News: National

An armed man tried to breach security at an FBI office in Cincinnati
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The Associated Press | August 11, 2022
The entrance to the FBI headquarters in Cincinnati is shown on Thursday. An armed man decked out in body armor tried to breach a security screening area at the field office, then fled and exchanged gunfire in a standoff with law enforcement, authorities said. Liz Dufour | The Cincinnati Enquirer ...
A mistrial is declared over engineers’ role in the Flint water crisis
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The Associated Press | August 11, 2022
The Flint water plant tower is seen on Jan. 6, 2022, in Flint, Mich. A judge declared a mistrial Thursday after jurors said they couldn't reach a verdict in a dispute over whether two engineering firms should bear some responsibility for Flint's lead-contaminated water. Carlos Osorio | AP DETROIT — ...
FBI Director Wray denounces threats following the agency’s search of Trump home
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The Associated Press | August 11, 2022
FBI Director Christopher Wray speaks during a news conference Wednesday in Omaha, Neb. Charlie Neibergall | AP OMAHA, Neb. — The director of the FBI had strong words Wednesday for supporters of former President Donald Trump who have been using violent rhetoric in the wake of his agency's search of ...
Sending holiday packages at the post office could cost more this year
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Wynne Davis | August 11, 2022
The U.S Postal Service is planning to implement temporary price increases for the upcoming 2022 holiday season. The agency said it will help keep them competitive and cover increased costs for the season. Patrick T. Fallon | AFP via Getty Images If you plan on sending packages through the U.S. ...
A house explosion kills 3 people and damages 39 homes in southern Indiana
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The Associated Press | August 11, 2022
Emergency crews respond to a house explosion Wednesday in Evansville, Ind. (MaCabe Brown/Evansville Courier & Press via AP) MaCabe Brown | Evansville Courier & Press via AP EVANSVILLE, Ind. — Three people were killed Wednesday when a house exploded in the southern Indiana city of Evansville, authorities said. David Anson, ...
The Cold War to Brittney Griner: a new twist in U.S.-Russia prisoner swaps
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Greg Myre | August 11, 2022
American pilot Francis Gary Powers (far right) during his 1960 trial in Moscow. Powers was shot down while flying a U-2 spy plane over the Soviet Union. He was jailed for nearly two years before he was freed in a swap for a Soviet spy imprisoned in the U.S. AP ...
Abortion is legal in Illinois. In Wisconsin, it’s nearly banned. So clinics teamed up
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Kristen Schorsch | August 11, 2022
A room in a Planned Parenthood of Illinois clinic in Waukegan, where abortion providers from Wisconsin are helping to provide access to more patients from their home state now that abortion is nearly banned there. Manuel Martinez/WBEZ Around two days a week, Natalee Hartwig leaves her home in Madison, Wisconsin, ...
What the Inflation Reduction Act does and doesn’t do about rising prices
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Juliana Kim | August 11, 2022
The massive climate, health care and tax bill making its way toward President Biden's desk is called the Inflation Reduction Act. But how much does it actually do to slow consumer prices that are climbing at their fastest pace in about 40 years? After months of negotiations, a 755-page version ...
Social media posts warn people not to call 988. Here’s what you need to know
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Aneri Pattani | August 11, 2022
Only when the caller cannot or will not collaborate on a safety plan and the counselor feels the caller will harm themselves imminently should emergency services be called, according to the hotline's policy. d3sign | Getty Images When the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline launched last month, many mental health ...
What is the Fifth Amendment, and how has it been used?
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Ayana Archie | August 11, 2022
Former President Donald Trump departs Trump Tower, Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2022, in New York, on his way to the New York attorney general's office for a deposition in a civil investigation. Julia Nikhinson | AP Donald Trump refused Wednesday to answer questions posed to him by the New York attorney ...