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Survey: Parents binge on media, say they're good role models

Posted 12/7/2016 in National

Parents spend more than nine hours a day with TVs, computers and other screen devices while also giving themselves high marks as role models for their children's media use, according to a survey released Tuesday.



Man convicted in son's hot-car death gets life, no parole

Posted 12/6/2016 in National

A judge on Monday sentenced a Georgia man to serve life in prison without the possibility of parole after a jury found that he intentionally left his toddler son in a hot SUV to die.



Gun-rights backers vow to 'go on offense' during Trump years

Posted 12/5/2016 in National

Firearms enthusiasts who embraced Donald Trump's campaign and his full-throated support of the Second Amendment are expecting a sweeping expansion of gun rights under his administration and a Congress firmly in Republican hands.



Trump threatens payback for US companies that move abroad

Posted 12/5/2016 in National

President-elect Donald Trump is threatening to impose heavy taxes on U.S. companies that move jobs overseas and still try to sell their products to Americans.



Trump taps Carson as housing secretary

Posted 12/5/2016 in National

President-elect Donald Trump has chosen former campaign 2016 rival Ben Carson to become secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development.



Federal government blocks Dakota Access oil pipeline route

Posted 12/5/2016 in National

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said Sunday that it won't grant an easement for the Dakota Access oil pipeline in southern North Dakota, handing a victory to the Standing Rock Sioux tribe and its supporters, who argued the project would threaten the tribe's water source and cultural sites.



Fidel Castro's ashes interred in private ceremony in Cuba

Posted 12/5/2016 in National

Fidel Castro's ashes were interred in a private ceremony Sunday morning, ending nine days of mourning for the man who ruled Cuba for nearly half a century.



Investigators search for clues in fatal Oakland fire

Posted 12/5/2016 in National

As investigators searched for signs of a crime in the fire that killed at least 33 in an Oakland warehouse during a late-night dance party, survivors and teary-eyed friends of those who perished viewed the charred building from a distance, placed flowers on several small memorials and embraced each other to mourn their losses.



Study: Biggest tornado outbreaks are spawning more twisters

Posted 12/3/2016 in National

The most extreme tornado outbreaks are mysteriously spawning many more twisters than they did decades ago, a new study claimed.



McConnell: Replacement of health law to take time

Posted 12/3/2016 in National

The next Congress will begin work immediately next year toward repealing President Barack Obama's health care law but delay the changes as Republicans try to come up with an alternative, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Saturday.



Trump, backers ask courts to halt or block 3 state recounts

Posted 12/3/2016 in National

President-elect Donald Trump and his supporters went to court Friday to prevent or halt election recounts in Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, less than two weeks before the states would have to complete the tasks to meet a federal deadline to certify their election results.



Job deals like Carrier's often fall short of hype

Posted 12/3/2016 in National

When President-elect Donald Trump announced a deal to save hundreds of jobs at a Carrier plant in Indiana, it came with a cost to state taxpayers of about $7 million in tax breaks and grants.



House passes $611 billion defense policy bill by wide margin

Posted 12/3/2016 in National

The Republican-led House on Friday overwhelmingly backed a $611 billion defense policy bill that rejects a number of President Barack Obama's key proposals for managing the nation's vast military enterprise.



Charleston church shooting trial set to begin next week

Posted 12/2/2016 in National

The long-awaited federal death penalty trial of the white man charged with the shooting deaths of nine black parishioners at a South Carolina church is scheduled to get underway next week with the final seating of a jury.



Southern plagues: Drought, flood, fire and now killer storms

Posted 12/1/2016 in National

Tornadoes that dropped out of the night sky killed five people in two states and injured at least a dozen more early Wednesday, adding to a seemingly biblical onslaught of drought, flood and fire plaguing the South.



3 more bodies found in Tenn. wildfire ruins

Posted 12/1/2016 in National

Three more bodies were found in the ruins of wildfires that torched hundreds of homes and businesses in the Great Smoky Mountains area, raising the death toll to seven, a Tennessee mayor said Wednesday.



Trump says he's leaving businesses to focus on presidency

Posted 11/30/2016 in National

President-elect Donald Trump said Wednesday that he's leaving his business empire to focus on being the nation's 45th president, bowing to pressure to avoid potential conflicts of interest between governing and profiting in the private sector.



Carrier says it has deal with Trump to keep jobs in Indiana

Posted 11/30/2016 in National

Air conditioning company Carrier Corp. says it has reached a deal with President-elect Donald Trump to keep nearly 1,000 jobs in Indiana.



Clinton team sees recount effort as waste of resources

Posted 11/30/2016 in National

Hillary Clinton's aides and supporters are urging dispirited Democrats to channel their frustrations about the election results into political causes -- just not into efforts to recount ballots in three battleground states.



Church shooting defendant eases into role as own attorney

Posted 11/30/2016 in National

The white man prosecutors accuse of gunning down nine black parishioners in a bid to start a race war showed no signs of a racial agenda Tuesday, taking a calm, businesslike approach to selecting a jury that would ultimately decide whether he's put to death.



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