National News

August 14, 2018 - 11:50 am
BOSTON (AP) — A civil rights group says federal immigration officials are violating the rights of immigrants seeking legal status by setting a deportation "trap" at their required interviews. The American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts says in a legal brief filed Monday that documents show...
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Pinellas, Fla., County Sheriff's Office via AP
August 13, 2018 - 4:36 pm
By TERRY SPENCER , Associated Press FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Prosecutors charged a white man with manslaughter Monday in the death of an unarmed black man whose video-recorded shooting in a store parking lot has revived debate over Florida's "stand your ground" law. Michael Drejka, 47, has been...
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(AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
August 13, 2018 - 12:05 pm
By MARY CLARE JALONICK , Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI has fired a longtime agent who once worked on special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation after he sent text messages criticizing President Donald Trump to a colleague. Former agent Peter Strzok (struhk) was removed from...
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(Keith Minchin/The Canadian Press via AP)
August 10, 2018 - 12:54 pm
By ROB GILLIES, Associated Press TORONTO (AP) — A shooting in a small Canadian city early Friday left four people dead, including two police officers, under circumstances that were not yet explained but struck a nerve in a country that has been roiled in recent months by several instances of mass...
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August 10, 2018 - 12:01 pm
By The Associated Press NFL players demonstrated during the national anthem at several preseason games Thursday night, protests that again drew a rebuke from President Donald Trump. Writing on Twitter from his New Jersey golf resort, Trump said Friday players "make a fortune doing what they love,"...
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(Dmitry Astakhov, Sputnik, Government Pool Photo via AP)
August 10, 2018 - 11:50 am
By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV, Associated Press MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's prime minister sternly warned the United States on Friday against ramping up sanctions, saying that Moscow will retaliate with economic, political and unspecified "other" means. The tough message from Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev...
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August 09, 2018 - 2:56 pm
By MICHAEL BIESECKER, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court ruled Thursday that the Trump administration endangered public health by keeping the widely used pesticide chlorpyrifos (clor-PEER-i-fos) on the market despite extensive scientific evidence that even tiny levels of...
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August 09, 2018 - 2:07 pm
By LOLITA C. BALDOR, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Faced with growing competition and threats from Russia and China, the White House on Thursday said it will create the U.S. Space Force as a sixth, separate military service by 2020. Vice President Mike Pence told a Pentagon audience that the...
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(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
August 09, 2018 - 12:57 pm
By LISA MASCARO and JESSICA GRESKO, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The first batch of documents from Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's time in George W. Bush's White House has been released. The 5,700 pages were posted Thursday on the Senate Judiciary Committee's website after being...
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August 09, 2018 - 12:25 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — First lady Melania Trump's parents have been sworn in as U.S. citizens. A lawyer for Viktor and Amalija Knavs says the Slovenian couple took the citizenship oath on Thursday in New York City. They had been living in the U.S. as permanent residents. The Knavses raised Melania in the...
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