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Trump threatens defence veto over social media protections

Trump threatens defence veto over social media protections

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is threatening to veto a defence policy bill unless it ends protections for internet companies that shield them from being held liable for material posted by their users.
China spacecraft lands on moon to bring rocks back to Earth

China spacecraft lands on moon to bring rocks back to Earth

BEIJING — A Chinese spacecraft sent to return lunar rocks to Earth collected its first samples Wednesday after landing on the moon, the government announced, adding to a string of successes for Beijing's increasingly ambitious space program.
US probing potential bribery, lobbying scheme for pardon

US probing potential bribery, lobbying scheme for pardon

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department is investigating whether there was a secret scheme to lobby White House officials for a pardon as well as a related plot to offer a hefty political contribution in exchange for clemency, according to a court docume
18 indicted, including rapper, in gang-related activity

18 indicted, including rapper, in gang-related activity

NEW YORK — Authorities on Tuesday announced the indictment of 18 people, including New York City rapper Casanova, in connection to a litany of gang-related crimes including racketeering, murder, drugs, firearms, and fraud offences . Acting U.S.
'Big Sky' producers recognize Native American criticism

'Big Sky' producers recognize Native American criticism

LOS ANGELES — Native American tribes and advocates are condemning “Big Sky,” a Montana-set ABC drama, for ignoring the history of violence inflicted on Indigenous women and instead making whites the crime victims.
Judge throws out Trump rules limiting skilled-worker visas

Judge throws out Trump rules limiting skilled-worker visas

CHICAGO — A federal judge on Tuesday struck down two Trump administration rules designed to drastically curtail the number of visas issued each year to skilled foreign workers.
Barr appoints special counsel in Russia probe investigation

Barr appoints special counsel in Russia probe investigation

WASHINGTON — Attorney General William Barr has given extra protection to the prosecutor he appointed to investigate the origins of the Trump-Russia probe, granting him authority to complete the work without being easily fired.
Visitor: Monolith toppled by group who said 'leave no trace'

Visitor: Monolith toppled by group who said 'leave no trace'

SALT LAKE CITY — New clues have surfaced in the disappearance of a gleaming monolith in Utah that seemed to melt away as mysteriously as it appeared in the red-rock desert — though it's no longer the only place where a strange structure has come and

California boat captain indicted in fire that killed 34

LOS ANGELES — The captain of a scuba diving boat that caught fire and sank off the coast of California last year, killing 34 people who were trapped below deck, was indicted Tuesday on federal manslaughter charges for one of the deadliest maritime di
Elected officials dine out after urging others to stay home

Elected officials dine out after urging others to stay home

San Francisco Mayor London Breed dined at a posh Napa Valley restaurant the day after California's governor was there. San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo went to his parents' house for Thanksgiving.