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House panel's initial report says no collusion with Russia

Posted 3/13/2018 in National

Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee have completed a draft report concluding there was no collusion or coordination between Donald Trump's presidential campaign and Russia, a finding that pleased the White House but enraged Democrats who had not yet seen the document.



Student walkout over guns poses balancing act for schools

Posted 3/12/2018 in National

As schools around the country brace for student walkouts following the deadly shooting in Parkland, Florida, principals and superintendents are scrambling to perform a delicate balancing act: How to let thousands of students exercise their First Amendment rights while not disrupting school and not pulling administrators into the raging debate over gun control.



Trump backs off push for raising assault rifle purchase age

Posted 3/12/2018 in National

The White House unveiled a new plan to prevent school shootings that backs off President Donald Trump's support for increasing the minimum age for purchasing assault weapons to 21.



Officials tight-lipped in attack on California veterans home

Posted 3/12/2018 in National

Authorities in Northern California have so far been tight-lipped about why a former Army rifleman may have killed three women after a daylong siege at a veterans home in Napa County wine country.



Lots of talk, little action on curbing health care costs

Posted 3/12/2018 in National

It started as a bipartisan attempt to curb soaring health care premiums.



Japan marks 7th anniversary of tsunami that killed 18,000

Posted 3/12/2018 in National

They bowed their heads, hands clasped or palms firmly pressed together. They stood in grassy areas or roadsides overlooking the choppy sea. In Japan's capital, they lit candles and offered flowers. Some dabbed at tears.



Soon after governor signs gun bill, NRA sues to block it

Posted 3/10/2018 in National

Weeks after their children were gunned down in the worst high school shooting since Columbine, parents of the victims stood in the Florida Capitol and watched Gov. Rick Scott sign a far-reaching bill that places new restrictions on guns.



Trump getting Washington military parade --but no tanks

Posted 3/10/2018 in National

It looks like President Donald Trump is getting the military parade he wants in Washington -- though he may get no tanks for the effort.



US stocks soar on strong jobs report; inflation fears ease

Posted 3/10/2018 in National

Wall Street got exactly what it wanted from Friday's jobs report: solid hiring, moderate wage growth and continued low unemployment.



Putin on alleged US election interference: I don't care

Posted 3/10/2018 in National

Russian President Vladimir Putin says he doesn't care about alleged Russian interference in the U.S. presidential election because the actions weren't connected to his government.



'Pharma Bro' gets 7 years in prison in securities fraud case

Posted 3/10/2018 in National

The smirk wiped off his face, a crying Martin Shkreli was sentenced to seven years in prison for securities fraud Friday in a hard fall for the pharmaceutical-industry bad boy vilified for jacking up the price of a lifesaving drug.



California gunman in veteran center killings was ex-patient

Posted 3/10/2018 in National

Three women who devoted their lives to helping traumatized veterans were killed by a patient who had been kicked out of their Northern California treatment program, authorities and a relative of a victim said.



Justice Department proposes banning rapid-fire bump stocks

Posted 3/10/2018 in National

The Trump administration said Saturday it has taken the first step in the regulatory process to ban bump stocks, likely setting the stage for long legal battles with gun manufacturers while the trigger devices remain on the market.



Trump believes North Korea will keep word on missile tests

Posted 3/10/2018 in National

President Donald Trump said Saturday he believes North Korea will abide by its pledge to suspend missile tests while he prepares for a summit by May with the North's leader, Kim Jong Un.



President Trump plans to meet Kim Jong Un for nuke talks

Posted 3/9/2018 in National

North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump plan to meet in May for nuclear disarmament talks, a whiplash development that would put two leaders who've repeatedly insulted, threatened and dismissed each other in the same room, possibly in the North Korean capital of Pyongyang.



Trade groups: US tariffs on aluminum, steel will hurt

Posted 3/9/2018 in National

A broad swath of U.S. industries is unhappy with the tariffs that the Trump administration is imposing on aluminum and steel imports, warning the penalties will jack up costs, raise prices for consumers and potentially put people out of work.



Florida governor won't say whether he will sign gun bill

Posted 3/9/2018 in National

Three weeks after the Parkland high school shooting, Florida Gov. Rick Scott has a gun-control bill on his desk that challenges the National Rifle Association but falls short of what the Republican and survivors of the massacre demanded.



International Women's Day: Protests, a strike, a Russian's apology

Posted 3/9/2018 in National

A 24-hour strike by millions of Spanish women. A crackdown in France on companies violating gender-equal pay policies. In Russia, a candid apology from a powerful legislator to women he sexually harassed.



'Pharma Bro' faces high stakes sentencing in fraud case

Posted 3/9/2018 in National

Is "Pharma Bro" Martin Shkreli a master manipulator who conned wealthy investors or a misunderstood eccentric who used unconventional means to make those same investors even wealthier?



Study: Bones found in 1940 seem to be Amelia Earhart's

Posted 3/9/2018 in National

Bones found in 1940 on a western Pacific Ocean island were quite likely to be remains from famed aviator Amelia Earhart, a new analysis concludes.



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