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Another police shooting acquittal worries black gun owners

Posted 6/17/2017 in National

Gerry Martin isn't sure he will ever tell a police officer during a traffic stop that he has a concealed-weapon permit -- and possibly a weapon -- on him.



Scalise doctor hopes for 'excellent recovery' despite risk

Posted 6/17/2017 in National

Congressman Steve Scalise can hope to make an "excellent recovery," his trauma surgeon said Friday, even though the lawmaker arrived at the hospital Wednesday at imminent risk of death after getting shot at a congressional baseball practice.



Republicans divided as Trump reverses some Obama Cuba policy

Posted 6/17/2017 in National

President Donald Trump's decision to reverse some Obama-era Cuba policies landed with a thud among many congressional Republicans who say the new approach surrenders a potentially lucrative market for American goods and services to competitors.



Tennessee 'hero' says Georgia fugitives surrendered to him

Posted 6/17/2017 in National

The man credited by law enforcement with holding two Georgia prison escapees at gunpoint until police arrived rejected the "hero" label on Friday, and said credit should go to forces well beyond his control.



Girlfriend whose texts urged suicide guilty of manslaughter

Posted 6/17/2017 in National

A woman who sent her boyfriend a barrage of text messages urging him to kill himself when they were both teenagers was convicted Friday of involuntary manslaughter in a trial that raised questions about whether words can kill.



Mistrial declared in Cosby case after jury deadlocks again

Posted 6/17/2017 in National

Bill Cosby's trial on sexual assault charges ended in a mistrial Saturday after jurors failed to reach a unanimous decision in a case that nevertheless helped destroy the 79-year-old comedian's image as "America's Dad."



Democrats bridle as some in GOP blame shooting on the left

Posted 6/16/2017 in National

It didn't take long for Washington's post-shooting talk of unity to begin fraying.



Scalise has more surgery as authorities track shooter's path

Posted 6/16/2017 in National

Still in critical condition and undergoing repeated surgery, GOP House Whip Steve Scalise "will be in the hospital for some time," according to the facility where he is recovering from a gunshot.



Trump lashes out at 'bad,' 'conflicted' Russia investigators

Posted 6/16/2017 in National

President Donald Trump has lashed out at the investigators driving the Russia investigation as "very bad and conflicted people," responding angrily to reports that the special counsel is looking into whether Trump obstructed justice.



Descendant: Father's Day creator was Renaissance woman

Posted 6/16/2017 in National

This Father's Day, Betsy Roddy will write two cards: one to her dad, and the other to her late great-grandmother, Sonora Smart Dodd.



Escaped Georgia prison inmates recaptured in Tennessee

Posted 6/16/2017 in National

Two escaped inmates sought in the killings of two guards on a Georgia prison bus were captured after a chase and being held at gunpoint by a rural Tennessee homeowner whose vehicle they were trying to steal, authorities said.



Pawn shop workers help nab polygamous sect leader Lyle Jeffs

Posted 6/16/2017 in National

Polygamous leader Lyle Jeffs' one-year run from justice was ended by pliers, sharp-eyed pawn shop workers and an astute off-duty detective in a small town in South Dakota.



Summer vacation? Lots of Americans say they can't afford it

Posted 6/16/2017 in National

Forget frequent flier miles, last-minute getaways and even road trips.



Poll: Just 1 in 5 support Trump's move to fire Comey

Posted 6/16/2017 in National

A clear majority of Americans believe President Donald Trump has tried to interfere with the investigation into whether Russia meddled in the 2016 election and possible Trump campaign collusion, a new poll released Thursday shows.



No longer the hot new thing? Teen vaping falls, study says

Posted 6/16/2017 in National

Teen vaping, which has been skyrocketing, fell dramatically last year in the United States.



Congress seeks normalcy, heads back to work after shooting

Posted 6/15/2017 in National

The business of the House was resuming a day after a rifle-wielding attacker opened fire on Republican lawmakers practicing for a charity baseball game, critically wounding House GOP Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana and hitting aides and Capitol police.



Reports say Mueller probe now examining possible obstruction

Posted 6/15/2017 in National

The special counsel appointed to investigate Russian influence in the 2016 presidential campaign is now examining whether President Donald Trump tried to obstruct justice, it has been reported.



Poll: Most in US think Trump meddled in Russia probe

Posted 6/15/2017 in National

A clear majority of Americans believe President Donald Trump has tried to interfere with the investigation into Russia's alleged election meddling and possible Trump campaign collusion, a new poll shows.



Amid uproar, Southern Baptists condemn 'alt-right' movement

Posted 6/15/2017 in National

Southern Baptists on Wednesday formally condemned the political movement known as the "alt-right," in a national meeting that was thrown into turmoil after leaders initially refused to take up the issue.



Southern Baptists wrestle with tensions over Trump election

Posted 6/14/2017 in National

The Southern Baptist Convention, home to prominent evangelical supporters of President Donald Trump, adopted a statement on moral leadership at the group's annual meeting Tuesday that avoided pointed criticism of current political officeholders.



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