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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

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

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

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

Special evaluations can help seniors cope with cancer care
Before she could start breast cancer treatment, Nancy Simpson had to walk in a straight line, count backward from 20 and repeat a silly phrase.
Friday, March 22, 2019

Garuda Indonesia seeks to cancel order for 49 Boeing Max 8s
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — In a blow for Boeing, Indonesia’s flag carrier is seeking the cancellation of a multibillion dollar order for 49 of the manufacturer’s 737 Max 8 jets, citing a loss of confidence after two crashes in the past six months.
Friday, March 22, 2019

Last grants coming for endangered Route 66 program
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Final grant season for an endangered federal program that’s helped preserve the historic Route 66 Highway for two decades is ending next month.
Friday, March 22, 2019

Dartmouth professor wins top religion prize
HANOVER, N.H. (AP) — A Dartmouth College professor of physics and astronomy was awarded one of the world’s leading religion prizes for blending hard science and deep spirituality in his work, a foundation announced Tuesday.
Friday, March 22, 2019

84 year old pole vaulter to compete in Poland this weekend; sets her sights on more records
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — An 84-year-old pole vaulter isn’t putting her pole down anytime soon.
Friday, March 22, 2019

Fla. man Googles self to find out which Florida Man he is
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — It turns out there’s a “Florida Man” in all of us.
A new social media challenge is allowing people to look up what version of “Florida Man” they are based on their birthdays.

Friday, March 22, 2019

Hoops fans line up to bet (legally) on March Madness tourney
College basketball fans lined up at casinos and racetracks or furiously tapped smartphone screens Thursday to get down bets on March Madness, many in states where it is legal for the first time.
Thursday, March 21, 2019

No shortage of cannabis if legalized
Representatives for some medicinal marijuana growers are claiming they have the existing capacity to provide for initial cultivation demand increases caused by legalization of adult recreational cannabis use should it become law this spring.
Thursday, March 21, 2019

450 cocaine bricks worth $38M found at Philadelphia port
U.S. customs officials say drug dogs sniffed out Philadelphia’s largest seizure of cocaine in more than two decades.
Thursday, March 21, 2019

$625M jackpot in upcoming Powerball drawing
Lottery officials say the Powerball jackpot has climbed to an estimated $625 million.
Thursday, March 21, 2019

Drug-Free Wireless Pain Relief Neurostimulator Changing Lives
Statistics Canada says six million people across the country suffer from chronic pain, meaning about 20 per cent of the population is affected. Everyone knows someone suffering from chronic pain and how debilitating it can be, but neurostimulation is changing many lives and offering a drug free alternative for pain management.
Thursday, March 21, 2019

California man, 96, found in home with lots of rats
A Southern California woman is in custody after deputies discovered her 96-year-old father and multiple pets living in a home stinking of feces and infested with up to 700 rats, authorities said Tuesday. 
Wednesday, March 20, 2019

EU fines Google $1.7 billion for abusing online ads market
European Union regulators have fined Google 1.49 billion euros ($1.7 billion) for abusing its dominant role in online advertising, the third big antitrust penalty they’ve given the internet giant since 2017.
Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Supreme Court rules against immigrants
A divided Supreme Court ruled Tuesday against a group of immigrants in a case about the government’s power to detain them after they’ve committed crimes but finished their sentences.
Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Newly released documents show FBI was investing Cohen long before raid
The FBI was investigating President Donald Trump’s former personal attorney and fixer for nearly a year before agents raided his home and office, documents released Tuesday show.
Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Trump praises Brazil's far-right president as he visits White House
President Donald Trump praised Brazil’s new far-right leader Tuesday as he welcomed him to the White House, saying the man who’s been described as the “Trump of the Tropics” has done “a very outstanding job.”
Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Warren backs congressional plan to study reparations for blacks hurt by slavery
Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren on Monday embraced a congressional proposal to study a framework for reparations to African-Americans hurt by the legacy of slavery as the best way to begin a “national, full-blown conversation” on the issue.
Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Fox News hires Donna Brazile as analyst more than 2 years after CNN let her go
Former Democratic National Committee chief Donna Brazile, who was fired by CNN for tipping off the Hillary Clinton campaign about debate topics in 2016, has joined Fox News Channel as a political commentator.
Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Minnesota House votes to hold drug manufacturers responsible for opioid crisis
The Minnesota House voted Monday night to hold drug manufacturers responsible for the state’s growing costs for dealing with the opioid crisis.
Tuesday, March 19, 2019

