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About 250,000 without power in U.S. southeast after storm

Mon, 10 Dec 2018 06:15:58 -0500

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 coa....
Winter storm kills one, knocks out power to 310,000 in U.S. Southeast

Sun, 09 Dec 2018 23:00:34 -0500

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 ....
Winter storm knocks out power to 380,000 in U.S. Southeast

Sun, 09 Dec 2018 17:26:12 -0500

Authorities urged residents to stay off the roads as snow, sleet, and freezing rain were expected to continue through Sunday night and into Monday morning, the National Weather Service said. The agen....
Storm hits Carolinas and officials warn of potential widespread power outages

Sat, 08 Dec 2018 23:03:12 -0500

The snowfall began on Saturday evening and was expected to last until early Monday in some areas, with up to 18 inches (46 cm) forecast for North Carolina's Mount Mitchell, the National Weather Servic....
Storm to lash Carolinas with icy roads, power outages

Sat, 08 Dec 2018 18:25:06 -0500

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 sta....
U.S. appeals court will not restore Trump asylum order

Sat, 08 Dec 2018 06:48:56 -0500

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 cha....
U.S. Jesuits release names of clergy accused of sexual abuse

Fri, 07 Dec 2018 23:15:05 -0500

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 almos....
Many U.S.-bound caravan migrants disperse as asylum process stalls

Fri, 07 Dec 2018 20:19:23 -0500

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 as....
Foie gras off Amazon.com's menu in California after settlement

Fri, 07 Dec 2018 19:44:24 -0500

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 l....
Mueller: ex-Trump campaign chairman Manafort lied to investigators about funds, contacts

Fri, 07 Dec 2018 18:55:50 -0500

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 investigat....
White nationalist convicted of murdering protester in Charlottesville, Virginia

Fri, 07 Dec 2018 18:39:43 -0500

A white nationalist who drove his car into a crowd protesting against a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, last year, killing one of the counterdemonstrators, was found guilty on Fr....
Mountain lion that crossed freeways died after California wildfire

Fri, 07 Dec 2018 18:24:39 -0500

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-....
Many U.S.-bound caravan migrants disperse as asylum process stalls

Fri, 07 Dec 2018 17:57:07 -0500

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 resis....
Michigan medical officer ordered to trial over Flint water deaths

Fri, 07 Dec 2018 16:41:26 -0500

Eden Wells, a physician who serves as the state medical executive, faces the manslaughter charge for her alleged failure to stop an outbreak of Legionnaires' disease while the city was taking its wate....
Trump administration set to relax Obama-era water protections: report

Fri, 07 Dec 2018 16:37:22 -0500

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 me....
NY judge orders rapper Cardi B to stay away from victims in brawl

Fri, 07 Dec 2018 12:12:04 -0500

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 appearan....
U.S. Air Force missed four chances to stop Texas shooter buying guns

Fri, 07 Dec 2018 10:37:51 -0500

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 peop....
U.S. prosecutor drops appeal to extend Turkish banker's sentence: Anadolu

Fri, 07 Dec 2018 07:34:12 -0500

Halkbank shares rose nearly 4 percent after the report as market participants saw the move as further indication of an improvement in diplomatic ties between Washington and Ankara. A U.S. court sent....
Trump, without evidence, says Arizona 'bracing' for surge of immigrants

Fri, 07 Dec 2018 00:37:35 -0500

U.S. President Donald Trump said without evidence on Thursday Arizona "is bracing for a massive surge" of immigrants along part of the border that has no protective fence, reiterating his call for Dem....
NY police give all clear after CNN bomb threat

Fri, 07 Dec 2018 00:17:13 -0500

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, disruptin....
Top U.S. general urges Google to work with military

Thu, 06 Dec 2018 23:30:45 -0500

The top U.S. general said on Thursday that it was "inexplicable" that technology giants like Alphabet Inc's Google did not want to work with the Pentagon even as they seek out business with China, wh....
Virginia murder trial of white nationalist goes to jury

Thu, 06 Dec 2018 22:04:54 -0500

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....
Tennessee executes convicted murderer by electric chair

