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  • Man Accused of Deadly Georgia Day Care Shooting Found Guilty in Retrial

    Man Accused of Deadly Georgia Day Care Shooting Found Guilty in Retrial

    (ATLANTA) — A former General Electric executive charged with murder after confessing to shooting a man outside a day care in 2010 was found guilty Tuesday by jurors in a Georgia courtroom. Hemy Neuman, an engineer, had admitted to shooting Rusty Sneiderman in cold blood outside of a Dunwoody, Georgia, day care center in 2010. Sneiderman, a father of two, was dropping his 2-year-old son at the day care when he was shot. Prosecutors say Neuman had a premeditated plan to kill Sneiderman and was having an affair with Sneiderman’s wife, Andrea. Neuman was convicted of malice murder and possession […]

  • Federal Court Set to Hear Appeal on Kansas Voter ID Law

    Federal Court Set to Hear Appeal on Kansas Voter ID Law

    (NEW YORK) — A federal appeals court is set to hear arguments regarding an effort by the state of Kansas to reinstate rules that require its residents to present proof of U.S. citizenship at the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) when registering to vote. The hearing, which will take place in Denver, Colorado, comes as a series of proposed voter ID laws are being considered or contested across the country prior to the presidential election in November. The Kansas law notably left thousands of residents who believed they had registered to vote while obtaining driver’s licenses ineligible to do so, […]

  • US Driving Hits New Record High in First Half of 2016

    US Driving Hits New Record High in First Half of 2016

    (WASHINGTON) — Does it feel like more people are hitting the road lately? If so, it’s not your imagination. According to a new report by the Transportation Department’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), U.S. driving hit a new record in the first half of 2016. The FHWA’s latest “Traffic Volume Trends” report shows that Americans drove 1.58 trillion miles between January and June, an increase of 3.3 percent from the first six months of 2015. To put that into perspective, the record distance is the equivalent of about 250 round trips from Earth to Pluto. Regionally, the West had the biggest […]

  • Dolly Takes NYC, Reveals Airdate for New Christmas Movie

    Dolly Takes NYC, Reveals Airdate for New Christmas Movie

    Just days after the release of her 43rd album, Pure & Simple, Dolly Parton is busy making the media rounds in New York City to promote it. She started the day Tuesday on Fox & Friends, revealing that her new NBC holiday movie, Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love, will premiere November 30. It’s the sequel to last year’s successful made-for-TV movie based on her classic, “Coat of Many Colors.” You can check out Dolly’s entire Fox News interview online. Following her Tuesday night performance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Dolly’s set to stop by […]

  • Jason Aldean Heads into the Woods with His Dad for Field & Stream

    Jason Aldean Heads into the Woods with His Dad for Field & Stream

    You should soon start seeing Jason Aldean starring in a new ad with his dad Barry, promoting Dick’s Sporting Goods’ Field & Stream brand. The “A Little More Summertime” hitmaker says his new gig as the company’s brand ambassador is a natural fit. “Outdoor sports have been a part of my life for as long as I can remember,” the Georgia native says. “Whether it was hunting with my dad and granddad, or fishing with my girls, it’s always been a way for us to spend time together.” The new ads premiered Monday on ESPN. You can also check out the spots on YouTube. […]

  • Emergency Crews Battle Large Wildfires in Six Western States

    Emergency Crews Battle Large Wildfires in Six Western States

    (LOS ANGELES) — Hot, dry and windy conditions have created a perfect storm for the spread of large wildfires in several western states, including a massive blaze in California that has destroyed 135-square miles of forest. In addition, Washington, Wyoming, Montana and Oregon each had their hands full with large active wildfires. A total of 26 active blazes have burned more than 415,000 acres in eight western states, according to the National Interagency Fire Center. So far this year, some 38,000 wildfires have torched more than 4 million acres, according to their latest figures. In central California, a wildfire charred […]

  • UN: Thousands of Children Risk Perilous Journey to US Border

    UN: Thousands of Children Risk Perilous Journey to US Border

    (NEW YORK) — Nearly 26,000 unaccompanied children arrived at the U.S. southwestern border in the first half of this year, in a continuing influx of migrants attempting to escape poverty and violence in their home countries. The total amounts to more than 140 unaccompanied children arriving at the U.S. border every day. UNICEF, the United Nations Children’s Rights and Emergency Relief Organization, released a report on Tuesday highlighting the often desperate circumstances that drive so many children and families to risk the perilous journey north. Most of the children come from three countries — El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras — […]