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22-year-old Maine Navy sailor killed overseas

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A Maine sailor stationed with the U.S. Navy has died overseas.
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Fed can keep rate hikes gradual without risking inflation: Evans

Fed can keep rate hikes gradual without risking inflation: Evans

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CHICAGO - The Federal Reserve can stick to a series of gradual U.S. interest-rate increases over the next couple of years without much risk of an unhealthy surge in inflation, Chicago Fed President Charles Evans said on Tuesday.
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Democratic FCC commissioner stepping down after policy clash

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WASHINGTON - A Democratic commissioner on the top U.S. telecommunications regulator said on Tuesday she is stepping down after more than eight years in the job and after clashing with Republican efforts to roll back many regulations.
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Debt could dissuade students, hurt U.S. economy, says Fed official

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Philadelphia Federal Reserve President Patrick Harker said rising debt levels could dissuade students from pursuing higher education, buying homes and funding other investments.
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Anheuser-Busch Announces Bold 2025 Sustainability Goals

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In an effort to reduce its environmental impact, Anheuser-Busch has announced its U.S. 2025 Sustainability Goals. This ambitious set of goals aim to focus on four key areas: renewable electricity and carbon reduction, water stewardship, smart agriculture and circular packaging.
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China's Huawei Tech retrenches in U.S. after years of criticism

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WASHINGTON - China's Huawei Technologies Co Ltd , viewed with suspicion in congress as a potential threat to U.S. national security, has laid off five employees at its Washington office and slashed lobbying expenditures, according to sources familiar with the matter and government filings.
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New AUMF? Critics Warn Against Giving President Even More War Powers

New AUMF? Critics Warn Against Giving President Even More War Powers

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As the 17-year-old War on Terror rages on-and with the international community still reeling from the illegal missile strikes that the U.S., U.K., and France launched on Syria over the weekend-Congress is considering a measure that critics warn will expand the executive branch's authority to wage war.
Some lawmakers have tried for years to replace the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force that has been used by three administration to justify military actions across the globe. Now that President Donald Trump has repeatedly ignored reminders that only Congress can approve attacks not...
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Fed's Williams sees U.S. inflation at or above goal for years

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San Francisco Federal Reserve Bank President John Williams said he expects U.S. inflation to rise to the U.S. central bank's 2-percent goal this year and to continue at that goal for a couple of years.
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Saints vs. Falcons: Score, live updates from Week 3 game in Atlanta

Saints vs. Falcons: Score, live updates from Week 3 game in Atlanta

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As Hurricane Florence's floodwaters recede, some North Carolina rivers could...

As Hurricane Florence's floodwaters recede, some North Carolina rivers could rise another foot, and the full moon isn't helping

Hurricane Florence floodwaters may be receding, but it's still causing rivers to rise in some areas of southeastern North Carolina. The Cape Fear River is expected to reach... Read more ...

Hundreds mark Hurricane Maria anniversary near Trump resort

Hundreds mark Hurricane Maria anniversary near Trump resort

Activists marking the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Maria's devastation of Puerto Rico staged a rally and caravan focused on President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort in... Read more ...

Lawmakers are split on the next steps for Christine Blasey Ford

Lawmakers are split on the next steps for Christine Blasey Ford

Lawmakers spoke out after Christine Blasey Ford struck a tentative deal to testify about her allegations of sexual assault against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. On... Read more ...

Stolen smokes: Man gets 20 years for cigarette theft

Stolen smokes: Man gets 20 years for cigarette theft

A Florida man who stole $600 worth of cigarettes from a convenience store has been sentenced to 20 years in prison. Read more ...

Lindsey Graham: 'I Feel Sorry for Her'

Lindsey Graham: 'I Feel Sorry for Her'

Appearing on Fox News Sunday, Sen. Lindsey Graham describes the woman accusing Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault as a victim of the Democrats: "I want to listen to Dr. Ford. I... Read more ...

NFL trade rumors: Steelers open to trade offers for Le'Veon Bell

NFL trade rumors: Steelers open to trade offers for Le'Veon Bell

Le'Veon Bell has held out from all practices and games as he continues to look for a more lucrative contract with the Steelers. Read more ...

Kavanaugh Accuser Christine Blasey Ford To Testify Thursday

Kavanaugh Accuser Christine Blasey Ford To Testify Thursday

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NBA trade rumors: Cavaliers interested in dealing for Jimmy Butler

NBA trade rumors: Cavaliers interested in dealing for Jimmy Butler

Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert was seen talking privately with Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor on Friday. Read more ...

At the UN, an unrepentant Trump is set to rattle foes and friends alike

At the UN, an unrepentant Trump is set to rattle foes and friends alike

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. - President Donald Trump is poised to redouble his commitment to “America First” on the most global of stages this week. In the sequel to his stormy UN debut... Read more ...