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Bob Dole Rises From Wheelchair In Emotional Salute To George H.W. Bush

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 21:27

Former Sen. Bob Dole (R-Kan.) was lifted out of his wheelchair Tuesday to give

The Latest: 'Texas 7' inmate executed for officer's killing

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 19:56

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the execution of a man convicted of killing a Texas police officer in 2000 (all times local):

Boy hits target, convinces town to scrap snowball fight ban

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 19:03

SEVERANCE, Colo. (AP) — A 9-year-old boy has convinced the leaders of a small northern Colorado town to overturn a nearly century-old ban on snowball fights, and he already knows who his first target will be — his little brother.

Medtronic to pay $51 million to resolve U.S. medical device probes

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 18:55

Medtronic Plc said on Tuesday it would pay $50.9 million to resolve U.S. Justice Department probes into how companies it later acquired marketed medical devices, including one meant to treat a vascular defect in the brain. As part of the accord, ev3 Inc, which Medtronic now owns, will pay $17.9 million and plead guilty to a charge related to its marketing of a neurovascular medical device for unproven and potentially dangerous uses, federal prosecutors in Boston said. The misdemeanor charge relates to the Onyx Liquid Embolic System, which the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 2005 approved for the limited use of blocking blood flow to arteriovenous malformations in the brain.

Size-Inclusive Lingerie Brands To Support If You're Over Victoria's Secret

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 18:02

For more than 20 years the annual Victoria's Secret fashion show has filled

5 Holiday Party Ideas That Have Nothing To Do With Ugly Sweaters

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 17:49

The holidays are here, and so are the fun parties.

Wall Street dives on angst over growth, US-China truce

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 17:27

Wall Street stocks plunged Tuesday on worries about US economic growth and revived doubts about trade wars as the Trump administration sent mixed signals on their detente with China. A day after global stocks rallied on a weekend US-China announcement suspending new tariffs, international markets mostly pulled back as investor focus shifted to the lack of concrete progress in reaching a long-term agreement to the dispute. "Can the US and China really resolve their differences in 90 days?" asked Rodrigo Catril, senior strategist at National Australia Bank.

Michelle Obama Was Just As Boy Crazy As The Rest Of Us In High School

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 17:25

Before she was the first lady of the United States, Michelle Obama was just

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Demands 'Living Wage' For Hill Workers

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 17:05

New York Congresswoman-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is pushing hard on her demands that Congress pay its staffers and interns a living wage.

VW says final generation of combustion engines will launch in 2026

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 17:00

After their production span, Volkswagen will be all-electric

GOP Rep. Chris Stewart On Khashoggi Killing: 'Journalists Disappear All Over The Country'

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 16:54

After a classified briefing between lawmakers and the CIA on the killing of

Markets Right Now: US stocks dive as trade jitters return

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 16:46

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local):

Dollar weak as U.S. Treasury yield curve inversion sparks recession fears

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 16:05

By Saqib Iqbal Ahmed NEW YORK (Reuters) - The dollar edged lower on Tuesday as U.S. Treasury yields fell, feeding fears that the Federal Reserve could pause in its rate-hike cycle, while an inversion in part of the yield curve was taken as a red flag for a potential recession. Lingering uncertainty regarding China and the United States' ability to resolve their trade war provided some support to the greenback. Still, investors were nervous about an inversion of the curve between three-year and five-year U.S. Treasury notes and between two-year and five-year notes. ...

What Washington Post Employees Actually Think About Amazon

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 16:03

A little over five years ago, Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos bought The

Union: Chicago teachers stage 1st US charter school strike

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 15:50

CHICAGO (AP) — Teachers employed by a Chicago charter school network took to the picket lines Tuesday in what their union described as the first strike at any of the privately run, taxpayer-funded schools in the U.S.

Down but not out yet, GOP seeks to hamstring incoming Dem governors

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 15:47

Following Democratic successes in the midterm elections, Republican legislatures in Michigan and Wisconsin are looking to limit the power of incoming officials via lame-duck session power grabs.

Twitter Users Get Salty After Researcher Reveals Just How Few French Fries You Should Actually Eat

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 15:09

No one can seriously call french fries are "healthy" and keep a straight face,

The Latest: Inmate moved to death watch as execution looms

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 14:37

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Latest on Thursday's scheduled execution of a Tennessee inmate (all times local):

Sully The Service Dog Arrives To View Owner George H.W. Bush's Casket

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 14:36

Former President George H.W. Bush's unfairly maligned service dog, Sully, was

Graham breaks with Trump, says evidence against Saudi prince in murder is 'a smoking saw'

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 14:22

The South Carolina senator has been one of the president's most dependable allies, until now.