Missouri inmate Russell Bucklew executed by lethal injection despite concerns his medical condition could cause gruesome death
Missouri inmate Russell Bucklew executed by lethal injection despite concerns his medical condition could cause gruesome death

Bucklew. sentenced for the killing of a man in 1996, was put to death at the state prison in Bonne Terre. It was Missouri's first execution since January 2017

Dallas cop Amber Guyger who shot black neighbour in his own apartment found guilty of murder
Dallas cop Amber Guyger who shot black neighbour in his own apartment found guilty of murder

Cheers erupted in the courthouse as the verdict was announced, and someone yelled "Thank you, Jesus!"

Jessye Norman, renowned international opera star whose soprano voice won 4 Grammys, dies aged 74
Jessye Norman, renowned international opera star whose soprano voice won 4 Grammys, dies aged 74

Norman died at 7:54 a.m. EDT from septic shock and multi-organ failure secondary to complications of a spinal cord injury she suffered in 2015

NYPD officer shot 3 times and killed possibly by his own gun during struggle with suspect
NYPD officer shot 3 times and killed possibly by his own gun during struggle with suspect

33-year-old Brian Mulkeen was patrolling the streets around a city apartment complex at around 12.30 am as part of a unit investigating potential gang activity

Religious adoption agencies in Michigan can turn away LGBTQ couples, judge rules
Religious adoption agencies in Michigan can turn away LGBTQ couples, judge rules

District Judge Robert Jonker said St. Vincent Catholic Charities’ practice of referring same-sex couples to other agencies is not discriminatory.

Tyler Perry says he cannot stop filming in Georgia despite Hollywood's backlash against the state's abortion law
Tyler Perry says he cannot stop filming in Georgia despite Hollywood's backlash against the state's abortion law

Some actors and actresses such as Alyssa Milano, Mark Hamill and Mandy Moore have suggested a boycott against filming in Georgia

Jennifer Lopez, Shakira to dazzle Super Bowl halftime show with 'incredible performance for the ages'
Jennifer Lopez, Shakira to dazzle Super Bowl halftime show with 'incredible performance for the ages'

The superstar performers, who have released music in Spanish and English since the 1990s, will perform on February 2 at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida.

Stay family massacre: Man found guilty of murdering 6 members of ex-wife's family, including 4 children, in 2014
Stay family massacre: Man found guilty of murdering 6 members of ex-wife's family, including 4 children, in 2014

Jurors on Thursday rejected Ronald Lee Haskell’s insanity defense, wherein his attorneys said Haskell believed voices in his head were telling him to kill the Stay family, including four children, at their suburban Houston home in 2014.

Whistleblower complaint says Trump abused power to solicit foreign help in influencing 2020 election
Whistleblower complaint says Trump abused power to solicit foreign help in influencing 2020 election

The White House then tried to "lock down" the information to cover it up, the complaint says.

White House tried to 'lock down' records of Trump's call with Ukrainian president, reveals whistleblower complaint
White House tried to 'lock down' records of Trump's call with Ukrainian president, reveals whistleblower complaint

White House officials sought to "lock down" records of a phone call in which President Donald Trump urged his Ukrainian counterpart to investigate Democratic rival Joe Biden, according to a secret whistleblower complaint made public

Texas man apologizes before being executed for stabbing wife and 2 stepsons to death: 'I am sorry for the hard times'
Texas man apologizes before being executed for stabbing wife and 2 stepsons to death: 'I am sorry for the hard times'

Robert Sparks, 45, became the 16th inmate put to death this year in the U.S. and the seventh in Texas.

Israel election results: President Rivlin tasks PM Netanyahu with forming new government after unity talks fail
Israel election results: President Rivlin tasks PM Netanyahu with forming new government after unity talks fail

Wednesday's decision came after President Reuven Rivlin's attempts to broker a unity government between Netanyahu and his chief rival, Benny Gantz, failed.

Trump Ukraine transcript: Memo shows the President was fixated on Mueller probe
Trump Ukraine transcript: Memo shows the President was fixated on Mueller probe

Trump flippantly refers to the ex-FBI director as a "man named Robert Mueller" and says he turned in "a very poor performance."

