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The Trump administration is considering an emergency declaration that would allow it to make an arms shipment to Saudi Arabia without the approval of Congress, two U.S. officials and lawmakers opposed to the move said Thursday. The officials say a decision on invoking a national security waiver in the Arms Export Control Act to bypass congressional review of proposed sales to the Saudis could be made as early as Friday.
Even as the anti-abortion movement celebrates the sweeping bans passed in several states, it's divided by a widening rift over whether those prohibitions should apply to victims of rape and incest.
The debate pits those who believe any abortion is immoral against those who worry that a no-exception stance could be harmful to some Republican candidates in upcoming elections. A Gallup poll last year found that 77% of Americans support exceptions in cases of rape and incest.
A banker who prosecutors say tried to buy himself a senior post in President Donald Trump's administration by making risky loans to former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort pleaded not guilty Thursday to a financial institution bribery charge as his lawyer said he's done nothing wrong.
Stephen M. Calk, 54, was released on $5 million bail after making a brief appearance in Manhattan federal court.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said President Donald Trump is involved in a “cover-up” in comments before they went to a scheduled meeting on infrastructure investment Wednesday at the...
Newly-released body camera video shows California police putting a young boy in handcuffs before placing a spit mask on his head. The Sacramento Police Department released the footage Wednesday after a...
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An outbreak of nasty storms spawned tornadoes that razed homes, flattened trees, tossed cars across a dealership lot and injured several people in Missouri's capital city and killed at least three others elsewhere in the state.
The National Weather Service confirmed that a large and destructive twister moved over Jefferson City shortly before midnight Wednesday.
The tornado cut a path about 3 miles long and a mile wide from the south end of Jefferson City north toward the Missouri River, said police Lt. David Williams. Emergency workers reported about two dozen injuries, Williams said, and around 100 of people were in shelters. Hospitals reported treating injuries such as cuts and bruises.
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After an all-day meeting with global aviation regulators, the chief of the Federal Aviation Administration sounded more upbeat than ever about prospects for clearing the troubled Boeing 737 Max to fly again. Aviation officials from more 30 countries met with the FAA in Fort Worth, Texas, to hear the U.S. regulator's approach to reviewing changes that Boeing is making after two crashes that killed 346 people.
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A serial killer who terrorized Florida with a 1984 spree that claimed the lives of 10 women was put to death Thursday, his execution witnessed by the woman who survived one of his attacks and aided in his capture. Inmate Bobby Joe Long was pronounced dead at 6:55 Thursday after a lethal injection at Florida State Prison, authorities said. Long had no last words, simply closing his eyes as the procedure began, witnesses said.
Long cracks have formed in the national World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C.
A 20-foot hairline fracture is visible on a major pillar on the Atlantic side of the site. Several smaller cracks are forming on the District of Columbia pillar.
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A small plane crashed into a home in the 200 block of Black Bear Drive in McKinney on Thursday, sending two female pilots to the hospital. Crews plan to use a crane to remove the wreckage Saturday.
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Pete Buttigieg accused President Donald Trump on Thursday of exploiting his privileged upbringing to "fake a disability" during the Vietnam War so that "somebody could go to war in his place,” NBC News reported. The South Bend, Indiana, mayor and Democratic 2020 contender, who served in Afghanistan as a Navy intelligence officer, sought to use his own military background to draw a sharp contrast with Trump. Pressed during a “Washington Post Live” interview on whether he believed that Trump, who cited bone spurs in his heel to be exempted from the draft, had a disability, Buttigieg suggested he did not — "at least not that one." Buttigieg also lambasted the president for reportedly considering pardons for several U.S. service members or contractors convicted or accused of war crimes, calling it "disgusting." Allegations that Trump dodged the draft have been a sore spot for the president dating back to his 2016 campaign, when it was revealed that he had received five deferments from service in the Vietnam War — four for education and one for a diagnosis of bone spurs. There was no immediate comment from the White House.
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Senators reached a bipartisan deal Thursday that would provide more than $19 billion in disaster aid funding to parts of the U.S. hit by hurricanes, flooding, earthquakes and wildfires, following months of negotiation.
Leaving a closed-door Senate Republican lunch, Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Richard Shelby, R-Ala. told reporters that an agreement had been reached, NBC News reports.
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An American man has died on a climb of Mount Everest and his family thinks that he had a heart attack while descending from the peak of the world’s tallest mountain, NBC News reported.
Don Cash, 55, was a Utah resident whose children told NBC affiliate KSL-TV in Salt Lake City that he died just after completing his goal of reaching the summit on the highest mountain on every continent.
His family told KSL that sherpas, mountain guides on Everest, tried to perform CPR and give him oxygen, but he died on the way back to camp.
“Our thoughts and deepest condolences are with Don Cash’s family during this difficult time,” BMC Software, Cash’s former employer, told NBC News.
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President Donald Trump and Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., traded harsh criticisms on Thursday, with Trump calling Pelosi "crazy" and Pelosi suggesting staff members “have an intervention&rdquo...
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The California man who became known as the "American Taliban'' after his capture on an Afghanistan battlefield in late 2001 has been released from prison.
Thirty-eight-year-old John Walker Lindh was released Thursday from the federal prison in Terre Haute, Indiana, a Federal Bureau of Prisons spokesman told The Associated Press. Lindh spent more than 17 years in prison after pleading guilty to providing support to the Taliban.