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The latest payout from Arizona's sheriff has resulted in taxpayers paying $100M
The latest payout from Arizona's sheriff has resulted in taxpayers paying $100M

Nearly five decades after Joe Arpaio was elected sheriff of Arizona's largest county, taxpayers now cover one of the major bills left from the thousands upon thousands of lawsuits that he sparked -- and it has risen to $100 million.

The US saw its highest wage increase in 20 years, according to records.
The US saw its highest wage increase in 20 years, according to records.

The three months ended in September saw the highest increase in wages in 20-year-old records. This is a clear indication of the rising ability of workers to demand more from companies desperate to fill jobs.

UN and US officials call for action to prevent climate catastrophe
UN and US officials call for action to prevent climate catastrophe
In the face of COVID, US economy contracted to a 2% pace last quarter
In the face of COVID, US economy contracted to a 2% pace last quarter
California is a drought-stricken state thanks to the 'Atmospheric River'
California is a drought-stricken state thanks to the 'Atmospheric River'
United States issues 1st passport bearing 'X' gender marker
United States issues 1st passport bearing 'X' gender marker

The United States issued its first passport bearing the "X" gender designation. This is a significant milestone in the recognition and protection of the rights of all people.

California drought-stricken California gets record rainfall thanks to a storm
California drought-stricken California gets record rainfall thanks to a storm

California was hit with a powerful storm that set records for rainfall and diduse wildfires. It remains to be seen how big of an impact it had on California's drought.

Poll: AP-NORC/EPIC: Majority of Americans Concerned About Climate Change
Poll: AP-NORC/EPIC: Majority of Americans Concerned About Climate Change
Major storm calms California drought-stricken
Major storm calms California drought-stricken
Colombia's most wanted drug lord is captured during a jungle raid
Colombia's most wanted drug lord is captured during a jungle raid
US sends Afghan refugees to Kosovo in secrecy
US sends Afghan refugees to Kosovo in secrecy

Although the U.S. welcomes tens of thousands Afghans who were airlifted from Kabul, it has not disclosed much publicly about a small number of those who are still overseas. These include dozens of people who caused security concerns during security screening and were sent to an American base located in the Balkan country of Kosovo.

Texas adoption agencies to start rejecting application from gay, Jewish and interfaith couples
Texas adoption agencies to start rejecting application from gay, Jewish and interfaith couples

Parents trying to adopt kids in Texas could soon be dismisses by the state or private organizations with religious protests to them being Jewish, gay, Muslim, single, or interfaith couples, under a proposition in the Republican-controlled Legislature.

For first time in 48 years, Seattle out-snows Minneapolis
For first time in 48 years, Seattle out-snows Minneapolis
Car crashes into utility pole in Beacon Hill
Car crashes into utility pole in Beacon Hill
Argument leads to man being shot in face
Argument leads to man being shot in face
Westmoreland County gets $14 million from Pennsylvania's fuel tax for local roadwork
Westmoreland County gets $14 million from Pennsylvania's fuel tax for local roadwork

Road money Municipalities in Westmoreland County, like those throughout the state, will benefit from increased liquid fuels payments — annual allocations from the state to local governments that are earmarked for construction, maintenance and repair of...

Some Wash. Boeing employees impacted by security breach after worker sent email to spouse
Some Wash. Boeing employees impacted by security breach after worker sent email to spouse

CaptionCloseBoeing is investigating an internal security breach impacting thousands of employees in four states, including Washington.The company said it was notified in January after a worker accidentally sent the personal information of 36,000 Boeing employees...

Sonoma County’s congressmen say President Trump's speech long on promises, short on details
Sonoma County’s congressmen say President Trump's speech long on promises, short on details
High-speed chase, crash results in man's arrest
High-speed chase, crash results in man's arrest
Vehicle flips on rainy Route 33 North
Vehicle flips on rainy Route 33 North
Oxford student does her part to help pediatric cancer patients
Oxford student does her part to help pediatric cancer patients

Recently, Oxford Central School student Jen Reid participated in the St. Baldrick's Foundation fundraiser to benefit cancer research.   Jen Reid not only raised money but had her head shaved to show support for cancer patients. (Courtesy photo) ...

