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Christmas Shipping Deadlines - Time Is Running Out!

(CNN) - The Christmas shipping rush is hitting its peak! This week is expected to be one of the busiest shipping and delivery. The United States Postal Service says it expects to process and deliver nearly three billion pieces…

Silicon Valley-Bare Minimum With Russia Investigation

(CNN) - Facebook, Google and Twitter gave data to the Senate Intelligence Committee for their investigation into Russia's involvement in the 2016 election. But a firm hired by the committee said companies only gave a bare minimum of information…

California Abandons Plan To Tax Texts

San Francisco, CA (KGO) - California is dropping a plan to tax text messages. State regulators say a new FCC ruling is preventing them from imposing a tax on text plans. The state hoped to add new monthly fees…

Process of Reuniting Families Almost Finished

(CNN) - A judge says the process to reunite children separated from their parents at the U.S. - Mexico is "very close" to completion. That word came Friday from U.S. District Judge Dana Sabraw who is overseeing the issue. A…

6 in 10 Americans Report No Salary Increase In 2018

(CNN) - Despite a strong economy and a hot labor market, 6 in 10 working Americans say they saw no salary increase in 2018. That's according to a new survey from bankrate.com. The survey indicates the percentage of U.S.…

Delta Changes Policy On Emotional Support Animals

(CNN) - Booking a flight on Delta Airlines? You may have to leave your fur babies behind. The airline is placing more restrictions on service and emotional support animals on its flights. Delta will ban service and emotional support…

Update: Salmonella Beef Recall

(CNN) - A salmonella outbreak linked to recalled beef continues to grow. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says 87% people have been sickened with salmonella linked to the tainted beef. That brings the number of people…

Asylum Claims At SW Border Jumped Nearly 70% In 2018

(CNN) - The number of people trying to enter the United States out of fear has increased dramatically in the last year. Customs and Border Patrol announced, asylum claims at the U.S. Southwest border were up almost 70% in…

EPA to Change Protection of Some U.S. Waters

(CNN) - The Environmental Protection Agency is expected to announce policy changes that would likely allow more dumping into waterways Tuesday. The expected changes would reduce which bodies of water are protected under the clean water act. That's the…

CDC: 2 Dozen More Cases of AFM, Polio-Like Illness

Minneapolis, MN (WCCO) - The Centers for Disease Control has confirmed two dozen more cases of AFM since last week. Acute flaccid myelitis is a rare polio-like illness that causes paralysis. The agency said there have been 158 confirmed…

U.S. Sided with Russia, Others to Weaken Climate Report Language

(CNN) - The United States sided with Russia, Saudi Arabia, and Kuwait over the weekend at a Global Climate Summit. The American delegation voted against language that supports a landmark climate report on limiting global warming. A U.N. panel…

Trump Commits To $750B Defense Budget

(CNN) - There may not be any defense budget cuts after all. President Trump agreed to a request from Defense Secretary James Mattis to propose an increased budget of $750-billion for the coming year. The current budget is $716-billion.…

CDC Warning: Say No To Raw Cookie Dough

(CNN) - The CDC wants you to say "no" to raw cookie dough. This holiday season, you might find yourself whipping up a batch of delicious cookies in the kitchen. But you may want to think twice before reaching…

Attic Fire at Russell Senate Bldg

(CNN) - Scary moments Saturday inside the Russell Senate office building in Washington. All people inside the building were evacuated Saturday night due to a small fire in the attic. D.C. fire officials wrote on Twitter that the fire…

Most U.S. Adults Haven't Gotten Flu Shot

(CNN) - A new study finds most adults have not gotten their flu shot yet. A research organization at the University of Chicago is behind the report. The researchers surveyed more than 1,200 Americans. They say, as of mid-November…

Latest Jobs Report Weaker Than Expected

(CNN) - 155,000 jobs were created in the U.S. last month. That's according to the latest jobs report, released Friday morning. The report was weaker than expected but still a sign of a strong labor market. The primary sectors…

White House Backs Off Privatizing Postal Service

Lincoln, NE (KHAS) - The Treasury Department released a proposal for overhauling the U.S.Postal Service on Tuesday. It stopped short of full privatization of the service, an idea the White House floated over the summer. President Trump ordered the…

5 Million Lbs of Beef Added to Salmonella Recall

(CNN) - Check your freezer! More beef has been recalled due to salmonella contamination. More than five-million pounds of non-intact raw beef products have been added to the initial recall from back in October. The brands of beef include…

Mail Delivery Suspended Wednesday to Honor Bush

(CNN) - Don't expect to receive any regular mail this Wednesday. The U.S. Postal Service is suspending regular mail deliveries that day, to honor president George H.W. Bush. USPS retail services and offices will also be closed. But the…

CDC: Polio-Like AFM Appears to Have Peaked in U.S.

Minneapolis, MN (WCCO) - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says it appears the number of cases of a polio-like illness called acute flaccid myelitis has peaked for the year. In its weekly update on the disease, the…

Alaska Hit By 1000+ Aftershocks Since Friday

Anchorage, AK (KTVA) - Alaska was hit by just over a thousand aftershocks since Friday's 7.0 magnitude earthquake. Friday's big quake knocked out power, ripped open roads and splintered buildings near Anchorage. Despite damage to roads and buildings, no…

Trump Agrees To Temporary Tariff Truce W/China

(CNN) - It's a truce... For now. President Donald Trump and Xi Jinping have reached a tentative agreement. This according to a statement from White House press secretary Sarah Sanders. Meeting in Argentina on Saturday, Trump agreed to maintain…

Trump Admin Proposes Changes To H-1B Program

(CNN) - The White House wants to reform a popular American work visa program. The Department of Homeland Security has proposed updating the registration process for the H-1B visa. Many companies use the visas to help fill their workforces,…

Michelle Obama's Book Surpasses "Fire And Fury"

(CNN) - Michelle Obama's memoir "Becoming" has become the best selling book of 2018 in the U.S. It has surpassed Michael Wolff's "Fire and Fury" and others. Wolff's "Fire" was a publishing world sensation when it came out in…

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