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Under Trump, new transportation grants ditch bikes, walkways

Posted 4/9/2018 in National

Forget about bike-share stations in Chicago or pedestrian walkways in Oakland. That's so Obama-era.



Stormy Daniels renews push for Trump's answers under oath

Posted 4/9/2018 in National

A porn actress who says she had an affair with Donald Trump renewed an effort Sunday to get the president to answer her attorney's questions under oath.



Judge: Assault weapons ban doesn't violate 2nd Amendment

Posted 4/7/2018 in National

Assault weapons and large-capacity magazines are not protected by the Second Amendment, a federal judge said in a ruling Friday upholding Massachusetts' ban on the weapons.



White House sends mixed signals on trade fight; markets dive

Posted 4/7/2018 in National

The trade clash between President Donald Trump and China's government is escalating, with Beijing pledging to "counterattack with great strength" if Trump follows through on threats to impose tariffs on an additional $100 billion in Chinese goods.



'Roseanne' spurs new look at blue-collar, conservative fare

Posted 4/7/2018 in National

The instant-hit status of "Roseanne" is triggering the enduring Hollywood impulse to copycat success.



AP reports EPA's Pruitt spent millions on security, travel

Posted 4/7/2018 in National

Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt's concern with his safety came at a steep cost to taxpayers as his swollen security detail blew through overtime budgets and at times diverted officers away from investigating environmental crimes.



Trump: 2,000-4,000 troops needed for Mexico border security

Posted 4/6/2018 in National

President Donald Trump said Thursday that he wants to send between 2,000 and 4,000 National Guard members to the U.S.-Mexico border to help federal officials fight illegal immigration and drug trafficking, but it wasn't clear who would be called up or if they would even be allowed to carry guns.



Trump says he didn't know about payment to Stormy Daniels

Posted 4/6/2018 in National

President Donald Trump said Thursday he didn't know about the $130,000 payment his personal attorney made to Stormy Daniels, issuing a firm denial in his first public comments about the adult-film actress who alleges she had an affair with him.



As Trump tweets, Amazon seeks to expand its business empire

Posted 4/6/2018 in National

Amazon is spending millions of dollars on lobbying as the global online retailer seeks to expand its reach into a swath of industries that President Donald Trump's broadsides haven't come close to hitting.



Facebook: Most users may have had public data 'scraped'

Posted 4/6/2018 in National

Facebook's acknowledgement that most of its 2.2 billion members have probably had their personal data scraped by "malicious actors" is the latest example of the social network's failure to protect its users' data.



Alabama civil rights leader F.D. Reese dies at 88

Posted 4/6/2018 in National

Frederick D. Reese, an early leader in the civil rights movement who invited Martin Luther King Jr. to work in Selma, died Thursday at age 88.



China-US tariff spat: Mostly losers, but some winners too

Posted 4/5/2018 in National

China's threat to raise tariffs on U.S. exports could be a disaster for American soybean farmers but a boon to their Brazilian and Argentine competitors, European aerospace companies and Japanese whiskey distillers.



MLK honored as thousands march to 'keep the dream going'

Posted 4/5/2018 in National

With thoughts on the past and eyes to the future, thousands marched and sang civil rights songs Wednesday to honor the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., the "apostle of nonviolence" silenced by an assassin 50 years ago.



Delta Air Lines says it was hit by cyberattack

Posted 4/5/2018 in National

Delta Air Lines said Wednesday that some of its customers' payment information may have been breached in a cyberattack last fall.



Maryland lawmakers vote to ban 'gay conversion therapy'

Posted 4/5/2018 in National

Maryland lawmakers voted Wednesday to prohibit health professionals from practicing "gay conversion therapy" on minors, after a legislator spoke of the pain she experienced when her parents sought it for her.



Getting kids to a good weight by 13 may help avoid diabetes

Posted 4/5/2018 in National

There may be a critical window for overweight kids to get to a healthy level. Those who shed their extra pounds by age 13 had the same risk of developing diabetes in adulthood as others who had never weighed too much, a large study of Danish men found.



Facebook scandal affected more users than thought: up to 87M

Posted 4/5/2018 in National

Facebook revealed Wednesday that tens of millions more people might have been exposed in the Cambridge Analytica privacy scandal than previously thought and said it will restrict the user data that outsiders can access.



YouTube shooter's bizarre videos key to suspected motive

Posted 4/5/2018 in National

The woman whom police say shot three people at YouTube's headquarters was prolific at producing videos and posting them online, many of them bizarre such as a clip in which she removes a revealing purple dress to expose fake breasts with the message, "Don't Trust Your Eyes."



Cosby jury filled as defense alleges discrimination

Posted 4/5/2018 in National

A jury of seven men and five women -- 10 of them white, two of them black -- was seated Wednesday to decide Bill Cosby's fate in the biggest celebrity trial of the #MeToo era, after a day marked by defense accusations of racial discrimination.



50 years after King's death, his children are still grieving

Posted 4/4/2018 in National

On April 4, 1968, a movement lost its patriarch when the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was killed on a hotel balcony in Memphis.



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