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Smoking while walking? Not in New York if new bill is passed

‘In a perfect world, every smoker would have the self-awareness to realize smoking while walking subjects everyone behind you to the fumes,’ said councilman Peter Koo. Smoking while walking would be banned in New York City if a new bill is passed into law. Councilman Peter Koo is introducing the legislation on Wednesday, in what he says is an attempt to keep secondhand smoke away from … [Read more...]

Former CIA director says Russia could 'have something' on Trump

Former CIA Director John Brennan says President Trump’s decision to congratulate Vladimir Putin on his reelection shows that Trump is “afraid of the president of Russia” — and that Moscow may have compromising information about the U.S. leader. … [Read more...]

Chrissy Metz Says She Was Physically Abused By Her Stepfather As A Teen

Chrissy Metz says she was "a tough cookie" growing up, but that didn't stop … [Read more...]

Poland stands firm in EU conflict over court reforms

Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz on Wednesday stressed Poland's right to reform its judiciary however it likes, adding he regrets that the European Union launched unprecedented legal action against Warsaw. "We defend our right to reform our justice system in accordance with the expectations of Polish people," Czaputowicz told parliament during an annual overview of Poland's foreign diplomacy. … [Read more...]

Accused Parkland Shooter Nikolas Cruz and His Brother Starting Fan Club to Meet Girls: Prosecutor

A state attorney made the claim at a court hearing Tuesday. … [Read more...]

Austin bombings: Police hunt for motive as they search home of suspect Mark Anthony Conditt – as it happened

The suspect thought to be behind a spate of bomb attacks in Austin, Texas, has been killed in an explosion after being cornered by police. Police in Texas are hunting for clues as to what drove the unemployed young man to apparently launch a bombing spree that terrorised the region. While searching for possible accomplices and warning people to be on the alert for suspicious packages, officials … [Read more...]

A Passenger Bus in the Philippines Has Plunged off a Cliff and Killed 19 People

The Philippines has a high rate of road fatalities due to aging vehicles … [Read more...]

A judge asks basic questions about climate change. We answer them

California is a hotbed of climate change activism, so it perhaps wasn’t a surprise to see the cities of San Francisco and Oakland sue the world’s largest oil companies last year for allegedly knowing about the dire consequences of global warming while seeking to downplay or deny it. The judge, who previously learned coding techniques for a Silicon Valley lawsuit, has set out a list of questions … [Read more...]

The Latest: Artillery simulator caused Austin Goodwill blast

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Latest on serial bombings in Texas (all times local): … [Read more...]

US top court stays execution of murderer with rare illness

The US Supreme Court on Tuesday night stayed the execution of a convicted murderer-rapist after lawyers and advocates warned the punishment could subject him to intense suffering because of his rare illness. Russell Bucklew had been scheduled to die by lethal injection in the state of Missouri. "The United States Supreme Court has granted a stay of execution for Russell Bucklew, pending further … [Read more...]

This Is the Last State to Not Send a Woman to Congress

Mississippi is about to take itself off the list … [Read more...]

35 People Have Been Killed in a Rocket Attack on the Syrian Capital

The government blamed rebels in the eastern suburbs of Damascus for the attack … [Read more...]

Billionaire Democrat Wins Illinois Gubernatorial Nomination

Billionaire J.B. Pritzker won Illinois' Democratic gubernatorial primary on … [Read more...]

Weinstein Co.'s bankruptcy could bring new wave of accusers

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Is #MeToo part two on the way? … [Read more...]

Trump Ignored Explicit, All-Caps Instructions to 'NOT CONGRATULATE' Putin: Report

Shortly after the absolutely unsurprising re-election of Russian President … [Read more...]

Another Obamacare Stabilization Bill Is In Trouble, This Time Because Of Abortion

A proposal designed to "stabilize Obamacare" and reduce health insurance … [Read more...]

The Latest: 2nd lawsuit filed in deadly bridge collapse

MIAMI (AP) — The Latest on the collapse of a pedestrian bridge at a Florida university (all times local): … [Read more...]

Pennsylvania GOP Moves To Impeach Supreme Court Democrats For Gerrymandering Ruling

A dozen GOP Pennsylvania lawmakers filed legislation on Tuesday to impeach … [Read more...]