U.S.

2017 November

Jim Nabors, 87, TV's Gomer Pyle, Is Dead

The New York Times | Thursday November 30, 2017

Mr. Nabors found fame as an amiable bumpkin while pursuing as a second career as a singer with a booming baritone voice.

Judge Demands to Know Whether American Detainee Asked for Lawyer

The New York Times | Thursday November 30, 2017

A judge gave the government until 5 p.m. on Thursday to say whether an American held in military custody for more than two months knows his rights.

Niger Approves Armed U.S. Drone Flights, Expanding Pentagon's Role in Africa

The New York Times | Thursday November 30, 2017

The Pentagon has received permission to put precision-guided bombs and missiles on drones in Niger. The drones would increase the military’s ability to go after extremists in West Africa.

Sorry, or Not: How Men Accused of Sexual Misconduct React

The New York Times | Thursday November 30, 2017

Powerful men continue to be accused of sexual harassment and assaults, and have been responding by accepting, hedging or dodging the allegations.

American Airlines says only 'a few hundred flights' are without pilots for Christmas travel

The Washington Post | Thursday November 30, 2017

A spokesman for the airline said that it will use reserve pilots to help cover scheduling gaps during the busy December travel season.

No Accidental Candidate, Alabama Democrat Laid Path for Years

The New York Times | Thursday November 30, 2017

Doug Jones, the Democratic nominee against Roy S. Moore in Alabama, has leaned on a network of fellow prosecutors and civil rights lawyers for help.

How Many People In Your Income Group Would Get a Tax Cut?

The New York Times | Thursday November 30, 2017

The Senate tax bill has been marketed by Republicans as a tax cut for the middle class. How would people in your income group fare?

To Cut Drug Prices, Academy of Sciences Tells the Government to Negotiate With Manufacturers

The New York Times | Thursday November 30, 2017

The National Academy of Sciences called on the federal government to make drastic policy changes to bring down the cost of prescription medicines.

Score One for Corn: In Battle Between Refiners and Farmers, Farmers Win

The New York Times | Thursday November 30, 2017

The Environmental Protection Agency announced it would not change the rule mandating a rising percentage of ethanol to be blended with gasoline.

Republican Tax Bill Moves Closer to Senate Passage

The New York Times | Thursday November 30, 2017

Crucial votes from Senators McCain and Murkowski have the bill poised to pass.