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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.

 

 

Barry's outer bands begin hitting southeastern Louisiana

Posted 7/12/2019 in National

Tropical Storm Barry's wind and rain were starting to hit parts of Louisiana early Friday as New Orleans and coastal communities braced for a drenching from what's expected to be the first hurricane of the season.

 

 

Trump drops bid to have a citizenship question on the census

Posted 7/12/2019 in National

Just a week after insisting that he was "absolutely moving forward," President Donald Trump abandoned his effort to insert a citizenship question into next year's census.

 

 

Trump administration plans immigration enforcement operation

Posted 7/12/2019 in National

The Trump administration is moving forward with a nationwide immigration enforcement operation targeting migrant families, despite loud opposition from Democrats and questions over whether it's the best use of resources given the crisis at the border.

 

 

One reason for a Fed cut: Powell now fears too-low inflation

Posted 7/12/2019 in National

In a shift from just a few months ago, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell is worried that too-low inflation could persist for a while -- and undercut the U.S. economy.

 

 

House panel authorizes subpoenas tied to Mueller report

Posted 7/12/2019 in National

The House Judiciary Committee voted Thursday to authorize subpoenas for 12 people mentioned in special counsel Robert Mueller's report, including President Donald Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, and former Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

 

 

AP Exclusive: Officer alleges sexual misconduct by general

Posted 7/12/2019 in National

A senior military officer has accused the Air Force general tapped to be the next vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of sexual misconduct, potentially jeopardizing his nomination.

 

 

Setbacks for Trump's drive to lower prescription drug costs

Posted 7/12/2019 in National

After two setbacks this week, President Donald Trump is now focusing his drive to curb drug costs on congressional efforts aimed at helping people on Medicare and younger generations covered by workplace plans.

 

 

R. Kelly arrested again in Chicago on federal sex charges

Posted 7/12/2019 in National

Singer R. Kelly, already facing sexual abuse charges brought by Illinois prosecutors, was arrested in Chicago Thursday on a federal grand jury indictment listing 13 counts including sex crimes and obstruction of justice.

 

 

Louisiana braces for slow-moving possible weekend hurricane

Posted 7/11/2019 in National

A potential tropical storm brewing in the Gulf of Mexico presents twin troubles for coastal Louisiana and Mississippi -- the possibility that the flooded Mississippi River will be lapping at the tops of levees this weekend, and a danger of flash floods like the one that unexpectedly walloped New Orleans on Wednesday.

 

 

FEMA: Gulf, East coast can still prepare for hurricanes

Posted 7/11/2019 in National

FEMA and the National Flood Insurance Program are urging people on the Gulf and East coasts to act now to prepare for hurricane season and buy flood insurance.

 

 

Acosta defends Epstein deal amid calls for his resignation

Posted 7/11/2019 in National

Trying to tamp down calls for his resignation, Labor Secretary Alex Acosta on Wednesday defended his handling of a sex trafficking case involving now-jailed financier Jeffrey Epstein, insisting he got the toughest deal he could at the time.

 

 

Powell's message to Congress: Rate cut is likely coming soon

Posted 7/11/2019 in National

Pointing to a weaker global economy, rising trade tensions and chronically low inflation, Chairman Jerome Powell signaled Wednesday that the Federal Reserve is likely to cut interest rates late this month for the first time in a decade.

 

 

Dems preparing to question Mueller say it 'will not be easy'

Posted 7/11/2019 in National

Some are watching old video of his previous testimony. Others are closely re-reading his 448-page report. And almost all are worrying about how they'll make the most of the short time they'll have for questioning.

 

 

Trump directs government to revamp care for kidney disease

Posted 7/11/2019 in National

President Donald Trump signed an executive order Wednesday revamping care for kidney disease so more people whose kidneys fail can have a chance at early transplants and home dialysis, and others don't get that sick in the first place.

 

 

Appeals court sides with Trump in lawsuit involving hotel

Posted 7/11/2019 in National

A federal appeals court threw out a lawsuit accusing President Donald Trump of illegally profiting off the presidency through his luxury Washington hotel, handing Trump a significant legal victory Wednesday.

 

 

Colorful self-made billionaire H. Ross Perot dies at 89

Posted 7/10/2019 in National

H. Ross Perot, the colorful, self-made Texas billionaire who rose from a childhood of Depression-era poverty and twice mounted outsider campaigns for president, has died. He was 89.

 

 

AP-NORC Poll: Many feeling vulnerable despite economic gains

Posted 7/10/2019 in National

Americans are generally satisfied with their personal finances, but many lack confidence in their ability to afford retirement, an emergency expense or even their daily living costs.

 

 

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