Confessed Murderer Goes Free In San Francisco

Or just CLICK THIS LINK to start shopping for anything. Don't worry - anything you buy through it will pay Daily Pundit a commission! Thanks! SAN FRANCISCO - Jurors Thursday afternoon acquitted the illegal immigrant accused of killing Kate Steinle as she walked with her father on a crowded San Francisco pier of all charges except for felony possession of a firearm.

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Or just CLICK THIS LINK to start shopping for anything. Don't worry - anything you buy through it will pay Daily Pundit a commission! Thanks! TAX REFORM WILL DIE IN THE SENATE There's no way the McCain-Collins-Corker-Flake Axis of Obnoxious is going to allow Trump his long-sought victory.

The Latest: FBI offers reward for solving agent’s death

The Latest on the Nov. 18 death of a U.S. Border Patrol agent in West Texas : The FBI has announced that it is offering a $45,000 reward for information leading to solving the mystery surrounding the death of a U.S. Border Patrol agent in West Texas. An FBI statement issued Thursday announced a new digital billboard campaign to promote the reward for answers to questions surrounding the death of Border Patrol agent Rogelio Martinez, He was found dead and another agent was found injured in a culvert on Interstate 10 near Van Horn, about 110 miles southeast of El Paso.

Dow Jones industrials breach 24,000 in broad market rally

Investors are exuberant and for good reason: the global economy is strong, corporate earnings are solid, Washington appears closer to delivering lower taxes on corporations and is signaling less restrictive oversight of the financial sector. Thanks to that enthusiasm, Wall Street finished November with a broad rally that gave the Dow Jones industrial average its biggest gain since March and pushed it past the 24,000 mark for the first time.

Undocumented immigrant acquitted in Kate Steinle death

A jury on Thursday found an undocumented immigrant not guilty in the July 2015 death of Kate Steinle, a decision that reignited the debate over immigration policy. Jose Ines Garcia Zarate, 45, was acquitted of murder and involuntary manslaughter charges, as well as assault with a deadly weapon.

Kansas plan for new prison draws criticism from lawmakers

Damon Hininger, the president and CEO of private prison company CoreCivic Inc., follows a Kansas legislative committee discussion of a state Department of Corrections plan to build a new prison, Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017, at the Statehouse in Topeka, Kan. The department plans to have CoreCivic build the prison and lease it to the state for 20 years.

One in ten girls were referred to mental health services

Illegal immigrant who has been deported five times is found NOT GUILTY of murdering woman, 32, on San Francisco pier in slaying that became rallying cry for Trump's stance on sanctuary cities New York model, 26, searching for work in Jamaica is found dead with her throat slashed on a road near Montego Bay Mooch out the dog house: Scaramucci's wife drops divorce petition four months after she kicked him out while she was eight months pregnant Matt Lauer wants $30MILLION pay-off from NBC: Disgraced TV host meets his lawyer as he fights for cash after he was fired for litany of sexual harassment 'Everybody knew': Meredith Vieira confronted Matt Lauer about 'bag of sex toys' she found in his office while reports emerge that NBC anchors knew of host's sexual misconduct 'There are rapists in this building': Nancy Pelosi's daughter Christine makes bold remarks at California Capitol and says ... (more)

USDA rolls back Obama-era school lunch requirements

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has followed through on Secretary Sonny Perdue's proclamation earier this year to loosen regulations on school lunches put in place during the administration of President Barack Obama. The Agency published an interim rule in the Federal Register on Thursday that allows schools to offer one percent flavored milk to students, opt out of offering whole-grain products, and freeze sodium levels instead of further reducing them.

Why the middle-aged get the worst night’s sleep

Illegal immigrant who has been deported five times is found NOT GUILTY of murdering woman, 32, on San Francisco pier in slaying that became rallying cry for Trump's stance on sanctuary cities New York model, 26, searching for work in Jamaica is found dead with her throat slashed on a road near Montego Bay Mooch out the dog house: Scaramucci's wife drops divorce petition four months after she kicked him out while she was eight months pregnant Matt Lauer wants $30MILLION pay-off from NBC: Disgraced TV host meets his lawyer as he fights for cash after he was fired for litany of sexual harassment 'Everybody knew': Meredith Vieira confronted Matt Lauer about 'bag of sex toys' she found in his office while reports emerge that NBC anchors knew of host's sexual misconduct 'There are rapists in this building': Nancy Pelosi's daughter Christine makes bold remarks at California Capitol and says ... (more)

Trump Reportedly Urged Top GOP Lawmakers To End Russia Probe

The New York Times alleges that according to several lawmakers and aides, Trump urged top Republicans in the Senate to wrap up its probe into possible collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign, something which has dogged his presidency. Senator Richard Burr , the chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, confirmed that the president was "eager" to see the end of his investigation.

For California attorney general, suing Trump again and again is a team sport

For a man who has alternatively been called the face, the leader, and the speartip of the progressive "resistance" to the Trump administration, Xavier Becerra seems comfortable working outside the spotlight. When Gov. Jerry Brown tapped Becerra to replace U.S. Senate-bound Kamala Harris as California's attorney general, the 59-year-old congressman came with more than two decades of experience cutting deals and building coalitions as a high-ranking, but little-known representative.

Texas sheriff says it’s unlikely border agents were attacked

A Texas sheriff who was among the first people to reach two badly injured U.S. Border Patrol agents said he thinks they may have been sideswiped accidentally by a tractor-trailer, not attacked, as President Donald Trump and some others have suggested. The injured agents were found the night of Nov. 18 along a culvert next to Interstate 10 near Van Horn, which is about 110 miles southeast of El Paso and about 30 miles from the border with Mexico.

Trump invited to deliver State of the Union address

Washington, Dec 1 - US House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan said he has formally invited President Donald Trump to deliver his first State of the Union address on January 30, 2018. I'm formally inviting President Trump to address a joint session of Congress on Tuesday, January 30, to report on the state of the union, Ryan told reporters on Thursday, Xinhua news agency reported.

GOP pressing plan to avert government shutdown on Dec. 8

An attorney for U.S. Rep. John Conyers says the 88-year-old lawmaker will fight allegations of sexual harassment involving former female staff members. An attorney for U.S. Rep. John Conyers says the 88-year-old lawmaker will fight allegations of sexual harassment involving former female staff members.

The Latest: Tillerson here, working, Trump spokeswoman says

The Washington Post says it won't distribute any more columns by Garrison Keillor because he didn't reveal he was under investigation in his most recent effort. The Washington Post says it won't distribute any more columns by Garrison Keillor because he didn't reveal he was under investigation in his most recent effort.

GOP tax bill gains support; Senate leaders work on holdouts

An attorney for U.S. Rep. John Conyers says the 88-year-old lawmaker will fight allegations of sexual harassment involving former female staff members. Maryland officials say 26 people have been indicted after an investigation into gang activity in the state's prisons, including correctional officer called a high-ranking gang member.

HBO cuts ties with Russell Simmons amid second allegation

Simmons announced on Nov. 30, 2017, he would be ... An attorney for U.S. Rep. John Conyers says the 88-year-old lawmaker will fight allegations of sexual harassment involving former female staff members. An attorney for U.S. Rep. John Conyers says the 88-year-old lawmaker will fight allegations of sexual harassment involving former female staff members.

U.S. stocks gain on tax outlook as treasuries drop

Santa Claus visited the trading floor of the New York Stock Exchange, in Nov. 2015, before the opening bell. Stocks have already exceeded most expectations in 2017, and it looks like Santa Claus will drop by to give investors another gift before the year comes to a close.

Sen. John McCain says he’ll vote for Senate GOP tax plan

Interrogators Blast Trump's 'Clueless' CIA Pick Tom Cotton The Central Intelligence Agency is set to receive an advocate of waterboarding, sweeping surveillance powers, jailing journalists, and conflict with Iran as its next director. - A combat veteran and first-term Arkansas GOP senator The Rex situation is simple - Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has been politically dead for months; the only question is when they're going to hold his funeral.

Trump Plays Musical Chairs in the Cabinet Room

White House Envisions Tillerson Ouster From State Dept., to Be Replaced by Pompeo, Within Weeks - WASHINGTON - The White House has developed a plan to force out Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson, whose relationship with President Trump has been strained, and replace him with Mike Pompeo Army veteran says Franken groped her during USO tour in 2003 - STORY HIGHLIGHTS - An Army veteran says Sen. Al Franken groped her in December 2003, telling CNN that while she was deployed in Kuwait, the Minnesota Democrat cupped her breast during a photo op.

Trump to cut Bears Ears National Monument by 85 percent, Grand…

White House Envisions Tillerson Ouster From State Dept., to Be Replaced by Pompeo, Within Weeks - WASHINGTON - The White House has developed a plan to force out Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson, whose relationship with President Trump has been strained, and replace him with Mike Pompeo Army veteran says Franken groped her during USO tour in 2003 - STORY HIGHLIGHTS - An Army veteran says Sen. Al Franken groped her in December 2003, telling CNN that while she was deployed in Kuwait, the Minnesota Democrat cupped her breast during a photo op.

Prosecutors recommend no more jail time for ex-congressman

Federal prosecutors are recommending that a former Louisiana congressman serve no more jail time now that many of the convictions against him have been overturned. William Jefferson, 70, a Democrat who represented parts of New Orleans, has served more than five years of a 13-year sentence after being convicted on bribery charges.

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House Speaker Paul Ryan on Thursday formally invited Trump to address a joint session of Congress at the end of January. Trump addressed Congress last February, a month after taking office.

Politics and tears: For Trudeau, it works

A couple of days ago, he delivered a heartfelt apology to members of the LGBTQ community for the decades-long persecution of sexual minorities by their own government. During his 20-minute speech, he took out Kleenex to dab away his tears.

The Latest: Fellow Michigan Democrat says Conyers must quit

In this photo provided by Dennis Lennox, Democratic Rep. John Conyers, the longest serving member of the House, is seen on a plane to Detroit on Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017. Conyers missed two roll call votes in the House Tuesday night and was photographed by a passenger boarding a Delta Airlines flight to Detroit.

Correction: Congress-Sexual Misconduct-Conyers story

House Speaker Paul Ryan says sexual harassment shouldn't exist anywhere, "let alone in the United States Congress" - and he says it won't be tolerated. Calls for Michigan Rep. John Conyers to resign are growing after a former staffer said the longest-serving member of the House made unwanted sexual advances, including partially undressing in front of her and inappropriate touching.

US Rep. Conyers in hospital as ex-aide describes harassment

Calls for Michigan Rep. John Conyers to resign are growing after a former staffer said the longest-serving member of the House made unwanted sexual advances, including partially undressing in front of her and inappropriate touching. House Speaker Paul Ryan says sexual harassment shouldn't exist anywhere, "let alone in the United States Congress" - and he says it won't be tolerated.

NYT Reports More White House Shakeups Ahead

The White House has developed a plan to force out Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson, whose relationship with President Trump has been strained, and replace him with Mike Pompeo, the C.I.A. director, within the next several weeks, senior administration officials said on Thursday. Mr. Pompeo would be replaced at the C.I.A. by Senator Tom Cotton, a Republican from Arkansas who has been a key ally of the president on national security matters.

White House has plan to replace top diplomat with CIA chief

The White House has developed a plan to oust Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, who has had an increasingly tense relationship with President Donald Trump, and replace him with CIA director Mike Pompeo within weeks, senior administration officials said on Thursday. Under the plan, Republican Senator Tom Cotton would be tapped to replace Pompeo at the Central Intelligence Agency, the New York Times reported, citing senior officials.

The Latest: McCain says he’ll support GOP tax overhaul bill

A lawsuit alleges that author Emma Cline plagiarized parts of her bestselling novel "The Girls" from an ex-boyfriend by spying on his email and other accounts. A lawsuit alleges that author Emma Cline plagiarized parts of her bestselling novel "The Girls" from an ex-boyfriend by spying on his email and other accounts.

Senate GOP presses ahead on tax bill; McCain backs measure

Senate Armed Services Chairman John McCain, R-Ariz., arrives for votes on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday evening, Nov. 27, 2017. President Donald Trump and Senate Republicans are scrambling to change a Republican tax bill in an effort to win over holdout GOP senators and pass a tax package by the end of the year.

The Latest: Political consultant says Conyers in hospital

In this photo provided by Dennis Lennox, Democratic Rep. John Conyers, the longest serving member of the House, is seen on a plane to Detroit on Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017. Conyers missed two roll call votes in the House Tuesday night and was photographed by a passenger boarding a Delta Airlines flight to Detroit.

Jessica Simpson sparks backlash after posting photo

Matt Lauer apologizes and admits there is 'enough truth' to bombshell allegations while GMA takes aim at morning show rival by reporting NBC execs knew about host's sexual misconduct, calling it an 'open secret' EXCLUSIVE: 'No one wanted Megyn here, she was forced upon us and today reinforced why she will NEVER be part of the Today family.'

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The white working class played a key role in Donald Trump's election and in the election of Republican majorities to the House and Senate, and yet has been all but ignored in the on-going tax-reform debate. With the House bill already passed, and a vote on the Senate bill just around the corner, the window for their voice to be heard is quickly closing.

Coronation Street Spoiler Alert: Heartache for Billy

Matt Lauer apologizes and admits there is 'enough truth' to bombshell allegations while GMA takes aim at morning show rival by reporting NBC execs knew about host's sexual misconduct, calling it an 'open secret' EXCLUSIVE: 'No one wanted Megyn here, she was forced upon us and today reinforced why she will NEVER be part of the Today family.'

NYT report: White House planning Tillerson’s exita

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson speaks to the media about North Korea during White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee's daily press briefing at the White House on November 20, 2017 in Washington, DC. The White House has a plan ready to oust Secretary of State Rex Tillerson from the State Department, the New York Times reported Thursday.

Man creates fundraiser for McDonald’s employee

A Florida man who lived in Seminole Heights for 11 years has created a fundraiser for the McDonald's employee who alerted police to the suspected killer after Crime Stoppers of Tampa Bay announced she is not eligible for the $5,000 reward that led to the Seminole Heights killer. "As you can imagine, I am overwhelmed and surprised by yesterday's events and I understand why many are interested in speaking with me.

Britain PM courts key Arab ally, amid Trump anti-Muslim row

M... The ALS Association says a man credited as one of the co-founders of the viral "Ice Bucket Challenge" challenge that swept social media in 2014 has died after a years-long battle with the condition also known as... The ALS Association says a man credited as one of the co-founders of the viral "Ice Bucket Challenge" challenge that swept social media in 2014 has died after a years-long battle with the condition also known as Lou Gerhig's disease. A woman who alleged she was fired because she rejected Congressman John Conyers' sexual advances tells NBC's "Today" show that the longest-serving member of the U.S. House subjected her to years of sexual harassment.

Venezuela arrests 2 top oil officials in corruption probe

The ALS Association says a man credited as one of the co-founders of the viral "Ice Bucket Challenge" challenge that swept social media in 2014 has died after a years-long battle with the condition also known as... The ALS Association says a man credited as one of the co-founders of the viral "Ice Bucket Challenge" challenge that swept social media in 2014 has died after a years-long battle with the condition also known as Lou Gerhig's disease. A woman who alleged she was fired because she rejected Congressman John Conyers' sexual advances tells NBC's "Today" show that the longest-serving member of the U.S. House subjected her to years of sexual harassment.

