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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Trump judicial pick: 'I cringe' at past remarks on date rape and equal rights
President Donald Trump’s nominee to replace Brett Kavanaugh on a high-profile appeals court said Tuesday she cringes at some of the language she used as a college student in writing about sexual assault, race and equal rights for women.
Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Heavy duty: Detroit 3 all roll out biggest pickups this year
Nicole Foster-Beck asks a lot of the heavy-duty pickup truck she uses on her 43-acre horse farm east of Dallas.
Tuesday, February 5, 2019

5 reasons why self driving cars won't be here any time soon
In the world of autonomous vehicles, Pittsburgh and Silicon Valley are bustling hubs of development and testing. But ask those involved in self-driving vehicles when we might actually see them carrying passengers in every city, and you’ll get an almost universal answer: Not anytime soon.
Monday, February 4, 2019

State of Union address a security challenge
It’s one of the most sensitive security challenges in America: The State of the Union address puts the president, his Cabinet, members of Congress, military leaders, top diplomats and Supreme Court justices all in the same place at the same time for all the world to see.
Monday, February 4, 2019

US prepares to start building part of Texas border wall
The U.S. government is preparing to begin construction of more border walls and fencing in South Texas’ Rio Grande Valley, likely on federally owned land set aside as wildlife refuge property.
Monday, February 4, 2019

Iraqi president angered by Trump remarks
Iraq’s president hit back at Donald Trump today for saying U.S. troops should stay in Iraq to keep an eye on Iran, saying the U.S. leader did not ask for Iraq’s permission to do so.
Monday, February 4, 2019

Nearly 40,000 people deemed 'missing' in Mexico
Mexico’s top human rights official says the government will dedicate more than $20 million to a government effort to help find and identify the country’s estimated 40,000 missing.
Monday, February 4, 2019

Pentagon sending another 3,750 troops to border
The Pentagon said Sunday it will send 3,750 more troops to the U.S.-Mexico border to put up another 150 miles of concertina wire and provide other support for Customs and Border Protection.
Monday, February 4, 2019

Some Democratic presidential contenders hoping to run on soaking the rich
The last Democrat to win a presidential election, Barack Obama, ran in 2012 on a platform of raising taxes for top earners to nearly 40 percent. Now a new crop of Democratic presidential hopefuls is signaling that they want to go even further.
Monday, February 4, 2019

Northwest US measles cases prompt look at vaccine exemptions
A measles outbreak near Portland, Oregon, has revived a bitter debate over so-called “philosophical” exemptions to childhood vaccinations as public health officials across the Pacific Northwest scramble to limit the fallout.
Saturday, February 2, 2019

Amazon says new NYC home won't tap Opportunity Zone break
Amazon will not take advantage of a federal program offering massive tax breaks when it builds headquarters in New York City.
Saturday, February 2, 2019

Russia to pull plug on nuclear arms pact
Following in the footsteps of the U.S., Russia will abandon a centerpiece nuclear arms treaty but will only deploy intermediate-range nuclear missiles if Washington does so, President Vladimir Putin said Saturday.
Saturday, February 2, 2019

Groundhog doesn't see his shadow, predicting early spring
It may be hard to believe as a large swath of the U.S. thaws out from a bitter polar vortex, but spring is coming early, according to handlers for some of the country’s most famous prognosticating groundhogs.
Saturday, February 2, 2019

Trump is latest to give State of Union at time of turmoil
President Donald Trump is the latest chief executive to deliver a State of the Union address during a time of national turmoil, though others may have had it worse.
Saturday, February 2, 2019

How to have productive disagreements about politics and religion
In the current polarized climate, it's easy to find yourself in the midst of a political disagreement that morphs into a religious argument. People's religious affiliation predicts their stances on abortion, immigration and other controversial topics, and disagreements about these issues can seem intractable.
Saturday, February 2, 2019

Weekend rapid thaw is unprecedented
The bitter cold that gripped the Midwest forced commuters to bundle up like polar explorers. By early next week, many of those same people might get by with a light jacket.
Friday, February 1, 2019

Robust job gains show the economy's durability
U.S. employers shrugged off last month’s partial shutdown of the government and engaged in a burst of hiring in January, adding 304,000 jobs, the most in nearly a year.
Friday, February 1, 2019

Trump health chief pushing drug discount plan
The Trump administration’s top health official asked Congress today to pass its new prescription drug discount plan and provide it to all patients, not just those covered by government programs like Medicare.
Friday, February 1, 2019

