Jury recommends life in prison for white nationalist who killed a woman at 2017 Charlottesville protest

A white nationalist who killed a woman by ramming his car into a crowd protesting a white supremacist rally in Virginia last year should spend the rest of his life in prison, a jury said on Tuesday.

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11.Dec.2018


Trump administration proposes weakening U.S. waterway protections

The Trump administration proposed on Tuesday reducing federal protections for U.S. waterways, an action sought by ranching and mining interests but one that will likely be held up in the courts amid lawsuits brought by environmentalists.

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11.Dec.2018


Trump administration official defends use of tear gas at Mexico border

The firing of tear gas canisters by U.S. border agents toward migrants in Mexico near a border crossing last month followed regulations, a senior Trump administration official said in testimony to Congress on Tuesday.

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11.Dec.2018


U.S. missile defense system succeeds in significant test: military

The U.S. military said on Tuesday it successfully tested a key missile defense system, a milestone that demonstrated U.S. capability to knock down an incoming, intermediate-range missile from countries like North Korea.

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11.Dec.2018


U.S. lawmakers agree on Farm Bill, aiming for vote this week

U.S. lawmakers have reached an agreement on the Farm Bill that drops a proposal to tighten food stamps restrictions backed by President Donald Trump, and are looking to vote on it this week, according to congressional staffers.

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11.Dec.2018


Dylann Roof admirer charged with Ohio bomb plot

An Ohio woman who corresponded with Charleston, South Carolina church shooter Dylann Roof was charged on Monday with planning to bomb a Toledo, Ohio, bar, prosecutors said.

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11.Dec.2018


U.S. arrests religious leaders, activists at border protest

Kneeling in front of riot police, 32 religious leaders and activists were arrested at the U.S. border fence in San Diego on Monday during a protest to support the Central American migrant caravan.

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Number of people believed missing in California wildfire drops to three

The number of people unaccounted for in California's deadliest wildfire dropped to just three, down from a high of more than 1,200, officials said late on Monday.

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11.Dec.2018


Texas ready to execute man convicted of 1993 murder, assault

Texas is scheduled on Tuesday to execute a man convicted of murdering a man and sexually assaulting his wife at a Dallas-area community college more than two decades ago.

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11.Dec.2018


Thousands without power in U.S. southeast after snow storm

At least three people had died and thousands of homes were left without power in the Carolinas and Virginia early on Tuesday after a storm dumped up to two feet of snow in parts of the southeastern United States.

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11.Dec.2018


Los Angeles Fire Dept. reports natgas pipeline rupture at Woodland Hills

An underground natural gas pipeline ruptured due to an overturned vehicle causing a leak in the Woodland Hills area of Los Angeles, the city's fire department reported on its website on Monday.

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Heavy snow kills three, snarls travel in U.S. Southeast

An intense snowstorm headed out to sea on Monday after dumping up to 2 feet (60 cm) of snow on parts of the Southeastern United States, leaving three people dead in North Carolina and some 138,000 customers in the region still without power.

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10.Dec.2018


Indiana boy, 16, charged with murder of pregnant classmate

A 16-year-old Indiana boy, who police say confessed to killing a classmate who was carrying his baby, was charged on Monday with murder and feticide, prosecutors said.

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10.Dec.2018


Accused Russian agent Butina poised to plead guilty: U.S. court papers

Accused Russian agent Maria Butina, suspected of trying to infiltrate the National Rifle Association and influence U.S. policy toward Russia, is expected to plead guilty this week following a deal between her lawyers and U.S. prosecutors, according to court filings on Monday.

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10.Dec.2018


U.S. top court, Kavanaugh spurn Planned Parenthood defunding case

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected appeals by Louisiana and Kansas seeking to end their public funding to women's healthcare and abortion provider Planned Parenthood through the Medicaid program, with President Donald Trump's appointee Brett Kavanaugh among the justices who rebuffed the states.

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10.Dec.2018


Trump calls hush money payments a 'simple private transaction'

Donald Trump on Monday defended hush money payments reported by his former lawyer, responding a day after Democratic lawmakers said the U.S. president could face impeachment and jail time if the transactions are proven to violate campaign finance laws.

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10.Dec.2018


Accused Russian agent Butina to cooperate with prosecutors: ABC News

Accused Russian agent Maria Butina, who is suspected of trying to influence U.S. policy toward Russia, has agreed to plead guilty to conspiracy and cooperate with U.S. federal, state and local authorities, ABC News reported on Monday.

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10.Dec.2018


U.S. has arrested 170 immigrants who tried to claim migrant children

U.S. immigration authorities arrested 170 people between early July and late November who came forward to claim migrant children in government custody, according to official data released on Monday, a crackdown advocates say is discouraging relatives from volunteering to take in some of the 14,000 detained children.

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10.Dec.2018


Ohio man arrested for plotting synagogue attack: law enforcement

An Ohio man who said he admired the gunman who killed 11 people at a Pittsburgh synagogue in October has been arrested and charged with planning an attack on another Jewish house of worship, federal authorities said on Monday.

