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Sudan says it is settling a lawsuit filed by victims and families of people killed aboard the USS Cole in a 2000 terrorist attack. The destroyer is seen here in Norfolk, Va., in 2016.
Thu, 02/13/2020 - 08:44

The move is aimed at helping Sudan get off the U.S. list of state sponsors of terrorism. The guided missile destroyer was attacked in 2000 while refueling in Yemen. Seventeen people onboard died.

Where should you sit on a plane to reduce the risk of exposure to germs spread by infectious passengers?
Thu, 02/13/2020 - 08:36

Here are recommendations from researchers on how to stave off infectious diseases such as the common cold and the flu during a flight.

Harkness Tower on Yale University's campus in 2016. The Department of Education said Yale failed to disclosed a total of $375 million in foreign money.
Thu, 02/13/2020 - 06:37

The Ivy League schools have been singled out in a federal crackdown on institutions of higher learning for allegedly not reporting hundreds of millions of dollars in foreign donations.

Precinct captain Carl Voss of Des Moines displays the Iowa Democratic Party caucus reporting app on his phone outside of the Iowa Democratic Party headquarters.
Thu, 02/13/2020 - 04:01

Secrecy was the strategy for Iowa Democrats when it came to planning the caucus process. Experts say now that decision compounded an environment ripe for manipulation.

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., speaks onstage during a primary night event in Concord, N.H., on Tuesday celebrating her unexpected third place finish in the state's primary.
Thu, 02/13/2020 - 04:00

Some Democrats say the success of Pete Buttigieg and Amy Klobuchar in New Hampshire signals a growing energy among moderates. Others worry about a divided focus.

Acting Customs and Border Protection director Mark Morgan speaks with reporters in the briefing room at the White House, on Nov. 14, 2019.
Thu, 02/13/2020 - 04:00

The head of CBP says the Seattle field office was "corrected" after it questioned hundreds of Iranian-American citizens at a border crossing. But advocates fear this wasn't an isolated mistake.

A man wearing a face mask has his temperature checked before entering a community hospital in Shanghai on Thursday. China's official death toll and infection numbers from the deadly COVID-19 coronavirus spiked dramatically on Thursday after authorities changed their counting methods.
Thu, 02/13/2020 - 03:42

Hubei province has added "clinical cases" to the count — patients who exhibit all the symptoms of COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, but have either not been tested or tested negative.

Troy Price, chairman of the Iowa Democratic Party, speaks the day after the chaotic caucus process.
Wed, 02/12/2020 - 17:59

Price oversaw a caucus process so riddled with issues that it could threaten the state's first-in-the-nation status in future primaries.

Kody Brown, pictured in Feb. 2017, protested Utah's felony laws against polygamy. Brown and his three wives star in the TV show <em>Sister Wives. </em>
Wed, 02/12/2020 - 17:20

"Vigorous enforcement of the law during the mid-twentieth century did not deter the practice of plural marriage," Sen. Deidre Henderson said. She said it's time to end secrecy around the practice.

Jared Kushner first tackled a merit-based immigration proposal last year. It landed with a thud. Now, he's working to make changes and revive the plan ahead of the 2020 election.
Wed, 02/12/2020 - 17:10

President Trump's senior adviser and son-in-law has been meeting with business leaders, immigration hard-liners and other allies. The goal: revive a plan to overhaul immigration laws before November.

The city of Wuhan, epicenter of the current coronavirus outbreak.
Wed, 02/12/2020 - 17:05

Many respiratory illnesses, such as colds and flus, peak in winter, then die down with warmer weather. Some experts wonder if COVID-19 will follow a similar pattern.

Organziers of the Mobile World Congress had resisted calls to cancel the event, but reversed course after major companies pulled out over coronavirus fears.
Wed, 02/12/2020 - 15:56

Organizers have called off the annual Mobile World Congress in Spain after a slew of high-profile tech companies pulled out, citing concerns over the spreading coronavirus outbreak.

Ohio State University football helmet before the BIG Ten Football Championship Game against the Wisconsin Badgers on Dec. 07, 2019.
Wed, 02/12/2020 - 15:43

An affidavit says Amir Riep and Jahsen Wint allegedly raped a woman. The affidavit says Riep began filming her, pressing her to say the encounter was consensual.

Census Bureau Director Steven Dillingham appears at a 2020 census event in April 2019. He says despite concerns, the bureau is on track to carry out the first primarily online U.S. census with enough workers.
Wed, 02/12/2020 - 15:36

Weeks before the census is fully underway, the Government Accountability Office finds the Census Bureau is behind on recruiting workers and resolving risks with the first primarily online U.S. count.

A patrol car is stationed outside the home of deceased Ulrich Klopfer in Crete, Ill., on Sept. 19, 2019. Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill presided over the mass burial Wednesday of the remains of more than 2,400 fetuses found last year at the suburban Chicago home of Klopfer, one of the Midwest's most prolific abortion doctors.
Wed, 02/12/2020 - 15:01

The 2,411 fetal remains were buried in a single donated grave in South Bend, Ind., during a service presided over by Indiana's Republican attorney general, Curtis Hill.

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