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US Scientists Contradict Trump’s Climate Claims

WASHINGTON (AP) – Federal scientists warn that burning fossil fuels is already driving a steep increase in the United States of heat waves, droughts and floods – even as President Donald Trump touts new oil pipelines and pledges to revive the nation’s struggling coal mines. A draft report representing the consensus of 13 federal agencies concludes that the evidence global…

Taylor Swift Wants Case To Serve As Example To Other Victims

Courtesy of Jeff KandybaDENVER (AP) – Taylor Swift’s attorneys say they aren’t trying to bankrupt a former Colorado DJ accused of groping the pop superstar before a concert. But they do want others to know “that you can always say no.” Swift’s attorney attacked the credibility of former Denver DJ David Mueller on Tuesday, asking why a woman who reports…

Latest: Official: At Least 25 Migrants In Truck Were Mexican

Courtesy Eric Gay/APSAN ANTONIO (AP) – The Latest on the deaths of 10 people whose bodies were found in a broiling tractor-trailer in a Walmart parking lot in San Antonio, Texas (all times local): 9:30 p.m. Mexico’s foreign ministry says that “according to preliminary information” 25 of the migrants inside a sweltering tractor-trailer in Texas were Mexican. A ministry statement…

Museum To Mark 10th Anniversary Of I-35W Bridge Collapse

Courtesy of KARE11MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – The Minnesota Historical Society will commemorate the upcoming 10th anniversary of the Interstate 35W bridge collapse with a new display. Thirteen people died and 145 were injured when the bridge fell into the Mississippi River in downtown Minneapolis during the evening rush Aug. 1, 2007. The National Transportation Safety Board concluded the probable cause was…

Trump Looks For Friendlier European Welcome In Poland

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump is likely to receive a friendly welcome in Poland. That’s despite lingering skepticism in Europe over his commitment to NATO, his past praise of Russian President Vladimir Putin and his recent decision to pull the U.S. out of a major international climate agreement. Trump arrives in Warsaw, Poland, on Wednesday for a brief visit…

Philando Castile Family Reaches $3M Settlement In Death

Photo courtesy of Ben Garvin, KARE 11MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – The mother of Philando Castile, a black motorist who was killed by a Minnesota police officer last year, has reached a nearly $3 million settlement in his death. The settlement was announced Monday by attorneys for Valerie Castile and the city of St. Anthony. The settlement avoids the drawn-out process of…

The Latest: Fire Crews Still Searching Blazing London Block

Photo courtesy of Toby Melville/ReutersLONDON (AP) – The Latest on the London fire (all times local): 1:15 p.m. The London Fire Commissioner says several firefighters have sustained minor injuries in the fire at a west London apartment building, as fire crews continue searching the tower block for victims. Dany Cotton told reporters Wednesday at midday that firefighters were still in…

Sheriff: ‘Multiple Fatalities’ In Florida Shooting

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) – Law enforcement authorities in Florida say there are “multiple fatalities” following a shooting in an industrial area near Orlando. On its official Twitter account Monday morning, the Orange County Sheriff’s Office said the “situation” has been contained. Officials say they’ll provide an update as soon as the “info is accurate.” Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demmings is…

Roger Ailes, Founder Of Fox News, Dead At 77

ReutersNEW YORK- Roger Ailes, the founder and former chairman of Fox News died on Thursday morning at the age of 77, according to his family. The ticker outside of Fox News’ midtown Manhattan offices said simply: “A giant passes,” according to NBC News. Ailes resigned as chairman and CEO of Fox News last July when a former Fox anchor filed a…

The Latest: Trump Assails Sen. Schumer For Remarks On Comey

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Latest on the firing of FBI Director James Comey (all times local): 12:50 a.m. President Donald Trump is criticizing Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer for comments the New York Democrat made in response to the firing of FBI Director James Comey. Schumer said Tuesday evening that he told Trump in a phone conversation that “you are…

Government: 36 Islamic State Fighters Killed By Massive Bomb

KABUL, Afghanistan. (AP) – Afghanistan officials say the U.S. attack on a tunnel complex in eastern Afghanistan with the largest non-nuclear weapon ever used in combat by the U.S. military has left 36 Islamic State group fighters dead. There were no civilian casualties, according to the Ministry of Defense statement, which also said that several IS caves and ammunition caches…