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Congress returns to new dynamic, GOP shutdown threat

Posted 11/13/2018 in National

Congress returns to a changed political landscape Tuesday as newly-elected lawmakers arrive in Washington, the parties elect new leadership and incumbents square off for one final legislative sprint before House Democrats take power.



Dead in cars and homes: N. California fire toll at 42

Posted 11/13/2018 in National

The dead were found in burned-out cars, in the smoldering ruins of their homes, or next to their vehicles, apparently overcome by smoke and flames before they could jump in behind the wheel and escape.



CNN sues Trump, demanding return of Acosta to White House

Posted 11/13/2018 in National

CNN is suing the Trump administration, demanding that correspondent Jim Acosta's press credentials to cover the White House be returned.



More races go to Democrats, including Senate seat in Arizona

Posted 11/13/2018 in National

No, it wasn't a blue wave. But a week after the voting, Democrats are riding higher than they thought on election night.



Stan Lee, creator of a galaxy of Marvel superheroes, dies

Posted 11/13/2018 in National

Stan Lee, the creative dynamo who revolutionized the comic book and helped make billions for Hollywood by introducing human frailties in Marvel superheroes such as Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four and the Incredible Hulk, died Monday. He was 95.



US colleges attracting fewer new students from abroad

Posted 11/13/2018 in National

The number of foreign students heading to U.S. colleges and universities fell again last year, the second straight decline after more than a decade of growth, a new report finds.



New exercise guidelines: Move more, sit less, start younger

Posted 11/13/2018 in National

Move more, sit less and get kids active as young as age 3, say new federal guidelines that stress that any amount and any type of exercise helps health.



Anthony Zurcher: When the press fights the president, the president wins

Posted 11/11/2018 in National

The East Room of the White House -- with its vaulted ceilings, ornate chandeliers and gold curtains -- is the closest thing to a throne room the United States has.



'Everything's at stake' on eve of first Trump-era elections

Posted 11/5/2018 in National

The day of reckoning for American politics has nearly arrived. Voters on Tuesday will decide the $5 billion debate between President Donald Trump's take-no-prisoner politics and the Democratic Party's super-charged campaign to end the GOP's monopoly in Washington and statehouses across the nation.



Damaging storms, twisters possible overnight in Southeast

Posted 11/5/2018 in National

Forecasters say there's another threat of severe weather including tornadoes across the southeastern United States.



Air Force mascot falcon improving after injury at West Point

Posted 11/5/2018 in National

An Air Force falcon injured at West Point during a prank Saturday before the annual rivalry football game between the service academies is back home and showing signs of improvement.



Utah mayor, guard member killed by trainee in Afghanistan

Posted 11/5/2018 in National

A Utah mayor who was also a Utah Army National Guard major training commandos in Afghanistan was fatally shot by one of his Afghan trainees, officials said Sunday.



Why it's still in Russia's interest to mess with US politics

Posted 11/5/2018 in National

Sweeping accusations that the Kremlin tried to sway the 2016 U.S. election haven't chastened Russian trolls, hackers and spies -- and might even have emboldened them.



Yoga shooter appeared to have made misogynistic videos

Posted 11/5/2018 in National

A brooding military veteran and former teacher appeared to have made videos in which he railed at women and blacks, years before he fatally shot two women at a Florida yoga studio, wounded five other people and then killed himself.



About 100 gather for 'healing service' outside synagogue

Posted 11/3/2018 in National

Parents clutched their children, couples leaned on each other and bystanders wept as about 100 people gathered in a steady drizzle outside the desecrated Tree of Life synagogue for what a former rabbi called a healing service one week after the worst attack targeting Jews in U.S. history.



For some, a vibrant US economy complicates voting decision

Posted 11/3/2018 in National

For many voters in America's affluent suburbs, a flourishing economy is forcing a thorny dilemma for the midterm elections.



States setting early turnout records ahead of Election Day

Posted 11/3/2018 in National

More than 30 million Americans have cast early ballots ahead of Tuesday's midterm elections, eclipsing the 2014 early totals nationally and suggesting a high overall turnout for contests that could define the final two years of President Donald Trump's term.



Voters raise concerns about voting machines, poll access

Posted 11/3/2018 in National

Political activist Leah McElrath was reviewing her electronic ballot at a polling place in Houston when she was shocked to find Republican Ted Cruz listed as her choice in Texas' high-profile U.S. Senate race.



Trump claims Dems want to take 'wrecking ball' to economy

Posted 11/3/2018 in National

President Donald Trump on Saturday told supporters in Montana that Tuesday's vote represents "one of the most important elections of our entire lives."



Days after Pittsburgh synagogue massacre, online hate is thriving

Posted 11/2/2018 in National

A website popular with racists that was used by the man charged in the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre was shut down within hours of the slaughter, but it hardly mattered: Anti-Semites and racists who hang out in such havens just moved to other online forums.



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