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Ex-N.Y. state university official gets prison for bid rigging
Ex-N.Y. state university official gets prison for bid rigging
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  • 2018-12-12 12:44:39Z

The former president of the State University of New York's Polytechnic Institute was sentenced to three and a half years in prison on Tuesday for helping to rig the bidding process for a billion-dollar, state-funded development project. Alain Kaloyeros was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Valerie Caproni in Manhattan, who also ordered him to pay a $100,000 fine, according to a spokesman for federal prosecutors in Manhattan. Kaloyeros had been found guilty of fraud and conspiracy by a jury in June following a three-week trial.

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Cosby's lawyers cite grounds for appealing sexual assault conviction
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  • 2018-12-12 12:43:58Z

The 81-year-old performer, best known for his role as the lovable family man and physician on the hit television sitcom "The Cosby Show," was found guilty by a Pennsylvania jury in April of drugging and sexually assaulting a onetime friend in 2004. It marked the first such criminal conviction of a celebrity accused of sexual misconduct since the #MeToo movement that has brought down dozens of powerful, privileged men in American media, politics and business since the autumn of 2017. In September, the trial judge, Steven O'Neill, designated Cosby a "sexually violent predator" under Pennsylvania law, requiring the entertainer to register as a sex offender for life, and sentenced him to a...

Physician assistant faces U.S. trial over Insys opioid kickbacks
Physician assistant faces U.S. trial over Insys opioid kickbacks
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  • 2018-12-12 11:05:30Z

A federal jury in Concord, New Hampshire, will hear opening statements in the trial of Christopher Clough, whose case could provide a glimpse into some of the evidence prosecutors plan to use in the upcoming trial of six former Insys executives and managers. Both cases stem from what prosecutors say was a wide-ranging scheme overseen by Insys executives including John Kapoor, a onetime billionaire who was its founder and chairman, to pay medical practitioners kickbacks to prescribe its powerful opioid, Subsys. Prosecutors contend Clough accepted nearly $50,000 in fees from Insys from 2013 to 2014 to act as a speaker at events ostensibly meant to educate healthcare professionals about...

PG&E says cause of Camp Fire not yet determined despite probe
PG&E says cause of Camp Fire not yet determined despite probe
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  • 2018-12-12 03:49:33Z

The Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) released a new report on Tuesday into a massive California wildfire that ignited near one of its damaged towers, offering new details of the incident but stopping short of accepting blame. The Camp Fire broke out on the morning of Nov. 8 near the Northern California mountain community of Paradise, sweeping through the town and killing 85 people in the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in state history. The cause of the blaze has remained officially under investigation for more than a month, though suspicions turned to PG&E within days of the outbreak when the utility reported to regulators that it experienced equipment problems near the...

Texas executes man convicted of 1993 murder
Texas executes man convicted of 1993 murder
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  • 2018-12-12 02:28:57Z

Alvin Braziel, 43, was pronounced dead at 7:19 p.m. local time, according to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. Asked by the warden if he had any last words before he was put to death, Braziel expressed thanks to "all those overseas, Italy and France, for their support for death row prisoners. Braziel was convicted and sentenced to death in 2001 for attacking Douglas and Lora White at gunpoint while they were on a walk along a jogging trail at Eastfield College, a Dallas-area community college, on Sept. 21, 1993, according to court documents.

No evidence for Trump claim on
No evidence for Trump claim on 'terrorists': government sources
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  • 2018-12-12 01:30:23Z

President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that U.S. authorities had "caught 10 terrorists," citing it as a reason for why the United States should build a wall on its Mexican border, but four government sources said there was no recent evidence of terrorism suspects being caught along the border. Three national security officials agreed with that view, saying they knew of no recent border-related arrests. In a contentious White House meeting on Tuesday with House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer, Trump demanded $5 billion in taxpayer funding for his wall, threatening a federal shutdown if he did not get the money.

