The Supreme Court on Monday avoided a high-profile case by rejecting appeals from Kansas and Louisiana in their effort to strip Medicaid money from Planned Parenthood, over the dissenting votes of three justices.
The court's order reflected a split among its conservative justices and an accusation from Justice Clarence Thomas that his colleagues seemed to be ducking the case for political reasons.
The two states were appealing lower court rulings that had blocked them from withholding money that is used for health services for low-income women.
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CEO Sundar Pichai put an emphasis on Google’s patriotism in his prepared remarks for a congressional hearing on Tuesday where he’ll likely face questions about a purported bias against conservative content on search and YouTube.
“Even as we expand into new markets we never forget our American roots,” he wrote.
Tuesday’s hearing will focus on potential political bias on Google’s platforms, as well as the company’s data filtering practices, with House Majority leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Ca.) highlighting claims that Google’s business practices “may have been affected by political bias” in a statement.
A steady trickle of Central American migrants have been finding ways to climb over, tunnel under or slip through the U.S. border wall to plant their feet on U.S. soil and ask for asylum.
In recent weeks, Honduran migrant Joel Mendez fed his 8-month-old son, Daniel, before handing him over to his partner, Yesenia Martinez, who had crawled through a hole in the rain-softened soil under the wall.
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If you're planning a flight longer than eight hours, Delta Air Lines says you can't bring an emotional-support animal with you.
The rules for pups are getting tighter too. Neither support animals nor trained service animals will be allowed on any Delta flights if they are under 4 months old.
Delta says the changes take effect Dec. 18.
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The former musical director for the United Nations and Arsenio Hall's TV show has been arrested on suspicion of embezzling $750,000 from an overseas charity concert for homeless children, prosecutors said Monday.
The U.S. Attorney's office in Los Angeles said Robin DiMaggio could face wire fraud charges. It wasn't known if he has an attorney.
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U.S. authorities arrested 32 people at a demonstration organized by a Quaker group at the border separating San Diego from Tijuana, Mexico.
Border Patrol spokesman Eduardo Olmos said 31 people were arrested for trespassing by the Federal Protective Service at Monday's demonstration and one was arrested by the Border Patrol for assaulting an agent.
Fire officials are looking into what might have caused a blaze that destroyed a 146-year-old United Methodist Church in Minnesota Sunday night.
Several people who were severely injured when a man drove his car into counterprotesters at a white nationalist rally last year described devastating physical and psychological effects to a jury tasked with making a sentencing recommendation Monday.
Jurors on Friday convicted James Alex Fields Jr. of first-degree murder and other charges for ramming his car into a crowd in Charlottesville during a "Unite the Right" rally on Aug. 12, 2017. Heather Heyer, a 32-year-old paralegal, was killed and dozens were injured. Under the law, the jury can recommend from 20 years to life in prison.
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Federal agents were seen at Chicago Ald. Ed Burke's offices at both City Hall and in the 14th Ward Thursday morning. The glass doors to Burke's City Hall office were papered over, while the purpose of the visits was unclear.
"Our agents are executing search warrants at multiple locations today," Special Agent Janine Wheeler with the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Chicago office said in a statement, declining to comment further.
A witness reported seeing at least a dozen, possibly as many as two dozen, federal agents dressed in dark suits taking the elevator to Burke's office on the third floor of City Hall.
A Jehovah’s Witness Kingdom Hall in Washington State was burned down Friday morning, authorities said.
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The U.S. Olympic Committee fired a top official Monday just hours after independent investigators revealed that he and the former CEO of the USOC knew for 14 months that team doctor Larry Nassar had been accused of molesting dozens of young girls — and failed to sound any alarms, NBC News reported.
Chief of sport performance Alan Ashley was terminated because he and former CEO Scott Blackmun enabled a "wolf in sheep’s clothing" to molest and abuse dozens more girls under the guise of providing them medical treatment, the 233-page report by the law firm Ropes & Gray states.
The former USOC officials Ashley and Blackmun could not be reached for comment.
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Uber's drivers app and Uber Eats experiencing an extended outage and other problems Monday, according to users on social media and confirmed by the ride-hailing company.
Users were reporting problems with the ride-hailing app as well as Uber Eats starting just after 3 p.m. Pacific time, and the outage lasted for about two hours.
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A few weeks before Christmas, a stranger’s act of kindness for a mother and baby on a Philly-bound flight is inspiring people across the country.
Kelsey Zwick and her 11-month-old daughter Lucy were on board American Airlines Flight 588 from Orlando to Philadelphia Thursday.
“I was pushing a stroller, had a diaper bag on my arm and also lugging an oxygen machine for my daughter,” Zwick said.
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Wanted: Top aide to most powerful leader in world. Chief qualification: Willing to take the job. Must also be prepared to tolerate regular undermining by boss and risk of steep legal bills. Post-employment prospects: Uncertain.
President Donald Trump is scrambling to find a new chief of staff after his first choice to replace John Kelly bailed at the last minute and several other potential successors signaled they weren't interested in the job.
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The U.S. this week will begin withdrawing many of the active duty troops sent to the border with Mexico by President Donald Trump just before the midterm election in response to a caravan of Central American migrants, U.S. officials said Monday.
About 2,200 of the active duty troops will be pulled out before the holidays, the officials said, shrinking an unusual domestic deployment that was viewed by critics as a political stunt and a waste of military resources.
That will leave about 3,000 active duty troops in Texas, Arizona and California, mainly comprised of military police and helicopter transport crews who are assisting border patrol agents.