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Why the Dow keeps sinking

The gloom-and-doom on Wall Street has wiped out the stock market's gains for the year. The post Why the Dow keeps sinking appeared first on KPAX.com.

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November 21, 2018

Trump administration doubles down on letting Kentucky impose Medicaid work requirements

The Trump administration has once again approved Kentucky’s request to require certain Medicaid recipients to get jobs or lose their benefits. The state was set to begin implementing the mandate this summer, but was blocked by a US district court judge, who voided the federal government’s earlier approval. Judge James Boasberg said the Department of […] The post Trump administration doubles down on letting Kentucky impose Medicaid work requirements appeared first on KPAX.com.

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November 21, 2018

Red Cross of MT deploys volunteers to CA wildfires as firefighters return home

The volunteers come from different parts of the state, including Lewistown, Kalispell, Moccasin and Billings. The post Red Cross of MT deploys volunteers to CA wildfires as firefighters return home appeared first on KPAX.com.

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November 21, 2018

Hyde-Smith accuses Democrats of trying to turn ‘hanging’ comment into a ‘political weapon’

Republican Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith of Mississippi accused Democrats at a debate Tuesday night of weaponizing her recent remark about attending a “public hanging” at the invitation of a local rancher. The comment, which was captured on tape and quickly went viral, called up dark memories of lynchings in the state. Asked about it by a […] The post Hyde-Smith accuses Democrats of trying to turn ‘hanging’ comment into a ‘political weapon’ appeared first on KPA

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November 21, 2018

Judge notes ‘sad irony’ of men deciding abortion rights as he strikes Mississippi’s abortion law

A federal judge on Tuesday blocked a Mississippi state law that sought to forbid most abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy, writing a sharply worded opinion with implications for states weighing similar measures. Gov. Phil Bryant signed H.B. 1510, also known as the Gestational Age Act in March, pledging his “commitment to making Mississippi the […] The post Judge notes ‘sad irony’ of men deciding abortion rights as he strikes Mississippi’s abortion law appeared fir

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November 21, 2018

Australia joins US, Israel in refusing to sign UN migration pact

Australia will not join a United Nations-backed global pact on migration, Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced Wednesday, citing concerns that the deal would be used to “undermine Australia’s strong border protection laws and practices.” The Morrison government’s decision comes as countries from around the world move to formally adopt the “Global Compact for Safe, Orderly […] The post Australia joins US, Israel in refusing to sign UN migration pact appeared

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November 21, 2018

Lawsuits filed over drinking water in South Carolina after CNN report

Two lawsuits have been filed on behalf of residents of Denmark, South Carolina, where a CNN investigation revealed that a chemical was being added to the water supply for 10 years without EPA approval. The city of Denmark has been under scrutiny from residents suspicious of the rust-colored water coming from their taps, even though […] The post Lawsuits filed over drinking water in South Carolina after CNN report appeared first on KPAX.com.

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November 21, 2018

Trump grants new authority to troops to protect border personnel

President Donald Trump has signed a memorandum that grants new authority to US troops on the Southwest border to protect Customs and Border Protection personnel from migrants if they engage in violence, according to the Pentagon. Department of Defense spokesperson Lt. Col. Michelle Baldanza confirmed to CNN that the Pentagon had received the memorandum. CNN […] The post Trump grants new authority to troops to protect border personnel appeared first on KPAX.com.

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November 21, 2018

Hanoi’s ‘train street’ becomes selfie central

Gone are the days when polite travelers would avoid walking in front of people so as not to get in their vacation snap — now, it’s all about not walking behind people to ruin their selfies. Few places have selfie culture more on display than Hanoi, Vietnam, where the mix of old and new provides […] The post Hanoi’s ‘train street’ becomes selfie central appeared first on KPAX.com.

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November 21, 2018

Mark Zuckerberg defends his C-suite and says Sheryl Sandberg isn’t going anywhere

Amid yet another scandal, Facebook is facing calls from investors and critics to shake up its leadership. But in an exclusive interview on Tuesday, CEO Mark Zuckerberg said he intends to stay on as chairman and that his No. 2, Sheryl Sandberg, isn’t going anywhere either. “Sheryl is a really important part of this company […] The post Mark Zuckerberg defends his C-suite and says Sheryl Sandberg isn’t going anywhere appeared first on KPAX.com.

