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Pennsylvania report details decades of sexual abuse by priests

Tue, 14 Aug 2018 17:15:22 -0400

An 884-page report made public by Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro after a two-year investigation contained graphic examples of children being groomed and sexually abused by clergymen. It w....
Yosemite reopens its valley, as flames and smoke linger

Tue, 14 Aug 2018 16:42:33 -0400

The reopening of Yosemite Valley, by far the most heavily touristed area of the park, came as firefighters continued to make slow, steady progress containing the last hot spots of the Ferguson Fire, w....
Puerto Rico utility completes restoration 10 months after Maria

Tue, 14 Aug 2018 15:51:19 -0400

In a message on twitter, the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA) said it had restored power to the last customer that was still offline, a family in Ponce, on the island's southern side. Hur....
Boy, 11, hacks into replica U.S. vote website in minutes at convention

Tue, 14 Aug 2018 14:57:29 -0400

(Reuters) - An 11-year-old boy managed to hack into a replica of Florida's election results website in 10 minutes and change names and tallies during a hackers convention, organizers said, stoking con....
Top West Virginia judge retires after impeachment vote

Tue, 14 Aug 2018 13:27:03 -0400

Justice Robin Davis, 62, said she would retire after state legislators accused her of corruption and neglect of duty, including spending $500,000 on office renovations that featured a $20,000 rug and ....
Evacuations, rescues as 'historic' floods hit northeastern U.S.

Tue, 14 Aug 2018 13:18:28 -0400

(Reuters) - New Jersey declared a partial state of emergency on Tuesday as forecasts for further heavy rainfall posed new danger in parts of that state, New York and Pennsylvania, where rescuers haule....
Nebraska carries out its first execution since 1997

Tue, 14 Aug 2018 12:33:29 -0400

Carey Moore, 60, was put to death at the Nebraska State Penitentiary in Lincoln, a state official told local media at the site. The execution also marked the first time Nebraska has used a lethal inj....
Southwest to allow only dogs, cats as emotional support animals

Tue, 14 Aug 2018 12:24:14 -0400

(Reuters) - Southwest Airlines Co would limit emotional support animals to only dogs and cats on its flights and will allow one per passenger, the U.S. airline said on Tuesday as it updated its servic....
China angered at new U.S. defense act, to assess content

Tue, 14 Aug 2018 05:55:34 -0400

China's complaints about the act come as the world's two biggest economies engage in an increasingly bitter fight over trade, levying tariffs on each others' products. U.S. President Donald Trump sig....
New Mexico family believed dead boy's spirit would lead attacks: prosecutors

Tue, 14 Aug 2018 00:45:37 -0400

A 3-year-old boy found buried at a New Mexico desert compound died in a ritual to "cast out demonic spirits," but his extended family believed he would "return as Jesus" to identify "corrupt" targets ....
Firefighters gain on major California blazes as heat wave breaks

Mon, 13 Aug 2018 22:59:14 -0400

A break in the brutal heat wave that has baked California for much of the summer gave firefighters a chance to attack a string of major wildfires across the state that have killed eight people and des....
Trump signs defense policy bill with watered-down China measures

Mon, 13 Aug 2018 22:50:15 -0400

U.S. President Donald Trump signed a $716 billion defense policy bill on Monday that authorizes military spending and includes watered-down controls on U.S. government contracts with China's ZTE Corp ....
Trump signs defense policy bill with watered-down China measures

Mon, 13 Aug 2018 18:58:30 -0400

U.S. President Donald Trump signed a $716 billion defense policy bill on Monday that authorizes military spending and includes watered-down controls on U.S. government contracts with China's ZTE Corp ....
Boy at New Mexico compound died in ritual ceremony, prosecutors say

Mon, 13 Aug 2018 18:49:15 -0400

Authorities found the remains at a ramshackle compound north of Taos where 11 other children were found alive but malnourished in a raid on the site 10 days ago. The prosecutor said during a court he....
Former Transmar executive sentenced to three years prison for fraud

Mon, 13 Aug 2018 18:21:18 -0400

Former Transmar Commodity Group Ltd chief executive Peter G. Johnson was sentenced to three years in prison on Monday after he pleaded guilty to defrauding banks in order to win a $400 million credit ....
Florida man charged in 'stand your ground' shooting

Mon, 13 Aug 2018 18:14:55 -0400

The suspect, Michael Drejka of Clearwater, was taken into custody on Monday, the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office said in a statement. “We did our own investigation," said Bernie McCabe, the state at....
Firefighters gain on major California blazes as heat wave breaks

Mon, 13 Aug 2018 16:43:46 -0400

A break in the sizzling heat wave that has baked California for much of the summer gave firefighters a chance to attack a string of major wildfires burning across the state that have killed eight peop....
Washington white nationalist rally sputters in sea of counterprotesters