Transcript shows Trump repeatedly prodded Ukrainian president to investigate political rival Joe Biden
Transcript shows Trump repeatedly prodded Ukrainian president to investigate political rival Joe Biden

President Donald Trump repeatedly prodded Ukraine's new leader to work with his personal attorney personal attorney to investigate Democratic political rival Joe Biden, memo of call shows

Nancy Pelosi announces impeachment probe into Trump, who calls it a 'positive for me'
Nancy Pelosi announces impeachment probe into Trump, who calls it a 'positive for me'

The decision sets up an election season clash between Trump and Congress that seems certain to exacerbate the nation's fierce partisan divides and inject deep uncertainty into the 2020 presidential contest.

Texas cop who shot black man after mistaking his apartment for her own was 'distracted' by ‘intimate’ call before shooting
Texas cop who shot black man after mistaking his apartment for her own was 'distracted' by ‘intimate’ call before shooting

The 31-year-old is on trial for the death of 26-year-old Botham Jean, whom she said she mistook for an intruder in her own home.

Abortion rates in US see sharp decline as improved access to contraception reduces number of pregnancies
Abortion rates in US see sharp decline as improved access to contraception reduces number of pregnancies

There were 862,000 abortions in the U.S. in 2017, down from 926,000 tallied in 2014, according to researchers at the Guttmacher Institute

Ric Ocasek dead at 75: Frontman for legendary group The Cars found dead in his Manhattan apartment
Ric Ocasek dead at 75: Frontman for legendary group The Cars found dead in his Manhattan apartment

The New York Police Department said that officers found the 75-year-old Ocasek at about 4 p.m. after responding to a 911 call. They said there were no signs of foul play and that the medical examiner was to determine a cause of death.

Kavanaugh now accused of thrusting his penis into female classmate's hand while drunk in the 80s, Dems call for impeachment
Kavanaugh now accused of thrusting his penis into female classmate's hand while drunk in the 80s, Dems call for impeachment

Trump, who fiercely Kavanaugh during his contentious confirmation process, dismissed the latest allegation as 'lies'

Pittsburgh man kills himself on daughter's wedding day by blowing up his house: 'He disconnected the gas line in the basement'
Pittsburgh man kills himself on daughter's wedding day by blowing up his house: 'He disconnected the gas line in the basement'

The man had been seen standing in front of his house in Edgewood shortly before it exploded and caught fire, authorities said

Gold toilet worth $1.5 million stolen just two days after it went on display at Blenheim Palace, Winston Churchill's birthplace
Gold toilet worth $1.5 million stolen just two days after it went on display at Blenheim Palace, Winston Churchill's birthplace

The toilet was taken early Saturday by thieves who used at least two vehicles; CCTV footage is being studied in the investigation

Osama bin Laden's son Hamza killed in US counter-terrorism operation, Trump confirms
Osama bin Laden's son Hamza killed in US counter-terrorism operation, Trump confirms

A statement issued in President Donald Trump's name gave no further details, such as when Hamza bin Laden was killed or how the United States had confirmed his death.

Felicity Huffman sentenced to 14 days in prison for paying $15,000 to rig daughter's SAT scores in college admissions scandal
Felicity Huffman sentenced to 14 days in prison for paying $15,000 to rig daughter's SAT scores in college admissions scandal

In arguing for incarceration, Assistant U.S. Attorney Eric Rosen told the judge that prosecutors had no reason to doubt the rationale Huffman offered — her fears and insecurities as a parent — for taking part in the scheme

Trump to roll back Obama-era clean water regulation that prevented use of harmful chemicals near water bodies
Trump to roll back Obama-era clean water regulation that prevented use of harmful chemicals near water bodies

President Donald Trump has promised to repeal the 2015 Obama rule which defines what bodies of water fall under federal jurisdiction

9/11 anniversary: Trump and Melania observe moments of silence at White House and Pentagon to mark 18 years since terror attacks
9/11 anniversary: Trump and Melania observe moments of silence at White House and Pentagon to mark 18 years since terror attacks

Like Presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush, Trump marked the day with the war in Afghanistan still raging

Texas inmate apologizes to family of the woman he murdered shortly before his execution: 'I understand the pain that I caused'
Texas inmate apologizes to family of the woman he murdered shortly before his execution: 'I understand the pain that I caused'

Mark Anthony Soliz, 37, received a lethal injection at the state penitentiary in Huntsville for the June 2010 slaying of Nancy Weatherly during a robbery at her rural home near Godley.

