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High court may re-examine Civil Rights Act after LGBT ruling

Posted 4/6/2017 in National

A ruling by a U.S. appeals court in Chicago reopens the question of whether the 1964 Civil Rights Act's protections apply to LGBT workers in the same way they bar discrimination based on someone's race, religion or national origin.

 

 

US will take action on Syrian chemical attacks if UN doesn't

Posted 4/6/2017 in National

U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley warned Wednesday that the Trump administration will take action against chemical attacks in Syria that bear "all the hallmarks" of President Bashar Assad's government if the U.N. Security Council fails to act.

 

 

Syrian chemical weapon attack kills 22 members of a single family

Posted 4/6/2017 in National

The grief-stricken father cradled his 9-month-old twins, Aya and Ahmed, each in the crook of an arm.

 

 

Man charged with arson in Atlanta overpass fire

Posted 4/1/2017 in National

A man accused of starting a raging fire that collapsed a portion of Interstate 85 a few miles north of downtown Atlanta was charged with arson Saturday.

 

 

Once-booming gun industry now recalibrating under Trump

Posted 4/1/2017 in National

President Donald Trump promised to revive manufacturing in the United States, but there's one once-burgeoning sector poised to shrink under his watch: the gun industry.

 

 

Senate heads for tense Supreme Court showdown

Posted 4/1/2017 in National

The Senate is headed for a tense showdown over President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee that could have far-reaching consequences for Congress, the high court and the nation.

 

 

Fox backs O'Reilly after reports of sexual harassment

Posted 4/1/2017 in National

ox News host Bill O'Reilly says he is "vulnerable to lawsuits" because of his high-profile job, in response to a New York Times report detailing payouts made to settle accusations of sexual harassment and other inappropriate behavior.

 

 

As GOP schism grows, Trump attacks fellow Republicans

Posted 3/31/2017 in National

President Donald Trump trained his fire on members of his own party Thursday, declaring in the aftermath of the Republican's failed health care push that the conservative Freedom Caucus will hurt the entire GOP agenda.

 

 

AP-NORC Poll: Most disapprove of Trump, except on economy

Posted 3/31/2017 in National

Most Americans disapprove of Donald Trump's overall performance two months into his presidency.

 

 

North Carolina hopes 'bathroom bill' deal saves NCAA events

Posted 3/31/2017 in National

Basketball-mad North Carolina is hoping its move to roll back its "bathroom bill" will help it avoid another costly hit when the NCAA selects four years of championship sites for a variety of sports.

 

 

Poll: Americans dislike GOP's, Trump's plan on health care

Posted 3/30/2017 in National

Note to President Donald Trump and House Republicans: People really don't like your approach to overhauling America's health care.

 

 

Senate hearing to focus on Russian disinformation tactics

Posted 3/30/2017 in National

Some tactics Russia used to meddle in last year's presidential election would give shivers to anyone who believes in American democracy, the Senate intelligence committee's top Democrat says.

 

 

House sends bill to Trump blocking online privacy regulation

Posted 3/30/2017 in National

Congress has sent President Donald Trump legislation that would kill an online privacy regulation, a move that could eventually allow internet providers such as Comcast, AT&T and Verizon to sell the browsing habits of their customers.

 

 

Ryan says House to revisit health care, offers no details

Posted 3/29/2017 in National

Speaker Paul Ryan said Tuesday he's going to give battered House Republicans another crack at a health care overhaul.

 

 

Republicans struggle to govern despite a monopoly in Washington

Posted 3/27/2017 in National

The Republican Party of "no" for Democrat Barack Obama's eight years is having a hard time getting to "yes" in the early Donald Trump era.

 

 

AP Exclusive: 'Bathroom bill' to cost North Carolina $3.76B

Posted 3/27/2017 in National

 

 

Self-inflicted collapse chokes GOP effort to undo Obamacare

Posted 3/26/2017 in National

House Republicans passed roughly 60 bills over the past six years dismembering President Barack Obama's health care overhaul.

 

 

House sets risky health care vote after Trump demands it

Posted 3/24/2017 in National

The House steered toward a climactic vote today on the Republican health care overhaul, plunging ahead despite deep uncertainty over whether they had the votes to prevail in what loomed as a monumental gamble for President Donald Trump and his GOP allies in Congress.

 

 

Retirement dreams fizzle for some with 'Obamacare' repeal

Posted 3/23/2017 in National

Workers dreaming of early retirement are getting the jitters as Washington debates replacing the Obama-era health care law with a system that could be a lot more expensive for many older Americans.

 

 

Worried about getting old? Poll sees optimism grow with age

Posted 3/23/2017 in National

Feel down about getting older? Wish your life was better? Worried about all the problems that come with age?

 

 

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