Rapper Sean Kingston agrees to return to Florida, where he and mother are charged with $1M in fraud

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif — Rapper and singer Sean Kingston on Tuesday waived his right to fight extradition in a California court and agreed to be turned over to authorities in Florida, where he and his mother are charged with committing more than a million dollars worth of fraud. Kingston, 34, did not make a public court appearance but signed … Read more

Deadly storms turn northeast with 68 million at risk of severe weather

Wild weather that killed at least 24 people over the long holiday weekend moved Monday afternoon to the Northeast, placing more than 30 million people under a severe thunderstorm watch. The National Weather Service said the watch, which stretched across Philadelphia; New Jersey; New York City; Syracuse, New York; and other major metropolitan areas, expired … Read more

Libertarians nominate Chase Oliver, spurning Trump and Kennedy

The Libertarian Party on Sunday nominated party activist Chase Oliver for president, rejecting former President Donald Trump and Robert F. Kennedy Jr. after they each spoke at the party’s convention. Third parties have rarely been competitive in U.S. presidential elections and the Libertarian candidate four years ago won 1% of the vote. But the party’s … Read more

Nearly 400,000 without power in Missouri, Arkansas, Kentucky as storms batter central U.S.

Nearly 400,000 people in Missouri, Arkansas and Kentucky have no power after severe storms and tornadoes swept through the region Saturday and continued into Sunday. Additionally, more than 53,000 people are without power in Texas as well as more than 31,000 in Tennessee, while over 16,000 customers have outages in Kansas and over 12,000 in … Read more

Tornado warnings issued in parts of Texas, Oklahoma; heat hits the South over Memorial Day weekend

Dangerous severe storms with possible tornadoes swept across parts of the U.S., including in Texas and Oklahoma, on Saturday night. Federal forecasters issued tornado watches and warnings for parts of Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Missouri and Kansas, with the National Weather Service office for Fort Worth, Texas, urging residents in the path of unstable thunderstorm cells … Read more

Birmingham-Southern College folds, but baseball team very much alive and headed to College World Series

The Birmingham-Southern College Panthers advanced to the Division III College World Series next week — and will play for a school that no longer exists. Jakob Zito’s two-run triple keyed an early three-run outburst as the Panthers beat Denison University in Granville, Ohio, 7-6, on Saturday. Birmingham Southern won Game 1 of best-of-3 series, 10-1, … Read more