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Michael Flynn risks being held in contempt of Congress, Senate Intelligence Committee members say
Mario Tama/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) -- The Senate Intelligence Committee has announced two new subpoenas against former national security adviser Michael Flynn to compel him to turn over documents related to his contact with the Russians, adding that Flynn risks being held in contempt of Congress if he does not comply with the requests.Flynn invoked the Fifth Amendment and rejected the committee's subpoena request for documents relating to Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election earlier this week. The Fifth Amendment gives an individual the right to avoid self-incrimination.Briefing reporters following a closed-door intelligence meeting on Tuesday, Sens. Mark Warner, D-Virginia,...
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UK threat level raised to critical from severe, prime minister says
ABCNews.com (MANCHESTER, England) -- U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May said Tuesday the threat level in the region has been raised from severe to critical following Monday's attack in Manchester.Critical is the highest of the five threat levels. Soldiers will now be deployed at public events and police officers responsible for guarding key sites will be replaced by armed military officers. Military officers may also be deployed at key events.The change indicates that another attack may be imminent.May said the U.K. could not ignore the possibility that more individuals are linked to the Manchester Arena attack.The man suspected of carrying out...
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Fiat Chrysler defeat devices allowed less pollution during tests, EPA says
Bill Pugliano/Getty Images (NEW YORK) -- The U.S. government filed suit Tuesday against Fiat Chrysler, alleging the automaker equipped more than 100,000 vehicles with so-called defeat devices that circumvent federal emission standards.The software -- installed on diesel-fueled Jeep Grand Cherokee and Ram 1500 in model years 2013 to 2016 -- allegedly caused the vehicles' emission system to "perform differently and less effectively during certain normal driving conditions than on federal emissions tests," resulting in nitrogen oxide emissions above allowable levels during day-to-day driving, the Environmental Protection Agency said.Fiat Chrysler maintains that its software was designed to detect not testing conditions...
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How to talk to kids about the Manchester terror attack
iStock/Thinkstock (MANCHESTER, England) -- Parents and children learning about the bombing at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England, may find the violence especially troubling since the terror attack targeted a venue full of children and adolescents.Disturbing news can be hard for parents to grasp, much less explain to curious children. Young people also consume their own media through Facebook and Twitter and may form their own impressions, leaving parents concerned about how to best provide support amid the frightening news.Experts advise parents not to avoid difficult topics, but instead engage their children to help them make sense of scary...
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US stocks close higher with fourth straight day of gains
iStock/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- A fourth straight day in the green for U.S. stocks as Wall Street nearly earned back last week's losses.The Dow Jones Industrial Average jumped 43.08 (+0.21 percent) to finish at 20,937.91.The Nasdaq gained 5.09 (+0.08 percent) to close at 6,138.71, and the S&P 500 finished at 2,398.42, up 4.40 (+0.18 percent) from its open.Crude oil was about 1 percent higher with prices at $51.50 per barrel.Winners and Losers: Apple settled a patent dispute with Nokia, sending shares of the Finnish communications company up 5 percent.Shoe retailer DSW Inc. sunk 8 percent after disappointing earnings in the...
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Wonder Woman star Gal Gadot says it's "really magical" to inspire youth with "strong female figure"
ABC/Ida Mae Astute (NEW YORK) -- Wonder Woman herself, Gal Gadot, says it’s “really, really magical” to play the most powerful woman in the DC Comics' superhero world. During an interview with the main cast of the Warner Bros. film, Gadot explained to Good Morning America, "I think it’s so important that girls and boys have a strong female figure to look up to. We always had Superman and Batman, which is awesome, but it’s also very important for all of us to have this amazing character." The actress, who also revealed she was five months pregnant with her youngest...
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Red Sox contract selling Babe Ruth to Yankees up for auction
iStock/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- The contract transferring Babe Ruth from the Boston Red Sox to the New York Yankees is going to auction, ESPN reports. Josh Evans of auction house Lelands.com said the original copy of the December 1919 document "transcends everything," and that it "changed America." It represents the deal in which then-Red Sox owner Harry Frazee sold Ruth to the Yankees in a deal totaling $100,000. The Yankees also loaned another $300,000 to Frazee to complete the deal, using a mortgage on Boston's Fenway Park. If Frazee defaulted on the loan, ESPN reports, the Yankees would have owned...
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