The Supreme Court has agreed to decide the legality of the latest version of President Donald Trump's ban on travel to the United States by residents of six majority-Muslim countries.
The justices plan to hear arguments in April and issue a final ruling by late June.
The action follows last month's ruling by the federal appeals court in San Francisco that struck down the travel ban.
The federal appeals court in Richmond, Virginia, also is considering a challenge to the ban.
Social media platforms are working to remove videos that show people participating in the so-called "Tide Pod Challenge," according to multiple reports.
The "challenge" includes eating Tide detergent packs, and it seems to have started as online satire. But videos and photos of people supposedly eating the toxic cleaners for real soon became a social media trend. As a result, Facebook and Youtube said this week they are taking down posts that show the dangerous "challenge."
"YouTube’s Community Guidelines prohibit content that’s intended to encourage dangerous activities that have an inherent risk of physical harm," the company said in a statement obtained by NBC. "We work to quickly remove flagged videos that violate our policies."
Countering China's rapidly expanding military and an increasingly aggressive Russia are now the U.S. military's top national security priorities, outpacing the threat of terrorism, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Friday. He said competition with those adversaries has threatened America's military advantage around the world.
Laying out a broad new strategy for the Defense Department, Mattis warned that all aspects of the military's competitive warfighting edge have eroded.
The two Olympic gold medalists spoke in court Friday about the sexual abuse they experienced from the disgraced USA Gymnastics doctor, Larry Nassar.
President Trump became the first sitting U.S. President to address anti-abortion marchers at the March For Life.
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It's a he said-he said thing.
Donald Trump once promised to be "very restrained" on Twitter — "if I use it at all." He thought campaign foreign policy adviser George Papadopoulos was an "excellent guy" — until Papadopoulos pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI. The president backed Republican Roy Moore in the special election for a U.S. Senate seat from Alabama. But after a Democrat won the seat, Trump said he knew the embattled GOP candidate couldn't win.
Amazon announced Friday that it raised its monthly Prime membership cost from $10.99 to $12.99, an 18 percent increase, CNBC reported.
New members will begin paying the increased monthly price immediately, and existing members will pay the new price after Feb. 18, the online retailer said in a statement on its website. Members paying the $12.99 monthly price will end up paying about $155 per year, up from about $131.
Amazon also increased the price of its monthly Prime Student membership, from $5.49 to $6.49. New members will begin paying the new price immediately as well, and current members will pay $6.49 after Feb. 18.
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Pope Francis stopped his motorcade to help an injured police officer during a procession in Chile. The police officer was thrown from her horse when the Popemobile passed it.
He once called himself "pro-choice." But a year into his presidency, Donald Trump is stepping to the forefront of his administration's efforts to roll back abortion rights.
"Love saves lives," the president said Friday from the White House Rose Garden, in an address broadcast to thousands of demonstrators in the annual March for Life. "We are with you all the way."
Though his record is mixed and a midterm election looms, abortion opponents say they have not felt so optimistic in at least a decade.
"I don't think anybody thinks that the White House is a perfectly regimented and orderly family ... but that doesn't change their commitment to the issue," said Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of the Susan B. Anthony List, an anti-abortion organization that is expanding its door-knocking operation across states with Senate incumbents who have voted for abortion rights.
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For some of the 200-plus cities knocked out of the running for Amazon's second headquarters, the effort may turn out to be a trial run for other opportunities. But they're advised to not make the same kind of promises to just anyone.
Cities such as Detroit, Memphis, Tennessee; and Gary, Indiana, failed to make Amazon's first cut as the online giant narrowed its list to 20 prospective sites for the $5 billion project that could employ up to 50,000 people. Looking on the bright side, several leaders whose proposals didn't make it say the time spent putting together juicy tax incentives, massive chunks of land and infrastructure studies was not wasted.
The flu epidemic has had life-changing consequences for a Carrollton family in Texas
Desiree Buckingham-Ramirez says her 8-year-old son Witten Ramirez is battling a brain infection that doctors say was caused by the flu
Last week, she says Witten came down with the flu, like the rest of his family, but she says Witten's symptoms were much worse.
Delta Airlines has outlined some restrictions Friday for passengers traveling with support animals on board after a sharp rise of incidents during flights, CNBC reported.
Delta Airlines will require passengers traveling with support animals to show proof of health, vaccinations and a document signed by a psychiatric service for support animals confirming an animal can behave on board, CNBC reported.
The new requirements for support animal travel will go into effect March 1.
CNBC reported, incidents such as passengers being bitten or animals soiling the cabin have gone up by 84 percent.
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A Customs and Border Protection report recommends combining elements of each, depending on the terrain.
The mother of a mentally ill woman who was left outside a Baltimore hospital on a frigid night wearing only a flimsy gown and socks says the 22-year-old daughter was denied care by medical professionals and left to face life-threatening conditions on the street.
Cheryl Chandler said she was only made aware of her missing daughter's predicament on the night of Jan. 9 when she happened upon a viral video shot by a passer-by enraged at the way she was treated.
Chandler's daughter, Rebecca, was escorted out of the hospital by uniformed security personnel with her street clothes stuffed in plastic bags, and she was left at an open-air bus stop with outdoor temperatures in the 30s. She had a gash on her forehead and was visibly disoriented, stumbling in her hospital gown and unable to formulate any words on the cold night.
Imagine if cigarettes were no longer addictive and smoking itself became almost obsolete; only a tiny segment of Americans still lit up. That's the goal of an unprecedented anti-smoking plan being carefully fashioned by U.S. health officials.
But the proposal from the Food and Drug Administration could have another unexpected effect: opening the door for companies to sell a new generation of alternative tobacco products, allowing the industry to survive — even thrive — for generations to come.