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Texas asks court to allow its ban on 'sanctuary cities'

Attorneys for Texas are asking a federal appeals court in New Orleans to let the state's law banning "sanctuary cities" take effect

Rep. Hunter calls for pre-emptive strike against…

Nebraska Police Pay Tribute to Service Horse With…

Police in Omaha, Nebraska, bid farewell to a police horse retiring after three years of service by throwing him a party at the city’s equine facilities on Thursday, September 21.Officers at the Omaha Police Department fed 18-year-old Blaze a cake made of carrots, apples and whipped cream. Police say tender hooves, worsened by walking on pavements, are the cause of his retirement.Speaking to local media, Blaze’s former colleague Officer Nathan Weller said the horse was “a rock” for the department. "There was not really a whole lot that could scare him. He’d be the strong horse that the other horses would look at in a crowd and know they were going to be OK,” Waller said.Police say Blaze will see out his retirement at a pasture in Ohio. Credit: Omaha Police Department via Storyful

Afghan President Says US Troops Won't Have To…

Trump says Afghanistan soldiers will do the fighting.

Panel weighs governor request to move Confederate…

The future location of three Confederate memorials on North Carolina's old Capitol grounds could depend on a state panel asked by the governor to move the monuments to a Civil War battle site

Body's 'bad fat' could be transformed into brown…

The body's "bad fat" could be made to transform into brown fat by blocking specific proteins, researchers have found.

As Wildfires Get Worse, USDA Says Firefighters…

The USDA wants to change how Congress funds fighting wildfires as climate change threatens to lengthen wildfire seasons.

US Senate contender has history of provocative…

The firebrand jurist who is close to snagging the state's Republican nomination for U.S. Senate in Alabama has a history of provocative comments

UK invests $88m in major US physics experiment

The UK pledged an $88 million investment toward the U.S. government's yet to be completed subterranean particle physics experiment this week.

Hurricane Maria Leaves Puerto Rico In The Dark

The island also has major flooding and structural damage.

Puerto Rico faces weeks without electricity after…

They eye of Hurricane Maria is nearing the Turks and Caicos early Friday as Puerto Rico tries to recover from the storm's devastation

Royal Navy saves children from upturned boat

The US Coastguard has released footage of a Royal Navy helicopter rescuing two children and a woman from an upturned vessel during Hurricane Maria.

Hiring Discrimination For Black People Is As Bad…

A new meta-analysis took an inventory of hiring discrimination studies going back 28 years to find, statistically speaking, not much has changed.

After Equifax, public shaming but GOP wary of new…

Prospects are good for a public shaming in the Equifax data breach, but it's unlikely Congress will institute sweeping new regulations after hackers accessed the personal information of an estimated 143 million Americans

US Coast Guard and Royal Navy Rescue Three People…

A woman and two children were rescued from a capsized vessel near Vieques in Puerto Rico on September 21, as the area was hit by strong waves during Hurricane Maria, according to footage published by the US Coast Guard.The Coast Guard and Britain’s Royal Navy were both involved in the rescue, according to the Coast Guard.The Coast Guard said they “received an alert via emergency position indicating radio beacon and then a distress call on Sept 20 from the Ferrel stating they were disabled and adrift in 20-foot seas and 100-knot winds.”A fourth person, a British man, was reportedly found dead in the capsized vessel, according to reports citing the Coast Guard. Credit: US Coast Guard via DVIDS via Storyful

Melania Trump Focuses On The Next Generation In…

First lady Melania Trump hosted a luncheon Wednesday during the United Nations General Assembly.

AP FACT CHECK: Kimmel's take on health care…

AP FACT CHECK: Considering all the arguments, TV host Jimmy Kimmel's take on the Republican health care bill is harder to refute

Drone Captures Beautiful Landscape of Eastern…

On a beautiful spring evening, David decided to capture the scenic views of Eastern Townships, Quebec, the best way he knew how.Gathering his family, he used a drone to get a distant view of their home before directing the camera beyond the housing rooftops. From the waterside in the front of the house to the sunset behind, David’s drone managed to capture the special beauty of Quebec. Credit: Viva Frei via Storyful

A Former Professor Now Takes To The Stage To…

Ada Cheng was a professor for 15 years before taking a different direction.