NEW YORK | Megyn Kelly apologizes for suggesting blackface OK

NEW YORK— NBC’s Megyn Kelly swiftly apologized Tuesday for a morning show segment that questioned why dressing up in blackface for a Halloween costume is wrong. Following a social media backlash, Kelly wrote in an email to NBC News colleagues that she realized such behavior is wrong, that the history of blackface in culture is … Continue reading NEW YORK | Megyn Kelly apologizes for suggesting blackface OK

WASHINGTON | Melania Trump hosts students for movie at the White House

WASHINGTON  — First lady Melania Trump invited sixth graders to the White House on Tuesday to watch a movie about kindness as part of her anti-bullying campaign — even as her office pushed back against one of the first lady’s own critics on Twitter. Earlier in the day, Andy Lassner, the executive producer for Ellen … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Melania Trump hosts students for movie at the White House

Missouri News: Springfield Man, Ryan Lee Christoph, Sentenced to 20 Years for Sexual Exploitation of a Child

SPRINGFIELD, MO – A Springfield, Missouri man was sentenced in federal court today for the sexual exploitation of a child. Ryan Lee Christoph, 26, of Springfield, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge M. Douglas Harpool to 20 years in federal prison without parole.  The court also sentenced Christoph to spend the rest of his life … Continue reading Missouri News: Springfield Man, Ryan Lee Christoph, Sentenced to 20 Years for Sexual Exploitation of a Child

BARRON, Wis | The Latest: Sheriff thanks volunteers in missing girl case

BARRON, Wis— The Latest on the search for a Wisconsin girl whose parents were killed (all times local): 4:35 p.m. A Wisconsin sheriff says some items were found during a search for clues into the disappearance of a 13-year-old girl whose parents were killed, but they’re still being assessed and don’t seem to be linked … Continue reading BARRON, Wis | The Latest: Sheriff thanks volunteers in missing girl case

Family behind drug company sued over toll of opioids

The family that owns a drug company is now being sued over the toll of opioid painkillers in one New York county — and it’s likely to be sued by hundreds more. Well over 1,000 lawsuits filed by state and local governments blame drug companies for a crisis of addiction and overdoses across the country. … Continue reading Family behind drug company sued over toll of opioids

DALLAS | Texas requires large schools to report player concussions

DALLAS — Texas officials are requiring that the state’s largest schools report concussions suffered by high school athletes in a move seen as the nation’s biggest effort to track brain injuries among young athletes. The University Interscholastic League, Texas’ governing body for public high school sports, on Monday ordered the schools to submit individual concussion … Continue reading DALLAS | Texas requires large schools to report player concussions

Missouri News: Kansas City Man, Geno A. Williams, Convicted of Assaulting Federal Officers

KANSAS CITY, MO – A Kansas City, Missouri man was convicted at trial today of striking two federal officers with his vehicle. Geno A. Williams, 53, was found guilty during a bench trial before U.S. District Judge Stephen R. Bough of one count of assaulting a federal officer or employee. According to evidence introduced during … Continue reading Missouri News: Kansas City Man, Geno A. Williams, Convicted of Assaulting Federal Officers

BARRON, Wis | Authorities assess items found in search for missing girl

BARRON, Wis  — Investigators are assessing several items that volunteers found Tuesday during an expanded search for clues that might lead to a missing 13-year-old Wisconsin girl whose parents were killed, but none of them yet seem to be linked to her disappearance, a sheriff said. Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald released a statement on … Continue reading BARRON, Wis | Authorities assess items found in search for missing girl