Earthquake-causing meteor leaves southeast Michigan residents awestruck

Earthquake-causing meteor leaves southeast Michigan residents awestruck

Boom! Residents of southeast Michigan were left a bit shaken Tuesday night after a big bright flash lit up the sky and the ground beneath them shook. A flying saucer? No. A shooting star? Not quite. The National Weather Service eventually solved the mystery, tweeting “USGS confirms meteor occurred around 810 pm, causing a magnitude 2.0 earthquake.” According to the United States Geological Survey, the earthquake was centered about five miles west-southwest of New Haven,…

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State Dept says US ready for ‘serious negotiations’ if N. Korea proves ‘credible’

State Dept says US ready for ‘serious negotiations’ if N. Korea proves ‘credible’

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said the U.S. is “ready for serious negotiations” if North Korea shows itself to be a “credible partner.” Tillerson made the remarks during a joint press conference with his Canadian counterpart at the conclusion of a global summit on the security situation on the Korean peninsula, known as the Vancouver Group. “We had constructive discussions about how to push our diplomatic efforts forward, and prepare for the prospects of talks,”…

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Trump makes impromptu appearance at White House women’s panel

Trump makes impromptu appearance at White House women’s panel

The event, “Conversations with the Women of America,” hosted women from across America and high-level women within the Trump administration. It aimed to focus on the economy, healthcare — with a focus on the opioid crisis — and national security. Aides didn’t rule out the president’s appearance at the event, though it wasn’t on his schedule in advance. “I wasn’t very far away,” the president said to laughter. “I said I’d love to do this,…

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FEMA: Hawaii didn’t need approval to retract missile alert

FEMA: Hawaii didn’t need approval to retract missile alert

The Federal Emergency Management Agency said the state of Hawaii didn’t need federal approval to retract a cellphone alert mistakenly sent over the weekend warning of a ballistic missile attack. Hawaii has had the authority to cancel or retract warnings since 2012, when it applied for access to the Integrated Public Alert and Warning System, FEMA said in a statement. Hawaii Emergency Management Agency spokesman Richard Rapoza said Tuesday his agency asked FEMA for clarification…

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Doctor on shackled siblings’ recovery: ‘It’s not going to be achieved overnight’

Doctor on shackled siblings’ recovery: ‘It’s not going to be achieved overnight’

The staff of a Southern California hospital was reduced to tears at the sight of seven of the 13 malnourished siblings who were admitted after authorities discovered they were being held captive by their parents, officials from the Corona Regional Medical Center told ABC News. Those seven siblings are all adults. “It’s that profound when you see what they’re going through,” hospital CEO and Chief Managing Director Mark Uffer told ABC News of the staff’s…

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DOJ says it plans to ask Supreme Court to allow it to end DACA

DOJ says it plans to ask Supreme Court to allow it to end DACA

The Department of Justice today appealed a federal court ruling that had forced the Trump administration to again accept renewal applications for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients. The administration, which is seeking to appeal a lower court ruling to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, announced that later this week it intends to take the “rare step” of seeking direct review in the Supreme Court. “It defies both law and common sense for…

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Mathilde Krim, AIDS research pioneer, dies at 91

Mathilde Krim, AIDS research pioneer, dies at 91

Mathilde Krim, a pioneer in the field of AIDS research, passed away Monday at the age of 91. She died peacefully at her home in King’s Point, New York. Krim, founding chairman of amfAR, the Foundation for AIDS Research, devoted her life to the fight against HIV/AIDS, in particular raising the public’s awareness of the devastating disease according to her obituary. “Today, we mourn the passing of our beloved Founding Chairman, Mathilde Krim, Ph.D.,” amfAR…

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Trump’s ‘overall health is excellent’ says doctor, weight loss a goal

Trump’s ‘overall health is excellent’ says doctor, weight loss a goal

President Donald Trump‘s “overall health is excellent” and his cognitive health is normal, presidential physician Dr. Ronny Jackson said Tuesday as part of a comprehensive, nearly hourlong review of the president’s recent physical assessment. Jackson shared the outcomes of Trump’s exam with reporters at the White House press briefing, including his 75-inch height, 239-pound weight, total cholesterol of 223 and resting heart rate of 68 beats per minute. Given his height and weight, the president’s…

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Mom accused of torturing kids seemed ‘perplexed’ when authorities showed up: Official

Mom accused of torturing kids seemed ‘perplexed’ when authorities showed up: Official

Thirteen siblings who were rescued Sunday after they were allegedly tortured, held captive and, in some cases, shackled in their parents’ home are “hopeful that life will get better for them,” one official said today. The investigation began early Sunday morning when a 17-year-old girl allegedly escaped from the Southern California home through a window and called 911, claiming that her 12 brothers and sisters were being held captive there, the sheriff’s office said. Responding…

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Charges possible in Las Vegas mass shooting, attorneys say

Charges possible in Las Vegas mass shooting, attorneys say

Criminal charges may be filed in connection with the Las Vegas mass shooting that killed 58 people and injured hundreds more, attorneys for the Las Vegas Metro Police Department said in court on Tuesday. The hearing, which took place in a Clark County District Court, was held to determine whether the media should be given access to more search warrant documents involving the shooting. Police department attorney Nicholas Crosby told Clark County District Judge Elissa…

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