Top News

WATCH: Military mom reunites with 2-year-old son

Now Playing: Woman indicted on assault charges months after beach arrest Now Playing: News headlines today: Sept. 25, 2018 Now Playing: Military mom reunites with 2-year-old son Now Playing: Man arrested for allegedly beating 2 homeless men to death with baseball bat Now Playing: Officials issue new warnings for social media-driven safety hazards Now Playing: Bill Cosby faces sentencing for sexual assault conviction Now Playing: Illegal immigrant charged with murdering shipmate on fishing vessel Now Playing: Young girl wins over MLS crowd with national anthem rendition Now Playing: Students treated for minor injuries after school bus crash Now Playing: Police officer in deadly mistaken-apartment shooting fired Now Playing: 7-year-old sings national anthem before packed MLS crowd Now Playin...

FBI: Baltimore homicide rate topped US big cities in 2017

FBI crime statistics place Baltimore’s homicide rate above that of any other U.S. city with a population over 500,000. Citing crime data released Monday, The Baltimore Sun reports that the 342 homicides in the city last year yielded a homicide rate of 56 per 100,000 people. Among big U.S. cities, Baltimore was followed by Detroit, which recorded a homicide rate of 40 per 100,000 people; Memphis, Tennessee, with a rate of 28 per 100,000 and Chicago, with a rate of 24 per 100,000. But some smaller cities reported a higher homicide rates. St. Louis has a population of slightly over 300,000 and registered a homicide rate of 66 per 100,000. So far this year, Baltimore says homicides are down 16 percent from last year. ——— Information from: The Baltimore Sun, http://www.baltimoresun.com

No assurances for future of Mueller probe if Rosenstein goes

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders would not offer any assurances that President Trump will allow the special counsel investigation to continue without delay if Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein exits the Justice Department, telling “Good Morning America” Tuesday that she doesn’t want to get ahead of the process. Asked by ABC News chief anchor George Stephanopoulos whether the president has confidence in Rosenstein, Sanders replied: “The president has confidence in the system.” “That’s not what I asked,” Stephanopoulos responded. “I’m not going to get ahead of the conversation that’s going to take place, certainly he wants things to take place,” Sanders said of Trump’s upcoming meeting with Rosenstein. “There have been a number of incidents that have caused a ...

Boy, 14, accidentally shot and killed during target practice

A 14-year-old boy was struck and killed by a stray bullet in what was apparently a freak accident while riding in the back seat of a car with his family Sunday. Zackary Kempke and his family were driving near the Monte Cristo mountain range in a remote area of Rich County in Utah when he was struck in the head, according to the Rich County Sheriff’s Office. The sheriff’s office said the bullet came from someone who was shooting at a target several hundred feet away from where Kempke was shot. The individual who fired the shot and multiple witnesses said that they did not know there was a road down the range, according to the sheriff’s office, and could not see the vehicle passing by due to massive trees and brush blocking their view. Kempke’s uncle, Cory Hopkins, told the Deseret New...

Kavanaugh short of votes, but fate hinges on upcoming testimony

© Provided by Fox News Network LLC When it comes to the nomination of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, remember one thing: The math is the math is the math. Nothing else matters. Either the math works in favor of Kavanaugh or it doesn’t. The Senate is divided between 51 Republicans and 49 senators who caucus with Democrats. Forty-one Republicans have pledged their support to Kavanaugh. Ten GOPers remain undecided. They are Sens. Bill Cassidy, R-La.; Susan Collins, R-Maine; Bob Corker, R-Tenn.; Mike Enzi, R-Wyo.; Jeff Flake, R-Ariz.; John Kennedy, R-La.; James Lankford, R-Okla.; Jerry Moran, R-Kan.; Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska; and Ben Sasse, R-Neb. There are at least four Republican senators who are genuinely in play right now. Fox is told the number could be as high as seven Republican...

