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Mexico: regional development may address immigration
A U.N. commission on Monday presented a roadmap to boost economic development in three Central American nations whose poverty and violence now pushes desperate migrants to travel across Mexico to the United States.
Tuesday, May 21, 2019


Tornadoes flip campers and damage homes in Tulsa and Southern Plains
A tornado touched down Tuesday near Tulsa International Airport, injuring at least one person and damaging about a dozen homes, amid storms in the Southern Plains that brought a deluge of rain and powerful winds, closing an interstate and flipping campers at a raceway.
Tuesday, May 21, 2019

'Medicaid for All's' rich benefits would exceed what other leading countries provide
The “Medicare for All” plan embraced by leading 2020 Democrats appears more lavish than what other advanced countries offer, compounding the cost but also potentially broadening its popular appeal.
Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Expert says fetal abduction is rare but the practice has endured
The grisly act is rare, yet it’s common enough to have a name: fetal abduction.
Tuesday, May 21, 2019

President denies plan to fly migrants to Florida
President Donald Trump on Sunday denied reports that hundreds of migrants would be flown from the Mexican border to Florida and other areas in the U.S. interior to lessen the workload at crowded Border Patrol facilities.
Monday, May 20, 2019

Trump tells anti-abortion activists to stay united
President Donald Trump distanced himself from Alabama’s restrictive new abortion law by laying out differing personal views even as he urged anti-abortion activists to stay united heading into the 2020 election.
Monday, May 20, 2019

Adam Schiff says Amash criticism is not enough to launch impeachment
A key Democrat said Sunday that Republican Rep. Justin Amash’s sharp criticism of what he called President Donald Trump’s “impeachable conduct” in the Russia investigation isn’t enough to count as bipartisan support to launch impeachment proceedings.
Monday, May 20, 2019

US to roll out economic part of Mideast peace plan next month
The Trump administration will unveil the first phase of its long-awaited blueprint for Mideast peace next month at a conference in the region designed to highlight economic benefits that could be reaped if the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is resolved, the White House said Sunday.
Monday, May 20, 2019

Trump to Iran: Don't threaten US or else
President Donald Trump warned Iran early on today not to threaten the United States again or it would face its “official end,” shortly after a rocket landed near the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad overnight and only 48 hours after he seemingly sought to soften his tone.
Monday, May 20, 2019

Virginia town remembers high price paid on D-Day
Marguerite Cottrell remembers the summer day 75 years ago when a Western Union telegram was delivered to her family farm as her mother was hanging clothes on the line to dry.
Monday, May 20, 2019

Jimmy Carter is reemerging in the 2020 presidential race as candidates go to Plains
Jimmy Carter carved an unlikely path to the White House in 1976 and endured humbling defeat after one term. Now, six administrations later, the longest-living chief executive in American history is re-emerging from political obscurity at age 94 to win over his fellow Democrats once again.
Monday, May 20, 2019

US warns commercial airliners flying in Persian Gulf amid Iran tensions
U.S. diplomats warned Saturday that commercial airliners flying over the wider Persian Gulf faced a risk of being “misidentified” amid heightened tensions between the U.S. and Iran.
Saturday, May 18, 2019

In clash with Congress, weak legal case may help Trump
For all of President Donald Trump’s talk of winning, his lawyers are using a legal argument that many scholars say is a pretty sure loser as his team tries to defy congressional attempts to investigate him. Yet they may end up delaying the investigations with their argument, and that could be a win in itself.
Saturday, May 18, 2019

Flooding on Mississippi disrupts ag shipments
Normally this time of year, huge barges can be seen chugging up the Mississippi River, carrying millions of tons of grain to market and bringing agriculture-related products to farmers in the Midwest for the new growing season. But there’s not much barge traffic this year.
Saturday, May 18, 2019

Trump hopes for no war with Iran as tension escalates
President Donald Trump says he hopes the U.S. is not on a path to war with Iran amid fears that his two most hawkish advisers could be angling for such a conflict with the Islamic Republic.
Friday, May 17, 2019

Globe-trotting architect, I.M. Pei, dies at age 102
I.M. Pei (PAY), the versatile, globe-trotting architect who revived the Louvre with a giant glass pyramid and captured the spirit of rebellion at the multi-shaped Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, has died at age 102.
Friday, May 17, 2019

New immigration plan would overhaul green card
After years of setbacks and stalemates, President Donald Trump will lay out yet another immigration plan as he tries to convince the American public and lawmakers that the nation’s legal immigration system should be overhauled.
Thursday, May 16, 2019

Alabama law moves abortion to the center of the 2020 presidential campaign
Alabama’s new law restricting abortion in nearly every circumstance has moved one of the most polarizing issues in American politics to the center of the 2020 presidential campaign.
Thursday, May 16, 2019

de Blasio announced today he's joining crowded field of presidential contenders
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced today that he will seek the Democratic nomination for president, adding his name to an already long list of candidates itching for a chance to take on Donald Trump.
Thursday, May 16, 2019

Now you can use a smartphone to sound out kids' ear infections
Researchers have created a way for a smartphone to “hear” a warning sign of ear infections — fluid buildup behind the eardrum.
Thursday, May 16, 2019

Border wall to go up in national monument area
The U.S. government plans on replacing barriers through 100 miles  of the southern border in California and Arizona, including through a national monument and a wildlife refuge, according to documents and environmental advocates.
Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Female veterans want new caucus in US politics
Congresswomen who have served in the military are setting up a new caucus to support the nation’s growing ranks of female service members, and they’re looking for clout, too, in American politics.
Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Pelosi warns Trump against war in Mideast
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said today that the U.S. must avoid war with Iran, and she declared the White House has “no business” moving toward a Middle East confrontation without approval from Congress.
Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Alabama Senate passes near total ban on abortion
Alabama legislators have given final approval to a ban on nearly all abortions, and if the Republican governor signs the measure, the state will have the strictest abortion law in the country.
Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Groups pushing for federal legislation on reparations for descendants of slaves
— Two national organizations pushing for federal legislation on reparations for descendants of African American slaves are bringing their agendas and messages to Detroit.
Wednesday, May 15, 2019

US targets $300B in Chinese goods for new hikes
U.S. officials listed $300 billion more of Chinese goods for possible tariff hikes while Beijing vowed Tuesday to “fight to the finish” in an escalating trade battle that is fueling fears about damage to global economic growth.
Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Washington state to offer first 'public option' insurance in US
Washington is set to become the first state to enter the private health insurance market with a universally available public option.
Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Court allows lawsuit over iPhone apps
A divided Supreme Court ruled Monday that consumers can pursue an antitrust lawsuit that claims Apple has unfairly monopolized the market for the sale of iPhone apps.
Monday, May 13, 2019

THS Class of '84 to hold 35th Class Reunion
The 35th Class Reunion for the THS class of 1984 will be held Saturday, June 29, 2019 at the Taylorville VFW beginning at 5:30 p.m.
Monday, May 13, 2019

Kudlow's version of who pays tariffs contradicts Trump
The White House’s top economic adviser has acknowledged that U.S. consumers and businesses pay the tariffs that the Trump administration has imposed on billions of dollars of Chinese goods, even as President Trump himself insisted in a tweet, incorrectly, that China pays.
Monday, May 13, 2019

Measles cases still on the rise, topping 800 this year
U.S. health officials say this year’s count of measles cases has surpassed 800, a growing tally that is already the nation’s highest in 25 years.
Monday, May 13, 2019

Britain: US-Iran conflict could break out by accident
Britain warned Monday that armed conflict might be sparked “by accident” amid rising tensions between the United States and Iran, as U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo held talks with officials from European powers that are racing to salvage a nuclear deal with the Islamic republic.
Monday, May 13, 2019

