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'That's how she's wired': Pilot lauded for handling crisis

Posted less than 6 hours ago in National

The Southwest Airlines pilot being lauded as a hero in a harrowing emergency landing after a passenger was partially blown out of the jet's damaged fuselage is also being hailed for her pioneering role in a career where she has been one of the few women at the controls.



Regulators to require inspections after jet engine explosion

Posted less than 6 hours ago in National

U.S. airline regulators said Wednesday they will order inspections on engine fan blades like the one that snapped off and triggered a fatal accident on a Southwest Airlines jet.



Largest maker of bump stocks will stop accepting orders

Posted less than 6 hours ago in National

The largest manufacturer of bump stocks, which allow semi-automatic weapons to fire rapidly like automatic firearms, announced Wednesday that it will stop taking orders and shut down its website next month.



Trump calls sketch released by Daniels 'a total con job'

Posted less than 6 hours ago in National

President Donald Trump said Wednesday that a porn actress is pulling "a total con job" by promoting an artist's sketch of a man she says threatened her to keep silent about an alleged sexual encounter with Trump years ago.



Former first lady Barbara Bush dies at age 92

Posted yesterday in National

Barbara Bush, the snowy-haired first lady and mother of a president whose plainspoken manner and utter lack of pretense made her more popular at times than her husband, President George H.W. Bush, died Tuesday, a family spokesman said. She was 92.



IRS gives taxpayers extra day to file after website issues

Posted yesterday in National

Americans are getting an extra day to file their taxes after key elements of the IRS website crashed on deadline day.



Starbucks to close stores for an afternoon for bias training

Posted yesterday in National

Starbucks, moving swiftly to confront a racially charged uproar over the arrest of two black men at one of its stores in Philadelphia, plans to close more than 8,000 U.S. stores for several hours next month to conduct racial-bias training for nearly 175,000 workers.



Navy: Training jet flew too low -- for thrills -- before deadly crash

Posted 4/17/2018 in National

The Navy is citing pilot error for a military training jet crash in Tennessee that killed the two aboard, saying it was being flown for thrills and too low.



Starbucks to train workers on 'unconscious bias,' CEO says

Posted 4/17/2018 in National

Starbucks wants to add training for store managers on "unconscious bias," CEO Kevin Johnson said Monday, as activists held more protests at a Philadelphia store where two black men were arrested after employees said they were trespassing.



FBI probes Trump lawyer Cohen's personal 'business dealings'

Posted 4/14/2018 in National

Federal prosecutors revealed on Friday that their probe of President Donald Trump's personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, involved suspected fraud and the attorney's personal business dealings and was going on long enough that investigators had already covertly obtained his emails.



GOP devotes $250M to midterm strategy: Keep House majority

Posted 4/14/2018 in National

The Republican National Committee has committed $250 million to a midterm election strategy that has one goal above all else: Preserve the party's House majority for the rest of President Donald Trump's first term.



When to say when: Study says limit alcohol to 1 drink a day

Posted 4/14/2018 in National

Here's some sobering news: A large international study says adults should average no more than one alcoholic drink per day, and that means drinking guidelines in many countries may be far too loose.



McCarthy, Scalise are likely contenders for House speaker

Posted 4/12/2018 in National

Some say it's a fight between West and South. Or a battle for President Donald Trump's affections. Or a test of who can woo conservatives.



Ryan retirement sends new ripples of uncertainty through GOP

Posted 4/12/2018 in National

House Speaker Paul Ryan's abrupt announcement that he will retire rather than seek another term in Congress as the steady if reluctant wingman for President Donald Trump sent new ripples of uncertainty through a Washington already on edge and a Republican Party bracing for a rough election year.



Plan would allow drug testing for some food stamp recipients

Posted 4/12/2018 in National

The Trump administration is considering a plan that would allow states to require certain food stamp recipients to undergo drug testing, handing a win to conservatives who've long sought ways to curb the safety net program.



Trump warns Russia: 'Get ready' for attack on Syria

Posted 4/12/2018 in National

President Donald Trump on Wednesday warned Russia to "get ready" for a missile attack on its ally Syria, suggesting imminent retaliation for last weekend's suspected chemical weapons attack. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis took a more measured tone, saying the U.S. and its military coalition partners were still studying intelligence on the attack.



Carter to Trump: Shun military action, keep country at peace

Posted 4/12/2018 in National

Expressing pride in his own record of peace, former President Jimmy Carter warned that President Donald Trump should steer clear of any military action involving Syria or other world hot spots and avoid a nuclear attack at all costs.



Nominee to lead State Dept.: Soft policy on Russia 'over'

Posted 4/12/2018 in National

Mike Pompeo, the hard-charging CIA director picked to be the next secretary of state, will tell the Senate on Thursday that years of soft U.S. policy toward Russia are "now over."



AP finds legislatures lack public records on harassment

Posted 4/12/2018 in National

In the past 15 months, dozens of state lawmakers have been forced from office, removed from their leadership roles, reprimanded or publicly accused of sexual misconduct in a mounting backlash against misbehavior by those in power.



Zuckerberg: Regulation 'inevitable' for social media firms

Posted 4/12/2018 in National

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg acknowledged that regulation of social media companies is "inevitable" and disclosed that his own personal information has been compromised by malicious outsiders.



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