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Family of grandmother killed by alligator sues nursing home

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 18:20:09 GMT

A North Carolina man who fired an assault rifle inside a District of Columbia restaurant during his investigation of a conspiracy theory dubbed "pizzagate" has been sentenced to four years in prison. A North Carolina man who fired an assault rifle inside a District of Columbia restaurant during his investigation of a conspiracy theory dubbed "pizzagate" has been sentenced to four years in prison.




The Latest: Merkel wants maximum guarantees for EU citizens

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 18:20:08 GMT

Ukrainian President ... . Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni, left, is greeted by European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker prior to a meeting at EU headquarters in Brussels on Thursday, June 22, 2017.




London fire: Tests show other high-rises have suspect panels

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 18:20:07 GMT

The mass "Day of Rage" demo... . Emergency services workers take part in a minute's silence in front of Grenfell Tower in London, Monday, June 19, 2017.




Supreme Court upholds convictions in 1984 murder

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 16:02:16 GMT

The Supreme Court has upheld the murder convictions of seven men in a brutal 1984 killing in the District of Columbia. The justices rejected claims that prosecutors withheld key evidence and ruled 7-1 on Thursday that the evidence the defendants said was withheld would not have made a difference in the outcome.




DC DMV to Allow Residents to Use 'Gender Neutral Identifier' on Driver's Licenses

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 16:02:15 GMT

The District of Columbia Department of Motor Vehicles will allow residents later this month to use a "gender neutral identifier" on their driver's license or ID card, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser's Office of LGBTQ Affairs announced on Tuesday. The "gender non-binary" will be known as "X" on both forms of ID.




New Census Data Show US Becoming More Diverse

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 13:49:36 GMT

Men play cards in Mariachi Plaza in the Boyle Heights area of Los Angeles, home to many Mexican and Central American migrants. All races and ethnic groups grew in the U.S. over the last year, but the Asian and Hispanic populations continued to be the fastest-growing, according to the annual count released Thursday by the Census Bureau.




Man arrested in 'pizzagate' incident in DC to be sentenced

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 09:27:26 GMT

A man who walked into a District of Columbia pizza restaurant with an assault rifle, intent on investigating internet rumors dubbed "pizzagate," is scheduled to be sentenced. Edgar Maddison Welch is set to be sentenced Thursday at a hearing in federal court in Washington.




Opioid-Linked Hospitalizations Rising Fastest for Women: Study

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 05:18:44 GMT

Opioid-related hospitalizations among women in the United States increased far faster than among men between 2005 and 2014, a federal government report says. Among women, hospitalizations involving opioid painkillers or heroin rose 75 percent, compared to 55 percent among men, according to the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality .




Trump to host Trump re-election fundraiser at Trump hotel

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 01:11:43 GMT

In this Dec. 21, 2016, file photo, The Trump International Hotel in Washington. President Donald Trump will hold his first re-election fundraiser at his own hotel in Washington on June 28, 2017.




Trump to host Trump re-election fundraiser at Trump hotel

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 01:11:42 GMT

President. Candidate. Businessman. Three of President Donald Trump's roles converge next week as he holds his first re-election fundraiser at his hotel in Washington.




When asked their sex, some are going with option 'X'

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 01:11:41 GMT

When asked their sex, some are going with option 'X' There's a growing consensus that gender isn't just about male and female. Check out this story on USATODAY.com: https://usat.ly/2tuXq9g Asia Kate Dillon will be presenting the acting award in history with no gender distinction at this year's MTV Movie and TV Awards in Los Angeles.




Head of Vietnam veteran charity pleads guilty to embezzling $150,000

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 23:01:01 GMT

The former head of D.C. charity meant to benefit Vietnam veterans pleaded guilty to wire fraud after embezzling about $150,000, federal prosecutors said. John Thomas Burch, 75, of Alexandria was the president of the National Vietnam Veterans Foundation until last year, the U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia said in a statement.




Pregnant women suffering from addiction should be treated compassionately, not like criminals

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 20:50:27 GMT

With a crying baby and suffering from severe pain, a mother could be facing more than just a typical day for a new mom. She could be misusing opioids, something that may have begun during her pregnancy.




Judge approves temporary stop to DraftKings, FanDuel merger

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 20:50:26 GMT

A DraftKings logo is displayed on a board inside of the DFS Players Conference in New York November 13, 2015. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson Picture Supplied by Action Images Earlier this week, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, California and the District of Columbia said they would seek to stop the merger because the combined company would control more than 90 percent of the U.S. market for paid daily fantasy sports contests.




ACLU sues D.C. police over arrests during inauguration disturbance

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 18:51:27 GMT

DC riot police form a line across K Street Northwest at 13th Street as protesters react to the swearing in of President Trump in January. The American Civil Liberties Union on Wednesday sued the D.C. police, accusing them of arresting innocent protesters while quelling a violent disturbance during the presidential inauguration and detaining people for up to 16 hours without food, water and bathroom facilities.




Colorado is right to train teachers to deal with active shooters

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 18:51:26 GMT

The charitable organization responsible for the course, "Faculty Administrator Safety Training and Emergency Response group" , will train teachers who request it in various active shooter response scenarios and emergency medicine. First off, there's the simple reality that the police cannot be everywhere at once.




Mega Millions results for drawing on 06/20/17; jackpot worth $123M

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 14:21:40 GMT

The Mega Millions jackpot is growing and could soon be worth $150 million as there was no grand prize winner for the $123 million jackpot drawing held on Tuesday, June 20. That means the drawing on Friday, June 23 will have a jackpot of $134 million with a cash option of $85 million. Two players matched all five white numbers drawn to win $1 million.