New 'heartbeat' abortion bans approved by 4 US states, still advancing elsewhere
If a new Mississippi law survives a court challenge, it will be nearly impossible for most pregnant women to get an abortion there.
Monday, May 13, 2019

US moving Patriot missile battery to Mideast to counter Iran
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. will move a Patriot missile battery into the Middle East to counter threats from Iran, the Pentagon said Friday, reflecting ongoing concerns that Tehran may be planning to attack America forces or interests in the region.
Saturday, May 11, 2019

Talk shifts toward defiance of Congress
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has introduced a new concept into the debate over President Donald Trump’s actions: “self-impeaching.”
Saturday, May 11, 2019

Ex-truck driver linked to homicides to undergo evaluation
MEDINA, Ohio (AP) — A former long haul trucker authorities say is linked by DNA to slayings of four women at truck stops in Ohio and Illinois has been ordered hospitalized at a psychiatric facility to determine if he’s mentally competent to stand trial on rape charges outside Cleveland.
Saturday, May 11, 2019

Texas boys ranch moves forward as more men allege abuse
DALLAS (AP) — When Allan Votaw stepped onto Cal Farley’s Boys Ranch in Texas in 1957, the 5-year-old hoped he and his two brothers — ages 3 1/2 and 6 — had found a home. Instead, the now-66-year-old says, they found a “horror house” where sadistic staff members whipped children until they were bruised and bloody and children were molested by older kids.
Saturday, May 11, 2019

Report: Doors unlocked before tiger attack at Kansas zoo
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A state report says that safety doors in a Sumatran tiger’s enclosure at a Kansas zoo were left unlocked before the animal attacked and injured a veteran zookeeper.
Saturday, May 11, 2019

Uber, Lyft losses keep competitors at bay
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A fare war between Uber and Lyft has led to billions of dollars in losses for both ride-hailing companies as they fight for passengers and drivers.
Saturday, May 11, 2019

Tesla CEO Elon Musk faces trial for 'pedo' insult of diver
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tesla CEO Elon Musk will have to go to trial to defend himself for mocking a British diver as a pedophile in a verbal sparring match that unfolded last summer after the underwater rescue of youth soccer players trapped in a Thailand cave.
Saturday, May 11, 2019

2019 James Beard restaurant and chef award winners
Saturday, May 11, 2019

Michigan on verge of showdown over high car insurance rates
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The state with the highest car insurance premiums in the country is on the verge of a political showdown over long-running efforts to cut rates by reining in generous medical benefits.
Saturday, May 11, 2019

Schedules show West Virginia governor largely absent in job
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — He’s a billionaire who owns mines, farms and the swankiest resort in all of West Virginia. But how Jim Justice spends his time as the state’s 36th governor has largely been a mystery.
Saturday, May 11, 2019

Powell: Need to address slowdown in income growth
Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said Thursday the United States needs to find ways to address a decades-long slowdown in income growth and upward economic mobility.
Thursday, May 9, 2019

US celebrates 1869 completion of Transcontinental Railroad
The presidents of the Union Pacific and Central Pacific railroads met in remote Promontory, Utah, to mark the occasion, driving a last ceremonial spike to connect their rail lines.
Thursday, May 9, 2019

Downpours prompt flash flood fears
Rain swamping the nation’s midsection forced people from their homes in Kansas, stranded dozens of Texas children at school overnight and strained levees along the surging Mississippi River in Illinois, Missouri and elsewhere Wednesday prompting yet more flash flood concerns.
Thursday, May 9, 2019

Mt. lion sighting confirmed in Des Moines
Iowa wildlife officials have confirmed the sighting of a mountain lion near downtown Des Moines.
Thursday, May 9, 2019

Beverly Hills poised to become first US city to end tobacco sales
The smoke hasn’t cleared yet, but Beverly Hills is poised to become the first U.S. city to end most tobacco sales. 
Thursday, May 9, 2019

Federal regulators get sympathetic hearing for request for policing privacy
Federal privacy regulators got a sympathetic hearing from Congress on Wednesday for their request for greater powers and funding to police privacy, as lawmakers warned that fines against big companies may be inadequate to change their conduct.
Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Trump invokes 'privilege' over full Mueller report
The White House invoked executive privilege Wednesday, claiming the right to block lawmakers from the full report from special counsel Robert Mueller on his Trump-Russia probe and escalating the battle between President Donald Trump and Congress.
Wednesday, May 8, 2019

TV pitches for drugs will have to include price
TV pitches for prescription drugs will soon include the price, giving consumers more information upfront as they make medication choices at a time when new drugs can carry anxiety-inducing prices.
Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Denver deciding on psilocybin decriminalization
Voters on Tuesday could make Denver the first U.S. city to decriminalize psilocybin — the psychoactive substance in “magic mushrooms” — and add a new chapter to the city’s role in shaping wider drug policy.
Tuesday, May 7, 2019

House Democrats expected to file lawsuit or subpeona IRS for Trump taxes
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has made it official: The administration won’t be turning President Donald Trump’s tax returns over to the Democratic-controlled House.
Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Warren Buffett says a trade war with China would be bad for the world
Investor Warren Buffett says if the U.S. has a full-blown trade war with China, it will be bad for the entire world.
Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Meatsplainer: How new plant-based burgers compare to beef
If you want to skip meat, a new era of options is here.
Tuesday, May 7, 2019

US rushes ships to Middle East over unspecified Iran threats
The U.S. is rushing an aircraft carrier and other military resources to the Middle East after seeing Iranian troops and proxy forces making preparations for attacks against U.S. forces and interests in the region, a defense official told The Associated Press.
Monday, May 6, 2019

The swollen Mississippi River is receding, but flooding danger still lingers
The swollen Mississippi River and its tributaries were receding in many flood-ravaged communities on Monday, but concerns remained high because of the threat of heavy rain over the next few days.
Monday, May 6, 2019

Democrats set contempt vote for Barr
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler has scheduled a Wednesday vote to hold Attorney General William Barr in contempt of Congress, escalating the battle between the Democrat-led House and President Donald Trump over special counsel Robert Mueller’s report .
Monday, May 6, 2019

Betsy DeVos, one of the most polarizing figures in Trump's Cabinet, yet enduring
When President Donald Trump visits a school, it’s usually for a campaign rally, not a classroom tour. At his latest State of the Union address, he mentioned education just once. On Twitter, he has used the word “education” six times while in office, compared with 500 uses of the word “border.”
Monday, May 6, 2019

And baby makes 3: Prince, Meghan have baby boy
Britain’s royal family has its newest member, a baby boy born to Prince Harry and his American wife Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, nearly one year after their wedding on the grounds of Windsor Castle.
Monday, May 6, 2019

Kansas couple designs covered wagons for "glamorous" camping
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP)  A Kansas couple is turning the concept of covered wagons that pioneers once used to journey west into a luxury experience for campers who want to enjoy nature without sacrificing the comforts of electricity and spacious beds.
Saturday, May 4, 2019

Unemployment rate hits 49-year low
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers added a robust 263,000 jobs in April, suggesting that businesses have shrugged off earlier concerns that the economy might slow this year and now anticipate strong customer demand.
Friday, May 3, 2019

Trump Fed choice Stephen Moore withdraws today
Stephen Moore, a conservative commentator whom President Donald Trump had tapped for the Federal Reserve board, withdrew from consideration today after losing Republican support in the Senate, largely over his past inflammatory writings about women.
Thursday, May 2, 2019

Barr skips hearing; Pelosi says he lies
Attorney General William Barr skipped a House hearing Thursday on special counsel Robert Mueller’s Trump-Russia report, escalating an already acrimonious battle between Democrats and President Donald Trump’s Justice Department. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi suggested Barr had already lied to Congress in other testimony and called that a “crime.”
Thursday, May 2, 2019

Study: Kids' suicides spiked after Netflix's '13 Reasons Why'
Suicides among U.S. kids aged 10 to 17 jumped to a 19-year high in the month following the release of a popular TV series that depicted a girl ending her life, researchers said.
Thursday, May 2, 2019

Barr defends actions to Senate after Mueller's complaints
 Attorney General William Barr defended his handling of special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia report on Wednesday amid new revelations that Mueller expressed frustration to Barr about how the attorney general was portraying the investigation’s findings.


