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April 7, 2017 9:40 PM Federal judge approves Baltimore police consent decree

A federal judge on Friday approved a plan to overhaul the Baltimore Police Department, an action that rebuked arguments from the new administration at the Justice Department which had spent a week asking the court to delay proceedings on the plan. U.S. District Judge James K. Bredar ruled on the consent decree signed by the federal government and city officials 80

April 7, 2017 4:47 PM Jimmy Kimmel honors Don Rickles with teary tribute

Jimmy Kimmel honored the late Don Rickles with a teary-eyed tribute on his late night show Thursday. The comedy legend died of kidney failure Thursday morning in his L.A. home. He was 90. "This is not going to be our usual show tonight," Kimmel said. "We lost someone that we and I love very much today, and I’m sorry if you’re hearing this right now for the first 36

April 7, 2017 9:20 AM South Africa says it was not obliged to arrest al-Bashir

THE HAGUE, Netherlands – South Africa is insisting to International Criminal Court judges that it did not have to arrest Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir when he visited Johannesburg in 2015. At a hearing Friday lawyers for South Africa said the court's founding treaty, the Rome Statute, does not oblige authorities to arrest heads of state of countries 54

April 6, 2017 9:43 PM Intel chair Nunes steps aside from Russia probe, citing ethics complaints Add to ..

The Republican chairman is stepping aside from leading a congressional investigation of Russian interference in last year’s U.S. presidential election, citing ethics complaints that he mishandled classified information. The decision by Rep. Devin Nunes of California comes amid partisan turmoil on the House intelligence committee. Democrats have alleged 65

April 6, 2017 8:16 PM Competency hearing continues in Oklahoma beheading case

NORMAN, Okla. – A man charged with beheading a co-worker and trying to kill another at an Oklahoma food processing plant again didn't attend his competency trial. The trial for Alton Nolen continued Thursday with a psychologist for the state saying he believes Nolen is competent. A psychologist for the defense said Wednesday she believes Nolen is incompetent 40

April 6, 2017 2:48 PM House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes recuses himself from Russia probe

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) temporarily recused himself Thursday from all matters related to the committee’s ongoing probe into Russia’s interference in the presidential election, as House investigators look into ethics allegations against him. Nunes said in a statement that he decided to recuse himself after “several 70

April 6, 2017 12:24 PM Senate poised for historic clash over Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch

The Senate is set for a historic clash Thursday over the confirmation of Judge Neil Gorsuch to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court, a showdown poised to spark a fundamental change in the chamber’s rules. Senate Democrats are vowing to block consideration of Gorsuch on the Senate floor in a procedural vote to advance the 49-year-old judge’s nomination. Once that happens 37

April 5, 2017 8:29 PM Judge Denies Justice Department Request to Delay Baltimore Police Oversight Hearing

Federal judge rules session will take place as scheduled on Thursday; agency had sought 90-day delay BALTIMORE—A federal judge on Wednesday rejected the Justice Department’s request to delay a court hearing on a proposed agreement with Baltimore aimed at eliminating racially biased police practices, ruling the session will take place Thursday as scheduled 47

April 5, 2017 6:17 PM FDA Nominee Scott Gottlieb Commits to ‘Gold Standard’

Candidate states belief in safety, hopes to expand generic-drug approval WASHINGTON—Scott Gottlieb, President Donald Trump’s nominee to run the Food and Drug Administration, emphasized in his confirmation hearing Wednesday his belief “in the gold standard of safety and efficacy” at the agency and said he hopes to expand approvals of generic drugs to lower 38

April 5, 2017 2:35 PM F-16 fighter jet crashes, pilot parachutes out in Maryland

An F-16 fighter jet that was on a training mission crashed Wednesday morning in Maryland. The pilot parachuted to safety, authorities said. Officials for Joint Base Andrews said in a statement that the plane was an F-16C fighter jet from the Air National Guard’s 113th Wing. The crash happened around 9:15 a.m., about six miles southwest of the base. The 113th Wing has its headquarters 45