Thu, 06 Dec 2018 21:38:14 -0500

David Miller, 61, was pronounced dead at 7:25 p.m. CST at the Riverbend Maximum Security Institution in Nashville, according to a statement by the Tennessee Department of Correction. Asked by the war....
Former President George H.W. Bush laid to rest in Texas

Thu, 06 Dec 2018 21:08:38 -0500

Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush was laid to rest at his presidential library in College Station, Texas, on Thursday, following funeral services at his longtime church in Houston. Bush's casket....
Mudslide risk in Southern California wildfire zones prompts evacuation of thousands

Thu, 06 Dec 2018 20:23:33 -0500

Heavy rains and the threat of mudslides in Southern California forced the closure of a key coastal highway near Malibu on Thursday and prompted authorities to order evacuations of almost 3,000 residen....
Michigan cemetery shuttered after discovery of uncremated fetuses

Thu, 06 Dec 2018 19:59:53 -0500

This week's discovery was part of a criminal investigation into Perry Funeral Home in Detroit, where police said in October that the remains of more than 60 infants and fetuses were found. Of the hun....
California utility probing possibility wires involved in wildfire

Thu, 06 Dec 2018 19:13:05 -0500

Southern California Edison, in a letter to the California Public Utilities Commission, said it had not found evidence of an energized wire on the ground in the area where the Woolsey Fire was believed....
Lebanese man who helped Hezbollah pleads guilty to evading U.S. sanctions

Thu, 06 Dec 2018 19:04:13 -0500

A Lebanese businessman sanctioned by the U.S. Treasury for being an important financial supporter of Hezbollah pleaded guilty on Thursday to charges associated with evading U.S. sanctions imposed on h....
Body of former President George H.W. Bush brought to Texas burial site

Thu, 06 Dec 2018 18:56:28 -0500

Bush's casket traveled by train from Houston to College Station, Texas, and then carried to the gravesite behind his library by a military honor guard, in a ceremony overseen by his son and former Pre....
Closing arguments end in Virginia murder trial of white nationalist

Thu, 06 Dec 2018 18:53:42 -0500

Prosecutors in the murder trial of a white nationalist said on Thursday the defendant was motivated by hatred when he drove his car into crowd of counterprotesters last year, while the defense argued ....
U.S. Coast Guard chief optimistic about icebreaker ship funding

Thu, 06 Dec 2018 18:51:05 -0500

The United States may soon get funding for a new heavy icebreaker ship, the head of the U.S. Coast Guard said on Thursday, as global warming spurs the race to stake out the Arctic, which is rich in oi....
CDC says nine more people added to E.coli infection investigation

Thu, 06 Dec 2018 17:42:38 -0500

Nineteen people have been hospitalized, including two people who developed hemolytic uremic syndrome, a type of kidney failure, the agency said. Evidence collected from the United States and Canada i....
F-35 formally enters operational testing

Thu, 06 Dec 2018 17:28:06 -0500

The testing is expected to be completed in the late summer of 2019 and the data will be used by the U.S. government to inform its "Milestone C" decision, leading to formal entry into full-rate product....
In bipartisan test, Senate grapples with criminal justice overhaul

Thu, 06 Dec 2018 16:55:55 -0500

Republicans and Democrats in the U.S. Senate scrambled on Thursday to save an effort to overhaul America's prison policies and criminal sentencing standards, seen as a bipartisan win just weeks ago, b....
Trump's EPA proposes looser carbon limits on new coal plants

Thu, 06 Dec 2018 16:26:23 -0500

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's acting administrator, Andrew Wheeler, a former coal lobbyist, announced the proposal. It would allow new coal plants to emit up to 1,900 pounds (862 kg) of ....
U.S. Supreme Court appears wary of expanding 'double jeopardy'

Thu, 06 Dec 2018 15:39:53 -0500

U.S. Supreme Court justices on Thursday expressed skepticism about putting limits on criminal charges being brought against people for the same offenses by both federal and state prosecutors in a case....
Houston residents, by the thousands, mourn President George H.W. Bush

