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Gas prices jump 6 cents over 2 weeks

Posted 12/19/2016 in National

The average price of regular-grade gasoline has jumped 6 cents nationally over the past two weeks, to $2.26 a gallon.



Medicare outpatients risk higher bills for some procedures

Posted 12/19/2016 in National

You pay less for outpatient treatment than for a hospital admission, right? Not necessarily in the topsy-turvy world of Medicare billing, according to a government report.



China disputes US claim it's top source of synthetic drugs

Posted 12/19/2016 in National

U.S. assertions that China is the top source of the synthetic opioids that have killed thousands of drug users in the U.S. and Canada are unsubstantiated, Chinese officials told the Associated Press.



US says it will work with Duterte after latest outburst

Posted 12/19/2016 in National

The United States said Sunday that it would work with the Philippine president to address any concerns after he threatened to terminate a pact that allows U.S. troops to visit the Philippines.



Gunmen kill 10, including Canadian, in attacks on Jordanian police

Posted 12/19/2016 in National

Gunmen assaulted Jordanian police in a series of attacks Sunday, including at a Crusader castle popular with tourists, killing seven officers, two local civilians and a woman visiting from Canada, officials said.



Trump's pick for Israel envoy signals break on US policy

Posted 12/17/2016 in National

Donald Trump's selection of a hard-line pro-Israel advocate as his U.S. ambassador to the Jewish state could signal the end of decades of American support for the establishment of an independent Palestine.



Democrats eye fight over Trump's Treasury pick

Posted 12/17/2016 in National

Democrats are eyeing the Senate confirmation hearings for Donald Trump's Treasury secretary pick selection as a prime opportunity to chip away at the Republican's populist appeal with working-class voters and begin rebuilding their own party's economic message.



Politicians bypass press, control message

Posted 12/17/2016 in National

To deliver his first extensive remarks on the contentious Dakota Access oil pipeline, all the new North Dakota governor needed was a camera and a Facebook account.



Official: FBI backs CIA conclusion on Russian hacking motive

Posted 12/17/2016 in National

The FBI is supporting the CIA's conclusion that Russia interfered in the presidential election with the goal of supporting Republican candidate Donald Trump.



Roof won't use mental health experts to try to save his life

Posted 12/17/2016 in National

Dylann Roof doesn't want jurors to consider his mental health when they decide next month whether he should face the death penalty for killing nine black Charleston church worshippers, according to a handwritten motion he filed.



Henry Heimlich, life-saving maneuver creator, dies at 96

Posted 12/17/2016 in National

The surgeon who created the life-saving Heimlich maneuver for choking victims died early Saturday in Cincinnati. Dr. Henry Heimlich was 96.



Judge bars Bergdahl prosecutors from using wounds at trial

Posted 12/17/2016 in National

Prosecutors were rebuffed from harnessing the most contentious issue surrounding the court martial of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl when a judge ruled out any evidence that soldiers were wounded while searching for him.



Life in prison or death only options for Dylann Roof

Posted 12/16/2016 in National

The Confederate flag is gone from South Carolina's Statehouse. The bullet holes have been patched in Emanuel AME's fellowship hall. And now Dylann Roof will almost certainly spend the rest of his days in prison for killing nine black worshippers at the Charleston church.



Trump lags predecessors on diversity as he picks Cabinet

Posted 12/16/2016 in National

As Donald Trump fills out his Cabinet, it's looking less like America's population and more like the world Trump has always orbited: wealthy, white, male-dominated and business-minded.



Democrats to use hearings on Trump picks to court working class

Posted 12/16/2016 in National

Determined to hold around two dozen Senate seats in 2018, Democrats will use the coming series of confirmation hearings to try to distinguish themselves from President-elect Donald Trump's billionaire nominees and convince working-class voters who elected him that he's not on their side.



Obama vows retaliation for suspected Russian hacking

Posted 12/16/2016 in National

President Barack Obama is promising that the U.S. will retaliate against Russia for its suspected meddling in America's election process, an accusation the Kremlin has vehemently denied.



Trump keeps reveling in election win

Posted 12/16/2016 in National

Donald Trump's barnstorming tour across the states that won him the White House continues to feature far more taunts of triumph than notes of healing after a bruising election.



Facebook gets serious about fighting fake news

Posted 12/16/2016 in National

Facebook is taking new measures to curb the spread of fake news on its huge and influential social network.



A prayer and a plea: Church shooting case ends with 911 call

Posted 12/15/2016 in National

A survivor of the Charleston church slayings called 911 shortly after Dylann Roof opened fire and killed nine of her friends during a Bible study.



Electoral voters speak and they're not out for a revolt

Posted 12/15/2016 in National

Although pestered to a fare-thee-well to abandon Donald Trump, Republican electors appear to be in no mood for an insurrection in the presidential campaign's last voting ritual.



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