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Leadership: McConnell, Schumer, McCarthy
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senators chose Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for another term leading Republicans and Chuck Schumer for Democrats in closed-door party elections today lacking the high drama underway on the House side in the midterm election fallout.
Wednesday, November 14, 2018


Lion-car combo the latest selfie bling
PARIS (AP) — When Paris police officers found a lion cub in a Lamborghini during a traffic stop this week, they exposed the tip of what animal campaigners say is a bizarre and disturbing new trend: People buying or renting cubs to take bling-bling selfie photos of themselves with a baby big cat.
Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Splintered migrant caravan groups arrive at border
ESCUINAPA, Mexico (AP) — Some migrants in a caravan of Central Americans have made long leaps forward in their journey to the U.S. border, with a first sizable group arriving in the border city of Tijuana, while others on Wednesday were left stranded far behind.
Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Wildfire near LA flares up again, winds to quell
MALIBU, Calif. (AP) — Southern California’s huge wildfire flared before sunrise today in rugged mountain wilderness as winds buffeted parts of the region, but forecasts called for a decline in the withering gusts.
Wednesday, November 14, 2018

SoCal wildfire roars to life in wilderness
Southern California’s huge wildfire roared to life again today in a mountain wilderness area even as many neighborhoods were reopened to thousands of residents who fled its advance last week.
Tuesday, November 13, 2018

FBI report shows 17 percent spike in hate crimes
The FBI says hate crimes reports were up about 17 percent in 2017, marking a rise for the third year in a row.
Tuesday, November 13, 2018

US hardens border at Tijuana; largest caravan averaging 185 miles per day now
The U.S. government said it was starting work on Tuesday to “harden” the border crossing from Tijuana, Mexico, to prepare for the arrival of a migrant caravan leapfrogging its way across western Mexico.
Tuesday, November 13, 2018

More leeway now for states to expand inpatient mental health
The Trump administration today allowed states to provide more inpatient treatment for people with serious mental illness by tapping Medicaid, a potentially far-reaching move to address issues from homelessness to violence.
Tuesday, November 13, 2018

US trial to tell brutal, epic tale of Mexican drug lord 'El Chapo'
During the height of Mexican drug wars in 1993, an attempted hit on Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman went wrong.
Tuesday, November 13, 2018

CNN sues Trump, demanding the return of Acosta to the White House
CNN sued the Trump administration Tuesday, demanding that correspondent Jim Acosta’s credentials to cover the White House be returned because it violates the constitutional right of freedom of the press.
Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Sinema's strategic win in Arizona may be a guide for Democrats in 2020 elections
In a year of liberal challenges to President Donald Trump, an avowed centrist scored the Democratic Party’s biggest coup — flipping a red state’s U.S. Senate seat.
Tuesday, November 13, 2018

New exercise guidelines: Move more, sit less and start younger
Move more, sit less and get kids active as young as age 3, say new federal guidelines that stress that any amount and any type of exercise helps health.
Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Canadian intelligence has heard Khashoggi tapes
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Monday became the first Western leader to acknowledge his country had heard recordings of the killing of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi.
Monday, November 12, 2018

Migrant caravan marks one month on the road
Several thousand Central American migrants marked a month on the road today as they hitched rides to the western Mexico city of Guadalajara and toward the U.S. border.
Monday, November 12, 2018

America 1st: World leaders take aim at nationalism
For President Donald Trump in Paris, America First meant largely America alone. Naturally.
Monday, November 12, 2018

Scientists: Bad management not cause of fires
Both nature and humans share blame for California’s devastating wildfires, but forest management did not play a major role.
Monday, November 12, 2018

Former coach says California shooter was 'out of control' during high school
A second high school coach of the gunman who killed 12 people at a Southern California bar recalled him on Sunday as volatile and intimidating, and said that repeated complaints to school administrators about his behavior failed to prompt any discipline.
Monday, November 12, 2018

Grim search now for more fire victims
The death toll from the wildfire that incinerated Paradise and surrounding areas climbed to 29 — matching the mark for the deadliest single blaze in California history — as crews continued searching for bodies in the smoldering ruins, with nearly 230 people unaccounted for.
Monday, November 12, 2018

Democratic state gains likely mean tighter gun control, looser pot laws
From New York to New Mexico, residents in a number of states can expect a leftward push for expanded health care coverage, gun control, education funding and legalized recreational marijuana as Democrats who gained new or stronger powers in the midterm elections seek to put their stamp on public policy.
Monday, November 12, 2018

A look at some of the House Democrats who now will be running the show
Now that Democrats have captured control of the House for the next two years, the party’s most senior members are poised to regain the wide-ranging power of committee chairmanships.
Monday, November 12, 2018

Pabst says Miller trying to put them out of business
Pabst Brewing Company and MillerCoors are going to trial, with hipster favorite Pabst contending that MillerCoors wants to put it out of business by ending a longstanding partnership through which it brews Pabst’s beers.
Monday, November 12, 2018

Effort underway to seal old mines, but some want them open
Underneath the mountains and deserts of the U.S. West lie hundreds of thousands of abandoned mines, an underground world that can hold serious danger and unexpected wonder.
Saturday, November 10, 2018

Future seems uncertain for Trump's acting AG
Matthew Whitaker’s future at the helm of the Justice Department appears uncertain as President Donald Trump denies even knowing the man he’s just named acting attorney general.
Saturday, November 10, 2018

Officials probe why Las Vegas airport controller went silent
Federal and airport authorities said Friday they are investigating why an air traffic controller became incapacitated and went silent while working a night shift alone in the tower at busy McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas.
Saturday, November 10, 2018

Erdogan: Saudi officials and others have heard tapes of writer death
Officials from Saudi Arabia, the United States, Germany, France and Britain have listened to audio recordings related to the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, Turkey’s president said Saturday, in the first public acknowledgement of the existence of tapes of the slaying.
Saturday, November 10, 2018

Trapper captures record-setting python in Everglades
Officials say a Florida trapper has captured a record-setting python as part of a program to remove the invasive species from the Everglades.
Saturday, November 10, 2018

Deadly fire leveled a California town in less than a day
Not a single resident of Paradise can be seen anywhere in town after most of them fled the burning Northern California community that may be lost forever. Abandoned, charred vehicles cluttered the main thoroughfare, evidence of the panicked evacuation a day earlier.
Saturday, November 10, 2018

Death in the final minutes of WWI highlighted folly of war
It was supposed to be the “War to End All Wars,” a great clash of nations that began with stirring words of duty and patriotism and ended with 14 million dead, empires destroyed and the social order torn asunder.
Saturday, November 10, 2018

Trump says migrants must 'have merit'
President Donald Trump today invoked extraordinary national security powers to deny asylum to migrants who enter the country illegally, tightening the border as caravans of Central Americans slowly approach the United States.
Friday, November 9, 2018

Trump on acting AG: 'I don't know Matt Whitaker'
President Donald Trump distanced himself Friday from his new acting attorney general, Matthew Whitaker, whose past business ties and comments on the Russia investigation and other topics have drawn scrutiny.
Friday, November 9, 2018

Advance group of about 500 migrants heads to US
About 500 Central American migrants headed out of Mexico City  today to embark on the longest and most dangerous leg of their journey to the U.S. border, while thousands more were waiting one day more at  a massive improvised shelter.
Friday, November 9, 2018

113 million voter turnout is highest total for midterm election in US history
President Donald Trump has inspired outrage, love, fear and every emotion in between. He has also inspired record-breaking turnout at the ballot box.
Friday, November 9, 2018

Ginsburg, 85, hospitalized after fracturing 3 ribs in fall
Eighty-five-year-old Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg fractured three ribs in a fall in her office at the court and is in the hospital, the court said Thursday.
Thursday, November 8, 2018

