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California parents of 13 children plead guilty to abuse

Sat, 02/23/2019 - 14:17
Parents David and Louise Turpin, accused of holding their children against their will, pleaded guilty to charges related to the abuse of 12 of their kids.

Trump: U.N. nominee will be current ambassador to Canada

Sat, 02/23/2019 - 01:45
After Nikki Haley left the post of U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, President Donald Trump announced Friday night his nominee to replace Haley.

HHS unveils policy blocking Title X funds to abortion providers, referrers

Fri, 02/22/2019 - 23:37
The federal government will cut off certain funds to family planning providers that offer abortions or refer women to abortion providers under a new action.

Trump eyes March meeting with Chinese President Xi on trade deal

Fri, 02/22/2019 - 22:42
President Donald Trump said he hopes to meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping soon to iron out the final details of a deal ending the U.S.-Chinese trade war.

Farmers plan to plant 7 million fewer acres of soybeans this year

Fri, 02/22/2019 - 22:01
U.S. farmers plan to plant fewer soybeans this year, after the trade war with China crashed soy prices in 2018 and left millions of bushels unsold.

Father of Ala. woman who joined Islamic State sues Trump to let her return

Fri, 02/22/2019 - 21:29
The father of Hoda Muthana of Alabama has sued the Trump administration seeking to allow his daughter's return to the United States.

This week in Washington

Fri, 02/22/2019 - 21:14
President Donald J. Trump meets with Federal Chancellor Sebastian Kurz of Austria and signs a directive to establish the the U.S. Space Force as the sixth branch of the Armed Forces, the week of February 18, 2019, in Washington, D.C.

GM to keep Mich. plant open extra 7 months despite idling plans

Fri, 02/22/2019 - 19:48
Three months after General Motors said it would indefinitely idly a plant in Michigan, the U.S. automaker said Friday it would keep the site open -- for now.

R&B artist R. Kelly charged with aggravated sex abuse in Illinois

Fri, 02/22/2019 - 19:29
Rhythm and blues singer R. Kelly has been charged with 10 counts of aggravated criminal sex abuse in Chicago, prosecutors said Friday.

Attorneys identify more than 100 accused of sex abuse in N.Y. archdiocese

Fri, 02/22/2019 - 18:06
Attorneys for victims who've made sex abuse accusations against clergy in the Catholic Church have named four clerics in the case, and are demanding more be identified.

Police: Patriots owner Robert Kraft charged with soliciting prostitutes

Fri, 02/22/2019 - 17:28
New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft is being charged with soliciting prostitutes as part of a larger human-trafficking bust, Florida authorities said Friday.

Firefly Aerospace aims to fill 'small rocket' niche on Fla. Space Coast

Fri, 02/22/2019 - 15:07
Firefly Aerospace announced Friday it will open a rocket-manufacturing facility on Florida's Space Coast, adding momentum to a new commercial space race.

Time's Up CEO quit after after son accused of sex assault

Fri, 02/22/2019 - 14:58
The president and CEO of Time's Up, which strives for gender equality, resigned as her son faces sexual assault allegations.

Oil trades higher on U.S.-China talks optimism

Fri, 02/22/2019 - 14:58
Crude oil futures traded higher Friday amid renewed optimism that the United States and China could make progress in trade talks, analysts said.

Oakland teachers strike goes on with no end in sight

Fri, 02/22/2019 - 14:56
Oakland teachers take the picket lines at schools for a second day in a strike that appears to have no end in sight as educators demand a pay increase, smaller class sizes and more support services for students.

U.S. set to see large increase in alternative-fuel methanol capacity

Fri, 02/22/2019 - 14:35
Three methanol plants are set to come online by 2020, increasing by 45 percent the United States capacity to produce this alternative fuel.

Plastic pollution: San Francisco Bay cleanup focuses on roadway trash

Fri, 02/22/2019 - 14:27
As cities grapple with waterways choked by plastic, leaders in California are taking action to keep garbage out of San Francisco Bay -- by cleaning up roads.

'Empire' producers cut Jussie Smollett from final 2 episodes over 'disturbing' charges

Fri, 02/22/2019 - 13:34
A day after he was charged with filing a false police report, actor Jussie Smollett's character is out of this season's final episodes of the TV drama "Empire."

White House: U.S. will leave 200 peacekeeping troops in Syria

Fri, 02/22/2019 - 12:25
The United States will leave about 200 peacekeeping troops in Syria after its full military withdrawal from the battle-scarred nation, the White House said.

House will vote Tuesday on bill to block Donald Trump's border wall 'emergency'

Fri, 02/22/2019 - 12:06
The House will vote Tuesday on legislation to block President Donald Trump's emergency declaration that seeks to bypass Congress to build a border wall.