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Lebanon’s Hezbollah denies storing arms at blast site: Live

Lebanese president says blast probe looking into external interference among possible causes, in addition to simple negligence or an accident.Lebanese authorities have taken into custody 16 people as part of an investigation into the Beirut port w...

Air India Express plane skids off runway at Kozhikode airport, passengers being evacuated

An Air India Express plane coming from Dubai skidded off the runway at Kozhikode airport in Kerala on Friday evening.  There were 191 passengers aboard the flight.  The flight -- IX 1344 -- landed at the airport at around 7.40 pm while it w...

New York Gov. Cuomo says all school districts across state are authorized to reopen

Fake morgue bags and coffins are seen near the entrance of United Federation of Teachers as symbol of students dead by the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) as people take part in a march and rally during the National Day of Resistance to schools re-openi...

Trump administration sanctions Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam for carrying out Beijing’s ‘policies of suppression’

The Trump administration on Friday announced that it is sanctioning Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam as part of a wave of sanctions on Hong Kong officials over the Chinese government’s 'policies of suppression" in the former British territory....

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Poll shows Candace Valenzuela leads race to fill open GOP congressional seat

Democratic candidate Candace Valenzuela appears to be comfortably ahead in her race to flip a vacated GOP congressional seat in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.Valenzuela leads Republican candida...

UK seeking US congressional support in coordination of $14B nuclear warhead program: report

The United Kingdom asked U.S. lawmakers for cooperation in adding the controversial W93 nuclear warhead to Britain’s arsenal -- a missile that disarmament critics call a $14 billion “excess.”In an unprecedented letter to Congress, Britain’s d...

The most important elections you’ve never heard of: Texas Supreme Court and Court of Criminal Appeals

Texas is one of just a handful of states in the country with partisan elections for its judges at all levels of the court, from the state’s district trial courts, to its intermediate appeals cou...

Colombia top court places ex-President Uribe under house arrest

Colombia's Supreme Court has placed former President Alvaro Uribe under house arrest while a fraud and witness tampering case against him continues. The high court's unanimous decision published late on Tuesday said magistrates found "possible risks" o...

New York AG seeks to dissolve NRA in new lawsuit

New York Attorney General Letitia James announced Thursday that her office has filed a lawsuit against the National Rifle Association and its leadership, including Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre, looking to dissolve the organization.James...

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‘High anxiety’ for 3 longtime GOP senators facing reelection: poll

New public opinion polling in three states where long-serving Republican Senate incumbents are running for reelection indicates that they're all facing competitive challenges from their Democratic opponents.Most at risk appears to be Sen. Susan Collins...

Can Trump bypass Congress to extend coronavirus aid?

With congressional Democrats and White House negotiators so far unable to agree on a deal to salve the heavy economic toll of the coronavirus pandemic, United States President Donald Trump has threatened to bypass Congress with an executive order. Some...

Atlassian tells employees they can work from home indefinitely

Atlassian co-founders and co-CEOs Mike Cannon-Brookes, left, and Scott Farquhar.AtlassianSoftware company Atlassian isn't getting rid of its offices. It's just telling employees they don't have to return to them.It's a bold choice, even among tech...

Pandemic home remodeling is booming: Here’s what your neighbors are doing

A pool under construction in Washington, DC.Pat Pugliese | CNBCThere is a lot of activity in Justin Sullivan's backyard, as workers hammer out his new deck, and jackhammers pound through the basement. Concrete for the new pool has already been poured. ...

Trump declares emergency for Connecticut, sends feds to aid in Tropical Storm Isaias response

President Trump on Thursday declared an emergency for Connecticut and ordered federal assistance to the state to aid in its response efforts to the damage resulting from Tropical Storm Isaias.On Wednesday, Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont declared a st...

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Multiple investigations now underway, three months after Vanessa Guillen’s death,

Pictured: Democratic leadership at a rally for Fort Hood soldier Vanessa Guillen in Killeen, Texas. From left to right: State Rep. Eddie Rodriguez, Democratic candidate for district 54 Likeithia...

Poll shows Candace Valenzuela leads race to fill open GOP congressional seat

Democratic candidate Candace Valenzuela appears to be comfortably ahead in her race to flip a vacated GOP congressional seat in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.Valenzuela leads Republican candida...

Progressive reformers won big in Travis County. What’s next for the criminal justice system?

“On day one, we’re going to end the prosecution of low-level drug offenses in Travis County,” said José Garza, the Democratic nominee for Travis County District Attorney (DA), at a virtual brief...

Red States are passing Medicaid expansion, why can’t Texas?

On Tuesday, Missouri became the 38th state to expand Medicaid, opening healthcare to over 230,000 Missourians. It joins a lengthy list of GOP-led states in expanding healthcare, including Nebras...

Katie Naranjo elected as Travis County Democratic Party Chair

Katie Naranjo has won her bid for Travis County Democratic Party Chair. Naranjo’s opponent, Progress Texas executive director Ed Espinoza, has accepted the role of vice chair. ...

