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Trump: Father of UCLA player in shoplifting case is 'ungrateful fool'


U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday reignited a feud with the father of one of the three UCLA basketball players who were detained in China on suspicion of shoplifting, calling him an "ungrateful fool" in a series of early-morning tweets.

Former U.S. ethics official files complaint against Trump aide Conway

WASHINGTON The former head of a U.S. government ethics watchdog said on Wednesday he had filed a complaint claiming senior White House adviser Kellyanne Conway violated a law barring executive branch employees from engaging in political activity when she spoke on television against a Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate.

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Sign-up pace slows in third week of 2018 Obamacare enrollment

The pace slowed in the third week of enrollment for 2018 Obamacare individual insurance as nearly 800,000 people signed up through the federal government website HealthCare.gov, down about 75,000 people from the previous week, a U.S. government agency reported on Wednesday.

David Cassidy, teen heartthrob of 'The Partridge Family,' dies at 67

David Cassidy, a singer and actor whose androgynous features and jaunty voice made him a 1970s teen heartthrob on the "The Partridge Family" television show, died on Tuesday at age 67, his publicist said. | Video

Entertainment, People 5:23am EST

U.S. team doctor Nassar pleads guilty to criminal sexual conduct in Michigan court

Larry Nassar, the former USA Gymnastics team doctor, pleaded guilty in a Michigan court on Wednesday to seven counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct.

Sports 2:34pm EST

Five U.S. citizens among Citgo executives detained in Venezuela: source

WASHINGTON Five of six executives of U.S.-based refiner Citgo who were arrested in Caracas this week are U.S. citizens, according to a source familiar with the matter, a possible complication in Venezuela's growing sweep of corruption in the oil industry.

World, 3:34pm EST

U.S. Olympic gold medalist Douglas says doctor sexually abused her

Three-times Olympic gold medalist Gabby Douglas said on Tuesday she was sexually abused by former USA Gymnastics team physician Larry Nassar, the latest in a list of female athletes to accuse the doctor of misconduct.

Sports 1:09am EST

Keystone clean-up to last several weeks, line restart unclear

NEW YORK/CALGARY The clean-up of an oil spill from TransCanada Corp's Keystone pipeline may last several weeks, South Dakota's environmental regulator said on Wednesday, but it is still unclear when the key artery will restart.

Environment 1:26pm EST

Alabama prisoner recaptured after second escape in three weeks

An Alabama prisoner was captured in DeKalb County, Georgia, on Tuesday, just days after his second jailbreak in three weeks, authorities said on Wednesday.

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Award reversed for Connecticut inmate who challenged confinement

NEW YORK A divided federal appeals court threw out a $62,650 award that Connecticut had been ordered to pay a former inmate who said the state unconstitutionally kept him in segregation for 23 hours a day for nearly a year, though he was only a pretrial detainee.

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