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Earthquake in Italy: Rescuers are searching for survivors after a 6.2-magnitude earthquake hit central Italy. 14 people are confirmed dead, according to CNN affiliate Rai Original earthquake struck near the town of Norcia at 3:36 a.m. local time Several aftershocks followed, bringing down buildings and blocking roads A Clue In Prince’s Death Could Have Big […]

Dylann Roof Case: New Court Documents Reveal More Details, Feds Say: Dylann Roof, the man accused in the racially driven massacre at Charleston’s Emanuel AME Church last year, wrote two documents and had made a list of churches, according to recently filed court documents. Federal authorities say the two handwritten documents, or what they are […]

Trump Prevails Over Clinton In Convention Speech Ratings Race: Who won the convention ratings race, Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton? Trump, by a margin of two million viewers, according to Nielsen, the TV ratings firm. Clinton’s Thursday night acceptance speech at the DNC averaged 29.8 million viewers across ten broadcast and cable channels. Trump’s speech […]

getty images: Donald Trump Claims GOP Mantle: Donald Trump claimed the mantle Tuesday as the Republican presidential nominee, capping a stunning rise to power for his insurgent campaign as a boisterous showing by his family and friends revived his convention after a rocky start. Chris Christie, shaking off the disappointment of being passed over as […]

Baton Rouge Shooting: 3 Officers Dead; Shooter Was Missouri Man: A Missouri man ambushed and killed three law officers and wounded three others in Baton Rouge on Sunday during a time when police nationwide and in the Louisiana city in particular have been on high alert after five officers were killed in a Dallas ambush […]

Istanbul Airport Attack: 36 Dead, 147 Injured, Turkish Officials Say: Gunshots, screams and explosions pierced the air Tuesday as three terrorists armed with bombs and guns killed at least 36 people at Istanbul Ataturk Airport in Turkey. Witnesses described deadly carnage and crowds in a panic as the attackers struck one of the world’s busiest […]

Colts Owner Jim Irsay Wins Bid For Prince’s ‘Yellow Cloud’ Guitar: Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay added Prince’s “Yellow Cloud” electric guitar to his collection of musical instruments, per the Associated Press (via ESPN.com). Irsay spent $137,500 on the guitar, which the late musician used for concerts until the mid-1990s: Michelle Obama, Daughters Visiting Liberia: […]

Brexit: Labour Party Crisis Deepens; Boris Johnson Calls For Unity: As the United Kingdom wakes up to a new week, the full extent of the Brexit hangover is becoming apparent ahead of a flurry of meetings to start negotiating the UK’s exit from the European Union as quickly and as painlessly as possible. Meanwhile, the […]

United Kingdom Votes To Leave EU In Historic Referendum: The United Kingdon has voted to leave the European Union in a historic referendum, with 51.89% of the population voting to leave and 48.11% voting for remain. Almost 46.5 million people were registered to vote in Thursday’s referendum. Leave.EU and UKIP leader Nigel Farage, who had […]

Orlando Shooter Texted Wife During Attack, Source Says: The Orlando shooter and his wife exchanged text messages during the Pulse nightclub rampage, a law enforcement official briefed on the investigation told CNN. Around 4 a.m. on June 12, about two hours after he started the attack and while holed up in a bathroom, Omar Mateen […]

Biden Backs Clinton; VP And Warren Call Trump Comments ‘Racist’: Vice President Joe Biden endorsed Hillary Clinton Thursday night as he and Sen. Elizabeth Warren launched blistering back-to-back attacks at Donald Trump, both calling the presumptive Republican presidential nominee’s comments about a federal judge “racist.” Biden was discussing the empty seat on the Supreme Court […]

California Is First State To Approve $15 Minimum Wage: Both the State Assembly and State Senate passed the measure on Thursday afternoon. Governor Jerry Brown said he would sign it on Monday. “No one who is working full time in California should live in poverty due to a low wage,” said Democratic State Senator Mark […]