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Bloomberg opens door to 2020 Democratic run for president

Posted 11/9/2019 in National

Michael Bloomberg, the billionaire former mayor of New York City, is opening the door to a 2020 Democratic presidential campaign, warning that the current field of candidates is ill equipped to defeat President Donald Trump.

 

 

Trump tried hard to win Ukraine Biden probes, officials say

Posted 11/9/2019 in National

There was no hinting around, it was a straight-out trade, two key White House officials told impeachment investigators.

 

 

Trump to pursue higher sales age for e-cigarettes

Posted 11/9/2019 in National

President Donald Trump said Friday his administration will pursue raising the age to purchase electronic cigarettes from 18 to 21 in its upcoming plans to combat youth vaping.

 

 

Officials identify 'strong culprit' in vaping illnesses

Posted 11/9/2019 in National

U.S. health officials announced a breakthrough Friday into the cause of a mysterious outbreak of vaping illnesses, reporting they have a "very strong culprit."

 

 

Like January in November: Much of United States braces for record lows

Posted 11/9/2019 in National

Air from Siberia -- yes, Siberia -- is heading toward a huge chunk of the United States and it could set record-low temperatures from Texas to New England.

 

 

Stocks push past latest trade-war confusion to more records

Posted 11/9/2019 in National

The stock market capped another week of healthy gains on Friday, but it ended on more of a befuddled note than a bang as confusion about the U.S.-China trade war hung over the market.

 

 

Trump launches black voter outreach effort for 2020

Posted 11/9/2019 in National

During the 2016 campaign, candidate Donald Trump stood in front of largely white crowds and asked black voters to consider, "What the hell do you have to lose?"

 

 

Facebook is deleting the name of the potential whistleblower

Posted 11/9/2019 in National

Facebook says it is deleting the name of the person who has been identified in conservative circles as the whistleblower who triggered a congressional impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump's actions.

 

 

House impeachment inquiry becomes teachable moment across US

Posted 11/8/2019 in National

The 10th graders in Aedrin Albright's civics class at a rural North Carolina high school had done their homework, and now it was time to decide: Should President Donald Trump be impeached?

 

 

Pence files Trump's paperwork for N.H. primary

Posted 11/8/2019 in National

Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday added President Donald Trump's name to the Republican primary ballot in New Hampshire, the state where he achieved his first victory of the 2016 campaign.

 

 

People puzzled by peculiar texts, and no one can say why

Posted 11/8/2019 in National

If you woke up Thursday to a weird text that seemed totally out of place, you aren't alone. A mysterious wave of missives swept America's phones overnight, delivering largely unintelligible messages from friends, family and the occasional ex.

 

 

Judge strikes down new Trump rule on religious objections

Posted 11/8/2019 in National

A federal judge on Wednesday struck down a new Trump administration rule that could open the way for more health care workers to refuse to participate in abortions or other procedures on moral or religious grounds.

 

 

Airbnb to verify all 7M properties to improve trust

Posted 11/7/2019 in National

Airbnb says it will spend the next year verifying that all 7 million of its listings are accurate and that the homes and rooms being offered for short-term stays meet basic quality standards.

 

 

AP sources: Jeff Sessions to announce Alabama Senate bid

Posted 11/7/2019 in National

Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions will announce that he is entering the race for his old U.S. Senate seat in Alabama, two Republicans with direct knowledge of his plans said Wednesday.

 

 

US productivity falls for first time in nearly 4 years

Posted 11/7/2019 in National

American workers were less efficient in the July-September quarter, pushing down productivity for the first time since late 2015.

 

 

Unknowns about 2020 election make some businesses cautious

Posted 11/7/2019 in National

While the 2020 presidential election is still a year away, some business owners see their customers already becoming more cautious because of the unknowns about who will be the next president, and which party will control the Senate.

 

 

Drug cartel gunmen kill 9 US citizens in an ambush in Mexico

Posted 11/6/2019 in National

Drug cartel gunmen ambushed three SUVs along a dirt road, slaughtering six children and three women -- all U.S. citizens living in northern Mexico -- in a grisly attack that left one vehicle a burned-out, bullet-riddled hulk, authorities said Tuesday.

 

 

US diplomat acknowledges what Democrats call a quid pro quo

Posted 11/6/2019 in National

"I now do recall." With that stunning reversal, diplomat Gordon Sondland handed House impeachment investigators another key piece of corroborating testimony Tuesday.

 

 

'I was appalled': Black customers say host told them to move

Posted 11/6/2019 in National

An attorney representing a group of black customers who say they were asked to change tables at a Chicago-area Buffalo Wild Wings because of their skin color urged the restaurant chain Tuesday to make wholesale changes to avoid a discrimination lawsuit.

 

 

Maryland police seek to ID suspect in death over chicken sandwich

Posted 11/6/2019 in National

A man who had been cutting in a line for chicken sandwiches at a crowded Popeyes restaurant in Maryland was stabbed to death by another customer who confronted him, police said Tuesday.

 

 

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