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Federal Trade Commission files complaint in one of the biggest charity fraud cases ever

A Tennessee man and his family used much of the $187 million it collected for cancer patients to buy themselves cars, gym memberships and take luxury cruise vacations, pay for college tuition and employ family members with six-figure salaries, federal officials alleged Tuesday in one of the largest charity fraud cases ever, involving all 50 states. Show More Summary

Will conservative Ireland legalize same-sex marriage on Friday?

On Friday, Ireland will vote whether or not to legalize same-sex marriage. If Ireland votes “yes,” it would be the 20th country to legalize gay marriage completely, and the first to do so by a national popular vote. Continue reading ? The post Will conservative Ireland legalize same-sex marriage on Friday? appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

State Dept. plans to release thousands of Clinton emails by January 2016

The State Department has proposed releasing portions of 55,000 pages of emails from former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton by next January. Continue reading ? The post State Dept. plans to release thousands of Clinton emails by January 2016 appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Feds propose plan to bolster decline in bees

The federal government hopes to reverse America's declining honeybee and monarch butterfly populations by making more federal land bee-friendly, spending more money on research and considering the use of less pesticides. Continue reading ? The post Feds propose plan to bolster decline in bees appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Appeals court remands Adnan Syed’s case to Baltimore trial court

The Maryland Court of Special Appeals today released a ruling in the latest appeal of Adnan Syed, a man currently serving a life sentence for murdering his high school girlfriend, Hae Min Lee, in 1999. Continue reading ? The post Appeals court remands Adnan Syed’s case to Baltimore trial court appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Two BASE jumpers die after attempting wingsuit flight

Two BASE jumpers, prominent rock climber Dean Potter and Graham Hunt, were found dead in Yosemite National Park on Sunday after attempting a wingsuit flight earlier that weekend. Continue reading ? The post Two BASE jumpers die after attempting wingsuit flight appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

At least 170 charged after deadly biker gang shootout in Waco

The police charged 174 people with engaging in organized criminal activity on Monday, after a midday shootout at a shopping plaza in Waco, TX that left nine dead and 18 wounded. Continue reading ? The post At least 170 charged after deadly biker gang shootout in Waco appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Obama sends first tweet from his own @POTUS account

President Barack Obama is embracing short-form communication. Twitter has a new @POTUS account. Continue reading ? The post Obama sends first tweet from his own @POTUS account appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Where does Mad Men rank among TV’s greatest shows?

We spoke to several television critics and asked why “Mad Men” attracts so many superlatives from its audience and where the TV series falls on their personal Top 5 TV lists--if at all. Continue reading ? The post Where does Mad Men rank among TV’s greatest shows? appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Graham: ‘I’m running’ to be ‘best commander in chief’

ATLANTA -- South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham all but confirmed Monday that he will run for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, saying he believes he'd be the best commander in chief amid continued Middle East unrest. Continue reading ? The post Graham: ‘I’m running’ to be ‘best commander in chief’ appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Obama limits military-style equipment for local police

Nine months after police in riot gear dispelled racially charged protests, President Barack Obama is prohibiting the federal government from providing some military-style equipment to local departments and putting stricter controls on other weapons and gear distributed to law enforcement. Show More Summary

What have we learned in the 35 years since Mount St. Helens erupted?

On the morning of May 18, 1980, a 5.1 magnitude earthquake shook the ground beneath Mount St. Helens and awakened the volcano located 96 miles south of Seattle, Washington, that had been dormant for more than 140 years. Continue reading ? The post What have we learned in the 35 years since Mount St. Helens erupted? appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Pope Francis canonizes two Palestinian nuns

Pope Francis canonized two 19th-century Palestinian nuns Sunday, making them the first Arabic-speaking saints. Continue reading ? The post Pope Francis canonizes two Palestinian nuns appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

States push back against cities seeking business regulations

In each case, states have stepped in after city officials somewhere in the nation proposed local policies that business leaders didn't like. Businesses have warned lawmakers that a potential patchwork of local regulations could be bad for the economy. Continue reading ? The post States push back against cities seeking business regulations appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Kerry in South Korea to talk security, cyber issues

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is in South Korea where he will be discussing security issues amid fresh fears of North Korean belligerence and delivering a speech on cyber policy. Continue reading ? The post Kerry in South Korea to talk security, cyber issues appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

NTSB: No indication object struck derailed Amtrak train in Philadelphia

Investigators have found no radio communications indicating any object struck the windshield of the ill-fated Amtrak train that derailed in Philadelphia on Tuesday, National Traffic Safety Board officials said Sunday morning. Continue reading ? The post NTSB: No indication object struck derailed Amtrak train in Philadelphia appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

‘Mother of Lamaze’ Elisabeth Bing dies at 100

Elisabeth Bing, the natural childbirth pioneer who co-founded Lamaze International died on Friday in her New York home. She was 100. Continue reading ? The post ‘Mother of Lamaze’ Elisabeth Bing dies at 100 appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Iraq War judged a mistake by White House hopefuls

A dozen years later, American politics has reached a rough consensus about the Iraq War: It was a mistake. Continue reading ? The post Iraq War judged a mistake by White House hopefuls appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

GOP contenders in Iowa call for tougher action against Iran, ISIS

Republicans wooing Iowa's most active party members called Saturday for a stronger presence in the world but ran the gamut in tone and just how tough to get with America's enemies. Continue reading ? The post GOP contenders in Iowa call for tougher action against Iran, ISIS appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Amtrak could pay no more than $200 million to crash victims

For the first time, Amtrak could face a $200 million payout to train crash victims — the limit set by Congress. But that may be too low to cover the costs of the eight lives lost and more than 200 people injured in last week's derailment in Philadelphia. Continue reading ? The post Amtrak could pay no more than $200 million to crash victims appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

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