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50,000 Coast Guard retirees at risk of not receiving pension checks
Posted on Thursday January 17, 2019

It's a shame that Congress and the president "can’t see the pain and damage their causing to thousands of people," one Coast Guard retiree said to NBC News.

Travel ban: Trump postpones Pelosi trip abroad after she suggests he delay his State of the Union address
Posted on Friday January 18, 2019

Pelosi earlier said she hadn't heard from the White House since asking to reschedule the annual State of the Union address.

Alt-right activist who met with congressmen posted about black 'violence gene'
Posted on Friday January 18, 2019

Alt-right activist Chuck Johnson has shown a steady interest in genetics and links he draws between DNA, race, intellect and criminality.

Chicago officers acquitted of attempted cover-up in Laquan McDonald killing
Posted on Thursday January 17, 2019

Cook County Judge Domenica Stephenson rendered her verdict a day before the sentencing of Jason Van Dyke, who shot McDonald.

Steve King's Iowa constituents split on support after racist comments
Posted on Friday January 18, 2019

Some voters in his district are questioning whether to continue to support the longtime congressman, others are standing behind him.

African Union urges DR Congo to delay final election results
Posted on Thursday January 17, 2019

The African Union calls on the country to delay the final results of its disputed presidential election.

North Korea's Kim Yong-chol arrives in Washington
Posted on Friday January 18, 2019

North Korean negotiator Kim Yong-chol arrives in the US ahead of another possible Trump-Kim summit.

Divers swim with one of biggest great white sharks off Hawaii
Posted on Thursday January 17, 2019

The shark, believed to be one known as Deep Blue, weighs 2.5 tonnes and is nearly 20ft long.

Trump cancels Nancy Pelosi foreign trip citing shutdown
Posted on Thursday January 17, 2019

Members of Congress who were due to join the trip are left sitting on a bus at Capitol Hill.

Bogotá blast: Deadly car bomb rocks Colombia capital
Posted on Friday January 18, 2019

No group has said it was behind the explosion which killed 10 people outside a police academy.

The White House is scrapping a planned delegation's trip for the World Economic Forum, press secretary says
Posted on Friday January 18, 2019

The White House has canceled the planned delegation's trip to Davos, Switzerland, for the World Economic Forum, press secretary Sarah Sanders announced Thursday, the 27th day of government shutdown.

Analysis: Donald Trump just dunked on Nancy Pelosi's CODEL
Posted on Thursday January 17, 2019

Less than 24 hours after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told President Donald Trump that he should reconsider delivering his State of the Union on January 29, the famed counter-puncher struck back. Bigly.

Trump denies Pelosi military aircraft for war zone trip
Posted on Thursday January 17, 2019

President Donald Trump responded Thursday to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's letter suggesting they reschedule his State of the Union address by informing Pelosi that an apparent trip she had planned to "Brussels, Egypt, and Afghanistan has been postponed" while the government shutdown continues.

Jim Acosta reads Trump's 'childish' letter to Pelosi
Posted on Friday January 18, 2019

President Trump wrote a letter to Speaker Nancy Pelosi a letter canceling her trip to Belgium, Egypt and Afghanistan during the shutdown. CNN's Jim Acosta reports.

Analysis: The odds of a shutdown compromise just hit a depressing new low
Posted on Friday January 18, 2019

Donald Trump, petulant and impetuous, never lets a slight go unanswered. Because, at the end of (every) day, it's all about him -- and what he wants.

3 Chicago police officers found not guilty of covering up shooting of Laquan McDonald
Posted on Thursday January 17, 2019

The officers were charged with falsifying details in Laquan McDonald's death after he was shot 16 times.

Under Trump, more kids separated at border than originally estimated: Report
Posted on Thursday January 17, 2019

Under President Donald Trump's administration, more kids may have been separated from their parents at the border, according to an internal government report.

Number of federal workers seeking US jobless aid doubles
Posted on Thursday January 17, 2019

Number of furloughed federal workers seeking US jobless aid doubled in week of Jan. 5

Cohen acknowledges rigging polls for Trump in 2014 and 2015
Posted on Thursday January 17, 2019

President Donald Trump's estranged former lawyer is acknowledging paying a technology company to artificially boost Trump's standing in two online polls, saying Trump directed him to do it

Ex-CBS CEO Les Moonves to challenge severance denial
Posted on Thursday January 17, 2019

Ex-CBS CEO Les Moonves demands arbitration proceedings to challenge the denial of his $120 million severance package.

