Nation/World

Explosion reported in Manhattan; New York police say one person in custody

Manhattan Explosion Report-3

A suspect who set off an explosion in the New York City subway was taken into custody after the...

National

Today in History

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Dec. 13, the 347th day of 2017. There are 18 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Dec. 13, 1937, the Chinese city of Nanjing fell to Japanese forces during the Sino-Japanese War; what followed was a massacre of war prisoners, soldiers and...


Business , National

US stocks moving higher following of Fed rate hike

APTOPIX Financial Markets Wall Street

U.S. stocks were moving higher in afternoon trading Wednesday following the Federal Reserve’s widely expected decision to raise short-term interest rates for the third time this year. The central bank also said that the U.S. economy was on sound footing. Health care, technology and industrials...


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Virginia is holding recounts in four key races, starting Wednesday. Here's how they work

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. The first of four recounts in legislative races - which could change political control of the Virginia House of Delegates - began Wednesday in a courthouse in Fairfax County. That’s where Republican Del. Tim Hugo holds a 106-vote edge over Democrat Donte Tanner in the...


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The Health 202: Doug Jones victory nearly closes the GOP doorway to Obamacare repeal

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. Republicans’ already narrow doorway to repealing Obamacare shrank even further as Alabamians -- for the first time since 1992 -- chose a Democrat as U.S. senator. In what my Washington Post colleagues describe as a “stunning setback for the Republican Party,” Doug...


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City forms team to target its most vulnerable homeless

APTOPIX Homeless Crisis on the Coast Toughest Cases

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — This is the lesson that the working-class city of Everett has learned: It takes a community to rescue the hardcore homeless. It takes teams of outreach workers — building relationships with men and women struggling with addiction or untreated mental illness, prodding them to...


World

Fatal Congo attack adds to pressure on UN peacekeeping boss

(c) 2017, Bloomberg. A day after 15 United Nations troops from Tanzania were killed by militants in eastern Congo, the organization’s chief of peacekeeping operations described the deadliest assault on U.N. forces in a quarter-century as retaliation for the mission’s aggressive approach. The attack...


Business , National

City forms team to target its most vulnerable homeless

Homeless Crisis on the Coast Toughest Cases

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — This is the lesson that the working-class city of Everett has learned: It takes a community to rescue the hardcore homeless. It takes teams of outreach workers — building relationships with men and women struggling with addiction or untreated mental illness, prodding them to...


National

Bible talk with Jake Tapper leaves Roy Moore's spokesman speechless

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. Democrat Doug Jones made history Tuesday with his stunning upset over Republican Roy Moore in the Senate election in Alabama, but one of the most memorable moments of the day came during several seconds of dead air on CNN. As voting was winding down, Moore spokesman...


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Enrollment in ACA health plans ahead of last year, but sign-up chance dwindling

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. With three days remaining in most of the country to buy Affordable Care Act coverage for 2018, enrollment is running ahead of the same time last year but is almost sure to fall short in the end because of a compressed enrollment season. During each of the six weeks of...


National

After big Senate loss, what's next for firebrand Roy Moore?

Alabama Senate

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Roy Moore has now lost more statewide races than he’s won in Alabama, including a Senate contest that seemed within reach. So will the Republican former judge now abandon politics and ride off into the sunset? Probably not. Instead, he’s discussing a possible recount — a...


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