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Tropical Storm Cindy comes ashore in southwest Louisiana

Posted 6/22/2017 in National

Gulf Coast states were in for a third day of rough weather as Tropical Storm Cindy sloshed ashore early today in southwestern Louisiana.



Flu vaccine ineffective for people 65 and older last winter

Posted 6/22/2017 in National

The flu vaccine did a poor job protecting older Americans against the illness last winter, even though the vaccine was well-matched to the flu bugs going around.



Fidget spinners named among possible summer hazards for kids

Posted 6/22/2017 in National

The wildly popular fidget spinners that seem to be in the hands of the half the children in the U.S. are also potentially dangerous, a consumer watchdog group warned Wednesday.



Ex-Texas nurse accused of killing dozens charged with murder

Posted 6/22/2017 in National

A former Texas nurse who prosecutors say may be responsible for the deaths of up to 60 young children was indicted Wednesday on a murder charge for the second time in recent weeks.



Long stretch of Gulf Coast eyes Tropical Storm Cindy

Posted 6/21/2017 in National

From the Florida Panhandle to eastern Texas, residents and government officials along the northern Gulf Coast kept an eye on slow-moving Tropical Storm Cindy, which the National Weather Service said posed a threat of "life-threatening flash flooding."



White House to negotiate tax overhaul behind closed doors

Posted 6/21/2017 in National

The White House plans to privately negotiate a massive overhaul of the tax system with Republican leaders in Congress, possibly giving rank-and-file members little if any say over the finished product, according to a top aide to President Donald Trump.



Clamping down, Trump team puts the 'brief' in press briefing

Posted 6/21/2017 in National

President Donald Trump's White House is putting the "brief" in press briefings.



Inside Washington: Writing a bill in private not unusual

Posted 6/20/2017 in National

The Republican effort to secretly craft a health care bill and whisk it through the Senate is drawing fire from members of both parties.



US student freed by North Korea in a coma dies at age 22

Posted 6/20/2017 in National

Otto Warmbier, an American college student who was released by North Korea in a coma last week after almost a year and a half in captivity, died Monday, his family said.



AP-NORC poll: Few favor Trump move to ditch Paris accord

Posted 6/20/2017 in National

Less than one-third of Americans support President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris climate accord, a new poll shows, and just 18 percent of respondents agree with his claim that pulling out of the international agreement to reduce carbon emissions will help the U.S. economy.



Cosby alternate juror 'probably' would have voted to convict

Posted 6/20/2017 in National

An alternate juror in Bill Cosby's sexual assault case said Monday he "probably" would have voted to convict and was "ridiculously sick" when he found out the main jury couldn't reach a verdict.



Harvard students' ouster over offensive posts stirs debate

Posted 6/19/2017 in National

Few college-bound kids lose their shot, and their slot, at their dream school once they get in, but it happened at one of the world's most elite institutions and for a reason that has, until recently, hardly registered in the university admissions process: social media.



To post or not to post: Internet tips for college hopefuls

Posted 6/19/2017 in National

Google yourself. Curate your online photos. The general rule of thumb, as one private high school advises its students: Don't post anything you wouldn't want your grandmother to see.



In spite of tweet, lawyer says Trump not under investigation

Posted 6/19/2017 in National

A member of the president's outside legal team says Donald Trump is not under federal investigation, days after Trump appeared to confirm he was with a tweet about being the target of a "witch hunt."



Driver plows into crowd outside London mosque, injuring 10

Posted 6/19/2017 in National

A driver plowed into a crowd of Muslim worshippers outside a north London mosque early today in an attack that police said they were investigating as a terrorist incident.



Cosby team triumphant, but sex crime retrial, lawsuits loom

Posted 6/19/2017 in National

In one of the more unusual scenes to play out at Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial, the judge questioned Cosby under oath as jury deliberations wore on to be sure he knew the mistrial he sought could lead to a second trial.



Pentagon: US shoots down Syrian aircraft for first time

Posted 6/19/2017 in National

The U.S. military on Sunday shot down a Syrian Air Force fighter jet that bombed local forces aligned with the Americans in the fight against Islamic State militants, an action that appeared to mark a new escalation of the conflict.



Japan investigates delay in reporting US Navy ship collision

Posted 6/19/2017 in National

Japan's coast guard is investigating why it took nearly an hour for a deadly collision between a U.S. Navy destroyer and a container ship to be reported.



Trump publicly acknowledges Russia probe includes him

Posted 6/17/2017 in National

President Donald Trump acknowledged for the first time Friday that he is under federal investigation as part of the expanding probe into Russia's election meddling.



Another police shooting acquittal worries black gun owners

Posted 6/17/2017 in National

Gerry Martin isn't sure he will ever tell a police officer during a traffic stop that he has a concealed-weapon permit -- and possibly a weapon -- on him.



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