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A man from Georgia was arrested by the FBI on the charge of planning to attack the White House and "other targets of opportunity" in the D. C. -area. The FBI said Wednesday that they had thoroughly investigated threats against these federal buildings before taking Hasher Taheb, 21, into custody. An affidavit from the agency says that an undercover agent met over a series of months with Taheb, and Taheb showed the agent documents, such as a hand-drawn diagram of the West Wing.

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A Mexican man who touched off a fierce immigration debate over his role in the shooting death of a woman walking on a San Francisco pier is seeking to overturn his felony gun possession conviction. It was the only charge he was found guilty of after a jury acquitted him of murder. FILE - This undated file booking photo provided by the San Francisco Police Department shows Jose Ines Garcia-Zarate. (San Francisco Police Department via AP, File)

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LIMA, Peru (AP) — Amid an unbearable stench, thousands of workers, police and soldiers struggled Wednesday to contain and clean up a flood of sewage that has caused the government to declare a health emergency in one of the most populous parts of Peru's capital. The foul flood was caused by a blockage in a giant pipe that collects 80 percent of the sewage in the San Juan de Lurigancho district.

(CNN) -- The world's loneliest frog is finally close to relationship status.
Scientists have found a potential mate for Romeo, the Sehuencas water frog who's been alone and single for the last 10 years. Housed in a museum in Bolivia, Romeo was considered possibly the last living water frog of his kind.

NEW YORK (AP) — Sears will live on— at least for now. The company's chairman and largest shareholder, Eddie Lampert, won a bankruptcy auction for Sears, averting liquidation of the iconic chain, according to a source familiar with the negotiations. The person agreed to speak on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the negotiation publicly.

President Donald Trump signed a bill providing back pay to federal employees affected by the ongoing partial government shutdown, the White House announced Wednesday.

Some believe the key to a lifetime of good health is getting outside into nature. Realizing that not everyone has equal access to the outdoors, lawmakers in Washington created the No Child Left Inside grant program.
"I can't say enough great things about it," said Kyle Guzlas, Grant Services Manager for the Recreation and Conservation Office.

Karen Pence's office on Tuesday defended a decision by the second lady to teach art at a Christian school in northern Virginia that bans gay students and parents.
Pence will teach elementary art two days a week at Immanuel Christian School in northern Virginia, her office announced. She'll be known as "Mrs. Pence" to her students, not as the second lady of the United States, per her office.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Donald Trump has signed a bill that will require some 800,000 federal employees to be compensated for wages lost or work performed during the partial government shutdown. Wednesday's bill signing was closed to the media. The House and Senate had voted to give the workers back pay whenever the federal government reopens. The shutdown is in its fourth week with no end in sight.

SEATTLE -- Microsoft pledged $500 million to address homelessness and develop affordable housing in response to the Seattle region's widening affordability gap.
Most of the money will be aimed at increasing housing options in the Puget Sound region for low- and middle-income workers at a time when they're being priced out of Seattle and some of its suburbs, and when the vast majority of new buildings target wealthier renters, said Microsoft President Brad Smith.

FEDERAL WAY, Wash. -- A 26-year-old woman was reported missing Wednesday in Federal Way.
Tabatha Lawler walked away from her home in the 5300 block of Dash Point Road SW and was reported missing by her family just after 8 a.m. Federal Way Police say that she is developmentally challenged and are asking for the public's help to reunite her with her family.

Both kids and adults could use a primer in proper toilet paper etiquette when traveling the globe.

Microsoft announced Wednesday its plan to commit $500 million to preserve existing affordable housing, spur construction of new units and partner with nonprofits to address the affordable housing crisis in the Puget Sound region. The company sent out a news release Wednesday evening, which stated the announcement accompanies a joint declaration from the mayors of nine cities; Auburn, Bellevue, Federal Way, Issaquah, Kent, Kirkland, Redmond, Renton and Sammamish.

A 27-year-old man died Tuesday after being hit by a semitruck on southbound Interstate 5 near Burlington, according to Washington State Patrol. Michael J. Schuchart of Burlington was standing in the road just north of milepost 229 when a semitruck...

VALLEY FORGE, Pa. (AP) - When he lost his job running a mutual fund company after stocks tanked in the early 70's, John C. Bogle decided that money managers knew very little about predicting the market - and charged way too much for that lack of knowledge
He founded a new fund company, Vanguard, in 1974. Two years later, Vanguard introduced the first index fund for individual investors - a vehicle that simply tracks the performance of an index like the S&P 500.…

CHICAGO (AP) - Three Chicago police officers will learn this week whether a judge thinks they lied about the 2014 killing of Laquan McDonald to protect another white officer who shot the black teenager 16 times. That officer, meanwhile, will learn how long he may spend in prison
Officer Jason Van Dyke was convicted by a jury in October of second-degree murder and 16 counts of aggravated battery - one for each bullet he shot McDonald with. He's due to be sentenced Friday…

Federal prosecutors “are pursuing a criminal investigation” of Chinese tech giant Huawei for allegedly stealing the trade secrets of U.S. firms, with the case in part based on allegations raised in civil lawsuits, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday.

CNN legal analyst Areva Martin thought she was talking to a white man Tuesday while appearing as a guest on David Webb's SiriusXM radio show
When Webb, a Fox Nation host and frequent Fox News contributor, said he considered his qualifications more important than his skin color when applying to media jobs, Martin accused him of exercising white privilege.
But there was a problem with that sentiment, as Webb quickly pointed out:
"Areva, I hate to break it to you, but you should've…

Cooking can make people of all ages more open to trying new tastes, so enlist the whole gang in holiday dessert prep. Wherever and whatever you’re celebrating, these winter treats are sure to brighten your day.

Using computer simulations and a robot, researchers have recreated the likely gait of a 300-million-year-old animal considered to be among the planet’s earliest terrestrial walkers.