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Democrat Doug Jones
Pulls Off Upset in
Alabama Senate Race

DANIEL JACKSON

Alabama voters gave Democrat Doug Jones a longshot victory Tuesday, electing him to the U.S. Senate by a 1.5 percentage point edge over former judge Roy Moore, reducing Republicans’ margin of control of the Senate to one seat.

Senate Confirms Judge Rated 'Not Qualified' by ABA to 8th Circuit

By TIM RYAN

The Senate narrowly confirmed President Donald Trump’s 10th nominee to a federal appeals court on Tuesday, sending a Nebraska lawyer the American Bar Association rated as “not qualified” to a seat on the Eighth Circuit.

En Banc 9th Circuit Takes Up Teacher's Pay-Inequity Case

By HELEN CHRISTOPHI

The en banc Ninth Circuit gave little indication Tuesday as to whether an employer can base an employee’s starting salary on salary history alone, a practice critics say perpetuates pay inequity between women and men.

Judge Poised to Block Trump's Contraception Coverage Opt-Out

By HELEN CHRISTOPHI

A federal judge on Tuesday signaled he would block new rules by the Trump administration allowing any employer or insurer to opt out of including contraception coverage in their health care plans on religious and moral grounds.

Grand Canyon Mining Ban OK'd, But Mine May Open Nearby

By JAMIE ROSS

The Ninth Circuit on Tuesday upheld an Obama administration ban on uranium mining near the Grand Canyon, but in a separate decision cleared uranium mine operations to resume at mine six miles south of the canyon.

Poll Shows Trump Pushing Palestinians to War

By JON PARTON

Less than a week after President Donald Trump declared the United States would recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and move the embassy from Tel Aviv, a new poll released Tuesday finds more Palestinians favor taking up arms in response.

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Engineer Reassures California
About Safety of Oakland Bay Bridge

An engineer Tuesday assured California that the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge won’t fail in a major earthquake, despite weak spots in welded steel that holds together the eastern span’s only support tower.

Black Lives Protester Says Fox's Pirro Defamed Him

By CHRISTINE STUART

A civil rights protester sued the Fox New Channel and its star Jeanine Pirro on Tuesday, claiming they defamed him on a September broadcast of “Fox & Friends” by accusing him of assaulting police.

FILE - In this April 15, 2014 file photo, a cast of a Tyrannosaurus rex discovered in Montana greets visitors as they enter the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History in Washington. Paleontologists with Seattle's Burke Museum have unearthed the bones of a Tyrannosaurus rex that lived more than 66 million years ago, including a rare nearly complete 4-foot long skull, which was unloaded at the Burke Museum Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016. The skull excavated in Montana in 2016 is not the same as the one pictured. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Fossil Shows Ticks Feasted on
Dinosaurs 100 Million Years Ago

By SEAN DUFFY

A newly discovered fossilized tick trapped in amber presents the first evidence that the blood-sucking creatures lived on feathered dinosaurs as 99 million years ago, according to a new study.

Navajo Say Wells Fargo Defrauded the Elderly

By VICTORIA PRIESKOP

The Navajo Nation on Tuesday made Wells Fargo Bank’s disastrous legal year a little bit worse, filing a 17-count federal lawsuit accusing the nation’s third-largest bank of targeting Navajos, especially minors, the elderly, and those who spoke limited English, with high-pressure tactics to open unnecessary accounts.

Ex-Istanbul Officer Ties Banker to Iran Trades

By ADAM KLASFELD

A former Istanbul police officer who implicated Turkey’s top officials in corruption tied a manager at the state-run bank on Tuesday to enormous financial transactions that U.S. prosecutors contend violated sanctions here against Iran.

Polluter Claims Oregon Violated Its Civil Rights

By NICK McCANN

In a $30 million civil rights lawsuit Tuesday, a small Portland glass company claims Oregon unfairly targeted it for toxic metal emissions while it ignored “the real polluters.

Fight Against Money Bail in San Francisco Snagged on 'Evidence'

By MARIA DINZEO

At a hearing Tuesday, a federal judge lit into a lawyer challenging San Francisco’s bail scheme over evidence she said would be inadmissible in court.

Congress Pressed to Fund Health Care for Low-Income Families

By BRAD KUTNER

Governors and state officials around the country are warning recipients of a health care program for low-income families that their benefits could dry up if Congress doesn’t reauthorize the popular program soon.

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