Wednesday, May 1, 2019

White House wants $4.5 billion in emergency border funding
The Trump administration is asking Congress for an additional $4.5 billion in emergency spending for border security as the administration contends with a surge of Central American migrants at the southern border.
Wednesday, May 1, 2019

The US white majority will soon disappear forever
Since the settlement of Jamestown in 1607 and the start of the Colonial period, the U.S. has been predominantly white.
Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Physicians seeking Walter Jones seat advance to GOP runoff
Two physicians advanced Tuesday to a Republican runoff in the special election to succeed the late U.S. Rep. Walter Jones Jr. The last candidate standing from the 17-member GOP field ultimately will take on a former North Carolina mayor who won the Democratic primary.
Wednesday, May 1, 2019

North Carolina campus shooting leaves 2 dead, 4 injured
A shooting on a North Carolina university campus left two people dead and four wounded Tuesday, prompting a lockdown and chaotic scene in the state’s largest city.
Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Rare conviction of officer in shooting spurs race concerns
After three weeks of testimony, a jury needed little more than a day to convict a black Minneapolis police officer of murder in the fatal shooting of an unarmed white woman who had called 911 to report a possible crime, delivering a guilty verdict that immediately sparked questions about whether race played a role.
Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Trump: Asylum seekers should have to pay to apply
President Donald Trump is proposing charging asylum seekers a fee to process their applications as he continues to try to crack down on the surge of Central American migrants seeking to cross into the U.S.
Tuesday, April 30, 2019

'We are with you!' US says of Venezuela opposition
Venezuelan opposition leaders calling for a military uprising against the government of President Nicolas Maduro gained quick messages of support Tuesday from the Trump administration amid a possible turning point in the South American nation’s political crisis.
Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Scientists identify another form of dementia
Some people told they have Alzheimer’s may instead have a newly identified mimic of the disease — and scientists say even though neither is yet curable, it’s critical to get better at telling different kinds of dementia apart.
Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Dems: Trump agrees to $2T infrastructure
President Donald Trump and Democratic congressional leaders agreed today to work together on a $2 trillion infrastructure package — but put off for later the difficult question of how to pay for it.
Tuesday, April 30, 2019

The Mueller report's account of Michael Flynn's lies in the developing scandal
Somehow, The Washington Post had uncovered Michael Flynn’s secret. Somehow, it had learned that he had spoken with Russia’s ambassador the same day the Obama administration announced hefty sanctions on the country.
Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Congress may be on the verge of passing comprehensive federal privacy law
Congress may finally be on the verge of passing a comprehensive federal privacy law after almost a half-century of trying. Even the tech lobby is on board following years of resistance.
Tuesday, April 30, 2019

After blasts, Sri Lanka targets niqab veil
As Sri Lanka’s long civil war ended in this once-contested region along its eastern coast, Muslim women eager to show their piousness began wearing the black niqab veil to hide their faces.
Monday, April 29, 2019

Cuts are coming. Can Pelosi and McConnell deal?
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and top Senate Republican Mitch McConnell, Washington’s odd couple, have a limited set of mutual legislative interests in a capital beset by dysfunction and awash in presidential politics.
Monday, April 29, 2019

Future of loan relief for public workers topic of debate
In 2007, the U.S. government made a promise to public service workers: Make 10 years of payments on their federal student loans and any remaining debt would be erased. But officials have largely failed to deliver.
Monday, April 29, 2019

Cecile Richards, others launch group aimed at harnessing power of women
Three of the nation’s most influential activists are launching an organization that aims to harness the political power of women to influence elections and shape local and national policy priorities.
Monday, April 29, 2019

Are Democrats pushing the US toward socialism? Citizens weigh in on the topic
Republicans such as Sen. Cory Gardner of Colorado are arguing the Senate must stay under GOP control in next year’s elections to prevent Democrats from pushing the country toward socialism . A sampling of comments from Colorado residents and others on the subject:
Monday, April 29, 2019

More states aiming to deflate festive balloon launches
The tradition of releasing balloons at weddings, birthdays and memorials may soon get deflated by lawmakers in more than half a dozen states.
Monday, April 29, 2019

Trump upbeat on potential for US-Japan trade deal
President Donald Trump expressed confidence Friday that a bilateral trade deal between the U.S. and Japan can be reached quickly despite ongoing differences over tariffs as he opened talks with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the White House.
Saturday, April 27, 2019

Attorneys in Weinstein case buy some extra time before trial
Harvey Weinstein’s sexual assault trial, postponed until September, is now poised to end two years after a wave of women’s allegations against him sparked the (hash)MeToo movement.
Saturday, April 27, 2019

FIFA to hold human rights talks on 2022 World Cup expansion
FIFA assured human rights groups on Saturday it will talk to them about risks associated with expanding the 2022 World Cup in the Persian Gulf beyond host Qatar before taking a final decision.
Saturday, April 27, 2019

Gathering of Nations powwow draws thousands to Albuquerque
One of the largest gatherings of indigenous peoples has drawn thousands of dancers, singers and artisans to New Mexico.
Saturday, April 27, 2019

Elon Musk and SEC settle dispute over Telsa CEO's tweets
Elon Musk and U.S. securities regulators have settled their dispute over the Tesla CEO’s tweets, with Musk agreeing to having his future communications regarding the electric-car maker pre-approved by a company-employed expert.
Saturday, April 27, 2019

Commerce clocks growth rate at 3.2%
The U.S. economy grew at a solid 3.2% annual rate in the first three months of the year, a far better outcome than expected, overcoming a host of headwinds including global weakness, rising trade tensions and a partial government shutdown.
Friday, April 26, 2019

President Trump's anger at AG grew: It's all because you recused yourself'
Jeff Sessions was “weak,” the president of the United States shouted.
Friday, April 26, 2019

Elite service members compete for 'Best Ranger'
There’s tough, there’s Army Ranger tough and then there’s the toughest of the tough, the handful named Best Ranger.
Friday, April 26, 2019

Quarantines at 2 LA universities
A quarantine at two Los Angeles universities affected more than 200 students and staff who may have been exposed to measles and either have not been vaccinated or cannot verify that they are immune.
Friday, April 26, 2019

Daimler: No idea how Kim Jong Un got the limos
German automaker Daimler, which makes armored limousines used by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, says it has no idea where he got them and has no business dealings with the North. 
Friday, April 26, 2019

Trump denies paying NK $2M for detainee's care
President Donald Trump said Friday that the U.S. did not pay $2 million to North Korea in 2017 to get American college student Otto Warmbier released from detention.
Friday, April 26, 2019

Be wary of robot emotions: simulated love isn't love
When a robot “dies,” does it make you sad? For lots of people, the answer is “yes” — and that tells us something important, and potentially worrisome, about our emotional responses to the social machines that are starting to move into our lives.
Friday, April 26, 2019

Parenting guide 'Cribsheet' crunches all the data
Breastfeeding, sleep training, food allergies: Parents navigate an onslaught of decisions, particularly fraught from birth to preschool when their own sleep deprivation and inexperience may come into play.
Friday, April 26, 2019

Trump Tower meeting emails 'really bad,' aide said
The president’s communications director didn’t sugarcoat it: The emails, Hope Hicks told Donald Trump, were “really bad.”

