HONOLULU (AP) — A timeline shows Hawaii officials botched efforts to immediately correct a false missile alert over the weekend, taking more than 20 minutes to contact federal authorities for approval they didn't need and then taking another 15 minutes to cancel the alert that was sent to mo…
HONOLULU (AP) — The missile alert mistakenly sent Saturday by Hawaii officials came just a few minutes after a shift change at state Emergency Operations Center in Diamond Head Crater. Here's a timeline of what happened:
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The grandparents of 13 starved and tortured children say their son's family looked happy and healthy when they last visited California six years ago.
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MOSCOW (AP) — Emergency officials in Kazakhstan say 52 people have died when a bus carrying them caught fire.
BEIJING (AP) — China on Thursday criticized recent moves by the U.S. targeting the sale of fake goods and Chinese telecoms equipment, saying Washington lacked "objectivity" in its approach to Chinese businesses.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Presidents since George Washington have resisted congressional requests for documents and the testimony of administration officials by asserting a power known as executive privilege. Executive privilege is the president's power to keep information from the courts, Congress …
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's White House is relying on a sweeping interpretation of executive privilege that is rankling members of Congress on both sides of the aisle.
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A man who became known as Houston's "Tourniquet Killer" because of his signature murder technique on four female victims more than two decades ago is set to become the nation's first prisoner executed in 2018.
NEW YORK (AP) — Congressional Democrats aren't backing down from their threats to reject any government funding bill that isn't paired with protection for thousands of young immigrants, as hard-line liberal groups shrug off risks of a government shutdown.
CAIRO (AP) — U.S. Vice President Mike Pence's upcoming visit to the Middle East comes at a time of intensely publicized friction between his administration and the Palestinian leadership, posing a dilemma for his Arab hosts — Egypt's president and Jordan's king — on how to safeguard their vi…
WASHINGTON (AP) — The world won't end if a dysfunctional Washington can't find a way to pass a funding bill before this weekend.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A University of California, Berkeley student has been released after nearly three weeks in an immigration facility near the U.S.-Mexico border.
HONOLULU (AP) — Nearly 40 terrifying minutes passed between the time Hawaii officials fired off a bogus alert about an incoming missile over the weekend and the moment the notice was canceled.
TOKYO (AP) — Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said Thursday he welcomed the recent dialogue between North and South Korea but marching together at the Winter Olympics won't denuclearize the Korean Peninsula.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House chief of staff says President Donald Trump's views on immigration are evolving — giving some people hope for a compromise while perplexing others.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is cagey about whether he'll preside over the inauguration of the new U.S. embassy in London next week.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A man who was shot by a sheriff's deputy has died, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said.
WASHINGTON (AP) — For all his errant swings at the facts, President Donald Trump sometimes gets it just right.
The #MeToo movement has been embraced by legions of women as a vital step toward countering widespread sexual abuse and misconduct. This week, more so than at any point in the movement's brief history, there's visceral discussion about its potential for causing harm.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Latest on the shooting of man by a police officer in Memphis, Tennessee. (all times local):
BOSTON (AP) — Thousands of Haitian immigrants living in the U.S. legally will face employment and travel hurdles because President Donald Trump's administration delayed the process of re-registering those with temporary protected status, Haitian community leaders and immigrant activists say.
President Donald Trump is tiptoeing around the first congressional election of the new year as he heads to southwestern Pennsylvania on Thursday to hail the Republican tax cuts he signed last year.
PERRIS, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on family members found shackled in a California home (all times local):
BOCA COLORADO, Peru (AP) — Below an umbrella of trees deep in the Peruvian Amazon, drunken miners carry on their shoulders the casket of a man whose search for gold ended with a bullet in his stomach.
NEW YORK (AP) — Newlywed Ziad Dallal and his wife arrived home in New York, with wedding keepsakes in their bags, to find John F. Kennedy International Airport paralyzed by winter weather woes that canceled flights, froze equipment and separated thousands of passengers from their luggage.
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Pope Francis wraps up his Chile visit Thursday by meeting with members of the South American nation's booming immigrant community, who are flocking to the region's strongest and most stable economy but are increasingly the focus of political and social discontent.
CHICAGO (AP) — When the Splash Brothers are making their shots, even Kevin Durant is content with a supporting role.
PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) — Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Wednesday that North Korea is responsible for the suffering of North Korean people from international economic sanctions imposed over its nuclear weapons. He voiced skepticism that humanitarian aid to alleviate that suffering wou…
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Something got into Hassan Whiteside on Wednesday night, and there wasn't much the Milwaukee Bucks could do about it.
PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) — Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Wednesday the United States owes Turkey an explanation for saying it is supporting the creation of a border security force in northern Syria — a proposal that has drawn furious reaction from Ankara.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — When a 17-year-old girl jumped out a window from the house where her parents allegedly starved and tortured their 13 children, she broke a silence that had likely lasted years.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on talks between North and South Korea (all times local):
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Several Southern states will be dealing with the lingering effects of a slow-moving winter storm that dumped a half-foot (15 centimeters) of snow on North Carolina's largest cities, dusted the Deep South and killed at least 10 people.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Federal investigations have concluded that vibration caused by high speed and low rotor rotation speed both led to a Bell Helicopter aircraft crash that killed two people.
FORT HOOD — Joint terminal attack controllers assigned to the 11th Air Support Operations Squadron at Fort Hood conducted close-air support training with six Dallas-based F-16 Fighting Falcons near Observation Point Jack on Wednesday.
BALTIMORE (AP) — An attorney for a woman who was left outside a Baltimore hospital wearing a patient gown and socks on a frigid night says she was having a psychotic episode when the institution turned its back on her.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A small-town medical examiner has given Democrats across the country another shot of hope heading into the fall election by upsetting a Republican legislator in a conservative Wisconsin state Senate district.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A security guard who was arrested after a prostitute fell out of his car is suspected of raping more than a dozen women or girls as young as 15 at gunpoint in Los Angeles County, police said Wednesday.
DALLAS (AP) — A civil rights group has filed a court challenge to the federal government's Terrorist Screening Database, alleging it stigmatizes its targets without due process.
The city of Killeen will host a free first-time homebuyer education class Saturday from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Community Development Training Room, 802 N. Second St., Building E.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — A University of Alabama student repeatedly used a racial slur in videos posted on social media, prompting immediate condemnation from school officials and her apparent expulsion Wednesday.
CHICAGO (AP) — The public will not get to see certain documents and testimony obtained in an Illinois lawsuit related to the hush-money deal involving former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's views on immigration and building a wall along the Mexico border have evolved since his presidential campaign, the White House chief of staff said Wednesday.
About 20 people attended the city of Killeen’s first of three public meetings this week to discuss the development and future of the Killeen-Fort Hood Regional Airport.
DETROIT (AP) — The CEO of France-based automaker PSA Group says it will offer 40 electric models across its lineup by 2025, and it plans to sell vehicles in the U.S. within 10 years.
BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on a federal lawsuit that claims Vistaprint sent a gay couple religious pamphlets with messages about sin and temptation rather than the wedding programs they ordered (all times local):
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on upcoming programming from the TV Critics meeting in Pasadena, California (all times local):
ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on wintry weather in the South and East Coast (all times local):
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Seismic activity beneath a Papua New Guinea volcano could mean that a major eruption was imminent, a volcanologist said on Thursday.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on investigations into Donald Trump's 2016 campaign and Russia (all times local):
One man's trash is another man's masterpiece. In this reel, we meet artists and innovators jazzing up junk, giving discarded objects a whole new life. We build transformers with a father and son metalworking duo, make music with the junkyard virtuoso and take a tour of the palace of pebbles.
Illinois has lagged behind the rest of the country, as well as the rest of the Midwest, in the 10 years since the recession began, according to an Illinois commission’s report.
Crochet is not generally viewed as a fine art, nor is it commonly used as a vehicle for social change. But New York-based artist Agata Oleksiak (aka Olek) is challenging those assumptions by elevating the craft and using it as a force for community building. With the streets as her canvas, O…
The Rayovac battery business that started in Madison more than 100 years ago was the legacy core of the global consumer products company that Spectrum Brands has become.
Meet Gemma, a Bactrian camel at the Greater Vancouver Zoo. At nearly 8 feet tall, she’s a beaut. Bactrians are the largest of all living camel species. Native to central Asia, these guys are special for rocking two humps instead of one. Their woolen coats, tolerance for high altitudes and un…
A government accountability group says the state of Illinois is fudging employment data in order to allow more healthy Illinoisans to receive taxpayer-funded food stamps without having to work.
Jimmie Edwards, a former circuit judge, made his remarks during the annual downtown ceremony honoring the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
More Savings, More Debt
Do you participate in a 401(k) plan at work? If so, were you automatically signed-up by your employer? A new study suggests that if you were auto-enrolled in the plan, you may be accumulating more debt – but that may not necessarily be a problem.
Whatever... Just Sign Me Up
Policymakers have been trying for years to find ways to boost America's dismal retirement savings rate, with only limited success. A 2016 study by the Economic Policy Institute (EPI) found that as of 2013, almost half of American families had no retirement savings at all. Given those results, it's no surprise that a separate study from The Center for Retirement Research at Boston College found that over half of American households are at risk of failing to maintain their standard of living upon retirement.
Auto-enrollment in 401(k) plans has been touted as a way to boost saving...
WASHINGTON – As the debate over U.S. immigration laws threatened to cause a government shutdown, two federal agencies reported Tuesday that three out of every four individuals convicted of international terrorism-related charges in federal courts between September 11, 2001, and December 31, 2016 were foreign-born.
