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Polling is scant in the race to represent Iowa’s 4th Congressional district, with incumbent Rep. Steve King (R-IA) leading Democratic challenger Jim Mowrer according to a survey taken in early September. But there was King out on the campaign trail with none other than Donald Trump this past weekend, making his unique case for why he …

Three Denver teenage girls were detained by American officials after they attempted to fly to Syria to join ISIS. An official speaking to ABCdescribed the girls as “disaffected youth.” The girls, whose names have not been released, were tracked down in Germany after an acquaintance of their flagged authorities to their desire to enter Syria …

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Monday suspended one of its members over his participation in a state government pornographic email scandal that involved employees of the attorney general’s office. The justices issued an order saying Justice Seamus McCaffery may not perform any judicial or administrative duties while the matter is reviewed by the Judicial Conduct …

Prince William County Police continue to investigate the death of a 9-month-old baby, and they say the child’s parents are responsible. On Oct. 4, around 8:30 p.m. Avarice Alexander’s father, 21-year-old Adam Alexander, put his daughter to bed reports Fox 59. Authorities believe Avarice laid in her Nokesville, Va. bed, by herself, for nearly 16 hours and was never checked on. Avarice’s mother, 21-year-old …

Jamilah Nasheed, a Missouri state senator, was still in jail Tuesday morning after police took her and another man into custody in front of the Ferguson Police Station Monday night. Nasheed has been released. She says she was arrested trying to demonstrate non-violent disobedience and denies she was just pulling a publicity stunt. More below. …

A 10-year-old boy, who is described by his mother as having mental difficulties, is alone in a Pennsylvania county prison cell, charged as an adult with killing a 90-year-old woman. Prosecutors say they had no choice but to charge him in criminal court and house him in an adult correctional facility; the law requires it. …

A musician was assaulted and arrested after he wouldn’t stop playing guitar in a New York subway station on Friday morning. The video of the incident went viral, drawing attention to his cause: The police’s unfair treatment of buskers. Andrew Kalleen, half of the indie/folk/rock duo Lawrence and Leigh, was playing his guitar around 1:30 …

Who would have thought that it would be illegal to defend children from a poisonous snake? This is where the insanity of extreme gun restrictions have brought us. In Florida, a mother was at a school event during a football practice session.  A water moccasin was discovered on the practice field, but attempts to kill …

Bradley Rex Jordan recently pleaded guilty to two charges of misconduct in office for a traffic stop in South Carolina in which he offered to dismiss a traffic citation if the woman he had stopped would lift up her shirt. Jordan, a former police officer in the small town of Aynor, South Carolina was first …

Susan Schrivjer, a mom from Fort Myers, Fla., was a fan of the award-winning AMC show Breaking Bad. “I thought it was a great show,” she told a local TV station recently. “It was riveting!” Even so, she thinks it’s not such a great idea to sell action figures based on the show’s notorious crystal meth dealers …

2014 has been a tumultuous year in international affairs. From the conflict in Ukraine, to horrific bloodshed in Syria and Iraq, the spreading Ebola epidemic in West Africa and continued weakness in the European economy, numerous world crises have given people plenty to be worried about. In spring of this year, even before many of …

Mississippi locks up more people per capita than China and Russia combined, according to the most recent comparison. The state had 1,155 inmates per 10,000 population in 2013, which was more than China’s 121 and Russia’s 475, according to the International Centre for Prison Studies and the Prison Policy Initiative. “The Mississippi prison system is …

Mike Hubbard, speaker of the Alabama House of Representatives and a powerful leader in the state Republican Party, has been indicted by a grand jury and charged with 23 counts, including using his office for personal gain and soliciting things of value. Late Monday afternoon, Hubbard reported to the Lee County Jail where he was …

While revelations from Edward Snowden about the National Security Agency’s massive database of phone records have sparked a national debate about its constitutionality, another secretive database has gone largely unnoticed and without scrutiny. The database, which affects unknown numbers of people, contains phone records that at least five police agencies in southeast Virginia have been …

A city social worker sold the personal information of her poor and homeless clients to an accomplice who used it to empty their food-stamp accounts, prosecutors say. Human Resources Administration caseworker Tara Tisdale, 41, sold the names and phone numbers of the very people she was supposed to be helping for about $25 a pop, …

A Brighton man said he was detained and roughly handled by a Boston police officer Wednesday night after stopping to videotape an arrest near the I-93/I-90 interchange. Max Bickford told Boston.com that the officer at the scene also briefly confiscated the cell phone he used to record the footage, which later broke on the sidewalk …

Sources in the Syrian Free Army, a group of defected Syrian Armed Forces soldiers fighting to overthrow the government of President Bashar Al-Assad, say that revolutionaries carried out an operation against the Islamic State, also referred to as ISIS or ISIL. About a dozen ISIS fighters at Deir al-Zour were killed in their camp after …