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Drug Dealer Who Sold Teen Lethal Amount Of Fentanyl Ordered To Pay For His Funeral

A drug dealer in Ohio was ordered by a judge this week to cover the funeral costs for a teen who died of a fentanyl overdose.

Report: Tillerson Snubbing Ivanka Trump's India Trip Amid Tensions

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson isn't sending a top delegation to accompany Ivanka Trump to a business summit in India because he doesn't want to promote her on the world stage, a State Department source has told CNN.

Online Spending Is Up as Millions Shop Black Friday Sales

The battle for your wallet is unfolding on smartphones and tablets as more people opt to shop from home instead of going out to crowded stores.

Argentine sub disaster stirs bitter memories in Russia

President Vladimir Putin has offered his Argentine counterpart Mauricio Macri help in trying to find a submarine that disappeared in the South Atlantic a week ago, and dispatched a Russian military vessel to the scene. In 2000, just a few months after the former KGB officer assumed his presidential ...

Trump Names Budget Director Mulvaney Interim Head Of Consumer Agency

Donald Trump has named his Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney the acting head of the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau in what's bound to be a major showdown over the agency's future.

Texas Abortion Restrictions Struck Down As Unconstitutional

A federal judge has struck down Texas restrictions on a common second-trimester abortion procedure, ruling that the law blocks a woman's constitutionally guaranteed right to an abortion.

Hunter Fatally Shoots Woman He Mistook For A Deer On Thanksgiving Eve

A woman in western New York state has died in a tragic accident in which a hunter fired at her, thinking she was a deer.

ARA San Juan latest: Argentina says sound detected in missing submarine search consistent with explosion

A sound detected in the search for a missing submarine carrying 44 people is consistent with an explosion', Argentine officials have said. The abnormal sound was detected in the South Atlantic ocean around the time the Argentine navy submarine sent its last communication last week. Navy spokesman ...

Mugabe's successor and the 'poisoned ice cream' plot

On August 17, the Zimbabwean government issued an official denial that Emmerson Mnangagwa, who was vice president at the time, had eaten ice cream at a political rally. "For the record, the Vice President did not eat ice cream," Information Minister Chris Mushohwe said. "Yes, there was ice cream.

Woman Raises Over $300,000 For Homeless Man Who Gave Her His Last $20

After her car ran out of gas on a dark New Jersey highway last month, Kate McClure pulled over and tried to walk to the nearest gas station on foot.

Syria opposition meeting in Riyadh sees no role for Assad in transition

By Stephen Kalin and Suleiman Al-Khalidi RIYADH/AMMAN - Syria's main opposition stuck by its demand on Thursday that President Bashar al-Assad play no role in an interim period under any U.N.-sponsored peace deal, despite speculation it could soften its stance because of Assad's battlefield ...

Cows rain down on drivers after crash in Utah

Drivers in Riverdale, Utah experienced some unexpected bumps on their morning commute when cows began raining down on them from the road above. The freeway ramp was temporarily closed in the aftermath, as crews attempted to clear the scene of cattle. The driver was speeding in the 45-mph area, ...

North Korea replaces soldiers, South Korea awards medals after defector's border dash

North Korea has reportedly replaced guards and fortified a section of its border with South Korea where a North Korean soldier defected last week, while South Korean and U.S. soldiers have been decorated for their role in the defector's rescue.

Two London Underground stations reopen after terrorist-incident scare

Two London underground stations on Oxford Street have reopened after an incident that police initially treated as if it might be terrorist-related, the city's transport authority said on Friday.

Teen Accusing 2 NYPD Officers Of Rape Was Bullied By Others At Hospital, Lawyer Says

An 18-year-old woman was allegedly harassed at a hospital by several members of the New York Police Department just hours after she was allegedly raped by two of their colleagues, according to her lawyer.

In Russia, Sudan's Bashir asks Putin for 'protection' from US

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, who is wanted by the International Criminal Court for genocide and war crimes, on Thursday asked Russia's Vladimir Putin to protect his country from the United States. Speaking during his first visit to Russia as president, Bashir also said he wanted to ramp up ...

