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US soldier arrested after pledging loyalty to Islamic State

Posted 7/11/2017 in National

An active duty U.S. soldier was arrested on terrorism charges after authorities say he pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group and said he wanted to "kill a bunch of people."



Man charged in mailing of severed finger, fake bomb to IRS

Posted 7/11/2017 in National

An Olympia, Washington man who authorities say mailed one of his fingers to the IRS is now facing federal charges.



Trump backing off idea of 'cyber security unit' with Russia

Posted 7/11/2017 in National

President Donald Trump appears to be backing away from the idea of working with Russia to create a "cyber security unit" to guard against election hacking.



Miss. man pleads guilty to attempted murder in Kansas

Posted 7/8/2017 in National

A man suspected of killing and wounding people in Mississippi, New Mexico and Kansas in February has pleaded guilty to charges arising from the Kansas case.



Medicaid cut in Republican health bill worries the nursing home set

Posted 7/8/2017 in National

Amy Bernard and her brother kept their mother out of a nursing home as long as they could, until Parkinson's and dementia took their toll and she was seriously injured in a fall.



State election officials gather amid uproar over data

Posted 7/8/2017 in National

State election officials gathering this weekend amid an uproar over a White House commission investigating allegations of voter fraud and heightened concern about Russian attempts to interfere in U.S. elections say a lack of information from federal intelligence officials about attempts to breach voting systems across the country is a major concern.



US, Russia announce Syria cease-fire after Trump-Putin talks

Posted 7/8/2017 in National

The United States and Russia struck an agreement Friday on a cease-fire in southwest Syria, crowning President Donald Trump's first meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.



G-20 shut Trump out on climate, strike deal on trade

Posted 7/8/2017 in National

World powers lined up against U.S. President Donald Trump on climate change, reaffirming their support for international efforts to fight global warming.



Ex-Guantanamo inmate gets apology, millions from Canada

Posted 7/8/2017 in National

A former Guantanamo Bay prisoner who pleaded guilty to killing a U.S. soldier in Afghanistan received an apology and a multimillion-dollar payment from the Canadian government after a court ruling said his rights were abused.



Trial to decide if railroad shares blame in movie crew death

Posted 7/8/2017 in National

A movie director served jail time for trespassing onto a Georgia railroad bridge and putting his film crew in the path of a freight train that slammed into the group and killed a young camera assistant.



Missile strike on North Korea an unlikely response to aggression

Posted 7/7/2017 in National

A pre-emptive military strike may be among the "pretty severe things" President Donald Trump says he is considering for North Korea, but it's a step so fraught with risk that it ranks as among the unlikeliest options.



Hobby Lobby accused of hypocrisy amid smuggling case

Posted 7/7/2017 in National

Hobby Lobby, the arts-and-crafts chain whose devout Christian owners won a landmark Supreme Court ruling on religious freedom, is caught up in an antiquities-smuggling scandal that has opened the company to accusations of hypocrisy.



Wounded Rep. Scalise readmitted to intensive care

Posted 7/7/2017 in National

The Washington hospital where House Majority Whip Steve Scalise is recuperating from a gunshot wound says he has been readmitted to the intensive care unit.



CNN faces backlash over handling of doctored Trump video

Posted 7/6/2017 in National

CNN says safety concerns led to its decision not to reveal the identity of the man behind a doctored anti-CNN video.



NPR's Declaration of Independence tweetstorm confuses some

Posted 7/6/2017 in National

National Public Radio marked the Fourth of July by tweeting the entire Declaration of Independence, but it seems some Twitter users didn't recognize what they were reading.



North Korea vows more 'gift packages' of missile tests for US

Posted 7/5/2017 in National

Grinning broadly, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un delighted in the global furor created by his nation's first launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile, vowing Wednesday to never abandon nuclear weapons and to keep sending Washington more "gift packages" of missile and atomic tests.



Mueller probe could draw focus to Russian crime operations

Posted 7/5/2017 in National

The U.S. government has long warned that Russian organized crime posed a threat to democratic institutions, including "criminally linked oligarchs" who might collude with the Russian government to undermine business competition.



As July Fourth approaches, Americans debate democracy's fate

Posted 7/3/2017 in National

In his 4 years as a state senator from Manhattan, Brad Holyman has handed out everything from flashlights to T-shirts at political rallies. But for a gathering held soon after President Donald Trump's inauguration, he decided on something more substantial: Copies of the Constitution.



GOP voters blame Congress, not Trump, for lack of progress

Posted 7/3/2017 in National

In firm control of the federal government, President Donald Trump and his Republican Party have so far failed to deliver on core campaign promises on health care, taxes and infrastructure.



Forecaster says budget cuts could hurt hurricane predictions

Posted 7/3/2017 in National

Recent progress in forecasting the intensity of hurricanes -- which has lagged behind storm track forecasting -- could be undermined by proposed cuts in federal funding for tropical weather research, says the retiring chief of a team of U.S. hurricane specialists.



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