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Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 01:42 PM EDT

US: Iran Military Could Misidentify Airliners Amid Tension

US: Iran Military Could Misidentify Airliners Amid Tension

Commercial airliners flying over the Persian Gulf risk being targeted by "miscalculation or misidentification" from the Iranian military amid heightened tensions between the Islamic Republic and the U.S.,...

Friday, May 17, 2019 at 07:51 PM EDT

Multiple States Pass Abortion Laws, Confusion Ensues

Multiple States Pass Abortion Laws, Confusion Ensues

As multiple states pass laws banning many abortions, confusion is swirling about what exactly that means for women.

Friday, May 17, 2019 at 07:37 PM EDT

Fact Check: Trump's Energy Errors

Fact Check: Trump's Energy Errors

President Donald Trump clearly supports the oil and gas industry, but he made several false and misleading boasts about his impact on the energy sector. The president suggested that a change in federal...

Friday, May 17, 2019 at 07:09 PM EDT

U.S. Officials: 'Highly Likely' Iran Carried Out Tanker Attacks

U.S. Officials: 'Highly Likely' Iran Carried Out Tanker Attacks

A U.S. assessment determined it is "highly likely" that Iran was behind the attacks on four tankers last weekend, according to three U.S. officials familiar with the findings. The U.S. has evidence, including...

Friday, May 17, 2019 at 05:43 PM EDT

Trump Administration Rejects Subpoena for Tax Returns

Trump Administration Rejects Subpoena for Tax Returns

The Trump administration on Friday missed another deadline to produce President Donald Trump's tax returns. A top House Democrat said he expects to take the administration to court as early as next week over the...

Friday, May 17, 2019 at 04:45 PM EDT

Government Audit: Carson's $40K Office Purchases Broke Law

Government Audit: Carson's $40K Office Purchases Broke Law

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson violated the law when his department spent more than $40,000 to purchase a dining set and a dishwasher for his office's executive dining room, government...

Friday, May 17, 2019 at 07:57 PM EDT

Louisiana Governor Breaks With Democratic Party on Abortion

Louisiana Governor Breaks With Democratic Party on Abortion

Nearly three decades ago, when Democratic Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards' wife was 20 weeks pregnant with their first child, a doctor discovered their daughter had spina bifida and encouraged an abortion....

Friday, May 17, 2019 at 04:03 PM EDT

Ala. Women Worried by Abortion Law Flood Clinics With Calls

Ala. Women Worried by Abortion Law Flood Clinics With Calls

The phones began ringing at the clinic not long after the Alabama governor signed a bill that would ban nearly all abortions in the state, including in cases of rape and incest. The desperate women calling...

Friday, May 17, 2019 at 12:54 PM EDT

Gov. DeSantis: Florida 'Cannot Accommodate' Influx of Immigrants

Gov. DeSantis: Florida 'Cannot Accommodate' Influx of Immigrants

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis says the state "cannot accommodate" an influx of immigrants that local officials say are being sent by the federal government from the U.S.-Mexico border.

Friday, May 17, 2019 at 05:07 PM EDT

US Reaches Steel, Aluminum Tariff Deal With Canada, Mexico

US Reaches Steel, Aluminum Tariff Deal With Canada, Mexico

The United States has reached a deal to lift steel and aluminum tariffs on Canada and Mexico, removing one key obstacle to passing updates to the North American Free Trade Agreement, two people familiar with the...

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