California shooter a decorated combat veteran
Using a smoke bomb and a handgun, a hooded former Marine dressed all in black opened fire during college night at a country music bar in Southern California, killing 12 people and sending hundreds fleeing in panic before apparently taking his own life, authorities said today.
Thursday, November 8, 2018

Missouri duck boat captain is indicted
Charges have been filed against the captain of a Missouri tourist boat that sank and killed 17 people, including nine people from an Indiana family, federal prosecutors said Thursday.
Thursday, November 8, 2018

Migrants voting on what route to take to the US
Central American migrants resting in Mexico City debated which route they should take to the border and what options were available to them in Mexico and the United States ahead of a vote on what their caravan’s next step should be. 
Thursday, November 8, 2018

With Sessions out, fate of probe in question
Attorney General Jeff Sessions was pushed out after enduring more than a year of blistering and personal attacks from President Donald Trump, who inserted in his place a Republican Party loyalist with authority to oversee the remainder of the special counsel’s Russia investigation.
Thursday, November 8, 2018

Louis Farrakhan warns Trump about pulling trigger of war in the Middle East
Louis Farrakhan, the leader of the Nation of Islam, warned President Donald Trump not to pull “the trigger of war in the Middle Eas, at the insistence of Israel,” speaking Thursday while on a visit to Iran.
Thursday, November 8, 2018

Midterm election has a healthy impact on health care stocks
The outcome of the midterm elections was good for the stock market in general, mostly because it didn’t produce any big surprises, but it was especially good for the health care industry and several other companies.
Thursday, November 8, 2018

Divisive political era ushers a record number of women into the House
A record number of women were elected to the House on Tuesday, nearly two years after women spilled out into the streets of Washington and in cities across the country in defiance of the inauguration of President Donald Trump.
Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Abrams, Kemp await more ballots in hotly-contested Georgia governor's race
Georgia’s hotly contested and potentially historic governor’s race may not be over yet, with Democrat Stacey Abrams and Republican Brian Kemp awaiting the final accounting of absentee and provisional ballots.
Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Democrats sweep statewide races
Democrats dominated in Illinois on Tuesday, winning all statewide offices and flipping two Republican-held congressional seats, including one that's been in GOP hands for decades.
Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Michigan okays pot; Mass. backs transgender rights
In the first statewide referendum on transgender rights, Massachusetts voters on Tuesday beat back a repeal attempt and reaffirmed a 2016 law extending nondiscrimination protections to transgender people, including their use of public bathrooms and locker rooms.
Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Dead brothel owner Dennis Hoff wins election for Nevada legislative seat
A Nevada brothel owner and reality TV star who died last month after fashioning himself as a Donald Trump-style Republican candidate has won a heavily GOP state legislative district.
Wednesday, November 7, 2018

8,000 pizzas sent to voters in poll lines
A group sent 8,000 pizzas to hungry voters as they waited in long lines that plagued polling places across the country Tuesday.
Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Democrats seize House control while the GOP holds on to the Senate
Democrats seized the House majority from President Donald Trump’s Republican Party on Tuesday in a suburban revolt that threatened what’s left of the president’s governing agenda. But the GOP gained ground in the Senate and preserved key governorships, beating back a “blue wave” that never fully materialized.
Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Newlyweds killed in crash
A newlywed couple died when the helicopter they were flying in hours after their wedding crashed into a hill in the rugged terrain of southwest Texas.
Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Facebook blocks 115 accounts ahead of election
Facebook said it blocked 115 accounts for suspected “coordinated inauthentic behavior” linked to foreign groups attempting to interfere in Tuesday’s U.S. midterm elections.
Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Migrants camp in Mexico City as the US votes
Thousands of Central Americans dreaming of getting to the United States awoke Tuesday to donations of fruit and hot coffee at a sports stadium in Mexico’s chilly capital as the U.S. held midterm elections in which President Donald Trump has made the migrant caravan a central issue.
Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Trial starts over 2020 census citizenship question
A judge launched a trial Monday in New York City over challenges to the federal government’s decision to put a citizenship question on the 2020 census by urging lawyers to put as much as possible on the public record because of high interest in the issues.
Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Pushing political hotbuttons: How 'net neutrality' became such a hot- topic
For a fundamentally nerdy subject, net neutrality is pushing a lot of political buttons.
Tuesday, November 6, 2018

UN says Earth's ozone layer is healing
Earth’s protective ozone layer is finally healing from damage caused by aerosol sprays and coolants, a new United Nations report said.
Monday, November 5, 2018

Search on for survivors as buildings collapse in Franc
Two buildings collapsed into a giant pile of rubble and beams Monday in the southern French city of Marseille, leaving two people lightly hurt and authorities speaking of a race against time to find survivors possibly trapped in the ruins.
Monday, November 5, 2018

Tough new US sanctions on Iran take effect
The Trump administration’s tough new sanctions on Iran took effect today but eight major importers of Iranian oil were spared from immediate penalties.
Monday, November 5, 2018

Officials: Driver was huffing before crash that killed 4
A young driver was inhaling chemical vapors, or huffing, just prior to striking and killing three Girl Scouts and a mother and critically injuring a fourth girl who had been picking up trash along a rural Wisconsin highway, police said Monday.
Monday, November 5, 2018

Judge to hear ex-bishop's bid for early release
A Maryland judge is set to decide whether to reduce a prison sentence for a former Episcopal bishop who was drunk and texting when she struck and killed a bicyclist with her vehicle.
Monday, November 5, 2018

Iowa winner claims huge Powerball jackpot
A single mother from the small Iowa community of Redfield has claimed her share of a nearly $700 million Powerball prize.
Monday, November 5, 2018

US services firms' growth slipped in Oct. after record September
U.S. services firms expanded at a slightly slower rate in October, after achieving a record pace in September in a sign of the economy’s strength and endurance.
Monday, November 5, 2018

China's Xi promises market opening as import fair begins
President Xi Jinping promised Monday to open China’s growing consumer market wider at an import fair meant to help defuse complaints Beijing abuses the global trading system. But he offered no response to U.S. and European complaints about technology policy and investment curbs.
Monday, November 5, 2018

Gas explosion levels empty mansion under renovation
An apparent gas explosion leveled an empty mansion in an affluent suburb of Philadelphia on Sunday, reducing the 9,000-sq. foot (836-sq. meter) home to rubble and frightening neighbors and others who felt the thunderous boom.
Monday, November 5, 2018

Restaurateur aims for inclusively in new venture
When employees enter Saba — an Israeli restaurant started by award-winning chef Alon Shaya — they pass by the company’s mission statement, which emphasizes the importance of a safe and comfortable working environment. Only at the end does it really get around to food with the words: “Then, we will cook and serve and be happy.”
Monday, November 5, 2018

Democrat: GOP gov candidate blaming others for security flaw
Georgia’s online voter database morphed into a last-minute curveball in one of the nation’s hottest governor’s races, with Republican nominee Brian Kemp making a hacking allegation against Democrats just as reports emerged of a gaping vulnerability in a system that Kemp controls as secretary of state.
Monday, November 5, 2018

No buses for thousands in caravan
SAYULA, Mexico (AP) — Thousands of Central American migrants traveling in a caravan through southern Mexico resumed their journey toward the United States by hitchhiking and walking along highways on Saturday, after a governor reneged on a brief offer to provide dozens of buses to take them to Mexico City more quickly.
Saturday, November 3, 2018

No answers for questions about Civil War remains
ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — When Paul Davis heard earlier this year that the complete remains of two Civil War soldiers had been uncovered recently at Manassas National Battlefield, mixed among severed limbs in a surgeon’s pit, he immediately wondered: Could that be his great-great uncle William, who died at the Second Battle of Bull Run, but whose bones had been lost to history?
Saturday, November 3, 2018

