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Powerful storm ends after almost 150 reports of severe weather

Powerful storm ends after almost 150 reports of severe weather

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A powerful storm that triggered nearly 150 reports of severe weather, including five tornadoes, Thursday has finally ended. The top reported snowfall from the storm was more than 18 inches in South Dakota, with the top wind speed reported at 103 mph in Pine Springs, Texas. The combination of rapid snow melt, warmer temperatures and rainfall caused significant flooding from Nebraska to Wisconsin on Thursday. Record flooding is occurring on the Platte River near Leshara and on the Missouri River nears Plattsmouth -- both near Omaha, Nebraska. Downstream, the Missouri River is expected to rise through the weekend with major flooding heading for St. Joseph, Missouri, and Athcison, Kansas, by early next week. Record or near-record river flooding, exacerbated by ice jams and melting sn...
Start Here: Republicans buck Trump, Brits punt on Brexit, terrorists attack mosques

Start Here: Republicans buck Trump, Brits punt on Brexit, terrorists attack mosques

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It's Friday, March 15, 2019. Let's start here. Interested in Start Here Morning Briefing ? Add Start Here Morning Briefing as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Start Here Morning Briefing news, video, and analysis from ABC News. 1. 'Constitutional' The president of the United States of America responded with a one-word tweet after 12 Republicans joined 47 Democrats in voting to reject the national emergency declaration Donald Trump announced because he wants to build a wall. "This is a constitutional issue," Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, told reporters on Thursday, "and I'm going to honor my oath of office." Romney had said before the vote he'd oppose Trump. Mary Bruce, ABC News senior congressional correspondent, tells "Start Here" that although...
US, Afghan government tensions burst into public over Taliban talks

US, Afghan government tensions burst into public over Taliban talks

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The State Department summoned Afghanistan's national security adviser Thursday after he blasted the U.S. for its direct talks with the Taliban and accused the U.S. negotiator of undermining the Afghan government and seeking power in Kabul. Tensions have been brewing for months as the Afghan government has been excluded from U.S. talks with the militant group and they burst open with Ambassador Hamdullah Mohib's comments -- a searing indictment of the American peace effort. Mohib condemned the U.S. talks as the "wrong approach" and for "delegitimizing the Afghan government and weakening it and at the same time elevating the Taliban." He accused U.S. special representative Zalmay Khalilzad, in particular, of weakening the government of President Ashraf Ghani so that Khalilzad himse...
Senate rejects Trumps emergency declaration for border security in shocking vote

Senate rejects Trumps emergency declaration for border security in shocking vote

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In a stinging rebuke to President Donald Trump, 12 Republicans joined Democrats as the Senate voted to reject his decision to declare a national emergency in order to build a border wall -- a striking blow to his agenda and a clear warning to Trump about presidential overreach. Interested in Immigration? Add Immigration as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Immigration news, video, and analysis from ABC News. The final vote was 59-41. C-SPAN An image made from video shows politicians and staff on the floor of the U.S. Senate and the vote tally for terminating President Donald Trump's border emergency declaration, in Washington, March 14, 2019. All told, twelve Republicans voted with all 47 Democrats in support of the resolution to terminate his emergen...
Former cop convicted of killing teen gets prison transfer month after beaten in cell

Former cop convicted of killing teen gets prison transfer month after beaten in cell

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A former Chicago police officer convicted in the high-profile murder of a teenager has been moved to a New York federal prison a month after he was beaten at a penitentiary in Connecticut, according to his legal team. Interested in Police Shootings? Add Police Shootings as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Police Shootings news, video, and analysis from ABC News. Jason Van Dyke was recently moved to the Federal Correctional Institution in Otisville , about 75 miles northwest of New York City, a spokesperson for his lawyers told ABC station WLS-TV in Chicago. The move came after Van Dyke, 40, was beaten in his cell, suffering injuries to his head and face, on Feb. 7 at a federal prison in Danbury, Connecticut, his wife and lawyers said at a news conference ...
Butterball recalls nearly 80,000 pounds of ground turkey after 5 people sickened

Butterball recalls nearly 80,000 pounds of ground turkey after 5 people sickened

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North Carolina-based poultry producer Butterball, LLC is voluntarily recalling approximately 78,164 pounds of raw ground turkey products that may have been contaminated with Salmonella, according to an announcement Wednesday from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). FSIS, along with several public health partners, discovered the possible contamination while investigating an outbreak of Salmonella illnesses involving five patients in Wisconsin and Minnesota. Four of the patients lived in the same Wisconsin residence, where officials collected three Butterball ground turkey samples that tested positive for the bacteria. The Minnesota resident was tested positive for the same strain of Salmonella and also reported eating ground turkey, alth
Treasury secretary on turning over Trump tax returns: We will follow the law

Treasury secretary on turning over Trump tax returns: We will follow the law

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House Democrats grilled Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Thursday about how he would handle a request from Congress for the president's tax returns at a Capitol Hill budget hearing. Interested in Congress? Add Congress as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Congress news, video, and analysis from ABC News. Democrats, led by the Ways and Means Committee and Chairman Richard Neal, D-Mass., are carefully preparing to request 10 years of the president's personal returns – and fight the subsequent legal battle expected – in the coming weeks. Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin prepares to testify on "The President's FY2020 Budget Proposal" before the House Ways and Means Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C, March 14,
Court rules Sandy Hook families can sue gunmaker over rifle used in shooting

Court rules Sandy Hook families can sue gunmaker over rifle used in shooting

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Connecticut’s highest court has cleared the way for families of nine victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting to sue over the marketing of the semiautomatic rifle Adam Lanza used to kill. The families argued that the manufacturer, distributor and seller of the weapon negligently entrusted to civilian consumers an assault rifle that is suitable for use only by military and law enforcement personnel and violated the Connecticut Unfair Trade Practices Act (CUTPA) through the sale or wrongful marketing of the rifle. The lawsuit, which lists Bushmaster Firearms International as the defendant, has already overcome years worth of legal hurdles after first being filed more than four years ago, more than two years after the shooting at the Connecticut school left 26 people dead.
Former Apprentice contestants lawsuit against Trump can proceed, court rules

Former Apprentice contestants lawsuit against Trump can proceed, court rules

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Summer Zervos, a former contestant on The Apprentice, can proceed with her defamation lawsuit against President Trump, a New York appellate court ruled Thursday, rejecting the president’s assertion he cannot be sued in state court. Interested in Donald Trump? Add Donald Trump as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Donald Trump news, video, and analysis from ABC News. The decision means the president may have to sit for a sworn deposition, which is currently scheduled for June. The New York State Appellate Division’s First Department turned down Trump’s argument that the case should be halted until he is out of office because, as a sitting president, he was immune from a lawsuit brought in state court. “We reject defendant President Trump's argument
FAA chief says he doesn’t know how long Boeing 737 Max planes will be grounded

FAA chief says he doesn’t know how long Boeing 737 Max planes will be grounded

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An analysis by French investigators of data from the damaged "black boxes" in the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 will yield initial results sometime Thursday, the head of the Federal Aviation Administration said. Interested in Boeing? Add Boeing as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Boeing news, video, and analysis from ABC News. The data could address questions about whether there is a dangerous software problem with the Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft, now grounded by more than 40 countries and all major airlines around the world. The FAA reversed itself Wednesday, making the U.S. one of the last to order the 737 MAX grounded, following days of back-and-forth between President Donald Trump, Boeing and the FAA. The "black boxes," which are actu...

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