They concerned an as-yet unpublicized meeting in Trump Tower a year earlier involving Donald Trump Jr., his brother-in-law, Jared Kushner, and former campaign chairman Paul Manafort.

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Major penguin breeding ground gone barren
For the past three years, virtually nothing has hatched at Antarctica’s second biggest breeding grounds for emperor penguins and the start of this year is looking just as bleak, a new study found.
Thursday, April 25, 2019

Who's running for president? Meet the Democratic candidates. . .all 20 of them
With the entrance of former Vice President Joe Biden into the 2020 Democratic presidential contest on Thursday, the field is largely set, with all the big names included.
Thursday, April 25, 2019

Blankets, bed-sharing common in accidental baby suffocations
Accidental suffocation is a leading cause of injury deaths in U.S. infants and common scenarios involve blankets, bed-sharing with parents and other unsafe sleep practices, an analysis of government data found.
Thursday, April 25, 2019

New sketch of Indiana suspect is released
A newly released sketch of a man suspected of killing two Indiana teenagers was created only days after the girls’ 2017 slayings, but authorities aren’t saying why they held onto it for more than two years.
Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Kim arrives in Russia, ready for Putin
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un stepped off his khaki-green armored train in far-eastern Russia on Wednesday, smiling and upbeat ahead of a much-anticipated summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin that comes amid deadlocked global diplomacy over Kim’s nuclear program.
Wednesday, April 24, 2019

World Health says no screen time at all for babies
The World Health Organization has issued its first-ever guidance for how much screen time children under 5 should get: not very much, and none at all for those under 1.
Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Migrants turn to 'The Beast' after highway raids
The train known as “The Beast” is once again rumbling through the night loaded with people headed toward the U.S. border after a raid on a migrant caravan threatened to end the practice of massive highway marches through Mexico
Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Trump court threat over impeachment not credible
President Donald Trump said today he’ll go directly to the U.S. Supreme Court “if the partisan Dems” ever try to impeach him.
Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Democrat donors swoon, and sometimes fight, over Buttigieg, the hottest ticket
Pete Buttigieg is suddenly the hottest ticket for Democratic donors in the 2020 presidential contest.
Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Marijuana bill likely to come up early
A key supporter of an initiative to legalize adult recreational marijuana in Illinois said substantial bill language will be filed soon, and the issue could be one of the first discussed by state lawmakers when they return to the Statehouse from their two-week spring break next week.
Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Court hears arguments, census citizenship question
The Supreme Court’s conservative majority seemed ready today to uphold the Trump administration’s plan to ask about citizenship on the 2020 census , despite evidence that millions of Hispanics and immigrants could go uncounted.
Tuesday, April 23, 2019

US new-home sales climbed 4.5 percent in March
Sales of new U.S. homes increased 4.5% in March, the third straight monthly gain as the housing market appears to be cautiously recovering from a mortgage rate spike last year that caused homebuying to slump.
Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Spike in tips about 2 Indiana girls who went missing
Indiana authorities say they received about 1,000 tips in 24 hours after a news conference updating their investigation into the 2017 killings of two teenage girls.
Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Jury to decide if fatal bunker fire was crime or accident
A wealthy stock trader engaged in “extreme risk-taking behavior” before a fire broke out in his Maryland home and killed a man who was helping him dig tunnels for an underground nuclear bunker, a prosecutor said Tuesday at the close of the millionaire’s murder trial.
Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Monuments men: Cathedral fire was a warning bell, but will Europe listen?
It’s a thin line where the patina of age on Europe’s countless monuments gives way to the onset of neglect. Like with so many loved ones, all is assumed to be fine, until suddenly it’s not.
Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Swole, buzzy among new words added to dictionary based on increased usage
Get swole, prepare a bug-out bag, grab a go-cup and maybe you’ll have a better chance of surviving the omnicide.
Tuesday, April 23, 2019

For school shooting survivors, trauma does not have a time limit
Alex Rozenblat can still hear the cries of a wounded boy calling for help as she hid from the gunfire that killed 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School last year.
Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Congressman shot by Belleville man to speak in Illinois
Republican U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise of Louisiana is scheduled to speak later this month at a congressional prayer breakfast in southern Illinois.
Monday, April 22, 2019

No more sanction waivers for Iranian oil
The Trump administration said today that it will no longer exempt any countries from U.S. sanctions if they continue to buy Iranian oil, stepping up pressure on Iran in a move that primarily affects the five remaining major importers: China and India and U.S. treaty allies Japan, South Korea, Turkey.
Monday, April 22, 2019

Medicare, Social Security face shaky fiscal futures
The financial condition of the government’s bedrock retirement programs for middle- and working-class Americans remains shaky, with Medicare pointed toward insolvency by 2026, according to a report today by the government’s overseers of Medicare and Social Security.
Monday, April 22, 2019

SpaceX suffers serious setback with crew capsule accident
SpaceX has suffered a serious setback in its effort to launch NASA astronauts into orbit this year, with the fiery loss of its first crew capsule.
Monday, April 22, 2019

Trump says Cain withdraws from consideration for Fed seat
President Donald Trump said Monday that Herman Cain has withdrawn from consideration for a seat on the Federal Reserve’s board amid a focus on past scandals.
Monday, April 22, 2019

N.Y. drive US measles count up to 626
Outbreaks in New York state continue to drive up the number of U.S. measles cases, which are approaching levels not seen in 25 years.
Monday, April 22, 2019

Kansas patrol: Vulture causes crash that kills husband, wife
Authorities say a vulture caused a crash that killed a married couple as they rode a motorcycle in southern Kansas.
Monday, April 22, 2019

Zookeeper attacked by tiger out of ICU
Officials say a Kansas zookeeper who was attacked by a Sumatran tiger is out of intensive care.
Monday, April 22, 2019

Supreme Court to take up LGBT job discrimination cases
The Supreme Court will decide whether the main federal civil rights law that prohibits employment discrimination applies to LGBT people.
Monday, April 22, 2019

Sri Lanka blocks social media after Easter Sunday bombings
Sri Lankan authorities flicked the off switch on most social media after Easter Sunday attacks on churches and hotels killed hundreds of people, a dramatic reaction that reflects distrust in the capability of American internet companies to control harmful content.
Monday, April 22, 2019

Muskrat love: Detroit-area Catholics are permitted to eat rodent on Fridays
DETROIT (AP) — Detroit-area Roman Catholics have one more dining option during Lent than most other followers of the faith. The culinary appeal of that item, however, is up for debate.
Saturday, April 20, 2019

Senior's weakness for scams may be warning sign
WASHINGTON (AP) — Does an older friend or relative have a hard time hanging up on telemarketers? Or get excited about a “You’ve won a prize” voicemail? New research suggests seniors who aren’t on guard against scams also might be at risk for eventually developing Alzheimer’s disease.
Saturday, April 20, 2019

Five travel rewards myths that really could cost you
(NERDWALLET via AP) — Twenty-four years ago, I knew so little about travel rewards that I took an around-the-world trip without signing up for a single frequent traveler program. Those lost points and miles still haunt me.
Saturday, April 20, 2019

Nero's opulent, restored Domus Transitoria reopens
ROME (AP)  The first palace built by Rome's most notorious emperor, Nero, has reopened to the public after an extensive renovation.
Saturday, April 20, 2019