Students would get loan info under bill OKa d in Michigan

Michigan universities and colleges would be required to give students information about their federal loans each year under a bill advancing in the Legislature. Supporters say there is evidence from other states that providing students with more information about their debt leads to better financial planning.

Garrison Keillor off the air after misconduct allegations

Garrison Keillor, whose stories of small-town characters entertained legions of public radio listeners for 40 years on "A Prairie Home Companion," became another celebrity felled by allegations of workplace misconduct when Minnesota Public Radio terminated his contracts. The homegrown humorist told The Associated Press Wednesday he was fired over "a story that I think is more interesting and more complicated than the version MPR heard."

Lantern Theater Company Announces Events With Legal And Art Scholars…

As part of its ongoing In Conversation Series of fascinating discussions with theater artists and special guests, Lantern Theater Company will host three noted experts for conversations that explore the themes of the Lantern's world premiere production of The Craftsman by Bruce Graham . The conversations immediately follow 2:00 p.m. matinee performances on Saturday, Dec. 2 , Sunday, Dec. 3 , and Saturday, Dec. 9 and are free to the general public with ticket purchase.

Law enforcement fights concealed-carry gun bill

As lawmakers in the House advanced out of committee a bill Wednesday that would ease interstate travel for gun owners with permitted concealed weapons, a group of law enforcement leaders gathered with congressmen from both parties to slam the legislation as something that would "jeopardize public safety across America." "Police officers think this is a terrible idea," said Manhattan's district attorney, Cy Vance.

It is four years to the day since Yeovil Town beat Watford 3-0 at…

It is four years to the day since Yeovil Town beat Watford 3-0 at Vicarage Road - but what's happened since? The Glovers pulled off a remarkable win at Vicarage Road in their one and only season in the Sky Bet Championship It was four years ago today that Yeovil Town recorded one of the greatest victories in their history. In their one and only year to date in the Sky Bet Championship, the Glovers beat playoff-chasing Watford 3-0 at Vicarage Road to give their survival hopes a significant boost.

Air Force relieves commander of Thunderbirds

The commander of the U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron, famously known as the Thunderbirds, was relieved last week after the Air Force determined it had "lost confidence" in his leadership style. The Thunderbirds, based at Nellis Air Force Base in Las Vegas, are the Air Force's flying aerobatic team.

Trump lashes out at wrong Theresa May on Twitter

A key House committee is moving forward on a Republican bill to expand gun owners' rights, the first gun legislation since mass shootings in Las Vegas and Texas killed more than 80 people. An attorney for U.S. Rep. John Conyers says the 88-year-old lawmaker will fight allegations of sexual harassment involving former female staff members.

John Podesta on Donald Trump in 2016: a You werena t sure what you were going to geta

In this Nov. 9, 2016, file photo, John Podesta announces that Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton will not be making an appearance at what was supposed to be her presidential victory party at the Jacob Javits Center in New York. The chairman of Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign, chief of staff to President Bill Clinton, veteran of Capital Hill and former chair of the think tank Center for American Progress was the target of three phishing emails in March 2016 at his campaign address and four from March to April 2016 at his Gmail address.

Senate tax trigger is said to allow $350B increase

Senate Republicans are discussing adding provisions to their tax bill that could trigger up to $350 billion in automatic tax increases over 10 years beginning in 2022, according to two people briefed by congressional staff members on the plan. A third person familiar with the emerging proposal confirmed the details.

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The other day President Trump referred jokingly, yet again, to Senator Elizabeth Warren as "Pocahontas", and as a result is even more totally racey-racey-racist than he was the week before. If youA re finding this all a bit hard to follow, relax: If a white grade-school teacher pretends to be black, thatA s totally racist and you should denounce him as such immediately; But if a white professor pretends to be Harvard Law SchoolA s "first woman of color" and you point it out, then youA re the racist.

Pope arrives in Bangladesh in shadow of Rohingya crisis

Pope Francis landed in Bangladesh on Thursday after a diplomatically sensitive trip to mainly Buddhist Myanmar, where he made no direct reference to the plight of Rohingya Muslims who have fled to Bangladesh in their hundreds of thousands. Pope Francis walks with Bangladesh's President Abdul Hamid after arriving at the airport in Dhaka, Bangladesh November 30, 2017.

The #MeToo Moment

As the sexual misconduct scandals continue to unfold, our new gender editor, Jessica Bennett, will provide updates, analysis and reflections on the coverage and conversation in a new newsletter. Sign up here to keep up with this watershed cultural moment, and tell us what you think at nytgender@nytimes.com .

Moore seeks to steer Alabama Senate race to social issues

Republican Roy Moore, his Senate bid stung by allegations of sexual misconduct, is seeking to steer the Alabama race to hot-button social issues highlighted by his opposition to abortion. Newly back on the campaign trail since the uproar the accusations caused, Moore has used campaign stops to rally his evangelical base on social issues, including abortion, juxtaposing his desire to one day outlaw abortion altogether against Democratic rival Doug Jones' support of abortion rights.

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The DoD was slow to use the cloud in the past, but it is now seeking innovative ways to bolster defense systems using AI, AR, Big Data and more. After cautiously approaching cloud computing in recent years due to serious concerns about security, the U.S. Department of Defense is now increasing its cloud spending and is planning to incorporate artificial intelligence, big data, machine learning and augmented reality into the nation's defense systems.

Musk Parks His Tesla In Orbit

The Santa Monica Airport, which the city has long tried to shut down while the aviation community has rallied to keep it open, will close... My friend was flying his Mooney 201 around the world. Needless to say, it was way over gross weight, flying with ferry tanks under a... Eight general aviation advocacy groups signed onto a letter this week protesting a bill now in the House that would put a cap on payments... It's the time of year when many are planning a flight to their favorite winter resort.

Pipistrel Partners With Chinese Mega Project

The Santa Monica Airport, which the city has long tried to shut down while the aviation community has rallied to keep it open, will close... My friend was flying his Mooney 201 around the world. Needless to say, it was way over gross weight, flying with ferry tanks under a... Eight general aviation advocacy groups signed onto a letter this week protesting a bill now in the House that would put a cap on payments... It's the time of year when many are planning a flight to their favorite winter resort.

CONN Jr., Romie S.

CONN, Jr., Romie S. Age 68, formerly of Vandalia, passed away Nov. 23, 2017 at his home in Heath, Ohio. Romie was born December 20, 1948 in Dayton to Romie S. Conn, Sr. and Virgie Conn.

Justice Dept. rebuts suggestions top career prosecutor forced out

The Justice Department is breaking its silence on the circumstances surrounding the impending departure of one of its top career prosecutors after a month of speculation about whether he was forced out for political purposes, according to a letter obtained by CNN. Last month Dana Boente, the current US Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia and acting head of the national security division at the Justice Department, announced his plans to step down, upon Senate confirmation of his successors.

Trump health pick parries questions on drug cost, health law

Calling it the opportunity of his lifetime, President Donald Trump's pick for health secretary pledged Wednesday to help lower drug prices and said he'd carry out the Obama-era health law his boss has been unable to erase. Alex Azar's assurances to the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions committee were met with doubt by lawmakers of both parties, especially Democrats concerned about his ties to the pharmaceutical industry.

You Do Uterus: Female leadership key to institutional change


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Earlier this week, I was thrilled to publish a letter to the editor from UCLA's undergraduate student government president about female leadership and the representation of women. It's a topic that's not only close to my heart, but also of profound relevance as report after report surfaces of men in positions of power - in Hollywood, on Capitol Hill, everywhere - abusing their power to sexually exploit those who lack the resources to fight back.

HHS nominee testifies on govt.’s role in lowering drug costs

NBC News said Wednesday that it fired Matt Lauer over "inappropriate sexual behavior," making the "Today" show star the latest high-profile man to become embroiled in... A final possession played to the favor of the Penmen, who once again came through with a timely defensive stand to down the Hawks 86-85 at Stoutenburgh Gymnasium.

Vatican defends Pope’s avoidance of word Rohingya on historic Myanmar visit

The Vatican is pushing back against criticism aimed at Pope Francis for not speaking out against Myanmar's treatment of the Rohingya Muslims during his historic visit to the southeast Asian country. Foreign diplomats, including US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, have called what Myanmar's military is doing to the Rohingya ethnic cleansing, a charge that its leadership and the country's defacto ruler Aung San Suu Kyi deny.

Trump seeks big win as GOP tax measure gains steam

Starved of a significant legislative win for 10 long months since President Donald Trump took office, GOP senators are within touching distance of passing the most sweeping reform of the tax code for 30 years. A final vote on passing the bill, a version of which has already trekked through the House, is expected late on Thursday or Friday -- if the fragile Republican coalition can hold together despite last-minute anxiety over the final shape of the legislation and its long-term political and economic implications.

Trump stokes anti-Muslim sentiment; censured in US, abroad

Stoking the same anti-Islam sentiments he fanned on the campaign trail, President Donald Trump on Wednesday retweeted a string of inflammatory videos from a fringe British political group purporting to show violence being committed by Muslims. The tweets drew a sharp condemnation from British Prime Minister Theresa May's office, which said it was "wrong for the president to have done this."

Jewish activist No. 2 in Maryland governor run

A top former Jewish community official has joined the ticket of a one-time president of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, in the latter's bid for Maryland governor. Susan Turnbull, who chaired the Jewish Council for Public Affairs from 2014 to 2016, would become lieutenant governor should Ben Jealous be elected.

U.S. military says no civilians killed in August Somalia raid


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The U.S. military did not kill any civilians when it accompanied Somali forces on a deadly raid in August, U.S. Africa command said late on Wednesday, the first public statement on the findings from an investigation into the raid. The two-paragraph statement referred to a joint raid by U.S. and Somali troops on the village of Bariire.

House OKs anti-harassment training

Pressured to respond to burgeoning sexual misconduct allegations, the House easily approved a bipartisan measure Wednesday requiring annual anti-harassment training for lawmakers and aides after a debate that rang with lawmakers' own accounts of such episodes.

Will Trump/Flynn plot to Nuclearize Saudi Arabia spur Mideast Arms Race?

The Trump administration is holding talks on providing nuclear technology to Saudi Arabia - a move that critics say could upend decades of U.S. policy and lead to an arms race in the Middle East. The Saudi government wants nuclear power to free up more oil for export, but current and former American officials suspect the country's leaders also want to keep up with the enrichment capabilities of their rival, Iran.

Search for toddler Mariah Woods continues on Day 3 in North Carolina

As the investigation and search for the 3-year-old girl moved through its third day, Onslow County Sheriff Hans Miller and Federal Bureau of Investigation Senior Supervisor Agent Stanley Meador held their second press conference. "We're in our third day of our investigation and search for the little girl, and we want to find her and bring her home," Miller said.

Jobs ending for as many as 140 at CSRA emergency call center

Now as many as 140 temporary workers may be seeking new employment as an emergency call center in Bossier City scales back disaster aid operations. FEMA contracted with information technology company CSRA during Hurricane Harvey to staff and operate call centers directing emergency aid to storm survivors in Texas and Louisiana.

Ohio lawmakers want to expand broadband access to all

Efforts to ensure that every Ohio household has broadband internet access is getting serious attention at the Statehouse, including a bipartisan proposal to earmark $50 million to address a problem impacting rural areas. While 92 percent of Ohioans have access to high-speed internet, that still leaves about 300,000 rural households without decent connectivity, and pockets of unserved homes still exist even in more populated areas.

Political humorist identified as Roger Stone’s link to WikiLeaks: Sources

And he has repeatedly refused to answer, saying he had a "go-between" who did not wish to be named. On Tuesday, however, Randy Credico, a New York comedian and political activist who hosts his own radio show, tweeted a picture of a congressional subpoena compelling him to appear on Dec. 15 before the House Intelligence Committee investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election.

Trump stokes anti-Muslim sentiment; censured here and abroad

Stoking the same anti-Islam sentiments he fanned on the campaign trail, President Donald Trump on Wednesday retweeted a string of inflammatory videos from a fringe British political group purporting to show violence being committed by Muslims. The tweets drew a sharp condemnation from British Prime Minister Theresa May's office, which said it was "wrong for the president to have done this."

Donald Trump made sure the White House’s holiday card was not…

Making good on his campaign promises to embrace the phrase "Christmas," Donald Trump made sure that his first White House holiday card was not politically correct . Both Barack Obama and George W. Bush sent inclusive greeting cards that embraced holidays outside of Christmas , but Trump thinks the phrase "Happy Holidays" is too politically correct and instead sent out official White House cards that read, " Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

Unity ticket: DeWine to name Husted as running mate

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine is expected to name fellow GOP gubernatorial contender Jon Husted as his running mate at events Thursday. COLUMBUS - Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine is poised to name fellow GOP gubernatorial contender Jon Husted as his running mate at two events Thursday.

Rep. James Clyburn Compares John Conyers’ Accusers to Notorious…

During Wednesday morning House Democratic caucus, South Carolina Rep. James Clyburn compared the women who have accused John Conyers of sexual harassment to child murderer Susan Smith. Also at this morning's House Democratic caucus: James Clyburn compared Conyers' accusers to the child murderer Susan Smith, who initially claimed a black man had abducted her kids.

Deadline to file for added flood insurance dollars approaches at year’s end

State Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon and Federal Emergency Management Agency officials on Wednesday warned homeowners with flood insurance about the importance of a New Year Eve's deadline to seek additional money for uncompensated repair costs from the August 2016 floods. Known as a "proof of loss," the documentation typically comes after a homeowner's initial flood insurance claim and often outlines other post-flood repair costs not caught by insurance adjusters or that are in dispute.

Hard Drive Tied to Wasserman Schultz is Central To Imran Awan Case

OCTOBER 31: Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz speaks to reporters about Special Counsel Robert Mueller and the events that unfolded in Washington, DC after a press conference at the Broward Regional Health Planning Council about the Affordable Care Act on October 31, 2017 in Hollywood, Florida. Rep. Wasserman Shultz addressed the 2018 Open Enrollment period that begins tomorrow.

FBI, NASA, Missile Defense highlight work during ‘Redstone Update’

How much do you really know about Redstone Arsenal? What about the amount of money it generates for the local and state economy? Members of the public learned that and more Wednesday as officials outlined work underway to support soldiers and the rest of us with missile defense and revealed more on what the future holds for the installation. A crowd of hundreds at the Von Braun Center's North Hall was given a peek behind the curtain of Redstone Arsenal as the highest ranking military leaders and senior executives discussed its mission and global influence.