Mnangagwa vows to rebuild Zimbabwe and serve all citizens

By Emelia Sithole-Matarise HARARE - New President Emmerson Mnangagwa laid out a grand vision on Friday to revitalise Zimbabwe's ravaged economy and vowed to rule on behalf of all the country's citizens. Sworn in days after the overthrow of Robert Mugabe, the 75-year-old former security chief ...

Charles Manson 'left his entire estate and body to prison pen pal' 

Charles Manson reportedly left his entire estate, including his remains, to a prison pen pal. The murderous cult leader, who died last week aged 83, struck up a friendship with a male correspondent who first wrote to him in the 1990s, TMZ reported. The man reportedly sent 50 unanswered letters to ...

The Mysterious Disappearance Of An Argentine Navy Sub Just Got Even Stranger

As the desperate, multinational search for a missing Argentine submarine continues, the country's navy said on Thursday that a sound consistent with an explosion' had been detected near the site where the vessel disappeared last week with 44 crew members on board.

Trump's bizarre comments about 'invisible planes' to the Coastguard: Read them in full

Donald Trump: It is an honour to be here. I have to tell you, you know. The Coast Guard always respected, but if you're looking at it as a brand, there's no brand that went up more than the Coast Guard with what happened in Texas, and I would say in particular, Texas has been incredible. You saved ...

Drug-maker Teva set for major layoffs in Israel, US: report

Pharmaceutical giant Teva is preparing to sack thousands of employees in Israel and the United States, including one quarter of its Israeli workforce, a business newspaper said Thursday. Israel-based Teva, the world's biggest manufacturer of generic drugs, will sack 25 percent of its 6,860 employees ...

Search for missing submarine concluded

Argentine navy says the last sound heard from the submarine was most likely an explosion, and the families of the 44 crew members have been told their loved ones are most likely dead.

Ethics Attorney Says Rep. John Conyers Verbally Abused Her As His Staffer

A prominent ethics attorney in Washington has accused Rep. John Conyers  of verbally abusing her when she worked for him in the 1990s, adding her story to recent allegations of sexual harassment.

North Korean defector recovering after daring escape

As the North Korean soldier who made a daring escape across the DMZ recovers, six servicemen, including three Americans, were honored for their bravery in facing North Korean fire.

Vast majority of suspects in graft probe agreeing to settle, crown prince says

The vast majority of about 200 businessmen and officials implicated in a sweeping crackdown on corruption are agreeing to settlements under which they hand over assets to the government, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman told the New York Times. We show them all the files that we have and as soon as ...

Anti-Pipeline Activist Found Guilty After Being Barred From Mentioning Climate Change

After a short trial lasting just a day and a half, climate activist and retiree Leonard Higgins was found guilty on Wednesday of a serious felony charge for his role in the valve turner' protest last year that resulted in the brief shutdown of a tar sands pipeline in Montana.

Trump Hotel Owner Pays Trumps to Leave

Andrea Bernstein talks with Rachel Maddow about the problems the Trump family has had with the Trump SoHo Hotel and today's news that the owner has paid the Trump's to exit the contract early, as the Trump name is seen as damaging to business.

Man arrested in cop killing; mom accused of helping him flee

Tips from informants helped lead law enforcement to the man accused of fatally shooting a rookie police officer, and the suspect's mother is accused of helping him evade arrest during a four-day manhunt, officials said Tuesday.

A Tribute To The Most Cringeworthy Turkey Pardon Of All Time, Featuring Sarah Palin

This story was first published in 2012, and has been published every year since.

Trump Is On The Verge Of Politicizing The Census, Advocates Say

President Donald Trump is reportedly leaning toward tapping an academic for the No. 2 position at the U.S. Census Bureau, a decision that has alarmed advocates who say the pick lacks adequate management experience for a massive operational role and has political views that would undermine the ...

Senator Seeks Answers on US Attorney Firing

Senator Chris Coons talks with Rachel Maddow about his effort to get answers from the Trump administration on why key U.S. attorney Dana Boente was pushed out of his position.

Anita Hill: Joe Biden's Apology Is 'Not Enough'

Anita Hill said former Vice President Joe Biden's recent apology for his handling of her 1991 Senate testimony against then-Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas is not enough' to make up for his failure at the time to show leadership on this issue on behalf of women's equality.'

