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UCLA's perfect 10 gymnast targets domestic violence, body shaming

Thu, 17 Jan 2019 12:51:36 -0500

Soon after she graduates from the University of California, Los Angeles, in June, her ambition is to appear on "Dancing With the Stars" and then, within five years, to work with victims of domestic vi....
Talks to resume as Los Angeles teachers' strike enters fourth day

Thu, 17 Jan 2019 12:22:53 -0500

Striking Los Angeles teachers and America's second-largest school district headed on Thursday for their first bargaining session since talks collapsed last week, as a walkout by some 30,000 educators ....
U.S. separated 'thousands' more immigrant children: watchdog

Thu, 17 Jan 2019 13:24:35 -0500

The U.S. government may have separated "thousands" more immigrant children from their parents than previously known but inadequate record-keeping means the exact number is still unclear, an internal w....
Judge to give verdict in Chicago police conspiracy trial

Thu, 17 Jan 2019 07:31:17 -0500

Three Chicago policemen accused of conspiring to protect white fellow police officer Jason Van Dyke after he murdered a black teenager in 2014 will learn their fates on Thursday when a judge is due to....
U.S. Army vows to fix 'broken' housing at Fort Meade in wake of Reuters report

Thu, 17 Jan 2019 06:28:45 -0500

The garrison commander at Maryland’s Fort Meade made the remarks in meetings with residents this month in response to a Reuters report https://www.reuters.com/investigates/special-report/usa-military-....
Five deaths blamed on storms that dump snow, rain on California

Thu, 17 Jan 2019 02:01:43 -0500

Forecasters expect the bitter weather to push eastwards into the Rockies and U.S. Midwest through the weekend, while the California Highway Patrol said rain-slicked highways led to two fatal accidents....
Los Angeles mayor to mediate in talks to settle first teachers' strike in 30 years

Thu, 17 Jan 2019 01:29:20 -0500

Wednesday's announcement of the breakthrough capped the third day of a strike that has disrupted classes for nearly 500,000 students as teachers pressed their demands for higher pay, smaller classes a....
Sixteen coal ash pits contaminating Texas groundwater: report

Thu, 17 Jan 2019 01:08:28 -0500

Sixteen coal ash pits in Texas are leaking contaminants including arsenic, boron, cobalt and lithium into groundwater, according to a report released on Thursday by the Environmental Integrity Project....
Los Angeles mayor offers to mediate talks to end teachers strike: union leaders

Wed, 16 Jan 2019 23:48:13 -0500

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has offered to mediate in renewed contract talks proposed for Thursday between negotiators for 30,000 striking teachers and the nation's second-largest school district,....
Ex-Michigan governor says he will resign university post in Nassar fallout

Wed, 16 Jan 2019 23:07:43 -0500

Nassar, who was a team doctor for USA Gymnastics, was sentenced to up to 300 years in prison in two different trials last winter after more than 350 women testified that he abused them. Engler said i....
Los Angeles teachers strike 'bigger than a paycheck'

Wed, 16 Jan 2019 22:14:54 -0500

Instead Castillo, when asked what drove her to walk out of her classroom at Harbor City Elementary School to join the city's first teacher strike in 30 years, talked about the colleague whose job was ....
Man charged in plot to attack White House with anti-tank rocket

Wed, 16 Jan 2019 21:00:30 -0500

Hasher Jallal Taheb, of the Atlanta suburb of Cumming, was arrested in Gwinnett County on Wednesday and appeared briefly in federal court in Atlanta in a case brought by the Federal Bureau of Investig....
U.S. watchdog faults handling of government lease for Trump D.C. hotel

Wed, 16 Jan 2019 20:58:54 -0500

Amid intensifying scrutiny of possible conflicts of interest involving Trump's businesses, the inspector general of the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) found fault with the agency's review ....
'Grifters, weaklings, felons': Christie on the Trump White House

Wed, 16 Jan 2019 20:02:14 -0500

Former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie sees the Trump White House as a rogues' gallery of flawed people sidetracking the work of the U.S. president, according to excerpts of his forthcoming memoir ....
Cheers! Furloughed workers offered a free beer (or two)

Wed, 16 Jan 2019 19:52:59 -0500

An ad hoc group, called Pay It Furloughed, has set up a website that allows furloughed federal workers or those working without pay to grab a cold one - or two - at several craft breweries in Washing....
U.S. shutdown taking toll on FDA, USDA inspection roles: experts

Wed, 16 Jan 2019 19:39:25 -0500

Workers in public health laboratories are reporting disruptions in the analysis of DNA from food samples involved in foodborne outbreaks, and have raised concerns about a USDA program that tests agric....
Tennessee ex-teacher who took off with student sentenced to 20 years