How does a Central American migrant caravan form?
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — “When does the next caravan leave?” “Can I go? I’m from Guatemala.” “What papers do I need for my kids?”
Saturday, April 20, 2019

Quest for food stamp data lands paper in court
WASHINGTON (AP) — In the summer of 2010, reporters at South Dakota’s Argus Leader newspaper decided to request data about the government’s food assistance program, previously known as food stamps. They thought the information could lead to a series of stories and potentially help them identify fraud in the now $65 billion-a-year program.
Saturday, April 20, 2019

In angry tweets, Trump sours on report
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is lashing out at current and former aides who cooperated with special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, insisting the deeply unflattering picture they painted of him and the White House was “total bullshit.”
Saturday, April 20, 2019

Ballet based on Rolling Stones debuts
NEW YORK (AP) — Talk about your “Moves Like Jagger.” The recovering rocker made a stealth appearance at the ballet, slipping backstage to support his partner, Melanie Hamrick, as she presented her new dance based on Rolling Stones songs.
Friday, April 19, 2019

Ancestry.com pulls slavery-era ad after backlash
NEW YORK (AP) — Ancestry.com on Friday apologized for an ad that showed a mixed-race couple discussing escaping to the North during the Civil War era.
Friday, April 19, 2019

Former counsel may have saved Trump from himself
WASHINGTON (AP) — Don McGahn was barely on speaking terms with President Donald Trump by the time he left the White House last fall. But special counsel Robert Mueller’s report reveals the president may owe his former top lawyer a debt of gratitude.
Friday, April 19, 2019

House subpoena escalates investigation
WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of the House Judiciary Committee issued a subpoena today for special counsel’s Robert Mueller’s report as Congress escalates its investigation of President Donald Trump.
Friday, April 19, 2019

After Mueller: A look at the other investigations surrounding Trump
NEW YORK (AP) — Special counsel Robert Mueller’s long-awaited report outlined Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. But Mueller did not establish that members of the Trump campaign conspired or coordinated with the Russian government, and he made no conclusion on the question of whether the president obstructed justice.
Friday, April 19, 2019

Former VP Biden expected to announce he's running for president next week
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden is expected to join the crowded 2020 Democratic presidential race next week.
Friday, April 19, 2019

Mo. House backs landowners fighting wind energy line
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri House passed legislation Thursday that could effectively block one of the nation’s largest wind energy projects by prohibiting its developers from using eminent domain to run a high-voltage power line across the Midwest.
Friday, April 19, 2019

Questions loom after Columbine manhunt
LITTLETON, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado community changed forever by the attack that killed 13 people at Columbine High School moved ahead Thursday with ceremonies marking the anniversary of the tragedy while awaiting more details on what led a Florida teen “infatuated” with the shooting to buy a shotgun and kill herself in the snowy foothills nearby.
Friday, April 19, 2019

US corporations embracing 420 as legal pot expands
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Potheads have for decades celebrated their love of marijuana on April 20, but the once counter-culture celebration that was all about getting stoned now is so mainstream Corporate America is starting to embrace it.
Friday, April 19, 2019

Two-wave flu season now the longest in a decade
NEW YORK (AP) — Three months ago, this flu season was shaping up to be short and mild in the U.S. But a surprising second viral wave has made it the longest in 10 years.
Friday, April 19, 2019

Mueller report out: Trump claims victory
Before the world glimpsed the redacted version of the special counsel’s report, President Donald Trump tried once more to frame the moment as a political victory.

The 448-page report does include an account of how the president attempted to seize control of the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election and force out Robert Mueller from leading the inquiry. But that didn’t stop Trump from taking a public victory lap Thursday, declaring at a White House event that he was having “a good day.”

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Publishers rush to release book edition of report
With the Mueller Report finally out, at least in redacted form, publishers are hurrying to release book editions. Two Mueller Report books already are in the top 100 on Amazon.com.
Thursday, April 18, 2019

Trump admin stops disclosing nuclear weapons total
The Trump administration has halted, without explanation, the recent U.S. government practice of disclosing the current size of the nuclear weapons stockpile.
Thursday, April 18, 2019

Electrical short-circuit likely caused cathedral fire
Paris police investigators think an electrical short-circuit most likely caused the fire at Notre Dame Cathedral, a police official said today as France paid a daylong tribute to the firefighters who saved the world-renowned landmark.
Thursday, April 18, 2019

Scientists restore some activity in brains of slaughtered pigs
Scientists restored some activity within the brains of pigs that had been slaughtered hours before, raising hopes for some medical advances and questions about the definition of death.
Thursday, April 18, 2019

66 minutes: The frantic race to save Notre Dame
Fueled by a lattice of centuries-old timbers, the fire moved hungrily across Notre Dame’s rooftop toward the cathedral’s iconic spire. It belched yellow smoke, spitting out gritty particles of wood, stone, lead and iron and wanted more. Far below, their vision obscured by fumes and tears, firefighters, priests and municipal workers passed treasures hand-to-hand, hoping the speed of desperation could outrun the flames.
Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Cuban property seizure lawsuits okay
The Trump administration today  opened the door for lawsuits against foreign firms operating on properties Cuba seized from Americans after the 1959 revolution.
Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Buttigieg to Democrats: Don't get bogged down trying to knock Trump flat
Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg says President Donald Trump is “kind of like a Chinese finger trap — you know, the harder you pull, the more you get stuck” and warns that Democrats shouldn’t get bogged down in trying to “knock him flat with some zinger.”
Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Celebrities digging deep. . .to support Democrats
From Ben Affleck and Susan Sarandon to Anna Wintour and Willie Nelson, celebrities lined up to give money — and a dash of star power — to their favorite Democratic presidential candidates ahead of this week’s first quarter fundraising deadline.
Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Fox draws nearly 2.6 millions viewers for Sanders event
Sen. Bernie Sanders took heat from some Democrats for holding a town hall on Fox News Channel but there’s one result hard to argue with: it was the most-watched candidate event in the election campaign so far.
Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Obama Foundation draws high-dollar donations
Former President Barack Obama’s foundation collected contributions of more than $1 million from 11 firms and individuals in the first three months of 2019, records show.
Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Notre Dame's treasures spared
An inferno that raged through Notre Dame Cathedral for more than 12 hours destroyed its spire and its roof but spared its twin medieval bell towers, and a frantic rescue effort saved the monument’s “most precious treasures,” including the Crown of Thorns purportedly worn by Jesus, officials said Tuesday.
Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Iran's parliament backs bill labeling US troops in Middle East terrorists
Iran’s lawmakers today overwhelmingly approved a bill labeling U.S. forces in the Middle East as terrorist, a day after the U.S. terrorism designation for Iran’s Revolutionary Guard formally took effect, state TV reported.
Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Officials consider new penalty for visa overstays
Top administration officials have been discussing ways to increase pressure on countries with high numbers of citizens who overstay short-term visas, as part of President Donald Trump’s growing focus on immigration heading into his re-election campaign.
Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Bernie Sanders releases long-awaited tax returns as he campaigns for 2020
Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders on Monday released 10 years of his long-anticipated tax returns as he campaigns for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination.
Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Swallowed toys, coins, batteries spark rise in toddler ER visits
The number of young kids who went to U.S. emergency rooms because they swallowed toys, coins, batteries and other objects has nearly doubled, a new study says.
Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Terror label for Iran Revolutionary Guard takes effect
The U.S. terrorism label for Iran’s Revolutionary Guard formally took effect on Monday, amid a battle between the Trump administration and some in Congress over waivers on oil and nuclear sanctions that are due to expire or be extended early next month.
Monday, April 15, 2019

