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Forecasters now expect less active Atlantic hurricane season

Posted 8/10/2018 in National

U.S. forecasters say the Atlantic hurricane season may be less active than they previously predicted.



Puerto Rico: 1,400 died from hurricane but toll still at 64

Posted 8/10/2018 in National

Puerto Rico is estimating in a report to Congress that Hurricane Maria killed more than 1,400 people, though an island official said Thursday that the confirmed toll remains frozen at 64 pending a scientific review due out soon.



Court orders ban on harmful pesticide, says EPA violated law

Posted 8/10/2018 in National

A federal appeals court ruled Thursday that the Trump administration endangered public health by keeping a widely used pesticide on the market despite extensive scientific evidence that even tiny levels of exposure can harm babies' brains.



Court upholds ex-Stanford swimmer's sex assault conviction

Posted 8/9/2018 in National

An appeals court on Wednesday rejected a former Stanford University swimmer's bid for a new trial and upheld his sexual assault and attempted rape convictions.



Man at compound accused of training kids for school attacks

Posted 8/9/2018 in National

A father arrested at a ramshackle New Mexico compound where 11 hungry children were found living in filth was training youngsters to commit school shootings, prosecutors said in court documents obtained Wednesday.



For now, Army suspends discharges of immigrant recruits

Posted 8/9/2018 in National

The U.S. Army has stopped discharging immigrant recruits who enlisted seeking a path to citizenship -- at least temporarily.



Instead of tax cuts, Republican candidates motivate with anxiety

Posted 8/9/2018 in National

There's a border crisis in Pennsylvania. The radical left is surging in New Jersey. And Nancy Pelosi is a threat to New York.



Jobs boom favors Democratic counties, not Trump strongholds

Posted 8/9/2018 in National

The United States is on pace to add about 2.6 million jobs this year under President Donald Trump's watch.



A year after deadly Virginia rally, wounds are still raw

Posted 8/8/2018 in National

Sometimes Alfred Wilson still has to take a moment to collect himself after he pulls open files at the law firm where he works and sees Heather Heyer's handwriting.



Trump's trade battle with China hits home in Arkansas town

Posted 8/8/2018 in National

A Chinese company's announcement two years ago that it would spend more than $1 billion and hire hundreds of workers for a paper mill on the outskirts of this rural college town was seen as a much-needed shot in the arm for the region's economy.



Could hard-right Supreme Court haunt GOP? History says maybe

Posted 8/7/2018 in National

It's of little worry for Republicans or solace for Democrats bracing for battle over Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to fill the Supreme Court vacancy. Yet history suggests that if President Donald Trump cements an assertively conservative court for a generation, the GOP may ultimately pay a political price.



Star witness against Manafort admits embezzling from him

Posted 8/7/2018 in National

One day after coming face-to-face in federal court with his longtime boss, Rick Gates returns to the witness stand as the government's star witness in the financial fraud trial of President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman.



Trump: Sanctions reinstated against Iran for 'world peace'

Posted 8/7/2018 in National

The first set of U.S. sanctions against Iran that had been eased under the landmark nuclear accord went back into effect early Tuesday under an executive order signed by President Donald Trump, targeting financial transactions that involve U.S. dollars, Iran's automotive sector, the purchase of commercial planes and metals including gold.



11 dead, nearly 70 wounded in weekend violence in Chicago

Posted 8/7/2018 in National

At least 11 people were shot to death and about 70 wounded in a weekend burst of violence in Chicago that instantly became a political issue when President Donald Trump's lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, blamed the carnage on longtime Democratic rule in the city.



Largest wildfire in California history still growing

Posted 8/7/2018 in National

Wildfires tearing through trees and brush, rampaging up hillsides and incinerating neighborhoods: The place-names change but the devastation is showing signs of becoming the new normal in California.



Major tech companies remove Alex Jones for hate, bullying

Posted 8/7/2018 in National

Major tech companies have begun to ban right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones from their services, reflecting a more aggressive enforcement of policies against hate speech following protests on social media.



Testing finds flaws with electronic car safety systems

Posted 8/7/2018 in National

Cars and trucks with electronic driver assist systems may not see stopped vehicles and could even steer you into a crash if you're not paying attention, an insurance industry group warns.



Report: Trump commission did not find widespread voter fraud

Posted 8/4/2018 in National

The now-disbanded voting integrity commission launched by the Trump administration uncovered no evidence to support claims of widespread voter fraud, according to an analysis of administration documents released Friday.



Warren: Criminal justice system 'racist' ... 'front to back'

Posted 8/4/2018 in National

Potential Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren delivered what she called "the hard truth about our criminal justice system: It's racist ... I mean front to back."



Pentagon redoing space defenses, but will Trump demand more?

Posted 8/4/2018 in National

President Donald Trump wants a Space Force, a new military service he says is needed to ensure American dominance in space.



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