Customs: Biggest fentanyl bust ever
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials announced Thursday their biggest fentanyl bust ever, saying they captured nearly 254 pounds (114 kilograms) of the deadly synthetic opioid from a secret compartment inside a load of Mexican produce heading into Arizona.
Friday, February 1, 2019

Foxconn shifts Wisconsin plan after Trump intervenes
Foxconn Technology Group says that after its chairman spoke with President Donald Trump the Taiwanese company plans to proceed with plans to construct a plant in Wisconsin that will make screens that can be used for small electronic devices.
Friday, February 1, 2019

Before Jared Goff, there was Warren Beatty
Before there was Jared Goff, there was Warren Beatty.
Friday, February 1, 2019

Where's my robot lawn mower? Roomba-maker finally has an answer
Robot vacuums have now been around long enough that you might watch one bump around a living room and think, why isn’t there a robot that could mow my lawn? Turns out, it’s not for lack of trying.
Friday, February 1, 2019

US new home sales jump nearly 17% in Nov.
Sales of new U.S. homes soared in November, defying higher mortgage rates. But they’re still below year-ago levels.
Friday, February 1, 2019

Monarch populations up at Mexico wintering grounds
The population of monarch butterflies wintering in central Mexico is up 144 percent over last year, experts said this week.
Friday, February 1, 2019

Ocean mixing that drives climate found in surprise location
One of the key drivers of the world’s climate is an area in the North Atlantic Ocean where warmer and colder water mix and swirl. When scientists went for their first close look at this critical underwater dynamo, they found they were looking in the wrong place.
Friday, February 1, 2019

Pelosi takes hard line against wall money in funding bill
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi took a hard line Thursday against funding President Donald Trump’s long-stalled border wall, a move that could gridlock Capitol Hill negotiations that just got underway.
Thursday, January 31, 2019

Weather by the numbers
A look at how this week’s snowstorm and bitter cold have affected the United States, by the numbers:  
Thursday, January 31, 2019

Historic deep freeze eases today
The painfully cold weather system that put much of the Midwest into a historic deep freeze was expected to ease today, though temperatures still tumbled to record lows in some places.
Thursday, January 31, 2019

Study finds loss of newspapers contributing to nation's political polarization
The steady loss of local newspapers and journalists across the country contributes to the nation’s political polarization, a new study has found.
Thursday, January 31, 2019

Reports call for limiting food industry's influence on public health
The tweet from a group that finances development in Latin America was direct: Sodas do not offer beauty or joy, just a lot of sugar.
Thursday, January 31, 2019

The polar vortex plunge
A deadly arctic deep freeze enveloped the Midwest with record-breaking temperatures today, triggering widespread closures of schools and businesses, and the canceling of more than 1,500 flights from Chicago’s airports. The cold even prompted the U.S. Postal Service to suspend mail delivery to a wide swath of the region, including Taylorville.
Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Trump still says wall must be part of border deal
Capitol Hill negotiators are hopeful of an agreement as they officially kicked off talks today on a homeland security spending bill stalled over funding for President Donald Trump’s proposed border wall.
Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Businesses add a strong 213,000 jobs in January
U.S. businesses added a solid 213,000 jobs in January, a private survey found, signaling that the partial government shutdown and trade war concerns that have roiled financial markets aren’t discouraging companies from hiring more people.
Wednesday, January 30, 2019

President disputes intel on North Korea and Iran
President Donald Trump lashed out at his intelligence chiefs today after they told Congress that North Korea is unlikely to dismantle its nuclear arsenal and that the Iran nuclear deal is working.
Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Bloomberg and Schultz slam Warren on proposed tax hike for top earners
Sen. Elizabeth Warren seized on criticism Tuesday from two potential presidential rivals who are billionaires to highlight her proposal to raise taxes on top earners.
Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Insulin on deck as Congress looks at drug prices
A senior Republican lawmaker said Tuesday he plans to investigate price spikes in the cost of insulin for people with diabetes as Congress opened hearings on the high cost of prescription drugs.
Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Democrats concerned Trump will be re-elected if ex-Starbucks CEO Schultz runs
Some of the most influential forces in Democratic politics revolted Monday against former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz’s prospective presidential bid, insisting that an independent run would unintentionally help President Donald Trump win another four years in office.
Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Officials urge vaccinations amid Northwest measles outbreak
Public health officials scrambling to contain a measles outbreak in the U.S. Northwest warned people to vaccinate their children Monday and worried that it could take months to contain the highly contagious viral illness due to a lower-than-normal vaccination rate at the epicenter of the crisis.
Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Trump doubts negotiators will strike budget deal
President Donald Trump said the odds congressional negotiators will craft a deal to end his border wall standoff with Congress are “less than 50-50.”
Monday, January 28, 2019

Economists: US recession unlikely within 12 months
A majority of business economists foresee no recession in the United States within the next 12 months but do predict a slowdown in growth this year.
Monday, January 28, 2019

Underwater search for plane to begin in Channel this weekend
The man leading a private search of the missing plane carrying Argentine soccer player Emiliano Sala said on Monday there was a “very good chance” of finding the aircraft.
Monday, January 28, 2019

Shutdown to cause $3B hit to economy
The federal government shutdown will cause slight permanent harm to the economy — about $3 billion — according to a report today by the Congressional Budget Office.
Monday, January 28, 2019

Duke professor issues apology to Chinese speakers
The Duke University professor and administrator who sparked an outcry by admonishing students for speaking Chinese has issued a personal apology amid an internal review by the school.
Monday, January 28, 2019

Drug firm founder heads to trial over opioid bribes scheme
The wealthy founder of a drug company is heading to trial on allegations that he led a scheme to bribe doctors into prescribing a highly addictive fentanyl spray.
Monday, January 28, 2019

Prosecution plans upcoming in Nevada killings of 4 people
Nevada prosecutors are set to announce their plans for the prosecution of a 19-year-old El Salvadoran immigrant identified as the prime suspect in four killings.
Monday, January 28, 2019

Senator Kamala Harris says the powerful seek to divide America
Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris said Sunday that those in power are trying to turn people against each other, which she says is “not our America.”
Monday, January 28, 2019

After the overdose: A family's journey into grief and guilt
There is nothing left to do, no more frantic phone calls to make, no begging or fighting that can fix this because the worst thing that could happen already has, so Doug Biggers settles into his recliner and braces for his daughter’s voice to echo through his head.
Monday, January 28, 2019

Democrats uneasy about potential Howard Schultz bid
For a businessman who grew a small coffee roaster into an inescapable global chain, who ensured that even his part-time workers had benefits and who has given about $150,000 to Democratic campaigns, former Starbucks Chairman Howard Schultz is generating tepid — or even hostile — responses within the party as he weighs a presidential bid in 2020.
Monday, January 28, 2019

Teen angst: Phone apps help detect teen depression
(AP) — Rising suicide rates and depression in U.S. teens and young adults have prompted researchers to ask a provocative question: Could the same devices that some people blame for contributing to tech-age angst also be used to detect it?
Saturday, January 26, 2019

Historic homes to be renovated in Beverly Shores
BEVERLY SHORES, Ind. (AP) — The National Park Service is teaming up with two partners to renovate five historic beach homes at the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore and rent them out as vacation properties.
Saturday, January 26, 2019

Seeking the mystery of vortexes in Sedona
SEDONA, Ariz. (AP) — I suppose I shouldn't have taken the parking attendant's advice so literally.
Saturday, January 26, 2019

Teachers succeed by framing strikes for common good
(AP) — Los Angeles teachers who declared a victory after a six-day strike have added momentum to a successful wave of activism by educators framing their cause as a push to improve public education, not just get pay raises.
Saturday, January 26, 2019

Smaller gov't: Some Trump supporters cheer shutdown
FORT HANCOCK, Texas (AP) — Donald Trump didn’t carry many parts of Texas’ heavily Democratic areas along the border with Mexico, but he won remote Hudspeth County thanks to people like Terry Rose. And the 71-year-old mechanic saw the longest shutdown in U.S. history as a campaign promise kept.
Saturday, January 26, 2019

Shutdown ends without wall money for now
WASHINGTON (AP) — The record 35-day federal shutdown has ended with President Donald Trump giving in to mounting pressure and signing legislation to reopen the government for three weeks, a retreat from his demand that Congress commit billions to a U.S.-Mexico border wall before federal agencies could resume work.
Saturday, January 26, 2019

Oscar-winning 'Umbrellas of Cherbourg' composer Legrand dies
PARIS (AP) — Oscar-winning composer and pianist Michel Legrand, whose hits included the score for the ’60s romance “The Umbrellas of Cherbourg” and the song “The Windmills of Your Mind” and who worked with some of biggest singers of the 20th century, has died at age 86.
Saturday, January 26, 2019

