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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…

NYSE/NASDAQ Closing to Honor George H.W. Bush

(CNN) - Stock markets will close on Wednesday to honor the memory of former president George H.W. Bush. The New York Stock Exchange said it will also observe a minute of silence on Monday to honor president Bush. The…

Chef Jose Andres Nominated For Nobel Peace Prize

(CNN) - A celebrity chef has been nominated to receive the Nobel Peace Prize. According to the Washington Post, chef José Andrés received a nomination for the 2019 Nobel peace prize for his work with his non-profit. Andrés founded…

CDC: Life Expectancy Down Due to Overdoses, Suicides

(CNN) - The opioid crisis is impacting death rates in the United States. Life expectancy dropped between 2016 and 2017 and the mortality rate rose. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the reason is an increase in…

Appalachian Trail Conservation

For more than half a century, The Federal Land and Water Conservation fund has been supporting the purchase of land for public ownership and recreational access. But Congress let the funds expire in September of 2018, and conservationists are…

DOJ to Appeal Order Blocking Asylum Restrictions

(CNN) - The Justice Department plans to appeal the restraining order blocking the U.S. government from denying asylum to those entering the U.S. from official ports of entry. DOJ lawyers have already informed the federal lower court judge who…

Report: Shortage Of Christmas Trees This Year

(CNN) - Higher prices and shorter supplies. Two things no one wants to hear when it comes to Christmas. It's a symbol of the Christmas season, but this year a noble fir may be hard to come by. The…

Trump On China Tariffs: Apple Could Be Impacted

(CNN) - The tit-for-tat trade war between the U.S. and China appears to be moving forward. President Trump says it is "highly unlikely" that he'd accept an offer from china that would prevent the U.S.' plan to boost tariffs…

Cyber Monday is Here!

(CNN) - If you didn't start your holiday shopping on Black Friday, you still have a chance to snag some super deals without even leaving your house! Today is Cyber Monday. According to the National Retail Federation, 75-million people…

CA: Camp Fire is Finally 100% Contained

(CNN) - The camp fire in northern California is now 100% contained. Butte County officials made the announcement Sunday morning. The camp fire started November 18th near the town of Pulga. It killed at least 85 people and is…

NASA's Insight on Track for Monday Mars Landing

(CNN) - NASA's insight is making its final descent towards Mars. The spacecraft is expected to land on the surface of the red planet Monday. Insight is the first mission to study the deep interior of Mars. It launched…

Cyber Monday is Coming!

(CNN) - If you don't plan to start your holiday shopping on Black Friday, you still have a chance to snag some super deals without even leaving your house! Monday is Cyber Monday. According to the National Retail Federation,…

Small Business Saturday is Tomorrow!

Indianapolis, IN (WISH) - After Black Friday comes Small Business Saturday, a day to remember and support the small businesses in your community. It was started in 2010 as a way to boost sales at local shops. The next…

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