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Search for missing Texas mother who vanished after leaving bar with mystery man

Surveillance footage showed Ms Ford entering a white van with the unknown man

Texas death row inmate with 40-year mental illness history ruled not competent to be executed

A federal judge has ruled a Texas death row inmate with a long history of mental illness is not competent to be executed

Laurence Fox says he expects to be fired despite issuing half-apology for GB News sexist rant

Laurence Fox has issued a half apology his sexist rant aimed at a female journalist during an interview withDan Wootton on the channel.

Plane that crashed, killing Rep. Peltola's husband, had over 500 pounds of meat and antlers on board

A new report says the small plane that crashed in rural Alaska earlier this month, killing the husband of U.S. Rep. Mary Peltola, was carrying more than 500 pounds of moose meat and antlers

Judge tosses Nebraska state lawmaker's defamation suit against PAC that labeled her a sexual abuser

A judge has dismissed a defamation lawsuit filed by a Nebraska lawmaker against a conservative political action committee that labeled her a child “groomer” and sexual abuser in online posts

Elon Musk confirms he is cutting election integrity staff from X/Twitter ahead of 2024

Billionaire claimed on platform that team was actually ‘undermining election integrity’

Michael Cohen says he may not testify against Trump because of the threats the ex-president is generating

Mr Cohen said witnesses should not have to pay for their own security to help the government make its case against Mr Trump

Boy of 16 arrested amid anger and sorrow after world-famous tree chopped down

‘This poor stump is a devastating metaphor for the state of nature in UK. Heartbreaking,’ says naturalist

Lebanese police say US Embassy shooter was motivated by personal grudge against security guards

Lebanese police say that a food delivery driver who opened fire outside the U.S. Embassy in Beirut last week allegedly did so because of a personal grudge against the guards at the compound

Ben Lam red card: Why was Samoa star sent off against Japan at Rugby World Cup?

Head collisions and player safety continues to dominate the headlines at the Rugby World Cup

Man arrested in shooting at Lil Baby concert in Memphis

Police say a man has been arrested in a shooting that wounded one person at a Memphis concert headlined by rapper Lil Baby

Antony Blinken sings and plays electric guitar on Muddy Waters cover at State Department event

US secretary of state’s hidden talent came into public eye - one day before imposing sanctions

Met firearms officers return to normal duties

The crisis emerged earlier this month in response to the Crown Prosecution Service’s decision to charge an officer with murdering Chris Kaba.

Fatal 2021 jet crash was likely caused by parking brake left on during takeoff, NTSB says

The National Transportation Safety Board says a small jet in a crash that killed four people in 2021 was going slower than usual as it took off because the pilot had left a parking brake on

Family of teenage girl killed on way to school visits scene as vigil is held

Elianne Andam was wounded in the neck in Croydon, south London, at about 8.30am on Wednesday.

Bank that handles Infowars money appears to be cutting ties with Alex Jones' company, lawyer says

A lawyer for conspiracy theorist Alex Jones' media company says a bank recently shut down the company's accounts, citing unauthorized transactions

Genoa vs Roma LIVE: Serie A team news, line-ups and more

Follow all the action from Stadio Comunale Luigi Ferraris

Sunak refuses to back Braverman claim multiculturalism is failing

PM praises ‘fantastic multicultural democracy’ in apparent snub to his hardline home secretary

Gaetz and McCarthy bicker over political attacks as House GOP careens towards shutdown

Republicans debate budget proposals as deal to avert shutdown appears out of reach

Blinken meets Indian foreign minister as row between India and Canada simmers

Secretary of State Antony Blinken has met with India's foreign minister amid a simmering row between New Delhi and Ottawa over allegations of Indian government involvement in the killing of a Sikh activist in Canada

North Carolina's governor vetoes bill that would take away his control over election boards

North Carolina Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper has vetoed Republican legislation that would take away his powers to choose State Board of Elections members and give them to legislative leaders

GOP witness admits no evidence to impeach Biden at first impeachment hearing

Senior Democrat derides Republican efforts as ‘an impeachment drive based on a long debunked and discredited lie’

TikTok videos promoting steroid use have millions of views, says report criticized by the company

A report released by a tech watchdog group says TikTok has become a key marketing channel for vendors that want to promote steroids and other bodybuilding drugs to millions of the app's users

Hundreds attend funeral for high school band director who died in bus crash

A high school band director who died when a bus crashed while carrying students from New York to a band camp in Pennsylvania last week was remembered as a dedicated teacher with a zest for life

Gregor Townsend calls on his Scotland stand-ins to seize chance in Romania clash

The head coach has made 13 changes to his starting XV for the must-win match against the Pool B minnows in Lille this weekend.

California Gov. Gavin Newsom signs law to raise minimum wage for fast food workers to $20 per hour

California Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed a law raising the minimum wage for fast food workers to $20 per hour

Biden faces down climate activist hecklers during Arizona speech

Joe Biden faced down heckles from climate protesters as he delivered a speech inArizona .

GOP senators sharply question Pentagon nominee about Biden administration's foreign policies

A Senate hearing on the nomination of the official to be the Pentagon’s top policy adviser was dominated by Republicans expressing their frustrations with the Biden administration’s foreign policies

National Security Agency is starting an artificial intelligence security center

The National Security Agency is starting an artificial intelligence security center — a crucial mission as AI capabilities are increasingly acquired, developed and integrated into U.S. defense and intelligence systems

Mapped: The fifteen teenagers killed in London so far this year

Some 15 teenagers have died in homocides in the capital so far this year

OLD Elon Musk confirms he is cutting election integrity staff from X/Twitter ahead of 2024

Billionaire claimed on platform that team was actually ‘undermining election integrity’

Monument honoring slain civil rights activist Viola Liuzzo and friend is unveiled in Detroit park

A monument has been unveiled in Detroit that commemorates a white mother slain while doing civil rights work in Alabama in 1965 and the Black friend who helped raise her children after her death

Ohio woman jailed for fatally stabbing mother 30 times after she was kicked out of college

Sydney Powell stabbed her mother after she was suspended by Mount Union University for poor grades

Teddy Swims' debut album is powered by toxic relationships and heartbreak

Teddy Swims, the eclectic soulful singer who gained popularity with his YouTube covers, says his debut album is “absolutely” a heartbreak album