Warren proposes ultra-millionaire tax in 2020 bid
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Elizabeth Warren is proposing a so-called ultra-millionaire tax as she vies for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination.
Saturday, January 26, 2019

Tax Q&A: How new law and the government shutdown impact tax season
(AP) — Tax season is almost here and this one could be tricky.
Saturday, January 26, 2019

Shutdown: Congressional leaders nar short-term deal
WASHINGTON (AP) — At press time today, AP sources said the White House and congressional leaders were nearing a short-term deal to end the longest government shutdown in US history.
Friday, January 25, 2019

Trump confidant Stone faces charges of witness tampering, obstruction, more
WASHINGTON (AP) — Shouting “FBI, open the door,” authorities arrested Roger Stone, a confidant of President Donald Trump, before dawn Friday in a criminal case that revealed that senior members of the Trump campaign sought to benefit from the release of hacked emails damaging to Hillary Clinton.
Friday, January 25, 2019

1 employee escaped Florida bank massacre
SEBRING, Fla. (AP) — A fifth bank employee escaped a massacre that killed five women at a SunTrust branch in Florida, running out a back door when the gunfire began, according to a sheriff’s office.
Friday, January 25, 2019

Forecasters: Worst may be yet to come
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — An arctic wave has wrapped parts of the Midwest in numbing cold, sending temperatures plunging and prompting officials to close schools in several states today, but forecasters say the worst may be yet to come.
Friday, January 25, 2019

Out of touch? Trump and his team struggle to be empathetic with unpaid workers
NEW YORK (AP) — One White House aide mused that the shutdown was like a paid vacation for some furloughed workers. President Donald Trump’s daughter-in-law said employees’ “little bit of pain” was worth it for the good of the country. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross questioned why cash-poor workers were using food banks instead of taking out loans.
Friday, January 25, 2019

Faraway 'space snowman' is pitted, has bright collar
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The space snowman visited by NASA on New Year’s Day is pitted all over and has a bright “collar” between its two fused spheres.
Friday, January 25, 2019

Remember the days of the milkman? Big brands may try reuseable containers
A new shopping platform announced Thursday at the World Economic Forum aims to change the way we buy many brand-name products. “Loop” would do away with disposable containers for things like food, shampoo, laundry detergent and diapers from some of the world’s biggest manufacturers.
Friday, January 25, 2019

Corelle moving plant to Mississippi
BYHALIA, Miss. (AP) — A kitchenware maker will move a factory and distribution center from California to northwest Mississippi, investing $28 million and hiring 400 by June 2020.
Friday, January 25, 2019

With voodoo dolls and cookies, Saints fans continue to protest missed call
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A New Orleans bakery is turning out thousands of cookies with a picture of a referee with a circle and slash mark across it in red icing.
Friday, January 25, 2019

Opioid kickback: When sales lagged, docters were offered cash to prescribe
BOSTON (AP) — Drug company executives weren’t satisfied with sales for their powerful painkiller, so they devised a plan, prosecutors say: Offer cash to doctors in exchange for prescriptions. Soon, the highly addictive fentanyl spray was flourishing, and executives were raking in millions.
Friday, January 25, 2019

Pope blasts 'invisible walls' as he brings youth fest to Panama juvenile delinquents
LAS GARZAS, Panama (AP) — Pope Francis today denounced how society puts up “invisible walls” to marginalize sinners and criminals as he brought World Youth Day to Panama’s juvenile delinquents who can’t participate in the Catholic Church’s big festival of faith.
Friday, January 25, 2019

Man says his emotional support pet alligator helps him deal with depression
YORK HAVEN, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania man says his emotional support alligator helps him deal with his depression.
Thursday, January 24, 2019

New York penthouse sells for $238 million, setting US record
NEW YORK (AP) — A billionaire hedge fund founder has purchased a penthouse in New York for roughly $238 million.
Thursday, January 24, 2019

Jobless rate drops to lowest level in 49 years
WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people seeking jobless benefits dropped last week to the lowest level since November 1969, a sign the job market remains strong despite the partial government shutdown, now in its fifth week.
Thursday, January 24, 2019

Senate subpoenas former Trump lawyer Cohen
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Senate committee toay subpoenaed President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer Michael Cohen, according to his defense team, in a Russia investigation development that comes one day after Cohen postponed his public testimony to a House committee.
Thursday, January 24, 2019