Chicago mayor to leave pension bond decision to successor: source
Chicago mayor to leave pension bond decision to successor: source
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  • 2018-12-12 00:22:25Z

Chicago will not immediately pursue the issuance of up to $10 billion of pension bonds to buoy its underfunded retirement system, under steps Mayor Rahm Emanuel will outline to the city council on Wednesday, a city hall source said on Tuesday. Instead, Emanuel, who is not seeking a third term in office next year, will work with aldermen to create a structure for the debt, leaving it up to them and the next mayor to decide whether to issue the bonds, the source added. Chicago's unfunded pension liability was $27.6 billion in 2017 with a funded ratio of only 26.5 percent on an actuarial basis.

Trump administration asks top court to restore asylum order
Trump administration asks top court to restore asylum order
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  • 2018-12-12 00:13:54Z

The U.S. Justice Department asked the court to lift a temporary restraining order against the asylum rules issued by San Francisco-based U.S. District Judge Jon Tigar. Trump has taken a hard line toward legal and illegal immigration since taking office last year. Citing what he called an overwhelmed immigration system, Trump issued a proclamation on Nov. 9 that authorities process asylum claims only for migrants crossing the southern U.S. border at an official port of entry.

Trump administration asks top court to restore asylum order
Trump administration asks top court to restore asylum order
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  • 2018-12-11 22:45:14Z

(Reuters) - President Donald Trump's administration asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday to let his order barring asylum for immigrants who enter the United States illegally take effect even as litigation over the matter proceeds.

Ex-N.Y. state university official gets prison for bid rigging
Ex-N.Y. state university official gets prison for bid rigging
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  • 2018-12-11 22:19:41Z

The former president of the State University of New York's Polytechnic Institute was sentenced to three and a half years in prison on Tuesday for helping to rig the bidding process for a billion-dollar, state-funded development project. Alain Kaloyeros was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Valerie Caproni in Manhattan, who also ordered him to pay a $100,000 fine, according to a spokesman for federal prosecutors in Manhattan. Kaloyeros had been found guilty of fraud and conspiracy by a jury in June following a three-week trial.

Conservation groups sue Trump administration over Atlantic oil testing
Conservation groups sue Trump administration over Atlantic oil testing
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  • 2018-12-11 20:56:39Z

Environmental groups opposed to offshore drilling sued the federal government on Tuesday to prevent future seismic tests for oil and gas deposits in Atlantic waters off the U.S. East Coast. Seismic testing, which uses air gun blasts, violates federal laws that protect marine mammals, endangered species, and national environmental policy, according the lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Charleston, South Carolina, against U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross and the National Marine Fisheries Service.

Trump administration official defends tear gas use at Mexico border
Trump administration official defends tear gas use at Mexico border
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  • 2018-12-11 18:32:33Z

The firing of tear gas canisters by U.S. border agents toward migrants in Mexico near a border crossing last month followed regulations, a senior Trump administration official said in testimony to Congress on Tuesday. On Nov. 25, U.S. border agents fired tear gas to disperse a group of migrants near the U.S.-Mexico border crossing separating Tijuana from San Diego when some rushed through fencing into the United States. A day after the incident, Mexico's foreign ministry presented a diplomatic note to the U.S. government calling for "a full investigation" into what it described as non-lethal weapons directed toward Mexican territory.

White nationalist to be sentenced for murder at Virginia protest
White nationalist to be sentenced for murder at Virginia protest
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  • 2018-12-11 13:57:45Z

A white nationalist who drove his car into a crowd protesting a white supremacist rally in Virginia last year could be sentenced as early as Tuesday to life in prison for murdering one of the people he struck. A jury in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Friday found James Fields, 21, of Ohio, guilty of first-degree murder and nine other crimes in the killing of Heather Heyer, 32, and injuring of 19 other people after police had declared an unlawful assembly and cleared a city park of white supremacists gathered for the "Unite the Right" rally. Heyer's mother, Susan Bro, provided tearful testimony on Monday that Fields "tried to silence" her daughter but that Heyer's message of tolerance...

