Iran says British ship ‘Stena Impero’ is free to leave Iran after two-month detention

CLOSE President Donald Trump says his administration is imposing additional sanctions on Iran following last weekend’s attack on Saudi oil facilities, which the administration has blamed on the Islamic Republic. (Sept. 20) AP, APOn Monday, Iran said the British oil tanker Stena Impero was free to leave after two months of detention. Iranian Government Spokesman Ali Rabiyee…

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‘Was this hearing a hot mess? Sure.’ Democrats weighing Trump’s impeachment face roadblocks at every turn

CLOSE Democrats’ first hearing in what they are calling an impeachment investigation quickly turned sour on Tuesday as their sole witness, former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski, refused to answer most of their questions. (Sept. 17) AP, APWASHINGTON – When House Democrats embarked on wide-ranging probes of President Donald Trump’s administration, they asked for an…

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Three Mile Island, where a meltdown forever changed nuclear energy in America, shuts down Friday

CLOSE Witnesses of the 1979 nuclear accident of Unit 2 at Three Mile Island reflect on the accident and its legacy on this area of central Pennsylvania. Paul Kuehnel, pkuehnel@ydr.comMIDDLETOWN, PA – Even 40 years later, John Garver vividly remembers the metallic taste of the nation’s worst commercial nuclear disaster.An acrid odor permeated Harrisburg as he walked…

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Democratic donor Ed Buck charged with running ‘drug den’ after another man overdosed in Los Angeles home

CLOSEProminent Democratic donor Ed Buck was arrested on suspicion of running a “drug den” after a man allegedly suffered a methamphetamine overdose at his Los Angeles home last week, authorities say.Buck, 65, faces felony charges of battery causing serious injury, administering methamphetamine and maintaining a drug house, the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office said in a statement Wednesday.The…

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Democratic challenger criticizes Susan Collins after new Brett Kavanaugh allegations

CLOSE The New York Times has reported new allegations of sexual misxconduct against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, drawing calls for impeachment. USA TODAYWASHINGTON – One of Sen. Susan Collins’ prominent challengers is slamming the Maine Republican for her vote in 2018 to confirm Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh following a new sexual misconduct allegation against him that…

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Saudi oil attack roils global energy markets; Trump says U.S. ‘locked and loaded’

CLOSE Drones claimed by Yemen’s Houthi rebels attacked the world’s largest oil processing facility in Saudi Arabia and a major oilfield operated by Saudi Aramco early Saturday, sparking a huge fire at a processor crucial to global energy supplies. (Sept. 14) AP, APGlobal energy prices surged Monday after a weekend attack on oil facilities in Saudi Arabia…

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UAW-represented janitors at some GM plants go on strike; impact on auto production unclear

CLOSEJanitors employed by Aramark who are represented by the UAW walked off the job early Sunday at General Motors locations in Michigan and Ohio as the union’s separate contract with GM expired.The move could disrupt some vehicle production as soon as Sunday if GM autoworkers also represented by the UAW honor the janitors’ picket lines.GM said, “We have contingency…

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