Tiny fraction of Twitter users spreading fake info
WASHINGTON (AP) — A tiny fraction of Twitter users spread the vast majority of fake news in 2016, with conservatives and older people sharing misinformation more, a new study finds.
Thursday, January 24, 2019

Why it's wrong to label students 'at-risk'
Of all the terms used to describe students who don’t perform well in traditional educational settings, few are used as frequently– or as casually – as the term “at-risk.”
Thursday, January 24, 2019

Kooiker-huh? An intro to Westminster's new breeds
Two new breeds. Sixteen new syllables.
Thursday, January 24, 2019

The risk of innuendo in Super Bowl commercials
Sex sells ... frozen food dishes?
Wednesday, January 23, 2019

What we know so far about the Trump Tower project for Moscow: Not much
Confused about the business proposal to build a Trump Tower in Moscow? Join the club.
Wednesday, January 23, 2019

US intelligence warns of 'ever more diverse' threats
Russia’s efforts to expand its influence and China’s modernizing military are among the “ever more diverse” threats facing the U.S., according to a major intelligence report released Tuesday.
Wednesday, January 23, 2019

The debate on 'Medicare-for-all'
“Medicare-for-all” makes a good first impression, but support plunges when people are asked if they’d pay higher taxes or put up with treatment delays to get it.
Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Iowa Sen. Ernst describes painful journey that led to divorce from abusive man
Sen. Joni Ernst says she turned down President Donald Trump after interviewing to be his running mate, according to a court filing that describes an “extremely painful journey” that led to her divorce from a man she alleges was abusive.
Wednesday, January 23, 2019

'NFL bleaux it': Billboards in Atlanta will protest missed call in NFC game
The Los Angeles Rams and New England Patriots will be welcomed to Atlanta for the Super Bowl by several billboards saying “Saints got robbed” and “NFL bleaux it.”
Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Unseen photos of reclusive J. D. Sallinger shot for 'Catcher' unveiled
The University of New Hampshire is celebrating J.D. Salinger’s centennial year with an exhibit he likely would have loathed: a display of previously unseen photos of the famously reclusive author.
Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Mexico City neighborhood celebrates
News of Alfonso Cuaron’s “Roma” being nominated for 10 Academy Awards Tuesday had residents of the director’s childhood Mexico City neighborhood joyfully mining their own memories and anticipating showing their children the film someday.
Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Churchill relatives to mark anniversary
The Missouri museum honoring Winston Churchill will mark its 50th anniversary in May with events that include relatives of the famed British prime minister.
Wednesday, January 23, 2019

School shuts down amid video fallout
A Kentucky boys’ school shut down its campus on Tuesday as a precaution and a small protest was held outside their diocese as fallout continued over an encounter between white teenagers, Native American marchers and a black religious sect outside the Lincoln Memorial last week.
Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Supreme Court returns to gun rights, 1st time in 9 years
The Supreme Court said today it will take up its first gun rights case in nine years, a challenge to New York City’s prohibition on carrying a licensed, locked and unloaded handgun outside the city limits.
Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Prop bets are popular, but the NFL wants them gone
Many Americans in places where sports betting is legal for the first time are beginning to make wagers on the Super Bowl, including some bets on the performances of individual athletes.
Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Trump moving ahead with State of Union next week
The White House is moving forward with plans for President Donald Trump to deliver his State of the Union speech next week in front of a joint session of Congress — despite a letter from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi requesting he delay it.
Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Court okays restriction of transgender military service
The Trump administration can go ahead with its plan to restrict military service by transgender men and women while court challenges continue, the Supreme Court said Tuesday.
Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Passage of 'End Shutdown Act' uncertain
President Donald Trump’s proposal to reopen the government, with immigration provisions Democrats denounce as inadequate, is headed for Senate action, its prospects uncertain.
Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Homicide cases rise by 15 percent in 2018 in Mexico
Mexico’s public safety agency says homicide cases rose by 15 percent in 2018.
Tuesday, January 22, 2019

When gun industry gathers for annual show, it will face a changed landscape
When gunmakers and dealers gather this week in Las Vegas for the industry’s largest annual conference, they will be grappling with slumping sales and a shift in politics that many didn’t envision two years ago when gun-friendly Donald Trump and a GOP-controlled Congress took office.
Tuesday, January 22, 2019

