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Man with fake gun in custody at Orlando airport

Authorities said earlier that no shots had been fired. A man taken into custody at Orlando International Airport after an hours-long standoff with police ...


Police talking to man with gun at Orlando airport

At 09:27 p.m. (1427 GMT), Orlando Police tweeted that a crisis negotiator was speaking with the gunman. Mike Walsh and his girlfriend Celeste Peloquin said t...


Texas lawmaker says he threatened to shoot other lawmaker in self-defense

Phillip Cortez , a Democrat, told the Washington Post . "I took issue with that", Rinaldi said . State Rep. Ramon Romero (D-Fort Worth) said Rinaldi ...


White House Holds Briefing Amid Reports Of Staff Changes, Russia Developments

His last day has not yet been determined. Dubke, 47, who headed the office that runs press and other public relations issues, had the post for only three mo...


Irving State Rep Threatens to Shoot Colleague, Call ICE on Protesters

Monday was the last day of the Texas legislative session that began in January. Texas Department of Public Safety troopers removed the protesters from the galle...


Armed man in custody at Orlando airport; no one hurt

He is facing a charge of aggravated assault with a firearm. "Our negotiators did a phenomenal job of talking with the subject for about two hours and finally ...


Departure of communications aide could be first in Trump shake-up

White House communications director Michael Dubke announced his resignation Tuesday. But just hours earlier, Mr. Trump posted a link on Twitter to a repo...


Appeals Court Refuses To Reinstate Trump's Revised Travel Ban

The ruling blocks Trump's "efforts to strengthen this country's national security", Sessions said. The legality of that executive order - which began in...


Tougher than ever, 90th National Spelling Bee gets underway

Not that it's a competition, but seven states have words with less than five letters. Despite some tweaks created to ensure just one victor emerges at the end...


Alleged Manchester bomber phoned mom before attack, said 'forgive me'

Hashem had been "under surveillance for a month and a half", and "investigation teams supplied intelligence that he was planning a terrorist attack in capital ...


Calley announces ballot drive to make Legislature part

The state Board of Canvassers was scheduled to consider the proposed petition language at their May 18 meeting, but it was pulled from the agenda due to technic...


Patient escapes ambulance and stands naked 30 feet above Palmetto Expressway

A schizophrenic man transported in an ambulance escaped on Monday morning - climbing a 30-foot-tall excavator on the Palmetto Expressway before removing his clo...


Maine police officers hurt, 1 critical, after boat crash

The family of ME police officer in critical condition two days after being injured when he was thrown from boat on the Saco River says the 20-year-old officer s...


Crisis negotiator called after armed man 'contained' at Orlando airport

Pettigrew, screamed "shoot me, shoot me!" after pointing the fake gun at officers, Orlando Police Chief John Mina said . Check back for further details as ...


'Kushner more than willing to answer Russia-related questions'

Russia , a key player in Syria, has backed Syrian president Bashar Assad , often at the expense of civilians during a long civil war. The Washington Post ...


Democrats Call for Jared Kushner to Lose Security Clearance Amid FBI Probe

In what appeared to be a reference to the news the Federal Bureau of Investigation was looking into meetings held between Russian figures and Kushner, Trump w...


Deadlocked over the Bathroom Bill

We will go no further. Texas state lawmakers only convene every-other year, meaning they won't meet again until 2019 — unless Abbott calls a 30-day special ...


Democrats aim to keep focus on Donald Trump's meeting with Russian diplomats

Bush's administrationand John Pistole, a former Federal Bureau of Investigation official who led the Transportation Security Administration under President Obam...


Portland Mayor Wants Pro-Trump, Anti-Sharia Rallies Canceled After Train Stabbings

The mayor called for the cancellation of a pre-scheduled " Trump Free Speech Rally " planned for next weekend, saying the event would be inappropriate and warni...


Raids, arrests as on-edge UK seeks 'network' of attackers

The move reflects fears that a "wider group of individuals" may have been involved in the attack, including the bomb-maker who provided Abedi with his deadly de...


Pope urges Trump to work for peace as smiles replace spats

It looks like they posed for a photograph before they split ways, the Trumps to attend a Black Mass, and the pontiff to hear confession. The meeting appeared qu...


LeBron James' Cavaliers embracing underdog status in NBA Finals rematch with Warriors

However, the notion that LeBron James and the defending champions have only a small chance to end the season on top is a perplexing one to some. Cavs forw...


Reinertson, Sooners to face OR in NCAA golf final

The teams are scheduled to begin tee times at 2:10 p.m. CT. Viktor Hovland won 2 & 1 for the Cowboys in the opening match. "We've been playing good golf all w...


Texas 'bathroom bill' near collapse over GOP standoff

If the GOP lose even two votes it could come down to Vice President Mike Pence to cast the deciding vote, and at least three senators disagree with three others...


Trump raises eyebrows by urging world leaders to call his cell

The Secret Service issued Trump a secured phone for his inauguration, but the president has since reportedly used an unsecured Android phone to tweet from t...


Baltimore mayor exploring removal of Confederate statues

Instead, former Mayor Stephanie Rawlings Blake put up signs calling them propaganda created to falsify history and support racial intimidation. " New Orlean...


Woman recalls OR train stabbing victim's final words

Police are investigating Christian's alleged extremist ideology, NBC Portland affiliate KGW reported . Christian also yelled "death to the enemies of Amer...


Senate laying groundwork for own health care replacement bill

Senate Republican staff members will be working on their own legislation to repeal and replace the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) during ...


Darrell Issa Appears to Flee to Building Roof to Avoid Protesters

Darrell Issa posted this with the Trump supporter. Others saw his retreating to a rooftop as reminiscent of Michael Scott, Steve Carrell's character in The ...


White House says Trump, Merkel 'get along very well'

For Ms. Merkel , walking the tightrope between her principles and maintaining a good relationship with an important ally is a challenge. "But many examples s...


Heated argument erupts on Texas House floor

Rinaldi alleged to have been menaced twice by Navarez and said he "made it clear that if he attempted to, in his words, "get me", I would shoot him in self ...


Montana Republican Who Roughed Up Reporter Wins House Seat

Gianforte was charged with assault . "When you make a mistake, you have to own up to it", Gianforte said during his victory party. That's the Montana way. ...


US Missile Test A Success!: What it Means for Keeping America Safe

Experts, however, have expressed skepticism, noting there is no way to independently verify the test results. The North's short-range ballistic missile trav...


Portland train stabbing suspect has courtroom outburst

The rally's organiser Joey Gibson told KGW he is a libertarian promoting free speech. During his appearance at the court, Christian also yelled "death to th...


No alcohol in Tiger Woods' system after being found asleep at wheel

The report also suggests Woods changed his story several times while being interviewed by officers. The same witness also said Woods had been prescribed two dru...