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School bus driver charged in crash that killed five kids
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School bus driver charged in crash that killed five kids

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) -- A school bus driver who authorities say was speeding along a narrow, winding Tennessee road when he wrapped his vehicle around a tree was arrested and charged with vehicular homicide in the deaths of five children. Calling the Mon...
Leftist College Lowers, Burns, Finally Removes Old Glory
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Leftist College Lowers, Burns, Finally Removes Old Glory

AMHERST — Since Election Day, Hampshire College’s U.S. flag has been discussed, set ablaze, replaced, and lowered to half-staff. On Friday, Old Glory was removed indefinitely. In an email sent to the campus community Friday, President Jonathan Lash annou...
A plan to register Muslims is constitutional and legal
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A plan to register Muslims is constitutional and legal

WASHINGTON -- The Trump administration would likely prevail in the face of threatened legal challenges to any plan to register or otherwise monitor Muslims entering the country, legal experts said -- but it's more likely to use a tested, broader-based Bush/Oba...
President-Elect Trump delivers transition message directly to the American people
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President-Elect Trump delivers transition message directly to the American people

NEW YORK (UPI) -- President-elect Donald Trump on Monday posted a video message that explained some of the things he plans to do in his first 100 days in the White House. In the two and-a-half minute video, which was produced and posted online by Trump's t...
Pope Francis confirms 17 new cardinals, cautions against raising walls
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Pope Francis confirms 17 new cardinals, cautions against raising walls

VATICAN CITY, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- Pope Francis on Saturday confirmed 17 new members of the College of Cardinals while pleading with the world to reject the hostilities being directed against immigrants and refugees. During his homily at the ceremony, Francis i...
Dakota Access Riots: Police Break Out the Water Cannons
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Dakota Access Riots: Police Break Out the Water Cannons

CANNON BALL, N.D. (AP) -- Tension flared anew on the Dakota Access pipeline as protesters tried to push past a long-blocked bridge on a state highway, only to be turned back by a line of law enforcement using water cannon and what appeared to be tear gas. S...
McCain: I don't give a damn what the president of the United States wants to do
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McCain: I don't give a damn what the president of the United States wants to do

Senator John McCain has issued a stiff warning to President-elect Donald Trump on the subject of torture, insisting the United States would not reinstate waterboarding. “I don’t give a damn what the president of the United States wants to do. We will not wa...
Obama promises he will criticize Trump as he sees fit
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Obama promises he will criticize Trump as he sees fit

LIMA, Peru (AP) -- President Barack Obama said Sunday he doesn't intend to become his successor's constant critic - but reserved the right to speak out if President-elect Donald Trump or his policies breach certain "values or ideals." Offering a rare glimps...
Texas, Missouri police officers shot in ambushes
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Texas, Missouri police officers shot in ambushes

A police officer has been fatally shot in San Antonio, Texas, and another in St. Louis was shot in the face but is expected to survive, in what authorities are calling the latest in a series of target attacks on law enforcement. The San Antonio detective wa...
Chicago: 2 teens charged with murder in shooting of U.S. Rep. Danny Davis' grandson
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Chicago: 2 teens charged with murder in shooting of U.S. Rep. Danny Davis' grandson

A 16-year-old boy and a 17-year-old girl have been charged with murder in the shooting death of Jovan Wilson, the grandson of U.S. Rep. Danny Davis, police announced Sunday. Tariq M. Harris, 16, of the 8100 block of South Loomis Boulevard, and Dijae T. Bank...