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2 killed on Grambling State campus; shooter at large

Posted 10/25/2017 in National

A student and his friend were fatally shot at a university in Louisiana after an altercation that began in a dorm room and ended in a courtyard, authorities said Wednesday.

 

 

AP source: Clinton camp helped fund Trump dossier research

Posted 10/25/2017 in National

Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign and the Democratic National Committee helped fund political research into President Donald Trump that ultimately produced a dossier of allegations about his ties to Russia, a person familiar with the matter said Tuesday night.

 

 

US suspects Niger villager betrayed Army troops

Posted 10/25/2017 in National

The U.S. military believes someone in a Niger village may have tipped off attackers to the presence of U.S. commandoes and Nigerien forces in the area, setting in motion the ambush that killed four Americans, a senior defense official said Tuesday.

 

 

Republican senators blister Trump, reveal party at war with itself

Posted 10/25/2017 in National

A pair of senators from President Donald Trump's own Republican Party blistered him with criticism Tuesday in a dramatic day of denunciation that laid bare a GOP at war with itself.

 

 

Bergdahl due back in court with Trump talk looming over case

Posted 10/25/2017 in National

Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl returns to a military courtroom at Fort Bragg Wednesday for his sentencing hearing, where prosecutors plan to present evidence that fellow service members were seriously wounded in a fruitless search for him after he abandoned his post in Afghanistan.

 

 

McCain critiques Trump without labeling him 'draft dodger'

Posted 10/24/2017 in National

Republican Sen. John McCain left no doubt Monday that he was thinking of President Donald Trump as he criticized the draft system during Vietnam for forcing low-income Americans to serve while the wealthy could avoid war with a doctor's note.

 

 

Trump comments concern judge, loom over Bergdahl sentencing

Posted 10/24/2017 in National

President Donald Trump's criticism of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl has become a factor in the soldier's sentencing as a military judge weighs the president's impact on public perception of military justice.

 

 

US general lays out Niger attack details; questions remain

Posted 10/24/2017 in National

The U.S. special forces unit ambushed by Islamic militants in Niger didn't call for help until an hour into their first contact with the enemy, the top U.S. general said Monday, as he tried to clear up some of the murky details of the assault that killed four American troops and has triggered a nasty political brawl.

 

 

Trump shoots down retirement limit to pay for GOP tax cuts

Posted 10/24/2017 in National

President Donald Trump shot down a possible approach for raising revenue to finance tax cuts in politically must-do legislation for the Republicans, promising Monday the popular 401(k) retirement savings program will be untouched.

 

 

New York attorney general launches probe of Weinstein Co.

Posted 10/24/2017 in National

State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced a civil rights investigation on Monday into The Weinstein Co. following sexual harassment and assault allegations against its co-founder, Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein.

 

 

Bergdahl could get life in prison for endangering comrades

Posted 10/23/2017 in National

Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl will appear today before a military judge who will determine his punishment for endangering comrades by walking off his post in Afghanistan.

 

 

Cub Scout kicked out after asking lawmaker about gun control

Posted 10/23/2017 in National

A Cub Scout was kicked out of his den after he questioned a Colorado state lawmaker about her position on gun control and previous comments she made about African-Americans' health and eating fried chicken.

 

 

Trump has no plans to block scheduled release of JFK records

Posted 10/23/2017 in National

President Donald Trump says he doesn't plan to block the scheduled release of thousands of never publicly seen government documents related to President John F. Kennedy's assassination.

 

 

38 accuse writer/director James Toback of sexual harassment

Posted 10/23/2017 in National

Writer and director James Toback, who received an Oscar nomination for writing "Bugsy," has been accused of sexual harassment by 38 women in a report published Sunday in The Los Angeles Times.

 

 

'Murder insurance' or protection in self-defense cases?

Posted 10/20/2017 in National

The National Rifle Association is offering insurance for people who shoot someone, stirring criticism from gun-control advocates who say it could foster more violence and give gun owners a false sense of security to shoot first and ask questions later.

 

 

Evoking slain son, Kelly defends Trump on condolence calls

Posted 10/20/2017 in National

He started by describing the reverent handling of America's war dead, bodies packed in ice and shipped home in the dark to an Air Force base in Delaware.

 

 

Pentagon faces demands for details on deadly attack in Niger

Posted 10/20/2017 in National

Members of Congress demanded answers Thursday two weeks after an ambush in the African nation of Niger killed four U.S. soldiers, with one top lawmaker even threatening subpoenas.

 

 

Another warm winter forecast for much of the US

Posted 10/20/2017 in National

Much of the U.S. should expect another warm winter, but not quite as toasty as the last two years, forecasters said.

 

 

Trump: Lawmaker 'fabricated' account of his talk with widow

Posted 10/19/2017 in National

President Donald Trump on Wednesday said a Florida congresswoman "fabricated" an account of the commander in chief telling the widow of a soldier killed in an ambush in Niger that her husband "knew what he signed up for."

 

 

Corporations to keep tax break lost by millions of Americans

Posted 10/19/2017 in National

Millions of Americans would lose a prized tax break under President Donald Trump's sweeping revamp of the tax code, but corporations would get to keep it.

 

 

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