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Feds to drop charges against former Va. Gov. Bob McDonnell

Feds to drop charges against former Va. Gov. Bob McDonnell

Bob McDonnell called Thursday a day of vindication and thanksgiving. "After a long ordeal traversing the entire legal system, that truth has finally prevailed", McDonnell's lawyers, Noel Francisco and Hank Asbill, said in a statement . "There is no doubt that this case is distasteful; it may be worse than that", wrote Chief Justice John Roberts for a unanimous court. "This man has paid the price".


Threat of strike looms over start of Chicago school year

Threat of strike looms over start of Chicago school year

Union members last spring approved a strike authorization. "Be prepared as much as you can", said Alison Eichhorn, member of the union's big bargaining team. "Police officers pay half, firefighters pay half, it is their pension they need to pay into it", Emanuel said. "We're going to give the mayor the opportunity to make a better deal", Lewis said.


Warrant Issued for Jill Stein's Arrest

Warrant Issued for Jill Stein's Arrest

Police charged her with trespassing for trying to take food to activists trying to stop the Keystone XL pipeline. Jill Stein allegedly was part of a group protesting the building of the Dakota Access pipeline and spray painted construction equipment, Morton County Sheriff's Department said .



NWS: 8 tornadoes touched down Wednesday

He said there is no estimate on the amount of damage caused by the storms at this time. Those were two of at least 12 confirmed tornadoes in Indiana. Indianapolis Power & Light Co. Several of those tornadoes struck Howard County, where the south side of the city of Kokomo suffered extensive damage. Officials say about 1,000 homes were damaged around the city.



Trump and Clinton clash over national security

In a state-wise poll released by the Washington Post, 20 states are solidly behind or leaning towards each side. But he made clear he was knowledgeable about the scenario, explaining that the House would have to pick from the candidates who've received electoral votes, with each state delegation casting one vote.



Hermine lingers offshore, bringing rough waves, rip currents

As of 2 a.m. EDT Monday, Hermine's top sustained winds were steady at 70 miles per hour (110 kph) as it moved north at 3 miles per hour (6 kph). Hermine will continue to twist hundreds of miles off shore in the Atlantic Ocean and keep swimmers and surfers out of beach waters because of its unsafe waves and rip currents on the last day of the long holiday weekend.