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High Pension Costs Lurk Behind US Teacher Push for More Pay

High Pension Costs Lurk Behind US Teacher Push for More Pay

The loudest rallying cries from Colorado teachers protesting for more education dollars were about dwindling paychecks that are steadily losing ground to the state's rising cost of living.Teachers
At Site of Waffle House Massacre, a Survivor Looks for Peace

At Site of Waffle House Massacre, a Survivor Looks for Peace

He felt like an invisible force was drawing him into the parking lot, past the four new white crosses in the driveway, the balloons and the flowers, and the letters addressed to the dead.He felt it
Pompeo Pledges to Return 'Swagger' to US State Department

Pompeo Pledges to Return 'Swagger' to US State Department

New U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is vowing to bring back the "swagger" to the State Department."The United States diplomatic corps need to be in every corner, every stretch of the world,
Rosenstein: Justice Dept. Won’t be ‘Extorted’ by Congress

Rosenstein: Justice Dept. Won’t be ‘Extorted’ by Congress

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is defending himself following a report that some House Republicans have drafted articles of impeachment against him.At a Newseum event Tuesday, Rosenstein took

17 States Suing The EPA Over Its Decision To Weaken Fuel Economy Standards

Lawsuit claims the EPA violated the Clean Air Act and failed to follow its own rules. |
Veterinarian Charged with Implanting Heroin into Puppies Bound for US

Veterinarian Charged with Implanting Heroin into Puppies Bound for US

A veterinarian has pleaded not guilty to surgically implanting packets of liquid heroin into puppies to be sent to the United States.Andres Lopez Elorza appeared in a New York court Tuesday after
Texas Sues Trump Administration to End Obama-era Immigrant Program

Texas Sues Trump Administration to End Obama-era Immigrant Program

Texas and six other Republican-governed states on Tuesday sued the Trump administration to try to end a program launched by Democratic former President Barack Obama that protects immigrants brought to
California Sues Over Plan to Scrap Car Emission Standards

California Sues Over Plan to Scrap Car Emission Standards

California, 16 other states and the District of Columbia sued the Trump administration Tuesday over its plan to scrap Obama-era auto emissions standards that would require vehicles to get
Thousands in Puerto Rico March to Protest Austerity Measures

Thousands in Puerto Rico March to Protest Austerity Measures

Thousands of Puerto Ricans marched Tuesday to protest pension cuts, school closures and slow hurricane recovery efforts as anger grows across the U.S. territory over looming austerity measures.The
Next Steps for US Border Caravan Will Unfold Out of Public View

Next Steps for US Border Caravan Will Unfold Out of Public View

The caravan of Central Americans seeking asylum in the United States sought the world’s attention as scores of migrants traveled through Mexico on a journey to escape their violent homelands.Now that
White House Tells Reporters to Focus on Bigger Mistakes Than Typos

White House Tells Reporters to Focus on Bigger Mistakes Than Typos

The White House is maintaining that a “clerical error” was the reason it issued a statement accusing Iran of currently operating a clandestine nuclear weapons program. “The typo that you referenced
Former Trump Lawyer: Mueller Raised Possibility of Trump Subpoena

Former Trump Lawyer: Mueller Raised Possibility of Trump Subpoena

Special Counsel Robert Mueller, in a meeting with President Donald Trump's lawyers in March, raised the possibility of issuing a subpoena for Trump if he declines to talk to investigators in the
Comey: Trump's Attacks on FBI Make America Less Safe

Comey: Trump's Attacks on FBI Make America Less Safe

President Donald Trump's political attacks on the FBI make America less safe because they undermine public confidence that the bureau is an "honest, competent and independent" institution, fired
Report: Lobbyist Arranged Pruitt's Morocco Trip

Report: Lobbyist Arranged Pruitt's Morocco Trip

A lobbyist who arranged and accompanied Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt to Morocco last year is now officially working for the Rabat government. Richard Smotkin, a former Comcast
Analysts Cast Doubt on Leak of Purported Special Counsel Questions

Analysts Cast Doubt on Leak of Purported Special Counsel Questions

Legal experts cast doubt Tuesday on a list of questions the special counsel purportedly wants to ask President Donald Trump, saying they would expect the veteran prosecutor to ask more and more
Mueller raised possibility of Trump subpoena in Russia probe, lawyer says

Mueller raised possibility of Trump subpoena in Russia probe, lawyer says

Special Counsel Robert Mueller warned he could issue a subpoena for Donald Trump to appear before a grand jury as part of a probe into alleged Russian election meddling, a former lawyer for the
Pompeo Promises To Help State Department Get Its ‘Swagger’ Back

Pompeo Promises To Help State Department Get Its ‘Swagger’ Back

New Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has promised to boost U.S. diplomacy and help the State Department get its “swagger back.” Hundred of employees at the agency in Washington greeted him
Indonesian-American Farmer Shares His Passion for Bees

Indonesian-American Farmer Shares His Passion for Bees

Indonesian immigrant Mulyadi Ibrahim came to the U.S. with a degree in agriculture and a passion for bees. Today he owns a sizable bee farm in Northern California with 800 bee colonies. He hopes to
US Centenarian Record Runner Publishes Inspiring Memoir

US Centenarian Record Runner Publishes Inspiring Memoir

A 102-year-old woman from New York, who set a world record as a runner only seven years ago, has published a memoir documenting the achievements and tribulations of her challenging life. Ida Keeling's
S. Korea Wants US Troops to Stay After Any Peace Deal

S. Korea Wants US Troops to Stay After Any Peace Deal

South Korea said on Wednesday the issue of U.S. troops stationed in the South is unrelated to any future peace treaty with North Korea and that American forces should stay even if such an agreement is