Nebraska college student builds 84 snowmen in one night
Posted on Friday January 18, 2019

Some people count sheep when they can’t fall sleep. Others apparently build snowmen – dozens of them.

Enes Kanter's concerns about potential assassination over political views taken 'very seriously' by NBA
Posted on Friday January 18, 2019

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver is standing by New York Knicks forward Enes Kanter and his decision not to travel to London for an international game over fears for the player's own safety.

Facebook employees caught posting 5-star Portal reviews on Amazon
Posted on Friday January 18, 2019

Facebook employees were caught writing glowing reviews of the Facebook Portal on Amazon.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry sneak in PDA during Cirque du Soleil date night
Posted on Friday January 18, 2019

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are sneaking in PDA whenever they can. 

South Carolina inmates to get tablets for phone calls, watching movies
Posted on Friday January 18, 2019

Prisoners in South Carolina are in for a technological treat as corrections officials look to provide them with computer tablets to avoid the use of contraband cell phones.

Trump Hits Back at Nancy Pelosi, Threatening Her Trip to See Troops
Posted on Friday January 18, 2019

An Air Force bus at the Capitol that was going to take members of Congress to Joint Base Andrews to depart on their trip.

Most State Dept. Employees Will Return to Work Next Week Despite Shutdown
Posted on Thursday January 17, 2019

Most of the State Department’s more than 75,000 employees, based around the world, have been affected by the shutdown.

Family Separation May Have Hit Thousands More Migrant Children Than Reported
Posted on Thursday January 17, 2019

Brenda Garcia reunited with her 7-year-old son, K.G.G, at Dulles Airport outside Washington in June, 34 days after they were separated by officials after crossing the border into the United States illegally.

3 Officers Acquitted of Covering Up for Colleague in Laquan McDonald Killing
Posted on Thursday January 17, 2019

Along with the three officers, the broad concept of a police “code of silence” was on trial in Chicago.

At Pentagon, Trump Announces Plans to Expand Missile Defenses
Posted on Thursday January 17, 2019

The costly plans come in the midst of the longest government shutdown in history and while the Pentagon’s leadership is in flux.

Former Trump lawyer reconsidering plan to testify to Congress: adviser
Posted on Friday January 18, 2019

President Donald Trump's former personal attorney Michael Cohen is reconsidering his plan to testify publicly to the U.S. Congress next month because of intimidation by the president, an adviser to Cohen said on Thursday.

Ex-mistress of 'El Chapo' says she was 'traumatized' by tunnel escape
Posted on Friday January 18, 2019

A former mistress of accused Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman told jurors in his U.S. trial on Thursday she was "traumatized" after a harrowing 2014 escape from one of his safehouses with Mexican marines in hot pursuit.

Asia stocks gain on hopes for eased U.S.-China tension
Posted on Friday January 18, 2019

Asian stocks gained early on Friday, as hopes for a thaw in the U.S.-China trade conflict fed investor appetites for risk assets.

American Express misses estimates on slowing customer spending; shares drop
Posted on Friday January 18, 2019

American Express Co missed Wall Street's fourth-quarter profit estimates on Thursday, as the rate of customer spending slowed despite a strong U.S. holiday sales season.

North Korea envoy in U.S. for talks with Pompeo, possibly Trump
Posted on Friday January 18, 2019

A North Korean envoy arrived in Washington on Thursday for expected talks with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and a possible encounter with President Donald Trump aimed a laying the groundwork for a second U.S.-North Korea summit.

Trump cancels U.S. delegation trip to Davos economic conference over government shutdown
Posted on Friday January 18, 2019

The White House on Thursday announced that President Donald Trump's delegation would not attend a high-profile economic conference.

     
 
 

President Trump hits back at House Speaker Pelosi by canceling military plane for overseas trip
Posted on Thursday January 17, 2019

A day after Pelosi requested Trump delay his SOTU address, the president responded by canceling her military plane for an official overseas trip.

     
 
 

Rep. Omar starts furor with tweets on 'compromised' Sen. Graham, Israel 'evil doings'
Posted on Thursday January 17, 2019

Rep. Ilhan Omar is pushing back after being labeled a bigot by critics for two tweets, one about Sen. Lindsey Graham and the other about Israel.

     
 
 

Paxton Lynch signs with Seattle Seahawks after year out of NFL
Posted on Thursday January 17, 2019

Paxton Lynch lasted just two years with the Denver Broncos after being selected with the No. 26 pick in the 2016 NFL draft.