Messy domestic politics overshadow Trump’s address to UN

UNITED NATIONS — President Donald Trump charged into office on the resonance of his aggressive “America First” agenda, but now, as he returns to the pinnacle of global diplomacy, he can’t escape the growing shadows of domestic political troubles. Between promoting the wisdom of his rapprochement with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un and railing against Iran’s malign influence across the Middle East, Trump is finding himself forced to confront the salacious and embarrassing as he participates in the U.N. General Assembly. White House aides had cast Trump’s visit to New York in triumphal terms: an opportunity to assert American sovereignty before the multinational body. He was set to be unapologetic about his decisions to engage with the erstwhile pariah North Ko...

Country’s first ‘robot sex brothel’ set to open in Texas prompts backlash: report

A so-called ‘robot sex brothel’ reportedly set to open later this month is causing backlash from residents and activists.  (Elijah Rising, nonprofit organization) The first so-called “robot sex brothel” in the U.S. slated to open in the Houston area this month has prompted a massive backlash from residents and activists who say it will ruin the neighborhood. The company opened their first location near Toronto last year where $60 buys a half hour alone with a robot sex doll, according to the Examiner. The dolls start at $2,500 to buy. Yuval Gavriel, the founder of KinkySdollS, made the announcement during an interview with the Washington Examiner last week, telling the paper he plans to expand to 10 locations throughout the United States by 2020. Elijah Rising, a Ho...

Ted Cruz heckled by radical protesters in DC restaurant: video

FILE: Republican U.S. Senator Ted Cruz takes part in a debate for the Texas U.S. Senate with Democratic Rep. Beto O’Rourke, in Dallas.  (AP) A group of radical protesters in Washington, D.C., shouted down Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and his wife in a restaurant Monday night, sending the couple to an early exit in a tense scene captured on video. The group appeared to chastise Cruz over Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, who is facing multiple sexual assault allegations. Two one-minute video clips were posted to the Twitter page of a group called “Smash Racism DC.” The group’s Facebook page states that it is “united” in the fight against the “Nazis, Ku Klux Klan.” In the first video clip, a group of protesters approach Cruz and his wife at a restaurant table, repeatedly shouting, “We ...

Seattle judges throw out 15 years of marijuana convictions

Image copyright Getty Images Judges in Seattle have decided to quash convictions for marijuana possession for anyone prosecuted in the city between 1996 and 2010. City Attorney Pete Homes asked the court to take the step “to right the injustices of a drug war that has primarily targeted people of colour.” Possession of marijuana became legal in the state of Washington in 2012. Officials estimate that more than 542 people could have their convictions dismissed by mid-November. Image copyright Gareth Fuller/PA Wire Mr Holmes said the city should “take a moment to recognise the significance” of the court’s ruling. “We’ve come a long way, and I hope this action inspires other jurisdictions to follow suit,” he said. Mayor Jenny Durkan also welcome...

Swedish PM Lofven ousted in no confidence vote

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Stefan Lofven, PM for four years, failed to survive the first weeks of the new government Sweden’s Prime Minister Stefan Lofven will have to stand down after losing the support of parliament. The anti-immigration Sweden Democrats (SD) backed the vote to remove him, weeks after a general election that delivered a hung parliament. In Tuesday’s dramatic vote, 204 MPs voted against Mr Lofven while 142 voted in favour. Parliament’s speaker will now propose a new leader – a process that could take weeks. Mr Lofven is expected to stay on as caretaker prime minister while his replacement is decided. What happens next? Mr Lofven, the leader of the centre-left Social Democrats, came to power in 2014. His centre-left alliance won 144 seats...

Undocumented immigrant charged with murdering shipmate on fishing boat

Authorities in Massachusetts have charged an undocumented immigrant with murder after he allegedly stabbed three fellow crew members, one fatally, on a fishing boat 55 miles off the coast. The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Massachusetts announced the charges on Monday, one day after they say Franklin Freddy Meave Vazquez got into a fight on the ship he was working on, the Captain Billy Haver, and three people were injured. One of those members of the crew died. The 27-year-old Vazquez, a native of Mexico, was in the country illegally, according to the Department of Justice. Since the crime took place within the special maritime and territorial jurisdiction of the United States it is considered a federal case. Vazquez was charged with one count of murder and one count of attempted murder. The f...