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Ethics opens probe of Nevada Dem facing sexual misconduct claims

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 16:08
The House Ethics Committee said Friday it had opened an investigation into Democratic Rep. Ruben Kihuen over allegations of sexual harassment.

US to sanction at least 1 person for Myanmar violence

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 16:03
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Friday the U.S. plans to impose sanctions on at least one person responsible for the crackdown on Myanmar's Rohingya Muslims, a significant U.S. policy shift after years of rolling back economic restrictions on the Southeast Asian nation.

Huge tax bill heads for passage as GOP senators fall in line

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 15:58
Republicans solidified support for their major overhaul of the nation's tax laws Friday, securing endorsements from wavering senators as they pushed to muscle their bill through Congress next week and give President Donald Trump his first major legislative victory.

White House signals Western Wall has to be part of Israel

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 15:36
Senior Trump administration officials outlined their view Friday that Jerusalem's Western Wall ultimately will be declared a part of Israel, in another declaration sure to enflame passions among Palestinians and others in the Middle East.

Anger grows as Puerto Rico misses power restoration deadline

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 15:29
Nine of Puerto Rico's 78 municipalities remain entirely without power, and thousands of businesses have closed. The lack of electricity and other ongoing problems have sparked an exodus to the U.S. mainland, with more than 130,000 Puerto Ricans fleeing the island.

Ingalls says goodbye as amphibious transport dock ship Portland departs for west coast

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 15:21
Ingalls Shipbuilding employees stood dockside Thursday morning and watched as the amphibious transport dock ship Portland (LPD 27) departed the Pascagoula shipyard en route to commissioning ceremonies and its homeport on the west coast.

Although small and malnourished, North Korean troops 'will fight like tigers'

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 15:14
North Korea may have short soldiers who look hungry. Their equipment may be antiquated. And some troops have intestinal parasites. But the fourth-largest military in the world still poses a formidable threat, analysts say.

At Baltimore church, believers find new inspiration in old Latin Mass

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 15:04
St. Alphonsus is the only church in Baltimore that offers the traditional Latin Mass, the celebration of the Eucharist that all Catholics observed prior to the sweeping reforms instituted by the Second Vatican Council in the 1960s.

Earthquake rattles Indonesia's Java island, 2 dead

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 15:00
A strong earthquake shook Indonesia's most populous island of Java on Friday night, collapsing buildings and killing at least 1 person.

Milwaukee veterans participate in national groundbreaking genetic study

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 14:58
Scientists are hoping to use the genetic information from 1 million American military veterans to study diabetes, cancer and other illnesses and understand how genes affect health.

Plane that led Normandy invasion discovered, restored

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 14:57
A plane that led the invasion of Normandy during World War II has been saved from a junkyard and is being carefully restored in Wisconsin.

Navajo Code Talker Teddy Draper Sr. dies in Arizona at 96

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 14:39
A Navajo Code Talker who used his native language to outsmart the Japanese in World War II has died in Arizona.

Oxford Dictionaries word of the year is a word nobody actually uses

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 14:37
"Youthquake" is defined as meaning "a significant cultural, political, or social change arising from the actions of influence of young people." It represents the awakening of millennials striving for change during a turbulent 12 months across the world.

Japan's military aims to boost defense of outlying islands

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 14:30
As China strengthens its maritime advances, expanding defensive measures for outlying islands has become a pressing matter for Japan's military. But there are many issues to deal with.

FBI records show 'extreme bias' against Trump, White House says

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 14:17
Before attending an FBI National Academy graduation ceremony on Friday, President Donald Trump denounced the FBI for its handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation, calling it "really disgraceful."

Sunken World War II submarine S-28 located off coast of Oahu

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 14:07
A wreck-hunting group announced that it has located the sunken World War II submarine USS S-28 in 8,700 feet of water off Oahu.

Dems should be heartbroken that Moore lost

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 13:52
Democrats were looking forward to spending the next year wrapping Moore around the necks of Republicans.

How Trump can win the GOP’s great war of ideas

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 13:50
The base, which overwhelmingly backed Trump, is impatient with the infuriating combination of insouciance and threadbare slogans offered by Republican elites.

Why Russia probe makes Trump so angry

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 13:48
There is a growing, mostly undisputed body of evidence describing contacts between Trump associates and Russia-linked operatives.