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U.S. Justice Department says it should not have continued spying on former Trump adviser

Thu, 01/23/2020 - 4:15pm
The U.S. Justice Department has told a court it did not have enough evidence to justify continued surveillance of one of President Donald Trump's former campaign advisers in 2017, in a sign it believes the FBI on occasion went too far when it investigated Russian influence in the 2016 election.

Insys founder Kapoor sentenced to 66 months in prison: judge

Thu, 01/23/2020 - 3:15pm
Insys Therapeutics founder John Kapoor was sentenced to 66 months in prison for his role in an opioid fraud scheme by a U.S. district judge in Boston on Thursday.

Weinstein defense grills actress Annabella Sciorra about alleged rape

Thu, 01/23/2020 - 1:43pm
Actress Annabella Sciorra testified on Thursday that Harvey Weinstein pinned her hands behind her head and violently raped her more than 25 years ago, becoming the first accuser to take the stand against the former Hollywood producer in his sexual assault trial.

Trump administration scales back U.S. water protections

Thu, 01/23/2020 - 1:25pm
The Trump administration finalized a rule on Thursday to pare back the types of waterways protected from pollution under federal law, easing burdens on industries like agriculture and mining but angering environmental groups.

U.S. insurer Travelers sets aside 'modest' funds for child sex-abuse claims

Thu, 01/23/2020 - 12:34pm
Travelers Companies Inc has set aside a "modest" amount of additional money to cover its possible exposure to child sex-abuse claims, the insurer's finance chief, Daniel Frey, told analysts during an earnings call on Thursday.

Trump administration rolls out new rule to limit 'birth tourism'

Thu, 01/23/2020 - 12:02pm
President Donald Trump's administration rolled out a new rule on Thursday that aims to limit "birth tourism" by women who enter the United States on tourist visas with the intention of obtaining citizenship for their babies born on American soil.

Pope names Latino to replace conservative as Philadelphia archbishop

Thu, 01/23/2020 - 11:59am
Nelson Perez, the Latino Roman Catholic bishop of Cleveland who has criticized U.S. President Donald Trump's immigration policy, was named on Thursday by Pope Francis to replace an outspoken conservative who recently retired as archbishop of Philadelphia.

Actress Sciorra on alleged Weinstein rape: 'I couldn't fight anymore'

Thu, 01/23/2020 - 11:09am
Actress Annabella Sciorra testified that Harvey Weinstein pinned her hands behind her head and violently raped her more than 25 years ago in her apartment as prosecutors began making their sexual assault case against the former Hollywood producer.

Trump administration steps up scrutiny of pregnant visa applicants

Thu, 01/23/2020 - 10:49am
President Donald Trump's administration rolled out a new rule on Thursday that aims to limit "birth tourism" by women who enter the United States on tourist visas with the intention of obtaining citizenship for their babies born on American soil.

Phoenix delays airport ride-hailing fee hike as Arizona court weighs in

Thu, 01/23/2020 - 10:35am
The U.S. city of Phoenix will delay a planned fee hike for pickup and dropoff ride-hailing services at its Sky Harbor International Airport over which Uber Technologies Inc had threatened to leave, saying it would await a court decision.

Actress Annabella Sciorra takes the stand in Weinstein rape trial

Thu, 01/23/2020 - 9:02am
Actress Annabella Sciorra took the stand in Harvey Weinstein's New York rape trial on Thursday as prosecutors try to prove that the former Hollywood producer was a serial predator who sexually assaulted young women.

Actress Annabella Sciorra expected to testify in Weinstein rape trial

Thu, 01/23/2020 - 6:48am
Actress Annabella Sciorra is likely to take the stand in Harvey Weinstein's New York rape trial on Thursday as prosecutors try to prove that the former Hollywood producer was a serial predator who sexually assaulted young women.

Timeline: The Harvey Weinstein story: From studio to courtroom in 40 years

Thu, 01/23/2020 - 6:48am
Here is a timeline recounting the highs and lows over 40 years in the life of Harvey Weinstein. Once one of Hollywood's most powerful executives, Weinstein is now on trial for rape in a Manhattan courtroom.

Trump environmental agency to scale back U.S. water protections

Thu, 01/23/2020 - 6:30am
The Trump administration on Thursday will announce a plan to pare back the types of waterways protected from pollution under federal law, in a move intended to ease burdens on industries like agriculture and mining.

Pope appoints Latino as new archbishop of Philadelphia

Thu, 01/23/2020 - 5:41am
Pope Francis on Thursday appointed Nelson Perez, the current Roman Catholic bishop of Cleveland, Ohio, to be the new archbishop of Philadelphia, the latest Latino to head a major U.S. archdiocese.

Earthquake of magnitude 6.2 strikes off Alaska island, no tsunami threat

Thu, 01/23/2020 - 3:26am
An earthquake of magnitude 6.2 struck 81 km (50 miles) west of the city of Adak in Alaska at a depth of 10 km, the U.S. Geological Survey said on Thursday.

Earthquake of magnitude 6.2 strikes city of Adak in Alaska: USGS

Thu, 01/23/2020 - 12:33am
An earthquake of magnitude 6.2 struck 81 kilometers (50 miles) west of the city of Adak in Alaska, the U.S. Geological Survey said on Thursday.

Seattle shooting leaves one dead, seven wounded; suspects at large

Wed, 01/22/2020 - 11:35pm
A violent altercation that escalated into gunfire in downtown Seattle left one woman dead and six other bystanders wounded outside a fast-food restaurant on Wednesday, and police said they were searching for at least two suspects.

One dead in Seattle shooting, five wounded

Wed, 01/22/2020 - 10:07pm
At least one person was killed and five others wounded in a shooting during the evening rush-hour at a Seattle shopping district on Thursday and the suspects remained at large, police said.

Democrats accuse Trump at impeachment trial of corrupt scheme to pressure Ukraine

Wed, 01/22/2020 - 9:26pm
Democrats accused President Donald Trump at his impeachment trial on Wednesday of a corrupt scheme to pressure Ukraine to help him get re-elected and warned that America's global prestige would suffer if the U.S. Senate acquits him.

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