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Navy: Training jet flew too low -- for thrills -- before deadly crash

Posted 4/17/2018 in National

The Navy is citing pilot error for a military training jet crash in Tennessee that killed the two aboard, saying it was being flown for thrills and too low.

 

 

Starbucks to train workers on 'unconscious bias,' CEO says

Posted 4/17/2018 in National

Starbucks wants to add training for store managers on "unconscious bias," CEO Kevin Johnson said Monday, as activists held more protests at a Philadelphia store where two black men were arrested after employees said they were trespassing.

 

 

FBI probes Trump lawyer Cohen's personal 'business dealings'

Posted 4/14/2018 in National

Federal prosecutors revealed on Friday that their probe of President Donald Trump's personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, involved suspected fraud and the attorney's personal business dealings and was going on long enough that investigators had already covertly obtained his emails.

 

 

GOP devotes $250M to midterm strategy: Keep House majority

Posted 4/14/2018 in National

The Republican National Committee has committed $250 million to a midterm election strategy that has one goal above all else: Preserve the party's House majority for the rest of President Donald Trump's first term.

 

 

When to say when: Study says limit alcohol to 1 drink a day

Posted 4/14/2018 in National

Here's some sobering news: A large international study says adults should average no more than one alcoholic drink per day, and that means drinking guidelines in many countries may be far too loose.

 

 

McCarthy, Scalise are likely contenders for House speaker

Posted 4/12/2018 in National

Some say it's a fight between West and South. Or a battle for President Donald Trump's affections. Or a test of who can woo conservatives.

 

 

Ryan retirement sends new ripples of uncertainty through GOP

Posted 4/12/2018 in National

House Speaker Paul Ryan's abrupt announcement that he will retire rather than seek another term in Congress as the steady if reluctant wingman for President Donald Trump sent new ripples of uncertainty through a Washington already on edge and a Republican Party bracing for a rough election year.

 

 

Plan would allow drug testing for some food stamp recipients

Posted 4/12/2018 in National

The Trump administration is considering a plan that would allow states to require certain food stamp recipients to undergo drug testing, handing a win to conservatives who've long sought ways to curb the safety net program.

 

 

Trump warns Russia: 'Get ready' for attack on Syria

Posted 4/12/2018 in National

President Donald Trump on Wednesday warned Russia to "get ready" for a missile attack on its ally Syria, suggesting imminent retaliation for last weekend's suspected chemical weapons attack. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis took a more measured tone, saying the U.S. and its military coalition partners were still studying intelligence on the attack.

 

 

Carter to Trump: Shun military action, keep country at peace

Posted 4/12/2018 in National

Expressing pride in his own record of peace, former President Jimmy Carter warned that President Donald Trump should steer clear of any military action involving Syria or other world hot spots and avoid a nuclear attack at all costs.

 

 

Nominee to lead State Dept.: Soft policy on Russia 'over'

Posted 4/12/2018 in National

Mike Pompeo, the hard-charging CIA director picked to be the next secretary of state, will tell the Senate on Thursday that years of soft U.S. policy toward Russia are "now over."

 

 

AP finds legislatures lack public records on harassment

Posted 4/12/2018 in National

In the past 15 months, dozens of state lawmakers have been forced from office, removed from their leadership roles, reprimanded or publicly accused of sexual misconduct in a mounting backlash against misbehavior by those in power.

 

 

Zuckerberg: Regulation 'inevitable' for social media firms

Posted 4/12/2018 in National

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg acknowledged that regulation of social media companies is "inevitable" and disclosed that his own personal information has been compromised by malicious outsiders.

 

 

$30K rumor? Tabloid paid for, spiked, salacious Trump tip

Posted 4/12/2018 in National

Eight months before the company that owns the National Enquirer paid $150,000 to a former Playboy Playmate who claimed she'd had an affair with Donald Trump, the tabloid's parent made a $30,000 payment to a less famous individual: a former doorman at one of the real estate mogul's New York City buildings.

 

 

FBI raids cast spotlight on Michael Cohen, Trump's fixer

Posted 4/11/2018 in National

For more than a decade, Michael Cohen has been President Donald Trump's private attorney -- and so much more.

 

 

AP sources: US, France and UK discuss gas attack response

Posted 4/11/2018 in National

Trump administration officials have consulted with global allies on a possible joint military response to Syria's alleged poison gas attack, as President Donald Trump canceled a foreign trip in order to manage a crisis that is testing his vow to stand up to Syrian President Bashar Assad.

 

 

WWII historian gets prison time for stealing dog tags

Posted 4/11/2018 in National

A French historian who was a recognized expert on the D-Day invasion was sentenced to 364 days in prison for stealing dog tags and numerous other relics of U.S. servicemen whose planes crashed during World War II, officials said Tuesday.

 

 

CEO Zuckerberg apologizes for Facebook's privacy failures

Posted 4/11/2018 in National

Under fire for the worst privacy debacle in his company's history, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg batted away often-aggressive questioning from lawmakers who accused him of failing to protect the personal information of millions of Americans from Russians intent on upsetting the U.S. election.

 

 

Trump blasts Mueller probe as 'attack on our country'

Posted 4/10/2018 in National

The special counsel's Russia investigation is not only a political witch hunt but "an attack on our country," President Donald Trump complained Monday, exhibiting mounting concern about the yearlong probe after federal authorities raided the offices of his personal attorney.

 

 

Ingraham returns to work, complains about censorship

Posted 4/10/2018 in National

Fox News Channel's Laura Ingraham returned to work with defiance Monday, denouncing a "Stalinist" effort by liberals to stifle the free speech of conservatives and promising to make fighting it her new cause.

 

 

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