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PHILADELPHIA - Days after a landmark court ruling that could clear the way for the nation's first supervised injection site to open in Philadelphia, U.S. Attorney William M. McSwain vowed to "use all enforcement tools" at his disposal to shut down any facility that opens before the Justice Department has exhausted its appellate options, according to a letter obtained Tuesday by the ...

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FORT WORTH, Texas - Protesters took to the streets of downtown Fort Worth on Tuesday demanding justice for Atatiana Jefferson, who was killed in her home last weekend by a police officer who shot through her window. Carrying signs with messages such as "Stop Killing Our Children" and "There is blood on FWPD's hands," about a dozen protesters marched from the old Tarrant County Courthouse to ...

WASHINGTON - The parents of 19-year-old slain British motorcyclist Harry Dunn met with U.S. President Donald Trump at the White House on Tuesday to press for the extradition of an American woman alleged to have killed Dunn in a traffic collision. The 42-year-old woman, Anne Sacoolas, was granted diplomatic immunity because her husband is a U.S. diplomat. She has returned to the United States ...

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ANN ARBOR, Mich. - University of Michigan doctors disconnected a teen's life support against the wishes of his parents Tuesday four hours after a Washtenaw County Circuit Court judge dismissed the family's request for an emergency injunction to keep him alive. Sara Jones and Jose Reyes, the parents of 14-year-old Bobby Reyes of Monroe, were emotional after Judge David Swartz decided he didn't ...

Trump emoluments' challenge to get rehearing in appeals court WASHINGTON - A U.S. appeals court in Virginia agreed to reconsider a Maryland and District of Columbia lawsuit accusing President Donald Trump of using his office to enrich himself in violation of the U.S. Constitution. A three-judge panel had rejected the case in July. That decision overturned a pair of trial court rulings that had ...

WASHINGTON - The Stanley Cup was there. So was Laila. And basically the entire team. And yes, they played that certain song. It was just another Cup-related event for the St. Louis Blues, except this one was in the White House Rose Garden with President Donald J. Trump presiding. The president made a few political remarks early on, used the words "Fake News" on one occasion, and even pointed ...

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LOS ANGELES - A magnitude 4.7 earthquake hit the Hollister area in San Benito County Tuesday, hours after the San Francisco Bay Area was rattled by a 4.5 temblor in the East Bay's Contra Costa County 100 miles away. The lunchtime quake at 12:42 p.m. was felt across the Bay Area and Central Coast, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. It was felt as far away as San Francisco, San Luis Obispo ...

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AKCAKALE, Turkey - By the time U.S. forces withdrew Tuesday from the northern Syrian city of Manbij, it had become the prize in a race for territory involving a mix of fighting groups with changing alliances. The city, part of the territory controlled by Kurdish fighters backed by the United States until last week, appeared on the verge of being rushed by Turkish troops and Syrian rebel ...

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NEW YORK - Federal prosecutors in New York have subpoenaed former Texas Rep. Pete Sessions as part of a criminal investigation into Rudy Giuliani and a pair of the ex-mayor's arrested pals, according to a spokesman for Sessions. Matt Mackowiak, a representative for Sessions, said the ex-Republican lawmaker plans to comply with the subpoena, which seeks documents relating to Giuliani's push to ...

Pese al creciente escepticismo y la falta de apoyo de varias compañías financieras líderes, Facebook y otras 20 compañías han lanzado el Consejo Libra, un grupo diseñado para apoyar y regir a la ya controvertida criptomoneda “Libra”. Además de Facebook, que se une al consejo a través de su filial Calibra, los miembros fundadores del grupo incluyen a Uber, Lyft, Spotify, el gigante de las ...

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News, of course, is defined as that which is new. Which might explain why the resignation Friday of acting Homeland Security chief Kevin McAleenan barely stirred the surface of President Trump's infamous swamp. When you're the fourth person in less than three years - 999 days and counting - to leave the same top government job, that's less of a news event than it is following a new tradition. ...

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WASHINGTON - The House passed on Tuesday legislation aimed at helping Hong Kong democracy activists in their fight to preserve political freedoms from encroachment by mainland China. The most important of the three bills, which passed by voice vote under suspension of the rules, would threaten Hong Kong's continued special trade status with the United States if the State Department is unable ...

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Is Beto O'Rourke a double agent, insinuated into the Democratic presidential race by Christian conservatives? Of course not, but his suggestion that religious groups should lose their tax-exempt status for opposing same-sex marriage is exactly what such a plant would say. On last week's CNN Equality Town Hall, moderator Don Lemon asked the former Texas congressman: "Do you think religious ...

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ORLANDO, Fla. - Universal Studios is opening a new attraction based on the film character Jason Bourne, the Orlando theme park confirmed Tuesday. The Bourne Stuntacular will debut in the spring of 2020. The new stunt show will be seen in the location of the former Terminator 2-3D attraction, which closed in 2017 after a 21-year run in the Hollywood section of the park. The Bourne attraction ...

