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President Donald Trump says he'll nominate New York Jets owner Woody Johnson to be the U.S. ambassador to the United Kingdom.
A former government contractor sold top secret documents to China, according to an indictment.
Kevin Mallory, 60, of Leesburg, Virginia, sold the documents to Chinese intelligence officials for $25,000, according to the indictment. He used a special device to communicate and transmit documents to Chinese operatives.
Mallory, who speaks fluent Mandarin, had top secret clearance when he worked for various government agencies and defense contractors. When he left in October 2012, he allegedly took documents with secret and top secret classifications on an electronic device, according to the indictment.
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Prosecutors say a 56-year-old man who referred to himself as "dirty old Santa" traveled to a Philadelphia suburb to have a sexual tryst with a 14-year-old girl he lured online and has been arrested.
Delaware County District Attorney Jack Whelan and Ridley Township police Capt. Scott Willoughby say the girl was actually a county detective working a sting operation.
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State-owned Qatar Airways is attempting to buy a 10 percent stake in American Airlines, triggering U.S. antitrust oversight of deals that size.
American said in a regulatory filing Thursday that the bid was unsolicited, but that there have been conversations between the CEOs of both airlines.
Earlier this month Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Bahrain cut ties with Qatar and blocked direct flights with the country. Qatar Airways, one of the region's largest, also stopped its flights to the four Arab countries in response to the UAE's Etihad, Emirates, FlyDubai, EgyptAir and Bahrain's Gulf Air suspending flights to Qatar.
President Donald Trump appeared to cast doubt on the assessment of 17 U.S. intelligence agencies that blame Russia for election meddling, questioning Thursday why the Obama administration didn't try to stop it.
"By the way, if Russia was working so hard on the 2016 Election, it all took place during the Obama Admin.," the president tweeted. "Why didn't they stop them?"
All 17 intelligence agencies have agreed Russia was behind the hack of Democratic email systems and tried to influence the 2016 election to benefit Trump. The findings are at the heart of an investigation into contacts that members of Trump's campaign team may have had with Russian officials during the campaign and the transition.
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TThe opioid crisis appears to be accelerating with the addition of a noxious alternative to heroin and fentanyl: carfentanil.
Most commonly sold as a powder, it is about 10,000 times stronger than morphine and 100 times more potent than fentanyl, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration. It is used commercially to sedate elephants and other large animals, and mixed with heroin by drug dealers looking to boost their product.
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A Pennsylvania man has been convicted of third-degree murder after a confrontation that a witness said was sparked by a comparison to 'SpongeBob SquarePants'.
Prosecutors say 39-year-old Robert S. Lee stabbed Jamal Britton in July 2016 at a Lewisburg apartment complex.
PennLive.com reports witness Qaisha Jacobs told the jury Britton, the father of her son, was angry after Lee told him he looked like the anthropomorphic cartoon sponge.
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The Senate Republican health care bill would guarantee immediate assistance for insurance markets that are struggling in many states. Yet overall it would do the same thing as its House counterpart: less federal money for health insurance and a greater likelihood that more Americans will be uninsured.
The bill's impact on personal health care costs would be uneven: Premiums would likely go down for younger people, but older people would pay more. Out-of-pocket costs to cover insurance deductibles and co-payments would go up.
An online conspiracy theory dubbed "pizzagate'' ended Thursday with real-world consequences when a North Carolina man was sentenced to prison for arming himself with an assault rifle, traveling to the nation's capital and firing his weapon inside a neighborhood pizza restaurant.
Edgar Maddison Welch's "ill-conceived plot" last year did "actual damage to the lives of real people," a judge said before sentencing him to four years in prison.
Judge Ketanji B. Jackson said she'd never seen a case like Welch's, and she gave him a punishment on the upper end of guidelines, in part to send a message to others.
At Facebook, mere "sharing" is getting old. Finding deeper meaning in online communities is the next big thing.
CEO Mark Zuckerberg says he is no longer satisfied with just connecting the world so that people can pass around baby pictures and live video — or fake news and hate symbols. So the Facebook founder wants to bring more meaning to its nearly 2 billion users by shepherding them into online groups that bring together people with common passions, problems and ambitions.
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A little girl amid a pile of bodies was rescued by an American aid worker sprinting out from behind a tank in the besieged city of Mosul despite the threat of ISIS sniper fire this month. The moment, captured on video, shows the devastation of Iraq's struggle to end the ISIS insurgency.
The video shows veteran Dave Eubank rush through a cloud of smoke toward the corpses as two other men from his group provide covering fire from behind a tank. Seconds later, he reemerges with the girl scooped in his right arm and passes her off to another volunteer from his group, a Syrian refugee who speaks to the girl in Arabic.
"I just prayed to God and told her I'd knew we'd save her," Eubank said. "I told her in English, as we're running through the gunfire, 'If no one will have you, if there's nowhere out there for you, don't worry. I'll adopt you.'"
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U.S. banks passed the first round of stress tests issued by the Federal Reserve to determine whether the banks could survive potential recessions, according to CNBC.
The results released Thursday showed that all 34 of the largest banks in the U.S. could keep lending to households and businesses in the event of two severe economic scenarios.
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Deputies opened fire on a charging pit bull early Thursday at a Palmdale home, but a round apparently skipped off the ground before fatally striking a 17-year-boy who had tried to restrain the dog, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.
The dog charged at deputies outside the apartment complex in the high desert community north of Los Angeles, authorities said.
After the 65-pound dog bit a deputy on the knee, the boy took him behind the carport area. As the deputy was waiting for medical treatment, the dog returned and charged at deputies, two of whom opened fire, the sheriff's department said.
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Parole was denied Thursday for convicted killer Patricia Krenwinkel, a follower of cult leader Charles Manson and California's longest serving female inmate.
Krenwinkel, 69, was previously denied parole 13 times for the 1969 slayings of pregnant actress Sharon Tate and four other people in Southern California. The next night, she helped kill grocer Leno LaBianca and his wife, Rosemary, in what prosecutors say was an attempt by Manson to ignite a race war.