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White House: Nomination of Alabama Lawyer Brett Talley 'Will Not Be Moving Forward'

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 12:16:18 -0500

Brett Talley had been rated "unanimously unqualified" by the American Bar Association in part because he had not tried a case or argued a motion in federal court.



White House Aide Omarosa Manigault Resigning

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 12:07:00 -0500

The former Apprentice contestant is stepping down effective January 20, 2018, the White House said.



Minnesota Lt. Gov. Tina Smith Will Replace Al Franken In U.S. Senate

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 11:23:00 -0500

Smith's appointed term will run through January 2019. She will also be running in a special election next year to serve out the remainder of Franken's term, which ends in 2020.



Abbas Says U.S. Shouldn't Lead Mideast Peace Process, Citing Jerusalem Policy

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 11:15:00 -0500

An emergency session of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation was dominated by talk of the Trump administration's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.



Rock Hall To Induct Nina Simone, Bon Jovi, The Cars, Dire Straits And Moody Blues

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 09:36:00 -0500

From a field of 19 strong contenders, the Cleveland-based institution has named its newest entrants.



Our 10 Most Popular Global Health And Development Stories Of 2017

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 09:35:00 -0500

From the 455 global health and development stories we posted on our blog in 2017, here are the top 10, ranked by pageviews.



Top Stories: Deputy A.G. To Visit Congress; Progress On Calif. Fires

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 08:44:55 -0500

Also: A U.S. Marine helicopter in Japan loses its windshield over a school, injuring a boy; the lead singer of the Smithereens dies; and odd headlines from 2017 include "covfefe".



Smithereens Lead Singer Pat DiNizio Dies At Age 62

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 08:00:00 -0500

Pat DiNizio, a singer and songwriter who made popular rock songs as the leader of The Smithereens, died on Tuesday, his fellow band members say.



U.S. Marine Helicopter In Okinawa Loses Windshield Over School

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 06:42:00 -0500

A 10-year-old boy was slightly injured when the object landed. It is the latest incident in the Japanese prefecture that have emboldened calls from locals to close down U.S. military bases there.



More College Presidents Join The Millionaires' Club

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 06:26:05 -0500

Sixty-six university presidents took home more than $1 million in 2015, according to a new analysis by The Chronicle of Higher Education.



Tillerson's North Korean Overture Highlights His Credibility Problem

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 06:23:00 -0500

The secretary of state says the U.S. would be willing to engage North Korea "without preconditions." But he has signaled support for talks before, only to be publicly rebuked by the president.



California's Thomas Fire 25 Percent Contained

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 05:38:00 -0500

The wildfire has burned through 236,000 acres and destroyed more than 700 homes.



Down Syndrome Families Divided Over Abortion Ban

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 05:03:00 -0500

An Ohio bill would ban abortions after a Down syndrome diagnosis. It has become a divisive issue in the community, much like it is everywhere else.



Showstopping Holiday Desserts For Home Cooks Of All Skill Levels

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 05:02:00 -0500

Want to take your homemade treats to the next level? We've got three recipes to put warmth, color and a little wow on your holiday table from chef Yotam Ottolenghi.



In Reaction To Trump, Democratic Candidates Surge In Deep-Red Texas

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 05:00:35 -0500

For the first time in 25 years, Democrats are running in all of Texas' 36 congressional districts. But that doesn't mean they can win in the Republican state.