Los Angeles Fire Dept. reports natgas pi...

Los Angeles Fire Dept. reports natgas pipeline rupture at Woodland Hills


An underground natural gas pipeline ruptured due to an overturned vehicle causing a leak in the Woodland Hills area of Los Angeles, the city's fire department reported on its website on Monday.

U.S. arrests religious leaders, activists at border protest

Kneeling in front of riot police, 32 religious leaders and activists were arrested at the U.S. border fence in San Diego on Monday during a protest to support the Central American migrant caravan.

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Heavy snow kills three, snarls travel in U.S. Southeast

An intense snowstorm headed out to sea on Monday after dumping up to 2 feet (60 cm) of snow on parts of the Southeastern United States, leaving three people dead in North Carolina and some 138,000 customers in the region still without power.

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Indiana boy, 16, charged with murder of pregnant classmate

A 16-year-old Indiana boy, who police say confessed to killing a classmate who was carrying his baby, was charged on Monday with murder and feticide, prosecutors said.

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Accused Russian agent Butina poised to plead guilty: U.S. court papers

Accused Russian agent Maria Butina, suspected of trying to infiltrate the National Rifle Association and influence U.S. policy toward Russia, is expected to plead guilty this week following a deal between her lawyers and U.S. prosecutors, according to court filings on Monday.

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U.S. top court, Kavanaugh spurn Planned Parenthood defunding case

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected appeals by Louisiana and Kansas seeking to end their public funding to women's healthcare and abortion provider Planned Parenthood through the Medicaid program, with President Donald Trump's appointee Brett Kavanaugh among the justices who rebuffed the states.

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Trump calls hush money payments a 'simple private transaction'

Donald Trump on Monday defended hush money payments reported by his former lawyer, responding a day after Democratic lawmakers said the U.S. president could face impeachment and jail time if the transactions are proven to violate campaign finance laws.

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Accused Russian agent Butina to cooperate with prosecutors: ABC News

Accused Russian agent Maria Butina, who is suspected of trying to influence U.S. policy toward Russia, has agreed to plead guilty to conspiracy and cooperate with U.S. federal, state and local authorities, ABC News reported on Monday.

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Dylann Roof admirer charged with Ohio bomb plot

An Ohio woman who corresponded with Charleston, South Carolina church shooter Dylann Roof was charged on Monday with planning to bomb a Toledo, Ohio, bar, prosecutors said.

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U.S. has arrested 170 immigrants who tried to claim migrant children

U.S. immigration authorities arrested 170 people between early July and late November who came forward to claim migrant children in government custody, according to official data released on Monday, a crackdown advocates say is discouraging relatives from volunteering to take in some of the 14,000 detained children.

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Ohio man arrested for plotting synagogue attack: law enforcement

An Ohio man who said he admired the gunman who killed 11 people at a Pittsburgh synagogue in October has been arrested and charged with planning an attack on another Jewish house of worship, federal authorities said on Monday.

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Five children dead in Ohio house fire: local media

Five children ranging in age from one to nine have died following an overnight house fire in Youngstown, Ohio, local media reported on Monday.

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

A 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.

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Storm hits Carolinas and officials warn of potential widespread power outages

A winter storm brought snowfall and freezing rain to North and South Carolina on Saturday, creating hazardous conditions on roads and threatening to leave hundreds of thousands of people without power, officials said.

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Many U.S.-bound caravan migrants disperse as asylum process stalls

Thousands of Central American migrants spent weeks traveling north through Mexico in caravans, walking and hitching rides when possible, only for many to give up hope and turn back when they met resistance at the U.S. border.

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U.S. appeals court will not restore Trump asylum order

A 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.

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U.S. Jesuits release names of clergy accused of sexual abuse

Two U.S. chapters of the Roman Catholic Church’s 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.

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North Carolina governor declares emergency over impending snowstorm

The governor of North Carolina declared a state of emergency on Friday as a major winter storm already drenching the southern plains states was expected to slam the southeast with snow and sleet this weekend.

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Foie gras off Amazon.com's menu in California after settlement

Amazon.com Inc has agreed not to sell foie gras in California from birds that have been force fed and pay $100,000 in penalties and costs as part of a lawsuit settlement, a prosecutor said Friday.

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White nationalist convicted of murdering protester in Charlottesville, Virginia

A 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.

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