Thu, 06 Dec 2018 14:28:21 -0500

Thousands of Houstonians turned up on Thursday to pay their respects to late President George H.W. Bush, a U.S. Northeast transplant who had made Texas his home, laying flowers at makeshift memorials ....
U.S. military air crash off Japan coast kills one Marine, five missing

Thu, 06 Dec 2018 13:35:39 -0500

Japanese and American officials said they had so far found two of the seven Marines who had been aboard the aircraft, an F/A-18 Hornet fighter jet and a KC-130 Hercules. "One of the recovered Marines....
U.S. proposes looser protections for a bird, to boost drilling, mining

Thu, 06 Dec 2018 11:21:34 -0500

The U.S. Interior Department on Thursday proposed easing Obama-era protections for a bird, the greater sage grouse, to boost oil drilling and mining across Western states, a win for energy companies b....
Walgreens to link up with FedEx on next-day drug delivery as Amazon nears

Thu, 06 Dec 2018 09:48:08 -0500

Walgreens Boots Alliance said on Thursday it would partner with FedEx Corp to launch a next-day delivery service for prescription drugs nationwide, giving it a leg up as Amazon threatens to shake-up t....
Tennessee set to execute murderer by electric chair on Thursday

Thu, 06 Dec 2018 08:08:38 -0500

David Miller was convicted in Knox County of first-degree murder for the 1981 killing of Lee Standifer, a 23-year-old woman. Miller has been on death row since March 1982. Before Zagorski, the last ....
Five Marines missing after two U.S. aircraft collide, crash into sea off Japan

Thu, 06 Dec 2018 02:58:59 -0500

Japan's defense ministry said its maritime forces had so far found two of the seven Marines who were aboard the aircraft - an F/A-18 Hornet fighter jet and a KC-130 Hercules - at the time of the incid....
USA Gymnastics, reeling from abuse claims, files for bankruptcy

Thu, 06 Dec 2018 01:21:21 -0500

The organization's chairwoman, Kathryn Carson, cited the lawsuits in the decision to seek protection from creditors in federal bankruptcy court in Indianapolis. "Our organization is a financially sol....
Parts of ravaged Paradise open for first time since California wildfire

Thu, 06 Dec 2018 00:13:18 -0500

PARADISE, Calif. (Reuters) - Thousands of Paradise residents who fled a monster blaze a month ago were allowed on Wednesday to return to some neighborhoods in the Northern California city nearly oblit....
Migrants tend to be healthier, live longer: study

Thu, 06 Dec 2018 00:01:01 -0500

Populist arguments that migrants pose a health risk and a burden to health systems are myths used to drive anti-immigrant sentiment, the report published by University College London and the Lancet me....
No chumminess between Trump, former presidents at George Bush funeral

Wed, 05 Dec 2018 20:07:43 -0500

President Donald Trump joined the group of living ex-U.S. presidents on Wednesday to commemorate the life of former President George H. W. Bush, but in a service characterized by emotion and good feel....
Day of mourning in Kosovo for Bush, seen as hero for 1992 letter

Wed, 05 Dec 2018 18:59:33 -0500

Flags flew at half staff across Kosovo on Wednesday in honor of former U.S. President George H. W. Bush, who is seen as a figure of national importance in their country for having written a letter thr....
Body of former President Bush returns to Houston for funeral

Wed, 05 Dec 2018 18:59:33 -0500

Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush was hailed at his state funeral on Wednesday as a warrior-statesman of uncommon personal kindness who went from being a hero of American conflicts to representi....
Six missing after U.S. military aircraft crash off Japan

Wed, 05 Dec 2018 18:52:57 -0500

WASHINGTON/TOKYO (Reuters) - Six U.S. military personnel were missing following a still-unexplained mishap off the coast of Japan on Thursday involving two U.S. Marine Corps aircraft, which may have c....
Driver who killed woman at Virginia rally may have felt threatened: witness

Wed, 05 Dec 2018 18:40:52 -0500

James Fields, 21, does not dispute being at the wheel of the car that killed a woman and injured others protesting the "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville on Aug. 12, 2017. The violent chaos a....