Why navy is more flattering than black this Christmas

Matt Lauer was fired so quickly 'because NBC intern he propositioned during Sochi Olympics had at least one explicit photo and lewd messages on her phone from shamed Today host' Dawn of a new Today: Exhausted-looking Savannah Guthrie, Al Roker and Hoda Kotb all smiles at the end of NBC's day of hell as they host Rockefeller Christmas Tree lighting WITHOUT Matt Lauer 'Karma is a b****': Joy Behar and Rose McGowan lead celebrities delighted to see Matt Lauer sacked from NBC - while Keith Olbermann accuses network of 'enabling' him Kathie Lee Gifford compares the Matt Lauer sexual misconduct allegations to finding out her husband cheated while Hoda Kotb calls for 'love' just hours before lurid details of claims against their Today colleague surfaced Natalie Morales champions 'courageous' Today staffer who has accused Matt Lauer of sexual misconduct and again denies she had an affair him ... (more)

Sex in America, Part 2

At least liberals are finally telling the truth about Bill Clinton -- and just 20 years after it mattered! Of course, considering it took the Democratic Party a century to discover that slavery was wrong, two decades is lightning speed for these moral paragons. While edging up to admitting that Bill Clinton maybe shouldn't have raped Juanita Broaddrick and flashed Paula Jones, liberals still can't own up to their utterly hypocritical defense of a president credibly accused of repeated sexual assaults and associated felonies.

Facing pressure, House OKs anti-harassment training

The House easily approved a bipartisan measure Wednesday requiring lawmakers and aides to take annual anti-harassment training as lawmakers faced heavy pressure to address burgeoning sexual misconduct allegations against members of Congress. Passage, by voice vote, came as Congress battled over Republican tax cuts and a potential government shutdown, even as lawmakers were forced to address accusations against some of their own.

Too Many Alabamans Think Doug Jones Is Unqualified

Steve M. makes an interesting point . After poking around a bit in the internals of the latest poll of the December 12th special election in Alabama, Steve notices that while 46 percent of respondents say that Republican Roy Moore is unqualified to serve in the Senate, forty percent of those surveyed say the same thing about Democrat Doug Jones.

Sessions: DOJ looking at ‘rational’ marijuana policy

Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Wednesday that the Justice Department is examining ways to work toward a "rational" marijuana policy, though he did not provide details, including whether the DOJ will crack down on states where the drug has been legalized. "We're looking very hard on that right now.

A top senator just introduced a slew of new names into the Senate’s Russia probe


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The Senate Judiciary Committee's top Democrat sent letters to several members of President Donald Trump's campaign team on Wednesday. Those entities had not previously been known to be of interest to the Judiciary Committee, which is also investigating whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russia to undermine Hillary Clinton's candidacy.

Trey Blocker takes on Sid Miller for Agriculture Commissioner

Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller has a challenger in the March 2, 2018 Republican primary, and the race could be one of the most interesting Republican battles next year. Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller has a challenger in the March 2, 2018 Republican primary, and the race could be one of the most interesting Republican battles next year.

The Latest: House OKs anti-harassment training bill

The House is scheduled to vote on adopting mandatory anti-sexual harassment training for all members and their staff. The vote comes amid a wave of alleg... Garrison Keillor, the former host of "A Prairie Home Companion," says he's been fired by Minnesota Public Radio over allegations of improper behavior.

Ap Photos: Associated Press editors pick best of 2017

2017 AP YEAR END PHOTOS - President-elect Donald Trump waits to step out onto the portico for his Presidential Inauguration at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, on Jan. 20, 2017. 2017 AP YEAR END PHOTOS - Donald Trump is sworn in as the 45th president of the United States by Chief Justice John Roberts, as Melania Trump and his family looks on during the 58th Presidential Inauguration at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, on Jan. 20, 2017.

Marco Rubio wants to make a huge change to the GOP tax bill – and Trump won’t like it


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The amendment would make the child tax credit more generous, but it would also cut the corporate tax rate to only 22% instead of the 20% proposed in the current tax bill. Republican Sens. Marco Rubio and Mike Lee on Wednesday announced an amendment to the GOP tax plan that would increase the tax breaks for families with children at the expense of corporations.

Top enlisted leaders deny lawmakers’ claim that the military is in a readiness crisis


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The military's top enlisted leaders on Monday denied the services are in readiness crisis despite warnings from members of Congress and a string of deadly, high-profile aviation and naval mishaps this year. "From my perspective, from a joint perspective, I don't think we're in crisis right now," said Army Command Sgt.

The GOP’s Deficit Trigger is a Self-Deceiving Budget Gimmick


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Securing the votes to pass a tax bill has always presented a dilemma for Republicans: On the one hand, they want to advertise the plan as a broad tax cut, and appeal to legislators who simply want to cut taxes and not worry about the budgetary effects. On the other hand, they want to avoid the appearance of raising the deficit too much in order to appease the party's deficit hawks.

House OKs anti-harassment training bill

The plan was approved on a voice vote which came as Congress continues to react to an outbreak of sexual harassment allegations against lawmakers. Debate included several accounts of misconduct that lawmakers said have occurred in Congress.

Donald Trump Jr. to speak to House panel in Russia probe

In this Oct. 5, 2017, file photo, Donald Trump Jr. speaks during a fundraiser for Faulkner University in Montgomery, Ala. President Donald Trump's son communicated with the Twitter account behind WikiLeaks, exchanging direct messages during the 2016 election about leaked emails from Democrat Hillary Clinton's campaign and other issues of interest to the group, according to a report from The Atlantic.

Steve Daines will vote ‘yes’ on tax bill’s first procedural vote

Daines previously had held out because, he said, the bill did not do enough to provide tax cuts to non-corporate businesses relative to big C corporations, which the bill would give a 20 percent tax rate. Montana's Steve Daines, one of only two announced "no" votes on the Senate Republican tax bill, said he would support the motion to proceed to the legislation, and said his criticisms about the bill's small business provisions had been addressed.

Rep. Joe Barton exchanged sexually suggestive Facebook messages with Texas woman: Report

Rep. Joe Barton, R-Texas, reportedly exchanged sexually charged Facebook messages with a woman from Texas in 2012 and 2013, revelations that come a week after Barton apologized for a nude photo of him that was posted on social media. Kelly Canon, of Arlington, Texas, shared the messages with the Fort Worth Star-Telegram and said the two had been talking for several years on Facebook Messenger.

Rockettes reveal secrets of the Christmas Spectacular

Male former aide to John Conyers says that 'Most of us have seen him in his underwear' and that it's not a 'big deal' after woman accuses the Rep. of partially stripping in his office Ice baths, a secret M&Ms stash and microphones hidden in their SHOES: Rockettes reveal what really goes on behind the scenes of their much-loved Christmas Spectacular One of the most iconic shows in New York City, the Rockettes' 84-year-old Christmas Spectacular, is right around the corner Astonishingly, the Rockettes do not actually hold each other during high kicks, but lightly brush the performers beside them with outstretched arms Their quickest costume change comes between the 'Parade of the Wooden Soldiers' and 'New York at Christmas', when the Rockettes have just 78 seconds The famous tapping sounds are not recorded, but there is a trick to make sure the audience hears them loud and clear One of the ... (more)

Republican bill would publicize sexual harassment claims and force repayment

A House Republican introduced legislation Wednesday that would make public all legislative branch settlement payments made in the past two decades and would force lawmakers and staff to repay harassment claims settled on their behalf. The bill, authored by Rep. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., would also prohibit future use of federal funds to pay harassment claims, which is now the practice.

Top tax economist says the GOP bill is ‘crazy and stupid’


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Martin Sullivan, an economist and longtime federal tax analyst, told Business Insider the GOP tax bill is "crazy" and "stupid." Sullivan said the rushed process Republicans are using to try to pass the bill wasteful and could hurt the legislation in the long-run.

Scottish university Professor at the centre of Trump ‘Russian dirt’ row resigns

AN academic accused of interfering in the US election by offering information about Russian "dirt" on Hillary Clinton to Donald Trump 's aides has resigned from his role with a Scottish university. Joseph Mifsud, who was a teaching fellow in the politics department at Stirling University , quit weeks after he was named as the mysterious professor in US court documents, placing him at the centre of an international scandal over Kremlin meddling in last year's presidential election campaign.

San Francisco residents win street back; foes cite ‘political connections’

Residents of a mansion-lined San Francisco cul-de-sac have reclaimed their street after city supervisors rescinded the sale at an auction ordered because the homeowners association failed to pay an annual property tax bill of about $14. The Board of Supervisors voted 7-4 at a hearing Tuesday night to cancel the $90,000 sale of the sidewalk, street, common areas and about 100 parking spaces.

UPDATE 2-U.S. high court justices raise privacy concerns in major cellphone case


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U.S. Supreme Court justices raised concerns on Wednesday about the ability of police to obtain information on the past locations of criminal suspects using cellphone data from wireless providers without a warrant in a major test of privacy rights in the digital age. Several of the nine justices across the ideological spectrum made comments indicating that the absence of a court-issued warrant is troubling.

Trump retweets videos purporting to show violence by Muslims

President Donald Trump retweeted a string of inflammatory videos Wednesday that purported to show violence being committed by Muslims, drawing quick condemnation from civil rights groups who said the president was fanning anti-Muslim sentiment just as he did during his presidential campaign. Trump retweeted videos from Jayda Fransen, deputy leader of the far-right organization Britain First , a fringe British group whose profile was elevated by Trump 's attention.

‘They Don’t Want Folks to Know What’s in It’: GOP Tries to Ram Through Tax Plan

With 2018 just around the corner, President Trump and Republican leaders in Congress are desperate to deliver their first major legislative victory to their base and donors: an overhaul of the U.S. tax code that they're pushing through the Senate this week. While the party's top brass is trying to portray a unified front, huge hurdles remain to getting many rank-and-file Republicans on board with the proposal that seems to be changing hourly.

Sochi investigator says Russian denials risk tougher penalty

Russian sports officials risk talking themselves into a tougher punishment for the country's Olympic team, according to the investigator who detailed an orchestrated doping program. Richard McLaren's work verifying allegations of systematic cheating by Russia at the 2014 Sochi Games has been vindicated this month by an International Olympic Committee panel that so far has found 22 winter sports athletes guilty.

Trump bump? Why California consumers are so confident

Despite all the partisan rancor about everything from economic policy to social norms to foreign relations, California shoppers are surprisingly upbeat on the economy one year after a presidential political shocker. Let's just say President Donald Trump wasn't the first choice of an overwhelming slice of California voters in November 2016.

UPDATE 1-Health secretary nominee Azar says drug pricing a top priority

Alex Azar, a former drug industry executive who Republicans have nominated to run the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, on Wednesday promised to lower drug prices that he said are too high, saying he would look at abuse of patent laws that delays generic competition. Azar, who worked at Eli Lilly & Co, said his top priorities would be drug pricing, affordable healthcare, Medicare innovation and the opioid crisis that has killed tens of thousands of Americans.

The Latest: Yellen enjoys warm reception as tenure nears end

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen, who has endured numerous contentious hearings before Congress, is enjoying a warmer atmosphere in what's likely her final testimony as Fed leader. Lawmakers from both parties are taking turns offering praise, congratulations and gratitude for her stewardship of the Fed for the past four years.

The first video retweeted by Mr Trump shows two young men fighting near a river bank

Dutch officials have issued a statement correcting one of the anti-Muslim tweets from Britain First deputy leader Jayda Fransen which US President Donald Trump shared with his 44 million followers on Twitter. The first video retweeted by Mr Trump shows two young men fighting near a river bank, above which Ms Fransen wrote, "VIDEO: Muslim migrant beats up Dutch boy on crutches!".

Rep. Conyers faces new charge of sexual misconduct

The former staffer, Deanna Maher, 77, said she decided to come forward with the allegations after Conyers, D-Mich., the longest-serving member of the House of Representatives and the ranking member of the House Judiciary Committee, agreed to step down from the committee as Congress looked into separate sexual misconduct claims against him. The House Ethics Committee announced this month that it will investigate allegations against him of sexual harassment and age discrimination involving his staff.

Price of bitcoin over $10,000 as rally gains pace

This year's Grammy nominations sent a clear message: The Recording Academy wants to see a black or Latino act have a better shot at winning in the major categories. This year's Grammy nominations sent a clear message: The Recording Academy wants to see a black or Latino act have a better shot at winning in the major categories.

World War I Warships Were Protected By This Cubist Camouflage

If you're stuck in traffic along the I-5 near San Diego International Airport, and your attention wanders from the brake lights in front of you, your eyes might land on a low-slung leviathan of a building, a third of a mile long, resembling the upper deck of a buried cruise ship peeking above ground. Keep your gaze there long enough, and you will notice that the geometric black-and-white pattern on the northeast side of the structure keeps changing.

Democrats skip Trump meeting, raising risk of government shutdown

Democratic leaders in Congress skipped a meeting with President Donald Trump on Tuesday that was to have focused on the budget, raising the risk of a government shutdown next month with both sides far apart on the terms of an agreement. After Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi informed Trump they would not attend the meeting at the White House, the president and Republican congressional leaders went ahead with the talks without them.

Three Candidates In The Race Against Cong. Collins Hear Them Here

Tom Casey, a retired wastewater plant engineer announced his candidacy for Congress Tuesday evening, joining Erie County Asst. Dist Attorney Sean Bunny and Nicholas Stankevich of Monroe County in a crowded field that could get even larger before someone is selected by Democrats to challenge incumbent Republican Chris Collins in the 27th district.

Mississippi woman seeks parental rights in same-sex divorce

Chris Strickland recalls the painful months without contact to her now six-year-old son, after she and her wife divorced, Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017, in Pearl, Miss. Strickland, whose wife had a son through in-vitro fertilization and later divorced, is arguing before the Mississippi Supreme Court, that a lower court should be overruled and she should have legal status as a legal parent.

How a giant agriculture merger could price Texas farmers out of their jobs

Two of the world's largest agricultural firms plan to merge, and some Texas farmers fear the move will diminish competition in an already shrinking market and cause prices for seeds and other essential products to spike. German conglomerate Bayer, a global distributer of seeds best known for its pharmaceuticals like aspirin, hopes to buy Missouri-based agricultural firm Monsanto, which sells agricultural chemicals.

Michelle Malkin:

The Democratic "shero" is, and always has been, a sham. But after Pelosi's incoherent babblefest on "Meet the Press" defending accused groper John Conyers and clown-cad Al Franken, the progressive left can no longer mask her partisan perv apologism.

Byron York

It's one of the enduring misconceptions of the Trump-Russia affair. During the 2016 Republican convention, the story goes, the Trump campaign weakened a critical passage in the GOP platform to go easy on Russia.

Pence: Trump ‘actively considering’ relocation of US Embassy to Jerusalem

President Donald Trump is "actively considering" how to follow through on his pledge to move the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, Vice President Mike Pence said Tuesday, reopening a divisive question that puts the president at odds with military and diplomatic advisers and close allies. Pence drew whoops and applause at an event marking 70 years since the United Nations vote that led to creation of the state of Israel when he contrasted the Trump administration stance on the embassy to that of past U.S. administrations.

Merkel wants to help Africa curb illegal migration flow

This year's Grammy nominations sent a clear message: The Recording Academy wants to see a black or Latino act have a better shot at winning in the major categories. This year's Grammy nominations sent a clear message: The Recording Academy wants to see a black or Latino act have a better shot at winning in the major categories.

War with North Korea is not a viable option


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The Cold War was marked by hysteria over the potential for nuclear conflict. The world seemed to enter a new age when the Soviet Union collapsed.

