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Drugs suspected as Navy sailors die days apart at same home

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 21:06:29 GMT

A U.S. Navy spokeswoman says drug overdoses are suspected in the deaths of two submarine sailors whose bodies were found in the same Georgia house four days apart. Navy Cmdr.

APNewsBreak: Mike Pence's brother plans to run for Congress

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 18:52:52 GMT

Greg Pence, one of Mike Pence's older brothers, has filed a tax document indicating he will seek the eastern Indiana congressional seat that the vice president and former governor represented for 12 years. He formed the Greg Pence for Congress Committee on Monday, according to a filing with the Internal Revenue Service that was obtained by The Associated Press.

Sessions: Comey Fired for 'Error' in Handling Clinton Email Case

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 18:52:51 GMT

Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Wednesday strongly defended President Donald Trump's firing of James Comey, linking the FBI director's abrupt dismissal to his handling of the Hillary Clinton email server investigation. Sessions, appearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee, said it was "the first time I'm aware of" in which an FBI director had performed the traditional role of Justice Department prosecutors by announcing on his own the conclusion of a federal investigation - that no charges would be brought against Clinton.

Poll: Big partisan gap in views on gender equality in the US

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 18:52:50 GMT

Does the United States still have hard work ahead of it in enabling women to attain equality with men? The answer, according to a new large-scale survey, may depend on whether it's coming from a Democrat or a Republican. The survey, released Wednesday by the Pew Research Center , found a sharp partisan divide on several questions related to gender equality.


Wed, 18 Oct 2017 16:39:22 GMT

Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., left, accompanied by Sen. Mike Rounds, R-S.D., right, speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, after he and Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., say they have the "basic ... . President Donald Trump smiles as he listens to Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras speak during a news conference in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017.

Trump again blasts NFL over players kneeling during anthem

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 14:30:01 GMT

A Florida congresswoman says President Donald Trump told the widow of a slain soldier that he 'knew what he signed up for'. A Florida congresswoman says President Donald Trump told the widow of a slain soldier that he 'knew what he signed up for'.

Last suspect arrested in 2010 killing of Border Patrol agent

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 09:58:45 GMT

The last of seven suspects in the 2010 murder of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry was arrested over the weekend, the US Department of Justice said in a statement. Jesus Rosario Favela Astorga, 37, was arrested in Mexico and is awaiting extradition to the US.

Cowboys' Elliott gets another reprieve, will play vs 49ers

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 05:56:05 GMT

Dallas Cowboys star Ezekiel Elliott was granted another legal reprieve Tuesday night in the running back's fight to avoid a six-game suspension over domestic violence allegations. A federal judge granted a temporary restraining order blocking the league's suspension, clearing Elliott to play Sunday at San Francisco.

Utility scrutinized as California wildfire victims sue

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 01:54:45 GMT

Northern California homeowners allege in a lawsuit filed Tuesday that Pacific Gas & Electric Co. failed to adequately protect its power lines before the region's deadly wildfires, a theory that state investigators are considering as they try to determine the cause.

Donald Trump

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 23:34:33 GMT

A judge in Hawaii has blocked the latest version of the Trump administration travel ban just hours before it was set to take effect. US District Judge Derrick Watson on Tuesday granted Hawaii's request to temporarily block the government from enforcing the policy.

CNN's Chris Cuomo starting HLN series on gritty topics

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 21:14:58 GMT

CNN's Chris Cuomo is hearkening back to his newsmagazine days with a series for the sister network HLN that initially touches on hot-button issues like the opioid crisis, illegal immigration and the sex trade. The documentary series, "Inside with Chris Cuomo," debuts Friday at 9 p.m. and doesn't affect his day job as co-host of CNN's "New Day" morning show.

Trump raises possibility of withdrawing drug czar nominee

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 16:49:02 GMT

President Donald Trump on Monday raised the possibility of withdrawing his nomination of Republican Rep. Tom Marino to be the nation's drug czar following reports that the lawmaker played a key role in passing a bill weakening federal authority to stop companies from distributing opioids. Trump told reporters at a Rose Garden news conference that he will look at reports by The Washington Post and CBS News "If I think it's 1 percent negative to doing what we want to do, I will make a change."

Trump: Drug czar nominee pulls his name from consideration

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 16:49:01 GMT

Rep. Tom Marino, President Donald Trump's nominee to be the nation's drug czar, is withdrawing from consideration following reports that he played a key role in weakening the federal government's authority to stop companies from distributing opioids. Marino "has informed me that he is withdrawing his name from consideration as drug czar," Trump tweeted Tuesday.

News 27 Mins Ago Trump, McConnell make a show of unity, despite tensions

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 12:15:30 GMT

Donald Trump and Mitch McConnell have reaffirmed their alliance of necessity in a raucous Rose Garden news conference that also underscored their sharp differences. The garrulous president claimed they were longtime friends, now closer than ever; the reserved Senate Republican leader allowed that they share goals and speak often.

Feds mull tougher balloon pilot rules year after Texas crash

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 08:04:39 GMT

In this Aug. 1, 2016, file photo, National Transportation Safety Board member Robert Sumwalt speaks during a news conference at the scene of the worst hot air balloon crash in U.S. history that killed 16 people in July 2016 near Lockhart, Texas. The crash could result in federal investigators to call for hot air balloon pilots to obtain medical certificates.

US Sen. John McCain receives Liberty Medal from Joe Biden

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 03:44:13 GMT

The six-term Republican senator from Arizona spoke Monday in Philadelphia as he accepted the National Constitution Center's medal for his "lifetime of sacrifice and service" to the country. McCain says the country has a moral obligation to spread the values of the Constitution and he's humbled to join the ranks of past winners.

Trump returns favor by campaigning for an early supporter

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 01:34:34 GMT

President Donald Trump waded back into Southern politics on Monday with a campaign appearance on behalf of one of his earliest supporters, South Carolina Republican Gov. Henry McMaster. Trump's appearance at a private fundraiser for McMaster in Greenville came less than a month after the defeat of Sen. Luther Strange, the president's preferred candidate in a Republican runoff for a U.S. Senate seat from Alabama.