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Homeland Security waives contracting laws for border wall

Posted 2/18/2020 in National

The Trump administration said Tuesday that it will waive federal contracting laws to speed construction of a wall at the U.S.-Mexico border.



Pier 1 files for bankruptcy protection amid online challenge

Posted 2/18/2020 in National

Pier 1 Imports Inc. -- the once-trendy supplier of home goods like papasan chairs and throw pillows -- filed for bankruptcy protection Monday after years of sliding sales.



Judge orders open hearing on NFL team's emails with church

Posted 2/14/2020 in National

News outlets and the public will be able to attend a hearing next week in New Orleans on the confidentiality of emails between Roman Catholic officials and the city's NFL franchise concerning clergy sex-abuse scandals.



Virus death toll nears 1,400 in China, with 5,090 new cases

Posted 2/14/2020 in National

China on Friday reported another sharp rise in the number of people infected with a new virus, as the death toll neared 1,400.



401(k)s hit records as workers sock away more, stocks jump

Posted 2/14/2020 in National

How's your 401(k) doing? President Donald Trump likes to ask that question around the country, sometimes throwing out big gains like 90 percent or 95 percent.



China reports 254 new virus deaths, cases, using new method

Posted 2/13/2020 in National

China on Thursday reported 254 new daily deaths and a spike in daily virus cases of 15,152, after new methodology was applied in the hardest-hit province of Hubei as to how cases are categorized.



Kobe Bryant, daughter buried in Southern California cemetery

Posted 2/13/2020 in National

Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, were buried Friday in a cemetery near the family's Southern California home, according to death certificates.



Sudanese gov't reaches settlement deal with USS Cole victims

Posted 2/13/2020 in National

Sudan's transitional government said Thursday it has reached a settlement with families of the victims of the 2000 attack on USS Cole in Yemen, in a bid to have the African country taken off the U.S. terrorism list and improve relations with the West.



Teacher unions: Children terrified by active shooter drills

Posted 2/12/2020 in National

The nation's two largest teachers unions want schools to revise or eliminate active shooter drills, asserting Tuesday that they can harm students' mental health and that there are better ways to prepare for the possibility of a school shooting.



Sanders edges Buttigieg in NH, giving Dems 2 front-runners

Posted 2/12/2020 in National

Bernie Sanders won New Hampshire's presidential primary, edging moderate rival Pete Buttigieg and scoring the first clear victory in the Democratic Party's chaotic 2020 nomination fight.



Trump campaigns as a 2nd Amendment warrior

Posted 2/12/2020 in National

After the Parkland school shooting in Florida two years ago, President Donald Trump chided Republican lawmakers for being too "scared" of the National Rifle Association to tighten gun laws -- then backed away from the idea.



Yang, who created buzz with freedom dividend, ends 2020 bid

Posted 2/12/2020 in National

Democrat Andrew Yang, an entrepreneur who created buzz for his presidential campaign by talking about his love of math and championing a universal basic income that would give every American adult $1,000 per month, suspended his 2020 bid on Tuesday.



More US firms are boosting faith-based support for employees

Posted 2/12/2020 in National

It has become standard practice for U.S. corporations to assure employees of support regardless of their race, gender or sexual orientation. There's now an intensifying push to ensure that companies are similarly supportive and inclusive when it comes to employees' religious beliefs.



White supremacist propaganda spreading, anti-bias group says

Posted 2/12/2020 in National

Incidents of white supremacist propaganda distributed across the nation jumped by more than 120 percent between 2018 and last year, according to the Anti-Defamation League, making 2019 the second straight year that the circulation of propaganda material has more than doubled.



Trial team quits Roger Stone case in dispute over sentence

Posted 2/12/2020 in National

The four lawyers who prosecuted Roger Stone quit the case Tuesday after the Justice Department overruled them and said it would take the extraordinary step of lowering the amount of prison time it would seek for President Donald Trump's longtime ally and confidant.



US open jobs fall sharply for second straight month

Posted 2/12/2020 in National

U.S. businesses sharply cut the number of jobs they advertised in December for the second straight month, an unusual sign of weakness in an otherwise healthy job market.



Trump seeks big increase in career-technical education money

Posted 2/11/2020 in National

President Donald Trump is proposing a $900 million increase in education spending to teach skills and trades, in what would be a historic federal infusion into a spending area that's been stagnant for years.



US says Chinese military stole masses of Americans' personal data

Posted 2/11/2020 in National

Four members of the Chinese military have been charged with breaking into the computer networks of the Equifax credit reporting agency and stealing the personal information of tens of millions of Americans, the Justice Department said Monday, blaming Beijing for one of the largest hacks in history to target consumer data.



New Hampshire hopes to clarify unsettled Democratic contest

Posted 2/11/2020 in National

Democrats are hoping that voters in New Hampshire will reset the party's presidential nomination fight on Tuesday and bring clarity to a young primary season that has been marred by deep dysfunction and doubt.



Health tips from Dr. Oz and Dr. Roizen for 2-11-20

Posted 2/11/2020 in National



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