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Gorsuch takes Supreme Court seat after divisive confirmation

Posted 4/10/2017 in National

With a divisive confirmation process behind him, Judge Neil Gorsuch is about to take his place as the newest Supreme Court justice.

 

 

Tillerson says missile strikes carry a message for others

Posted 4/10/2017 in National

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says the U.S. missile strikes against a Syrian air base in retaliation for a chemical weapon attack carries a message for any nation operating outside of international norms.

 

 

Trump security adviser urges Russia to rethink Syria support

Posted 4/10/2017 in National

President Donald Trump's national security adviser is calling on Russia to re-evaluate its support for Syrian President Bashar Assad, leaving open the possibility of additional U.S. military action against Syria.

 

 

Music legend Chuck Berry remembered in rock 'n' roll style

Posted 4/10/2017 in National

Family, friends and fans paid their final respects to the rock 'n' roll legend Chuck Berry on Sunday, celebrating the life and career of a man who inspired countless guitarists and bands.

 

 

Egypt's Christians bury dead after IS church bombings

Posted 4/10/2017 in National

Egyptian Christians are burying their dead a day after at least 44 people were killed in twin suicide bombings at Palm Sunday services in two separate cities.

 

 

Suspect's status as failed asylum-seeker saddens Stockholm

Posted 4/10/2017 in National

Swedes questioned their country's welcoming immigration policies with pride and pain on Sunday after learning that an asylum-seeker from Uzbekistan was allegedly behind the truck rampage that killed four people, Stockholm's deadliest extremist attack in years.

 

 

Gorsuch confirmation rolls Supreme Court to the right

Posted 4/8/2017 in National

After weeks of turmoil, the Senate confirmed Trump nominee Neil Gorsuch as the Supreme Court's youngest justice Friday, filling a 14-month vacancy after the death of Antonin Scalia and restoring a rightward tilt that could last for years.

 

 

After Syria strikes, US and Russia spiral into confrontation

Posted 4/8/2017 in National

After President Donald Trump's election victory, the United States and Russia appeared headed toward their smoothest ties in decades. Not anymore.

 

 

US missile strike on Syria is widely hailed, but angers Russia

Posted 4/7/2017 in National

World leaders rallied around the United States after it launched a missile strike early Friday on a Syrian air base in response to this week's chemical attack, while Russia condemned the move as "aggression" and suspended crucial coordination with Washington in Syria's congested skies.

 

 

AP-NORC Poll: Most Americans oppose funding border wall

Posted 4/7/2017 in National

Most Americans oppose funding President Donald Trump's wall along the U.S.-Mexico border and even many of his supporters reject his proposed budget cuts to scientific and medical research, according to poll released Thursday by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.

 

 

Don Rickles, king of insult comedy, dies at 90

Posted 4/7/2017 in National

Don Rickles, the big-mouthed, bald-headed "Mr. Warmth" whose verbal assaults endeared him to audiences and peers and made him the acknowledged grandmaster of insult comedy, died Thursday. He was 90.

 

 

Gorsuch heads for confirmation as Senate tears up own rules

Posted 4/7/2017 in National

President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Neil Gorsuch, is headed for confirmation after Republicans tore up the Senate's voting rules to allow him to ascend to the high court over furious Democratic objections.

 

 

Thousands pause for global WWI centennial observance

Posted 4/7/2017 in National

Awed by an eight-plane flyover that left the sky streaked with plumes of red, white and blue contrails, thousands paused Thursday in the shadow of the nation's official World War I monument in remembrance of the day a century ago that the U.S. entered the fight.

 

 

Trump removes Bannon from National Security Council

Posted 4/6/2017 in National

President Donald Trump has removed chief strategist Steve Bannon from the National Security Council, reversing an earlier, controversial decision to give Bannon access to the group's high-level meetings.

 

 

Will Bill O'Reilly survive advertiser defections?

Posted 4/6/2017 in National

The rapid defection of advertisers this week from Bill O'Reilly's show because of sexual harassment allegations raises what once seemed an unthinkable question: Can O'Reilly survive at Fox News Channel?

 

 

High court may re-examine Civil Rights Act after LGBT ruling

Posted 4/6/2017 in National

A ruling by a U.S. appeals court in Chicago reopens the question of whether the 1964 Civil Rights Act's protections apply to LGBT workers in the same way they bar discrimination based on someone's race, religion or national origin.

 

 

US will take action on Syrian chemical attacks if UN doesn't

Posted 4/6/2017 in National

U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley warned Wednesday that the Trump administration will take action against chemical attacks in Syria that bear "all the hallmarks" of President Bashar Assad's government if the U.N. Security Council fails to act.

 

 

Syrian chemical weapon attack kills 22 members of a single family

Posted 4/6/2017 in National

The grief-stricken father cradled his 9-month-old twins, Aya and Ahmed, each in the crook of an arm.

 

 

Man charged with arson in Atlanta overpass fire

Posted 4/1/2017 in National

A man accused of starting a raging fire that collapsed a portion of Interstate 85 a few miles north of downtown Atlanta was charged with arson Saturday.

 

 

Once-booming gun industry now recalibrating under Trump

Posted 4/1/2017 in National

President Donald Trump promised to revive manufacturing in the United States, but there's one once-burgeoning sector poised to shrink under his watch: the gun industry.

 

 

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