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The Obama administration has warned for months that it wouldn’t accept a Russian invasion of Ukraine. With Russian tanks and armored vehicles reportedly crossing the country’s southeastern border Thursday and capturing a coastal town, the White House faced the unavoidable question: What will it do about it?
(MCT) — If a sampling of Americans is correct, the U.S. economy and workplace was forever changed — for the worse — by the Great Recession. According to a majority of adults polled by the John H. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers, college will continue to be unaffordable, people won’t be able to […]
SAN JOSE, Calif. (MCT) — Bay Area billionaire Tom Steyer’s blitz against candidates who are soft on climate change is underway in seven states, but some prominent fact-checking groups say he’s emitting enough hot air to melt a few glaciers. Negative reviews from watchdogs like PolitiFact, FactCheck.org and The Washington Post are dogging one of […]
Demonstrators, including a Republican lawmaker, gathered outside the historic Leland Stanford Mansion in Sacramento, California, on Tuesday to protest the jailing of a U.S. Marine in Mexico. Meanwhile, the state’s Democratic governor hosted a luncheon for the Mexican president inside the mansion.
The issue of wearable cameras is just one of several headed to the White House for consideration in the fallout of the Ferguson unrest. Nearly 150,000 people have signed a petition to create a national “Mike Brown Law” requiring all police to wear cameras.
LOS ANGELES (MCT) — The house in Rancho Mirage that was thought to be purchased by President Barack Obama sold for $3.5 million to a couple from Omaha, Neb., with no apparent ties to the commander in chief. Talk of a potential presidential purchase began when Barack and Michelle Obama spent a long weekend in […]
ST. LOUIS (MCT) — Seven shots. A three-second pause. Four more shots. An audio file obtained by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Tuesday is believed to have captured the shooting of Michael Brown Jr. If authenticated, it would be the first recording of the incident to have surfaced since Brown’s death on Aug. 9. Lawyer […]
SAN DIEGO (MCT) — A State Department spokeswoman said that an American who grew up in Minnesota and attended college in San Diego has been killed overseas but declined to confirm a report that he died in Syria while fighting for ISIS. Jen Psaki confirmed the death of Douglas McAuthur McCain. “We are in contact […]
WASHINGTON (MCT) — When a federal appeals court ruled last month that a seemingly arcane wording flaw in the Affordable Care Act should invalidate a central part of the law, many of those who drafted the statute five years ago reacted with shock and anger. In 2009, they had spent months piecing together a compromise […]
(MCT) — Burger King Worldwide Inc. said Tuesday it would buy the Tim Hortons coffee-and-doughnut chain for about $11.4 billion and shift the new firm’s headquarters to Canada, where the corporate tax rate is lower than in the U.S. The cash-and-stock deal creates the world’s third-largest fast-food chain, with more than 18,000 restaurants in 100 […]