U.S. expected to propose weakening Obama-era wetland protections
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  • 2018-12-11 12:36:30Z

The Trump administration is expected to propose weakening protections for U.S. wetlands on Tuesday, in a move sought by ranching and mining interests but one that will likely be held up in the courts amid opposition from environmentalists. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will make a water policy announcement at 11:25 Eastern Time (1625 GMT), the agency said without elaborating. The EPA is expected to relax protection standards in the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule that went into effect during the administration of former President Barack Obama.

Number of people believed missing in California wildfire drops to three
Number of people believed missing in California wildfire drops to three
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  • 2018-12-11 11:39:31Z

The death toll from the so-called Camp Fire, remains at 85, the Butte County Sheriff's Office said. No human remains have been found since early December, but the search will continue, officials said.

Texas ready to execute man convicted of 1993 murder, assault
Texas ready to execute man convicted of 1993 murder, assault
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  • 2018-12-11 11:17:47Z

Alvin Braziel, 43, is scheduled to die by lethal injection in the state's death chamber in Huntsville at 6 p.m. CST (0000 GMT), the Texas Department of Criminal Justice said. Braziel was convicted and sentenced to death in 2001.

U.S. lawmakers agree on Farm Bill, aiming for vote this week
U.S. lawmakers agree on Farm Bill, aiming for vote this week
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  • 2018-12-11 08:34:18Z

U.S. lawmakers have reached an agreement on the Farm Bill that drops a proposal to tighten food stamps restrictions backed by President Donald Trump, and are looking to vote on it this week, according to congressional staffers. The agreement between Republicans and Democrats on the crucial piece of legislation caps a months-long bitter debate, and offers a spot of financial certainty to farmers suffering from the impact of the U.S. trade war with China. Programs covered by the bill include crop subsidies and support to growers seeking access to export markets.

Thousands without power in U.S. southeast after snow storm
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  • 2018-12-11 08:33:20Z

At least three people had died and thousands of homes were left without power in the Carolinas and Virginia early on Tuesday after a storm dumped up to two feet of snow in parts of the southeastern United States. One person died from a heart condition while en route to a shelter and a terminally ill woman died when her oxygen device stopped working, North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper's office said in a statement. A motorist also died in southwestern North Carolina on Sunday when a tree fell on the vehicle, police said.

U.S. arrests religious leaders, activists at border protest
U.S. arrests religious leaders, activists at border protest
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  • 2018-12-11 03:44:08Z

More than 400 demonstrators, many leaders of churches, mosques, synagogues and indigenous communities, sought a halt to detention and deportation of migrants and for the United States to welcome the caravan that arrived in Tijuana, Mexico in November. Singing and praying, religious leaders moved forward in lines of four to six, some wearing T-shirts reading, "Love Knows No Borders." They were handcuffed and led away by federal agents upon entering a restricted area in front of the fence. "As a Quaker who believes in our shared humanity...We're calling on the U.S. to respect the rights of migrants," said Joyce Ajlouny, general secretary of the American Friends Service Committee, which...

Indiana boy, 16, charged with murder of pregnant classmate
Indiana boy, 16, charged with murder of pregnant classmate
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  • 2018-12-11 00:27:39Z

The charges came a day after Aaron Trejo was arrested for the death of 17-year-old Breana Rouhselang, whose body was found in a South Bend, Indiana dumpster on Sunday, partially covered by a trash bag. Trejo, who initially denied involvement in Rouhselang's disappearance, later confessed to killing the girl because she had not told him about the pregnancy until it was too late to abort the baby, a South Bend police detective said in court documents. "I took action .. I took her life," Trejo said, according to South Bend Police Detective Gery Mullins.

Heavy snow kills three, snarls travel in U.S. Southeast
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  • 2018-12-11 00:22:38Z

An intense snowstorm headed out to sea on Monday after dumping up to 2 feet (60 cm) of snow on parts of the Southeastern United States, leaving three people dead in North Carolina and some 138,000 customers in the region still without power. School districts across North and South Carolina and Virginia canceled classes for the day and emergency officials warned that heavy snow and icy roads were slowing their responses to problems such as hundreds of stranded motorists. The storm dropped its heaviest snow in the appropriately named Whitetop, Virginia, tucked in the Appalachian Mountains along the western end of the Virginia-North Carolina border, the U.S. National Weather Service said.

