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Jerry Falwell Jr. sues Liberty University for defamation

Jerry Falwell Jr. sues Liberty University for defamation

Jerry Falwell Jr., who resigned as president of Liberty University in August after a sex scandal and other controversies, is now suing the evangelical school for defamation and breach of contract. The suit was filed Wednesday in the Circuit Court for Lynchburg, the Virginia city that Liberty calls home. Falwell Jr. is attempting to seal…MORE

NASA spacecraft safely seals up asteroid sample to return to Earth

NASA spacecraft safely seals up asteroid sample to return to Earth

Pieces of the near-Earth asteroid Bennu are ready to return to Earth. The OSIRIS-REx spacecraft successfully stowed the sample collector head, which is full of surface material gathered from Bennu on October 20, in the sample return capsule on Wednesday. This will prevent any more of the sample from leaking into space. The mission team…MORE

Amazon had a blowout quarter as people flocked to online shopping

Amazon had a blowout quarter as people flocked to online shopping

Amazon’s sales and profit soared in the latest quarter as shoppers turned to the online giant to deliver goods to their homes in the pandemic. Amazon said Thursday that during the three months ending September 30 its sales grew 37% compared to the same period last year, to $96.1 billion, and profit increased 197% to…MORE

Trump administration pushes allies to pressure China over its nuclear program

Trump administration pushes allies to pressure China over its nuclear program

The Trump administration is working to pressure NATO allies to collectively crackdown on China’s nuclear program as it looks to limit Beijing’s growing influence in the global arms race. In a meeting with NATO allies last week President Donald Trump’s top envoy for arms control, Marshall Billingslea urged allies to impose stricter arms control regulations…MORE

US touts largest ever seizure of Iranian oil and weapons

The US announced Thursday that it has sold petroleum from its largest-ever seizure of Iranian fuel for more than $40 million and will direct most of the proceeds to a fund for the victims of state-sponsored terrorism. Officials from the State Department and Department of Justice also said that the US had conducted its largest…MORE

Trump administration removes gray wolf from endangered species list

Trump administration removes gray wolf from endangered species list

The Trump administration is dropping the gray wolf from the endangered species list under the assertion that the animal’s population has sufficiently recovered, a move conservation groups decry as shortsighted and promise to challenge in court. The move comes after the US Fish and Wildlife Service proposed last year to remove the gray wolf from…MORE

Deputized federal agents can now wear body cameras, with major exceptions

A sweeping and at times contentious policy barring the use of body cameras by police officers assigned to hundreds of federal investigative task forces around the nation has been largely reversed, the Justice Department said Thursday. The announcement of new federal guidelines on the wearing of body cameras by deputized federal agents comes as the…MORE