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Senate tax bill gains support

WASHINGTON – Senate Republicans weighed scaling back the tax cuts in their massive package to secure crucial support as congressional analysts said Thursday the legislation would add $1 trillion to...

DATE: Nov. 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Midler to Rivera: Apologize for alleged sexual assault

LOS ANGELES – Bette Midler renewed an allegation of 1970s sexual misconduct against Geraldo Rivera on Thursday, a day after Rivera called the news business “flirty” amid Matt Lauer’s dismissal by...

DATE: Nov. 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Trump weighs plan to oust Tillerson, put CIA’s boss at State

WASHINGTON – After months of clashes on policy and personality, President Donald Trump is considering ousting Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and replacing him with hard-nosed CIA Director Mike...

DATE: Nov. 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Friend of Florida man accused in killings shocked by charges

TAMPA, Fla. – The last time Michael Estevez saw Trai Donaldson, it was sometime in October and the two lifelong friends sat watching ESPN in Estevez’s Tampa home, discussing the best basketball...

DATE: Nov. 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Nancy Pelosi calls on Conyers to resign amid sex allegations

WASHINGTON – The top Democrat in the House on Thursday called on Michigan Rep. John Conyers to resign in the face of multiple accusations of sexual misconduct. Conyers’ lawyer swiftly rejected the...

DATE: Nov. 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Anchors, moguls, politicians: The growing list of accused

NEW YORK – Since The New York Times published allegations of sexual harassment and assault against Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein in October, multiple men in entertainment, media and politics in...

DATE: Nov. 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Artifacts from King Tut's tomb set for international tour

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Artifacts from King Tut's tomb are going on tour next year to mark the upcoming 100th anniversary of the discovery of the Egyptian pharaoh's resting place. The California Science...

DATE: Nov. 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

House panel backs bill expanding gun owners’ rights

WASHINGTON – A key House committee on Wednesday approved a Republican bill to expand gun owners’ rights – the first gun legislation since mass shootings in Las Vegas and Texas killed more than 80...

DATE: Nov. 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Far-right Trump retweets draw UK rebuke, but visit still on

LONDON – In a rare rebuke to Britain’s closest ally, British Prime Minister Theresa May’s spokesman said Wednesday that U.S. President Donald Trump was wrong to retweet videos posted by a leader of...

DATE: Nov. 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Lawyer: Conyers has no plan to resign amid harassment claims

DETROIT – Embattled U.S. Rep. John Conyers has no plans to resign amid allegations that the congressman sexually harassed several women when they worked on his staff, his lawyer said Wednesday....

DATE: Nov. 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Garrison Keillor fired for ‘inappropriate behavior’

MINNEAPOLIS – Garrison Keillor, whose stories of small-town characters entertained legions of public radio listeners for 40 years on “A Prairie Home Companion,” became another celebrity felled by...

DATE: Nov. 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Supreme Court frets over erosion of privacy in digital age

WASHINGTON – Worried about the erosion of privacy amid technological advances, the Supreme Court signaled Wednesday it might restrain the government’s ability to track Americans’ movements through...

DATE: Nov. 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World