Uber can pinpoint exactly where drivers need to pick up passengers. Facebook knows when users travel to new cities and what places their friends have visited there. Google can tell drivers where they're headed and how long their journey will take before they even put the car in gear.
Pau Ribes wanted to be a synchronized swimmer since he watched his first show at the age of 7. Unfortunately, at the time, synchronized swimming was a sport only practiced professionally by women. Still, he didn’t give up on his passion, with the help of Panteres Grogues—a nonprofit dedicate…
The housing market shows the dramatic effect Bass Pro’s purchase of the homegrown Nebraska retailer has had.
In this reel, we meet five incredible individuals changing the world with love. We speak with Claudette Colvin, an activist who refused to give up her seat to a white passenger around the same time as Rosa Parks. Then, we visit Fabian Williams, aka, "Occasional Superstar," a street artist br…
(ATLANTA, TX) - With winter precipitation being predicted for Monday night and Tuesday morning, TxDOT’s Atlanta District have trucks out today spraying major highways, all bridges and overpasses with a brine solution. The solution is a mixture of salt and water that binds to the pavement and helps prevent any precipitation from freezing on the pavement and structures. The treatment will appear as light white lines on the pavement.
TEXARKANA, TEXAS – Rachel Baty, the woman reported missing on January 10, was found deceased in a vehicle behind a business in the 2100 block of Summerhill Road last night.
The Marshall Police Department is strongly urging drivers to please use caution. There are several water leaks within the city, the main one being on Grand Ave. at Grove St. With temperatures below freezing, it’s highly likely these leaks will turn to ice making the roadways hazardous. City crews are doing their best to repair the leaks. I do not have a list of where all of the leaks are at this time or which roadways are currently affected, however, with leaks seemingly popping up all over the city, we really need drivers to just slow down and remain vigilant when traveling in these conditions.
In this reel, we explore all things green and growing. We visit the Pearl Fryar Topiary Garden in South Carolina, watch our step at the Poison Garden at Alnwick Castle in England, and try to find a mate for the loneliest plant in the world.
For the past 15 years, Stephon Ferguson has been traveling the world reenacting the mighty speeches of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. With his uncanny cadence, Ferguson found his calling channeling the voice of Dr. King, making certain the power of his words are never forgotten. As the only pers…
The Caño Cristales River is a spectacular, natural wonder located in Meta, Colombia. Every year when the conditions are just right, an endemic aquatic plant species that lives within the riverbed blooms, creating a brilliant show of colors. The river bursts to life with vibrant hues of red, …
In the wake of news reports that the Obama Administration derailed efforts to curb drug dealing by the terrorist group Hezbollah for political reasons, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced Thursday the creation of the Hezbollah Financing and Narcoterrorism Team.
The FBI is hoping to generate new leads with the release of new age-progressed images of four alleged hijackers involved in a 1986 attack in Pakistan that killed two Americans.
House and Senate lawmakers could renew the federal Childrens Health Insurance Program as early as next week since the Congressional Budget Office now estimates a 10-year extension could save taxpayers $6 billion.
In Fiji, rugby is king. And the Yamacia Rugby Club personifies the sport’s grit and rugged determination. Lead by founder David Dakuitoga, the club is an initiative to give unemployed youth a second chance, but it has made a name for itself through demanding, improvised workouts that utilize…
BENTONVILLE, Ark. – Jan. 11, 2018 – Today, Walmart announced plans to increase the starting wage rate for all hourly associates in the U.S. to $11, expand maternity and parental leave benefits and provide a one-time cash bonus for eligible associates of up to $1,000. The company is also creating a new benefit to assist associates with adoption expenses. The combined wage and benefit changes will benefit the company’s more than one million U.S. hourly associates.
Tax Season Arrives In January
Are you ready for tax season? Ready or not, tax season, defined as the first day that the IRS accepts tax forms to the tax filing deadline, will be here soon.
For the 2018 filing season (covering the 2017 tax year), tax season begins on Monday, January 19 and ends on Tuesday, April 17. The traditional April 15th date is pushed back two days in 2018, because April 15 falls on a Sunday in 2018 and the following Monday is the Emancipation Day holiday in Washington, DC.
Some Changes, But Not the Ones You Heard About
The 2018 tax season may be more confusing than most – a strong statement where taxes are involved – because of the recent passage of the GOP tax bill. While the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act represents the most sweeping tax changes in many years, most of the provisions take effect for tax year 2018 that you will file during the 2019 tax season.
Why wouldn't the government put ...
One forecaster says that while people might disagree about politics, the new presidential administration ushered in last year got back to the business of America: business.
President Donald Trump will lay out an economic road map for rural America today that includes an emphasis on innovation and technology, including expansion of high-speed Internet access.