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Fri, 13 Dec 2019 23:08:35 -0500
Body of Arizona girl swept away in floods found
Arizona searchers on Friday recovered the body of a missing six-year-old girl at a lake northeast of Phoenix, the third child to have died when her family's vehicle attempted to cross a rain-swollen creek, authorities said.

Fri, 13 Dec 2019 23:03:38 -0500
California governor rejects PG&E bankruptcy reorganization plan
California Governor Gavin Newsom on Friday rejected the bankruptcy reorganization plan submitted by PG&E Corp , the state's largest investor-owned utility, saying the proposal fails to comply with a recently enacted state wildfire law.

Fri, 13 Dec 2019 21:02:49 -0500
Boy, 13, arrested in New York college student stabbing death
New York City police arrested a 13-year-old boy in connection with the murder of a college student in a Manhattan park, local media reported on Friday, rattling a city in which crime rates have plunged in recent years.

Fri, 13 Dec 2019 19:41:51 -0500
U.S. prosecutors seek new mental exam of Colorado abortion clinic gunman
Federal prosecutors urged a judge on Friday to order a new psychiatric evaluation of a Colorado man charged with murder but deemed mentally unfit to stand trial in state court for a deadly shooting rampage at a Planned Parenthood clinic in 2015.

Fri, 13 Dec 2019 18:54:22 -0500
U.S. Justice Dept preparing legal action against Live Nation: source
The U.S. Justice Department is preparing to take legal action against Live Nation Entertainment on allegations the concert promoter has sought to strong-arm concert venues into using its dominant Ticketmaster subsidiary, a source familiar with the planned legal action said on Friday.

Fri, 13 Dec 2019 18:29:02 -0500
Trump impeachment looms as U.S. House committee approves charges
Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives on Friday took Republican President Donald Trump to the brink of impeachment by approving two charges against him over his efforts to pressure Ukraine to investigate Democratic political rival Joe Biden.

Fri, 13 Dec 2019 18:09:14 -0500
Factbox: Trump impeachment trial - What happens next?
The U.S. House of Representatives will take up impeachment charges against President Donald Trump next week after the House Judiciary Committee on Friday recommended two charges, abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, to the full chamber.

Fri, 13 Dec 2019 17:24:57 -0500
U.S. senator looks to shoot down Trump bid to ease small arms exports
A senior U.S. senator said on Friday he would block President Donald Trump's efforts to overhaul the weapons exports regime to make it easier for gun makers to sell small arms to foreign buyers.

Fri, 13 Dec 2019 16:09:38 -0500
Democratic presidential candidate Bloomberg in 'outstanding health': doctor
Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg's doctor has proclaimed him "a 77-year-old man in outstanding health," according to a letter released by his campaign on Thursday.

Fri, 13 Dec 2019 16:09:26 -0500
Bloomberg climate plan would halve U.S. carbon emissions in 10 years
Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg on Friday unveiled a climate plan to slash U.S. carbon emissions by 50% in ten years, by slapping tougher pollution standards on new gas-fired power plants and replacing coal with cleaner energy sources like wind and solar.

Fri, 13 Dec 2019 15:47:25 -0500
Trump lawyer Giuliani at White House as U.S. lawmakers vote on impeachment charges
President Donald Trump's private lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, was at the White House on Friday, the same day that a Democratic-controlled U.S. House of Representatives panel approved impeachment charges against Trump.

Fri, 13 Dec 2019 12:58:08 -0500
Trump calls impeachment vote 'sad,' would not mind long impeachment trial
U.S. President Donald Trump dismissed the impeachment process against him on Friday as a hoax and said he would not mind a long trial in the U.S. Senate, saying he wanted to see the whistleblower whose complaint led Democrats to launch the inquiry.

Fri, 13 Dec 2019 11:22:13 -0500
House panel to set impeachment debate rules on Tuesday
The U.S. House Rules Committee said it would meet on Tuesday to establish procedures for the House of Representatives to follow when it considers two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump next week.

Fri, 13 Dec 2019 10:34:23 -0500
White House counsel Cipollone likely to have leading role at Senate trial: official
White House counsel Pat Cipollone is likely to play a leading role in defending President Donald Trump at a potential U.S. Senate impeachment trial, an administration official said on Friday.

Fri, 13 Dec 2019 05:40:30 -0500
Judge blocks Los Angeles from enforcing NRA disclosure law
A federal judge blocked Los Angeles from enforcing a law requiring contractors seeking to do business with the city to disclose their ties to the National Rifle Association.

Fri, 13 Dec 2019 05:03:38 -0500
U.S. Congress negotiators, White House set tentative deal on fiscal 2020 funding
Senior negotiators in the U.S. Congress on Thursday reached a tentative deal with the White House on a series of bills to fund federal agencies through Sept. 30, 2020, which would avert partial government shutdowns next week.

Thu, 12 Dec 2019 21:40:13 -0500
Environmental group seeks California ban on 'super-toxic' rat poisons
An environmental group launched legal action on Thursday seeking to ban commercial use of "super-toxic" rat poisons in California, citing data showing the products pose a grave threat to a dozen endangered species and other wildlife.

Thu, 12 Dec 2019 21:23:31 -0500
Weinstein accuser pushes back on proposed $25 million settlement
A lawyer for one of the women who brought lawsuits accusing Harvey Weinstein of sexual misconduct said Thursday that a proposed $25 million settlement for most of the Hollywood producer's alleged victims was unfair and designed to pressure her into accepting it.

Thu, 12 Dec 2019 21:22:30 -0500
U.S. universities group agrees to drop anti-competition rules
The National Association for College Admission Counseling, a trade association of admissions counselors, has agreed to drop rules against colleges trying to poach each other's students and prospective students, the Justice Department said on Wednesday.

Thu, 12 Dec 2019 21:21:49 -0500
Portis, Horn among 10 former NFL players facing U.S. fraud charges
Federal authorities on Thursday charged 10 former National Football League players with allegedly defrauding a healthcare program of more than $3.4 million by filing false claims for hyperbaric oxygen chambers and other expensive medical equipment.