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Sullenberger criticizes Boeing for mistakes on 737 Max

Retired pilot Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger told a congressional panel Wednesday that pilots should practice the failure of Boeing flight-control software on simulators, not planes full of passengers.


Cancer patient accuses UCLA gynecologist of sex abuse

A cancer patient is the latest woman to accuse a retired University of California, Los Angeles gynecologist of sexually abusing her during treatment.


Trump to honor US military during Fourth of July address

President Donald Trump’s participation in the nation’s annual Fourth of July celebration will include a Trump speech honoring America’s armed forces, along with music, military demonstrations and flyovers, the administration …


Old spy images reveal Himalayan glaciers are melting fast

Cold War era spy satellite images are showing scientists that glaciers on the Himalayas are now melting about twice as fast as they used to.


UPDATED: Wed., June 19, 2019, 12:05 p.m.

US Navy: Mine in tanker attack bears Iran hallmarks

The limpet mines used to attack a Japanese-owned oil tanker near the Strait of Hormuz last week bore “a striking resemblance” to similar mines displayed by Iran, a U.S. Navy …


Pelosi rules out Trump censure if House can’t impeach him

Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday ruled out censuring President Donald Trump if the House doesn’t impeach him, downplaying a less drastic censure as “a day at the beach” for the …


Thief takes Marilyn Monroe statue from Hollywood gazebo

Goodbye, Norma Jean? Officials say someone climbed a more than two-story tall Hollywood public art piece and stole a statue of Marilyn Monroe.


Trump campaign raises $24.8M in less than 24 hours

President Donald Trump raised $24.8 million less than 24 hours after kicking off his reelection campaign, a figure that dwarfs what the top Democratic contenders took in over the course …


Senate panel approves emergency aid for migrant refugees

A key Senate panel has given bipartisan approval to a modified version of President Donald Trump’s $4 billion-plus request to care for tens of thousands of migrant refuges massing at …


UPDATED: Wed., June 19, 2019, 10:53 a.m.

Trump EPA rolls back Obama rule on coal-fired power plants

The Trump administration on Wednesday completed one of its biggest rollbacks of environmental rules, replacing a landmark Obama-era effort that sought to wean the nation’s electrical grid off coal-fired power …


UPDATED: Wed., June 19, 2019, 10:52 a.m.

Democrats interview former longtime Trump aide Hope Hicks

Former top White House adviser Hope Hicks is refusing to answer questions related to her time in the White House in an interview with the House Judiciary Committee, according to …


UPDATED: Tue., June 18, 2019, 10:05 p.m.

33K pounds of cocaine seized in one of biggest US drug busts

U.S. authorities seized more than $1 billion worth of cocaine Tuesday from a ship at a Philadelphia port, calling it one of the largest drug busts in American history.


UPDATED: Tue., June 18, 2019, 4:20 p.m.

McConnell on reparations for slavery: Not a ‘good idea’

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday rejected reparations for slavery in part because it would be hard to know whom to pay.


Investigation: Many US jails fail to stop inmate suicides

Increasingly, troubling questions are being raised about the treatment of mentally ill inmates in the nation’s 3,100 local jails, possible patterns of neglect — and whether better care could have …


UPDATED: Tue., June 18, 2019, 4:28 p.m.

Prosecutor: Navy SEAL bragged he ‘got’ victim with knife

A seven-man jury was selected Tuesday to decide the fate of a decorated Navy SEAL charged with killing a teenage Islamic State prisoner under his care in Iraq and other …


UPDATED: Tue., June 18, 2019, 4:21 p.m.

‘Baby’ found dead near park turns out to be realistic doll

Horror and alarm over the discovery of what appeared to be the body of a dead baby at a New York City park turned to relief, and probably some embarrassment, …


UPDATED: Tue., June 18, 2019, 4:37 p.m.

Trump says he’ll talk trade with Xi next week in Japan

President Donald Trump said he’ll hold trade talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping next week while he’s at a summit of nations in Japan. And U.S. and Chinese negotiators will …


Charitable giving by individual Americans drops in 2018

Charitable giving by individual Americans in 2018 suffered its biggest drop since the Great Recession of 2008-09, in part because of Republican-backed changes in tax policy, according to the latest …


UPDATED: Tue., June 18, 2019, 4:34 p.m.

Jon Stewart keeping up pressure on Mitch McConnell

Comic Jon Stewart used his buddy Stephen Colbert’s late-night show to keep the heat on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for passage of legislation to replenish a victims’ fund for …


UPDATED: Tue., June 18, 2019, 4:30 p.m.

Newtown parents score a win in growing fight against hoaxers

The father of a victim of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre has won a defamation lawsuit against the authors of a book that claimed the shooting never happened – …


UPDATED: Tue., June 18, 2019, 4:35 p.m.

Shanahan drops bid to lead Pentagon, citing ‘painful’ past

Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan is stepping down before his formal nomination ever went to the Senate


UPDATED: Tue., June 18, 2019, 7:32 p.m.

Trump could have tough time meeting his deportation threat

President Donald Trump says that next week U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement will begin removing millions of people in the U.S. illegally.


Police: 4 shot, 3 arrested at Raptors rally in Toronto

Gunfire broke out and a stampede ensued as fans celebrated at a rally Monday for the NBA champion Raptors, leaving four people shot and thousands fleeing less than a block …


Oregon Democrats advance sweeping climate policy

Oregon is on the precipice of becoming the second state after California to adopt a cap-and-trade program, a market-based approach to lowering the greenhouse gas emissions behind global warming.


UPDATED: Mon., June 17, 2019, 9:33 p.m.

Attorney: Officer attacked without warning in Costco

The off-duty officer who shot and killed a man inside a Southern California Costco last week was attacked without warning as he held his toddler son, the policeman’s attorney said …


High court avoids new case over same-sex wedding cake

The Supreme Court decided Monday against a high-stakes, election-year case about the competing rights of gay and lesbian couples and merchants who refuse to provide services for same-sex weddings.


Battleground Florida: Both parties prepare for 2020 fight

President Donald Trump’s early strength in Florida on the night of the 2016 election was the first sign that he was about to score an upset victory. In an otherwise …


UPDATED: Mon., June 17, 2019, 7:52 p.m.

50 years after Stonewall, LGBT rights are a work in progress

50 years after the 1969 Stonewall uprising in New York, the LGBT rights movement in the U.S. has made huge advances but still has unfinished business.


Supreme Court upholds rule allowing state, federal charges

The Supreme Court is upholding a constitutional rule that allows state and federal governments to prosecute someone for the same crime. The case was closely watched because a ruling the …


UPDATED: Mon., June 17, 2019, 4:57 p.m.

Masked gunman killed in shootout at Dallas courthouse

A masked 22-year-old man was killed in an exchange of gunfire with federal officers outside a federal courthouse in downtown Dallas Monday morning, an FBI official said.