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Senate Democrats stand united against GOP tax bill

WASHINGTON – Rarely unified, Senate Democrats stood together in opposing the GOP revamp of the tax code despite the traditional popularity of tax cuts and warnings from President Donald Trump and...

DATE: Dec. 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Skiing Santas ho-ho-hold court at ski resort’s annual bash

NEWRY, Maine – Santa Claus is known for shimmying down chimneys, but for one day a year, dozens of Santas try to avoid tumbling down a mountain. The 18th annual Santa event took place at Sunday...

DATE: Dec. 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Blasts fails to bring down upper section of Silverdome

PONTIAC, Mich. — A partial implosion of the Silverdome failed to bring down the upper section of the Detroit Lions’ former home as intended Sunday as demolition of the stadium began. Demolition...

DATE: Dec. 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Some see echoes of ‘68 court case in wedding cake dispute

WASHINGTON – The upcoming Supreme Court argument about a baker who refused to make a cake for a same-sex couple makes some civil rights lawyers think of South Carolina’s Piggie Park barbecue. When...

DATE: Dec. 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Utah’s tenacious efforts to take back federal land stand out

DENVER – In an American West that has a love-hate relationship with the federal government’s ownership of a checkerboard of parks, monuments, forest and desert in states from Washington to New...

DATE: Dec. 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Senator: It’s time for U.S. military families to leave S. Korea

WASHINGTON – Sen. Lindsey Graham said Sunday that he believes it’s time to start moving the families of American military personnel out of South Korea as North Korea pushes the U.S. closer to a...

DATE: Dec. 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Trump lashes out at own FBI in a series of tweets

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump launched a fresh attack Sunday on the credibility of his own FBI, responding to revelations that an FBI agent was removed from special counsel Robert Mueller’s...

DATE: Dec. 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Fox’s Dobbs says Obama should be arrested for implying Trump needs a filter

Call it an unwritten rule – a matter of decorum among the small fraternity of men who once held the title “leader of the free world.” Before he left office, Barack Obama said his goal was to steer...

DATE: Dec. 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Tax bill clears Senate in big boost for Trump, GOP

WASHINGTON – Republicans muscled the largest tax overhaul in 30 years through the Senate early Saturday, taking a big step toward giving President Donald Trump his first major legislative triumph...

DATE: Dec. 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

New survey reveals how common sexual assault is

From Hollywood to newsrooms to college campuses, the recent accounts of sexual harassment and assault by prominent men have been as horrifying as they have been unyielding. That dozens of women...

DATE: Dec. 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Take a look at what didn’t happen this week

A roundup of some of the most popular, but completely untrue, headlines of the week. None of these stories are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press...

DATE: Dec. 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Opponents in LGBT case agree: It’s not about wedding cake

WASHINGTON – In a legal case with profound implications for LGBT rights and religion’s place in public life, the opposing sides agree on this: It’s not about the cake. At its core, the case that...

DATE: Dec. 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World