Growing pressure on Conyers to resign after new accusations

Pressure grew from fellow Democrats for Michigan Rep. John Conyers to resign after a former staffer said the longest-serving member of the House made unwanted sexual advances that included partially undressing in front of her in a hotel room and inappropriate touching. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi pressured the 88-year-old Conyers behind the scenes to leave the chamber, said a senior House aide, who spoke late Tuesday on condition of anonymity to discuss private conversations.

Conservative speaker arrested at UConn after altercation

A conservative commentator was arrested at the University of Connecticut Tuesday night after an altercation during his speech titled "It's OK To Be White." Lucian Wintrich's speech was cut short when a young woman in the audience appeared to take paperwork off the lectern he was using and then began to leave.

Mulvaney heads consumer agency

By JESSICA GRESKO and KEN SWEET Associated Press WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump scored a victory Tuesday when a federal judge refused to block the president's choice to temporarily run the nation's top consumer financial watchdog and, for the moment, ended a two-way battle for leadership of the agency.

GOP shoves tax overhaul ahead

By ALAN FRAM and ANDREW TAYLOR Associated Press WASHINGTON - Republicans held together and shoved their signature tax overhaul a crucial step ahead Tuesday as wavering GOP senators showed a growing openness.

Nolan bill forcing PolyMet land swap clears House

The U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday, Nov. 28, passed legislation that orders the U.S. Forest Service to move forward with a land exchange giving PolyMet Mining access to the site where it hopes to build Minnesota's first-ever copper-nickel mine. The bill passed 309-99 and would, if it becomes law, nullify lawsuits filed by environmental groups to stop the land exchange.

Fitzgerald: Those who draw the ‘race’ card are the least deserving to use it


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SLUR? U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren joins a rally outside the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in Washington, D.C., yesterday. When Englishman Samuel Johnson suggested "patriotism is the last refuge of scoundrels," he was referring to sunshine patriots, those who would wrap themselves in the flag for personal advancement as opposed to those who actually fought beneath it for love of country.

Geoffrey Diehl dodges on Liz Warren


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ONE FOR THE ROAD: State Rep. Geoffrey G. Diehl, candidate for U.S. Senate, shows off his 30-foot RV to the press yesterday, but evaded questions about Roy Moore and the president's calling Sen. Elizabeth Warren 'Pocahanotas'. Republican state Rep. Geoffrey G. Diehl, who is running to unseat U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, sidestepped questions yesterday about President Trump's decision to mock his opponent by referring to her as "Pocahontas" during a ceremony honoring Navajo code talkers.

Conservative speaker arrested at UConn blames students

A group of wealthy homeowners whose private street was auctioned off after years of unpaid property taxes is asking San Francisco leaders to reverse the sale. A group of wealthy homeowners whose private street was auctioned off after years of unpaid property taxes is asking San Francisco leaders to reverse the sale.

New missile test shows North Korea capable of hitting all of US mainland

North Korea claims to have successfully tested a new type of intercontinental ballistic missile, topped with a "super-large heavy warhead," which is capable of striking the US mainland. The country's state media made the announcement Wednesday, hours after leader Kim Jong Un ordered the 3 a.m. launch of the Hwasong-15 missile, which reached the highest altitude ever recorded by a North Korean missile.

Trump confronts perilous North Korean test

North Korea pushed President Donald Trump closer to a set of excruciating choices with its most potent missile test yet, which shattered a two-month calm in Northeast Asia and set nerves in Washington back on edge. Trump, who earlier this year warned he would rain "fire and fury" on the isolated state if it continued to threaten the US or its allies, was relatively muted in responding to Kim Jong Un's latest provocation.

.com | Trump’s ‘Pocahontas’ jab at Navajo event draws sharp criticism

US President Donald Trump has been more than a little vocal about his dislike for news network CNN. Well, their feud reached new heights on the weekend... WATCH Flagstaff Families of Native American war veterans and politicians of both major parties are criticising President Donald Trump for using a White House event honouring Navajo Code Talkers to take a political jab at a Democratic senator he has nicknamed "Pocahontas".

Tax Reform: History Lessons for the Middle Class

On the 70th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attack, CBS News' "MoneyWatch" ran " How would you feel about a 94% tax rate ?" William T. Zumwalt reported: In April 1942, just a few short months after the attack, President Roosevelt proposed a 100% top rate. At a time of "grave national danger," he argued, "no American citizen ought to have a net income, after he has paid his taxes, of more than $25,000 a year."

AT&T/TW: Merger ‘pro-consumer’

AT&T and Time Warner have submitted a joint court filing arguing that their proposed $85.4 billion merger is "pro-competitive" and "pro-consumer", seeking to refute claims by the US Department of Justice that the deal breaks antitrust law and would substantially lessen competition, resulting in higher prices and less innovation for millions of Americans. They also argued that the government was wrong to worry that the deal would hamper the development of online video.

Air emission reporting date delayed to Jan. 22, 2018

The DC Circuit Court of Appeals has extended the deadline for farmers to report air releases of hazardous substances from animal waste at livestock operations until Jan. 22, 2018. The decision postponed the effective date of the Court's April 2017 decision vacating an EPA rule that exempted these farms from certain statutory reporting obligations.

North Korea’s Missile launch appears to put D.C. in range

North Korea claimed the entire United States mainland was within reach after "successfully" testing a new kind of intercontinental ballistic missile, which it called the Hwasong-15, and said could carry a "super large heavy warhead." While Pyongyang is prone to exaggeration, its boast of having all of the United States in range is in line with experts' calculations that the missile launched Wednesday, which flew 10 times higher than the International Space Station, could theoretically reach Washington, District of Columbia.

Growing pressure on Conyers to resign after new accusations

By COREY WILLIAMS Associated Press DETROIT - Pressure grew from fellow Democrats for Michigan Rep. John Conyers to resign after a former staffer said the longest-serving member of the House made unwanted sexual advances that included partially undressing in front of her in a hotel room and inappropriate touching. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi pressured the 88-year-old Conyers behind the scenes to leave the chamber, said a senior House aide, who spoke late Tuesday on condition of anonymity to discuss private conversations.

Wednesday November 29, Our World in Pictures

Still no Submarine: Spokesman Enrique Balbi talks during a press conference at Navy headquarters in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Tuesday. There have been no signs of the missing ARA San Juan, last heard from on Nov. 15., despite an intensive multinational search.

GOP shoves tax overhaul ahead; shutdown still a threat

Republicans held together and shoved their signature tax overhaul a crucial step ahead Tuesday as wavering GOP senators showed a growing openness. But its fate remained uncertain, and a planned White House summit aimed at averting a government shutdown was derailed when President Donald Trump savaged top Democrats and declared on Twitter, "I don't see a deal!" "It's time to stop tweeting and start leading," Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer retorted after he and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi rebuffed the budget meeting with Trump and top Republicans.

Judge sides with Trump’s pick to take over consumer agency

President Donald Trump scored a victory Tuesday when a federal judge refused to block the president's choice to temporarily run the nation's top consumer financial watchdog and, for the moment, ended a two-way battle for leadership of the agency. Judge Timothy Kelly declined to stop the Republican president from putting Mick Mulvaney in place as the acting director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

More pressure on Conyers to resign after new accusations

A former staffer to John Conyers says the Michigan congressman made unwanted sexual advances that included partially undressing in front of her in a hotel room and inappropriate touching, prompting more calls for the longest-serving member of the House to resign. Deanna Maher, 77, who ran a Michigan office for Conyers from 1997 to 2005, told The Associated Press Tuesday that the first incident occurred in 1997 during a three-day Congressional Black Caucus event in Washington, which she said she "felt honored" to attend.

New Review of 2016 Presidential Ballots in WI Precincts Confirms…

Bali volcano could lower global temps; Fracking causes TX quakes; U.N. treaty to curb HFCs; Patent for battery breakthrough; PLUS : Musk makes good on battery bet in Australia... Guest: Law prof, former CFPB adviser Adam Levitin; Also: Kochs buy Time; Senate must pass tax cuts this week; Trump uses Native American slur at ceremony for Navajo... If the holidays are already leaving a bad taste in your mouth, this week's toon collection from 'PDiddie' may or may not cleanse your palate... Guest: Former Obama tax advisor Seth Hanlon on GOP tax cuts; Also: Trump endorses accused child molester for US Senate; Trump FCC to kill 'Net Neutrality' protections... NE greenlights KeystoneXL after spill, but it still may not get built; VA to cut emissions 30%; Team Trump fails at climate talks PLUS : Tesla unveils all-electric, long haul semi-truck... The sexual harrassment allegations continue to ... (more)

No feeling of party loyalty for Johnson, a key Senate holdout for the GOP tax bill

Sen. Ron Johnson watched angrily last fall as his fellow Republicans gave up on his reelection campaign, convinced he was doomed and that their dollars and hours would be better spent elsewhere. A year later, Johnson is still in the Senate but also a key holdout vote in the Republican effort to overhaul the tax code - and those political calculations, along with the ill will they bred, are coming back to haunt Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and his fellow heads of the GOP.

Court dismisses appeal in Fort Riley bombing case

A federal appeals court has refused to hear the appeal of a Kansas man who tried to set off what he thought was a bomb at an Army post to support the Islamic State. A three-judge panel of the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday dismissed the appeal filed by John T. Booker Jr. challenging some conditions of his supervised release.

Kerry on North Korea: ‘We have not exhausted diplomacy’

The same day that North Korea launched its latest intercontinental ballistic missile, former Secretary of State John Kerry called on US decision-makers to give diplomacy a chance. "There's a false narrative about North Korea that has been purposefully promulgated ... that somehow diplomacy has failed, and therefore it is only 'fire' and 'fury' that is going to meet this challenge and be effective," Kerry said Tuesday.

Senators debate likely effects of GOP tax plan

Republican Sens. Ted Cruz and Tim Scott face off against Democratic Sen. Maria Cantwell and independent Sen. Bernie Sanders at CNN's tax reform debate on November 28, 2017. WASHINGTON -- While Congress continues to push for tax reform, senators from across the aisle debated Tuesday evening over the likely ramifications of the GOP tax bill.

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North Korea issued a direct challenge to President Donald Trump with the launch of an ICBM missile that Defense Secretary James Mattis said demonstrates it has the ability to hit "everywhere in the world." Pyongyang blasted a missile in the early hours of Wednesday morning local time that flew higher, and demonstrated a longer range, than any of its past tests.

Why I voted ‘no’ on the Republican tax plan: Dana Rohrabacher

John Marshall, America's fourth chief justice, proclaimed in an early case before the court, "[T]he power to tax involves the power to destroy." When the tax bill came to a vote, I was aware that taking away more hard-earned income from families living in the neighborhoods throughout our district would destroy their hopes and dreams - or at least cause them great hardship.

US Democratic leaders cancel meeting with Trump

Washington, Nov 29 - Democratic congressional leaders have cancelled a meeting with US President Donald Trump after he attacked them on Twitter. The Republican president said he did not think he could reach a deal with Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer on funding the government, BBC reported on Tuesday.

Big contracts, no storm tarps for Puerto Rico

Pedro Deschamps helps workers hired by FEMA to carry out the installation of a temporary awning roof at his house, which suffered damage during Hurricane Maria, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017. A newly created Florida company with an unproven record won more than $30 million in contracts from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to provide emergency tarps and plastic sheeting for repairs to hurricane victims in Puerto Rico.

U.S. corn, soy acreage to expand in 2018-19, USDA says

U.S. farmers are likely to expand plantings of both corn and soybeans while reducing wheat seedings for the upcoming marketing year, the U.S. Agriculture Department said on Tuesday. The USDA's Office of the Chief Economist forecast that farmers will seed 91 million acres of corn in the 2018-19 crop year, up from 90.4 million for 2017-18 but down from 94 million in 2016-17.

Same-sex parental rights case reaches top Mississippi court

A lesbian couple who had a son through in-vitro fertilization and later divorced will argue over whether the woman who didn't give birth should have status as a legal parent. The Mississippi Supreme Court will hear the case Wednesday on whether 44-year-old Chris Strickland should be listed as the legal parent of a boy that her then-wife conceived.

Tax bill advances, final Senate vote uncertain

A key Senate committee advanced a sweeping tax package to the full Senate on Tuesday, handing Republican leaders a victory as they try to pass the nation's first tax overhaul in 31 years. The Senate Budget Committee voted 12-11 to advance the bill as two committee Republicans who had said they were considering voting against the measure - Bob Corker of Tennessee and Ron Johnson of Wisconsin - backed the legislation.

Air Force: Lapse in Kelley case was part ofa

Review: The reporting failure in the Kelley case was by Office of Special Investigation officials and Air Force security force personnel at Holloman. Mourners showed up to a roadside memorial in Sutherland Springs, Texas on Sunday -- a week after a deadly massacre at a church left 26 dead, including an unborn baby.

Once boldest Moore advocate, Bannon MIA in Alabama race

Conservative firebrand Steve Bannon was once Roy Moore's biggest cheerleader. But since the Alabama Senate candidate has been accused of sexual misconduct, Bannon has pulled a disappearing act, quietly disassociating himself from the man he once held up as a model warrior in his burgeoning anti-establishment movement.

Powell says he favors loosening some bank regulations

Jerome Powell, President Donald Trump's pick to be chairman of the Federal Reserve, told senators at his confirmation hearing Tuesday that he believes some bank regulations can be rolled back - something the administration and Wall Street favor. But he stressed that he will protect the central bank's political independence, calling it vital for the Fed's role.

Citing probes, military agency bars access to Flynn records

The Defense Intelligence Agency is refusing to publicly release a wide array of documents related to former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, saying that turning them over could interfere with ongoing congressional and federal investigations. Flynn, a retired U.S. Army lieutenant general and former DIA director, is currently under investigation by Special Counsel Robert Mueller and congressional committees.

Former Conyers staffer accuses him of inappropriate touching

A former staffer to Rep. John Conyers says he made an unwanted sexual advance toward her and touched her inappropriately twice in the late 1990s, the Detroit News reported Tuesday, in the latest sexual misconduct allegations against the veteran lawmaker. Deanna Maher, 77, who ran a Michigan office for Conyers from 1997 to 2005, told the newspaper that there were three instances of inappropriate conduct.

Rep. Gutierrez of Illinois says it’s ‘my time to move on’


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Rep. Luis Gutierrez of Illinois, a Democratic party leader on efforts to overhaul the nation's immigration laws, announced Tuesday he won't seek re-election next year after 13 terms. "This is my time to move on," the congressman said at a Chicago news conference.

Bipartisan group of lawmakers targets ‘revenge porn’ online


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A bipartisan group of lawmakers is intent on combating online sexual exploitation as allegations of inappropriate sexual behavior continue to stack up against prominent members of Congress. The bill, sponsored by Sens. Kamala Harris, Richard Burr and Amy Klobuchar along with Rep. Jackie Speier, would establish federal criminal liability for people who share private, sexually explicit imagines without permission.

Panel: Washington governor should not approve oil terminal


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A state energy panel has unanimously voted to recommend disapproving a massive oil-by-rail terminal proposed along the Columbia River in Washington. The state's Energy Facility Site Evaluation Council, which has been evaluating the project since 2013, decided Tuesday to tell Gov. Jay Inslee to reject the project.

