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Suspect in Maryland shooting is 'down': NBC News

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 11:32:49 -0400

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The suspect in an alleged shooting at a Rite Aid Corp facility near Aberdeen, Maryland, is "down" and the incident is over, NBC News said on Thursday, citing multiple ....
'Multiple victims' reported in shooting in Maryland

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 11:39:12 -0400

The Harford County Sheriff's Office wrote on Twitter that officers were dispatched to the incident shortly after 9 a.m. EDT (1300 GMT). A law enforcement briefing for reporters was scheduled for 11:4....
U.S. judge rules for Colorado 'intersex' veteran denied passport

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 11:03:52 -0400

Navy veteran Dana Zzyym, a Colorado resident born in 1958 with ambiguous sex characteristics, sued the federal government for refusing to issue a passport because it requires an applicant to denote ei....
Hurricane raises questions about rebuilding along North Carolina's coast

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 10:33:48 -0400

The privately owned Rodanthe pier has already undergone half a million dollars in renovation in seven years and the owners started a new round of repairs this week. “The maintenance and upkeep on a w....
Trump chips away at liberal U.S. appeals court majorities

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 10:32:12 -0400

Aided by fellow Republicans in the Senate, President Donald Trump is rapidly filling vacancies on U.S. appeals courts, moving some that had liberal majorities closer to conservative control in an ideo....
Flooding expected to worsen in Carolinas in Florence's aftermath

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 10:26:04 -0400

Flooding from rain-swollen rivers was expected to worsen across the Carolinas on Thursday and the next couple of days in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, which killed 36 people in three states, fo....
Trump urges Republicans to 'get tough' on border wall spending

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 09:32:52 -0400

U.S. President Donald Trump pressed fellow Republicans in Congress on Thursday to "get tough" and push to fund his proposed border wall in the current spending bill, raising the specter of a governmen....
Over 121,000 without power in North Carolina after Florence

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 08:26:15 -0400

(Reuters) - More than 121,000 homes and businesses in North Carolina were still without power on Thursday after Hurricane Florence hit the state's coast on Sept. 14, according to local power companies....
Creator of 3-D printed guns flies to Taiwan amid U.S. sex assault accusation

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 00:03:01 -0400

Cody Wilson, 30, was placed under investigation after a counsellor on Aug. 22 told police that a 16-year-old girl had said she was paid $500 to have sex with Wilson at an Austin hotel, Austin Police C....
Mavs' Cuban to donate $10 million after probe into workplace harassment

Wed, 19 Sep 2018 22:19:54 -0400

The investigation followed a Sports Illustrated report in February that described a culture in the Mavericks' front office "rife with misogyny and predatory sexual behavior". The findings of an indep....
New Mexico observatory closure stemmed from FBI child porn probe: documents

Wed, 19 Sep 2018 21:44:47 -0400

The National Solar Observatory in Sunspot, New Mexico, was evacuated without public explanation on Sept. 6, leading to a swirl of social media speculation and rumors driven by its proximity to two U.S....
U.S. Catholic Church plans hotline for complaints of abuse by bishops

Wed, 19 Sep 2018 21:24:04 -0400

The hotline was one of several moves unveiled on Wednesday by bishops to try to rebuild trust in the U.S. church hierarchy after recent allegations that bishops had abused children and covered up deca....
NBA- Mavs' Cuban to donate $10 million after probe into workplace harassment

Wed, 19 Sep 2018 19:05:19 -0400

The investigation followed a Sports Illustrated report in February that described a culture in the Mavericks' front office "rife with misogyny and predatory sexual behavior". The findings of an indep....
More than 53,000 Carolinas customers without power after Florence

Wed, 19 Sep 2018 19:02:43 -0400

(Reuters) - More than 53,600 U.S. homes and businesses, mostly in North Carolina and South Carolina, were still without power on Wednesday, after Hurricane Florence hit the North Carolina coast last w....
Trump defends Supreme Court nominee, accuser faces deadline

Wed, 19 Sep 2018 18:58:52 -0400

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 ....
Four wounded as gunman chases wife into Pennsylvania court building

Wed, 19 Sep 2018 18:39:04 -0400

Three others, including a police officer, were wounded in the incident that began with an argument between the man and woman outside the court building in Masontown, a small borough south of Pittsburg....
Lawyer for Kavanaugh's accuser says Senate panel rushing to hearing

