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Republican-affiliated groups have spent more than $3M at Trump properties

Drew Angerer/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Republican-affiliated campaigns, committees and outside groups have spent more than $3 million at various Trump properties since just after the 2016 election through last month, with roughly $924,000 coming from…

‘Sex and the City’ star Cynthia Nixon kicks off New York governor’s bid

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(NEW YORK) — “Good evening, unqualified lesbians!”That was how “Sex and the City” star Cynthia Nixon opened her launch party for her campaign for governor of New York, quickly embracing an oddly phrased…

‘Sex and the City’ star Cynthia Nixon kicks off NY governor’s bid

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(NEW YORK) — “Good evening, unqualified lesbians!”That was how “Sex and the City” star Cynthia Nixon opened her launch party for her campaign for governor of New York, quickly embracing an oddly phrased…

Senators warn of ‘urgent’ threat to US elections

United States Congress(WASHINGTON) — With the midterm elections around the corner, lawmakers Wednesday warned in stark terms of the dire need to harden U.S. election system against attacks from foreign adversaries, warning that, even after Russia&rsqu…

Spending bill will stipulate CDC can study gun violence

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The omnibus spending bill currently making its way through Congress will stipulate that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) can study gun violence, Democratic and Republican sources confirm to ABC News …

Landrieu defends removing Confederate monuments on ‘Powerhouse Politics’

Sean Gardner/Getty Images(NEW ORLEANS) — New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu is speaking out about his controversial decision to remove four Confederate monuments from his southern city, which sparked a debate about race and history in the United States….

Bus bus driver stabbed by passenger —  A bus driver was stabbed by a passenger while driving in southeast Houston, ABC station KTRK-TV reported Wednesday.

The passenger asked the bus driver whether he could close a knife, but the bus driver said he couldn’t and placed the open knife on the dashboard of the bus, according to the report.

He asked the passenger whether he wanted the knife back, but the passenger demurred before pulling out a second knife and stabbing the driver in the neck, KTRK reported.

The bus driver lost control and crashed into a yard, narrowly avoiding a house. The driver then ran out to look for help while the passenger ran after him, a woman, who asked not to be identified, told the station.

The woman called 911 and helped the man with his wound. The stabber tried to run away but was caught by a Houston police officer who subdued him with a Taser and the handcuffed him, police told KTRK.

Police told the station there was no apparent motive.

The bus driver was taken to Ben Taub Hospital and is expected to survive his injuries. He has been a Houston metro bus driver for 15 years.

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Pulse nightclub shooter’s cell phone data explored in wife’s trial

Red Huber/Orlando Sentinel/TNS via Getty Images(NEW YORK) —  An extensive FBI review of Pulse nightclub shooter Omar Mateen’s cell phone records and internet searches in the weeks before the June 2016 attack revealed research about the Islamic St…

LGBTQ groups criticize Ben Carson for comment about transgender people

Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Advocacy groups for the LGBTQ community are calling Housing and Urban Development Department Secretary Ben Carson’s remarks about transgender people discriminatory and inaccurate.
“There are so…

Obamas encourage Parkland shooting survivors in letter

Mark Wilson/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — As the country continues to look for answers and young people prepare to demand a response on gun legislation, former President Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama wrote to the Parkland, Fla. studen…

Unarmed man killed by police who fired 20 rounds at him YORK) — Stephon Clark was in his grandmother’s backyard, trying to get into the house Sunday night when two Sacramento police officers unleashed a barrage of 20 bullets, killing him, Clark’s family told ABC News.
Police were resp…

NSAIDs may increase risk of irregular heartbeat, study says

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — They are common, over-the-counter pain meds, but researchers are issuing a warning to doctors.
Prescribing NSAIDs (everything from ibuprofen and naproxen to celecoxib) seems linked to increased risk for a common heart rhy…

Citigroup says loan to Kushner family business ‘completely appropriate’

Kevin Dietsch-Pool/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) —  One of the nation’s largest banks said a loan made to Kushner Companies last year was “completely appropriate” despite questions about the timing.
March 31, 2017, less than a month …