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January 15, 2019 - 6:36 pm
Utility officials say it may take until Thursday to finish restoring power in the Kansas City area after last week's winter blast and forecasts for more bad weather won't help. The Kansas City Star reports that about 175,000 Kansas City Power & Light customers were without electricity at some...
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This booking photo provided by the Denton County Jail shows John Wetteland. The former major league pitcher was arrested, Monday, Jan. 14, 2019, in Texas and charged with continuous sex abuse of a child under age 14. Denton County jail records show Wetteland was arrested and freed on $25,000 bond. No attorney was immediately listed to speak for the 52-year-old Wetteland, who lives in Trophy Club, 25 miles northwest of Dallas. (Denton County Jail via AP)
January 15, 2019 - 3:01 pm
DENTON, Texas (AP) — Former major league pitcher John Wetteland has been charged in Texas with continuous sex abuse of a child under age 14. Denton County jail records show the 52-year-old Wetteland was arrested Monday and freed on $25,000 bond. Authorities have not released details of the...
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Hannah Gaber-USA TODAY
January 15, 2019 - 2:45 pm
President Trump took his war-of-words with Speaker Nancy Pelosi to the next level Tuesday; asking why the Democratic leader continues to receive her government salary as thousands of federal workers go without pay. “Why is Nancy Pelosi getting paid when people who are working are not?” pondered the...
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City of Westbrook, Maine
January 15, 2019 - 2:03 pm
Think of it as a crop circle, but in a river. A curious formation in Westbrook, Maine, that's getting attention in Greater Portland is actually a spinning ice disk that is roughly 100 yards wide. The formation in the Presumpscot River was widely shared on social media and has drawn comparisons to...
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January 15, 2019 - 1:31 pm
Judge Andrew Napolitano and the 'Outnumbered' panel react to William Barr's answers and demeanor at his Senate confirmation hearing. Watch the latest video at
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This Monday, Jan. 14, 2019 photo provided by the Arizona Department of Public Safety shows the scene of a crash about 11 miles east of Flagstaff, Ariz. A tank trucker’s trailer detached from the truck and rolled on its side on slick pavement, spilling a river of liquid chocolate onto westbound lanes of Interstate 40. Department of Public Safety spokesman Bart Graves said the wreck required cleanup crews to pour most of the 40,000 gallons (151,412 liters) of chocolate into the highway median to lighten the damaged tanker so it could be towed away. The DPS said there were no injuries and the driver was not cited. (Arizona DPS via AP)
January 15, 2019 - 12:50 pm
FLAGSSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities in northern Arizona had a sweet hot mess on their hands after a tank trucker's trailer detached from the truck and rolled on its side on slick pavement, spilling a river of liquid chocolate onto westbound lanes of Interstate 40. The Arizona Daily Sun reports the...
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January 15, 2019 - 8:50 am
Ranking Member Feinstein delivers an opening statement. Trump's Attorney General pick, William Barr, is questioned by the Senate Judiciary Committee. Senator Lindsey Graham now heads the committee previously lead by retired Senator Chuck Grassley. Video of Watch Live: Attorney General nominee...
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January 15, 2019 - 8:27 am
Portion of the Pacific Coast Highway closed after heavy rains caused a mudslide leading to nightmare travel conditions. Watch the latest video at
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AP Photo/Richard Drew
January 14, 2019 - 8:32 pm
The nation's largest utility said Monday it is filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy because it faces at least $30 billion in potential damages from lawsuits over the catastrophic wildfires in California in 2017 and 2018 that killed scores of people and destroyed thousands of homes. The move by Pacific...
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AP Photo/Orlin Wagner
January 14, 2019 - 7:18 pm
Democrats are celebrating capturing governor's offices in seven states previously led by Republicans, including new chief executives taking office Monday in red-leaning Kansas and solidly blue Illinois. Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly and Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker were the last two new Democrat governors...
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