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  1. Rapper Nelly arrested on rape accusation

    10.07 / 17:55 wtvq.com Wtvq.com - U.S.
    AUBURN, Wash. (AP) — Police have arrested rapper Nelly after a woman said he raped her in a town outside Seattle, an accusation the Grammy winner’s attorney staunchly denies. Auburn police spokesman Commander Steve Stocker said officers arrested Nelly, whose real name is Cornell Iral Haynes Jr., early Saturday morning in his tour bus at […] The post Rapper Nelly arrested on rape accusation appeared first on ABC 36…
  2. Debates, protests increase over universities' slavery ties

    10.07 / 14:51 wtvq.com Wtvq.com - U.S.
    AP Photo/Gerry Broome CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — The national debate over removing Confederate symbols from U.S. college campuses is spurring wider questions about university benefactors whose ties to slavery or white supremacy flew under the radar in decades past. Students and alumni are no longer simply opposing overt Confederate memorials, but also lesser-known founders […] The post Debates, protests increase over universities' slavery ties appeared first on ABC 36…
  3. 'The forgotten ones' Vegas security guards helped save lives

    10.07 / 14:51 wtvq.com Wtvq.com - U.S.
    AP Photo/Gregory Bull LAS VEGAS (AP) — When Air Force veteran Jay Purves first heard the pop-pop-pop at the Las Vegas country music festival, he knew immediately it was gunfire. Purves was among a force of 200 unarmed private security guards manning the Route 91 Harvest festival Sunday night who jumped into action – lifting […] The post 'The forgotten ones' Vegas security guards helped save lives appeared first on ABC 36…
  4. Life changes in a flash, other mass shootings survivors say

    10.07 / 14:51 wtvq.com Wtvq.com - U.S.
    AP Photo/Uncredited CHICAGO (AP) — Every time there’s a mass shooting, Adrian Littlefield relives the one that nearly killed him half a century ago when a sniper perched high in a tower fired down on a Texas college campus. There have been dozens of rampages since then, each one a reminder of how his life […] The post Life changes in a flash, other mass shootings survivors say appeared first on ABC 36…
  5. Health officials watching mosquitoes in Texas after Harvey

    10.07 / 14:16 wtvq.com Wtvq.com - U.S.
    AP Photo/Matt Rourke DALLAS (AP) — Health officials in Texas will be on watch in coming weeks for any increases in mosquito-borne diseases including the West Nile and Zika viruses after Harvey’s heavy rains and flooding brought water that filled ponds and ditches and crept into trash and debris that piled up. “We’re not out […] The post Health officials watching mosquitoes in Texas after Harvey appeared first on ABC 36…
  6. Issue of race is again a focus in ex-cop's 4th murder trial

    10.07 / 14:16 wtvq.com Wtvq.com - U.S.
    AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Three hung juries in the case of a white former Oklahoma police officer charged with fatally shooting his daughter’s black boyfriend had one thing in common besides unwillingness to convict: Each had only one African-American juror. Race has been an undercurrent in ex-Tulsa officer Shannon Kepler’s first-degree murder […] The post Issue of race is again a focus in ex-cop's 4th murder trial appeared first on ABC 36…
  7. US Gulf Coast races to ready for fast-moving Hurricane Nate

    10.07 / 14:16 wtvq.com Wtvq.com - U.S.
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Gulf Coast residents scrambled to finalize storm preparations as Hurricane Nate raced swiftly over the central Gulf of Mexico on Saturday, gaining added strength as forecasters said it would smash into the U.S. coast during the night. Louisiana’s governor urged his state’s residents to take Nate seriously, saying the storm “has […] The post US Gulf Coast races to ready for fast-moving Hurricane Nate appeared first on ABC 36…
  8. Feds say they thwarted NYC plot targeting concert venues

    10.07 / 06:22 wtvq.com Wtvq.com - U.S.
    NEW YORK (AP) — Three men sought to carry out terrorist attacks last year in New York City in the name of the Islamic State group, setting their sights on concert venues, subway stations and Times Square before U.S. agents thwarted the plot, authorities said Friday. One of the men, Abdulrahman El Bahnasawy, bought bomb-making […] The post Feds say they thwarted NYC plot targeting concert venues appeared first on ABC 36…
  9. EPA moves to rescind Obama plan to slow global warming

