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Cohen Guilty Plea Latest Twist in Mueller Probe of Russian Meddling

Cohen Guilty Plea Latest Twist in Mueller Probe of Russian Meddling

When U.S. President Donald Trump recently provided the special counsel with written answers about his knowledge of Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election, his lawyers said it was time for
VOA Dismisses Mandarin Service Chief Over Interview With Chinese Exile

VOA Dismisses Mandarin Service Chief Over Interview With Chinese Exile

The Voice of America has dismissed the former chief of its Mandarin-language service and suspended another manager following a more than yearlong investigation into the abrupt termination of a live
Puerto Rico Completes Its First Debt Restructuring Deal

Puerto Rico Completes Its First Debt Restructuring Deal

The U.S. territory of Puerto Rico said Thursday that it had completed its first debt-restructuring deal since the government announced it was bankrupt more than three years ago, giving creditors
Report: Number of Uninsured Kids Spikes to 3.9M in US

Report: Number of Uninsured Kids Spikes to 3.9M in US

The number of uninsured children in the United States has increased for the first time in nearly a decade, placing it at 3.9 million in 2017, according to a report Thursday from Georgetown
3 Defense Contractors Charged With Trying to Cheat Pentagon

3 Defense Contractors Charged With Trying to Cheat Pentagon

The U.S. Justice Department on Thursday indicted three senior defense contractor executives, accusing them of scheming to cheat the Pentagon out of billions of dollars. Abu Huda Farouki, his brother
Rosenstein Calls for Tech Firms to Work With Law Enforcement

Rosenstein Calls for Tech Firms to Work With Law Enforcement

U.S. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein called on social media companies and technology firms Thursday to work with law enforcement to protect the public from cybercriminals. Speaking at a
Guterres: UN Working Hard to Ensure Peace Talks for Yemen

Guterres: UN Working Hard to Ensure Peace Talks for Yemen

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says the U.N. is working hard to ensure peace talks on Yemen before the end of the year.Talks are tentatively set to open next week in Stockholm between Yemeni
Flooding Hits Northern California Area Scarred by Wildfire

Flooding Hits Northern California Area Scarred by Wildfire

Flash flooding hit a wildfire-scarred area of Northern California on Thursday, forcing officials to quickly deploy swift water rescue teams to save people stranded in vehicles after a downpour near
Murder Trial Begins for Driver in Virginia White Nationalist Rally

Murder Trial Begins for Driver in Virginia White Nationalist Rally

The man who plowed his car into a crowd of counterprotesters at last year's white nationalist rally in Virginia had every intention to kill, a prosecutor told jurors Thursday as James Fields' murder
Some of Those 'Missing' After California Fire Are Just Fine

Some of Those 'Missing' After California Fire Are Just Fine

Dixie Singh is No. 158 on the official list of people missing after Northern California's catastrophic wildfire. That came as news to her."I am the only Dixie Singh I've ever heard of. And I am
US Pilots Want More Training on New Boeing Jet After Crash

US Pilots Want More Training on New Boeing Jet After Crash

Southwest Airlines says its pilots will get more instruction on an automated anti-stall system on certain new Boeing jets, and American Airlines pilots are also seeking more training. The system is

US Life Expectancy Falls Further

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Thursday released data that shows life expectancy fell by one-tenth of a year, to 78.6 years (Warning: source paywalled; alternative source),
Trump’s Ex-Lawyer Pleads Guilty to New Charge

Trump’s Ex-Lawyer Pleads Guilty to New Charge

Reporters traveling with President Donald Trump to the G-20 Summit in Argentina say he is in a bad mood and distracted after his former lawyer, Michael Cohen, admitted lying to Congress about a Trump
Trump Abruptly Cancels G-20 Meeting with Putin

Trump Abruptly Cancels G-20 Meeting with Putin

U.S. President Donald Trump begins two days of meetings with world leaders Friday in the Argentinian capital, which is hosting the G-20 summit of the world’s leading economies. But one counterpart he
Rains, Flash Floods Hit Fire-Ravaged Northern California

Rains, Flash Floods Hit Fire-Ravaged Northern California

Heavy rains and flash flooding hit Northern California Thursday, forcing evacuations and road closures in the area devastated by recent wildfires, including the Camp Fire and the Ferguson
Trump, South Korea's Moon to Meet at G-20 with North Korea Talks Stalled

Trump, South Korea's Moon to Meet at G-20 with North Korea Talks Stalled

U.S. President Donald Trump is scheduled to meet with South Korean President Moon Jae-in during the Group of 20 summit, where they are likely to discuss stalled nuclear negotiations with North
US, China Eye G-20 for Relationship Reset

US, China Eye G-20 for Relationship Reset

Expectations are building over whether U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping can reach a deal to defuse tensions over trade disputes and security issues when the two meet during
Market Shifts Leave US Manufacturing Behind

Market Shifts Leave US Manufacturing Behind

U.S. President Donald Trump has challenged car giant GM's decision to close five plants across the United States and Canada just weeks before the holidays. GM says changing car habits are to blame for
Abuse Cases Prompt NM Archdiocese to File Bankruptcy

Abuse Cases Prompt NM Archdiocese to File Bankruptcy

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Santa Fe, New Mexico, will file for bankruptcy protection as it faces litigation arising from accusations of sexual abuse by clergy, its archbishop said Thursday.The
Report: Russia, China ‘Stress-Testing’ Resolve of West

Report: Russia, China ‘Stress-Testing’ Resolve of West

Russia and China are among several countries attempting to “stress-test” the resolve of traditional powers, according to a report from the London-based International Institute for Strategic Studies.It