NY considers medication-assisted opioid treatment for all addicts behind bars
Laura Levine says she never smoked a cigarette or touched a drink until age 35. Then the mother of five tried heroin, and she was hooked.
Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Hawaii weighs first-in-nation plastic ban at restaurants
Hawaii would be the first state in the U.S. to ban most plastics at restaurants under legislation that aims to cut down on waste that pollutes the ocean.
Tuesday, March 19, 2019

New techniques let scientists zero in on the secrets of our cells
Did you hear what happened when Bill Gates walked into a bar? Everybody there immediately became millionaires — on average.
Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Foxconn: Wisconsin plant will be up and going at end of 2020
Foxconn Technology Group said Monday that its manufacturing facility in Wisconsin will be producing flat-screen panels by the end of 2020, with construction starting later this year.
Monday, March 18, 2019

DNA match from genealogy website leads to arrest
A DNA match found through a genealogy website led to the arrest of a truck driver in the killings of two teen girls who were found shot to death in a car trunk nearly 20 years ago, authorities said Monday.
Monday, March 18, 2019

Shelters open in northern Illinois for flooding victims
Residents in northern and western Illinois continue to deal with flooding as rivers swell from melting snow and recent rains.
Monday, March 18, 2019

Fed: No expectation of interest rate hikes
Patience. A focus on incoming economic data. And no interest rate hikes likely soon.
Monday, March 18, 2019

Online threats changing Homeland Security's role
Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said Monday that her department may have been founded to combat terrorism, but its mission is shifting to also confront emerging online threats.
Monday, March 18, 2019

Native Americans: Movement to end 'redface' slow
John Little can hardly go a week without a reminder that he and other Native Americans often are viewed as relics of the past: the Indian maiden on the butter container at the grocery store, the kids’ teepees sold at popular retailers and the sports fans with their faces painted doing tomahawk chops at games. 
Monday, March 18, 2019

Once a liberal superstar, Warren forced into a new role in 2020: The Underdog
Elizabeth Warren has spent much of the last decade as a leader of the Democratic Party’s liberal wing.
Monday, March 18, 2019

Pharma-backed group pushing drugmakers' message
As ominous music plays in the background, the narrator of a radio ad echoes objections from drugmakers by warning that a Trump administration proposal to apply international pricing to certain Medicare drugs would be a nightmare for seniors.
Monday, March 18, 2019

Students target colleges in lawsuit over bribery scheme
In one of the first lawsuits to come out of the college bribery scandal, several students are suing Yale, Georgetown, Stanford and other schools involved in the case, saying they and others were denied a fair shot at admission.
Saturday, March 16, 2019

Greyhound won't let US drop migrants in depots
Greyhound Lines Inc. is no longer allowing U.S. authorities to drop off immigrant families inside bus stations, forcing those who have been released from custody to wait outside until they have a ticket.
Saturday, March 16, 2019

New US military budget focused on China
Chinese bombers. Chinese hypersonic missiles. Chinese cyberattacks. Chinese anti-satellite weapons.
Saturday, March 16, 2019

Trump seeks more ways to avoid Congress
President Donald Trump’s first veto was more than a milestone. It signals a new era of ever perilous relations between the executive and legislative branches of government.
Saturday, March 16, 2019

As Brexit stalls, supporters protest betrayal of their dream
With Britain’s departure from the European Union likely to be put on hold, some Brexit supporters fear their dream is dying.
Saturday, March 16, 2019

