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U.S. marshal killed in Pennsylvania while arresting suspect

Reuters US News - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 16:05
HARRISBURG, Pa. (Reuters) - A deputy U.S. marshal helping police to arrest a woman in a Harrisburg home was shot and killed on Thursday by a man who was with her, federal officials said.
Categories: National News

Prosecutors want testimony of 19 other accusers for Cosby retrial

Reuters US News - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 16:04
(Reuters) - Pennsylvania prosecutors on Thursday asked the judge who will preside over the second sexual assault trial of actor Bill Cosby to allow the testimony of 19 other accusers, including 12 women who were not allowed testify in the entertainer's first trial.
Categories: National News

Amid confusion, Congress scrambles for deal to avoid shutdown

Reuters US News - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 16:03
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Congressional Republicans struggled to line up support on Thursday for a short-term extension of government funding that would avert a politically embarrassing shutdown, after President Donald Trump offered mixed signals on the stopgap plan.
Categories: National News

Turkey seeks Russian approval for air campaign against Afrin

Reuters World News - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 15:54
ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey dispatched its military chief to Moscow on Thursday, seeking approval for an air campaign in Syria's Kurdish-controlled Afrin region, although Damascus warned it could shoot down any Turkish planes in its skies.
Categories: World News

Man sentenced for molesting 90-year-old nursing home resident

WAND News - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 15:54
URBANA, Ill. (WAND) – A 24-year-old man has been sentenced for sexually assaulting a 90-year-old care facility resident with dementia.
Categories: Local News

'Be my guest': France's Macron spells out reasons for Britain to stay in EU

Reuters World News - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 15:41
SANDHURST, England (Reuters) - "Be my guest," French President Emmanuel Macron told Britain on Thursday, saying he would welcome any move by Prime Minister Theresa May to stay in the European Union's single market.
Categories: World News

France to launch international group targeting toxic gas attacks

Reuters World News - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 15:36
UNITED NATIONS/PARIS (Reuters) - France has asked some 30 countries to work together to preserve evidence of chemical weapons attacks and impose sanctions on those responsible after Russia ended an international inquiry into who is to blame for using toxic gas in Syria.
Categories: World News

Empty prisons, grounded warplanes: U.S. budget dysfunction hits home

Reuters US News - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 15:26
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Three hours west of Chicago, a federal prison stands ready to take in thousands of inmates and hire hundreds of guards, but its expansion is on hold, awaiting approval from a U.S. Congress that is again paralyzed by budget disputes.
Categories: National News

U.S. lawmakers may soon be liable for sexual harassment payouts

Reuters US News - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 15:09
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Members of the U.S. House of Representatives could no longer use public funds for awards or settlements in sexual harassment cases under bipartisan legislation unveiled on Thursday that updates a 20-year law governing the rights of congressional employees.
Categories: National News

Even without El Nino last year, Earth keeps on warming

AP World News - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 15:00
WASHINGTON (AP) — Earth last year wasn't quite as hot as 2016's record-shattering mark, but it ranked second or third, depending on who was counting. 2018-01-18T07:15:00-05:00 2018-01-18T12:15:41-05:00
Categories: World News

Powerful gale lashes Europe, 7 dead amid traffic chaos

AP World News - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 15:00
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A powerful storm pummeled Europe with high winds and snow Thursday, killing at least seven people in three countries, grounding flights, halting trains, ripping roofs off buildings and flipping over trucks. 2018-01-18T09:05:00-05:00 2018-01-18T14:05:47-05:00
Categories: World News

Israel digs deep to thwart tunnel threat from Gaza Strip

AP World News - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 15:00
KISSUFIM, Israel (AP) — Massive earthworks and mounds of sandy soil line the Israel-Gaza border as the Israeli military forges ahead with an ambitious subterranean barrier to detect and prevent attack tunnels from reaching southern Israel from the Palestinian enclave. 2018-01-18T08:13:00-05:00 2018-01-18T13:13:40-05:00
Categories: World News

Amazon narrows list to 20 for its second headquarters

AP US News - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 15:00
NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon narrowed its search for a second headquarters city Thursday to 20 locations, concentrated mostly in the East and the Midwest. Toronto made the list as well, as the company kept its international options open. 2018-01-18T08:05:00-05:00 2018-01-18T13:05:35-05:00
Categories: National News

Governors to Trump, Congress: Do more to solve opioid crisis

AP US News - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 15:00
CHERRY HILL, N.J. (AP) — Less than three months after President Donald Trump declared the U.S. opioid crisis a public health emergency, the nation's governors are calling on his administration and Congress to provide more money and coordination for the fight against the drugs, which are killing more than 90 Americans a day. 2018-01-18T08:46:00-05:00 2018-01-18T13:46:53-05:00
Categories: National News

AP FACT CHECK: Trump says USA itself at risk of closing.

AP US News - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 15:00
WASHINGTON (AP) — No, the United States is not at risk of shutting down this week, as President Donald Trump suggested Thursday. 2018-01-18T08:45:00-05:00 2018-01-18T13:45:05-05:00
Categories: National News

Homeless man charged with assaulting shelter volunteer

WAND News - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 14:58
MATTOON, Ill. (WAND) – A homeless man from Mattoon is facing charges of battery and resisting a police officer.
Categories: Local News

Judge won't block experts in Christensen trial

WAND News - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 14:53
A federal judge has denied attorneys’ request to block expert testimony in the trial of accused kidnapper Brendt Christensen.
Categories: Local News

Prosecutors accuse parents of torturing California siblings

Reuters US News - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 14:45
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The California couple accused of keeping their 13 children captive in the family's squalid home were charged on Thursday with torture, child abuse and false imprisonment, as prosecutors said the victims were beaten, starved and chained.
Categories: National News

Local man charged with human trafficking

WAND News - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 14:44
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WAND) – A Springfield man is accused of human trafficking and recruiting women into prostitution.
Categories: Local News

Turkey detains five activists, including husband of freed German journalist: party

Reuters World News - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 14:40
ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish police on Thursday detained at least five members of two leftist parties, including the husband of German journalist Mesale Tolu, who was freed from prison last month, the Socialist Party of the Oppressed (ESP) said on social media.
Categories: World News

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