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Update: Officials: 'No Indication' of Active Shooter at Walter Reed

BETHESDA, Md. - Officials say they've seen "no indication'' of an active shooter after clearing the basement of a building at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center outside Washington. Naval Support Activity Bethesda tweeted Tuesday afternoon that an active shooter…

Postal Service Site Exposed Data of 60 Million Users

(AP) - The US Postal Service says it’s fixed a security flaw on its website which may have exposed the personal information of more than 60 million customers. The flaw affected usps.com and allowed anyone to see, and even possibly…

NASA Spacecraft Lands on Mars to dig Deep

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - A NASA spacecraft has landed on Mars to explore the planet's interior. Flight controllers announced that the spacecraft InSight touched down Monday, after a perilous supersonic descent through the red Martian skies. Confirmation came via radio…

GM to Slash 14,700 Jobs in North America

DETROIT - General Motors will lay off 14,700 factory and white-collar workers in North America and put five plants up for possible closure as it restructures to cut costs and focus more on autonomous and electric vehicles. The reduction includes…

Disabled American Veterans Serve Thanksgiving Meal

CLOQUET, Minn. - The Disabled American Veterans organization hosted a free Thanksgiving dinner at the Zion Lutheran Church in Cloquet. They hoped to serve about three-hundred at the meal and deliver another two-hundred…

Suspect Dead, Four Critically Injured After Hospital Shooting

CHICAGO - Police say the suspected gunman is dead and four people are in critical condition following a shooting at a Chicago hospital. Chicago police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi says a police officer and at least one hospital employee are among…

Man who Strangled Wife, Killed his two Girls Sentenced to Life

DENVER - Prosecutors say a Colorado man strangled his pregnant wife and smothered their two young daughters. Christopher Watts received three consecutive life sentences without a chance at parole on Monday, nearly two weeks after pleading guilty to avoid the…

House Passes Bill to Drop Legal Protections for Gray Wolves

WASHINGTON - The Republican-controlled House has passed a bill to drop legal protections for gray wolves across the lower 48 states, reopening a lengthy battle over the predator species. Long despised by farmers and ranchers, wolves were shot, trapped and…

Judge: White House Must Return CNN’s Jim Acosta’s Credential

WASHINGTON — A federal judge on Friday ordered the Trump administration to immediately return the White House press credentials of CNN reporter Jim Acosta. U.S. District Court Judge Timothy Kelly, an appointee of President Donald Trump, announced his decision following…

Couple, Homeless man Charged in Charitable Scam

MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. - A feel-good tale of a homeless man using his last $20 to help a stranded New Jersey woman buy gas was actually a complete lie, manufactured to get strangers to donate more than $400,000 to help…

FDA to Crack Down on Menthol Cigarettes, Flavored Vapes

NEW YORK - A top U.S. health official is pledging to try to ban menthol from regular cigarettes, outlaw flavors in all cigars and tighten rules regarding the sale of most flavored versions of e-cigarettes. Scott Gottlieb of the U.S.…

Sheriff Asks Hunters to Look for Evidence in Disappearance

BARRON, Wis. - The Wisconsin sheriff leading the investigation into the disappearance of a 13-year-old girl and the fatal shootings of her parents is asking hunters for help. The state's nine-day gun deer hunt begins early Saturday and runs through…

CNN Sues Trump, Demanding Return of Acosta to White House

NEW YORK - CNN is suing the Trump administration, demanding that correspondent Jim Acosta's press credentials to cover the White House be returned. The administration revoked them last week following President Trump's contentious news conference, where Acosta refused to give…

Students Pledge To Not Text & Drive

DULUTH, Minn. -- "It can wait" campaign highlighted the dangers of distracted driving to the students of Duluth Marshall School. About 250 attended and watched a video telling the true stories of…

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