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Katharine Jackson

Women sue Yale, saying off-campus fraternities discriminate, enable abuse

Feb 12 2019

Three women sued Yale University and nine fraternities on Tuesday, saying the off-campus clubs harbored a culture of sexual discrimination and assault, and asked the court to order the all-male social organizations to admit women.

Blizzard blankets Seattle, more snow forecast

Feb 09 2019

A series of winter storms, packing heavy snow and gusty winds, grounded flights and knocked out power for tens of thousands of people in the Pacific Northwest, where forecasters predicted more snow could fall on Sunday.

Seven mumps cases confirmed at Houston ICE detention facility

Feb 09 2019

Seven adult detainees at a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention facility in Houston have been diagnosed with mumps, but the contagious disease is contained, the city's health department said on Saturday.

Virginia governor vows to stay; calls mount to oust lieutenant governor

Feb 09 2019

RICHMOND, Va. Virginia's embattled governor, Ralph Northam, capped a week of political chaos ignited by racial scandals by vowing to stay in office on Friday, while the fellow Democrat in line to succeed him faced a second accusation of sexual assault. | Video

Factbox: Virginia governor latest to feel consequences of blackface stunt

Feb 04 2019

Virginia Democratic Governor Ralph Northam has come under fire for having appeared in blackface after a conservative website released a photograph from his 1984 medical school yearbook page showing one person in blackface and another wearing Ku Klux Klan robes.

Utah man sues Gwyneth Paltrow for alleged ski slope 'hit and run'

Jan 30 2019

A Utah man has sued Oscar-winning actress Gwyneth Paltrow for $3.1 million, claiming she slammed into him on a ski slope in 2016, breaking four of his ribs and knocking him unconscious before skiing off. | Video

U.S. federal contractors fight for back pay after shutdown

Jan 29 2019

WASHINGTON With the U.S. government shutdown over, Lila Johnson returns to work on Friday cleaning bathrooms as an employee of a federal contractor, but unlike those who work directly for the government, she is not getting any of the pay she lost during the month-long hiatus.

An end to U.S. shutdown leaves federal workers still feeling insecure

Jan 27 2019

WASHINGTON Deepan Patel was one of a number of U.S. government workers waiting in line for a meal on Friday at celebrity chef Jose Andres' "Chefs for Feds" emergency kitchen, when he heard President Donald Trump had agreed to end a 35-day-old partial government shutdown.

Worries remain for U.S. government contractors as shutdown ends

Jan 26 2019

WASHINGTON Minutes after President Donald Trump announced an end to the longest U.S. government shutdown in history on Friday, Yvette Hicks' phone started ringing.

An end to shutdown leaves federal workers still feeling insecure

Jan 26 2019

WASHINGTON Deepan Patel was one of a number of U.S. government workers waiting in line for a meal on Friday at celebrity chef Jose Andres' "Chefs for Feds" emergency kitchen, when he heard President Donald Trump had agreed to end a 35-day-old partial government shutdown.

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