Wed, 19 Sep 2018 18:23:47 -0400

A lawyer for a woman who has accused U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault on Wednesday criticized the Senate Judiciary Committee for scheduling a hearing on the matter for Mond....
Creator of 3-D printed guns flies to Taiwan amid U.S. sex assault accusation

Wed, 19 Sep 2018 17:48:57 -0400

Cody Wilson, 30, was placed under investigation after a counselor on Aug. 22 told police that a 16-year-old girl had said she was paid $500 to have sex with Wilson at an Austin hotel, Austin Police Co....
U.S. judge dismisses GM ignition switch criminal case

Wed, 19 Sep 2018 17:42:50 -0400

U.S. District Judge Alison Nathan approved a request filed Monday by federal prosecutors to dismiss the two-count criminal information. In 2015, GM entered into a deferred prosecution agreement with ....
Sessions limits U.S. judges' ability to dismiss deportation cases

Wed, 19 Sep 2018 17:27:55 -0400

Unlike the federal judiciary system, U.S. immigration courts fall under the Department of Justice and the attorney general can rewrite opinions issued by the Board of Immigration Appeals. Sessions, a....
'Calm before storm,' Trump warns South Carolina after Florence deluge

Wed, 19 Sep 2018 17:08:36 -0400

"Over the next couple of days, it's going to get rough in South Carolina... Whatever you need from Washington, we are there," Trump told an official briefing in Conway, South Carolina. "Now it looks ....
Elizabeth Smart says prison release of her captor poses danger

Wed, 19 Sep 2018 15:53:42 -0400

One of Smart's captors, Brian David Mitchell, was sentenced to life imprisonment. Barzee had been scheduled to be in prison until 2024 but was released after prison officials recalculated her senten....
Delta joins United, JetBlue in hiking U.S. baggage fees to $30

Wed, 19 Sep 2018 15:51:35 -0400

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. Delta, United and JetBlue are now charging $....
Grassley sets Friday deadline for Trump top court pick Kavanaugh's accuser

Wed, 19 Sep 2018 13:44:31 -0400

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - 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 prep....
Immigrant accused of killing Iowa student pleads not guilty

Wed, 19 Sep 2018 13:36:16 -0400

Cristhian Bahena Rivera, a 24-year-old farm worker from Mexico accused of stabbing 20-year-old Tibbetts, appeared in a black-and-white striped jumpsuit at his arraignment in Poweshiek County Courthous....
A picture and its story: Dogs in the disaster zone

Wed, 19 Sep 2018 12:23:05 -0400

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

Wed, 19 Sep 2018 12:15:34 -0400

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

Wed, 19 Sep 2018 10:12:51 -0400

The Sept. 11-17 poll found that 36 percent http://polling.reuters.com/#!response/TM1519Y18/type/day/dates/20180801-20180918/collapsed/true of adults surveyed did not want Kavanaugh in the Supreme Cour....
Tightening Texas race boosts Democrats' hopes of taking Senate: Reuters poll

Wed, 19 Sep 2018 06:15:47 -0400

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

Wed, 19 Sep 2018 06:13:16 -0400

Martin’s nuanced view on firearms - he loves them but wants to see tougher restrictions - is one U.S. Senate candidate Beto O'Rourke hopes is gaining traction in Texas. O'Rourke, a congressman from E....
Kavanaugh accuser wants FBI investigation before she will testify

Wed, 19 Sep 2018 00:08:36 -0400

A woman who has accused President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, of sexual assault decades ago wants her allegations to be investigated by the FBI before she appears at a U.S. ....
Los Angeles, city of fashion and glamour, moves to ban fur products

Tue, 18 Sep 2018 23:15:08 -0400

The city of Los Angeles, a leading center of the world's fashion industry, moved on Tuesday toward becoming the largest U.S. metropolis to outlaw the sale and manufacture of most fur products within i....
U.S Judiciary Committee chairman says 'no reason to delay' Ford testimony

Tue, 18 Sep 2018 23:04:47 -0400

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley said on Tuesday there is no reason to delay the testimony of Christine Bassley Ford, and an invitation for her to appear before the committee on Mond....
Hog deaths, manure flooding from Florence seen surpassing 2016 hurricane

Tue, 18 Sep 2018 22:32:57 -0400

The North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services projected the animal death toll after emergency workers and veterinarians spent days in the field assessing losses at farms following....
Kavanaugh accuser wants FBI investigation before she will testify: lawyer

