National News

President Barack Obama
Stephen Haas//The News-Gazette via AP
September 07, 2018 - 4:26 pm
Former President Barack Obama issued a scorching critique of his successor Friday, blasting President Donald Trump's pattern of pressuring the Justice Department, his policies and reminding voters that the economic recovery — one of Trump's favorite talking points — began on his watch.
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Idlib, Syria
Courtesy of Mustafa Alabdullah via AP
September 07, 2018 - 3:54 pm
Russian airstrikes pounded rebel positions in Syria’s Idlib province Friday, and the U.S. was not happy about it.
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President Donald Trump
AP Photo/Susan Walsh
September 07, 2018 - 2:32 pm
President Donald Trump has called for a Justice Department probe into the anonymous New York Times op-ed that described a “resistance” operating within his administration.
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018, file photo, Alex Jones, the right-wing conspiracy theorist, walks the corridors of Capitol Hill after listening to Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee on 'Foreign Influence Operations and Their Use of Social Media Platforms' on Capitol Hill, in Washington. Twitter's permanent ban of conspiracy-monger Alex Jones on Thursday again underscored the difficulty many social-media services face in trying to consistently apply their rules against harassment and other bad behavior. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)
September 07, 2018 - 10:57 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Twitter's permanent ban of conspiracy-monger Alex Jones on Thursday again underscored the difficulty many social-media services face in trying to consistently apply their rules against harassment and other bad behavior. The platform took action against Jones and his Infowars show...
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Job Fair
Marina Affo/USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin
September 07, 2018 - 9:01 am
US employers added a strong 201,000 jobs in August; unemployment rate stays 3.9 percent.
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Emergency response crews gather outside a plane at New York's Kennedy Airport amid reports of ill passengers aboard a flight from Dubai, Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
September 06, 2018 - 8:43 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Authorities say 12 passengers on two flights from Europe were evaluated for sore throats and coughs upon arrival at Philadelphia International Airport, but none were considered severely ill. A federal Customs and Border Protection spokesman says the sick passengers had been...
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Philadelphia Eagles, Atlanta Falcons
AP Photo/Chris Szagola, File
September 06, 2018 - 5:56 pm
The sweltering heat is not exactly football weather, but the NFL season kicks off Thursday night when the Philadelphia Eagles take on the Atlanta Falcons.
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North Korea Hack Charges
AP Photo/Reed Saxon
September 06, 2018 - 5:16 pm
The Justice Department has announced charges against a North Korean hacker in the 2014 hack of Sony Pictures Entertainment and several other high-profile hacking attacks.
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Burt Reynolds
Dan MacMedan-USA TODAY
September 06, 2018 - 3:00 pm
Burt Reynolds, the handsome film and television star known for his acclaimed performances in "Deliverance" and "Boogie Nights," commercial hits such as "Smokey and the Bandit" and for an active off-screen love life which included relationships with Loni Anderson and Sally Field, has died at age 82.
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Sen. Cory Booker
AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin
September 06, 2018 - 1:34 pm
On the third day of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation hearing Thursday, into highly charged quarreling erupted over whether key documents were being withheld, and one Democrat, U.S. Sen Cory Booker of New Jersey, risked Senate discipline by releasing confidential material.
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