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Federal judge facing sexual misconduct accusations resigns

Dec. 18 (UPI) — Federal Judge Alex Kozinski, embroiled in sexual misconduct allegations, announced his immediate retirement on Monday. Kozinski, 67, a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, faced a judicial investigation over allegations that he subjected female clerks on his staff to inappropriate sexual …

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Holiday travel trouble: Planes, passengers stranded in Atlanta

Dec. 18 (UPI) — Officials restored electricity to Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport early Monday, but not before more than 1,000 flights were scrapped — fueling fears that more holiday travel trouble could be coming. The massive power outage began at the airport — consistently ranked as the world’s busiest — …

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White House advisers Jared Kushner, Ivanka Trump sued

Dec. 18 (UPI) — White House advisers Ivanka Trump and husband Jared Kushner face a lawsuit over alleged omissions in financial disclosures. The suit was filed in U.S. District Court in Washington on Sunday. Washington lawyer Jeffrey Lovitzky, who filed a similar suit against President Donald Trump in March, contends …

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Sen. McCain to miss GOP tax plan vote

Dec. 17 (UPI) — Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., will return home after receiving treatment from chemotherapy side effects and will miss the vote on the GOP tax plan this week, according to reports Sunday. McCain had spent the last several days in the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in …

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Power restored at Atlanta airport after outage leaves thousands grounded

Dec. 17 (UPI) — Power was restored at Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport late Sunday night after an electrical outage left thousands of passengers stranded in the dark for several hours. More than 1,100 flights were canceled at the world’s busiest airport. Several terminals were affected by the outage and all …

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Police increase security for Sen. Cory Booker after death threat

Dec. 17 (UPI) — Police in New Jersey have deployed extra security to protect Sen. Cory Booker after he and his family received a death threat. Newark Mayor Ras Baraka said local police are working with U.S. Capitol Police to protect the Democratic Senator following the threat. “The Newark Police …

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