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U.S. judge to consider objection to Trump University settlement


NEW YORK A U.S. judge will hear arguments on Thursday over whether to grant final approval to a $25 million settlement of fraud lawsuits against President Donald Trump over his Trump University real estate investment seminars, with at least one former student objecting to the deal.

State Department employee charged in making contacts with Chinese agents

WASHINGTON A U.S. State Department employee with access to sensitive information was accused of failing to report contacts with Chinese foreign intelligence agents who provided her with gifts in exchange for diplomatic and economic information, federal prosecutors said on Wednesday. | Video

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Seattle sues Trump administration over threat to 'sanctuary' cities

SEATTLE The city of Seattle sued U.S. President Donald Trump's administration on Wednesday over its executive order seeking to withhold federal funds from "sanctuary cities," arguing it amounted to unconstitutional federal coercion.

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At least 12 killed after Texas church bus crash

AUSTIN, Texas At least 12 people were killed and three others injured when a Texas church bus carrying senior citizens had a head-on collision with another vehicle on Wednesday, a Texas state trooper said.

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Mexican state attorney general arrested in San Diego on drug charges

LOS ANGELES The attorney general of Mexico's Pacific coast state of Nayarit, hard hit by drug cartel violence in recent years, has been arrested in San Diego on U.S. narcotics trafficking conspiracy charges, federal officials said on Wednesday.

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U.S. authorities release Mexican 'Dreamer' from custody

A Mexican immigrant with a work permit who was arrested by U.S. authorities was released from federal custody on Wednesday while legal proceedings over his immigration status continue, according to a U.S. immigration official.

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Ex-Christie associates get up to two years in prison in 'Bridgegate' scandal

NEWARK, N.J. Two former associates of New Jersey Governor Chris Christie were sentenced to federal prison on Wednesday for their part in the "Bridgegate" lane closure scandal that helped scuttle the Republican's presidential bid.

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Montana tribe, conservationists sue U.S. government for ending coal moratorium

WASHINGTON A Native American tribe in Montana and a coalition of conservation groups sued the Trump administration on Wednesday for lifting a moratorium on coal leases on public land without consulting tribal leaders and conducting a full environmental review.

Kushner, Anbang end Manhattan tower talks, other talks emerge

NEW YORK Kushner Companies, the real estate firm headed by President Donald Trump's son-in-law until recently, said on Wednesday it ended talks to redevelop its flagship New York office tower with China's Anbang Insurance Group [ANBANG.UL].

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Chipotle defeats U.S. class action lawsuit on overtime pay

A federal judge on Wednesday granted a bid by Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc to undo a class action lawsuit by manager trainees in six states who say they were unlawfully denied overtime pay.

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