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Alaska hit with magnitude 8.2 earthquake; tsunami warning issued for U.S. West Coast

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 05:12:21 -0500



ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A magnitude 8.2 earthquake off Alaska's Kodiak Island prompted a tsunami warning for a large swath of coastal Alaska and Canada's British Columbia while the remainder of the U.S. West Coast was under a watch.

The strong earthquake was recorded about 175 miles southeast ...

Jerry Chun Shing Lee's arrest sets off CIA, FBI debate over China's spy penetration

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 22:08:54 -0500

A ferocious debate has erupted within the CIA and FBI over the scope of China's penetration of the American intelligence community in the wake of last week's arrest of a Chinese-American former CIA case officer accused of spying for Beijing.

The charging of Jerry Chun Shing Lee, 53, in federal ...

Winter storm howls through Midwest

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 16:10:50 -0500

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Heavy snow and strong winds pushed across the Midwest on Monday, prompting highway closings in Kansas and South Dakota, school cancellations in Minnesota and grounding of flights in Denver and Minneapolis.

In Minnesota, Gov. Mark Dayton called out the National Guard to help stranded motorists, the Star ...

Military families cautiously optimistic end of government shutdown in sight

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 15:35:06 -0500

Some military families took a breath of cautionary relief Monday when a deal appeared to have been reached in the Senate to end a short government shutdown.

"When this filibuster started we thought, 'oh, no, it's happening all over again,'" said Emily Erickson, the wife of an Air Force staff ...

Shock poll: Americans want massive cuts to legal immigration

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 15:20:00 -0500

A government shutdown is in the rearview mirror, but the outlines of a looming immigration deal remain murky with the sides still far apart — though the latest polling suggests President Trump's bargaining position may be strong.

A Harvard-Harris poll taken in the run-up to the shutdown found Americans strongly ...

Free markets, free trade can fuel U.S. energy dominance

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 14:58:26 -0500

The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee got some very good news last week. Fatih Birol, executive director of the International Energy Agency, testified that the U.S. is becoming the "undisputed" global leader in oil and gas production.

Chalk it up to American ingenuity. Mr. Birol predicted that, given "the ...

Ryan Zinke signs agreement to allow lifesaving road between Alaska tribal village, airport

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 14:55:10 -0500

Alaskan tribal members have fought for decades to win approval for a 12-mile road between their remote Aleutian fishing village and a critical all-weather airport, and the federal government's shutdown wasn't going to get in their way.

At an emotional ceremony Monday, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke signed an agreement for ...

The Latest: I-70 reopens in eastern Colorado

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 13:33:58 -0500

DENVER (AP) - The Latest on Colorado weather (all times local):

2:10 p.m.

Interstate 70 between suburban Denver and Kansas is back open.

Portions of the highway across Colorado's Eastern Plains were closed Sunday and Monday morning because of blowing snow.

About a dozen flights were canceled or delayed at ...

Supreme Court upholds 'Peaches' party bust

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 11:34:23 -0500

The Supreme Court ruled Monday police officers had the right to arrest more than a dozen people for partying in a vacant home in Washington, D.C., despite the party guests not knowing the house was unoccupied.

Sixteen party guests said they were invited to the home by a woman named ...

'Muslim land' retaliation fires set at St. Catherine University: 'I don't know how to build a bomb'

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 11:00:52 -0500

Court documents related to fires set at St. Catherine University last week reveal a suspect who wanted revenge for U.S. military operations around the globe.

Tnuza J. Hassan, 19, was arrested Jan. 17 in St. Paul, Minnesota, and charged with felony first-degree arson. A complained filed in Ramsey County District ...

Donald Trump proclaims Monday as 'National Sanctity of Human Life Day'

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 10:57:55 -0500

President Trump proclaimed Monday to be "National Sanctity of Human Life Day" to underscore that "all life is sacred," according to a proclamation issued by the White House that also praises the work of medical providers and elected officials who support the idea.

"Reverence for every human life, one of ...

15-year-old girl shot at Texas school; boy, 16, arrested

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 10:15:26 -0500

ITALY, Texas (AP) — A 15-year-old student was injured in a shooting at her high school in Texas Monday morning and a 16-year-old boy, also a student at the school, has been taken into custody, sheriff's officials said.

The girl was airlifted to Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas following the ...

I-70 east of Denver shut down by wind, blowing snow

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 10:00:16 -0500

DENVER (AP) - Interstate 70 east of Denver is shut down because of high winds and blowing snow.

A stretch of about 170 miles between Aurora and Burlington near the Kansas border was closed in both directions Monday, a day after a winter storm moved through the state.

About a ...

Dreamer shutdown shows power of illegal immigrants

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 20:45:10 -0500

Democrats called it the Trump shutdown. Republicans labeled it the Schumer shutdown. But in reality, it was the Dreamer shutdown.

The recipe for the current congressional gridlock is complex, but at the top of the list of ingredients are the illegal immigrant Dreamers who pushed Democrats to launch the filibuster ...

National parks, monuments open under Trump shutdown

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 18:16:12 -0500

The government shutdown didn't spoil the experience of visitors this weekend to the World War II Memorial on the National Mall.

The open-air monument, which President Barack Obama barricaded off during the opening days of the 2013 shutdown in what Republicans said was the "weaponization" of a government funding crisis, ...

Donald Trump addresses March for Life via satellite feed

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 18:10:07 -0500

President Trump may be an unlikely pro-life champion, but activists at the March for Life say he's given them hope that legal abortion will one day be a thing of the past.

The 45th president became the first sitting one to address the world's largest annual human-rights demonstration. In a ...

Colin Kaepernick donates $10K to leading Soros-backed resistance group

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 17:11:53 -0500

Colin Kaepernick entered the home stretch of his Million Dollar Pledge last week with a donation to one of Democratic moneyman George Soros's favorite left-wing resistance groups.

The former San Francisco 49ers quarterback announced Thursday that his foundation would give $10,000 to the Advancement Project as part of his commitment ...

Donald Trump's agenda faces resistance from Democrat attorneys general

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 15:13:33 -0500

With Democrats struggling to stop President Trump in Washington, a cadre of attorneys general have stepped up to claim leadership of the anti-Trump resistance, using the courts to try to derail the administration's agenda.

Massachusetts, New York and California are leading the way, with Maryland, Washington and Hawaii also playing ...

Dozens of flights canceled at Denver airport due to storm

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 11:44:00 -0500

DENVER (AP) - Officials say about 190 flights have been canceled at Denver International Airport as a winter storm moves through Colorado.

Airport officials say passengers should check directly with their airline for information on delays or cancellations on Sunday.

The Federal Aviation Administration also is using a ground delay ...

Nevada lawmakers condemn congressman for linking Las Vegas shooting to ISIS

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 16:58:07 -0500

Member of both parties in Nevada's congressional delegation have denounced Rep. Scott Perry, Pennsylvania Republican, for baselessly claiming that Islamic State terrorists were involved in killing dozens of people during a country music festival in Las Vegas last fall.

Mr. Perry linked the Las Vegas massacre to the terrorist organization ...