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Man faces second sentence in Charlottesville car attack

Posted 7/15/2019 in National

A man sentenced to life in prison on federal hate crime charges for deliberately driving his car into anti-racism protesters during a white nationalist rally in Virginia is set to face a state judge who could add another life sentence, plus 419 years.



Leaked UK memo says Trump axed Iran deal to spite Obama

Posted 7/15/2019 in National

A U.K. newspaper has published more leaked memos revealing a British ambassador's blunt assessments of the Trump administration, including one in which the envoy to Washington claimed President Donald Trump pulled out of the Iran nuclear deal to spite predecessor Barack Obama.



Churches jump into action with threat of immigration sweeps

Posted 7/15/2019 in National

As a nationwide immigration crackdown loomed, religious leaders across the country used their pulpits Sunday to quell concerns in immigrant communities and spring into action to help those potentially threatened by the operation.



Barry crawls ashore in Louisiana, weakens to tropical storm

Posted 7/13/2019 in National

Barry rolled into the Louisiana coast Saturday, flooding highways, forcing people to scramble to rooftops and dumping heavy rain that could test the levees and pumps that were bolstered after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans in 2005.



Trump citizenship plan will face logistical, legal hurdles

Posted 7/13/2019 in National

After failing to get his citizenship question on the census, President Donald Trump now says his fallback plan will provide an even more accurate count -- determining the citizenship of 90 percent of the population "or more."



Barr: Justice Dept. is 'all in' on criminal justice overhaul

Posted 7/13/2019 in National

Leroy Nolan has spent the last 26 years behind bars at a federal prison for a drug conviction. In the prison factory, he works making T-shirts, backpacks and other products that are later sold to government agencies, nonprofits and others.



Acosta exits; Trump's big Cabinet turnover keeps growing

Posted 7/13/2019 in National

Adding to the lengthy list of departures from President Donald Trump's Cabinet, Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta said Friday he's stepping down amid the tumult over his handling of a 2008 secret plea deal with wealthy financier Jeffrey Epstein, who is accused of sexually abusing underage girls.



Washington police: Man dies after attacking immigration prison

Posted 7/13/2019 in National

A man armed with a rifle threw incendiary devices at an immigration jail in Washington state early Saturday morning, then was found dead after four police officers arrived and opened fire, authorities said.



FTC approves record $5B fine for Facebook

Posted 7/13/2019 in National

At $5 billion, the fine the U.S. Federal Trade Commission is about to levy on Facebook is by far the largest it's given to a technology company, easily eclipsing the second largest, $22 million for Google in 2012.



Dem infighting on race spills into 2020 presidential contest

Posted 7/13/2019 in National

The highly public rift between House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and a clutch of freshmen congresswomen led by Rep. Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez has spilled into the 2020 Democratic presidential contest.



AP Exclusive: New election systems use vulnerable software

Posted 7/13/2019 in National

Pennsylvania's message was clear: The state was taking a big step to keep its elections from being hacked in 2020. Last April, its top election official told counties they had to update their systems. So far, nearly 60 percent have taken action, with $14.15 million of mostly federal funds helping counties buy brand-new electoral systems.



House Democrats lead push to restrict Trump on Iran strikes

Posted 7/13/2019 in National

The Democratic-controlled House voted Friday to put a liberalized stamp on Pentagon policy, including a bipartisan proposal to limit President Donald Trump's authority to make war against Iran.



Special counsel Mueller's testimony delayed until July 24

Posted 7/13/2019 in National

Special counsel Robert Mueller's testimony to Congress has been delayed until July 24 under an agreement that gives lawmakers more time to question him.



Is print dead? Well, it is at Starbucks

Posted 7/13/2019 in National

Newspapers at Starbucks are yesterday's news.



Stocks climb to records on hopes for lower interest rates

Posted 7/13/2019 in National

The major U.S. stock indexes closed at record highs on Friday, with the S&P 500 ending above 3,000 for the first time.



China imports from US plunge 31 percent in June amid tariff war

Posted 7/13/2019 in National

China's trade with the United States plunged last month as a tariff war battered exporters on both sides of the Pacific Ocean.



Trump escapes blame for ethanol policy hurting corn farmers

Posted 7/13/2019 in National

Midwest farmers and their Republican elected officials rarely miss a chance to shower President Donald Trump with praise when he takes actions they believe help agriculture, but they're now parsing their words over the administration's policies dealing with ethanol.



UK counter-terror police probe leak of ambassador's cables

Posted 7/13/2019 in National

British police opened a criminal investigation on Friday into the leaking of confidential diplomatic memos that cost the U.K. ambassador in Washington his job.



Sudden turbulence that injured dozens is hard to predict

Posted 7/13/2019 in National

Passengers on a flight from Canada to Australia said they had no warning about turbulence that suddenly slammed people into the ceiling of the plane and injured more than three dozen -- a phenomenon that experts say can be nearly impossible for pilots to see coming.



US growing largest crop of marijuana for research in 5 years

Posted 7/12/2019 in National

The U.S. government is growing the largest crop of research marijuana in five years, responding to interest in varieties with high levels of THC and CBD.



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