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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Russian choir defends decision to sing satirical song about nuking the US
A choir in the Russian city of St. Petersburg has defended its decision to sing a satirical Soviet-era song about a nuclear attack on the United States after critics said the performance was a poor choice amid heightened tensions between Moscow and Washington.
Tuesday, February 26, 2019

High-stakes trial starts in Roudup cancer claim
A jury in federal court in San Francisco will decide whether Roundup weed killer caused a California man’s cancer in a trial  that plaintiffs’ attorneys say could help determine the fate of hundreds of similar lawsuits.
Tuesday, February 26, 2019

New York ponders a gentler European-style siren
If two New York City lawmakers get their way, the long, droning siren from police cars, fire trucks and ambulances that has been part of the city’s soundtrack for generations — WAAAAAhhhhhhh — would be replaced by a high-low wail similar to what’s heard on the streets of London and Paris — WEE-oww-WEE-oww-WEE-oww.
Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Army National Guard lookin for 5,000 fitness instructors
The Army National Guard is looking for nearly 5,000 fitness instructors and buying roughly $40 million in workout equipment in the next seven months to help its soldiers meet new physical fitness standards being set by the military service.
Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Scientists think they've achieved the first gene editing inside body
Scientists think they have achieved the first gene editing inside the body, altering DNA in adults to try to treat a disease, although it’s too soon to know if this will help.
Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Democrats ready to fight to make Mueller report public
A top House Democrat has threatened to call special counsel Robert Mueller to Capitol Hill, subpoena documents and sue the Trump administration if the full report on Mueller’s Russia investigation is not made public.
Monday, February 25, 2019

Pence announces new sanctions on Maduro
The Trump administration on Monday announced new sanctions on allies of Venezuela’s Nicolas Maduro and financial assistance to his opponent Juan Guaido as an effort to deliver humanitarian aid to the economically devastated nation faltered amid strong resistance from security forces who remain loyal to the socialist leader.
Monday, February 25, 2019

Expectations low for NKorea summit
President Donald Trump will head into his second meeting with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un having reframed what would make a successful summit, lowering expectations for Pyongyang’s denuclearization while eager to declare a flashy victory to offset the political turmoil he faces at home.
Monday, February 25, 2019

Prosecution rests in Oklahoma City federal bomb plot trial
Prosecutors have rested their case in the federal trial of a man accused of trying to detonate what he believed was an explosives-laden van outside an Oklahoma City bank.
Monday, February 25, 2019

H.S. manager with cerebral palsy joins team on court
Two Michigan high school basketball teams set rivalries aside so a team manager with cerebral palsy could fulfill his dream of playing.
Monday, February 25, 2019

Man killed brother's family over missing money
A newly unsealed indictment says a New Jersey businessman accused of killing his brother and his brother’s wife and two children was about to be cut off from their technology company after money allegedly went missing from the firm.
Monday, February 25, 2019

High court deciding fate of cross-shaped Maryland memorial
Steven C. Lowe says he has always thought that a 40-foot-tall, concrete cross that stands on a large, grassy highway median near his Maryland home was odd.(equals)(equals)
Monday, February 25, 2019

Should drug dealers be charged with murder? States ponder
Having lost his 29-year-old son to a fentanyl overdose, Dean Palozej believes dealers who peddle drugs that kill should be locked up for a very long time — for the rest of their life, in some cases.
Monday, February 25, 2019

'Roma' scene shines rare spotlight on stillbirths
(AP) — Of all the little moments of joy and strife that fill the top-nominated Oscar film “Roma,” the most gut-wrenching takes place in a Mexico City hospital room, where a doctor coolly tells a frightened young woman, “Your baby was born dead.”
Saturday, February 23, 2019

Now can be an excellent time to purchase a new TV
(NERDWALLET via AP) — Buying a TV can be thrilling, yet daunting.
To maximize the exhilaration — while minimizing the uncertainty — experts say to pay attention to at least five things.