Accused Russian agent Butina to cooperate with prosecutors: ABC News
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  • 2018-12-10 23:24:51Z

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Accused Russian agent Maria Butina, who is suspected of trying to influence U.S. policy toward Russia, has agreed to plead guilty to conspiracy and cooperate with U.S. federal, state and local authorities, ABC News reported on Monday. Butina admitted in the deal, a copy of which ABC News says it has obtained, that she conspired to act in the United States under the direction of a Russian official. (Reporting by Makini Brice; Editing by David Alexander)

Dylann Roof admirer charged with Ohio bomb plot
Dylann Roof admirer charged with Ohio bomb plot
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  • 2018-12-10 23:23:44Z

Elizabeth Lecron, 23, was accused of purchasing gunpowder and screws that the FBI said she intended to use in an "upscale mass murder" at the bar, U.S. Attorney Justin Herdman said in a statement. Lecron came to the attention of police this year after an associate expressed a desire to conduct an attack. Investigators found a number of social media posts by Lecron glorifying mass murderers, including Roof and the Columbine High School shooters.

U.S. has arrested 170 immigrants who tried to claim migrant children
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  • 2018-12-10 22:10:05Z

SAN FRANCISCO/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. immigration authorities arrested 170 people between early July and late November who came forward to claim migrant children in government custody, according to official data released on Monday, a crackdown advocates say is discouraging relatives from volunteering to take in some of the 14,000 detained children. Of those arrested, 61 were classified as criminal while the other 109 had only committed immigration violations, said U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokesman Matthew Bourke. President Donald Trump won the White House on a promise to crack down on illegal immigrants and he has ordered more aggressive enforcement to dissuade...

Ohio man arrested for plotting synagogue attack: law enforcement
Ohio man arrested for plotting synagogue attack: law enforcement
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  • 2018-12-10 20:26:26Z

The suspect, Damon Joseph, 21, of Holland, Ohio, also was charged with one count of attempting to provide material support to Islamic State after voicing support for the militant group. Joseph told the undercover officer that he admired the gunman who shouted "All Jews must die" while attacking the Pittsburgh Tree of Life synagogue on Oct. 27.

Indiana teen to face charges in pregnant classmate's death: prosecutor
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  • 2018-12-10 19:29:59Z

The suspect was arrested on Sunday afternoon, hours after the victim's body was located in a dumpster outside South Bend, Indiana, local media reported. The victim, 17-year-old Breana Rouhselang, was reported missing by her family before dawn on Sunday, Lieutenant Alex Arendt of the St. Joseph County Metro Homicide Unit told reporters on Sunday. The prosecutor's office identified the suspect as Aaron Trejo.

Accused Russian agent Butina poised to plead guilty-court filing
Accused Russian agent Butina poised to plead guilty-court filing
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  • 2018-12-10 16:34:51Z

Accused Russian agent Maria Butina appeared poised this week to plead guilty in the case, after her lawyers and prosecutors filed a joint motion asking a federal judge on Monday to schedule a change of plea hearing this week. The filing comes after Butina's attorney and prosecutors revealed last month they were actively in talks to settle the case. Butina had previously pleaded not guilty to charges that she was acting as an agent of the Russian government and conspiring to take actions on Russia's behalf.

Five children dead in Ohio house fire: local media
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  • 2018-12-10 15:20:38Z

The local fire department arrived at the scene in Youngstown, about 75 miles southeast of Cleveland, shortly before midnight and found flames had engulfed the front of the house, according to NBC-affiliate WFMJ TV. Youngstown fire officials were not immediately available for comment on Monday. Two children died inside the home and three were rescued but died in a nearby hospital, the TV station reported.

