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Pelosi over his shoulder: Trump faces empowered Dems at SOTU
Pelosi over his shoulder: Trump faces empowered Dems at SOTU

WASHINGTON (AP) - Democrats now own a stake in the state of the union.

Five killed in fire after small plane crashes in Californian town
Five killed in fire after small plane crashes in Californian town

The twin-engine Cessna 414A came down in the town of Yorba Linda, killing the pilot and four people inside a house the wreck set on fire.

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Trump Says He's Inclined to Keep Base in Iraq to 'Watch' Iran

Trump also said he'd ignore the advice of intelligence community officials on Iran if their views run counter to his own. "When my intelligence people tell me how wonderful Iran is -- if you don't mind, I'm going to just go by my own counsel," Trump said in an interview with CBS News.

Man accused of faking slip and fall at New Jersey business
Man accused of faking slip and fall at New Jersey business

NICE TRY: A New Jersey man was arrested and charged after officials say he purposely threw ice on a floor to fake a slip and fall.

In reversal, Trump now says he and intel chiefs in agreement
In reversal, Trump now says he and intel chiefs in agreement

WASHINGTON (AP) - A day after he lashed out at U.S. intelligence agency chiefs over their assessments of global threats, President Donald Trump abruptly reversed course and said that he and the intelligence community "are all on the same page."

The Latest: At least 3 deaths in New York blamed on storm
The Latest: At least 3 deaths in New York blamed on storm

CHICAGO (AP) - The Latest on a major snowstorm and frigid weather in the Midwest (all times local):

Sexual assaults rise at US military academies: report
Sexual assaults rise at US military academies: report

The number of sexual assaults at America's military academies rose by almost 50 percent over the past two years, despite extensive efforts to combat the problem, a Pentagon report said Thursday. About 12,900 cadets attend the Army, Navy and Air Force academies that train future officers to lead America's vast military. Every other year, they are given the chance to fill in an anonymous survey about unwanted sexual contact or sexual assaults.

El Chapo defense to US jury: Don
El Chapo defense to US jury: Don't believe 'garbage' testimony

Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman's defense team on Thursday urged a US jury not to believe "garbage" testimony of government witnesses, insisting their client was not the real mastermind of the Sinaloa cartel. The 14 ex-associates of Guzman who took the stand during the trial in a federal courtroom in Brooklyn did so to get reduced sentences, attorney Jeffrey Lichtman told the jury.

Official: Israel to allow Qatari payment to Hamas

JERUSALEM (AP) - Israel on Thursday agreed to allow the transfer of $15 million in Qatari aid to the Hamas militant group in the Gaza Strip, an official said. But Hamas said it was rejecting the much-needed cash to protest Israeli delays on the delivery.

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