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2 juveniles charged in Tenn. wildfires that killed 14

Posted earlier today 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 earlier today 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 earlier today 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

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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 yesterday 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 yesterday in National

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

 

 

Children who lived through Japanese attack remember

Posted yesterday 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 yesterday 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.

 

 

Study: Biggest tornado outbreaks are spawning more twisters

Posted 12/3/2016 in National

The most extreme tornado outbreaks are mysteriously spawning many more twisters than they did decades ago, a new study claimed.

 

 

McConnell: Replacement of health law to take time

Posted 12/3/2016 in National

The next Congress will begin work immediately next year toward repealing President Barack Obama's health care law but delay the changes as Republicans try to come up with an alternative, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Saturday.

 

 

Trump, backers ask courts to halt or block 3 state recounts

Posted 12/3/2016 in National

President-elect Donald Trump and his supporters went to court Friday to prevent or halt election recounts in Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, less than two weeks before the states would have to complete the tasks to meet a federal deadline to certify their election results.

 

 

Job deals like Carrier's often fall short of hype

Posted 12/3/2016 in National

When President-elect Donald Trump announced a deal to save hundreds of jobs at a Carrier plant in Indiana, it came with a cost to state taxpayers of about $7 million in tax breaks and grants.

 

 

House passes $611 billion defense policy bill by wide margin

Posted 12/3/2016 in National

The Republican-led House on Friday overwhelmingly backed a $611 billion defense policy bill that rejects a number of President Barack Obama's key proposals for managing the nation's vast military enterprise.

 

 

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