31 million older Americans aren’t getting enough exercise

More than one-quarter of Americans over 50 don’t exercise, a new federal report estimates, increasing their risk for heart disease, diabetes and cancer. “Adults benefit from any amount of physical activity,” said study co-author Janet Fulton. “Helping inactive people become more physically active is an important step towards healthier and more vibrant communities.” Fulton is […]

Sandra Bland’s family settles wrongful death suit for $1.9 million

The family of Sandra Bland reached a $1.9 million settlement in their wrongful death civil suit, their lawyer said. Attorney Cannon Lambert made the announcement Wednesday. Officials said Bland, 28, killed herself in 2015 in a Waller County, Texas, jail cell after her arrest on a traffic violation. A grand jury later decided no one […]

Powell dubs Trump ‘national disgrace’ in hacked emails

Former US secretary of state Colin Powell dubbed Donald Trump a “national disgrace” and an “international pariah” in personal email exchanges hacked and leaked online. The leaked correspondence reveals a stinging indictment of the brash billionaire by a cabinet member in the last Republican president’s administration, albeit one who twice endorsed Barack Obama for president. […]

Police fatally shoot boy, 13, holding BB gun

An officer responding to a robbery report shot dead a 13-year-old boy in Columbus, Ohio, after he drew what turned out to be a low-powered air gun, police said. The Columbus Police Department said it was investigating the late Wednesday death of Tyree King, the latest in a string of shootings of African Americans by […]

Report: Texas should reduce campus transients after slaying

State law enforcement officials recommended Wednesday that the University of Texas beef up police and security guard presence while working to allow fewer homeless people on campus after the slaying of a first-year dance major shook up the school. The Texas Department of Public Safety also urged the university to improve outdoor video surveillance and […]

Parole system questioned after murder of NBA star’s cousin

Two weeks before police say Derren Sorrells and his brother murdered basketball star Dwyane Wade’s cousin in Chicago on Friday, he walked out of a state prison after serving less than four years of a six-year sentence for possessing a stolen car. A visibly angry Eddie Johnson, the city’s police superintendent, said the case underscored […]

Maine Gov. Paul LePage says he’s considering resigning

Maine Gov. Paul LePage said Tuesday he is considering resigning following the release of a profanity-laced voicemail he left for a state representative last week. LePage said he is “looking at all options” during an interview with the talk radio station WVOM in Bangor. “I am looking at all options. I think some things I’ve […]

How Apple paid just 0.005% tax on its global profits

Why is the European Union going after Apple for $14 billion in unpaid taxes? Consider this: In 2014, the corporate giant paid just $50 in tax for every million it made selling iPhones and iPads to most of the world outside America. That’s a tax rate of just 0.005%. Yes, you read that correctly. So […]

New ‘Dancing With the Stars’ cast is…

Two Olympians, a former governor and a rapper-turned-contractor will try to dance their way into America’s hearts. The cast of Season 23 of “Dancing With the Stars” was revealed Tuesday morning on “Good Morning America.” Vying for the Mirror Ball trophy this time around are: Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte and Cheryl Burke — Fresh off […]

Man charged in Georgia officer killing caught in car trunk

A man charged in the weekend slaying of a Georgia police officer was arrested early Monday in northern Florida, where sheriff’s deputies found the suspect hiding in the trunk of his sister’s car. Deputies in Nassau County, Florida, apprehended 24-year-old Royheem Delshawn Deeds during a traffic stop about 1 a.m., said Nassau County Sheriff Bill […]


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