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UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 28, 2018, 4:20 p.m.

Trump agrees to FBI probe of Kavanaugh, bows to Flake, Dems

Reversing course, President Donald Trump bowed to Democrats’ demands Friday for a deeper FBI investigation of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh after Republican Sen. Jeff Flake balked at voting for …


US seeks to keep North Korea sanctions; Russia, China object

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Thursday that the world stands at the “dawn of a new day” in relations with North Korea but that international sanctions must remain in …


White House postpones meeting between Trump, Rosenstein

A highly anticipated meeting between President Donald Trump and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein was postponed until next week to avoid conflicting with a dramatic Senate hearing involving Supreme Court …


Mayor, others push back on proposed robot brothel in Houston

A so-called robot brothel a Canadian company said it wants to open in Houston is getting pushback from local officials and community groups, with the mayor saying the city is …


Jury: Jehovah’s Witnesses must pay $35M to abuse survivor

The Jehovah’s Witnesses must pay $35 million to a woman who says the church’s national organization ordered Montana clergy members not to report her sexual abuse as a child at …


Jon Stewart hands out free lunch to construction workers

Comedian and former “Daily Show” host Jon Stewart has surprised construction workers at a New Jersey performing arts theater with a free lunch.


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 27, 2018, 10:28 p.m.

Washington, Idaho legislators react to Ford’s and Kavanaugh’s testimonies

Following on the heels of Thursday’s Senate Judiciary Committee hearings into allegations of sexual misconduct by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, local legislators were prompt in offering their own reactions.


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 27, 2018, 10:27 p.m.

Spokane students track Kavanaugh hearings, but at a distance

National media outlets lent their full attention to the emotional, and at time combative, testimony emerging in Washington, D.C. Thursday during hearings into Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s past and …


New England Journal of Medicine’s longtime editor to retire

Dr. Jeffrey Drazen, editor-in-chief of the New England Journal of Medicine, said Thursday he is planning to retire within a year after nearly two decades at the publication.


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 27, 2018, 9:44 p.m.

House judiciary panel subpoenas memos kept by McCabe at FBI

The Republican-led House Judiciary Committee on Thursday subpoenaed the Justice Department for memos written by former FBI acting director Andrew McCabe.


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 27, 2018, 9:38 p.m.

Texas inmate executed for killing girlfriend in 2000

A Texas inmate was executed Thursday evening for fatally running over his girlfriend in a jealous rage more than 18 years ago. It was the state’s second execution in as …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 27, 2018, 9:49 p.m.

Police chief ‘heartbroken’ after body discovered in creek

Search crews have found a body they believe to be that of a 6-year-old boy who ran off from his father at a park, a North Carolina police department said …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 27, 2018, 9:48 p.m.

Israel accuses Iran of harboring ‘secret atomic warehouse’

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accused Iran on Thursday of keeping a “secret atomic warehouse” just outside its capital, despite the 2015 deal with world powers that was meant to …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 27, 2018, 9:36 p.m.

Fiery Kavanaugh rebuts quiet accuser Ford in Senate showdown

In an extraordinary and highly emotional day of Senate testimony, California psychology professor Christine Blasey Ford quietly recounted her “100 percent” certainty Thursday that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh had …


Trump says he rejected meeting with Trudeau over trade fight

President Donald Trump said Wednesday that he rejected a one-on-one meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau over the trade dispute involving the North American neighbors and renewed his threat …


Included in House FAA bill: Minimum size for airline seats

The House voted Wednesday to direct the federal government to set a minimum size for airline seats, bar passengers from being kicked off overbooked planes, and consider whether to restrict …


Trump: I’d ‘certainly prefer not’ to fire Rosenstein

President Donald Trump said Wednesday that he would “certainly prefer not” to fire Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and that he may delay a highly anticipated meeting with the Justice …


California tightens rules for concealed weapons, bump stocks

Californians will have to undergo at least eight hours of training, including live-fire exercises, before carrying a concealed weapon, under one of several firearms bills acted on by Gov. Jerry …


Trump set to sign spending bill to avert government shutdown

President Donald Trump said Wednesday that he will sign a spending bill to avert a looming government shutdown set to begin next week.


Trump says his past accusers influence thinking on Kavanaugh

An agitated President Donald Trump acknowledged Wednesday that past accusations of sexual misconduct against him have influenced the way he views similar allegations against other men, including his Supreme Court …


Hill says Kavanaugh isn’t a #MeToo referendum

Her 1991 testimony against Clarence Thomas riveted the nation, but failed to derail his nomination to the Supreme Court. Now, 27 years later, Anita Hill says the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation …


Wyoming wildfire destroys more than 40 homes; highway closed

A wildfire in Wyoming has destroyed more than 40 homes, and firefighters have closed a highway while they set their own fires to try to stop the main fire’s spread.


Woman who helped kidnap Elizabeth Smart released from prison

A woman who helped kidnap Elizabeth Smart and stood by as the Utah girl was sexually assaulted was released from prison Wednesday amid concerns that she remains a threat 15 …


What has four LEGOs and crawls? Maryland box turtle takes slow road to recovery

A wild Eastern box turtle at the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore had trouble moving with a fractured shell. So with some creativity, ingenuity and sketches, a veterinary student designed and …


GOP seeks changes to species law, including stripping wolf protection, after grizzly hunts halted

Galvanized by court rulings protecting grizzly bears and gray wolves, Congressional Republicans on Wednesday launched a push for sweeping changes to the Endangered Species Act despite strong objections from Democrats …


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 26, 2018, 2:25 p.m.

Fed raises rates for thir time this year with another expected to come later

The Federal Reserve signaled its confidence Wednesday in the U.S. economy by raising a key interest rate for a third time this year, forecasting another rate increase before year’s end …


80,000 people died of flu last winter in U.S.

The U.S. government estimates that 80,000 Americans died of flu and its complications last winter – the disease’s highest death toll in at least four decades.


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 26, 2018, 6:37 p.m.

Trump to world leaders: China out to meddle in 2018 election

Taking center stage at the United Nations, President Donald Trump on Wednesday accused China of trying to interfere in the upcoming U.S. congressional elections because it opposes his tough trade …


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 26, 2018, 2:47 p.m.

Third Kavanaugh accuser on eve of dramatic hearing

On the eve of a showdown hearing, Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and the senators who will judge him confronted a third set of lurid allegations Wednesday accusing him of …


Trump backs 2-state solution for Mideast, raises peace hopes

President Donald Trump waded into thorny Middle East politics while at the United Nations on Wednesday, endorsing the two-state solution to bring an end the decades-long conflict between Israel and …