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Kim Glovas
January 28, 2019 - 1:55 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The partial federal government shutdown could mean some changes this tax season. Steven Balsam, an accounting professor and senior Merves Research Fellow at Temple's Fox School of Business, says that, the end of the shutdown does not necessarily mean smooth sailing...
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The rising sun silhouettes the U.S. Capitol dome at daybreak in Washington.
Alex Brandon/AP Photo, File
January 28, 2019 - 11:16 am
UPDATED: 11:35 a.m. By Andrew Taylor, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government shutdown will cause slight permanent harm to the economy — about $3 billion — according to a report Monday by the Congressional Budget Office. The report says the five-week shutdown has slowed growth in...
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The ice-covered interstate system shows the remnants of a 2014 winter snow storm in Atlanta.
David Tulis/AP Photo, File
January 28, 2019 - 11:12 am
By Jeff Martin, Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — Five years after cars, trucks and school buses became marooned on Atlanta freeways in what became known as "snow jam," another winter storm is bearing down on the city — just as thousands of fans begin pouring into town for Super Bowl 53. A winter...
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Jacksonville Jaguars center Brad Meester
Phelan M. Ebenhack/AP Photo, File
January 28, 2019 - 10:19 am
By Mark Long, AP Sports Writer ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Pro Bowl center Alex Mack rattled off all he does before the snap: Checks for blitzes, keeps an eye on the play clock, makes blocking adjustments and communicates all the changes to everyone else. All that happens in seconds — with 300-pound...
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President Donald Trump's shadow is shown on an American flag as he speaks before signing an executive order at the CPCC Harris Conference Center in Charlotte, N.C.
Chuck Burton/AP Photo, File
January 28, 2019 - 10:02 am
By Deb Riechmann and Hannah Fingerhut, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — A majority of Americans disapprove of the way President Donald Trump is handling U.S. foreign policy and about half think the country's global standing will deteriorate during the next year, according to new poll that...
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The severe weather is causing major headaches for travelers at Philadelphia International Airport. These travel snarls are having a ripple effect throughout the Northeast.
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Tim Jimenez
January 28, 2019 - 8:21 am
UPDATED: 11:26 a.m. PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The government shutdown may be over, but federal workers who are still waiting for paychecks to come in can still go get some help at Philadelphia International Airport. From now through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., TSA officers, air traffic...
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A migrant sits with his children as they wait to hear if their number is called to apply for asylum in the United States, at the border, Friday, Jan. 25, 2019, in Tijuana, Mexico.
Gregory Bull/AP Photo
January 28, 2019 - 6:45 am
UPDATED: 12:39 p.m. By Deb Riechmann, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said the odds congressional negotiators will craft a deal to end his border wall standoff with Congress are "less than 50-50." As hundreds of thousands of furloughed federal workers prepared to return to...
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California Sen. Kamala Harris appears at a fundraiser for Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., of which she is a member, Friday, Jan. 25, 2019 in Columbia, S.C.
AP Photo/Meg Kinnard
January 27, 2019 - 10:29 am
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris says she's the kind of leader who can unify the country and would fight for the needs of all Americans. The first-term California senator, who announced her candidacy on Monday, planned a speech at a rally in Oakland, her...
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This photo provided by the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office shows Dakota Theriot on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019.
Richmond County Sheriff’s Office via AP
January 27, 2019 - 10:07 am
GONZALES, La. (AP) — A 21-year-old man suspected of killing his parents and three other people — including a girl he was dating — was arrested Sunday when he showed up at his grandmother's house in Virginia, a sheriff there said. On Saturday, Dakota Theriot shot and killed three people — the woman...
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In this March 27, 2018 file photo, plaintiff U.S. Army Sgt. Katie Schmid, center, listens to a speaker during a news conference following oral arguments in a case to block a transgender military ban at the U.S. Western District Federal Court in Seattle.
Stephen Brashear/AP Images for Human Rights Campaign
January 26, 2019 - 2:48 pm
By David Crary, AP National Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Long term, lawyers and activists battling to ensure that transgender people can serve openly in the U.S. military are convinced they will prevail. Short term, they are braced for anguishing consequences if the Trump administration proceeds with its...
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