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Inflation, gas prices, tariffs squeeze consumers

Posted 8/4/2018 in National

The price of a can of Coca-Cola? Likely going up. A package of Pampers? That too. Plane tickets? They also may be more expensive.



Judge says reuniting families is government's sole burden

Posted 8/4/2018 in National

A federal judge on Friday said the Trump administration was solely responsible for reuniting hundreds of children who remain separated from the parents after being split at the U.S.-Mexico border, puncturing a government plan that put the onus on the American Civil Liberties Union.



Election crackdown runs into speed-tweeting human 'bots'

Posted 8/4/2018 in National

Nina Tomasieski logs on to Twitter before the sun rises. Seated at her dining room table with a nearby TV constantly tuned to Fox News, the 70-year-old grandmother spends up to 14 hours a day tweeting the praises of President Trump and his political allies, particularly those on the ballot this fall, and deriding their opponents.



China announces $60B of US goods for tariff retaliation

Posted 8/4/2018 in National

China said Friday it is poised to impose retaliatory tariffs on $60 billion worth of U.S. imports, including coffee, honey and industrial chemicals, if Washington goes ahead with its latest trade threat.



All eyes on 'right-hand man' in Manafort trial

Posted 8/4/2018 in National

The bookkeeper said Paul Manafort submitted fake financial documents. The accountant testified he hid foreign bank accounts. And a series of businessmen said he used international wire transfers to pay for millions of dollars in luxury items.



GOP grumbles as Donald Trump reshapes midterm campaigns

Posted 8/4/2018 in National

President Donald Trump's strategy of becoming aggressively involved in the midterm elections is prompting concern among some Republicans who worry he's complicating the political calculus for GOP candidates trying to outrun his popularity.



Trump renews attacks on 'fake, fake disgusting news'

Posted 8/3/2018 in National

President Donald Trump is renewing his campaign against the media, claiming at a Pennsylvania rally that the media is the "fake, fake disgusting news" and casting journalists as his true political opponent.



Financial fruit: Apple becomes 1st trillion-dollar company

Posted 8/3/2018 in National

Apple is the world's first publicly traded company to be valued at $1 trillion, the financial fruit of stylish technology that has redefined what we expect from our gadgets.



Papa John's founder: I should be back as chain's public face

Posted 8/2/2018 in National

The founder of Papa John's says the pizza chain needs him back as its public face, and that it was a mistake for the company to scrub him from its marketing materials after he acknowledged using a racial slur last month.



Dispute over 3D-printed guns raises many legal issues

Posted 8/2/2018 in National

A little-known dispute over 3D-printed guns has morphed into a national legal debate in the last week, drawing attention to a technology that seems a bit of sci-fi fantasy and -- to gun-control advocates -- a dangerous way for criminals to get their hands on firearms that are easy to conceal and tough to detect.



'Our boys are coming home;' Pence welcomes Korean War dead

Posted 8/2/2018 in National

In an emotional and solemn ceremony, the remains of dozens of presumed casualties from the Korean War were escorted by military honor guards onto U.S. soil on Wednesday, 65 years after an armistice ended the conflict and weeks after President Donald Trump received a commitment from North Korean leader Kim Jong Un for their return.



White House: Trump's tweet about Russia probe was an opinion

Posted 8/2/2018 in National

President Donald Trump bluntly declared his attorney general should terminate "right now" the federal probe into the campaign that took him to the White House, a newly fervent attack on the special counsel investigation that could imperil his presidency.



Federal judge blocks release of blueprints for 3D-printed guns

Posted 8/1/2018 in National

A federal judge on Tuesday stopped the release of blueprints to make untraceable and undetectable 3D-printed plastic guns as President Donald Trump questioned whether his administration should have agreed to allow the plans to be posted online.



Trump administration considering tax break on capital gains

Posted 8/1/2018 in National

The Trump administration is studying the idea of implementing a big tax break for wealthy Americans by reducing the taxes levied on capital gains, but no decision has been made yet on whether to proceed.



Presumed US war remains begin journey home from South Korea

Posted 8/1/2018 in National

Decades after the end of the Korean War in 1953, the remains of dozens of presumed U.S. war dead began their journey home following a repatriation ceremony in South Korea on Wednesday.



All survive crash of Mexican jetliner, some walk from wreck

Posted 8/1/2018 in National

An Aeromexico jetliner taking off in a blustery storm smashed down into a nearby field but skidded to a stop virtually intact, and all 103 people aboard were able to escape advancing flames before fire engulfed the aircraft.



3 new West Nile virus cases bring Mississippi to 7 this year

Posted 8/1/2018 in National

Three new cases of West Nile virus bring Mississippi's total to seven so far this year.



Facebook finds 'sophisticated' efforts to disrupt elections

Posted 8/1/2018 in National

Facebook elevated concerns about election interference Tuesday, announcing that it had uncovered "sophisticated" efforts, possibly linked to Russia, to manipulate U.S. politics and by extension the upcoming midterm elections.



States suing Trump administration, company over 3D-printed guns

Posted 7/31/2018 in National

Eight states are filing suit against the Trump administration over its decision to allow a Texas company to publish downloadable blueprints for a 3D-printed gun, contending the hard-to-trace plastic weapons are a boon to terrorists and criminals and threaten public safety.



Study: 'Medicare for all' projected to cost $32.6 trillion

Posted 7/31/2018 in National

Sen. Bernie Sanders' "Medicare for all" plan would boost government health spending by $32.6 trillion over 10 years, requiring historic tax hikes, says a study released Monday by a university-based libertarian policy center.



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