House approves short-term spending plan as shutdown deadline approaches
The House approved a short-term spending plan Tuesday evening that would keep the government funded through mid-March and avoid a shutdown as lawmakers continue negotiations on a long-term spending deal.
Scientists slam Big Oil’s eco strategy as ‘rearranging deck chairs on the Titanic’
At a congressional hearing scrutinizing Big Oil's commitments to curb climate change, there was one glaring absence: representatives of the fossil fuel companies themselves.
Former Times editor takes stand in Palin defamation trial
An erstwhile opinion editor of The New York Times offered a mea culpa on the stand Tuesday as he insisted that there was no political malice at play when he penned the editorial that sparked a lawsuit from former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin despite his swift efforts to correct the piece.
Bipartisan report pushes for new game plan to tackle US opioid problem
America’s opioid crisis is now claiming more lives every year than firearms, suicide, homicide or car crashes, according to a report released Tuesday from the Commission on Combating Synthetic Opioid Trafficking.
Teen sought in Amir Locke warrants charged with murder
Minnesota police arrested a teenager Monday in connection with a homicide investigation that led to last week’s police killing of 22-year-old Minneapolis resident Amir Locke.
UCLA to pay $246 million to settle gynecologist sex abuse case
The University of California announced Tuesday it has reached a settlement with more than 200 plaintiffs suing the university in Los Angeles Superior Court on claims of sex abuse by former UCLA gynecologist, Dr. James Heaps.
Fraud trial against Chicago political dynasty’s heir kicks off with opening arguments
Attorneys read their opening arguments Tuesday morning in Chicago in the trial of Patrick Daley Thompson, the Chicago City Council member who stands accused of tax fraud and other federal crimes.
Ex-police chief at center of Malian war crimes trial accused of persecuting women
Facing 13 counts of crimes against humanity, Al Hassan Ag Abdoul Aziz Ag Mohamed Ag Mahmoud began trial Tuesday on charges that, as the head of the Islamic police force in the ancient city of Timbuktu, he forced women to wear headscarves, sold them into sexual slavery and tortured anyone who refused to comply.
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