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November 21, 2018

As problems pile up, Mark Zuckerberg stands his ground in exclusive CNN Business interview

After spending much of this year apologizing for Facebook’s many missteps, CEO Mark Zuckerberg was defiant in an exclusive interview with CNN Business on Tuesday. Zuckerberg resisted growing calls for changes to Facebook’s C-suite, reiterated Facebook’s potential as a force for good, and pushed back at some of the unrelenting critical coverage of his company […] The post As problems pile up, Mark Zuckerberg stands his ground in exclusive CNN Business interview appeared fi

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November 21, 2018

Trump administration alleges China hasn’t ‘altered’ unfair trade practices

The Trump administration on Tuesday continued to ratchet up pressure on China, releasing an updated report showing Beijing has done little to fix its unfair practices less than two weeks before the leaders of the two economic superpowers plan to meet. The 50-page report by the Office of the Trade Representative concluded that China has […] The post Trump administration alleges China hasn’t ‘altered’ unfair trade practices appeared first on KPAX.com.

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November 21, 2018

Searching for remains from the California wildfires before the rainfall

Rescue workers on Tuesday combed through debris of a charred mobile home park in Northern California, searching for the possible remains of victims with urgency before the rains started. The window to recover any remains from Ridgewood Mobile Home Park, which was destroyed by the Camp Fire, is tiny. The heavy rains expected as early […] The post Searching for remains from the California wildfires before the rainfall appeared first on KPAX.com.

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November 21, 2018

Top Republicans slam Trump for statement backing Saudi Arabia

Top Senate Republicans slammed President Donald Trump for his statement backing Saudi Arabia in the wake of the death and dismemberment of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Tennessee Republican Sen. Bob Corker, tweeted Tuesday, “I never thought I’d see the day a White House would moonlight as […] The post Top Republicans slam Trump for statement backing Saudi Arabia appeared first on KPAX.com.

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November 21, 2018

US Air Force conducts first ever F-35 fighter jet ‘elephant walk’

The US Air Force conducted its first so-called “elephant walk” drill using F-35 fighter jets Monday, launching dozens of aircraft in a condensed period as part of what the service called a “combat power exercise” at Hill Air Force Base in Utah. Dozens of stealth fifth-generation fighters from the active-duty 388th Fighter Wing and 419th […] The post US Air Force conducts first ever F-35 fighter jet ‘elephant walk’ appeared first on KPAX.com.

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November 21, 2018

DHS secretary says Trump administration will comply with and appeal asylum-ban ruling

Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said Tuesday that the Trump administration plans to comply with and appeal a federal judge’s recent decision to temporarily block the government from denying asylum to those who cross the southern border between ports of entry. “We will follow all laws and judicial rulings, but we will also be appealing […] The post DHS secretary says Trump administration will comply with and appeal asylum-ban ruling appeared first on KPAX.com.

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November 21, 2018

Wildlife managers analyzing “record” year for grizzly deaths

Yet even with the spike in mortalities, they say there haven’t been enough deaths to impact the overall survivability of the population. The post Wildlife managers analyzing “record” year for grizzly deaths appeared first on KPAX.com.

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November 21, 2018

One Class at a Time: Russell Elementary School

Band teacher Mr Z, as his students call him, has the task of molding these first-time band students into a smooth-sounding unit. The post One Class at a Time: Russell Elementary School appeared first on KPAX.com.

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November 21, 2018

Preservation Hall All-Stars play for kids with special needs

Click here for updates on this story     New Orleans, LA (WGNO) — The Preservation Hall Foundation along with The Historic New Orleans Collection hosted “Sensory Family Day” for children with autism and other sensory processing needs. The Preservation Hall All-Stars performed some New Orleans tunes for the kids and as you can see, the kids […] The post Preservation Hall All-Stars play for kids with special needs appeared first on KPAX.com.

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November 21, 2018

87-year-old grandfather beaten, robbed in front of his senior living building

Click here for updates on this story     Cleveland, OH (WEWS) — An 87-year-old grandfather is recovering from a brutal beating after he was robbed right in front of his apartment building in Cleveland’s Clark-Fulton neighborhood. It happened around 10 a.m. Monday, when Margaro Senquiz was going about his daily routine — a short walk to […] The post 87-year-old grandfather beaten, robbed in front of his senior living building appeared first on KPAX.com.

