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State Department Employee Charged in Making Contacts With Chinese Agents

A view of the US Department of State in Washington is seen on July 31, 2014. (PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)
A view of the US Department of State in Washington is seen on July 31, 2014. (PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON—A U.S. State Department employee with access to sensitive diplomatic information was accused of failing to report her contacts with Chinese foreign intelligence agents who...


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    HONOLULU/NEW YORK—A defiant Donald Trump has pledged to appeal against a federal judge’s order placing an immediate halt on his revised pause on visas and refugee... Read more

  • House Speaker Paul Ryan  (R-Wis.) uses charts and graphs to make his case for the GOP's long-awaited plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington on March 9, 2017. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

    Health Care Reform Goes From Hurry Up to Slow Down

    President Donald Trump and the Republican congressional leadership have been in a rush since Inauguration Day to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (also... Read more

  • Onlookers watch as President-elect Donald Trump shakes hands with a security guard as he leaves the New York Times building following a meeting, Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2016, in New York.  (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

    Revealed: Trump Didn’t Avoid Paying Taxes for 18 Years, as NY Times Suggested

    The White House released President Donald Trump’s tax return for 2005 on Tuesday, after MSNBC’s Rachael Maddow publicized reporter David Cay Johnston’s scoop on them... Read more

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    Florida Man Kills One, Wounds Five in ‘Horrific’ Shooting

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.—A man killed his girlfriend and wounded five other people, including two children and a high school student at a bus stop, during... Read more

  • Firefighters and firefighting equipment arrive to deal with wildfire that quickly spread across acres of land, damaging many homes and forcing residents to evacuate in Nassau County, Fla., U.S. on March 22, 2017. (Courtesy Florida Forest Service/Handout via REUTERS)

    Florida Man’s Book Burning Sparks Wildfire, Destroys Homes: Officials

    A Florida man’s illegal burning of paperback books sparked a wildfire that quickly spread across 400 acres of land, damaging or destroying as many as... Read more

  • A section of the Dakota Access Pipeline under construction near the town of St. Anthony in Morton County, N.D. (Tom Stromme/The Bismarck Tribune via AP)

    Police Investigating ‘Coordinated Physical Attacks’ on Dakota Pipeline

    South Dakota authorities are investigating an act of vandalism at the Dakota Access pipeline, a day after the project owner said oil could begin flowing through... Read more

  • Police tapes off Parliament Square after reports of loud bangs, in London, Britain on March 22, 2017. (REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth)

    Assailant Shot, at Least a Dozen Injured in Incident at UK Parliament

    LONDON—An assailant was shot outside the British parliament by armed police, the leader of the House of Commons said on Wednesday after loud bangs were... Read more

  • Police lead suspected shooter Dylann Roof into the courthouse in Shelby, N.C., on June 18, 2015.  (REUTERS/Jason Miczek)

    Charleston Church Shooter’s Friend to Serve Time for Lying, Silence

    CHARLESTON, S.C.—The South Carolina man who suspected his friend Dylann Roof was to blame for the June 2015 massacre at a historic black church but... Read more

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    Tennessee Police Hunt Former Teacher Accused of Kidnapping Student

    Tennessee police are searching for a former high school teacher accused of luring a 15-year-old student into his car outside of a restaurant and disappearing... Read more

  • Flowers protrude from the snow as a woman stops to gaze out at the White House from Lafayette Park in Washington, U.S. on March 14, 2017. (REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque)

    CNN: White House Intruder Was on Grounds 15 Minutes Before Arrest

    WASHINGTON—A man who scaled the White House fence last week was on the property’s south grounds for at least 15 minutes before he was detained,... Read more

  • Grandparents of victim Libby German, Becky Patty (L) and her husband Mike Patty during a news conference for the latest updates on the investigation of the double homicide of Liberty German and Abigail Williams at Carroll County Courthouse in Delphi, Ind., on March 9, 2017. Kyle Keener/The Pharos-Tribune via AP)

    Police Chasing 1,000s of Tips in Killing of 2 Indiana Teens

    INDIANAPOLIS—Police investigating the killing of two teenage girls in northwestern Indiana say they have interviewed more than 300 people and are following up on thousands... Read more

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    Man Charged With Attempted Murder in Mannequin Hammer Attack