Top House Democrats want emails on Trump's sanctuary cities proposal
House Democrats asked the White House and agency officials on Monday for internal documents on Trump administration deliberations on its proposal to send detained migrants to “sanctuary cities,” which are mostly Democratic strongholds.
Monday, April 15, 2019

Firefighters try to contain massive fire at Notre Dame
Firefighters battled a massive blaze Monday at the French capital’s iconic Notre Dame Cathedral that sent ash pouring onto tourists and flames shooting out of the world-famous 12th century monument.
Monday, April 15, 2019

Study: Fox News obsessed with AOC
Freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s name is on the lips of nearly everyone at Fox News.
Monday, April 15, 2019

Group to get armed escorts in one violent Mexican city
Red Cross ambulances in the Mexican city of Salamanca will get armed escorts for the most risky calls, after the organization briefly closed over the weekend because of violence.
Monday, April 15, 2019

Redacted Mueller report out Thursday
The Justice Department expects to make a redacted version of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on the Trump-Russia investigation public Thursday morning, a spokeswoman said Monday.
Monday, April 15, 2019

Omar says she's faced increased death threats since Trump got involved
Rep. Ilhan Omar says she’s faced increased death threats since President Donald Trump spread around a video that purports to show her being dismissive of the 2001 terrorist attacks. “This is endangering lives,” she said, accusing Trump of fomenting right-wing extremism. “It has to stop.”
Monday, April 15, 2019

Some say Trump's sanctuary city idea could help migrants stay in the US
An idea floated by President Donald Trump to send immigrants from the border to “sanctuary cities” to exact revenge on Democratic foes could end up doing the migrants a favor by placing them in locations that make it easier to put down roots and stay in the country.
Monday, April 15, 2019

Yemeni-Americans to boycott NY Post for standing up to Omar's 9-11 remarks
Yemeni-Americans are criticizing the New York Post over its front page last week that featured a photograph of the burning World Trade Center and a quote from Democratic Muslim Rep. Ilhan Omar that some say was dismissive of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
Monday, April 15, 2019

Buttigieg joins the 2020 crowd as the fresh new face of a new generation
Pete Buttigieg, the little-known Indiana mayor who has risen to prominence in the early stages of the 2020 Democratic presidential race, made his official campaign entrance Sunday by claiming the mantle of a youthful generation ready to reshape the country.
Monday, April 15, 2019

Unions urge Democrats to focus on these issues: Kitchen table economics
Ardently liberal, pro-labor and anti-corporate cash, the field of Democrats running for president may look like a union activist’s dream. But some key labor leaders are starting to worry about the topics dominating the 2020 conversation.
Monday, April 15, 2019

Mueller grand jury witness asks court for rehearing
A grand jury witness in special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation is asking a federal appeals court to determine whether he still needs to testify now that the Russia probe has concluded.
Saturday, April 13, 2019

Top House Democrat steps up demand for Trump's tax returns
A top House Democrat on Saturday ratcheted up his demand for access to President Donald Trump’s tax returns, telling the IRS that the law clearly gives Congress a right to them. The government’s failure to respond by an April 23 deadline could send the dispute into federal court.
Saturday, April 13, 2019

Trump wields presidential power on pipeline
Eager to jump-start the stalled Keystone XL oil pipeline and other energy projects, President Donald Trump has acted to assert executive power over pipelines and such infrastructure.
Saturday, April 13, 2019

Escaped teenager charged in mother's death recaptured
Authorities on Friday recaptured a 15-year-old boy who is charged with killing his mother and managed to escape a Southern California juvenile facility.
Saturday, April 13, 2019

Trump weighs sending 'illegals' to Dem districts
President Donald Trump said Friday he is considering sending “Illegal Immigrants” to Democratic strongholds — just hours after White House and Homeland Security officials said the idea had been discussed but quickly rejected.
Friday, April 12, 2019

Spring snowstorm buries parts of the Midwest
Strong winds and more snow hit the Midwest on Friday after a spring storm buried several states in snow and created dangerous travel conditions, while forecasters warned of potential weekend tornadoes in the South.
Friday, April 12, 2019

Lobbyist gets probation in spin off of Russia probe
A Washington political consultant initially entangled in the Russia investigation was sentenced Friday to three years of probation for illegal lobbying and skirting the ban on foreign donations to President Donald Trump’s inaugural committee.
Friday, April 12, 2019

Brain scans may reveal concussion damage in living athletes
Researchers may be closing in on a way to check athletes while they’re alive for signs of a degenerative brain disease that’s been linked to frequent head blows. Experimental scans found higher levels of an abnormal protein tied to the disease in a study of former National Football League players who were having mood and thinking problems.
Thursday, April 11, 2019

Barr says 'I think spying did occur' on Trump campaign
Attorney General William Barr declared Wednesday he believes “spying did occur” on Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, suggesting the origins of the Russia investigation may have been mishandled and aligning himself with the president at a time when Barr’s independence is under scrutiny.
Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Twitter removes Trump video for use of 'Dark Knight' score
Twitter removed a campaign video posted by President Donald Trump after Warner’s Bros. Pictures complained about the use of the score from its 2012 movie “The Dark Knight Rises.”
Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Confession failed to free NC man, who has died as a prisoner
Lee Wayne Hunt died a prisoner, officially deemed guilty of a double murder — even though a co-defendant absolved him in a conversation with a lawyer that remained secret for decades.
Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Redacted Mueller report out in a week
Attorney General William Barr said Tuesday that he expects to release a redacted version of the special counsel’s Trump-Russia investigation report “within a week” as he defended his handling of the document.
Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Financial support from LGBT community helping Pete Buttigieg's campaign
Jonah Burrell first contributed to Pete Buttigieg’s campaign after watching the first prominent openly gay presidential candidate on television. When Burrell later saw him in person in a cramped upstate South Carolina auditorium, he knew he had to do it again.
Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Boeing's deliveries of popular jet tumble after grounding
Deliveries of Boeing’s best-selling jet tumbled as expected after the newest version of the plane was grounded around the world following two deadly crashes.
Tuesday, April 9, 2019

New sensors monitor sick babies without wires blocking hugs
Peek into any U.S. hospital’s baby ICU, and you’ll see sick and premature newborns covered in wired monitors that tear at fragile skin and make it hard for parents to cuddle their kids.
Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Those in US illegally push for license to drive
Dairy farm worker Luis Jimenez gambles every time he drives without a license. Even a minor traffic stop could alert immigration agents that he is in the country illegally and lead to deportation.
Monday, April 8, 2019

US declares Iran's guard a 'terrorist organization'
The United States today designated Iran’s Revolutionary Guard a “foreign terrorist organization” in a move to increase pressure on the country that could also have significant military, diplomatic and economic implications throughout the Middle East and beyond.
Monday, April 8, 2019

Nielsen says she still supports Trump's border goals
Kirstjen Nielsen said Monday she still shares President Donald Trump’s goal of securing the border, a day after she resigned as Homeland Security secretary amid Trump’s frustration and bitterness over a spike in Central American migration.
Monday, April 8, 2019

Florida abortion bill would require minors to obtain consent
Stephanie Loraine Pineiro was 17 when she discovered she was pregnant for the second time.
Monday, April 8, 2019

Trump attorney says IRS cannot release tax returns
WASHINGTON (AP) — An attorney representing President Donald Trump says a congressional request for Trump’s tax returns “would set a dangerous precedent” if granted and that the IRS cannot legally divulge the information.
Saturday, April 6, 2019

March hiring gain may reflect shift to a more durable pace of US growth
WASHINGTON (AP) — A month ago, many economists fretted that the 10-year U.S. expansion looked wobbly. But after the government reported Friday that hiring rebounded in March, the economy suddenly looks sturdy again.
Saturday, April 6, 2019

