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A British Airways plane flew between New York and London in less than five hours this weekend, setting a record for subsonic plane travel

Sun, Feb 16, 2020 at 2:17 pm

A British Airways plane flew between New York and London in less than five hours this weekend, setting a record for subsonic plane travel

Correspondent Jeremy House reporting

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The president of the largest U.S.-based flight attendants’ union says too many airline workers, especially at smaller regional carriers, are struggling to get by even as airlines report multibillion-dollar profits

Sun, Feb 16, 2020 at 2:16 pm

The president of the largest U.S.-based flight attendants’ union says too many airline workers, especially at smaller regional carriers, are struggling to get by even as airlines report multibillion-dollar profits

Correspondent Jeremy House reporting

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Iwo Jima Museum

Fri, Feb 14, 2020 at 9:10 pm

The National Marine Corps Museum is commemorating the Iwo Jima anniversary in Quantico, Virginia

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British Airways 747 sets subsonic speed record between NY and London

Mon, Feb 10, 2020 at 11:14 am

A British Airways 747 has set a record for subsonic plane travel between New York and London.

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Gov’t highway safety agency approves self-driving vehicle with different standards

Sun, Feb 9, 2020 at 1:20 pm

For the first time, the U.S. government’s highway safety agency has approved a company’s request to deploy a self-driving vehicle that doesn’t need to meet the same federal safety standards for cars and trucks driven by humans

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says it granted temporary approval for Silicon Valley robotics company Nuro to run a low-speed autonomous delivery vehicle without side- and rear-view mirrors necessary for human drivers. Nuro announced plans in December for low-speed vehicles in partnership with Walmart to deliver groceries in Houston. Under the temporary approval, Nuro will have to make real-time safety reports to the agency. The vehicles previously were subject to federal standards for low-speed vehicles that travel under 25 miles per hour. Keith Peters reporting.

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Federal antitrust regulators question proposed Schick-Harry’s merger

Sun, Feb 9, 2020 at 1:19 pm

Federal antitrust regulators say a proposed merger that would combine old-school shaving company Schick with upstart Harry’s would end up costing consumers some skin

The Federal Trade Commission has sued to block Edgewell Personal Care’s $1.37 billion acquisition of Harry’s, which was supposed to be finalized this year. The FTC argues that bringing two major shaving brands together would hurt competition. Edgewell’s Schick is the No. 2 razor maker in the U.S., behind Gillette. Both brands were forced to slash prices and overhaul their marketing strategies in recent years response to the rise of Harry’s and rival Dollar Shave Club, which both started as direct-to-consumer digital brands…JH reporting.

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Walgreens will pay $7.5 million to settle with California authorities

Sun, Feb 9, 2020 at 1:17 pm

Walgreens will pay $7.5 million to settle with California authorities after an employee was charged with impersonating a pharmacist and illegally filling more than 745,000 prescriptions

Kim Thien (tee EHN) Le (lee) has pleaded not guilty to felony impersonation charges. Prosecutors say she used the license numbers of registered pharmacists in order to dispense prescriptions at Walgreens stores in the San Francisco Bay Area. They allegedly included prescriptions for fentanyl, morphine and codeine.

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Fed forecasters see no interest changes signaled in a newly release monetary policy report

Sun, Feb 9, 2020 at 1:16 pm

Fed forecasters see no interest changes signaled in a newly release monetary policy report

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell will testify before congressional committees this Tuesday and Wednesday on the outlook from newly issued report. His testimony is expected to amplify the Fed’s view that no further changes in interest rates are needed. Many economists believe the Fed will keep rates unchanged for the entire year although some analysts think it’s still possible to have one more rate cut if a risk such as the global coronavirus outbreak persist.

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Highway Marker

Thu, Feb 6, 2020 at 9:22 pm

A Virginia historical highway marker is being issued to highlight one of the nation’s oldest African American congregations. Keith Peters has the story

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Secretary of State Pompeo says U.S. demands demonstrable evidence from Taliban before deal

Mon, Feb 3, 2020 at 8:31 am

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says the U.S. is demanding demonstrable evidence from the Taliban that they can and will reduce violence before signing a deal that would lead to Afghanistan peace talks and a withdrawal of American troops from the country. Correspondent Ken Lormand reports.

Sec. Pompeo says a deal is close but that they have been close before and failed because the Taliban was unable to demonstrate their seriousness. He said more work remains to be done so that peace talks between Afghanistan’s warring parties can get started.

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Twitter and Pinterest roll out new efforts to root out voting misinformation

Sun, Feb 2, 2020 at 2:23 pm

Twitter and Pinterest are rolling out new efforts to root out voting misinformation ahead of the November elections

Twitter has created a new tool they say will make it easier for users to report tweets that broadcast false information about registering to vote or casting a ballot. Pinterest, meanwhile, announced that it will remove posts that mislead people about when, how and where they can vote. Most big social media platforms already prohibit material that seeks to suppress voting, but the companies say they want to do more to stop misinformation that might reduce turnout on Election Day. Keith Peters reporting.

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Manufacturing slump leads to second round of layoffs at 3M

Sun, Feb 2, 2020 at 2:22 pm

A profound slump in manufacturing and a trade war that has slowed economic growth in China has led to a second round of layoffs at 3M, the Minnesota company that makes Post-it notes as well as industrial coatings and ceramics

The 1,500 job cuts come on top of the 2,000 jobs the company trimmed less than a year ago. The latest round represents about 1.5% of 3M’s global workforce. CEO Michael Roman said the cuts will occur across all business groups and geographies. Last month, the Institute for Supply Management reported that U.S. manufacturing activity fell to the lowest level in more than a decade.

