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California PG&E's stock tumbles 20 percent amid reports of bankruptcy musings California PG&E's stock tumbles 20 percent amid reports of bankruptcy musings
California-based utility PG&E's shares plunged 20 percent Friday after media reports claimed the company may file for bankruptcy amid mounting lawsuits over the devastating wildfires that rocked the state and killed dozens. Reuters, citing unnamed sources, reported Friday that Pacific Gas & Electric is considering the bankruptcy move "as a contingency" but that the filing is not certain. By lat...
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Exclusive: Nancy Pelosi vows 'different world' for Trump, no more 'rubber stamp' in new Congress Exclusive: Nancy Pelosi vows 'different world' for Trump, no more 'rubber stamp' in new Congress
WASHINGTON – Nancy Pelosi, who took the gavel as House speaker Thursday, told USA TODAY in an exclusive interview that President Donald Trump can expect a “different world” from the first two years of his presidency when the GOP controlled both chambers of Congress. The California Democrat plans to confront Trump on many fronts, from investigating the deaths of immigrant children in U.S. custod...
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National parks left to rot during government shutdown: 'I hope Congress is working hard ... so we can have our parks back' National parks left to rot during government shutdown: 'I hope Congress is working hard ... so we can have our parks back'
ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK, Colo. — This federal government shutdown stinks. Not just in a "my vacation is ruined" way for people who were hoping to visit Rocky Mountain National Park but found the roads unplowed and closed to cars, although that's certainly true. Not just in a "I'm not getting paid" kind of way, even though that's definitely the case for the park's hundreds of rangers, ma...
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Mega Millions: 1 winning ticket sold in New York for $425M jackpot Mega Millions: 1 winning ticket sold in New York for $425M jackpot
One lucky winner will start the new year $425 million richer after matching all six numbers in Tuesday's Mega Millions. There was one winning ticket sold in New York for the New Year's Day drawing, according to the Mega Millions website. Seven other players won at least $1 million after matching all but the Mega Ball. The winning numbers were 34, 44, 57, 62, 70 and Mega Ball 14. The $425 mil...
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Americans have a New Year's resolution for Washington: Cut it out, already Americans have a New Year's resolution for Washington: Cut it out, already
Americans have a New Year's resolution in mind for Washington: Cut it out. In a USA TODAY/Suffolk University Poll welcoming 2019, the most frequent suggestion from voters by far was for official Washington to resolve to stop squabbling and work across party lines. Indeed, setting an example of citizen bipartisanship, Democrats, Republicans and independents all united behind that idea as their t...
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Winter forecast: Snow expected to follow the ho ho ho, starting in West and blanketing Midwest Winter forecast: Snow expected to follow the ho ho ho, starting in West and blanketing Midwest
Denver, Minneapolis and other cities major airport hubs across the West and Midwest were bracing for likely travel-disrupting storms Wednesday into Thursday. The disruptions will be due to Winter Storm Eboni, according to the Weather Channel. Wednesday afternoon, Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer declared a "state of disaster emergency" that he said was in response to the storm will would hit parts ...
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These visitors scaled a fence at a closed national monument to play in the sand These visitors scaled a fence at a closed national monument to play in the sand
ALAMOGORDO, N.M. — Like kids who can't resist looking at Christmas presents behind a closed closet door, hundreds of unauthorized visitors climbed a dune-covered fence Monday to gain access to White Sands National Monument, officially off limits because of the federal government shutdown. On Monday, a line of cars was parked along the perimeter of the monument where the dunes come closest to th...
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Cyntoia Brown's professor speaks as clemency decision nears: 'She's ready to serve people' Cyntoia Brown's professor speaks as clemency decision nears: 'She's ready to serve people'
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — To some, Cyntoia Brown is a murderer, convicted of shooting a man in the back of the head while they were in bed together. To others, she is a victim of child sex trafficking, forced into prostitution as a teenager and then punished for defending herself. Brown, now 30, was sentenced to life in prison for killing Nashville real estate agent Johnny Allen in August 2004 when...
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Trump says he's prepared for a long government shutdown as midnight deadline looms Trump says he's prepared for a long government shutdown as midnight deadline looms
WASHINGTON – Parts of the federal government appeared headed for a shutdown at midnight Friday after an emergency White House meeting between President Donald Trump and Senate Republicans failed to produce a clear pathway for ending a budget standoff. With the clock ticking, Trump said he was "totally prepared for a very long shutdown." The chances of fa shutdown are “probably very good,” he sa...
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Trump is right to withdraw US troops from Syria. We've done our job by defeating ISIS. Trump is right to withdraw US troops from Syria. We've done our job by defeating ISIS.
American policy on Syria took U-turn Wednesday with the news that President Donald Trump was preparing for a “full” and “rapid” withdrawal of U.S. forces from the Syrian civil war. After the news broke, Trump took to Twitter to declare, “We have defeated ISIS in Syria, my only reason for being there.” Trump is right to accept victory in Syria. By September, ISIS had lost 99 percent of the terri...
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