House Democrats must choose Hakeem Jeffries to lead the party

House Democrats must choose Hakeem Jeffries to lead the party

WASHINGTON—Rep. Hakeem Jeffries is expected to be elected to lead House Democrats in the next Congress, making the New Yorker the first black person to lead a major political party and marking a generational change after the departure of three longtime bosses. Democrats will vote on their new leadership Wednesday, ending two decades under Nancy … Read more

Missouri man killed for killing police officer in 2005

Missouri man killed for killing police officer in 2005

GOOD EARTH, Mo. — A Missouri man convicted of ambushing and killing a police officer in St. Louis area, whom he blamed for the death of his younger brother, was executed Tuesday night. Kevin Johnson, 37, died after an injection of pentobarbital at the state prison in Bonne Terre. It was the state’s second execution … Read more

Boiling water order issued for more than 2 million in Houston

Boiling water order issued for more than 2 million in Houston

HOUSTON — More than 2 million people in the Houston area were under a boil alert Monday after a power outage caused low pressure at a water treatment plant, officials said. The order means that water must be boiled before it is used for cooking, bathing or drinking. Several public and private schools in the … Read more

US Soccer scrubs short emblem from Iran’s flag at World Cup

US Soccer scrubs short emblem from Iran’s flag at World Cup

DOHA, Qatar — The U.S. Soccer Association briefly displayed Iran’s national flag on social media without the Islamic Republic’s emblem, saying the move supported protesters in Iran ahead of the two nations’ World Cup match on Tuesday. Iran’s government responded by accusing America of removing God’s name from their national flag. The USSF decision added … Read more

12-year-old dies in Russian roulette; charges of murder

Boiling water order issued for more than 2 million in Houston

A 12-year-old boy has died after playing Russian roulette with his peers in Jackson, Mississippi, police said. Jackson Deputy Police Chief Deric Hearn identified the boy as Markell Noah, according to reports from Mississippi-based WLBT-TV. After the death, officers arrested two juveniles and an adult on Friday. The police say that the two young people … Read more

Police: 1 shot at NC Walmart, officers search for shooter

Boiling water order issued for more than 2 million in Houston

LUMBERTON, NC — One person was injured in a shooting inside a North Carolina Walmart Friday, police said. Officers are still looking for the perpetrator. Police were called to Walmart in Lumberton for a report of shots fired around 11:30 a.m. Friday, one of the biggest shopping days of the year, Lumberton police said in … Read more

Police: Walmart shooter bought gun just hours before killing

Police: Walmart shooter bought gun just hours before killing

CHESAPEAKE, Va. — Authorities investigating the fatal shootings of six people at a Walmart said the shooter bought the gun hours before and left a note with complaints against co-workers on his phone. Police in Chesapeake, Virginia, issued a press release Friday saying they conducted a forensic analysis of Walmart supervisor Andre Bing’s phone and … Read more

4 Philadelphia teens shot in drive-by near high school

4 Philadelphia teens shot in drive-by near high school

PHILADELPHIA — Four students were wounded in an apparent shooting shortly after their Philadelphia high school let out early Wednesday morning, a city schools spokesman said. City police said a 15-year-old girl was shot in the shoulder and thigh, a 15-year-old girl was shot in the shoulder, a 16-year-old boy suffered a facial wound and … Read more

DeSantis, others draw distinctions with Trump in 2024 GOP Nomination Race

DeSantis, others draw distinctions with Trump in 2024 GOP Nomination Race

LAS VEGAS – A slate of potential candidates effectively opened the race for the 2024 Republican Party presidential nomination over the weekend, testing campaign themes and trying to differentiate themselves from former President Donald Trump. The Republican Jewish Coalition gathering here capped a weighty week for the GOP after underwhelming midterm election results secured a … Read more

Man gets jail for joining Capitol riot after Tinder date

Man gets jail for joining Capitol riot after Tinder date

A Delaware business owner has been sentenced to 30 days of incarceration for storming the US Capitol after seeing the riot erupt on a Tinder date’s television and taking an Uber ride to join the mob’s attack, court records show. US District Judge Thomas Hogan also on Friday ordered Jeffrey Schaefer to pay a $2,000 … Read more