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Crane company fires 3 employees after they post inappropriate pictures in Camp Fire wreckage
Sun, 16 Dec 2018 21:15:52 GMT
One picture showed a dead cat with a beer bottle in its mouth.
California abandons plan to tax texts
Sun, 16 Dec 2018 18:05:11 GMT
California regulators no longer plan to tax text messages.
Judges cite Dr. Seuss to pull pipeline permit
Sun, 16 Dec 2018 10:27:03 GMT
Forget about the Truffula trees. The Lorax is now saving real-life forests.
Priest condemns suicide at teen's funeral
Sun, 16 Dec 2018 23:36:37 GMT
Jeff and Linda Hullibarger expected comfort from a priest's homily at their son Maison's funeral. Instead, they say, hundreds of mourners heard Father Don LaCuesta preach the consequences of suicide.
No, you can't smoke hemp (and other things to know now that it will be legal)
Sun, 16 Dec 2018 13:05:33 GMT
Congress voted this week to legalize the cultivation of hemp in the US after months of debate and negotiation between lawmakers.
Miss USA draws online anger with video
Sat, 15 Dec 2018 01:44:01 GMT
Miss USA apologized to two Miss Universe contestants after commenting on their English-language abilities.
Iowa Poll: First poll of likely caucusgoers finds Biden, Sanders, O'Rourke atop the field
Sun, 16 Dec 2018 01:40:19 GMT
Former Vice President Joe Biden holds the pole position in the first CNN/Des Moines Register/Mediacom poll among likely 2020 Democratic caucusgoers, with Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and Texas Rep. Beto O'Rourke joining him as the only possible candidates in the field with double-digit support.
Here's what's at risk in the Texas Obamacare ruling
Sun, 16 Dec 2018 00:42:00 GMT
Whether you know it or not, Obamacare has affected nearly every American.
Elijah Cummings calls for Cohen testimony in January
Sun, 16 Dec 2018 18:02:12 GMT
Maryland Democratic Rep. Elijah Cummings said Sunday that once his party retakes control of the House, he hopes President Donald Trump's estranged former attorney Michael Cohen will testify before Congress.
Impeachment 101: Here's how it would work (if it actually happened)
Sat, 15 Dec 2018 10:41:44 GMT
President Donald Trump used the threat of impeachment to rev up his base before the 2018 midterms and since then he's given thought to the prospect he could be impeached.
Washington's mad holiday dash begins
Sat, 15 Dec 2018 00:30:50 GMT
This week was a blur as political Washington works frantically to clear its plate before hopping on planes, trains and automobiles to head home for the holidays. (Oh, and there's also a partial government shutdown that may or may not happen next Friday.)
A year-end checklist for your investments
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 15:14:07 GMT
What do I need to do before the end of the year, to be ready for tax-time and whatever next year may bring?
The best way to cut your stock market losses
Thu, 22 Nov 2018 15:38:58 GMT
No investor likes losing money. But when the value of your investments drop, there could be an upside — realizing losses before the year's end can help you reduce your tax bill.
Fear a bear market? Here's where to invest
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 15:46:49 GMT
I want to put some money into alternative investments, but I'm not sure where to begin. What's the safest alternative for an average investor?
Buck traps itself in an unlikely spot at news station
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 15:46:49 GMT
Bear attacks & drags woman yards away from home
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 15:46:49 GMT
A kind stranger paid gas for struggling teacher
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 15:46:49 GMT
Llama and truck driver rescued from the flood
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 15:46:49 GMT
Beagle fights for life after getting shot, stabbed
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 15:46:49 GMT
Detainees mail explosion plans to wrong person
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 15:46:49 GMT
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E-cigarette usage nearly doubles in U.S. high-schools: survey
Mon, 17 Dec 2018 00:09:34 -0500
E-cigarette usage nearly doubles in U.S. high-schools: survey(Reuters) - The percentage of high school seniors who used e-cigarettes in the last 30 days nearly doubled to 20.9 percent from last year, results of a survey released by the National Institute on Drug Abuse showed on Monday.
Hondurans who fled political violence fear for lives if sent home
Sun, 16 Dec 2018 08:56:57 -0500
Hondurans who fled political violence fear for lives if sent homeActive in the leftist opposition Libre Party, the Pinedas believe their tormentors were loyal to conservative President Juan Orlando Hernandez. "They told me that for getting people involved in political parties they were going to fill me with lead," said Secundina Pineda, 25, one of four sisters living with their 65-year-old father and a toddler inside a tent at a migrant camp in Tijuana, Mexico.