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Trump declares emergency for Connecticut, sends feds to aid in Tropical Storm Isaias response

President Trump on Thursday declared an emergency for Connecticut and ordered federal assistance to the state to aid in its response efforts to the damage resulting from Tropical Storm Isaias.On Wednesday, Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont declared a st...

Disney has won the first stage of the streaming wars, and stage two won’t be as hard

(L-R) Phillipa Soo, Christopher Jackson, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Anthony Ramos attend Lin-Manuel Miranda's final performance of "Hamilton" on Broadway at Richard Rodgers Theatre on July 9, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images)Nich...

Trump administration sanctions Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam for carrying out Beijing’s ‘policies of suppression’

The Trump administration on Friday announced that it is sanctioning Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam as part of a wave of sanctions on Hong Kong officials over the Chinese government’s 'policies of suppression" in the former British territory....

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Trump campaign adviser: Election will not be delayed; calls Biden’s VP pick his ‘political living will’

Trump campaign senior adviser Jason Miller on Sunday cleared up a major point of controversy regarding November's presidential election, noted the significance of Joe Biden's running mate, and rejected the notion of the campaign accepting foreign assis...

US calls off search for seven marines and sailor missing at sea

The US military has called off a search for seven marines and a sailor missing at sea for days, saying they were presumed dead.  The military personnel were aboard an amphibious assault vehicle that sank on Thursday in deep water off the coast of ...

Pandemic home remodeling is booming: Here’s what your neighbors are doing

A pool under construction in Washington, DC.Pat Pugliese | CNBCThere is a lot of activity in Justin Sullivan's backyard, as workers hammer out his new deck, and jackhammers pound through the basement. Concrete for the new pool has already been poured. ...

New York Gov. Cuomo says all school districts across state are authorized to reopen

Fake morgue bags and coffins are seen near the entrance of United Federation of Teachers as symbol of students dead by the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) as people take part in a march and rally during the National Day of Resistance to schools re-openi...

Carolyn Maloney declared winner in New York congressional race marred by mail-in ballot problems

Election officials in New York finally declared winners late Tuesday in two congressional elections that were held back on June 23, but were mired by thousands of missing and uncounted mail-in ballots.Democrat Rep. Carolyn Maloney defeated Su...

Facebook and Twitter punish Trump over video where he says children ‘almost immune’ to Covid-19

President Donald Trump in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020.Andrew Harnik | Pool | ReutersFacebook on Wednesday removed a a video interview posted on the account of President Donald Trump in which he said that ch...

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NYC Health Commissioner Dr. Oxiris Barbot resigns over de Blasio’s handling of coronavirus pandemic: reports

New York City Health Commissioner Dr. Oxiris Barbot resigned from her post Tuesday, reportedly citing Mayor Bill de Blasio’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic in a critical letter.The New York Times first reported that Barbot submitted her resignati...

Kerala: Death toll in Idukki landslide rises to 15, state govt announces Rs 5 lakh ex gratia

At least 15 people were killed and around 50 others are missing after a landslide triggered by heavy rains in Kerala's Idukki district early Friday, officials said.  The incident is said to have taken place in the wee hours on Friday when a ...

Facebook removes Trump post over coronavirus misinformation rules; Twitter also clamps down

Facebook and Twitter are both taking action after a video shared by President Trump they say contains misinformation about the coronavirus."This video includes false claims that a group of people is immune from COVID-19 which is a violation of our...

Karen Bass faces down past as questions mount over Cuba, Scientology, Nation of Islam events

Rep. Karen Bass, D-Calif., is tackling mounting questions about her past -- on issues spanning her remarks about Cuba and Scientology as well as events affiliated with the Nation of Islam -- amid renewed scrutiny due to her presence on presumptive Demo...

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SpaceX says Starlink internet has ‘extraordinary demand,’ with nearly 700,000 interested in service

A Starlink user terminal, which would connect consumers to the company's satellite internet service.SpaceXSpaceX said Starlink, its nascent satellite internet service, has already seen "extraordinary demand" from potential customers, with "nearly 700,0...

Trump announces government ‘must’ again seek death penalty for Boston Marathon bomber

President Trump announced Sunday that the U.S. government "must" again pursue the death penalty for Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, after a federal appeals court Friday threw out the death sentence because the judge who oversaw the ...

Kansas Republicans choose Rep. Marshall over firebrand Kobach for Senate seat

Rep. Roger Marshall defeated controversial former Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach Tuesday evening to win the Republican nomination for a Senate seat being vacated by longtime Sen. Pat Roberts, R-KS.The win in the GOP primary means that Republican...

Air India Express plane skids off runway at Kozhikode airport, passengers being evacuated

An Air India Express plane coming from Dubai skidded off the runway at Kozhikode airport in Kerala on Friday evening.  There were 191 passengers aboard the flight.  The flight -- IX 1344 -- landed at the airport at around 7.40 pm while it w...

