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Wednesday, March 7th, 2018

 

Top official: would have a ‘hard time’ on Jared Kushner security clearance approval

Daily World News Top Stories business politics The U.S. official in charge of the federal agency which processes most of the U.S. government’s security clearances indicated Wednesday that he would find it hard to approve a security clearance for President Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner. “I would have a hard time overcoming that,” said Charlie Phalen, director of the National Background Investigation Bureau (NBIB), at a hearing of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence on Wednesday, when asked by Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Oregon, if “someone who fails to disclose financial entanglementsRead More


NC man’s mysterious abduction unsolved 5 weeks later

Daily World News Top Stories business politics A distraught North Carolina woman is pleading for the safe return of her 27-year-old son who, police say, was kidnapped right in front of her and several other witnesses earlier this year. Four men abducted Charleston Prentice Goodman Jan. 28 at about 6:20 p.m., Durham police say. Eyewitnesses have told authorities the men were in a silver Honda Odyssey, according to a Durham Police Department news release. “He didn’t know those people. I didn’t know them either,” Tammie Goodman, his mother, told ABCRead More


Jayhawks’ Azubuike injures knee, out for Big 12 tourney

Daily World News Top Stories business politics Kansas forward Udoka Azubuike sprained his left knee during a scrimmage this week, ruling him out of the Big 12 Tournament and putting his availability for the NCAA Tournament in question. Jayhawks coach Bill Self said after a scrimmage at the Sprint Center that Azubuike sprained his medial collateral ligament near the end of Tuesday’s practice. Azubuike was going for a rebound and a collision occurred under the basket, leaving the 7-footer with a “Grade 1” sprain. “We did an MRI as soonRead More


Why Bachelor Arie Luyendyk Jr. proposed on TV again and how he chose the ring

Daily World News Top Stories business politics One night after “Bachelor” viewers watched Arie Luyendyk Jr. propose to Becca Kufrin in the season 22 finale — and then break up with her a few weeks after — he got down on one knee to pop the question to his runner-up, Lauren Burham, during the “After the Final Rose” special. Interested in The Bachelor? Add The Bachelor as an interest to stay up to date on the latest The Bachelor news, video, and analysis from ABC News. Luyendyk told reporters WednesdayRead More


Breast cancer testing may need to be tailored for different groups, study finds

Daily World News Top Stories business politics When should women receive their first mammograms? The widely accepted current guideline says age 50. But that might not be early enough for some ethnic groups, according to new research. A Harvard-based study published today shows that a higher percentage of Asian, Black and Hispanic women are diagnosed with breast cancer by age 50 than white women. “The situation with breast cancer is one of the best examples of how science done without regard to racial differences can produce guidelines that would beRead More


Woods picks up pace, bringing game and buzz to Tampa Bay

Daily World News Top Stories business politics Jordan Spieth is among the young stars in golf with only a glimpse — if even that — of how Tiger Woods could take over a tournament with his game and appeal. That moment for Spieth came in a practice round at Muirfield Village, with Woods as his teammate. Spieth was a 20-year-old in the 2013 Presidents Cup, playing with Steve Stricker against Woods and Matt Kuchar in a modified alternate shot. They were taken by cart to start on the par-5 seventhRead More


How daylight saving time works and why these states want to ditch it

Daily World News Top Stories business politics Most Americans will be moving their clocks forward on Sunday morning for daylight saving time, but at least two U.S. states are looking to end the tradition of re-setting the time twice a year. A bill to allow the Sunshine State to remain on daylight saving time year-round has been sent to Florida Gov. Rick Scott to be signed, The Associated Press reported Wednesday. If the Sunshine Protection Act is passed, Florida residents will be able to enjoy more evening sunshine in theRead More


Treacherous conditions expected this evening as nor’easter pummels Northeast Video

Daily World News Top Stories business politics Now Playing: Treacherous conditions expected this evening as nor’easter pummels Northeast Now Playing: What is thundersnow? Now Playing: Self-radicalized terrorists keep TSA administrator ‘up at night’ Now Playing: Gun shop owner says he turned away Florida shooting suspect from buying AR-15 Now Playing: F-35B stealth fighters make historic landing on the USS Wasp Now Playing: Alligator takes a stroll through outdoor shopping mall Now Playing: Winner of $560M Powerball jackpot makes major donations to charities Now Playing: West Virginia teachers, students return toRead More


AP source: Jerry Jones to pay NFL $2 million for legal fees

Daily World News Top Stories business politics Jerry Jones has agreed to pay the NFL more than $2 million in legal fees resulting from two disputes the Dallas Cowboys owner had with the league, a person with direct knowledge of the settlement tells The Associated Press. The amount to be paid was resolved Wednesday. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the NFL did not announce details. Commissioner Roger Goodell held an appeal hearing with Jones on Monday. That came a few days after Goodell assessed the financial penaltiesRead More


North Korean defectors arm themselves with the most powerful weapon they have: The truth

Daily World News Top Stories business politics Roughly 35 miles from the world’s most fortified border, Jung Hoon Choi led a group of 20 fellow North Korean defectors on skis up the mountains of Gangwon-do in South Korea. For them, it’s more than just a sport. It’s an act of defiance against their home country. Interested in North Korea? Add North Korea as an interest to stay up to date on the latest North Korea news, video, and analysis from ABC News. “We’re here with a purpose: to become fitRead More