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Jim Bennett sues to get in Utah race to replace Chaffetz

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 23:22:20 GMT

Jim Bennett, the son of the late U.S. Sen. Bob Bennett, is suing to get on the ballot with his new political party in the special election to fill the seat of outgoing U.S. Rep. Jason Chaffetz of Utah. Bennett's lawsuit filed Wednesday says Utah state officials violated his constitutional rights when they ruled they didn't have time to verify his new, United Utah Party.

Latest: Canadian man charged in stabbing of airport officer

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 23:22:19 GMT

Officials evacuated the airport Wednesday, where a witness said he sa... . This March 11, 2005 photo shows Jeff Neville in Goodrich, Mich.

Scrutiny intensifies over safety at US nuclear weapons lab

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 21:17:22 GMT

The safety record at the U.S. laboratory that created the atomic bomb is facing intensifying criticism as work ramps up to produce a key component for the nation's nuclear weapons cache. A series published this week by the Center for Public Integrity cites numerous internal reports and other documents outlining federal regulators' concerns about safety lapses at Los Alamos National Laboratory over the years, including spilled plutonium and workers positioning plutonium rods in a way that could have been disastrous.

Gunman who shot US politician Steve Scalise acted alone, says FBI

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 17:03:26 GMT

A gunman acted alone when he shot and wounded a top US Republican politician and four other people on a baseball field in northern Virginia, the FBI has said. James T Hodgkinson did not have any ties to terrorism, said Tim Slater, the special agent in charge of the Washington FBI office.

FBI: Gunman acted alone in shooting of Congressman

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 17:03:25 GMT

A gunman acted alone when he shot and wounded a top House Republican and four other people on a northern Virginia baseball field, the FBI said Wednesday. Tim Slater, the special agent in charge of the Washington FBI office, also said during a news conference that James T. Hodgkinson did not have any ties to terrorism.

Banker arrested over stately home fire 'drowned himself'

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 17:03:24 GMT

Terror on United flight: Passengers tell how they were thrown to the ceiling during extreme turbulence that lasted for 20 MINUTES and left 14 injured Hillary Clinton is under investigation AGAIN for her handling of government emails and the former Secretary of State and her aides could have their security clearances revoked Is YOUR relationship heading for divorce? Husbands reveal the moment they decided to end their marriage in heart-breaking confessions Sex tape of deeply religious married father of two and his assistant at Southern University is leaked onto a popular porn website after it was 'stolen by hackers' Uber founder and CEO Travis Kalanick RESIGNS citing 'difficulties in his personal life' just days after going on indefinite leave in wake of company's sexual harassment scandal Weeds star Mary-Louise Parker's nanny, 33, arrested in Brooklyn after withdrawing 'more than $3,000 ... (more)

Marco Rubio's awkward 'hug' with Ivanka Trump looks worse than it sounds

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 14:46:30 GMT

Not since the Florida Republican took a water break during his State of the Union response has he looked so stilted. Marco Rubio's awkward 'hug' with Ivanka Trump looks worse than it sounds Not since the Florida Republican took a water break during his State of the Union response has he looked so stilted.

Republican convicted of assaulting reporter to join House

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 10:25:01 GMT

Montana Republican Greg Gianforte is set to be sworn in as the newest member of Congress, a month after he body slammed a reporter who asked him a question about the GOP health care bill. Gianforte, a wealthy former software executive, has called for civility in politics following his conviction for assaulting a reporter the day before winning a special congressional election.

