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Teen in Lincoln Memorial protest sues Washington Post for $250 million

Wed, 20 Feb 2019 00:45:55 -0500

The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in Kentucky by Covington Catholic High School student Nicholas Sandmann, 16, seeks $250 million in damages, the amount that Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon.com ....
Colorado man beat fiancé to death with bat, burned body: police

Wed, 20 Feb 2019 00:06:41 -0500

A Colorado man accused of murdering his fiancé last November beat the young mother to death with a baseball bat before burning her body, a homicide investigator told a hearing on Tuesday, a court offi....
West Virginia teachers to continue strike, in charter schools fight

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 23:22:18 -0500

A bill that would have opened the first charter schools in West Virginia failed to win approval in the state House of Delegates on Tuesday after Governor Jim Justice, a Republican, vowed to veto it. ....
Pressure mounts on Alabama publisher after he urges KKK to 'ride again'

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 20:59:14 -0500

The widespread rebuke of the editorial published last week by The Democrat-Reporter of Linden, a town in western Alabama with a population of about 2,000, came after a student journalist tweeted an im....
U.S. agency to cancel $929 million in California high-speed rail funds

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 20:55:03 -0500

California Governor Gavin Newsom said last week the state will dramatically scale back a planned $77.3 billion high-speed rail project that has faced cost hikes, delays and management concerns, but wi....
Trump confident he will prevail against lawsuits over emergency declaration

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 19:40:37 -0500

President Donald Trump expressed confidence on Tuesday that he would prevail against a lawsuit filed by 16 U.S. states seeking to block his declaration of a national emergency to fund a wall along the....
Mississippi man died after beating by sheriff's officers, lawsuit says

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 19:07:04 -0500

"Later that day, prison guards of the Madison County Detention Center essentially administered the death penalty to Mr. Hill using excessive force, handcuffs and pepper spray," the complaint said. Th....
North Carolina poll workers admit improperly running early results

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 19:01:54 -0500

North Carolina poll workers told election officials on Tuesday they illegally viewed early election results last year, the latest evidence in a probe of voting irregularities in a still unsettled cong....
Trump signs directive in step to create U.S. Space Force

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 18:57:53 -0500

Republican U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday signed a directive to start the lengthy process of creating a new branch of the military dedicated to handling threats in space, the U.S. Space Force.....
Trump confident he will prevail against lawsuits over emergency declaration

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 18:42:06 -0500

The group of states, including California and New York, has charged the president and top officials in his administration with taking away taxpayer funds for their communities to fulfill a promise fro....
U.S. seeks return of $2.5 billion California high-speed rail funds

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 18:19:46 -0500

California Governor Gavin Newsom said last week the state will dramatically scale back a planned $77.3 billion high-speed rail project that has faced cost hikes, delays and management concerns, but wi....
Teen in Lincoln Memorial protest sues Washington Post for $250 million

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 17:47:27 -0500

The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in Kentucky by Covington Catholic High School student Nicholas Sandmann, 16, seeks $250 million in damages - saying that was the amount Jeff Bezos, founder of....
North Carolina poll workers admit improperly running early results

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 17:12:35 -0500

The investigation into the disputed Nov. 6 election for the state's 9th Congressional District seat also uncovered an unlawful absentee ballot scheme by an operative for Republican candidate Mark Harr....
Former Trump adviser Stone ordered to appear in court over Instagram posts

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 16:40:04 -0500

U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson said Stone would need to show cause at a hearing on Thursday as to why the posts did not violate a gag order in the case or the conditions of his release. Stone....
Key White House deputy press secretary to leave for private sector

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 15:22:06 -0500

Lindsay Walters, one of the original communications officials in U.S. President Donald Trump's White House, plans to resign soon to join the private sector, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders a....
West Virginia lawmakers reject charter school bill in victory for striking teachers

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 15:19:04 -0500

The 53-45 vote by the House of Delegates effectively kills the legislation, which Governor Jim Justice, a Republican, had vowed to veto. Charter schools are publicly funded but run by private groups.....
U.S. Supreme Court bars Texas from executing death row inmate

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 14:43:53 -0500

Texas cannot execute a black death row inmate convicted in the 1980 Houston murder of a grocery store clerk, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday, concluding that he is intellectually disabled and ....
U.S. top court rejects bid to block Indivior opioid drug copycat

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 11:36:47 -0500

Chief Justice John Roberts, in a brief order, denied Indivior's request to put on hold a lower court's ruling that had opened the door to cheaper generic versions of Suboxone while the company prepare....
U.S. top court rejects ex-congressman's appeal in spending scandal

