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JFK files: British newspaper got mystery call before killing

Posted 10/28/2017 in National

A British newspaper received an anonymous phone call about "big news" in the United States minutes before President John F. Kennedy was shot in 1963, newly released files on the assassination say.



Trump, GOP at odds over using 401(k)s to pay for tax cuts

Posted 10/26/2017 in National

President Donald Trump and Republicans were at odds on Wednesday over changing the 401(k) retirement program to help finance tax cuts, with the president insisting the middle-class favorite will remain untouched and lawmakers open to revisions.



Trump coy on what's coming out on JFK assassination

Posted 10/26/2017 in National

President Donald Trump is playing it coy on what people will see from long-secret JFK assassination-era files.



Fats Domino dies at 89; gave rock music a New Orleans flavor

Posted 10/26/2017 in National

The godfather of rock and roll. A performer who always gave all he had. A man who loved his city and his neighborhood. Tributes to Fats Domino are accumulating, in words and in bouquets and Mardi Gras beads left at the yellow house in New Orleans where, after Hurricane Katrina, a fan spray-painted an erroneous RIP.



Premiums rising 34 percent for most popular health plan

Posted 10/26/2017 in National

Premiums for the most popular "Obamacare" plans are going up an average of 34 percent, according to a study Wednesday that confirms dire predictions about the impact of political turmoil on consumers.



2 killed on Grambling State campus; shooter at large

Posted 10/25/2017 in National

A student and his friend were fatally shot at a university in Louisiana after an altercation that began in a dorm room and ended in a courtyard, authorities said Wednesday.



AP source: Clinton camp helped fund Trump dossier research

Posted 10/25/2017 in National

Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign and the Democratic National Committee helped fund political research into President Donald Trump that ultimately produced a dossier of allegations about his ties to Russia, a person familiar with the matter said Tuesday night.



US suspects Niger villager betrayed Army troops

Posted 10/25/2017 in National

The U.S. military believes someone in a Niger village may have tipped off attackers to the presence of U.S. commandoes and Nigerien forces in the area, setting in motion the ambush that killed four Americans, a senior defense official said Tuesday.



Republican senators blister Trump, reveal party at war with itself

Posted 10/25/2017 in National

A pair of senators from President Donald Trump's own Republican Party blistered him with criticism Tuesday in a dramatic day of denunciation that laid bare a GOP at war with itself.



Bergdahl due back in court with Trump talk looming over case

Posted 10/25/2017 in National

Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl returns to a military courtroom at Fort Bragg Wednesday for his sentencing hearing, where prosecutors plan to present evidence that fellow service members were seriously wounded in a fruitless search for him after he abandoned his post in Afghanistan.



McCain critiques Trump without labeling him 'draft dodger'

Posted 10/24/2017 in National

Republican Sen. John McCain left no doubt Monday that he was thinking of President Donald Trump as he criticized the draft system during Vietnam for forcing low-income Americans to serve while the wealthy could avoid war with a doctor's note.



Trump comments concern judge, loom over Bergdahl sentencing

Posted 10/24/2017 in National

President Donald Trump's criticism of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl has become a factor in the soldier's sentencing as a military judge weighs the president's impact on public perception of military justice.



US general lays out Niger attack details; questions remain

Posted 10/24/2017 in National

The U.S. special forces unit ambushed by Islamic militants in Niger didn't call for help until an hour into their first contact with the enemy, the top U.S. general said Monday, as he tried to clear up some of the murky details of the assault that killed four American troops and has triggered a nasty political brawl.



Trump shoots down retirement limit to pay for GOP tax cuts

Posted 10/24/2017 in National

President Donald Trump shot down a possible approach for raising revenue to finance tax cuts in politically must-do legislation for the Republicans, promising Monday the popular 401(k) retirement savings program will be untouched.



New York attorney general launches probe of Weinstein Co.

Posted 10/24/2017 in National

State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced a civil rights investigation on Monday into The Weinstein Co. following sexual harassment and assault allegations against its co-founder, Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein.



Bergdahl could get life in prison for endangering comrades

Posted 10/23/2017 in National

Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl will appear today before a military judge who will determine his punishment for endangering comrades by walking off his post in Afghanistan.



Cub Scout kicked out after asking lawmaker about gun control

Posted 10/23/2017 in National

A Cub Scout was kicked out of his den after he questioned a Colorado state lawmaker about her position on gun control and previous comments she made about African-Americans' health and eating fried chicken.



Trump has no plans to block scheduled release of JFK records

Posted 10/23/2017 in National

President Donald Trump says he doesn't plan to block the scheduled release of thousands of never publicly seen government documents related to President John F. Kennedy's assassination.



38 accuse writer/director James Toback of sexual harassment

Posted 10/23/2017 in National

Writer and director James Toback, who received an Oscar nomination for writing "Bugsy," has been accused of sexual harassment by 38 women in a report published Sunday in The Los Angeles Times.



'Murder insurance' or protection in self-defense cases?

Posted 10/20/2017 in National

The National Rifle Association is offering insurance for people who shoot someone, stirring criticism from gun-control advocates who say it could foster more violence and give gun owners a false sense of security to shoot first and ask questions later.



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