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Thanksgiving Travel Rush Likely to Shatter Records

Record throngs of travelers are expected to jam into airports over the Thanksgiving break and airlines are adding hundreds of flights a day in response. The Transportation Security Administration said Wednesday that it expects to screen more than 26.8 million passengers between Nov. 22 and Dec. 2, a 4% increase over last year. The busiest days figure to be the…

Former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg Expected to File Presidential Campaign Paperwork in Alabama Today

CBS News is reporting that former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is planning to file paperwork today to place his name on the ballot for the Alabama Democratic presidential primary next year. This is the first concrete signal that he is on the verge of launching a presidential campaign, according to a person familiar with his plans. Bloomberg is…

U.S. House Approves Setting Rules for Impeachment Inquiry of President Trump

This morning, the U.S. House voted 232-196 to set rules for an impeachment inquiry of President Trump.  (This was not a vote on actual impeachment.) A sharply divided House voted nearly on party lines on the first formal vote on a process that’s likely to take months, possibly stretching into the early weeks of the 2020 election year. The vote was…

President Trump Announces Death of ISIS Leader after U.S. Military Raid

FILE – This file image made from video posted on a militant website April 29, 2019, purports to show the leader of the Islamic State group, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, being interviewed by his group’s Al-Furqan media outlet.  (Al-Furqan media via AP, File) The leader of the Islamic State who presided over its global jihad and became arguably the world’s most…

President Trump Plans to Divert Money from the Military to Build Border Wall

The Pentagon will cut funding from military projects to pay to build 175 miles of fencing along the U.S.-Mexico border, according to defense officials.  In all, $3.6 billion will be diverted from the military to border wall projects. In Alabama, $5.2 million in funding for the Anniston Army Depot is at risk, Alabama News Network has learned. Overall, military projects…

21 People Shot, 4 Killed in Odessa, Texas

The police chief of Odessa, Texas, says at least 21 people have been injured by gunfire and four killed in a shooting in West Texas. At a news conference, Police Chief Michael Gerke also says that at least three law enforcement officers were among those shot. ABC News coverage of the Texas shootings He spoke after a chaotic afternoon during…

Dale Earnhardt, Jr., Wife Survive Plane Crash in East Tennessee

Former NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. and his wife Amy have survived a small plane crash in upper east Tennessee. Earnhardt Jr. has been taken to the hospital following the crash at Elizabethton Municipal Airport, the Carter County Sheriff’s Office said, according to CBS affiliate WJHL-TV. CBS News Coverage of the Earnhardt Plane Crash WJHL reports Earnhardt Jr. and his…

Officials: Disgraced Millionaire Jeffrey Epstein Dies by Suicide in Jail

  FILE – This March 28, 2017, file photo, provided by the New York State Sex Offender Registry shows Jeffrey Epstein. Epstein has died by suicide while awaiting trial on sex-trafficking charges, says person briefed on the matter, Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019. (New York State Sex Offender Registry via AP, File) A former law enforcement official tells The Associated Press…

Nine Killed in Mass Shooting in Dayton, Ohio

Authorities work at the scene of a mass shooting, Sunday, Aug. 4, 2019, in Dayton, Ohio. Several people in Ohio have been killed in the second mass shooting in the U.S. in less than 24 hours, and the suspected shooter is also deceased, police said. (AP Photo/John Minchillo) Early this morning, nine people were killed in a nightlife area of…

20 Dead in Mass Shooting at Texas Walmart Store

Texas state police cars block the access to the Walmart store in the aftermath of a mass shooting in El Paso, Texas, Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019. Multiple people were killed and one person was in custody after a shooter went on a rampage at a shopping mall, police in the Texas border town of El Paso said. (AP Photo/Andres Leighton)…