Time to usher out daylight saving time Sunday in most of America
WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s time to usher out daylight saving time across most of the United States and welcome back standard time.
Saturday, November 3, 2018

Illinois sent more than 350,000 soldiers to Europe during World War I
ILLINOIS — Artie Bennett, a Marine from Clinton, was cut down by a hail of bullets 100 years ago in a far-flung foreign field, giving his life for his country in America's first global war.
Saturday, November 3, 2018

Wine made from mice, more at Disgusting Food Museum
MALMO, Sweden (AP) — Sheep eyeball juice. Bull testicles. Maggot-infested cheese. American root beer.
Saturday, November 3, 2018

'Tis The Season For Stuffing
Saturday, November 3, 2018

'The Nutcracker and the Four Realms' falls flat
(AP) — So Disney has gone ahead and made a Christmas movie from “The Nutcracker.” Is this what we’re doing now? We’re making big Hollywood movies from 19th century ballets? Anyone have any fresh ideas at all? Talk about low-hanging fruit: It’s a sugar plum.
Saturday, November 3, 2018

You may not talk your way into first class, but you can get luxury travel for less
(NERDWALLET via AP) — Let’s shatter one myth right now: Airline passengers typically can’t talk their way into upgrades from the cheapest coach seats to first class just by dressing up and asking politely.
Saturday, November 3, 2018

Train lovers forge lifelong friendships through rail travel
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP)  They're aboard because they love trains: The pilot from New Orleans, the computer consultant from New Jersey, the retired tax lawyer from Florida, the computer accounting consultant from Queens and his mother, the retired corporate executive, the computer scientist from Florida's Space Coast.
Saturday, November 3, 2018

Why did the flu kill 80,000 Americans last year?
(THE CONVERSATION via AP) — The 2017-2018 flu season was historically severe. Public health officials estimate that 900,000 Americans were hospitalized and 80,000 died from the flu and its complications. For comparison, the previous worst season from the past decade, 2010-2011, saw 56,000 deaths. In a typical season, 30,000 Americans die.
Saturday, November 3, 2018

'Unsheltered' blends fact and fiction
(AP) — Barbara Kingsolver does something amazing in her new novel. She takes a historical figure — a naturalist who corresponded with Charles Darwin in the late 19th century — and imagines her life in Vineland, New Jersey, then creates fictional characters around her and concocts an entirely new family living in the same house in the modern day. The novel alternates eras from chapter to chapter and Kingsolver has a little writerly fun ending each chapter with the word(s) that name the next one.
Saturday, November 3, 2018

Book review: Stephen King raises the bar with 'Elevation'
(AP) — After more than four decades of banging out best- sellers, Stephen King still has the power to surprise his beloved “constant readers.”
Saturday, November 3, 2018

Illinois top in the nation for campaign contributions
(AP) — The story of money in politics doesn’t stop with spending on races for Congress.
Friday, November 2, 2018

Russia and Cuba both vow to expand what they call their 'strategic' ties
MOSCOW (AP) — The leaders of Russia and Cuba vowed today to expand what they called their “strategic” ties and urged the United States to lift its blockade of Cuba.
Friday, November 2, 2018

US reimposes all sanctions on Iran
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration today announced the reimposition of all U.S. sanctions on Iran that had been lifted under the 2015 nuclear deal, ramping up economic pressure on the Islamic Republic as President Donald Trump completed the unraveling of what had been one of his predecessor’s signature foreign policy achievements.
Friday, November 2, 2018

Migrants in the first of four caravans trek 40 miles Thursday in their advance
MATIAS ROMERO, Mexico (AP) — The main caravan of Central American migrants spent a rain-drenched night outside before continuing their slow walk through southern Mexico, on a path that is taking them toward the Gulf of Mexico and the U.S. border.
Friday, November 2, 2018

Time on retreat this weekend: fall back
WASHINGTON (AP) — Time marches ahead, usually. It’s in retreat this weekend in the United States.
Friday, November 2, 2018

Jobs rpt: Fastest pay growth since '09
WASHINGTON (AP) — The final major economic report before Tuesday’s congressional elections showed that U.S. employers added a stellar 250,000 jobs in October and raised average pay by the most in nearly a decade.
Friday, November 2, 2018

Trump pledges crackdown on immigrant asylum
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he plans to sign an order next week that could lead to the large-scale detention of migrants crossing the southern border and bar anyone caught crossing illegally from claiming asylum.
Friday, November 2, 2018

Feds say heroin, fentanyl remain biggest drug threat to US; 200 die each day
WASHINGTON (AP) — Drug overdose deaths hit the highest level ever recorded in the United States last year, with an estimated 200 people dying per day, according to a report by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. Most of that was the result of a record number of opioid-related deaths.
Friday, November 2, 2018

'Bohemian Rhapsody' won't rock you, but Malek will
Where does a preening, pansexual rock god get his powers? The Freddie Mercury biopic “Bohemian Rhapsody” traces his sonorous majesty to an unlikely place: his back teeth.
Friday, November 2, 2018

Trump: Border troops could hit 15,000
President Donald Trump says the number of military troops deployed to the U.S.-Mexican border could reach 15,000 — roughly double the number the Pentagon said it currently plans for a mission whose dimensions are shifting daily.
Thursday, November 1, 2018

Migrant caravan must walk as Mexico ignores demand for buses
Thousands of Central American migrants resumed their slow trek through southern Mexico today, and activists aiding the group said they were shifting their route toward the Gulf coast, a path closer to the Texas border.
Thursday, November 1, 2018

The grim task of keeping with Jewish law: Rabbis gather up traces of victims
As the first funerals for the victims of the Pittsburgh massacre began, two rabbis and five other volunteers approached the sawhorses cordoning off the Tree of Life synagogue, and an FBI agent led them into the crime scene. Inside the desecrated temple, the men donned white forensic coveralls, face masks and gloves, and set to work.
Thursday, November 1, 2018

Violence plagued WVa. prison before Bulger killing
Long before notorious Boston mobster James “Whitey” Bulger was killed at a federal prison in West Virginia, lawmakers, advocates and even prison guards had been sounding the alarm about dangerous conditions there. But there has been no public indication that federal prison officials have taken action to address the safety concerns, even as Bulger’s killing marks the third at the facility in the last six months.
Thursday, November 1, 2018

Economy: Wages up by most in a decade
U.S. companies added jobs in October at the healthiest pace in eight months, and wages rose by the most in a decade, the latest evidence of the durable strength of the U.S. job market.
Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Fed proposes easing capital rules, testing some banks
The Federal Reserve is proposing to ease requirements for holding capital and cash for U.S. banks that are big, but not as big as the Wall Street mega-banks.
Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Cellist Yo-Yo Ma to perform at WWI armistice ceremonies
Cello maestro Yo-Yo Ma will perform at the foot of the Arc de Triomphe as part of the ceremonies marking the centenary of the end of the World War I next month in Paris.
Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Texting in an emergency: Why is it so hard to text 911?
People can livestream their every move on Facebook and chatter endlessly in group chats. But in most parts of the U.S., they still can’t reach 911 by texting — an especially important service during mass shootings and other catastrophes when a phone call could place someone in danger.
Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Trump wants to end birthright citizenship
President Donald Trump is making another hardline immigration play, declaring that he wants to order an end to  citizenship for babies born in the United States to non-citizens.
Tuesday, October 30, 2018

