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Pressure mounts for Vegas police to explain response time

Posted 10/12/2017 in National

Pressure mounted Wednesday for Las Vegas police to explain how quickly they reacted to what would become the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history after two hotel employees reported a gunman spraying a hallway with bullets six minutes before he opened fire on a crowd at a musical performance.



House set to pass $36.5B for hurricane, wildfire relief

Posted 10/12/2017 in National

The House is on track to backing President Donald Trump's request for billions more in disaster aid, $16 billion to pay flood insurance claims and emergency funding to help the cash-strapped government of Puerto Rico stay afloat.



Deadly and vast California wildfires could gain momentum

Posted 10/12/2017 in National

Wildfires already well on their way to becoming the deadliest and most destructive in California history could gain momentum Thursday and erase even the modest gains firefighters have made.



Judge allows Dakota Access pipeline to keep running

Posted 10/12/2017 in National

A federal judge ruled Wednesday that the Dakota Access oil pipeline can continue operating while a study is completed to assess its environmental impact on an American Indian tribe.



Trump threatens NBC but experts see no real risk to licenses

Posted 10/12/2017 in National

President Donald Trump is threatening NBC's broadcast licenses because he's not happy with how its news division has covered him. But experts say his threats aren't likely to lead to any action.



Poll: North Korea nuke advances spook most Americans

Posted 10/12/2017 in National

North Korea's nuclear weapons development is spooking most Americans, and two-thirds of them say President Donald Trump's war of words with the isolated nation's leader is making the situation worse.



Trump to pitch tax plan as boon for truckers

Posted 10/11/2017 in National

President Donald Trump will pitch his tax plan as a boon for truckers in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania today -- the latest stop on a cross-country tour aimed at selling his tax reform proposal.



Hotel questions revised timeline of Las Vegas massacre

Posted 10/11/2017 in National

A day after authorities revised the timeline of events on the night of the Las Vegas mass shooting, the hotel where the gunman was staying is casting doubt on the changes.



Trump health coverage alternatives may pose risk to the sick

Posted 10/11/2017 in National

The White House is working on a plan that could bring more health insurance choices and cheaper options to people buying individual and small business coverage. But the bill for this might be paid by the sick.



AP-NORC Poll: Most don't want young immigrants deported

Posted 10/11/2017 in National

Just 1 in 5 Americans want to deport young immigrants brought to the United States as children and now here illegally, the focus of a politically fraught debate between the White House and Congress.



Nate remnants drench Northeast; most power back on in South

Posted 10/10/2017 in National

Remnants of Hurricane Nate buffeted the U.S. Northeast with wind and rain Monday while power crews restored most electrical service on the Gulf Coast and an overdue cruise ship delayed by the storm finally headed into port.



Trump suggests he's smarter than Rex Tillerson

Posted 10/10/2017 in National

President Donald Trump suggested he's smarter than Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, saying in an interview published today that if Tillerson did call him a moron, as reported, the two should "compare IQ tests."



3 new cases of West Nile virus reported in Mississippi

Posted 10/10/2017 in National

The Mississippi State Department of Health is confirming three new cases of West Nile virus.



Environmental groups denounce Trump override of climate plan

Posted 10/10/2017 in National

A coalition of left-leaning states and environmental groups are vowing to fight the Trump administration's move to kill an Obama-era effort to limit carbon emissions from coal-fired power plants.



Indigenous Peoples Day? Italians say stick with Columbus

Posted 10/9/2017 in National

Is it time to say arrivederci to Christopher Columbus?



Nate marches across East Coast, dumping heavy rains

Posted 10/9/2017 in National

Nate slogged its way across the U.S. East Coast on Monday, dumping heavy rains and bringing gusty winds to inland states as a tropical depression, a day after Hurricane Nate brought a burst of flooding and power outages to the U.S. Gulf Coast.



Trump: Hard-line immigration policies are price of DACA

Posted 10/9/2017 in National

President Donald Trump has told congressional leaders that his hard-line immigration priorities must be enacted in exchange for extending protection from deportation to hundreds of thousands of young immigrants, many of whom were brought to the U.S. illegally as children.



Diverse United States divided on symbols of patriotism

Posted 10/9/2017 in National

When Afghanistan War veteran Joseph Smith saw NFL players take a knee or raise a fist during the playing of the national anthem last month, he wasn't offended -- he was proud. Where some saw it as disrespectful, he saw it as patriotic.



Debates, protests increase over universities' slavery ties

Posted 10/9/2017 in National

The national debate over removing Confederate symbols from U.S. college campuses is spurring wider questions about university benefactors whose ties to slavery or white supremacy flew under the radar in decades past.



In Vegas, Pence praises US resolve to find hope after horror

Posted 10/9/2017 in National

Vice President Mike Pence praised the heroic response by police and the resolve of the American people at a prayer service Saturday in Las Vegas before organizers released 58 white doves in memory of each victim killed in the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.



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