Gillibrand highlights contaminated water in New Hampshire
Democratic presidential hopeful Kirsten Gillibrand is trying to connect with voters’ important issues on the ground — or, in some cases, underground.
Saturday, March 16, 2019

General's family: From segregation to command in 100 years
Pvt. Walter Beagles arrived at Camp Jackson, South Carolina, in 1918, an African American draftee in a segregated Army that relegated black soldiers to labor battalions out of a prejudiced notion that they couldn’t fight.
Saturday, March 16, 2019

Hold the cake! Fans honor Ginsburg's birthday with exercise
Wearing workout gear and carrying water bottles, fans of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg celebrated her 86th birthday Friday by exercising in front of the high court.
Saturday, March 16, 2019

May tries to save Brexit deal after vote to delay UK exit
British Prime Minister Theresa May worked Friday to pull off an against-the-odds rescue for her European Union divorce deal, after Parliament voted to postpone Brexit to avert a chaotic U.K. departure in two weeks.
Friday, March 15, 2019

Man could get death in teen's rape, murder, dismemberment
A Pennsylvania jury will decide on life or death for a man who pleaded guilty to killing and dismembering his girlfriend’s 14-year-old daughter in what prosecutors are calling a rape-murder fantasy he and the teen’s mother shared. 
Friday, March 15, 2019

Building the Kingdom of Heaven in timber, iron, brick, stucco
When Andrew Gould began designing a sanctuary for Holy Ascension Orthodox Church in Charleston, South Carolina, he started by creating an imaginary backstory for the parish.
Friday, March 15, 2019

US expects NKorea to live up to moratorium on nuclear tests
Amid new tension between the two countries, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Friday that the U.S. expects North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to live up to his promise to President Donald Trump to continue his moratorium on missile launches and nuclear tests.
Friday, March 15, 2019

New Zealand Mosque attacks spark outrage
World leaders expressed condolences and condemnation Friday following the deadly attacks on mosques in New Zealand, while Muslim leaders said the mass shooting was evidence of a rising tide of violent Islamophobia.
Friday, March 15, 2019

Democratic 2020 field taking shape with Beto O'Rourke entry
The contours of the Democratic presidential primary came into clearer focus this week with Texan Beto O’Rourke’s entry into the race — one of the final puzzle pieces in a contest that will be shaped by questions about race and gender, political ideology and generational change.
Friday, March 15, 2019

US industrial production rose just 0.1 percent in February
U.S. industrial production rose a slight 0.1 percent in February, as an increase in utilities and mining offset the second straight monthly drop in manufacturing.
Friday, March 15, 2019

A look at attacks on houses of worship over last decade
Houses of worship around the world, a place of reflection and peace, have been targeted for attack by extremists. Here are some of the deadly assaults over the last decade:
Friday, March 15, 2019

Transcript shows FBI may have shown bias
During the early days of the Russia investigation, FBI officials debated whether Donald Trump’s chance of winning should factor into how aggressively they investigated potential coordination between his campaign and the Kremlin, two FBI officials told Congress last year, according to newly released transcripts of their interviews.
Thursday, March 14, 2019

Yemen's warring sides divided over US Senate vote on war
Yemen’s warring sides were divided Thursday over a U.S. Senate vote to end America’s support for the Saudi-led war in the impoverished country, with the Yemeni government condemning it and the Iran-backed rebels welcoming the development.
Thursday, March 14, 2019

Grand Canyon superintendent is resigning
The superintendent of Grand Canyon National Park is resigning, less than three years after she took the helm of one of the country’s most popular tourist destinations.
Thursday, March 14, 2019

Court says middle finger protected by the constitution
When it comes to the middle finger, police might need a thicker skin.
Thursday, March 14, 2019