US Coast Guard rescues all four crewmen trapped inside cargo ship that caught fire and capsized
US Coast Guard rescues all four crewmen trapped inside cargo ship that caught fire and capsized

The rescue was made after drilling into the hull's steel plates to extract the crew members more than a day after their vessel overturned while leaving a Georgia port.

Rafael Nadal posts a five-set victory to beat Daniil Medvedev in epic US Open final and claim his 19th Grand Slam title
Rafael Nadal posts a five-set victory to beat Daniil Medvedev in epic US Open final and claim his 19th Grand Slam title

What had all the makings of a crowning morphed into a grueling contest thanks to Nadal’s opponent, Daniil Medvedev, a man a decade younger and appearing in his first major title match.

Prosecutors seek 1 month jail time for Felicity Huffman while William H Macy and Eva Longoria support her ahead of sentencing
Prosecutors seek 1 month jail time for Felicity Huffman while William H Macy and Eva Longoria support her ahead of sentencing

Huffman, in a three-page letter filed Friday with the federal court in Boston that is handling the sweeping bribery scheme, said she has 'a deep and abiding shame' for her actions.

Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz says he's no longer considering independent 2020 presidential bid
Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz says he's no longer considering independent 2020 presidential bid

Schultz said Friday in a letter posted on his website, 'I have concluded that an independent campaign for the White House is not how I can best serve our country at this time'

California boat fire: Early probe finds serious safety lapses may have contributed to 34 deaths
California boat fire: Early probe finds serious safety lapses may have contributed to 34 deaths

The crew told investigators a "harrowing story" about the moments after a blaze erupted aboard the Conception before dawn Monday as it lay at anchor off the Channel Islands

Former Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe dies at age 95, hailed as an 'icon of liberation'
Former Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe dies at age 95, hailed as an 'icon of liberation'

Robert Mugabe, the longtime leader of Zimbabwe who was forced to resign in 2017 after a military takeover, has died at 95, his successor says

Trump insists Dorian was forecast to 'hit or graze' Alabama, shows hurricane map with hand-drawn circle to include state
Trump insists Dorian was forecast to 'hit or graze' Alabama, shows hurricane map with hand-drawn circle to include state

The map he displayed included what appeared to be a hand-drawn half-circle that extended the cone of uncertainty over a swath of Alabama

Hurricane Dorian hits South Carolina causing flooding and power outage in more than 200,000 homes and businesses
Hurricane Dorian hits South Carolina causing flooding and power outage in more than 200,000 homes and businesses

An estimated 3 million people in Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas were warned to evacuate as the storm closed in with the potential for life-threatening storm surge.

US woman arrested at Manila airport with newborn hidden in sling bag, charged with human trafficking
US woman arrested at Manila airport with newborn hidden in sling bag, charged with human trafficking

Jennifer Erin Talbot was able to pass through the airport immigration counter on Wednesday without declaring the baby boy but was intercepted at the boarding gate by airline personnel.

Samsung's Galaxy Fold phone with innovative folding screen to finally go on sale after being delayed for months
Samsung's Galaxy Fold phone with innovative folding screen to finally go on sale after being delayed for months

The South Korean tech giant had put the Galaxy Fold's launch on hold after reviewers encountered problems with the device's innovative folding screen, which the company indicated on Thursday have now been resolved.