2020: Almost no policy too liberal for Dems fighting to win their party's base
Democratic presidential contender Julian Castro launched his campaign by pledging support for “Medicare for All,” free universal preschool, a large public investment in renewable energy and two years of free college for all Americans.
Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Pelosi priorities: Shoring up Obamacare, lowering drug prices
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is laying out her strategy on health care and first up is improvements to “Obamacare” and legislation to lower prescription drug costs. “Medicare for all” will get hearings.
Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Tornados inflict damage in Alabama town
Homes, businesses, government offices and churches were among the buildings badly damaged or demolished when tornadoes struck central Alabama over the weekend.
Monday, January 21, 2019

Officer runs over pair lying in road to watch the eclipse
A Florida police department says an officer ran over two people who were lying in a dark roadway to watch Sunday night’s lunar eclipse.
Monday, January 21, 2019

Rauner administration reduced number of patronage jobs
A special counsel to former Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner says his administration reclassified thousands of state jobs that were once exempt from anti-patronage protections.
Monday, January 21, 2019

Pope's visit to Central America to highlight church ministry to migrants
When Pope Francis visits Panama this week, he arrives not only as the first Latin American pontiff to visit Central America but as perhaps the world’s most prominent advocate for migrants at a time when migration has become a pressing political issue in the region.
Monday, January 21, 2019

Shutdown: Dems to Trump, no deal
Thirty-one days into the partial government shutdown, Democrats and Republicans appeared no closer to ending the impasse than when it began, with President Donald Trump lashing out at his opponents after they dismissed a plan he’d billed as a compromise.
Monday, January 21, 2019

With House now, Democrats eager to bring DeVos under closer oversight
Wielding control of the House and a new set of investigative powers, Democrats are preparing to bring Education Secretary Betsy DeVos under the sharpest scrutiny she has seen since taking office.
Monday, January 21, 2019

Islamic State targets US convoy in northeast Syria
An Islamic State suicide bomber targeted a joint convoy of U.S. and allied Kurdish forces in northern Syria on Monday, marking the second attack against U.S. troops in less than a week.
Monday, January 21, 2019

Bolton's test: Massaging Trump tweets into foreign policy
In President Donald Trump’s Washington, matters of war and peace are decided in 280-character bursts. It’s up to John Bolton to massage them into a foreign policy.
Monday, January 21, 2019

Battle lines are forming ahead of a looming fight over a US privacy law
Consumer advocates and the data-hungry technology industry are drawing early battle lines in advance of an expected fight this year over what kind of federal privacy law the U.S. should have.
Monday, January 21, 2019

Bitter cold settles in after major winter storm sweeps the country
Bitter cold is setting in after a major winter storm blanketed a wide swath of the country in snow, sleet and rain this weekend, creating dangerously icy conditions that promise to complicate cleanup efforts and make travel challenging on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
Monday, January 21, 2019

President Trump, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to hold 2nd summit
President Donald Trump will hold a second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to try to broker a deal to coax the North to give up its nuclear program, the White House announced Friday.
Saturday, January 19, 2019

Researchers come face to face with huge great white shark
Two shark researchers who came face to face with what could be one of the largest great whites ever recorded are using their encounter as an opportunity to push for legislation that would protect sharks in Hawaii.
Saturday, January 19, 2019

Exhibit of important papers marks MLK's 90th birthday
A collection of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s papers on display in Atlanta provides insight into the slain civil rights leader’s thought processes as he drafted some of his most well-known speeches and notable sermons.
Saturday, January 19, 2019

Fireball at illegal Mexico pipeline tap kills many
— Forensic experts attempted to separate and count charred heaps of corpses in central Mexico on Saturday after a massive fireball erupted at an illegal pipeline tap, killing at least 66 people.
Saturday, January 19, 2019

Women's March returned to DC amid controversy
The Women’s March was returning to Washington on Saturday, bracing for inclement weather, coping with an ideological split and reconfiguring its route due to the government shutdown.
Saturday, January 19, 2019

Trump fires back after Mueller disputes report
Special counsel Robert Mueller’s office has issued a rare public statement disputing the accuracy of BuzzFeed News’ report that President Donald Trump’s former attorney told Mueller that Trump directed the lawyer to lie to Congress.
Saturday, January 19, 2019

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week
A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these is legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked these out. Here are the real facts:
Saturday, January 19, 2019