A top leader of Gambino crime family is slain in New York
A man said by federal prosecutors to have been a top leader of New York’s notorious Gambino crime family was shot and killed Wednesday on Staten Island.
Thursday, March 14, 2019

Minnesota man charged in overdose death of ailing wife
A Minnesota man accused of removing his ailing wife from a care center, taking her home and holding what he described as a “death party” before she died has been charged with murder.
Thursday, March 14, 2019

US moves to lift remaining gray wolf protections
Gray wolves in the U.S. would be stripped of federal protection and subject to hunting and trapping in more states under a proposal released Thursday that declares the predators recovered following a decades-long restoration effort.
Thursday, March 14, 2019

US new-home sales fell 6.9 percent in January
Sales of new U.S. homes slumped 6.9 percent in January, a possible sign that buyers paused during the government shutdown.
Thursday, March 14, 2019

Guilty plea, new charges in New York sex slave case
A case featuring sensational claims that followers of a New York self-help organization were forced to become sex slaves took a new turn on Wednesday with one key defendant pleading guilty and another being hit with child pornography charges.
Thursday, March 14, 2019

Manafort given 3.5 years of extra prison time
A federal judge on Wednesday sentenced former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort to an additional three and a half years of prison as she questioned his remorse and criticized him for his crimes and years of lies.
Wednesday, March 13, 2019

St. Louis prosecutor says warrant seeks to intimidate her
The St. Louis prosecutor’s ongoing feud with others in the city’s legal establishment escalated Wednesday when her attorney accused a judge, the police and a special prosecutor of trying to “intimidate and humiliate” her.
Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Information void in plane crash leads many to take action
In the days since an Ethiopian Airlines plane crashed after taking off for Nairobi and killed all 157 people aboard, there have been many questions but not a lot of answers.
Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Entrance exam cheaters exploited rules for disabled students
A college entrance exam policy aimed at helping students with disabilities was exploited to enable cheating in what is being described as the biggest school admissions scandal ever prosecuted by federal authorities, according to court papers made public Tuesday.
Wednesday, March 13, 2019

IEMA highlights flood safety awareness week: March 11-15, 2019
Nearly every day, flooding happens somewhere in the United States. Flooding can cause more damage than any other weather-related event.  As part of Severe Weather Preparedness Month, the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) and local emergency management officials are reminding residents that good preparation and knowing what to do in a flood can increase chances of survival when flooding occurs in your area.
Tuesday, March 12, 2019

California water agencies fight over multistate drought plan
A major Southern California water agency is trying to push the state through a final hurdle in joining a larger plan to preserve a key river in the U.S. West that serves 40 million people.
Tuesday, March 12, 2019

United States consumer prices rose 0.2 percent in February
U.S. consumer prices rose 0.2 percent in February, pushed up slightly by higher gasoline and housing costs even as the prices for autos and clothing slumped.
Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Wanted: More pastures for West's overpopulated wild horses
If you ever wished to gaze at a stomping, snorting, neighing panorama of Western heritage from your living-room window, now could be your chance.
Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Ruling revives questions about DC death of ex-Putin aide
On a foggy November morning in 2015, a heavily intoxicated man showed up before dawn at the Dupont Circle Hotel, forked over $1,200 cash for a ninth-floor penthouse suite and kept drinking. His bender continued all day.
Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Trump: Making daylight saving time permanent is 'OK with me'
President Donald Trump thinks it’s a good idea if daylight saving time becomes permanent.
Monday, March 11, 2019

Body of sailor killed at Pearl Harbor is identified
The body of an Ohio sailor killed during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in World War II has been identified.
Monday, March 11, 2019

$4.7 trillion budget relies on strong growth
President Donald Trump proposed a record $4.7 trillion federal budget for 2020 on Monday, relying on optimistic 3.1 percent economic growth projections alongside accounting shuffles and steep domestic cuts to bring future spending into promised balance in 15 years.
Monday, March 11, 2019

