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7 officers shot, 1 fatally, serving warrant in S. Carolina

Posted 10/4/2018 in National

A man shot seven police officers in South Carolina, killing one, in a standoff so dangerous that police had to use a bullet-proof vehicle to rescue the wounded, authorities said.



Child experts file FTC complaint against Facebook kids' app

Posted 10/4/2018 in National

Children's and public health advocacy groups say Facebook's kid-centric messaging app violates federal law by collecting kids' personal information without getting verifiable consent from their parents.



Some blacks see a racial double standard in Kavanaugh case

Posted 10/3/2018 in National

Marcus Dixon was sentenced to 10 years behind bars in Georgia for having sex with an underage white girl when he was 18. Dayonn Davis, another black youth, got a five-year prison sentence for stealing a $100 pair of shoes at gunpoint when he was 15.



Amazon jumps out ahead of its rivals and raises wages to $15

Posted 10/3/2018 in National

Amazon, the business that upended the retailing industry and transformed the way we shop for just about everything, is jumping out ahead of the pack again, announcing a minimum wage of $15 an hour for its U.S. employees that could force other big companies to raise their pay.



Suspicious envelopes sent to Trump, military officials

Posted 10/3/2018 in National

Authorities were investigating two envelopes suspected of containing a suspected poison that were addressed to top military chiefs and a third with unknown contents sent to President Donald Trump.



AP: Lawmakers buy industry fix to protect schools from guns

Posted 10/3/2018 in National

Security companies spent years pushing schools to buy more products -- from "ballistic attack-resistant" doors to smoke cannons that spew haze from ceilings to confuse a shooter. But sales were slow, and industry's campaign to free up taxpayer money for upgrades had stalled.



Study: 1 in 3 US adults eat fast food each day

Posted 10/3/2018 in National

A government study has found that 1 in 3 U.S. adults eat fast food on any given day. That's about 85 million people.



Social Security, Medicare oversight posts vacant for 3 years

Posted 10/3/2018 in National

Key posts overseeing the financial health of Social Security and Medicare have been vacant for more than three years, leaving the programs without independent accountability in the face of dire predictions about approaching insolvency.



White House tells FBI it can talk to anyone about Kavanaugh

Posted 10/2/2018 in National

The White House has given the FBI clearance to interview anyone it wants to by Friday in its investigation of sexual misconduct allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.



Sen. Flake vows to vote 'no' if Supreme Court nominee lied

Posted 10/2/2018 in National

The Republican senator who suddenly sits at the center of the explosive Supreme Court debate promised Monday to oppose President Donald Trump's nominee should an ongoing federal investigation determine he lied under oath.



Trump predicts havoc if Democrats take over Congress

Posted 10/2/2018 in National

As the fate of his Supreme Court pick hangs in the balance, President Donald Trump barnstormed for a Republican Senate candidate in Tennessee, warning that Democrats will unleash havoc if they gain control of Congress and accusing them of trying to sink his nominee.



Trump hails NAFTA revamp, Trudeau calls it 'win-win-win'

Posted 10/2/2018 in National

President Donald Trump hailed his revamped North American trade agreement with Canada and Mexico as a breakthrough for U.S. workers on Monday, vowing to sign it by late November.



Christian TV network enters world of 24-hour news

Posted 10/2/2018 in National

A Christian TV network is entering the crowded world of 24-hour news broadcasting at a time when the mainstream news media is under increasing attack by President Donald Trump and some of his supporters, many of them evangelicals.



Legendary Chicago blues guitarist Otis Rush dies at 84

Posted 10/2/2018 in National

Legendary Chicago blues guitarist Otis Rush, whose passionate, jazz-tinged music influenced artists from Carlos Santana and Eric Clapton to the rock band Led Zeppelin, died Saturday at the age of 84, his longtime manager said.



GOP fears political fallout from Kavanaugh turmoil

Posted 9/29/2018 in National

Whether or not Republicans ultimately confirm President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, some on the front lines of the GOP's midterm battlefield fear the party may have already lost.



Stocks close out best quarter in 5 years on a quiet note

Posted 9/29/2018 in National

U.S. stocks ended back where they started Friday as the stock market wrapped up its best quarter in almost five years.



Kavanaugh gains key GOP senator ahead of crucial vote

Posted 9/28/2018 in National

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh gained the support of a key Republican senator Friday, virtually ensuring his nomination will advance to the full Senate a day after he adamantly denied the high-school-years sexual assault of a woman who testified she was "100 percent" he was guilty.



Tears and raw fury: Kavanaugh hearing makes for riveting TV

Posted 9/28/2018 in National

The nation's political divide and the burgeoning #MeToo movement played out in a riveting daytime drama Thursday before millions of Americans who tuned in to the Capitol Hill hearing on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.



Republicans favor new federal regulation on sports gambling

Posted 9/28/2018 in National

House Republicans strongly favor new federal regulations on sports gambling after the Supreme Court allowed states to open sports books.



SEC seeks to oust Tesla CEO Elon Musk over go-private tweet

Posted 9/28/2018 in National

U.S. securities regulators are asking a federal court to oust Tesla Inc.'s Elon Musk as chairman and CEO, alleging in a complaint that he committed securities fraud with false statements about plans to take the company private.



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