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Tuscaloosa police officer shot and killed, suspect in custody

WBMA in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, reports a Tuscaloosa police officer was shot and killed Monday. WBMA Reporter Elizabeth Lane confirmed on Twitter, Officer Dornell Cousette died...
Sniffer dog Athena, who was photographed severely emaciated in 2018, less than one year after being sent from the US to Jordan. (Credit: CNN)

The US sent bomb-sniffing dogs to Jordan. Now they’re dying from poor treatment

Bomb-sniffing dogs sent from the United States to its Middle Eastern ally Jordan are falling ill and dying due to poor treatment and negligence,...
FILE - In this July 31, 2019, file photo Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell speaks during a news conference following a two-day Federal Open Market Committee meeting in Washington. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said Friday, Sept. 6, 2019 that the Fed is not expecting a U.S. or global recession. But it is monitoring a number of uncertainties, including trade conflicts, and will "act as appropriate to sustain the expansion."(AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)

With Trump trade war a threat, Fed is set to cut rates again

For a second straight time, the Federal Reserve is set to cut interest rates this week to try to protect the economy from the...
FILE - In this Jan. 20, 2018 file photo, a marcher carries a sign with the popular Twitter hashtag #MeToo used by people speaking out against sexual harassment as she takes part in a Women's March in Seattle. According to a study published Monday, Sept. 16, 2019, the first sexual experience for many U.S. women was forced or coerced intercourse in their early teens, encounters that for some may have had lasting health repercussions. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

Many US women say 1st sexual experience was forced in teens

The first sexual experience for 1 in 16 U.S. women was forced or coerced intercourse in their early teens, encounters that for some may...
Colin Kaepernick. (Credit: CBS News via Nike)

Colin Kaepernick’s Nike ad wins an Emmy for outstanding commercial

It's been more than a year since Nike's controversial ad featuring Colin Kaepernick premiered to both praise and outrage. Now the commercial, which encourages...
Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks to members of the media following a visit with students on the campus of Texas Southern University Friday, Sept. 13, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Joe Biden says white people can ‘never fully understand’ racism

Visiting a black church bombed by the Ku Klux Klan during the civil rights era, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden framed current racial tensions...
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Humberto moves away from Florida, forecast to approach Bermuda midweek

The WINK News Weather Authority continues tracking the latest updates on formation in the tropics, as Humberto strengthened into a hurricane Sunday night. As of...
A worker refuels a car at a gas station in Jiddah, Saudi Arabia, Monday, Sept. 16, 2019. Global energy prices spiked on Monday after a weekend attack on key oil facilities in Saudi Arabia caused the worst disruption to world supplies on record, an assault for which President Donald Trump warned that the U.S. was "locked and loaded" to respond. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)

Energy prices spike after Saudi oil attack as US blames Iran

Global energy prices spiked Monday by a percentage unseen since the 1991 Gulf War after a weekend attack on key oil facilities in Saudi...
FILE - This Feb. 19, 2013, file photo shows OxyContin pills arranged for a photo at a pharmacy in Montpelier, Vt. Purdue, the maker of OxyContin, is facing about 2,500 lawsuits seeking to hold it accountable for the opioid crisis, which has killed more than 400,000 people in the U.S. since 2000. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot, File)

Purdue Pharma files for bankruptcy following proposed agreement to settle opioid lawsuits

Purdue Pharma filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in New York Sunday as part of its framework for settling litigation with multiple states and governments. The...
This May 2018, photo provided by Joseph Jenkins shows his son, Jay, in the emergency room of the Lexington Medical Center in Lexington, S.C. Jay Jenkins suffered acute respiratory failure and drifted into a coma, according to his medical records, after he says he vaped a product labeled as a smokable form of the cannabis extract CBD. Lab testing commissioned as part of an Associated Press investigation into CBD vapes showed the cartridge that Jenkins says he puffed contained a synthetic marijuana compound blamed for at least 11 deaths in Europe. (Joseph Jenkins via AP)

Vapes spiked with illegal drugs show dark side of CBD craze

Jay Jenkins says he hesitated when a buddy suggested they vape CBD. “It’ll relax you,” the friend assured. The vapor that Jenkins inhaled didn’t relax him....

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