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Judge William Alsup says Trump sending conflicting signals on Dreamers

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 20:19:23 -0400

The Trump administration can't even agree on which agency was responsible for officially ending the Obama-era deportation amnesty for Dreamers, a federal judge ruled Tuesday, as he ordered the government to disclose more documents about how the decision was reached.

Anti-Trump state officials in New York and California, as well ...

Late-term abortion clinic in Maryland draws pro-life protesters

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 19:30:13 -0400

More than 100 pro-life activists rallied Tuesday outside an abortion clinic that opened its doors this week in Bethesda, reigniting a seven-year war to drive one of the nation's most notorious late-term abortionists out of Maryland.

LeRoy Carhart began performing abortions through all nine months of pregnancy at his Germantown ...

Hawaiian first, Virgin America last in on-time rankings

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 19:03:20 -0400

Here are the government's rankings of the leading U.S. airlines and their on-time performance for August. The federal government counts a flight as on time if it arrives no more than 14 minutes behind schedule.

1. Hawaiian Airlines, 93.0 percent

2. Delta Air Lines 87.4 percent

3. Alaska Airlines, 82.8 ...

New York Times' social media policy hides political bias, doesn't eliminate it

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 18:58:07 -0400

The New York Times' new policy on social media may rid the paper of perceived bias, but critics say it leaves unchecked the actual bias permeating "the Gray Lady's" reliably liberal pages.

From ESPN to CNN, the mainstream media are grappling with how to cover a president who has incorporated ...

Sharafat Ali Khan sentenced in 'terrorism' illegal immigrant smuggling plot

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 18:26:06 -0400

A federal judge on Tuesday sentenced the mastermind of a smuggling ring who brought dozens of illegal immigrants from terrorist hot spots into the U.S. to 31 months in prison, rejecting the man's pleas for leniency and saying he could have ended up getting Americans killed.

Sharafat Ali Khan, while ...

Airline delays and cancelations rise due to hurricane

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 18:19:02 -0400

WASHINGTON (AP) - Partly because of Hurricane Harvey, which shut down both major Houston airports for several days, canceled flights surged and delays increased on U.S. airlines in August.

The airlines, however, seem to be losing track of fewer bags, and consumer complaints are down from a year ago.

The ...

Telegram fined for refusing Russian surveillance request

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 17:39:45 -0400

A court in Moscow has fined smartphone messaging app Telegram for refusing to give Russian authorities the decryption keys needed to decipher communications between customers.

The Meshchansky Court handed down a 800,000 ruble (roughly $14,000) fine on Monday after the company failed to comply with a government order seeking the ...

Tom Petty memorialized in private ceremony near Pacific Ocean

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 15:24:49 -0400

Tom Petty's family paid tribute to the late musician at a private ceremony Monday, two weeks after his death at the age of 66.

A service was held for the late musician Monday at the Self-Realization Fellowship Lake Shrine in Pacific Palisades, Calif., according to his youngest daughter's Instagram account. ...

Sen. Lamar Alexander says he landed deal on Obamacare stabilization

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 14:26:00 -0400

President Trump threw his support Tuesday behind a short-term Obamacare fix that would restart payments to insurance companies, saying it was a way to buy time while Republicans work toward a broad repeal that he insisted they will eventually find the votes to pass.

Senate Health Education, Labor and Pensions ...

Greg Katsas, Trump's former White House counsel and judicial nominee, questioned on independence

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 14:06:53 -0400

A top White House lawyer President Trump nominated to be a federal circuit judge refused Tuesday to detail his role in helping craft some of the president's most controversial policies, drawing a rebuke from Democrats who said they wanted more transparency before giving him a lifetime judgeship.

Greg Katsas, who's ...

Justice Department to review law that limited DEA amid opioids crisis

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 12:37:00 -0400

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said Tuesday the Justice Department intends to review a 2016 law that made it more difficult for the Drug Enforcement Administration to investigate suspicious shipments of pain pills — though he stopped short of advocating for any changes.

Mr. Rosenstein was reacting to a report ...

Rick Scott, Florida governor, declares state of emergency over Richard Spencer event

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 12:35:13 -0400

Gov. Rick Scott has declared a state of emergency in anticipation of potentially violent protests erupting in connection with white nationalist Richard Spencer's scheduled appearance Thursday at the University of Florida, his first on-campus event since participating in the violent Aug. 12 "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.

The ...

Justice Dept. indicts two Chinese nationals tied to fentanyl distribution in U.S.

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 11:29:42 -0400

The Justice Department on Tuesday announced criminal indictments against two Chinese nationals who officials say oversaw the illegal manufacture and distribution of the synthetic drug fentanyl and other opioid-based substances in the United States.

While unclear whether the two men will even be brought to the United States to face ...

Scaramucci account asks Twitter followers: 'How many Jews were killed in the Holocaust?'

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 10:36:42 -0400

A popular Twitter account associated with former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci tweeted and then retracted an interactive poll Tuesday morning asking social media users to answer how many Jews were killed in the Holocaust.

"How many Jews were killed in the Holocaust?" the Scaramucci Post account tweeted early ...

NYT editor blasts 'oblivious idiot' Trump, 'horrible' Pence in latest Project Veritas sting

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 10:31:00 -0400

A New York Times senior staff editor called President Trump an "oblivious idiot" and Vice President Mike Pence "horrible" and "worse than Trump" in an undercover video released Tuesday by the watchdog group Project Veritas.

The video, part of an investigation into liberal media bias, shows London-based homepage ...

Melania Trump issues PSA on hurricane relief

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 09:46:10 -0400

First lady Melania Trump issued a public service announcement on Tuesday telling people that help is still needed in the aftermath of the hurricanes.

"The president and I have witnessed first hand the compassion and commitment of Americans, as friends, neighbors and strangers continue to volunteer time and money to ...

Bowe Bergdahl's guilty pleas leave room for drama at sentencing

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 04:12:30 -0400

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's guilty plea to charges of endangering comrades in Afghanistan has set up a dramatic sentencing hearing that could land him in prison for life.

Bergdahl, who was captured and held by the Taliban for five years after leaving his remote post ...

Veronica Posey, 325-pound Florida woman, charged with killing girl by sitting on her

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 02:19:30 -0400

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — A 325-pound (150-kilogram) Florida woman is charged with killing her 9-year-old cousin by sitting on the child as punishment.

Veronica Green Posey, 64, was arrested and charged with homicide and cruelty toward a child, The Pensacola News Journal reported. The Escambia County Sheriff's Office report identified ...

Jerry Brown agrees with Betsy DeVos, vetoes California bill on campus sexual assault

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 22:08:12 -0400

California Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed a bill Monday to codify into state law the aggressive Obama-era campus federal sexual assault guidance, echoing concerns about the rights of the accused raised by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos.

Mr. Brown said it was "time to pause and survey the land" before moving forward ...

Jerry Brown agrees with Betsy DeVos in veto of campus sexual-assault bill

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 20:57:37 -0400

California Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed a bill Monday to codify into state law the aggressive Obama-era campus federal sexual assault guidance, echoing concerns about the rights of the accused raised by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos.

Mr. Brown said it was "time to pause and survey the land" before moving forward ...