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Brendan O'Brien

Three rescued from West Virginia mine may have been seeking copper scrap

Dec 13 2018

Rescuers on Wednesday found alive three people who had been lost in a West Virginia mine for four days after crawling in through a ventilation shaft, and brought them to the surface, a state spokeswoman said. | Video

Wisconsin Republicans move to undercut incoming Democratic governor

Dec 05 2018

Facing the loss of complete control of state government next month, Wisconsin Republicans passed legislation on Wednesday to weaken the powers of the newly elected Democratic governor and attorney general. | Video

Calls of 'shame' as Wisconsin Republicans aim to curb incoming Democrats' power

Dec 04 2018

MILWAUKEE Protesters chanting "Shame!" disrupted a tree-lighting ceremony and a legislative session at the Wisconsin state capitol on Tuesday as Republican lawmakers moved toward a vote on bills to weaken the incoming Democratic governor and attorney general.

Texas executes member of 'Texas 7' for policeman's murder

Dec 04 2018

Texas on Tuesday executed a member of the "Texas 7," a group of inmates who killed a police officer at a sporting goods store on Christmas Eve in 2000 after they escaped a maximum security prison days earlier.

U.S. judge halts construction of Keystone XL oil pipeline

Nov 09 2018

A federal judge in Montana halted construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline on Thursday on the grounds that the U.S. government did not complete a full analysis of the environmental impact of the TransCanada Corp (TRP.TO) project. | Video

U.S. judge halts Keystone XL pipeline, dealing project another setback

Nov 09 2018

Nov 9 A U.S. judge in Montana late Thursday halted construction of the Keystone XL pipeline that would carry heavy crude oil from Canada to the United States, throwing another obstacle in the path of the project that has been in development for a decade.

Gunman at Florida yoga studio had been accused of harassment

Nov 04 2018

A gunman who killed two women at a Florida yoga studio and wounded five other people before taking his own life had previously been accused of harassing young women, police said on Saturday. | Video

Jackpot of $750 million, fourth largest in U.S. history, at stake in Powerball lottery

Oct 27 2018

A $750 million jackpot, the fourth largest in U.S. history and the second astronomical jackpot this week, will be at stake during the Powerball drawing on Saturday.

Video game maker cancels three tournaments after shooting

Aug 28 2018

Aug 28 Video game maker Electronic Arts canceled three tournaments of its Madden NFL 19 football game to review safety protocols after a competitor who lost a tournament attacked with a gun, killing two gamers and wounding 11 others.

Wyoming secretary of state set to win Republican gubernatorial primary

Aug 22 2018

Wyoming Secretary of State Mark Gordon was on course on Tuesday to defeat five other candidates in the state's Republican gubernatorial primary, among them a financier who got the support of President Donald Trump.

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U.S. Senate hands Trump historic rebuke on Saudi Arabia

The U.S. Senate delivered a rare double rebuke to President Donald Trump on Saudi Arabia on Thursday, voting to end U.S. military support for the war in Yemen and blame the Saudi crown prince for the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.