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Trump promises federal assistance to storm-ravaged Texas

Posted 8/29/2017 in National

President Donald Trump on Monday promised federal assistance to storm-ravaged parts of Texas, insisting Congress will act swiftly on a multibillion-dollar Hurricane Harvey recovery package as the government signaled current funds will be exhausted in the next few weeks.



Most Harvey flood victims uninsured, face big bills alone

Posted 8/29/2017 in National

Homeowners suffering flood damage from Harvey are more likely to be on the hook for losses than victims of prior storms -- a potentially crushing blow to personal finances and neighborhoods along the Gulf Coast.



Trump defends decision to pardon Arpaio

Posted 8/29/2017 in National

President Donald Trump on Monday defended his decision to pardon Joe Arpaio, calling the former Arizona sheriff a "patriot" who loves his country.



Statue of rights leader rises as other icons fall in South

Posted 8/28/2017 in National

The sculpted clay was dry and the bronze would soon be cast, but artist Martin Dawe still found himself waking with a start before dawn, worried that he didn't get the details of the famous man's face exactly right.



Battered by Harvey, Houston braces for even more flooding

Posted 8/28/2017 in National

Officials released more water from Houston-area reservoirs overwhelmed by Harvey early Monday in a move aimed at protecting the city's downtown from devastating floods but that could still endanger thousands of homes, even as the nation's fourth-largest city braced for more rain.



Houston evokes painful memories of Katrina

Posted 8/28/2017 in National

As people waded in chest-high floodwaters, Houston turned its main convention center into a shelter Sunday, evoking memories of Hurricane Katrina, when breached levees in New Orleans stranded tens of thousands of people in squalid conditions at that city's football stadium and convention center.



With Trump pardon, Arpaio again wiggles out of legal trouble

Posted 8/28/2017 in National

In his 24 years as metro Phoenix's sheriff, Joe Arpaio survived scandals and dodged investigations that would easily have sunk the careers of many politicians.



APNewsBreak: Abuse in nursing homes unreported despite law

Posted 8/28/2017 in National



Services held in NY for Marines killed in Mississippi crash

Posted 8/28/2017 in National

Hundreds gathered to remember nine Marine Corps aviators who were killed when their New York-based transport plane crashed in Mississippi last month.



Divers find remains of all missing from USS McCain collision

Posted 8/28/2017 in National

Divers have recovered the remains of all 10 sailors who went missing after the USS John S. McCain and an oil tanker collided near Singapore last week, the U.S. Navy said today.



Historians warn against rushing to take down statues

Posted 8/26/2017 in National

It's not just about Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson.



Trump's first pardon spares political ally Arpaio

Posted 8/26/2017 in National

President Donald Trump spared former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio the prospect of serving jail time in granting the first pardon of his turbulent tenure, wiping away the lawman's recent federal conviction stemming from his immigration patrols that focused on Latinos.



NRA's video message to 'elites': 'We're coming for you'

Posted 8/26/2017 in National

The election of President Donald Trump and Republican control of Congress meant the National Rifle Association could probably rest easy that gun laws wouldn't change for at least four years.



Trump tells Mattis to indefinitely ban transgender recruits

Posted 8/26/2017 in National

President Donald Trump on Friday directed the Pentagon to extend indefinitely a ban on transgender individuals joining the military, but he appeared to leave open the possibility of allowing some already in uniform to remain.



Hurricane Harvey likely to boost gas prices for US drivers

Posted 8/25/2017 in National

Hurricane Harvey is expected to hit a refinery-rich stretch of the Gulf Coast and U.S. drivers could soon see the impact at the gas pump.



Trump attacks GOP leaders over debt ceiling 'mess'

Posted 8/25/2017 in National

Fanning the flames of GOP discord, President Donald Trump accused Republican congressional leaders Thursday of botching efforts to avoid an unprecedented default on the national debt. "Could have been so easy-now a mess!" Trump tweeted.



Teen tells judge he bought tiger cub on streets of Tijuana

Posted 8/25/2017 in National

A California teenager who says he bought a Bengal tiger cub on the streets of Tijuana for $300 was arrested when he tried to bring it into the United States in his 2017 Chevy Camaro.



Violence in Charlottesville leads to soul-searching at ACLU

Posted 8/24/2017 in National

Faced with an angry backlash for defending white supremacists' right to march in Charlottesville, the American Civil Liberties Union is confronting a feeling among some of its members that was once considered heresy: Maybe some speech isn't worth defending.



Wrapped: Charlottesville covers Confederate statues in black

Posted 8/24/2017 in National

Workers in Charlottesville draped giant black covers over two statues of Confederate generals on Wednesday to symbolize the city's mourning for a woman killed while protesting a white nationalist rally.



Former CIA agent wants to buy Twitter to kick Trump off

Posted 8/24/2017 in National

Former undercover CIA agent Valerie Plame Wilson is looking to crowdfund enough money to buy Twitter so President Donald Trump can't use it.



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