    10.07 / 06:22 wtvq.com Wtvq.com - U.S.
    AP Photo/Branden Camp WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is moving to roll back the centerpiece of President Barack Obama’s efforts to slow global warming, seeking to ease restrictions on greenhouse gas emissions from coal-fired power plants. In a plan expected to be made public in coming days, the Environmental Protection Agency declared the Obama-era […] The post EPA moves to rescind Obama plan to slow global warming appeared first on ABC 36…
  10. US Chamber of Commerce sounds alarm about a NAFTA pullout

    10.07 / 06:22 wtvq.com Wtvq.com - U.S.
    WASHINGTON (AP) — America’s biggest business group is warning the Trump administration that a withdrawal from the North American Free Trade Agreement would be a “political and economic debacle” that would cost hundreds of thousands of U.S. jobs. Talking with reporters Friday, John Murphy, a senior official with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, said the […] The post US Chamber of Commerce sounds alarm about a NAFTA pullout appeared first on ABC 36…
  11. FDA: Drug shortages possible due to Puerto Rico power outage

    10.07 / 06:22 wtvq.com Wtvq.com - U.S.
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says drug shortages are possible because of expected long-term power outages in Puerto Rico. According to the agency, factories in Puerto Rico make nearly 10 percent of the medicines used by Americans, plus numerous medical devices. FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb said in a statement Friday that the agency […] The post FDA: Drug shortages possible due to Puerto Rico power outage appeared first on ABC 36…
  12. Guards who helped people escape Vegas shooting back to work

    10.07 / 06:22 wtvq.com Wtvq.com - U.S.
    AP Photo/Gregory Bull LAS VEGAS (AP) — When Air Force veteran Jay Purves first heard the pop-pop-pop at the Las Vegas country music festival, he knew immediately it was gunfire. Purves and his colleagues at a private security firm manning the Route 91 Harvest festival Sunday night were a force of 200 unarmed first responders […] The post Guards who helped people escape Vegas shooting back to work appeared first on ABC 36…
  13. Houston asks oilman to help with hard choices after Harvey

    10.06 / 17:09 wtvq.com Wtvq.com - U.S.
    AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite HOUSTON (AP) — As Houston confronts the immediate and long-term crisis created by Hurricane Harvey, it’s turning once again to an oilman. The choice of former Shell president Marvin Odum to advise the mayor on storm recovery efforts reflects Houston’s history as a Texas oil town, long before it became the […] The post Houston asks oilman to help with hard choices after Harvey appeared first on ABC 36…
  14. Man cleared of killing daughter, 2, after son, 7, confesses

    10.06 / 17:09 wtvq.com Wtvq.com - U.S.
    FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Prosecutors dropped a capital murder charge against a Texas man accused in the death of his 2-year-old daughter after investigators learned her then-5-year-old brother said he caused her death, authorities said Thursday. Anthony Michael Sanders, 33, was accused of smothering his daughter, Ellie Mae, at their home in the Fort […] The post Man cleared of killing daughter, 2, after son, 7, confesses appeared first on ABC 36…
  15. Birth control: Trump expands opt-out for workplace insurance

    10.06 / 17:09 wtvq.com Wtvq.com - U.S.
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is allowing more employers to opt out of providing no-cost birth control to women by claiming religious or moral objections, issuing new rules Friday that take another step in rolling back the Obama health care law. The new policy is a long-expected revision to federal rules that require most […] The post Birth control: Trump expands opt-out for workplace insurance appeared first on ABC 36…
  16. Trump religious objection order upends LGBT protections

    10.06 / 17:09 wtvq.com Wtvq.com - U.S.
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions is telling federal agencies to do as much as possible to accommodate people who have religious objections to LGBT rights. A memo issued Friday is an attempt to deliver on President Donald Trump’s pledge to evangelical supporters that he would protect religious liberties. But experts say the guidance […] The post Trump religious objection order upends LGBT protections appeared first on ABC 36…
  17. Vegan biz owner sorry for post about Las Vegas 'meat eaters'

    10.06 / 17:09 wtvq.com Wtvq.com - U.S.
    WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) — The owner of a vegan food truck says she regrets a Facebook post in which she appeared to dismiss the deaths of “meat eaters” in the Las Vegas massacre. Delinda Jensen, 60, of Wilkes-Barre, said she’s received death threats and had to shut down her business after her post Monday night […] The post Vegan biz owner sorry for post about Las Vegas 'meat eaters' appeared first on ABC 36…