Stunning CCTV Footage Shows North Korean Defector Being Shot By Border Guards

United Nations Command on Tuesday released dramatic footage of a North Korean soldier defecting from his country and fleeing south across the Demilitarized Zone last week only to be fired upon by his fellow border guards.

Baltimore Detective Killed A Day Before Testifying In Federal Case Against Fellow Cops

The Baltimore police detective who was fatally shot in the line of duty last week was scheduled to testify in a federal case against officers indicted earlier this year, the Baltimore Police Department confirmed Wednesday.

A Timeline Of Charles Manson's Path To Infamy

Charles Manson has been called many things over the years.

Sarah Sanders Asks Press To Say What They're Thankful For Before Questions

The Thanksgiving holiday spirit took a bit of a strident twist during Monday's press briefing by White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders.

The real story behind the presidential turkey pardon

The presidential pardon of the Thanksgiving turkey has become an annual event, but the peace between the fowl and the White House is a relatively thing. And in fact, a few presidents actually ate their guests!

U.S. threatens to sue Harvard over admissions policies

The U.S. Justice Department has threatened to sue Harvard University to force it to turn over documents as it investigates whether the Ivy League school's admission policies violate civil rights laws by discriminating against Asian-American applicants.

Years into journey, transgender teen still finding himself

HOMESTEAD, Fla. — It's been six years since Theo Ramos first cut himself in the school bathroom, six years since his parents and friends and teachers found out he wanted to be a boy instead of a girl, six years in transition.

Military Staff Removed From White House After 'Incident' On Trump's Asia Trip: Report

Three members of a White House team staffed by military personnel have been removed from their positions after being accused of improper contact with foreign women during President Donald Trump's recent trip through Asia, The Washington Post reported Tuesday.

Whitefish Shuts Down Operations In Puerto Rico, Claims It's Owed $83 Million

Whitefish Energy is halting work on Puerto Rico's hurricane-ravaged electrical grid after claiming the U.S. territory owes the company $83 million.

Jurors weigh San Francisco pier killing 2 years after death

SAN FRANCISCO — The criminal case against a Mexican man accused of killing a woman on a crowded San Francisco pier is coming to a close more than two years after setting off a national firestorm over immigration.

Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe Resigns

Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe's authoritarian president, agreed to step down on Tuesday, according to the speaker of parliament.

Apologizing For Predatory Behavior Requires More Than Saying 'I'm Sorry'

In 2011, Angie's* male colleague at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History brought her into an isolated hallway and grabbed her butt without her consent.

102-year-old Holocaust survivor who thought his entire family died meets nephew he didn't know existed

A 102-year-old Polish man who believed his entire family had died in the Holocaust was reduced to tears this week when he met a nephew that he didn't know he had.

Writer Calls On Women Of Color 'To Divest From Lena Dunham' After Controversy

Lena Dunham, the creator and star of HBO's Girls,' generated widespread controversy last week after issuing and then walking back a statement defending Murray Miller, a writer and producer on the show whom actress Aurora Perrineau said raped her when she was 17 and he was in his 30s.

Venezuela arrests six top executives from PDVSA's US subsidiary Citgo

Venezuela on Tuesday arrested the acting president and five other top executives in charge of Citgo, the US refinery subsidiary of troubled state oil company PDVSA, on corruption charges. "Six senior executives have been arrested," said chief prosecutor Tarek William Saab, adding that the charges ...

Off-Duty Officer Fatally Shoots Robbers While Holding His Baby

The father was shopping when two hooded men stormed a pharmacy

Zimbabwe's New Leaders Are None Other Than Mugabe's Former 'Enforcers'

Jubilant crowds filled the streets of Zimbabwe's cities on Tuesday, after the country's speaker of parliament announced that President Robert Mugabe had resigned after decades in power.

A North Korean Defector's Dramatic Dash Across the Border Was Captured on Video

A North Korean soldier made a desperate dash to freedom in a jeep and then on foot, being shot at least five times as he limped across the border and was rescued by South Korean soldiers, according to a video released by the U.S.-led U.N. command.