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Gun maker Remington seeks bankruptcy protection

Posted 3/28/2018 in National

Remington, the storied gun maker that began turning out flintlock rifles when there were only 19 states in the Union, has filed for bankruptcy reorganization amid years of slumping sales and legal and financial pressure over the Sandy Hook school massacre.

 

 

Linda Brown, central figure in school segregation case, dies

Posted 3/28/2018 in National

As a girl in Kansas, Linda Brown's father tried to enroll her in an all-white school in Topeka. He and several black families were turned away, sparking the Brown v. Board of Education case that challenged segregation in public schools.

 

 

Poll: Trump's approval rating up from historic lows

Posted 3/28/2018 in National

The good news for President Donald Trump? His approval rating is up 7 points since last month, according to a new poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.

 

 

'60 Minutes,' Stormy Daniels get big ratings, some pushback

Posted 3/27/2018 in National

An interview with Stormy Daniels delivered for "60 Minutes," giving the long-running CBS news magazine its highest ratings in a decade.

 

 

White House: No change 'at this time' to Shulkin's VA job

Posted 3/27/2018 in National

With his job status in danger, embattled Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin sought to lower his public profile Monday as a White House spokesman insisted that President Donald Trump still had confidence in his leadership "at this point in time."

 

 

Some fear steel tariff could hurt auto industry in the South

Posted 3/26/2018 in National

German business leaders are expressing concerns that President Donald Trump's 25 percent tariff on imported steel could affect the auto industry in the South.

 

 

Vermont now only state to never send a woman to Congress

Posted 3/23/2018 in National

Vermont, considered by many to be one of the most liberal states in the country with a higher-than-average percentage of women serving in the state Legislature, is the only state to have never sent a woman to Congress.

 

 

After Parkland shooting, worldwide 'March for Our Lives'

Posted 3/23/2018 in National

They can't buy a beer or rent a car and most aren't even old enough to vote, yet the students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School have spearheaded what could become one of the largest marches in history with nearly 1 million people expected in Washington and more than 800 sister marches from California to Japan.

 

 

Experts: Uber SUV's autonomous system should have seen woman

Posted 3/23/2018 in National

Two experts say video of a deadly crash involving a self-driving Uber vehicle shows the sport utility vehicle's laser and radar sensors should have spotted a pedestrian, and computers should have braked to avoid the crash.

 

 

NBC documentary looks at images that propelled civil rights

Posted 3/23/2018 in National

Gruesome images of a lynched Emmett Till were seared into the minds of many black Americans in 1955 and helped lead to the modern civil rights movement. But few whites knew of their existence at the time.

 

 

Trump to punish China on trade as US companies fear backlash

Posted 3/22/2018 in National

Farmers, electronics retailers and other U.S. businesses are bracing for a backlash as President Donald Trump targets China for stealing American technology or pressuring U.S. companies to hand it over.

 

 

Tempest over Trump-Putin call turns into uproar over leaks

Posted 3/22/2018 in National

The tempest over President Donald Trump's congratulatory phone call to Vladimir Putin quickly grew on Wednesday into an uproar over White House leaks, sparking an internal investigation and speculation over who might be the next person Trump forces out of the West Wing.

 

 

Police: Bomber's video amounts to confession, but no motive

Posted 3/22/2018 in National

A 25-minute cellphone video left behind by the bomber whose deadly explosives terrorized Austin for weeks details the differences among the weapons he built and amounts to a confession, police said. But his motive remains a mystery.

 

 

Facebook's Zuckerberg apologizes for 'major breach of trust'

Posted 3/22/2018 in National

Breaking five days of silence, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg apologized for a "major breach of trust," admitted mistakes and outlined steps to protect user data in light of a privacy scandal involving a Trump-connected data-mining firm.

 

 

Troopers to patrol at Florida school where massacre happened

Posted 3/22/2018 in National

Already heightened security will be bolstered Thursday at the Florida high school where last month's massacre occurred as Gov. Rick Scott ordered eight highway patrol troopers to assist with securing the grounds.

 

 

Police: Maryland school shooter used his father's handgun

Posted 3/22/2018 in National

A teenager used his father's legally-owned handgun in an attack inside his high school in Maryland, police said Wednesday.

 

 

Austin bombing suspect blows himself up as SWAT moves in

Posted 3/21/2018 in National

The suspect in the deadly bombings that terrorized Austin blew himself up early Wednesday as authorities closed in on him, bringing a grisly end to a three-week manhunt. But police warned that more bombs could be out there.

 

 

Officer's response praised as school shooting ends quickly

Posted 3/21/2018 in National

In the latest school shooting in America, the gunfire was over and done with in less than a minute.

 

 

Trump congratulates Putin, gets backtalk from Republicans

Posted 3/21/2018 in National

President Donald Trump called Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday to congratulate him on his re-election, drawing bruising criticism from members of his own party, including a leading senator who scorned the election as a "sham."

 

 

Judge won't dismiss 'Apprentice' contestant suit vs. Trump

Posted 3/21/2018 in National

A defamation lawsuit brought by a former contestant on "The Apprentice" who accused President Donald Trump of unwanted sexual contact can move forward while he is in office, a judge ruled Tuesday.

 

 

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