Wed, 16 Jan 2019 18:36:51 -0500

Tad Cummins, 52, was sentenced in federal court in Nashville by U.S. District Judge Aleta Trauger, according to emails from a spokesman for the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Tennes....
Georgia man charged with plotting attack on White House: media

Wed, 16 Jan 2019 18:33:08 -0500

(Reuters) - A Georgia man has been arrested and charged for allegedly plotting to destroy the White House and other government buildings in Washington, the Atlanta Journal Constitution reported on Wed....
USDA recalls workers to help with farm loans, taxes; data uncertain

Wed, 16 Jan 2019 18:31:37 -0500

The U.S. Department of Agriculture will reopen about 980 Farm Service Agency (FSA) offices for three days starting on Thursday to help process farm loans and tax documents during the partial federal g....
As shutdown lingers, Pelosi pushes Trump to delay State of Union speech

Wed, 16 Jan 2019 18:31:37 -0500

With the partial U.S. government shutdown now in its 26th day, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday urged President Donald Trump to reschedule his State of the Union address - a move that could den....
U.S. watchdog faults handling of government lease for Trump D.C. hotel

Wed, 16 Jan 2019 18:16:13 -0500

Amid intensifying scrutiny of possible conflicts of interest involving Trump's businesses, the inspector general of the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) found fault with the agency's review ....
Ex-Michigan governor to resign university post in Nassar fallout: media

Wed, 16 Jan 2019 17:34:43 -0500

Nassar, who was a team doctor for USA Gymnastics, was sentenced to up to 300 years in prison in two different trials last winter after more than 350 women testified about abuse at his hands. The univ....
Schumer: Trump's State of Union speech should be delayed if government shut

Wed, 16 Jan 2019 17:17:00 -0500

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer said on Wednesday that President Donald Trump's State of the Union speech, set for Jan. 29, should be delayed if the government i....
Airbus spends $300 million on new Alabama plant for A220 jet

Wed, 16 Jan 2019 17:08:22 -0500

Airbus SE expanded its industrial presence in the United States on Wednesday, starting construction on a new assembly plant for the Canadian developed A220 jetliner, 18 months after agreeing to buy th....
Celebrity's 'Chefs for Feds' kitchen feeds unpaid U.S. government workers

Wed, 16 Jan 2019 16:49:44 -0500

Maurice Wilson joined dozens of fellow federal workers in Washington on Wednesday at the opening of celebrity chef Jose Andres' emergency kitchen, grateful for a free lunch of egg sandwiches, quinoa b....
Migrants depart from El Salvador as new U.S.-bound caravan forms

Wed, 16 Jan 2019 16:31:50 -0500

The group, organized through social media, is following in the wake of a larger caravan that departed from Honduras this week. On Wednesday morning, between 900 and 1,000 Hondurans gathered at the co....
Court rejects U.S. cities' appeal over Pentagon gun check flaws

Wed, 16 Jan 2019 16:17:39 -0500

By a 3-0 vote, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said it lacked jurisdiction to compel the Department of Defense to fix what New York City, Philadelphia and San Francisco called a "broken" system,....
On Prohibition milestone's anniversary, U.S. top court hears booze case

Wed, 16 Jan 2019 13:48:56 -0500

A case testing the constitutionality of state regulations on the sale of alcohol enacted after the Prohibition era brewed before the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday, with the justices appearing sympat....
Trump meeting with lawmaker group was 'constructive': White House

Wed, 16 Jan 2019 13:23:37 -0500

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump and a bipartisan group of lawmakers dubbed the Problem Solvers Caucus held a "constructive" meeting on Wednesday, the White House said, as a par....
Trump cancels planned Davos trip as shutdown drags on

Wed, 16 Jan 2019 12:32:44 -0500

U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday canceled a planned visit later this month to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, signaling he was prepared for the political showdown over the parti....
Head of striking Los Angeles teachers' union aims to resume talks 'soon'

Wed, 16 Jan 2019 12:24:40 -0500

The head of the Los Angeles teachers union said he hoped to resume talks "very soon" as a strike that has interrupted classes for some 492,000 students in the second-largest U.S. public school system ....
U.S. shutdown turns Washington into ghost town during quiet travel season

Wed, 16 Jan 2019 11:13:37 -0500

Phones have stopped ringing at tour companies. In the nation's capital, where more than 20 million tourists typically visit each year, the longest government shutdown in U.S. history has threatened b....
U.S., NY sue Sterling Jewelers over credit financing practices

Wed, 16 Jan 2019 09:14:33 -0500

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and New York's attorney general on Wednesday sued Sterling Jewelers Inc, accusing the unit of Signet Jewelers Ltd of improper cre....
Small quake shakes northern California, no immediate damage reported

Wed, 16 Jan 2019 08:35:22 -0500

A small earthquake shook buildings and roused Northern California residents from their sleep early on Wednesday, but there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries. The U.S. Geological Survey ....
Disgraced U.S. ex-cardinal could be defrocked soon: Vatican sources

