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Memorial Day gas prices remain stubbornly high

For much of the country, gas prices will be lower this Memorial Day weekend than they were a year ago. But they are still a long way from being cheap. Although the national average of $2.85 a gallon is about dime cheaper than a year ago, gas is still significantly more expensive than every other…MORE

FAA chief says nothing shows agency failed in review or certification of Boeing 737 MAX

Despite two crashes involving the Boeing 737 MAX, the acting administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration said he has not come across any information that suggests his agency failed to properly review and certify the aircraft. “I have not seen anything that suggests that,” Daniel Elwell said in an interview with CNN’s Drew Griffin Thursday,…MORE

Donald Trump and the ongoing curse of ‘Infrastructure Week’

Like the Bermuda Triangle or Spinal Tap’s new drummer, the words “Infrastructure Week” seem to be cursed. No fewer than seven times — including this very week — has Trump’s White House declared that its chosen theme of a week would be infrastructure — only to see those plans thwarted, often by the President himself.…MORE

Shanahan: US could send additional troops to the Middle East

Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan said the US is considering sending additional troops to the Middle East to “enhance force protection” amid tensions with Iran. “It may involve sending additional troops,” Shanahan said, adding that some media reports about the numbers that could be sent are inaccurate. “There is no 10,000 and there is…MORE

University of Oklahoma gave false data to U.S. News college rankings for 20 years

The company that makes the annual Best Colleges rankings said that the University of Oklahoma gave “inflated” data on its alumni giving rates for two decades. U.S. News & World Report, which produces the coveted Best Colleges rankings, said Oklahoma would be listed as unranked in its 2019 edition because of the false data, which…MORE

Arkansas billboard asks who lynched WWI veteran

A billboard that can be seen from an Arkansas interstate is aimed at solving a cold case from 1954. “Who lynched Isadore Banks?” the billboard asks. Isadore Banks was an African-American World War I veteran who was chained to a tree, doused in gasoline and burned beyond recognition in June 1954. The slaying remains one…MORE

12 arrested for fighting, 1 arrested for gun possession at John Ehret

The Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office dispatched over 20 deputies after reports of multiple fights at an area high school.According to JPSO, the deputies were dispatched to John Ehret High School Thursday morning. According to sources on scene, one person was arrested for being in possession of a gun but was not involved in the fights.…MORE

Fact-checking Trump, Sanders’ claims that House Dems getting nothing done

While defending President Donald Trump’s decision to stop work on infrastructure legislation until House investigations into his administration stop, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders on Thursday morning argued on CNN that House Democrats have not accomplished anything legislatively. Sanders claimed that House Democrats “literally haven’t gotten anything done” since California Rep. Nancy Pelosi became…MORE