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Congress skips chance to kill Iran deal, leaves decision to Trump
iStock/Thinkstock (WASHINGTON) -- When President Donald Trump announced two months ago that he would not certify Iran’s compliance with the nuclear deal, he automatically triggered a 60-day review period during which Congress could decide to snap tough economic sanctions on Iran back into place -- a move that would effectively kill the landmark nuclear arms agreement.That review period expired Tuesday, and the results are in: Congress chose not to act.The White House said Tuesday that there was never any expectation Congress would act on sanctions within the review period and that the administration is still working with Congress on a...
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Doug Jones wins Alabama Senate race in seismic Democratic victory
Justin Sullivan/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) -- Doug Jones, a Democratic former U.S. attorney whose long-shot candidacy was bolstered by a wave of sexual misconduct accusations against his opponent Roy Moore, will win the special election to become Alabama's junior U.S. senator, ABC News can project, based on its analysis of the vote.With 100 percent of precincts reporting as of 12:00 a.m. ET Wednesday, Jones led Moore by a 49.9-48.4 percent margin, a difference of just under 21,000 votes. Slightly more than 22,000 voters cast write-in ballots.Jones' victory is the first by a Democrat in an Alabama Senate race in 25 years...
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"The Late Late" sub: James Corden has a baby, Harry Styles tapped to host
Terence Patrick ©2017 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved (LOS ANGELES) -- To the confusion of regular Late Late Show viewers and the joy of One Direction fans, the band's Harry Styles hosted Tuesday night's show -- filling in at the last minute for host James Corden, whose wife, Julia, gave birth to a baby girl just half-an-hour earlier. "You may be wondering why I'm hosting tonight," said Styles before joking, "And yes, you are right -- President [Donald] Trump finally got sick of James' jokes and deported him back to England." "I am, of course, kidding," Harry continued. "Actually,...
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El Faro captain partially responsible for ship's sinking: NTSB
iStock/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- The National Transportation Safety Board laid partial blame for the 2015 sinking of the El Faro on the ship’s captain, Michael Davidson, the investigative agency announced Tuesday. All 33 crew members, including the captain, perished when the 790-foot cargo ship sunk near the path of Hurricane Joaquin in October 2015. "The captain had multiple opportunities to reroute the vessel to avoid the hurricane," but despite repeated warnings from his second and third mates, he refused to substantially alter course, said NTSB investigator Carrie Bell. "The captain endangered El Faro and its crew." Davidson, who repeatedly reminded...
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'Tech support' scams hit millennials hardest and many don't even realize it
iStock/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- A new study of online “tech support” scams shows that millennial’s – not the elderly – may be hardest hit by the widespread frauds, and their victimization may extend far beyond the initial loss of money. Scam artists are using the ploy to plant malware in victims’ computers and steal personal and financial information that can be used to commit identity theft later, according to a national study released Monday by Better Business Bureaus in five cities working with the Federal Trade Commission and FBI. Thousands of Americans have been exposed to the scam, which often...
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Ex-NFL Network employee alleges sexual misconduct by former players in lawsuit
iStock/Thinkstock (LOS ANGELES) -- The NFL Network has suspended three analysts, including Hall of Fame running back Marshall Faulk, after an ex-wardrobe stylist for the network filed suit over sexual harassment on Monday. The woman, Jami Cantor, alleges a number of offenses by NFL Enterprises in the lawsuit, including sexual harassment, age discrimination, wrongful termination, and unfair business practices.Bloomberg was first to acquire the lawsuit."This is a severe case and I think my client is extremely courageous in coming forward," Laura Horton, Cantor's lawyer, said in a statement. "I'm grateful for the national conversation regarding sexual harassment over the last...
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10-year-old double amputee who lost everything in California wildfires gets snowboard lessons from US Paralympian
iStock/Thinkstock (BRECKENRIDGE, Co.) -- A 10-year-old double amputee who lost everything in the California wildfires learned how to snowboard from a Paralympic medalist who is also an amputee.Lilly Biagini, of Santa Rosa, California, spent last week hitting the slopes in Breckenridge, Colorado, with Keith Gabel, a U.S. Paralympian bronze medalist in snowboarding.Gabel said of his student, “I’ve never met anybody with the spirit that Lilly has.”“When I turned and I stopped without anybody’s help, it made me feel strong and proud of myself,” Lilly said. “I was really surprised that I did it by myself.”Lilly, a third-grader, chose to have...
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