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November 21, 2018

Ivanka Trump’s less-than-impressive tenure in Washington

Ivanka Trump came to Washington as the crown jewel of her family’s empire. Even people who loathed her father — aka the President of the United States — acknowledged that they generally liked his eldest daughter and laid much of their hope in her: Maybe she would be a moderating influence on his more base […] The post Ivanka Trump’s less-than-impressive tenure in Washington appeared first on KPAX.com.

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November 21, 2018

51 grizzly bear deaths in 2018, a record for Northern Rockies

A lot of grizzly bears died in the Northern Continental Divide Ecosystem this year, so it might not hurt that they’ll be protected for longer than expected. Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks biologist Cecily Costello got straight to the point Tuesday: 51 dead bears. The post 51 grizzly bear deaths in 2018, a record for Northern Rockies appeared first on Missoula Current.

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November 21, 2018

Pinellas County ice cream shop manager accused of molesting 4 underage girls

Click here for updates on this story     Madeira Beach, FL (WFTS) — A Pinellas County ice cream shop manager has been arrested, accused of molesting four underage girls. On Monday, Pinellas County deputies arrested 62-year-old Leonardo Arellano Ramos, of St. Petersburg, on two counts of lewd and lascivious molestation and two counts of simple battery. […] The post Pinellas County ice cream shop manager accused of molesting 4 underage girls appeared first on KPAX.c

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November 21, 2018

85,000 children under 5 may have died of starvation in Yemen war

British charity Save the Children says that an estimated 85,000 children under the age of 5 may have died from extreme hunger or disease since the war in Yemen escalated more than three years ago. Through new analysis of UN data, the charity found that between April 2015 and October 2018, about 84,701 children under 5 […] The post 85,000 children under 5 may have died of starvation in Yemen war appeared first on KPAX.com.

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November 21, 2018

Family loses everything in house fire, two young children in need of clothes

Click here for updates on this story     Lithia, FL (WFTS) — A fire destroyed a home in Lithia early Tuesday morning. Firefighters responded to a single-alarm house fire at 2704 Nichols Road in Lithia at approximately 1:23 a.m. on Tuesday. The homeowner, Charlie Meadows, was staying in a camper on the property when he noticed […] The post Family loses everything in house fire, two young children in need of clothes appeared first on KPAX.com.

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November 21, 2018

Woody Allen Fast Facts

Here’s a look at the life of Oscar-winning filmmaker Woody Allen. Personal:Birth date: December 1, 1935 Birth name: Allan Stewart Konigsberg Birth place: Brooklyn, New York Father: Martin Konigsberg, worked various jobs Mother: Nettie (Cherry) Konigsberg, bookkeeper Marriages: Soon-Yi Previn (December 22, 1997-present), Louise Lasser (divorced), Harlene Rosen (divorced) Children: daughters adopted with Soon-Yi Previn: […] The post Woody Allen Fast Facts appeared first on KPAX.com.

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November 20, 2018

Russell Street Bridge construction pauses for Thanksgiving

Crews will stop their work on Wednesday afternoon and resume work on Monday, Nov. 26. The post Russell Street Bridge construction pauses for Thanksgiving appeared first on KPAX.com.

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November 20, 2018

MHP offers advice to stay safe on the road this Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is just a few days away, with more people hopping onto the interstate to go visit friends and family for dinner. The post MHP offers advice to stay safe on the road this Thanksgiving appeared first on KPAX.com.

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November 20, 2018

Lolo NF Christmas tree permits offered up for sale

The hunt for the perfect Christmas tree can be a fun, festive way to begin the holiday season. The post Lolo NF Christmas tree permits offered up for sale appeared first on KPAX.com.

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November 20, 2018

Whitaker disclosures reveal more than $900,000 in payments from conservative group

Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker revised his financial disclosure forms five times after being appointed to the top Justice Department role earlier this month, according to the forms, which were released Tuesday. Revisions to disclosure filings are not uncommon, but the release of Whitaker’s forms comes amid pressure from government watchdog groups who raised concerns […] The post Whitaker disclosures reveal more than $900,000 in payments from conservative group appeared firs

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November 20, 2018

Charges dropped in first federal genital mutilation case in US

A Detroit judge has dropped nearly all the charges against a Michigan doctor accused of performing female genital mutilation on at least nine underage girls, according to court documents. In a decision filed Tuesday, Judge Bernard Friedman ruled that the federal female genital mutilation law is unconstitutional and that Congress did not have the right […] The post Charges dropped in first federal genital mutilation case in US appeared first on KPAX.com.

