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Ala. doctor indicted after drug death of 3 Doors Down guitarist

Posted 11/25/2016 in National

An Alabama doctor is accused of illegally prescribing drugs that contributed to the overdose death of longtime 3 Doors Down guitarist Matt Roberts earlier this year, court documents show.

 

 

US businesses cheer overtime court ruling

Posted 11/23/2016 in National

Businesses around the country on Wednesday cheered a court decision blocking the Obama administration's sweeping new overtime rules, but many had already raised salaries or ordered employees to stick to a strict 40-hour workweek to avoid costs they expected to incur starting next week.

 

 

Tenn. crash revives debate over school bus seat belts

Posted 11/23/2016 in National

A crash that killed five children in Tennessee is reviving discussion over whether school buses -- considered among the safest vehicles on the road because of their height and bulk -- should also be equipped with seat belts.

 

 

Trump again disavows alt-right, white supremacists

Posted 11/23/2016 in National

President-elect Donald Trump is again distancing himself from the alt-right movement as its white supremacist members claim his election as a boon for their agenda.

 

 

Trump taps SC Gov Haley and charter school backer DeVos

Posted 11/23/2016 in National

President-elect Donald Trump has chosen South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley to serve as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations and prominent charter school advocate Betsy DeVos as his secretary of education, the first women selected for top-level administration posts in his new administration.

 

 

Trump's stance on illegal immigration may aid private prisons

Posted 11/23/2016 in National

President-elect Donald Trump's promise to deport millions of immigrants in the country illegally and his selection of tough-on-crime Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions as attorney general could mean big money for the private prison industry.

 

 

Government wants phone makers to lock out most apps for drivers

Posted 11/23/2016 in National

The government wants smartphone makers to lock out most apps when the phone is being used by someone driving a car.

 

 

Federal court blocks plan to extend overtime pay to many

Posted 11/23/2016 in National

In a blow to the Obama administration's labor-law plans, a federal court has blocked the start of a rule that would have made an estimated 4 million more American workers eligible for overtime pay heading into the holiday season.

 

 

Education Secretary calls for end to paddling students

Posted 11/23/2016 in National

Education Secretary John B. King Jr. is urging governors and school leaders in states that allow student paddling to end a practice he said would be considered "criminal assault or battery" against an adult.

 

 

Trump begins backing off campaign vows on Clinton, climate

Posted 11/23/2016 in National

Two weeks after his election victory, President-elect Donald Trump began backing off campaign promises Tuesday.

 

 

Trade-off: More Obama judges, Trump gets nominees

Posted 11/23/2016 in National

Republicans are gleeful over Democratic-engineered rule changes that will make it easier for President-elect Donald Trump to get his Cabinet nominees through the Senate.

 

 

Judge urges new citizens to leave US if can't accept Trump

Posted 11/23/2016 in National

A federal judge in San Antonio finds himself at the center of an uproar after telling newly sworn U.S. citizens that Donald Trump is "your president, and if you don't like that, you need to go to another country."

 

 

Tons of security: Dump trucks protect NY Thanksgiving parade

Posted 11/23/2016 in National

Fans of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade who come to see the soaring SpongeBob and Snoopy balloons may get a far less heartwarming sight this year: giant dump trucks filled with sand.

 

 

College suspends exhibit after KKK painting upset students

Posted 11/23/2016 in National

A Massachusetts college says an art exhibit has been temporarily suspended after students complained about a painting that depicted several members of the Ku Klux Klan.

 

 

Trump's pick for Justice Dept could influence immigration

Posted 11/22/2016 in National

As a senator, Jeff Sessions became Congress' leading advocate not only for a cracking down on illegal immigration, but also for slowing all immigration, increasing mass deportations and scrutinizing more strictly those entering the U.S. As attorney general, he'd be well positioned to turn those ideas into reality.

 

 

Americans who live near border say Trump's wall is unwelcome

Posted 11/22/2016 in National

All along the winding Rio Grande, the people who live in this bustling, fertile region where the U.S. border meets the Gulf of Mexico never quite understood how Donald Trump's great wall could ever be much more than campaign rhetoric.

 

 

StoryCorps urges conversations on election this Thanksgiving

Posted 11/22/2016 in National

That electoral elephant in the room threatening political tension this Thanksgiving? StoryCorps believes it could be a unifying main course.

 

 

Political risks come with control of Washington for GOP

Posted 11/21/2016 in National

For Republicans, there will be no one left to blame.

 

 

Trump, Pence address potential of Romney, Mattis in Cabinet

Posted 11/21/2016 in National

President-elect Donald Trump said Sunday that he had "made a couple of deals" after spending the weekend meeting with a long list of potential administration appointees, but he did not reveal any more picks.

 

 

Donald Trump opponents try to beat him at the Electoral College

Posted 11/21/2016 in National

Grassroots campaigns have sprung up around the country to try to persuade members of the Electoral College to do something that has never been done in American history -- deny the presidency to the clear Election Day winner.

 

 

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