US sending 5,200 troops to border with Mexico
The Pentagon is deploying 5,200 troops to America’s southwest border in an extraordinary military operation.
Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Khashoggi's fiancee calls on President Trump to prevent a Saudi Arabia cover-up
The Turkish fiancee of slain journalist Jamal Khashoggi has called on U.S. President Donald Trump and other leaders to ensure that his death in Istanbul is not covered up, while Saudi Arabia’s top prosecutor on Tuesday visited the Saudi Consulate where officials from his government killed the writer.
Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Rabbi condemned on social media for citing Jesus in prayer for synagogue victims
A rabbi invited to pray at a Michigan campaign stop with Vice President Mike Pence on Monday referenced “Jesus the Messiah” at the event.
Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Saudi ties to US colleges add up to $350 million
U.S. colleges and universities have received more than $350 million from the Saudi government this decade, yet some are rethinking their arrangements in the wake of the killing of a journalist that has ignited a global uproar against the oil-rich nation.
Tuesday, October 30, 2018

ALA new campaign: Lung cancer, it's not what you think
Every two and half minutes, someone in the United States is told that they have lung cancer, and every single day 400 people lose their lives to this devastating disease. These startling facts are unknown to many people, making lung cancer a "silent killer." The American Lung Association's LUNG FORCE initiative and Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) are partnering during November's Lung Cancer Awareness Month to rally support and action to combat this deadly disease.
Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Brazil elects far-right president Jair Bolsonaro
In some of his first words to the nation as president-elect, far-right politician Jair Bolsonaro has promised to defend the constitution and unite a bitterly divided populace.
Monday, October 29, 2018

Khashoggi: Saudi, Turks still in talks
Top Saudi and Turkish prosecutors on Monday discussed the investigation into the killing of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi, a show of cooperation despite differences over which country should try the 18 suspects detained in Saudi Arabia.
Monday, October 29, 2018

Second migrant group prepared to set out on caravan from Guatemala
Several hundred migrants appeared to be preparing for a second day of confrontations on a bridge between Mexico and Guatemala Monday as a much larger group of several thousand Central American migrants ahead of them resumed their trek through southern Mexico toward the United States.
Monday, October 29, 2018

Bomb maker unwittingly left lots of clues
In the hours before his arrest, as federal authorities zeroed in and secretly accumulated evidence, Cesar Sayoc was in his element: spinning classic and Top 40 hits in a nightclub where he’d found work as a DJ.
Monday, October 29, 2018

Prosecutors to seek death penalty
The man accused in the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre was released from a hospital and turned over to federal authorities for a court appearance Monday on charges he killed 11 people in what is believed to be the deadliest attack on Jews in U.S. history.
Monday, October 29, 2018

Narrow networks dominate health marketplaces
Insurance shoppers likely will have several choices for individual health coverage this fall. The bad news
Monday, October 29, 2018

Political campaigns were much more vicious in the past than they are now
Are you tired of relentless attack ads in which candidates rip opponents on health care, the economy, the deficit, taxes, terrorism, and family values
Monday, October 29, 2018

Some Sessions allies hope the White House allows him to have a graceful exit
Sensing that Jeff Sessions’ days at the Justice Department may be numbered, some of his supporters want the White House to allow for a graceful exit for an attorney general they believe has dutifully carried out the administration’s agenda even while enduring the president’s fury.
Monday, October 29, 2018

Anti-Semitic incidents were on the rise before Saturday shooting, deadliest of all
Swastikas scrawled into Jewish students’ notebooks. Headstones toppled and desecrated by vandals at Jewish cemeteries. Jews falsely blamed for challenges facing the nation.
Monday, October 29, 2018

Plane that crashed part of fast-growing, low-cost airline
Lion Air, the airline whose plane crashed early Monday while traveling from Jakarta to an island off Indonesia’s Sumatra with 189 people on board, is a fast-growing low-cost airline with a mixed safety record.
Monday, October 29, 2018

Migrants: 'We're heading north!'
Hundreds of Mexican federal officers carrying plastic shields blocked a Central American caravan from advancing toward the United States on Saturday, after a group of several thousand migrants turned down the chance to apply for refugee status and obtain a Mexican offer of benefits.
Saturday, October 27, 2018

DNA, fingerprint match lead FBI to bomb suspect
A Florida man with a criminal history and a fervor for President Donald Trump sent at least 13 mail bombs to prominent Democrats, Justice Department officials said, crediting DNA, a fingerprint match and misspellings for the key break in a case that spread fear of election-season violence with little precedent in the U.S.
Saturday, October 27, 2018

Saudi top diplomat says outcry over Khashoggi 'hysterical'
Saudi Arabia’s top diplomat said Saturday that the global outcry and media focus on the killing of a Saudi journalist earlier this month has become “hysterical” as he urged the public to wait for the results of an investigation before ascribing blame to the kingdom’s top leadership.
Saturday, October 27, 2018

Battle is brewing in Congress: Are the sanctions on Iran tough enough?
A battle is brewing between the Trump administration and some of the president’s biggest supporters in Congress who are concerned that sanctions to be re-imposed on Iran early next month won’t be tough enough.
Saturday, October 27, 2018

Debate erupts over costumes crossing racial lines
When Colorado attorney Jeff Schwartz asked his 7-year-old son what he wanted to dress as this Halloween, the answer was clear: his favorite movie superhero, “Black Panther.”
Saturday, October 27, 2018

NBC cancels Megyn Kelly's show after controversy
Megyn Kelly, the former Fox News Channel personality who made a rocky transition to softer news at NBC, was fired from her morning show Friday after triggering a furor by suggesting it was OK for white people to wear blackface at Halloween.
Saturday, October 27, 2018

Florida man in custody over bombs
Federal authorities took a man into custody today in Florida in connection with the mail-bomb scare that earlier widened to 12 suspicious packages, the Justice Department said.
Friday, October 26, 2018

Shepard being laid to rest
The ashes of Matthew Shepard, whose brutal murder in the 1990s became a rallying cry for the gay rights movement, will be laid to rest in Washington National Cathedral.
Friday, October 26, 2018

US economy grew at strong 3.5 percent rate in Q3
The U.S. economy grew at a robust annual rate of 3.5 percent in the July-September quarter as the strongest burst of consumer spending in nearly four years helped offset a sharp drag from trade. 
Friday, October 26, 2018

Mattis approves request for troops at the border
The Pentagon today approved a request for additional troops at the southern border, likely to total several hundred to help the U.S. Border Patrol as President Donald Trump seeks to transform fears about immigration and a caravan of Central American migrants into electoral gains in the midterms.
Friday, October 26, 2018

Papadopoulos may try to withdraw his guilty plea
George Papadopoulos, a former Trump campaign adviser who admitted lying to the FBI in the Russia probe, says he’s considering withdrawing his guilty plea.
Friday, October 26, 2018

Goodwill workers find original 1774 newspaper
A quick eye by Goodwill workers in southern New Jersey turned up framed pages from an original 1774 Philadelphia newspaper with an iconic “Unite or Die” snake design on the masthead.
Friday, October 26, 2018

Who won the lottery? Why some states allow winners to remain secret
Like the location of Jimmy Hoffa’s body, the secret formula for Coca-Cola and the possibility of aliens in outer space, the identity of the winner of the second-biggest lottery in American history may remain hidden forever — because of where the person bought the ticket.
Thursday, October 25, 2018

Mattis expected to send hundreds of troops to border
The Trump administration is planning to dispatch 800 more troops to the border at the direction of a president who has declared illegal immigration a “national emergency”.
Thursday, October 25, 2018

Biden, De Niro packages similar to others
The mail-bomb scare widened Thursday as law enforcement officials seized three more suspicious packages — two addressed to former Vice President Joe Biden and one to actor Robert De Niro — and said they were similar to crude pipe bombs sent to former President Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and CNN.
Thursday, October 25, 2018

Japan reporter held, tortured by al-Qaida is freed
A Japanese journalist returned to Tokyo on Thursday after being freed from more than three years of captivity in Syria, and was greeted at the airport with hugs from his wife and his favorite handmade rice balls from his mother.
Thursday, October 25, 2018

