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Rocket strikes dining facility at US Embassy compound in Baghdad

One rocket hit a dining facility Sunday on the compound of the US Embassy in Baghdad, a US official told CNN.The official said at this early stage there are reports of minor damage.Neither the Pentagon nor the State Department have…

Man accused of stealing money and faking veteran status

Click here for updates on this story SCRANTON, PA (WNEP) -- A man has been incarcerated for making faulty purchases and stealing money from American Legion Post 568 on Birney Avenue. Christopher Crawford allegedly spent nearly $17,000, took personal trips,…

6 people were shot at a South Carolina bar, including 2 fatally

Two people were killed Sunday in a shooting at a bar in Hartsville, South Carolina, Darlington County Coroner Todd Hardee said.The shooting happened shortly after midnight Sunday morning at Mac's Lounge, about a half mile from Coker College.Earlier, Hardee said…

The big lesson from the Bezos hack: Anyone can be a target

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — You may not think you’re in the same league as JeffNationa Bezos when it comes to being a hacking target. Probably not, but you — and just about anyone else, potentially including senior U.S. government figures…

Former 'Bachelorette' contestant Tyler Gwozdz dead at 29

Tyler Gwozdz, a former contestant on "The Bachelorette," has died at the age of 29, the show's producers said Thursday. Gwozdz appeared in Season 5 of the ABC show last year, competing for star Hannah Brown. "We are heartbroken to…

Trump now says he's open to entitlement cuts, including Medicare

President Donald Trump signaled this week that he's open to cutting federal entitlements to reduce the federal deficit, despite previously campaigning on protecting Medicare and Social Security.Asked by CNBC at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, whether entitlements would…

US imposes visa restrictions for pregnant women

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Thursday imposed new visa rules aimed at restricting “birth tourism," in which women travel to the United States to give birth so their children can have U.S. citizenship. Applicants will be denied a…

Utah bans conversion therapy for LGBTQ children

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- The discredited practice of conversion therapy for LGBTQ children is now banned in Utah, making it the 19th state and one of the most conservative to prohibit it. Supporters navigated a winding path to passage…

Michelle Carter, convicted in texting suicide case, released from prison

Michelle Carter, the Massachusetts woman convicted of involuntary manslaughter for persuading her boyfriend to kill himself, was released from prison Thursday, months ahead of schedule due to good behavior. Carter, now 23, began serving a 15-month sentence in February, but…

Trump to attend anti-abortion March for Life in a presidential first

President Donald Trump will attend Friday's March for Life, an annual anti-abortion event in Washington, he announced on Twitter."See you on Friday...Big Crowd!" Trump tweeted Wednesday, sharing a video from last year's march.Trump will be the first president to attend…

Four people killed in California plane crash

Four people were killed Wednesday when a small plane crashed at a Southern California airport, the Corona Fire Department said.The aircraft crashed on the east side of the Corona Municipal Airport, Corona police said in a tweet. Police and fire…

Tulsi Gabbard sues Hillary Clinton for defamation over Russia remarks

Tulsi Gabbard filed a defamation lawsuit against Hillary Clinton on Wednesday, alleging the former secretary of state and 2016 Democratic presidential nominee "lied" about the Hawaii congresswoman's ties to Russia during a 2019 interview.The lawsuit stems from an October 2019…

Terry Jones, 'Monty Python' star, dead at 77

Terry Jones, a star of the adored comedy group "Monty Python" who delivered some of the most famous lines in comedic history, has died, his agent confirmed to the PA Media news agency. He was 77. Jones was a major…