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Guatemalan girl's dad: she was healthy, well-hydrated before death at border

Sat, 12/15/2018 - 8:03pm
A young Guatemalan girl who died after she and her father were detained by U.S. border agents was in no medical distress when they arrived and had received adequate food and water on their journey, relatives said on Saturday through representatives in Texas.

Dead Guatemalan girl dreamed of sending money home to poor family

Sat, 12/15/2018 - 5:14pm
The 7-year-old Guatemalan migrant girl who died in U.S. custody this month was inseparable from her father and had looked forward to being able to send money home to support her impoverished family, relatives said on Saturday.

Factbox: Trump administration departures, firings, reassignments

Sat, 12/15/2018 - 3:32pm
President Donald Trump said on Saturday that Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke will step down at the end of December, the latest senior official to exit Trump's high-turnover administration.

Trump hails judge's ruling against Obamacare as 'great'

Sat, 12/15/2018 - 2:56pm
President Donald Trump on Saturday hailed a court decision against Obamacare as "a great ruling for our country," while a U.S. government official said the decision by a Texas judge would have no immediate impact on health coverage.

Dead Guatemalan girl part of 'endless' migrant exodus from poor village

Sat, 12/15/2018 - 2:49pm
Grinding poverty in their Guatemalan village drove the father of a 7-year-old girl who died in U.S. custody to leave with her for the United States, the girl's mother said on Saturday.

No immediate health coverage changes from Obamacare ruling: government

Sat, 12/15/2018 - 12:53pm
There will be no immediate health coverage impact from a federal judge's ruling that the Affordable Care Act (ACA), commonly known as Obamacare, is unconstitutional, as it is expected to be appealed through higher courts, a government official said.

As Zinke departs, Trump says he will name new interior secretary next week

Sat, 12/15/2018 - 11:21am
U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, who has aggressively sought to roll back Obama-era environmental protections, will be leaving his post at the end of the year, President Donald Trump tweeted on Saturday, the latest high-profile departure from his administration.

Trump's interior secretary Zinke to step down amid ethics probes

Sat, 12/15/2018 - 9:22am
U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, who has sought to open U.S. offshore waters to oil and gas drilling despite environmental protests, will be leaving his post at the end of the year, President Donald Trump tweeted on Saturday, the latest high-profile departure from his administration.

Trump says Interior's Zinke to step down at end of year

Sat, 12/15/2018 - 8:42am
U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke will be leaving the administration at the end of the year after serving for almost two years, U.S. President Donald Trump tweeted on Saturday without giving a reason for Zinke's departure.

Politics cloud felon voting rights restoration in Florida

Sat, 12/15/2018 - 5:08am
Elections officials across Florida say they expect former felons to flock to their offices to register to vote next month when a newly passed ballot initiative launches one of the largest enfranchisement efforts in modern U.S. history.

Federal judge rules Obamacare unconstitutional

Fri, 12/14/2018 - 8:00pm
A U.S. federal judge in Texas ruled on Friday that the Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare, is unconstitutional.

Police search ranch belonging to missing Colorado woman's fiance

Fri, 12/14/2018 - 7:01pm
Police looking for a Colorado mother who was reported missing from her small mountain town nearly two weeks ago searched her fiance's ranch on Friday but stopped short of calling him a suspect in the case.

Challenging judges' orders, Trump aims to enlist Supreme Court

Fri, 12/14/2018 - 6:01pm
President Donald Trump's administration asked the U.S. Supreme Court this week to suspend nationwide orders by federal judges blocking two of his major policies in an unusual step but one in line with an aggressive White House litigation strategy.

Anti-harassment groups share $20 million CBS handout after Moonves exit

Fri, 12/14/2018 - 5:11pm
CBS Corp on Friday named the Time's Up anti-sexual harassment group and 17 other organizations that will share a $20 million donation stemming from the exit of its chief executive Les Moonves following allegations of sexual misconduct.

Police probe hoax bitcoin bomb threats across U.S., Canada

Fri, 12/14/2018 - 3:57pm
U.S. law enforcement officials on Friday were investigating a wave of hoax emailed bomb threats demanding bitcoin payment that caused worry but no damage in the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

Saudi man pleads guilty in Oklahoma to lying about al Qaeda training

Fri, 12/14/2018 - 3:24pm
A Saudi man pleaded guilty in a federal court in Oklahoma on Friday to visa fraud and lying to the FBI about attending an al Qaeda training camp in Afghanistan in 2000, the U.S. Justice Department said.

North Carolina governor vetoes photo ID bill

Fri, 12/14/2018 - 3:10pm
North Carolina Democratic Governor Roy Cooper on Friday vetoed a Republican-authored bill requiring voters to present photo identification, saying it would disenfranchise poor, minority and elderly voters.

U.S. Senate panel asks FBI to probe U.S. Olympic chief over Nassar scandal

Fri, 12/14/2018 - 2:14pm
A former head of the U.S. Olympic Committee made "materially false statements" to a U.S. Senate subcommittee investigating sexual abuse in gymnastics, the panel said on Friday, and it said it would refer the matter to the FBI.

Big Washington clean-up bill leads House Democrats' list

Fri, 12/14/2018 - 2:05pm
When the Democrats take over the U.S. House of Representatives in three weeks, their first order of business is expected to be a wide-ranging bill about political corruption, voter disenfranchisement and cleaning up campaign finance.

U.S. government watchdog to probe child's death after border arrest

Fri, 12/14/2018 - 1:59pm
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's internal watchdog will investigate the death of a 7-year-old Guatemalan migrant which occurred after she was detained by U.S. border agents, officials said on Friday.