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 10:50:26 -0500

The justices declined to hear Schock's appeal of a lower court's refusal to throw out an indictment against the 37-year-old former lawmaker from Illinois after he argued the charges violated U.S. cons....
U.S. top court takes case that could limit water pollution law

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 10:44:59 -0500

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to consider limiting the scope of a landmark law aimed at curbing water pollution in a dispute pitting environmentalists against local authorities in Hawaii ov....
U.S. top court rejects Maryland bid to revive drug price-gouging law

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 10:27:13 -0500

The justices declined to take up Maryland's appeal of a 2018 federal appeals court ruling that struck down the state's law, That ruling held that Maryland had regulated wholesale pricing by the compan....
Mexican national dies in U.S. Border Patrol custody

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 08:26:47 -0500

The man, who was not identified by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, was taken into custody Feb. 2 in Texas near the Roma Port of Entry on suspicion of "illegal entry," officials said in a statement....
Leader of U.S. anti-harassment group Time's Up resigns

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 06:48:22 -0500

The president and chief executive of Time's Up, a group dedicated to fighting sexual discrimination and harassment in the workplace, has resigned in order to focus on undisclosed family concerns, Time....
Sixteen rescued from SeaWorld ride hanging over a California bay

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 02:49:04 -0500

San Diego Fire-Rescue Department (SDFR) crews lowered the park guests one-at-a-time with ropes and harnesses into boats in Mission Bay and they were assessed by emergency medical workers waiting on th....
U.S. states sue Trump administration in showdown over border wall funds

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 01:52:00 -0500

The lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California came after Trump invoked emergency powers on Friday to help build the wall that was his signature 2016 campaign promise....
Former Trump adviser Stone apologizes to judge after photo post

Mon, 18 Feb 2019 23:09:35 -0500

President Donald Trump's former adviser Roger Stone apologized on Monday after posting on Instagram a photo of the judge overseeing his trial for allegedly making false statements to Congress, obstruc....
U.S. FAA investigates Southwest over baggage weight discrepancies: WSJ

Mon, 18 Feb 2019 19:26:00 -0500

A company spokeswoman said there was an open Letter of Investigation (LOI), which is a common mechanism for the FAA to document and share safety interests or concerns with an airline. The airline has....
Official cites 'unlawful' balloting in U.S. congressional vote

Mon, 18 Feb 2019 18:44:57 -0500

Kim Strach, executive director of the state election board, on Monday said investigators had uncovered a "coordinated, unlawful and substantially resourced absentee ballot scheme" orchestrated by a po....
Exclusive: Air Force to push Congress for military housing tenant bill of rights

Mon, 18 Feb 2019 17:06:54 -0500

The proposed measure, outlined in an interview at the Pentagon by Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson and Chief of Staff David L. Goldfein, follows complaints from military families who say they....
Presidents Day protests decry Trump's emergency declaration

Mon, 18 Feb 2019 15:08:40 -0500

Calling Trump's declaration an abuse of power and usurpation of Congress, organizers with the nonprofit advocacy group MoveOn.org and other participants said it was important to let the outrage over t....
FAA investigates Southwest over baggage weight discrepancies: WSJ

Mon, 18 Feb 2019 13:03:24 -0500

The airline has not been issued fines and faces no enforcement action regarding its weight and balance program, Southwest spokesman Brandy King said. "In this case, the LOI addresses an issue that So....
Trump's 'relentless attack' on FBI prompted memoir by former official: NPR

Mon, 18 Feb 2019 06:37:20 -0500

Former top FBI official Andrew McCabe decried the "relentless attack" he said U.S. President Donald Trump has launched against the agency, according to released excerpts of an interview with NPR's Mor....
California tells Trump that lawsuit over border wall is 'imminent'

Sun, 17 Feb 2019 18:59:23 -0500

California will "imminently" challenge President Donald Trump's declaration of a national emergency to obtain funds for a U.S.-Mexico border wall, state Attorney General Xavier Becerra said on Sunday.....
Chicago police seek follow-up interview with 'Empire' actor

Sun, 17 Feb 2019 17:08:46 -0500

Chicago police have shifted the direction of their investigation into actor Jussie Smollett's report of a hate-crime assault and are seeking to interview him again, after releasing two men detained fo....
Alabama jury awards $152 million in Ford Explorer rollover case

