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Gabriella Borter

Deadly storm knocks out power in U.S. South, threatens east coast

Apr 19 2019

Severe storms that killed three people in the U.S. South moved eastward on Friday, causing widespread power outages and threatening tornadoes along the east coast from Pennsylvania to Florida, forecasters said. | Video

Biden to announce U.S. presidential run on Wednesday: report

Apr 19 2019

Former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden plans to make a widely expected announcement of his candidacy for the presidency in a video on Wednesday, the Atlantic reported on Friday, citing sources close to Biden's top aides.

Man who carried gas cans into NY cathedral charged with attempted arson

Apr 18 2019

NEW YORK A 37-year-old man who entered New York's famed St. Patrick's Cathedral carrying two full gasoline cans, lighter fluid and lighters was charged with attempted arson on Thursday, police said. | Video

Dozens of doctors in Appalachia charged in opioid fraud bust

Apr 17 2019

Dozens of medical professionals in Appalachia, a region hard-hit by the U.S. opioid crisis, have been charged with writing hundreds of thousands of illegal prescriptions and committing health care fraud, federal prosecutors said on Wednesday.

Fires at three black churches trigger call for arsonist's surrender

Apr 08 2019

A U.S. congressman from Louisiana has urged anyone responsible for burning down three predominantly black churches in the state to come forward, as state and federal authorities investigate what appears to have been coordinated arson.

Ohio ex-convict charged after claiming to be long-lost Illinois boy

Apr 05 2019

Federal prosecutors on Friday charged a 23-year-old former convict with making false statements after he claimed to be Illinois teen Timmothy Pitzen, who went missing in 2011 after his mother killed herself. | Video

Texas bans all clergy from death chamber after court stays Buddhist's execution

Apr 04 2019

Texas will bar clergy of all faiths from accompanying inmates into the death chamber after the U.S. Supreme Court stayed an execution because the state did not allow the man's Buddhist spiritual adviser in.

Mormon church to allow children of LGBT couples to be baptized

Apr 04 2019

The Mormon church will allow the children of lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender parents to be baptized, but will not sanction same-sex marriage, its leadership said on Thursday.

Small earthquake rattles Los Angeles suburb; no injuries reported

Apr 03 2019

A 3.5-magnitude earthquake struck Southern California early on Wednesday, shaking houses and rattling Californians east of Los Angeles from their sleep but causing no reported injuries or significant property damage.

Texas civil court judge accidentally resigns

Apr 02 2019

An April Fools' Day resignation prank? One Texas civil court judge wishes it were so.

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