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Acting AG Matthew Whitaker released details of past income that shows $900K from nonprofit Acting AG Matthew Whitaker released details of past income that shows $900K from nonprofit
WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump's administration released details of acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker's past income and financial holdings that show he reported $904,000 in income from a nonprofit. The documents were released on Tuesday after watchdog groups complained the information was months overdue. The $904,000 came from the Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust, where...
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Chicago hospital shooting gunman was kicked out of fire academy for bullying Chicago hospital shooting gunman was kicked out of fire academy for bullying
CHICAGO – The gunman accused of killing a doctor, a pharmacist and a police officer at Chicago's Mercy Hospital on Monday was kicked out of the city's fire training program more than four years ago for bullying fellow cadets, authorities said Tuesday. Juan Lopez, 32, bullied multiple cadets, including some women, during his roughly two months at the Chicago Fire Academy in 2014 before he was te...
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Rain forecast for wildfire-weary California will offer relief – and bring more problems Rain forecast for wildfire-weary California will offer relief – and bring more problems
The scorched Northern California town of Paradise should get its first significant rainfall in six months this week, a forecast that would at least interrupt one of the most horrific fire seasons in state history. Paradise could see up to four inches of rain Wednesday to Friday, AccuWeather senior meteorologist Kristina Pydynowski said. "Once you get the first real rain, the fire season come...
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President Trump to nominate former coal lobbyist Andrew Wheeler as head of Environmental Protection Agency President Trump to nominate former coal lobbyist Andrew Wheeler as head of Environmental Protection Agency
WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump said Friday he plans to nominate acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler as the permanent head of the environmental agency. "He’s done a fantastic job and I want to congratulate him," Trump said about Wheeler during a Presidential Medal of Freedom ceremony in the East Room of the White House. Wheeler was in the audience attending the event when the president ...
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Inside the meticulous work of fire investigations: 'It’s not like CSI on TV' Inside the meticulous work of fire investigations: 'It’s not like CSI on TV'
SAN FRANCISCO – The increasing loss of life and property brought about by the Camp and Woolsey wildfires in California has been followed by questions regarding what ignited those catastrophes. Investigators were trying to find the answers even before they were asked. Cal Fire, the agency that responds to wildfires in the state, has people on call around the clock and they typically rush to t...
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Federal prosecutors asked to investigate possible election fraud tied to Florida Democrats Federal prosecutors asked to investigate possible election fraud tied to Florida Democrats
TALLAHASSEE — Florida Department of State officials have asked federal prosecutors to investigate possible election fraud in Broward County and three others where Florida Democratic Party volunteers are accused of sending voters altered state election documents with incorrect information. “Making or using an altered form is a criminal offense under Florida law,” wrote Bradley McVay, the state d...
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National Guard troops help search for Camp Fire victims National Guard troops help search for Camp Fire victims
National Guard troops are to arrive in northern California to help search for more victims of a wildfire that has killed 48 people. On Wednesday, about 100 military police will join teams searching what remains of the town of Paradise after the Camp Fire incinerated it. Several victims have filed a lawsuit against an electricity company accused of starting the blaze. A new wind-driven fir...
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Congress returns to new dynamic, GOP shutdown threat Congress returns to new dynamic, GOP shutdown threat
WASHINGTON – Congress returns to a changed political landscape Tuesday as newly-elected lawmakers arrive in Washington, the parties elect new leadership and incumbents square off for one final legislative sprint before House Democrats take power. Voters swept away eight years of House Republican control in last week’s election, creating a new political dynamic that’s challenging President Donal...
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President Trump calls for end to Florida recount, tweeted ballots 'massively infected' President Trump calls for end to Florida recount, tweeted ballots 'massively infected'
WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump on Monday called Florida ballots from the midterm election “massively infected” and said recounts should end in races for governor and U.S. Senate. Trump said Republican Rick Scott, the governor who campaigned to unseat Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson, and Republican Ron DeSantis, the House member running for governor against Democrat Andrew Gillum, should each b...
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This is why Republicans are claiming voter fraud in Florida and Arizona This is why Republicans are claiming voter fraud in Florida and Arizona
WASHINGTON - Many Americans knew days ago who their elected officials would be following Tuesday midterm election. But things have moved slower in several states due to razor-thin races. Some Republicans are claiming voter fraud. Democrats are vowing to make sure every ballot is counted. The increasingly tense situations in Florida and Arizona have included lawsuits, protests, possible reco...
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