Terror watchlist shared with animal shelters
A Muslim civil-rights group says the FBI is letting animal shelters, private investigators and even a Midwestern megachurch have access to its watchlist of suspected terrorists.
Monday, March 11, 2019

UK leader pushes Brexit deal with frustrated EU, Parliament
British Prime Minister Theresa May refused to admit defeat for her European Union divorce deal Monday, despite deadlocked talks with the bloc a day before Parliament is scheduled to reconsider the plan it has already rejected once before.
Monday, March 11, 2019

US sanctions Russia based bank for its work in Venezuela
The Trump administration imposed sanctions Monday on a Moscow-based bank jointly owned by Russian and Venezuelan state-owned companies, for allegedly trying to circumvent U.S. sanctions on the South American country.
Monday, March 11, 2019

US retail sales up just 0.2 pct. as consumers stay cautious
U.S. retail sales rose slightly in January after a sharp drop in December, reflecting caution taken by consumers amid a government shutdown and volatile stock market.
Monday, March 11, 2019

Boeing likely to face new questions after another 737 crash
Sunday’s devastating plane crash in Ethiopia could renew safety questions about the newest version of Boeing’s popular 737 airliner.
Monday, March 11, 2019

Mississippi lawmakers have real fears about 'fake meat'
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi lawmakers have real fears about "fake meat," and the state could become the latest to ban food made from plants, insects, or grown in a lab from being described as meat.
Saturday, March 9, 2019

Arcadia Biosciences, a leader in advanced agricultural breeding and gene optimization, announces new business unit dedicated to cannabis
DAVIS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb 28, 2019--Arcadia Biosciences, Inc. (RKDA), an agricultural food ingredient company and proven leader in leveraging advanced, proprietary breeding techniques to improve the quality and nutritional content of wheat and soybeans, today announced the company will apply its expertise to a new crop: cannabis. With the establishment of Arcadia Specialty Genomics, the company is dedicating a first-of-its-kind strategic business unit to the optimization and standardization of cannabis plant content, quality, climate resiliency and yield. Arcadia Specialty Genomics intends to conduct its business only in federal and state markets in which its activities are legal.
Saturday, March 9, 2019

Become a citizen scientist for pollinators with University of Illinois
URBANA, Ill. — University of Illinois Extension is calling all lovers of bees, butterflies, and other pollinators that keep our crops and gardens growing to join scientists in tracking their distribution and habitat use across the state, from the comfort of your home, school, or community garden.
Saturday, March 9, 2019

US Border Patrol Museum opens a world on the evolving agency
EL PASO, Texas (AP)  For many Mexican-Americans living near the U.S.-Mexico border, the U.S. Border Patrol was viewed as a federal government agency to be feared. Its agents might raid the factory where you worked, question your citizenship status at checkpoints, and detain you if an agent thought you were in the country illegally or were hiding drugs.
Saturday, March 9, 2019

US looks for more cash from allies hosting troops
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is eyeing a plan to seek more money from allied European and other nations where American troops are based.
Saturday, March 9, 2019

Business community opposes Pritzker tax plan
SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois' business community overwhelmingly opposes Gov. J.B. Pritzker's progressive tax plan, which includes an increase to the state's corporate tax that would make it third highest in the country.
Saturday, March 9, 2019

Trump says Cohen lied about not seeking pardon
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump declared Friday that he rejected a personal appeal from his former lawyer Michael Cohen for a pardon, the strongest assertion yet that Cohen may have lied under oath.
Friday, March 8, 2019

Jobless rate hits record low for Hispanic Americans
WASHINGTON (AP) — The unemployment rate for most major demographic groups fell in February, with the rate for Hispanic and Latino Americans hitting a record low of 4.3 percent.
Friday, March 8, 2019

Ohio cheese wins US Championship Cheese Contest
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — A cheese from Ohio has captured the top spot at the U.S. Championship Cheese Contest in Wisconsin.
Friday, March 8, 2019

