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January 16, 2019 5:35 AM U.S. police arrest journalist working for Iran's state TV

DUBAI (Reuters) - U.S. police have arrested an American-born journalist working for Iran’s English-language Press TV on unspecified charges, the state-run broadcaster reported on Wednesday. “Marziyeh Hashemi was arrested in St. Louis and sent to custody in Washington DC although no formal charges have been pressed against her,” it said. “She was detained 2955

January 14, 2019 9:29 AM US shutdown: Canadian air traffic controllers send pizza to US workers

Air traffic controllers in Canada are sending hundreds of pizzas to their US counterparts who are working through the federal government shutdown. A collection started by employees had blossomed into an industry-wide show of solidarity, the Canadian Air Traffic Control Association told the BBC. It has affected 800,000 public workers and closed many government 286

January 2, 2019 10:16 PM Ex-USC assistant Bland pleads guilty in corruption scandal

Former Southern California assistant coach Tony Bland pleaded guilty Wednesday in Manhattan federal court to conspiracy to commit bribery, the latest development in the corruption scandal that rocked college basketball. Bland admitted he accepted $4,100 in cash to steer USC basketball players toward certain financial advisers and business managers 105

December 18, 2018 7:09 PM Judge to Flynn: "Not only did you lie to the FBI, you lied" to senior Trump officials

Judge Emmet Sullivan is reviewing Michael Flynn's acknowledgments that he was wrong in his actions and takes responsibility, and also describes how Flynn made note of the circumstances of the interview in the White House. Sullivan is walking through what both sides wrote in their pre-sentencing court papers and the FBI memos memorializing Flynn's interview 88

December 14, 2018 10:18 PM Saudi man who attended terrorist training pleads to fraud

OKLAHOMA CITY – A Saudi Arabian man has pleaded guilty in an Oklahoma City federal court to fraud for failing to disclose that he attended an al-Qaida terrorist training camp in Afghanistan before entering the U.S. Court documents filed Friday show 35-year-old Naif Abdulaziz Alfallaj of Weatherford pleaded guilty and admitted he obtained a visa by fraud 65

December 12, 2018 5:52 PM MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski apologizes for using homophobic slur to describe Mike Pompeo

MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” co-host Mika Brzezinski apologized on Wednesday for using a homophobic slur when describing Secretary of State Mike Pompeo a “butt-boy.” Brzezinski took issue with Pompeo’s recent comments to Fox News regarding Saudi Arabia Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman’s involvement in the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. “Why doesn’t Mike Pompeo 104

December 8, 2018 7:14 PM Exclusive: Dutch hospitals to drop U.S. body brokers, cite ethical concerns

AMSTERDAM - Two major Dutch hospitals say they will stop importing human body parts from American firms, which they have been doing without any regulation for a decade. The hospitals told Reuters in recent weeks they made their decisions on ethical grounds. The move comes amid investigations by U.S. law enforcement into some so-called body brokers - companies 109

December 4, 2018 7:49 PM US mid-term elections: Republican committee reports hacking to FBI

Campaign officials for the US Republican Party had their email accounts hacked ahead of this year's mid-term elections, it has emerged. The National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) said it was the victim of a cyber intrusion by an "unknown entity", and the FBI had been informed. News website Politico, which first reported the hack, said the accounts 83

November 27, 2018 4:14 PM Comey calls acting attorney general 'not the sharpest knife'

BOSTON – Former FBI Director James Comey says Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker "may not be the sharpest knife" in the drawer. Comey made those comments during an interview Monday with WGBH News in Boston after he was asked whether Whitaker could derail special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation. Comey said Whitaker "may not be the sharpest 78

November 14, 2018 1:01 PM Call of Duty 'swatting' death prankster pleads guilty

A California-based gamer faces up to 20 years in jail after admitting crimes including making a hoax call to US police that resulted in them shooting an innocent man dead. Tyler Barriss made the call after becoming involved in a dispute with other video gamers engaged in an online Call of Duty match. The 25-year-old had meant to direct the police to another 74