Saturday, February 23, 2019

Good design in everyday products is focus of exhibit
NEW YORK (AP)  From early Tupperware containers to Chemex coffee makers to sleek midcentury modern furniture, a new show at the Museum of Modern Art explores the democratizing and uplifting potential of design in everyday life.
Saturday, February 23, 2019

Control4 unveils new tiny smart home at IBS
LAS VEGAS — International Builder Show booth SU443  Control4  Corporation (NASDAQ: CTRL), a leading global provider of smart home solutions, announces the debut of the Control4Æ Tiny Smart Home, a compact, 250-square-foot smart home designed to give architects, builders, and designers an interactive, design-forward smart technology experience at Design Construction Week 2019.
Saturday, February 23, 2019

Pentagon chief touring US-Mexico border
EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Top defense officials toured sections of the U.S.-Mexico border Saturday to see how the military could reinforce efforts to block drug smuggling and other illegal activity, as the Pentagon weighs diverting billions of dollars for President Donald Trump’s border wall.
Saturday, February 23, 2019

Deep South reeling from floodwaters
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A soggy South saw floodwaters push into homes and submerge highways Friday as a week of relentless rain continued to pound the Mississippi and Tennessee valleys.
Saturday, February 23, 2019

Patriots owner Kraft denies charges of soliciting prostitute
JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — Robert Kraft, the billionaire owner of the New England Patriots, faces charges of soliciting a prostitute after he was twice videotaped in a sex act at a shopping-center massage parlor in Florida, police said Friday.
Saturday, February 23, 2019

Smile: Some airliners have cameras on seat-back screens
Now there is one more place where cameras could start watching you — from 30,000 feet.
Saturday, February 23, 2019

Five ways to develop talent in young children
(THE CONVERSATION) Some people think talent is born. The often-told story of Mozart playing piano at 3 and composing at 5 reinforces such beliefs.
Saturday, February 23, 2019

YouTube walks tightrope with customers, advertisers
(AP) — YouTube has plenty of problems to deal with, ranging from advertiser boycotts to a recommendation engine often blamed for encouraging conspiracies on the video-sharing network. But rarely does it score such a spectacular own goal as it did with its 2018 year-in-review video.
Friday, February 22, 2019

At Kraft Heinz, a fed investigation and $15.4B write-down on Oscar Mayer
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Kraft Heinz disclosed an investigation by federal regulators and will slash the value of its Oscar Mayer and Kraft brands by $15.4 billion.
Friday, February 22, 2019

Strikes a display of national teacher unrest that has moved from pay to politics
(AP) — Teachers in Oakland, California, hit the picket lines just as West Virginia teachers went back to class in a kind of coast-to-coast tag-team display of the national teacher unrest that in many places has moved beyond pay to politics, tackling issues like charter schools and vouchers.
Friday, February 22, 2019

Fed will be 'patient' in rate hikes
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve said today that in light of a slowing global economy and last year’s financial market turmoil, the central bank intends to remain “patient” in determining when to make future changes in its benchmark interest rate.
Friday, February 22, 2019

US and China resume talks as deadline nears
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration and Chinese negotiators resumed high-level talks Friday aimed at resolving a trade dispute that has escalated uncertainty for corporations, unsettled investors and posed a threat to the global economy.
Friday, February 22, 2019

Mueller to file Manafort sentencing memo
WASHINGTON (AP) — Special counsel Robert Mueller faces a Friday deadline to weigh in on former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort’s punishment in one of his two criminal cases.
Friday, February 22, 2019

Judge grants citizenship to twin son of gay couple
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal judge in California ruled Thursday that a twin son of a gay married couple has been an American citizen since birth, handing a defeat to the U.S. government, which had only granted the status to his brother.
Friday, February 22, 2019

Mexico to help 'El Chapo' family seek US visas
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said Friday that he has instructed his government to assist the family of Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman in seeking humanitarian visas to visit the convicted drug trafficker in the United States.
Friday, February 22, 2019

