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2017 Atlantic hurricane season wraps up

Posted 12/1/2017 in National

Thursday was the last day of an intense and destructive hurricane season with 17 named storms, 10 of which became hurricanes.



Seoul: N. Korea's new missile could reach Washington

Posted 12/1/2017 in National

Two days after North Korea test-launched its most powerful missile to date, a clearer picture is emerging of Pyongyang's impressive technological achievement -- and what still remains before it can legitimately threaten the continental United States.



Jim Nabors, who made cheery Gomer Pyle a TV icon, dies at 87

Posted 12/1/2017 in National

Jim Nabors made good on his last name when he brought Gomer Pyle to "The Andy Griffith Show." His big-hearted, ever-cheery gas-pump jockey was a neighborly fit in the easygoing town of Mayberry.



Texas sheriff says it's unlikely border agents were attacked

Posted 12/1/2017 in National

A Texas sheriff who was among the first people to reach two badly injured U.S. Border Patrol agents said he thinks they may have been sideswiped accidentally by a tractor-trailer, not attacked, as President Donald Trump and some others have suggested.



Facing pressure, House OKs anti-harassment training

Posted 11/30/2017 in National

Pressured to respond to burgeoning sexual misconduct allegations, the House easily approved a bipartisan measure Wednesday requiring annual anti-harassment training for lawmakers and aides after a debate that rang with lawmakers' own accounts of such episodes.



Post-Weinstein, Lauer: A reckoning for fans of fallen heroes

Posted 11/30/2017 in National

When it comes to fandom, it's reckoning time for Matt Lauer, Garrison Keillor and scores of other men accused of sexual wrongdoing.



Trump turns Lauer firing into occasion to blast 'Fake News'

Posted 11/30/2017 in National

President Donald Trump turned the firing of NBC's Matt Lauer into a fresh opportunity to attack the press Wednesday, unleashing a series of cryptic and personal tweets aimed at prominent media figures.



Garrison Keillor fired for 'inappropriate behavior'

Posted 11/30/2017 in National

Garrison Keillor, whose stories of small-town characters entertained legions of public radio listeners for 40 years on "A Prairie Home Companion," became another celebrity felled by allegations of workplace misconduct on Wednesday when Minnesota Public Radio terminated his contracts.



NBC News fires Matt Lauer over inappropriate sexual behavior

Posted 11/29/2017 in National

NBC News fired longtime "Today" show host Matt Lauer on Wednesday for "inappropriate sexual behavior," making him the second morning television show personality to lose his job because of sexual misconduct charges in a week.



Bannon to campaign for embattled Moore in Alabama

Posted 11/29/2017 in National

Former White House strategist Steve Bannon told CNN Tuesday he is going to campaign for Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore at a rally in the state next week, making a strong show of support for the embattled Republican a week before the special election.



Prospects brighter for tax overhaul, success not assured

Posted 11/29/2017 in National

Prospects are suddenly looking brighter for the Republican tax overhaul. But the chances of avoiding a government shutdown? Not so much.



Facing tax vote in Senate, Trump seizes on cultural fights

Posted 11/29/2017 in National

President Donald Trump sized up his coming week on Sunday and tweeted that it was a "big week for Tax Cuts and many other things of great importance to our Country."



FCC head Ajit Pai goes after Hollywood, tech companies

Posted 11/29/2017 in National

The head of the Federal Communications Commission defended his plan to undo the country's net-neutrality rules by bringing the culture wars to telecommunications policy.



Growing pressure on Conyers to resign after new accusations

Posted 11/29/2017 in National

Pressure grew from fellow Democrats for Michigan Rep. John Conyers to resign after a former staffer said the longest-serving member of the House made unwanted sexual advances that included partially undressing in front of her in a hotel room and inappropriate touching.



Alabama Senate race gives GOP voters an uncomfortable choice

Posted 11/28/2017 in National

With two weeks to go until the Alabama election for U.S. Senate, Kathie Luckie of Hoover said she is "teetering" with her choice.



Conservative group linked to woman who falsely accused Moore

Posted 11/28/2017 in National

A conservative group known for undercover investigations has been linked to a woman who falsely told The Washington Post that Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore impregnated her as a teenager, the newspaper reported.



Families of Navajo Code Talkers decry Trump's political jab

Posted 11/28/2017 in National

Families of Navajo war veterans who were honored Monday at the White House say they were dumbfounded that President Donald Trump used the event to take a political jab at a Massachusetts senator, demeaning their work with an unbreakable code that helped the U.S. win World War II.



Trump takes on controversy-laden agenda on Capitol Hill

Posted 11/28/2017 in National

President Donald Trump's year-end agenda is at a critical juncture as he heads Tuesday to Capitol Hill to rally Senate Republicans on taxes -- and then pivot to negotiations with Democrats pressing for victories of their own in a separate, high-stakes showdown over the budget and immigration.



Trump denounces attack in Egypt, calls again for travel ban

Posted 11/25/2017 in National

President Donald Trump on Friday denounced the deadly mosque attack in Egypt and reached out to its president, asserting the world must crush terrorists by military means -- and insisting the U.S. needs a southern border wall and the travel ban tied up in courts.



AP source: Flynn breaks with Trump team on Mueller probe

Posted 11/24/2017 in National

In a move that could signal cooperation with the government, lawyers for former national security adviser Michael Flynn have told President Donald Trump's legal team that they are no longer communicating with them about special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian election interference.



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