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Sources: Trump’s choice for national security adviser has turned down offer

By John Walcott and Steve Holland, Reuters on Feb. 16, 2017, at 7:09 p.m.

Trump taps ex-labor board member Acosta to be labor secretary

By Robert Iafolla and Steve Holland, Reuters on Feb. 16, 2017, at 6:41 p.m.

TransCanada files Keystone XL route application in Nebraska

By Reuters on Feb. 16, 2017, at 6:39 p.m.

Trump to replace travel ban order in near future

By Dan Levine, Reuters on Feb. 16, 2017, at 6:34 p.m.
U.S. President Donald Trump answers questions during a news conference at the White House in Washington, U.S., February 16, 2017.

Trump to replace travel ban order in near future

By Dan Levine, Reuters on Feb. 16, 2017, at 3:05 p.m.
“We can tailor the order to that decision and get just about everything, in some ways more.”
U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis addresses a news conference during a NATO defence ministers meeting at the Alliance headquarters in Brussels, Feb. 16, 2017.

Trump’s defense chief sees no military collaboration with Russia

By Phil Stewart and Robin Emmott, Reuters on Feb. 16, 2017, at 10:31 a.m.
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said he did not see possible military collaboration with Russia now, in a blow to Moscow’s hopes to mend ties with Washington after Trump’s election.

Nine held in abduction, slaying of Maryland teen

By Justin Jouvenal and Michael E. Miller, The Washington Post on Feb. 16, 2017, at 10:13 a.m.
Ten suspects have been identified in connection with the gang-related slaying of a 15-year-old Gaithersburg, Maryland, girl who was held against her will, assaulted and then killed at a Virginia park in January.
An old NASA logo hangs on a wall at the Heroes & Legends exhibit at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.

NASA’s ‘space poop challenge’ is over and it went boldly beyond the diaper

By Ben Guarino, The Washington Post on Feb. 16, 2017, at 7:46 a.m.
The matter of space pooping is not completely solved.
New York real estate scion Robert Durst appears in the Los Angeles Superior Court Airport Branch for a pre-trial motions hearing in Los Angeles, California, Jan. 6, 2017,

Robert Durst of ‘The Jinx’ faces pre-trial testimony in murder case

By Steve Gorman, Reuters on Feb. 16, 2017, at 5:58 a.m.
Wealthy real estate scion Robert Durst faced the first prosecution testimony of the murder case against him in Los Angeles on Tuesday, from a retired dean of the New York medical school his wife attended before she vanished three decades ago.
White House National Security Advisor Michael Flynn arrives prior to a joint news conference between Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and U.S. President Donald Trump at the White House in Washington on Monday. Flynn resigned Monday.

Collins, King will probe Flynn’s contact with Russian officials

By Jake Bleiberg on Feb. 15, 2017, at 7:33 p.m.
“What contacts, if any, did he have with the Russians before the election? And on whose authority was he acting? What were his goals?”
Sen. Susan Collins (left) and Sen. Angus King can be seen in this May 2014 file photo.

Susan Collins says she’ll vote against Trump’s EPA pick

By Susan Sharon, Maine Public on Feb. 15, 2017, at 5:31 p.m.
Republican U.S. Sen. Susan Collins of Maine said she will oppose the confirmation of Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to lead the Environmental Protection Agency.

A rare disease spreads through contact with rat urine and has left 1 dead in New York

By Sarah Larimer, The Washington Post on Feb. 15, 2017, at 4:19 p.m.

Trump’s labor secretary nominee Puzder withdraws

By Sarah N. Lynch, Reuters on Feb. 15, 2017, at 4:08 p.m.
In the 52-48 Senate, three Republican defections would have doomed Andrew Puzder if all 48 Democrats voted to deny him.
Vice Adm. Robert Harward speaks to an Afghan official during his visit to Zaranj, Afghanistan, in this handout photo from Jan. 6, 2011.

Trump offers national security adviser post to high ranking Navy officer

By Reuters on Feb. 15, 2017, at 1:44 p.m.
The post vacated by former U.S. intelligence official Michael Flynn was offered Wednesday to Vice Adm. Robert Harward, according to sources.

Coast Guard tracking Russian spy ship near U.S. Navy submarine base in Connecticut

By Nicholas Rondinone and Edmund H. Mahony, The Hartford Courant on Feb. 15, 2017, at 1:29 p.m.
The U.S. Coast Guard said it is tracking the ship’s course, but would not disclose the precise location.
U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis briefs the media during a NATO defense ministers meeting at the Alliance's headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, Feb. 15, 2017.

Mattis issues ultimatum to NATO allies on defense spending

By Dan Lamothe, The Washington Post on Feb. 15, 2017, at 11:35 a.m.
The U.S. defense secretary warned that if NATO members do not boost their defense spending to goals set by the alliance, the United States may alter its relationship with them.

A drug dealer behind angry criticism from LePage pleads guilty

By Edmund H. Mahony, The Hartford Courant on Feb. 15, 2017, at 10:40 a.m.
Keith Young, 27, of Hamden, Connecticut was one of the leaders of a gang called Red Side Guerilla Brims, which was associated with the Bloods street gang.
Harrison Ford arrives at the 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles, Jan. 10, 2016.

Harrison Ford is involved in another aviation mishap after landing over airliner

By Peter Holley, The Washington Post on Feb. 15, 2017, at 10:11 a.m.
Ford — an avid pilot and vintage plane collector — narrowly avoided a serious incident on Monday while landing his single-engine Husky at John Wayne Airport in Orange County, California.
A fish-eating reptile called Dinocephalosaurus, which lived about 245 million years ago during the Triassic Period, is pictured in this artist's reconstruction handout image showing the rough position of the embryo within the mother

Forget eggs — 245 million years ago, this long-necked sea creature gave birth to live babies

By Ben Guarino, The Washington Post on Feb. 15, 2017, at 10 a.m.
It appears that the question is no longer if archosauromorphs can get pregnant — but, rather, why birds and their closest relatives do not.
Chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, before testimony on the "Oversight of the State Department" in Washington, July 7, 2016.

Jason Chaffetz asks Trump for information about Mar-a-Lago security

By Elise Viebeck, The Washington Post on Feb. 15, 2017, at 7:17 a.m.
Chaffetz is asking the White House for information about security protocols at Mar-a-Lago after President Donald Trump pored over documents related to North Korea at a table on the club’s outdoor terrace.