U.S. top court rebuffs state bids to cut Planned Parenthood funds
U.S. top court rebuffs state bids to cut Planned Parenthood funds
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  • 2018-12-10 15:13:09Z

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected appeals by Louisiana and Kansas seeking to end public funding by those states to Planned Parenthood, a national women's healthcare and abortion provider, through the Medicaid program. The justices left intact lower court rulings that prevented the two states from stripping government healthcare funding from local Planned Parenthood affiliates. Three conservative justices, Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito and Neil Gorsuch, dissented from the decision by the nine-member court, saying it should have heard the appeals by the states.

About 300,000 without power in U.S. southeast after storm
About 300,000 without power in U.S. southeast after storm
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  • 2018-12-10 09:03:51Z

The storm headed out to sea but the region will stay cold this week, the National Weather Service's (NWS) Weather Prediction Center said. "This remains a dangerous system even as it moves off the coast," said lead NWS forecaster Michael Schichtel. One motorist died outside Charlotte, North Carolina, on Sunday, and divers searched for a driver whose 18-wheeler was found in a river in Kinston, North Carolina, a NBC affiliate in Raleigh reported.

Winter storm kills one, knocks out power to 310,000 in U.S. Southeast
Winter storm kills one, knocks out power to 310,000 in U.S. Southeast
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  • 2018-12-10 04:00:34Z

A powerful winter storm that struck the U.S. Southeast over the weekend killed at least one motorist, left more than 310,000 customers without power and forced the cancellation of hundreds of flights on Sunday. A winter storm warning remained in effect for most of North Carolina, Virginia and southern

U.S. winter storm knocks out power to 190,000 in North Carolina
U.S. winter storm knocks out power to 190,000 in North Carolina
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  • 2018-12-09 17:35:44Z

A powerful winter storm that hit the U.S. Southeast over the weekend knocked out power for more than 190,000 customers in North Carolina, officials said on Sunday. Authorities urged residents to stay off the roads as snow, sleet, and freezing rain were expected to continue into Sunday, the National Weather Service said. The agency reported between four and 12 inches (10 to 30 cm) of snow in some areas and warned about continuing snowfalls which could bring as much as a foot and a half (46 cm) from western and northern North Carolina to southwest Virginia.

Storm hits Carolinas and officials warn of potential widespread power outages
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  • 2018-12-09 04:03:12Z

North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper, who declared a state of emergency on Friday, told residents to finish stockpiling food and avoid unnecessary travel. Stay safe where you are," Cooper said in a statement. The effects of the storm, including power outages, could last for days in North Carolina, officials said.

Storm to lash Carolinas with icy roads, power outages
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  • 2018-12-08 23:25:06Z

North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper, who declared a state of emergency on Friday, told residents to finish stockpiling food and avoid unnecessary travel. Stay safe where you are," Cooper said in a statement. The effects of the storm, including power outages, could last for days in North Carolina, officials said.

U.S. appeals court will not restore Trump asylum order
U.S. appeals court will not restore Trump asylum order
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  • 2018-12-08 11:48:56Z

A U.S. appeals court handed President Donald Trump a defeat on Friday when it refused to allow his order barring asylum for immigrants who enter the country illegally to take effect, while a court challenge proceeds. Trump cited an overwhelmed immigration system for his recent proclamation that officials will only process asylum claims for migrants who present themselves at an official entry point. Civil rights groups sued, arguing that Trump's Nov. 9 order violated administrative and immigration law.

U.S. jesuits release names of clergy accused of sexual abuse
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  • 2018-12-08 03:14:09Z

Two U.S. chapters of the Roman Catholic Church's Jesuit order of clergyman on Friday released a list of 153 names of its clerics who have faced credible accusations of sexual misconduct spanning almost half the country. The disclosures come from Jesuits on the West Coast and in the central United States and identify offenders dating back to the 1950s. The Rev. Scott Santarosa, the head of the western Jesuit province apologized to the victims in a written statement accompanying the release.

