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20 years ago, a thunderous explosion shook the Lehigh Valley

Feb 23, 2019 • 3:05 AM ET U.S. The Washington Times  

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) - Two decades later, it's the thunderous boom - the unmistakable sound of something disastrous - that many in the Lehigh Valley …

Man faces life sentence for shooting officer, stealing car

Feb 23, 2019 • 3:01 AM ET U.S. The Washington Times  

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - A Florida man convicted of stealing a car and shooting a police officer faces a possible life sentence. Court records show that …

Legal loophole may be closing for bishops who hide sex abuse

Feb 23, 2019 • 1:59 AM ET U.S. The Washington Times  

VATICAN CITY (AP) - The legal loopholes that have allowed Catholic bishops to escape sanction when they cover up clergy sex abuse cases may be …

California parents of 13 plead guilty to torture, abuse

Feb 23, 2019 • 12:29 AM ET U.S. The Washington Times  

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) - As prosecutors brought charges of cruelty and torture against a California couple who had shackled and starved their …

R. Kelly due in Chicago court to face sex abuse charges

Feb 23, 2019 • 12:18 AM ET U.S. The Washington Times  

CHICAGO (AP) - R. Kelly, the R&B star who has been trailed for decades by allegations that he violated underage girls and women and held some as …

Tuitele scores 23, Colorado beats Washington State 72-61

Feb 22, 2019 • 11:25 PM ET U.S. The Washington Times  

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - Peanut Tuitele scored a season-high 23 points on 11-of-19 shooting to help Colorado beat Washington State 72-61 on Friday …

Ruling: Arrest by reserve deputy OK despite limited status

Feb 22, 2019 • 11:13 PM ET U.S. The Washington Times  

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - A state court ruling says that it was constitutionally reasonable for a reserve sheriff's deputy to briefly arrest a DWI …

In the tracks of 'Black Panther', more roles for African Americans in Hollywood

Feb 22, 2019 • 10:36 PM ET U.S. USA TODAY  

With the outsize success of "Get Out" and "Black Panther", there's even more proof that all movie-goers will see films featuring black culture. …

Editor who called for KKK to 'ride again' hands over control of Alabama newspaper

Feb 22, 2019 • 10:33 PM ET U.S. USA TODAY  

Elecia Dexter, was named publisher and editor on Thursday, according to a press release distributed by the Democrat-Reporter newspaper.               …

Pats owner facing charges in sex sting

Feb 22, 2019 • 10:10 PM ET U.S. USA TODAY  

Patriots owner Robert Kraft faces misdemeanor charges of soliciting a prostitute after he was twice videotaped in a sex act at a Florida massage …

Chicago police: R&B singer R. Kelly has been arrested

Feb 22, 2019 • 9:36 PM ET U.S. The Washington Times  

CHICAGO (AP) - Chicago police: R&B singer R. Kelly has been arrested. …

Feinstein Lectures Children Who Want Green New Deal, Portraying It as Untenable

Feb 22, 2019 • 9:21 PM ET U.S. The New York Times  

“You know better than I do, so I think one day you should run for the Senate,” Senator Dianne Feinstein told a young woman who confronted her …

Police: Officer in Tennessee shooting resigns during hearing

Feb 22, 2019 • 9:04 PM ET U.S. The Washington Times  

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - A Tennessee police department says an officer who shot and wounded a driver last year has resigned, and three others have been …

Man gets life for fatal shooting in Boulder restaurant

Feb 22, 2019 • 8:45 PM ET U.S. The Washington Times  

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - A man convicted of fatally shooting another man inside a downtown Boulder restaurant has been sentenced to life in prison …

2 more charged in gang-linked murder in NYC subway station

Feb 22, 2019 • 8:20 PM ET U.S. The Washington Times  

NEW YORK (AP) - Prosecutors say two more MS-13 gang members have been charged in a killing on a New York City subway platform. Victor Lopez and Tito …

Man sentenced to 10 years for watching child porn on bus

Feb 22, 2019 • 8:16 PM ET U.S. The Washington Times  

HELENA, Mont. (AP) - A man who previously was the first child pornography suspect named to the FBI's Most Wanted list has been sentenced to 10 years …

'We’re talking tens of millions of dollars': Sex spas are big business, investigator says

Feb 22, 2019 • 8:01 PM ET U.S. USA TODAY  

Large parts of the investigation into what officials say are illicit spas and paid-sex operations represent new territory for law enforcement.       …

Sex offender arrested after attending holiday party as elf

Feb 22, 2019 • 7:51 PM ET U.S. The Washington Times  

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - An Arkansas man registered as a sex offender has been arrested after going to an elementary school and dressing up as an elf …

Black dog disappears in white snow playing fetch

Feb 22, 2019 • 7:46 PM ET U.S. USA TODAY  

A winter storm dumped record-breaking amounts of snow in Arizona, causing problems for some people, but delighting a black dog who romped in the …

NYC man walks free after conviction for 2001 murder vacated

Feb 22, 2019 • 7:44 PM ET U.S. The Washington Times  

NEW YORK (AP) - A New York City man who was convicted of murder in 2002 has been freed from prison after prosecutors determined that he did not get a …