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US flu season gets worse, has 'lot more steam' than expected

Posted 1/20/2018 in National

The flu season in the U.S. is getting worse.

 

 

Vegas gunman studied SWAT tactics, music site before attack

Posted 1/20/2018 in National

The Las Vegas gunman meticulously planned the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history, researching SWAT tactics, renting other hotel rooms overlooking outdoor concerts and investigating potential targets in at least four cities, authorities said Friday.

 

 

Governor took 15 minutes to announce missile alert was false

Posted 1/20/2018 in National

The Hawaii National Guard's top commander said Friday he told Gov. David Ige that a missile alert was a false alarm two minutes after it went out statewide. But the governor didn't tell the public until 15 minutes later.

 

 

US stocks close higher as market sets latest record high

Posted 1/20/2018 in National

Investors shrugged off the potential for a federal government shutdown Friday, driving U.S. stocks higher and setting new milestones for several of the indexes.

 

 

Border wall tests find heights should keep out crossers

Posted 1/20/2018 in National

Recent assaults by tactical teams on prototypes of President Donald Trump's proposed wall with Mexico found their imposing heights should stop border crossers, The Associated Press has learned, a finding that's likely to please security hawks but raise concerns about costs and environmental damage.

 

 

Supreme Court to rule on Trump travel ban

Posted 1/20/2018 in National

The Supreme Court agreed Friday to decide the legality of the latest version of President Donald Trump's ban on travel to the United States by residents of six majority-Muslim countries.

 

 

Mattis says US competitive warfighting edge has eroded

Posted 1/20/2018 in National

Countering China's rapidly expanding military and an increasingly aggressive Russia are now the U.S. military's top national security priorities, outpacing the threat of terrorism, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Friday.

 

 

Autopsy: Tom Petty died of accidental drug overdose

Posted 1/20/2018 in National

Tom Petty died last year because of an accidental drug overdose that his family said occurred on the same day he found out his hip was broken after performing dozens of shows with a less serious injury.

 

 

South cleans up after unusually intense storm that killed 15

Posted 1/19/2018 in National

Southerners shoveled, scraped and plowed their way Thursday out of a snowy deep freeze that caused a standstill across much of a region accustomed to mild winters.

 

 

Maybe next time: Cities see failed Amazon bids as trial runs

Posted 1/19/2018 in National

For some of the 200-plus cities knocked out of the running for Amazon's second headquarters, the effort may turn out to be a trial run for other opportunities. But they're advised not make the same kind of promises to just anyone.

 

 

For rival camps in abortion debate, a weekend to mobilize

Posted 1/19/2018 in National

Activists on both sides of the abortion debate will be rallying and marching over the next few days in their annual show of force, while looking ahead to the coming year with a mix of combativeness and trepidation.

 

 

Trump steps to forefront of anti-abortion movement

Posted 1/19/2018 in National

He once called himself "pro-choice." But a year into his presidency, Donald Trump is stepping to the forefront of his administration's efforts to roll back abortion rights.

 

 

Governors ask Trump, Congress to do more on opioid crisis

Posted 1/19/2018 in National

Less than three months after President Donald Trump declared the U.S. opioid crisis a public health emergency, the nation's governors are calling on his administration and Congress to provide more money and coordination for the fight against the drugs, which are killing more than 90 Americans a day.

 

 

Even without El Nino last year, Earth keeps on warming

Posted 1/19/2018 in National

Earth last year wasn't quite as hot as 2016's record-shattering mark, but it ranked second or third, depending on who was counting.

 

 

Congress likely racing toward a government shutdown

Posted 1/19/2018 in National

A bitterly-divided Congress hurtled toward a government shutdown this weekend in a partisan stare-down over demands by Democrats for a solution on politically fraught legislation to protect about 700,000 younger immigrants from being deported.

 

 

Anti-smoking plan may kill cigarettes -- and save Big Tobacco

Posted 1/19/2018 in National

Imagine if cigarettes were no longer addictive and smoking itself became almost obsolete; only a tiny segment of Americans still lit up. That's the goal of an unprecedented anti-smoking plan being carefully fashioned by U.S. health officials.

 

 

Government scientists scramble to save research ahead of shutdown

Posted 1/19/2018 in National

The nation's premier medical research institute is in "a scramble" to prepare for a partial government shutdown that could ruin costly experiments and leave sick patients unable to enter cutting-edge studies, Dr. Anthony Fauci of the National Institutes of Health said Thursday.

 

 

Pence has long pushed for Trump policies on Israel

Posted 1/19/2018 in National

Vice President Mike Pence is making his fifth visit to Israel, returning to a region he's visited "a million times" in his heart.

 

 

Tax law gives unexpected break to farmers who sell to co-ops

Posted 1/19/2018 in National

Key senators and farm groups are trying to fix a provision in the federal tax overhaul that gave an unexpected tax break to farmers who sell their crops to cooperatives rather than regular companies.

 

 

Democrats dig in on immigration, shutdown risk or no

Posted 1/18/2018 in National

Congressional Democrats aren't backing down from their threats to reject any government funding bill that isn't paired with protection for thousands of young immigrants, as hard-line liberal groups shrug off risks of a government shutdown.

 

 

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