Wed, 16 Jan 2019 06:41:26 -0500

Disgraced former U.S. cardinal Theodore McCarrick is almost certain to be defrocked in the next few weeks over allegations against him, including sexual abuse of minors, two Vatican sources said. Las....
Atlanta airport says ready for Super Bowl crush despite shutdown

Wed, 16 Jan 2019 00:24:34 -0500

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL), already the world's busiest, expects to see an additional 125,000 passengers ahead of the Feb. 3 game and is bringing in reinforcements to meet ....
Los Angeles teachers strike for second day as mayor seeks to restart talks

Wed, 16 Jan 2019 00:16:46 -0500

Some 30,000 Los Angeles teachers on strike for higher pay, smaller classes and more staff walked picket lines in the rain for a second day on Tuesday as Mayor Eric Garcetti embraced their cause while ....
Shutdown bites economy, U.S. Coast Guard, as talks to end impasse stall

Tue, 15 Jan 2019 23:41:21 -0500

The longest such shutdown in U.S. history dragged into its 25th day with neither President Donald Trump nor Democratic congressional leaders showing signs of bending on the topic that triggered it - f....
Los Angeles mayor working to restart stalled talks in teachers strike: union president

Tue, 15 Jan 2019 23:12:45 -0500

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti is working to bring negotiators for 30,000 striking teachers and the nation's second-largest school district back to the bargaining table for the first time since talks....
Hundreds in new U.S.-bound migrant caravan cross into Guatemala

Tue, 15 Jan 2019 22:31:09 -0500

Several hundred Honduran migrants in a new U.S.-bound caravan crossed into Guatemala on Tuesday, as U.S. President Donald Trump seized on news of the advancing group to try to build support for a wall....
Family behind Purdue Pharma pushed opioid marketing, Massachusetts says

Tue, 15 Jan 2019 21:33:11 -0500

Members of the wealthy Sackler family behind Purdue Pharma LP pushed it to boost sales of OxyContin and other opioids even as questions emerged about the extent its painkillers were being abused, Mass....
Los Angeles parents 'choosing to struggle' with striking teachers

Tue, 15 Jan 2019 20:40:45 -0500

Elizabeth Rietz says it has not been easy keeping her daughter busy at home during the first two days of a strike by Los Angeles teachers, while she and her husband try to start their own clothing lin....
Explainer: Striking L.A. teachers take aim at charter schools

Tue, 15 Jan 2019 20:40:45 -0500

The growing number of charter schools in the Los Angeles County school system - and the school board's support for them - is one of the most contentious issues in this week's teachers' strike in Ameri....
Family behind Purdue Pharma pushed opioid marketing, Massachusetts says

Tue, 15 Jan 2019 18:47:33 -0500

Members of the wealthy Sackler family behind Purdue Pharma LP pushed it to boost sales of OxyContin and other opioids even as questions emerged about the extent its painkillers were being abused, Mass....
Los Angeles teachers' strike extends to second day with no talks on horizon

Tue, 15 Jan 2019 18:32:02 -0500

Some 30,000 striking teachers demanding higher pay, smaller classes and more support staff from the nation's second-largest school district walked picket lines for a second day on Tuesday, with no new....
Factbox: Impact on U.S. government widens on 25th day of shutdown

Tue, 15 Jan 2019 18:27:13 -0500

The longest U.S. government shutdown in history reached its 25th day on Tuesday, with most of the 800,000 employees who have been furloughed or are working without pay having missed their first payche....
Los Angeles parents support striking teachers despite chaos at home

Tue, 15 Jan 2019 17:34:12 -0500

Elizabeth Rietz says it hasn't been easy taking care of her daughter at home during the first two days of a strike by Los Angeles teachers, while she and her husband try to start their own clothing li....
BAE Systems unit wins $474 million U.S. defense contract: Pentagon

Tue, 15 Jan 2019 17:22:01 -0500

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - BAE Systems Land & Armaments LP, a unit of BAE Systems PLC, has won a $474 million contract to provide system technical support for the U.S. Army, the Pentagon said in a stateme....
Shutdown bites economy, U.S. Coast Guard as Washington talks stall

Tue, 15 Jan 2019 15:51:03 -0500

The shutdown dragged into its 25th day on Tuesday with neither Trump nor Democratic congressional leaders showing signs of bending on the topic that triggered it - funding for the wall Trump promised ....
Alabama judge overturns law protecting Confederate monuments

Tue, 15 Jan 2019 15:31:19 -0500

The ruling was the latest blow in an ongoing national fight over memorials to the pro-slavery Confederacy, which lost in the 1861-1865 U.S. Civil War. Jefferson County Circuit Judge Michael Graffeo i....