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White House hails China trade truce as skeptics raise doubts

Posted 12/4/2018 in National

The Trump administration is celebrating the 90-day truce it reached in its trade war with China as a significant breakthrough despite scant details, a hazy timetable and widespread skepticism that Beijing will yield to U.S. demands anytime soon.

 

 

Lawyers for Trump seek to punish porn star in court fines

Posted 12/4/2018 in National

Lawyers for President Donald Trump asked a court Monday for nearly $800,000 in lawyers' fees and penalties from porn actress Stormy Daniels for a failed defamation lawsuit against him.

 

 

Americans begin saying their goodbyes to George H.W. Bush

Posted 12/3/2018 in National

Americans will begin saying goodbye to former President George H.W. Bush on Monday when his body arrives in Washington for public viewing in the Capitol Rotunda -- a rare honor that will be bestowed on a man who earned the respect and admiration of many with his leadership, bravery and grace.

 

 

US-China trade truce seen boosting US stock market

Posted 12/3/2018 in National

The truce in the trade dispute between the U.S. and China should boost rattled financial markets, at least through the year's end, experts say. But the stock market's recent wild gyrations likely will persist as the two countries strain to reach a permanent accord.

 

 

Salaried workers beware: GM cuts are warning for all

Posted 12/3/2018 in National

For generations, the career path for smart kids around Detroit was to get an engineering or business degree and get hired by an automaker or parts supplier.

 

 

UN chief issues dramatic climate appeal to world leaders

Posted 12/3/2018 in National

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres opened the climate summit in Poland by issuing a dramatic appeal to world leaders Monday to take seriously the threat of global warming and act boldly to avert a catastrophic rise in temperatures before the end of the century.

 

 

Where are the drones? Amazon's customers are still waiting

Posted 12/3/2018 in National

Jeff Bezos boldly predicted five years ago that drones would be carrying Amazon packages to people's doorsteps by now.

 

 

Top tot toys? Blocks and boxes backed over high-tech toys

Posted 12/3/2018 in National

Skip the costly electronic games and flashy digital gizmos. Pediatricians say the best toys for tots are old-fashioned hands-on playthings that young children can enjoy with parents -- things like blocks, puzzles -- even throwaway cardboard boxes -- that spark imagination and creativity.

 

 

Damaging police report looms over Netanyahu re-election bid

Posted 12/3/2018 in National

Israeli police on Sunday recommended indicting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on bribery charges, adding to a growing collection of legal troubles that have clouded the longtime leader's prospects for pursuing re-election next year.

 

 

Grand jury: Dallas officer's shooting of neighbor was murder

Posted 12/1/2018 in National

A white former Dallas police officer was indicted on a murder charge Friday, nearly three months after she fatally shot an unarmed black neighbor whose apartment she said she entered by mistake, believing it to be her own.

 

 

G-20 nations agree on trade, migration; not climate change

Posted 12/1/2018 in National

Leaders of the Group of 20 agreed Saturday to fix the world trading system after difficult, all-night talks in the Argentine capital, but only 19 of them agreed to support the Paris accord on fighting climate change with the United States the lone holdout.

 

 

Tariff tensions shadow US, Canada, Mexico trade pact signing

Posted 12/1/2018 in National

President Donald Trump signed a revised North American trade pact with the leaders of Canada and Mexico on Friday, declaring the deal a major victory for workers.

 

 

Former President George H.W. Bush dies at age 94

Posted 12/1/2018 in National

George H.W. Bush, a World War II hero whose presidency soared with the coalition victory over Iraq in Kuwait, but then plummeted in the throes of a weak economy that led voters to turn him out of office after a single term, has died. He was 94.

 

 

FBI: Man confessed to 90 killings in effort to move prisons

Posted 11/30/2018 in National

A 78-year-old inmate who says he killed about 90 people as he moved around the country for nearly four decades offered his confessions as a bargaining chip to be moved from a California prison, authorities say.

 

 

Trump's ex-lawyer Cohen admits lying about Russian deal

Posted 11/30/2018 in National

President Donald Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen confessed in a surprise guilty plea that he lied to Congress about a Moscow real estate deal he pursued on Trump's behalf during the heat of the 2016 Republican campaign. He said he lied to be consistent with Trump's "political messaging."

 

 

Senators send rebuke to Saudis, Trump over Khashoggi killing

Posted 11/29/2018 in National

Defying President Donald Trump, senators sent a strong signal that they want to punish Saudi Arabia for its role in the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

 

 

Ivanka Trump says 'Lock her up!' doesn't apply in her case

Posted 11/29/2018 in National

Ivanka Trump defended her use of a private email account as she was moving into an adviser's position in her father's administration, saying that it cannot be compared to the flap over former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's private email server and that "Lock her up!" doesn't apply to her.

 

 

Rise in US deaths in Afghanistan clouds outlook for peace

Posted 11/29/2018 in National

A rash of American combat deaths in Afghanistan is putting a spotlight on a stalemated 17-year war that is testing President Donald Trump's commitment to pursuing peace with the Taliban.

 

 

Star Trek's interracial kiss 50 years ago heralded change

Posted 11/29/2018 in National

It was the kiss heard around the galaxy.

 

 

Trump on Manafort pardon: 'I wouldn't take it off the table'

Posted 11/29/2018 in National

A pardon for Paul Manafort is "not off the table," President Donald Trump said, drawing swift rebuke from critics who fear the president will use his executive power to protect friends and supporters caught up in the Russia probe.

 

 

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