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Tallest building west of Mississippi River opens in LA

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The tallest building west of the Mississippi River opened its doors on Friday in once-stodgy downtown Los Angeles, which is sprouting a crop of new skyscrapers.

American Airlines CEO ‘not particularly excited’ by Qatar’s intention to buy stake in airline

Qatar Airways has is planning to obtain at least a 10 per cent stake in American Airlines, prompting a “puzzled” response from the US company's CEO. The state-owned airline company expressed its intention to invest an initial 4.75 per cent: “Qatar Airways sees a strong investment opportunity in American Airlines. Show More Summary

Authorities: Texas mom left 2 kids in hot car as punishment

WEATHERFORD, Texas (AP) — A Texas woman told investigators that she left her 2-year-old daughter and 16-month-old son in a hot car where they died last month to teach the girl a lesson and that they didn't lock themselves in, as she initially reported, according to sheriff's officials.

Turkey to stop teaching evolution theory in high schools: education board

By Tuvan Gumrukcu ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey is to stop teaching Darwin's theory of evolution in high schools, deeming it controversial and difficult to understand, a senior education official said, a move likely to alarm secular Turks. Show More Summary

Report: Obama authorized ‘cyber weapons’ to punish Russia for election meddling

A Washington Post report said the Obama administration considered dozens of options to punish Russia for meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. One option included authorizing “cyber weapons,” the “digital equivalent of bombs that could be detonated” if the exchange between the U.S. and Russia escalated.

Obama approved ‘cyber weapons’ in response to Russian attacks: report

President Barack Obama’s team reportedly debated dozens of options for making Moscow pay for attempting to influence and discredit last year’s presidential election.

After 2 Deaths, Millionaire Pressured to End Search for Hidden $2 Million Treasure

Forest Fenn claims the deaths of two people who were hunting for the $2 million in gold are not his fault.

Judge: Another Mistrial in Case Against Former Officer in Deadly Ohio Shooting

A mistrial was declared Friday in the retrial of former University of Cincinnati police officer Ray Tensing, who was accused of murder and manslaughter in the 2015 shooting death of Samuel DuBose, an unarmed black motorist.

CNN uses sketch artist at no-camera White House briefing

US media went back to the past on Friday to cover the daily White House press briefing, after President Donald Trump's administration banned cameras from the event. Cable news channel CNN sent sketch artist Bill Hennessy to the famous West Wing press room, a change from the American courtrooms where he normally works. Show More Summary

Trump admin OKs drone sale to India, manufacturer says

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has authorized the sale of unarmed surveillance drones to India, the manufacturer said Friday, as the two nations' leaders prepare for their first face-to-face meeting.

Written by 13 men, Republican healthcare bill limits women's access to contraception and pregnancy coverage

The Senate Republicans’ healthcare bill will make it harder for women to access important health benefits such as birth control and maternity coverage, critics say. As currently written, the measure, which was drafted by 13 male senators,...Show More Summary

Trump Dispels Rumor He Started That There Are Tapes of Comey Talks

Trump's latest tweets appear to dispel one of the more intriguing mysteries of his young presidency.

Vladimir Putin ordered Russian hackers to help elect Donald Trump, says explosive new report

A new report indicates that Russian President Vladimir Putin personally ordered election hacking to help elect Donald Trump. Mr Putin’s direct involvement in the effort to undermine the US election systems was disclosed to former President...Show More Summary

Conservative Republican Senators Oppose GOP Healthcare Bill

The GOP healthcare bill faces a tough road ahead as four conservative Republican Senators have already opposed it on grounds that it does not properly repeal Obamacare.

Republicans unveil Senate health bill, but lack votes to pass it

US Senate Republicans on Thursday unveiled a revamped health care plan aimed at fulfilling President Donald Trump's pledge to repeal Obamacare, but a revolt by four conservatives put the bill in immediate jeopardy. Democrats formed a...Show More Summary

Donald Trump appointee once called Obama a ‘Kenyan creampuff’ and Facebook boss a ‘self-hating Jew’

A senior US Energy Department official appointed by the Trump administration once described Barack Obama as a “Kenyan creampuff”, Mark Zuckerberg as an “arrogant, self-hating Jew” and climate scientists as “cultists” and “nuts”, according to a report. Show More Summary

Supreme Court could reveal action on travel ban at any time

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has almost certainly decided what to do about President Donald Trump's travel ban affecting citizens of six mostly Muslim countries.

GOP health care bill explained

Yahoo News and Finance Anchor Bianna Golodryga explains what you need to know about the health care bill released by Senate Republicans aiming to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.

Milwaukee mayor urges peaceful protest after ex-cop cleared

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A Milwaukee jury on Wednesday acquitted a former police officer in the on-duty shooting of a black man last year that ignited riots on the city's north side.

Republican aligned with Trump wins South Carolina House seat

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Republican Ralph Norman won a special election Tuesday to fill the South Carolina congressional seat vacated by Mick Mulvaney, battling to a victory closer than many expected to replace the new White House budget director.

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