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Trump signs executive actions advancing Dakota Access and Keystone XL pipelines

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Anchorage skier killed by avalanche in Canada

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Officer smashes window to save woman trapped in burning car

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4 more survivors pulled out of Italy's avalanche-hit hotel

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Hawaii mother's airplane child assault conviction overturned

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  • US/World

    Trump signs executive actions advancing Dakota Access and Keystone XL pipelines

    by CBS/AP on Jan 24, 8:33

    Donald Trump signed executive orders Tuesday, including two that would advance the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines, a pair of projects that were blocked by the Obama administration due in part to environmental concerns. As he signed the memo, the president said of the Keystone XL pipeline that it was “something’s that’s been in […]

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    Anchorage skier killed by avalanche in Canada

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jan 23, 22:50

    A 32-year-old Anchorage woman died in Canada Saturday morning after she and two friends were caught in an avalanche. The group had been skiing in the back country near Qua Peak in British Columbia when the avalanche occurred, according to a statement from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). “The three were described as experienced […]

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    Officer smashes window to save woman trapped in burning car

    by Associated Press on Jan 23, 11:57

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) – A woman who was trapped in a burning car is hailing a Washington state officer as a hero after he bashed in her window and pulled her to safety, a rescue caught on the officer’s body camera. Video shows Officer Tim Schwering of the city of Spokane repeatedly smashing the window […]

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    4 more survivors pulled out of Italy’s avalanche-hit hotel

    by CBS/AP on Jan 22, 11:57

    Emergency crews pulled out four more survivors from the rubble of a hotel crushed by an avalanche and were searching Saturday for more who may still be alive as family members awaited word if their relatives were among the lucky ones. The overnight operations raised to at least nine the number of people found alive […]

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    Hawaii mother’s airplane child assault conviction overturned

    by Associated Press on Jan 20, 15:48

    A federal judge is overturning the conviction of a Hawaii mother found guilty of assaulting her 15-month-old daughter on a flight from Alaska. U.S. District Court Judge Leslie Kobayashi’s ruling Friday orders a new trial for Samantha Watanabe. A jury convicted her of assault in 2015. Prosecutors said she cursed at her daughter, smacked her […]

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    By the numbers: Donald Trump’s $200 million inauguration

    by Aimee Picchi/CBS News on Jan 18, 16:19

    Last Updated Jan 18, 2017 5:45 PM EST Donald Trump has promised that his inauguration will “very, very special, very beautiful.” By one measure, the event will definitely be as “bigly” as Mr. Trump envisions, given his inaugural committee has raised a record $90 million in private donations to help cover the tab. And oh, […]

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    Obama cuts short Chelsea Manning’s prison sentence

    by Associated Press on Jan 17, 14:41

    President Barack Obama is commuting the prison sentence of Chelsea Manning, the former Army intelligence analyst who leaked classified documents. The White House says Manning is one of 209 inmates whose sentences Obama is shortening. Manning is more than six years into a 35-year sentence for leaking classified government and military documents to the anti-secrecy […]

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    Takata to pay $1 billion and plead guilty in exploding air bag case

    by Larry Light / CBS Moneywatch on Jan 14, 16:50

    Automotive supplier Takata pleaded guilty Friday to criminal charges for falsifying data about its defective air bags, which led to 16 deaths. The Japanese company will pay $1 billion in fines and restitution, federal officials said in announcing the plea agreement. The company will pay a $25 million criminal fine, $125 million to people injured […]

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    Polish gov’t welcomes U.S. troops; defense chief says ‘we waited for decades’

    by CBS/AP on Jan 14, 16:36

    Polish leaders welcomed U.S. troops to their country Saturday, with the defense minister expressing gratitude for their arrival and calling it the fulfillment of a dream Poles have had for decades. The ceremony in the western Polish town of Zagan comes some 23 years after the last Soviet troops left Poland. It marks a new historic […]

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    Scathing DOJ report finds Chicago police use excessive force

    by CBS/AP on Jan 13, 9:05

    Last Updated Jan 13, 2017 11:51 AM EST CHICAGO —  Institutional problems within the Chicago Police Department have led to serious civil rights violations for years, including racial bias against blacks and a tendency to use excessive force, according to a U.S. Department of Justice report released Friday. The Justice Department launched its investigation of the […]

