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Southern Baptist leader bemoans abuse crisis, vows action

Posted 6/14/2019 in National

Sharing a stage with tearful survivors of sex abuse, the president of the Southern Baptist Convention apologized Wednesday for the abuse crisis besetting his denomination and outlined an array of steps to address it.



25 officers injured in Memphis after marshals kill fugitive

Posted 6/13/2019 in National

Armed officers and an angry crowd faced off after a Tennessee man was fatally shot by U.S. Marshals in a working-class Memphis neighborhood.



Southern Baptists meet; endorse steps against sex abuse

Posted 6/12/2019 in National

Confronting an unprecedented sex-abuse crisis, delegates at the Southern Baptist Convention's national meeting voted Tuesday to make it easier to expel churches that mishandle abuse cases.



Watchdog: Neglect and abuse unreported in nursing facilities

Posted 6/12/2019 in National

Nursing facilities have failed to report thousands of serious cases of potential neglect and abuse of Medicare beneficiaries even though the federal government requires such reporting, says a watchdog report due out Wednesday that calls for a new focus on protecting frail patients.



Trump orders simpler path for genetically engineered food

Posted 6/12/2019 in National

President Trump wants to make it easier for genetically engineered plants and animals to enter the food supply, and he signed an executive order Tuesday directing federal agencies to simplify the "regulatory maze" for producers.



Jon Stewart lashes out at Congress over 9/11 victims fund

Posted 6/12/2019 in National

Comedian Jon Stewart scolded Congress Tuesday for failing to ensure that a victims' compensation fund set up after the 9/11 attacks never runs out of money.



Confusion abounds as Trump's July 4 plans remain a mystery

Posted 6/12/2019 in National

With just over three weeks to go, exactly what's going to happen in Washington on the Fourth of July remains a subject of intense confusion.



Ex-FBI leaders to testify on Mueller report, Russian threat

Posted 6/12/2019 in National

House Democrats angling to spotlight damning allegations from special counsel Robert Mueller's report are focusing Wednesday on contacts between the Trump campaign and Russia.



'Homework gap' shows millions of students lack home internet

Posted 6/10/2019 in National

With no computer or internet at home, Raegan Byrd's homework assignments present a nightly challenge: How much can she get done using just her smartphone?



Buttigieg's high college debt draws attention to the issue

Posted 6/10/2019 in National

Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg knows firsthand the burden of six-figure student loan debt.



Jimmy Carter, after hip surgery, back teaching Sunday school

Posted 6/10/2019 in National

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter talked about his recent health setback and his conversation with President Donald Trump, as he returned to teaching Sunday school in Georgia for the first time since breaking his hip.



Study says women are underrepresented in top animation jobs

Posted 6/10/2019 in National

Women make up roughly half of all executives in animation, but a study released Monday says the numbers fall significantly when it comes to female directors and other leadership roles in the industry.



Kroger recalls frozen berries that might have hepatitis A

Posted 6/10/2019 in National

Grocery stores owned by Kroger across the country are recalling store-label frozen berries because they might be contaminated with hepatitis A.



University of Alabama rejects $26M gift after abortion flap

Posted 6/8/2019 in National

The University of Alabama gave back a philanthropist's $26.5 million donation and took his name off the law school Friday, a week after he called on students to boycott the institution over the state's new abortion ban.



Sex abuse crisis tops agenda as Southern Baptists convene

Posted 6/8/2019 in National

The Southern Baptist Convention gathers for its annual national meeting Tuesday with one sobering topic -- sex abuse by clergy and staff -- overshadowing all others.



US, Russia blame each other as ships nearly collide in Asia

Posted 6/8/2019 in National

The U.S. and Russia accused each other of unsafe actions on Friday after an American guided-missile cruiser and a Russian destroyer came within 165 feet of each other in the Philippine Sea.



With Mexico deal done, US urges China to resume trade talks

Posted 6/8/2019 in National

One down, still others to go. President Donald Trump claimed a victory after Washington and Mexico agreed on measures to stem the flow of Central American migrants into the United States.



US stock market notches best week since late November

Posted 6/8/2019 in National

Wall Street turned the page on a painful May in the stock market by notching its best week since late November.



Long-distance trip: NASA opening space station to visitors

Posted 6/8/2019 in National

You've heard about the International Space Station for years. Want to visit?



Poll: Some younger workers view aging workforce negatively

Posted 6/7/2019 in National

Some younger workers aren't particularly thrilled to see a rising share of older Americans forgo retirement and continue working, according to a recent poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.



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