Struggling with growing problem on border
WASHINGTON (AP) — Tensions are rising, fingers are pointing and the search for solutions is becoming increasingly fraught.
Saturday, April 6, 2019

Report on crash ratchets up pressure
NEW YORK (AP) — A preliminary report released Thursday on the Ethiopian Airlines crash last month found that pilots followed all recommended procedures issued by Boeing, ratcheting up pressure on the plane maker that critics say has put profits before safety.
Friday, April 5, 2019

Trump wants a 'tougher direction' for ICE agency
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Friday he was pulling the nomination of his pick to lead U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, saying he wants to go in a “tougher direction.”
Friday, April 5, 2019

Trump's pick to head World Bank wins election
WASHINGTON (AP) — David Malpass, the Treasury official nominated by President Donald Trump to head the 189-nation World Bank, was elected to the job on Friday.
Friday, April 5, 2019

Visiting border, Trump pushes the issue
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump headed to California today in a renewed push to make border security a central campaign issue for his 2020 re-election.
Friday, April 5, 2019

Senate panel backs Interior pick despite allegation
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Senate panel voted Thursday to put a veteran former lobbyist in charge of the Interior Department, despite a last-minute round of intense debate on allegations that he was using his federal position to benefit former industry clients.
Thursday, April 4, 2019

House okays domestic violence law amid gun dispute
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House voted Thursday to reauthorize a 25-year-old law that helps victims of domestic and sexual violence, despite complaints by Republicans that Democrats were politicizing the popular law by expanding gun control.
Thursday, April 4, 2019

Border: Trump threatens Mexico with tariffs on cars
WASHINGTON (AP) — Shifting once again, President Donald Trump threatened Thursday to slap tariffs on cars coming to the U.S. from Mexico unless Mexico does more to stop the flow of migrants trying to enter the U.S.
Thursday, April 4, 2019

Unemployment falls to 49-year low
The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits fell to its lowest level since late 1969, a sign that employers are holding onto their workers despite signs of a slowing economy.
Thursday, April 4, 2019

US begins organ transplants from living donors who have HIV
Surgeons in Baltimore have performed what’s thought to be the world’s first kidney transplant from a living donor with HIV, a milestone for patients with the AIDS virus who need a new organ — and one that could free up space on the transplant waiting list for everyone.
Thursday, April 4, 2019

House panel approves subpoenas for Mueller report
The House Judiciary Committee approved subpoenas today for special counsel Robert Mueller’s full Russia report as Democrats pressure the Justice Department to release the document without redactions.
Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Adviser: White House 'fully behind' Moore for Fed
President Donald Trump is “fully behind” Stephen Moore, his choice to help lead the Federal Reserve, despite unflattering details that have come to light about Moore’s personal life, a top White House official said Wednesday while also complaining about Washington’s “toxic” environment.
Wednesday, April 3, 2019

US investigates seizure risk with electronic cigarettes
U.S. health officials are investigating whether electronic cigarettes may trigger seizures in some people who use the nicotine-vaping devices.
Wednesday, April 3, 2019

CBD is getting buzz, but does it work and is it legal?
With CBD showing up everywhere, U.S. regulators announced Tuesday they are exploring ways the marijuana extract could be used legally in foods, dietary supplements and cosmetics.
Wednesday, April 3, 2019

GOP seeks vote on infants surviving abortions
Republicans started a long-shot drive today to force a House vote on a measure that could imprison doctors for five years if they don’t try saving the life of infants born during attempted abortions.
Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Scam ads promoting fake tax breaks prosper on FB
Hundreds of ads on Facebook promised U.S. homeowners that they were eligible for huge state tax breaks if they installed new solar-energy panels. There was just one catch: None of it was true.
Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Legal pot states aim to ease industry rules
When Washington and Colorado launched their pioneering marijuana industries in the face of U.S. government prohibition, they imposed strict rules in hopes of keeping the U.S. Justice Department at bay.
Tuesday, April 2, 2019

What my DNA told me: Avoid fast food, eat more vegetables
Avoid fast food, eat vegetables and exercise. It sounds like generic health advice, but they’re tips supposedly tailored to my DNA profile.
Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Number of asylum seekers swelling
Officials hope to have as many as 300 people returned per day by the end of the week, focusing particularly on those who come in between ports of entry, said the official, who had knowledge of the plans but was unauthorized to speak publicly and spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity.
Monday, April 1, 2019

The planet: 48 lbs. of plastic found in dead whale
An 8-meter (26-foot) sperm whale was found dead off Sardinia with 22 kilograms (48.5 pounds) of plastic in its belly, prompting the World Wildlife Foundation to sound an alarm today over the dangers of plastic waste in the Mediterranean Sea.
Monday, April 1, 2019

Saudi Aramco shows $111B net profit
Saudi Aramco’s net profits reached $111 billion last year, according to an assessment published Monday by Moody’s Investors Services that offered a rare glimpse into the state-owned oil firm’s finances before it issues its first bonds in international markets.
Monday, April 1, 2019

Democrats prepare subpoenas for Mueller report
The House Judiciary Committee will prepare subpoenas this week seeking special counsel Robert Mueller’s full Russia report as the Justice Department appears likely to miss an April 2 deadline set by Democrats for the report’s release.
Monday, April 1, 2019

After allegations, some question whether Biden is too out of step with his party
Former Vice President Joe Biden on Sunday defended his interactions with women, saying he doesn’t believe he’s ever acted inappropriately. But a Nevada politician’s assertion that Biden’s kiss on the back of her head made her feel uncomfortable prompted some Democrats to question whether the 76-year-old is too out of step with his own party to run a successful 2020 presidential campaign.
Monday, April 1, 2019

New biography of Barbara Bush finds her disdain for Trump dated back to 1990s
Barbara Bush didn’t bite her tongue in recent years when it came to Donald Trump: She just didn’t like him. But a new biography of the former first lady finds that her disdain for the Republican president, who transformed the party her own family had embodied for generations into his likeness, dates as least as far back as a 1990s diary entry.
Monday, April 1, 2019

Artificial intelligence will never get jokes like humans do
A robot walks into a bar. It goes CLANG.
Monday, April 1, 2019

New Japan era to be called 'Reiwa,' pursuing harmony
The era of Japan’s next emperor, which begins May 1, will be named “Reiwa,” connoting pursuit of harmony, the government said Monday after selecting the phrase from ancient Japanese poetry instead of Chinese classics as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe promotes national pride.
Monday, April 1, 2019

California town destroyed by fire issues 1st rebuild permits
Small signs of rebuilding the California town of Paradise after it was destroyed by wildfire are sprouting this spring, including the issuing of the first permits to rebuild two the 11,000 homes destroyed five months ago.
Saturday, March 30, 2019

What my DNA told me: Avoid fast food, eat vegetables
Avoid fast food, eat vegetables and exercise. It sounds like generic health advice, but they're tips supposedly tailored to my DNA profile.
Saturday, March 30, 2019

Mueller report could be released by mid-April
A redacted version of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on the Russia investigation will be sent to Congress by mid-April and will not be shared with the White House beforehand, Attorney General William Barr said.
Saturday, March 30, 2019

Credit union liquidated as manager charged with embezzlement
A credit union that serves employees of the CBS television network has been liquidated as one of its long-time managers faces charges of embezzling $40 million from the institution over a 20-year period, authorities announced Friday.
Saturday, March 30, 2019

France's yellow vest protesters march despite bans, injuries
French yellow vest protesters were rallying Saturday to support an activist injured in a confrontation with police and show they remain mobilized against the government’s economic policies.
Saturday, March 30, 2019

