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APNewsBreak: Ferguson leaders wonder if monitor worth cost
29 minutes ago
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) -- Ferguson, Missouri, has paid nearly a half-million dollars to the monitor team overseeing its police and court reforms, but city leaders question what they've gotten for their money, especially after the departure of the original lead monitor....
[From AP Top U.S. News at 4:57 p.m. EST]
U.S. Senate candidate Moore's spokesman resigns as allegations roil campaign
40 minutes ago
(Reuters) - The communications director for U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore has resigned amid the Alabama Republican's efforts to combat allegations of sexual misconduct that have roiled his campaign.
[From Reuters: U.S.]
Pressure mounts on U.S. Rep. Conyers after sexual harassment allegations
51 minutes ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Representative John Conyers faced additional fallout on Wednesday related to sexual harassment accusations made by former staffers, as two fellow Democrats suggested he give up a prominent committee post.
[From Reuters: U.S.]
Exclusive: CSX to impose hefty fees on some rail customers in 2018
56 minutes ago
SEATTLE (Reuters) - CSX Corp will charge new fees for freight shipments to Mexico and hike charges for customers that fail to load or discharge railcars by agreed deadlines or ship unsafely loaded or overweight railcars as of Jan. 1, the company said.
[From Reuters: U.S.]
JFK birth centennial ending on assassination anniversary
1 hour ago
BROOKLINE, Mass. (AP) -- A year of events marking the 100th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's birth is drawing to a close exactly 54 years after his assassination....
[From AP Top U.S. News at 4:57 p.m. EST]
Five U.S. citizens among Citgo executives detained in Venezuela: source
1 hour ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Five of six executives of U.S.-based refiner Citgo who were arrested in Caracas this week are U.S. citizens, according to a source familiar with the matter, a possible complication in Venezuela's growing sweep of corruption in the oil industry.
[From Reuters: U.S.]
Menendez attorney: Hung jury supported friendship defense
2 hours ago
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- The fact that the jury in the trial of Sen. Bob Menendez couldn't reach a verdict and was apparently in favor of acquitting the Democrat and a wealthy friend supported the defense's theory that their friendship carried more weight than the criminal allegations, a defense attorney in the case said Wednesday....
[From AP Top U.S. News at 4:57 p.m. EST]
Former U.S. ethics official files complaint against Trump aide Conway
2 hours ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The former head of a U.S. government ethics watchdog said on Wednesday he had filed a complaint claiming senior White House adviser Kellyanne Conway violated a law barring executive branch employees from engaging in political activity when she spoke on television against a Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate.
[From Reuters: U.S.]
In terror-wary NYC, security tight for Thanksgiving parade
2 hours ago
NEW YORK (AP) -- Sand-filled sanitation trucks and police sharpshooters will mix with glittering floats and giant balloons at a Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade that comes in a year of terrible mass shootings and not even a month after a deadly truck attack in lower Manhattan....
[From AP Top U.S. News at 4:57 p.m. EST]
Olympic gymnastics ex-doctor pleads guilty to sex charges
2 hours ago
LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- A former doctor accused of molesting girls while working for USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University pleaded guilty Wednesday to multiple charges of sexual assault and will face at least 25 years in prison....
[From AP Top U.S. News at 4:57 p.m. EST]
U.S. team doctor Nassar pleads guilty to criminal sexual conduct in Michigan ...
2 hours ago
(Reuters) - Larry Nassar, the former USA Gymnastics team doctor, pleaded guilty in a Michigan court on Wednesday to seven counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct.
[From Reuters: U.S.]
Good night, night: Light pollution increasing around globe
3 hours ago
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- The world's nights are getting alarmingly brighter - bad news for all sorts of creatures, humans included....
[From AP Top U.S. News at 4:57 p.m. EST]
China, US disaster drills show a shared goal: saving lives
4 hours ago
CAMP RILEA ARMED FORCES TRAINING CENTER, Ore. (AP) -- A man lay on the grass, shivering beneath his bloodstained T-shirt as Chinese military doctors and U.S. Army medics hovered over him, applying a splint and an IV. Troops nearby prepared to evacuate the injured....
[From AP Top U.S. News at 4:57 p.m. EST]
Pledge deaths at US colleges fuel reviews of Greek life
6 hours ago
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- The deaths of at least four fraternity pledges this year have helped fuel a re-examination of Greek life at U.S. colleges, which have long struggled with how to crack down on hazing, alcohol abuse and other unwelcome aspects without disbanding organizations that have loyal members and alumni....
[From AP Top U.S. News at 4:57 p.m. EST]
Sign-up pace slows in third week of 2018 Obamacare enrollment
6 hours ago
(Reuters) - The pace slowed in the third week of enrollment for 2018 Obamacare individual insurance as nearly 800,000 people signed up through the federal government website, down about 75,000 people from the previous week, a U.S. government agency reported on Wednesday.
[From Reuters: U.S.]
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