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Inside a super PAC that spends on everything but winning

Posted yesterday in National

The two billionaire mega donors poured $1.25 million into a super PAC that was supposed to supercharge Chris McDaniel's insurgent bid to be Mississippi's next Republican senator.

 

 

US retail sales rose at robust 0.5 pct. annual rate in July

Posted yesterday in National

Americans shopped at a healthy pace in July, buying more cars, clothes and appliances, evidence that consumers are helping drive robust economic growth.

 

 

EPA challenged safety of administration mileage freeze

Posted 8/15/2018 in National

The Environmental Protection Agency privately challenged the Trump administration's rationale for freezing Obama-era mileage standards, saying the proposal would actually increase U.S. highway deaths.

 

 

Hawaii marker to honor hundreds of WWII prisoners of war

Posted 8/15/2018 in National

U.S. Army Air Corps veteran Daniel Crowley endured more than three years of slave labor while being held prisoner by Japan during World War II.

 

 

Closing arguments set in Manafort's financial fraud trial

Posted 8/15/2018 in National

Paul Manafort's defense rested its case Tuesday without calling any witnesses in the former Trump campaign chairman's tax evasion and bank fraud trial. Manafort himself chose not to testify.

 

 

Nebraska executes inmate using powerful opioid fentanyl

Posted 8/15/2018 in National

Nebraska carried out its first execution in more than two decades on Tuesday with a drug combination never tried before, including the first use of the powerful opioid fentanyl in a lethal injection.

 

 

NASA administrator supports Trump 'space force' proposal

Posted 8/14/2018 in National

NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine expressed full support Monday for President Donald Trump's proposed military "Space Force" but added that it will have a role separate from NASA.

 

 

Man arrested in Florida 'stand your ground' case

Posted 8/14/2018 in National

Prosecutors charged a white man with manslaughter Monday in the death of an unarmed black man whose video-recorded shooting in a store parking lot has revived debate over Florida's "stand your ground" law.

 

 

FBI fires Peter Strzok in wake of anti-Trump text messages

Posted 8/14/2018 in National

Peter Strzok, a longtime FBI agent who was removed from the Russia investigation over anti-Trump text messages, has been fired by the agency, his lawyer said Monday.

 

 

Questions loom over Tesla deal after CEO reveals Saudi link

Posted 8/14/2018 in National

Tesla CEO Elon Musk's elaboration on his plan to engineer a buyout of the electric car maker could get the Silicon Valley maverick into legal trouble by revealing that the deal is far more uncertain than how he initially described it in his brash tweet last week.

 

 

AP Exclusive: Google tracks your movements, like it or not

Posted 8/14/2018 in National

Google wants to know where you go so badly that it records your movements even when you explicitly tell it not to.

 

 

AP Source: Soul icon Aretha Franklin is seriously ill

Posted 8/14/2018 in National

Fans and friends, including Mariah Carey and Missy Elliott, offered prayers and well wishes to Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin, who is seriously ill.

 

 

Former WWE star Jim 'The Anvil' Neidhart dies at 63

Posted 8/14/2018 in National

Jim "The Anvil" Neidhart, who joined with brother-in-law Bret Hart to form one of the top tag teams in the 1980s with the WWE, has died. He was 63.

 

 

Crash outside parliament in London treated as terrorism

Posted 8/14/2018 in National

A car crashed into pedestrians and cyclists near the Houses of Parliament in London Tuesday and police arrested a man on suspicion of terrorism, heightening tensions in a city that has seen a string-of vehicle-based terror attacks.

 

 

Security experts, Trump allies alarmed by Omarosa recordings

Posted 8/13/2018 in National

Former presidential adviser Omarosa Manigault Newman is drawing fire from President Donald Trump's allies and national security experts for secret recordings she made at the White House, including her firing by chief of staff John Kelly in the high-security Situation Room.

 

 

Friendly tone belied desperate acts of Seattle plane thief

Posted 8/13/2018 in National

He cracked jokes, complimented the professional demeanor of an air traffic controller and apologized for making a fuss.

 

 

Consumer prices up 2.9 percent, leaving Americans worse off

Posted 8/13/2018 in National

Consumer prices climbed 2.9 percent in July from a year earlier, a rate of inflation that suggests Americans are earning less than a year ago despite an otherwise solid economy.

 

 

Charlottesville anniversary: Peaceful protests, few arrests

Posted 8/13/2018 in National

Thousands of people wanting to send a message that racism isn't welcome in the United States gathered in a park outside the White House to protest a white nationalist rally on the anniversary of the deadly violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.

 

 

Memo shows Kavanaugh resisted indicting a sitting president

Posted 8/13/2018 in National

Newly released documents from Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's time on the Kenneth Starr team investigating Bill Clinton reveal his resistance to issuing an indictment of a sitting president.

 

 

GOP uncertain as Rep. Chris Collins ends re-election bid

Posted 8/13/2018 in National

U.S. Rep. Chris Collins ended his re-election bid Saturday, days after his indictment on insider trading charges, a move that raised questions about how the Republican Party might replace him with another nominee in one of New York's most conservative districts.

 

 

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