National News

9/11 first responders crop
Frank Becerra Jr.The Journal News
February 15, 2019 - 2:52 pm
The September 11th Victims Compensation Fund plans to cut all future payments in half as it continues to struggle with a surge of new claims.
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President Donald Trump
AP Photo/Susan Walsh
February 15, 2019 - 2:04 pm
President Donald Trump confirmed Friday that he is declaring a national emergency to bypass Congress and secure money for a border wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.
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Gov. William Weld and Gov. John Kasich
AP Photo/Charles Krupa/The Cincinnati Enquirer-USA TODAY Sports
February 15, 2019 - 12:35 pm
Former Massachusetts Gov. William Weld, little-known on the national stage but well-respected among veterans in the GOP establishment, announced an exploratory committee for president on Friday, becoming the first Republican to move toward a serious primary challenge against President Donald Trump.
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Jussie Smollett
Scott Kirkland/Fox/PictureGroup/Sipa USA
February 15, 2019 - 11:48 am
Two men characterized by police as "persons of interest" in the attack against "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett are now considered suspects and have been arrested on "probable cause that they may have committed a crime," a Chicago police spokesman said Friday.
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Travis Kauffman
Timothy Hurst/The Coloradoan
February 15, 2019 - 9:41 am
When a young mountain lion clamped its jaws onto Travis Kauffman's wrist and clawed at his face, he screamed a "barbarian yell," jammed his foot onto the animal's neck and held it there until the cat quit thrashing and died.
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AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File
February 15, 2019 - 6:55 am
What is happening to the Democrats?
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President Donald Trump with first lady Melania Trump, responds to reporters questions as he bid farewell to visiting Colombian President Ivan Duque and his wife Maria Juliana Ruiz Sandoval, outside the West Wing of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
February 15, 2019 - 3:04 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — If President Donald Trump declares an emergency to build the wall with Mexico, he still needs money to pay for it. And shifting money from other accounts to deliver the $5.7 billion he wants is not without political problems. The administration has been eyeing several pots of...
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Donald Trump Oval Office
AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin
February 14, 2019 - 9:22 pm
Congress lopsidedly approved a border security compromise Thursday that would avert a second painful government shutdown, but a new confrontation was ignited.
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Students at Seminole Middle School in Plantation, Fla., participate in a moment of silence Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019, for the 14 students and three staff members killed one year ago at nearby Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. They are sitting in front of a new mural depicting musicians from throughout the world that was dedicated to the shooting victims. (AP Photo/Terry Spencer)
February 14, 2019 - 5:47 pm
PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — Students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High and other schools across the U.S. bowed their heads in a moment of silence and took part in volunteer projects Thursday to mark the anniversary of the shooting rampage that claimed 17 lives. But for many Parkland students, the tragedy...
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FILE - In this Jan. 19, 2017, file photo, provided by the United States Drug Enforcement Administration, authorities escort Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, center, from a plane to a waiting caravan of SUVs at Long Island MacArthur Airport in Ronkonkoma, N.Y. The notorious Mexican drug lord was convicted of drug-trafficking charges, and now federal authorities have said they want to go after an estimated $14 billion fortune for the Mexican drug lord. (United States Drug Enforcement Administration via AP, File)
February 14, 2019 - 4:12 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Why not take some of El Chapo's billions and make him pay for a border wall? That's an idea that came up after the conviction of Mexican drug lord Joaquin Guzman on drug-trafficking charges earlier this week. But that may be a tall order, especially since federal officials can't say...
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