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J. Robert Oppenheimer's security clearance posthumously restored

Sat, 12/17/2022 - 15:56
J. Robert Oppenheimer, the theoretical physicist known as "the father of the atomic bomb," has had his security clearance posthumously restored, U.S. officials announced.

Tenn. man facing Jan. 6 charges accused of plotting to kill investigators

Sat, 12/17/2022 - 14:07
A Tennessee man facing charges in connection with the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection at the U.S. Capitol has also plotted to kill the law enforcement officials assigned to his case, prosecutors say.

Univ. of Calif., striking academic workers reach tentative agreement

Sat, 12/17/2022 - 13:18
The University of California says it has reached a tentative labor agreement with 48,000 student researchers and other workers, potentially ending the biggest academic strike in U.S. history. 

Two teens killed outside Chicago high school

Sat, 12/17/2022 - 00:27
Two kids were killed and two others were wounded in a shooting outside a high school on the West Side of Chicago on Friday.

Northeast blanketed by snow, freezing rain and high winds

Fri, 12/16/2022 - 21:31
As Christmas approaches and shoppers race to get last-minute gifts, those in the Northeast will have to contend with the first big winter storm of the season.

Five sentenced for defrauding Department of Education

Fri, 12/16/2022 - 20:35
Five people were sentenced Thursday for defrauding the Department of Education of $12 million via a financial aid scheme.

Disgraced South Carolina attorney Richard Alexander Murdaugh indicted for tax evasion

Fri, 12/16/2022 - 19:46
A South Carolina state grand jury has indicted Richard Alexander Murdaugh on nine counts of willful attempt to evade or defeat a tax. Murdaugh, a disgraced attorney from a powerful family, now faces 99 criminal charges.

Jan. 6 rioter who chased Eugene Goodman gets 5 years in prison

Fri, 12/16/2022 - 19:38
A QAnon believer who chased Capitol Police officer Eugene Goodman during the Jan. 6, 2021, breach of the Capitol building has been sentenced to five years in prison.

NHTSA investigating safety issues with GM Cruise automated taxis

Fri, 12/16/2022 - 19:11
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has opened a "preliminary evaluation" into GM's Cruise automated taxis for safety issues. The taxis can brake suddenly or stop, causing safety hazards.

Even with one facility closed, U.S. LNG exports improve

Fri, 12/16/2022 - 18:23
U.S. LNG exports are helping the European economy break Russia's grip on the regional energy sector.

Space company Maxar plans to go private with $6.4 billion deal

Fri, 12/16/2022 - 18:16
Space company Maxar announced an agreement to go private on Friday in an acquisition led by private equity firm Advent International.

Brittney Griner says she will return to WNBA in first statement since release

Fri, 12/16/2022 - 18:09
Brittney Griner confirmed she plans to return to the WNBA on Friday in her first public statement since she was released from Russian captivity.

13 killed, 20 missing in landslide at Malaysian campground

Fri, 12/16/2022 - 08:17
At least 13 people were killed when a landslide swept over campgrounds in Malaysia's western Selangor state early Friday, officials said.

Ex-Twitter employee jailed for spying on users for Saudi Arabia

Fri, 12/16/2022 - 06:49
A former Twitter employee has been sentenced to more than three years in jail for using his position at the social media company to steal personal information about Saudi dissidents for the Saudi Royal Family.

Congress passes one-week stopgap funding bill to stave off shutdown

Fri, 12/16/2022 - 05:23
The Senate passed a stopgap funding bill Thursday night that will keep the government running until Dec. 23 while lawmakers dash to finalize a omnibus spending package before the end of Congress with the new year.

Senate passes $858B military spending bill

Fri, 12/16/2022 - 03:40
Senate lawmakers Thursday overwhelming passed the annual defense policy bill that allocates $858 billion for the Pentagon to spend during the next fiscal year.

Justice Department finds Alaska segregates children with behavioral disabilities

Fri, 12/16/2022 - 01:53
The Department of Justice concluded that children with behavioral health disabilities in Alaska are often subject to segregation, sometimes sent thousands of miles away from their families.

CDC finds 90% of children have survived COVID-19

Fri, 12/16/2022 - 01:03
Around 90% of children in the United States have survived being diagnosed with COVID-19 at least once, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Thursday.

Missouri transgender inmate asks governor for clemency ahead of execution

Fri, 12/16/2022 - 01:00
A transgender woman in Missouri sentenced to be executed on Jan. 3, is asking the state's governor for clemency, citing mental health struggles.

Philadelphia mafia underboss sentenced to five years in prison

Fri, 12/16/2022 - 00:48
The underboss of the Philadelphia mafia was sentenced Thursday to five years in prison for illegal loansharking and running an illegal gambling business.