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Southern burger chain Krystal files for bankruptcy

Posted yesterday in National

Krystal Co., the Georgia-based restaurant chain known for tiny hamburgers and late-night service across the Southeast, has filed for bankruptcy, but said Tuesday that all of its locations would remain open.

 

 

Senate approves impeachment trial rules, rejecting witnesses

Posted yesterday in National

The U.S. Senate plunged into President Donald Trump's impeachment trial with Republicans abruptly abandoning plans to cram opening arguments into two days but solidly rejecting Democratic demands for more witnesses to expose what they deem Trump's "trifecta" of offenses.

 

 

Documents: Extremist group wanted rally to start civil war

Posted yesterday in National

A hidden camera captured members of a white supremacist group expressing hope that violence at a gun rights rally in Virginia this week could start a civil war, federal prosecutors said in a court filing Tuesday.

 

 

Science Says: What to know about the viral outbreak in China

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Washington man is 1st in US to catch new virus from China

Posted yesterday in National

The U.S. on Tuesday reported its first case of a new and potentially deadly virus circulating in China, saying a Washington state resident who returned last week from the outbreak's epicenter was hospitalized near Seattle.

 

 

At 90, Alaska Native woman is first counted in US Census

Posted yesterday in National

Lizzie Chimiugak has lived for 90 years in the windswept western wilds of Alaska, born to a nomadic family who lived in mud homes and followed where the good hunting and fishing led.

 

 

So-called conversion therapy banned in conservative Utah

Posted yesterday in National

The discredited practice of conversion therapy for LGBTQ children is now banned in Utah, making it the 19th state and one of the most conservative to prohibit it.

 

 

A #MeToo moment: Harvey Weinstein trial set to open

Posted yesterday in National

Harvey Weinstein spawned the #MeToo movement. Now, the former film titan is starring in the biggest trial of its era -- a landmark moment in a global reckoning that has empowered women while shining a light on power dynamics in workplaces from Hollywood Boulevard to Main Street.

 

 

Trump thanks farmers for backing him through trade war

Posted yesterday in National

President Donald Trump thanked farmers Sunday for supporting him through a trade war with China as he promoted a new North American trade agreement and a separate one with China that he said will massively benefit farmers.

 

 

Trump tells business leaders of 'spectacular' US economy

Posted 1/21/2020 in National

President Donald Trump sought Tuesday to sell the United States to the global business community, telling an economic conference in the Swiss Alps that America's economic turnaround has been "nothing short of spectacular."

 

 

Feds allow use of opioid funds to stem meth, cocaine surge

Posted 1/21/2020 in National

Alarmed by a deadly new twist in the nation's drug addiction crisis, the government will allow states to use federal money earmarked for the opioid epidemic to help growing numbers of people struggling with meth and cocaine.

 

 

Health tips from Dr. Oz and Dr. Roizen for 1-21-20

Posted 1/21/2020 in National

 

 

Thunberg scolds Davos elites over climate

Posted 1/21/2020 in National

Four young climate activists, including Greta Thunberg, scolded the elites gathered at the World Economic Forum for not doing enough to deal with the climate emergency and warned them that time was running out.

 

 

Couple together for nearly 65 years die on the same day

Posted 1/21/2020 in National

A couple who had been together for nearly 65 years have died on the same day at a St. Louis-area nursing home.

 

 

Facing Senate trial crunch, Democrats blitzing Iowa, early states

Posted 1/18/2020 in National

As a winter storm barreled down on Iowa, Elizabeth Warren's campaign team struggled with whether to scrap a town hall scheduled at the old Maytag headquarters.

 

 

Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team

Posted 1/18/2020 in National

President Donald Trump has assembled a made-for-TV legal team for his Senate trial that includes household names like Ken Starr, the prosecutor whose investigation two decades ago resulted in the impeachment of Bill Clinton. Former Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz said he will deliver constitutional arguments meant to shield Trump from allegations that he abused his power.

 

 

Gun-rights activists gear up for show of force in Virginia

Posted 1/18/2020 in National

Police are scouring the internet for clues about plans for mayhem, workers are putting up chain link holding pens around Virginia's picturesque Capitol Square, and one lawmaker even plans to hide in a safe house in advance of what's expected to be an unprecedented show of force by gun-rights activists.

 

 

Members of Congress visit Navy shipbuilder amid talk of cuts

Posted 1/18/2020 in National

The Democratic chairman and ranking Republican on a House Armed Services subcommittee toured Navy shipbuilder Bath Iron Works on Friday and offered assurances to shipbuilders amid reports of possible cuts.

 

 

Iran to send flight recorders from downed jet to Ukraine

Posted 1/18/2020 in National

Iran will send the black box flight recorders from the Ukrainian jetliner that it accidentally shot down last week to Ukraine for further analysis, an Iranian official said Saturday.

 

 

Rollback proposed for Michelle Obama school lunch guidelines

Posted 1/18/2020 in National

The Trump administration on Friday took another step toward dismantling Michelle Obama's school nutrition guidelines, proposing a new rule that could lead to more pizza and fries and less fruit and a smaller variety of vegetables on school menus.

 

 

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