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On Eve Of Election, Reporter Says Montana GOP Candidate 'Body Slammed' Him

Wed, 24 May 2017 21:25:00 -0400

Greg Gianforte's campaign spokesman said The Guardian's Ben Jacobs was the aggressor and knocked both men down, but an audio recording and a Fox News team's description suggest otherwise.

Boom Time Again For U.S. Oil Industry, Thanks To OPEC

Wed, 24 May 2017 18:46:00 -0400

The oil industry is coming out of a two-year slump after OPEC cut production. In oil-rich North Dakota, there are more energy jobs than available workers and local businesses are seeing a revival.

Eating Chocolate, A Little Each Week, May Lower The Risk Of A Heart Flutter

Wed, 24 May 2017 18:30:00 -0400

The latest evidence that a chocolate habit may lower your risk of heart disease: A study finds people who ate small amounts of chocolate several times a week had a lower risk of atrial fibrillation.

Trump Wants Families On Food Stamps To Get Jobs. The Majority Already Work

Wed, 24 May 2017 18:14:00 -0400

Some 55 percent of families with kids on SNAP have jobs — they just don't earn enough to live on. Many states where reliance on SNAP is heaviest voted overwhelmingly for Trump last November.

NBA Says 2019 All-Star Game Will Be In N.C. After Partial 'Bathroom Bill' Repeal

Wed, 24 May 2017 17:38:00 -0400

"We believe the recent legislation eliminates the most egregious aspects of the prior law," NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said. Some advocates for transgender rights have criticized the decision.

President Trump's Big Wall Is Now Just 74 Miles Long In His Budget Plan

Wed, 24 May 2017 17:16:00 -0400

If completed, the request would mean one-third of the southwest border would be fenced. Facing a skeptical Congress, the White House says it plans to ask for more funding in future years.

GOP Health Plan Would Leave 23 Million More Uninsured, Budget Office Says

Wed, 24 May 2017 16:41:00 -0400

The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office estimates that the Republicans' Obamacare repeal-and-replace bill would also reduce the deficit and leave some sick Americans unable to buy coverage.

What We Know About The Suspect In The Manchester Arena Bombing

Wed, 24 May 2017 16:33:00 -0400

Authorities have identified the suicide bomber as Salman Abedi, 22, a British national whose father comes from Libya. Police say Abedi received help with Monday's attack on an Ariana Grande concert.

Vermont's Governor Vetoes Recreational Pot Bill

Wed, 24 May 2017 16:21:00 -0400

The governor said he is "not philosophically opposed" to legalization, and that he'll work with the legislature to change some points. The bill resembles D.C.'s "home-grow" approach to marijuana.

Everest Death Toll Rises To 10 This Season After 4 More Climbers Found Dead

Wed, 24 May 2017 15:21:00 -0400

The bodies were discovered in tents by Nepalese Sherpas at Camp IV, the camp closest to the summit of the world's tallest mountain. The victims have not yet been identified.

Here's What Betsy DeVos Said Wednesday On Capitol Hill

Wed, 24 May 2017 15:03:00 -0400

The education secretary testified before a House subcommittee on the Trump administration's 2018 budget proposal, which calls for deep cuts to education.

Hot Tip On Old Heist Could Be Worth $10 Million, Gardner Museum Says

Wed, 24 May 2017 14:55:00 -0400

It's been 27 years since thieves made off with more than a dozen works of art from Boston's Gardner Museum. But the museum's trustees hold out hope — and have doubled the bounty on the masterpieces.

After Botched Raid, Philippines Tries To Reclaim A City Under Siege

Wed, 24 May 2017 14:39:00 -0400

With an island under martial law and civilians escaping Marawi City, which is occupied by ISIS-linked militants, President Rodrigo Duterte struck a hard line Wednesday: "If you fight us you will die."

Fitness Trackers: Good at Measuring Heart Rate, Not So Good At Measuring Calories

Wed, 24 May 2017 14:33:00 -0400

A study of seven popular fitness trackers found they are generally good at measuring heart rate, but may mislead consumers about how many calories they have burned.

Miami's Zika Outbreak Began Months Before It Was First Detected

Wed, 24 May 2017 14:23:00 -0400

Travelers infected with the Zika virus in the Caribbean brought it to South Florida multiple times before officials realized it had reached the U.S., an analysis of virus genomes finds.