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President Donald Trump pardons former 49ers owner Edward DeBartolo Jr.

Tue, 02/18/2020 - 20:34
President Donald Trump has given a pardon to former San Francisco 49ers owner Edward DeBartolo Jr. -- a billionaire businessman charged and fined during the 1990s over a political corruption case, the White House said.

Judge won't delay Roger Stone sentencing hearing set for Thursday

Tue, 02/18/2020 - 20:28
A federal judge Tuesday said Roger Stone's sentencing would still be Thursday despite defense efforts to delay it.

President Donald Trump commutes sentence of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich

Tue, 02/18/2020 - 20:00
President Donald Trump on Tuesday commuted the sentence of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, eight years into his 14-year sentence for corruption.

Gallup: Americans view candidates positively, election process poorly

Tue, 02/18/2020 - 18:52
Most Americans are viewing the 2020 presidential candidates in a positive light, but they see the electoral process itself more negatively, a new survey showed Tuesday.

Michael Bloomberg's education plan grants 2-year college tuition, cuts cap for loan payments

Tue, 02/18/2020 - 18:20
Democratic hopeful Michael Bloomberg unveiled a $700 billion plan Tuesday that would grant free community college tuition in the United States and double the number of Pell Grants available to low-income students.

NYC jury begins deliberating Harvey Weinstein rape trial

Tue, 02/18/2020 - 17:37
Jurors who will decide the fate of former movie producer Harvey Weinstein began deliberating Tuesday after prosecutors complained about an article that was published by his defense attorney.

DHS waives federal regulations to fast-track 177 miles of border wall

Tue, 02/18/2020 - 17:21
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security said Tuesday it has issued waivers to bypass multiple federal statutes in order to build a long section of border wall between the United States and Mexico.

U.S. punish Russian company Rosneft for helping Venezuela evade sanctions

Tue, 02/18/2020 - 17:02
The Trump administration said Tuesday it has leveled new sanctions against Russian company Rosneft Trading for actively helping Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro get around existing U.S. penalties.

President Donald Trump headed for California to meet Olympic organizers, supporters

Tue, 02/18/2020 - 14:11
President Donald Trump will travel Tuesday and make a rare visit to California, where he will attend a pair of Republican Party fundraisers and meet with organizers of the 2028 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles.

Michael Bloomberg qualifies for 1st Democratic debate in Las Vegas Wednesday

Tue, 02/18/2020 - 12:48
Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has qualified for Wednesday's Democratic primary debate in Las Vegas ahead of this weekend's Nevada caucuses, where he will take the stage for the first time.

Video captures dramatic moment a landslide crumbles a Tennessee home

Tue, 02/18/2020 - 11:35
An angry landslide in Tennessee ripped through Hardin County last weekend, shredding a pair of homes in its path.

Boy Scouts file for bankruptcy to pay victims of abuse

Tue, 02/18/2020 - 08:08
Boy Scouts of America has filed for bankruptcy amid mounting lawsuits accusing the organization of child sexual abuse.

Fenn's gold: 10-year Rockies treasure hunt has lured hundreds of thousands

Tue, 02/18/2020 - 08:00
In the 10 years since a gold-filled treasure chest purportedly was hidden in the Rocky Mountains, as many as 433,000 "chasers" have searched for it, according to a study.

Apple warns coronavirus is hurting business

Tue, 02/18/2020 - 04:57
Apple warned on Monday the outbreak of the coronavirus in China is hurting its bottom line.

Plymouth Rock, other Massachusetts landmarks vandalized

Tue, 02/18/2020 - 00:48
Plymouth Rock and several other landmarks in the Massachusetts town were vandalized ahead of the 400th anniversary of Pilgrims arriving at the site on the Mayflower.

Jeff Bezos announces $10B Earth fund to combat climate change

Mon, 02/17/2020 - 22:14
Jeff Bezos, CEO and founder of Amazon, announced an Earth fund Monday, pledging $10 billion to award grants for projects aimed at combatting climate change.

Key West NWS radar captures 90 mile radius of migratory birds

Mon, 02/17/2020 - 21:31
The National Weather Service's Key West radar Monday captured nocturnal migration of birds stretching over the island with a radius of at least 90 miles.

Pier 1 files for bankruptcy, pursues sale of company

Mon, 02/17/2020 - 20:48
Pier 1 filed for bankruptcy Monday after reaching an agreement with lenders and will pursue sale of the company.

Dairy Farmers of America plans to buy majority of Dean Foods

Mon, 02/17/2020 - 20:40
After filing for bankruptcy protection in November, America's largest milk producer, Dean Foods, announced Monday that it plans to sell the majority of its business to Dairy Farmers of America.

Historic flooding hits Mississippi, Tennessee

Mon, 02/17/2020 - 19:28
Heavy rain has pounded Mississippi and Tennessee leading to historic levels of flooding and damaged homes.