Mon, 13 Aug 2018 06:55:49 -0400

A large police presence kept the two sides separated in Lafayette Square, in front of the White House. After two hours and a few speeches, the "Unite the Right 2" rally ended early when it began to ....
Magnitude 6.4 earthquake hits Alaska's oil-producing North Slope

Sun, 12 Aug 2018 21:15:06 -0400

A magnitude 6.4 earthquake struck on Sunday near the native Alaskan village of Kaktovik and part of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge where the Trump administration plans to allow oil drilling, but ....
Washington white nationalist rally sputters in sea of counterprotesters

Sun, 12 Aug 2018 19:31:26 -0400

A large police presence kept the two sides separated in Lafayette Square, in front of the White House. After two hours and a few speeches, the "Unite the Right 2" rally ended early when it began to ....
Magnitude 6.5 earthquake hits Alaska, no initial reports of damage

Sun, 12 Aug 2018 12:15:50 -0400

(Reuters) - A magnitude 6.5 earthquake struck 40 miles (64 km) southwest of Kaktovik in Alaska, the U.S. Geological Survey said on Sunday.....
Smoke gets in your eyes: wildfires sting California park tourism

Sun, 12 Aug 2018 11:53:00 -0400

For the past two weeks, a wildfire has forced much of Yosemite National Park in California to close, with smoke blanketing its famous rock formations and clouding the summer travel season for one of t....
NASA launches probe to go deep into Sun's scorching atmosphere

Sun, 12 Aug 2018 05:23:31 -0400

The craft will endure extreme heat while zooming through the solar corona to study the Sun's outer atmosphere that gives rise to the solar winds. It is set to fly into the Sun's corona within 3.8 mil....
FBI seeks motive after U.S. airline worker steals plane, crashes it

Sun, 12 Aug 2018 01:36:09 -0400

A Horizon Air ground service agent got into a Bombardier Q400 turboprop aircraft on Friday night in a maintenance area at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and took off, Horizon sister carrier Alas....
More than 100 large wildfires in U.S. as new blazes erupt

Sat, 11 Aug 2018 23:54:43 -0400

(Reuters) - Six large new wildfires erupted in the United States, pushing the number of major active blazes nationwide to over 100, with more expected to break out sparked by lightning strikes on bone....
FBI seeks motive after U.S. airline worker stole plane and crashed it

Sat, 11 Aug 2018 18:28:39 -0400

A Horizon Air ground service agent got into a Bombardier Q400 turboprop aircraft on Friday night in a maintenance area at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and took off, Horizon sister carrier Alas....
Mountain lion breaks into Colorado home, kills family cat

Sat, 11 Aug 2018 02:16:45 -0400

A mountain lion crawled into a Colorado home and killed a family’s pet house cat and fled into a canyon after wildlife officers shot it with non-lethal bean bag rounds to force it outside, authorities....
Fifth body found in crashed Alaska plane; no body recovery planned

Sat, 11 Aug 2018 01:15:15 -0400

A fifth body was found on Friday in the wreckage of an Alaska sightseeing plane that crashed near North America's tallest peak, leaving no doubt the pilot perished with his four Polish passengers on t....
California police chief's son charged in beating of Sikh man

Fri, 10 Aug 2018 22:03:10 -0400

Tyrone McAllister, 18, whose parents assisted police in tracking him down following Monday's attack in the town of Manteca, about 75 miles east of San Francisco, was arraigned in San Joaquin County Su....
Monsanto ordered to pay $289 million in world's first Roundup cancer trial

Fri, 10 Aug 2018 21:26:11 -0400

The case of school groundskeeper Dewayne Johnson was the first lawsuit to go to trial alleging glyphosate causes cancer. Monsanto, a unit of Bayer AG following a $62.5 billion acquisition by the Germ....
Bank sped up Manafort loan approval as CEO sought Trump cabinet job: witness

Fri, 10 Aug 2018 21:00:56 -0400

Dennis Raico, a former Federal Savings Bank executive testifying under immunity, said the bank's chief executive, Steve Calk, expressed interest in such posts as Treasury secretary or Housing and Urba....
Mother of slain youth, Michael Brown, running for Ferguson City Council

Fri, 10 Aug 2018 19:24:18 -0400

Lezley McSpadden announced her candidacy at an emotionally charged rally surrounded by supporters, a day after the fourth anniversary of her son's death, which thrust the St. Louis suburb into the glo....
Judge encouraged by U.S. plan to reunite separated immigrant families

Fri, 10 Aug 2018 19:16:02 -0400

The reunification plan set forth in a Thursday night court filing described several processes to locate parents who had been removed from the country, determine their intentions for their children, an....
Monsanto ordered to pay $289 million in world's first Roundup cancer trial

