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Today โ€” October 20th 2018Yahoo! News US

USC agrees to $215 million settlement in California gynecologist case

USC agrees to $215 million settlement in California gynecologist caseThe University of Southern California has reached a $215 million proposed settlement with former patients of a gynecologist at the school who was accused of sexual abuse, the president of the university said in a letter on Friday seen by Reuters. The settlement centers on the conduct of George Tyndall, who practiced at USC until he was suspended in 2016 after a complaint from a health worker accusing him of making sexually inappropriate comments to patients. More than 400 women have since accused Tyndall of sexual abuse, some in a federal lawsuit covered by the settlement and others in state lawsuits that are still pending.


  • October 20th 2018 at 02:18

Over 118,000 homes without power in Florida, Georgia after Hurricane Michael

Over 118,000 homes without power in Florida, Georgia after Hurricane MichaelIn total, more than 3.3 million customers lost power from Florida to New York after Michael struck the Florida Panhandle on Oct. 10 as a Category 4 storm with maximum sustained winds of 155 miles per hour (250 kph). Some customers in the hardest-hit parts of Florida may have to wait another week or two until service is restored, utilities said.


  • October 20th 2018 at 02:16

'Guardrails' needed on social media to combat election meddling in U.S.: Senator Warner

'Guardrails' needed on social media to combat election meddling in U.S.: Senator WarnerThe indictment on Friday of a Russian woman on charges of attempting to meddle in U.S. elections shows the need for "guardrails" on social media, the top Democrat on the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee said. "It is critical for Congress to step up and immediately act to employ much-needed guardrails on social media.


  • October 19th 2018 at 23:41
Yesterday โ€” October 19th 2018Yahoo! News US

Russian charged with conspiring to interfere in U.S. congressional elections

Russian charged with conspiring to interfere in U.S. congressional electionsThe U.S. government on Friday charged a Russian national with playing a key financial role in a Kremlin-backed plan to conduct "information warfare" against the United States, including to influence next month's congressional elections. The criminal complaint charging Elena Alekseevna Khusyaynova, 44, with conspiracy to interfere with the U.S. political system was unsealed in Alexandria, Virginia. The complaint said Khusyaynova was the chief accountant for Project Lakhta, which it said was funded by Russian oligarch Evgeny Viktorovich Prigozhin and two companies he controls, Concord Management and Consulting LLC and Concord Catering.


  • October 19th 2018 at 20:50

Trump criticized for praising congressman who body-slammed reporter

Trump criticized for praising congressman who body-slammed reporterPresident Donald Trump reiterated his support for a Montana congressman who body-slammed a reporter last year, even as he came under criticism on Friday from U.S. lawmakers and press organizations. Trump's praise for Greg Gianforte, a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives who pleaded guilty to an assault charge for the incident involving the reporter, coincides with an international outcry over the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. "Any guy that can do a body-slam, he's my guy," Trump told a political rally in Missoula, Montana on Thursday night, referring to Gianforte.


  • October 19th 2018 at 22:41

USC agrees to $215 million settlement in California gynecologist case

USC agrees to $215 million settlement in California gynecologist caseThe University of Southern California has reached a $215 million proposed settlement with former patients of a gynecologist at the school who was accused of sexual abuse, the president of the university said in a letter on Friday seen by Reuters. The settlement centers on the conduct of George Tyndall, who practiced at USC until he was suspended in 2016 after a complaint from a health worker accusing him of making sexually inappropriate comments to patients. Hundreds of women have since then accused Tyndall of sexual abuse.


  • October 19th 2018 at 19:55

Texas toddler left at stranger's house, instead of with dad

Texas toddler left at stranger's house, instead of with dadThe woman who left the child, a friend of the mother, was initially suspected of child abandonment after video, shared widely on social media, showed her hoisting the toddler by the arm to a stranger's house in the northern Houston suburb of Spring on Thursday, authorities said. "The suspect in the video dropped the child off after the father had left the residence and at the wrong address," Lieutenant Scott Spencer of the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office said in a Facebook post. "The female in the video then left location without verifying anyone was home or who she was releasing the child to," Spencer said.


  • October 19th 2018 at 15:47

Factbox: Over 124,000 homes without power in Florida, Georgia after Hurricane Michael

Factbox: Over 124,000 homes without power in Florida, Georgia after Hurricane MichaelIn total, more than 3.3 million customers lost power from Florida to New York after Michael struck the Florida Panhandle on Oct. 10 as a Category 4 storm with maximum sustained winds of 155 miles per hour (250 kph). Some customers in the hardest-hit parts of Florida may have to wait another week or two until service is restored, utilities said.


  • October 19th 2018 at 14:49

Pennsylvania law to make hazing punishable as felony

Pennsylvania law to make hazing punishable as felonyNamed the “Timothy Piazza Anti-Hazing Law” after a Penn State freshman who died during hazing activities at the Beta Theta Pi fraternity house in February 2017, the bill unanimously passed the Legislature. “It’s a really big deal, a real change in landscape,” said Tom Kline, a Philadelphia lawyer who has represented the Piazza family since their son’s death. The law also allows the seizing of fraternity houses involved in hazing incidents, a provision that could make the Pennsylvania law tougher than Florida’s, which also provides for felony charges, said Tracy Maxwell, founder of Hazing Prevention, a national group.


  • October 19th 2018 at 13:49

Lotto fever grips U.S. as Mega Millions jackpot hits $1 billion

Lotto fever grips U.S. as Mega Millions jackpot hits $1 billionThe winner of such a prize would be worth more than Vera Bradley Inc and easily have enough money left over to buy a full set of the company's trademark paisley purses and luggage. Mega Millions tickets are sold in 44 U.S. states, the District of Columbia and the Virgin Islands. If more than one winner is picked, the jackpot would be divided proportionately, as happened when the previous Mega Millions record of $656 million was drawn in March 2012 and was shared by winners in Kansas, Illinois and Maryland, a lottery official said.