Trump threatens to close border with Mexico next week
President Donald Trump on Friday threatened to close the nation’s southern border, or large sections of it, next week if Mexico does not halt illegal immigration at once.
Friday, March 29, 2019

Border Patrol orders quick releases
The number of migrant families and children entering the U.S. from Mexico is so high that Border Patrol is immediately releasing them instead of transferring them to the agency responsible for their release, forcing local governments to help coordinate their housing, meals and travel.
Friday, March 29, 2019

Judge blocks Trump's small-business health insurance plan
A federal judge has struck down a small-business health insurance plan widely touted by President Donald Trump, the second setback in a week for the administration’s health care initiatives.
Friday, March 29, 2019

'Filthadelphia' tries to shed unsavory nickname by cleaning up the streets
The City of Brotherly Love was once revolutionary when it came to clean streets, gutters and sidewalks. Benjamin Franklin launched one of America’s first street sweeping programs here in the late 1750s. In 1952, the city tied with Memphis, Tennessee, as the nation’s cleanest.
Friday, March 29, 2019

Court won't stop enforcement of bump stock ban
The Supreme Court on Thursday declined to stop the Trump administration from enforcing its ban on bump stock devices, which allow semi-automatic weapons to fire like machine guns.
Thursday, March 28, 2019

Maddow, MSNBC hosts see ratings drop, Fox up
Rachel Maddow isn’t backing away from her coverage of President Donald Trump and any connection to Russia’s involvement in trying to influence the 2016 presidential campaign. The question is how much her fans want to listen.
Thursday, March 28, 2019

Mueller report 300+ pages; Dems demand release
Special counsel Robert Mueller’s Trump-Russia report is more than 300 pages long, it was revealed Thursday, sparking fresh criticism from Democrats arguing that Attorney General William Barr’s four-page summary was gravely inadequate and the full findings must be quickly released.
Thursday, March 28, 2019

What a truck's off-road package gets you
Pickup trucks are hugely popular, and so is the rugged outdoorsy, off-roading image that comes with them. You’ll commonly see trucks with huge stickers portraying alphanumeric monikers followed by the words “Off-Road Package.”
Thursday, March 28, 2019

State health portal costing, not saving
An audit released Wednesday found that a plan to save $500 million a year on state employee health insurance was so ill-conceived and poorly executed that it’s costing taxpayers $10 million extra annually without delivering the service promised.
Thursday, March 28, 2019

Earle's 'Guy' digs deep in Clark's work
Guy Clark was one of Steve Earle’s main mentors— Townes Van Zandt, the other — and Earle has honored the brilliant songwriter, who died in 2016, before.
Thursday, March 28, 2019

Julia Louis-Dreyfus reveals last season story line of 'Veep'
Julia Louis-Dreyfus still had tears to shed as she said her official farewell to “Veep.” The only problem is she forgot to bring tissues.
Thursday, March 28, 2019

Grand jury in Russia probe cotinuing robustly
A grand jury that was involved in special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation is “continuing robustly,” a federal prosecutor said Wednesday.
Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Air Force says it needs $4.9 billion in disaster relief
The Air Force said on Wednesday that it needs $4.9 billion in extra funding over the next three years to rebuild and repair two key bases heavily damaged by natural disasters.
Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Dems turn to health care as Trump attacks Obamacare
President Donald Trump is calling on Republicans to revive the effort to quash the Affordable Care Act, handing Democrats an opportunity to unite in defense of the law as they try to move past the Russia investigation and win the White House in 2020.
Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Congress could get Mueller report in April
Attorney General William Barr has told the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee that he’s combing through special counsel Robert Mueller’s report, removing information that can’t be legally disclosed in hopes of releasing it to Congress in April.
Wednesday, March 27, 2019

FAA to revamp 737 oversight
The Federal Aviation Administration plans to revamp oversight of airplane development after the two deadly crashes of Boeing’s new 737 Max raised questions of whether the FAA has gone too far in letting companies regulate themselves, according to testimony prepared for a Capitol Hill hearing on Wednesday.
Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Deep division over disposition of probe
President Donald Trump headed to Capitol Hill for a victory lap Tuesday, emboldened by the end of the government’s Russia probe, even as Democrats continued to battle for release of special counsel Robert Mueller’s full report and intensified their focus on other issues including efforts to save the Affordable Care Act from a fresh administration attack.
Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Maker of OxyContin reaches $270M settlement in Oklahoma
The maker of OxyContin and the family that owns the company have reached a $270 million settlement with the state of Oklahoma over the prescription painkiller’s role in the nation’s deadly opioid crisis, a person familiar with the agreement said Tuesday.
Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Avenatti hit with Nike extortion claims and more
A year ago, Michael Avenatti’s star was rising as the combative, media-savvy lawyer representing porn actress Stormy Daniels in her legal battles against President Donald Trump.
Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Not the first time: Media takes heat after Mueller conclusions
Holding a copy of the New York Times to the camera on Monday, a giddy Steve Doocy of Fox News Channel said the headline about special counsel Robert Mueller’s findings in the Russia investigation “probably killed whoever had to type this.”
Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Telemedicine's challenge: Getting patients to click on the app
Walmart workers can now see a doctor for only $4. The catch? It has to be a virtual visit.
Tuesday, March 26, 2019

New Jersey orders cleanup
New Jersey is ordering five companies that manufacture chemicals used to stain-proof clothing and produce non-stick cookware to spend what could be hundreds of millions of dollars to clean up contamination from the substances.
Monday, March 25, 2019

More seniors seek pot for age-related aches
The group of white-haired folks — some pushing walkers, others using canes — arrive right on time at the gates of Laguna Woods Village, an upscale retirement community in the picturesque hills that frame this Southern California suburb a few miles from Disneyland.
Monday, March 25, 2019

Trump claims full vindication
Attorney General William Barr has made his determination about special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation . Now Democrats want to make their own.
Monday, March 25, 2019

Big U-turn: Key melting Greenland glacier is growing again
A major Greenland glacier that was one of the fastest shrinking ice and snow masses on Earth is growing again, a new NASA study finds.
Monday, March 25, 2019

Survey: Business economists see slowdown in growth this year
The nation’s business economists foresee a sharp slowdown in U.S. economic growth over the next two years, in sharp contrast to the Trump administration’s predictions that growth will accelerate this year and next.
Monday, March 25, 2019

'It will get worse': Perilous times for kids hit by cyclone
Her name is Chuva, which in Portuguese means rain. For four days that was all she saw as she clung to her rooftop in the cyclone’s aftermath and prayed to be saved.
Monday, March 25, 2019

Mother Russia: Florida sees boom in 'birth tourism'
MIAMI (AP) — Every year, hundreds of pregnant Russian women travel to the United States to give birth so that their child can acquire all the privileges of American citizenship.
Saturday, March 23, 2019

Venezuela is key topic with Caribbean leaders
WASHINGTON (AP) — The political and economic crisis in Venezuela tops the agenda of President Donald Trump’s meeting Friday with leaders from the Caribbean, a region that has been far from united in joining the U.S. call for the ouster of President Nicolas Maduro.
Friday, March 22, 2019

US targets Chinese firms for alleged NKorea sanctions dodge
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Thursday sanctioned two Chinese shipping companies suspected of helping North Korea evade sanctions — the first targeted actions taken against Pyongyang since its nuclear negotiations with the U.S. in Hanoi last month ended without agreement.
Friday, March 22, 2019

GM announces jobs, electric vehicle
ORION TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Less than a week after a series of critical tweets from the president over an Ohio plant closure, General Motors is announcing plans to add 400 jobs and build a new electric vehicle at a factory north of Detroit.
Friday, March 22, 2019











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