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U.S. to slash payouts from 9/11 victims fund

29 min 55 sec ago
The special master overseeing a U.S. government fund to compensate victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on Friday said future awards will be significantly reduced, typically by at least 50 percent, because the fund is running short of money.

Active shooter reported in Aurora, Illinois: officials on Twitter

30 min 49 sec ago
Police on Friday were responding to an "active shooter" in Aurora, Illinois, city officials said on Twitter.

Police arrest 'potential suspects' in alleged attack on 'Empire' actor

55 min 17 sec ago
Two Nigerian brothers have been arrested in connection with an alleged racist and homophobic assault on "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett in Chicago, the city's police department said on Friday.

Trump declares U.S.-Mexico emergency for border wall

1 hour 17 min ago
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, an action Democrats vowed to challenge as a violation of the U.S. Constitution.

U.S. to reduce payouts from Sept. 11 victims fund

1 hour 45 min ago
The special master overseeing a U.S. government fund to compensate victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on Friday said future awards will be significantly reduced because the fund is running short of money.

Trump, in proclamation, says military help needed due to 'gravity' of emergency

2 hours 5 min ago
President Donald Trump, in a proclamation on Friday declaring an emergency at the U.S. border with Mexico, said he need to call upon the military for assistance "because of the gravity of the current emergency situation."

U.S. Supreme Court to decide legality of census citizenship query

2 hours 15 min ago
The U.S. Supreme Court will decide the fate of a fiercely contested plan by President Donald Trump's administration to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census, agreeing on Friday to an expedited review of a judge's ruling blocking the plan.

NASA mulls buying new rides to space from Russia amid program delays

2 hours 22 min ago
NASA said on Friday it was weighing an option to buy two additional astronaut seats aboard a Russian rocket as a contingency plan against further delays in the launch systems being developed by Elon Musk's SpaceX and Boeing Co.

Trump declares U.S.-Mexico border emergency, Democrats object

2 hours 41 min ago
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, an action Democrats vowed to challenge as a violation of the U.S. Constitution.

California, New York promise legal challenges to Trump's emergency declaration

3 hours 6 min ago
California and New York suggested on Friday they would take legal action against President Donald Trump's national emergency declaration aimed at freeing up billions of dollars in funds to build a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico.

Police have 'potential suspects' in alleged attack on 'Empire' actor

3 hours 8 min ago
Two men being questioned in connection with an alleged racist and homophobic assault on "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett in Chicago are potential suspects in the alleged crime, the city's police department said on Friday.

Russia detains prominent U.S. investor on suspicion of fraud

3 hours 10 min ago
Michael Calvey, the U.S. founder of one of Russia's biggest private equity firms, denied allegations of fraud in a Moscow court on Friday but a judge ordered him to be detained for 72 hours, a move that could raise concerns among foreign investors.

Philadelphia beats U.S. appeal in sanctuary city case

3 hours 29 min ago
A federal appeals court said on Friday the Trump administration cannot cut off grants to Philadelphia for its refusal to cooperate with immigration authorities seeking to deport immigrants who are in the country illegally.

U.S. investigators probing years of WikiLeaks activities: sources

3 hours 47 min ago
U.S. investigators pursuing a long-running criminal investigation into WikiLeaks and its founder Julian Assange have dug into the website's activities going back years, people who have been in contact with witnesses in the case say.

Trump declares U.S.-Mexico border emergency; Democrats protest

3 hours 55 min ago
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, an action Democrats vowed to challenge as a violation of the U.S. Constitution.

Russian court orders Baring Vostok founder to be held for 72 hours

4 hours 2 min ago
A Russian court on Friday ordered Baring Vostok's founder Michael Calvey to be kept in custody for 72 hours following his detention on suspicion of fraud, allegations that he denies.

Trump says he'll declare emergency on U.S.-Mexico border

4 hours 8 min ago
President Donald Trump on Friday announced he would declare a national emergency at the U.S.-Mexico border, a move Democrats vowed to challenge as an unconstitutional attempt to fund his promised border wall without approval from Congress.

Portland, Oregon, police probe texts between officer and right-wing leader

4 hours 14 min ago
Police in Portland, Oregon, are investigating messages between a police lieutenant and a leader of a right-wing group in which the officer appears to give tips on how to avoid arrest and the location of counter-protesters, authorities said.

Army calls base housing hazards 'unconscionable,' details steps to protect families

4 hours 16 min ago
Deeply troubled by military housing conditions exposed by Reuters reporting, the U.S. Army’s top leadership vowed Friday to renegotiate its housing contracts with private real estate firms, test tens of thousands of homes for toxins and hold its own commanders responsible for protecting Army base residents from dangerous homes.

New York state eyes legal challenge to Trump's emergency declaration

4 hours 31 min ago
New York's state attorney general on Friday threatened legal action against U.S. President Donald Trump's national emergency declaration aimed at freeing up billions in funds to build a wall along the country's border with Mexico.

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