  • October 19th 2018 at 23:18

Texas police hunt woman who left toddler at stranger's door

Texas police hunt woman who left toddler at stranger's doorA woman is suspected of child abandonment for hoisting a two-year-old boy by the arm to the house of a stranger in a northern Houston suburb, ringing the doorbell and running away, authorities said on Thursday. Neither woman nor child has been identified in the incident that unfolded in less than 30 seconds on surveillance video, the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office said. "The child is uninjured and appears to be in good health," it said, adding that the boy was in the custody of Child Protective Services and was being asked who left him behind.


  • October 19th 2018 at 05:48

After ad gaffe, North Dakota's Heitkamp apologizes in Senate debate

After ad gaffe, North Dakota's Heitkamp apologizes in Senate debateThe ad, intended to highlight her support of women following the brutal debate over a U.S. Supreme Court nominee accused of sexual assault, was an untimely gaffe for Heitkamp as she struggles to hang on to her seat in next month's election in a state that Republican President Donald Trump won by a landslide in 2016. "Unfortunately, this week I not only disappointed many in North Dakota, I disappointed myself," Heitkamp said. After Heitkamp's apology, Cramer seemed to see little need to go on the attack, keeping a cordial tone as the two discussed immigration, sexual assault, gun violence in schools and the impact of Trump's trade tariffs.


  • October 19th 2018 at 04:14

Trump praises U.S. congressman from Montana who body-slammed reporter

Trump praises U.S. congressman from Montana who body-slammed reporterTrump, who has called the media the enemy of the American people and regularly derides journalists as "fake news," made his latest remarks during a campaign rally in Montana. Representative Greg Gianforte, who made brief remarks at the rally with Trump, was ordered to perform community service as part of his sentence for attacking Ben Jacobs, a correspondent for Britain’s Guardian newspaper, on May 24, 2017, the day before a special election to fill Montana’s sole congressional seat. "Any guy that can do a body-slam ... is my guy," Trump told supporters at the rally, adding that he was concerned at first that the incident would jeopardize Gianforte's campaign.


  • October 19th 2018 at 04:12

Judge orders U.S. to review asylum for separated migrant families

Judge orders U.S. to review asylum for separated migrant familiesThe order directs the government to begin the process of reviewing asylum claims for about 60 detained parents and children, even if their claims had previously been denied. Civil rights attorneys argued in court papers that the government was violating a September settlement agreement that had cleared the way for more than 1,000 immigrants separated by U.S. officials to have their asylum claims reconsidered. Department of Justice attorneys at the time promised the court the government would "get moving" on the agreement.


  • October 18th 2018 at 23:00

Justice Department probes Catholic Church sex abuse in Pennsylvania

Justice Department probes Catholic Church sex abuse in PennsylvaniaThe investigation is the first statewide probe by federal authorities of allegations of sex abuse and cover-up by the Catholic Church in the United States.


  • October 19th 2018 at 00:18
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Utah man indicted over ricin mail threat to Trump, others

Utah man indicted over ricin mail threat to Trump, othersWASHINGTON (Reuters) - A grand jury returned a seven-count indictment on Thursday against a 39-year-old Navy veteran on charges of mailing letters to President Donald Trump and other officials that contained castor beans, from which the deadly poison ricin is derived.


  • October 18th 2018 at 22:11

U.S. Mega Millions jackpot nears $1 billion, second largest on record

U.S. Mega Millions jackpot nears $1 billion, second largest on recordThe immediate cash value of the Mega Millions prize is $548 million. Among the throngs dreaming of what to do with potential winnings was Erica Young, who works in the Manhattan hotel industry, and who decided to buy a ticket a day ahead of the drawing. Each of the 24 semi-weekly drawings have failed to produce a top winner since July 24, when an 11-member office pool in Santa Clara County, California, hit a $543 million jackpot.


  • October 18th 2018 at 21:16

Florida's Republicans feel brunt of hurricane in upcoming election

Florida's Republicans feel brunt of hurricane in upcoming electionTo her shock, the 69-year-old retired teacher found her mail-in absentee ballot sitting in her post office box in the town of Port St. Joe. With much of the region still working to secure basic services like electricity, passable roads and phone service after one of the strongest hurricanes ever to hit the United States, election officials in the Panhandle are scrambling to ensure tens of thousands of people are able to vote. In Florida, the ballot includes one of the country's most closely watched races for the U.S. Senate, pitting Democratic incumbent Bill Nelson against Republican Governor Rick Scott.


  • October 18th 2018 at 20:41

Thousands in U.S. South may not be able to cast ballots in early voting

Thousands in U.S. South may not be able to cast ballots in early votingThe delay disproportionately affected the area around Memphis, a majority African-American city, leading activists to charge the Republican-controlled state government has not done enough to protect the rights of young and minority voters. State officials, however, said they were simply struggling to keep up with a surge in paperwork ahead of Election Day. Democrats view that matchup as one of their few chances to pick up the two additional seats in the U.S. Senate they would need to take a majority and more effectively oppose President Donald Trump's agenda, though recent polls show Blackburn ahead.


  • October 18th 2018 at 20:36

Ex-FBI agent charged with leaking sentenced to 48 months

Ex-FBI agent charged with leaking sentenced to 48 monthsAlbury's sentence is much harsher than his defense lawyers had hoped, but slightly less severe than the 52-month prison term that federal prosecutors were seeking. Albury pleaded guilty to two counts of leaking classified materials earlier this year. Joshua Dratel, Albury's lawyer who earlier confirmed the sentence to Reuters, declined to comment further.


  • October 19th 2018 at 01:45
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