Calif. governor to lead Doomsday Clock group
California Gov. Jerry Brown has been named executive chairman of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, a group that measures manmade threats to human existence.
Thursday, October 25, 2018

Changing story again, Saudi says killing planned
Saudi prosecutors said today that Turkish evidence shows the slaying of journalist Jamal Khashoggi was premeditated, another change in the shifting Saudi Arabian narrative of what happened to the writer who was killed in the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul.
Thursday, October 25, 2018

Nat'l Academy of Science: Efforts to suck carbon from air must be ramped up
The nation needs to ramp up efforts to suck heat-trapping gases out of the air to fight climate change, a new U.S. report said.
Thursday, October 25, 2018

Desperate and duped? GoFundMe, big bucks for dubious care
People seeking dubious, potentially harmful treatment for cancer and other ailments raised nearly $7 million over two years from crowdfunding sites, a study found.
Thursday, October 25, 2018

When rulers' sons continue a violent legacy
They rose to power because of their bloodline, and those who fell, sometimes in a grisly manner, did so because of what they had done in the family name.
Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Migrants set out to travel another 45 miles today
Thousands of Central American migrants renewed their hoped-for march to the United States on Wednesday, setting out before dawn with plans to travel another 45 miles  of the more than 1,000 miles that still lie before them.
Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Bombs sent to Obama, Clintons, CNN
Crude pipe bombs targeting Hillary Clinton, former President Barack Obama, CNN and others were intercepted Tuesday night and Wednesday in a rash of attacks aimed at prominent Democrats and a cable news network often criticized by political conservatives.
Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Turkey keeps pressure as Saudi prince addresses forum
Saudi Arabia’s powerful crown prince today called the killing of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi a “heinous crime that cannot be justified.”
Wednesday, October 24, 2018

$1.6B ticket bought in So. Carolina
A flimsy little piece of paper that crossed the counter of a convenience store on a country road in South Carolina is now worth $1.537 billion, so lottery officials could hardly be blamed Wednesday if anxiety tinged their excitement.
Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Creator of green bean casserole dies
The woman who created a Thanksgiving staple — the green bean casserole — enjoyed by millions has died at age 92.
Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Hurricane Willa closing in on Mexican resort area
Hurricane Willa roared into a cluster of Mexican islands holding a prison colony and headed for a Tuesday afternoon collision with a stretch of the country’s Pacific coast, its 125 mph (205 kph) winds and high waves threatening high-rise resorts, surfing beaches and fishing villages.
Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Erdogan: Saudis plotted writer's killing for days
Saudi officials murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi in their Istanbul consulate after plotting his death for days, Turkey’s president said Tuesday, contradicting Saudi Arabia’s explanation that the writer was accidentally killed. He demanded that the kingdom reveal the identities of all involved, regardless of rank.
Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Bomb is found at George Soros' suburban home
A bomb was found in a mailbox at the suburban New York home of George Soros, the liberal billionaire philanthropist who has been denounced by President Donald Trump and vilified by right-wing conspiracy theorists, authorities said Tuesday.
Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Migrant caravan grows to 7,000
Thousands of Central American migrants awoke Tuesday in a makeshift encampment in a rain-soaked town square in far-southern Mexico, some weary, foot-sore and coughing, still distant from their goal of reaching the U.S. border.
Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Some surprises in $1.6-billion Mega Millions prize
For all the anticipation about whether someone will finally snag the gigantic Mega Millions and Powerball jackpots, the games come down to two things: simple math — and very long odds.
Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Immunotherapy scores a first win against some breast cancers
For the first time, one of the new immunotherapy drugs has shown promise against breast cancer in a large study that combined it with chemotherapy to treat an aggressive form of the disease. But the benefit for most women was small, raising questions about whether the treatment is worth its high cost and side effects.
Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Michael Avenatti must pay $4.85M in ex lawyer's suit
A California judge on Monday ordered Stormy Daniels’ lawyer Michael Avenatti to pay $4.85 million to an attorney at his former law firm, the first time the potential presidential candidate is being held personally liable in the case.
Monday, October 22, 2018

Trump says he's reducing Central American aid over migrants
President Donald Trump says the U.S. will begin “cutting off, or substantially reducing” aid to three Central American nations over a migrant caravan heading to the U.S. southern border.
Monday, October 22, 2018

Fury over reported plan targeting transgenders
LGBT leaders across the U.S. reacted with fury Monday to a report that the Trump administration is considering adoption of a new definition of gender that would effectively deny federal recognition and civil rights protections to transgender Americans.
Monday, October 22, 2018

URGENT The Latest: Suspect in Georgia officer's death shot, killed
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Monday, October 22, 2018

Warren took DNA test to help rebuild "trust in government"
Democratic U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren said Sunday that she changed her mind recently and took a DNA test proving her heritage because Americans’ trust in government is “at an all-time low” and she wanted to help rebuild it by being transparent.
Monday, October 22, 2018

Kentucky school system gets extra security post-threats
A Kentucky school system says state and local authorities are providing extra security following the arrest of a man who state police say made “credible and imminent” threats.
Monday, October 22, 2018

In Oregon, a community responds to imprisonment of migrants
With the sun bearing down, Norm and Kathy Daviess stood in the shade of a prison wall topped with coiled razor wire, waiting for three immigrants to come out.
Monday, October 22, 2018

Tens of thousands march in London Saturday to demand a new vote on Brexit
Hundreds of thousands of protesters opposed to Britain’s impending exit from the European Union marched through central London on Saturday, demanding a new referendum and to have a say on the government’s final Brexit deal with the EU.
Saturday, October 20, 2018

A multitude of attacks surround Afghan elections
Afghanistan’s parliamentary elections, already three years overdue, ended as chaotically as they began with even the Independent Election Commission uncertain of how many of the estimated 21,000 polling stations closed by 4 p.m. local time, the original closing time.
Saturday, October 20, 2018

Caravan at border shrinking as some cross
A U.S.-bound caravan that once totaled more than 3,000 Central American migrants looked to be about a third that size Saturday morning, when its remaining members woke up on a bridge that divides the borders of Guatemala and Mexico and waited to get past a crossing guarded by hundreds of Mexican federal police.
Saturday, October 20, 2018

Trump says Saudi arrests in Khashoggi death a good step
President Donald Trump called Saudi Arabia’s announcement that suspects are in custody in the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi a “good first step” and said he would work with Congress on a U.S. response.
Saturday, October 20, 2018

New tax break rules for opportunity zone investors
The Trump administration is proposing rules for investors in a new program that it says could have a big impact on economically depressed areas around the country. About 8,700 so-called “opportunity zones” have been set up in all 50 states to lure investors and developers with tax breaks.
Saturday, October 20, 2018

Sessions: CPD reforms could boost violent crime
Attorney General Jeff Sessions warned Friday that reforms planned for the Chicago police force could cause a surge in violent crime and pointed to the recent murder conviction of a police officer as evidence that such reforms aren’t necessary because officers who break the law are already “prosecuted and jailed.”
Saturday, October 20, 2018

Trump space force plan is grounded in real needs but hazy at this point
With his demand that the Pentagon create a new military service — a Space Force to assure “American dominance in space” — President Donald Trump has injected urgency into a long-meandering debate over the best way to protect U.S. interests in space, both military and commercial.
Saturday, October 20, 2018

Climate change could leave us crying in our costlier beer
Add beer to chocolate , coffee and wine as some of life’s little pleasures that global warming will make scarcer and costlier, scientists say.
Saturday, October 20, 2018

Caravan migrants massing at border
Members of a 3,000-strong U.S.-bound migrant caravan massed in a Guatemalan border town and prepared to begin crossing the muddy Suchiate River to Mexico Friday, in spite of U.S. President Donald Trump’s threats of retaliation.
Friday, October 19, 2018

