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King children criticize Trump, decry racism on MLK holiday

Posted earlier today in National

Two of Martin Luther King Jr.'s children and the pastor of his historic Atlanta church marked the national King holiday Monday with sharp denunciations of President Donald Trump, focusing on disparaging remarks he is said to have made about African countries and Haitian immigrants.



Trump goes after the Dem who surfaced his immigration remark

Posted earlier today in National

President Donald Trump turned his Twitter torment Monday on the Democrat in the room where immigration talks with lawmakers took a famously coarse turn, saying Sen. Dick Durbin misrepresented what he had said about African nations and Haiti and, in the process, undermined the trust needed to make a deal.



Kids chained in Calif. house of horrors; parents arrested

Posted earlier today in National

A 17-year-old girl called police after escaping from her family's home where she and her 12 brothers and sisters were locked up in filthy conditions, some so malnourished officers at first believed all were children even though seven are adults.



Southern states join to promote civil rights tourism

Posted yesterday in National

Southern states that once fought to maintain racial segregation are now banding together to promote civil rights tourism at sites including the building where the Confederacy was born and the motel where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. died.



King's words still inspire nearly 50 years after his death

Posted yesterday in National

Though his voice was silenced nearly 50 years ago, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s message of nonviolence still resonates and inspires.



Missile-alert mistake feeds doubts about a real emergency

Posted yesterday in National

When Jonathan Scheuer got an alert on his phone of a ballistic missile headed for Hawaii, he and his family didn't know what to do. They went to their guest bedroom, then decided it would be safer on the ground floor of their Honolulu home.



Trump defends himself anew against charges that he is racist

Posted yesterday in National

President Donald Trump is defending himself anew against accusations that he is racist, this time after recent disparaging comments about Haiti and African nations.



Has flu season, in full swing, reached its height?

Posted yesterday in National

Flu is now widespread in every state except Hawaii, but the good news is the season appears to already be peaking.



Islamic State group offshoot claims 2017 Niger attack on US

Posted yesterday in National

An Islamic State group offshoot is claiming it carried out the October attack in Niger that killed four U.S. soldiers and four Nigerien troops and sparked questions about U.S. military involvement in West Africa's vast Sahel region.



Evangelical rift intensifies over Trump immigration remarks

Posted 1/13/2018 in National

Donald Trump's vulgar remarks about why the U.S. should admit immigrants from Haiti and Africa have spotlighted the bitter divide among American evangelicals about his presidency.



Leaders say Trump presidency is at odds with MLK's legacy

Posted 1/13/2018 in National

The first Martin Luther King Jr. holiday of Donald Trump's presidency is taking place amid a racial firestorm of Trump's own making.



Q&A: What Facebook's shift could mean to users, businesses

Posted 1/13/2018 in National

In coming days, Facebook users will see fewer posts from publishers, businesses and celebs they follow.



Some utility rates could go down after US corporate tax cuts

Posted 1/13/2018 in National

Public utility regulators from Oklahoma to Massachusetts are considering lowering the rates that homeowners and businesses pay for electricity and natural gas after a federal tax overhaul signed into law by President Donald Trump reduced the corporate income tax rate by 14 percent.



Medicaid work mandate: Common sense reform or unfair burden?

Posted 1/13/2018 in National

Republicans this past week began to realize their long-held goal of requiring certain adults to work, get job training or perform community service in exchange for getting health coverage through Medicaid.



Kentucky is first to get OK for Medicaid work requirement

Posted 1/13/2018 in National

Kentucky has become the first state to require many of its Medicaid recipients to work to receive coverage, part of an unprecedented change to the nation's largest health insurance program under the Trump administration.



Report: Trump lawyer brokered $130K payment to porn star

Posted 1/13/2018 in National

President Donald Trump's personal lawyer brokered a $130,000 payment to a porn actress to prevent her from publicly discussing an alleged sexual encounter with Trump, according to a report Friday in The Wall Street Journal.



Cybersecurity firm: US Senate in Russian hackers' crosshairs

Posted 1/13/2018 in National

The same Russian government-aligned hackers who penetrated the Democratic Party have spent the past few months laying the groundwork for an espionage campaign against the U.S. Senate, a cybersecurity firm said in a report Friday.



Stocks keep pushing higher in 2018, led by retailers

Posted 1/13/2018 in National

Rising retailers pushed U.S. stock indexes further into record territory on Friday, as the market's fabulous start to 2018 carried through its second week.



Alabama incentives for Toyota-Mazda factory top $700 million

Posted 1/12/2018 in National

Alabama's total incentive package to Toyota and Mazda will top $700 million after local incentives are added to what the state offered to land the companies' new U.S. factory.



Trump work requirement rewrites health care rules for poor

Posted 1/12/2018 in National

Rewriting the rules on health care for the poor, the Trump administration said Thursday it will allow states to require "able-bodied" Medicaid recipients to work, a hotly debated first in the program's half-century history.



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