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ACLU, other groups report post-election surge of donations

Posted 11/16/2016 in National

In the week since Donald Trump's election, there's been a dramatic surge in donations to the American Civil Liberties Union, Planned Parenthood, the Sierra Club and other progressive organizations which have pledged to resist any moves by the new administration that would undercut their causes.

 

 

Pipeline company seeks federal court OK to proceed

Posted 11/16/2016 in National

The company building the $3.8 billion Dakota Access oil pipeline has asked a federal judge's permission to circumvent President Barack Obama's administration and move ahead with a disputed section of the project in North Dakota, as opponents held protests across the country against the pipeline.

 

 

Cities passing more laws making homelessness a crime

Posted 11/16/2016 in National

Cities across the country are enacting more bans on living in vehicles, camping in public and panhandling, despite federal efforts to discourage such laws amid a shortage of affordable housing, a new report said.

 

 

Twitter adds new options to curb abuse, harassment

Posted 11/16/2016 in National

Twitter, long criticized as a hotbed for online harassment, is expanding ways to curb the amount of abuse users see and making it easier to report such conduct.

 

 

PBS journalist Gwen Ifill dies of cancer

Posted 11/15/2016 in National

Gwen Ifill, co-anchor of PBS' "NewsHour" with Judy Woodruff and a veteran journalist who moderated two vice presidential debates, died Monday of cancer, the network said.

 

 

Trump victory could imperil Roe v. Wade abortion ruling

Posted 11/15/2016 in National

Roe v. Wade, the 1973 Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion nationwide, could be in jeopardy under Donald Trump's presidency.

 

 

In complete reversal, Obama refuses to criticize Trump

Posted 11/15/2016 in National

President Barack Obama on Monday abandoned his dire warnings and dark predictions about his newly elected successor and urged Americans to give President-elect Donald Trump time to rise to the daunting responsibilities of the office, breaking sharply from his Democratic allies who have quickly condemned Trump's first major decisions.

 

 

Giuliani the favorite as Trump weighs secretary of state

Posted 11/15/2016 in National

Sequestered in his Manhattan high-rise, President-elect Donald Trump is preparing to fill key foreign policy posts.

 

 

Georgia man guilty in death of toddler son left in hot SUV

Posted 11/15/2016 in National

A Georgia man whose toddler son died after being left for hours in a hot car was convicted of murder Monday by a jury that concluded a month's worth of trial testimony and evidence showed the father left his child to perish on purpose.

 

 

ICC prosecutors: US forces may have committed war crimes

Posted 11/15/2016 in National

U.S. armed forces and the CIA may have committed war crimes by torturing detainees in Afghanistan, the International Criminal Court's chief prosecutor said in a report, raising the possibility that American citizens could be indicted even though Washington has not joined the global court.

 

 

Trump, McConnell and Ryan: Unlikely new power trio

Posted 11/13/2016 in National

Washington's new power trio consists of a bombastic billionaire, a telegenic policy wonk and a taciturn political tactician.

 

 

Dry, windy conditions feed wildfires across the Southeast

Posted 11/11/2016 in National

Many of the nation's largest active wildfires have been burning in the southern Appalachian mountains, where a relentless drought has turned pine trees into torches and forced evacuations in dozens of communities.

 

 

Trump election protests continue across nation

Posted 11/11/2016 in National

Another night of nationwide protests against Donald Trump's election came to a head in Portland, where thousands marched and some smashed store windows, lit firecrackers and sparked a dumpster blaze.

 

 

Behind the smiles, tough reality for Trump and GOP Congress

Posted 11/11/2016 in National

The budding new alliance between Donald Trump and congressional Republicans hides a tougher reality: Even with unified GOP control of Washington, the president-elect's priorities may have trouble getting through Congress.

 

 

Mr. Trump comes to Washington: Triumphant tour for the victor

Posted 11/11/2016 in National

President-elect Donald Trump took a triumphant tour of the nation's capital Thursday, holding a cordial White House meeting with President Barack Obama, sketching out priorities with Republican congressional leaders and taking in the majestic view from where he'll be sworn in to office.

 

 

Trump lawyers to begin settlement talks on Trump University

Posted 11/11/2016 in National

Donald Trump's attorneys on Thursday agreed to enter settlement talks in a class-action fraud lawsuit involving the president-elect and his now-defunct Trump University, raising the possibility of a quick end to the 6 -year-old case just before it goes to trial.

 

 

Still fighting: Vietnam vets seek help for rare cancer

Posted 11/11/2016 in National

They were the lucky ones who managed to make it home from Vietnam. Now, a half century later, some veterans are finding out they, too, are victims of the war.

 

 

Weather forecast: La Nina is here; may last through winter

Posted 11/11/2016 in National

Government weather forecasters say La Nina is here.

 

 

Obama, Trump and the 'zigzag' nation

Posted 11/10/2016 in National

One country, two tribes, the United States elected in turn Barack Obama, then a president as opposite to him as can be.

 

 

Trump begins to play catch up on transition to White House

Posted 11/10/2016 in National

The true test now begins for Donald Trump.

 

 

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