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Elections being held Tuesday across the U.S. feature a mayoral race with presidential overtones, a 23-person congressional primary highlighting Democratic Party rifts, a school board challenged for accommodating a transgender student, and referendums on leadership and police...
CHICAGO (AP) — A federal appeals court in Chicago on Tuesday ruled that the 1964 Civil Rights Act also protects LGBT employees from workplace discrimination, the first time a federal appellate court has come to that conclusion. The decision by the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Weather Service would have to boost research — including some from private companies — to improve forecasts and storm warnings under a bill headed to the president's desk. Lawmakers said the bill should save lives by giving residents more time to...
NEW YORK (AP) — The founder of Fox News Channel was forced out in a sexual harassment scandal last summer. The network's No. 1 star, Bill O'Reilly, has been accused of crude and vindictive behavior toward women. Lawsuits depict a toxic environment at the company's New York...
DENVER (AP) — A man trying to eat a half-pound glazed doughnut in 80 seconds as part of a Denver doughnut shop's eating challenge choked to death, one of two people who died in such contests this past weekend. Travis Malouff, 42, died early Sunday of asphyxia due to obstruction...
ERIE, Pa. (AP) — A woman convicted in a bizarre bank robbery plot that left a pizza delivery driver dead when a bomb strapped to his neck exploded has died in prison. The federal Bureau of Prisons confirmed that Marjorie Diehl-Armstrong died Tuesday at the Federal Medical Center...
CHICAGO (AP) — A longtime suburban Chicago mayor who aligned himself with President Donald Trump faced a tough re-election challenge Tuesday from a union organizer who was a Bernie Sanders delegate at the Democratic National Convention. Roger Claar, 71, has been Bolingbrook's...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A miniseries about deposed Fox News Channel executive Roger Ailes is in the works at Showtime. The project in development is based on New York magazine writer Gabriel Sherman's reporting on Ailes. Showtime won out over competition for the limited series, which...
NEW YORK (AP) — The founder of Fox News Channel was forced out in a sexual harassment scandal last summer. The network's No. 1 star, Bill O'Reilly, has been accused of crude and vindictive behavior toward women. Lawsuits depict a frat-house environment at the company's New York...