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    Lawsuit faults Bureau of Indian Education schools

    by Associated Press on Jan 12, 16:57

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) – A new federal lawsuit says U.S. Bureau of Indian Education schools are chronically understaffed, lack systems to provide special education and have a deficient curriculum. Advocacy groups said Thursday the lawsuit was filed on behalf of Havasupai students at an Arizona school within the Grand Canyon. Lawyers say the lawsuit potentially […]

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    The Latest: Airport shooting suspect makes court appearance

    by Associated Press on Jan 09, 9:57

    The Latest on the suspect in the Florida airport shooting appearing in court (all times local): 12:05 p.m. The Iraq war veteran accused of fatally shooting five people and wounding six at a crowded Florida airport baggage claim briefly appeared in federal court Monday in Fort Lauderdale. U.S. Magistrate Judge Alicia Valle explained the charges […]

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    Hamas calls for escalation after Israeli soldiers killed in Jerusalem truck attack

    by CBS/AP on Jan 08, 18:50

    A truck rammed into a group of Israeli soldiers who were disembarking from a bus in Jerusalem on Sunday, killing four people and wounding 15 others, Israeli police and rescue services said. Police spokeswoman Luba Samri said the truck veered off course and rammed into the group in the Armon Hanatziv neighborhood. She said the […]

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    Is President-elect Trump’s critique of intel community misplaced?

    by CBS News on Jan 07, 17:32

    President-elect Donald Trump has openly questioned and mocked the U.S. intelligence community’s assessment that Russia was behind cyberattacks during the 2016 campaign. Before his Friday briefing on the hacking with leaders of the CIA, FBI, NSA and the Director of National Intelligence, Mr. Trump told the New York Times he thought the focus on Russia […]

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    Latest: APD confirms Ft. Lauderdale shooter is Anchorage resident

    by KTVA / AP on Jan 06, 9:38

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – The Latest on the shooting at the Fort Lauderdale airport (all times local): Last updated at 7:03 p.m. Alaska Standard Time on Friday, Jan. 6 Authorities say five people were killed and eight were wounded after a lone suspect opened fire at the Fort Lauderdale, Florida, international airport. A spokesperson with […]

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    Charleston church shooter to jurors: ‘Nothing wrong with me psychologically’

    by CBS/AP on Jan 04, 22:27

    Convicted Charleston church shooter Dylann Roof spoke to the jury for the first time at his death penalty trial Wednesday, telling them there’s nothing wrong with him psychologically and that he is not trying to keep any secrets from them. But perhaps most important is what he didn’t say: He didn’t ask jurors to spare […]

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    Magnitude 7.2 quake hits near Fiji; tsunami alert issued

    by KTVA / AP on Jan 03, 14:50

    A magnitude 7.2 earthquake hit near the Fiji Islands, causing a tsunami warning for parts of the Pacific Ocean. The U.S. Geological Survey says the earthquake, which took place at 2:52 p.m. local time Wednesday, hit a part of the ocean about 227 kilometers southwest of Nadi. The agency says the quake is 10 kilometers […]

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    Obama has few options to protect young immigrants

    by Associated Press on Jan 01, 11:15

    WASHINGTON (AP) – Barack Obama is under pressure in his final weeks as president to secure the future for hundreds of thousands of immigrants brought to the U.S. as children who could face deportation under the Trump administration. His options appear to be few. Numerous Democrats are pushing Obama to grant pardons for the young […]

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    Heavy snow, wind and thunderclaps slam New England

    by CBS News on Dec 29, 20:04

    BOSTON — A powerful nor’easter rumbled across northern New England Thursday bringing a possible 20 inches of snow and all manner of nasty weather including heavy snow, sheets of rain, damaging winds and possibly thunderclaps. The storm is projected to be the most powerful in the region in nearly two years. It’s slated to last […]

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    Sullivan, other leaders react to Kerry’s farewell speech on Middle East peace

    by KTVA / AP on Dec 28, 21:14

    Secretary of State John Kerry delivered a speech Wednesday that received mixed reactions from U.S. and world leaders, including an Alaska senator. In his speech, Kerry touched on the recent United Nations Security Council resolution condemning Israel’s settlements in the West Bank and east Jerusalem. Kerry has outlined a series of principles he says could […]