Prosecutors to retry Bob Menendez

NEWARK, N.J. — The government has told a federal judge in New Jersey it will seek a retrial of Sen. Bob Menendez, whose 11-week corruption trial ended in a hung jury in November. The filing to the judge Friday seeks a retrial of the Democrat “at the earliest possible

New policy protects providers who won’t perform abortions

With thousands of anti-abortion marchers crowding the streets of the capital, the Trump administration unveiled new policies that satisfy longstanding demands from pro-life social and religious conservatives. The Department of Health and Human Services spelled out plans to protect medical providers who refuse to perform procedures such as abortions

After massive investigation, motive in Vegas massacre still a mystery

View Slideshow FacebookTwitterGoogleFacebook MessengerWhatsAppEmailCopy A photo released by Las Vegas authorities shows the 32nd-floor window at the Mandalay Bay Hotel from which gunman Stephen Paddock unleashed his massacre, killing 58 people and injuring 700 more. The image was released Friday in a preliminary, 81-page report on the Oct. 1 mass shooting. In

Flu epidemic has already killed 30 kids and hasn’t peaked yet

This year is quickly becoming one of the worst flu seasons in recent memory. Flu activity has been reported in 49 states — all except for Hawaii — as of Jan. 13, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “Hopefully we’re at the peak now, but until we

Las Vegas shooter’s computer was loaded up with child porn

Authorities found “several hundred images” of child porn on a computer belonging to Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock, according to a preliminary report on the case released Friday. Paddock’s estranged brother, Bruce Paddock, was arrested in October on child pornography charges. Bruce Paddock had over 600 explicit images of minors

Mom accused of letting child die after he was scalded in tub

A Florida mom allowed her infant son to die from burns suffered in the bathtub because she feared losing custody if she called 911, it was reported Friday. Christina Hurt, 35, was charged with aggravated manslaughter over the death of her 1-year-old child, Ethan Coley, NBC 6 reported. The Miami-Dade

Halladay had morphine in his system during deadly plane crash

Former star MLB pitcher Roy Halladay had morphine in his system when he fatally crashed his small plane into the Gulf of Mexico, according to an autopsy report revealed Friday. see also The 40-year-old baseball great — who played for the Toronto Blue Jays and Philadelphia Phillies — was flying

Stormy Daniels: Big Ben walked me to my hotel room after night with Trump

The night after porn star Stormy Daniels allegedly had sex with Donald Trump, the future president had Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger walk Daniels to her hotel room, the adult-film star said in a bombshell 2011 interview. Daniels — whose real name is Stephanie Clifford — claimed to In

Bandits take off with money, chips from Vegas casinos

LAS VEGAS — Bandits have gotten away with cash and chips from four casino-hotels in Las Vegas since last week, leaving police on the hunt for multiple suspects. Three of the casinos targeted by criminals are on the Las Vegas Strip and the fourth one is in the vicinity.

Child dies, sister critically injured after being hit by stolen truck: cops

ANTIOCH, Calif. — Police in Northern California say a 4-year-old girl was killed and her 2-year-old sister critically injured when a stolen pickup truck crashed into their vehicle. KGO-TV of San Jose reports that the girls’ mother was also seriously injured in Wednesday’s crash in Antioch. The Contra Costa Sheriff’s

Pope Francis accuses sex abuse victims of slander

Pope Francis on Thursday accused clerical sex abuse victims in Chile of slander — just days after meeting with survivors and asking for forgiveness, according to reports. The shocking assertion came while he was speaking to reporters in Iquique about Bishop Juan Barros, who has been accused of covering

Trump visits Pittsburgh to endorse House candidate

President Trump visited suburban Pittsburgh on Thursday to support a GOP candidate in a special election for an open House seat. The president called the candidate, Rick Saccone, “a person people are hearing more and more about, a real friend and spectacular man.” But he spent most of his time

Trump heads to Mar-a-Lago fundraiser amid shutdown fears

President Trump is traveling to his Florida estate of Mar-a-Lago on Friday to host a six-figure fundraiser as Capital Hill lurches toward a government shutdown, a report said Thursday night. Trump’s private club is advertising a celebration for the first anniversary of his inauguration with ticket prices starting at

Passenger riding train in Chicago doused with chemicals

Chicago police reportedly arrested a man riding a Chicago Transit Authority train during rush hour Thursday after they said he doused another passenger with chemicals and sparking a small fire. The Chicago Tribune reported that a 26-year-old woman was on a southbound Red Line train when she was splashed

China may have compromised CIA communications: report

U.S. intelligence officials remain concerned that China has compromised the methods that the CIA uses to communicate with overseas informants, dampening agents’ enthusiasm after the Monday arrest of a former CIA officer for allegedly retaining classified information, The Washington Post reported. Between 18 and 20 key CIA sources in

Cops searching for suspect who stole car, dumped girls on road

ATLANTA — Authorities are looking for someone they say stole an SUV with two children inside and left them on major roadways. Clayton County police Sgt. Ashanti Marbury tells news outlets that 1-month-old Ava Wilmer and 4-year-old Arya Davenport were found after their mother’s vehicle was stolen from a

Putin takes shirtless dip in icy waters to celebrate Epiphany

MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin stripped off to his bathing trunks and immersed himself in the freezing waters of a lake late on Thursday, observing an Orthodox Christian ritual to mark the feast of Epiphany. Russian state television showed Putin marching onto the ice of frozen Lake Seliger,

Huge gas tanker explosion shuts down highway

SALT LAKE CITY — A double tanker vehicle hauling gasoline exploded on Interstate 15 temporarily shutting down traffic in both directions in Salt Lake City on Thursday. KUTV reports that no one was injured. The truck driver told police he believes his brakes caught fire, which led to the

Teacher busted for sex with teen after racy pics surface: cops

A Florida high school teacher charged with sexually assaulting a 17-year-old former student told the teen the illicit tryst was “worth” the risk of getting caught, she told detectives. Jason Michael Tarlton, a 30-year-old teacher at Lake Weir High School in Ocala, was arrested Tuesday after inappropriate images of

Trump’s exercise is walking around the White House

President Trump isn’t sweating his doctor’s orders to exercise daily, claiming he runs around enough at the White House complex to make up for it. ​ “I get exercise. I mean I walk, I this, I that,” Trump, 71, told Reuters during an Oval Office interview published on Wednesday. “I

Traffic cops fired for accepting free pizza in parking scheme

Parking enforcement officers in Utah accepted years of free pizza in a saucy scheme to save employees at one pie joint some dough — by not writing hundreds of tickets, according to a report. Sicilia Pizza in the Salt Lake City dished up the kickbacks to Officer Jeff Clegg

Sick gymnastics doc’s pathetic attempt to avoid victims

The former gymnastics doctor accused of sexually abusing more than a hundred young girls and women griped to a judge in a letter read in court Thursday that it was too hard to listen to his victim’s stories in the courtroom. Larry Nassar, 54, the former team doctor for

India test-fires missile amid perceived threats from China, Pakistan

NEW DELHI — India tested its longest-range intercontinental missile on Thursday, the defense ministry said, part of efforts to build a nuclear deterrent against neighboring Pakistan and China. The 3,107-mile range Agni missile was tested from an island in India’s eastern coast in the Bay of Bengal, the ministry