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US show of force to North Korea also could show US weakness

Posted 4/12/2017 in National

Upping the stakes in its slow-burning confrontation with North Korea, the Trump administration deployed an aircraft carrier to the region this week in a show of force that also could expose American weakness.



Prostate cancer tests now OK with panel, with caveats

Posted 4/12/2017 in National

An influential U.S. government advisory panel is dropping its opposition to routine prostate cancer screening in favor of letting men decide for themselves after talking with their doctor.



Bill O'Reilly goes on vacation amid sponsor backlash

Posted 4/12/2017 in National

Bill O'Reilly is taking a vacation from his Fox News Channel show amid sponsor defections triggered by sexual harassment allegations.



Teacher, boy die when husband opens fire in California class

Posted 4/11/2017 in National

A man walked into his estranged wife's elementary school classroom in San Bernardino and opened fire without saying a word, killing her and an 8-year-old student before shooting himself in a murder-suicide that spread panic across a city still recovering emotionally from a terror attack just 15 months ago.



Tillerson: Russia must choose between Assad and the US

Posted 4/11/2017 in National

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson issued an ultimatum to Russia on Tuesday: Side with the U.S. and likeminded countries on Syria, or embrace Iran, militant group Hezbollah and embattled Syrian leader Bashar Assad.



US Official: Russia knew Syrian chemical attack was coming

Posted 4/11/2017 in National

The United States has made a preliminary conclusion that Russia knew in advance of Syria's chemical weapons attack last week, but has no proof of Moscow's involvement, a senior U.S. official says.



North Korea calls US aircraft carrier dispatch outrageous

Posted 4/11/2017 in National

North Korea is vowing tough counteraction to any military moves that might follow the U.S. move to send the USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier and its battle group to waters off the Korean Peninsula.



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.



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