National team women's soccer players sue for equal pay
Players for the U.S. women’s national team have filed a federal class-action lawsuit seeking equal pay to their male counterparts.
Friday, March 8, 2019

SpaceX crew capsule ends test flight with ocean splashdown
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX’s swanky new crew capsule returned from the International Space Station to an old-fashioned splashdown in the Atlantic on Friday, successfully ending a test flight that could lead to astronaut rides later this year.
Friday, March 8, 2019

Chelsea Manning jailed for refusing to testify on Wikileaks
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Former Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning has been sent to jail for refusing to testify to a grand jury investigating Wikileaks.
Friday, March 8, 2019

Pastor haunted by task of notifying tornado victim families
BEAUREGARD, Ala. (AP) — With nearly two dozen people killed in a tornado outbreak that shattered a rural community in east Alabama, notifying the families of the dead was a huge, gut-wrenching task, done in the privacy of a country church.
Friday, March 8, 2019

What drives the appeal of 'Passion of the Christ' and other films on the life of Jesus
Church isn't the only place people go to learn about Jesus.
Friday, March 8, 2019

Tornado cleanup starts in Alabama
Volunteers helped clear debris-clogged roads and donated money to help pay for the funerals of 23 people killed by a devastating tornado in Alabama, while forecasters warned Thursday that more severe weather could strike this weekend.
Thursday, March 7, 2019

New kind of freshman marks Pelosi's new majority
It wasn’t exactly a mic-drop moment. But when House Speaker Nancy Pelosi abruptly ended a conversation as a freshman lawmaker no longer seemed to be listening, it showed just how far the Democratic leader and the new majority have to go in getting used to each other.
Thursday, March 7, 2019

Cohen's lawyer says Trump advisers were 'dangling' pardons
President Donald Trump’s advisers dangled the possibility of a pardon for his former personal lawyer Michael Cohen last year, Cohen’s attorney said Thursday, as congressional investigators zero in on the president’s pardon power.
Thursday, March 7, 2019

Justice targeting scams against elderly
The Justice Department said Thursday that it has charged more than 225 individuals over the past year in connection with fraud scams that victimize people age 60 and older.
Thursday, March 7, 2019

Eli Lilly to sell cheaper version of top-selling insulin Humalog
Eli Lilly is offering a half-price version of a top-selling insulin to ease the financial strain for some patients, but an advocacy group says much bigger changes are needed.
Thursday, March 7, 2019

Political feud complicates Kentucky's fight against opioids
For every 100,000 people in Kentucky, 23 are killed by opioid overdoses — nearly double the national rate. But a political feud is complicating the state’s effort to hold drug companies accountable for their part in the epidemic.
Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Judge confirmed to federal appeals court
The U.S. Senate has confirmed a 37-year-old lawyer as a judge on the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals despite opposition from civil rights and LGBTQ groups.
Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Nielsen insists border crisis is 'real'
Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen insisted Wednesday the crisis at the southern border is not manufactured, as she faced questions from Democrats for the first time since they took control of the House.
Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Dems struggle to respond to Omar over Israel, bigotry
House Democrats are struggling with how to declare they are against bigotry, bias and racism after progressives challenged an effort to rebuke freshman Rep. Ilhan Omar for her remarks on Israel.
Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Ex-NYC Mayor Bloomberg won't run for president in 2020
Michael Bloomberg is not running for president.
Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Sanders vs. Clinton: 2016 rivalry proves hard to overcome
Bernie Sanders was minutes away from walking onto a Brooklyn stage last weekend to launch a second presidential campaign that he insisted would be all about the future. The problem: Some of his allies were still fighting Hillary Clinton.
Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Monster twister takes 10 relatives from 1 Alabama family
Cousins Cordarrly Jones and Demetria Jones have a hard time counting all the relatives they lost to a monster tornado that wiped out a rural community in Alabama.
Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Crack down: FBI stepping up effort to root out international corruption
 Aiming to crack down on money laundering and bribes to overseas governments, the FBI is stepping up its efforts to root out foreign corruption with a new squad of agents based in Miami.
Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Dozens of people with connections to the president will receive document requests
Dozens of people with connections to President Donald Trump and his associates will receive document requests this week, as the House Judiciary Committee starts a broad new probe looking at possible obstruction of justice, corruption and abuse of power.
Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Deadly tornado victims range in age 6-89
The youngest victim was 6, the oldest 89. One extended family lost seven members.
Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Teen tells Senate why he defied mom to get vaccinated
An Ohio teen defied his mother’s anti-vaccine beliefs and started getting his shots when he turned 18 — and told Congress on Tuesday that it’s crucial to counter fraudulent claims on social media that scare parents.
Tuesday, March 5, 2019

