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Elon Musk shows off mile-long test tunnel to ease traffic

2 hours 30 min ago
Billionaire Elon Musk unveiled an "entirely new system of transport" with a demonstration of a 1.14-mile test tunnel in Southern California on Tuesday night.

Carnival to offer cruises for first time in San Francisco

3 hours 9 min ago
Carnival Cruise Line for the first time in its 46-year history will offer cruises from San Francisco, starting in 2020.

Nevada to become first state with majority female Legislaure

5 hours 36 min ago
When Nevada's lawmakers convene in February, it will become the first state with a majority of women in the Legislature.

Senate overwhelmingly approves criminal justice reform

6 hours 26 min ago
The U.S. Senate approved federal criminal justice reform Tuesday with bipartiisan support and the backing of President Donald Trump.

Gallup: Healthcare, immigration down as problems in U.S.

7 hours 28 min ago
Immigration and healthcare have declined as problems facing the United States since the mid-term elections, according to a Gallup survey.

Tornado damages several homes in western Washington

8 hours 18 min ago
A rare December tornado touched down in western Washington on Tuesday, heavily damaging several homes and toppling trees.

Unnamed foreign company ordered to comply with subpoena possibly tied to Mueller probe

8 hours 52 min ago
A federal appeals court ordered an unnamed company owned by a foreign country to comply with a grand jury subpoena possibly linked to Robert Mueller's probe.

Chicago cocaine trafficker describes Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman U.S. operations

9 hours 14 min ago
A Chicago cocaine trafficker detailed the U.S. operations of accused Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman's cartel.

Donald Trump orders Pentagon to establish Space Command

Tue, 12/18/2018 - 22:56
President Donald Trump on Tuesday ordered the Department of Defense to establish a Space Command as a possible precursor to a military Space Force.

Justice Department to ban bump stocks more than a year after Vegas shooting

Tue, 12/18/2018 - 21:49
The Justice Department announced it is banning bump stocks, devices that allow the kind of rapid-fire shooting used to kill dozens in Las Vegas a year ago.

Judge delays Michael Flynn sentencing, expresses 'disdain' for actions

Tue, 12/18/2018 - 19:26
A federal judge delayed the sentencing of former national security adviser Michael Flynn on Tuesday after chastising him for betraying his country.

Audit: Migrant kids shelter operator violated health, safety rules

Tue, 12/18/2018 - 19:20
Health and safety violations at shelters for unaccompanied migrant children run by Baptist Child and Family Services of San Antonio have been identified.

Watch live: Sarah Huckabee Sanders holds White House press briefing

Tue, 12/18/2018 - 18:23
White House press secretary Sarah Sanders was scheduled to speak to reporters Tuesday afternoon in her first on-camera press briefing in more than three weeks.

Arizona governor appoints Rep. Martha McSally to John McCain's Senate seat

Tue, 12/18/2018 - 18:20
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey said Tuesday he's appointing Republican Rep. Martha McSally to fill the long-held seat of late Sen. John McCain for the next two years.

Housing indicators up for November; some still lag 2017 figures

Tue, 12/18/2018 - 18:07
Building permits, housing starts and housing completions were all up in November from the previous month, according to data from the U.S. government.

Trump Foundation charity will dissolve, disperse assets over lawsuit

Tue, 12/18/2018 - 17:48
The Trump Foundation, weathering a lawsuit over its finances, agreed to dissolve under court supervision, New York state authorities said Tuesday.

Sanders hints Trump may not force government shutdown over border wall

Tue, 12/18/2018 - 17:29
The White House signaled Tuesday there's a possibility it will not force the government to shut down over President Donald Trump's proposed border wall.

California farm expands E. coli recall to cauliflower, more lettuce types

Tue, 12/18/2018 - 15:39
The California farm at the center of romaine lettuce E. coli contamination last month has expanded a recall to include more types of lettuce and cauliflower.

Johnson & Johnson buying back $5B in stock after losing $50B on Wall Street

Tue, 12/18/2018 - 14:18
Johnson & Johnson has announced it will buy back $5 billion worth of stock from investors to recover from market losses ten times that amount in recent days.

California, western U.S. in path of new storm bringing rain, snow

Tue, 12/18/2018 - 13:53
California is expected to face a powerful storm Tuesday that's led to alerts for flooding, high winds and winter storm warnings in that state and eight others.