Tue, 18 Sep 2018 21:05:35 -0400

A woman who has accused President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, of sexual assault decades ago wants her allegations to be investigated by the FBI before she appears at a U.S. ....
Trump says FBI should not probe allegations against top court pick

Tue, 18 Sep 2018 19:30:55 -0400

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that the FBI should not investigate a California professor's allegations of sexual assault against Trump's pick for U.S. Supreme Court, Brett Kavanaugh, add....
Over 267,000 customers without power in Carolinas after Florence

Tue, 18 Sep 2018 19:24:19 -0400

(Reuters) - More than 267,000 U.S. homes and businesses, mostly in North Carolina and South Carolina, were still without power on Tuesday after Hurricane Florence hit the North Carolina coast on Frida....
Hog deaths, manure flooding from Florence seen surpassing 2016 hurricane

Tue, 18 Sep 2018 19:07:16 -0400

More than 2,800 hogs on farms in North Carolina are estimated to have died in flooding from Hurricane Florence, exceeding the number killed in the state's last major hurricane two years ago, the state....
Trump administration eases rule on methane leaks on public land

Tue, 18 Sep 2018 18:23:25 -0400

The so-called Waste Prevention Rule was aimed at reducing leaks of natural gas, or methane, that occur through venting and flaring during oil and gas production on federal land. David Bernhardt, the ....
Trump will consult with Congress on refugee cap: State Department

Tue, 18 Sep 2018 17:42:12 -0400

President Donald Trump will make the final decision on the number of refugees allowed into the United States after consulting with Congress, State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said on Tuesday....
Doubts arise over whether Trump court nominee's accuser will testify

Tue, 18 Sep 2018 17:12:55 -0400

Christine Blasey Ford, a university professor in California whose allegations have put Kavanaugh's once-safe nomination in jeopardy, has not responded to attempts by the Republican-led Senate Judiciar....
Friend of U.S. high court nominee asks not to speak publicly on alleged assault

Tue, 18 Sep 2018 16:49:08 -0400

Mark Judge, a man identified as a witness to an alleged sexual assault by U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, said on Tuesday he does not want to speak publicly on the matter. Christine Blase....
California physician, girlfriend charged with rape

Tue, 18 Sep 2018 16:24:32 -0400

The Orange County District Attorney's office also charged Grant Robicheaux, 38, an orthopedic surgeon, and Cerissa Riley, 31, with assault to commit sexual offense and possession of a controlled subst....
After Florence floods, the uninsured awaken to painful reality

Tue, 18 Sep 2018 16:06:59 -0400

Flood insurance was far from Stephanie Walker's mind in 2015 when she moved her family into a home in Fayetteville in central North Carolina, nearly 200 miles (320 km) from the coast. The U.S. Federa....
Assault claim against Trump court nominee eases pressure on vulnerable Democrats

Tue, 18 Sep 2018 15:18:07 -0400

Since Kavanaugh was nominated to the high court by President Donald Trump, Democratic senators from states that Trump won in 2016 faced a dilemma. If they voted against Kavanaugh, they could appear t....
SeaWorld, ex-CEO settle SEC charges they hid 'Blackfish' impact

Tue, 18 Sep 2018 15:14:28 -0400

SeaWorld Entertainment Inc and former Chief Executive James Atchison will pay more than $5 million to settle U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission charges that they misled investors about the negati....
Lawsuit targets Massachusetts utility over deadly gas explosions

Tue, 18 Sep 2018 15:12:56 -0400

A resident of a Massachusetts city rocked by last week's deadly gas blasts that damaged dozens of homes sued utility operator NiSource Inc on Tuesday, accusing it of inadequately maintaining its distr....
Trump to visit hurricane-stricken North Carolina, death toll at 33

Tue, 18 Sep 2018 14:46:18 -0400

Florence has killed at least 33 people since coming ashore as a hurricane on Friday, including 26 in North Carolina and six in South Carolina. One person was killed when Florence spawned at least 16 ....
U.S. judge will not force Georgia to use paper ballots despite concerns

Tue, 18 Sep 2018 11:25:40 -0400

U.S. District Judge Amy Totenberg said in a ruling late on Monday that while it is important for citizens to know their ballots are properly counted, voters also must rely on a smooth process, especia....
Probe of FEMA chief referred to prosecutors: source

Tue, 18 Sep 2018 10:40:48 -0400

The person, who spoke anonymously because the investigation is not public, said Long never had authorization to use a government car to drive to his home in Hickory, North Carolina. The U.S. Attorney....