How 'completely avoidable' measles cases continue to climb
The U.S. has counted more measles cases in the first two months of this year than in all of 2017 — and part of the rising threat is misinformation that makes some parents balk at a crucial vaccine, federal health officials told Congress Wednesday.
Tuesday, March 5, 2019

20th horse dies at Santa Anita since winter meet began
Another horse has died at Santa Anita, making it 20 fatalities at the racetrack since its winter meet began on Dec. 26.
Monday, March 4, 2019

House launches sweeping Trump probe
The list of 81 names touches on all parts of Trump’s life — his businesses, his campaign, the committee that oversaw the transition from campaign to the White House and the White House. There are also people connected to Russian interference in the 2016 campaign, including participants in a meeting at Trump Tower with a Russian lawyer before the election.
Monday, March 4, 2019

Trump symbolically tightens embargo on Cuba
The Trump administration announced Monday that it is symbolically tightening the six-decade trade embargo on Cuba by allowing lawsuits against Cuban companies using properties confiscated after its 1959 revolution.
Monday, March 4, 2019

Ginsburg's recovery prescription: Plenty of opinions
Now we know what Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was doing as she recuperated from lung cancer surgery: churning out opinions for the court at a faster clip than any of her younger colleagues.
Monday, March 4, 2019

EU taking steps toward nixing seasonal time change
The European Union took another step toward abolishing the twice-yearly clock change which has been a rite of spring and fall for decades.
Monday, March 4, 2019

Higher education: Colleges add cannabis to curriculum
Grace DeNoya is used to getting snickers when people learn she’s majoring in marijuana.
Monday, March 4, 2019

'Pure hell': Hurricane Michael leaves housing crisis
A small village of the forgotten has popped up in Diahnn “Shelly” Summers’ backyard outside Panama City. Where there once was empty grass abutting woods, 10 tents now encircle a fir tree with Christmas lights.
Monday, March 4, 2019

Clinton meeting with some Democrats running in 2020, most are shying away
Nearly 20 years after he left the White House, Bill Clinton is still sought after for advice by some Democrats running for president. But the names on his dance card in recent months underscore how much his standing in the party has changed.
Monday, March 4, 2019

Searches resume after tornado on Sunday kills 23 people in Alabama
Rescuers tore through rubble and wreckage Monday in a search for survivors amid homes torn from foundations, shredded metal dangling from battered trees and dead animals lying among debris after a powerful tornado ripped through southeast Alabama and killed at least 23 people, including children.
Monday, March 4, 2019

Rio de Janeiro's world-famous Carnival kicks off with Bolsonaro backlash
Rio de Janeiro’s world-famous Carnival officially began with streets parties and revelry Friday amid expectations the first such celebration since Jair Bolsonaro took office would target the far-right president known for offending the LGBT community and minorities.
Saturday, March 2, 2019

America's newest crew capsule rockets toward space station
America’s newest capsule for astronauts rocketed Saturday toward the International Space Station on a high-stakes test flight by SpaceX.
Saturday, March 2, 2019

Gov't board that handles disputes is now vacant
The Merit Systems Protection Board, a quasi-judicial government body tasked with settling workplace disputes for millions of federal workers, is officially vacant for the first time in its 40-year history.
Friday, March 1, 2019

