National News

Tom Brokaw
AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File
April 27, 2018 - 8:11 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A woman who worked as a war correspondent for NBC News said Tom Brokaw groped her, twice tried to forcibly kiss her and made inappropriate overtures attempting to have an affair, according to two reports published Thursday. Linda Vester told Variety and the Washington Post that the...
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Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson talks to reporters at the Downtown Women's Center.
AP Photo/Jae C. Hong
April 26, 2018 - 5:09 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Millions of families living in federally subsidized public housing would pay more for rent under a proposal unveiled Wednesday by Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson. The proposal would have to be approved by Congress, where it could touch off a debate over how best...
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Scientist Karen Xavier holds a petri dish containing a stool sample of small bacteria colonies in Denver.
AP Photo/P. Solomon Banda
April 26, 2018 - 5:04 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Disease hunters are using genetic sequencing in their investigation of the ongoing food poisoning outbreak linked to romaine lettuce, a technique that is revolutionizing the detection of germs in food. The genetic analysis is being used to bolster investigations and — in some cases...
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The Senate confirmed Mike Pompeo to be the next Secretary of State.
Pool via CNN
April 26, 2018 - 4:34 pm
By Lauren Fox, Deirdre Walsh and Laura Koran (CNN) -- Mike Pompeo was sworn in as the 70th US secretary of state Thursday, after the Senate voted to confirm him, 57-42, installing the former CIA Director as the nation's top diplomat at a time when several high stakes negotiations are underway...
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Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt
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April 26, 2018 - 11:47 am
By Michael Biesecker and Ellen Knickmeyer, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers assailed Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt on Thursday for the ethics and spending scandals that have prompted bipartisan calls for his ouster. On the defensive, the EPA chief blamed "half...
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Music teacher Noah Karvelis
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April 26, 2018 - 11:13 am
By Melissa Daniels, Associated Press PHOENIX (AP) — A wave of red-clad teachers will crash upon the Arizona state Capitol on Thursday for an unprecedented walkout that closed most of the state's public school schools, part of an educator uprising that's also bubbled up in Colorado. Around 30,000 to...
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Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson
AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite
April 26, 2018 - 7:38 am
By Hope Yen, Lisa Mascaro and Ken Thomas, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — White House doctor Ronny Jackson withdrew from consideration as Veterans Affairs secretary on Thursday, saying "false allegations" against him have become a distraction. In a statement the White House issued from Jackson,...
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Michael Cohen filed papers in federal court saying he will assert his Fifth Amendment rights, stating that he will exercise his constitutional right against self-incrimination.
AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File
April 25, 2018 - 10:44 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — President Donald Trump's personal attorney said Wednesday he will assert his constitutional right against self-incrimination in a civil case brought by a porn actress who said she had an affair with Trump. Michael Cohen has been asking a federal judge in Los Angeles to delay...
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Dreamstime
April 25, 2018 - 10:19 pm
By: Julia Carpenter (CNN Money) -- Your womb, your ovaries, your ovulation — not exactly things we think of as water cooler conversation. In recent years, a growing number of companies have embraced fertility benefits like reimbursements for treatments. Facebook and Apple made headlines when they...
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copies of the books "I'll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman's Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer" by Michelle McNamara
AP Photo/Jeff Chiu
April 25, 2018 - 10:05 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — "You did it, Michelle." Comedian Patton Oswalt proudly and tenderly spoke those words to his late wife in an Instagram video on Wednesday. #GoldenStateKiller #MichelleMcNamara #IllBeGoneInTheDark A post shared by Patton Oswalt (@balvenieboy) on Finally, an arrest had been made in...
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