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Category: National News

Santa Claus is back on Facebook after proving his identity

FAIRBANKS, AK (AP) – Santa Claus’ Facebook account has been reinstated after the social media company suspended his access and demanded proof of identity on...

'Star Wars' Actress Carrie Fisher Dies at 60

Carrie Fisher, who will forever be known for playing Princess Leia Organa in the original “Star Wars” trilogy, has died, family spokesman Simon Halls has...

Carrie Fischer Has Suffered a Medical Emergency

Walgreens, Rite Aid shed 865 stores to close $9.4B deal

UNDATED (AP) – Walgreens and Rite Aid will sell 865 stores to rival retailer Fred’s for $950 million, possibly removing the final roadblock preventing the...

Jury finds Dylann Roof guilty on all counts in Charleston church shooting that left 9 people dead

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) – A federal jury has convicted Dylann Roof in the racially motivated slayings of nine black church members in South Carolina. The jury...

Obama signs bill boosting spending on cancer research

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama has signed into law legislation that makes new investments in cancer research and battling drug abuse. Obama signed the...

22 Models of Cuisinart Food Processors Recalled After Reports of Blade Breaking Off

NEW YORK (ABC NEWS) –¬†Cuisinart and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission are recalling about 8 million food processor blades in America after receiving...

McConnell urges coal-state Dems to back down

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Senate’s top Republican is seeking to turn the tables on the coal-state Democrats standing in the way of swift passage of a stopgap...

Former astronaut, US Sen. John Glenn of Ohio has died at 95

By SETH BORENSTEIN AP Science Writer Former astronaut and U.S. Sen. John Glenn has died in Ohio. He was 95. Glenn became a national hero in 1962 when he became the first...

Police: Suspect in Georgia police shootings is dead

AMERICUS, Ga. (AP) – Police say a man wanted in the fatal shooting of a Georgia police officer and the wounding of another apparently killed himself as authorities...