Trump administration hits Venezuela officials with sanctions for blocking aid
The Trump administration imposed sanctions Friday on six high-ranking members of the Venezuelan security forces and revoked the visas of other officials and their relatives in the latest effort to pressure President Nicolas Maduro into leaving office.
Friday, March 1, 2019

Walmart phasing out greeters at some stores
As Walmart moves to phase out its familiar blue-vested “greeters” at some 1,000 stores nationwide, disabled workers who fill many of those jobs say they’re being ill-treated by a chain that styles itself as community-minded and inclusive.
Thursday, February 28, 2019

Sully the service dog has new role helping wounded vets
Sully, the service dog who symbolized devotion lying by former President George H.W. Bush’s flag-draped casket, has a new mission.
Thursday, February 28, 2019

Senators push to halt border emergency
A small bipartisan group of senators planned to introduce a resolution Thursday aimed at blocking President Donald Trump’s declaration of a national emergency to finance additional miles of barriers along the U.S.-Mexico border.
Thursday, February 28, 2019

Farm loan delinquencies highest in nine years as prices slump
The nation’s farmers are struggling to pay back loans after years of low crop prices and export markets hit by President Donald Trump’s tariffs, with a key government program showing the highest default rate in at least nine years.
Thursday, February 28, 2019

US economy turns in solid performance, tax cuts help
The U.S. economy turned in a solid performance in 2018, boosted in part by tax cuts and higher government spending. But growth slowed by year’s end, and most economists envision a weaker outlook for the coming months and probably years.
Thursday, February 28, 2019

Avalanche: Amtrak trains back down mountain
Amtrak passenger train service between Reno and Sacramento, California, is unlikely to resume until at least Friday because of a lingering winter storm that sent an avalanche across the Union Pacific tracks in the Sierra Nevada, railway officials said Wednesday.
Thursday, February 28, 2019

Cohen gives damning depiction of Trump campaign
Shaking off criticism from House Republicans, President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer declared under oath Wednesday that Trump knew ahead of time and embraced the news when told that WikiLeaks had emails damaging to Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign. Michael Cohen also testified that Trump is a “racist,” a “conman” and a “cheat.”
Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Who will know what was really said?
Only four other ears on the planet heard what President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said to each other today during a one-on-one chat that began their second nuclear summit.
Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Trump threatens to veto Democratic bills expanding background checks on guns
President Donald Trump is threatening to veto two Democratic bills expanding federal background checks on gun purchases, saying they do not sufficiently protect gun owners’ Second Amendment rights.
Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Supreme Court seems open to retaining 40-ft. war memorial cross on public land
The Supreme Court sounds as though it will allow a 40-foot cross-shaped war memorial to remain on public land in Maryland, but shy away from a sweeping ruling.
Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Nat'l Guard probing Kinzinger's criticism of gov
Wisconsin National Guard officials said Tuesday they’re looking into whether to punish an Illinois congressman who belongs to the Wisconsin detachment for criticizing Gov. Tony Evers’ decision to withdraw troops from the U.S. southern border.
Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Senators draw on experiences to chastise drug makers
Drawing from their personal experiences, senators on Tuesday chastised drug company executives over the high cost of prescription drugs, as the company officials cautioned that heavy-handed congressional action could jeopardize medical breakthroughs going forward.
Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Trump, Kim facing big issues after big welcome in Hanoi
After long journeys to Vietnam, U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un are in place for their second summit to address perhaps the world’s biggest security challenge: Kim’s pursuit of a nuclear program that stands on the verge of realistically threatening targets around the planet.
Tuesday, February 26, 2019

House to vote on revoking Trump's emergency order
President Donald Trump’s allies in the House say they are confident of minimal GOP defections Tuesday on a vote to roll back his declaration of a national emergency to siphon billions of dollars from the military to fund his proposed wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.
Tuesday, February 26, 2019












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