Boston Marathon bomber’s friend deported to Kazakhstan

U.S. 11/02/18, 09:25

Immigration officials say a college friend of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) has been deported to his native Kazakhstan after he was convicted of concealing evidence in the case.Dias Kadyrbayev (DY'-us kah-dur-BY'-ehv) was sentenced in 2015 to six ...

Feds say heroin, fentanyl remain biggest drug threat to US

U.S. 11/02/18, 08:40

Opioid overdose deaths hit the highest level ever recorded in the United States last year, with an estimated 200 people dying per day, according to a report by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. Preliminary figures show about 72,000 people died in ...

US adds robust 250,000 jobs; pay growth fastest since 2009

U.S. 11/02/18, 08:38

U.S. employers added a stellar 250,000 jobs last month and raised average pay by the most in nearly a decade. The Labor Department's monthly jobs report, the last major economic data before Tuesday's congressional elections, also showed that the unemployment rate ...

Storm threat spreads up East Coast this weekend

U.S. 11/02/18, 08:10

The Latest on severe weather (all times local): 7 a.m. Forecasters said most of the East Coast was at risk for severe weather Friday, with winds as strong as 60 mph, isolated tornadoes and heavy rain possible as the Gulf Coast recovered ...

Texas deputy critically wounded in shootout

U.S. 11/02/18, 04:29

A Texas sheriff's deputy has been shot and critically wounded and a suspect is in custody after an attempt to serve the man with an arrest warrant ended in gunfire and a three-hour standoff. (Nov. 1) Source: The Associated Press

Tampa Police: Car hits 5 at school bus stop

U.S. 11/02/18, 02:52

Police in Tampa, Florida say five people were hit by a car at a school bus stop on Thursday morning. Authorities say one child was critically injured. The other four victims suffered serious injuries. The driver is in custody. (Nov. ...

Funeral to be held for oldest victim of synagogue attack

U.S. 11/02/18, 01:02

A 97-year-old woman who was the oldest victim of the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre will be laid to rest Friday at the end of a wrenching, series of funerals.Mourners watch as the hearse carrying the casket of Richard Gottfried leaves the ...

ACLU challenges Hawaii home’s medically assisted death ban

U.S. 11/01/18, 23:47

The American Civil Liberties Union demanded Thursday that a Hawaii retirement home stop discriminating against non-Catholic residents and allow them to take advantage of the state's new medically assisted suicide law if they wish.The ACLU of Hawaii sent a letter ...

Hurricane-tossed Gulf Coast braces for more rain, wind

U.S. 11/01/18, 22:52

Powerful storms are expected to continue Friday through a region still trying to recover from Hurricane Michael.Storms covered a wide area of the country reaching from beaches to the Great Lakes, but howling wind and driving rain threw a particular ...

Officials: US veteran homelessness declines 5 percent

U.S. 11/01/18, 22:39

The number of homeless veterans across the U.S. declined more than 5 percent over the past year after a slight rise in 2017, the departments of Housing and Urban Development and Veterans Affairs announced Thursday. The decrease shows the federal government ...

White supremacists indicted for brawls at California rallies

U.S. 11/01/18, 19:47

Four alleged members of a white supremacist group have been indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of inciting violence at California political rallies last year.The U.S. Attorney's Office in Los Angeles says Thursday that the defendants planned and ...