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NEW YORK - U.S. prosecutors filed criminal charges against Turkey's Halkbank, accusing it of fraud, money laundering and violating U.S. sanctions against Iran, in a case that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan had pressed both President Donald Trump and President Barack Obama to dismiss. Prosecutors accused the bank of participating in a sweeping scheme to violate prohibitions on Iran's ...

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There are moments that mark not just turning points in history, but points where it is evident that leaders must step forward and do the work to change the course of history. The murder charge against former Fort Worth police officer Aaron Dean, who this weekend shot and killed Atatiana Jefferson in her home, is one of these moments. The charge Dean now faces is what the facts, as they are ...

LOS ANGELES - Los Angeles Police Department leaders announced changes Tuesday to a controversial program that predicts where property crimes could occur throughout the city. The changes come seven months after an inspector general couldn't determine whether the department's predictive-policing program, called PredPol, helped reduce crime. Critics contend the program leads to heavier policing ...

Americans who face 401(k) and IRA account balances that likely won't generate nearly enough money to live on comfortably have decided they'll just keep working. More than one third of pre-retirees surveyed by the Employee Benefit Research Institute say their plan is to keep working until at least age 70; 45% are setting their sights on retiring after age 65. And this isn't some sort of ...

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CHICAGO - Imprisoned Chicago cop Jason Van Dyke formally resigned from the Police Department last week, a police spokesman confirmed Tuesday. Van Dyke, who is currently serving a nearly 7-year prison sentence for the slaying of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald, stepped down ahead of formal termination proceedings before the Chicago Police Board, police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said. Van Dyke's ...

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WASHINGTON - A U.S. appeals court in Virginia agreed to reconsider a Maryland and District of Columbia lawsuit accusing President Donald Trump of using his office to enrich himself in violation of the U.S. Constitution. A three-judge panel had rejected the case in July. That decision overturned a pair of trial court rulings that had let the lawsuit to go forward and granted Democratic ...

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CHICAGO - A woman known as the "serial stowaway" was ordered held without bail Tuesday after her arrest over the weekend as she once again allegedly tried to pass a security checkpoint at O'Hare International Airport. Cook County Judge Peggy Chiampas, who sentenced Marilyn Hartman to 18 months of probation in March for a felony trespassing conviction, ordered her held in custody for violating ...

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Ever since Donald Trump assumed the presidency on a tide of vile hatred and racist attacks upon Mexican migrants, the administration has been chipping away at our asylum laws and protections for refugees. As someone who has been part of this system for decades as an immigration judge and refugee officer and most recently a supervisory asylum officer, I have an up-close view of just how ...

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You could practically hear the wails of umbrage and despair if you logged onto Twitter Sunday night. The New York Times had just broken the story of another and-you-thought-you-could-no-longer-be-outraged-in-2019-America outrages. This time, it was a kind of snuff video depicting a deep-faked Donald Trump violently gunning down his "enemies," which were mostly memes of news orgs like NPR or ...

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Each week I'll list the best widely available free agents for fantasy football - I define "widely available" as being owned in around half of all ESPN or Yahoo leagues - and some guys who are probably better off in the free agent pool than collecting dust on your roster. Follow me on Twitter @UTEddieBrown if you have questions throughout the week. Here are my best bets off the waiver wire for ...

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WASHINGTON - The U.S. Census Bureau wants even more details on American residents, requesting states to provide driver's license and administrative records to add to a trove of federal data being collected by the agency in its census count. Officials plan to use the administrative records to help catch people who might not otherwise respond to next year's decennial survey, as well as to comply ...

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WASHINGTON - Amid growing political pressure from Republicans, House Democratic leaders on Tuesday were gauging support for holding a vote to formally establish the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump - even through the inquiry is already underway, according to Democratic sources. Democratic leaders were touching base with members in the most competitive House districts to test ...

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John Bolton's most accurate threat assessment when he was President Trump's national security adviser may have been his description of former New York Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani as a "hand grenade who is going to blow everybody up." A former colleague of Bolton's in the White House, Fiona Hill, reportedly shared Bolton's description of Giuliani on Monday at a private hearing held by three House ...

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - Over the last several weeks, it's become apparent that Michael Bennett has been unhappy with his role within the Patriots defense. Apparently, that came to a breaking point last Friday. According to the NFL Network, the Patriots have suspended Bennett for one week for conduct detrimental to the team. According to the Athletic, the veteran defensive end let the Patriots ...

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NEW YORK - Rudy Giuliani dared House Democrats to take him to court Tuesday, declaring he won't comply in their "abomination" of an impeachment inquiry despite facing a subpoena over his campaign to find political dirt on former Vice President Joe Biden in Ukraine. Having decided to not cooperate, the ex-mayor said he has parted ways with his attorney, Jon Sale, for the time being, claiming it ...

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Last summer, in an excruciatingly detailed New Yorker profile, former Vice President Joe Biden's son Hunter came clean about his struggles with addiction, his foreign business dealings and his run-ins with the law. If the piece was meant to inoculate Hunter's father against a drip-drip-drip of revelations about Hunter that would distract from Joe's presidential campaign, it was an abject ...