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Island officials were quick to thank the president for the designation, which makes residents eligible for more financial assistance from FEMA. They were just told aid for 2017 hurricanes is coming.
The Virgin Islands Attorney General's Office says Epstein recruited and abused young women and girls over two decades on his two private islands. Some victims allegedly were as young as 11 years old.
The fallout continues from a sign-stealing scandal involving the Houston Astros during the 2017 and 2018 seasons. Beltrán was part of the team in 2017, and a league investigation said he was involved.
For years, Elon Musk skeptics have shorted Tesla stock, confident the electric carmaker was on the brink of disaster. Instead, share value has skyrocketed, costing short sellers billions.
The bureau was faulted after the Russian attack on the 2016 election for keeping too much information from state and local authorities. It says it'll use a new policy going forward.
Birds change the shape of their wings far more than planes. The complexities of bird flight have posed a major design challenge for scientists trying to translate the way birds fly into robots.
The tech giant, which says it has been "carbon neutral" for years, is vowing to go "carbon negative" — by cutting emissions, planting trees and investing in new carbon removal technology.
The three suspected members of The Base had discussed going to Monday's pro-gun rally in Virginia, a law enforcement official tells NPR. The FBI says they also made an assault rifle.
Sepsis, or blood poisoning, arises when the body overreacts to an infection. An analysis finds that it may be involved in 20% of deaths worldwide, twice the proportion previously estimated.
Some wolf puppies will unexpectedly play "fetch," researchers say, showing that an urge to retrieve a ball might be an ancient wolf trait, and not a result of dog domestication.
The Government Accountability Office opined on Thursday that the Trump administration's actions in the Ukraine affair went beyond the bounds of a law called the Impoundment Control Act.
The VA pilot program places federally-backed volunteers in the homes of veterans to help with cooking, cleaning and other low-skill tasks.
The president is expected to remind public schools that students have constitutional rights to prayer — and that they could risk losing federal funds unless those rights are protected.
Like many congressional activities, the Senate trial begins with pomp and circumstance and procedure and process. Little of substance will be achieved until the case is presented next week.
For people who have been incarcerated, head and neck tattoos are often a barrier to reentering society and getting jobs. Some former inmates are removing their tattoos to help leave the past behind.
Violent Crime In LA is Down Again. The Police Chief Says It's 'One of the Safest Times In Los Angeles.'https://www.scpr.org/archive | | January 16 2020, 7:27 AM
Bad news on street safety: hit-and-run deaths are up, especially in South L.A. Citywide, 62 people were killed by drivers who fled the scene, compared with 56 in 2018.
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The Senate has officially received the articles of impeachment from the House, launching a trial in the Senate that’s scheduled to start on Tuesday.
The White House violated federal law in withholding security assistance to Ukraine, an action at the center of President Donald Trump’s impeachment, a federal watchdog agency said Thursday.
The holidays may be over, but the season for cookies is just beginning. We’re talking, of course, about Girl Scout Cookies.
Gov. Gavin Newsom thinks traffic citation costs are getting out of hand, so he’s proposing a change.
The Trump Administration is offering to step in and provide Los Angeles with resources to help its homelessness crisis. But the proposal is essentially a deal with conditions the administration says the city must meet.