DENVER - Lawyers on both sides of a trial pitting pop star Taylor Swift against a Colorado radio personality she accused of groping her were expected on Tuesday to deliver opening statements to jurors hearing the case in a federal courtroom in Denver. The process of selecting an eight-member jury was due to conclude early in the day, with presentations to follow from attorneys for the 27-year-old singer and David Mueller, who lost his job at Denver radio station KYGO-FM over Swift's allegation. Mueller, 55, says he was falsely accused.
LINCOLN, Neb. — Nebraska regulators will hear final arguments for and against TransCanada Corp.-proposed Keystone XL pipeline this week before deciding whether to approve its route later this year, the last big hurdle for the long-delayed project after President Donald Trump gave it federal approval.
LOS ANGELES - Eric Bolling, the Fox News host and contributor who was suspended on Saturday after allegations surfaced that he had harassed colleagues, vowed Monday morning to clear himself. "Overwhelmed by all the support I have received. Thank you," Bolling wrote. "I look forward to clearing my name asap." A Huffington Post report earlier disclosed allegations that Bolling had sent lewd messages to colleagues via smartphone.
An elite California firefighter was killed by a falling tree while battling a blaze in western Montana, the second firefighting death in the area over the last two weeks, officials said. Brent Witham, 29, of Mentone, California, was killed on Wednesday while fighting the so-called Lolo Peak Fire about 30 miles south of Missoula in the Lolo National Park. It was sparked by lightning on July 15, the Missoula County sheriff and coroner said. Witham was given CPR at the scene, but could not be revived, the Missoulian newspaper reported.
WASHINGTON - U.S. President Donald Trump has signed into law new sanctions against Russia that were passed overwhelmingly by Congress last week and that run counter to his desire to improve relations with Moscow. A White House official said on Wednesday he had signed the bill, and White House adviser Kellyanne Conway confirmed this during an interview with Fox News.
The last of 12 inmates who escaped from an Alabama jail over the weekend with the aid of peanut butter was recaptured hundreds of miles away in South Florida on Tuesday by police and FBI agents, according to the sheriff of Martin County, Florida.
NEW YORK - New Jersey Governor Chris Christie confronted a baseball fan who heckled him during a Sunday night game in Milwaukee, according to a video posted by local media, making the unpopular governor the target of another round of online jokes. The second-term Republican can be seen clutching a bowl of nachos and leaning over a man identified as Brad Joseph, telling him "you're a big shot," before walking away down a flight of stairs, according to a video of the incident posted online by Milwaukee's WISN television.
WASHINGTON — North Korea said on Saturday, July 29, it had conducted another successful test of an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) that proved its ability to strike America's mainland, drawing a sharp warning from U.S. President Donald Trump and a rebuke from China. However, later on Saturday Trump wrote on Twitter that he was "very disappointed" in China and that Beijing had done "nothing" for the United States in regards to North Korea, something he would not allow to continue.
LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Dodgers are getting good at their on-field celebrations. They had another one Wednesday night after Justin Turner singled with two outs in the ninth inning to drive in Austin Barnes with the winning run in a 6-5 victory against the Minnesota Twins at Dodger Stadium. It was the eighth walk-off victory of the season for the Dodgers and finished off their 13th series sweep. "You know something is going to happen," Turner said. "You just don't know who it's going to be."
WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he would not permit transgender people to serve in the U.S. military, citing "tremendous medical costs and disruption," an action condemned by critics as "raw prejudice" and a political stunt. It was not the first time Trump had targeted transgender people since taking office in January. The Republican president in February rescinded protections for transgender students put in place by his predecessor, Democrat Barack Obama, that had let them use bathrooms corresponding with their gender identity.