Trump praises U.S. congressman from Montana who body-slammed reporter

President Donald Trump on Thursday heaped praise on a U.S. congressman from Montana who body-slammed a reporter during a campaign for a special election in 2017.

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19.Oct.2018


Texas police hunt woman who left toddler at stranger's door

A woman is suspected of child abandonment for hoisting a two-year-old boy by the arm to the house of a stranger in a northern Houston suburb, ringing the doorbell and running away, authorities said on Thursday.

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18.Oct.2018


After ad gaffe, North Dakota's Heitkamp apologizes in Senate debate

North Dakota Democratic U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp, facing a tough re-election fight, opened her debate on Thursday with Republican challenger Kevin Cramer by apologizing for a recent ad that named sex assault survivors without their consent.

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18.Oct.2018


Ex-FBI agent charged with leaking sentenced to 48 months

A federal judge in Minnesota sentenced former FBI agent Terry Albury to 48 months in prison on Thursday for leaking classified information to a journalist, according to the U.S. Justice Department.

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18.Oct.2018


U.S. Mega Millions jackpot nears $1 billion, second largest on record

The U.S. Mega Millions jackpot climbed to nearly $1 billion for Friday's drawing, the largest ever for the contest, and the second biggest U.S. lottery on record, trailing a $1.586 billion Powerball jackpot paid out in 2016.

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18.Oct.2018


Justice Department probes Catholic Church sex abuse in Pennsylvania

The U.S. Justice Department has opened an investigation into child sex abuse by priests in Pennsylvania, six Roman Catholic Church dioceses said on Thursday.

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18.Oct.2018


Judge orders U.S. to review asylum for separated migrant families

A federal judge ordered the U.S. government on Thursday to begin processing asylum claims for dozens of migrant parents and children that had been separated at the southern border under the Trump Administration's zero tolerance immigration policy.

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18.Oct.2018


Thousands in U.S. South may not be able to cast ballots in early voting

Thousands of voters in Tennessee were at risk of being blocked from casting regular ballots when early voting opened this week, as officials struggled to process a surge of new registrations ahead of Nov. 6 elections to determine control of the U.S. Congress.

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18.Oct.2018


Utah man indicted over ricin mail threat to Trump, others

A grand jury returned a seven-count indictment on Thursday against a 39-year-old Navy veteran on charges of mailing letters to President Donald Trump and other officials that contained castor beans, from which the deadly poison ricin is derived.

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18.Oct.2018


Florida's Republicans feel brunt of hurricane in upcoming election

Two days after Katherine Shimonis returned to her home in the Florida Panhandle to find it destroyed by Hurricane Michael, she went to her local post office, which was empty and without power, and shouldered her way through the front door.

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18.Oct.2018


Former USA Gymnastics boss arrested for Nassar evidence-tampering

Steve Penny, the former USA Gymnastics president, was arrested on Wednesday night in Tennessee on charges he tampered with evidence in the case of Larry Nassar, the disgraced team doctor convicted of sexually assaulting athletes, the U.S. Marshals Service said.

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18.Oct.2018


Trump administration asks high court to halt climate change case

President Donald Trump's administration on Thursday for a second time asked the U.S. Supreme Court to put the brakes on a lawsuit filed by young activists who have accused the U.S. government of ignoring the perils of climate change.

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18.Oct.2018


U.S. greenhouse emissions fell in 2017 as coal plants shut

Greenhouse gases emissions from the largest U.S. industrial plants fell 2.7 percent in 2017, the Trump administration said, as coal plants shut and as that industry competes with cheap natural gas and solar and wind power that emit less pollution.

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18.Oct.2018


Trump pulling out of pact that discounted foreign postal deliveries

The Trump administration will begin withdrawing from a United Nations pact that offered low rates for foreign postal deliveries of small packages in the United States, the latest move to challenge practices it sees as unfairly advantageous to China.

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18.Oct.2018


More Honduran migrants seek to join U.S.-bound group in Guatemala

More Honduran migrants tried to join a caravan of several thousand trekking through Guatemala on Wednesday, defying calls by authorities not to make the journey after U.S. President Donald Trump threatened to cut off regional aid in reprisal.

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17.Oct.2018


Late brothel owner Hof will win Nevada vote: campaign manager

A brothel-owning Republican candidate for the Nevada state legislature who died this week will remain on the ballot and win his election in November, his campaign manager predicted on Wednesday.

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17.Oct.2018


Sheriff says 'every second counts' in search for Wisconsin girl

Despite more than 400 tips from across the country about the disappearance of 13-year-old Jayme Closs, a Wisconsin sheriff said on Wednesday he had few solid leads about the whereabouts of the girl, whose parents were found fatally shot in their home this week.

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17.Oct.2018


Power, phone outages hamper hurricane recovery one week after storm

A week after Hurricane Michael battered Florida's Gulf Coast with record fury, the full extent of devastation and loss of life remained unclear on Wednesday, as disruptions to phone, power and transportation systems hindered the disaster recovery.

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17.Oct.2018


U.S. Treasury official charged with leaks linked to Russia probe

A U.S. Treasury Department official has been criminally charged with leaking confidential documents relating to former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and others to a reporter from digital media company BuzzFeed, Manhattan federal prosecutors said on Wednesday.

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17.Oct.2018


Trump slams California wildfire steps, threatens funding halt

U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday rekindled his criticism of California's wildfire prevention steps and threatened to withhold billions of dollars of federal funding amid one of the most destructive fire seasons on record.

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17.Oct.2018