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Iranian Americans call for regime change, sanctions in D.C. protest

Fri, 06/21/2019 - 22:41
Thousands of Iranian Americans rallied outside the U.S. State Department in Washington, D.C., on Friday to push for a regime change and increased sanctions on Tehran.

Journalist E. Jean Carroll accuses Trump, Moonves of sexual assault

Fri, 06/21/2019 - 20:20
Journalist and advice columnist E. Jean Carroll accused President Donald Trump and former CBS CEO Les Moonves of sexual assault in an excerpt of her forthcoming book published Friday in New York magazine.

Trumps host congressional picnic, complete with ferris wheel

Fri, 06/21/2019 - 19:25
President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump welcomed members of Congress and their families to the White House on Friday for a picnic on the first day of summer.

FBI raids home of D.C. councilor Jack Evans amid ethics inquiry

Fri, 06/21/2019 - 17:37
Federal agents on Friday searched the home of a Washington, D.C., council member who was previously reprimanded for ethics violations, amid a new investigation into his conduct.

Supreme Court dismisses Curtis Flowers conviction over Mississippi jury bias

Fri, 06/21/2019 - 16:50
The U.S. Supreme Court overturned the conviction and death sentence of a Mississippi killer Friday because it determined the prosecutor had a history of racial bias in selecting juries.

China tariffs could lead to a ‘Bible tax’ in the U.S., Christian publishers say

Fri, 06/21/2019 - 15:58
The parent company of the two largest Bible publishers in the United States has warned the Trump administration that proposed tariffs on China would amount to a "Bible tax."

Oregon Republicans walk out in protest over cap-and-trade climate bill

Fri, 06/21/2019 - 15:19
Republican lawmakers walked out of the Oregon Capitol again Thursday with no plans to return, this time over the controversial cap-and-trade bill.

Elizabeth Warren announces plan to ban private prisons

Fri, 06/21/2019 - 15:18
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren unveiled a plan Friday to ban private U.S. prisons and detention centers and hold current contractors more accountable for prisoner treatment and conditions.

After Justice Dept. plea, Supreme Court yet to decide census case

Fri, 06/21/2019 - 14:17
One day after the Trump administration asked the U.S. Supreme Court to rule on its proposal to add a citizenship question to the 2020 Census, justices did not immediately issue a decision Friday on the divisive case.

Medic testifies he killed Islamic State fighter in Iraq

Fri, 06/21/2019 - 13:44
A Navy SEAL medic shocked the murder trial of special operations chief Edward Gallagher Thursday when he testified that he killed a wounded Islamic State fighter in 2017 in an act of mercy.

Winds to raise fire danger, blowing dust from California to New Mexico

Fri, 06/21/2019 - 13:43
On the heels of the announcement that this year's wildfire season could be worse than 2018, residents from California to New Mexico will face a heightened fire danger into Saturday.

Watch: Explosion at gas refinery rocks Philadelphia

Fri, 06/21/2019 - 12:16
A large explosion rocked a gas refinery in Philadelphia early Friday -- one of the largest refinery complexes on the East Coast -- and injured five workers.

Donald Trump: Iran strikes called off over concern for civilians' safety

Fri, 06/21/2019 - 11:18
President Donald Trump said Friday he'd ordered attacks against three targets in Iran late Thursday, but called them off in the final minutes over concerns that 150 civilians would be killed.

SpaceX Falcon Heavy's third launch set for Monday night in Florida

Fri, 06/21/2019 - 07:00
A SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket is set to launch Monday night from Florida, carrying 24 government satellites and kicking off a busy summer of space activity.

Airlines to avoid Iranian airspace amid rising tensions

Fri, 06/21/2019 - 05:56
The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration issued an emergency order prohibiting U.S.-registered aircraft operators from flying over the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman due to increased tensions with Iran.

Apollo 11 artifacts, memorabilia auctioned off in Massachusetts

Fri, 06/21/2019 - 04:12
A Massachusetts auction house sold a variety of items from the Apollo 11 moon landing mission on Thursday, ahead of its 50th anniversary.

Apple recalls overheating 15-inch MacBook Pro notebooks

Fri, 06/21/2019 - 01:02
Apple announced a voluntary recall of some of the older models of its MacBook Pro laptop on Thursday.

Maine Gov. Janet Mills signs automatic voter registration law

Fri, 06/21/2019 - 00:33
Maine Gov. Janet Mills signed a bill instituting automatic voter registration in the state into law on Wednesday.

Slack stock closes at $38 after IPO; S&P 500 has record day

Thu, 06/20/2019 - 23:48
Shares of Slack climbed rapidly as the company made its initial public opening Thursday on a record day for the S&P 500.

Roy Moore to challenge Doug Jones for Alabama Senate seat

Thu, 06/20/2019 - 23:17
Former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore on Thursday announced plans to challenge Sen. Doug Jones in 2020 two years after allegations of sexual misconduct derailed his first bid for the seat.