Bar patrons keep drinking during armed robbery

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 06:23:03 GMT

Heartbreaking final photos of American student Otto Warmbier laughing and joking in North Korea before being jailed and 'brutalized' into fatal coma for 'stealing' propaganda poster Republican Karen Handel WINS Georgia special election: GOP candidate deals massive blow to Democrats by beating Jon Ossoff in most expensive House race ever Republicans WIN in South Carolina: GOP scores first victory on special election night as voters choose candidate who aligned with Trump to fill seat vacated by Mick Mulvaney Coroner grants request from Otto Warmbier's family NOT to perform autopsy on the student who died after being held captive in North Korea for 17 months Your health may be written in the stars: The month you were born affects which diseases you are likely to get 'If he has the guts to smoke marijuana in front of his daughter, what does he care about me?' Police interview transcripts ... (more)

The Latest: Republican wins House seat vacated by Mulvaney

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 02:19:53 GMT

In this May 25, 2017 file photo, Budget Director Mick Mulvaney speaks during a meeting in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington. Voters in South Carolina's 5th Congressional District choose , Tuesday, June 20, 2017, between a Republican, Ralph Norman, backing the Trump administration and a Democrat, Archie Parnell, who claims to be best aligned with district voters to replace Mulvaney.

Back to Iowa, Trump faces some disgruntled independents

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 23:59:39 GMT

Iowa independents who helped Donald Trump win the presidency see last year's tough-talking candidate as a thin-skinned chief executive and wish he'd show more grace. Unaffiliated voters make up the largest percentage of the electorate in the Midwest state that backed Trump in 2016, after lifting Democrat Barack Obama to the White House in party caucuses and two straight elections.

A look at Illinois' budget mess as lawmakers head to Capitol

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 19:35:15 GMT

Already holding the title for longest state budget stalemate, Illinois is poised to enter a third year without a spending plan as the feud between Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and Democrats controlling the Legislature drags on. Lawmakers blew past a budget deadline last month, triggering a requirement that any new budget vote be by three-fifths instead of a majority.

Plane crashes extinguish forest fire in Portugal 64 dead

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 19:35:14 GMT

Seven dead sailors 'were trapped ALIVE inside flooding USS Fitzgerald after their comrades were forced to shut them in to stop the destroyer from sinking' following collision with cargo ship 'Kim Jong-Un murdered Otto Warmbier': Furious John McCain says North Korea killed American student who was put into a fatal coma while imprisoned for stealing a poster BREAKING: Warner Bros.

Georgia voters streaming to the polls in pricy Congress race

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 19:35:13 GMT

The race between Handel and Democrat Jon Ossoff is se... . Jon Ossoff, Democratic candidate for Georgia's 6th congressional district talks to supporters during a stop at a campaign office in Chamblee, Ga., Monday, June 19, 2017.

NORC poll: Few favor Trump move to ditch Paris accord

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 14:54:34 GMT

A new poll finds that less than a third o... . FILE - In this June 1, 2017 file photo, President Donald Trump shakes hands with EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt after speaking about the U.S. role in the Paris climate change accord in the Rose Garden of the White House ... WASHINGTON - Less than one-third of Americans support President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris climate accord, a new poll shows, and just 18 percent of respondents agree with his claim that pulling out of the international agreement to reduce carbon emissions will help the U.S. economy.

Brazilian street vendor shot dead by police

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 10:30:12 GMT

Incredible moment pair of frantic adult elephants work together to save a calf from drowning after it slips into pool at zoo enclosure I was bullied into sexually assaulting her with water bottle: Third Vanderbilt football player on trial for gang rape of unconscious neuroscience major, 21, claims he acted under duress and should be found not guilty Former decorated Navy SEAL and CIA special agent is arrested for 'being part of a DRUG RING smuggling marijuana from Colombia' Sean Spicer gets a 'PROMOTION': Press secretary to spend less time giving daily briefings as he takes a more senior communications role in Trump's White House Tiger Woods stops short of saying he is in rehab as he reveals he is 'receiving professional help to manage my medications and the ways that I deal with back pain and sleep disorder' 'Get ready motherf***ers': New recording reveals final words 'mentally ... (more)

Dems say they'll slow Senate work over secretive care bill

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 06:28:27 GMT

Democrats plan to slow the Senate's work, force votes and make late-night speeches in an effort to focus attention on how Republicans are crafting legislation revamping the nation's health care system behind closed doors, a senior Democratic aide said Monday. The effort comes with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., hoping to weave together a bill dismantling much of former President Barack Obama's health care law so the Senate can vote on it before leaving for its July 4 recess.