Trump says there’s no question the coronavirus ‘will go away’

President Donald Trump reiterated Wednesday that the coronavirus will "go away," and he continued to push for schools to reopen since the virus "doesn't have much of an impact" on children. "It's going away. It'll go away. Things go away. No quest...

The heat is on as Australia prepares for looming fire season

On New Year's Eve 2019, Mark Tregellas made his way to the local beach with much of the rest of the town of Mallacoota, an area of outstanding natural beauty isolated by thick bushland in southeastern Australia.By 7am the next day, the sky had turned b...

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Op-Ed: It’s been one year since the shooting in El Paso and nearly one year since the tragedy in Midland-Odessa and Texas Republicans are...

On August 3, 2019, a gunman motivated by xenophobia and white supremacy traveled more than 11 hours through the state of Texas to open fire in an El Paso Walmart, killing 22 people. The shooter ...

Disney has won the first stage of the streaming wars, and stage two won’t be as hard

(L-R) Phillipa Soo, Christopher Jackson, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Anthony Ramos attend Lin-Manuel Miranda's final performance of "Hamilton" on Broadway at Richard Rodgers Theatre on July 9, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images)Nich...

Trump says there’s no question the coronavirus ‘will go away’

President Donald Trump reiterated Wednesday that the coronavirus will "go away," and he continued to push for schools to reopen since the virus "doesn't have much of an impact" on children. "It's going away. It'll go away. Things go away. No quest...

Don’t use Sushant Singh Rajput’s case to create friction between Maharashtra, Bihar: Uddhav Thackeray

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has said that Sushant Singh Rajput case should not be politicised or used to create friction between Maharashtra and Bihar. Amid the ongoing criticism faced by the Mumbai Police following an investigation in...

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F1 champions Mercedes signs new deal with Valtteri Bottas for 2021

Formula One world champions Mercedes have signed Valtteri Bottas again for next season, they announced on Thursday. The also said that the Finn would be racing for them until at least the end of 2021. The news was expected, with champions Mercedes hav...

New York AG seeks to dissolve NRA in lawsuit accusing leaders of self-dealing, causing $64 million in losses

New York State Attorney General, Letitia JamesLucas Jackson | ReutersNew York Attorney General Letitia James on Thursday announced that the state is seeking to dissolve the National Rifle Association in a lawsuit that accuses the leadership of the flag...

Yates: Comey went ‘rogue’ with Flynn interview

Former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates told the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday that when the FBI interviewed then-incoming national security adviser Michael Flynn in January 2017, it was done without her authorization, and that she was ups...

Dozens killed, thousands wounded in Beirut explosion: Live

Lebanese authorities have said at least 78 people have been killed and some 4,000 wounded in a massive explosion at the port in the capital, Beirut.The explosion on Tuesday sent shockwaves across the city, causing widespread damage even on the outskirt...

New Jersey Assembly passes bill that would allow illegal immigrants to obtain professional licenses

New Jersey Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy is expected to sign legislation passed in the State Assembly Thursday that would allow illegal immigrants to obtain professional and occupational licenses in the state, raising concerns about the su...

Watch live: Trump holds briefing as coronavirus relief negotiations continue

[embedded content][The stream is slated to start at 5:30 p.m. ET. Please refresh the page if you do not see a player above at that time.]President Donald Trump is expected to hold a press briefing on Tuesday as Republicans and Democrats continue to neg...

Trump’s roadblock: The ACLU filed 400 cases against Trump so far

The day after United States President Donald Trump's election in November 2016, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) posted a message to him on its website: "See you in court."As president, Trump has not personally squared off against the ACLU fro...

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U.S. stock futures flat as earnings season, stimulus talks continue

The U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, D.C.Adam Jeffery | CNBCFutures contracts tied to the major U.S. stock indexes held steady Sunday evening as investors turned their attention back to Washington and the economy after a busy week of corporate ear...

Trump says it’s possible U.S. could have coronavirus vaccine before 2020 election

US President Donald Trump answers question during a press conference in the Brady Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, DC, on August 5, 2020.Olivie Douliery | AFP | Getty ImagesPresident Donald Trump said it's possible the U.S. could have a ...

‘Friends’ star Courteney Cox to reprise her role as Gale Weathers in upcoming ‘Scream’ movie

Friends star Courteney Cox is returning for the next iteration of the famed Scream film franchise. According to Fox News, the 56-year-old actor confirmed that she will reprise her role as news reporter Gale Weathers in an Instagram post on Friday. Wi...

Trump-backed businessman beats Cruz and Paul-backed surgeon in Tennessee primary clash

Former U.S. Ambassador to Japan Bill Hagerty rode the endorsement from President Trump to victory Thursday in a hotly contested Republican Senate primary in Tennessee.The Nashville businessman emerged from a tough challenge from trauma s...