Fly-past today honors airman from Raymond, others
SHEFFIELD, England (AP) — U.S. and Royal Air Force planes roared over the English city of Sheffield today to honor 10 American airmen who sacrificed their lives to save British children playing in a park beneath their crippled bomber during World War II.
Friday, February 22, 2019

In letters, Boston gang boss Whitey Bulger fondly recalled old days at Alcatraz
BOSTON (AP) — Locked up for life after 16 years on the run, murderous Boston gang boss James “Whitey” Bulger couldn’t stand how much the world around him had changed.
Friday, February 22, 2019

Vatican abuse summit seeks culture of accountability
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Cardinals attending Pope Francis’ summit on preventing clergy sex abuse called Friday for a new culture of accountability in the Catholic Church to punish bishops and religious superiors when they fail to protect their flocks from predator priests.
Friday, February 22, 2019

Church of England: Sunday services not mandatory
LONDON (AP) — The Church of England has acknowledged the reality of shrinking congregations and overworked priests and lifted a 400-year-old rule requiring that all churches hold services every Sunday.
Friday, February 22, 2019

Polygraph launched probe of deputy suspected in sex assaults
A Nebraska sheriff’s deputy charged with sexually assaulting a woman more than a decade ago now is linked to at least five other potential victims, and the investigation began with a polygraph test for a state patrol job he was seeking.
Thursday, February 21, 2019

Lawyer: Ex-FBI official McCabe still facing investigation
A criminal investigation into whether former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe made false statements during an internal probe into a news media disclosure remains open, his attorney said Thursday.
Thursday, February 21, 2019

Final Mueller report may be short on detail
Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation has to end with a report. But anyone looking for a grand narrative on President Donald Trump, Russian election interference and all the juicy details uncovered over the past 20 months could end up disappointed.
Thursday, February 21, 2019

Davis, others pushing bipartisan Imagine Act to boost American infrastructure
U.S. Reps. Rodney Davis (R-IL), David Cicilline (D-RI), Rick Larsen (D-A), and Don Young (R-AK) introduced the Innovative Materials for America’s Growth and Infrastructure Newly Expanded (IMAGINE) Act to help develop cutting-edge materials that could vastly improve infrastructure nationwide. Senators Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) and Lamar Alexander (R-TN) have introduced the Senate version of the bill.
Thursday, February 21, 2019

Syracuse coach Boeheim strikes, kills pedestrian on highway
Syracuse men’s basketball coach Jim Boeheim struck and killed a man walking on an interstate late Wednesday night as he tried to avoid hitting the man’s disabled vehicle, police say.
Thursday, February 21, 2019

Georgia could get new electronic voting machines
Voters in Georgia could soon get new electronic touchscreen voting machines that print a paper ballot under legislation approved by a House subcommittee Thursday.
Thursday, February 21, 2019

Government headed for close to half of nation's health tab
Even without a history-making health care remake to deliver "Medicare-for-all," government at all levels will be paying nearly half the nation's health care tab in less than 10 years, according to a federal report released Wednesday.
Thursday, February 21, 2019

Border wall, bullet train: California vs. Trump
Disputes over President Donald Trump’s border wall and California’s bullet train are intensifying the feud between the White House and the nation’s most populous state.
Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Funeral scheduled today for Illinois shooting victim
A funeral is set for a 21-year-old college student who was killed on the first day of his internship when an employee opened fire inside an Illinois manufacturing facility.
Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Wisconsin court: Judge's Facebook friendship could show bias
A Wisconsin judge’s decision to become Facebook friends with a woman whose child custody case he was hearing created at least the appearance of bias, a state appeals court ruled Wednesday in ordering the case to be re-heard by another judge.
Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Body of teen who disappeared after witnessing slaying found
Florida authorities have found the body of a 14-year-old boy who disappeared in 2017 days after he witnessed a man’s slaying.
Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Wisconsin school ends cheerleading awards for body parts
A Wisconsin school district official says its high school will no longer hand out cheerleading awards that are based on a girl’s physical attributes, including largest breasts or buttocks.
Wednesday, February 20, 2019

