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  • Lizzo Dec 27, 2019

    Lizzo Named The Associated Press’ Entertainer of the Year

    Breakthrough singer-rapper Lizzo has been named Entertainer of the Year by The Associated Press. Voted by entertainment staffers of the news cooperative, Lizzo dominated the pop, R&B and rap charts in 2019 with songs like “Truth Hurts” and “Good As Hell.” Though she released her first album in 2013, Lizzo dropped her major-label debut, “Cuz I Love You,” this year…

  • Duncan Hunter Dec 3, 2019

    ‘I’ve Made Mistakes’: Rep. Hunter Pleads Guilty

    Rep. Duncan Hunter speaks to media after pleading guilty in his corruption case.

  • United States Dec 2, 2019

    Facebook Tests Tool to Move Photos to Google, Other Rivals

    Facebook has started testing a tool that lets users move their images more easily to other online services, as it faces pressure from regulators to loosen its grip on data.

  • Donald Trump Dec 2, 2019

    China to Suspend US Navy Visits to Hong Kong Over New Law

    China said Monday it will suspend U.S. Navy visits to Hong Kong and sanction several American pro-democracy organizations in retaliation for the signing into law of legislation supporting human rights in the semi-autonomous territory. While the nature of the sanctions remained unclear, the move appeared to back up Chinese threats that the U.S. would bear the costs of the decision....

  • Donald Trump Dec 1, 2019

    Hong Kong Pro-Democracy Rally Cut Short by Police Tear Gas

    Thousands of people took to Hong Kong’s streets Sunday in a new wave of pro-democracy protests, but police fired tear gas after some demonstrators hurled bricks and smoke bombs, breaking a rare pause in violence that has persisted during the six-month-long movement. In the largest of three rallies, a key thoroughfare along the waterfront on the Kowloon side of Victoria...

  • Dec 1, 2019

    Fact Check: Trump’s Ukraine Defense Collides With Facts

    President Donald Trump’s defense of his actions with Ukraine collides with the known facts and the testimony of witnesses on multiple fronts as the impeachment inquiry moves into a new phase this coming week. In recent days, Trump has cried foul in ways angry and profane as Democrats set the stage for House Judiciary Committee hearings likely to produce articles...

  • Nov 29, 2019

    Patients Sue Northern Indiana Hospital Over Possible Disease Exposure

    More than 1,000 surgical patients are suing a northern Indiana hospital after being notified that a sterilization failure could have exposed them to deadly infections.

  • Nov 29, 2019

    Evacuation Order Lifted as Huge Texas Plant Fire ‘Contained’

    Authorities in Texas say a massive chemical plant fire that rocked a Gulf Coast town with two major explosions is finally considered contained after three days.

  • Nov 29, 2019

    Dead Fetus Found in Bathroom of Upper Marlboro Restaurant

    Police in Prince George’s County, Maryland, are investigating after a dead fetus was found in the women’s bathroom of a restaurant.

  • Nov 29, 2019

    Thanksgiving Brings Brief Respite From Worst of Snow, Winds

    Wintry weather temporarily loosened its grip across much of the U.S. just in time for Thanksgiving, but travelers were bracing for heavy snow and blizzard conditions in some areas as they made plans to return home. The wind, ice and snow that tied up major highways and airports Tuesday and Wednesday largely let up Thursday, with a notable exception in...

  • Dec 1, 2019

    Your Christmas Tree Is Going to Be Pricey Again This Year

    Experts in Oregon, the nation’s No. 1 supplier of Christmas trees, say prices for a holiday evergreen will remain higher this year due to a tight supply.

  • Nov 28, 2019

    Fired Navy Leader Highly Critical of Trump in SEAL Case

    Richard Spencer, who was fired at Navy secretary for his handling of a SEAL war crimes case championed by President Donald Trump, wrote Wednesday that the commander in chief “has very little understanding” of how the American military works. The extraordinary accusation came in an opinion piece published on The Washington Post’s website Wednesday evening, three days after he was...

  • Nov 27, 2019

    Trump Knew of Whistleblower Before Releasing Ukraine Aid

    President Donald Trump was briefed on the whistleblower complaint about his dealings with Ukraine before the White House released nearly $400 million in military aid to Kyiv, officials say, shedding new light on events that triggered the impeachment inquiry. Trump was told about the complaint in late August in a briefing by White House Counsel Pat Cipollone and John Eisenberg,...

  • Nov 26, 2019

    Reported Airspace Violation That Locked Down White House Was False Alarm, NORAD Says

    The White House was locked down and fighter jets were mobilized after an airspace violation in Washington, D.C., Tuesday morning, according to law enforcement officials.

  • Nov 26, 2019

    One-Two Punch of Storms Threatens US Thanksgiving Travel

    Heavy snow and wind shut down highways Tuesday in Colorado and Wyoming, closed schools in Nebraska and forced more than 1,000 travelers to sleep overnight in Denver’s airport after hundreds of flights were canceled just as Thanksgiving travel moved into high gear. The storm was heading to South Dakota, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin, while a “bomb cyclone” weather phenomenon...

  • Nov 26, 2019

    Committee’s Report on Impeachment Could Land Next Week

    The witnesses have spoken, the politics are largely settled. Now impeachment investigators will make the case for public opinion. On Monday, hundreds of pages from Democratic Chairman Adam Schiff’s intelligence committee were being compiled into an exhaustive report that will begin to outline whether President Donald Trump engaged in “treason, bribery or high crimes and misdemeanors” by withholding $400 million...

  • Nov 25, 2019

    Supreme Court Rejects Call for New Trial in ‘Serial’ Podcast Case

    The Supreme Court on Monday rejected a Maryland man’s bid for a new trial based on information uncovered by the hit podcast “Serial.”

  • Nov 24, 2019

    Towns Split as Home Buyouts Help People Move on After Floods

    Tammy Kilgore raised the giant claw of a John Deere excavator high in the air, then slammed it down on the roof the house where she had spent nearly her entire adult life. The shingles crunched, but not much else. So she did it again, and again — each time taking a bigger bite with the mouth-like claw, until the...

  • Nov 23, 2019

    Pope Denounces ‘Evil’ of Nukes as He Fulfills Japan Dream

    Pope Francis denounced the “evil” of nuclear weapons on Saturday as he began a three-day visit to Japan and fulfilled a dream to be a missionary in a land with a rich but bloody Christian past. The pope’s plane landed in the rain in Tokyo, where he received a small welcome at the airport before heading to the Vatican residence...

  • Nov 23, 2019

    Fact Check: Trump and His So-They-Say Accusations

    President Donald Trump has a sophisticated machine at his disposal for gathering and analyzing information: the U.S. government. But many of his inflammatory statements come from another place, an ethereal world where his sources are never identified: “They say. … Well, that’s what the word is. … That’s the way it was explained.” Over the past week of impeachment hearings,...

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