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Ex-'El Chapo' lieutenant says he discussed killing cop as favor to mayor

A former top lieutenant to accused Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman on Tuesday said he and his former boss once discussed killing a police officer as a favor to a local politician.

Four charged in bomb plot against Muslim community in New York

Three men and a teenager have been arrested after planning to bomb a Muslim community in upstate New York, and investigators have recovered three homemade bombs and nearly two dozen guns, authorities said on Tuesday.

Senate to vote on ending government shutdown, Trump wall impasse

The U.S. Senate shifted slightly closer on Tuesday to resolving a month-long partial government shutdown, but there was no sign of relief anytime soon for 800,000 federal workers who are furloughed or working without pay.

Los Angeles teachers vote on contract deal with school district

The union representing Los Angeles teachers reached a tentative contract agreement on Tuesday with the second-largest U.S. school district, paving the way for classes to resume for nearly a half million students after a weeklong strike.

FAA says drone sightings temporarily halted traffic into Newark airport

Reports of two drone sightings in northern New Jersey temporarily halted arrivals at Newark Liberty International Airport on Tuesday, an Federal Aviation Administration spokesman said on Tuesday.

U.S. courts have funds to operate through Jan. 31: statement

U.S. federal courts can operate through Jan. 31 despite a partial government shutdown, but warned they will not have funds to operate as normal beyond Feb. 1, officials said in a statement on Tuesday.

Body found in area of Southern California charred by wildfire

A body has been found in an area of the California seaside town of Malibu left blackened by a massive wildfire in November, and investigators were trying to determine if the victim was slain or died in the flames, a Los Angeles County Sheriff's spokeswoman said on Tuesday.

Walgreens pays $269.2 million to settle U.S. civil fraud lawsuits

Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc will pay $269.2 million to settle two U.S. whistleblower lawsuits accusing it of civil fraud for overbilling federal healthcare programs, the U.S. Department of Justice said on Tuesday.

Trump administration to ask Supreme Court to decide census dispute

President Donald Trump's administration on Tuesday said it will seek immediate Supreme Court review in a bid to implement its contentious plan to ask people taking part in the 2020 national census whether they are U.S. citizens after a judge blocked it.

USDA says exploring options to continue food stamps amid shutdown

The Trump administration said on Tuesday it is exploring ways to keep providing food assistance to America's poor if a partial government shutdown continues much longer, and urged lawmakers to end the uncertainty with a budget deal stalled by President Donald Trump's demand for funding for border wall with Mexico.

Supreme Court to hear biggest gun rights case since 2010

The conservative-majority U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday took up its biggest gun rights case in nearly a decade, agreeing to hear a challenge backed by the influential National Rifle Association lobby group to New York City's strict limits on handgun owners transporting their firearms outside of the home.

U.S. home sales hit three-year low, prices rise slowly

U.S. home sales tumbled to their lowest level in three years in December and house price increases slowed sharply, suggesting a further loss of momentum in the housing market.

Senate to vote on Trump plan to re-open government this week: McConnell

U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday the Senate would vote this week on President Donald Trump's proposal to end a partial government shutdown.

U.S. military service member killed in Afghanistan: statement

A U.S. military service member was killed in Afghanistan on Tuesday, the U.S. military said in a statement, without providing additional details.

Trump still plans to deliver Jan. 29 State of the Union address: official

U.S. President Donald Trump still plans to deliver his annual State of the Union address from the Capitol later this month as scheduled, a Trump administration official said on Tuesday as the federal government shutdown stretched into its second month.
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