Women urge jail until trial for Epstein as judge weighs bail

Annie Farmer, left, and Courtney Wild, right, accusers of Jeffery Epstein, stand outside the courthouse in New York, Monday, July 15, 2019. Financier Epstein will remain behind bars for now as a federal judge mulls whether to grant bail on charges he sexually abused underage girls. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Two Jeffrey Epstein accusers have urged a judge to keep the financier behind bars until he goes on trial on federal charges that he sexually abused underage girls

Trump moves to effectively end asylum at southern border

In this July 4, 2019 file photo, a group of asylum seekers cross the border between El Paso, Texas, and Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico. (Mark Lambie/The El Paso Times via AP)

The Trump administration is moving to effectively end protections for most asylum seekers who pass through Mexico

62 Border Protection employees under investigation amid Facebook posts

U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-New York, talks about what she saw on her tour of area border facilities Monday, July 1, at the Border Patrol station in Clint, Texas. Ocasio-Cortez was attempting to talk over the protesters. (Briana Sanchez/El Paso Times via AP)

US border officials are investigating 62 current, 8 former employees after social media posts mock lawmakers, migrants

Avowed white supremacist sentenced to second life term in Charlottesville car attack

James Alex Fields Jr, is led out of General District Court courthouse after his sentencing on state charges, Monday, July 15, 2019, in Charlottesville, Va. Fields, an avowed white supremacist, was sentenced to life plus 419 years on state charges for deliberately driving his car into anti-racism protesters during a white nationalist rally in Virginia. Last month, Fields received a life sentence on 29 federal hate crime charges. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

An avowed white supremacist was sentenced to life plus 419 years on state charges for deliberately driving his car into anti-racism protesters during a white nationalist rally in Virginia


Looming shortage of primary care physicians spells trouble as boomer generation ages

Despite hospital systems and health officials calling out the need for more primary care doctors, graduates of U.S. medical schools are becoming less likely to choose to specialize in one of those fields.

Study shows doing these five things could decrease risk of Alzheimer's by 60%

Research suggests that making five lifestyle adjustments - including playing mentally stimulating games like chess - will decrease your chance of Alzheimer's by 60 percent. (Washington Post photo by Sarah L. Voisin)

Here's a to-do list for preventing dementia, new research suggests: Ditch red meat, take a brisk walk to the grocery store, do the Sunday crossword and stick to one glass of wine at dinner.

Congo confirms 1st Ebola case in city of 2 million

The Congolese health ministry is confirming the country's first Ebola case in the city of Goma, home to more than 2 million people

Worried migrants, supporters waiting for ICE raids

People hold signs calling for the abolition of Immigration and Customs Enforcement at a rally before the start of a march in opposition to the Trump administration's plans to continue with raids to catch immigrants in the country illegally, Sunday, July 14, 2019, in the Queens borough of New York. (AP Photo/Julius Constantine Motal)

The raids — hyped for weeks by President Donald Trump — were to take place in major U.S. cities including Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, Chicago, Miami, Denver, Atlanta, Baltimore and Houston. As of Sunday evening, there were no...

Man dies after being infected with flesh-eating bacteria

A Tennessee man died this week after being infected with a flesh-eating bacteria during a trip to the beach

Barry's flood threat lingers as storm slowly sweeps inland

Floodwater pools near homes in St. Martinville, La., Sunday, July 14, 2019, in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Barry. (Carrie Cuchens via AP)

Tropical Depression Barry dumped rain and stoked fears of flooding, tornadoes and prolonged power outages in Louisiana and Mississippi

India aborts moon mission launch, citing technical glitch

An Indian spectator folds a flag as others leave after the Chandrayaan-2 mission was aborted at Sriharikota, in southern India, Monday, July 15, 2019. India has called off the launch of a moon mission to explore the lunar south pole. The Chandrayaan-2 mission was aborted less than an hour before takeoff on Monday. An Indian Space Research Organization spokesman says a

India has aborted the launch of a spacecraft intended to land on the far side of the moon, citing a "technical snag"

Islamic extremist attack on hotel leaves two Americans among 26 dead

A view of a car destroyed during an attack at the Asasey Hotel in Kismayo, Somalia, Saturday July 13, 2019. At least 26 people, including two journalists, were killed in an extremist attack Friday on a hotel in the port city of Kismayo, a Somali official said. The attack started with a suicide car bomb blast and then gunmen stormed into the hotel. (AP Photo)

Islamic extremists blew up the gate of a Somali hotel with a car bomb and took over the building for more than 14 hours, leaving 26 people dead before Somali forces who besieged the hotel overnight killed the attackers

Weakened Barry rolls into Louisiana, drenches Gulf Coast

Barry Williams talks to a friend on his smartphone as he wades through storm surge from Lake Pontchartrain on Lakeshore Drive in Mandeville, La., as Tropical Storm Barry approaches Saturday, July 13, 2019.  After briefly becoming a Category 1 hurricane, the system quickly weakened to a tropical storm as it made landfall near Intracoastal City, Louisiana, about 160 miles west of New Orleans, with its winds falling to 70 mph, the National Hurricane Center said.  (AP Photo/Matthew Hinton)

Tropical Storm Barry is dumping heavy rain along the Gulf Coast, but so far New Orleans has been spared the worst of it

Epstein's New Mexico 'Zorro Ranch' linked to sex scandal investigation

In this July 30, 2008, file photo, Jeffrey Epstein, center, appears in court in West Palm Beach, Fla. Over the last decade he sought to portray himself as a generous benefactor to children, giving to organizations including a youth orchestra, a baseball league and a private girls’ school a few blocks from his Manhattan mansion. But Epstein’s guilty plea in 2008 for soliciting a minor for prostitution has not made that easy. On July 8, 2019, Epstein pleaded not guilty in federal court in New York to sex trafficking charges. (Uma Sanghvi/Palm Beach Post via AP, File)

Billionaire businessman Jeffrey Epstein's secluded New Mexico ranch has become tied to an investigation opened by the state attorney general's office

Thousands protest Trump immigration policies in Chicago

Thousands of people, including immigrants and their supporters, rally against President Trump's immigration policy, especially the detention of children, marching from Daley Plaza to the Chicago field office for Immigration and Customs Enforcement,, Saturday, July 13, 2019 in Chicago. (Abel Uribe/Chicago Tribune via AP)

Several thousand protesters have marched through downtown Chicago to protest the Trump administration's immigration policies, including planned sweeps in several American cities, including Chicago

U.S. service member killed in action in Afghanistan

The U.S. military says an American service member has been killed in action in Afghanistan but offered no further details about the service member's identity or circumstances surrounded the death

Tropical storm starts lashing Louisiana

Residents fill sandbags for home barriers at one of several locations in Morgan City, La., Friday, July 12, 2019. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

People are stocking up on food and water, filling sandbags and preparing to hunker down as Tropical Storm Barry bears down on New Orleans and other parts of Louisiana and Mississippi

Trump says nationwide immigration arrests to begin Sunday

President Donald Trump waves as he boards Air Force One as he departs Friday, July 12, 2019, at Andrews Air Force Base, Md. Trump is making two Midwest stops Friday to Milwaukee and Cleveland, designed to warm up his 2020 campaign engine with fundraisers. He'll also try to showcase the strong economy and push for Congress to pass the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement , which could squarely impact Wisconsin. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

President Donald Trump says a nationwide immigration enforcement operation targeting people who are in the United States illegally will begin Sunday



Stonington planning director targets public comments on Smiler's

There have been calls for Jason Vincent, director of planning in Stonington, to recuse himself from...


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