National News

Vandals cover Plymouth Rock in red graffiti

Feb 17, 2020

Police are investigating a vandalism spree that left the famous Plymouth Rock covered in graffiti

With 'Mother Nature in charge,' dams unleash floodwaters

Feb 17, 2020

Days and days of heavy rain have forced authorities managing dams in Mississippi and Tennessee to release more water, worsening the flooding for people living downstream

Virginia lawmakers reject assault weapon ban

Feb 17, 2020

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam's push to ban the sale of assault weapons has failed after members of his own party balked at the proposal

Eccentric millionaire Durst faces trial in friend's killing

Feb 17, 2020

The New York real estate heir faces trial in the slaying of his best friend.

Trial to begin over Arkema chemical plant fire during Harvey

Feb 17, 2020

A subsidiary of a French chemical manufacturer, along with three senior staff members are set to go on trial this week over a fire at a Houston-area chemical plant that was overwhelmed by Hurricane Harvey's flooding in 2017

Spokesman: Texas refinery fire under control, no injuries

Feb 17, 2020

A city spokesman says a fire at a Citgo refinery in Corpus Christi, Texas, is under control and air-quality monitoring suggests it is safe for residents to leave their homes

Professor suspended for calling police on black student

Feb 17, 2020

An Indiana university says a white professor accused of discrimination after he called university police to his classroom because a black student refused to change seats won't teach for the remainder of the semester

Autopsies coming on mother, girls, apparent homicide victims

Feb 17, 2020

Autopsies are planned on the bodies of a woman and her two young daughters that were found in a Milwaukee garage more than a week after they were reported missing

Police fatally shoot man connected to carjackings, stabbing

Feb 17, 2020

Police officers have fatally shot a man connected to carjackings in Massachusetts and New Hampshire

SWAT team fatally shoots murder suspect after standoff

Feb 17, 2020

A Florida SWAT team has fatally shot a murder suspect after a long standoff

Televangelist, ex-pastor settle lawsuit alleging sex abuse

Feb 17, 2020

A confidential settlement has been reached in a former Ohio megachurch pastor's lawsuit alleging televangelist Ernest Angley sexually abused and harassed him over a decade, starting in 2004

Virginia governor's push to ban sales of assault weapons fails as moderate Democrats balk in state Senate

Feb 17, 2020

Virginia governor's push to ban sales of assault weapons fails as moderate Democrats balk in state Senate

GM plans to pull out of Australia, New Zealand and Thailand

Feb 17, 2020

General Motors says it's pulling out of Australia, New Zealand and Thailand as part of a strategy to exit markets that don't produce adequate returns on investments, dismaying officials concerned over job losses

Second of two flights carrying Americans from cruise ship quarantined in Japan during virus crisis lands in Texas

Feb 17, 2020

Second of two flights carrying Americans from cruise ship quarantined in Japan during virus crisis lands in Texas

Floods put Mississippi capital in 'precarious situation'

Feb 17, 2020

People in and around the Mississippi capital of Jackson are bracing for more flooding as the rain-swollen Pearl River continues to rise