Accident snarls traffic on Route 309 in Lehigh County
Accident snarls traffic on Route 309 in Lehigh County

A rollover crash was reported just before 10 a.m. Wednesday on Route 309 South, a Lehigh County dispatcher confirmed. No one appeared injured in the wreck near the Interstate 78 overpass in Lower Macungie Township, the dispatcher said. MORE: Rollover wreck...

Easton club hosts girls' basketball clinics
Easton club hosts girls' basketball clinics
The Latest: Storms cut power to 30K Indiana customers
The Latest: Storms cut power to 30K Indiana customers
Flemington seeks proposals to redevelop Global Agway site
Flemington seeks proposals to redevelop Global Agway site
North Warren girls basketball's Vuz hits 1,000 points in state playoff win
North Warren girls basketball's Vuz hits 1,000 points in state playoff win

North Warren girls basketball junior Kelly Vuz knocked down a free throw with 1:30 left in the fourth quarter to put her team ahead and herself into the Patriots’ record book. Vuz, a guard, scored her 1,000th career point as 10th-seeded North Warren...

Renewed Warren County Democrats promise full slate of candidates
Renewed Warren County Democrats promise full slate of candidates

Warren County's Democrats are working from the top down. The small, long-quiet party committee on Sunday held its first nominating convention in more than a decade, backing a candidate for New Jersey governor. But they won't stop there. Committee...

Mormon Church sanctuary spared in Van Nuys fire
Mormon Church sanctuary spared in Van Nuys fire
President Trump's speech to Congress: A big shift in tone, but tough choices left to Congress
President Trump's speech to Congress: A big shift in tone, but tough choices left to Congress
At least 2 dead after tornadoes touch down in central US
At least 2 dead after tornadoes touch down in central US
Trump offers mixed messages on immigration
Trump offers mixed messages on immigration

WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump, signaling a potential shift on a signature issue, indicated Tuesday in a private meeting with news anchors that he's open to immigration legislation that would give legal status to some people living in the U.S. illegally...

In emotional moment, Trump salutes slain SEAL's wife
In emotional moment, Trump salutes slain SEAL's wife

WASHINGTON -- The widow of a U.S. Navy SEAL killed in Yemen stood in the balcony of the House chamber, tears streaming down her face as she looked upward and appeared to whisper to her husband.Democrats and Republicans alike stood for minutes to applaud Carryn...

At least 2 dead after tornadoes touch down in central U.S.
At least 2 dead after tornadoes touch down in central U.S.
Murder charges in airport nerve agent attack that killed Kim Jong Nam
Murder charges in airport nerve agent attack that killed Kim Jong Nam
Hate crime tracking: Fascinating, unreliable
Hate crime tracking: Fascinating, unreliable
Empathy and action: Muslims unite to help fix vandalized Jewish cemeteries
Empathy and action: Muslims unite to help fix vandalized Jewish cemeteries

(CNN)Once again, dozens of Jewish headstones have been vandalized, stoking fears of heightened anti-Semitism. And once again, members of the Muslim community are rallying to help.President of @PhillyMosque expressing solidarity w/our Jewish sisters &...

'A resurgence of white nationalism': Hate groups spiked in 2016
'A resurgence of white nationalism': Hate groups spiked in 2016

(CNN)Across the country, flyers are showing up on college campuses.Source:   CNN

Santa Rosa slaying victim sought new start away from husband accused of killing her
Santa Rosa slaying victim sought new start away from husband accused of killing her
ATF: Canadian crook bought assault rifle on store credit
ATF: Canadian crook bought assault rifle on store credit
Sonoma County’s congressmen say Trump speech long on promises, short on details
Sonoma County’s congressmen say Trump speech long on promises, short on details
Santa Rosa boosts Legal Aid funding for low-income renters
Santa Rosa boosts Legal Aid funding for low-income renters

A divided Santa Rosa City Council agreed Tuesday to support legal services for low-income renters facing evictions and poor housing conditions after some council members acknowledged the city’s efforts to enact rent control last year may have exacerbated...

