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Watch: State Department creates private refugee sponsorship program

Thu, 01/19/2023 - 18:57
The U.S. State Department announced the creation of a new program -- the Welcome Corps -- that will allow private sponsorship of refugees to help them resettle into the country.

Teacher at U.S. military base in Germany convicted of student sex abuse

Thu, 01/19/2023 - 18:39
An elementary school teacher at a U.S. military installation in Stuttgart, Germany has been convicted of sexually abusing four former students, according to the Justice Department.

Gallup: Fewer than half of Americans believe U.S. healthcare is good enough

Thu, 01/19/2023 - 18:36
A majority of Americans rate healthcare in the United States as substandard for the first time, according to a new Gallup poll released Thursday.

Ex-county official, city commissioner, businessman sentenced in Texas bribery case

Thu, 01/19/2023 - 17:35
The U.S. Justice Department said Thursday three Texas men, including a former Hidalgo County commissioner, have been sentenced for bribing two Weslaco city commissioners to award $38.5 million in city contracts.

U.S. hydrogen hub proposal draws early federal support

Thu, 01/19/2023 - 17:27
A select few hydrogen proposals are advancing to the application stage for a stake of $8 billion in federal funding.

Amazon announces end to AmazonSmile

Thu, 01/19/2023 - 17:02
E-commerce giant Amazon announced Wednesday it will close its charity AmazonSmile to "pursue and invest" in other philanthropic efforts.

Pelosi desk-sitter is ‘everyone’s crazy redneck uncle,’ lawyer says

Thu, 01/19/2023 - 17:00
Lawyers for Richard Barnett argued Wednesday that the Jan. 6 defendant did not disrupt Congress on the day of the insurrection.

Alec Baldwin, armorer to face criminal charges in 'Rust' shooting

Thu, 01/19/2023 - 16:51
A New Mexico prosecutor Thursday announced criminal charges against Alec Baldwin and armorer Hannah Gutierrez-Reed in the shooting death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on the set of the film "Rust."

Hertz to work with U.S. mayors on EV rollouts

Thu, 01/19/2023 - 16:40
Electric vehicles are transformative, Hertz says, and it's working with U.S. mayors to make more of them available across its rental supply chain.

First-time unemployment filings fall under 200,000

Thu, 01/19/2023 - 16:00
U.S. residents filing first-time jobless claims last week tumbled under 200,000 for the first time since September, while the four-week moving average also dropped by 6,500, according to the Labor Department.

Man arrested for stealing 1,500-year-old church relics in Arkansas, monks say

Sun, 01/08/2023 - 03:39
An Oklahoma man was arrested Thursday after he allegedly damaged the altar of a church in Arkansas to steal two boxes that contained relics from three saints that are more than 1,500 years old.

Marco Rubio blasts release of notorious Cuban spy Ana Montes

Sun, 01/08/2023 - 02:46
Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., has blasted the release of Cuban spy Ana Montes, who served more than 21 years in a federal prison in Texas for giving up American secrets while she worked for the Defense Intelligence Agency.

Man charged with attempted murder for stabbing 2 MoMA employees in NYC

Sun, 01/08/2023 - 01:38
The man who was arrested last year for stabbing two employees at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City has been charged with attempted murder.

New York City prepares for potential nurses strike on Monday

Sat, 01/07/2023 - 20:32
New York City residents on Saturday are preparing for a possible strike that could affect four major private sectors hospitals beginning next week.

Police seeking Houston restaurant patron who shot, killed would-be robber

Sat, 01/07/2023 - 19:52
Houston police on Saturday were looking for a male customer who shot and killed a would-be robber at a restaurant earlier this week.

'Real Housewives' star Jennifer Shah sentenced to 72 months for fraud scheme

Sat, 01/07/2023 - 18:54
"Real Housewives of Salt Lake City" star Jennifer Shah has received a 78-month prison sentence for her role in a nationwide telemarketing scheme, the Department of Justice says.

Fla. Gov. DeSantis declares state of emergency amid migrant surge

Sat, 01/07/2023 - 18:03
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has declared a state of emergency and called out the National Guard to deal with an influx of Cuban and Haitian migrants in the southern part of the state.

Judge refuses to quash $250M N.Y. fraud lawsuit against Trump

Sat, 01/07/2023 - 17:50
A New York state judge has denied a request to quash a $250 million lawsuit against former president Donald Trump, three of his children and his company, the Trump Organization.

George Santos, other House members sworn in after McCarthy's speaker win

Sat, 01/07/2023 - 17:03
Rep. George Santos, accused of fabricating key parts of his resume, was sworn into office Saturday along with 434 members of the House of Representatives after Rep. Kevin McCarthy's election as speaker.

Rain-soaked Californians warned of more flooding ahead

Sat, 01/07/2023 - 16:54
The National Weather Service is advising Californians to prepare for more flooding as a massive storm system is expected to reach the Bay Area on Monday.