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Insurers Sue California Utility Over Wildfire Damages

Insurers Sue California Utility Over Wildfire Damages

Several insurance companies have filed lawsuits blaming Pacific Gas & Electric Co. for a deadly California wildfire that destroyed 14,000 homes and triggered billions of dollars in insurance

US House passes plan to end shutdown, faces challenge in the Senate

On their first day in the majority, House Democrats on Thursday night passed a plan to re-open the government without funding President Donald Trump's promised border wall.
World’s most useless guard dog found sleeping with drunk intruder

World’s most useless guard dog found sleeping with drunk intruder

It may be time for her to get a new guard dog.
China Says US Envoys Due in Beijing for Talks on Trade Fight

China Says US Envoys Due in Beijing for Talks on Trade Fight

American envoys are due in Beijing for talks Monday in a tariff battle over Chinese technology ambitions that threatens to hobble global economic growth.The two days of meetings are aimed at carrying
Impeachment? Trump Says He's Too Successful for That

Impeachment? Trump Says He's Too Successful for That

President Donald Trump is pushing back on talk by some House Democrats of impeaching him. On Friday, Trump asked in a tweet: "How do you impeach a president who has won perhaps the greatest election
US Employers Added a Stellar 312,000 Jobs in December

US Employers Added a Stellar 312,000 Jobs in December

U.S. employers dramatically stepped up their hiring in December, adding 312,000 jobs in an encouraging display of strength for an economy in the midst of a trade war, slowing global growth and a
Navy SEAL to Plead Not Guilty to Murder Charge of IS Teen

Navy SEAL to Plead Not Guilty to Murder Charge of IS Teen

A decorated Navy SEAL is facing charges of premediated murder and numerous other offenses in connection with the fatal stabbing of a teenage Islamic State prisoner under his care in Iraq in 2017,
House Democrats Urge Sweeping Reforms to Boost Voting Access

House Democrats Urge Sweeping Reforms to Boost Voting Access

House Democrats are unveiling a comprehensive elections and ethics reform package that targets what they call a “culture of corruption in Washington” and aims to reduce the role of money in
Pompeo to Seek Khashoggi Case Update on Middle East trip: Statement

Pompeo to Seek Khashoggi Case Update on Middle East trip: Statement

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will seek an update to Saudi Arabia's investigation into the October killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi when he visits Riyadh during a trip to the Middle East
AP-NORC Poll: Immigration Among the Top Concerns in 2019

AP-NORC Poll: Immigration Among the Top Concerns in 2019

As much of the U.S. government remains shut down over President Donald Trump’s insistence on funding for his border wall, nearly half of Americans identify immigration as a top issue for the
US Immigration Judge Ends Removal Proceedings Against Mentally Disabled Man

US Immigration Judge Ends Removal Proceedings Against Mentally Disabled Man

A U.S. immigration judge has halted deportation proceedings against a mentally disabled Hispanic man living in Pennsylvania whose case received media attention because of the circumstances surrounding

VW Sold More Vehicles In The U.S. Last Year Thanks Mostly To SUVs

Strong demand for the Atlas and Tiguan helped offset steep declines of the Golf, Jetta, and Passat. |
Climbing the Hill: New Legislators Are Sworn In

Climbing the Hill: New Legislators Are Sworn In

Editor's note: Voice of America is following two new U.S. lawmakers -- Democratic Representative Katie Porter, representing California's 45th congressional district, and Republican Representative Pete
Young Muslims Celebrate with First Somali-American in Congress

Young Muslims Celebrate with First Somali-American in Congress

On Thursday, the first Muslim women to serve in Congress, Democrats Ilhan Omar of Minnesota and Rashida Tlaib of Michigan were sworn into office, as inspired young Muslim Americans and refugees
(Im)migration News Recap, Dec. 30 — Jan. 5

(Im)migration News Recap, Dec. 30 — Jan. 5

Editor's note: We want you to know what's happening, and why and how it could impact your life, family or business, so we created a weekly digest of the top original immigration, migration and refugee
Surge in US Job Creation, Fed Reassurance Boosts Stocks

Surge in US Job Creation, Fed Reassurance Boosts Stocks

A surge in U.S. job creation and some reassuring words from the head of the U.S. central bank sent U.S. stocks soaring Friday. The Labor Department reported a net gain of 312,000 jobs in December, far
US Eyeing 'Conditions-Based' Approach to Syrian Exit

US Eyeing 'Conditions-Based' Approach to Syrian Exit

More than two weeks after U.S. President Donald Trump declared victory over the Islamic State terror group in Syria and announced the withdrawal of U.S. forces, military planners are insisting the
US Strike Targets USS Cole Bombing Mastermind in Yemen

US Strike Targets USS Cole Bombing Mastermind in Yemen

A U.S. airstrike in Yemen has targeted one of the alleged masterminds of the USS Cole bombing, which killed 17 sailors in 2000. Navy Capt. Bill Urban, a spokesman for U.S. Central Command, said Friday

Trump 'prepared' to force US government shutdown for over a year

US President Donald Trump said on Friday that he was prepared to keep the US government closed for a year or more on the contentious issue of the border wall in Mexico. Trump also said he might call a
US Supreme Court to Hear Challenge to Ban on Profane Trademarks

US Supreme Court to Hear Challenge to Ban on Profane Trademarks

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed to decide whether a federal law that blocks trademarks for brand names or logos bearing profane words or sexual imagery violates free speech rights in a case