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Trump suggests 'consequences' for any flag-burners

Posted 11/30/2016 in National

President-elect Donald Trump said Tuesday that anyone who burns an American flag should face unspecified "consequences," such as jail or a loss of citizenship.



Deadly, destructive wildfires ravage Tennessee tourism town

Posted 11/30/2016 in National

In the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, a Tennessee tourist mecca emerged from the smoke, charred and vacant after a swift-moving wildfire.



Trump's threat to end Cuba detente may rouse GOP opposition

Posted 11/29/2016 in National

President-elect Donald Trump's threat Monday to "terminate" the U.S. detente with Cuba could trigger opposition from some Republican lawmakers and corporate leaders who favor continued engagement with Havana.



GOP states that expanded Medicaid want it kept

Posted 11/29/2016 in National

Former Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer fought her own Republican party in the state Legislature for months to push through a Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act.



Trump summons Romney for 2nd look as staffers squabble

Posted 11/29/2016 in National

Donald Trump's hunt for a secretary of state is veering into dramatic terrain, with the president-elect summoning Mitt Romney back for a second look as a top aide leads a public pressure campaign against the pick.



Southern storms should ease drought, but fire threat remains

Posted 11/29/2016 in National

Storms roaring across the South appeared to be taking aim at some of the largest wildfires burning across the region, which could finally help firefighters in their efforts to subdue the blazes, authorities said Monday.



Ohio State attack: Terrorism eyed as police seek more info

Posted 11/29/2016 in National

Investigators are looking into whether a car-and-knife attack at Ohio State University that injured 11 people was an act of terror by a Somali-born student who had once criticized the media for its portrayal of Muslims.



Church shooting suspect allowed to act as his own attorney

Posted 11/29/2016 in National

The white man accused of fatally shooting nine black parishioners at a church was allowed Monday to act as his own attorney, opening the door to courtroom spectacles at his death penalty trial, including Dylann Roof questioning survivors of the attack and relatives of the dead.'s word of the year is 'xenophobia'

Posted 11/29/2016 in National

You might have thought about it, heard it. A lot.



Trump slams recount push as 'a scam,' says election is over

Posted 11/26/2016 in National

President-elect Donald Trump on Saturday condemned a growing push to force recounts in three states pivotal to his Nov. 8 victory, confronting the Green Party-backed effort for the first time even as he worked to address key Cabinet vacancies.



Judge: Roof competent to stand trial in church shooting

Posted 11/26/2016 in National

The white man charged in the shooting deaths of nine black parishioners at a South Carolina church last year is competent to stand trial, a federal judge ruled Friday.



Fidel Castro, who defied US for 50 years, dies at 90 in Cuba

Posted 11/26/2016 in National

Fidel Castro, who led his bearded rebels to victorious revolution in 1959, embraced Soviet-style communism and defied the power of 10 U.S. presidents during his half-century of rule in Cuba, has died at age 90.



After Trump rift at Liberty University, students finding unity

Posted 11/26/2016 in National

As Liberty University grew from a tiny Baptist college into a touchstone institution for evangelicals, it also became a hub of conservative politics, a revolving door of politicians and their surrogates courting young voters.



For some in middle class, Trump plan would mean tax increase

Posted 11/26/2016 in National

President-elect Donald Trump's proposals would modestly cut income taxes for most middle-class Americans.



No holiday for political talk, social media posts suggest

Posted 11/25/2016 in National

As Americans feasted on turkey Thursday during the nation's first major post-election holiday, some took to social media to describe the political gloating, loathing and subject avoiding they experienced around the Thanksgiving table.



Ala. doctor indicted after drug death of 3 Doors Down guitarist

Posted 11/25/2016 in National

An Alabama doctor is accused of illegally prescribing drugs that contributed to the overdose death of longtime 3 Doors Down guitarist Matt Roberts earlier this year, court documents show.



US businesses cheer overtime court ruling

Posted 11/23/2016 in National

Businesses around the country on Wednesday cheered a court decision blocking the Obama administration's sweeping new overtime rules, but many had already raised salaries or ordered employees to stick to a strict 40-hour workweek to avoid costs they expected to incur starting next week.



Tenn. crash revives debate over school bus seat belts

Posted 11/23/2016 in National

A crash that killed five children in Tennessee is reviving discussion over whether school buses -- considered among the safest vehicles on the road because of their height and bulk -- should also be equipped with seat belts.



Trump again disavows alt-right, white supremacists

Posted 11/23/2016 in National

President-elect Donald Trump is again distancing himself from the alt-right movement as its white supremacist members claim his election as a boon for their agenda.



Trump taps SC Gov Haley and charter school backer DeVos

Posted 11/23/2016 in National

President-elect Donald Trump has chosen South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley to serve as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations and prominent charter school advocate Betsy DeVos as his secretary of education, the first women selected for top-level administration posts in his new administration.



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