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Ending guessing game, Trump admits there are no Comey tapes

Posted 6/23/2017 in National

Ending a month-long guessing game that he started with a cryptic tweet and that ensnared his administration in yet more controversy, President Donald Trump declared he never made and doesn't have recordings of his private conversations with ousted former FBI Director James Comey.

 

 

Supreme Court could reveal action on travel ban at any time

Posted 6/23/2017 in National

The Supreme Court has almost certainly decided what to do about President Donald Trump's travel ban affecting citizens of six mostly Muslim countries.

 

 

Richmond mayor: Keep Confederate statues, but add context

Posted 6/23/2017 in National

The towering Confederate monuments in Virginia's capital city shouldn't be taken down, but instead should be supplemented with historical context about why they were built, Richmond's mayor said Thursday.

 

 

Auto club predicts record travel over July 4th weekend

Posted 6/23/2017 in National

Americans are expected to put down the TV remote and hit the road in record numbers for the July 4th weekend.

 

 

No job? Tips for teenagers to fill idle summer time

Posted 6/23/2017 in National

With the number of teenagers working summer jobs in decline since the 1980s, students and their parents have found creative ways to fill summer months.

 

 

Juror: Panel was concerned about 'politics' of Cosby's case

Posted 6/23/2017 in National

A juror in Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial said Thursday that some jurors were concerned that prosecutors waited 10 years to charge him, expressing suspicion that politics had played a role in the case.

 

 

Cindy weakens but still stirs weather over wide swath

Posted 6/23/2017 in National

A suspected tornado near Birmingham, Alabama, flattened businesses and injured one person Thursday, while the mayor of a coastal Louisiana town urged residents to evacuate ahead of a rising tide -- two lingering effects of a weakening Tropical Depression Cindy that was fueling harsh weather across the Southeast.

 

 

Detroit judge halts deportation of Iraqi Christians

Posted 6/23/2017 in National

A judge on Thursday temporarily halted the deportation of more than 100 Iraqi Christians living in the Detroit area who fear torture and possible death if sent back to Iraq.

 

 

Tropical Storm Cindy comes ashore in southwest Louisiana

Posted 6/22/2017 in National

Gulf Coast states were in for a third day of rough weather as Tropical Storm Cindy sloshed ashore early today in southwestern Louisiana.

 

 

Flu vaccine ineffective for people 65 and older last winter

Posted 6/22/2017 in National

The flu vaccine did a poor job protecting older Americans against the illness last winter, even though the vaccine was well-matched to the flu bugs going around.

 

 

Fidget spinners named among possible summer hazards for kids

Posted 6/22/2017 in National

The wildly popular fidget spinners that seem to be in the hands of the half the children in the U.S. are also potentially dangerous, a consumer watchdog group warned Wednesday.

 

 

Ex-Texas nurse accused of killing dozens charged with murder

Posted 6/22/2017 in National

A former Texas nurse who prosecutors say may be responsible for the deaths of up to 60 young children was indicted Wednesday on a murder charge for the second time in recent weeks.

 

 

Long stretch of Gulf Coast eyes Tropical Storm Cindy

Posted 6/21/2017 in National

From the Florida Panhandle to eastern Texas, residents and government officials along the northern Gulf Coast kept an eye on slow-moving Tropical Storm Cindy, which the National Weather Service said posed a threat of "life-threatening flash flooding."

 

 

White House to negotiate tax overhaul behind closed doors

Posted 6/21/2017 in National

The White House plans to privately negotiate a massive overhaul of the tax system with Republican leaders in Congress, possibly giving rank-and-file members little if any say over the finished product, according to a top aide to President Donald Trump.

 

 

Clamping down, Trump team puts the 'brief' in press briefing

Posted 6/21/2017 in National

President Donald Trump's White House is putting the "brief" in press briefings.

 

 

Inside Washington: Writing a bill in private not unusual

Posted 6/20/2017 in National

The Republican effort to secretly craft a health care bill and whisk it through the Senate is drawing fire from members of both parties.

 

 

US student freed by North Korea in a coma dies at age 22

Posted 6/20/2017 in National

Otto Warmbier, an American college student who was released by North Korea in a coma last week after almost a year and a half in captivity, died Monday, his family said.

 

 

AP-NORC poll: Few favor Trump move to ditch Paris accord

Posted 6/20/2017 in National

Less than one-third of Americans support President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris climate accord, a new poll shows, and just 18 percent of respondents agree with his claim that pulling out of the international agreement to reduce carbon emissions will help the U.S. economy.

 

 

Cosby alternate juror 'probably' would have voted to convict

Posted 6/20/2017 in National

An alternate juror in Bill Cosby's sexual assault case said Monday he "probably" would have voted to convict and was "ridiculously sick" when he found out the main jury couldn't reach a verdict.

 

 

Harvard students' ouster over offensive posts stirs debate

Posted 6/19/2017 in National

Few college-bound kids lose their shot, and their slot, at their dream school once they get in, but it happened at one of the world's most elite institutions and for a reason that has, until recently, hardly registered in the university admissions process: social media.

 

 

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