Texas man says he will ‘miss pancakes’ and 'black and white shows’ before execution by lethal injection for 2003 murders of two elderly women
Texas man says he will ‘miss pancakes’ and 'black and white shows’ before execution by lethal injection for 2003 murders of two elderly women

Billy Jack Crutsinger, 64, received a lethal injection Wednesday evening at the state penitentiary in Huntsville for the 2003 killings of Pearl Magouirk and Patricia Syren

Crew member Allie Kurtz left job in the movie industry to fulfill dream before death in California scuba boat fire
Crew member Allie Kurtz left job in the movie industry to fulfill dream before death in California scuba boat fire

Friends from South America to Europe are mourning the 26-year-old, whose family said they will miss her lively, adventurous spirit but know she died doing what she loved most

Hurricane Dorian strengthens to category 3 again as it approaches South Carolina coast, threatens to inundate low-lying areas
Hurricane Dorian strengthens to category 3 again as it approaches South Carolina coast, threatens to inundate low-lying areas

As of early Thursday, over 16,800 in Charleston County and over 6,800 in Beaufort County were without power, according to Dominion Energy 

Pentagon approves $3.6 billion from military construction cash for Trump's Mexico border wall
Pentagon approves $3.6 billion from military construction cash for Trump's Mexico border wall

The funding is expected to cover only a miniscule 175 miles of the proposed 1,954-mile U.S.-Mexico border, a pet project of President Trump.

Hong Kong withdraws extradition bill that sparked protests, but doubts whether demonstrations will cease
Hong Kong withdraws extradition bill that sparked protests, but doubts whether demonstrations will cease

The bill that would have allowed Hong Kong residents to be sent to mainland China for trials prompted massive protests since June and caused the airport to shut down earlier this month.

High school students, marine biologist among 34 presumed dead in fiery sinking of scuba boat off California coast
High school students, marine biologist among 34 presumed dead in fiery sinking of scuba boat off California coast

The only survivors were believed to be the captain and four crew members who were awake on the upper decks

Texas death row inmate Billy Jack Crutsinger who killed 89-year-old woman and her daughter in 2003 set for execution
Texas death row inmate Billy Jack Crutsinger who killed 89-year-old woman and her daughter in 2003 set for execution

Billy Jack Crutsinger, 64, will face execution on Wednesday evening, September 4, for the 2003 killings of Pearl Magouirk and her 71-year-old daughter Patricia Syren

Bahamians rescue Hurricane Dorian victims as storm moves toward US coast after decimating Abaco and Grand Bahama islands
Bahamians rescue Hurricane Dorian victims as storm moves toward US coast after decimating Abaco and Grand Bahama islands

People on the U.S. coast made final preparations for a storm with winds at a still-dangerous 110 mph (175 kph), making it a Category 2 storm

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 86, says her work on court ‘saved’ her during cancer treatments
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 86, says her work on court ‘saved’ her during cancer treatments

Ginsburg's health has been watched closely by both conservatives and liberals since it's believed the court would shift to the right if President Donald Trump could nominate someone to replace her

Prince Harry defends frequent private jet use saying it's to keep family safe: 'I spend 99% of time traveling commercial'
Prince Harry defends frequent private jet use saying it's to keep family safe: 'I spend 99% of time traveling commercial'

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry drew heavy criticism this summer when the family took a private jet to go on vacation

Hurricane Dorian: Florida braces for impact as storm approaches coast, thousands of flights canceled
Hurricane Dorian: Florida braces for impact as storm approaches coast, thousands of flights canceled

However, the threat to the state has eased significantly as Dorian's winds have now dipped to 120 mph, making it a still highly dangerous Category 3 hurricane, and the storm was barely moving at 1 mph

West Texas gunman was ‘a violent, aggressive person’ who would shoot at animals at all hours of the night, neighbor says
West Texas gunman was ‘a violent, aggressive person’ who would shoot at animals at all hours of the night, neighbor says

Officers killed 36-year-old Seth Aaron Ator on Saturday outside a busy Odessa movie theater after a spate of violence that spanned 10 miles, injuring around two dozen people in addition to the dead

25 dead in California boat fire as passengers on recreational scuba diving trip slept below deck
25 dead in California boat fire as passengers on recreational scuba diving trip slept below deck

The missing and dead were among 39 passengers and crew who had departed Santa Barbara's Channel Islands Harbor on Saturday aboard the boat Conception for a Labor Day weekend scuba diving trip

16 dead, 119 hurt in late-night Taliban suicide attack in Kabul targeting international compound
16 dead, 119 hurt in late-night Taliban suicide attack in Kabul targeting international compound

The Taliban continue such attacks even as a U.S. envoy says the militant group has reached a deal in principle with the U.S. on ending America's longest war

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