FBI had backup plan to save Russia probe evidence
The FBI developed a backup plan to protect evidence in its Russia investigation soon after the firing of FBI Director James Comey in the event that other senior officials were dismissed as well, according to a person with knowledge of the discussions.
Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Flynn pushed to share tech with Saudis
Senior White House officials pushed a project to share nuclear power technology with Saudi Arabia despite the objections of ethics and national security officials, according to a new congressional report citing whistleblowers within the administration.
Tuesday, February 19, 2019

High court won't take case of ex-Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock
The Supreme Court is declining to get involved in the corruption case against former Illinois congressman Aaron Schock.
Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Judge orders Roger Stone to court over Instagram judge in crosshairs post
A federal judge on Tuesday ordered Roger Stone to appear in court to consider whether to revoke his bail after the longtime Donald Trump confidant posted a photo on Instagram of the judge with what appeared to be crosshairs of a gun.
Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Study: Chronic stress can exacerbate cancer's progression
Cancer: The word alone evokes dread, anxiety, and fear. Accordingly, many women living with the disease and undergoing treatment experience chronic stress and depression. Scientists have demonstrated, in studies with rodents and humans, that stress can exacerbate cancer's progression, but it wasn't clear how.
Tuesday, February 19, 2019

More than 1,500 attend vigil for Aurora shooting victims
More than 1,500 people braved snow and freezing drizzle to attend a prayer vigil for five slain co-workers Sunday, two days after they were fatally shot at a suburban Chicago manufacturing plant by a longtime employee who was fired moments earlier.
Monday, February 18, 2019

High court to hear undeliverable mail case
Mitch Hungerpiller thought he had a first-class solution for mail that gets returned as undeliverable, a common problem for businesses that send lots of letters.
Monday, February 18, 2019

McCabe: Trump may have committed a crime
Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe said in an interview that aired Sunday that a “crime may have been committed” when President Donald Trump fired the head of the FBI and tried to publicly undermine an investigation into his campaign’s ties to Russia.
Monday, February 18, 2019

Nauert out as pick for UN ambassador
Heather Nauert, picked by President Donald Trump to be the next U.S. ambassador to the United Nations but never officially nominated, has withdrawn from consideration, the State Department said.
Monday, February 18, 2019

Sailor in iconic V-J Day Times Square kiss photo dies at 95
The ecstatic sailor shown kissing a woman in Times Square celebrating the end of World War II died Sunday. George Mendonsa was 95.
Monday, February 18, 2019

6th-grader arrested after confrontation over pledge
A Florida sixth-grader faces charges of disrupting a school function and resisting arrest after a confrontation that followed his refusal to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance.
Monday, February 18, 2019

Retailers, fashion struggle with racial insensitivity
Retailers and top fashion brands like Gucci and Prada keep apologizing for products that smack of racial insensitivity.
Monday, February 18, 2019

'House Divided' speech teaches lessons about today's political polarization
The idea of "two Americas," or "red" and "blue" states, now dominates public discussion. "Political polarization," the Pew Research Center reports, "is a defining feature of American politics today."

But the idea that America is politically polarized isn't new.

Monday, February 18, 2019

Judge bars immigration policing criteria for 2 grants
A federal judge on Friday permanently blocked the Trump administration from imposing conditions that police departments cooperate with immigration authorities to receive law enforcement grants.
Saturday, February 16, 2019

Emergency declaration faces fights in the courts
Let the lawsuits begin.
Saturday, February 16, 2019

Supreme Court says Ruth Bader Ginsburg is back at work
The Supreme Court says Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has returned to work at the building for the first time since lung cancer surgery in late December.
Friday, February 15, 2019

