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Top U.S. military officer seeks to address criticism of fatal Niger operation


WASHINGTON The top U.S. military officer sought on Monday to tamp down criticism the Pentagon had not been forthcoming about the death of four U.S. soldiers in an ambush in Niger, providing a timeline of the incident and acknowledging unanswered questions remained. | Video

Iowa pulls request to opt out of Obamacare requirements

Iowa on Monday withdrew a request to waive some Obamacare rules to help shore up its struggling healthcare insurance market, marking a setback in efforts by Republican-governed states to sidestep requirements of the Obama-era law.

Two followers of renegade Nevada rancher plead guilty over armed standoff

Two supporters of renegade Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy each pleaded guilty on Monday to obstructing a U.S. court order for their role in a 2014 showdown between armed militia members and federal agents who had seized Bundy's cattle.

Oct 23 2017

Body found, likely Texas girl, 3, sent outside as punishment: police

AUSTIN, Texas The body of a toddler found in a culvert beneath a Texas road was likely that of a 3-year-old girl reported missing after her father said he punished her for not drinking her milk by making her stand alone outside at night, police said on Monday. | Video

Oct 23 2017

Nevada gun shows tied to firearm violence in California: study

LOS ANGELES Firearms-related deaths and injuries increased 70 percent in parts of California in the weeks after gun shows in neighboring Nevada, which has fewer regulations on such events, a University of California, Berkeley study released on Monday found.

Oct 23 2017

U.S. lawmakers ask DOJ if terrorism law covers pipeline activists

WASHINGTON U.S. representatives from both parties asked the Department of Justice on Monday whether the domestic terrorism law would cover actions by protesters that shut oil pipelines last year, a move that could potentially increase political rhetoric against climate change activists.

Politics, Election 2016, Oct 23 2017

Judge to decide Trump impact in U.S. Army deserter Bergdahl's case

FORT BRAGG, N.C. A military judge will weigh whether President Donald Trump's critical statements about U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl have hurt the soldier's chances of getting fair treatment in the desertion case that could send him to prison for life. | Video

Oct 23 2017

Politically charged murder trial of Mexican immigrant starts in San Francisco

The trial of a Mexican man accused of murdering a woman while illegally in the United States began in San Francisco on Monday, a case that President Donald Trump has cited as an example of the dangers posed by lax border security. | Video

World, Mexico Oct 23 2017

Honduras man living in Miami charged with trying to bomb a mall

A Honduras citizen with sympathies to ISIS and residing in Miami appeared in federal court on Monday on a charge of attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction in a planned attack on a crowded Miami shopping mall, the U.S. Justice Department said.

Oct 23 2017

Art of the deal: Trump's Empire State Building doodle fetches $16,000

NEW YORK George W. Bush famously turned to portrait painting as a hobby when he left office. Could President Donald Trump one day follow in his footsteps, encouraged by the recent sale of his drawing of New York City's Empire State Building for $16,000?

People, Arts, Oct 23 2017

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