Senate GOP aim to give Trump another victory on judges


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The Senate on Tuesday is poised to confirm one of President Donald Trump's legal advisers to serve on a powerful appellate court. Gregory Katsas has worked on some of the president's most high-profile and contentious decisions, including his executive orders restricting travel for citizens of predominantly Muslim countries and his decision to end a program protecting some young immigrants from deportation.

Baker, rivals likely to spar over progress on priorities

A pie factory served as the setting for Gov. Charlie Baker to make his re-election campaign official on Tuesday, vowing that with another four years he will be able to build on the progress he said his administration has made to grow jobs, close the education achievement gap, fight the opioid epidemic and improve housing options for Massachusetts families. Baker, who was in Worcester touring the new Table Talk Pie processing plant, announced his re-election campaign over the din of pie ovens - also made in Massachusetts by BABBCO - humming in the background.

Husker fans catch Frost Fever, awaiting coach, favorite son


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Nebraska fans are gearing up for what to them seems the imminent arrival of native son Scott Frost as the Cornhuskers new football coach. The message board outside the Husker Hounds novelty store flashes "Come Home Scott Frost," and inside you can buy T-shirts reading "Nebraska Frost Advisory, Restore Glory" and, in a nod to the coming Star Wars movie, "May The Frost Be With You."

Rick Steves testifies for legal weed

Illinois could see up to $699 million in new revenue by legalizing cannabis use among adults through a measure that would spur economic development while protecting public safety. Lawmakers heard from advocates today during a combined Senate and House hearing.

Top Dems pull out of White House meeting after Trump attack

Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., left, and Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., center, head to the Senate floor for votes on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday evening, Nov. 27, 2017. President Donald Trump and Senate Republicans are scrambling to change a Republican tax bill in an effort to win over holdout GOP senators and pass a tax package by the end of the year.

The sinister screw-ups of James O’Keefe

James O'Keefe's latest sad attempt to own liberals included hiring a woman to pose as a sexual assault survivor in order to defend a reported child molester -- and that says a lot about the political media world that allows him to thrive. Weeks after the The Washington Post first broke the story that several women reported that Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore had sexually harassed or assaulted them when they were teenagers, the paper published several new stories on the matter -- this time detailing an apparent "undercover sting operation" aimed at its reporters.

Democrats pull out of White House meeting after Trump tweet

Congress' top Democratic leaders abruptly pulled out of a planned meeting Tuesday with President Donald Trump after he attacked them on Twitter, casting doubt on the prospects for a quick agreement to avert a government shutdown at the end of next week. Trump tweeted early Tuesday that ''I don't see a deal!'' with Senate Minority leader Charles Schumer and top House Democrat Nancy Pelosi of California and accused them of being soft on crime, taxes and illegal immigration.

Q&A: ACLU’s Wessler on the SCOTUS Cell-Site Data Case

Nathan Wessler, staff attorney with the ACLU's Speech, Privacy and Technology Project, the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday will hear arguments on the limits of privacy in an age where we all carry around devices capable of tracking our location. The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday will hear arguments on the limits of privacy in an age where we all carry around devices capable of tracking our location.

Gelest Names Ken Gayer Chief Executive Officer


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Gelest, Inc. appointed Ken Gayer as CEO. Most recently, Gayer served as Business President of Honeywell Specialty Products of Honeywell International.

Scaramucci defends Trump’s ‘Pocahontas’ swipe

Short-lived White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci defended on Tuesday President Donald Trump's racially charged swipe at Sen. Elizabeth Warren, saying it was justified in the context of their antagonistic relationship. Trump disparagingly referred to the Massachusetts Democrat as "Pocahontas" during an event Monday with Native American WWII veterans at the White House.

Stossel: How the Working Rich Improve Our Lives


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Bernie Sanders and others on the left want higher taxes on "millionaires and billionaires." Would that be a good idea? Most rich people became prosperous by creating wealth, not taking it from others.

Fed chair nominee Powell pledges to a respond decisivelya to economic threats

The U.S. Federal Reserve should "respond decisively" to any new economic crisis, Fed chair nominee Jerome Powell told the Senate Banking Committee on Tuesday, positioning himself as an heir to the central bank policies of current chair Janet Yellen and her predecessor Ben Bernanke. At his confirmation hearing before the banking panel, President Trump's nominee to take over as Fed chair endorsed the core ideas that have defined U.S. central banking since the financial crisis of 2007 to 2009 - a willingness to move aggressively against a downturn, and an insistence on flexibility and independence from political influence in setting policy.

Trump’s pick for Federal Reserve says he’d raise interest rates, reduce regs on banks

Jerome Powell says that if confirmed as the next chairman of the Federal Reserve, he expects the Fed to continue raising interest rates gradually to support its twin goals of maximum employment and stable prices. Under his leadership, Powell also says, the Fed would consider ways to ease the regulatory burdens on banks while preserving the key reforms Congress passed to try to prevent another financial crisis.

Trump bad-mouths Dems ahead of White House talks with them

President Donald Trump took to Twitter on Tuesday to bad-mouth Capitol Hill's top Democrats in advance of an afternoon meeting at the White House, casting doubt on the prospects for a quick agreement to avert a government shutdown at the end of next week. "I don't see a deal!" Trump tweeted just hours before a meeting with Senate Minority leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and top House Democrat Nancy Pelosi of California.

Trumpa s a Pocahontasa jab stuns families of Navajo war vets

Families of Navajo war veterans who were honoured at the White House say they were dumbfounded that President Donald Trump used the event to take a political jab at a Massachusetts senator, demeaning their work with an unbreakable code that helped the U.S. win World War II. Trump turned to a nickname he often deployed for Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren during the 2016 presidential campaign: Pocahontas.

UPDATE 2-Indian telecom regulator backs open internet

India's telecoms regulator made long-awaited recommendations on Tuesday to ensure an open internet and prevent any discrimination in internet access in the country. After more than a year of debate, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India said it opposed any "discriminatory treatment" of data, including blocking, slowing or offering preferential speeds or treatment to any content.

Meghan Markle has advocated for women since the age of 11

In this Thursday, March 17, 2016 file photo, actress Meghan Markle participates in AOL's BUILD Speaker Series to discuss her role on the television show, "Suits", in New York. Palace officials announced Monday Nov. 27, 2017 that Britain's Prince Harry is engaged to Meghan Markle, confirming months of rumors that the couple was close to tying the knot.

Irish leaders in last-ditch talks to avoid snap election

Meghan Markle became an advocate for women when she was an 11-year-old elementary school student, and achieving gender equality remains a driving force for the fiance of Britain's Prince Harry and self-described... Meghan Markle became an advocate for women when she was an 11-year-old elementary school student, and achieving gender equality remains a driving force for the fiance of Britain's Prince Harry and self-described "feminist."

Macedonian police detain 30 people over parliament invasion

Macedonian police detained about 30 people Tuesday, including a former interior minister, former police officials and opposition conservative lawmakers over an invasion of parliament in April this year. The public prosecutor's office said it issued an order relating to 36 people in connection with the attack by protesters that left more than 100 people injured.

BallisticBoard Offers NIJ Ballistic Protection in a Thin (.264…

BallisticBoarda can be used to convert almost any surface into ballistic protection - ballistic backpack inserts, classroom doors & walls, desktops, countertops BallisticBoard was developed to save lives. Whether that means protecting a young child from a school intruder or a convenient store owner from a burglar, the focus is all about saving lives."

After Mugabe, Africa’s other longtime leaders feel a chill

Meghan Markle became an advocate for women when she was an 11-year-old elementary school student, and achieving gender equality remains a driving force for the fiance of Britain's Prince Harry and self-described... Meghan Markle became an advocate for women when she was an 11-year-old elementary school student, and achieving gender equality remains a driving force for the fiance of Britain's Prince Harry and self-described "feminist."

10 Things to Know for Today

The president will try to rally Senate Republicans on taxes - and then pivot to negotiations with Democrats pressing for victories over the budget and immigration. In a visit to the capital Naypyitaw, Francis gives an indirect show of support for Rohingya Muslims who have been subject to decades of state-supported discrimination and recently a violent military crackdown.

Tax Cuts Don’t Reduce the Debt

Throughout Barack Obama's eight years as president, Republicans hammered relentlessly at the horrors of debt. In 2011 they took the country to the brink of default because they didn't want to raise the statutory debt ceiling.

Trump refers to a a Pocahontasa in Congress at meeting with Native American veterans

President Donald Trump said there was a "Pocahontas" in the U.S. Congress during a meeting on Monday with Native American World War II veterans in an apparent derogatory reference to Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts. After listening to one veteran speak at length about his experience as a "Navajo code talker" during the war, Trump heaped praise on the veterans and said he would not give prepared remarks himself.

Trump-installed consumer agency head sets hiring freeze, halts new rules

The fight for control of the U.S. consumer watchdog agency intensified on Monday as Mick Mulvaney, President Donald Trump's pick to run the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau , imposed a hiring freeze and halted any new regulations. In a partisan showdown over the CFPB, which was created to crack down on predatory financial practices, Mulvaney is being sued by Leandra English, an Obama-era appointee to the agency who argues that she is the consumer bureau's rightful leader.

Senate tax drama intensifies as bill faces key panel vote

President Donald Trump's drive to overhaul the U.S. tax code headed toward a new drama on Tuesday in the Senate, where a pair of Republican lawmakers demanded changes to the party's tax bill in exchange for their help in moving the measure forward. Trump was due to lobby Republicans at their weekly policy luncheon in the U.S. Capitol, with the Senate poised for a possible vote on tax legislation as early as Thursday.

a Complicita is the word of 2017

Site lexicographer Jane Solomon says numerous events, from politics to natural disasters, drove more people to look up "complicit" at particular times of the year. Overall, she said, look-ups of the word increased nearly 300 percent over 2016.

Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore calls allegations ‘dirty politics’

Embattled Republican U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore said on Monday the allegations of sexual misconduct against him were evidence of the moral failings of leaders in Washington and meant to distract attention from the real issues. Hitting the campaign trail for the first time in more than two weeks, when the charges first disrupted the race, Moore said the allegations were false and malicious and politicians in both parties were desperate to see him fail.

President Trump won’t stump for Roy Moore, yet blasts Democratic foe

Playing all sides in the Alabama Senate race, President Donald Trump made it known Monday he won't set foot in the state on behalf of embattled Republican Roy Moore, even as he intensified his insistence that voters must never elect Moore's Democratic foe. In search of safe political ground, Trump is embracing a tried-and-true tactic before the Dec. 12 special election.

Meghan Markle has advocated for women since the age of 11

Meghan Markle became an advocate for women when she was an 11-year-old elementary school student, and achieving gender equality remains a driving force for the fiance of Britain's Prince Harry and self-described "feminist." Since 2014, the American actress has helped put a global spotlight on the need for equality between women and men as an "Advocate for Political Participation and Leadership" for the women's agency of the United Nations .

Profumo – had long relationship with glamorous Nazi spy’

John Profumo, the Tory minister forced to quit after a notorious 1960s sex scandal, also had a long-running relationship with a glamorous Nazi spy who may have later tried to blackmail him, newly-declassified records suggest. Fashion model Gisela Winegard met Profumo at Oxford in the early 1930s before working for German intelligence in Paris during the Second World War, according to MI5 files published on Tuesday.

Former top staffer accuses Conyers of inappropriate touching

House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi is defending Conyers as ... Meghan Markle became an advocate for women when she was an 11-year-old elementary school student, and achieving gender equality remains a driving force for the fiance of Britain's Prince Harry and self-described... Meghan Markle became an advocate for women when she was an 11-year-old elementary school student, and achieving gender equality remains a driving force for the fiance of Britain's Prince Harry and self-described "feminist." . Pennsylvania's highest court will decide whether a Pittsburgh man's anti-police rap lyrics are protected free expression or amount to witness intimidation and making terroristic threats.

The Code Talkers’ Speech

Honestly, the whole Code Talkers event was just bizarre. A lovely speech by Peter McDonald, one of the Code Talkers, and then Trump just was at peak narcissism and idiocy: https://t.co/gt5XhPkVf5 MR.

Trump refers to ‘Pocahontas’ in meeting with Native American veterans

President Donald Trump said there was a "Pocahontas" in the US Congress during a meeting on Monday with Native American World War Two veterans in an apparent derogatory reference to Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts. After listening to one veteran speak at length about his experience as a "Navajo code talker" during the war, Trump heaped praise on the veterans and said he would not give prepared remarks himself.

Senator Franken, on groping allegations, vows ‘this will not happen again’

"I know that I am going to have to be much more conscious when in these circumstances, much more careful, much more sensitive and that this will not happen again going forward," Democratic Senator Al Franken told reporters outside his office on Capitol Hill. WASHINGTON: US Democratic Senator Al Franken returned to Congress on Monday to begin what he called a process of rebuilding trust shattered by allegations he had groped or inappropriately touched women, vowing "this will not happen again."

Meghan Markle has advocated for women since the age of 11

Many visitors to New York City's Times Square on Monday were excited to hear the news that Britain's Prince Harry is engaged to American actress Meghan Markle. FILE - In this March 17, 2016 file photo, actress Meghan Markle participates in AOL's BUILD Speaker Series to discuss her role on the television show, "Suits", at AOL Studios in New York.

Powell casts himself as a figure of stability for the Fed

Jerome Powell says that if confirmed as the next chairman of the Federal Reserve, he expects the Fed to continue raising interest rates gradually to support its twin goals of maximum employment and stable prices. Under his leadership, Powell also says, the Fed would consider ways to ease the regulatory burdens on banks while preserving the key reforms Congress passed to try to prevent another financial crisis.

President playing all sides in Alabama Senate race

By ZEKE MILLER Associated Press WASHINGTON - Playing all sides in the Alabama Senate race, President Donald Trump made it known Monday he won't set foot in the state on behalf of embattled Republican Roy Moore, even as he intensified his insistence that voters must never elect Moore's Democratic foe.

Pelosi says she believes Conyers accuser Melanie Sloan

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said Monday she believes the story of Melanie Sloan, a former employee of Rep. John Conyers, just a day after she refused to criticize the Michigan Democrat amid sexual harassment accusations. "Ms. Sloan told me that she had publicly discussed distressing experiences while on his staff," Pelosi said in a statement issued Monday.

25 Dem lawmakers file court brief backing English over Trump consumer bureau pick

Over two dozen Democratic lawmakers on Monday filed a brief with the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals in support Leandra English's authority to run the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau over President Trump's appointment of John Michael Mulvaney Top CFPB lawyer sides with Trump over Mulvaney appointment CFPB deputy director sues Trump to block Mulvaney as interim leader GOP senator: We shouldn't play games with dueling CFPB appointments MORE Twenty-five current Senate and House lawmakers filed an amicus brief arguing that English, who was elevated by the CFPB's director on his last day, should serve as acting director of the consumer bureau until a permanent director, nominated by the president, is confirmed by the Senate.

Gutierrez won’t run for reelection: report

Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.), one of the most vocal immigration reform advocates in the House, reportedly won't run for reelection. Three Democratic sources told Politico that Gutierrez plans to announce Tuesday that he's pulling his nominating petitions for the seat.