President say he'll declare a national emergency for wall funding
President Donald Trump announced today that he will declare a national emergency to fulfill his pledge to construct a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.
Friday, February 15, 2019

Analysis shows steel tariffs waived even with all the tough trade talk
Despite President Donald Trump’s tough talk on trade, his administration has granted hundreds of companies permission to import millions of tons of steel made in China, Japan and other countries without paying the hefty tariff he put in place to protect U.S. manufacturers and jobs, according to an Associated Press analysis.
Friday, February 15, 2019

NASA Twins: Year in space put US astronaut's disease defenses on high alert
Nearly a year in space put astronaut Scott Kelly’s immune system on high alert and changed the activity of some of his genes compared to his Earth-bound identical twin.
Friday, February 15, 2019

Immigration agency announces new rules on handling child bride petitions
The Trump administration announced new rules today to scrutinize petitions to bring in underage spouses to the U.S., after data showed thousands of requests by men to bring in child and adolescent brides had been approved.
Friday, February 15, 2019

AOC and more: Tax the rich steeply, abandon ICE, wave goodbye to big biz
What is happening to the Democrats?
Friday, February 15, 2019

Deadly blue 'Mexican oxy' flooding US
Aaron Francisco Chavez swallowed at least one of the sky blue pills at a Halloween party before falling asleep forever. He became yet another victim killed by a flood of illicit fentanyl smuggled from Mexico into the Southwest — a profitable new business for drug gangs that has pushed the synthetic opioid to the top spot for fatal U.S. overdoses.
Thursday, February 14, 2019

Sweethearts candies not on shelves this Valentine's Day
You may have noticed that Sweethearts — those chalky little candies with messages on them — aren’t on store shelves this Valentine’s Day.
Thursday, February 14, 2019

Perennial presidential candidate and political extremist Lyndon LaRouche dead
Lyndon LaRouche Jr., the political extremist who ran for president in every election from 1976 to 2004, including a campaign waged from federal prison, has died. He was 96.
Thursday, February 14, 2019

Youth smoking decline stalls, and vaping may be to blame
Cigarette smoking rates have stopped falling among U.S. kids, and health officials believe youth vaping is responsible.
Thursday, February 14, 2019

Israel: Purpose of meeting war with Iran
Although it is absent from the stage, Iran is nevertheless taking the spotlight at a Middle East security conference co-hosted by the United States and Poland that has highlighted deep divisions between the U.S. and some of its traditional allies.
Wednesday, February 13, 2019

National debt hits new milestone, $22T+
The national debt has passed a new milestone, topping $22 trillion for the first time.
Wednesday, February 13, 2019

El Chapo likely off to 'Alcatraz of the Rockies'
In the world of corrections, there are inmates who pose security risks, and then there’s El Chapo.
Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Ginsburg illness casts spotlight on court absences
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has missed a month of Supreme Court arguments as she recovers from lung cancer surgery. But she’s not the first justice to be away for a while and her absence hardly compares with those of some of her predecessors.
Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Howard Dean to head new Democratic party real-time voter data exchange
Howard Dean is back.
Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Trump: thrilled about 'a lot of wall'
President Donald Trump said today that despite his unhappiness with a tentative agreement to prevent another partial government shutdown, he’s “thrilled” about the direction of border wall construction.
Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Notorious drug lord 'El Chapo' is convicted
Mexico’s most notorious drug lord, Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, was convicted Tuesday of running an industrial-scale smuggling operation after a three-month trial packed with Hollywood-style tales of grisly killings, political payoffs, cocaine hidden in jalapeno cans, jewel-encrusted guns and a naked escape with his mistress through a tunnel.
Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Ex-astronaut Mark Kelly announces he will run to finish McCain's last term
Retired astronaut Mark Kelly, who became a prominent gun-control advocate after his wife, former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, was shot in a failed assassination attempt, announced today he will run to finish John McCain’s last term in the U.S. Senate.
Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Forever chemicals: Decision on PFAS expected soon
The chemical compounds are all around you. They’re on many fabrics, rugs and carpets, cooking pots and pans, outdoor gear, shampoo, shaving cream, makeup and even dental floss. Increasing numbers of states have found them seeping into water supplies.
Tuesday, February 12, 2019