    LAS VEGAS—A hunt for the killer of two sleeping homeless men in Las Vegas led to an unusual attempted murder charge Tuesday and a legal... Read more

  • Former Penn State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky leaves the Centre County Courthouse after a hearing of arguments on his request for an evidentiary hearing as he seeks a new trial in Bellefonte, Pa., in this file photo. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

    Jerry Sandusky Transferred to a Medium-Security Prison

    SOMERSET, Pa.—Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky has been moved from a maximum-security prison to a medium-security facility in western Pennsylvania. State prison... Read more

  • Diamond Reynolds, the girlfriend of Philando Castile, is consoled as she talks about his shooting death with protesters and media outside the governor's residence in St. Paul, Minn. Castile was shot and killed after a traffic stop by police in Falcon Heights, Wednesday night. A video shot by Reynolds of the shooting went viral. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

    Woman Who Streamed Minnesota Shooting Charged in Assault With Hammer

    ST. PAUL, Minn.—A woman who livestreamed the fatal police shooting of her boyfriend during a traffic stop in Minnesota last year was charged Friday in... Read more

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    Murder Plea Brings Closure to 25-Year Child Abuse Case

    A serial child abuser who punched and threw his infant daughter against a wall in September 1991, leaving her severely disabled for the rest of her... Read more

  • Rabbi Joshua Bolton of the University of Pennsylvania's Hillel center surveys damaged headstones at Mount Carmel Cemetery on in Philadelphia on Feb. 27, 2017. (AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma)

    Man Charged With Threatening Jewish Centers to Frame His Ex

    NEW YORK—A former journalist fired for fabricating details in stories made at least eight of the scores of threats against Jewish institutions nationwide, including a... Read more

  • Two known MS-13 gang members, formerly of El Salvador, Miguel Alvarez-Flores (L) and Diego Hernandez-Rivera  appear in court in Houston on March 2, 2017. (Steve Gonzales/Houston Chronicle via AP)

    Police: 3 Teens Kidnapped, 1 Killed in Satanic Ritual by Salvadoran Gang

    HOUSTON—Houston authorities believe two MS-13 gang members from El Salvador held three teenage girls against their will and killed one of them in a satanic... Read more

  • Joe Nicoletti and Ronni Newton of the Taconey Holmesburg town watch group pay their respects at a damaged headstone in Mount Carmel cemetery n Philadelphia on Feb. 27, 2017. (AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma)

    Man Accused of Threatening Jewish Institutions to Vilify Ex

    NEW YORK—A former journalist fired for making up details in stories is behind at least eight of the scores of threats made against Jewish institutions... Read more

  • Casey Anthony leaves the United States Courthouse in Tampa, Fla., with a U.S. Marshal after a bankruptcy hearing Monday, March 4, 2013, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Brian Blanco)

    Judge Opens Up on Casey Anthony Case

    The judge who presided over the acquittal of Casey Anthony in a murder trial televised live around the world said Thursday that an accidental killing... Read more

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    Federal Agents Raid Caterpillar Offices in Central Illinois

    Federal law enforcement officials executed a search warrant at three Caterpillar facilities in central Illinois on Thursday, officials said. Caterpillar spokeswoman Corrie Heck Scott said... Read more

  • Smoke rises from a fire after a plane crashed in Riverside, CA., on Feb. 27, 2017. (Watchara Phomicinda/The Press-Enterprise via AP)

    3 Dead, 2 Injured When Plane Crashes on California Homes

    RIVERSIDE, Calif.—Three people died and two were injured when a small plane carrying them home from a cheerleading competition crashed into two Southern California homes... Read more

  • Tom Garing cleans up racist graffiti painted on the side of a mosque in what officials are calling an apparent hate crime in Roseville, Calif. on Feb. 1, 2017. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

    Hate Crime Surge Claims Lack Numbers

    Tallies collected since Election Day by two non-profits suggest hate crime has not grown since Donald Trump became President. In the week following the election,... Read more

  • Rabbi Joshua Bolton of the University of Pennsylvania's Hillel center surveys damaged headstones at Mount Carmel Cemetery on in Philadelphia on Feb. 27, 2017. (AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma)

    Money Being Raised to Restore Vandalized Jewish Cemetery

    PHILADELPHIA—Money is being raised to repair and restore more than 100 headstones that were vandalized at a Jewish cemetery in Philadelphia while police hunt for... Read more

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