Trump straddle: Won’t stump for Moore, yet blasts Dem foe

U.S. Senate candidate Doug Jones shrugged off President Donald Trump's criticisms on Sunday, following a series of tweets in which Trump said that electing the Democrat as Alabama's next senator "would be a disaster." In this Nov. 21, 2017 photo, President Donald Trump speaks to reporters before leaving the White House, in Washington for a Thanksgiving trip to Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Fla., as first lady Melania Trump and their son Barron wait.

El Paso judge denies motion of immigrant parents separated from children

U.S. Magistrate Judge Miguel Torres denied on Monday an unprecedented motion to dismiss criminal charges against four Central American parents and one grandmother for illegally crossing the border and whom were separated from their accompanying children as a result. The Office of the Federal Public Defender for the Western District of Texas argued that prosecuting potential asylum seekers and removing their children violates the U.S. Constitution because they are pleading guilty under duress to be reunited with their kids.

Reviewing IDI

MobileSmith and IDI are both small-cap technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations, risk, institutional ownership, profitability and earnings. 8.0% of IDI shares are owned by institutional investors.

Houston Arts Groups Working to Recover From Hurricane Harvey

Houston Ballet artistic director Stanton Welch looked flushed as he stood at the edge of the Hobby Center's Sarofim Hall stage during a break in the company's annual Jubilee of Dance performance. The Houston Chronicle reports his military-style jacket seemed apt for the warrior's role he has played in recent months, trying to keep his 59 dancers sharp and happy in their glittering costumes as he shuffles their performances in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.

Russia Probes in US Congress Likely to Spill into 2018

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is sworn-in on Capitol Hill in Washington, June 13, 2017, prior to testifying before a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing. Some Republicans are hoping lawmakers will soon wrap up investigations into Russian meddling in the 2016 election that have dragged on for most of the year.

Law aims to prevent military suicides

A law that requires mental health assessments for all service members has been implemented. Introduced by Sen. Joe Donnelly in 2014, the Jacob Sexton Military Suicide Prevention Act was signed into law as part of the National Defense Authorization Act.

Bill protects U.S. jobs from foreign investment

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown said Monday that he is co-sponsoring bipartisan legislation that would protect U.S. jobs from foreign investment. U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown said Monday that he is co-sponsoring bipartisan legislation that would give the Commerce Department the ability to review foreign purchases of - or investment in - U.S. industries to determine if they are in the best economic interest of American workers.

Harry Pregerson, senior federal appeals court judge, dies

Actress Maria Conchita Alonso and Judge Harry Pregerson of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals attend the swearing in of Maria Conchita Alonso as a US Citizen on August 18, 2007 in Beverly Hills, California. FILE - Actress Maria Conchita Alonso and Judge Harry Pregerson of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals attend the swearing in of Maria Conchita Alonso as a US Citizen on August 18, 2007 in Beverly Hills, FILE - A-Lee D'Orlando, left, is congratulated by Judge Harry Pregerson after D'Orlando spoke at dedication of new Haven program wing at the West L.A. Veterans center in Westwood in 1996.

Blackstone and Carlyle to Jointly Host Third Annual Veterans Initiative Summit

The private equity industry collectively represents hundreds of companies and millions of employees across the country, providing a platform for significant impact on U.S. veteran hiring. We are proud of this continued partnership, and believe it can be a model for other industries as we collectively strive to improve the veteran employment picture, " said Stephen A. Schwarzman, Blackstone's Chairman, CEO, and Co-Founder.

The Latest: Official says Trump won’t campaign for Roy Moore

U.S. Senate candidate Doug Jones shrugged off President Donald Trump's criticisms on Sunday, following a series of tweets in which Trump said that electing the Democrat as Alabama's next senator "would be a disaster." A White House official says President Donald Trump will not campaign for Republican Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore before the Dec. 12 special election.

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The deadline to enroll in health insurance is approaching fast. That's why local officials are reminding consumers to sign up soon.

Congressman Al Green addresses past ‘romantic encounter’

Congressman Al Green speaks to media during a press conference in which he called for the impeachment of President Donald Trump at the Houston Congressional District Office Monday, May 15, 2017, in Houston. less Congressman Al Green speaks to media during a press conference in which he called for the impeachment of President Donald Trump at the Houston Congressional District Office Monday, May 15, 2017, in Houston.

Here’s Where the GOP Tax Plan Stands Right Now

Around the same time, Leandra English, the agency's other acting director, sent an all-staff email thanking employees for their service. White House Memo Justifying CFPB Takeover Was Written by Payday Lender Attorney - The lawyer who wrote the Office of Legal Counsel memo supporting the Trump administration's viewpoint that the president can appoint Mick Mulvaney as acting director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau represented At the CFPB, two acting directors show up to take command; one brings doughnuts, the other well-wishes - As a Republican congressman, Mick Mulvaney called the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau a "joke" and said he wished it didn't exist.

Judge: Doctor who doesn’t use computer can’t regain license

First lady Melania Trump has opted for a more traditional decor for her family's first Christmas in the White House, mixing in a few new touches among the standards. First lady Melania Trump has opted for a more traditional decor for her family's first Christmas in the White House, mixing in a few new touches among the standards.

The Trap of Cyber Monday

You've heard the news, to be sure. Today is Cyber Monday, a day when online businesses are said to offer steep discounts, so you can get a huge range of things for cheap.

Puerto Rico Begins the Transition from Response to Recovery

As Puerto Rico begins to transition from the response phase to recovery, Michael Byrne, the Federal Coordinating Officer for Puerto Rico has been named as the Federal Disaster Recovery Coordinator . Byrne has more than 30 years of experience in disaster management and recovery program execution, including serving as the FDRC for Hurricane Harvey in Texas, and the FCO for Hurricane Sandy in New York and the 2011 Alabama tornadoes.

FreedomWatch sues to remove Mueller

A conservative group filed suit on Monday seeking to remove special counsel Robert Mueller from the Justice Department's investigation into Russian meddling. Conservative lawyer Larry Klayman, the founder of the watchdog group FreedomWatch, filed a complaint in U.S. district court that seeks to force the Justice Department to investigate leaks from the special counsel, as well as "the obvious conflicts of interest among staff."

Where Doug Jones stands on the issues

Doug Jones has given Alabama Democrats their best chance at winning a Senate race there since 1992 -- when Sen. Richard Shelby was elected and, shortly thereafter, switched parties and became a Republican. Jones made his name as a prosecutor who in the late 1990s and early 2000s successfully led the case against two of the Ku Klux Klan members responsible for a 1963 Birmingham church bombing that killed four African-American girls.

VA failed to report potentially dangerous doctors, GAO finds

The Veterans Affairs Department has fallen short in ways that put veterans and the public "at risk [of] receiving unsafe medical care" by failing to report potentially dangerous doctors, a government watchdog concluded after an investigation. The Government Accountability Office report, issued Monday, reveals issues with the VA's handling of complaints made against doctors and other health care professionals.

Shoppers take to their phones for Cyber Monday deals

Shoppers are expected ... President Donald Trump came to the aid of embattled Republican Roy Moore by criticizing the Democratic nominee in the hotly contested Alabama Senate race. President Donald Trump came to the aid of embattled Republican Roy Moore by criticizing the Democratic nominee in the hotly contested Alabama Senate race.

Tax-hike fears fuel talk of HNW exodus from Northeast

Even Bruce McGuire, founder of the Connecticut Hedge Fund Association, understands if wealthy Northeasterners flee the region due to changes in the tax code. The problem for the Connecticut hedge-fund set - and, more broadly, for a lot of the Wall Street crowd - is that Republican proposals in both the House and Senate would drive up taxes for many high-earners in the New York City area.

Tax-hike fears fuel talk of HNW exodus from Northeast

Even Bruce McGuire, founder of the Connecticut Hedge Fund Association, understands if wealthy Northeasterners flee the region due to changes in the tax code. The problem for the Connecticut hedge-fund set - and, more broadly, for a lot of the Wall Street crowd - is that Republican proposals in both the House and Senate would drive up taxes for many high-earners in the New York City area.

First-term lawmaker to lead Assembly hearings on harassment

SACRAMENTO >> Assemblywoman Laura Friedman had no idea a sexual harassment scandal was about to explode at the California Legislature when she was elected last year or that she would help lead the response. Starting Tuesday, though, the first-term lawmaker and former movie producer will lead a series of public hearings aimed at cleaning up a culture at the Capitol that women say allows sexual harassment to go unchecked.

Suit seeks to stop Trump from naming acting director of CFPB

The government official President Donald Trump wants to pass over as acting director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau with his own budget chief is asking a federal court to block the president's appointment. Leandra English, who was elevated to the position of interim director of the CFPB by its outgoing director, filed a lawsuit Sunday night in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

Suit seeks to stop Trump from naming acting director of CFPB

The government official President Donald Trump wants to pass over as acting director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau with his own budget chief is asking a federal court to block the president's appointment. Leandra English, who was elevated to the position of interim director of the CFPB by its outgoing director, filed a lawsuit Sunday night in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

Senator Elizabeth Warren to meet Leandra English on Monday: aide


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U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren is due to meet Leandra English, an official with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau , on Monday afternoon to discuss the leadership of the agency, an aide to the lawmaker said. Senator Elizabeth Warren addresses the audience at the morning plenary session at the Netroots Nation conference for political progressives in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S. August 12, 2017.

Argentine navy hopeful of submarine survivors

Buenos Aires [Argentina], Nov 27: The Argentine navy is clinging to hope that 44 crew members aboard the missing submarine could be alive. The passage of time doesn't rule out "a situation of extreme survival," Fox News reported, citing Navy spokesman Enrique Balbi, as saying.

Argentine navy hopeful of submarine survivors

Buenos Aires [Argentina], Nov 27: The Argentine navy is clinging to hope that 44 crew members aboard the missing submarine could be alive. The passage of time doesn't rule out "a situation of extreme survival," Fox News reported, citing Navy spokesman Enrique Balbi, as saying.

Argentine navy hopeful of submarine survivors

Buenos Aires [Argentina], Nov 27: The Argentine navy is clinging to hope that 44 crew members aboard the missing submarine could be alive. The passage of time doesn't rule out "a situation of extreme survival," Fox News reported, citing Navy spokesman Enrique Balbi, as saying.

Hockey stick signed by JFK, brothers, goes on museum display

In this Aug.23, 1963, file photo, Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, D-Mass., center, poses with his brothers U.S. Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy, left, and President John F. Kennedy at the White House in Washington. The Cape Cod Times reported Nov. 27, 2017, that a hockey stick featuring the signatures of the three Kennedy brothers is now on display at a Cape Cod museum.

Hockey stick signed by JFK, brothers, goes on museum display

In this Aug.23, 1963, file photo, Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, D-Mass., center, poses with his brothers U.S. Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy, left, and President John F. Kennedy at the White House in Washington. The Cape Cod Times reported Nov. 27, 2017, that a hockey stick featuring the signatures of the three Kennedy brothers is now on display at a Cape Cod museum.

Hockey stick signed by JFK, brothers, goes on museum display

In this Aug.23, 1963, file photo, Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, D-Mass., center, poses with his brothers U.S. Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy, left, and President John F. Kennedy at the White House in Washington. The Cape Cod Times reported Nov. 27, 2017, that a hockey stick featuring the signatures of the three Kennedy brothers is now on display at a Cape Cod museum.

Trump signals openness to changes in GOP tax plan

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Trump signals openness to changes in GOP tax plan

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Trump signals openness to changes in GOP tax plan

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The Latest: Trump won’t campaign for Moore before election

U.S. Senate candidate Doug Jones shrugged off President Donald Trump's criticisms on Sunday, following a series of tweets in which Trump said that electing the Democrat as Alabama's next senator "would be a disaster." A White House official says President Donald Trump will not campaign for Republican Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore before the Dec. 12 special election.

The Latest: Trump won’t campaign for Moore before election

U.S. Senate candidate Doug Jones shrugged off President Donald Trump's criticisms on Sunday, following a series of tweets in which Trump said that electing the Democrat as Alabama's next senator "would be a disaster." A White House official says President Donald Trump will not campaign for Republican Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore before the Dec. 12 special election.

The Latest: Trump won’t campaign for Moore before election

U.S. Senate candidate Doug Jones shrugged off President Donald Trump's criticisms on Sunday, following a series of tweets in which Trump said that electing the Democrat as Alabama's next senator "would be a disaster." A White House official says President Donald Trump will not campaign for Republican Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore before the Dec. 12 special election.

Supreme Court divided over legality of patent reviews

U.S. Supreme Court justices on Monday appeared divided over whether a federal agency's in-house process for challenging patents violates the constitutional rights of patent owners, leaving the fate of a system that has led to a high rate of patent cancellation uncertain. In one of the most important patent cases to come before the Supreme Court in years, the nine justices heard an hour of arguments in a dispute over the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's patent review proceeding known as inter partes review .

Supreme Court divided over legality of patent reviews

U.S. Supreme Court justices on Monday appeared divided over whether a federal agency's in-house process for challenging patents violates the constitutional rights of patent owners, leaving the fate of a system that has led to a high rate of patent cancellation uncertain. In one of the most important patent cases to come before the Supreme Court in years, the nine justices heard an hour of arguments in a dispute over the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's patent review proceeding known as inter partes review .

Supreme Court divided over legality of patent reviews

U.S. Supreme Court justices on Monday appeared divided over whether a federal agency's in-house process for challenging patents violates the constitutional rights of patent owners, leaving the fate of a system that has led to a high rate of patent cancellation uncertain. In one of the most important patent cases to come before the Supreme Court in years, the nine justices heard an hour of arguments in a dispute over the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's patent review proceeding known as inter partes review .

Tehran’s futile attempts at discrediting the cause for regime change in Iran

No longer having the tacit support of a U.S. administration inclined toward rapprochement , the regime of Tehran is gradually facing the consequences of its unrestricted incursions in the neighboring region and brutal crackdown on domestic dissent in past years. With regime change in Iran gaining increasing support both at home and abroad, Tehran is frantically resorting to the oldest trick in its book: demonizing the opposition.

Tehran’s futile attempts at discrediting the cause for regime change in Iran

No longer having the tacit support of a U.S. administration inclined toward rapprochement , the regime of Tehran is gradually facing the consequences of its unrestricted incursions in the neighboring region and brutal crackdown on domestic dissent in past years. With regime change in Iran gaining increasing support both at home and abroad, Tehran is frantically resorting to the oldest trick in its book: demonizing the opposition.

Tehran’s futile attempts at discrediting the cause for regime change in Iran

No longer having the tacit support of a U.S. administration inclined toward rapprochement , the regime of Tehran is gradually facing the consequences of its unrestricted incursions in the neighboring region and brutal crackdown on domestic dissent in past years. With regime change in Iran gaining increasing support both at home and abroad, Tehran is frantically resorting to the oldest trick in its book: demonizing the opposition.

President Trump Won’t Campaign for Roy Moore in the Alabama Senate Race


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President Donald Trump will not campaign for Republican Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore before the Dec. 12 special election, a White House official said Monday. Despite public statements in which he raised doubts about the accounts of women who have accused Moore of sexual misconduct, Trump will not to travel to Alabama on Moore's behalf, said the official, who was not authorized to discuss the president's plans publicly and spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity.