What FDA's actions mean for dietary supplements
The Food and Drug Administration announced plans Monday to step up its policing of dietary supplements, which it said has mushroomed into a $40 billion industry with more than 50,000 products. The agency warned 17 companies for illegally making claims about their products’ ability to treat diseases.
Tuesday, February 12, 2019

FDA alerts more doctors of rare cancer with breast implants
U.S. health officials are telling doctors to be on the lookout for a rare cancer linked to breast implants after receiving more reports of the disease.
Tuesday, February 12, 2019

US Steel cites Trump in resuming construction project
U.S. Steel Corp. will restart construction on an idled manufacturing facility in Alabama, and it gave some of the credit to President Donald Trump’s trade policies in an announcement today.
Monday, February 11, 2019

Trump tries to turn border debate his way
President Donald Trump is trying to turn the debate over a wall at the U.S.-Mexico border back to his political advantage as his signature pledge to American voters threatens to become a model of unfulfilled promises.
Monday, February 11, 2019

Dog DNA testing takes off, and generates debate
As people peer into DNA for clues to health and heritage, man’s best friend is under the microscope, too.
Monday, February 11, 2019

AP Explains: The promise of 5G wireless - speed, hype, risk
A much-hyped network upgrade called “5G” means different things to different people.
Monday, February 11, 2019

Suspect charged in fatal shooting of Milwaukee officer
A man who was charged Sunday with killing a Milwaukee officer during a drug raid on his home told investigators that he didn’t realize it was police trying to break down his door, authorities said.
Monday, February 11, 2019

California governor to draw down guard troops at border
California Gov. Gavin Newsom plans Monday to withdraw several hundred National Guard troops from the state’s southern border with Mexico in defiance of the Trump administration’s request for support from border states.
Monday, February 11, 2019

Pea-sized pill delivers insulin shot from inside stomach
WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists figured out how to hide a shot inside a pea-sized pill — creating a swallowable gadget, inspired by a tortoise shell, that can inject medicines like insulin from inside the stomach.
Saturday, February 9, 2019

Portuguese town opens window to its slave-trade history
LAGOS, Portugal (AP)  To the casual visitor, Lagos is a striking beach town of charming coastlines and sightly sandstone cliffs. A medieval castle sits alongside boutique cafes and outdoor restaurants serving boiled and baked octopus. One can speed along the shore in a watercraft during the day and catch an intimate Fado show at night.
Saturday, February 9, 2019

Leader of new climate panel talks of 'bold action'
WASHINGTON (AP) — It does not yet have office space, staff or even Republican members, but Florida Rep. Kathy Castor is confident that a special House committee on climate change will play a leading role on one of the most daunting challenges facing the planet.
Saturday, February 9, 2019

Likely deal would give fraction of wall money
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional bargainers are working toward a border security deal amid indications that the White House is preparing to accept a bipartisan agreement that would give President Donald Trump a fraction of the money he’s demanded for his proposed southern border wall.
Saturday, February 9, 2019

Tri-state region draws anglers fall year for trout fishing
DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — For those who live in the tri-state region — or even those who are passing through — it is almost impossible to ignore the area’s topography.
Saturday, February 9, 2019

When choosing a day camp this summer, think first about your child's needs
(AP) — Kids spend hours having fun at day camp, their summer schedules brimming with swimming, boating and aiming for that bull’s-eye. Through all the laughs and memory-making, though, they’re also getting something else: a boost to their social development.
Saturday, February 9, 2019

Whitaker: I have 'not interfered'
WASHINGTON (AP) — Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker said today that he has “not interfered in any way” in the special counsel’s Russia investigation as he faced a contentious and partisan congressional hearing in his waning days on the job.
Friday, February 8, 2019

