A U.S. judge in Seattle has ordered President Donald Trump not to ban transgender troops from serving in the military, saying it's unclear whether recent changes to his administration's policy are constitutional.
U.S. District Judge Marsha Pechman was one of four judges nationwide who blocked Trump late last year from overturning an Obama-era directive allowing transgender troops to serve openly. The Justice Department asked her to dissolve that ruling, citing changes that would allow transgender troops to serve in limited cases.
Because the changes were announced just last month, the sides had not had time to argue whether the policy is discriminatory or whether the military is entitled to set its own policy, given its expertise in what's needed for national defense, Pechman said in an order Friday. She told the parties to prepare for trial.
Michael Cohen, Trump's personal lawyer, appeared in court Monday to argue that some documents seized during an FBI raid should remain private. In court it was revealed that Cohen's previously undisclosed...
The CEO of Starbucks reiterated Monday that the arrest of two black men inside one of the coffee chain's Philadelphia stores is "reprehensible and wrong," and said he hopes to discuss a constructive solution when he meets with them face-to-face.
"First, I’d like to apologize to them in person, and I’d like to have a dialogue with them to ensure that the opportunity to really understand the situation and show some compassion and empathy for the experience they went through," Kevin Johnson, who flew to Philadelphia Sunday, said on "Good Morning America" Monday. "And finally, as we work to solve this, I'd like to invite them to join me in finding a constructive way to solve this issue."
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James Comey has a lot to say about Donald Trump — and none of it is good.
In his prime-time interview with ABC News and in his book , "A Higher Loyalty," the former FBI director unloads on the president as "morally unfit" for office as he plows into a laundry list of political flashpoints from the 2016 election campaign and the early months of the Trump administration.
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Britain's Court of Appeal ruled Monday against the parents of a terminally ill toddler who sought permission to take him to Italy for medical treatment that lower U.K. courts blocked in favor of suspending life support.
The parents of 23-month-old Alfie Evans have been engaged in a protracted legal fight with Alder Hey Children's Hospital over his care. They asked the Court of Appeal to overturn earlier rulings that blocked further medical treatment for their son.
Instead, justices upheld a lower court's conclusion that flying Alfie to a hospital in Rome would be wrong and pointless.
Syrian and Russian authorities prevented independent investigators from going to the scene of a suspected chemical attack, the head of the chemical watchdog group said Monday, blocking international efforts to establish what happened and who was to blame.
The U.S. and France say they have evidence that poison gas was used in the April 7 attack in the opposition-held town of Douma, killing dozens of people, and that Syrian President Bashar Assad's military was behind it.
The body of a young boy was recovered Monday from a swollen Northern California river, more than a week after he and his family went missing on a road trip during heavy rains.
Two bodies found in a submerged SUV have been identified as the father and daughter of a missing Valencia family. The 12-year-old son's body was found late Monday afternoon, sheriff's officials said.
A fourth body that was recovered Friday has been identified as the mother of the family.
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Former FBI Director James Comey says he thinks it's possible the Russians have compromising information on President Donald Trump, that there is "some evidence of obstruction of justice" in the president's actions and that Trump is "morally unfit" for office.
Comey's comments in an ABC News interview broadcast Sunday were almost certain to escalate his war of words with the president and further erode a relationship marked by open hostility and name-calling.
Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway criticized Comey on Monday, accusing him of peddling a "revisionist version of history" and sinking into the "gutter" with petty comments about the size of Trump's hands and the length of his tie. "He looked a little shaky," she offered on ABC's "Good Morning America."
The fatal fire at Trump Tower earlier this month was an accident, caused by the improper use of multiple power strips, the FDNY said Monday.
The apartment did not have a smoke alarm.
The fire claimed the life of 67-year-old Todd Brassner, a resident of the apartment who had been in critical condition following the blaze.
NASA's newest planet-hunting spacecraft will have to wait another couple of days before lifting off.
Two hours before Monday evening's scheduled launch, SpaceX announced it needed more time to check its rocket, which will carry the satellite to orbit. The next attempt will be Wednesday night.
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Domino's, which has been bringing pizzas to doorsteps for more than half a century, will now deliver to the great outdoors.
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On her way to winning Monday's Boston Marathon, Desiree Linden stopped and waited as a fellow elite women's runner from the U.S. stopped for a bathroom break.
Shalane Flanagan, who grew up in Marblehead, Massachusetts, was seen veering off the race track and into a portable toilet. Jonathan Gault of LetsRun.com clocked her pit stop at just 13.86 seconds.
Linden stayed behind as Flanagan caught up.
"Des Linden is kind of waiting back for her, almost to say, 'Hey, catch up to me, and then we'll catch up together,'" an NBC Sports commentator said. Another replied that it was "tremendous sportsmanship."
The elite women's winner later told NBC Sports that helping Flanagan proved beneficial to herself.
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Former first lady Barbara Bush is in "failing health" and won't seek additional medical treatment, a Bush family spokesman said.
"Following a recent series of hospitalizations, and after consulting her family and doctors, Mrs. Bush, now age 92, has decided not to seek additional medical treatment and will instead focus on comfort care," spokesman Jim McGrath said Sunday in a news release.
McGrath did not elaborate as to the nature of Bush's health problems. She has been treated for decades for Graves' disease, which is a thyroid condition, had heart surgery in 2009 for a severe narrowing of her main heart valve and was hospitalized a year before that for surgery on a perforated ulcer.
Desiree Linden splashed her way through icy rain and a near-gale headwind to a Boston Marathon victory on Monday, the first American woman to win the race since 1985.
A New Jersey teenager who has wowed the world with his musical talent -- including a viral rendition of Eminem's song "Not Afraid" -- was surprised with a music recording studio on the NBC home improvement show "George to the Rescue."
Sparsh Shah was born with a genetic disease that causes his bones to be very fragile. The 14-year-old from New Jersey has had more than 125 bone fractures so far in his young life, a result of Osteogenesis imperfecta.
The brittle bone disease has stunted Shah's growth and confined him to a wheelchair -- but it hasn't broken his spirit.