Number of federal workers seeking US jobless aid doubles

Number of federal workers seeking US jobless aid doubles

Interested in Government Shutdown? Add Government Shutdown as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Government Shutdown news, video, and analysis from ABC News. The number of furloughed federal employees seeking unemployment benefits jumped in the first two weeks of the shutdown, topping 10,000 during the week of Jan. 5. The Labor…
Under Trump, more kids separated at border than originally estimated: Report

Under Trump, more kids separated at border than originally estimated: Report

Under President Donald Trump's administration, thousands more kids may have been separated from their parents at the border than was previously known, according to an internal government report released Thursday, with a "steep increase" of such cases almost a year before "zero tolerance" began. The latest findings by the Health and Human Services Inspector General's…
3 Chicago police officers found not guilty of covering up shooting of Laquan McDonald

3 Chicago police officers found not guilty of covering up shooting of Laquan McDonald

Three Chicago police officers have been found not guilty of falsifying details to cover up the shooting death of Laquan Mcdonald in 2014. Interested in Chicago? Add Chicago as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Chicago news, video, and analysis from ABC News. McDonald was shot 16 times by Chicago Police…
American killed in terror attack wanted ‘to help people’: Parents

American killed in terror attack wanted ‘to help people’: Parents

The American who was killed in Tuesday's terror attack in Nairobi, Kenya, was a loving son, brother and uncle who had traveled around the globe, helping entrepreneurs in developing countries grow their businesses, according to those who knew him. Jason Spindler, 40, was among at least 21 people who Kenyan authorities say died when armed…
Iran newspapers, minister criticize US arrest of newscaster

Iran newspapers, minister criticize US arrest of newscaster

Interested in Iran? Add Iran as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Iran news, video, and analysis from ABC News. Iran kept up its criticism Thursday of the FBI's apparent arrest of an American anchorwoman from Iran's state-run English-language TV channel, with its foreign minister saying "she's done nothing but journalism."…

China says economy czar to visit Washington for trade talks

Interested in China? Add China as an interest to stay up to date on the latest China news, video, and analysis from ABC News. In a possible sign of progress toward ending a costly tariff war over Beijing's technology ambitions, the top U.S. and Chinese trade envoys will hold talks in Washington later this month.…
As shutdown drags on, Trump’s nominee to replace Pruitt at EPA faces Senate questions

As shutdown drags on, Trump’s nominee to replace Pruitt at EPA faces Senate questions

President Donald Trump's nominee to take over the federal agency charged with protecting human health and the environment faced questions about the impact of the government shutdown on EPA and his views on climate change in a Senate hearing on Wednesday. Andrew Wheeler took over the helm of Environmental Protection Agency in July after Scott…
How the Larry Nassar scandal has affected others

How the Larry Nassar scandal has affected others

Interested in Larry Nassar? Add Larry Nassar as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Larry Nassar news, video, and analysis from ABC News. Michigan State University's governing body plans to name a new interim president following resignation of interim President John Engler — the latest development stemming from the sexual assault…
American troops killed in bomb blast in northern Syria

American troops killed in bomb blast in northern Syria

Four Americans, including two service members, one Department of Defense civilian, and one contractor, were killed in a bomb blast in Syria, the U.S. military confirmed Wednesday, in the deadliest attack on the U.S. military since American troops went into Syria and the first claimed by ISIS since President Donald Trump ordered a U.S. withdrawal…

San Francisco pier shooter seeks dismissal of gun charge

A Mexican man who touched off a fierce immigration debate over his role in the shooting death of a woman walking on a San Francisco pier is seeking to overturn his felony gun possession conviction. It was the only charge he was found guilty of after a jury acquitted him of murder. Jose Inez Garcia-Zarate…

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