A man driving a rented pickup truck mowed down pedestrians and cyclists on a bike path alongside the Hudson River in New York City on Tuesday, killing eight people and injuring about a dozen others in what authorities said was an act of terrorism.
Paul Manafort, the onetime chairman of the Trump campaign was indicted on 12 counts related to money laundering, including “conspiracy against the United States.” A former Manafort colleague, Rick Gates, also has been charged. Gates and Manafort both surrendered to authorities on Monday morning. The two men pleaded not guilty to all charges during a court appearance later that same day.
A federal judge in Washington on Monday blocked President Donald Trump from banning transgender people from serving in the U.S. military, handing a victory to transgender service members who accused the president of violating their constitutional rights.
Actor Kevin Spacey apologized Sunday night for what he said “would have been deeply inappropriate drunken behavior” after actor Anthony Rapp accused him of making a sexual advance on him 31 years ago, when Mr. Rapp was 14 years old. Spacey, who has long been private about his personal life, said in a statement that he did not remember any such encounter and also added that the accusation “has encouraged me to address other things about my life” and that he “choose now to live as a gay man.”
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More than 900,000 customers were without power in the Northeast on Monday as a major storm battered parts of the region with hurricane-force winds and torrential rain. The power outages spanned several states — including Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Vermont, Maine and New Hampshire.
Former Fox News Channel host Eric Bolling confirmed Thursday that his son, Eric Chase Bolling Jr., died of an overdose of opioids last month in Boulder. The Boulder County Coroner’s Office had previously confirmed that the younger Bolling, who was 19 and a student at the University of Colorado-Boulder, was indeed found dead in early September. The elder Bolling had said initially there was “no sign of self harm” on his son when he was found.
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On Thursday, October 26 a federal judge struck down two abortion restrictions in Alabama that limited how close clinics can be to public schools, as well as banning a procedure used to terminate pregnancies in the second trimester. U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson in the Middle District of Alabama found the laws unconstitutional and permanently enjoined the state from enforcing the measures.
President Donald Trump said Wednesday that his administration will release classified government documents about the assassination of President John F. Kennedy on Thursday, the deadline Congress set for making the files public. Congress mandated the release to the public of the documents, including FBI and CIA files, barring any action by the President to block the release of certain documents.
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Veteran political journalists Mark Halperin is “taking a step back” in the face of five sexual harassment accusations. The story broke as five women came forward and made the allegations to CNN.
Halperin co-wrote the best-selling book “Game Change,” about John McCain’s now infamous decision to choose Sarah Palin as his running mate in 2008 against Barack Obama.
President Donald Trump has allowed the resumption of refugee admissions into the U.S. under stricter screening rules, but ordered nationals from 11 countries believed to pose higher risk to U.S. national security to face even tougher scrutiny.
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