What's at stake if investors shun Saudi Arabia
The disappearance of a Saudi journalist last seen entering the kingdom’s consulate in Istanbul has shaken businesses’ confidence in the country as a place to do business, with potential consequences for billions of dollars in investments into and out of the country.
Friday, October 19, 2018

Officials: 35 lives, $3 billion in timber lost in storm
Trees brought down by Hurricane Michael’s ferocious winds took a heavy toll on life, property and the timber industry in the heavily forested Florida Panhandle, where $3 billion in timber was lost, authorities said Friday.
Friday, October 19, 2018

Got $7.1M? Neiman Marcus has a gift for you
Need a $7.1 million yacht? How about jumping out of a plane on a top secret spy mission with a $315,000 price tag? Perhaps a backyard luxury clubhouse sounds better, or a million pieces of candy.
Friday, October 19, 2018

Man linked to Saudi prince at consulate
A member of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s entourage during several trips abroad walked into the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul just before writer Jamal Khashoggi vanished there, a surveillance photo leaked Thursday shows, drawing the kingdom’s heir-apparent closer to the columnist’s alleged slaying.
Thursday, October 18, 2018

After Canada, marijuana industry eyes global prospects
Cam Battley is a top executive at one of Canada’s biggest marijuana companies, but he isn’t sticking around to savor the country’s historic pot legalization.
Thursday, October 18, 2018

Pressure on Mexico as migrant caravan heads north
As about 3,000 Hondurans made their way through Guatemala, attention — and pressure — turned to Mexico today, after U.S. President Donald Trump threatened to close the U.S.-Mexico border if authorities there fail to stop the impromptu caravan.
Thursday, October 18, 2018

Michael killed at least 20 in Florida
More than a week after Hurricane Michael slammed into the Florida Panhandle, authorities are reporting three more deaths from the Category 4 storm as residents returning to their homes try to piece together their lives from the rubble left by strong winds and storm surge.
Thursday, October 18, 2018

Silicon Valley: Facebook's election 'war room' takes aim at fake information
In an otherwise innocuous part of Facebook’s expansive Silicon Valley campus, a locked door bears a taped-on sign that reads “War Room.” Behind the door lies a nerve center the social network has set up to combat fake accounts and bogus news stories ahead of upcoming elections
Thursday, October 18, 2018

Paralyzing illness found in kids in 22 states
U.S. health officials on Tuesday reported a jump in cases of a rare paralyzing illness in children, and said it seems to be following an every-other-year pattern.
Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Saudis have a $6-million lobbying payroll in US
Saudi Arabia is paying influential lobbyists, lawyers and public relations experts nearly $6 million a year to engage U.S. officials and promote the Middle East nation, even after three Washington firms cut ties with the kingdom following the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
Wednesday, October 17, 2018

President to pull out of postal treaty
President Donald Trump is preparing to pull the United States out of an international postal treaty that allows China to ship packages to America at discounted rates. The move would escalate a trade dispute with China.
Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Turkish paper reports details of Khashoggi torture
Turkish crime-scene investigators entered the residence of the Saudi consul general in Istanbul today to search for evidence in the disappearance of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi, just as a pro-government newspaper published a gruesome recounting of his alleged slaying.
Wednesday, October 17, 2018

More Native Americans speak out against Elizabeth Warren and the president, too
The DNA test that Sen. Elizabeth Warren used to try to rebut the ridicule of President Donald Trump angered some Native Americans, who complained that the genetic analysis cheapens the identities of tribal members with deeper ties to the Indian past.
Wednesday, October 17, 2018

America's most famous pimp, poised for election, dies
America’s most famous pimp partied for days with porn stars, political pals and others to celebrate his 72nd birthday, but the revelry ended when Dennis Hof was found dead in one of his Nevada brothels.
Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Life is rough at hurricane-ravaged motel of last resort
Simply getting through the day is a struggle at the American Quality Lodge, a low-rent motel where dozens of people are living in squalor amid destruction left by Hurricane Michael.
Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Evidence writer was slain in consulate
Police who searched the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul found evidence that Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi was killed there, a high-level Turkish official said today, as authorities prepared to search the consul’s residence nearby after the diplomat left the country.
Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Paul Allen's passions: Rock n' roll, sports, philanthropy
Personal computers, conservation, pro football, rock n’ roll and rocket ships: Paul G. Allen couldn’t have asked for a better way to spend, invest and donate the billions he reaped from co-founding Microsoft with childhood friend Bill Gates.
Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Florida families are still seeking people missing since the hurricane
Joanne Garone Behnke has replayed every possible scenario in her mind a hundred times.
Tuesday, October 16, 2018

China: camps for Muslims lead them to 'modern life'
China today characterized its mass internment of Muslims as a push to bring into the “modern, civilized” world a destitute people who are easily led astray — a depiction that analysts said bore troubling colonial overtones.
Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Canada ready to open door wide for legal marijuana
Tom Clarke has been dealing marijuana illegally in Canada for 30 years. He wrote in his high school yearbook that his dream was to open a cafe in Amsterdam, the Dutch city where people have legally smoked weed in coffee shops since the 1970s.
Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Cherokee Nation: Warren undermining tribal interests with continued claims
President Donald Trump lashed out at Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Tuesday over DNA test results she released that indicate she has some Native American heritage, saying she is “getting slammed” over what he claimed is “a scam and a lie” despite Warren’s proof.
Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Federal judge tosses out Stormy Daniels' defamation lawsuit against the president
A federal judge dismissed Stormy Daniels’ defamation lawsuit against President Donald Trump on Monday, saying the president made a “hyperbolic statement” against a political adversary when he tweeted about a composite sketch the porn actress’ lawyer released.
Tuesday, October 16, 2018

New blood for line of horses brought here by Spanish conquistadors
Six foals sired by a cream-colored stallion called DeSoto scamper across a pasture in southwest Mississippi — the first new blood in a century for a line of horses brought to America by Spanish conquistadors and bred by Choctaw Indians who were later forced out of their ancestral homelands.
Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Drugmakers to disclose prices for medicines advertised on TV
Drugmakers will start disclosing the prices for U.S. prescription drugs that are advertised on TV, but the Trump administration said the move announced Monday doesn’t go far enough.
Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Power switched off in No. Calif. amid fire fears
Northern California’s biggest utility has taken the unprecedented step of cutting electricity for tens of thousands of customers in an attempt to prevent wildfires amid rising winds and official warnings on Monday of extreme fire danger.
Monday, October 15, 2018

US looks at military bases for coal and gas exports
The Trump administration is considering using West Coast military bases or other federal properties as transit points for shipments of U.S. coal and natural gas to Asia as officials seek to bolster the domestic energy industry and circumvent environmental opposition to fossil fuel exports, according to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and two Republican lawmakers.
Monday, October 15, 2018

No cellphones, no gas: No end to misery in Florida
Residents of hurricane-ravaged communities in Florida’s Panhandle turned to volunteers and each other for help Monday, the fifth day without cell service, electricity or, in many cases, shelter.
Monday, October 15, 2018

Sessions: MS-13 gang, drug cartels among top threats
Attorney General Jeff Sessions created a new task force aimed at zeroing in on the three of the world’s most notorious drug cartels and the brutal MS-13 street gang, already considered a top priority for federal law enforcement.
Monday, October 15, 2018

Warren DNA analysis points to Native American heritage
U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren today released the results of a DNA analysis that strongly supports she has some Native American ancestry, a rebuttal to President Donald Trump and other critics who have long derided her claim.
Monday, October 15, 2018

Posthumously, Hawking says that science is under threat
Stephen Hawking spoke from beyond the grave Monday to warn the world that science and education are under threat around the world.
Monday, October 15, 2018