Many U.S.-bound caravan migrants disperse as asylum process stalls
Many U.S.-bound caravan migrants disperse as asylum process stalls
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  • 2018-12-08 01:19:23Z

Others hopped the border fence, often directly into the hands of immigration authorities on the U.S. side, while still others dug in at temporary lodgings in Tijuana for the long process of seeking asylum from a reluctant U.S. government. As rain poured down on a former music venue in Tijuana that holds a diminished crowd of 2,500 migrants, Jessica, 18, grabbed her feverish 1-year-old daughter and took her inside to a friend while she figured out what to do with her broken tent. It's not like they say it is." Other migrants face the same dilemma.

Foie gras off Amazon.com's menu in California after settlement
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  • 2018-12-08 00:44:24Z

The lawsuit filed by prosecutors in Los Angeles, Monterey and Santa Clara counties accused the world's largest online retailer of violating a 2004 state law banning sales of the fatty duck and goose liver if it was produced by force-feeding poultry. A judge approved the settlement on Thursday between Amazon and the three prosecutors, Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey said in a statement.

Mueller: ex-Trump campaign chairman Manafort lied to investigators about funds, contacts
Mueller: ex-Trump campaign chairman Manafort lied to investigators about funds, contacts
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  • 2018-12-07 23:55:50Z

U.S. President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort lied to federal investigators about a payment and contacts with Trump administration officials, the U.S. special counsel investigating whether Trump's 2016 campaign colluded with Russia said in a court filing on Friday. Special Counsel Robert Mueller's office submitted the filing to a U.S. District Court judge in Washington who had asked for more details on Mueller's allegations last month that Manafort had breached a plea agreement by lying.

Many U.S.-bound caravan migrants disperse as asylum process stalls
Many U.S.-bound caravan migrants disperse as asylum process stalls
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  • 2018-12-07 22:57:07Z

Thousands of Central American migrants spent weeks traveling north through Mexico in caravans, walking and hitching rides when possible, only for many to give up hope and turn back when they met resistance at the U.S. border. Others hopped the border fence, often directly into the hands of immigration authorities on the U.S. side, while still others dug in at temporary lodgings in Tijuana for the long process of seeking asylum from a reluctant U.S. government. As rain poured down on a former music venue in Tijuana that holds a diminished crowd of 2,500 migrants, Jessica, 18, grabbed her feverish 1-year-old daughter and took her inside to a friend while she figured out what to do with...

Trump administration set to relax Obama-era water protections: report
Trump administration set to relax Obama-era water protections: report
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  • 2018-12-07 21:37:22Z

The Trump administration is set to reduce the number of federally regulated waterways protected under the U.S. Clean Water Act in a bid to help the energy and agriculture industries, according to a media report on Friday. The Environmental Protection Agency will propose altering the definition of what qualifies as "Waters of the United States" under the regulation to remove streams that flow only after rain and wetlands unconnected to larger waterways, news outlet E&E reported, citing a document. The change could open the door to additional pollution in some water bodies from industries including oil drilling, mining, and agriculture by removing them from federal oversight.

Mountain lion that crossed freeways died after California wildfire
Mountain lion that crossed freeways died after California wildfire
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  • 2018-12-07 20:35:43Z

A Southern California mountain lion that crossed freeways dozens of times, evading potentially deadly traffic, has died after burning its paws during a wildfire, officials said on Friday. The 4-year-old mountain lion, which biologists had tracked with a GPS collar and had named P-64, was roaming in the Simi Hills, northwest of Los Angeles, when the fire broke out nearby, Jeff Sikich, a biologist for Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, said in a statement. It apparently crossed an area burned by the Woolsey Fire, which erupted on Nov. 8 and scorched 97,000 acres (39,000 hectares) before being fully contained nearly two weeks later.

Judge rules Michigan medical executive will be tried in Flint water crisis: report
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  • 2018-12-07 18:39:56Z

(Reuters) - A Genesee County, Michigan, judge has ruled that the state's chief medical executive will be tried on criminal charges related to the Flint water crisis, local media reported on Friday.

