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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.

 

 

Trump pans Haiti, African countries with vulgarity

Posted 1/12/2018 in National

In bluntly vulgar language, President Donald Trump questioned Thursday why the U.S. would accept more immigrants from Haiti and "sh**hole countries" in Africa rather than places like Norway, as he rejected a bipartisan immigration deal, according to people briefed on the extraordinary Oval Office conversation.

 

 

Senator: Drilling plan carve-out for Florida may be illegal

Posted 1/12/2018 in National

The Trump administration may have violated federal law by exempting Florida from a national plan to expand offshore drilling, a Democratic senator charged Thursday.

 

 

Trump's first medical check-up as president set for today

Posted 1/12/2018 in National

President Donald Trump will be the patient, not the commander in chief offering comfort, when he visits the Walter Reed military hospital on Friday.

 

 

Bill Cosby's next trial will carry weight of #MeToo movement

Posted 1/12/2018 in National

Jurors couldn't agree the first time around whether to accept a woman's story that "America's Dad," Bill Cosby, sexually assaulted her over a decade ago.

 

 

Toyota-Mazda plant: Alabama bids to become a major auto hub

Posted 1/11/2018 in National

Alabama, seeking the fast lane in its bid to become a major auto making hub in the South, has landed a coveted $1.6 billion joint venture plant by Japanese car giants Toyota and Mazda that will eventually employ 4,000 people.

 

 

Alabama offered $379 million in incentives for auto plant

Posted 1/11/2018 in National

Alabama offered an incentive package of more than $370 million the Toyota-Mazda plant to build in the state.

 

 

Trump: 'Unlikely' he'd submit to a Russia probe interview

Posted 1/11/2018 in National

President Donald Trump says that it "seems unlikely" that he'd give an interview in special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into potential coordination between Russia and the Trump campaign.

 

 

N Korea: Popularity of 'Fire and Fury' foretells Trump's end

Posted 1/11/2018 in National

North Korea has found good material to attack U.S. President Donald Trump: Michael Wolff's bombshell new book, "Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House."

 

 

Dems say Trump action on Florida drilling guided by politics

Posted 1/11/2018 in National

Opposition to the Trump administration's plan to expand offshore drilling mounted Wednesday as Democrats from coastal states accused President Donald Trump of punishing states with Democratic leaders and a second Republican governor asked to withdraw his state from the plan.

 

 

Trump group says memo supports its argument over emails

Posted 1/11/2018 in National

A group representing President Donald Trump's transition team is pressing the General Services Administration to turn over a memo purportedly sent by an agency official to special counsel Robert Mueller's team that would offer proof that tens of thousands of emails should not have been delivered to investigators.

 

 

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