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Sessions limits U.S. judges' ability to dismiss deportation cases

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 4:27pm
U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced new limits on the ability of immigration judges to terminate deportation cases on Wednesday, the latest in a series of decisions to facilitate the removal of immigrants in the country illegally.

'Calm before storm,' Trump warns South Carolina after Florence deluge

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 4:08pm
U.S. President Donald Trump warned South Carolina on Wednesday "water is coming your way" from more floods as the death toll from Hurricane Florence rose to at least 36 after a sheriff's van was swept away killing two women.

Mavs' Cuban to donate $10 million after probe into workplace harassment

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 3:58pm
Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban will donate $10 million to women's organizations following a seven-month investigation into sexual harassment allegations within the organization, the National Basketball Association (NBA) said on Wednesday.

Delta joins United, JetBlue in hiking U.S. baggage fees to $30

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 2:51pm
Delta Airlines Inc, the second-largest U.S. airline, on Wednesday joined other major airlines in hiking domestic flight baggage fees by $5 per bag to $30.

Trump defends Supreme Court nominee, accuser faces deadline

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 2:37pm
President Donald Trump on Wednesday stepped up his defense of his U.S. Supreme Court nominee, saying it was hard to imagine Brett Kavanaugh committed a sexual assault and that it would be unfortunate if his accuser did not testify before the Senate.

Grassley sets Friday deadline for Trump top court pick Kavanaugh's accuser

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 12:44pm
A woman who has accused Brett Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump's U.S. Supreme Court nominee, of sexually assaulting her decades ago has until Friday morning to provide prepared testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee, the panel's chairman said on Wednesday.

Immigrant accused of killing Iowa student pleads not guilty

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 12:39pm
The accuser killer of Iowa college student Mollie Tibbetts, whose disappearance produced national headlines, pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder at a court appearance on Wednesday.

Texas man behind controversial 3-D printed guns charged with sex assault of minor

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 12:22pm
A Texas man whose plan to sell blueprints for 3-D printed plastic guns spurred national controversy was charged on Wednesday with paying an underaged girl for sex at a hotel, according to court documents.

Trump defends his Supreme Court nominee, wants accuser to testify

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 12:03pm
President Donald Trump on Wednesday stepped up his defense of his U.S. Supreme Court pick, saying it is hard to imagine Brett Kavanaugh committed a sexual assault and that it would be unfortunate if the nominee's accuser does not testify before the Senate.

A picture and its story: Dogs in the disaster zone

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 11:23am
Three days after Hurricane Florence made landfall in North Carolina, I was documenting the damage to Wilmington and communities to the south when I was tipped that volunteer rescuers were headed to a Leland church where people were isolated by rising floodwaters.

Trump pledges strong federal support for hurricane-stricken Carolinas

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 11:14am
U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday promised that North and South Carolina would have strong federal support as they recovered from the devastation of Hurricane Florence, whose floodwaters continue to threaten the region.

Elizabeth Smart says prison release of her captor poses danger

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 10:28am
Elizabeth Smart, the Utah woman whose kidnapping as a 14-year-old drew national attention to the issue of crimes against children, said in an interview that the release of one of her kidnappers on Wednesday poses a danger to the public.

Trump defends court nominee Kavanaugh, wants to hear from accuser

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 10:00am
President Donald Trump on Wednesday said it would be "unfortunate" if the woman who has accused his Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault did not testify before a U.S. Senate committee, as he stepped up his defense of the conservative federal appeals court judge.

Trump to visit Carolinas as waterways rise after Florence

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 10:00am
U.S. President Donald Trump is expected on Wednesday to visit North and South Carolina, where thousands of homes and roadways remain underwater and swollen rivers threaten more flooding less than a week after Hurricane Florence made landfall.

U.S. prosecutors charge three men in $364 million Ponzi scheme

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 9:57am
Federal prosecutors have accused three men of portraying themselves as investment professionals and using a phony portfolio of consumer debt to defraud hundreds of unwary investors out of tens of millions of dollars as part of a $364 million Ponzi scheme.

Opposition to Kavanaugh grows, support at historic low: Reuters/Ipsos poll

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 9:12am
A growing number of Americans said they opposed President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, as the candidate's confirmation hearings took place and as he fended off a sexual assault claim, a Reuters/Ipsos poll showed.

Former Kavanaugh classmate denies knowledge of sexual assault: CNN

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 8:03am
Another former classmate of Supreme Court appointee Brett Kavanaugh denies he attended a high school party where a California professor says the nominee sexually assaulted her three decades ago, CNN reported on Wednesday.

Trump to visit North Carolina as waterways rise after Florence

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 8:01am
U.S. President Donald Trump is expected on Wednesday to visit North Carolina, where thousands of homes and roadways remain underwater and swollen rivers threaten more flooding less than a week after Hurricane Florence made landfall.

Some gun-toting Texans embrace Democrat's call for tougher firearm laws

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 5:52am
Texas cattle rancher Bill Martin is a lifelong Republican who owns more than 20 firearms and has been shooting guns since the age of 6.

Tightening Texas race boosts Democrats' hopes of taking Senate: Reuters poll

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 5:05am
The Democratic congressman aiming to unseat Republican U.S. Senator Ted Cruz in Texas has pulled even in the race, a Reuters poll found, a spark of hope for a party seeking a Senate majority to curb President Donald Trump's agenda.

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