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Top defense leaders are expected to get a barrage of questions when they face worried lawmakers on Capitol Hill for the first time since the Pentagon spelled out the military construction projects that could lose funding this year to pay for President Donald Trump's border wall.
A number of Congress members have already expressed unhappiness with Pentagon plans that could divert funding from as many as 150 projects, totaling more than $4.3 billion, across the country and the world.
Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan is slated to testify Tuesday at a House Armed Services Committee hearing along with Gen. Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Early last week Shanahan sent Congress a detailed list of projects that could be tapped.
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The Supreme Court is returning to arguments over whether the political task of redistricting can be overly partisan.
The cases at the high court Tuesday mark the second time in consecutive terms the justices will see if they can set limits on drawing districts for partisan gain. Or the court could rule that federal judges should not referee disputes over districts designed to benefit one political party.
Democrats and Republicans eagerly await the outcome of cases from Maryland and North Carolina because a new round of redistricting will follow the 2020 census, and the decision could help shape the makeup of Congress and state legislatures over the next decade.
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A gun safe sold at Dick's Sporting Goods stores nationwide in November and December is being recalled due to an issue with the safe's locking mechanism, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission says.
The recall is for the Stack-On Sentinel model safe made by Alpha Guardian, according to the CPSC.
Alpha Guardian has received one report of the safe opening without the use of a key or combination, which would mean someone could access the guns stored inside without authorization, the CPSC said.
On May 17, 2017, former FBI Director Robert Mueller was appointed special counsel to oversee the investigation into possible links between Russia and the Trump campaign. He secured the conviction of one...
Five years after Colorado first legalized marijuana, a new study shows pot's bad effects are sending more people to the emergency room.
Inhaled marijuana caused the most severe problems at one large Denver area hospital. Marijuana-infused foods and candies, called edibles, also led to trouble. Patients came to the ER with symptoms such as repeated vomiting, racing hearts and psychotic episodes.
The study, published Monday in Annals of Internal Medicine, stemmed from tales of tourists needing emergency care after gobbling too many marijuana gummies.
The Powerball jackpot just won’t quit.
After no one hit all winning numbers in Saturday night’s drawing, the top prize has jumped to a whopping $750 million. And while players daydream about what they’d do with such a windfall, they should remember they wouldn’t really end up with the advertised amount.
Whether you take the prize as an annuity spread out over three decades or as an immediate, reduced lump sum, 24 percent of your win is withheld for federal taxes. Yet the top marginal tax rate of 37 percent means you’d owe a lot more at tax time. And state taxes typically are due as well.
The San Antonio City Council voted recently to block Chick-fil-A from opening a restaurant at San Antonio International Airport, citing what it called the company's "legacy of anti-LGBT behavior," NBC News reports.
The vote came a day after Think Progress reported that newly released tax documents show the fast-food chain donated $1.8 million in 2017 to groups that discriminate against the LGBTQ community.
A spokeswoman for Chick-fil-A told NBC News on Monday that it wished it had gotten the opportunity to "clarify misperceptions" about the fast food chain prior to the vote. In regard to the Think Progress report, the company told NBC News that it has been transparent on its website about its youth and education-focused giving.
"To suggest our giving was done to support a political or non-inclusive agenda is inaccurate and misleading," the spokeswoman said.
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A Chicago officer who was fatally shot while off-duty over the weekend died while shielding his girlfriend from gunfire, police said Monday.
John Rivera, 23, was at a pizza restaurant with a co-worker, a friend and his girlfriend early Saturday morning in the city's River North neighborhood when a gunman opened fire on their vehicle as they left the restaurant.
Police believe the shooting was a case of mistaken identity, saying the gunman murdered "the first Hispanic man that he came into contact with" following an earlier and unrelated altercation.
A 48-year-old man was sentenced to 19 years, four months behind bars Monday for possession of bomb-making materials found in his car during a traffic stop in Brea, California.
Saleh Ali, who acted as his own attorney, received the maximum sentence, after telling the judge "You're a cockroach" and directing an anti-Semitic remark at a prosecutor.
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The flight on Monday seemed to go perfectly well, until passengers realized that their plane had landed in both the wrong city and the wrong country.
The British Airways flight from London City Airport was supposed to head to Duesseldorf, Germany, but ended up in Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland.
A genealogy database used to match a family's DNA with evidence found at a 1973 crime scene has led investigators to identify the long-dead suspect in the strangulation killing of a young married couple, a Montana sheriff said Monday.
Linda and Clifford Bernhardt, both 24, were killed at their Billings-area home in a case that would stymie investigators for decades.
The cloud that has hung over President Donald Trump since the day he walked into the White House has been lifted.
Yes, special counsel Robert Mueller left open the question of whether Trump tried to obstruct the investigation. Yes, separate federal probes still put Trump and his associates in legal jeopardy. And yes, Democrats will spend the coming months pushing for more details from Mueller, all while launching new probes into Trump's administration and businesses.
But at its core, Mueller's investigation gave the president what he wanted: public affirmation that he and his campaign did not coordinate with Russia to win the 2016 election. After spending months tweeting "No collusion," Trump had been proven right.
Special counsel Robert Mueller told Attorney General William Barr three weeks ago that he wouldn't be making a decision on obstruction of justice charges against President Donald Trump, a source told NBC News Monday. Barr and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who was also at the meeting, hadn't expected that, said the source.
The pair ultimately decided there was no evidence requiring prosecution on the obstruction issue, Barr announced Sunday. Mueller had set out "evidence on both sides" of the question of obstruction and stated that "while this report does not conclude the president committed a crime, it also does not exonerate him."
Congressional Democrats prepared to huddle behind closed doors Monday evening to plot strategy for their own investigations of obstruction of justice and Russian election interference, among other matters related to the president, following the release of Barr's summary.
New Jersey lawmakers on Monday called off what would have been a historic vote legalizing adult-use recreational marijuana in the Garden State.
The decision was made after Democratic leaders in the state Senate came up short of the 21 votes they wanted before sending the bill to the General Assembly.
"Legalization of marijuana will get passed one way or another," New Jersey State Senate President Stephen Sweeney said. "I might have underestimated this getting passed. It doesn't mean we failed."