Fri, 10 Aug 2018 18:53:49 -0400

The case of school groundskeeper Dewayne Johnson was the first lawsuit to go to trial alleging glyphosate causes cancer. Monsanto, a unit of Bayer AG following a $62.5 billion acquisition by the Ger....
Manafort witness says bank CEO coveted Cabinet job, pushed to approve loans

Fri, 10 Aug 2018 18:01:46 -0400

Dennis Raico, a former Federal Savings Bank executive testifying under immunity, said the bank's chief executive, Stephen Calk, expressed interest in such posts as Treasury secretary or Housing and Ur....
Group asks Trump to unblock 41 Twitter users after court ruling

Fri, 10 Aug 2018 16:33:46 -0400

A U.S. free speech group on Friday asked President Donald Trump to unblock 41 Twitter users after a federal judge in May ordered him to restore access to a group of individuals who filed suit. U.S. D....
California wildfire said set by arsonist threatens community

Fri, 10 Aug 2018 16:05:27 -0400

A Southern California wildfire - which authorities say was set by an arsonist with a grudge against a neighbor - doubled in size overnight into Friday as crews built fire lines and fought to protect t....
Confirmation hearings for U.S. top court nominee Kavanaugh open Sept. 4

Fri, 10 Aug 2018 16:00:33 -0400

Confirmation hearings for U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh will begin on Sept. 4, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley announced in a statement on Friday. Opening statements b....
U.S. census citizenship question panned by scientists, civil rights groups

Fri, 10 Aug 2018 14:51:08 -0400

The comments have not yet been published, but some groups and individuals reinforced their opposition to the Trump administration's plan to ask census respondents whether they are U.S. citizens. At l....
Trump renews attacks on protesting NFL players, says 'be cool'

Fri, 10 Aug 2018 13:24:48 -0400

U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday renewed his attacks on NFL players pushing for criminal justice and other social reforms, after a number of players protested during the league's preseason openin....
As U.S. unleashes sanctions, Americans view Russia as bigger threat than Iran: Reuters/Ipsos poll

Fri, 10 Aug 2018 13:22:04 -0400

While a majority of U.S. adults view Iran as a threat to the United States, that number has decreased slightly over the past three years, the poll shows. In comparison, the number of Americans who co....
Anniversary of fatal Charlottesville rally puts city, D.C. on edge

Fri, 10 Aug 2018 09:14:07 -0400

"They feel that not being here is giving in to fear and terror." Officials in Charlottesville have vowed a massive police presence – with some 1,000 personnel assigned – to deter any violence. The o....
California police chief's son due in court over beating of Sikh man

Fri, 10 Aug 2018 08:24:06 -0400

Tyrone McAllister, 18, has been charged, along with an unnamed 16-year-old, with second-degree robbery, harming an elderly adult and one other charge over the incident on Monday, which was recorded by....
Florida school shooting families want board removed

Thu, 09 Aug 2018 22:58:47 -0400

"The current school board has failed to properly prepare the county’s 234 schools for the upcoming school year," said Tony Montalto, president of Stand With Parkland, a group formed by families of vic....
Tennessee executes man for 1985 rape, murder of seven-year-old girl

Thu, 09 Aug 2018 22:56:09 -0400

Billy Irick, 59, who had spent more than three decades on death row, was put to death at the Riverbend Maximum Security Institution in Nashville, Department of Corrections spokeswoman Tylee Tracer sai....
Brooklyn imam dismayed by family's tragedy at New Mexico compound

Thu, 09 Aug 2018 21:12:52 -0400

Siraj Wahhaj, a Brooklyn-based imam, spoke to reporters at his mosque, Masjid Taqwa, a day after his son, two daughters, a daughter-in-law and a son-in-law were charged with 11 felony counts of child ....
New Mexico compound girls briefly reunited with grandfather

Thu, 09 Aug 2018 20:22:34 -0400

Two girls who were among 11 children taken from a New Mexico compound raided last week by police were briefly reunited on Thursday with their grandfather, who said that with their parents in jail he w....
U.S. reunions of immigrant families grind to a near halt

Thu, 09 Aug 2018 20:08:31 -0400

The number of immigrant children in U.S. care who have still not been reunited with their families after being separated at the Mexican border has barely budged in the past week, as the government str....
Los Angeles prosecutors review sex assault cases against actors Seagal, Anderson

Thu, 09 Aug 2018 19:41:24 -0400

The case involving Weinstein brings to six the number under review by Los Angeles prosecutors. District Attorney spokesman Greg Risling did not give details of the allegations or when the alleged ass....
Mechanic latest to die in fight against California fires

Thu, 09 Aug 2018 18:49:02 -0400

Andrew Brake, 40, was assigned to the Carr Fire burning around Redding in Northern California and died in a crash on Highway 99 in nearby Tehama County, the California Department of Forestry and Fire ....