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Thursday, Mar 23, 2017 at 12:32 PM PDT

Coal Ash: 'Why in the World Would We Be Importing It?'

Coal Ash: 'Why in the World Would We Be Importing It?'

Shipping containers full of coal ash from China, Poland and India have come into the U.S. through the Port of Virginia as foreign companies find a market for the same industrial waste that America's utilities...

Thursday, Mar 23, 2017 at 09:27 AM PDT

AP Interview: US Pilot Describes Challenges of Bombing ISIS

AP Interview: US Pilot Describes Challenges of Bombing ISIS

The crowded skies over Islamic State-held territory have complicated U.S.-led airstrikes targeting the extremists, though military planners are working to keep fliers safe, an American pilot involved in the...

Thursday, Mar 23, 2017 at 09:11 AM PDT

US New Home Sales Rise Despite Higher Mortgage Rates

US New Home Sales Rise Despite Higher Mortgage Rates

Americans responded to higher mortgage rates by snapping up new homes in February at the fastest pace since July. New-home sales rose 6.1 percent month-over-month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of...

Thursday, Mar 23, 2017 at 08:30 AM PDT

Syrian Troops Besiege ISIS Stronghold

Syrian Troops Besiege ISIS Stronghold

Syrian government forces are besieging the last ISIS stronghold in the northern province of Aleppo, weeks after launching an offensive to retake the entire province, state media and an opposition monitoring...

Thursday, Mar 23, 2017 at 02:52 PM PDT

Death Rates Up For Middle Age Whites With Little Education

Death Rates Up For Middle Age Whites With Little Education

A sobering portrait of less-educated middle-age white Americans emerged Thursday with new research showing them dying disproportionately from what one expert calls "deaths of despair" — suicides, drug overdoses...

Thursday, Mar 23, 2017 at 12:50 PM PDT

Top Senate Democrat Vows Filibuster Against Gorsuch

Top Senate Democrat Vows Filibuster Against Gorsuch

The top Senate Democrat said Thursday he will oppose President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee and lead a filibuster of the choice, setting up a politically charged showdown with Republicans with far-reach...

Thursday, Mar 23, 2017 at 07:06 AM PDT

‘Bizarre’ Behavior by House Intel Committee Leaders: McCain

‘Bizarre’ Behavior by House Intel Committee Leaders: McCain

After a high-stakes back and forth between the top Democrat and Republican on the House Intelligence Committee, Sen. John McCain said partisan bickering has cost Congress its credibility to investigate...

Thursday, Mar 23, 2017 at 07:22 AM PDT

Trump Jr. Called a 'Disgrace' for Criticizing London Mayor

Trump Jr. Called a 'Disgrace' for Criticizing London Mayor

Donald Trump Jr. is facing criticism for tweeting in the hours after Wednesday's London attack a months-old comment from London Mayor Sadiq Khan that terror attacks are part of living in a big city. Trump...

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White House, in Gamble, Demands Make-or-Break Health Vote

White House, in Gamble, Demands Make-or-Break Health Vote

Abandoning negotiations, President Donald Trump demanded a make-or-break vote on health care legislation in the House, threatening to leave "Obamacare" in place and move on to other issues if Friday's vote...

Wednesday, Mar 22, 2017 at 06:42 PM PDT

Trucker: 'Surreal' to Be Topic of Supreme Court Nomination

Trucker: 'Surreal' to Be Topic of Supreme Court Nomination

During Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch's Senate confirmation hearings, one case came up repeatedly: A truck driver was fired for leaving his trailer of meat on the side of an Illinois road after breaking down...

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