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Florida court upholds conviction in loud music killing case

Posted 11/18/2016 in National

A Florida appeals court is upholding the conviction of a white man who shot a Jacksonville teenager after an argument over loud music.



Justice Thomas: Honor Scalia by reining in government

Posted 11/18/2016 in National

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas called on fellow conservatives Thursday to continue the work of the late Justice Antonin Scalia to keep the power of the courts and other branches of government in check.



Lobbyist ban complicates Trump's hiring

Posted 11/17/2016 in National

President-elect Donald Trump's campaign promise to "drain the swamp" of Washington might make it difficult for him to fill all the jobs in his administration.



Trump: No transition turmoil, efforts going 'so smoothly'

Posted 11/17/2016 in National

President-elect Donald Trump and his team on Wednesday vigorously rejected charges of turmoil and infighting roiling efforts to set up his White House, national security and economic teams.



Officer charged in shooting that was streamed on Facebook

Posted 11/17/2016 in National

Prosecutors say that when Philando Castile was pulled over in July, he calmly told the officer he had a gun and was licensed to carry it.



S.C. restaurant owner opposed in bid to lower Confederate flag

Posted 11/17/2016 in National

Tommy Daras had planned on a small ceremony Wednesday to remove the Confederate flag flying from the edge of the parking lot at his South Carolina restaurant. Then he encountered a hitch.



Mayor in West Virginia resigns after racist Obama post

Posted 11/16/2016 in National

A West Virginia mayor resigned Tuesday following a backlash after she posted a response to a racist comment about first lady Michelle Obama on Facebook.



AAA predicting biggest Thanksgiving travel rush in 9 years

Posted 11/16/2016 in National

The slowly improving economy could boost travel over the Thanksgiving holiday to levels not seen in nine years.



Amid strains, Trump says only he knows finalists for Cabinet

Posted 11/16/2016 in National

President-elect Donald Trump hadn't been seen in public for days when he walked into New York's 21 Club to applause from fellow diners.



House Republicans nominate Ryan as speaker

Posted 11/16/2016 in National

Speaker Paul Ryan unanimously won his GOP colleagues' votes on Tuesday for another term at the helm of the House.



Republican governors gather amid push for 'disruptive change'

Posted 11/16/2016 in National

The nation's Republican governors met Tuesday in battleground Florida where they said were "giddy" at the opportunity for "disruptive changes" to wrest power from Washington following the election of Donald Trump.



Closing Guantanamo? Trump might make it bigger

Posted 11/16/2016 in National

Never mind closing Guantanamo. It might be getting bigger.



In world of internet-enabled things, US says security needed

Posted 11/16/2016 in National

The Obama administration urged companies on Tuesday to make millions of devices safe from hacking, underscoring the risks posed by an increasingly bewildering array of internet-connected products permeating daily life, covering everything from fitness trackers to computers in automobiles.



Tips on protecting devices from hackers

Posted 11/16/2016 in National



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.



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