Fayette County man gets 6 to 12 years in prison for assaulting Rostraver officers
Fayette County man gets 6 to 12 years in prison for assaulting Rostraver officers

Sign up for one of our email newsletters.Updated 7 hours ago A Brownsville man was sentenced Tuesday to serve up to 12 years in prison for assaulting two Rostraver police officers who were trying to make an arrest last year. Charles L. Bell, 51, pleaded guilty...

Jeannette man allegedly found with stolen jewelry after an overdose charged with recent burglary of Hempfield pawn shop
Jeannette man allegedly found with stolen jewelry after an overdose charged with recent burglary of Hempfield pawn shop
Clear Lake reopens to motor boats, ending two-week closure over flooding
Clear Lake reopens to motor boats, ending two-week closure over flooding
Fact checking Donald Trump’s speech to Congress
Fact checking Donald Trump’s speech to Congress
Neighbor, firefighter treated following South Side Easton house fire (PHOTOS)
Neighbor, firefighter treated following South Side Easton house fire (PHOTOS)

A South Side Easton resident and city firefighter were taken by ambulance for treatment following a house fire Tuesday night, officials said. Flames could be seen erupting from the front room of 324 E. Berwick St. The blaze was reported at 9:21...

President Trump sees ‘new chapter of American greatness’ in big speech
President Trump sees ‘new chapter of American greatness’ in big speech

WASHINGTON — Heralding a “new chapter of American greatness,” President Donald Trump stood before Congress for the first time Tuesday night and issued a broad call for overhauling the nation’s health care system, significantly boosting military spending...

Texas Senate calls for amending Constitution to limit feds
Texas Senate calls for amending Constitution to limit feds
Voter beware: Don’t fall for the tricks of political junk mail: Susan Shelley
Voter beware: Don’t fall for the tricks of political junk mail: Susan Shelley
Sonoma man in barrel murder sentenced to state prison
Sonoma man in barrel murder sentenced to state prison
Catholic Charities expanding central intake system for Sonoma County’s homeless
Catholic Charities expanding central intake system for Sonoma County’s homeless

Homeless people throughout Sonoma County will no longer need to juggle spots on several waiting lists or navigate multiple programs to access shelter under a centralized system being put in place by local government and nonprofit leaders.Over the next several...

Massive debris pile emerges from water near troubled Oroville Dam
Massive debris pile emerges from water near troubled Oroville Dam

OROVILLE — Crews worked Tuesday to clean up dirt and debris from the base of Oroville Dam and biologists rush to save stranded fish after state officials shut off the flow of water from a damaged spillway at the Northern California lake.Officials brought...

PG&E helicopter to fly low Wednesday surveying power lines
PG&E helicopter to fly low Wednesday surveying power lines
Trump says he is open to immigration compromise that provides a pathway to legal status
Trump says he is open to immigration compromise that provides a pathway to legal status
Charges: Man bound, beat nephew at Bellevue workplace
Charges: Man bound, beat nephew at Bellevue workplace
My Monday commute was a bummer, how was yours?
My Monday commute was a bummer, how was yours?

CaptionCloseA flammable butane tanker truck rolled over on Interstate 5 Monday morning, causing a midday shutdown of I-5 and Interstate 90 in downtown Seattle. Three people suffered minor injuries.A flammable butane tanker truck rolled over on Interstate...

9 things to know about Vancouver’s Trump tower
9 things to know about Vancouver’s Trump tower

CaptionCloseIf protests are any indication, Vancouver isn’t all too excited about its newest landmark – a 63-story Trump tower. Here’s what you should know about the newest Trump-branded tower. If protests are any indication, Vancouver isn’t all...

White House misspells American Samoa for American Sonoma in pool report
White House misspells American Samoa for American Sonoma in pool report