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Earthquake of 6.4 magnitude strikes off Guam: USGS

Sun, 23 Sep 2018 02:29:54 -0400

(Reuters) - A 6.4 magnitude earthquake struck off the U.S. territory of Guam on Sunday, the U.S. Geological Survey said. There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties.....
Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh's accuser tentatively agrees to testify on Thursday: media

Sat, 22 Sep 2018 23:32:39 -0400

The agreement is in the works for California professor Christine Blasey Ford to possibly testify on Thursday, but details have yet to be finalized, CNN and other media reported late on Saturday. The ....
Not all in the family - Arizona lawmaker's siblings back opponent

Sat, 22 Sep 2018 20:49:15 -0400

In videos scheduled to begin airing on Arizona cable television on Sunday, the four-term conservative was peppered with rebukes from three brothers and three sisters, who urged voters to elect Democra....
Trump lawyer Giuliani says Iran's government will be overthrown

Sat, 22 Sep 2018 20:34:48 -0400

Rudy Giuliani said that U.S. sanctions on Iran are leading to economic pain that could lead to a "successful revolution." ....
Trump administration moves to restrict immigrants who use public benefits

Sat, 22 Sep 2018 20:21:42 -0400

U.S. immigration law has long required officials to exclude a person likely to become a "public charge" from permanent residence. The Trump administration's proposal is a sharp departure from current....
Not all in the family - Arizona lawmaker's siblings back opponent

Sat, 22 Sep 2018 19:04:58 -0400

In videos scheduled to begin airing on Arizona cable television on Sunday, the four-term conservative was peppered with rebukes from three brothers and three sisters, who urged voters to elect Democra....
Trump administration moves to restrict immigrants who use public benefits

Sat, 22 Sep 2018 18:54:02 -0400

U.S. immigration law has long required officials to exclude a person likely to become a "public charge" from permanent residence.....
Carolina communities race to beat dangerous flooding from Florence

Sat, 22 Sep 2018 18:04:04 -0400

Communities in North and South Carolina faced rising floods more than a week after the arrival of Hurricane Florence.....
Kavanaugh accuser agrees to testify in Senate hearing

Sat, 22 Sep 2018 15:12:14 -0400

A woman who has accused U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault has agreed to testify before a Senate panel, her lawyers said on Saturday. The Senate Judiciary Committee had dela....
Ex-White House aide revises Flynn sanctions conversation account: report

Sat, 22 Sep 2018 15:01:16 -0400

An ex-White House official has revised a previous statement by telling investigators that former national security adviser Michael Flynn may have referred to sanctions when they discussed his calls wi....
Senate Judiciary aide resigns amid sexual harassment allegation: NBC

Sat, 22 Sep 2018 14:45:00 -0400

An adviser responding to an allegation against Kavanaugh resigned amid a misconduct complaint against him, NBC reports.....
Senate's Grassley sets Saturday deadline for Kavanaugh accuser: NY Times

Sat, 22 Sep 2018 11:45:23 -0400

Sen. Chuck Grassley sets a Saturday afternoon deadline for Christine Blasey Ford to decide if and how she will testify.....
Texan running 3-D printed guns company sent back to U.S. by Taiwan authorities

Sat, 22 Sep 2018 10:43:15 -0400

TAIPEI/AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - A Texan running a 3-D printed guns company who flew to Taiwan as police investigated an accusation he had sex with an underage girl was deported back to the United Sta....
U.S. airlines score win as Congress drops 'reasonable fee' rules

Sat, 22 Sep 2018 10:35:04 -0400

The U.S. airline industry scored a win on Saturday as bipartisan congressional legislation dropped plans to mandate "reasonable and proportional" baggage and change fees, but included other new passen....
Ordering opioids online? Mail carrier may also deliver handcuffs

Sat, 22 Sep 2018 06:21:07 -0400

He looked like a regular mail carrier, dropping off an unremarkable package at an upscale New York City apartment tower, but neither the man nor the package were quite what they seemed. The mail carr....
Sexual assault probe of California physician, girlfriend expands

Fri, 21 Sep 2018 21:24:13 -0400

At least a dozen more women have come forward with allegations against a California surgeon and reality TV personality arrested last week with his girlfriend on charges of drugging and raping two wome....
Senate candidates Cruz, O'Rourke square off in fractious debate

Fri, 21 Sep 2018 21:14:46 -0400

At Southern Methodist University in Dallas, the two battled over hot-button issues such as immigration, gun rights and trade. O'Rourke frequently complained that Cruz was misrepresenting his position....
U.S. backs protecting Yellowstone’s northern gateway from mining