Missouri leak prompts closure of parts of 2 oil pipelines
ST. LOUIS (AP) — An oil leak near St. Louis prompted the closure of parts of two pipelines as crews work to determine the source, company officials and Missouri regulators said Thursday.
Friday, February 8, 2019

Bankruptcy judge gives Sears another chance
NEW YORK (AP) — A bankruptcy judge on Thursday blessed a $5.2 billion plan by Sears chairman and biggest shareholder to keep the iconic business going.
Friday, February 8, 2019

Judge sides with Christian group in religious freedom case
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A federal judge has ruled that the University of Iowa was wrong to strip a Christian student group of its registered status after the organization barred a gay student from a leadership position.
Friday, February 8, 2019

Russian court sends Jehovah's Witness to prison
MOSCOW (AP) — A regional court in western Russia on Wednesday sentenced a Danish Jehovah’s Witness to six years in prison, in arguably the most severe crackdown on religious freedom in Russia in recent years.
Friday, February 8, 2019

US nuns urge changes to male-led church structure to address abuse issues
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The largest association of religious sisters in the United States called Thursday for an overhaul of the male-led leadership structure of the Catholic Church, after Pope Francis publicly acknowledged the problem of priests and bishops sexually abusing nuns.
Friday, February 8, 2019

Researchers seek more on 1st Africans in America
The first Africans to arrive in North America were so little noted by history that many are known today by only their first names: Antony and Isabella, Angelo, Frances and Peter.
Thursday, February 7, 2019

Climate change: Democrats seek Green New Deal
Democrats including Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York are calling for a Green New Deal intended to transform the U.S. economy to combat climate change and create thousands of jobs in renewable energy.
Thursday, February 7, 2019

UN: Saudis undermined Khashoggi probe
A U.N. human rights expert said today that Saudi Arabia undermined Turkey’s efforts to investigate the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, which she described as a “brutal and premeditated killing” planned and carried out by Saudi officials.
Thursday, February 7, 2019

Tobacco farmer's son running for Kentucky governor endorses smoking ban
The son of a tobacco farmer running for governor in Kentucky endorsed a statewide smoking ban in most workplaces on Tuesday, a sign of the evolving tobacco politics in a state once defined by the cancer-causing cash crop.
Thursday, February 7, 2019

New migrant caravan detained in factory on border
A caravan of about 1,800 Central American migrants was camped Tuesday in the Mexican border city of Piedras Negras, just west of Eagle Pass, Texas.
Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Women in white: House Democrats draw contrast at State of Union address
The women of the House wore white. The men wore dark suits. And the contrast laid bare the growing gender gap between Democrats and Republicans.
Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Watchdog group says four Mar-a-Lago trips in 2017 cost taxpayers $14 million
President Donald Trump's four trips to his Mar-a-Lago resort in early 2017 cost taxpayers nearly $14 million, a watchdog report Tuesday said.
Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Trump stands his ground on immigration
Face to face with emboldened Democrats, President Donald Trump called on Washington to cast aside “revenge, resistance and retribution” and end “ridiculous partisan investigations” in a State of the Union address delivered at a vulnerable moment for his presidency.
Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Ginsburg makes 1st public appearance
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg made her first public appearance since undergoing lung cancer surgery, attending a concert in her honor given by her daughter-in-law and other musicians.
Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Defense Department: ISIS remains a potent force that could resurge in Syria
President Donald Trump is expected to declare near-total triumph over the Islamic State group in Syria in his State of the Union address Tuesday, but U.S. defense officials are increasingly fearful that the militants are simply biding their time until the Americans leave the battlefield as planned.
Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Immigrant crime hotline struggles to achieve mission
President Donald Trump picked the grandest stage to unveil one of his first immigration initiatives: Appearing before a joint session of Congress a month after taking office, Trump announced the creation of a hotline to help victims of crimes committed by immigrants.
Tuesday, February 5, 2019










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