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Gun background checks are on pace to break record in 2019

Posted 12/4/2019 in National

Background checks on gun purchases in the U.S. are climbing toward a record high this year, reflecting what the industry says is a rush by people to buy weapons in reaction to the Democratic presidential candidates' calls for tighter restrictions.



Biden steps up hits on Buttigieg, Warren over health care

Posted 12/4/2019 in National

Joe Biden is taking aim at Pete Buttigieg and Elizabeth Warren during an eight-day tour of Iowa that the former vice president hopes will help him gain ground in the state that holds the first presidential caucus.



Forever war: US and China struggle to defuse trade conflict

Posted 12/4/2019 in National

Businesses and investors have been nervously monitoring U.S.-China trade talks for months, hoping the world's two biggest economies can de-escalate their trade war and restore some predictability to global commerce.



Court sides with Congress in battle for Trump's bank records

Posted 12/4/2019 in National

A federal appeals court in New York handed President Donald Trump another legal defeat, ruling Tuesday that Congress can see his banking records for investigations into possible foreign influence in U.S. politics or other misdeeds.



Mexican president prays with family of dead US dual citizens

Posted 12/4/2019 in National

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador prayed for the safety of the country with the relatives of nine U.S. dual citizens slaughtered in northern Mexico last month and assured them "at least four" suspects have been detained, a family member said.



Report: Racial divide shrinks in US criminal justice system

Posted 12/4/2019 in National

Racial disparities have narrowed across the U.S. criminal justice system over 16 years, though black people are still significantly more likely to be behind bars than white people, new federal figures show.



Trump calls Democrats impeachment push 'unpatriotic'

Posted 12/3/2019 in National

President Donald Trump criticized Democrats at the opening of a NATO leaders' meeting Tuesday, calling the impeachment push by his rivals "unpatriotic" and "a bad thing for our country."



Murder charge announced in death of fighters' stepdaughter

Posted 12/3/2019 in National

Prosecutors plan to seek the death penalty against a man being charged with capital murder in the shooting death of the stepdaughter of a well-known UFC fighter, authorities announced Monday.



Health tips from Dr. Oz and Dr. Roizen for 12-3-19

Posted 12/3/2019 in National



Still on top: Cyber Monday sales on track to hit record

Posted 12/3/2019 in National

Cyber Monday is still holding up as the biggest online shopping day of the year, even though many of the same deals have been available online for weeks and the name harks back to the days of dial-up modems.



Over 500K pot vapes seized in 2 years as busts rise in US

Posted 12/3/2019 in National

As health officials scrutinize marijuana vaping, it's increasingly on law enforcement's radar, too.



Jimmy Carter hospitalized for urinary tract infection

Posted 12/3/2019 in National

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter was admitted to a south Georgia hospital over the weekend for treatment of a urinary tract infection, a spokeswoman said Monday. chooses 'existential' as word of the year

Posted 12/3/2019 in National

Climate change, gun violence, the very nature of democracy and an angsty little movie star called Forky helped propel "existential" to's word of the year.



10 wounded in shooting near New Orleans' French Quarter

Posted 12/2/2019 in National

Ten people were shot and wounded early Sunday near the French Quarter in New Orleans, a popular spot for tourists.



Legal reckoning: New abuse suits could cost church over $4B

Posted 12/2/2019 in National

At the end of another long day trying to sign up new clients accusing the Roman Catholic Church of sexual abuse, lawyer Adam Slater gazes out the window of his high-rise Manhattan office at one of the great symbols of the church, St. Patrick's Cathedral. "I wonder how much that's worth?" he muses.



Democrats aim to catch up to Trump's 2020 cash advantage

Posted 12/2/2019 in National

Democrats are narrowing President Donald Trump's early spending advantage, with two billionaire White House hopefuls joining established party groups to target the president in key battleground states that are likely to determine the outcome of next year's election.



Alabama unveils statue of civil rights icon Rosa Parks

Posted 12/2/2019 in National

A new statue of civil rights pioneer Rosa Parks was dedicated in Alabama's capital city on Sunday, the 64th anniversary of her historic refusal to give up her seat on a public bus to a white man.



Patriotism is the theme of Christmas at the White House this year

Posted 12/2/2019 in National

Patriotism is the theme of Christmas at the White House this year.



Justices take up gun case, though disputed law has changed

Posted 12/2/2019 in National

The Supreme Court is turning to gun rights for the first time in nearly a decade, even though those who brought the case, New York City gun owners, already have won changes to the regulation they challenged.



White House says it won't participate in impeachment hearing

Posted 12/2/2019 in National

The White House declared Sunday it would not participate in the first impeachment hearings before the House Judiciary Committee as Democrats prepared to approve their report Tuesday making the case for President Donald Trump's removal from office.



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