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Trump administration ends California talks on auto emissions: White House

Thu, 21 Feb 2019 16:19:01 -0500

California could be joined in any court fight by 12 other states that have adopted its standards and want stricter rules to fight climate change. Several other states have also demanded the administr....
North Carolina Republican calls for new U.S. House election

Thu, 21 Feb 2019 15:47:57 -0500

The request came as a surprise, as for months Harris had said he should be declared the victor in the 9th Congressional District after he led Democrat Dan McCready by 905 votes out of 282,717 ballots ....
U.S. Coast Guard officer accused of terror plot could face more charges

Thu, 21 Feb 2019 15:40:57 -0500

A U.S. Coast Guard lieutenant accused of amassing a cache of weapons and plotting to attack Democratic politicians and journalists was ordered held for two weeks on Thursday while federal prosecutors ....
Army landlords agree to expand tenant rights, curb fees in latest reform after Reuters reports

Thu, 21 Feb 2019 15:26:08 -0500

Executives from seven real estate companies, which manage some 87,000 Army housing units at more than 40 bases, pledged a series of reforms following a Pentagon meeting earlier this week with the Army....
Police say actor Smollett staged Chicago attack to advance career

Thu, 21 Feb 2019 15:14:03 -0500

Smollett, who is black and openly gay, was arrested on Thursday and charged with lying to police about the alleged attack on Jan. 29. Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson was visibly angered a....
Catalyst Pharmaceuticals defends $375,000 drug price after Bernie Sanders rebuke

Thu, 21 Feb 2019 14:33:37 -0500

Sanders, a vocal critic of high drug prices, had written to Florida-based Catalyst earlier this month, asking it to justify its price for Firdapse, a medication for a rare neuromuscular disease that a....
Philadelphia sues seven big banks, alleges municipal bond collusion

Thu, 21 Feb 2019 14:24:04 -0500

The city of Philadelphia has filed an antitrust lawsuit accusing seven major banks of conspiring to inflate interest rates for a type of bond used by cities, towns and other public entities, costing t....
Former Trump campaign chief Manafort to be sentenced March 8

Thu, 21 Feb 2019 13:03:16 -0500

Manafort, 69, could spend the rest of his life in prison for charges stemming from his work as an international political consultant and lobbyist. Mueller is urging a federal judge in Virginia to imp....
Nestle investing $115 million to expand Purina factory in U.S.

Thu, 21 Feb 2019 12:06:09 -0500

ZURICH (Reuters) - Nestle is investing $115 million to expand its Purina factory in Bloomfield, in the U.S. state of Missouri, the Swiss foodmaker said on Thursday, as it seeks to increase production ....
Factbox: Timeline of incidents in Jussie Smollett's alleged attack

Thu, 21 Feb 2019 12:02:08 -0500

Smollett, 36, tells police he was attacked at about 2 a.m. outside his apartment by two masked men who shouted racist and homophobic abuse, put a noose around his neck, and poured an unknown substance....
Trump urges U.S. telecommunications companies to step up 5G systems

Thu, 21 Feb 2019 09:33:19 -0500

U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday called on U.S. telecommunications companies to boost their work to build faster 5G wireless communications networks, saying they were lagging and at risk of bei....
DowDuPont's agricultural unit expects capex of $650 million this year

Thu, 21 Feb 2019 08:44:51 -0500

In the run up to becoming a standalone company, Corteva is also gearing up to broadly sell farmers in North America and Brazil a new type of genetically modified soybean for planting next year in a ch....
Oakland teachers head for picket lines, schools remain open

Thu, 21 Feb 2019 07:42:51 -0500

The Oakland Unified School District vowed to keep schools open during the strike, saying it will use central office employees, principals and temporary emergency teachers to educate the district's 37,....
Johnson & Johnson receives federal subpoenas related to baby powder litigation

Thu, 21 Feb 2019 07:34:15 -0500

The disclosure in Johnson & Johnson's annual report on Wednesday is the first time that the company disclosed it had received subpoenas from federal agencies regarding its talc powder products. The J....
New York City settles U.S. claims over Superstorm Sandy

Thu, 21 Feb 2019 07:32:28 -0500

New York City reached a $5.3 million settlement on Wednesday to resolve charges it improperly billed the U.S. government for damage to city vehicles caused by Superstorm Sandy in October 2012. The ac....
U.S. judge dismisses boys' lawsuit against Trump climate rollbacks

Thu, 21 Feb 2019 07:32:16 -0500

(Reuters) - A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit by two Pennsylvania boys and an environmental group seeking to stop U.S. President Donald Trump from rolling back regulations addressing climate cha....
FBI investigating deadly police raid in Houston

