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Trump leads nation in solemn remembrance of Sept. 11 attacks

Posted 9/12/2018 in National

Standing in the field where the last of the Sept. 11 planes crashed, President Donald Trump praised the "band of brave patriots" who helped bring down the jetliner and saved the lives of countless others in the nation's capital.



Active shooter study: Semi-automatic rifles more deadly

Posted 9/12/2018 in National

Active shooters with semi-automatic rifles wound and kill twice as many people as those using weapons that don't self-load, although chances of dying if hit in either type of assault are the same, a new analysis shows.



Elizabeth Smart upset 1 of her kidnappers to be freed early

Posted 9/12/2018 in National

A woman convicted of helping a former street preacher kidnap Elizabeth Smart in 2002 will be freed from prison more than five years earlier than expected, a surprise decision that Smart called "incomprehensible" on Tuesday.



President says response to Puerto Rico hurricane 'underappreciated'

Posted 9/12/2018 in National

President Donald Trump said Wednesday the government is ready for massive Hurricane Florence and insisted that his administration's response to the devastation in Puerto Rico last year was an "underappreciated great job."



Dallas police respond to shooting with proactive approach

Posted 9/12/2018 in National

Dallas police swiftly admitted that a white officer who shot a black man in his own apartment last week had made a mistake.



Millions prepare for potentially catastrophic Hurricane Florence

Posted 9/11/2018 in National

With mandatory evacuations already issued for parts of three East Coast states, millions of Americans are preparing for what could become one of the most catastrophic hurricanes to hit the Eastern Seaboard in decades.



US marks 9/11 with somber tributes, new monument to victims

Posted 9/11/2018 in National

Americans are commemorating 9/11 with somber tributes, volunteer projects and a new monument to victims, after a year when two attacks demonstrated the enduring threat of terrorism in the nation's biggest city.



Poll: Teens say social media makes them feel better

Posted 9/11/2018 in National

Today's teens are always on their smartphones, many check social media "constantly" and prefer texting over face-to-face communication.



CBS sets aside $120 million for Moonves, but will he see it?

Posted 9/11/2018 in National

CBS revealed Monday that it set aside $120 million in severance for ousted chief executive Leslie Moonves.



Intensifying Hurricane Florence could strike US Southeast

Posted 9/10/2018 in National

Rapidly intensifying Hurricane Florence could strike a direct and dangerous blow anywhere from the Carolinas to the Mid-Atlantic region later this week, possibly as a fearsome category 4.



High stakes as 2-month sprint to Election Day begins

Posted 9/10/2018 in National

Control of Congress and the future of Donald Trump's presidency are on the line as the primary season closes this week, jump-starting a two-month sprint to Election Day that will test Democrats' ability to harness opposition to Trump and determine whether the Republican president can get his supporters to the polls.



Average US price of gas steady at $2.91 per gallon

Posted 9/10/2018 in National

U.S. gas prices remained steady over the past two weeks and an analyst says the pump price may start to drop later this month.



Moonves becomes latest exec felled in #MeToo era

Posted 9/10/2018 in National

The #MeToo movement fighting sexual misconduct had already claimed one of Hollywood's top movie moguls in Harvey Weinstein. Now it has done the same for Leslie Moonves, one of the television industry's most powerful executives.



Texas officer faces manslaughter charge in neighbor's death

Posted 9/10/2018 in National

A white Dallas police officer who says she mistook her black neighbor's apartment for her own when she fatally shot him was arrested on a manslaughter charge.



Bill Daily, sidekick on hit 60s and 70s sitcoms, dies at 91

Posted 9/10/2018 in National

Bill Daily, the comic sidekick to leading men on the sitcoms "I Dream of Jeannie" and "The Bob Newhart Show," has died, a family spokesman said Saturday.



Trump wants Justice Dept. to help find 'resistance' writer

Posted 9/8/2018 in National

President Donald Trump declared the U.S. Justice Department should investigate and unmask the author of a bitingly critical New York Times opinion piece purportedly written by a member of an administration "resistance" movement straining to thwart his most dangerous impulses.



Senate concludes Kavanaugh hearing; confirmation likely

Posted 9/8/2018 in National

After two marathon days questioning Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, senators concluded his confirmation hearing Friday by listening to others talk about him -- friends stressing his fairness and warmth but opponents warning he'd roll back abortion rights and shield President Donald Trump.



Trump: Apple can avoid tariffs by shifting production to US

Posted 9/8/2018 in National

President Donald Trump concedes that some Apple Inc. products may become more expensive if his administration imposes "massive" additional tariffs on Chinese-made goods, but he says the tech company can fix the problem by moving production to the U.S.



NY Times' decision to publish anonymous column carries risks

Posted 9/7/2018 in National

The coup of publishing a column by an anonymous Trump administration official bashing the boss could backfire on The New York Times if the author is unmasked and turns out to be a little-known person, or if the newspaper's own reporters solve the puzzle.



Word detectives: Close look at word choice could ID column writer

Posted 9/7/2018 in National

Language detectives say the key clues to who wrote the anonymous New York Times opinion piece slamming President Donald Trump may not be the odd and glimmering "lodestar," but the itty-bitty words that people usually read right over: "I," "of" and "but."



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