partnered with USA Swimming to teach children the skill.


White House struggles to explain Trump's silence on Moore allegations

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Nine women have accused Alabama’s Roy Moore of a range of inappropriate conduct, but President Trump has yet to weigh in directly on the Republican Senate candidate. The lack of comment is in stark contrast to Trump’s condemnation of Sen.…


A standing desk isn’t going to help you lose a lot of weight

But it may help prevent weight gain and improve your blood-glucose levels.

The 'DeVos effect' on the November elections

Along with President Trump, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos saw a rebuke of her policies in some races.


A sign of hope from Argentina’s missing sub: Seven mysterious signals

Government officials were trying to determine whether the signals sent Saturday could be used to pinpoint the vessel, which stopped communicating Wednesday with 44 people on board. The U.S. Navy is sending vehicles that can conduct…


‘My sons love hunting, I don’t’: Trump’s soft spot for elephants

Trump has been clear on his dislike of hunting well before he effectively reversed a decision on hunting big game in Africa.


A dying vet needed CPR. Hidden video showed nurses barely attempting to revive him.

What James Dempsey's family saw on the recording — including nurses at one point laughing over his bed — led them to sue his nursing home.


News quiz: A big spender, a powerful earthquake and more

This week, we have questions about Zimbabwe, Donald Trump Jr.’s exchanges with WikiLeaks and more. The faster you correctly answer, the higher you can score.

Federal aid claims jump tenfold in 2017, after series of record-breaking natural disasters

More than 4.7 million Americans — or about 1.4 percent of the population — have registered so far this year for disaster aid from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. FEMA has added 3,000 staffers to process claims.

Saturday, Nov 18


In defending Roy Moore, Alabama GOP reflects state’s tradition of defiance

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That rebellious spirit has been apparent in recent days as top state GOP officials have closed ranks around the Republican Senate hopeful amid a stream of allegations of sexual misconduct and calls by national party leaders for him to step…


Please stop annoying this NASA scientist with your ridiculous Planet X doomsday theories

David Morrison makes real discoveries about the real universe. But he also debunks perennial Internet theories that a fake planet will destroy Earth, this time on Sunday.


Rhythm guitarist who helped found AC/DC dies at 64

Young formed the Australian hard rock band with his brother, Angus, and sold more than 200 million albums over 40 years. Young was diagnosed with dementia in 2014.


Teacher accused of waiting for sex with student in candlelit room, officials say

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Oklahoma teacher Hunter Day was arrested after the parents of a high-school senior reported nude photos and text messages on their son’s phone to authorities.

Questioning the definition of the American family, through 150 years of photography

From staged portraits to snapshots and found photos, documentary and fine art, Museum of Fine Arts (MFA), Boston’s (un)Expected Families exhibition questions the definition of the American family.


World leaders are bypassing the nation’s capital for blue states

Foreign officials are still adapting to the Trump White House. Some nations are finding that even if they are frustrated by President Trump’s Washington, they can still prosper from robust relations with California and a constellation of…


Tesla’s latest creation: An electric big rig that can travel 500 miles on a single charge

Tesla finally took the wraps off its long-anticipated electric semi-truck late Thursday, a truck that Elon Musk said would blow people’s minds into an “alternate dimension.” The question now, analysts say, is whether Elon Musk’s ambition…

Friday, Nov 17


For $200,000, Tesla will sell you the ‘world’s fastest’ consumer car

The next-generation Roadster is Tesla’s first new sports car since it discontinued the original in 2012 and marks the company’s bid to remain competitive across several categories in the world of electric vehicles that it helped reshape.


Former top Justice official went to bat for drug giant Cardinal Health

Power lawyer Jamie Gorelick pressed the department when the DEA targeted the distributor.

Parents were asked how they felt about smart toys. Here’s what they said.


It’s common for tech companies to say that people who are worried about their products don’t understand them. “Get to know the product,” comes the message. “Read up, and you’ll come around.” But does that work? If you look at one recent…


A Navy pilot drew a penis in the sky. Militaries have investigated this sort of thing before.

The image, which stretched over Washington state’s Okanogan Highlands, has spawned a full Navy investigation, with a senior officer promising to examine the issue fully and respond.

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver reportedly meets with NCAA group over one-and-done rule

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver has not hidden his feelings about the NBA’s one-and-done rule, which has been in place since 2005 — before he assumed control of the league — and mandates that draft prospects be both 19 years old and one year…

Why sexual harassment training doesn't stop harassment

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In some cases, research shows, it can even make things worse


The TED talks empire has been grappling with sexual harassment, interviews and internal emails show

Washington Post

At least five people, including one past speaker, reported being harassed or groped by attendees at Vancouver conference

Civil rights leader Jesse Jackson says he has Parkinson’s disease

The 76-year-old said that he and his family began to notice changes about three years ago. He said he will dedicate himself to physical therapy.