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As Dems zero in on White House, Trump racks up court losses

December 6, 2019, 10:21am Nation & World

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump knows he has fierce Democratic adversaries in Congress. But there is also powerful sentiment against him from the Judiciary branch, where black-robed judges who sit in courtrooms just blocks from the Capitol and in New York City have repudiated his view of executive power. Read story

Slain UPS driver’s family questions police response to chase

December 6, 2019, 10:20am Nation & World

MIAMI — Relatives of a UPS driver killed after robbery suspects took him hostage and led police on a wild chase across South Florida questioned Friday why officers had to unleash a torrent of gunfire when the truck got stuck in rush hour traffic. Read story

More than 500 law professors say Trump committed ‘impeachable conduct’

December 6, 2019, 10:19am Nation & World

WASHINGTON -- More than 500 legal scholars have signed on to an open letter asserting that President Donald Trump committed "impeachable conduct" and that lawmakers would be acting well within their rights if they ultimately voted to remove him from office. Read story

U.S. gains a robust 266,000 jobs; unemployment falls to 3.5%

December 6, 2019, 10:18am Business

WASHINGTON — Hiring in the United States jumped last month to its highest level since January as U.S. employers shrugged off trade conflicts and a global slowdown and added 266,000 jobs. Read story

Mountain lion who killed dog prowls California neighborhood

December 6, 2019, 10:17am Animals in the News

SIMI VALLEY, Calif. -- Authorities have warned residents of a Southern California suburb to take precautions as a mountain lion prowls neighborhoods after killing a resident's dog and injuring another pet. Read story

Utah Republican lawmaker pitches LGBTQ rights bill with religious exemptions

December 6, 2019, 10:16am Nation & World

As Democrats champion anti-discrimination protections for the LGBTQ community and Republicans counter with worries about safeguarding religious freedom, one congressional Republican is offering a proposal on Friday that aims to achieve both goals. Read story

AP source: Sailor who killed 2 at Pearl Harbor was unhappy with commanders

December 6, 2019, 10:16am Nation & World

HONOLULU — The U.S. Navy sailor who fatally shot two people at Pearl Harbor before killing himself was unhappy with his commanders and had been undergoing counseling, a U.S. military official said Friday. Read story

U.S. flu season arrives early, driven by an unexpected virus

December 6, 2019, 10:14am Health

NEW YORK — The U.S. winter flu season is off to its earliest start in more than 15 years. Read story

Sanders announces $150B plan to expand broadband access

December 6, 2019, 10:13am Nation & World

WASHINGTON -- Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is promising to invest $150 billion to bring high-speed internet to "every household in America" while breaking up and better regulating monopolies he says currently limit access to drive up their profits. Read story

4 dead, including shooter, in gunfire at Florida naval base

December 6, 2019, 7:01am Latest News

PENSACOLA, Fla. — An aviation student from Saudi Arabia opened fire in a classroom building at the Naval Air Station in Pensacola on Friday morning, a U.S. official said, an attack that left three dead in addition to the assailant. Read story