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Baby born after Michael starts life in Walmart parking lot

Posted 10/18/2018 in National

Their home full of soggy furniture and mosquitoes, Wilmer Capps was desperate to find shelter for his wife and their son Luke, born just three days after Hurricane Michael ravaged the Florida Panhandle.



Tornadoes are spinning up farther east in US, study finds

Posted 10/18/2018 in National

Over the past few decades tornadoes have been shifting -- decreasing in Oklahoma, Texas and Kansas but spinning up more in states along the Mississippi River and farther east, a new study shows. Scientists aren't quite certain why.



The Amazon of its day, Sears' woes were years in the making

Posted 10/18/2018 in National

Before there was Amazon -- or, for that matter, Home Depot or Walmart or Kmart -- there was Sears. From its beginnings as a mail-order watch business in Minneapolis 132 years ago, the company grew to become America's everything-under-one-roof store and the biggest retailer in the world.



Puppeteer who played Big Bird on 'Sesame Street' retiring

Posted 10/18/2018 in National

The puppeteer who has played Big Bird on "Sesame Street" is retiring after nearly 50 years on the show.



New accusation of police wrongdoing in Weinstein case

Posted 10/18/2018 in National

The sexual assault case against Harvey Weinstein was roiled Wednesday for the second time in a week by what New York City prosecutors said was a police detective's improper conduct.



US, South African farmers cry fowl over Trump metal tariffs

Posted 10/17/2018 in National

Which came first, the chicken or the trade war?



Elizabeth Warren's DNA claim inflames some Native Americans

Posted 10/17/2018 in National

The DNA test that Sen. Elizabeth Warren used to try to rebut the ridicule of President Donald Trump angered some Native Americans, who complained that the genetic analysis cheapens the identities of tribal members with deeper ties to the Indian past.



Police: Mississippi truck driver said he had 7 or 8 drinks before crash

Posted 10/17/2018 in National

A tractor-trailer driver facing charges after a crash on a Pennsylvania interstate that killed three people told investigators he had consumed seven or eight drinks earlier in the day, state police said.



Warren accuses Trump of 'creepy' comments about her DNA test

Posted 10/16/2018 in National

Sen. Elizabeth Warren suggested President Donald Trump's comment about him personally administering a DNA test to her to prove her Native American heritage is "creepy."



Trump suggests 'rogue killers' murdered Saudi journalist

Posted 10/16/2018 in National

President Donald Trump suggested Monday that "rogue killers" could be responsible for the mysterious disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, an explanation offering U.S. ally Saudi Arabia a possible path out of a global diplomatic firestorm.



Mike Pompeo meets Saudi king over Khashoggi's disappearance

Posted 10/16/2018 in National

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met on Tuesday with Saudi Arabia's King Salman over the disappearance and alleged slaying of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi, who vanished two weeks ago during a visit to the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul.



Government spends millions to guard Confederate cemeteries

Posted 10/16/2018 in National

After last year's deadly clash between white nationalists and counter-protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia, the federal government quietly spent millions of dollars to hire private security guards to stand watch over at least eight Confederate cemeteries, documents from the Department of Veterans Affairs show.



Microsoft co-founder, philanthropist Paul Allen dies at 65

Posted 10/16/2018 in National

Paul G. Allen, who co-founded Microsoft with his childhood friend Bill Gates before becoming a billionaire philanthropist who invested in conservation, space travel, arts and culture and professional sports, died Monday. He was 65.



Trump says climate change not a hoax, not sure of its source

Posted 10/16/2018 in National

President Donald Trump is backing off his claim that climate change is a hoax but says he doesn't know if it's manmade and suggests that the climate will "change back again."



AP-NORC Poll: Many caregivers neglecting their own health

Posted 10/16/2018 in National

Skipping your checkup but not grandma's? Caring for an older loved one is a balancing act, and a new poll shows that too often it's the caregivers' health that's neglected.



Analysis: Campaigning like incumbent risky for Hyde-Smith

Posted 10/15/2018 in National

Mississippi voters sent Republican Thad Cochran to the U.S. House in 1972 and the U.S. Senate in 1978, and he served on Capitol Hill until frail health prompted him to retire in April of this year.



Trump celebrates return of American pastor from Turkey

Posted 10/13/2018 in National

President Donald Trump welcomed American pastor Andrew Brunson to the Oval Office on Saturday, celebrating his release from nearly two years of confinement in Turkey that had sparked a diplomatic row with a key ally and outcry from U.S. evangelical groups.



Mississippi truck driver facing charges after 11 vehicle crash kills 3

Posted 10/13/2018 in National

State police say a tractor-trailer driver is facing charges following a crash in Pennsylvania that killed three people, including a toddler, and injured seven others.



Congress heads toward postelection fight over border wall

Posted 10/13/2018 in National

Congress is heading toward a postelection showdown over President Donald Trump's wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, as GOP leaders signal they're willing to engage in hardball tactics that could spark a partial government shutdown and the president revs up midterm crowds for the wall, a centerpiece of his 2016 campaign and a top White House priority.



Officials broach idea of charging for National Mall protests

Posted 10/13/2018 in National

The National Park Service is exploring whether to require protest organizers to pay for the cost of providing law enforcement and other support services for demonstrations held in the nation's capital.



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