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Suspected Orlando Cop Killer Markeith Loyd in Custody

Markeith Damengzlo Loyd in an undated photo. Orange County Sheriff’s Office No details of the arrest were immediately provided. Police planned to brief reporters shortly. Loyd’s name was added to U.S. Marshals’ 15 Most Wanted Fugitives list earlier Tuesday as local, state and federal authorities scoured the area for him. Loyd, 41, had been sought […]
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Clip-On Tie in Mysterious D.B. Cooper Hijacking Offers Clues

In this undated file photo, a helicopter takes off from search headquarters to scour the area where hijacker Dan Cooper might have parachuted into in Woodland, Wash. AP With the cooperation of the local FBI, the Citizens Sleuths researchers found particles of cerium, strontium sulfide and pure titanium after analyzing the JC Penney tie with […]
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School Bus Rolls Over on Chicago-Area Interstate

A school bus rolled over on Interstate 294 in a southwest Chicago suburb during rush hour Tuesday, sending three people to the hospital after authorities believe the driver suffered a seizure while driving.  Multiple lanes were shut down after the accident.  Twelve high school girls were on the bus at the time of the crash, along […]
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Search Ending for Remains in Lake Erie Plane Crash

Crews on Tuesday will end a search for the bodies of some of six people aboard a small jet that crashed in Lake Erie near Cleveland, officials said. “This was a very difficult decision to make and not one that was made or taken lightly,” Burke Lakefront Airport Commissioner Khalid Bahhur told reporters. DNA from […]
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More Democratic Lawmakers Refuse to Attend Inauguration

More than 50 Democratic lawmakers now say they are skipping Donald Trump’s inauguration ceremony on Friday after more representatives made their boycott plans known on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Some Democrats had said they were boycotting the event before the weekend, but more Democratic members of the House said they wouldn’t attend after Trump […]
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Sinkhole Swallows Excavation Truck in Georgia

A commercial is swallowed up by a sinkhole in Hall County, Ga. Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017 WXIA Authorities are playing it safe and waiting until the hole is graded and checked to remove the truck. “It being a sinkhole, there is a possibility of the outer walls of the current hole being unstable,” Brackett said. […]
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Why Has Obama Been So Stingy with Pardons?

Last August, while touting his unprecedented effort to grant early release to long-imprisoned drug offenders, President Obama was asked why he hadn’t been so generous to people seeking pardons. At that point, Obama was approaching the record for commutations, but had granted fewer pardons than just about any president in history — a mixed record […]
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FAA Issues Biggest Fine for Unauthorized Drone Flights

The Federal Aviation Administration hit a Chicago company Tuesday with the biggest fine on record for illegally flying dozens of drones over New York and Chicago. The company, SkyPan International, confirmed that it will pay $200,000 to settle a case in which the FAA accused it of launching 65 “unauthorized operations in some of our […]
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Big Names Get a Measure of Mercy From President Obama

Gen. David Petraeus testifies during a hearing before the Senate Armed Services Committee March 15, 2011 on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. Alex Wong / Getty Images Petreaus’ cause was taken up by supporters who pointed out that none of the material he turned over fell into hostile hands.
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Trump Accuser Files Defamation Suit Against President-Elect

Summer Zervos listens as her attorney Gloria Allred speaks during a news conference announcing the filing of a lawsuit against President-elect Donald Trump in Los Angeles, Calif., on Jan. 17, 2017. Mike Blake / Reuters The suit, filed Tuesday morning, claims Trump knew his statements about Zervos and his other accusers would subject them to […]