US News US News continually updated from thousands of sources around the net. en-us 240 Copyright 2017, Topix Topix // #MeToo movement challenged by cascade of allegations The criticism came swiftly last week after Atlantic magazine published a writer's account saying that Sen. Al Franken "groped" her in 2009 by putting his hand on her waist during a photo op, "grabbing a handful of flesh" and squeezing at least twice. "And this is your definition of a grope? Come on! This accusation trivializes real predation and abuse.

RecordNET Mon, 11 Dec 2017 07:10:40 GMT 171210S3EBNK 7
Ridge Expects to Leave Texas Medical Center before Christmas A spokesman says former U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge expects to leave a Texas medical facility in time to be home in Maryland for Christmas. Ridge suffered a heart attack on Nov. 16 while attending a Republican Governors Association conference in Austin, Texas.

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Trump talks tax cuts and budget on golf course with Graham President Donald Trump sought Sunday to gloss over the difficult work ahead for lawmakers laboring to finalize tax cut legislation he can sign by his self-imposed Christmas deadline. Trump tweeted about the pending bill before he went to his golf club in West Palm Beach for a round with Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina.

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Rash of retirements triggers Texas political bonanza An unusual slew of retirements by seven members of Congress and some prominent legislators is triggering a stampede among conservatives in Texas- and even some Democrats - who see a rare chance to move up. Five Republicans and two Democrats have announced that they'll be leaving office next year, along with the powerful GOP speaker of the Texas House and some of his top lieutenants.

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Most Alabama Republicans say they are voting for Roy Moore Most Republicans leaders in Alabama say they plan to vote for Roy Moore on Tuesday, despite sexual misconduct allegations against the former judge that have prompted others around the country to say he should never be allowed to join the U.S. Senate. "I have stated both publicly and privately over the last month that unless these allegations were proven to be true I would continue to plan to vote for the Republican nominee, Judge Roy Moore," Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill wrote in a text message to The Associated Press.

New York Post Sun, 10 Dec 2017 13:12:28 GMT 1712103QB236 37
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Powhatan Today Sun, 10 Dec 2017 08:45:48 GMT 171210RKM904 3
Charlie Sheen sues tabloid over assault allegation A New York Times article uncovered multiple incidents of Weinstein's sexually harassment or abuse. Thousands of women embracing the "Me Too" movement to own their histories of sexual harassment and abuse, and those issues swirling at high volume in the culture overall, parents are reaching for teachable moments in the post-Weinstein world.

Seattle Post-Intelligencer Sun, 10 Dec 2017 04:24:41 GMT 171209LIA71K 2
Aided by scandal, Dems fighting math and history in Alabama FILE - In this Dec. 5, 2017 photo, former Alabama Chief Justice and U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore speaks at a campaign rally, in Fairhope Ala. Alabama voters pick between Republican Roy Moore and Democrat Doug Jones o... .

WFIE-TV Evansville Sat, 09 Dec 2017 23:52:27 GMT 171209M8M3BP 32
Portrait of Hillary Clinton set off security dogs in Miami When two security dogs reacted to a suspicious crate before an art show opening, Miami police officers briefly shut down the area to investigate the possible threat. But when they opened up the crate Saturday morning, officers found something else instead: a portrait of Hillary Clinton in a studded jacket and shaggy pink haircut.

The Progress Sat, 09 Dec 2017 19:40:30 GMT 171209E6NMMG 10
Boycotts, protests to greet Trump on Mississippi visit President Donald Trump's celebration of the heroes of the civil rights movement is set to go on without at least one leader from that era who plans to be a no-show for the Mississippi gathering. Other activists were ready for protests Saturday, citing what they say is Trump's sowing of racial division instead of racial harmony.

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Ex-aide: Rep. Franks offered $5 million to carry his child A former aide to Republican Rep. Trent Franks has told The Associated Press the congressman repeatedly pressed her to carry his child, at one point offering her $5 million to act as a surrogate mother. The eight-term lawmaker abruptly resigned Friday, bowing to an ultimatum from House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis.

KFVS12 Sat, 09 Dec 2017 13:22:03 GMT 171209D2U1QN 3
Obama: Protect democracy or risk taking path of Nazi Germany Americans must be vigilant in their defence of democracy or risk following the path of Nazi Germany in the 1930s, former US president Barack Obama has said. At a speech this week, the former president told the Economic Club of Chicago that "things can fall apart fairly quickly" if Americans don't "tend to this garden of democracy".

Stalbans Review Sat, 09 Dec 2017 08:59:27 GMT 1712093TCVVA 150
US navy prepares to search seabed for crashed plane and sailors Deep water salvage experts are being deployed to search for a transport aircraft that crashed in the western Pacific last month, killing three sailors, the US navy said. Deep water salvage experts are being deployed to search for a transport aircraft that crashed in the western Pacific last month, killing three sailors, the US navy said.

The Belfast Telegraph Sat, 09 Dec 2017 08:59:26 GMT 171209P7B4RT 1
Trump says US 'cannot afford' Roy Moore loss in Alabama President Donald Trump on Friday urged voters to elect a Republican Senate candidate in Alabama who has been dogged by allegations of sexual misconduct, warning that America "cannot afford" to have a Democrat win the hard-fought campaign instead. Trump gave a boost to the campaign of GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore during a raucous campaign rally in the Florida panhandle, near the state line with Alabama.

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Prominent 9th Circuit judge accused of sexual misconduct In this July 24, 2014, file photo, then-Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit Alex Kozinski poses for a portrait in the lobby of a Washington office building. Six women who served as clerks or externs at the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals allege to The Washington Post that judge Alex Kozinski subjected them to inappropriate sexual comments or conduct, including asking them to watch pornography in his chambers, the newspaper reported Friday, Dec. 8, 2017.

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Court: 'Making a Murderer' defendant's confession stands A federal appeals court has overturned a ruling that could have freed a Wisconsin inmate featured in the "Making a Murderer" series from prison. The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Friday that police properly obtained Brendan Dassey's confession and he should remain behind bars.

KBMT Fri, 08 Dec 2017 22:21:24 GMT 171208JD0TJR 0
Government shutdown averted for two weeks as Trump signs spending bill President Donald Trump signed a spending bill Friday to avoid a federal government shutdown and keep it running through Dec. 22. He signed the two-week spending measure in private at the White House after the House and Senate acted to prevent a government shutdown this weekend. The funding reprieve comes as the White House and congressional leaders are negotiating a longer-term agreement.

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