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GOP Rep. on Trump's vulgar remarks: 'I can't defend the indefensible'

Rep. Mia Love, R-Utah, attends a news conference after a meeting of the House Republican Conference in the Capitol on June 7, 2017. Tom Williams / AP “I think they were, yes. I think they were unfortunate,” she said. “I wasn’t in the room. I know the comments were made. I don’t know in which […]
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'Ballistic missile threat' warning in Hawaii a false alarm

Hawaii residents were thrown into a panic Saturday morning after an emergency alert was mistakenly sent, warning them to “seek immediate shelter” from a ballistic missile threat, and it took emergency officials 38 minutes to send a new alert to mobile phones that the threat was a false alarm. Hawaii Emergency Management Agency Administrator Vern […]
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California scrambles to clear mudslide debris before new storm hits

Santa Barbara officials have warned that they need to clear debris from drainage basins and channels following this week’s deadly mudslides or risk possible further mud flows if another storm hits Southern California. Rob Lewin, director of the Santa Barbara County Emergency Management Officials, told a press conference Saturday that the blocked drainage channels in […]
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Can a lawyer defy his client and say he's guilty? SCOTUS to decide.

Larry English, who was Robert McCoy’s lawyer. Dash Media PR Later, after McCoy was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to die, English reflected on his decisions in an affidavit. He said he’d become “convinced that the evidence against Robert McCoy was overwhelming” and that his client was paranoid and delusional. “I felt that as […]
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Can a lawyer defy his client and say he's guilty? SCOTUS to decide.

Larry English, who was Robert McCoy’s lawyer. Dash Media PR Later, after McCoy was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to die, English reflected on his decisions in an affidavit. He said he’d become “convinced that the evidence against Robert McCoy was overwhelming” and that his client was paranoid and delusional. “I felt that as […]
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38 minutes of fear: How a Hawaii missile alert test went wrong

Electronic signs alert drivers in Honolulu that the emergency missile alert sent Saturday morning was a mistake. Anthony Quintano / via Twitter He said that the incident occurred shortly after a scheduled 8 a.m. local time (1 p.m. ET) shift change. At the beginning of each shift, Miyagi said, his team conducts a routine internal […]
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FCC to probe mistaken Hawaii ballistic missile alert

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai speaks to members of the media after a commission meeting on Dec. 14, 2017 in Washington, D.C. Alex Wong / Getty Images file “Wireless emergency alerts (WEA) are one of several key tools to warn the public of imminent danger when disaster strikes,” Pai said in a statement on […]
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Chelsea Manning files for U.S. Senate bid in Maryland

NORTH BETHESDA, Md. — Chelsea Manning, the transgender former Army intelligence analyst who was convicted of leaking classified documents, will run for the U.S. Senate in Maryland. Manning, 30, filed her statement of candidacy with the Federal Election Commission on Thursday. She is running as a Democrat and will likely challenge two-term Senator Democrat Ben […]
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Panic in the Pacific: How those in Hawaii reacted to missile threat

Ben DuPree spent the morning of his daughter’s second birthday cowering with his family in a bathtub in Kailua, Hawaii, fearing an incoming missile strike from North Korea. Like many others in Hawaii, Dupee said he panicked Saturday morning when he received an alert on his phone warning of an impending missile attack. “I got […]
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After outcry, Mark Wahlberg donates $1.5 million film fee

Mark Wahlberg and Michelle Williams attend the premiere of “All The Money In The World” on Dec. 18, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. Kevin Winter / Getty Images Wahlberg said he’ll donate the money in the name of his co-star, Michelle Williams, who reportedly made less than $1,000 on the reshoots. “I 100% support the […]