• The Baltimore SunHalethorpe man, among 7 who died in USS Fitzgerald collision, had followed in father's Navy footsteps

    Xavier Martin joined the U.S. Navy to follow his father’s footsteps. He excelled, and by 24 had become the youngest petty officer with a rank of first class aboard the USS Fitzgerald, based in Yokosuka, Japan, his father, Darrold Martin, said. "He was mimicking me," said Martin, of Halethorpe, who served four years in the Navy.The young sailor’s promising career Read more...

  • The Raw StoryAmerican student Otto Warmbier — detained in North Korea for 17 months — dies

    The American student who was imprisoned in North Korea for more than 17 months and was returned home to Ohio last week, has died, his family said in a statement Monday afternoon. “It is our sad duty to report that our son, Otto Warmbier, has completed his journey home,” his family said in part in a statement. “Surrounded by his Read more...

  • The Raw StoryIn Georgia, costliest US House race hits ugly note as election looms

    The costliest U.S. congressional race in history will be decided on Tuesday in suburban Atlanta, where America’s divisive political climate has been on display in an election seen by some analysts as a political test for President Donald Trump. Days after a lone gunman opened fire on U.S. lawmakers at a baseball team practice in Virginia, a conservative group was Read more...

  • Voice of AmericaHavana: Trump's Cuba Policy Speech 'Grotesque Spectacle'

    Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez called U.S. President Donald Trump’s recent speech on Cuba a “grotesque spectacle” that will only serve to strengthen the revolution, and criticized the Trump administration’s decision to roll back some Obama-era policies toward the island nation. “Cuba will make no concessions on its sovereignty and its independence,” Rodriguez told reporters in Vienna on Monday. “[Cuba] Read more...

  • The Washington PostThe man behind Marlo Furniture has a new venture: Wanna buy some art?

    Lou Glickfield, the Furniture King of Washington, doesn’t need the money. “This is a passion,” Lou says of his latest venture. He says he has already sunk over a million dollars into an online art gallery that sells the work of more than 45 contemporary artists. But who’s counting? “I told you, I’m not in it for the money,” Lou Read more...

  • The ColumbianHuman remains found in Columbia River near Woodland

    The Cowlitz County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after partial human remains washed ashore on the banks of the Columbia River in the Woodland area Saturday. The remains, found around dusk on Saturday, were in advanced stages of decomposition and appear to have been in the water for months and possibly for years, Chief Criminal Deputy Charlie Rosenzweig said. He added that he Read more...

  • The Columbus DispatchThieves targeting pharmaceutical delivery vans

    Beth Burger The Columbus Dispatch @ByBethBurger Columbus police are looking for two men accused of stealing drugs from pharmaceutical delivery vans.Police say there are at least four cases in which thieves targeted unmarked delivery vans outside of pharmacies or medical facilities.Police say the men grab whatever drugs they can carry out of the van and likely sell what they can Read more...

  • The Tampa TribuneNews at noon: Cuba rejects new U.S. policy; sentencing today in St. Petersburg murder; two brewing tropical systems threaten to develop; a modern-day 'League of Their Own'

    Here are the latest headlines and updates on tampabay.com: CUBA REJECTS NEW U.S. POLICY, SAYING PRESSURE WILL NOT WORK Cuba’s foreign minister has rejected President Donald Trump’s new policy toward the island, saying "we will never negotiate under pressure or under threat" and refusing to return U.S. fugitives who have received asylum in Cuba. In a hard-edged response to the Read more...

  • The San Diego Union-TribuneTwo employee union committees fined for campaign violations

    Political committees representing Fallbrook firefighters and San Ysidro teachers have agreed to pay penalties for failing to file campaign disclosure reports on time in recent elections, according to the California Fair Political Practices Commission.Election regulators plan to fine the Fallbrook Firefighters Legislative Action Group $2,501 and the San Ysidro Association PAC $1,480. The groups have agreed to the penalties, which Read more...

  • The Seattle TimesSeattle police investigate after 15-year-old girl hurt by gunfire

    Seattle police detectives are investigating after a 15-year-old girl was injured by gunfire Sunday in South Seattle. Detective Mark Jamieson said the victim’s injuries were not life-threatening. The victim was in the 11200 block of 59th Avenue South about 3 p.m. when she was struck by gunfire, he said. Police said she was transported to a nearby hospital where she Read more...