Fri, 21 Sep 2018 20:35:28 -0400

  The recommendation to withdraw 30,370 acres of the Custer Gallatin National Forest from mineral development comes after two large gold-mining operations were proposed near Yellowstone, sparking opp....
'You better pray:' More flooding in Carolinas a week after Florence

Fri, 21 Sep 2018 20:28:14 -0400

The county of 60,000 people, on the Atlantic coast between Myrtle Beach and Charleston, is one of several areas in the Carolinas waiting anxiously as rivers start to crest, a week after Florence dumpe....
Fugitive New Mexico priest pleads not guilty to abuse charges

Fri, 21 Sep 2018 20:02:55 -0400

The Catholic Church worldwide is reeling from crises involving sexual abuse of minors, deeply damaging confidence in the Church in the United States, Chile, Australia, and Ireland where the scandal ha....
Duke shuts natgas plant due to Florence floods, coal ash leak feared

Fri, 21 Sep 2018 19:46:16 -0400

Duke also said it cannot rule out the possibility that coal ash from another plant is flowing into nearby waters. Water breached the cooling lake dam at Duke's 625-megawatt natural gas L.V. Sutton pl....
Senate panel to vote on Kavanaugh on Monday unless deal reached with accuser

Fri, 21 Sep 2018 19:41:33 -0400

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a vote on confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on Monday if no deal was reached by 10 p.m. EDT Friday (0200 GMT Sa....
Trump questions Kavanaugh's accuser, says opponents want to 'destroy' Supreme Court nominee

Fri, 21 Sep 2018 19:41:33 -0400

After days of restrained comments on the allegations by California professor Christine Blasey Ford, Trump took to Twitter to question her account of what happened between her and Kavanaugh at a party ....
Sexual assault probe of California physician, girlfriend expands

Fri, 21 Sep 2018 19:16:24 -0400

At least a dozen more women have come forward with allegations against a California surgeon and reality TV personality arrested last week with his girlfriend on charges of drugging and raping two wome....
United Airlines pilots resist contract changes over regional routes

Fri, 21 Sep 2018 18:54:37 -0400

President of the U.S. No. 3 carrier, Scott Kirby, has called for changes to the so-called "scope clause" which sets guidelines on the size of planes that can be operated by regional feeder carriers, a....
Morocco extradites ex-priest to face abuse charges in New Mexico

Fri, 21 Sep 2018 18:34:30 -0400

The Catholic Church worldwide is reeling from crises involving sexual abuse of minors, deeply damaging confidence in the Church in the United States, Chile, Australia, and Ireland where the scandal ha....
Keystone XL pipeline route would not harm environment: State Department

Fri, 21 Sep 2018 17:46:15 -0400

The U.S. State Department on Friday issued an environmental assessment of a revised route for the Keystone XL crude pipeline that concluded it would not harm water or wildlife, clearing a hurdle for t....
FCC chairman ramps up defense of net neutrality repeal

Fri, 21 Sep 2018 17:45:55 -0400

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has this month also criticized California's legislature for approving a state measure to guarantee open internet access and said "bad behavior" on the part of internet service pr....
PayPal ends business dealings with Alex Jones's Infowars

Fri, 21 Sep 2018 16:36:10 -0400

The move makes PayPal the latest tech company to take action against Jones, a deeply controversial right-wing radio talk-show host who has suggested that the 2012 Sandy Hook massacre was a hoax, among....
Three infants, two adults stabbed at New York City daycare center

Fri, 21 Sep 2018 15:34:20 -0400

A female worker stabbed three babies, two of whom are less than a month old, at a home-based daycare center in New York City on Friday before slashing her own wrists and being taken into custody, poli....
Over 54,000 still without power in Carolinas after Florence

Fri, 21 Sep 2018 15:34:13 -0400

Flooding across the Carolinas was expected to worsen over the next couple of days, forecasters said. Duke Energy Corp , the biggest utility in the Carolinas with over 4 million customers, said it had....
More flooding feared for South Carolina, a week after Florence

Fri, 21 Sep 2018 15:34:13 -0400

Residents of Georgetown County, South Carolina, where five rivers flow into the ocean, were preparing on Friday for a deluge of water in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, which has killed at least ....
Texan running 3-D printed guns company ordered to leave Taiwan

Fri, 21 Sep 2018 14:27:57 -0400

AUSTIN, Texas/TAIPEI (Reuters) - A Texan running a 3-D printed guns company who flew to Taiwan as police investigated an accusation he had sex with an underage girl was detained in Taipei on Friday an....
U.S. agency accuses Walmart of pregnancy discrimination in lawsuit