     
 
 

New Mexico ski resort says 2 pulled from avalanche
Posted on Friday January 18, 2019

The avalanche near the highest peak of Taos Ski Valley happened around 11:30 a.m., initially spurring fears among authorities that more victims may be buried on the mountain before learning from witnesses that they had seen only two people on the slope.

     
 
 

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Chicago cops found not guilty
Posted on Friday January 18, 2019

A judge found three Chicago officers not guilty of lying in their reports to protect the white officer who shot Laquan McDonald. Now some community leaders are calling for protests. Adriana Diaz reports.

Women's March facing controversy
Posted on Friday January 18, 2019

For the third straight year, the Women's March will take place in several cities on Saturday. Organizers say they are resisting the Trump administration and building power. But this year will be different. Alex Wagner explains.

Stars arrive at "Star Trek: Discovery" premiere
Posted on Friday January 18, 2019

The second season of "Star Trek: Discovery" on CBS All Access tells the "untold chapter of Spock," according to the show's co-executive producer and creator said. CBSN's Vlad Duthiers is at the red carpet and speaks to some of the cast.

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Corbyn could face string of resignations if he backs 'people's vote'
Posted on Thursday January 17, 2019

A number of Labour frontbenchers say they would consider their positions if leader backed idea

Jeremy Corbyn could face up to a dozen resignations from the Labour frontbench if the party backs a second referendum as a way out of the Brexit crisis.

A string of junior shadow ministers have told the Guardian they are strongly opposed to the idea of a second referendum, which they fear would expose Labour to a vicious backlash in leave-voting constituencies.

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Trump intensifies feud with Pelosi by calling off her trip abroad
Posted on Thursday January 17, 2019

President denied speaker the use of a military aircraft to visit US troops day after she suggested he postpone State of the Union

Donald Trump has dramatically escalated his feud with House speaker Nancy Pelosi amid the US government shutdown by canceling her previously undisclosed trip abroad and denying her the use of a military aircraft to visit American troops in Afghanistan.

Related: Rudy Giuliani: 'I never said there was no collusion' by Trump campaign

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Thousands more migrant children separated under Trump than previously known
Posted on Thursday January 17, 2019

Damning government report says ‘thousands of separated children’ put in care up to a year before policy became public

The Trump administration may have separated thousands of migrant children from their parents at the border for up to a year before family separation was a publicly known practice, according to a stunning government review of the health department’s role in family separation.

Related: The US detention center where sick children receive ‘the bare minimum'

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Ram Rahim Singh: Indian court jails spiritual guru for life over journalist murder
Posted on Friday January 18, 2019

Singh, who heads Sacha Sauda sect, is currently serving 20-year for rape of two followers

An Indian court sentenced a popular and flamboyant spiritual guru and three followers to life in prison on Thursday over the murder 16 years ago of a journalist who published a letter about the guru’s alleged sexual exploitation of women.

The guru, who calls himself Dr Saint Gurmeet Singh Ram Rahim Insan, received the sentence through a video link from a prison where he is serving a 20-year sentence in a separate case involving the raping of two female followers.

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Sudanese police fire on protesters demanding president step down
Posted on Thursday January 17, 2019

Activists say a child and doctor killed in demonstrations against Omar al-Bashir

Thousands of people have taken to the streets in cities across Sudan, including the capital, where activists said a child and a doctor were killed in clashes between police and protesters calling for the end of Omar al-Bashir’s 30-year-old rule.

Thursday’s protests marked some of the most widespread disturbances since unrest began on 19 December.

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Politics Stay Off The Soccer Field As Qatar Plays Saudi Arabia
Posted on Friday January 18, 2019

Qatar beat its larger neighbor 2-0. In the background was a boycott organized by Saudi Arabia, which has accused Qatar of funding terrorism.

Trump Administration Appeals Ruling Blocking Citizenship Question On 2020 Census
Posted on Thursday January 17, 2019

The Trump administration is asking the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to review the first major court ruling over plans to add a question about U.S. citizenship status to the 2020 census.

State Department Brings Employees Back To Work Despite Shutdown
Posted on Thursday January 17, 2019

The department said it "is taking steps to make additional funds available to pay employee salaries." State has 75,000, including nearly 50,000 local hires, most of whom have been receiving pay.