NY judge orders rapper Cardi B to stay away from  victims in brawl
NY judge orders rapper Cardi B to stay away from victims in brawl
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  • 2018-12-07 17:12:04Z

A New York judge on Friday ordered rapper Cardi B to have no contact with two bartenders she allegedly attacked in a strip-club brawl, but allowed her to remain free after she skipped a court appearance earlier in the week. Queens Criminal Court Judge Scott Dunn allowed the hip-hop star, whose real name is Belcalis Almanzar, to remain free without bail, a spokeswoman from the Queens District Attorney's Office said. Cardi B, 26, is charged with reckless endangerment, harassment and assault for allegedly throwing bottles and chairs in the Angels NYC strip club in the New York City borough of Queens after getting into an argument with two of the club's bartenders early on the morning of...

U.S. Air Force missed four chances to stop Texas shooter buying guns
U.S. Air Force missed four chances to stop Texas shooter buying guns
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  • 2018-12-07 15:37:51Z

Because the Air Force failed to submit Devin Kelley's fingerprints to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the former airman was able to clear background checks to buy the guns he used to kill 26 people at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs. A Reuters investigation last year found that the Air Force missed multiple chances to submit Kelly's fingerprints into the FBI's criminal databases after the November 2017 attack. Kelley, who was 26, was shot by a bystander as he fled and was found dead soon after, having shot himself in the head.

Jury to deliberate Virginia murder trial of white nationalist
Jury to deliberate Virginia murder trial of white nationalist
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  • 2018-12-07 09:50:14Z

A jury in Charlottesville, Virginia, will begin deliberations on Friday in the murder trial of a man who rammed his car into a crowd of counter-protestors at a far right rally last year, killing one activist. Hundreds of white nationalists, white supremacists and neo-Nazis gathered in Charlottesville

NY police give all clear after CNN bomb threat
NY police give all clear after CNN bomb threat
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  • 2018-12-07 05:17:13Z

CNN's broadcast offices in New York City were evacuated by police on Thursday night for more than an hour after a caller said there were five bombs hidden in the Time Warner Center Building, disrupting the broadcaster's schedule, police said. All vehicle and pedestrian traffic had been blocked by police, said New York Police Detective Hubert Reyes. The call came in after 10 p.m., and the news network briefly switched to pretaped programing, before cutting to live shots of newscasters, employees and onlookers standing behind police barricades outside the building.

New York prosecutor withdraws appeal to extend sentence of Halkbank executive: Anadolu
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  • 2018-12-07 04:48:06Z

The New York prosecutor's office has withdrawn an appeal to extend the sentence of a former executive at Turkey's state-owned lender Halkbank, the Turkish state-run Anadolu news agency said on Friday. A U.S. court sentenced Hakan Atilla, an executive from Halkbank, to 32 months in prison in May for helping Iran evade U.S. sanctions in a case that has strained already tense ties between NATO allies Ankara and Washington. Anadolu, without citing sources, said the prosecutor's office had been asked by the court to present details of its appeal by Dec. 6 but that the appeal had later been withdrawn.

Trump, without evidence, says Arizona
Trump, without evidence, says Arizona 'bracing' for surge of immigrants
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  • 2018-12-07 04:00:26Z

U.S. President Donald Trump said without evidence on Thursday that Arizona "is bracing for a massive surge" of immigrants along a portion of the U.S. southern border that does not have a protective fence, reiterating his call for Democrats to back funding for his proposed border wall. "Arizona, together with our Military and Border Patrol, is bracing for a massive surge at a NON-WALLED area.

Virginia murder trial of white nationalist goes to jury
Virginia murder trial of white nationalist goes to jury
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  • 2018-12-07 03:04:54Z

The murder case against the man who drove his car into a crowd protesting a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, was submitted to a jury on Thursday, capping a two-week trial in which the defendant declined to take the witness stand. In closing arguments on Thursday, prosecutors said James Field, 21, was motivated by hatred toward the counter-demonstrators, while the defense argued that he was fearfully reacting to a violent situation. Defense attorneys never disputed that Fields was behind the wheel of the Dodge Charger that sent bodies flying when it crashed into a crowd on Aug. 12, 2017, killing counterprotester Heather Heyer, 32, and injuring 19 others.

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