Fri, 21 Sep 2018 13:39:13 -0400

The EEOC, which enforces federal laws banning discrimination in the workplace, said Walmart's distribution center in Menomonie, Wisconsin, has discriminated against pregnant employees since 2014. Fed....
Senate Republicans to propose Wednesday hearing for Kavanaugh, accuser: CNN

Fri, 21 Sep 2018 12:49:56 -0400

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senate Republicans are likely to propose moving a committee hearing on sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh to Wednesday, CNN reported, citin....
Cruz to take on Senate challenger O'Rourke in Texas-sized debate

Fri, 21 Sep 2018 11:51:32 -0400

Democratic U.S. Senate challenger Beto O’Rourke will come face-to-face with the man he has been chasing for months, Texas Republican Senator Ted Cruz, at a debate on Friday in one of the most closely ....
Trump says Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh is 'under assault'

Fri, 21 Sep 2018 10:53:52 -0400

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday that his Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh was "under assault" by radical leftist politicians, appearing to grow impatient with the delay of his appointe....
At Las Vegas rally, Trump backs Kavanaugh, treads carefully around accusations

Fri, 21 Sep 2018 01:38:09 -0400

U.S. President Donald Trump gave a full-throated endorsement to his embattled Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on Thursday and tip-toed carefully around the sexual assault accusations that are fa....
Democrats' enthusiasm to blunt Trump soars for congressional election: Reuters/Ipsos poll

Fri, 21 Sep 2018 01:04:40 -0400

Carol Donovan became convinced 2018 could be a good year for Democrats in Dallas County, Texas, when so many enthusiasts jammed into the party's annual fish fry fundraiser last October that they ran o....
Five shot, including a girl, 8, in Syracuse, New York: police

Fri, 21 Sep 2018 00:20:48 -0400

(Reuters) - Five people were shot, including an eight-year-old girl, in Syracuse, New York on Thursday, the city's police chief said. "This is very tragic event," Syracuse Police Chief Frank Fowler s....
Maryland woman kills three people and herself in warehouse gun rampage

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 20:49:50 -0400

The shooting unfolded shortly after the suspect, a temporary employee there, reported for work around 9 a.m. EDT at the warehouse in Perryman, Maryland, about 34 miles (55 km) northeast of Baltimore, ....
A year after deadly Maria, U.S. housing funds on way to Puerto Rico

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 19:45:04 -0400

A year after Hurricane Maria ripped through Puerto Rico with 150 mile-per-hour (241 kph) winds, government officials on Thursday announced that about $1.5 billion in federal funds aimed primarily at r....
Muslim-American can sue over 'no-fly list': U.S. appeals court

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 19:21:11 -0400

Reversing a lower court ruling, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Portland, Oregon said Yonas Fikre's due process claims did not become moot when he was removed from the list without explanatio....
Over 84,000 without power in North Carolina after Florence

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 18:47:32 -0400

(Reuters) - More than 84,000 homes and businesses in North Carolina were still without power on Thursday in the wake of Hurricane Florence which hit the state's coast on Sept. 14, according to local p....
Kavanaugh's accuser ready to testify under certain conditions: New York Times

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 18:37:30 -0400

A lawyer for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's accuser, professor Christine Blasey Ford, told a U.S. Senate committee on Thursday that Ford would be prepared to testify next week if the terms ar....
Man charged with trying to steal passenger jet at Orlando airport

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 18:34:09 -0400

The Florida Institute of Technology student had a commercial pilot's license but was not qualified to fly the aircraft, an Airbus 321, Orlando Melbourne International Airport spokeswoman Lori Booker t....
Arizona head-on crash kills eight, including four illegal immigrants

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 18:26:46 -0400

A sport utility vehicle carrying seven suspected illegal immigrants was hit head-on by another car on an Arizona highway, killing eight people, state police said on Thursday. Three other people were ....
Maryland woman kills three people and herself in warehouse gun rampage

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 18:10:24 -0400

The shooting unfolded shortly after the suspect, a temporary employee there, reported for work around 9 a.m. EDT at the warehouse in Perryman, Maryland, about 34 miles (55 km) northeast of Baltimore, ....
Accuser of Trump's court nominee sets conditions for testifying

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 17:47:54 -0400

A lawyer for the woman accusing Brett Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump's U.S. Supreme Court nominee, of sexual assault told a Senate panel on Thursday the professor will not testify on Monday as Repu....
American Airlines joins rivals in hiking U.S. baggage fees by five dollars

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 17:33:23 -0400

American Airlines Group Inc said on Thursday it would raise domestic U.S. baggage fees by $5, joining major rivals in the price hike amid higher fuel costs. The largest U.S. airline said it would hik....