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  • Nebraska underwater: 74 cities, 65 counties declare emergencies as flooding envelops state
    on March 20, 2019 at 3:12 am

    Seventy-four cities, 65 counties and four tribal areas in Nebraska declared states of emergency Tuesday as swaths of the Midwest battled flooding rivers. […]

  • What we know about Olivia Jade, Lori Loughlin's daughter caught up in admissions scandal
    on March 20, 2019 at 2:34 am

    Lori Loughlin's USC student daughter, Olivia Jade Giannulli, has been swept up in the college admission scandal. Here's what you need to know. […]

  • Former Obama White House counsel faces possible prosecution in Mueller-initiated probe
    on March 19, 2019 at 11:33 pm

    Greg Craig potentially engaged in oversees lobbying. […]

  • Beto O'Rourke makes early impression in Pennsylvania visit
    on March 19, 2019 at 8:24 pm

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke is making an early impression in Pennsylvania, a late-voting state that may yet play a role in the crowded 2020 Democratic presidential primary contest. […]

  • 'Terrorist' or 'psychopath'? Complex picture of Dutch attack suspect
    on March 19, 2019 at 5:25 pm

    The prime suspect in a deadly shooting on a tram in the Dutch city of Utrecht was known for a "rap sheet from here to Tokyo" but showed few signs of radicalism, according to residents and reports. Turkish-born Gokmen Tanis, 37, had been released from jail only two weeks ago in a rape case and has an extensive criminal record including for the possession of illegal weapons. Police were still questioning Tanis over Monday's rampage in which three people were killed, saying they were "seriously" investigating a terrorist motive because of a letter found in his getaway car. […]

  • US sanctions Venezuela state gold mining company: Treasury
    on March 19, 2019 at 3:58 pm

    The United States slapped sanctions Tuesday on a Venezuelan state mining company, charging that its illicit gold operations were being used to prop up President Nicolas Maduro and his inner circle. The action was taken against CVG Compania General de Mineria de Venezuela CA, or Minerven, and its president Adrian Antonio Perdomo Mata, the US Treasury Department said. […]

  • I got into 39 colleges without cheating: What applying to schools looks like in 2019
    on March 19, 2019 at 3:49 pm

    Jordan Nixon got into 39 colleges without any celebrity parents or $500,000 bribes. But that doesn't mean it wasn't "stressful to say the least." […]

  • Polls point to shifting stances in Brexit chaos
    on March 19, 2019 at 2:41 pm

    With Brexit chaos deepening, public opinion may have been shifting in favour of the prime minister's proposals, polls indicate -- before a fresh obstacle sprang up to her twice-rejected plan. The fate of Theresa May's Brexit plan was thrown up in the air on Monday when the parliamentary speaker ruled out a new vote on it unless it were changed. Here is a round-up of what opinion polls and MPs have indicated in recent days about their shifting positions in the fraught process of ending Britain's 46-year membership of the European Union. […]

  • Supreme Court will decide if convicted sniper in 2002 District of Columbia-area killings can get new sentence
    on March 19, 2019 at 1:45 pm

    The Supreme Court agreed to decide whether life-without-parole sentences for the primary gunman in a series of D.C.-area murders in 2002 must be reconsidered. […]

  • This Rare 1970 Dodge Challenger T/A 340 Six Pack Is Perfect
    on March 19, 2019 at 1:22 pm

    Lovingly restored by its owner of the past 25 years, this muscle car is 1 of 989 four-speed cars. The Dodge Challenger is a muscle car icon, and this rare model found on eBay is a shining example of what a well-looked after model can be. Appearing as fresh as the day it rolled out of the showroom, the Dodge in question is 1 of 989 T/A cars equipped with a four-speed transmission. […]

  • Devin Nunes: Republican congressman sues Twitter for $250m over parody account of his mother
    on March 19, 2019 at 1:08 pm

    Devin Nunes has sued Twitter and several of its users, among them a parody account of his mother and a cow. The Republican congressman is seeking $250m (£188m) in damages for “abusive, hateful and defamatory” content allegedly hosted on Twitter, which the suit claims was intended to interfere with the investigation into Russian involvement in the 2016 Presidential election. The complaint, filed in a Virginia state court on Monday, refers specifically to the accounts “Devin Nunes’ Mom” (@DevinNunesMom) and “Devin Nunes’ cow” (@DevinCow), as well as Republican communications consultant and critic of Mr Nunes, Liz Mair. […]

  • Millennials more stressed than the average person: report
    on March 19, 2019 at 12:47 pm

    A new study shows many millennial stressors center around smartphones. Medal of Honor recipient Dakota Meyer reacts to the generation's 'participation trophy mentality.' […]

  • Reagan's daughter says he'd be ‘heartbroken’ over state of the country and GOP
    on March 19, 2019 at 12:30 pm

