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Passenger who was dragged off jetliner settles with United

Posted 4/28/2017 in National

The passenger who was dragged off a flight after refusing to give up his seat settled with United for an undisclosed sum Thursday in an apparent attempt by the airline to put the fiasco behind it as quickly as possible.



Dispute over health payments defused, spending bill on track

Posted 4/27/2017 in National

The White House and congressional Democrats on Wednesday defused a tense standoff over payments for the working poor under the health care law, keeping a massive government spending bill on track just days ahead of a shutdown deadline.



Trump tax plan could be good news for many, bad for deficit

Posted 4/27/2017 in National

Dismissing concerns about ballooning federal deficits, President Donald Trump on Wednesday proposed dramatic tax cuts for U.S. businesses and individuals -- outlining an overhaul his administration promises will spur economic growth and simplify America's tangle of tax code rules.



Mnuchin: Trump has 'no intention' of releasing tax returns

Posted 4/27/2017 in National

President Donald Trump "has no intention" of releasing his tax returns to the public, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said Wednesday, asserting Americans have "plenty of information" about the president's financial matters.



Plan to give health care to every Californian moves forward

Posted 4/27/2017 in National

California lawmakers pushed forward Wednesday with a proposal that would substantially remake the health care system of the nation's most populous state by replacing insurance companies with government-funded health care for everyone.



Bad beasts, good treats: Feral hog slaughterhouse takes off

Posted 4/27/2017 in National

In a region that takes food seriously, feral hogs are despised as destructive, but their rich, dark meat is winning fans among Louisiana chefs.



Trooper ambush killer sentenced to death in Pennsylvania

Posted 4/27/2017 in National

The bell atop the Pike County Courthouse last tolled the fate of a condemned killer in the 1980s.



Coulter's Berkeley speech canceled, police prep for violence

Posted 4/27/2017 in National

Ann Coulter said Wednesday that she was forced to cancel her speaking event Thursday at the University of California, Berkeley amid concerns of violence but might still "swing by to say hello" to all her supporters.



Senator: Trump won't let N. Korea build missile to reach US

Posted 4/26/2017 in National

A senior Republican senator says he emerged from a dinner meeting with Donald Trump confident the president will not allow North Korea to build a nuclear-tipped missile capable of striking the United States.



Trump backs away from demand for border wall money

Posted 4/25/2017 in National

President Donald Trump stepped back Monday from demanding a down payment for his border wall in must-past spending legislation, potentially removing a major obstacle to a bipartisan deal just days ahead of a government shutdown deadline.



New Orleans takes down 1st of 4 Confederate statues

Posted 4/24/2017 in National

Workers in New Orleans removed the first of four prominent Confederate monuments this morning, becoming the latest Southern institution to sever itself from symbols viewed by many as a representation racism and white supremacy.



Nearing 100-day mark, Trump says milestone not 'meaningful'

Posted 4/24/2017 in National

For nearly 100 days, President Donald Trump has rattled Washington and been chastened by its institutions.



Fearing a worker shortage, farmers push back on immigration

Posted 4/24/2017 in National

The head of Bethel Heights Vineyard looked out over the 100 acres of vines her crew of 20 Mexicans had just finished pruning, worried about what will happen if the Trump administration presses ahead with its crackdown on immigrants.



Senators seek data on Americans caught up in surveillance

Posted 4/24/2017 in National

A Democratic privacy advocate and libertarian-minded Republican are asking the nation's top intelligence official to release more information about the communications of American citizens swept up in surveillance operations.



Mainstream politics shut out as Le Pen, Macron win in France

Posted 4/24/2017 in National

French voters shut out the political mainstream from the presidency for the first time in modern history, and on Monday found themselves being courted for the runoff election between populist Marine Le Pen and centrist Emmanuel Macron.



Retirement for O'Reilly? He'll have other options

Posted 4/22/2017 in National

Chances are you haven't heard the last of Bill O'Reilly. He'll have options, and retirement seems unlikely.



Trump tells 'dreamers' to rest easy, targets criminals

Posted 4/22/2017 in National

Young immigrants brought to the U.S. as children and now in the country illegally can "rest easy," President Donald Trump says, telling the "dreamers" they will not be targets for deportation under his immigration policies.



Attorneys general to Trump: Don't cut drug treatment funds

Posted 4/22/2017 in National

The top government lawyers from 19 states are telling President Donald Trump and the Republican leaders of Congress not to pass health insurance changes that would stop the flow of federal drug treatment money.



Possible shutdown, health care quagmire awaiting Congress

Posted 4/22/2017 in National

Lawmakers returning to Washington this coming week will find a familiar quagmire on health care legislation and a budget deadline dramatized by the prospect of a protracted battle between President Donald Trump and Democrats over his border wall.



Busy year for protests could cost Washington millions

Posted 4/21/2017 in National

The major protests in Washington that have greeted President Donald Trump's first year in office are set to return in force, continuing an already expensive year for city officials who work to keep people safe during mass gatherings.



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