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New Jersey gun battle leaves six dead, including cop and both suspects

1 hour 13 min ago
Police waged an hours-long gunfight with two men armed with high-powered rifles on Tuesday in and around a New Jersey cemetery and kosher market, leaving six people dead, including one officer and both suspects, authorities said.

Buttigieg opens fundraisers to media after tension over donor influence

1 hour 14 min ago
U.S. Democratic presidential contender Pete Buttigieg held his first fundraiser open to press coverage on Tuesday after facing pressure from rival Elizabeth Warren to be more transparent.

Climate change hitting top U.S. fishery in the Arctic: NOAA

1 hour 44 min ago
Climate change is causing chaos in the Bering Sea, home to one of America's largest fisheries, an example of how rising temperatures can rapidly change ecosystems important to the economy, U.S. federal government scientists said in a report on Tuesday.

Church nativity scene depicts Holy Family as caged refugees

3 hours 10 min ago
A Methodist church in Southern California has turned a classic Christmas tradition - the Nativity scene depicting the birth of Jesus - into a statement about immigration by putting the Holy Family in cages.

Six dead, including a cop and two suspects, in New Jersey shooting

4 hours 24 min ago
Six people, including a police officer and two suspected gunmen, were killed in an hours-long shootout that unfolded on Tuesday afternoon near a cemetery and a kosher grocery store in Jersey City, New Jersey, police said.

U.S. House to vote on massive defense bill Wednesday, Democrats divided

5 hours 1 min ago
The U.S. House of Representatives is due to vote on Wednesday - and likely pass - a $738 billion defense bill setting policy on everything from family leave to fighter jets, despite opposition among some Democrats who control the chamber.

U.S. Senate leader McConnell raises possibility of quick impeachment trial

6 hours 35 min ago
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell raised the prospect on Tuesday of a short Senate impeachment trial for President Donald Trump in which no witnesses would be called.

At least six dead, including two suspected gunmen, in Jersey City shooting

6 hours 58 min ago
At least six people, including one police officer and two suspected gunmen, were killed in a shootout around a New Jersey grocery store across the Hudson River from Manhattan on Tuesday afternoon, prompting a security lockdown of area schools, officials and local media said.

Multiple people dead, including a police officer, in Jersey City shooting

7 hours 53 min ago
Several people, including at least one police officer, were killed in a shootout around a New Jersey convenience store across the Hudson River from Manhattan on Tuesday afternoon, prompting a security lockdown of area schools, officials said.

U.S. agency urges closing 'loophole' on tourist helicopter flights after fatal crash

8 hours 14 min ago
U.S. safety regulators said the primary cause of a March 2018 helicopter crash that killed five tourists on a photo-shoot trip over New York City was the use of a supplemental harness tether system that triggered an engine failure.

Exxon Mobil scores win in New York climate change lawsuit

10 hours 27 min ago
Exxon Mobil Corp won a major victory in a closely-watched lawsuit on Tuesday when a judge ruled that the company did not defraud investors out of up to $1.6 billion by hiding the true cost of climate change regulation.

Pennsylvania court rejects Bill Cosby's appeal of sex assault conviction

10 hours 33 min ago
A Pennsylvania appeals court on Tuesday dismissed Bill Cosby's bid to overturn his 2018 sex assault conviction, rejecting his lawyers' argument that a judge deprived the comedian of a fair trial by allowing other accusers to testify.

U.S. Attorney General Barr says FBI may have acted in 'bad faith' on Russia probe

10 hours 39 min ago
U.S. Attorney General William Barr said on Tuesday he is still not fully convinced that the FBI acted without bias when it opened its 2016 investigation into possible links between President Donald Trump's campaign and Russia.

U.S. must fix relations with China to combat climate change - Michael Bloomberg

10 hours 46 min ago
A future U.S. government will have to rebuild relations with China to revive international efforts to combat climate change, former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg, who is running for president, said on Tuesday.

U.S. SEC chair says agency will not impose 'caps' on whistleblower awards

11 hours 46 min ago
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission will not introduce "caps" on awards to whistleblowers who come forward with key information on fraud and other violations, the head of the agency told lawmakers on Tuesday.

Exxon wins climate change lawsuit, as cases over global warming proliferate

12 hours 1 min ago
Exxon Mobil Corp on Tuesday scored a win in a closely-watched case after a judge ruled that the company did not hide the true cost of climate change regulation from investors.

U.S. Supreme Court justices lean toward insurers on $12 billion Obamacare claims

12 hours 37 min ago
U.S. Supreme Court justices on Tuesday appeared sympathetic to claims made by health insurers seeking $12 billion from the federal government under a program set up by the Obamacare law aimed at encouraging them to offer medical coverage to previously uninsured Americans.

University of Phoenix to pay $191 million to settle 'deceptive ad' probe

12 hours 51 min ago
The University of Phoenix, which is owned by Apollo Education Group, has agreed to pay $191 million to settle charges that it falsely advertised close ties with major U.S. companies that could lead to jobs for students, the Federal Trade Commission said on Tuesday.

Bill Cosby loses appeal to overturn 2018 Pennsylvania sex assault conviction

13 hours 34 min ago
Bill Cosby lost his appeal to overturn his 2018 sexual assault conviction on Tuesday when a Pennsylvania appeals court rejected his lawyers' argument that the trial judge had deprived him of a fair trial, a court filing showed.

Exxon Mobil prevails in New York climate change lawsuit

13 hours 42 min ago
A judge on Tuesday ruled in favor of Exxon Mobil Corp in a lawsuit brought by New York state accusing the oil company of hiding from investors the true cost of addressing climate change.