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Ethics office says Kellyanne Conway likely broke federal rules

The director of the Office of Government Ethics said there is "strong reason to believe" that senior adviser Kellyanne Conway violated federal rules by endorsing Ivanka Trump's clothing line, urging the White House to investigate the matter and consider disciplining her.<p>In a Feb. 13 letter to White …

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Extent of Tennessee fire damage comes into grim focus

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Flames tore through the Great Smoky Mountains, killing at least three people, scorching hundreds of homes and businesses and sending more than 14,000 fleeing from the resort towns of Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge.<p>Tourists and residents scrambled Monday night and early Tuesday to …

Could One Person Take Down the Internet?

If you want to commit the greatest conceivable act of terrorism and declare a version of war against every country on the planet, you only need to take the world offline.<p>So many facets of human life are nowadays facilitated by a giant machine called “the internet,” which networks the world to …

Three men rescued from remote island after writing ‘help’ on the sand

They had no choice but to swim.<p>The three men had left just hours earlier when a large wave capsized their 19-foot skiff on Monday night. They swam through two miles of dark water before finding salvation: the tiny Pacific Island of Fanadik, several hundred miles north of Papua New Guinea.<p>For three …

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British Rock Band Viola Beach Killed in Car Crash in Sweden

LONDON/STOCKHOLM — Britain's Foreign Office said five men, who Swedish media reported were the four members and manager of the rock band Viola Beach, were killed when their car crashed in Sweden early Saturday.<p>Police confirmed that the men found dead in a canal in Sodertalje near Stockholm were …