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Power outage leads to partial shutdown of Atlanta airport

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Hundreds of flights were delayed or canceled at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport on Sunday as a power outage left passengers at the world's busiest airport stranded in darkened terminals or in aircraft idling on tarmacs. | Video

Trump says not considering firing U.S. special counsel Mueller

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump, when asked on Sunday if he was considering firing U.S. special counsel Robert Mueller, told reporters, "No. I'm not." | Video

Politics, Election 2016, 7:55pm EST

Break in winds helps California battle historic wildfire

VENTURA, Calif. Calming winds on Sunday helped firefighters slow the spread of a California wildfire that already ranks as the third largest in state history, having scorched 270,000 acres (109,000 hectares) along the scenic Pacific Coast north of Los Angeles.

Environment 10:06pm EST

Republican Senator John McCain leaves Washington before expected tax vote

WASHINGTON Republican U.S. Senator John McCain is expected to miss an upcoming vote on a tax code overhaul, after his office said he had returned to his home in Arizona following medical treatment.

Politics, Election 2016, 8:49pm EST

Track Palin, son of politician Sarah Palin, arrested in Alaska

ANCHORAGE, Alaska The elder son of former Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin was in jail on Sunday facing assault and burglary charges in her home state of Alaska.

8:45pm EST

Congressman will not seek relection amid misconduct probe

WASHINGTON U.S. Representative Ruben Kihuen announced on Saturday that he will not seek re-election, becoming the latest member of Congress to end his legislative career in the face of sexual harassment allegations.

Politics, Election 2016, Dec 16 2017

Turkish banker on trial denies helping Iran evade U.S. sanctions

NEW YORK An executive at Turkey's majority state-owned Halkbank took the witness stand in a New York courtroom on Friday and denied charges that he participated in a scheme to help Iran evade U.S. sanctions.

Dec 15 2017

Family sues retailer for sale of gun used in Texas church massacre

SAN ANTONIO The family of a woman and two children killed when a gunman opened fire in a rural Texas church has sued the store that sold the assault rifle used in the deadliest mass murder in the state's history, lawyers said on Friday.

Dec 15 2017

Trump administration issues new rules on U.S. visa waivers

WASHINGTON The Trump administration put new requirements in place on Friday for the 38 countries participating in the U.S. Visa Waiver Program, including that they use U.S. counterterrorism data to screen travelers, officials said.

Politics, Election 2016, Dec 15 2017

U.S. rights group files for abortion access for two more immigrants

WASHINGTON The American Civil Liberties Union said it filed in federal court on Friday to stop the administration of President Donald Trump from preventing two more young immigrant women in federal custody from obtaining an abortion.

Dec 15 2017

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