A federal judge in Hawaii blocked the Trump administration Tuesday from enforcing its latest travel ban, just hours before it was set to take effect.
U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson granted Hawaii's request to temporarily block the policy that was to be implemented starting early Wednesday. He found Trump's executive order "suffers from precisely the same maladies as its predecessor."
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Key senators reached a breakthrough deal Tuesday on resuming federal payments to health insurers that President Donald Trump has blocked. Insurers had warned that unless the money is quickly restored, premiums will go up.
At the White House, the president spoke favorably about the bipartisan compromise, which is still likely to face opposition in Congress.
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As crews gained on the wildfires in California wine country, new blazes broke out Tuesday in other parts of the state, including a fire in the mountains above Los Angeles that threatened a historic observatory and more flames in the Santa Cruz mountains. In the state's hard-hit wine-making region, tens of thousands of people began drifting back to their neighborhoods. Some returned to find their homes gone.
The deadliest wildfires in California history have been burning for more than a week, killing at least 41 people and destroying nearly 6,000 homes. About 34,000 people remained under evacuation Tuesday, down from 40,000 on Monday.
"It's never going to be the same," said Rob Brown, a supervisor in Mendocino County, where all 8,000 evacuees were cleared to go home Monday. "You're going to have to seek a new normal."
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President Donald Trump, asked Tuesday if he wanted to clarify his remark that his predecessors didn't call the families of military personnel killed in war, invoked his chief of staff, former Marine Gen. John Kelly, whose son was killed in Afghanistan seven years ago.
"I think I've called every family of someone who's died," Trump told Fox News radio host Brian Kilmeade. "As far as other representatives, I don't know. You could ask General Kelly, did he get a call from Obama?"
In November 2010, Marine 2nd Lt. Robert M. Kelly was killed in a roadside bombing on patrol in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was 29.
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NFL players and owners met Tuesday to discuss social issues, a session Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross called "constructive."
A group of 11 owners and more than a dozen players met at the league's headquarters. Among the topics discussed was enhancing the players' platforms for speaking out on social issues.
"We heard what they had to say and they heard us," Ross said. "It's open talks and that's a good thing."
The pilot in the deadliest hot air balloon crash in U.S. history was probably impaired by Valium, opioids and cold and allergy medicine when he ignored weather warnings and flew the ride into a power line, investigators said Tuesday.
Besides Valium and oxycodone, there was enough of the over-the-counter antihistamine Benadryl in Alfred "Skip" Nichols' system to mimic "the impairing effect of a blood-alcohol level" of a drunken driver, said Dr. Nicholas Webster, a National Transportation Safety Board medical officer.
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President Donald Trump on Tuesday warned Sen. John McCain that "I fight back" after McCain questioned "half-baked, spurious nationalism" in America's foreign policy.
McCain, a former Navy pilot who spent 5½ years in a Vietnam prisoner of war camp and is battling brain cancer, offered a simple response to Trump: "I have faced tougher adversaries."
Trump said in a radio interview with WMAL in Washington, "I'm being very, very nice but at some point I fight back and it won't be pretty." He bemoaned McCain's decisive vote this past summer in opposition to a GOP bill to dismantle Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act, a move that caused the failure of GOP efforts to repeal and replace "Obamacare."
A woman has accused producer Bob Weinstein of sexually harassing her when they worked together on a Spike TV series, according to a report in Variety magazine.
In the article, Amanda Segel, an executive producer and showrunner on "The Mist," said Bob Weinstein made repeated romantic overtures in 2016. Segel alleges the harassment continued for months.
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Former Trump campaign foreign policy adviser Carter Page has been subpoenaed as part of the Senate Intelligence Committee's investigation of Russia's alleged intervention in the 2016 election, a source directly familiar with the matter told NBC News.
The committee expects Page to invoke his Fifth Amendment rights and refuse to answer questions, the source said. Page previously said he would participate in a hearing.
Page, who has repeatedly denied any inappropriate ties to Russia, has drawn scrutiny for meeting with the former Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak during the Republican National Convention last year.
On Nov. 1, the committee has scheduled an open hearing with social media giants including Twitter, Facebook and Google.
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The Dow Jones industrial average notched yet another milestone on Tuesday morning, breaking the 23,000 mark for the first time, a record high, CNBC reported.
The 30-stock index was buoyed by better-than-expected results from UnitedHealth Group and Johnson & Johnson. The Dow dropped back under 23,000 as trading continued. It closed at 22,997.
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President Donald Trump's nominee to be the nation's drug czar withdrew his name from consideration, Trump said Tuesday, following reports that the lawmaker played a key role in passing a bill weakening federal authority to stop companies from distributing opioids.
Republican Rep. Tom Marino "has informed me that he is withdrawing his name from consideration as drug czar. Tom is a fine man and a great Congressman!" Trump tweeted.
Trump had told reporters at a Rose Garden news conference Monday that he would look at reports by The Washington Post and CBS News "very closely," adding: "If I think it's 1 percent negative to doing what we want to do, I will make a change."
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Donald Trump has lost about $600 million since becoming president, at least according to the Forbes list of wealthiest Americans, NBC News reported.
His 92-spot plummet to No. 248 leaves him tied with 27-year-old Snapchat co-founder Evan Spiegel on the list, out Tuesday. They both have an estimated $3.1 billion.
Trump's wealth has long been a source of contention — he's claimed to be worth $10 billion — but Forbes said it spent months digging through financial disclosure forms and property records and interviewed dozens of people as well.
Trump's wealth took a dip due to "a weakening in the New York City retail and office real estate market," according to a press release.
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Authorities say a 325-pound woman has been charged with killing a 9-year-old girl by sitting on the child as punishment. The Pensacola News Journal reports that 64-year-old Veronica Green Posey was arrested Saturday and charged with homicide and cruelty toward a child.
The imminent fall of the Islamic State's de facto capital leaves America a multitude of tasks to restore stability in the Middle East, starting with pockets of remaining ISIS resistance in Syria and Iraq.
Then there are the more deeply rooted problems, not fixable by guns or bombs, that allowed extremism to rise and flourish: Syria's civil war and Iraq's intractable political, religious and ethnic disputes, which turned violent again this week.
The challenge is more than the U.S. can handle alone. It likely will keep some troops in Iraq for years to come to train and advise the army, police and other members of security forces that imploded when ISIS fighters swept across the Syrian border and captured Mosul in June 2014.
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Two aviation officers involved in the infamous United Airlines dragging incident at O'Hare International Airport have been fired from the job, officials revealed Tuesday.
Inspector General Joseph Ferguson announced the news in his quarterly report Tuesday, adding that at least two other officers received a five-day suspension from the Chicago Department of Aviation.
The report did not name the officers, but noted the two who were fired included the officer "who improperly escalated the incident and an Aviation Security Sergeant found to have been involved in the deliberate removal of material facts from an employee report."
On April 9, airport security officers in Chicago dragged 69-year-old David Dao from a crowded United Express plane.