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Tyson Foods: New facility in Tennessee to create 1,500 jobs

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 22:03:25 GMT

Tyson Foods Inc. plans to build a new chicken production complex in Tennessee, a $300 million project that is expected to create more than 1,500 jobs when the facility begins operations in late 2019, the company said Monday. The new plant in Humboldt will produce pre-packaged trays of fresh chicken for retail grocery stores nationwide, the Springdale, Arkansas-based company said in a statement and a news conference.




Sen. Al Franken accused of inappropriate behavior by a second woman

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 17:33:23 GMT

The woman said that as her husband snapped a photo of her and Franken, he pulled her in "awkward close" and "put his hand full-fledged on my rear." A second woman has come forward to accuse Sen. Al Franken of inappropriate behavior.




Patrolling US border agent killed in apparent Texas attack

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 17:33:22 GMT

Authorities were scouring West Texas on Monday for those behind an apparent attack that killed one U.S. border agent and injured another. U.S. Customs and Border Protection issued a statement Sunday that was thin on details about what happened, saying the two agents "were responding to activity" while on patrol near Interstate 10 in the area of Van Horn, which is about 30 miles from the border with Mexico and about 110 miles southeast of El Paso.




Roy Moore accuser says she was not paid to tell her...

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 17:33:21 GMT

A woman accusing Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore of initiating sexual contact when she was 14 said Monday she wanted to confront him years ago but didn't because he was powerful and the encounter gutted her self-confidence. She said she came forward to tell her story only after other women agreed to.




3 killed in medical helicopter crash

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 15:04:32 GMT

The Arkansas Department of Emergency Management confirms the helicopter went down Sunday night near the Arkansas County town of DeWitt, about 60 miles southeast of Little Rock. Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Lynn Lunsford says the aircraft was flying from Pine Bluff to DeWitt at the time of the wreck.




The Latest: Suu Kyi blames conflicts on illegal immigration

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 10:28:30 GMT

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi says the world is facing instability and conflict in part because illegal immigration spreads terrorism in a speech that comes as her country is accused of violently pushing out hundreds of thousands of unwanted Rohingya Muslims. Suu Kyi did not directly mention the refugee exodus in her speech to welcome European and Asian foreign ministers in Naypyitaw, the capital of Myanmar.




Senator Al Franken cut from PBS David Letterman tribute

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 05:59:12 GMT

PBS and WETA say Minnesota U.S. Senator Al Franken will not appear substantially in David Letterman's Mark Twain Prize special airing Monday night. Representatives said Sunday that PBS will air an updated version of the previously filmed event in which Franken will only be visible at the end of the show when the cast joins Letterman on stage.




Nebraska to announce whether it will approve in-state Keystone XL route

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 01:52:45 GMT

Nebraska regulators are set to decide whether to approve or deny an in-state route for the proposed Keystone XL pipeline. Nebraska regulators are set to decide Monday whether to approve or deny an in-state route for the proposed Keystone XL pipeline.




10 African Americans named Rhodes scholars, most ever

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 21:44:41 GMT

The latest group of U.S. Rhodes scholars includes 10 African Americans - the most ever in a single Rhodes class - as well as a transgender man and four students from colleges that had never had received the honor before. The Rhodes Trust on Sunday announced the 32 men and women chosen for post-graduate studies at Oxford University in England.




Many Christian conservatives are backing Alabama's Roy Moore

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 21:44:40 GMT

Moore drew rounds of applaus... . FILE - In this Tuesday, Dec. 12, 1995 file photo, Judge Roy Moore holds a Bible as he speaks to a crowd at Lighthouse Church in Montgomery, Ala., at a prayer and support rally honoring him.




Treasury chief cites good talks on taxes with GOP senators

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 19:48:07 GMT

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says he's been having "very good discussions" with Republican senators who oppose or have concerns about tax-cut legislation expected to be voted on after Thanksgiving. Mnuchin tells "Fox News Sunday" that he wants to make sure the lawmakers' views are incorporated before the Senate vote.




Secret Service apprehends attempted White House fence jumper

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 15:36:04 GMT

The U.S. Secret Service says an individual has been taken into custody after attempting to jump a security barrier on the Pennsylvania Avenue side of the White House. The Secret Service tweets that at about 8 a.m. Sunday, someone tried to jump a row of metal bike racks that are being used to create a second row of fencing outside the executive mansion.




GOPa s Sasse likes tax bill, but wona t call it key to 2018

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 11:23:13 GMT

U.S. Sen. Ben Sasse says Republican leaders are overstating how much passing tax-cut legislation can protect their party in next year's elections. The Nebraska Republican, who addressed an evangelical conservative group Saturday night, told reporters after his speech that he likes the tax bill moving in the Senate.




Ohio candidate doesn't regret sexual conquest Facebook post

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 07:09:16 GMT

An Ohio Supreme Court justice and Democratic gubernatorial candidate said on Facebook that people should "lighten up" after deleting a previous post outlining his sexual history with women that drew widespread criticism for trivializing sexual harassment and sexual assault. William O'Neill's original post on Friday criticized "the dogs of war" calling for Democratic Sen. Al Franken to resign after being accused of groping a woman during a USO Tour in 2006.




Argentina steps up search for missing submarine with 44 crew

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 02:50:00 GMT

Argentina's Navy said Saturday it was ramping up the search for a submarine that hadn't been heard from in three days, and at least six other nations said they would join in the effort. Navy spokesman Enrique Balbi said that the area being searched off the country's southern Atlantic coast has been doubled as concerns about the 44 crew members grew.




Deduction targeted by GOP used by tax filers in most states

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 00:23:00 GMT

A popular deduction targeted in the GOP's overhaul of the tax code is used by more than a quarter of all filers in a majority of states, including many led by Republicans where some residents eventually could see their federal tax bills rise. The exact effect in every state isn't known, in part because of differences in the Senate and House versions of the bill.




Winners and losers in Republican tax bill

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 19:52:42 GMT

The ultra-wealthy, especially those with dynastic businesses - like President Donald Trump and his family - do very well under a major Republican tax bill moving in the Senate, as they do under legislation passed this week by the House. Want to toast the anticipated tax win with champagne or a beer - or maybe you're feeling Shakespearean and prefer to quaff mead from a pewter mug? That would cheer producers of beer, wine, liquor - and mead, the ancient beverage fermented from honey.