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A timeline of the Golden State Killer crimes

The Golden State Killer, also known as the East Area Rapist and Original Night Stalker, is reportedly in police custody in Sacramento. The arrest could potentially bring to an end a reign of terror that included at least 12 murders and 45 rapes in California from 1976-86.<p><b>Report: Suspected East Area</b> …

Crime

The History and Rage Behind the Deadly Protests in Gaza

Reports of violent encounters with Israeli forces are not exactly rare in the deeply contested Palestinian territory. But this time feels different.<p>Last Friday, Israeli soldiers opened fire on a gathering of thousands near the border between Gaza and Israel, ultimately killing 18 Palestinians and …

School shooting survivor to lawmakers: 'You need to take some action'

<b>(CNN) —</b> A student who witnessed Wednesday's massacre at a Florida school made a direct plea to lawmakers on Thursday to take action, warning more children will die otherwise.<p>"Some of our policymakers and some people need to -- they need to look in the mirror and take some action because ideas are …

Fort Lauderdale

Europeans had school shootings, too. Then they did something about it.

<i>This post was first published on Feb. 15. It was updated on May 18.</i><p>BERLIN — Contrary to what you may sometimes hear, school shootings are not unique to the United States. Germany, for instance, went through a string of devastating attacks between 2002 and 2009. Between 1996 and 2008, major school …

Guns

California police worked with neo-Nazis to pursue 'anti-racist' activists, documents show

California police investigating a violent white nationalist event worked with white supremacists in an effort to identify counter-protesters and sought the prosecution of activists with “anti-racist” beliefs, court documents show.<p>The records, which also showed officers expressing sympathy with …

Rights & Freedoms

Democrats at War: Bernie Sanders Supporters Announce Dianne Feinstein Primary Challenger, Tell Her to Join GOP

The latest shot in the battle for the direction of the Democratic Party came Thursday, when a group founded in part by former staffers of the Bernie …

New liberal challenger to Sen. Dianne Feinstein launches bid on 'The Young Turks'

A new Democratic candidate used a popular liberal news show Thursday to launch a bid to oust<p>Dianne Feinstein, saying it’s time for California’s longtime senator to go.<p>"Dianne Feinstein isn't doing it at all," said 37-year-old Alison Hartson, the leader of a group aimed at getting money out of …

Middle-class

Puerto Rico governor knocks U.S. Army Corps response after hurricane | Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello criticized the work of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in returning electricity to the island, saying he was “unsatisfied” with the agency for a lack of urgency he believes has delayed the process.<p>Ricardo Ramos, executive director of the …

Caribbean

Massive Government Report Says Climate Is Warming And Humans Are The Cause

It is "extremely likely" that human activities are the "dominant cause" of global warming, according to the most comprehensive study ever of climate science by U.S. government researchers.<p>The climate report, obtained by NPR, notes that the past 115 years are "the warmest in the history of modern …

Climate Change

Inside Hillary Clinton’s Secret Takeover of the DNC

When I was asked to run the Democratic Party after the Russians hacked our emails, I stumbled onto a shocking truth about the Clinton campaign.<p>Before I called Bernie Sanders, I lit a candle in my living room and put on some gospel music. I wanted to center myself for what I knew would be an …

Government

Watch: Bill Nye rips CNN for treating climate change like theater instead of science

CNN brought Nye on to fight against a climate change denier. He called the network on it.<p>Like a sad father, Bill Nye wasn’t mad that he was forced to debate climate change on CNN; he was disappointed that CNN had presumably pitted him against a climate change denier to create drama instead of …

Bernie’s brilliance: Sen. Sanders sums up Republicans’ entire economic model in one word

The Vermont senator gets a warm reception in Miami on day three of his multi-state unity tour<p>Sen. Bernie Sanders' multi-state unity tour with Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez continued for a third day in Miami Wednesday, where he spoke to a crowd of approximately 2,000 at the James …

Trump claims astounding victory as America's 45th president

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump claimed his place Wednesday as America's 45th president, an astonishing victory for the celebrity businessman and …

Donald Trump

Sanders: Have Any Criminal Inquiries in Wells Fargo Case Been Filed?

