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A 35-year-old man was being held Tuesday in connection with vandalism at a Colorado mosque, which left broken glass and Bible inside the building and led to an outpouring of support for Muslims in the hometown of Colorado State University.
Joseph Scott Giaquinto, 35, was arrested on suspicion of several charges, including a crime motivated by bias, on Monday, just hours after police released portions of surveillance video and asked for the public's help identifying the hoodie-wearing man shown picking up a stone and kicking a door.
The suspect's father, Michael Giaquinto, told the Coloradoan that his son was an Army medic who served in Iraq and Korea and moved to the city about 60 miles north of Denver last year.
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Declaring "the start of a new era" in energy production, President Donald Trump signed an executive order Tuesday that he said would revive the coal industry and create jobs.
The move makes good on his campaign pledge to unravel former President Barack Obama's plan to curb global warming. The order seeks to suspend, rescind or flag for review more than a half-dozen measures in an effort to boost domestic energy production in the form of fossil fuels.
Environmental activists, including former Vice President Al Gore, denounced the plan. But Trump said the effort would allow workers to "succeed on a level playing field for the first time in a long time."
"That is what this is all about: bringing back our jobs, bringing back our dreams and making America wealthy again," Trump said, during a ceremony at the Environmental Protection Agency headquarters, attended by a number of coal miners.
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A mother is "livid" after she said her young son was detained for more than an hour at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport Sunday morning.
Jennifer Williamson posted a video on Facebook Sunday that shows her son, Aaron, being patted down by a TSA agent in the security line.
In the post, Williamson writes that she asked TSA agents to screen her son in "other ways" because he has Sensory Processing Disorder. Those who suffer from the condition can be overly sensitive to environmental stimuli, such as sounds, lights and textures.
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The world's largest humanitarian crisis in 70 years has been declared in three African countries on the brink of famine, just as President Donald Trump's proposed foreign aid cuts threaten to pull the United States from its historic role as the world's top emergency donor.
If the deep cuts are approved by Congress and the U.S. does not contribute to Africa's current crisis, experts warn that the continent's growing drought and famine could have far-ranging effects, including a new wave of migrants heading to Europe and possibly more support for Islamic extremist groups.
The conflict-fueled hunger crises in Nigeria, Somalia and South Sudan have culminated in a trio of potential famines hitting almost simultaneously. Nearly 16 million people in the three countries are at risk of dying within months.
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J is not OK — as a name, that is, according to a Swiss court.
The Zurich administrative court said in a ruling released Tuesday it had upheld a local registry's office decision to reject the letter as a given name in the best interests of the child, Switzerland's 20 Minuten news website reported.
The court rejected the parents' argument they wanted to honor their daughter's great-grandparents Johanna and Josef with the initial as one of her middle names, saying they could have chosen the already-accepted Jo instead.
A suspect is in custody after a suspicious package was found outside the White House, the U.S. Secret Service said on Twitter.
The North Lawn of the White House was evacuated about 10:30 a.m., and journalists were held in the briefing room, as the Secret Service investigated a suspicious package "near White House grounds" Tuesday.
Road closures were in effect around the White House, but had been lifted shortly before 12:20 p.m., the Secret Service said.
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An Arizona college student who is living in the country without immigration documentation is receiving backlash after posting a picture of her tax return on Facebook.
The Arizona Republic reports 23-year-old Belen Sisa is shielded from possible deportation by former President Barack Obama's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. The newspaper says the Arizona State University student came to the U.S. from Argentina as a 6-year-old with her parents and the family overstayed their visas.
Sisa said in her post that she filed state and federal taxes and paid $300 to Arizona.
More than half of Southern California's beaches could completely erode back to coastal infrastructure or sea cliffs by the year 2100 as the sea level rises, according to a study released Monday.
Using a new computer model to predict shoreline effects caused by the rise of sea levels and changes in storm patterns from climate change, the research found that with limited human intervention, 31 percent to 67 percent of the beaches could vanish over the next eight decades with sea-level rises of 3.3 feet (1 meter) to 6.5 feet (2 meters).
Human efforts will likely need to increase to preserve the beaches, study lead author Sean Vitousek said in a statement.
A mother of five who was wounded in the Cincinnati nightclub shooting described a chaotic scene in which she and other club patrons were frantically crawling over one another to reach the exits and said that all she could think about was her children.
One man was killed and Angel Higgins and 15 other people were injured in the shooting at the Cameo club, a popular hip-hop music spot near the Ohio river east of downtown Cincinnati. The venue's operator says it is closing Friday.
Higgins told WCPO-TV that she had one thought going through her mind: I can't die in this club.
"All I was thinking about was my kids," Higgins said.
A transgender woman accused of toxic butt injections was sentenced to 10 years in prison Monday.
Oneal Morris injected silicone, cement, fix-a-flat, super glue and other substances into the bodies of people who paid for cosmetic procedures, Broward Sheriff's deputies said.
At a sentencing hearing Monday, Morris was sentenced to 10 years behind bars and five years probation. Morris recently pleaded no contest to several crimes including manslaughter and practicing medicine without a license. By pleading no contest, Morris skipped trial.
Known as "The Duchess," records show Morris has been arrested more than once for performing cosmetic surgeries in both Miami-Dade and Broward counties.
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Pressure is mounting on USA Hockey in its wage dispute with the women's national team.
On Monday, 16 U.S. senators wrote a letter to executive director Dave Ogrean, urging him to resolve the matter. The message came four days before the start of the women's world championship, which players threatened to boycott if significant progress was not made toward an agreement.
USA Hockey's board of directors held a meeting Monday afternoon, but had not emerged with a resolution as of late Monday night.
A petition quickly amassing signatures online calls for members of the Senate to force First Lady Melania Trump to move into the White House or pay for the security required to protect her in New York City.
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The wife of Khalid Masood, the terrorist who attacked Britain's parliament, said she is "saddened and shocked by what Khalid has done," NBC News reported.
In a statement given to London's Metropolitan Police, Rohey Hydara condemned her husband's actions and expressed her "condolences to the victims that have died." She also wished a "speedy recovery to all the injured."
"I would like to request privacy for our family, especially the children, at this difficult time," the statement said.
Masood killed four people in his attack on Parliament and the Westminster Bridge, including a police officer and three civilians, before being shot dead. Though ISIS claimed responsibility for the rampage, there is no evidence Masood acted in the name of the terror group.
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The U.S. cruise ship line Holland America says it has halted port calls at Mexico's troubled resort city of Acapulco and will sail to other destinations in the country "due to recent security concerns."
The news comes as Acapulco hosts an annual tourism fair that officials hope will spark a rebound at the once-glamorous resort.
The Seattle-based Holland America says in a statement Monday that eight cruises which once stopped in Acapulco will instead go to other Mexican destinations in 2017 and 2018.