President Trump Won’t Campaign for Roy Moore in the Alabama Senate Race


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President Donald Trump will not campaign for Republican Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore before the Dec. 12 special election, a White House official said Monday. Despite public statements in which he raised doubts about the accounts of women who have accused Moore of sexual misconduct, Trump will not to travel to Alabama on Moore's behalf, said the official, who was not authorized to discuss the president's plans publicly and spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity.

Justices reject appeal over Mississippi Confederate emblem

In this June 23, 2015, file photo, the Mississippi state flag is unfurled against the front of the Governor's Mansion in Jackson, Miss. The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday, Nov. 27, 2017, rejected an appeal from African-American attorney Carlos Moore who called the Confederate battle emblem on the Mississippi flag "an official endorsement of white supremacy."

Tax plan twist: Churches, charities, candidates

With Republicans on Capitol Hill and in the White House desperate to post a big legislative win, their push for so-called tax reform - the label being used to sugar-coat costly tax changes mostly benefiting profitable corporations and the wealthiest among us - has reached red-line intensity.

‘Clean’ DACA a dirty deal for taxpayers and the nation

The massive influx of illegal immigrants has been an unmitigated disaster both for the security of the United States and the pocketbooks of its already overburdened taxpayers. According to a 2017 comprehensive report by the Federation for American Immigration Reform, a non-partisan, public-interest group, there are currently an estimated 12.5 million foreign nationals living in the United States unlawfully.

‘Clean’ DACA a dirty deal for taxpayers and the nation

The massive influx of illegal immigrants has been an unmitigated disaster both for the security of the United States and the pocketbooks of its already overburdened taxpayers. According to a 2017 comprehensive report by the Federation for American Immigration Reform, a non-partisan, public-interest group, there are currently an estimated 12.5 million foreign nationals living in the United States unlawfully.

‘Clean’ DACA a dirty deal for taxpayers and the nation

The massive influx of illegal immigrants has been an unmitigated disaster both for the security of the United States and the pocketbooks of its already overburdened taxpayers. According to a 2017 comprehensive report by the Federation for American Immigration Reform, a non-partisan, public-interest group, there are currently an estimated 12.5 million foreign nationals living in the United States unlawfully.

Top White House Attorney Prepares To Be Questioned In Russia Probe

One of the next members of President Donald Trump's administration to enter the Russia investigation spotlight finds himself in a particularly awkward spot: He's the top lawyer at the White House. Don McGahn is expected to be interviewed in the coming weeks in special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation, along with communications director Hope Hicks and Josh Raffel, who handles press-related inquiries for White House senior adviser Jared Kushner.

Recount starts in Spencer Twp., Toledo judge races

Bipartisan teams recount results in two close races for Lucas County Board of Elections for Spencer Township trustee and Toledo Municipal Housing Court judge. The Lucas County Board of Elections on Monday began recounting ballots in two close races from the Nov. 7 election, a process that could take up to three days.

This day in history, Nov. 27, 2017

In 1815, the constitution for the Congress Kingdom of Poland was signed by Russian Czar Alexander I, who was also king of Poland. In 1937, the musical revue "Pins and Needles," produced by the International Ladies Garment Workers Union, opened in New York.

Sri Lanka arrests 22 trying to go to Australia by boat

Sri Lankan prison officers escort suspected Sri Lankan illegal immigrants after producing them at a magistrate court in Puttalam, about 120 kilometers north of Colombo, Sri Lanka, Monday, Nov. 27, 2017. Sri Lankan police said Monday that they have arrested 22 people who were attempting to illegally migrate to Australia by boat.

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Trump doubles down on Roy Moore in Alabama Senate race

President Donald Trump said electing a Democrat as Alabama's next senator "would be a disaster," as the president tried to steer the Alabama race toward partisan legislative concerns and away from allegations of sexual misconduct against Republican Roy Moore. While Republican Senate leaders have criticized their party's nominee, Trump plunged into the Alabama Senate race with a pair of tweets Sunday bashing Democrat Doug Jones.

Victims File Complaint Today Confirming Patient Safety Issues Related …

Press Conference Today at noon, ACGME office, street level front doors: 401 N Michigan, Chicago IL, 60611 a copy of the complaint will be available to any members of the press who attend the conference. Contact: Nalini M. Rajamannan, 312-498-9496 CHICAGO, Nov. 27, 2017 / Christian Newswire / -- Northwestern University and Northwestern Memorial Medicine Residency training program exposed physicians in training to unauthorized testing of heart valve devices in hundreds of unknowing patients from 2004 to the present.

Conyers exits role on Judiciary Committee amid scandal

Michigan Rep. John Conyers, under investigation over allegations he sexually harassed female staff members, said Sunday he will step aside as the top Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee while fiercely denying he acted inappropriately during his long tenure in Congress. In a statement, the 88-year-old lawmaker made clear he would prefer to keep his leadership role on the committee, which has wide jurisdiction over U.S. law enforcement, from civil rights and impeachment of federal officials to sexual harassment protections.

Enterprise Bank VP, former refugee Malone joins 3rd District race

Bopha Malone, a vice president at Enterprise Bank in Lowell who came to the United States as a Cambodian refugee when she was 9, told The Sun she is running for Tsongas' seat in Congress, becoming the 12th Democrat in the race. "My parents instilled in me the value of hard work and perseverance, and through hard work, I was able to have my American dream," Malone, 36, said.

State Senate race candidates draw big-name support

With less than two weeks left before the Dec. 5 special election, state Senate candidates are ramping up their campaigns with visits from notable Democratic and Republican leaders in a final effort to win over voters. Standing on the tired floorboards of a Whitney Street warehouse Saturday morning, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced to a gathering of campaign volunteers that she was supporting Democrat Sue Chalifoux Zephir as the next senator for the Worcester Middlesex District.

On Moore, Trump chooses agenda over GOP repulsion

President Donald Trump said Sunday that electing a Democrat as Alabama's next senator "would be a disaster," making clear the success of his legislative agenda outweighs widespread GOP repulsion at the prospect of seating Republican Roy Moore, who is dogged by allegations of sexual misconduct. The allegations, including claims that the 70-year-old Moore sexually assaulted or molested two teenage girls while he was in his 30s, have made the Dec. 12 election a referendum on "the character of the country" that transcends partisan politics, said GOP Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina, as the party establishment cringed at Trump's latest intervention in the closely contested race.

Seeking 3rd District seat, Gifford hires senior Tsongas staffer to lead campaign

Rufus Gifford, the former U.S. ambassador to Denmark now running to succeed U.S. Rep. Niki Tsongas, has hired a longtime Tsongas staffer to manage his campaign, hoping the deep in-district experience gives him an edge in a crowded race. Ben Martello, who most recently oversaw management of Tsongas's district offices as executive director, is now serving as campaign manager for Gifford, the candidate announced in a Monday press release.

Latest: Paschal Donohoe says election is not wanted

Update 12pm: Negotiations between the Taoiseach and Fianna Fail leader Micheal Martin are likely to intensify before tomorrow's no confidence vote, the Finance Minister has said. Speaking at a housing development in Dublin this morning Paschal Donohoe said Leo Varadkar "will also be looking at any options that are open to him to avoid an election that nobody wans."

McCain is back in Arizona for Christmas, will miss tax vote

Republican Sen. John McCain, who is battling brain cancer, is back home in Arizona after being treated for a viral infection and will miss the vote on the GOP tax bill. The 81-year-old senator was admitted last week to Walter Reed Medical Center, where he was dealing with the side effects of his treatment for cancer.

Quantum3D Announces Support for Prepar3D and X-Plane

Quantum3D , Inc., a leading provider of training and simulation solutions for government and commercial applications, today announced that it will be demonstrating MANTIS integration with both Prepar3D and X-Plane in its booth at the I/ITSEC conference in . This new capability allows users to upgrade the visual capability of these two popular low-cost simulator software packages to support up to FAA Level 5 fixed wing and rotary wing Flight Training Devices .

Top-ranked Duke rallies for 87-84 victory over No. 7 Florida

Duke forward Marvin Bagley III, left, Duke forward Javin DeLaurier, right and Florida forward Kevarrius Hayes, center, fight for a rebound during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in the Phil Knight Invit... . Duke forward Wendell Carter Jr, right, shoots over Florida guard Egor Koulechov, left, and guard KeVaughn Allen, bottom during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in the Phil Knight Invitational tournament ... .

New superfood trends for 2018 revealed

Back to the grind: Trump, Barron and a windswept Melania arrive back at White House after five days in Florida for Thanksgiving Terminally ill mother who killed her disabled daughter to prevent her 'from ending up in an institution' is found dead alongside pills and a suicide note which said she was 'tired' of fighting PICTURED: Naya Rivera mugshot released after actress charged with domestic battery as it's revealed star was 'arguing over child' with husband Donald Trump is 'furious' with Ivanka for saying Roy Moore is 'going to hell for preying on children' and doubles down on his support for the embattled Senate candidate Shocking new details emerge in mysterious death of American boy, 16, who was raped and murdered in Paraguay after drinking mushroom tea with friends on luxury estate Civil rights activist Rev Al Sharpton says he will help jailed rapper Meek Mill like he helped Tupac ... (more)

Tennessee no longer pursuing Schiano after protests

Tennessee is no longer pursuing Ohio State defensive coordinator Greg Schiano to be the school's new head coach, a person familiar with the negotiations told the Associated Press. The person spoke Sunday on condition of anonymity because none of the negotiations were intended to be made public until a deal was reached.

Watchdog official sues over Trump appointment

The deputy director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau sued the Trump administration on Sunday to block the president's appointment of Mick Mulvaney as interim director of the agency. The deputy director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau sued the Trump administration on Sunday to block the president's appointment of Mick Mulvaney as interim director of the agency.

Ballots to take shape as Illinois candidates begin filing today

Though it seems like it's been going on for months, Illinois' election season hits an important milestone today as the official lineup of candidates begins to take shape. Candidates for Congress, Illinois governor and other statewide offices, the Illinois legislature and county offices can begin filing their nominating petitions today.

Sen. Al Franken back at work, a ashameda amid groping claims

Minnesota Sen. Al Franken said he feels "embarrassed and ashamed" amid allegations that he groped several women, but said he looks forward to returning to work on Monday and gradually regaining voters' trust. The Democrat spoke to a handful of Minnesota media outlets on Sunday in the first interviews he's granted since being swept into a nationwide tide of sexual misconduct allegations.

Sen. Al Franken back at work, ‘ashamed’ amid groping claims

In a Nov. 15, 2017 file photo, Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., speaks during the Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. Franken has agreed to talk with a handful of Minnesota media outlets on Sunday, Nov. 26, marking his first interviews since the Democrat was swept into a nationwide tide of sexual harassment allegations.

Today in History

In 1815, the constitution for the Congress Kingdom of Poland was signed by Russian Czar Alexander I, who was also king of Poland. In 1937, the musical revue "Pins and Needles," produced by the International Ladies Garment Workers Union, opened in New York.

Rival sides square off over succession at U.S. consumer finance agency


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A battle over who should run the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in the coming months was set for court as Obama-era holdovers sought to maintain their control over a powerful watchdog which President Donald Trump is seeking to curb. File Photo - Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney waits to testify before a Senate Budget Committee hearing on FY2018 Budget Proposals on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., May 25, 2017.

Press Digest -Wall Street Journal – Nov 27


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The following are the top stories in the Wall Street Journal. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

Trump chooses agenda over Moore outcry

President Donald Trump said Sunday that electing a Democrat as Alabama's next senator "would be a disaster," making clear the success of his legislative agenda outweighs widespread GOP repulsion at the prospect of seating Republican Roy Moore, who is dogged by allegations of sexual misconduct.

Senators: Constitutional crisis in the offing if Sereno refuses to attend impeachment proceedings

Senators today said a constitutional crisis is in the offing if Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno remains adamant and refuses to attend the impeachment proceedings against her at the House of Representatives. "But if I remember correctly, the attendance or participation of the respondent in an impeachment case, or in any case for that matter, cannot be compelled to give evidence versus himself or herself even if he or she attends.

U.S. Senator Al Franken ’embarrassed and ashamed’ amid groping allegations


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Franken faces a Senate ethics investigation though it's unclear when that review may begin. He hasn't faced widespread calls to resign and will return to work Monday In this June 21, 2017 file photo, Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., listens at a committee hearing at the Capitol in Washington.

FBI gave heads-up to fraction of Russian hackersa U.S. targets

The FBI failed to notify scores of U.S. officials that Russian hackers were trying to break into their personal Gmail accounts despite having evidence for at least a year that the targets were in the Kremlin's crosshairs, The Associated Press has found. Nearly 80 interviews with Americans targeted by Fancy Bear, a Russian government-aligned cyberespionage group, turned up only two cases in which the FBI had provided a heads-up.

EDITORIAL: The American Bar Association is unqualified to fairly evaluate judicial nominees

Sen. Harry Reid's legacy as a Democratic majority leader is that he eliminated the Senate tradition of requiring two-thirds of the senators to confirm judicial appointees, making it easier for President Obama to pack the courts with liberal activist judges. This so-called nuclear option blew up in the faces of the Democrats last year with the election of a Republican president.

Argentine navy not giving hope of submarine survivors

Argentina's navy says it's not giving up hope that crew members could be alive 11 days after a submarine vanished off the Atlantic coast with 44 people aboard. Navy spokesman Enrique Balbi told a news conference Sunday that the passage of time doesn't rule out "a situation of extreme survival."

Succession battle at US financial agency seen headed to courts

WEST PALM BEACH: A battle between the White House and Democrats over warring appointments to head up the top U.S. regulator for consumer finance is likely headed for the courts, opening any interim actions by the agency to legal challenges, lawyers said on Saturday. Richard Cordray, a Democrat, stepped down on Friday as director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau , which was created after the financial crisis to protect consumers from abusive lending practices, and he named staffer Leandra English as acting director.

Briuer makes studying history a way of life

He served four years in the U.S. Marine Corps, has a Ph.D. in anthropology from UCLA, was the first full-time professional archaeologist to work for the Department of Defense, author and the retired director of the Center for Cultural Site Preservation at the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center. He was the consulting archaeologist on the Kennewick man case, a 1996 dispute surrounding the discovery of an ancient skeleton in Washington State, and presently serves as chairman of the Vicksburg municipal Fort St. Pierre tercentennial planning commission.

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Net neutrality activists left signs at Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai's house Saturday, telling his children that their father was an "evil" man who "murdered" democracy.The cardboard signs list Pai's children by name, telling them that "you don't have to be evil." Pai's leadership of the FCC has been fraught with criticism due to his rejection of net neutrality policies advocated by former President Barack Obama's administration.

Backlash from Vols fans over Tennessee’s interest in Schiano

The possibility that Tennessee was considering Ohio State defensive coordinator Greg Schiano for its head coaching vacancy has state officials criticizing the school on social media and fans protesting on campus. Ohio State coach Urban Meyer said Sunday during a conference call previewing the Buckeyes' Big Ten championship game with Wisconsin that Tennessee had contacted Schiano.

Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) speaks during a Senate Energy and…

From right: Sens. Lisa Murkowski , Maria Cantwell and Bernie Sanders during the confirmation hearing for former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, President-elect Donald Trump's pick for secretary of energy, before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee on Capitol Hill, in Washington, Jan. 19, 2017. From right: Sens. Lisa Murkowski , Maria Cantwell and Bernie Sanders during the confirmation hearing for former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, President-elect Donald Trump's pick for secretary of energy, before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee on Capitol Hill, in Washington, Jan. 19, 2017.

Meredith, backed by Koch brothers affiliate, to acquire magazine publisher Time

'Ashamed' Franken says he'll return to work on Monday - Breaking an eight-day silence, the Minnesota senator tells the Star Tribune that he needs to regain trust of those he's let down. - Sen. Al Franken broke his eight-day silence Sunday, reaching out to Minnesota media outlets to talk Sen. Al Franken: 'This has been a shock to me' A week-and-a-half after the first of four allegations of sexual misconduct against DFL Sen. Al Franken surfaced, Franken told MPR News he has felt shocked, embarrassed and ashamed but that he will not leave the Senate.

Tennessee nixes Greg Schiano hiring after Twitter uproar, protest

Shortly after reports broke that Tennessee was close to finalizing a deal with the ex-Rutgers coach, the university received imense backlash on Twitter and on campus, resulting in Tennesse backing out of the deal, according to ESPN. The primary reason for Volunteers fans' disapproval of Schiano stems from his alleged connection to the Jerry Sandusky scandal at Penn State.

The 2018 Election And The Margin Of Theft

Democrats were rightly euphoric after their big gains in the 2017 off-year elections. With new grassroots energy yielding improbable down-ticket wins, they very nearly took control of the Virginia House of Delegates, which had been 2-to-1 Republican.

The Latest: Franken: Goal is to become better public servant

Day laborers have quietly become an integral part of Houston and the Texas Gulf Coast's rebuilding after Hurricane Harvey, even as U.S. and Texas leaders who officially disavow illegal immigration have launched new... Day laborers have quietly become an integral part of Houston and the Texas Gulf Coast's rebuilding after Hurricane Harvey, even as U.S. and Texas leaders who officially disavow illegal immigration have launched new policy measures to target them. Pixar's "Coco" sang its way to the fourth best Thanksgiving weekend ever with an estimated $71.2 million over the five-day weekend, a total that easily toppled Warner Bros.'

Ivanka isn’t a champion for women, and she can prove it

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is right to be irked that it is not him but first daughter Ivanka Trump who will lead the US delegation to the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in India. The annual event is put on by the State Department and in the past has been attended by Secretary of State John Kerry and President Barack Obama.

Tom Steyer defends $20M ad campaign calling to impeach Trump

Democratic mega-donor and billionaire environmentalist Tom Steyer on Sunday defended his $20 million national television and digital ad campaign calling for Congress to impeach President Donald Trump, saying "it's very important and urgent that we get him out of office." "The fact of the matter is this President has performed in a lawless way throughout the campaign and throughout his presidency and he is an urgent threat to the American people," Steyer told CNN anchor Dana Bash on Sunday morning's "State of the Union."

Sen. Al Franken will return to work amid sexual harassment allegations Read Story Associated Press

Minnesota Sen. Al Franken broke his silence Sunday after being swept into a nationwide tide of sexual harassment allegations, saying he feels "embarrassed and ashamed" but looks forward to returning to work on Monday and gradually regaining voters' trust. The Democrat spoke to a handful of media outlets in Minnesota in the first interviews he's granted after four women publicly accused him of misconduct.

Franken ashamed amid groping claims, will return to work

In a Nov. 15, 2017 file photo, Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., speaks during the Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. Franken has agreed to talk with a handful of Minnesota media outlets on Sunday, Nov. 26, marking his first interviews since the Democrat was swept into a nationwide tide of sexual harassment allegations.

Conyers steps aside from Judiciary post amid sex allegations

Michigan Rep. John Conyers, under investigation over allegations he sexually harassed female staff members, said Sunday he will step aside as the top Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee while fiercely denying he acted inappropriately during his long tenure in Congress. In a statement, the 88-year-old lawmaker made clear he would prefer to keep his leadership role on the committee, which has wide jurisdiction over U.S. law enforcement, from civil rights and impeachment of federal officials to sexual harassment protections.

Argentine navy not giving hope of submarine survivors

Argentina's navy says it's not giving up hope that crew members could be alive 11 days after a submarine vanished off the Atlantic coast with 44 people aboard. Navy spokesman Enrique Balbi told a news conference Sunday that the passage of time doesn't rule out "a situation of extreme survival."

The Wall Street Journal: Trump stands by Roy Moore, rips Democratic rival

President Donald Trump reiterated his stance that the election of Democrat Doug Jones to an Alabama Senate seat would mark a serious blow to the Republican agenda, while not explicitly saying he backed GOP nominee Roy Moore, who faces allegations of sexual misconduct with teenagers several decades ago. "The last thing we need in Alabama and the U.S. Senate is a Schumer/Pelosi puppet," Trump said Sunday on Twitter, referencing Democratic leaders Sen. Chuck Schumer of New York and Rep. Nancy Pelosi of California.

Stewardess survivor of Chapecoense air crash still haunted

'Everybody around me was screaming and crawling': Survivors reunite 75 years on from the deadliest blaze in American history which claimed 492 lives at Boston's Cocoanut Grove nightclub John Conyers steps down as top Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee - as Pelosi calls him an 'icon in our country' who deserves 'due process' against sexual harassment allegations Fury after Indiana nurse says white women raise 'terrorist, rapist, racist, killer sons' and says 'every one should be sacrificed to the wolves' CNN fires latest shot in war with Trump by revealing the president could TRIPLE Obama's time on the golf course in his first year Susan Sarandon says she is glad 'dangerous' Hillary didn't win because 'we would be at war' and says EVERYONE in Hollywood aware of Weinstein's abuse was complicit FBI 'failed to notify scores of US officials that Russian hackers were trying to break ... (more)

Trump: Electing a Democrat in Alabama “would be a disaster”

President Donald Trump said Sunday that electing a Democrat as Alabama's next senator "would be a disaster," making clear the success of his legislative agenda outweighs widespread GOP repulsion at the prospect of seating Republican Roy Moore, who is dogged by allegations of sexual misconduct. The allegations, including claims that the 70-year-old Moore sexually assaulted or molested two teenage girls while he was in his 30s, have made the Dec. 12 election a referendum on "the character of the country" that transcends partisan politics, said GOP Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina, as the party establishment cringed at Trump's latest intervention in the closely contested race.

Former Nine CEO David Leckie speaks about Don Burke claims

'Everybody around me was screaming and crawling': Survivors reunite 75 years on from the deadliest blaze in American history which claimed 492 lives at Boston's Cocoanut Grove nightclub John Conyers steps down as top Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee - as Pelosi calls him an 'icon in our country' who deserves 'due process' against sexual harassment allegations Fury after Indiana nurse says white women raise 'terrorist, rapist, racist, killer sons' and says 'every one should be sacrificed to the wolves' CNN fires latest shot in war with Trump by revealing the president could TRIPLE Obama's time on the golf course in his first year Susan Sarandon says she is glad 'dangerous' Hillary didn't win because 'we would be at war' and says EVERYONE in Hollywood aware of Weinstein's abuse was complicit FBI 'failed to notify scores of US officials that Russian hackers were trying to break ... (more)

Guns are displayed at Dragonman’s, an arms seller east of Colorado Springs, Colo.

Shoppers hunting for Black Friday deals seemed to include a record number of those in the market for firearms; the FBI says it fielded 203,086 background check requests for gun purchases on the day after Thanksgiving - the highest daily total ever, reports USA Today . "Background checks are considered the best available proxy for gun purchases since overall sales numbers are not made public," reports NPR's Uri Berliner .

Sunday Music: Bach Cantata BWV 116

"When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, he will sit on his glorious throne. All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats.

Conyers steps aside as ranking member of Judiciary Committee amid sexual harassment allegations

Rep. John Conyers , D-Mich., who faces allegations of sexual harassment , said he is stepping aside as ranking member of the House Judiciary Committee while an ethics investigation is pending. Conyers, the longest-serving current member in the House of Representatives , continues to deny the allegations and said in a statement, "I very much look forward to vindicating myself and my family before the House Committee on Ethics."

Lawmakers want swift sexual harassment consequences, but split over calls for resignation

In this April 4, 2017, file photo, Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., speaks during a hearing of the House Judiciary subcommittee on Capitol Hill in Washington. House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi is defending Conyers as an "icon" for women's rights and declining to say whether the longtime lawmaker should resign over allegations that he sexually harassed female staff members.

Graham Says GOP Can’t Fail on Tax Plan

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said that "failure is not an option" when it comes to the GOP's effort on tax reform, The Hill reports. Said Graham: "The economy needs a tax cut and the Republican Party needs to deliver, so I think we'll get there."

Congressman Calls Trump ‘An Idiot’ For Using Egypt Mosque Attack To Promote Border Wall

Rep. Filemon Vela lashed out at President Donald Trump for using Friday's deadly mass shooting at an Egyptian mosque to keep up his push for construction of a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. Rep. Filemon Vela lashed out at President Donald Trump for using Friday's deadly mass shooting at an Egyptian mosque to keep up his push for construction of a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.

GOP Senator On Roy Moore: ‘I Want To Be On The Side Of Right’

Republican senators on Sunday continued to distance themselves from alleged sexual predator Roy Moore, while President Donald Trump reiterated his implicit support of the Alabama GOP Senate candidate. WASHINGTON - Republican senators on Sunday continued to distance themselves from alleged sexual predator Roy Moore, while President Donald Trump reiterated his implicit support of the Alabama GOP Senate candidate.

Trump Sticks With Moore as Republican Senators Want Him Gone

President Donald Trump doubled down on his call for Alabama voters to defeat Democrat Doug Jones, even as Republican senators want Roy Moore, their party's nominee in the state's U.S. Senate race, to drop out amid allegations of sexual misconduct. The president avoided endorsing Moore by name in two fiery Twitter postings on Sunday before a final Thanksgiving holiday morning at one of his golf courses in South Florida.

Pelosi Says She Believes John Conyers – Will Do the Right Thing’

Nancy Pelosi said Representative John Conyers "will do the right thing" -- without elaborating on what that is -- amid calls for the Michigan lawmaker to step down from his committee position amid allegations of sexual misconduct. "He will do the right thing in terms of what he knows about his situation, that he's entitled to due process," Pelosi, the House Democratic Leader, said Sunday on NBC's "Meet the Press" program.

US officials not told Russia tried to target personal emails

The FBI failed to notify scores of US officials that Russian hackers were trying to break into their personal Gmail accounts despite having evidence for at least a year that the targets were in the Kremlin's crosshairs, The Associated Press has found. Nearly 80 interviews with Americans targeted by Fancy Bear, a Russian government-aligned cyberespionage group, turned up only two cases in which the FBI had provided a heads-up.

Danbury food pantry asks for donations

Gib Shey, a student at Wooster School in Danbury, puts out bags with apples for Thanksgiving Food Distribution at the Daily Bread Food Pantry in Danbury. Monday, Nov. 20, 2017 Gib Shey, a student at Wooster School in Danbury, puts out bags with apples for Thanksgiving Food Distribution at the Daily Bread Food Pantry in Danbury.

Pentagon tried to block independent report on child sex among Afghan forces, Senate office says

The Pentagon tried to block an independent assessment of child sex abuse crimes committed by Afghan soldiers and police, instead insisting on the creation of its own report offering a far less authoritative review of human rights violations perpetrated by U.S. allies, according to an aide to Sen. Patrick Leahy . Although the report released Nov. 16 by the Defense Department Inspector General's office reached the grim conclusion that, for years, U.S. personnel have been inadequately trained to report such crimes, a parallel investigation by the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction is thought to contain a much more detailed accounting of the problem's severity.

LL Bean’s beloved duck boots expecting record holiday season

FILE - In this Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014 file photo, Muslima Hassan trims the rubber bottom of an L.L. Bean boot at a facility in Lewiston, Maine. Bean said it's in the midst of another record breaking year of sales for i... Casinos in Las Vegas are upping the ante in their pursuit of coveted millennial visitors with new attractions designed to wow them, provide them Instagram-worthy moments and maybe even get them to gamble.

Sheriff Arpaio pursued case to hurt Sen. Flake, lawsuit saysAssociated Press

A lawsuit set to go to trial next month marks the latest legal action brought against former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio over allegations he pursued a trumped-up criminal case to get publicity and embarrass an adversary. U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake's adult son alleges Arpaio pursued felony animal cruelty charges against him and his then-wife in a bid to do political damage to the senator.

Syria activists: Government attacks outside Damascus kill 19

Cleveland police say a 12-year-old boy fatally shot in an attack on juveniles outside a liquor store had stepped out of the store with his father after the shooting had started and was struck by a stray bullet. Cleveland police say a 12-year-old boy fatally shot in an attack on juveniles outside a liquor store had stepped out of the store with his father after the shooting had started and was struck by a stray bullet.

Sen. Jeff Flake’s son files lawsuit against Joe ArpaioNew York Daily News


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The son of Arizona's Republican Sen. Jeff Flake filed a lawsuit against Joe Arpaio claiming the former sheriff pursued criminal charges for publicity and political gain. Austin Flake claims the notorious Maricopa County sheriff pursued felony animal cruelty charges against him and his ex-wife in an attempt to damage his father's political career, according to the malicious-prosecution lawsuit.

Up to the challenge: Bishop woman competes in reality show

Stunt woman Beverly Provost of Bishop flew to California earlier this year, where she pitted her strength, agility and speed against other women in a grueling, physical competition filmed for the reality show "Steve Austin's Broken Skull Challenge." Provost, a 2004 graduate of Oconee County High School, competed for a $10,000 prize.

Judges Bill O’Neill and Roy Moore affront Lady Justice: Darcy cartoon

Ohio Supreme Court Justice Bill O'Neill's tone deaf, sexist Facebook post, and Cleveland.com interview defending Roy Moore, were an insult to all women, including the proverbial Lady Justice. O'Neill had posted on Facebook that with "the dogs of war...calling for the head of Senator Al Franken" he believed it was "time to speak up on behalf of all heterosexual males."

Sound off for Nov. 26, 2017

The DR asked its readers if Roy Moore will win Alabama's special election to the U.S. Senate. Here are some comments: Moore will win for the same reason Trump won; partisans don't vote for the other party even if their guy is flawed, maybe terribly so.

In 3rd, a majority minority campaign

Niki Tsongas was first elected in 2007, breaking a decades-long streak of male dominance in the state's congressional delegation. No woman had represented Massachusetts in the U.S. House or Senate for 25 years, since Rep. Margaret Heckler had been defeated.

Rural relief or rich get richer? GOP seeks to slash the estate tax

In the century that Pat Snook's family has run a cattle operation in southeast Texas, she and her relatives have paid the federal estate tax three times to account for acreage, equipment and other assets being passed from one generation to the next. "You don't mind paying it one time," said Snook, who lives in Livingston, about an hour northeast of Houston.