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10.Dec.2018


Five children dead in Ohio house fire: local media

Five children ranging in age from one to nine have died following an overnight house fire in Youngstown, Ohio, local media reported on Monday.

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10.Dec.2018


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  1. Senate to take up criminal justice bill this month: McConnell

    The U.S. Senate will take up a revised criminal justice bill this month, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on the Senate floor on Tuesday, reversing his previous resistance to acting on the measure.
  2. Trump, top Democrats openly spar in Oval Office over border wall

    U.S. President Donald Trump openly fought with the top two Democratic lawmakers at an Oval Office meeting on Tuesday about government funding, throwing into question whether a deal was possible ahead of a deadline later this month.
  3. Top Democrats say Trump has made clear he wants government shutdown

    U.S. Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi on Tuesday said U.S. President Donald Trump has made clear that he wants to shut down the federal government over his long-promised border wall even as they sought a deal to keep the government running.
  4. Trump says he's in 'no rush' for new top White House aide

    President Donald Trump on Tuesday defended his search for a new White House chief of staff, telling reporters he would make an announcement about the job within two weeks, after his first choice declined the position.
  5. Trump administration proposes weakening U.S. waterway protections

    The Trump administration proposed on Tuesday reducing federal protections for U.S. waterways, an action sought by ranching and mining interests but one that will likely be held up in the courts amid lawsuits brought by environmentalists.
  6. Senate to consider resolution condemning Saudi crown prince

    The chairman of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee said he would introduce as soon as Tuesday a joint resolution condemning Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, which could force President Donald Trump to decide whether to sign or veto.
  7. Trump says will announce new chief of staff in a week or two

    President Donald Trump on Tuesday told reporters he will announce a new White House chief of staff in a week or two, and that he is interviewing many great candidates for the position.
  8. Trump argues with top Democrats over border wall funding

    U.S. President Donald Trump said he was unlikely to come to an agreement with Democrats on Tuesday over border wall funding as he argued with Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi in front of reporters at the White House.
  9. Trump administration official defends use of tear gas at Mexico border

    The firing of tear gas canisters by U.S. border agents toward migrants in Mexico near a border crossing last month followed regulations, a senior Trump administration official said in testimony to Congress on Tuesday.
  10. China, U.S. discuss road map for next stage of trade talks

    China and the United States discussed a road map for the next stage of their trade talks on Tuesday during a telephone call as a report that China is moving to cut tariffs on American-made cars boosted automakers' shares.
  11. Trump considering several candidates for chief of staff: sources

    President Donald Trump is considering Republican Representative Mark Meadows, former campaign adviser David Bossie, and former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie for White House chief of staff, a source familiar with the search said on Monday.
  12. U.S. lawmakers agree on Farm Bill, aiming for vote this week

    U.S. lawmakers have reached an agreement on the Farm Bill that drops a proposal to tighten food stamps restrictions backed by President Donald Trump, and are looking to vote on it this week, according to congressional staffers.
  13. Reluctant U.S. Supreme Court on collision course with Trump

    The U.S. Supreme Court's reluctance to take up new cases on volatile social issues is putting it on a collision course with President Donald Trump, whose Justice Department is trying to rush such disputes through the appeals system to get them before the nine justices as quickly as possible.
  14. U.S. lawmakers to unveil revised criminal justice bill in push for final passage

    A proposed overhaul of America's prison policies and criminal sentencing standards was being revised on Monday as U.S. lawmakers scrambled to win enough support for it ahead of the end of the year, senators said.
  15. U.S. top court, Kavanaugh spurn Planned Parenthood defunding case

    The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected appeals by Louisiana and Kansas seeking to end their public funding to women's healthcare and abortion provider Planned Parenthood through the Medicaid program, with President Donald Trump's appointee Brett Kavanaugh among the justices who rebuffed the states.
  16. Trump calls hush money payments a 'simple private transaction'

    Donald Trump on Monday defended hush money payments reported by his former lawyer, responding a day after Democratic lawmakers said the U.S. president could face impeachment and jail time if the transactions are proven to violate campaign finance laws.
  17. White House to name senior Treasury official as CFTC head

    The White House plans to nominate Heath Tarbert, a senior Treasury official, as chairman of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission next year, according to a source familiar with the matter.
  18. Top Democrats say Trump may face impeachment, jail over hush money

    U.S. President Donald Trump could face impeachment and jail time if hush money payments reported by his former lawyer are proven to be campaign finance violations, Democratic lawmakers said on Sunday.
  19. Trump's top choice for chief of staff not taking job; other candidates in running

    Nick Ayers, Donald Trump's top choice to be his next chief of staff, is no longer in the running and the U.S. president is now considering at least two other candidates, sources familiar with the matter said on Sunday, the latest sign of a chaotic White House staff shake-up.
  20. Trump backs $750 billion defense budget request to Congress: official

    U.S. President Donald Trump has backed plans to request $750 billion from Congress for defense spending next year, a U.S. official said on Sunday, signaling a Pentagon spending hike at a time of potential belt-tightening elsewhere in the government.