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Slumping Nissan Motor offers voluntary separation packages to many U.S. workers

Sun, Feb 2, 2020 at 2:21 pm

Slumping Nissan Motor is offering voluntary separation packages to many of its U.S. workers as it tries to resize itself to match lower sales

Correspondent Jeremy House reporting. Earlier in January, Nissan made its U.S. employees take two unpaid furlough days. The company has more than 20,000 U.S. workers, concentrated mainly at its U.S. headquarters in Franklin, Tennessee, at factory complexes in Canton, Mississippi, and Smyrna, Tennessee, and a technical center in Farmington Hills, Michigan.

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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is in Kazakhstan

Sun, Feb 2, 2020 at 2:20 pm

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is in Kazakhstan

Secertary Pompeo is pressing Kazakh authorities to be wary of Russian and Chinese investment and influence:

Mr. Pompeo opened a brief visit to the former Soviet Asian nation on Sunday.

He first met with ethnic Kazakhs whose families have disappeared in a crackdown on Muslim minorities in western China.

Secretary Pompeo is also meeting with senior Kazakh officials to urge continued reforms that would allow greater U-S investment.

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Final Senate impeachment trial vote scheduled for Wednesday

Sun, Feb 2, 2020 at 2:19 pm

A final Senate impeachment trial vote is scheduled this coming Wednesday for an anticipated acquittal of President Trump. But it was only by the narrowest of margins on Friday afternoon, when the Senate voted whether to include additional impeachment witnesses, specifically former National Security Advisor John Bolton

The final vote was 51-49 against witnesses, when Alaska Republican, Lisa Murkowski announced she would oppose witnesses. Had she voted with the Democrats, Minority Leader Charles Schumer put the question to Chief Justice John Roberts: would the Chief as presider have cast a tie-breaking vote. Roberts replied, “No”:
>>>cut>>< The parliamentary inquiry referenced two moments from the 1868 Johnson trieal, the presiding chief justice cast two tie-breaking votes. which Roberts said was concerned a motion to adjourn while the other involved a motion to close deliberations, neither deemed an exercise of power to alter the outcome, and a point which future historians and scholars may cite as a precedent should the nation come down the impeachment path again. SOC

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Maryland’s Republican governor has urged federal officials to allow more H-2B visas for foreign workers to help the state’s $355 million seafood industry and seasonal employers

Sun, Jan 26, 2020 at 1:24 pm

Maryland’s Republican governor has urged federal officials to allow more H-2B visas for foreign workers to help the state’s $355 million seafood industry and seasonal employers

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President Trump says he’ll strongly consider imposing tariffs on European auto imports if the U.S. and European Union can’t strike a trade agreement

Sun, Jan 26, 2020 at 1:23 pm

President Trump says he’ll strongly consider imposing tariffs on European auto imports if the U.S. and European Union can’t strike a trade agreement

Despite the warning, Mr. Trump says he expects to reach a deal with Europe. He adds that Europe knows they “have to do something” and that, if they’re fair, “we’re not going to have a problem.” The president commented after telling The Wall Street Journal that he’s serious about imposing tariffs in the absence of a trade agreement with the EU.

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Air Bag Recalls

Tue, Jan 21, 2020 at 8:31 pm

There’s more airbag recalls. Keith Peters has more.

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DEMS VA GUN CONTROL

Tue, Jan 21, 2020 at 8:17 pm

Despite a peaceful rally by tens of thousands of 2nd amendment rights activists, Democrats are imposing gun control in Virginia. Keith Peters reports

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The Senate Impeachment Trial re-convenes Tuesday at 1pm, with marathon sessions to follow.

Mon, Jan 20, 2020 at 9:28 pm

The Senate Impeachment Trial re-convenes Tuesday at 1pm, with marathon sessions to follow.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has proposed a condensed calendar, set forth in a four-page resolution, that will be voted on as one of the first orders of impeachment trial business. The McConnell resolution would give the House Managers 24-floor hours over two days
for opening arguments, followed by 24 hours over 2 days for the President’s defense. After these sessions, senators would be allowed up to 16 hours for questions for both sides, followed by four hours of debate. Providing that McConnell’s resolution passes without any Democratic amendments, only after these opening steps would there be votes on calling other witnesses.

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RUSSIA PUTIN

Mon, Jan 20, 2020 at 8:49 pm

Vladimir Putin is presenting his proposal that would cement his power indefinitely. Keith Peters reports

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Average pay for America’s private university presidents grew by 10.5% in 2017

Sun, Jan 19, 2020 at 2:44 pm

The average pay for America’s private university presidents grew by 10.5% in 2017, with dozens receiving more than $1 million and three topping the $5 million mark

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Solar energy company exec pleads guilty to alleged Ponzi schemers of $1 billion

Sun, Jan 19, 2020 at 2:44 pm

An executive of a San Francisco Bay Area solar energy company has pleaded guilty to participating in what federal prosecutors say was a massive Ponzi scheme that defrauded investors of $1 billion

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In Florida, say goodbye to the telegraph

Sun, Jan 19, 2020 at 2:43 pm

In Florida, say goodbye to the telegraph

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