John Bacon, The Clarion-Ledger

John Bacon

The Clarion-Ledger

Arlington, VA, United States

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  • The Clarion-Ledger
  • USA TODAY
  • Las Cruces Sun-News
  • The Spectrum
  • Statesman Journal
  • Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
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  • argusleader
  • The News Leader
  • delawareonline
  • NEWS CENTER Maine
  • The Tennessean
  • The News-Star
  • Enquirer
  • North Jersey News
  • Indianapolis Star
  • Rochester D and C
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Recent articles by John:

Trucker charged with 7 counts of negligent homicide in crash that killed motorcyclists

A truck driver was charged Monday with seven counts of negligent homicide for a gruesome collision with a group of motorcyclists in New Hampshire. → Read More

Iran threatens 'crushing response' to US drones as Pompeo arrives in region

Pompeo spoke as he left Washington for Saudi Arabia. → Read More

Iran silent on reports of US cyberattack on weapons systems

Iran warned the US against 'wrong behaviors' but made no mention of reports that Iranian military computers were the target of a cyberattack. → Read More

Iran shoots down US drone in 'unprovoked attack,' heightening tensions

U.S.-Iranian tensions heightened Thursday when a U.S. Global Hawk spy drone was shot down by Iran's Revolutionary Guard. → Read More

Why grisly UN report on Khashoggi murder will not change Trump policy toward Saudi Arabia

The Trump administration was mum on UN report, which found "credible evidence" high-level officials in Saudi Arabia were involved in Khashoggi's death. → Read More

UN expert cites 'credible evidence' against Saudi crown prince in Khashoggi murder

A U.N. human rights expert cited 'credible evidence' that high-level officials in Saudi Arabia were involved in the death of Jamal Ahmad Khashoggi. → Read More

Earthquake rocks Japan, triggering fears of tsunami

A magnitude 6.8 earthquake struck off northwestern Japan on Tuesday, triggering a tsunami advisory for three prefectures in the region. → Read More

Man killed by officer in Costco was nonverbal, had intellectual disabilities, relative says

Police said the officer fired after being attacked "without provocation" while holding his child in a Costco store. → Read More

New York City chopper crash: Here's what happened

Authorities were sifting through the smashed wreckage of a helicopter atop a New York City highrise on Tuesday, investigating Monday's spectacular crash. → Read More

Helicopter crashes into New York City high rise

A helicopter has crashed into a building on 7th Avenue in New York, the city Fire Department said. → Read More

Earthquake rattles Cleveland area, overwhelms Eastlake's emergency dispatch system

A magnitude 4.0 earthquake centered 20 miles northeast of Cleveland rattled some buildings and overwhelmed one city's emergency communications system. → Read More

California to become the first state to extend health benefits to some who live in USA illegally

California's move to extend health benefits to some who live in the U.S. illegally is part of an effort to see that everyone in the state has insurance. → Read More

Meet Brig. Gen. Laura Yeager, first woman to lead Army infantry division

A brigadier general who led Black Hawk helicopters in Iraq will become the first woman to lead an Army infantry division. → Read More

Month of rain in a day: Parts of Southeast deal with flooding, high water rescues

Roads became rivers, high-water rescues were underway, and states of emergency were declared in parts of the Southeast. → Read More

A Texas teacher asked President Donald Trump via Twitter to 'remove the illegals.' She was fired this week

A Texas school board fired Georgia Clark after an investigation revealed she'd written a series of racially insensitive tweets. → Read More

Parkland resource officer Scot Peterson stayed outside as bullets flew. Is he negligent or a scapegoat?

Parkland resource officer Scot Peterson faces seven counts of neglect of a child, three counts of culpable negligence and one count of perjury. → Read More

'The nation is watching': Virginia governor orders special session on gun control after Virginia Beach shootings

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam calls for a special legislative session to 'address gun violence,' four days after deadly rampage in Virginia Beach. → Read More

Tornado barrage leaves path of destruction from Kansas to Pennsylvania

A two-week roar of tornadoes that has ravaged much of the Midwest descended on Kansas on Tuesday. → Read More

Oklahoma, Arkansas cities brace for 'the worst flood in our history'

Oklahoma and Arkansas faced record flooding as a new wave of storms forecast to roll through the region threatened to bloat the Arkansas River. → Read More

Rolling Thunder's last roar? Trump says ride will be back; organizer says not so fast

Thousands of motorcyclists gathered in Washington, D.C., this weekend amid confusion over whether this would be the final ride for Rolling Thunder. → Read More