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Comcast bid for Fox is next after favorable AT&T ruling

Posted 6/13/2018 in National

Comcast will likely bid for Fox's entertainment business as early as Wednesday now that a federal judge has cleared AT&T's $85 billion takeover of Time Warner.

 

 

Your internet use could change as 'net neutrality' ends

Posted 6/12/2018 in National

Your ability to watch and use your favorite apps and services could start to change -- though not right away -- following the official demise Monday of Obama-era internet protections.

 

 

Poll: Americans want more of what journalists want to report

Posted 6/12/2018 in National

There's substantial agreement on what Americans want from the news media and what journalists want to report, according to a pair of studies that also reveal a troubling caveat: a nagging feeling among both the ideal isn't being met.

 

 

Judge spars with Justice Dept. lawyer on foreign favors suit

Posted 6/12/2018 in National

Lawyers for Maryland and the District of Columbia accused President Donald Trump in federal court Monday of "profiting on an unprecedented scale" from foreign government interests using his Washington, D.C., hotel, but a Justice Department lawyer insisted Trump isn't breaking the law because he provided no favors in return.

 

 

Trump economic adviser Larry Kudlow suffers heart attack

Posted 6/12/2018 in National

Larry Kudlow, the prominent economic commentator who joined the Trump administration this year as the president's top economic adviser, has suffered a "very mild" heart attack, the White House said Monday night.

 

 

Effects of Supreme Court voter roll decision appear limited

Posted 6/12/2018 in National

A U.S. Supreme Court ruling has cleared the way for states to take a tougher approach to maintaining their voter rolls, but will they?

 

 

Dorothy Cotton, civil rights pioneer and MLK colleague, dies at 88

Posted 6/12/2018 in National

Dorothy Cotton, who worked closely with the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., taught nonviolence to demonstrators before marches and sometimes calmed tensions by singing church hymns, has died.

 

 

After summit, Trump announces halt to US-SKorea 'war games'

Posted 6/12/2018 in National

President Donald Trump and North Korea's Kim Jong Un concluded an extraordinary nuclear summit Tuesday with the U.S. president pledging unspecified "security guarantees" to the North and Kim recommitting to the "complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula."

 

 

For world, Trump-Kim summit raises cautious hope for peace

Posted 6/12/2018 in National

South Koreans cheered, Iran warned that President Donald Trump should not be trusted and China said it may be time to discuss lifting sanctions on North Korea as Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un held an unprecedented summit Tuesday in Singapore.

 

 

Smithsonian exhibit highlights mega star Oprah Winfrey

Posted 6/12/2018 in National

One of the most recognizable openings in television history blares on a video screen: "I'm Oprah Winfrey, and welcome to The Oprah Winfrey Show!" The crowd goes wild. At the center of it all, a dancing young Oprah.

 

 

Gangs embrace social media with often deadly results

Posted 6/12/2018 in National

Lamanta Reese lived much of his gang life in virtual reality, posting videos on YouTube of him and others taunting rivals. He died at age 19 in the real world, bleeding from his head onto a porch on Chicago's South Side after one of those gang rivals, prosecutors say, shot him 11 times.

 

 

Trump signals support for states deciding if pot is legal

Posted 6/9/2018 in National

President Donald Trump said Friday that he was inclined to support a bipartisan effort in Congress to ease the U.S. ban on marijuana, a proposal that would dramatically reshape the nation's legal landscape for pot users and businesses.

 

 

Democrat lawmakers seek criminal corruption probe of EPA's Scott Pruitt

Posted 6/9/2018 in National

House Democrats on Friday formally requested that the Justice Department investigate Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt for potential criminal conduct.

 

 

#MeToo crisis jolts Southern Baptists ahead of gathering

Posted 6/9/2018 in National

The Southern Baptists are facing their own #MeToo crisis as the biggest Protestant denomination in the U.S. heads into its annual meeting next week.

 

 

Not voting could jeopardize future votes in some states

Posted 6/9/2018 in National

Do you have to vote even if you don't want to? Not doing so could put you on the path to losing your vote in some states.

 

 

Pope to oil execs: Clean energy is an 'epochal' challenge

Posted 6/9/2018 in National

Pope Francis told world oil executives Saturday that the transition to less-polluting energy sources "is a challenge of epochal proportions," and warned that the satisfying the globe's energy needs "must not destroy civilization."

 

 

Trump casts North Korea summit as 'one-time shot' for Kim

Posted 6/9/2018 in National

President Donald Trump cast his Tuesday summit with North Korea's Kim Jong Un as a "one-time shot" for the autocratic leader to ditch his nuclear weapons and enter the community of nations, saying he would know within moments if Kim is serious about the talks.

 

 

Trump delivers warning on trade as he leaves G-7 summit

Posted 6/9/2018 in National

Exiting a world summit with characteristic bravado, President Donald Trump delivered a stark warning Saturday to America's trading partners not to counter his decision to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum imports.

 

 

Who speaks for Robert Mueller? Rudy Giuliani is trying to

Posted 6/8/2018 in National

A series of seemingly authoritative assertions in recent weeks about the shape and scope of special counsel Robert Mueller's probe into Russian election interference has helped define it in the public eye, generating countless headlines and cable chyrons about the ongoing saga that has shadowed President Donald Trump's White House.

 

 

White House visits become political litmus test for athletes

Posted 6/8/2018 in National

For victorious sports teams these days, the confetti and champagne are apt to be accompanied by a politically fraught question: Are you going to the White House?

 

 

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