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World's oldest man, a Holocaust survivor, dies at 113

Posted 8/14/2017 in National

Israel Kristal, the world's oldest man who lived through both World Wars and survived the Auschwitz concentration camp has passed away just a month short of his 114th birthday, his family said Saturday.

 

 

Average gas prices jump 8 cents due to crude costs

Posted 8/14/2017 in National

The average price of a gallon of regular-grade gasoline jumped 8 cents nationally over the past three weeks, to $2.40.

 

 

Officials: White nationalist rally linked to 3 deaths

Posted 8/12/2017 in National

A car plowed into a crowd of people peacefully protesting a white nationalist rally Saturday in a Virginia college town, killing one person, hurting at least two dozen more and ratcheting up tension in an increasingly violent confrontation.

 

 

Secessionists push for South to break away from US again

Posted 8/12/2017 in National

As 21st century activists seek to topple monuments to the 19th century Confederate rebellion, some white Southerners are again advocating for what the Confederates tried and failed to do: secede from the Union.

 

 

Trump: If North Korea attacks US, it 'will regret it fast'

Posted 8/12/2017 in National

President Donald Trump on Friday issued fresh threats of swift and forceful retaliation against nuclear North Korea, declaring the U.S. military "locked and loaded" and warning that the communist country's leader "will regret it fast" if he takes any action against U.S. territories or allies.

 

 

Senate GOP rallies behind McConnell in feud with Trump

Posted 8/12/2017 in National

Senate Republicans on Friday rallied in support of Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, pushing back against the onslaught of criticism from President Donald Trump.

 

 

Xi calls for calm after Trump says US is 'locked and loaded'

Posted 8/12/2017 in National

Chinese President Xi Jinping made a plea for cool-headedness over escalating tensions between the U.S. and North Korea in a phone conversation with U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday, urging both sides to avoid words or actions that could worsen the situation.

 

 

Poll: Most say time to stop trying to repeal 'Obamacare'

Posted 8/12/2017 in National

Message to President Donald Trump and congressional Republicans: Stop trying to scuttle the Obama health care law, and start trying to make it more effective.

 

 

Advocates stage first big Texas protest against border wall

Posted 8/12/2017 in National

Hundreds of protesters wearing white and chanting in English and Spanish marched Saturday in Texas' first major protest against a border wall, crossing the earthen Rio Grande levee where President Donald Trump's administration wants to build part of the first phase.

 

 

Trump doubles down on 'fire and fury' vow as wargames near

Posted 8/11/2017 in National

Not backing down, President Donald Trump warned Kim Jong Un's government on Thursday to "get their act together" or face extraordinary trouble, and suggested he had been too mild when he vowed to unleash "fire and fury" on North Korea if it continued to threaten the U.S.

 

 

Beware at the pump: Black market fuel is making millions

Posted 8/11/2017 in National

A black market for diesel and gasoline has rapidly spread around the nation, with organized crime gangs using fraudulent credit cards to siphon millions of dollars in fuel from gas stations into large tanks hidden inside pickup trucks and vans.

 

 

Postal Service may get more freedom to raise stamp prices

Posted 8/11/2017 in National

It may be time to stock up on Forever stamps.

 

 

Frustrated with Trump, McCain promotes his own Afghan plan

Posted 8/11/2017 in National

In a rebuke of President Donald Trump, Republican Sen. John McCain declared Thursday that "America is adrift in Afghanistan" as he promoted a war strategy that would expand the U.S. counterterrorism effort and provide greater support to Afghan security forces.

 

 

Hearing loss of US diplomats in Cuba blamed on covert device

Posted 8/11/2017 in National

The two-year-old U.S. diplomatic relationship with Cuba was roiled Wednesday by what U.S. officials say was a string of bizarre incidents that left a group of American diplomats in Havana with severe hearing loss attributed to a covert sonic device.

 

 

Suspended Fox host suing reporter over alleged lewd texts

Posted 8/11/2017 in National

Suspended Fox News host Eric Bolling on Wednesday sued the reporter who broke the story that he had allegedly sent lewd text messages to colleagues.

 

 

2016 weather report: Extreme and anything but normal

Posted 8/11/2017 in National

Last year's global weather was far more extreme or record-breaking than anything approaching normal, according to a new report.

 

 

Experts: US-North Korea nuclear war unlikely, but risk is rising

Posted 8/10/2017 in National

A nuclear war between North Korea and the United States is not imminent, analysts said, but the inflammatory rhetoric on both sides is increasing the risk.

 

 

Guam's residents concerned on North Korea but have faith in US military

Posted 8/10/2017 in National

The tiny U.S. territory of Guam feels a strong sense of patriotism and confidence in the American military, which has an enormous presence on the Pacific island.

 

 

Lawsuit opposes Trump's ban on transgender military service

Posted 8/10/2017 in National

Two LGBT-rights organizations filed a lawsuit in federal court Wednesday challenging President Donald Trump's tweets declaring he wants a ban on transgender people serving in the military.

 

 

Study: Trump actions trigger health premium hikes for 2018

Posted 8/10/2017 in National

The Trump administration's own actions are triggering double-digit premium increases on individual health insurance policies purchased by many consumers, a nonpartisan study has found.

 

 

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