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Senators vow urgent reform to correct 'unacceptable' military housing conditions

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 6:58pm
U.S. Senators scolded real estate executives and Pentagon leadership over "unacceptable" conditions in privatized military housing on Wednesday, vowing urgent reform to protect service families from widespread health and safety hazards in base homes.

U.S. judge sees problems in Harvard Asian-American bias case

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 6:52pm
A federal judge weighing whether Harvard University discriminates against Asian-American applicants said on Wednesday both the Ivy League school and a non-profit suing it faced potential problems in proving their positions.

Catholic dioceses in New Jersey release names of accused priests

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 6:48pm
Five Roman Catholic dioceses in New Jersey on Wednesday released the names of 188 clergy members who have been accused of sexually abusing children dating back decades, including a former cardinal facing defrocking by the Vatican.

Wary of shutdown, Trump inches toward support for wall deal

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 6:40pm
U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday edged toward backing a deal in Congress on government funding that would not meet his demand for $5.7 billion for a wall on the Mexican border but would avert a partial government shutdown.

Singer Ryan Adams calls accusations in New York Times 'inaccurate'

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 6:30pm
Rock singer Ryan Adams on Wednesday called a New York Times article about him "upsettingly inaccurate" but said he was "not a perfect man" and apologized to anyone he had hurt.

Cars submerged, vineyards flooded as storm slams California

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 5:55pm
Rain, snow and high winds slammed California on Wednesday, submerging cars and flooding vineyards as the wettest storm of the winter hit the U.S. West Coast, sparking weather warnings from Arizona to Washington state.

Post-verdict, 'El Chapo' jurors rely on anonymity to stay safe

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 5:06pm
When U.S. District Judge Brian Cogan read the verdict finding Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman guilty of smuggling tons of drugs to the United States, he warned the 12 jurors who had decided the notorious Mexican drug lord's fate not to speak to the press.

Florida governor calls for grand jury over Parkland school shooting

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 4:54pm
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis on Wednesday called for a state grand jury to investigate the 2018 school massacre in Parkland in which 17 people died, pledging accountability for any local failures that led to the deadliest U.S. high school shooting.

Lyndon LaRouche, perennial U.S. presidential candidate, dies at 96

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 4:21pm
Lyndon LaRouche, a fringe political figure who fueled his eight presidential campaigns with conspiracies involving Queen Elizabeth, AIDS and communist spies before going to prison for swindling his supporters, died on Tuesday at the age of 96, his political organization said.

NASA bids adieu to Mars rover that kept going and going and going

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 4:00pm
A remarkably durable NASA rover designed to traverse the surface of Mars for three months has stopped communicating with Earth after 15 years of service, officials said on Wednesday, ending a mission that astounded and gratified the U.S. space agency.

Report on Covington High School incident finds no fault with students

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 3:33pm
A probe into a videotaped incident at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C. involving Covington Catholic High School students and Native American activists in January has found no evidence that the teenagers provoked a confrontation.

U.S. emergency-management chief Brock Long to resign

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 3:11pm
The head of the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency, Brock Long, said he would resign on Wednesday, after overseeing the government's response to a string of record-breaking hurricanes, wildfires and other natural disasters.

Suspect accused in deadly Tennessee Waffle House shooting pleads not guilty

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 3:01pm
The man accused of fatally shooting four people and injuring others at a Waffle House restaurant in Tennessee last year pleaded not guilty on Wednesday to 17 murder and weapon charges, authorities said.

No casualties in Florida nightclub siege caused by police gunfire: officials

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 2:25pm
Police gunfire was responsible for none of the civilian casualties at the Pulse nightclub in Florida as officers sought to end a rampage by a man who killed 49 people in the one of the deadliest mass shootings in U.S. history, state authorities said on Wednesday.

Wary of shutdown, Trump inches toward support for funding deal

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 2:17pm
U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday edged toward backing a deal in Congress on funding for a barrier on the Mexican border, but left open the possibility that disputes over the wall could still cause a partial government shutdown by the weekend.

Wary of shutdown, Trump edges toward support for funding deal

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 1:58pm
U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday edged toward backing a deal in Congress on funding for a barrier on the Mexican border, but left open the possibility that disputes over the wall could still cause a partial government shutdown by the weekend.

Senator Graham says Trump is inclined to sign funding deal

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 1:47pm
U.S. President Donald Trump is inclined to sign bipartisan legislation to fund the government as long as its provisions on a border wall and bed spaces for illegal immigrants are as he expects, a Republican senator close to the White House said on Wednesday.

Talks to end three-day Denver teachers strike resume after progress reported

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 1:09pm
Negotiators for striking Denver teachers and the city school district returned to the bargaining table on Wednesday after a productive session the previous day, as the walkout affecting 92,000 students entered a third day.

Cities shunned by Amazon revive hopes for HQ given New York opposition

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 1:03pm
Cities that were shunned in Inc's search for a secondary corporate headquarters are revisiting their bids in case one of the actual winners, New York City, rejects the corporate giant due to opposition from local politicians.

Groups sue U.S. to stop deportation hearings by videoconference in New York

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 12:19pm
Rights groups have sued the Trump Administration for violating constitutional rights of immigrants by refusing them in-person deportation hearings in New York immigration court, and instead forcing them to make their case by videoconference from detention.