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Federal judge orders R. Kelly held without bond on sex charges

Tue, 07/16/2019 - 21:44
A federal judge Tuesday ordered R. Kelly held in custody without bond while facing child pornography charges in Illinois.

Donald Trump pulls F-35 sale from Turkey after Russian missile defense purchase

Tue, 07/16/2019 - 20:04
President Donald Trump on Tuesday said the United States will not sell Turkey any F-35 jets after the Middle Eastern country purchased a Russian missile defense system.

This week in Washington

Tue, 07/16/2019 - 19:59
Four Democratic congresswomen respond to racist comments about them from President Donald Trump; presidential adviser Kellyanne Conway defies a subpoena to appear before the House Oversight committee; and Trump signs an order on American manufacturing requirements, the week of July 15, 2019, in Washington, D.C.

Court overturns blocking of Trump's workforce orders

Tue, 07/16/2019 - 19:38
A U.S. appeals court Tuesday overturned a lower court's ruling blocking three executive orders workforce unions have been fighting.

Barry may still pack a punch with heavy downpours, localized flooding

Tue, 07/16/2019 - 19:26
Locally heavy, gusty storms associated in part with Barry at midweek will pose localized flash-flooding threats this week and then usher in the hottest weather of the summer of 2019 so far in the northeastern United States.

Judge bans political strategist Roger Stone from social media

Tue, 07/16/2019 - 18:37
A federal judge in Washington, D.C., tightened a gag order Tuesday for political operative Roger Stone, completely banning him from using any social media sites.

AT&T signs multi-year deal for IBM Cloud worth 'billions'

Tue, 07/16/2019 - 18:10
AT&T announced a new partnership worth billions Tuesday that will allow the mobile carrier to host business data on IBM Cloud servers.

Gov. Kate Brown signs bill requiring Oregon schools to teach about Holocaust

Tue, 07/16/2019 - 17:19
Oregon Gov. Kate Brown signed a new law Monday requiring that the Holocaust and other genocides be taught in state public middle and high schools beginning in the 2020-21 school year.

Advocates, relatives seek help for Roman Sabal, a Marine veteran locked out of U.S.

Tue, 07/16/2019 - 16:56
A U.S. Marine Corps veteran who's been waiting more than a decade to return to the United States has been turned away at the border, officials said.

Liberal Christians gather at Wild Goose Festival to pray -- and plan

Tue, 07/16/2019 - 16:15
For years, liberals have been wary of fusions of faith and politics, careful not to pierce the boundary between church and state. Now they are asking: What if my beliefs are by implication political?

Ikea closing only U.S. factory in shift to Europe

Tue, 07/16/2019 - 16:15
Swedish furniture giant Ikea announced Tuesday it will close its only U.S. factory in Virginia and shift operations to Europe, where costs are less expensive.

Justice Dept. declines to charge NYPD officer in Eric Garner's death

Tue, 07/16/2019 - 15:59
Federal prosecutors announced Tuesday they will not file charges against a New York City Police Department officer in the controversial death of Eric Garner -- which drew national outrage five years ago.

Retail sales up in June as second quarter finishes strong

Tue, 07/16/2019 - 13:57
Retail sales in the United States totaled nearly $520 billion in June, a 0.4 percent increase from the previous month and 3.4 percent higher than the same month a year ago.

NASA TV rebroadcasts Apollo 11 mission on 50th anniversary

Tue, 07/16/2019 - 13:32
Watch as NASA broadcasts footage of the entire Apollo 11 mission to the moon 50 years ago.

Defense secretary nominee Mark Esper tells Senate says Pentagon needs upgrades

Tue, 07/16/2019 - 13:25
The Senate armed services committee opened a confirmation hearing Tuesday for acting Defense Secretary Mark Esper.

Puerto Rico police clash with protesters over Gov. Ricardo Rossello scandal

Tue, 07/16/2019 - 12:29
Puerto Rican police clashed with demonstrators late Monday over Gov. Ricardo Rossello's refusal to give up power, in the wake of a leaked chat log that's tainted his administration.

U.S. Ambassador to Japan Bill Hagerty resigns amid Senate race

Tue, 07/16/2019 - 12:18
U.S. Ambassador to Japan Bill Hagerty announced Tuesday he will leave the diplomatic post, just days after President Donald Trump endorsed him to run for a vacant seat in the U.S. Senate.

More migrants at U.S.-Mexico border suffering dehydration, overexertion

Tue, 07/16/2019 - 12:17
Cases of severe dehydration and overexertion among migrants are skyrocketing in deep South Texas as people push their bodies past the breaking point to get into the United States, new statistics show.

Budget office: U.S. federal deficit will top record $1 trillion

Tue, 07/16/2019 - 12:01
The White House Office of Management and Budget says the 2019 federal deficit is projected to surpass the $1 trillion mark -- the highest it's been in years.

David Marcus, head of Facebook Libra cryptocurrency, grilled by skeptical Senate lawmakers

Tue, 07/16/2019 - 10:49
Senate lawmakers said Tuesday they don't trust a plan by Facebook to devise and roll out an entirely new digital cryptocurrency system, the Libra, next year.