Wed, 20 Feb 2019 23:17:40 -0500

Officers raided a Houston home on Jan. 28 to serve a search warrant looking for narcotics, and in an ensuing shootout the home's occupants, Dennis Tuttle, 59, and Rhogena Nicholas, 58, were killed and....
West Virginia teachers to return to work after two-day strike

Wed, 20 Feb 2019 21:01:03 -0500

The state's educators, among the lowest-paid in the nation, sparked a wave of U.S. teachers' strikes last year when they walked off the job to demand higher pay. In their latest job action, teachers ....
Woman who joined Islamic State cannot return to U.S., Pompeo says

Wed, 20 Feb 2019 19:28:17 -0500

Hoda Muthana, 24, traveled to Syria over four years ago to join Islamic State, also known as ISIS. In media interviews this week from a detention camp in Syria, Muthana said she was sorry for her act....
U.S. arrests Coast Guard officer who planned mass attack: prosecutors

Wed, 20 Feb 2019 19:01:36 -0500

U.S. authorities have arrested a U.S. Coast Guard lieutenant who described himself as a white nationalist and amassed a cache of weapons to "murder innocent civilians on a scale rarely seen in this co....
U.S. Coast Guard officer who planned mass attack arrested -prosecutors

Wed, 20 Feb 2019 18:35:33 -0500

U.S. authorities have arrested a U.S. Coast Guard lieutenant who described himself as a white nationalist and had amassed a cache of weapons to "murder innocent civilians on a scale rarely seen in thi....
In U.S., pope's summit on sex abuse seen as too little, too late

Wed, 20 Feb 2019 18:24:03 -0500

In the study of his home outside Washington, victims’ advocate Tom Doyle searched a shelf packed with books to find the thick report that led him to stop practicing as a priest and devote himself to h....
North Carolina Republican's son says warned father about operative's past

Wed, 20 Feb 2019 17:20:50 -0500

A state probe into the election for the 9th Congressional District has uncovered the fraudulent scheme by a consultant working for the campaign of candidate Mark Harris. The probe could lead to a new....
New York City settles U.S. claims over Superstorm Sandy

Wed, 20 Feb 2019 16:58:46 -0500

New York City reached a $5.3 million settlement on Wednesday to resolve charges it improperly billed the U.S. government for damage to city vehicles caused by Superstorm Sandy in October 2012. The ac....
Constitution's 'excessive fines' ban bolstered by U.S. high court

Wed, 20 Feb 2019 16:27:00 -0500

The nine justices ruled unanimously in favor of an Indiana man named Tyson Timbs who argued that police violated his rights by seizing his $42,000 Land Rover vehicle after he was convicted as a heroin....
U.S. judge dismisses boys' lawsuit against Trump climate rollbacks

Wed, 20 Feb 2019 15:27:02 -0500

(Reuters) - A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit by two Pennsylvania boys and an environmental group seeking to stop U.S. President Donald Trump from rolling back regulations addressing climate cha....
Snow, sleet threaten U.S. East Coast, hinder hundreds of flights

Wed, 20 Feb 2019 15:12:15 -0500

A winter storm bore down on the U.S. East Coast on Wednesday, threatening to snarl New York City's evening commute after hindering air travel along the East Coast and prompting the shutdown of federal....
Trump 'fear-mongering' fuels rise of U.S. hate groups to record: watchdog

Wed, 20 Feb 2019 14:24:37 -0500

The SPLC, which has tracked hate groups since 1971, found there were 1,020 operating in the United States in 2018, breaking the 1,018 record set in 2011. The group blamed Trump, whose administration ....
'El Chapo' lawyers may challenge conviction over juror remarks

Wed, 20 Feb 2019 14:23:56 -0500

Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman may file a motion challenging his conviction on 10 criminal counts, after a juror told Vice News that jurors read media coverage of the case and discussed i....
Charter school battle extends West Virginia teacher strike

Wed, 20 Feb 2019 14:19:12 -0500

Although the charter school bill was defeated on Tuesday in the state House of Delegates, the strike continued, closing most of the state's 700 schools in an effort to stop lawmakers from reviving the....
Trump plans to nominate Jeffrey Rosen as Justice Dept. No. 2: senior official

Wed, 20 Feb 2019 07:52:17 -0500

By Steve Holland and Andy Sullivan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump plans to nominate Jeffrey Rosen as the next deputy U.S. attorney general, the White House said on Tuesday night, the la....
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....