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November 20, 2018

Trump’s Saudi support highlights brutality of ‘America First’ doctrine

It is the Trump doctrine laid bare. By letting Saudi Arabia get away with the murder of US-based journalist Jamal Khashoggi, the President sent a message of startling clarity about how the United States will conduct its business in the world. Refusing to break with Saudi strongman Mohammed bin Salman over the killing in the […] The post Trump’s Saudi support highlights brutality of ‘America First’ doctrine appeared first on KPAX.com.

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November 20, 2018

Marcia Fudge, who was considering run for House speaker, says she will back Nancy Pelosi

Rep. Marcia Fudge — an Ohio Democrat who had been weighing a potential run for House speaker — announced on Tuesday that she will instead endorse Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi for the job, effectively removing Pelosi’s most prominent potential challenger so far. “I now join my colleagues in support of the leadership team of Pelosi, […] The post Marcia Fudge, who was considering run for House speaker, says she will back Nancy Pelosi appeared first on KPAX.com.

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November 20, 2018

Trump raised prosecuting Clinton with top White House, Justice officials

President Donald Trump on multiple occasions raised with Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and Matt Whitaker, who was then-chief of staff to Jeff Sessions, whether the Justice Department was progressing in investigating Hillary Clinton, according to a source familiar with the matter. The President also wanted his previous White House counsel, Don McGahn, to ask […] The post Trump raised prosecuting Clinton with top White House, Justice officials appeared first on KPAX.com.

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November 20, 2018

Doctor, pharmacy resident and a police officer were the victims of the Chicago hospital shooting

Dr. Tamara O’Neal, Chicago Police Officer Samuel Jimenez and pharmacy resident Dayna Less were killed Monday by a gunman at a Chicago hospital. The gunman, identified as Juan Lopez, also died in the incident. Lopez was shot in the abdomen and he shot himself in the head, according to the medical examiner’s daily case ledger. […] The post Doctor, pharmacy resident and a police officer were the victims of the Chicago hospital shooting appeared first on KPAX.com.

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November 20, 2018

Photo surfaces of Cindy Hyde-Smith posing with Confederate artifacts

Mississippi Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith posed with Confederate artifacts in photos from 2014 that emerged Tuesday, the latest in a series of controversial moments for the freshman Republican senator who is facing a run-off next week. In a photo posted to her Facebook account in 2014, Hyde-Smith was pictured posing with Confederate artifacts. The caption on […] The post Photo surfaces of Cindy Hyde-Smith posing with Confederate artifacts appeared first on KPAX.com.

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November 20, 2018

Aspiring actress granted restraining order against Michael Avenatti, describes physical and verbal abuse

Aspiring actress Mareli Miniutti was granted a restraining order against famed lawyer Michael Avenatti on Monday, and accused him of physical and verbal violence — including hitting her face with pillows, calling her an “ungrateful bitch” and dragging her across the floor. The revelation comes after Avenatti was arrested by Los Angeles police on suspicion […] The post Aspiring actress granted restraining order against Michael Avenatti, describes physical and verbal abuse

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November 20, 2018

Secretary Zinke calls for forest reforms in wake of deadly fires, blames radicals

Citing loss of life, destruction and mounting wildfire costs, the secretaries of the U.S. Departments of Interior and Agriculture on Tuesday pressed Congress for authority to restore health to Western forests – a process they say will take a generation to achieve. The post Secretary Zinke calls for forest reforms in wake of deadly fires, blames radicals appeared first on Missoula Current.

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November 20, 2018

“The Miracle in Missoula:” Apparel store sells Bobcat victory, Griz heartbreak

For one Montana company, the Bobcats’ tantalizing win over the University of Montana may be good for business, that is if their new T-shirt noting the moment the game began to slip away from the Griz is any indicator. The post “The Miracle in Missoula:” Apparel store sells Bobcat victory, Griz heartbreak appeared first on Missoula Current.

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November 20, 2018

US flies B-52 bombers near contested islands in the South China Sea

Two US B-52 bombers flew near contested islands in the South China Sea Monday, according to US Pacific Air Forces. “Two US Air Force B-52H Stratofortress bombers departed Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, and participated in a routine training mission” in “the vicinity of the South China Sea,” US Pacific Air Forces said in a […] The post US flies B-52 bombers near contested islands in the South China Sea appeared first on KPAX.com.

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November 20, 2018