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As Franken's support collapses, Democrats expect resignation

Posted 12/7/2017 in National

His once-promising political career in shambles, Minnesota Sen. Al Franken appeared on the verge of resigning after fellow Democrats led by female senators abandoned him Wednesday over the mounting allegations of sexual misconduct that are roiling Capitol Hill.

 

 

6 women file lawsuit alleging 'Weinstein Sexual Enterprise'

Posted 12/7/2017 in National

Six women sued Harvey Weinstein and men who served on the board of his film company Wednesday, accusing them of functioning like an organized crime group that used agents, producers and others to prey on young women seeking a break in a breakneck industry.

 

 

Trump declares Jerusalem Israeli capital, smashing US policy

Posted 12/7/2017 in National

President Donald Trump shattered decades of unwavering U.S. neutrality on Jerusalem Wednesday, declaring the sorely divided holy city as Israel's capital and sparking frustrated Palestinians to cry out that he had destroyed already-fragile Mideast hopes for peace.

 

 

Mideast braces for fallout from Trump's move on Jerusalem

Posted 12/7/2017 in National

Palestinians shuttered schools and shops and called for protests in West Bank towns today, while the leader of the Hamas militant group called for a new armed uprising, in widespread show of anger over President Donald Trump's move to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

 

 

America's homeless population rises for first time in years

Posted 12/7/2017 in National

The nation's homeless population increased this year for the first time since 2010, driven by a surge in the number of people living on the streets in Los Angeles and other West Coast cities.

 

 

AP Exclusive: Poor health and high expectations for Medicaid

Posted 12/7/2017 in National

People on Medicaid are more prone to smoke, struggle with depression and obesity, or rate their own health as fair or poor. But that's not the whole story.

 

 

GOP leaders now backing Moore, despite allegations

Posted 12/6/2017 in National

Republican leaders in Washington are coming to grips with the possibility -- perhaps even probability -- that Alabama's Roy Moore will win his special election next Tuesday and join them in the capital.

 

 

Kennedy seems conflicted in Supreme Court wedding cake case

Posted 12/6/2017 in National

On a sharply divided Supreme Court, the justice in the middle seemed conflicted Tuesday in the court's high-stakes consideration of a baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple in 2012.

 

 

Conyers resigns from Congress amid harassment allegations

Posted 12/6/2017 in National

Democratic Rep. John Conyers resigned from Congress on Tuesday after a nearly 53-year career, becoming the first Capitol Hill politician to lose his job in the torrent of sexual misconduct allegations sweeping through the nation's workplaces.

 

 

Amid positive talk, some in GOP offer blunt take on taxes

Posted 12/6/2017 in National

Sounding a discordant note among the positive talk on the tax bill, a number of Republicans are delivering a blunt assessment, casting the bill as a boost to big corporations and the wealthy instead of the middle class.

 

 

Warnings intensify as Trump readies Jerusalem declaration

Posted 12/6/2017 in National

America's friends and foes unleashed fierce criticism today ahead of President Donald Trump's announcement recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

 

 

Gun maker's exploding rifle leaves trail of injured hunters

Posted 12/6/2017 in National

It was the opening day of deer hunting season, and Ronald Hansen says he loaded his rifle the same way he had countless times before, aimed at a target and fired a shot.

 

 

Doctors identify brain abnormalities in Cuba attack patients

Posted 12/6/2017 in National

Doctors treating the U.S. Embassy victims of mysterious, invisible attacks in Cuba have discovered brain abnormalities as they search for clues to explain the hearing, vision, balance and memory damage, The Associated Press has learned.

 

 

Detentions spike, border arrests fall in Trump's first year

Posted 12/6/2017 in National

President Donald Trump's immigration crackdown has produced a spike in detentions by deportation officers across the country during his first months in office.

 

 

ABC says Ross will no longer cover stories involving Trump

Posted 12/6/2017 in National

Suspended ABC News reporter Brian Ross will no longer cover stories involving President Donald Trump following his erroneous report last Friday on former national security adviser Michael Flynn.

 

 

Google blocks YouTube on Amazon devices in escalating feud

Posted 12/6/2017 in National

Google is pulling its popular YouTube video service from Amazon's Fire TV and Echo Show devices in an escalating feud that has caught consumers in the crossfire.

 

 

Supreme Court takes up dispute over wedding cake for gay couple

Posted 12/5/2017 in National

The Supreme Court is taking up the highly anticipated case of the Colorado baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple.

 

 

Trump's tweet adds to allies' worries about legal problems

Posted 12/5/2017 in National

The shifting explanations for why President Donald Trump fired national security adviser Michael Flynn have revived questions about whether the president may have obstructed an ongoing investigation of potential contacts between his campaign and Russia.

 

 

Supreme Court allows full enforcement of Trump travel ban

Posted 12/5/2017 in National

The Supreme Court on Monday allowed the Trump administration to fully enforce a ban on travel to the United States by residents of six mostly Muslim countries.

 

 

Trump offers full support for Roy Moore

Posted 12/4/2017 in National

President Donald Trump endorsed embattled Republican Roy Moore in the Alabama Senate race today, looking past sexual misconduct allegations against the GOP candidate to argue that his vote is needed in Congress.

 

 

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