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 […]

WASHINGTON — President Trump says federal investigators will find out who mailed suspected explosive devices to several high profile political targets.  At the White House today, Trump called the actions “despicable” and said a major federal investigation is underway.  He noted that there is no place for any kind of political violence in the U.S.  Trump said […]

(CNN) — The former head of USA Gymnastics has been accused of removing documents linked to the Larry Nassar sexual abuse case from the Karolyi Ranch gymnastics training facility in Texas.  Steve Penny was arrested Wednesday, nearly three weeks after he was indicted by a grand jury for tampering with evidence, the Walker County District Attorney’s office said. He […]

JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md. — A plane carrying First Lady Melania Trump was forced to turn around shortly after takeoff Wednesday due to smoke in the cabin. According to CNN, members of the press pool traveling with Mrs. Trump reported a “thin haze of smoke and smell [of&#93 something burning” about ten minutes into the flight. […]

 (CNN) — Sears, the once-dominant retail chain that changed how Americans shopped and lived, has filed for bankruptcy. The 132-year-old company has been struggling for several years and is drowning in debt. The final straw was a $134 million debt payment due Monday that it could not afford. Sears has 27 locations in Indiana.   Sears Holdings […]