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Opinion: On Earth Day 2018, Americans need to…

Trump's leadership is rolling back hard-fought environmental regulations as fast as they can.

'No criminal suspicion' surrounding Avicii death

There is no suspicion of criminal activity after the death of Swedish DJ Avicii according to a police source in Oman. The 28-year-old, whose real name was Tim Bergling, was found dead in Muscat on Friday (April 20th). “Two autopsies were carried out, one yesterday and one today and we absolutely confirmed that there is no criminal suspicion in the death,” the source with Oman’s Royal Police told the news agency AFP. His body is due to be flown from Oman to Sweden this week. Thousands of fans gathered in central Stockholm to mourn the electronic dance music star earlier today. Avicci won two MTV Music Awards, one Billboard Music Award and earned two Grammy nominations. His biggest EDM hits included "Le7els," "Wake Me Up!" and "You Make Me." Since his death tributes have been pouring in from fans and musicians alike. 

UK teen gets 2 years for targeting CIA chief's…

A British teenager has been jailed for two years for compromising the email and phone accounts of senior U.S. government officials in what a judge called acts of "cyber-terrorism."

How to stop those annoying robocalls, once and…

Robocalls are still a plague. We tried out apps, phone features and the Do Not Call registry to stop them.

Many venture "over the edge" for a great cause

More than 200 thousand dollars was raised for Batson Children's Hospital with "Over the Edge". For the third straight year, people repelled their way down the Trustmark building.

'Killing Me Softly' Singer Falls Ill at Apollo…

One minute she was getting ready to take the stage at the Apollo; the next she was on her way to the hospital. TMZ reports that Roberta Flack was in attendance at a Jazz Foundation of America charity event at the famous Harlem theater Friday night when she suddenly fell...

Barbara Bush laid to rest

Four former U.S. presidents were among some 1,500 mourners who gathered to pay their last respects to Barbara Bush. Linda So reports.

N. Korea, setting stage for talks, halts nuclear…

North Korea suspends nuclear and long-range missile tests ahead of summits, Trump responds with tweet of "big progress"

Saturday Evening Weather

16 WAPT meteorologist Adam McWilliams has the forecast for Jackson and Central Mississippi.

Flip phones are back: Less distracting and a lot cheaper than a smartphone

The flip phone is having a mini-resurgence as consumers seek less distraction. Call it a rejection of the smartphone with its bombardment of messaging and social media that sap your attention. Or maybe it’s just a return to the cell phone’s roots, when a phone was just a phone.

Official: Shotgun in guitar case was used in…

Authorities say a gunman carried a shotgun in a guitar case into a Florida high school and opened fire, wounding one student before he was taken into custody

OPCW leaves site of suspected chemical attack in…

ITV News has exclusively captured the moment OPCW inspectors returned to Damascus after visiting the site of a suspected chemical weapons attack in Douma.

Who shot the dodo? Technology reveals famous bird's violent end

Experts in the U.K. have uncovered new details about a famous 17th-century Dodo that challenge a long-held theory about the unfortunate flightless bird.

From afar, Kennebunk residents pause to remember…

The Kennebunkport community paused Saturday to remember Barbara Bush as she was laid to rest in Texas.

The Latest: Barbara Bush buried at presidential…

Former first lady Barbara Bush has been laid to rest at her husband's presidential library in Texas

Chemical weapons watchdog: inspectors have…

A team of inspectors from the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) visited a site in Douma, Syria on Saturday to collect samples as it tries to determine whether such weapons were used there on April 7, the agency said.

Audit clears Facebook despite Cambridge Analytica…

Audit of Facebook's privacy practices found no problems, though company knew a data-mining firm improperly obtained private data from millions of users

Co-workers remember stylist gunned down inside…

Co-workers of Chantille Truss speak out about the woman they knew and how they want to raise awareness about domestic violence.

5 Things You Should Know Before Drinking Rum

Refill, please!

Suspect in latest Florida school shooting: 'I…

Sky Bouche, the suspect who police say opened fire on another student at Forest High School, says he's 'sorry' as he is walked out by authorities on his way to jail. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

Facebook to put 1.5 billion users beyond the reach of new EU privacy law, report says

Facebook, which is still feeling the shockwaves from the Cambridge Analytica data scandal, is reportedly looking to put 1.5 billion users beyond the reach of a new European Union privacy law.

Stormy Daniels' Lawyer Michael Avenatti…

Stormy Daniels’ attorney Michael Avenatti continues to add fuel to the ongoing legal battle against President Trump--this time, warning that a mysterious DVD he had revealed on Twitter is “locked and loaded.”

Silver Line extension to Chelsea opens to the…

The MBTA says the new Silver Line will get riders from Chelsea to South Station in less than 30 minutes.

Boat carrying 76 Rohingya refugees arrives in…

A boat carrying 76 Rohingya refugees fleeing persecution in Myanmar has landed in Indonesia. It's the latest in what human rights group fear will become a wave of dangerous sea-crossings by the persecuted Muslim minority. Fariq Muhammad, one of the newly arrived refugees, explained why he left Myanmar: "We were forced to leave because we could not stay, we could not work, so our lives became very difficult. They didn't give us identity cards either". The situation in Indonesia, which is home to the world's largest Muslim population, is far from ideal. The country usually accepts asylum-seekers arriving by boat but they have limited rights and many spend years living in camps. Some 700,000 Rohingya have fled Myanmar since August, when militant attacks sparked a military crackdown against the minority group. Most have gone to neighbouring Bangladesh to escape what the United Nations has called ethnic cleansing. Myanmar says it has started a repatriation process but the UN has questioned the claim and expressed concern about the safety of returning refugees.

Army developing 'nano-satellites' for space warfare

Small "nano-satellites" could soon play a big role in U.S. Army plans to win ground wars, a top U.S. Army official said Thursday.