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Winter storm kills one, knocks out power to 310,000 in U.S. Southeast

Winter storm kills one, knocks out power to 310,000 in U.S. SoutheastA powerful winter storm that struck the U.S. Southeast over the weekend killed at least one motorist, left more than 310,000 customers without power and forced the cancellation of hundreds of flights on Sunday. A winter storm warning remained in effect for most of North Carolina, Virginia and southern West Virginia as at least an additional 2 inches (5 cm) of snow and sleet were expected to fall overnight and into Monday after more than a foot (30 cm) of snow fell over the weekend. Authorities reported hundreds of spinouts and collisions across the region as snow, sleet and freezing rain covered roadways across the region on Sunday.

Sun, 09 Dec 2018 23:00:34 -0500
Winter storm knocks out power to 380,000 in U.S. Southeast

Winter storm knocks out power to 380,000 in U.S. SoutheastAuthorities urged residents to stay off the roads as snow, sleet, and freezing rain were expected to continue through Sunday night and into Monday morning, the National Weather Service said. The agency reported between four and 12 inches (10 to 30 cm) of snow in some areas and warned about continuing snowfalls which could bring as much as a foot and a half (46 cm) from western and northern North Carolina to southwest Virginia. More than 380,000 customers were without power in the Carolinas, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee and Virginia on Sunday afternoon, Poweroutage.us reported.

Sun, 09 Dec 2018 17:26:12 -0500
Storm hits Carolinas and officials warn of potential widespread power outages

Storm hits Carolinas and officials warn of potential widespread power outagesThe snowfall began on Saturday evening and was expected to last until early Monday in some areas, with up to 18 inches (46 cm) forecast for North Carolina's Mount Mitchell, the National Weather Service said. North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper, who declared a state of emergency on Friday, told residents to finish stockpiling food and avoid unnecessary travel. Stay safe where you are," Cooper said in a statement.

Sat, 08 Dec 2018 23:03:12 -0500
Storm to lash Carolinas with icy roads, power outages

Storm to lash Carolinas with icy roads, power outagesNorth Carolina Governor Roy Cooper, who declared a state of emergency on Friday, told residents to finish stockpiling food and avoid unnecessary travel. Stay safe where you are," Cooper said in a statement. The effects of the storm, including power outages, could last for days in North Carolina, officials said.

Sat, 08 Dec 2018 18:25:06 -0500
U.S. appeals court will not restore Trump asylum order

U.S. appeals court will not restore Trump asylum orderA U.S. appeals court handed President Donald Trump a defeat on Friday when it refused to allow his order barring asylum for immigrants who enter the country illegally to take effect, while a court challenge proceeds. Trump cited an overwhelmed immigration system for his recent proclamation that officials will only process asylum claims for migrants who present themselves at an official entry point. Civil rights groups sued, arguing that Trump's Nov. 9 order violated administrative and immigration law.

Sat, 08 Dec 2018 06:48:56 -0500
U.S. Jesuits release names of clergy accused of sexual abuse

U.S. Jesuits release names of clergy accused of sexual abuseTwo U.S. chapters of the Roman Catholic Churchs Jesuit order of clergyman on Friday released a list of 153 names of its clerics who have faced credible accusations of sexual misconduct spanning almost half the country. The disclosures come from Jesuits on the West Coast and in the central United States and identify offenders dating back to the 1950s. The Rev. Scott Santarosa, the head of the western Jesuit province apologized to the victims in a written statement accompanying the release.

Fri, 07 Dec 2018 23:15:05 -0500
Many U.S.-bound caravan migrants disperse as asylum process stalls

Many U.S.-bound caravan migrants disperse as asylum process stallsOthers hopped the border fence, often directly into the hands of immigration authorities on the U.S. side, while still others dug in at temporary lodgings in Tijuana for the long process of seeking asylum from a reluctant U.S. government. As rain poured down on a former music venue in Tijuana that holds a diminished crowd of 2,500 migrants, Jessica, 18, grabbed her feverish 1-year-old daughter and took her inside to a friend while she figured out what to do with her broken tent. It's not like they say it is." Other migrants face the same dilemma.

Fri, 07 Dec 2018 20:19:23 -0500
Foie gras off Amazon.com's menu in California after settlement

Foie gras off Amazon.com's menu in California after settlementThe lawsuit filed by prosecutors in Los Angeles, Monterey and Santa Clara counties accused the world's largest online retailer of violating a 2004 state law banning sales of the fatty duck and goose liver if it was produced by force-feeding poultry. A judge approved the settlement on Thursday between Amazon and the three prosecutors, Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey said in a statement.

Fri, 07 Dec 2018 19:44:24 -0500
Mueller: ex-Trump campaign chairman Manafort lied to investigators about funds, contacts

Mueller: ex-Trump campaign chairman Manafort lied to investigators about funds, contactsU.S. President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort lied to federal investigators about a payment and contacts with Trump administration officials, the U.S. special counsel investigating whether Trump's 2016 campaign colluded with Russia said in a court filing on Friday. Special Counsel Robert Mueller's office submitted the filing to a U.S. District Court judge in Washington who had asked for more details on Mueller's allegations last month that Manafort had breached a plea agreement by lying.

Fri, 07 Dec 2018 18:55:50 -0500
White nationalist convicted of murdering protester in Charlottesville, Virginia

White nationalist convicted of murdering protester in Charlottesville, VirginiaA white nationalist who drove his car into a crowd protesting against a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, last year, killing one of the counterdemonstrators, was found guilty on Friday of first-degree murder and nine other counts. The jury deliberated for about seven hours before convicting James Fields, 21, of all charges stemming from the deadly attack that occurred after police had declared an unlawful assembly and cleared a city park of white supremacists gathered for the "Unite the Right" rally. Defense attorneys never disputed that Fields was behind the wheel of the Dodge Charger that sent bodies flying when it crashed into a crowd on Aug. 12, 2017, killing counterprotester Heather Heyer, 32 and injuring 19 others.

Fri, 07 Dec 2018 18:39:43 -0500
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