Sun, 17 Feb 2019 15:41:08 -0500

The jury awarded $100 million in punitive damages and the rest in compensatory damages after finding on Friday that the 1998 Ford Explorer did not meet Ford's own safety guidelines and that Ford "acte....
Ex-congressman Weiner released from prison after sexting scandal

Sun, 17 Feb 2019 14:25:16 -0500

Weiner, 54, has been released from the Federal Medical Center in Devens, Massachusetts, and is under the supervision of a residential re-entry management office in Brooklyn, according to prison record....
Acting Pentagon chief not decided yet on funding border wall

Sun, 17 Feb 2019 10:19:58 -0500

President Donald Trump on Friday declared a national emergency in a bid to fund his promised wall at the U.S.-Mexico border without congressional approval. A U.S. defense official, speaking on the co....
Illinois factory gunman obtained firearm permit despite felony conviction

Sat, 16 Feb 2019 20:12:50 -0500

Gary Martin, 45, who carried his pistol to work on Friday apparently suspecting he faced dismissal from his job, opened fire after being told of his termination in a meeting at the Henry Pratt Company....
College intern on first day among Illinois factory shooting victims

Sat, 16 Feb 2019 19:22:04 -0500

Trevor Wehner was working his first day as a human resources intern at Henry Pratt Company in Aurora, Illinois, when a worker who had just been fired killed him and four of his colleagues. Friday's s....
U.S. military not decided yet on necessity of border wall

Sat, 16 Feb 2019 18:08:24 -0500

Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said on Saturday he had not yet determined whether a border wall with Mexico was a military necessity or how much Pentagon money would be used. Presiden....
Lee Radziwill, Jackie Kennedy Onassis' younger sister, dies at 85

Sat, 16 Feb 2019 16:42:10 -0500

CBS News, citing family friend Mathilde Favier, the public relations director for Christian Dior, said Radziwill died on Friday. Women's Wear Daily had first reported the death on its website, saying....
College intern on first day among Illinois factory shooting victims

Sat, 16 Feb 2019 16:37:58 -0500

Friday's shooting rampage at the water distribution products factory and warehouse west of Chicago also killed the plant's manager and its head of human resources. Wehner, 21, from the village of She....
Illinois factory gunman killed five victims after being fired

Sat, 16 Feb 2019 16:27:38 -0500

The gunman who killed five co-workers and wounded five police officers at an Illinois factory was a violent felon who had just been fired, and the plant manager and a young intern were among his victi....
Gunman in Aurora, Illinois, shooting described as 'loner'

Sat, 16 Feb 2019 15:52:41 -0500

Aurora Police Chief Kristen Ziman said Martin shot six fellow employees, five of them fatally, at the sprawling warehouse where he had worked for 15 years, and wounded five police officers before he w....
Former U.S. Cardinal McCarrick defrocked for sex crimes

Sat, 16 Feb 2019 10:27:15 -0500

Pope Francis has decided that the ruling, which followed an appeal by McCarrick, a power-broker as Archbishop of Washington, D.C. from 2001 to 2006, was now final. A Vatican statement said his crimes....
Dismissed employee kills five co-workers in Illinois factory shooting

Sat, 16 Feb 2019 01:03:21 -0500

A gunman opened fire at an Illinois factory just after receiving notice of termination from his job there on Friday, killing five fellow workers and wounding five policemen before he was slain by poli....
Suspects in alleged attack on 'Empire' actor released

Fri, 15 Feb 2019 23:33:18 -0500

"Due to new evidence as a result of today's interrogations, the individuals questioned by police in the Empire case have now been released without charging and detectives have additional investigative....
U.S. court faults Puerto Rico board appointments, keeps bankruptcy alive

Fri, 15 Feb 2019 21:54:13 -0500

A U.S. Appeals Court ruled on Friday that members of Puerto Rico's federally created oversight board were unconstitutionally appointed but declined to dismiss the bankruptcy cases the board filed for ....
U.S. to slash payouts from 9/11 victims fund

Fri, 15 Feb 2019 21:49:57 -0500

Rupa Bhattacharyya, the special master, said the reduction in payouts from the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund is necessary because the $2.375 billion remaining in the $7.375 billion fund is n....
Trump declares emergency for border wall, House panel launches probe

Fri, 15 Feb 2019 21:46:03 -0500

The Republican president's move, circumventing Congress, seeks to make good on a 2016 presidential campaign pledge to build a border wall that Trump insists is necessary to curtail illegal immigration....