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Pence, Pompeo say they did not author 'resistance' NYT op-ed

Pence, Pompeo say they did not author 'resistance' NYT op-ed

The US vice president and its secretary of state on Thursday both said they did not write an anonymous column in the New York Times that asserted that many senior officials are part of "a quiet
Baltic Countries Want Walmart to Remove Soviet-Themed Shirts

Baltic Countries Want Walmart to Remove Soviet-Themed Shirts

Three Baltic countries have lashed out at retail giant Walmart for selling online T-shirts and other products with Soviet Union emblems on them, and demanded that the goods be removed.Estonia, Latvia,
US Seeks Extended Detention for Migrant Children

US Seeks Extended Detention for Migrant Children

The Trump administration wants to bypass a court settlement that limits the time migrant children may be held in detention to 20 days.In a proposal to be published Friday, the Departments of Homeland
US Charges N. Korean Man in Sony Hack, Other Attacks

US Charges N. Korean Man in Sony Hack, Other Attacks

U.S. prosecutors on Thursday announced charges against a North Korean computer programmer in connection with a series of cyberattacks in recent years, including the 2014 hacking of Sony Pictures

Computer Chips Are Still 'Made in USA'

For all the wishful thinking about manufacturing more laptops and iPhones in the U.S., there is one sector of tech manufacturing where America remains a leader: computer chips. From a report: Some $44
Hollywood star Burt Reynolds dies at 82

Hollywood star Burt Reynolds dies at 82

Burt Reynolds, whose good looks and charm made him one of Hollywood's most popular actors as he starred in films such as "Deliverance" and "Smokey and the Bandit" in the 1970s and '80s, died on
New York State Subpoenas Catholic Abuse Records

New York State Subpoenas Catholic Abuse Records

The New York state attorney general on Thursday subpoenaed all eight Roman Catholic dioceses in the state as part of an investigation into sex abuse allegations against church clergy.Sources familiar
Tougher Russia Sanctions Urged on Capitol Hill

Tougher Russia Sanctions Urged on Capitol Hill

U.S. lawmakers and former diplomats on Thursday urged tougher sanctions against Russia but stressed the need to craft measures that will get the Kremlin's attention without harming the United States
Citing Trump Tweets, Accused NY Attacker Seeks to Bar Death Penalty

Citing Trump Tweets, Accused NY Attacker Seeks to Bar Death Penalty

Lawyers for Sayfullo Saipov, the man accused of killing eight people by driving a truck into a New York City bike path in October, on Thursday asked a federal judge to bar prosecutors from seeking the
South Asian Feminist Group in Texas Examines Identity Issues

South Asian Feminist Group in Texas Examines Identity Issues

Gayatri Joshi, also known as Genny (pronounced Jenny), or GJ, stands on stage in a dark, cool recital hall at the University of Houston, reading the I Am From poem she penned:I am from We had no hopes
Amway Founder Richard DeVos Dies

Amway Founder Richard DeVos Dies

Billionaire Richard DeVos, co-founder of direct-selling giant Amway, owner of the Orlando Magic and father-in-law of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, died Thursday. He was 92.Family spokesman Nick
Feds Lift Roadblock to Copper Mining Near Boundary Waters

Feds Lift Roadblock to Copper Mining Near Boundary Waters

The Trump administration on Thursday lifted a roadblock to copper-nickel mining near the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness of northeastern Minnesota, reversing a decision made in the final days of
Passengers Suffer Illness on Separate Flights to Philadelphia

Passengers Suffer Illness on Separate Flights to Philadelphia

Passengers and crew on two flights arriving in Philadelphia from Europe on Thursday were screened by medical teams after 12 people aboard became ill with flu-like symptoms, a day after a similar
Times' Decision to Publish Anonymous Column Carries Risks

Times' Decision to Publish Anonymous Column Carries Risks

The coup of publishing a column by an anonymous Trump administration official bashing the boss could backfire on The New York Times if the author is unmasked and turns out to be a little-known person,
Polish National Fights Extradition From US in Fraud Case

Polish National Fights Extradition From US in Fraud Case

A Polish national who fled to the U.S. after being found guilty in a massive fraud case dating back to the country’s communist era is fighting his extradition while imprisoned in Florida.Dariusz
Scouting Mission Begins for Proposed Rio Grande Trail

Scouting Mission Begins for Proposed Rio Grande Trail

Hikers have embarked on a 500-mile (805-kilometer) expedition that will traverse New Mexico. The mission: Chart out the best route and identify what challenges might lie ahead as the state moves
Israeli Teen Falls to Death in Yosemite National Park

Israeli Teen Falls to Death in Yosemite National Park

An Israeli teenager visiting Yosemite National Park in California fell hundreds of feet to his death while hiking near the top of an iconic waterfall.The Mariposa County coroner’s office said
Mattis Optimistic About Peace in Afghanistan

Mattis Optimistic About Peace in Afghanistan

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis met Friday with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and other top Afghan officials, including Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah.Ghani said at the meeting that stopping
US, Canada Push to Resolve Issues, Reach NAFTA Deal

US, Canada Push to Resolve Issues, Reach NAFTA Deal

U.S. and Canadian negotiators pushed ahead in grinding talks to rescue the North American Free Trade Agreement on Thursday, but a few stubborn issues stood in the way of a deal, including dairy
Trump Officials Denounce Anonymous Attack From 'The Quiet Resistance'

Trump Officials Denounce Anonymous Attack From 'The Quiet Resistance'

Top officials within the Trump administration, from Vice President Mike Pence to several key Cabinet members, have denied that they authored an anonymous opinion piece in the New York Times critical