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Republicans assail security aide who reported Trump call

Republicans assail security aide who reported Trump call

WASHINGTON — A career Army officer on Donald Trump’s National Security Council testified Tuesday he was duty-bound to object to the president’s clearly “improper” phone call seeking Ukrainian investigations of U.S. Democrats.
As Epstein died, guards allegedly shopped online and slept

As Epstein died, guards allegedly shopped online and slept

NEW YORK — Two jail guards responsible for monitoring Jeffrey Epstein the night he killed himself were charged Tuesday with falsifying prison records to conceal they were sleeping and browsing the internet during the hours they were supposed to be ke
CBS takes weekly Nielsen crown behind ’60 Minutes’

CBS takes weekly Nielsen crown behind ’60 Minutes’

NEW YORK — CBS won the television ratings crown last week despite being without the most valuable ratings commodity in this era, a prime-time football game.
Embattled Illinois prosecutor announces bid for reelection

Embattled Illinois prosecutor announces bid for reelection

CHICAGO — A prosecutor who came under harsh criticism when her office suddenly dropped charges against actor Jussie Smollett and is now the subject of a court-ordered investigation announced Tuesday she is running for reelection.

Book about Jack the Ripper’s victims wins nonfiction prize

LONDON — A book that seeks to restore the humanity of the women murdered by Jack the Ripper has won Britain’s leading nonfiction literary award.
Loughlin, Giannulli fighting new charges in admissions case

Loughlin, Giannulli fighting new charges in admissions case

BOSTON — “Full House” actress Lori Loughlin and her fashion designer husband are contesting expanded charges against them in the college admissions bribery scandal.
Jury awards $58M in lawsuit against body donation firm

Jury awards $58M in lawsuit against body donation firm

PHOENIX — A civil jury has awarded $58 million Tuesday to 10 people who alleged a now-closed body donation facility mishandled the donated remains of their relatives and deceived them about how the body parts would be used.
Netanyahu celebrates US settlement decision in West Bank

Netanyahu celebrates US settlement decision in West Bank

ALON SHVUT, Palestinian Territory — Israel’s prime minister travelled to the West Bank on Tuesday to celebrate the U.S.’s announcement that it does not consider Israeli settlements to violate international law.
Bei Bei, an American-born panda, leaves Washington for China

Bei Bei, an American-born panda, leaves Washington for China

WASHINGTON — A specially equipped Boeing 777 jet took off from Dulles International Airport on Tuesday carrying a true Washington celebrity: Bei Bei, a 4-year-old giant panda.
US, Australian hostages freed by Taliban in prisoner swap

US, Australian hostages freed by Taliban in prisoner swap

ISLAMABAD — The Taliban on Tuesday freed an American and an Australian held hostage since 2016 in exchange for three top Taliban figures — a move that the insurgent group asserted could help rekindle talks to end Afghanistan’s 18-year war.