After outcry over appointment, Trump's top law enforcer treading lightly
Sun, 16 Dec 2018 08:25:24 -0500
After outcry over appointment, Trump's top law enforcer treading lightlyMatthew Whitaker flew to Dallas last week to deliver his latest speech since U.S. President Donald Trump installed him as acting attorney general, an appointment embroiled in criticism and court challenges. In the aftermath of the blow-up, Whitaker's public remarks in the last five weeks have been notable for what they lacked - any hint of controversy. Whitaker's speeches, which have to largely stuck to conventional subjects such as opioid crisis, reflect the inconspicuous approach adopted by the 49-year-old lawyer since Trump named him as the nation’s top law enforcement official.
Dead Guatemalan girl dreamed of sending money home to poor family
Sat, 15 Dec 2018 18:14:47 -0500
Dead Guatemalan girl dreamed of sending money home to poor familyNery Caal, 29, and his daughter Jakelin were in a group of more than 160 migrants who handed themselves in to U.S. border agents in New Mexico on Dec. 6. Jakelin developed a high fever and died hours later while in the care of U.S. Customs and Border Patrol. "Because she'd never seen a big country, she was really happy that she was going to go," she added, explaining how her husband had gone to the United States to find a way out of the "extreme poverty" that dictated their lives.
Factbox: Trump administration departures, firings, reassignments
Sat, 15 Dec 2018 16:32:35 -0500
Factbox: Trump administration departures, firings, reassignmentsPresident Donald Trump said on Saturday that Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke will step down at the end of December, the latest senior official to exit Trump's high-turnover administration. An ex-congressman from Montana, Zinke has faced scrutiny over several matters. Trump gave no reason for Zinke's departure after announcing it on Twitter.
As Zinke departs, Trump says he will name new interior secretary next week
Sat, 15 Dec 2018 12:21:05 -0500
As Zinke departs, Trump says he will name new interior secretary next weekTrump did not give a reason for Zinke's departure. "Ryan has accomplished much during his tenure and I want to thank him for his service to our Nation," Trump said on Twitter. "The Trump administration will be announcing the new secretary of the Interior next week." Zinke has run the Interior Department, which oversees America’s vast public lands, since early 2017.
Politics cloud felon voting rights restoration in Florida
Sat, 15 Dec 2018 06:08:21 -0500
Politics cloud felon voting rights restoration in FloridaElections officials across Florida say they expect former felons to flock to their offices to register to vote next month when a newly passed ballot initiative launches one of the largest enfranchisement efforts in modern U.S. history. Democrats and voting rights advocates cried foul this week when Governor-elect Ron DeSantis, a Republican and critic of the measure known as Amendment 4, said the Republican-controlled state legislature must first pass a law to implement its changes.
Federal judge rules Obamacare unconstitutional
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 22:53:50 -0500
Federal judge rules Obamacare unconstitutionalA federal judge in Texas on Friday ruled the Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare, was unconstitutional based on its mandate requiring that people buy health insurance, a decision in a case that could reach the U.S. Supreme Court. U.S. District Judge Reed O'Connor in Fort Worth agreed with a coalition of 20 states that a change in tax law last year eliminating a penalty for not having health insurance invalidated the entire Obamacare law. The coalition of states challenging the law was led by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel, both Republicans.
Police search ranch belonging to missing Colorado woman's fiance
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 19:27:39 -0500
Police search ranch belonging to missing Colorado woman's fiancePolice looking for a Colorado mother who was reported missing from her small mountain town nearly two weeks ago searched her fiance's ranch on Friday but stopped short of calling him a suspect in the case. The police chief of Woodland Park, Colorado, also publicly called on Patrick Frazee, 32, to submit to a formal interview with detectives, saying he was the last person believed to have seen or heard from his fiance, 29-year-old Kelsey Berreth. "We are asking him to sit down with our investigators since he was the last person to talk with Kelsey," Woodland Park Police Chief Miles DeYoung told reporters at an afternoon press conference.
Challenging judges' orders, Trump aims to enlist Supreme Court
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 19:01:44 -0500
Challenging judges' orders, Trump aims to enlist Supreme CourtThe Supreme Court traditionally has been viewed as the court of last resort in the United States, but Trump's Justice Department increasingly has tried to enlist it in paring back or halting unfavorable rulings by lower courts on signature Trump policies, often at early stages of litigation. In another tactic, the administration has asked the justices to review disputes even before lower appeals courts have acted. Trump has appointed conservatives Brett Kavanaugh and Neil Gorsuch to lifetime jobs on the Supreme Court since taking office last year, cementing its 5-4 conservative majority.
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