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U.S. Lawmakers Urge Exclusion Process for Latest Trump Tariffs

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 11:52

Republican Representative Jackie Walorski of Indiana and Democrat Ron Kind of Wisconsin sent a letter Monday signed by 167 other members, including House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, to U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer asking for an exclusion process for duties on $200 billion in goods imposed last month. While the administration is allowing companies to seek relief from duties on the first two lists, it hasn’t put a process in place for the third tranche on grounds there’s time for firms to adjust before the rate increases to 25 percent on Jan. 1. The National Retail Federation and 120 other organizations in the Americans for Free Trade coalition are also seeking an exclusion process for the third list.

Could rebuilding ruin 'mom-and-pop' Florida beach town?

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 11:45

MEXICO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Hurricane Michael swamped Dena Frost's mobile home and obliterated the shop where she sold pottery beside the main highway running through Mexico Beach. Most of her neighbors saw similar destruction.

Mom, her 4 young kids found dead in their home

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 11:08

The mother, three daughters and son were found when a family member arrived at the house Monday in Columbia, about 50 miles south of Nashville, said Maury County Sheriff Bucky Rowland.

Lindsey Graham Rails Against Saudi Crown Prince: He's A 'Wrecking Ball'

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 11:08

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) told "Fox & Friends" on Tuesday that he'll never

Lyft Pushes Subscription Service for the Monthly Price of a New Car

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 10:48

Strictly for the city dweller who must be a passenger at all costs.

Donald Trump Renews His Racist 'Pocahontas' Attack On Elizabeth Warren

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 10:21

President Donald Trump on Tuesday unleashed a torrent of tweets redoubling his

Maryland Police Officer Charged With Raping Woman During Traffic Stop

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 09:50

A Maryland police officer was arrested and charged with rape Monday after he

'That's treason!' Candidates clash over Taliban comment at Arizona Senate debate

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 09:06

Rep. Martha McSally and Rep. Kyrsten Sinema are vying for Jeff Flake's seat.

Midterm elections: Michelle Obama compared to chimpanzee by Republican Senate candidate

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 08:52

A Republican Senate candidate compared Michelle Obama to a chimpanzee during her meeting with the Queen and urged the former first lady to stand up “straighter”. Karin Housley – currently a state senator who serves in Minnesota – took to Facebook in 2009 to compare Ms Obama to the chimpanzee in 1951 film Bedtime for Bonzo, which starred Ronald Reagan.

Canada legalises marijuana: Everything you need to know about the new cannabis law

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 08:10

Canada is set to become the largest country in the world to legalise marijuana for recreational use this week, following Uruguay’s lead earlier this year. A key campaign pledge by the country’s Liberal prime minister Justin Trudeau before his 2015 election, he argued that it would reduce the estimated C$6bn (£3.5bn) in profits from cannabis sales pouring into his country’s black market. What are the new marijuana laws in Canada?

In Senate race, GOP Rep. Blackburn accuses her opponent of being a Democrat

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 07:47

In the Tennessee Senate race, Rep. Marsha Blackburn has struggled to hold on to GOP moderates who lean toward her Democratic rival, Phil Bredesen.

New Ad Burns Ted Cruz For His Love Of Un-Texan White Castle Burgers

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 06:58

Director Richard Linklater's burger attack on Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) is one

Saudis Reportedly Plan To Announce Jamal Khashoggi Was Killed Accidentally

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 06:19

Saudi officials have contemplated announcing that journalist Jamal Khashoggi

Koreas and UN Command discuss demilitarising border

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 04:32

The two Koreas and the US-led United Nations Command held talks Tuesday on demilitarising a section of the heavily fortified border dividing the peninsula, as a diplomatic thaw gathers pace. "The three parties examined the progress in removing landmines at the Joint Security Area (JSA)...and discussed other practical matters regarding steps toward disarming the area," Seoul's defense ministry said in a statement. The JSA, also known as the truce village of Panmunjom, is the only spot along the tense, 250-kilometre (155-mile) frontier where troops from the two countries stand face to face.

Dazed and confused: Canada cannabis legalization brings complex new laws

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 04:30

Canada will become the second country in the world to legalise recreational marijuana. Canada will this week become the second country in the world to legalize recreational marijuana, but as they negotiate a patchwork of new legislation and inconsistent enforcement, smokers may soon find that their enjoyment of weed is still blunted. “There will be more laws around the cannabis plant after legalization than there were before,” said Akwasi Owusu-Bempah, a professor at the University of Toronto.

Thai police dismiss British woman's rape allegation

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 03:18

BANGKOK (AP) — Police in Thailand said Tuesday that they have dismissed a 19-year-old British tourist's claim that she was raped on a Thai resort island after their investigation revealed no supporting evidence.

Why the Air Force's Mighty F-22 Raptor Fleet Is In Serious Trouble

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 03:00

All thanks to one storm. 

Trump Hits A New High-Water Mark: The Biggest Federal Deficit In 6 Years

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 00:32

President Donald Trump likes to boast that he's breaking records with the

GOP Senate Candidate Accuses Arizona Rival Of 'Treason' In Debate

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 00:12

The U.S. Senate campaign debate in Arizona ended Monday evening on an