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Chief of staff Priebus? Some Trump loyalists dubious

Posted 12/9/2016 in National

When President-elect Donald Trump tapped Reince Priebus as his chief of staff, Republican leaders cheered the prospect of a close ally having a top White House job.



Carrier factory union chief standing ground against Trump

Posted 12/9/2016 in National

A local union president slammed by Donald Trump on Twitter stood his ground Thursday, maintaining the president-elect gave false hope to hundreds of workers by inflating the number of jobs being saved at a Carrier Corp. factory in Indianapolis.



Attorney: Dylann Roof's mom had heart attack during trial

Posted 12/9/2016 in National

Dylann Roof's mother suffered a heart attack not long after prosecutors described how her son planned a cold and calculated killing of nine black church members in a racially motivated attack, the white man's attorney said in court documents Thursday.



Astronaut John Glenn dies at 95

Posted 12/9/2016 in National

He became a hero as the first American to orbit the Earth and then served as a longtime U.S. senator. But John Glenn, who died Thursday at age 95, continued to defy gravity decades after his initial flight.



Gov't proposal envisions phone calls on airline flights

Posted 12/9/2016 in National

Airlines could let passengers make in-flight phone calls using Wi-Fi under a proposal from federal regulators.



2 juveniles charged in Tenn. wildfires that killed 14

Posted 12/8/2016 in National

Authorities on Wednesday charged two juveniles in an East Tennessee wildfire that killed 14 people and destroyed or damaged more than 2,400 buildings in an iconic tourism spot at the foot of the Great Smoky Mountains.



Surgeon General: Youth vaping a public health threat

Posted 12/8/2016 in National

The U.S. surgeon general is calling e-cigarettes an emerging public health threat to the nation's youth.



Study: 'Obamacare' repeal-only would make 30M uninsured

Posted 12/8/2016 in National

Repealing President Barack Obama's health care law without a replacement risks making nearly 30 million people uninsured, according to a study released Wednesday.



Crowd honors 'gift of freedom' from Pearl Harbor servicemen

Posted 12/8/2016 in National

Thousands of people observed a moment of silence before fighter jets streaked across the sky during a ceremony Wednesday at Pearl Harbor marking the 75th anniversary of the attack that plunged the United States into World War II and left more than 2,300 service people dead.


USS Arizona survivor heads to Pearl Harbor 75 years later

Posted 12/7/2016 in National

Lauren Bruner was getting ready for church in 1941 on his battleship, the USS Arizona, when the alarm sounded.


Survivor recalls fear, anger on day of Pearl Harbor attack

Posted 12/7/2016 in National

Surprise, fear, anger and pride overcame Jim Downing as Japanese planes bombed Pearl Harbor.



Children who lived through Japanese attack remember

Posted 12/7/2016 in National

In some ways, it could be any class photo from the 1940s.



Survey: Parents binge on media, say they're good role models

Posted 12/7/2016 in National

Parents spend more than nine hours a day with TVs, computers and other screen devices while also giving themselves high marks as role models for their children's media use, according to a survey released Tuesday.



Man convicted in son's hot-car death gets life, no parole

Posted 12/6/2016 in National

A judge on Monday sentenced a Georgia man to serve life in prison without the possibility of parole after a jury found that he intentionally left his toddler son in a hot SUV to die.



Gun-rights backers vow to 'go on offense' during Trump years

Posted 12/5/2016 in National

Firearms enthusiasts who embraced Donald Trump's campaign and his full-throated support of the Second Amendment are expecting a sweeping expansion of gun rights under his administration and a Congress firmly in Republican hands.



Trump threatens payback for US companies that move abroad

Posted 12/5/2016 in National

President-elect Donald Trump is threatening to impose heavy taxes on U.S. companies that move jobs overseas and still try to sell their products to Americans.



Trump taps Carson as housing secretary

Posted 12/5/2016 in National

President-elect Donald Trump has chosen former campaign 2016 rival Ben Carson to become secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development.



Federal government blocks Dakota Access oil pipeline route

Posted 12/5/2016 in National

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said Sunday that it won't grant an easement for the Dakota Access oil pipeline in southern North Dakota, handing a victory to the Standing Rock Sioux tribe and its supporters, who argued the project would threaten the tribe's water source and cultural sites.



Fidel Castro's ashes interred in private ceremony in Cuba

Posted 12/5/2016 in National

Fidel Castro's ashes were interred in a private ceremony Sunday morning, ending nine days of mourning for the man who ruled Cuba for nearly half a century.



Investigators search for clues in fatal Oakland fire

Posted 12/5/2016 in National

As investigators searched for signs of a crime in the fire that killed at least 33 in an Oakland warehouse during a late-night dance party, survivors and teary-eyed friends of those who perished viewed the charred building from a distance, placed flowers on several small memorials and embraced each other to mourn their losses.



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