Sears files for Chapter 11, massive debt
Sears filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection today, buckling under its massive debt load and staggering losses.
Monday, October 15, 2018

Investigation of Saudi Consulate begins
A team of investigators entered the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul otoay for what Turkish officials called a joint inspection of the building where Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi disappeared nearly two weeks ago.
Monday, October 15, 2018

Millions spent to guard Confederate cemeteries
After last year’s deadly clash between white nationalists and counter-protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia, the federal government quietly spent millions of dollars to hire private security guards to stand watch over at least eight Confederate cemeteries, documents from the Department of Veterans Affairs show.
Monday, October 15, 2018

Youth living in settlements at US border suffer poverty and lack of health care
Recent media stories from the U.S.-Mexico border about immigration have largely missed the daily struggle of families and children in U.S. communities called "colonias."
Monday, October 15, 2018

New technology, housekeeping among concerns in hotel strikes
Robots delivering room service, check-in kiosks with facial recognition technology and “smart” speakers that serve as an in-room concierge.
Saturday, October 13, 2018

13 Dartmouth organizations face hazing allegations
A spike in reports of hazing at Dartmouth College prompted the Ivy League school to hire an external investigator to look at over a dozen organizations including fraternities and sororities.
Saturday, October 13, 2018

'Life or death': Face-to-face with Michael's fury
Tom Garcia watched in terror as fingers of water pushed inland across the beach and began filling up his home.
Saturday, October 13, 2018

Melania Trump ignores cheating rumors about husband
Melania Trump says she loves President Donald Trump and has “much more important things to think about” than allegations he cheated on her with a porn star, a Playboy Playmate or anyone else.
Saturday, October 13, 2018

What could soothe markets? Solid earnings, economic reports
After a harrowing week for financial markets, investors will look for solid corporate earnings reports and healthy economic news over the next few weeks to calm things down.
Saturday, October 13, 2018

Recreation on US land generates billions for western states
A new study from several wildlife-related groups has found that recreation on U.S. land administered by the Bureau of Land Management land contributes billions of dollars to western states' economies.
Saturday, October 13, 2018

Journalist's disappearance tests Trump's Saudi ties
Sword dancers. Gleaming palaces. Military jets streaming red, white and blue trails.
Friday, October 12, 2018

Postal Service proposes 5 cent increase on stamp
The U.S. Postal Service is seeking to increase the price of its first-class stamp by 5 cents to 55 cents to help stem its mounting red ink.
Friday, October 12, 2018

Slight increase in Medicare's 'Part B' premium
Medicare says its “Part B” premium for outpatient care will rise by just $1.50 a month next year. That means retirees should be able to keep more of their recently-announced Social Security cost-of-living increase.
Friday, October 12, 2018

Tyndall AFB sustains 'catastrophic' storm damage
Tyndall Air Force Base suffered catastrophic damage when Hurricane Michael tore through the Florida Panhandle, ripping roofs off airplane hangars, tossing vehicles around a parking lot and leaving a fighter jet that had been on display flipped over on the ground.
Friday, October 12, 2018

Search crews look for dead and missing
Florida authorities fielded a barrage of calls about people missing in Hurricane Michael’s aftermath as search-and-rescue teams Friday made their way through ravaged neighborhoods, looking for victims dead or alive. The death toll stood at 11 across the South.
Friday, October 12, 2018

Senate confirms 15 more judges, wrapping up a pre-election GOP priority
The Senate confirmed 15 more judges late Thursday, all but wrapping up its pre-election work on a top Republican priority days after Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court.
Friday, October 12, 2018

Ronald Reagan is waving to crowds again
A smiling Ronald Reagan waves to a crowd from aboard a rail car during a 1984 campaign stop in a new hologram revealed Wednesday at the late president’s namesake library in Southern California.
Friday, October 12, 2018

Finding answers for patients with rarest of rare diseases
The youngster’s mysterious symptoms stumped every expert his parents consulted: No diagnosis explained why he couldn’t sit up on his own, or why he’d frequently choke, or his neurologic and intestinal abnormalities.
Friday, October 12, 2018

Social Security checks will grow in 2019 by 2.8 %
Tens of millions of Social Security recipients and other retirees will get a 2.8 percent boost in benefits next year. It’s the biggest increase most retired baby boomers have gotten.
Thursday, October 11, 2018

Mortgage rates leap this week to seven-year highs
Long-term U.S. mortgage rates leaped this week to their highest levels in seven years amid global anxiety over rising interest rates that has gripped financial markets.
Thursday, October 11, 2018

Manhattan DA drops part of Weinstein assault case
Manhattan’s district attorney dropped part of the criminal sexual assault case against Harvey Weinstein on Thursday after evidence emerged that cast doubt on the account one of his three accusers provided to the grand jury.
Thursday, October 11, 2018

Unimaginable destruction
The devastation inflicted by Hurricane Michael came into focus today with rows upon rows of homes found smashed to pieces, and search-and-rescue crews made their way into the stricken areas in hopes of accounting for hundreds of people who defied evacuation orders.
Thursday, October 11, 2018

Judge wants sentencing for Manafort before cooperation ends
The judge in one of Paul Manafort’s criminal cases threw a wrench Thursday into special counsel Robert Mueller’s plans for the former Trump campaign chairman’s cooperation.
Thursday, October 11, 2018

FBI says usual process followed in Kavanaugh probe
FBI Director Chris Wray said Wednesday that the FBI’s background investigation of new Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh was limited in scope but that the “usual process” was followed.
Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Michael pounding Florida panhandle, 150 mph gusts
Gaining fury with every passing hour, Hurricane Michael began pounding the Florida Panhandle with sideways-blown rain and crashing waves today as it closed in on the coastline with potentially catastrophic winds of 150 mph.
Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Some South Carolina Democrats say it's better if Bernie Sanders just 'got lost'
As Bernie Sanders prepares to return to South Carolina to feel out a potential 2020 presidential bid, some Democrats in this early primary, heavily Republican state say the visit isn’t wanted or helpful to their candidates in advance of next month’s election.
Wednesday, October 10, 2018

US recycling industry in the dumps
A crash in the global market for recyclables is forcing communities to make hard choices about whether they can afford to keep recycling or should simply send all those bottles, cans and plastic containers to the landfill.
Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Year-round sale of high-ethanol gas boon to farm states
The Trump administration is moving to allow year-round sales of gasoline with higher blends of ethanol, a boon for Iowa and other farm states that have pushed for greater sales of the corn-based fuel.
Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Fast-moving Michael closing in on Florida
An estimated 120,000 people along the Florida Panhandle were ordered to clear out on Tuesday as Hurricane Michael rapidly picked up steam in the Gulf of Mexico and closed in with winds of 110 mph and a potential storm surge of 12 feet.
Tuesday, October 9, 2018

UN Ambassador Haley resigning at end of year
U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley is leaving the administration at the end of the year, she and President Donald Trump announced Tuesday. She gave no reason for her departure after two years, though there is speculation she will return to government or politics at some point.
Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Court mood is jovial on day one for Kavanaugh
Brett Kavanaugh took the bench with his new Supreme Court colleagues for the first time Tuesday in a jovial atmosphere that was strikingly at odds with the tension and rancor surrounding his high court confirmation.
Tuesday, October 9, 2018

A four-week sprint to Election Day: The Kavanaugh effect and other issues
Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court fired the starting pistol for the final sprint to Election Day, with control of the House and Senate at stake.
Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Uof NM considering covering mural with white man
A blond-haired, blue-eyed man gazes forward from the decades-old, controversial mural, his arms stretched out holding the hand of a faceless Hispanic man on one side and a faceless Native American on the other.
Tuesday, October 9, 2018