BURLINGTON, Vt., Sept. 19 – U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) asked the director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the Comptroller of …

'You Should Resign': Watch Sen. Elizabeth Warren Grill Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf

Facing off with the CEO whose massive bank appropriated customers' information to create millions of bogus accounts, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., had sharp questions Tuesday for Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf. She said Stumpf made millions of dollars in the "scam," telling him, "You should resign …

Wells Fargo

Russians Condemn Government’s PornHub and YouPorn Ban

Russia has blocked access to several porn websites, including YouPorn and the country’s most popular site PornHub, the latter of which has offered …

Russian model Anastasiya Kvitko with 41" hips says she'll be 'bigger than Kim Kardashian'

'My bottom is more beautiful': Russian model with 41-INCH hips says she'll be 'bigger than Kim Kardashian' thanks to her 'perfect body' - but denies …

Kim Kardashian

A 10-year-old boy? An 84-year-old grandmother? Police brutality will not end in America until cops stop perceiving blacks as monsters

<b>Legend Preston (ABC7)</b><p>Motivated by extreme prejudice, America’s police show little restraint in how they treat black and brown people<p>Chauncey DeVega<p>September 1, 2016 9:33pm (UTC)<p>I am a black man. I am an American. I am not a monster.<p>Like so many other black people in America, I have been followed …

Mass Shootings

Larry Sanders: What's Bernie's Next Move? He's Calling It Revolution

In the past year, politics has changed. Pundits and analysts have been proved wrong. In the U.K., the veteran socialist politician Jeremy Corbyn was …

Captain Khan’s Commander in Iraq: ‘The Khan Family Is Our Family’

The fallen captain’s troops say they did not know Humayun Khan was Muslim, only that he was a patriot and a protector. And his commander has a …

Democratic National Convention

California Delegates Boo Speakers at Convention Breakfast

Jeers for Pelosi, cheers for Sanders in ominous opening for DNC<p>PHILADELPHIA — Democratic discontent with Hillary Clinton was on full display at the …

WATCH: Wasserman Schultz Won't Open Democratic Convention, Booed By Floridians

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz had an abysmal weekend, and Monday morning started out no better for her.<p>Her fellow Floridians loudly booed her when she spoke at her home state's delegate breakfast Monday morning. And later the Democratic National Committee chairwoman confirmed she wouldn't even …

Government

Bernie Sanders Calls Out The Democratic Party Once Again

Bernie Sanders has made no secret of his distaste for the Democratic Party establishment during this year’s hotly contested presidential primary. Now …

Sanders wants you to run: Bernie’s plan to turn regular Americans into agents of the progressive movement

Activists who help train potential candidates to run for office have a lot of advice for Bernie Sanders<p>On Thursday, June 16, Sen. Bernie Sanders gave a 23-minute speech from Burlington, Vermont that was broadcast online and on C-SPAN. The address got over 200,000 viewers, largely because many …

California is officially bigger than France

The Bureau of Economic Analysis's latest data on state growth showed that the west coast state's economic output for 2015 came in at $2.46 trillion.<p>That number pushes California's economic output above that of France, which pumped out an estimated $2.422 trillion last year.<p>Somewhat notably, while …

California

Don’t rule it out: Bernie Sanders (slightly) leaves door open for Green Party run with Jill Stein

The democratic socialist hasn’t ruled out a 3rd party run — and it might be the only way to stop Trump<p>The election may be about to take another unpredicted turn that could result in the election of President Sanders, completing his 2016 political revolution.<p>Before a rally in Santa Monica, Senator …

Middle-class

Sanders condemns pro-austerity “colonial takeover” of Puerto Rico; Clinton supports it

Bernie calls U.S. debt crisis plan “morally unacceptable” and a gift for “vulture capitalists.” Hillary backs it<p>Journalists and activists warn that Puerto Rico faces a "colonial-style takeover" by the U.S. government amid the country's crippling debt crisis.<p>Bernie Sanders has condemned the proposed …

Donald Trump v Bernie Sanders: confusion reigns over possible debate

Trump reiterates willingness to debate Sanders for charity to the tune of $10m, but an aide clarified that the former reality TV star was joking<p>Confusion reigned on Thursday over a possible debate between Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders.<p>After kicking off a media frenzy by accepting an offer to …

Government

Big-name Democrats won't defend Wasserman Schultz

There's growing chatter about a coup attempt against her, but some Democrats say it wouldn't be worth the agony.<p>The knives are out for Debbie Wasserman Schultz on Capitol Hill. But it’s unclear whether it amounts to griping or a more serious warning sign that the embattled Democratic Party …

Government