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Harvey regains tropical storm strength in Gulf of Mexico

Posted 8/24/2017 in National

Harvey regained tropical storm strength as it drifted in the Gulf of Mexico toward Texas early Thursday and forecasters said it could become a hurricane.

 

 

Studies: Automated safety systems are preventing car crashes

Posted 8/24/2017 in National

Safety systems to prevent cars from drifting into another lane or that warn drivers of vehicles in their blind spots are beginning to live up to their potential to reduce crashes significantly, according to two studies released Wednesday.

 

 

Trump revisits his Charlottesville comments in angry speech

Posted 8/23/2017 in National

President Donald Trump opened his political rally in Phoenix with calls for unity and an assertion that "our movement is about love." Then he erupted in anger.

 

 

Charlottesville votes to shroud statues after violence

Posted 8/23/2017 in National

The Charlottesville City Council voted to drape two Confederate statues in black fabric during a chaotic meeting packed with irate residents who screamed and cursed at councilors over the city's response to a white nationalist rally.

 

 

Navy dismisses 7th Fleet commander after warship accidents

Posted 8/23/2017 in National

The commander of the Navy's Asia-based 7th Fleet was dismissed Wednesday after a series of warship accidents raised questions about its operations in the Pacific.

 

 

As NKorea vows response, US dismisses calls to pause drills

Posted 8/23/2017 in National

As North Korea vowed "merciless retaliation" against U.S.-South Korean military drills that it claims are an invasion rehearsal, senior U.S. military commanders today dismissed calls to pause or downsize exercises they called crucial to countering a clear threat from Pyongyang.

 

 

Texas college could influence other Confederate statue moves

Posted 8/22/2017 in National

The University of Texas' abrupt decision to remove Confederate statues in the middle of the night after the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, raises the question of whether other public universities, cities and towns across the state will follow its lead.

 

 

Trump vows continued fight in Afghanistan; reversing stance

Posted 8/22/2017 in National

Reversing his past calls for a speedy exit, President Donald Trump recommitted the United States to the 16-year-old war in Afghanistan, declaring U.S. troops must "fight to win."

 

 

Divers search McCain's flooded compartments for 10 sailors

Posted 8/22/2017 in National

The focus of the search for 10 U.S. sailors missing after a collision between the USS John S. McCain and an oil tanker in Southeast Asian waters shifted Tuesday to the damaged destroyer's flooded compartments.

 

 

Record $417M award in lawsuit linking baby powder to cancer

Posted 8/22/2017 in National

A Los Angeles jury on Monday ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay a record $417 million to a hospitalized woman who claimed in a lawsuit that the talc in the company's iconic baby powder causes ovarian cancer when applied regularly for feminine hygiene.

 

 

Mattis: Islamic State militants caught in Iraq-Syria military vise

Posted 8/22/2017 in National

Expelled from their main stronghold in northern Iraq, Islamic State militants are now trapped in a military vise that will squeeze them on both sides of the Syria-Iraq border, U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said.

 

 

Special eclipse glasses selling out quickly

Posted 8/19/2017 in National

Eclipse mania is building and so is demand for the glasses that make it safe to view the first total solar eclipse to cross the U.S. in 99 years.

 

 

Trump dumps Bannon, who returns to conservative website

Posted 8/19/2017 in National

Steve Bannon, the blunt-spoken and divisive strategist who went from Donald Trump's victorious campaign to a top White House post, has been pushed out by the president, capping a turbulent seven months that witnessed the departure of much of Trump's original senior staff.

 

 

Man charged with pepper-spraying Confederate re-enactors

Posted 8/19/2017 in National

Police say a man pepper-sprayed Confederate re-enactors in North Carolina during a reunion parade.

 

 

Southern anger: Nazis, KKK 'hijacking' Confederate debate

Posted 8/18/2017 in National

White Southerners who equate Old South symbols with regional pride rather than hate are even more on the defensive since neo-Nazis, Ku Klux Klansmen and other extremists became the face of the fight over Confederate monuments.

 

 

Trump defends Confederate statues

Posted 8/18/2017 in National

With prominent Republicans openly questioning his competence and moral leadership, President Donald Trump burrowed deeper into the racially charged debate over Confederate memorials and lashed out at members of his own party in the latest controversy to engulf his presidency.

 

 

Confederate leaders' descendants want monuments pulled down

Posted 8/18/2017 in National

A handful of descendants of Confederate Civil War leaders Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson and Jefferson Davis are siding with those who believe monuments to their famous ancestors should be pulled down and moved to other settings, such as museums.

 

 

Spanish police kill 5 in resort hours after Barcelona attack

Posted 8/18/2017 in National

Police today shot and killed five people wearing fake bomb belts who staged a car attack in a seaside resort in Spain's Catalonia region hours after a van plowed into pedestrians on a busy Barcelona promenade, killing at least 13 people and injuring over 100 others.

 

 

Tech companies banishing extremists after Charlottesville

Posted 8/18/2017 in National

It took bloodshed in Charlottesville to get tech companies to do what civil rights groups have been calling for for years: take a firmer stand against accounts used to promote hate and violence.

 

 

Estimates of North Korea's nuclear weapons hard to nail down

Posted 8/18/2017 in National

The U.S. intelligence agencies' assessments of the size of North Korea's nuclear arsenal have a wide gap between high and low estimates.

 

 

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