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Bond set for man charged with abducting Texas girl

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Bond has been set at $100,000 for a Texas man accused of abducting an 8-year-old girl as she walked with her mother in Fort Worth over the weekend. Michael Webb was being held in the Tarrant County jail Monday. The 51-year-old is charged with aggravated kidnapping. Police say the girl […]

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Amid #MeToo, states debate teaching consent to kids

They hear about #MeToo cases in the news, and talk about them with friends. Now U.S. students increasingly discuss the meaning of consent in the classroom. Ten states and the District of Columbia are requiring schools to discuss what it means for a relationship or encounter to be consensual. The trend is starting to take […]

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Man charged in abduction of 8-year-old Texas girl

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A man has been charged in the abduction of an 8-year-old girl who was snatched from a street in Fort Worth, Texas, as she walked with her mother. Fort Worth police say the girl was found safe Sunday, about eight hours later, at a hotel in nearby Forest Hill. Police […]

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Digital billboard catches fire in Times Square

NEW YORK (AP) — Firefighters have responded to the scene of digital billboard on fire in Times Square. Flames stated shooting out of the LED billboard just after 3 p.m. Saturday. The Fire Department says no injuries have been reported and there is no damage to the building the sign is attached to. A department […]

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Matthew McConaughey receives original high school diploma

LONGVIEW, Texas (AP) — Actor Matthew McConaughey has finally received his high school diploma, more than 30 years after graduating. McConaughey was given his original diploma Friday night when he returned to his Texas alma mater to address the class of 2019. A Longview High School spokeswoman told the Longview News-Journal that graduates normally receive […]

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Fewer babies as US birth rate fails to rebound with economy

America’s baby bust isn’t over. The nation’s birth rates last year reached record lows for women in their teens and 20s, a government report shows, leading to the fewest babies in 32 years. The provisional report, released Wednesday and based on more than 99% of U.S. birth records, found 3.788 million births last year. It […]

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GOP senators question immigration plan presented by Kushner

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican senators are questioning a White House immigration plan presented to them by presidential senior adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner. Kushner described his immigration plan as he and other White House officials had lunch Tuesday with GOP senators. Afterward, Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina said that they seemed “well on their […]

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Actress Felicity Huffman pleads guilty in college admissions bribery scheme

BOSTON (AP) — “Desperate Housewives” star Felicity Huffman pleaded guilty Monday in the college admissions bribery scheme, the biggest name to do so in a scandal that has exposed the lengths to which some wealthy parents will go to get their children into top universities. The Emmy-winning actress, 56, could face prison time after she […]

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NBC’s new season comedy focus includes Kenan Thompson show

NEW YORK (AP) — Kenan Thompson will be pulling double-duty at NBC next season. He’s starring in a new comedy while sticking with “Saturday Night Live.” NBC’s announcement Sunday of its 2019-20 line-up includes “The Kenan Show,” with Thompson and Chris Rock among the executive producers. Thompson plays a dedicated dad balancing family, work and […]

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Trump’s tweeting about Russia probe, China trade

STILL TITLED: Trump Tweets (mage License Photo: The White House / Joyce N. Boghosian Photo: Twitter) STERLING, Va. (AP) — President Donald Trump is taking jabs at Democrats for pursuing the Russia probe. Before heading to his golf club in Virginia, he re-tweeted 60 comments siding with him on that and other issues. He mused on rocky […]

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Walmart raises minimum age to buy tobacco to 21

NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart said Wednesday that it will raise the minimum age for tobacco products and e-cigarettes to 21 in an effort to combat tobacco sales to minors. The world’s largest retailer says the new rules will take effect in July, and will also include its Sam’s Club warehouse stores. Previously, its minimum […]

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‘A dream’: Meghan, Harry present royal newborn to public

LONDON (AP) — Two tired but beaming parents and one blissfully sleeping baby posed for cameras Wednesday as Prince Harry and Meghan helped satisfy a huge global appetite for images and details about their newborn son. Standing in a vast, red-carpeted hall at Windsor Castle, Meghan declared the baby “a dream” and motherhood “magic.” Harry […]

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