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Manafort judge says he's received threats, won't name jurors

Posted yesterday in National

The judge in Paul Manafort's financial fraud trial said Friday he has received threats and he fears for the "peace and safety" of the jurors deciding the fate of the former Trump campaign chairman.



Stocks jump as hopes rise for progress on China trade talks

Posted yesterday in National

Stocks rose late in the day Friday as investors welcomed signs of progress in resolving the trade dispute between the U.S. and China. The Wall Street Journal reported that the countries hope to have a resolution by November.



As Musk admits to job stress, Tesla's board may have to act

Posted yesterday in National

Elon Musk's erratic behavior was front and center again this week as the CEO of Tesla conceded that he's overwhelmed by job stress, pushing his electric car company's stock down and bringing pressure on its board to take action.



Aretha Franklin's funeral set for Aug. 31 in Detroit

Posted yesterday in National

Aretha Franklin's funeral will be held Aug. 31 in her hometown of Detroit.



Evangelicals confront sex abuse problems in #MeToo era

Posted yesterday in National

As the Roman Catholic church struggles with a new wave of clergy abuse cases, several prominent evangelical institutions have been rocked in recent weeks by their own sexual misconduct allegations against pastors and church leaders who exploited the trust they had gained from faithful churchgoers.



President Trump says he has canceled military parade

Posted 8/17/2018 in National

President Donald Trump said Friday he had canceled plans for a Veteran's Day military parade in November, citing the "ridiculously high" price tag.



'Queen of Soul' Aretha Franklin dies in Detroit at 76

Posted 8/17/2018 in National

Aretha Franklin, the undisputed "Queen of Soul" who sang with matchless style on such classics as "Think," "I Say a Little Prayer" and her signature song, "Respect," and stood as a cultural icon around the globe, has died from pancreatic cancer.



Former US security leaders blast Trump for yanking clearance

Posted 8/17/2018 in National

Former U.S. security officials issued scathing rebukes to President Donald Trump on Thursday, admonishing him for yanking a top former spy chief's security clearance in what they cast as an act of political vengeance.



US officials: Ex-IS fighter accepted in US as refugee

Posted 8/17/2018 in National

An Iraqi man accused of killing for the Islamic State entered the U.S. as a refugee after claiming to be a victim of terrorism, in a case drawing attention amid the Trump administration's criticism of the resettlement program's vetting process.



Republicans blast Pearl Jam poster of burning White House

Posted 8/17/2018 in National

Republicans on Wednesday condemned a poster by Pearl Jam that shows the White House in flames and a bald eagle pecking at a skeleton they say is meant to depict President Donald Trump.



Remains found in New Mexico desert tunnel are missing boy

Posted 8/17/2018 in National

Forensic investigators said Thursday they identified the remains of a Georgia boy whose father is accused of abducting him and performing purification rituals on the child as he died at a remote New Mexico desert compound. The cause of the child's death remained unknown.



Bishops request Vatican investigation as abuse crisis grows

Posted 8/17/2018 in National

Responding to what it calls a "moral catastrophe," the leading body of U.S. Catholic leaders said Thursday it would ask the Vatican to investigate the scandal involving a former cardinal who allegedly engaged in sexual misconduct with children and adult seminarians.



Inside a super PAC that spends on everything but winning

Posted 8/16/2018 in National

The two billionaire mega donors poured $1.25 million into a super PAC that was supposed to supercharge Chris McDaniel's insurgent bid to be Mississippi's next Republican senator.



US retail sales rose at robust 0.5 pct. annual rate in July

Posted 8/16/2018 in National

Americans shopped at a healthy pace in July, buying more cars, clothes and appliances, evidence that consumers are helping drive robust economic growth.



EPA challenged safety of administration mileage freeze

Posted 8/15/2018 in National

The Environmental Protection Agency privately challenged the Trump administration's rationale for freezing Obama-era mileage standards, saying the proposal would actually increase U.S. highway deaths.



Hawaii marker to honor hundreds of WWII prisoners of war

Posted 8/15/2018 in National

U.S. Army Air Corps veteran Daniel Crowley endured more than three years of slave labor while being held prisoner by Japan during World War II.



Closing arguments set in Manafort's financial fraud trial

Posted 8/15/2018 in National

Paul Manafort's defense rested its case Tuesday without calling any witnesses in the former Trump campaign chairman's tax evasion and bank fraud trial. Manafort himself chose not to testify.



Nebraska executes inmate using powerful opioid fentanyl

Posted 8/15/2018 in National

Nebraska carried out its first execution in more than two decades on Tuesday with a drug combination never tried before, including the first use of the powerful opioid fentanyl in a lethal injection.



NASA administrator supports Trump 'space force' proposal

Posted 8/14/2018 in National

NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine expressed full support Monday for President Donald Trump's proposed military "Space Force" but added that it will have a role separate from NASA.



Man arrested in Florida 'stand your ground' case

Posted 8/14/2018 in National

Prosecutors charged a white man with manslaughter Monday in the death of an unarmed black man whose video-recorded shooting in a store parking lot has revived debate over Florida's "stand your ground" law.



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