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Forecasters turn to array of technology to fight floodwaters

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An arsenal of new technology is being put to the test fighting floods this year as rivers inundate towns and farm fields across the central United States.

 

 

To some market vets, stocks are rallying like it's 1999

Posted about 2 hours ago in National

The stock market has been so hot this year that it might need an ice-cold Fruitopia, or a Zima.

 

 

AP-NORC Poll: Many want Congress to probe Trump-Russia

Posted about 2 hours ago in National

As the nation awaits the release of the special counsel's report Thursday, a new poll finds that many Americans aren't ready to clear President Donald Trump in the Russia investigation.

 

 

Florida teenager obsessed with Columbine takes her own life

Posted about 2 hours ago in National

A Florida teenager who authorities say was obsessed with the Columbine school shooting and may have been planning an attack in Colorado just ahead of the 20th anniversary was found dead Wednesday in an apparent suicide after a nearly 24-hour manhunt.

 

 

60 people charged in illegal prescription opioid crackdown

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Federal authorities said Wednesday they have charged 60 people, including a doctor accused of trading drugs for sex and another of prescribing to his Facebook friends, for their roles in illegally prescribing and distributing millions of pills containing opioids and other drugs.

 

 

Strong storms rumble across Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas

Posted about 2 hours ago in National

Severe thunderstorms rumbled across North Texas, the Texas Panhandle, Oklahoma and southeastern Kansas, producing several tornadoes and unleashing widespread hail.

 

 

Columbine threat by woman with gun shuts Denver-area schools

Posted yesterday in National

Denver-area public schools will be closed Wednesday as authorities search for a young Florida woman who flew to the city and bought a gun after becoming "infatuated" with the mass shooting at Columbine High School.

 

 

North Carolina 'born-alive' abortion bill wins final passage

Posted yesterday in National

North Carolina's legislature gave final passage Tuesday to a bill to require doctors and nurses to care for babies born alive during a failed late-term abortion or face big penalties, a measure opponents deemed legally unnecessary and a threat to abortion providers.

 

 

Telemedicine, walk-in clinics cloud role of family doctor

Posted yesterday in National

Lisa Love hasn't seen her doctor of 25 years since she discovered telemedicine.

 

 

Mainstream retailers embrace marijuana's less taboo cousin

Posted yesterday in National

It's showing up in everything from skin creams to bath balms to dog treats -- an elixir that can supposedly reduce anxiety and help you sleep.

 

 

$1 billion raised to rebuild Paris' Notre Dame after fire

Posted yesterday in National

Nearly $1 billion has already poured in from ordinary worshippers and high-powered magnates around the world to restore the fire-ravaged Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, after the French president set a controversial five-year deadline to get the work done.

 

 

Notre Dame's age, design fueled fire and foiled firefighters

Posted yesterday in National

Is there anything firefighters could have done to control the blaze that tore through Paris' historic Notre Dame Cathedral sooner?

 

 

Fire out, organ intact but work ahead for charred Notre Dame

Posted 4/16/2019 in National

Firefighters declared success Tuesday morning in an over 12-hour battle to extinguish an inferno engulfing Paris' iconic Notre Dame cathedral that claimed its spire and roof, but spared its bell towers.

 

 

AP-NORC Poll: Low confidence in schools to respond to gunman

Posted 4/16/2019 in National

Twenty years after the Columbine High School shooting made practicing for armed intruders as routine as fire drills, many parents have only tepid confidence in the ability of schools to stop a gunman, according to a new poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.

 

 

Health tips from Dr. Oz and Dr. Roizen for 4-16-19

Posted 4/16/2019 in National

 

 

Trump using Tax Day visit to Minnesota to tout 2017 tax cuts

Posted 4/15/2019 in National

President Donald Trump will use Tax Day on Monday to visit Minnesota, an erstwhile Democratic stronghold he hopes to flip in 2020 after nearly winning it in 2016.

 

 

House Democrat, treasury chief bicker over Trump tax returns

Posted 4/15/2019 in National

A top House Democrat on Saturday ratcheted up his demand for access to President Donald Trump's tax returns, telling the IRS that the law clearly gives Congress a right to them.

 

 

Omar says more death threats coming since Trump pushed video

Posted 4/15/2019 in National

Rep. Ilhan Omar says she's faced increased death threats since President Donald Trump spread around a video that purports to show her being dismissive of the 2001 terrorist attacks.

 

 

Unions urge Democrats to focus on kitchen table economics

Posted 4/15/2019 in National

Ardently liberal, pro-labor and anti-corporate cash, the field of Democrats running for president may look like a union activist's dream. But some key labor leaders are starting to worry about the topics dominating the 2020 conversation.

 

 

'Mayor Pete' joins 2020 Democrat race as face of new generation

Posted 4/15/2019 in National

Pete Buttigieg, the little-known Indiana mayor who has risen to prominence in the early stages of the 2020 Democratic presidential race, made his official campaign entrance Sunday by claiming the mantle of a youthful generation ready to reshape the country.

 

 

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