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Trump delays tariffs on some Chinese goods until December

Posted 8/14/2019 in National

Responding to pressure from businesses and growing fears that a trade war is threatening the U.S. economy, the Trump administration is delaying most of the import taxes it planned to impose on Chinese goods and is dropping others altogether.



'Chrisley Knows Best' stars charged with federal tax evasion

Posted 8/14/2019 in National

A federal grand jury in Atlanta on Tuesday indicted reality television stars Todd and Julie Chrisley on charges including tax evasion, alleging among other things that they tried to hide their income from "Chrisley Knows Best" from the IRS.



Parts of South and Midwest grapple with dangerous heat wave

Posted 8/13/2019 in National

Forecasters are warning about days of scorching, dangerous heat gripping a wide swath of the U.S. South and Midwest, where the heat index on Monday eclipsed 120 degrees in one town and climbed nearly that high in others.



Epstein death shifts federal focus to possible conspirators

Posted 8/13/2019 in National

In the wake of Jeffrey Epstein's suicide, federal prosecutors in New York have shifted their focus to possible charges against anyone who assisted or enabled him in what authorities say was his rampant sexual abuse of underage girls.



Health tips from Dr. Oz and Dr. Roizen for 8-13-19

Posted 8/13/2019 in National



New rules to deny green cards to many legal immigrants

Posted 8/13/2019 in National

The Trump administration announced Monday it is moving forward with one of its most aggressive steps yet to restrict legal immigration: Denying green cards to many migrants who use Medicaid, food stamps, housing vouchers or other forms of public assistance.



Portland, Oregon, braces for far-right rally, counterprotest

Posted 8/13/2019 in National

Portland police are mobilizing to prevent clashes between out-of-state far-right groups planning a rally here and the homegrown anti-fascists who oppose them as America's culture wars seep into this progressive haven.



What's on school lunch menus this fall? Trade mitigation

Posted 8/12/2019 in National

School lunch menus already have Meatless Mondays and Taco Tuesdays. Now some may get Trade Mitigation Thursdays. This fall, some U.S. school cafeterias are expecting shipments of free food, one little known consequence of President Donald Trump's trade disputes.



Federal New York lockup draws new scrutiny in Epstein death

Posted 8/12/2019 in National

The apparent suicide of Jeffrey Epstein has brought new scrutiny to a federal jail in New York that, despite chronic understaffing, houses some of the highest-security inmates in the country.



Mass shootings have Latinos worried about being targets

Posted 8/12/2019 in National

When Michelle Otero arrived at an art show featuring Mexican-American women, the first thing she did was scan the room. Two exits. One security guard.



Democratic hopefuls take aim at insurer and pharma profits

Posted 8/12/2019 in National

Sen. Bernie Sanders and other progressives seeking the Democratic presidential nomination are zeroing in on pharmaceutical and insurer profits, money they say would be better spent providing health care for everyone under "Medicare for All."



Average price of gas down 6 cents per gallon to $2.74

Posted 8/12/2019 in National

The average U.S. price of regular-grade gasoline has dropped 6 cents per gallon over the past two weeks to $2.74.



Escaped Tennessee inmate captured after 5-day manhunt

Posted 8/12/2019 in National

A Tennessee convict suspected of killing a corrections administrator before escaping prison on a tractor was captured Sunday seven hours after homeowners recognized him on their outdoor surveillance camera, authorities said.



Trump says he wants background checks, also reassures NRA

Posted 8/10/2019 in National

President Donald Trump said Friday he believes he has influence to rally Republicans around stronger federal background check laws as Congress and the White House work on a response to last weekend's mass shootings in Texas and Ohio.



Source: Jeffrey Epstein taken off suicide watch before death

Posted 8/10/2019 in National

Jeffrey Epstein, the well-connected financier accused of orchestrating a sex-trafficking ring, had been taken off suicide watch before he killed himself in a New York jail, a person familiar with the matter said Saturday.



Armed man at Walmart says he was testing right to bear arms

Posted 8/10/2019 in National

Prosecutors on Friday filed a terrorist threat charge against a 20-year-old man who said he walked into a Missouri store wearing body armor and carrying a loaded rifle and handgun to test whether Walmart would honor his constitutional right to bear arms.



Trump-McConnell 2020? Senate head sets himself up as wingman

Posted 8/10/2019 in National

It's not quite "Trump-McConnell 2020," but it might as well be.



Drought affecting about 1 million in Deep South

Posted 8/10/2019 in National

A new assessment shows about 1 million people are being affected by drought in the Deep South, but conditions are improving slightly in some areas.



Stocks fall again on trade-war worries, capping a wild week

Posted 8/10/2019 in National

Stocks stumbled Friday as worries flared yet again that President Donald Trump's trade war with China may be worsening.



Walmart pulls violent game displays but will still sell guns

Posted 8/10/2019 in National

Walmart has ordered workers to remove video game signs and displays that depict violence from stores nationwide after 22 people died in a shooting at one of its Texas stores, but the big box retailer will continue to sell guns.



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