National News

Megan Markle's father appeals for her to call home

Published:
Updated:
Meghan Markle's father has appealed to his daughter to call him, saying they hadn't been in touch since her wedding to Prince Harry in May.Read more

Vaping booming in U.S. high schools, survey finds

Published:
Updated:
Twice as many high school students used nicotine-tinged electronic cigarettes this year compared with last year, an unprecedented jump in a large annual survey of teen...Read more

US conducts 6 airstrikes against Somalia extremists, 62 dead

Published:
Updated:
The U.S. military says it has carried out six airstrikes in the Gandarshe area of Somalia which killed a total of 62 al-Shabab extremist rebels.Read more

Lawyer of Pike Co. massacre suspect wants case moved elsewhere

Published:
Updated:
Attorneys for a woman charged in the slayings of eight Ohio family members have asked a judge to move the case to a different court because of extensive publicity.Read more


'Justice' is Merriam-Webster's word of the year

'Justice' is Merriam-Webster's word of the year

Published:
Racial justice. Obstruction of justice. Social justice. The Justice Department. Merriam-Webster has chosen "justice" as its 2018 word of the year, driven by the churning...Read more

Mom in toddler tussle video says she went into defense mode

Published:
Updated:
A mother who had her toddler yanked from her arms by New York police in a widely seen video said in an interview published Sunday that she went into "defense mode."Read more

White House closer to partial shutdown with wall demand

Published:
Updated:
Pushing the government to the brink of a partial shutdown, the White House is insisting that Congress provide $5 billion to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border...Read more

Colin Kroll, co-founder of HQ Trivia, found dead

Published:
Updated:
Colin Kroll, a tech executive who co-founded the HQ Trivia app, has died. He was 34.Read more

Higher percentage of California pot passing safety tests

Published:
Updated:
California broadly legalized marijuana at the start of the year, and mandatory testing began in July 1.Read more

Almanac: The first vending machine

Published:
On December 16, 1884, 134 years ago today, William Henry Fruen, of Minneapolis, patented his "Automatic Liquid-Drawing Device." Read more

Giuliani: 'Over my dead body' will Mueller interview Trump

Published:
President Donald Trump's attorney is categorically ruling out the possibility of a presidential interview with special counsel Robert Mueller.Read more