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AP sources: Military to seek delay on transgender enlistees

Posted 6/24/2017 in National

Military chiefs will seek a six-month delay before letting transgender people enlist in their services, officials said Friday.

 

 

Trump signs law to make VA more accountable for vets' care

Posted 6/24/2017 in National

President Donald Trump signed a bill into law Friday that will make it easier for the Department of Veterans Affairs to fire employees, part of a push to overhaul an agency that is struggling to serve millions of military vets.

 

 

Depp's 'assassin' comments the latest in celebrity anger

Posted 6/24/2017 in National

Johnny Depp apologized Friday for joking about assassinating Donald Trump during an appearance at a large festival in Britain, the latest example of artists using violent imagery when dealing with the president.

 

 

North Korea: It's 'biggest victim' in US student's death

Posted 6/24/2017 in National

North Korea on Friday called itself the "biggest victim" in the death of an American student who was detained for more than a year and died days after being released in a coma.

 

 

Americans and guns: It's complicated

Posted 6/23/2017 in National

Americans have long had a complex relationship with guns.

 

 

McConnell faces hunt for GOP votes for Senate health bill

Posted 6/23/2017 in National

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has finally unwrapped his plan for dismantling President Barack Obama's health care law. Now comes his next challenge -- persuading enough Republicans to back the measure and avert a defeat that would be shattering for President Donald Trump and the GOP.

 

 

Senate GOP health bill: Tax cuts for rich

Posted 6/23/2017 in National

Senate Republicans' new health bill cuts taxes by nearly $1 trillion over the next decade, mostly for corporations and the richest families in America.

 

 

Ending guessing game, Trump admits there are no Comey tapes

Posted 6/23/2017 in National

Ending a month-long guessing game that he started with a cryptic tweet and that ensnared his administration in yet more controversy, President Donald Trump declared he never made and doesn't have recordings of his private conversations with ousted former FBI Director James Comey.

 

 

Supreme Court could reveal action on travel ban at any time

Posted 6/23/2017 in National

The Supreme Court has almost certainly decided what to do about President Donald Trump's travel ban affecting citizens of six mostly Muslim countries.

 

 

Richmond mayor: Keep Confederate statues, but add context

Posted 6/23/2017 in National

The towering Confederate monuments in Virginia's capital city shouldn't be taken down, but instead should be supplemented with historical context about why they were built, Richmond's mayor said Thursday.

 

 

Auto club predicts record travel over July 4th weekend

Posted 6/23/2017 in National

Americans are expected to put down the TV remote and hit the road in record numbers for the July 4th weekend.

 

 

No job? Tips for teenagers to fill idle summer time

Posted 6/23/2017 in National

With the number of teenagers working summer jobs in decline since the 1980s, students and their parents have found creative ways to fill summer months.

 

 

Juror: Panel was concerned about 'politics' of Cosby's case

Posted 6/23/2017 in National

A juror in Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial said Thursday that some jurors were concerned that prosecutors waited 10 years to charge him, expressing suspicion that politics had played a role in the case.

 

 

Cindy weakens but still stirs weather over wide swath

Posted 6/23/2017 in National

A suspected tornado near Birmingham, Alabama, flattened businesses and injured one person Thursday, while the mayor of a coastal Louisiana town urged residents to evacuate ahead of a rising tide -- two lingering effects of a weakening Tropical Depression Cindy that was fueling harsh weather across the Southeast.

 

 

Detroit judge halts deportation of Iraqi Christians

Posted 6/23/2017 in National

A judge on Thursday temporarily halted the deportation of more than 100 Iraqi Christians living in the Detroit area who fear torture and possible death if sent back to Iraq.

 

 

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."

 

 

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