    “Through Her Eyes” is a weekly half-hour show hosted by human rights activist Zainab Salbi that explores contemporary issues from a female perspective. An author and the daughter of the late President Ronald Reagan, Patti Davis is not one to mince words — especially when it comes to the legacy of her father and the political party that reveres him. “How about the crickets when Trump keeps assaulting the constitution,” she continued. […]

  • New British Airways business class seat features door and lie-flat beds
    on March 19, 2019 at 11:31 am

    British Airways has pulled back the curtain on its new business class seat which features a sliding door for privacy, flat-bed seats, vanity and increased storage space.&nbs […]

  • Utrecht gunman left letter in getaway car signalling possible terrorism motive
    on March 19, 2019 at 11:03 am

    Dutch authorities said Tuesday they were "seriously" investigating a possible terrorist motive for the Utrecht tram attack because of evidence including a letter found in the gunman's getaway car. Police were questioning Turkish-born main suspect Gokmen Tanis, 37, and two other men over Monday's rampage in which three people were killed and seven injured, three seriously. Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte had earlier said they "cannot exclude" other motives including a family dispute, but police and prosecutors said on Tuesday that the probe was leaning towards terrorism. "So far, a terrorist motive is seriously being taken into account. This is based on a letter found in the getaway car among other things and the nature of the facts," police and prosecutors said in a joint statement. "Our investigation has established no link between the main suspect and the victims." Flowers have been set up in tribute to victims at the site of the shooting in a tram Credit: JOHN THYS/ AFP The three people who died in the shooting were a 19-year-old woman from Vianen, south of Utrecht, and two men aged 28 and 49 from Utrecht itself, the statement said. Armed police captured Tanis after an eight-hour manhunt that virtually shut down the Netherlands' fourth largest city and triggered a nationwide increase in security at airports and key sites. Police said they had found a red Renault Clio used as a getaway car after the attack. They had also found a firearm after his arrest, they added. Tanis and two other men aged 23 and 27 are still being interrogated, police said. A stream of mourners laid flowers on Tuesday at the site of the attack near the 24 Oktoberplein square. "One of the victims was my friend's girlfriend. So coming here today was the least I could do," Marco van Rooijen, 43, told AFP. "I am here to pay homage to the victims and to support their families," added local resident Yvette Koetjeloozekoot, 29. Flags were flying half-mast on many buildings around the Netherlands. Public transport was running again after forensic police finished their investigations at the scene and removed the tram on which the shooting erupted. Rutte was chairing a cabinet meeting on the attack, which has raised security fears a day before provincial elections in the Netherlands. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said his country's intelligence agency was "looking into" the attack. "Some say it is a family matter, some say it is a terror attack ... Our intelligence agency is looking into the matter", Erdogan told Ulke TV late Monday. Dutch media have reported that the suspect had a long rap sheet and was only released from jail two weeks ago on a number of charges. Broadcaster NOS reported that some people close to him had links to fundamentalist Islamic groups, but also that he had divorced his wife two years ago. Police and witnesses said gunfire broke out on the tram on Monday morning, sending people fleeing and triggering a huge police response. Mosques and schools were closed across Utrecht following the bloodshed, before heavily armed officers surrounded a building and arrested Tanis. Support for the Netherlands poured in from around the world including the United States, the EU and Russia. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said: "America stands with you. We will continue to do all we can to help you in this terrible time of tragedy." […]

  • College admissions scandal is news, but not new in sports
    on March 19, 2019 at 11:00 am

    Take Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman out of it, and the college admissions scandal doesn't seem that unique. […]

  • Trump aide Kellyanne Conway denies president’s mental health is ‘getting worse’ after her husband voices concerns
    on March 19, 2019 at 9:57 am

    White House counsellor Kellyanne Conway on Monday dismissed concerns publicly voiced by her husband, lawyer George Conway, that President Donald Trump's mental condition is deteriorating and should be of concern to his Cabinet. George Conway has been a persistent conservative critic of Mr Trump's policies and actions, frequently taking to Twitter to question whether the president is operating within the Constitution and other accepted boundaries. […]

  • Warren backs congressional plan for reparations study
    on March 19, 2019 at 2:39 am

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren on Monday embraced a congressional proposal to study a framework for reparations to African-Americans hurt by the legacy of slavery as the best way to begin a "national, full-blown conversation" on the issue. […]

  • The Latest: Warren supports elimination of electoral college
    on March 19, 2019 at 2:07 am

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Latest on Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren (all times local): […]

  • A week after Ethiopia crash, questions swirl around Boeing
    on March 19, 2019 at 1:17 am

    Boeing's 737 MAX aircraft are grounded across the world following the crash of Ethiopian Airlines Flight ET302, casting a harsh spotlight on the plane's safety certification and the close relationship between Boeing and American authorities. On March 10, a Boeing 737 MAX 8 operated by Ethiopian Airlines crashed southeast of Addis Ababa, killing the 157 people on board. It was the second accident in five months for a 737 MAX aircraft, a product line meant to replace the 737 NG. […]

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