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Trump halts decision to allow elephant trophy imports after uproar


WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said in a tweet on Friday he is putting a decision to allow imports of elephant trophies on hold after a torrent of criticism from conservation advocates and across social media.

Pentagon discloses data on sexual assault reports on military bases

WASHINGTON The U.S. military on Friday disclosed for the first time base-by-base data on sexual assault reports, showing a higher number of reports at big military installations like Naval Station Norfolk in Virginia as well as overseas hubs like South Korea.

Nov 17 2017

South Carolina ex-cop faces December sentencing for motorist's shooting

CHARLESTON, S.C. A white former South Carolina police officer filmed as he fatally shot an unarmed black motorist in the back two years ago will be sentenced on Dec. 4 on a federal civil rights charge, court officials said on Friday.

Nov 17 2017

Florida Democratic Party chief resigns after women say he made them uneasy

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. The chairman of the Florida Democratic Party resigned and apologized on Friday after being accused of creating an uncomfortable work environment for women by making suggestive comments and leering at them.

Nov 17 2017

U.S. nuclear general says would resist 'illegal' Trump strike order

WASHINGTON The top U.S. nuclear commander said on Saturday that he would resist President Donald Trump if he ordered an "illegal" launch of nuclear weapons. | Video

U.S. civil rights activist Jesse Jackson says he has Parkinson's disease

U.S. civil rights activist Jesse Jackson announced on Friday that he has been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, an ailment that constrains movement and gets progressively worse with time. | Video

People Nov 17 2017

U.S. destroyer slightly damaged in collision with tug off Japan: U.S. Navy

WASHINGTON A U.S. guided-missile destroyer, USS Benfold,, sustained slight damage when a Japanese tug drifted into it during a towing exercise off central Japan on Saturday, the U.S. Navy said.

Nov 18 2017

One in three U.S. adults to avoid talking politics over holiday season: Reuters/Ipsos poll

NEW YORK Americans will sit down next week for what has become a holiday tradition in the United States: tiptoeing through a turkey dinner without mentioning the president.

Nov 17 2017

Trump adds five conservatives to list of possible Supreme Court picks

WASHINGTON In a move certain to please conservatives, President Donald Trump on Friday added five names to his list of candidates for a prospective U.S. Supreme Court vacancy as he presses ahead with a campaign to move the federal judiciary to the right.

Politics, Election 2016 Nov 18 2017

Trump starts paying his own legal bills on Russia probe: attorneys

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump has begun paying his own legal bills related to the Russia investigation and will no longer cover the costs using political donations to his re-election campaign or the Republican Party, his attorneys confirmed on Friday.

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