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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.

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Trump to unveil $1 trillion infrastructure plan in 2017: official

WASHINGTON U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao said the Trump administration would unveil a $1 trillion infrastructure plan later this year, but she did not offer details of funding for projects.

Politics, Election 2016, 6:21pm EDT

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.

Politics, Election 2016, 5:59pm EDT

California would increase fuel taxes under $52 billion road repair plan

SACRAMENTO, Calif. California would increase gasoline taxes and other transportation-related fees for the first time in decades to fund an ambitious $52 billion plan to repair the state's sagging infrastructure under a deal announced Wednesday.

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Four dead, power cut after storms hit Texas and neighboring states

AUSTIN, Texas Four people were killed and nearly 70,000 customers were without electricity on Wednesday after storms pounded Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana with tornadoes, torrential rain and hail. | Video

Woman hits car, tries to mow down officers near U.S. Capitol: police

WASHINGTON A woman was arrested near the U.S. Capitol in Washington after police said she drove erratically, crashed into another vehicle and tried to run over officers on Wednesday. | Video

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Montana tribe sues Trump administration for lifting coal moratorium

WASHINGTON A Native American tribe in Montana filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration on Wednesday, challenging its decision to lift a moratorium on coal leases on public land without first consulting with tribal leaders.

Politics, Election 2016, 3:43pm EDT

Threatened Utah prairie dogs have their day in court...and win

Prairie dogs in Utah won a turf battle against property developers on Wednesday when a U.S. appeals court reinstated restrictions on development in areas inhabited by the threatened animals.

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Suspect in threats against Jewish groups appears in U.S. court

NEW YORK A former journalist charged with making a wave of bomb threats to U.S. Jewish organizations by telephone while posing as his ex-girlfriend appeared in Manhattan federal court on Wednesday afternoon.

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