WASHINGTON — As Thanksgiving nears, 74 more cases of salmonella, including 1 death, have been linked to raw turkey products, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC announced the outbreak in July, but more people have gotten sick, bringing the total to 164 in 35 states. One person in California has died, and 63 […]

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – A federal grand jury has indicted the captain in July’s duck boat tragedy that killed 17 people, including 9 family members from Indianapolis. Kenneth McKee, 51, was the captain of the Stretch Duck 7 when it sank during a storm July 19 on Table Rock Lake in Missouri. He faces 17 counts […]

UPDATE: A shooting in a packed bar in Southern California killed at least 12 people, including a sheriff’s deputy who was retiring next year, authorities said. The shooter was also dead.    PREVIOUS STORY: (CNN) — A shooter opened fire in a packed bar in Southern California during college night, wounding at least 11 people, some […]

WASHINGTON — Epidiolex, the first cannabis-based medication approved by the US Food and Drug Administration, is now available by prescription in all 50 states. Epidiolex is a twice-daily oral solution of pure plant-derived cannabidiol, or CBD, according to manufacturer GW Pharmaceuticals.  It is approved for use in patients 2 and older for the treatment of two rare […]

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon is preparing to send about 5,000 active-duty troops to the U.S-Mexico border by week’s end, Department of Defense officials said Monday. The mission is to “harden and secure the border” between the two countries as migrants from Central America push through Mexico toward the United States. The slow-moving caravan may not […]

MATTHEWS, N.C. — A student is dead after a shooting at a high school in North Carolina. The Matthews Police Department said a student was shot by a classmate at Butler High School on Monday morning. The student was taken to the hospital, where he died of his injuries, reports WSOC-TV in Charlotte. The shooter […]

PITSBURGH, Pa. (CNN) — Eleven people were killed in Saturday’s shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, according to Pittsburgh Public Safety Director Wendell Hissrich. A city official had previously told CNN 10 people were killed. “Today, the nightmare has hit home in the city of Pittsburgh,” Hissrich said at a news conference […]

Editor’s Note: The number of years Sayoc could spend in prison has been adjusted from 58 to 48 to reflect a correction issued by the DOJ. WASHINGTON —  U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions says that the series of  suspected explosive devices sent to Democratic officials “utterly unacceptable” and a “threat to the respect for law.”  Sessions […]

WASHINGTON — The investigation into a string of suspicious packages and pipe bombs is spreading.  Federal and state authorities in Delaware are looking into a suspicious package addressed to former Vice President Joe Biden that was found at a mail facility.  That comes as another package addressed to actor and Trump critic Robert De Niro […]

WASHINGTON — The Food and Drug Administration says it had approved Xofluza, the first new flu drug to hit the market in decades.  Xofluza is a one-dose pill for the treatment of uncomplicated flu in people aged 12 and older who have had flu symptoms for no more than 48 hours, according to the FDA. “This is the first new […]