WASHINGTON ––The Senate adjourned without confirming Jessica Rosenworcel to a second term on the Federal Communications Commission, forcing her out of office and setting up the agency for a partisan deadlock as the Republican administration of Donald J. Trump begins.
Without other changes, the Democrat's departure would leave the FCC ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- The Pentagon plans to send 200 more troops into northern Syria to support rebel militias now holding positions about 15 miles from Islamic State's self-declared capital of Raqqa, Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said Saturday.
Carter told a security conference in Manama, Bahrain, that the new troops will help train and assist the ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- The California water bill now ready for the president's signature significantly shifts 25 years of federal policy and culminates a long and fractious campaign that began in the drought-stricken San Joaquin Valley.
About five years in the making, the $558 million bill approved by the Senate early Saturday morning would steer more ...Read more
OAKLAND, Calif. -- As investigators tried to find the cause of a warehouse fire that killed 36 people, Oakland city officials faced more scrutiny over their handling of complaints about the building in the years before the blaze.
Despite numerous complaints about conditions both inside and outside the warehouse, city officials have not produced...Read more
VIENNA ––The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries managed to broaden its efforts to cut oil output Saturday, when 11 countries outside the group joined a plan that is aimed at raising prices.
The non-OPEC countries agreed to reduce their output by 558,000 barrels per day, OPEC President Mohammed al-Sada announced in Vienna.
Colombia's peace agreement, which ended a civil war that lasted more than half a century, was "a ray of hope" in a troubled world, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said Saturday in accepting the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize.
"Peace does not belong to a president or a government, but to all the Colombian people, because we must build it together...Read more
WASHINGTON -- President-elect Donald Trump is set to take an oath next month to "preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States."
But a previously obscure provision in the nation's founding document has now become the focus of special attention because of Trump's worldwide real estate holdings and business ventures.
Known ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- The surge of Cubans fleeing to the United States could grow as uncertainty swirls around the island about whether Donald Trump will end the still nascent U.S. diplomatic relations with Cuba once he becomes president.
Experts say the current influx of Cubans, which is already double the rate that existed before relations were ...Read more
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Days of the Giants follows intern Slater Barnes through a conflict between Boston City Hospital staff and corrupt municipal officials. Inspired by Boston City Hospital’s public mission to treat patients regardless of personal resources, Barnes finds meaning in his ...
MILWAUKEE -- A federal judge declined to stop Wisconsin's presidential recount Friday, clearing the way for the tally to finish here on Sunday or Monday and to meet a federal deadline.
In rejecting a plea from supporters of Republican President-elect Donald Trump, U.S. District Judge James Peterson in Madison said he saw no legal basis for ...Read more
SAN DIEGO -- A Superior Court judge ruled Friday that the stepfather of 2-year-old Jahi Turner, who disappeared more than 14 years ago, should stand trial for murder.
After a weeklong hearing, Judge Charles Rogers said that prosecutors had presented enough evidence to hold Tieray Jones for a trial. Attorneys for Jones, who was questioned ...Read more
OAKLAND, Calif. -- Investigators have ruled out a faulty refrigerator as the cause of a fire that killed 36 people in an Oakland warehouse last week.
Earlier in the week, officials had said the refrigerator and other appliances were being examined as possible causes of the fire. But Jill Snyder, an ATF official, said Friday that electronics ...Read more
ACCRA, Ghana -- Ghanaian opposition candidate Nana Akufo-Addo ousted President John Dramani Mahama in this week's presidential elections, taking 53.85 percent of the vote, the electoral commission announced Friday.
Mahama took 44.4 percent according to results from 271 out of a total 275 constituencies.
"I'll not let you down. I'll do all I ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- After a week of partisan bickering and filibuster threats by coal-region Democrats, the Senate was preparing Friday for a middle-of-the-night vote on a bill to avert a government shutdown.
The bill, which was expected to pass, would fund the government until April 28 and temporarily extend protection of coal miners' health care ...Read more
DES MOINES, Iowa -- Donald Trump has now been president-elect for a month. He celebrated Friday with not one, but two public rallies.
"There has never been a movement like this," the man who will become the nation's 45th president exalted as he basked in the adulation of supporters in Baton Rouge, La.
Considering the challenges before an ...Read more
WASHINGTON-- Donald Trump is expected to choose Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers of Washington state, a Republican leader and an advocate for more oil and gas drilling on federal lands, to head the Interior Department.
McMorris Rodgers, the highest ranking Republican woman in the House, would take over a 70,000-person agency that manages hundreds of...Read more
FERGUSON, Mo. -- Jeffrey Williams, accused of shooting and wounding two police officers at a Ferguson protest March 12, was convicted Thursday of multiple charges.
A St. Louis County Circuit Court jury deliberated two hours before finding him guilty of two counts of first-degree assault, three counts of armed criminal action and one count of ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- An Obama administration envoy has "high confidence" that missing journalist Austin Tice is alive in Syria, Sen. John Cornyn said Friday.
Cornyn, R-Texas, said he was briefed Friday by James O'Brien, a presidential envoy for hostage affairs, who "delivered positive yet cautious news about Austin."
"Mr. O'Brien and his team ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- The final results of the 2016 presidential election look like this: Hillary Clinton got roughly the same number of votes that President Barack Obama received when he was re-elected four years, but she nonetheless lost to Donald Trump, who came in at least 2.7 million votes behind her.
That's a highly unusual outcome -- the biggest...Read more
OAKLAND, Calif. -- Federal investigators have ruled out a refrigerator as the cause of the fatal Ghost Ship fire last week, a Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives official said Friday, but agents still suspect the cause of the inferno was electrical.
"Everything else electrical in the scene" is still being looked at, said Jill ...Read more
Florida governor lifts last Zika zone in Miami Beach
MIAMI -- Florida Gov. Rick Scott has lifted the final zone of active Zika transmission in Miami-Dade, eliminating the last hot spot where mosquitoes were transmitting the virus.
The governor held a news conference at the Betsy Hotel in South Beach Friday to make the announcement. The lifting...Read more
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