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Trump offers a 'Dreamers' deal for border-money proposal

Posted 1/19/2019 in National

In a bid to break the shutdown impasse and fund his long-promised border wall, President Donald Trump on Saturday offered to extend temporary protection for young people brought to the U.S. illegally as children. But while Trump cast the move as a "common-sense compromise," Democrats were quick to dismiss it at a "non-starter."

 

 

Ala. lawmaker seeks to separate MLK, Robert E. Lee holidays

Posted 1/19/2019 in National

A Birmingham lawmaker wants to separate the Alabama holiday that jointly honors slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. and Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee.

 

 

No rehearing for Louisiana abortion law

Posted 1/19/2019 in National

A divided federal appeals court has refused to reconsider a decision upholding Louisiana's law requiring that abortion providers have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals, despite a dissenting judge's insistence that the decision is in "clear conflict" with a Supreme Court decision striking down a similar Texas law.

 

 

Officer who shot black teen sentenced to nearly 7 years

Posted 1/19/2019 in National

The white Chicago officer who gunned down a black teenager in 2014 was sentenced Friday to nearly seven years in prison, ending an explosive case that arose from one of the nation's most graphic dashcam videos and added fuel to debates about race and policing and law enforcement's "code of silence."

 

 

A scaled-down, but still angry, Women's March returns

Posted 1/19/2019 in National

Amid internal controversies and a capital city deeply distracted by the partial government shutdown, the third Women's March returned to Washington on Saturday with an enduring message of anger and defiance aimed directly at President Donald Trump's White House.

 

 

Trump promises March for Life crowd that he stands with them

Posted 1/19/2019 in National

President Donald Trump sought to assure opponents of abortion rights on Friday that he stands with them and would veto any legislation from a Democratic-controlled House that "weakens the protection of human life."

 

 

Special counsel disputes accuracy of BuzzFeed report on Trump, Cohen

Posted 1/19/2019 in National

Special counsel Robert Mueller's office on Friday issued a rare public statement disputing the accuracy of BuzzFeed News' report that said President Donald Trump's former attorney told Mueller that the president directed him to lie to Congress.

 

 

Report: Facebook's privacy lapses may result in record fine

Posted 1/19/2019 in National

Facebook may be facing the biggest fine ever imposed by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission for privacy violations involving the personal information of its 2.2 billion users.

 

 

Trump grounds Pelosi after she imperils his big speech

Posted 1/18/2019 in National

She imperiled his State of the Union address. He denied her a plane to visit troops abroad.

 

 

Republicans dismiss suggestion that State of Union be postponed

Posted 1/17/2019 in National

A grand Washington ritual became a potential casualty of the partial government shutdown as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi asked President Donald Trump to postpone his Jan. 29 State of the Union speech.

 

 

After Americans killed, Trump's Syria plan prompts questions

Posted 1/17/2019 in National

A suicide bombing claimed by Islamic State militants killed at least 16 people, including two U.S. service members and two American civilians, in northern Syria on Wednesday, just a month after President Donald Trump declared that IS had been defeated and he was pulling out U.S. forces.

 

 

TSA absentee rate still high, but down from Sunday's peak

Posted 1/17/2019 in National

TSA officials say the rate of airport screeners missing work during the partial government shutdown has stabilized just days before a three-day holiday weekend that is likely to bring bigger airport crowds.

 

 

Sears survives a near-death experience, but for how long?

Posted 1/17/2019 in National

Sears will live on -- at least for now.

 

 

Congress prepares to skip planned recess if shutdown goes on

Posted 1/16/2019 in National

Staring down the next deadline to pay federal workers, the White House shifted tactics, trying to bypass House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to negotiate with rank-and-file lawmakers even as President Donald Trump dug in for a prolonged shutdown.

 

 

Facebook to invest $300 million in news, focusing on local

Posted 1/16/2019 in National

Facebook says it is investing $300 million over the next three years in news initiatives, with a focus on local news partnerships and other programs.

 

 

The IRS is recalling 46,000 workers to handle tax returns

Posted 1/16/2019 in National

The Internal Revenue Service is recalling about 46,000 of its employees furloughed by the government shutdown -- nearly 60 percent of its workforce -- to handle tax returns and pay out refunds. The employees won't be paid during the shutdown.

 

 

Netflix raising prices for 58M US subscribers as costs rise

Posted 1/16/2019 in National

Netflix is raising its U.S. prices by 13 to 18 percent, its biggest increase since the company launched its video streaming service 12 years ago.

 

 

Judge bars citizenship question from 2020 census

Posted 1/16/2019 in National

A federal judge blocked the Trump administration Tuesday from asking about citizenship status on the 2020 census, the first major ruling in cases contending officials ramrodded the question through for Republican political purposes to intentionally undercount immigrants.

 

 

Court filing: OxyContin maker forecast 'blizzard of prescriptions'

Posted 1/16/2019 in National

A member of the family that owns OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma told people at the prescription opioid painkiller's launch party in the 1990s that it would be "followed by a blizzard of prescriptions that will bury the competition," according to court documents filed Tuesday.

 

 

Health tips from Dr. Oz and Dr. Roizen for 1-15-19

Posted 1/15/2019 in National

 

 

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