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  1. Google chief Pichai to face US House grillingTue, 11 Dec 2018 15:48:45 GMT
    Google's CEO faces a grilling from U.S. lawmakers on how the web search giant handled an alarming data breach and whether it may bend to Chinese government censorship demands. CEO Sundar Pichai's appearance Tuesday before the House Judiciary Committee comes after he angered members of a Senate panel in September by declining their invitation to testify about foreign governments'... Google's CEO faces a grilling from U.S. lawmakers on how the web search giant handled an alarming data breach and whether it may bend to Chinese government censorship demands. More...
  2. Senators to try condemning Saudi crown prince for journalist's killingTue, 11 Dec 2018 07:04:41 GMT
    The Senate may formally condemn Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi before the end of the year, if no one stands in the way of the outgoing Senate Foreign Relations Committee chairman's plan to expedite a vote to do so on the floor. Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., said that he would to seek on Tuesday to have the Senate vote on a measure holding the crown prince responsible for the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, and calling on him to cease other aggressive Saudi policies in the Persian Gulf, including its military campaign in Yemen, blockade of Qatar, and incarceration of human rights activists. More...
  3. Man accused of plotting large-scale attack at Ohio synagogueMon, 10 Dec 2018 22:29:26 GMT
    Federal authorities said they've charged two people involved in planning separate large-scale attacks - one who wanted to carry out a shooting at a synagogue and another who had been plotting a bar shooting and blowing up a pipeline. While the alleged attacks were in the planning stages, there was never an immediate threat to the public, the FBI and Department of Justice said Monday in a news conference announcing the charges. More...
  4. Supreme Court gives victory to Planned ParenthoodMon, 10 Dec 2018 18:03:26 GMT
    WASHINGTON, DC - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday left lower court victories intact for Planned Parenthood in a legal battle with states over access by Medicaid patients to the group's services. The dispute did not involve abortion, but the action by the justices keeps a hot-button political issue off the docket. More...
  5. 10 Things to Know for TodayMon, 10 Dec 2018 13:30:24 GMT
    After favorite Nick Ayers dropped out of the running, Mick Mulvaney and Republican congressman Mark Meadows are two of at least four candidates in the mix. A bail hearing for a top Chinese technology executive is set to resume in Vancouver after the U.S. alleged the firm used a shell company to evade trade curbs on Iran. More...
  6. Presidential hopefuls pushed to go big on climate changeMon, 10 Dec 2018 08:55:49 GMT
    Environmental activists are ramping up a pressure campaign designed to drum up Democratic support for a sweeping agenda to fight climate change, with the 2020 presidential campaign in their sights. Hundreds of young demonstrators are planning to turn out Monday on Capitol Hill to push Democrats on a package of ambitious environmental goals - including a nationwide transition to 100 percent power from renewable sources within as little as 10 years - that's collectively dubbed the Green New Deal. More...
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  1. AP FACT CHECK: Trump sees a border wall where none existsTue, 11 Dec 2018 20:15:14 GMT
    As if spotting a mirage in the southwestern desert, President Donald Trump and his aides are seeing a wall standing along the Mexico border where none exists. More...
  2. Florida trial features homicide, infidelity and alligatorsTue, 11 Dec 2018 19:32:45 GMT
    With a plot that echoes a well-known Hollywood masterpiece, a trial began Tuesday for a Florida woman accused of helping orchestrate the death of her husband in order to secure a massive insurance payout. More...
  3. National Guard soldier carries stranded baby through snow after historic North Carolina stormTue, 11 Dec 2018 19:18:14 GMT
    A National Guard soldier was hailed a hero Sunday after he carried a baby who had been stranded in a home for days after a historic snowstorm dumped inches of snow on the North Carolina town. More...
  4. Los Angeles-area development in high fire zone up for voteTue, 11 Dec 2018 19:11:07 GMT
    Los Angeles County supervisors are considering a massive housing project in fire-prone mountains as the state continues to recover from devastating wildfires. More...
  5. Ex-Bloomberg LP executive among those arrested in fraud caseTue, 11 Dec 2018 19:07:13 GMT
    A former Bloomberg LP executive is among 13 people charged Tuesday in a pay-to-play scheme involving construction work at two of the company's Manhattan offices. More...
  6. Utah bobcat named Mr. Murderbritches goes viral after he swats, hisses during release into wildTue, 11 Dec 2018 19:06:00 GMT
    A bobcat in Utah named "Mr. Murderbritches" has gone viral after a video shows him swatting and snarling at a conservation officer attempting to release him back into the wild. More...
  7. Memoirist who wrote about priest dad wins Thurber prizeTue, 11 Dec 2018 18:59:12 GMT
    A woman who wrote a memoir about having a married Roman Catholic priest for a father has won the country's top humor writing prize. More...
  8. Charges dropped against mom after video stokes outrageTue, 11 Dec 2018 18:56:20 GMT
    A mother who was arrested after police violently pulled her toddler son from her arms in a videotaped encounter at a New York City social services office has had all charges against her dismissed, with the Brooklyn district attorney saying Tuesday he was acting "in the interest of justice." More...
  9. Washington city's homeless camp site plan put on hold by judge's rulingTue, 11 Dec 2018 18:45:45 GMT
    A planned city-sanctioned homeless camp meant to handle the growing population on the streets of Washington's capital city is now on hold, after a judge stopped its opening on Monday. More...
  10. Electric scooters being dumped in California lake, as popularity explodesTue, 11 Dec 2018 18:36:03 GMT
    Electric scooters may be billed as an easy and environmentally friendly way to get around, but as their popularity explodes it has ironically wound up turning into another form of pollution. More...
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