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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry tour raises Zika concerns after baby announcement

Ben Birchall – WPA Pool / Getty Images(LONDON) — Meghan Markle and Prince Harry announced their pregnancy this morning as they kicked off a 16-day tour that includes stops in Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and Tonga.But the trip is raising some concerns…

Lawyer for indicted Russian firm says special counsel ‘made up a crime’

Alex Wong/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — An attorney for a Russian firm allegedly involved in the wide-ranging effort to interfere in the 2016 election sought to convince a federal judge this week that his client’s alleged crimes are in fact not cri…

Hurricane Michael latest: Number of missing in hard-hit Mexico Beach drops dramatically

NOAA/Twitter (MEXICO BEACH, Fla.) — Five days after Hurricane Michael roared into the Florida Panhandle, decimating the seaside community of Mexico Beach, rescuers appear to have some good news — just three people remain missing in the city that was …

Woman fired after video shows her blocking black man from entering his apartment building

Courtesy D’Arreion Toles(ST. LOUIS) — A white woman in St. Louis was fired after videos went viral of her trying to block a black man from entering his own apartment building on Saturday.D’Arreion Toles recorded his attempts to enter his apartment com…

Ousted EPA scientist says agency effort to protect children from lead has stalled

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The federal government’s push to prevent lead from harming children’s health has stalled, according to a top scientist at the Environmental Protection Agency who was recently pushed out of her job.The scientist, Ruth Et…

How hackable are American voting machines? It depends who you ask

Joe Raedle/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — To hear Alex Halderman tell it, hacking the vote is easy.The University of Michigan professor is on a crusade to demonstrate how vulnerable American voting machines are, and some of his arguments are quite compellin…

Parkland shooting survivors-turned-activists: ‘We are the largest voting bloc in this country’

ABC News(NEW YORK) — The young activists who inspired March For Our Lives, have released a book about their fight for gun reform.Students Emma Gonzalez, Matt Deitsch and Delaney Tarr helped lead a nearly one-million-strong March For Our Lives against …

Trump’s claim of ‘scary time for young men’ is a fear tactic: Alyssa Milano

ABC News(NEW YORK) — Actress and activist Alyssa Milano, one of the first proponents of the #MeToo hashtag when the movement launched one year ago Monday, said President Donald Trump’s recent comments that it is “a very scary time for young men in Ame…

GOP Rep. Duncan Hunter under fire for ad calling his opponent a ‘security risk’

Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — California Republican Rep. Duncan Hunter, who was indicted in August on charges of using campaign funds for personal expenses, is facing criticism over an ad calling his opponent, Ammar Campa-Najjar, …

Missing 15-year-old Pennsylvania boy may be hiking Appalachian Trail: Police

PA State Police/Facebook(HARRISBURG, Pa.) — A missing Pennsylvania teenager may have left to hike the Appalachian Trail, authorities said.Corey Lee Bliesath, 15, was last seen at his home in Swatara Township near Harrisburg around 9 p.m. Saturday, Pen…

Trump suggests ‘rogue killers’ may be involved in disappearance of journalist Khashoggi

ABC News(WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump told reporters that “rogue killers” may be involved in the disappearance of independent journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a Saudi citizen who has been living in the U.S.The president’s comments Monday morning ca…

President Trump and first lady to visit hurricane-ravaged areas in Florida, Georgia

Joe Raedle/Getty Images(MEXICO BEACH, Fla.) — President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump arrived in Florida Monday afternoon, where they are expected to highlight ongoing recovery efforts following Hurricane Michael as dozens still remain mis…

Elizabeth Warren releases DNA analysis showing ‘strong evidence’ of Native American ancestry: Report

Win McNamee/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Progressive stalwart and frequent Trump target Sen. Elizabeth Warren has released results of a DNA test giving “strong evidence” that she had a Native American ancestor dating back several generations, The Boston…