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VP Pence warns North Korea: 'The sword stands ready'

Posted 4/19/2017 in National

From the wind-swept deck of a massive aircraft carrier, Vice President Mike Pence on Wednesday warned North Korea not to test the resolve of the U.S. military, promising it would make an "overwhelming and effective" response to any use of conventional or nuclear weapons.

 

 

United CEO says no one will be fired for dragging incident

Posted 4/19/2017 in National

The CEO of United Airlines says no one will be fired over the dragging of a man off a plane -- including himself.

 

 

Ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez dead after hanging self in cell

Posted 4/19/2017 in National

Former NFL star Aaron Hernandez, who was serving a life sentence for a murder conviction and just days ago was acquitted of a double murder, died after hanging himself in his prison cell early Wednesday, Massachusetts prisons officials said.

 

 

Border wall could leave some Americans on 'Mexican side'

Posted 4/18/2017 in National

The last time U.S. officials built a barrier along the border with Mexico, they left an opening at the small road leading south to Pamela Taylor's home on the banks of the Rio Grande.

 

 

Videos show desperation of suspect in Facebook video killing

Posted 4/18/2017 in National

The suspect in the random killing of a retiree posted on Facebook made his living mentoring teens in Cleveland, but his life appeared to be unraveling under the weight of gambling debts and trouble with his girlfriend.

 

 

Lawyer: Dragged passenger will need reconstructive surgery

Posted 4/15/2017 in National

United Airlines and the city of Chicago may find themselves the target of lawsuits by the man who was dragged off a United plane in Chicago last week after refusing to give up his seat.

 

 

Tax Day demonstrators demand that Trump release tax returns

Posted 4/15/2017 in National

Protesters took to the streets in dozens of cities nationwide Saturday to call on President Donald Trump to release his tax returns, saying Americans deserve to know about his business ties and potential conflicts of interest.

 

 

Lawyer: Dragged passenger lost 2 teeth and broke his nose

Posted 4/14/2017 in National

The passenger dragged from a United flight lost two front teeth and suffered a broken nose and a concussion, his lawyer said Thursday, accusing the airline industry of having "bullied" its customers for far too long.

 

 

Insurers say Trump must do more to stabilize 'Obamacare'

Posted 4/14/2017 in National

"Obamacare" is proving more of a challenge than the Trump administration bargained for.

 

 

$87 million each for lead firms in 2010 oil spill litigation

Posted 4/14/2017 in National

A committee of attorneys involved in litigation arising from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill has made its recommendation for dividing some $700 million in fees among 122 law firms involved in years of complex legal work.

 

 

Foreign adoptions to US families continue long decline

Posted 4/14/2017 in National

The number of foreign children adopted by U.S. parents dropped almost 5 percent last year, continuing a steady decline that's now extended for 12 years, according to new State Department figures.

 

 

Phones and social media turn consumers into whistleblowers

Posted 4/13/2017 in National

Look out, Corporate America. Customers armed with smartphones and video cameras are watching when you screw up.

 

 

Trump: US-Russia relations may be at 'all-time low'

Posted 4/13/2017 in National

Laying bare deep and dangerous divisions on Syria and other issues, President Donald Trump declared that U.S. relations with Russia "may be at an all-time low."

 

 

Trump: China won't be labeled a currency manipulator

Posted 4/13/2017 in National

Backing away from a campaign pledge, President Donald Trump said Wednesday that his administration won't label China a currency manipulator in a report due this week, though he does think the U.S. dollar "is getting too strong."

 

 

During border visit, AG Sessions outlines immigration plan

Posted 4/12/2017 in National

Attorney General Jeff Sessions toured the U.S.-Mexico border Tuesday and unveiled what he described as a new get-tough approach to immigration prosecutions under President Donald Trump.

 

 

Spicer apologizes for 'insensitive' reference to Holocaust

Posted 4/12/2017 in National

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer apologized Tuesday for making an "inappropriate and insensitive" comparison to the Holocaust in earlier comments about Syrian President Bashar Assad's use of chemical weapons -- remarks that drew instant rebuke from Jewish groups and critics.

 

 

Dim hope for Trump-Russia rapport as Tillerson visits Moscow

Posted 4/12/2017 in National

Early expectations of an easy rapport between the Trump administration and Russia are crashing into reality as U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has a fraught meeting in Moscow beset by escalating allegations over Syria.

 

 

Gas prices will rise this summer but should remain low

Posted 4/12/2017 in National

You didn't think those super-low gas prices would last forever, did you?

 

 

US show of force to North Korea also could show US weakness

Posted 4/12/2017 in National

Upping the stakes in its slow-burning confrontation with North Korea, the Trump administration deployed an aircraft carrier to the region this week in a show of force that also could expose American weakness.

 

 

Prostate cancer tests now OK with panel, with caveats

Posted 4/12/2017 in National

An influential U.S. government advisory panel is dropping its opposition to routine prostate cancer screening in favor of letting men decide for themselves after talking with their doctor.

 

 

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