U.S. winter storm knocks out power to 19...

U.S. winter storm knocks out power to 190,000 in North Carolina


A powerful winter storm that hit the U.S. Southeast over the weekend knocked out power for more than 190,000 customers in North Carolina, officials said on Sunday.

Storm hits Carolinas and officials warn of potential widespread power outages

A winter storm brought snowfall and freezing rain to North and South Carolina on Saturday, creating hazardous conditions on roads and threatening to leave hundreds of thousands of people without power, officials said.

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Many U.S.-bound caravan migrants disperse as asylum process stalls

Thousands of Central American migrants spent weeks traveling north through Mexico in caravans, walking and hitching rides when possible, only for many to give up hope and turn back when they met resistance at the U.S. border.

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U.S. appeals court will not restore Trump asylum order

A U.S. appeals court handed President Donald Trump a defeat on Friday when it refused to allow his order barring asylum for immigrants who enter the country illegally to take effect, while a court challenge proceeds.

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U.S. Jesuits release names of clergy accused of sexual abuse

Two U.S. chapters of the Roman Catholic Church’s Jesuit order of clergyman on Friday released a list of 153 names of its clerics who have faced credible accusations of sexual misconduct spanning almost half the country.

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North Carolina governor declares emergency over impending snowstorm

The governor of North Carolina declared a state of emergency on Friday as a major winter storm already drenching the southern plains states was expected to slam the southeast with snow and sleet this weekend.

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Foie gras off Amazon.com's menu in California after settlement

Amazon.com Inc has agreed not to sell foie gras in California from birds that have been force fed and pay $100,000 in penalties and costs as part of a lawsuit settlement, a prosecutor said Friday.

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White nationalist convicted of murdering protester in Charlottesville, Virginia

A white nationalist who drove his car into a crowd protesting against a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, last year, killing one of the counterdemonstrators, was found guilty on Friday of first-degree murder and nine other counts.

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Mueller: ex-Trump campaign chairman Manafort lied to investigators about funds, contacts

U.S. President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort lied to federal investigators about a payment and contacts with Trump administration officials, the U.S. special counsel investigating whether Trump's 2016 campaign colluded with Russia said in a court filing on Friday.

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Mountain lion that crossed freeways died after California wildfire

A Southern California mountain lion that crossed freeways dozens of times, evading potentially deadly traffic, has died after burning its paws during a wildfire, officials said on Friday.

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Michigan medical officer ordered to trial over Flint water deaths

A Michigan judge on Friday ordered the state's chief medical officer to stand trial on charges of involuntary manslaughter in connection to the contamination of the city of Flint's water supply, a crisis that resulted in 12 deaths.

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Trump administration set to relax Obama-era water protections: report

The Trump administration is set to reduce the number of federally regulated waterways protected under the U.S. Clean Water Act in a bid to help the energy and agriculture industries, according to a media report on Friday.

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NY judge orders rapper Cardi B to stay away from victims in brawl

A New York judge on Friday ordered rapper Cardi B to have no contact with two bartenders she allegedly attacked in a strip-club brawl, but allowed her to remain free after she skipped a court appearance earlier in the week.

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U.S. Air Force missed four chances to stop Texas shooter buying guns

The U.S. Air Force missed four chances to block the shooter in 2017's deadly church attack in Texas from buying guns after he was accused of violent crimes while in the military, a report by the Department of Defense's inspector general said on Friday.

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Trump says he will name State Department spokeswoman as U.S. ambassador to U.N.

U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday said he would nominate State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert as the next U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, choosing a former TV anchor with little policy experience to lead U.S. diplomacy at the international organization.

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NY police give all clear after CNN bomb threat

CNN's broadcast offices in New York City were evacuated by police on Thursday night for more than an hour after a caller said there were five bombs hidden in the Time Warner Center Building, disrupting the broadcaster's schedule, police said.

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U.S. prosecutor drops appeal to extend Turkish banker's sentence: Anadolu

New York prosecutors have withdrawn an appeal to extend the sentence of a former executive at Turkey's state-owned lender Halkbank, Turkey's state-owned Anadolu news agency said on Friday.

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Mudslide risk in Southern California wildfire zones prompts evacuation of thousands

Heavy rains and the threat of mudslides in Southern California forced the closure of a key coastal highway near Malibu on Thursday and prompted authorities to order evacuations of almost 3,000 residents from hillside areas scarred by recent wildfires.

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Kevin Hart quits as 2019 Oscars host after anti-gay tweets resurface

Comedian Kevin Hart stepped down on Thursday from hosting the 2019 Oscar ceremony after "insensitive words" about gays he tweeted in the past resurfaced online.

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Trump, without evidence, says Arizona 'bracing' for surge of immigrants

U.S. President Donald Trump said without evidence on Thursday Arizona "is bracing for a massive surge" of immigrants along part of the border that has no protective fence, reiterating his call for Democrats to back funding for his proposed border wall.

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