McConnell says he's open to Supreme Court nomination in 2020
The Senate’s majority leader, insisting his chamber won’t be irreparably damaged by the bitter fight over new Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, is signaling he’s willing to take up another high court nomination in the 2020 presidential election season should another vacancy arise.
Monday, October 8, 2018

Michael strengthens into a hurricane, menaces Florida
A tropical weather system rapidly strengthened into Hurricane Michael off Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, and forecasters said it was moving Monday into the Gulf of Mexico where warm waters would continue to fuel its development.
Monday, October 8, 2018

Facebook wants to invite its cameras into their homes
Facebook is launching the first electronic device to bear its brand, a screen and camera-equipped gadget intended to make video calls easier and more intuitive.
Monday, October 8, 2018

Russia dismisses suspected spy actions as routine Dutch trip
Russia’s foreign minister on Monday dismissed accusations made in the Netherlands against suspected Russian spies, saying they were intended to distract public attention from stark divisions between Western nations.
Monday, October 8, 2018

Trump says he has no plans to fire Rosenstein
President Donald Trump said Monday he has no plans to fire Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, delivering a reprieve for the Justice Department official whose future has been the source of intense speculation for two weeks.
Monday, October 8, 2018

Animal welfare saves 71 beagles crammed in small home in PA
Animal welfare workers removed 71 beagles from a cramped house in rural Pennsylvania, where officials say a woman had been breeding them without a license before she died last month.
Monday, October 8, 2018

Authorities seek inmate who escaped jail by hiding in trash
Authorities in Kentucky are searching for one of two inmates who escaped a Louisville jail by hiding in trash cans.
Monday, October 8, 2018

Hurricane delays Florida school shooting meeting
The Latest on the commission investigating the Florida high school massacre (all times local):
Monday, October 8, 2018

Statue of Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell unveiled
A life-size, bronze statue of late Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell has been unveiled at a Seattle museum.
Monday, October 8, 2018

Mourners gather for officer killed in South Carolina
Hundreds of friends, family and fellow officers gathered in South Carolina to say goodbye to a police officer whose chief said he died trying to save three other wounded officers.
Monday, October 8, 2018

UN report on global warming carries life-or-death warning
Preventing an extra single degree of heat could make a life-or-death difference in the next few decades for multitudes of people and ecosystems on this fast-warming planet, an international panel of scientists reported Sunday. But they provide little hope the world will rise to the challenge.
Monday, October 8, 2018

Taylor Swift breaks political silence, backs Tennessee Dems
Music superstar Taylor Swift announced Sunday she’s voting for Tennessee’s Democratic Senate candidate Phil Bredesen, breaking her long-standing refusal to discuss anything politics.
Monday, October 8, 2018

Roads where limo crash killed 20 are a menace, store says
The site of a devastating accident that killed two pedestrians and 18 occupants of a limousine headed to a birthday party, including four sisters, is a known danger spot that has long worried locals, according to a manager of the store that sits at the intersection where the accident happened.
Monday, October 8, 2018

Two very divergent paths on Kavanaugh
WASHINGTON (AP) — Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski turned against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh quietly, uttering a single word: “No.”
Saturday, October 6, 2018

Mormon no more: Tabernacle Choir renamed
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The world-famous Mormon Tabernacle Choir will be singing the same tune but under a new name.
Saturday, October 6, 2018

Banksy artwork self-destructs moment after $1.4M sale
LONDON (AP) — Art prankster Banksy has struck again.
A work by the elusive street artist apparently self-destructed in front of startled auction-goers on Friday, moments after being sold for 1.04 million pounds ($1.4 million).

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Annual Albuquerque balloon fiesta launches
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP)  The 47th Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta is set to start Saturday and will feature nearly 600 hot air balloons.
Saturday, October 6, 2018

Agent who tried to shield Kennedys honored
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The Secret Service agent who used his body to shield first lady Jacqueline Kennedy the day President John F. Kennedy was assassinated will receive the highest honor bestowed by his home state of North Dakota.
Friday, October 5, 2018

Doorstop turns out to be meteorite worth $100,000
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan man recently learned that a rock he’s been using as a doorstop is a meteorite worth $100,000.
Friday, October 5, 2018

Kavanaugh clears crucial Senate hurdle
WASHINGTON (AP) — A deeply divided Senate pushed Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination past a key procedural hurdle today, setting up a likely final showdown this weekend in a spellbinding battle that’s seen claims of long-ago sexual assault by the nominee threaten President Donald Trump’s effort to tip the court rightward for decades.
Friday, October 5, 2018

Unemployment rate falls to 49-year low
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. unemployment rate fell to 3.7 percent in September — the lowest level since December 1969 — signaling how the longest streak of hiring on record has put millions of Americans back to work.
Friday, October 5, 2018

FEC guidance will limit impact of dark money campaign cash court ruling
(AP) — With a month to go until midterm elections, the Federal Election Commission on Thursday issued new guidance governing the flow of untraceable campaign cash to so-called “dark money” groups.
Friday, October 5, 2018

N Dakota's Heitkamp says no to Kavanaugh, citing temperament as the reason
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota Sen. Heidi Heitkamp’s decision to vote against Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court defies her state’s heavy support for President Donald Trump, but could boost the vulnerable Democrat’s standing with independents and women.
Friday, October 5, 2018

Senators: Nothing new in FBI report
A high-stakes partisan row quickly broke out Thursday over a confidential FBI report about allegations that Brett Kavanaugh sexually abused women three decades ago, with Republicans claiming investigators found “no hint of misconduct” and Democrats accusing the White House of slapping crippling constraints on the probe.
Thursday, October 4, 2018

Vice President Pence accuses China of interfering in US policies, politics
Vice President Mike Pence accused China today of trying to undermine President Donald Trump as the administration deploys tough new rhetoric over Chinese trade, economic and foreign policies.
Thursday, October 4, 2018

General says Afghan battlefield losses are rising
Afghan military and police forces had higher numbers of battlefield casualties in a “difficult and bloody summer” of fighting the Taliban insurgency, the American general overseeing the war said Thursday.
Thursday, October 4, 2018

Study shows more older women may benefit from bone drugs
A bone-strengthening drug given by IV every 18 months greatly lowered the risk of fracture in certain older women, a large study found. The results suggest these medicines might help more people than those who get them now and can be used less often, too.
Thursday, October 4, 2018

US terminates 1955 treaty with Iran
In response to a U.N. court order that the U.S. lift sanctions on Iran, the Trump administration said today it was terminating a decades-old treaty affirming friendly relations between the two countries. The move is a largely symbolic gesture that highlights deteriorating relations between Washington and Tehran.
Wednesday, October 3, 2018

NKorea may have stolen fortune in online heists
North Korea’s nuclear and missile tests have stopped, but its hacking operations to gather intelligence and raise funds for the sanction-strapped government in Pyongyang may be gathering steam.
Wednesday, October 3, 2018

GOP senators smack Trump for mocking Ford
Three wavering Republican senators lambasted President Donald Trump on toay for mocking a woman who has claimed Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her in the 1980s, underscoring the risks of assailing Kavanaugh’s accusers as Senate support teeters for the Supreme Court nominee.
Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Prosecutor will review Ellison case only after police probe
A Minnesota prosecutor said Tuesday that he would agree to review allegations of domestic abuse against U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison only if a formal complaint is first investigated by law enforcement.
Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Group of secured lenders seeks to revive Toys R Us
There may be a second act for Toys R Us, the retail wonderland for children that turned out the lights at hundreds of stores for what was thought to be the final time over the summer.
Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Red tide closes some Florida beaches
Preliminary tests show red tide may be the cause of breathing problems some beach goers on Florida’s Atlantic coast have experienced.
Wednesday, October 3, 2018













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