Heads-Up For Sunday, A Super 'Blood Moon' Is On The Way
Posted on Thursday January 17, 2019

Not only will the moon be particularly close to Earth, but it will also be bathed in a reddish light just before midnight Eastern time.

Deadly Explosion At Bogotá Police Academy Stokes Fears Of Return To Dark Past
Posted on Thursday January 17, 2019

The attack, which left several people dead, was a reminder of the Colombian capital's violent history with guerrilla groups and drug cartels. No group claimed responsibility for Thursday's attack.

50,000 Coast Guard retirees at risk of not receiving pension checks
Posted on Thursday January 17, 2019

It's a shame that Congress and the president "can’t see the pain and damage their causing to thousands of people," one Coast Guard retiree said to NBC News.

Travel ban: Trump postpones Pelosi trip abroad after she suggests he delay his State of the Union address
Posted on Friday January 18, 2019

Pelosi earlier said she hadn't heard from the White House since asking to reschedule the annual State of the Union address.

Alt-right activist who met with congressmen posted about black 'violence gene'
Posted on Friday January 18, 2019

Alt-right activist Chuck Johnson has shown a steady interest in genetics and links he draws between DNA, race, intellect and criminality.

Chicago officers acquitted of attempted cover-up in Laquan McDonald killing
Posted on Thursday January 17, 2019

Cook County Judge Domenica Stephenson rendered her verdict a day before the sentencing of Jason Van Dyke, who shot McDonald.

Steve King's Iowa constituents split on support after racist comments
Posted on Friday January 18, 2019

Some voters in his district are questioning whether to continue to support the longtime congressman, others are standing behind him.

In A Chaotic Week For U.K. Politics, What's Next For Brexit? - NPR
Posted on Thursday January 17, 2019

In A Chaotic Week For U.K. Politics, What's Next For Brexit?  NPR

Here's what to know about key issues during this extraordinary and chaotic moment in British politics. The U.K.'s deadline to leave the European Union is March ...

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Pompeo to meet with North Korean envoy as possible second Kim-Trump summit looms, official says - Fox News
Posted on Friday January 18, 2019

Pompeo to meet with North Korean envoy as possible second Kim-Trump summit looms, official says  Fox News

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will meet with North Korean representative Kim Yong Chol in Washington on Friday, as speculation continues over the ...

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In Syrian Town Where U.S. Senators Wore No Body Armor, a Fragile Stability Shatters - The New York Times
Posted on Thursday January 17, 2019

In Syrian Town Where U.S. Senators Wore No Body Armor, a Fragile Stability Shatters  The New York Times

A suicide bomber killed 15 people, including four Americans, at a restaurant in Manbij this week. In July, two senators, accompanied by a reporter, had lunch ...

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Watchdog report finds former VA secretary violated ethics rules with security use - CNN
Posted on Thursday January 17, 2019

Watchdog report finds former VA secretary violated ethics rules with security use  CNN

An inspector general report faulted former Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin with violating ethical rules by allowing security agents to drive his wife ...

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Bogotá blast: Deadly car bomb rocks Colombia capital - BBC News
Posted on Thursday January 17, 2019

Bogotá blast: Deadly car bomb rocks Colombia capital  BBC News

A car bomb explosion has killed at least 10 people and injured 54 others in the Colombian capital, Bogotá, officials say. The blast happened outside a school for ...

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Twin Winter Storms Threaten - and the Weekend Could Get Ugly
Posted on Friday January 18, 2019



Two storms are set to move through the tri-state over the next several days, both bringing a chance for snow, rain or a combination. The latest models suggest the second storm could be a whopper -- a foot...

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Ever Lost a Glove? NYC Dad, Son on Mission to Reunite You
Posted on Thursday January 17, 2019

Lance Vining with his son Zach in front of the club's meet-up point near the 15th Street-Prospect Park Station in Brooklyn.

Check Latest School Closings, Delayed Openings Here
Posted on Friday January 18, 2019



See the latest school closings, delays and cancellations in our area.

Beau Sentenced in Killing of Morgan Freeman's Granddaughter
Posted on Friday January 18, 2019



The man convicted of killing Morgan Freeman's granddaughter on a Manhattan street in 2015 has been sentenced to 20 years in prison.

NYC to Help Those Impacted by Shutdown
Posted on Friday January 18, 2019



There appears to be no end in sight to the government shutdown, and 2 million New Yorkers who depend on federal vouchers -- like food stamps, housing and school breakfasts -- are about to feel the impact.