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Some remains of Navy sailors were found in a compartment of the USS John McCain on Tuesday, the commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet said, a day after the warship's collision with an oil tanker in Southeast Asian waters left 10 sailors missing.
Adm. Scott Swift also said at a news conference in Singapore that Malaysian officials had found one body, which had yet to be identified.
The focus of the search for the missing sailors shifted Tuesday to the damaged destroyer's flooded compartments. The collision on Monday tore a gaping hole in the McCain's left rear hull and flooded adjacent compartments including crew berths and machinery and communication rooms. Five sailors were injured.
A high-speed train barreled into a parked train at a suburban Philadelphia terminal early Tuesday, injuring dozens of passengers and the train's operator
Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority officials say a Norristown High Speed Line train was arriving at the 69th Street Transportation Center on Market Street in Upper Darby around 12:10 a.m. Tuesday when it crashed into an unoccupied train that was sitting in the terminal. It's not clear how fast the train was traveling when the crash happened, but passengers described a violent collision. Upper Darby Mayor Thomas Micozzie said the train came into the station "hot."
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Law enforcement officers surprised the daughter of a slain Florida police officer by wishing her a happy birthday.
Unique Howard turned 17 two days after the death of her father, Kissimmee Police Sgt. Richard "Sam" Howard. Howard and Officer Matthew Baxter were shot Friday night while patrolling a neighborhood known for drug activity. Baxter died Friday and Howard died on Saturday.
Police spokeswoman Stacie Miller said they'd planned to surprise Unique Howard at her home. But her mother told them her daughter had insisted on going to her job at Publix supermarket.
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By any historical standard, President Donald Trump's approval rating, typically in the mid- to high-30s, is politically catastrophic. Yet his polling during the presidential campaign was just as bad, NBC News reported.
Trump's election victory in the face of awful polling numbers raises the prospect that, while polls appear to show support from his base crumbling, it may not be.
It's possible Trump's come-from-behind win was due to Hillary Clinton's weaknesses, and he may have reason to worry that supporters will be disappointed by his lack of follow-through on specific, tangible campaign promises.
But the man who was at the center of several extinction-level campaign crises may actually have won because of coverage of the ensuing chaos, according to one theory promoted by conservative radio host and MSNBC commentator Hugh Hewitt. And that would cast the bad polling in a very different light.
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The Civil War lessons taught to American students often depend on where the classroom is, with schools presenting accounts of the conflict that vary from state to state and even district to district.
Some schools emphasize states' rights in addition to slavery and stress how economic and cultural differences stoked tensions between North and South. Others highlight the battlefield acumen of Confederate commanders alongside their Union counterparts. At least one suggests that abolition represented the first time the nation lived up to its founding ideals.
The differences don't always break down neatly along geographic lines.
"You don't know, as you speak to folks around the country, what kind of assumptions they have about things like the Civil War," said Dustin Kidd, a sociology professor at Temple University in Philadelphia.
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President Donald Trump is vowing to win what has seemed to be an unwinnable war.
How he plans to do so is still murky despite the months of internal deliberations that ultimately persuaded Trump to stick with a conflict he has long opposed.
In a 26-minute address to the nation Monday, Trump alluded to more American troops deploying to Afghanistan, but refused to say how many. He said victory would be well-defined, but outlined only vague benchmarks for success, like dismantling al-Qaida and preventing the Taliban from taking over Afghanistan. He said the U.S. would not offer Afghanistan a "blank check," but provided no specific timetable for the end of an American commitment that has already lasted 16 years.
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Counties around the country are using “risk assessment tools” to help them decide which suspects should remain behind bars, as some states have found that the bail system discriminates against the poor, NBC News reported.
Created by data scientists and criminal-justice researchers, one risk assessment tool — an algorithm used in New Jersey — promises to use data to scrub the system of bias by keeping only the most dangerous defendants behind bars, regardless of their socioeconomic status.
Six months into this venture, New Jersey jails are already starting to empty, and the number of people locked up while awaiting trial has dropped.
But it’s also become clear that data is no wonder drug.
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Four alleged members of a terror cell accused of killing 15 people in attacks in Barcelona and a nearby resort appeared in court Tuesday, a day after the last missing member of the cell was gunned down by police.
The four men were arrested last week for their alleged involvement in planning or carrying out vehicle attacks on pedestrians in Barcelona on Thursday and the northeastern town of Cambrils early Friday.
Mohamed Houli Chemlal, a 21 year-old arrested after he survived an explosion at a house in eastern Spain last week, was the first to testify before National Court Judge Fernando Andreu in Madrid. Andreu will decide whether the four should be jailed or released.
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Firefighters on the Italian resort island of Ischia first freed a 7-month-old baby and then his two older brothers from the rubble Tuesday, working through the night and often by hand to rescue the children after a 4.0-magnitude quake toppled homes and other buildings on the island.
At least two people were killed in the quake that struck just before 9 p.m. (1900 GMT) Monday, while another 39 were injured and some 2,600 were left homeless. The victims were an elderly woman who was in a church that crumbled in the quake, and a second person who was located in the rubble but had not yet been extracted.
Cheers went up with each rescue, which firefighters confirmed with exclamation mark-punctuated tweets.
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India's Supreme Court on Tuesday struck down the Muslim practice that allows men to instantly divorce their wives as unconstitutional.
The bench, comprising five senior judges of different faiths, deliberated for three months before issuing its order in response to petitions from seven Muslim women who had been divorced through the practice known as triple talaq.
Indian law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said on NDTV that since the court deemed the practice unconstitutional there is no need for any further legislative action by the government.
Dozens of people, including members of a Native American tribe and their supporters, have set up an encampment on Brown University land, saying the land was illegally taken from them hundreds of years ago.
The Pokanoket Nation says the long-term encampment, started Sunday, is aimed at reclaiming its ancestral home in Bristol, which contains spiritually important sites. The Ivy League university says the land was donated decades ago and it has owned the legal title for more than 60 years.
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Inside the famed vaults at Fort Knox, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell held a 27-pound gold bar in his hands Monday as part of the first civilian delegation to see most of the country's bullion reserves in more than 40 years.
But being surrounded by more than $186 billion worth of gold was no sweat for one of the country's most powerful politicians
"It's not even the annual funding level for some of our large departments in the federal government," he said.
A woman in labor was on her way to the hospital when she was forced to pull over on the side of a suburban Chicago tollway and deliver the baby herself, authorities said Tuesday.
The pregnant woman pulled over just after 1 a.m. on the Edens Spur Toll Plaza in Northbrook, according to Illinois State Police.