New polling shows that the majority of Americans disapprove of the way President-elect Donald Trump is handling his transition into power, with less than a week to go until his inauguration.
Just 40 percent of respondents approve of how Trump is handling his transition, according to two polls released Tuesday. The CNN/ORC poll found that 52 percent disapprove, while the Washington Post/ABC put that mark at 54 percent.
The federal charges against the wife of the Orlando nightclub gunman were unsealed Tuesday morning, hours before she is set to appear in federal court for the first time.
Noor Zahi Salman, 30 and the mother of a young boy, is expected to appear in federal court in Oakland on Tuesday at 9:30 a.m., although the case is being prosecuted in the U.S. Central District Court in Florida.
Charging documents made public Tuesday morning show that Salman was indicted on Jan. 12, four days before her arrest on Monday. Her Florida-based attorney has denied she had advance knowledge of the mass shooting.
A Nigerian air force fighter jet on a mission against Boko Haram extremists mistakenly bombed a refugee camp on Tuesday, killing more than 100 refugees and aid workers and wounding 200, a government official and doctors said.
Military commander Maj. Gen. Lucky Irabor confirmed an accidental bombardment in the northeastern town of Rann, near the border with Cameroon, saying "some" civilians were killed.
University of California President Janet Napolitano, a former U.S. Homeland Security secretary, has been undergoing treatment for cancer and was hospitalized Tuesday with complications, the school system said.
Napolitano, 59, was diagnosed last August, the Office of the President said in a statement, but it did not say what type of cancer she has or respond to inquiries seeking further details.
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A claim by Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller that "illegal aliens" attacked a hunting party in remote West Texas is being discounted by the local sheriff who says the hunters fired on one another. Miller said in a recent Facebook post that the attack is another reason why a wall must be built to secure the Texas border.
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A day after Donald Trump is sworn in as the 45th president of the United States, hundreds of thousands of people will converge on the National Mall for the Women's March on Washington.
Mexican Attorney General's Office
When border officials find drug tunnels that lead to the U.S., they are filled with cement and sealed off. But that doesn’t necessarily seal off their future use. According to a report by the Los Angeles Times, the tunnels aren’t completely closed off across the border in Mexico. While the entry is sealed, the rest of the tunnel is left alone. Over the last decade, U.S. Customs and Border Protection has spent roughly $9 million to block off the entry points of illegal tunnels.
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A student's painting that divided members of Congress for its depiction of Ferguson, Missouri, has been removed from its Capitol Hill display, this time perhaps permanently. Several Republicans had complained about the painting, which shows a pig in a police uniform aiming a gun at a protester, and even took down the artwork temporarily. The lawmakers argued that the painting violated rules for a national student arts competition by showing subjects of contemporary political controversy or of a sensationalistic or gruesome nature. In August 2014, a white police officer shot and killed Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, in Ferguson, setting off weeks of protests.
Colchester Fire Department
A sickly looking bobcat attacked three people at a Connecticut farm run by a social service organization in Colchester Tuesday morning and has been put down, according to officials at the scene. Colchester fire officials said the bobcat bit one person and scratched two others at a greenhouse on the property of the Caring Community, a residential and day program on Waterhole Road in Colchester. All three people who were injured are clients of the Caring Community, fire officials said.
National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
Rhode Island state police say they have located two children reported missing in 1985 and arrested a non-custodial parent wanted for snatching them. Elaine Yates is accused of snatching her daughters Kimberly and Kelly Yates on Aug. 26, 1985, in Warwick. In 1988, a felony warrant was issued for Yates. Authorities said they received a tip in December about Yates and her daughters' whereabouts in Texas, and eventually arrested Yates in Houston, where she was living under the name Leina L. Waldberg, with the help of Texas authorities on Monday.
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Police say they have arrested the owner of two pit bulls that killed one child and injured another in southwest Atlanta.
Atlanta Police Sgt. Warren Pickard says Cameron Tucker was arrested after the children were attacked while walking to a bus stop about 7:30 a.m. Tuesday. Pickard say one of the dogs was shot by officers.
Even as the election outcome intensifies America's abortion debate, a comprehensive new survey finds the annual number of abortions in the U.S has dropped to well under 1 million, the lowest level since 1974. The report, which counted 926,200 abortions in 2014, was released Tuesday by the Guttmacher Institute, a research group which supports abortion rights. It is the only entity which strives to count all abortions in the U.S.; the latest federal survey by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention lacks data from California, Maryland and New Hampshire. The total from 2014 represented a drop of 12.5 percent from Guttmacher's previous survey, which tallied 1.06 million abortions in 2011.