Labour Party seeks 'frank debate' on UK's Brexit plan
Britain’s Labour Party is calling for an “open and frank debate” on the government’s stalled Brexit plan and an increased role for Parliament — but still won’t meet with Prime Minister Theresa May for talks.
Saturday, January 19, 2019

Jury convicts ex-Utah State football player of rape charges
A jury Friday found a former Utah State University football player guilty of sexually assaulting six women while he was in college.
Saturday, January 19, 2019

Archbishop calls for unity at slain Polish mayor's burial
The Catholic archbishop of the Polish city of Gdansk urged an end to political and social divisions in Poland Saturday, as thousands across the country attended the funeral Mass for Pawel Adamowicz, the northern city’s slain mayor.
Saturday, January 19, 2019

New migrant caravan headed to the United States
Hundreds of mainly Honduran migrants began crossing peacefully into Mexico on Thursday without the confrontations that marked last fall’s migrant caravans.
Friday, January 18, 2019

Total lunar eclipse meets supermoon Sunday
Here comes a total lunar eclipse and supermoon, all wrapped into one.
Friday, January 18, 2019

Federal appeals court says Texas can bar Planned Parenthood from Medicaid
A federal appeals court panel on Thursday lifted a lower-court ban that prohibited Texas from eliminating Planned Parenthood from the state’s Medicaid program.
Friday, January 18, 2019

Woman testifying against El Chapo details their affair
Lucero Guadalupe Sanchez Lopez was already trapped in an impossible extramarital relationship with Mexican drug lord Joaquin Guzman when she found herself in an even crazier bind — fleeing with Guzman and others from authorities through an underground tunnel, her outlaw love interest in the buff.
Friday, January 18, 2019

2 rescued from avalanche at Taos ski area
An avalanche rushed down a mountainside at a New Mexico ski resort on Thursday, injuring two people who were pulled from the snow after a roughly 20-minute rescue effort, a resort spokesman said.
Friday, January 18, 2019

Opiod crisis brings unwanted attention to extremely wealthy Sackler family
The Sackler name is emblazoned on the walls at some of the world’s great museums and universities, including the Smithsonian, the Guggenheim and Harvard. But now the family’s ties to OxyContin and the painkiller’s role in the deadly opioid crisis are bringing the Sacklers a new and unwanted kind of attention and complicating their philanthropic legacy.
Friday, January 18, 2019

Prince Phillip, 97, recovering after serious car crash
Queen Elizabeth II’s 97-year-old husband was recovering today at the royal Sandringham estate after the Land Rover he was driving rolled on a nearby highway in a collision with another vehicle.
Friday, January 18, 2019

On each side of the debate, battles expected in many states over abortion bills
On each side of the abortion debate, legislators and activists emboldened by recent political developments plan to push aggressively in many states this year for bills high on their wish lists: either seeking to impose near-total bans on abortion or guaranteeing women’s access to the procedure.
Friday, January 18, 2019

In limbo: Clinics and couples struggle with what to do with leftover embryos
Tens of thousands of embryos are stuck in limbo in fertility clinics, leftovers from pregnancy attempts and broken dreams of parenthood.
Friday, January 18, 2019

Calif. weather: Blizzards, high surf and flash floods
The latest in a series of Pacific Ocean storms pounded California with rain and snow Thursday, prompting officials to put communities on alert for mudslides and flooding and making travel treacherous.
Thursday, January 17, 2019

Opioids, possible birth defect link
Health officials are looking into a possible link between prescription opioids and a horrific birth defect.
Thursday, January 17, 2019

Trump: US will develop space-based missile defense
Gov. J.B. Pritzker has authorized state licensing of firearms dealers after his Republican predecessor rejected the idea.
Thursday, January 17, 2019

Shutdown: State Dept. to pay diplomats
The State Department is telling all U.S. diplomats in Washington and at embassies abroad to return to work starting next week and that they will be paid despite the ongoing government shutdown.
Thursday, January 17, 2019

Email prompts man to attend stranger's bachelor party
An email about a bachelor party sent to the wrong person has led to an Arizona man taking a trip to a Vermont ski resort to attend the party of someone he doesn’t know this weekend.
Thursday, January 17, 2019

Estranged attorney Cohen says he rigged online polls for Trump in 2014 and 2015
President Donald Trump’s estranged former lawyer acknowledged Thursday that he paid a technology company to rig Trump’s standing in two online polls before the presidential campaign.
Thursday, January 17, 2019

Colbert, Maddow are coveted slots for presidential wanna-bes
Kirsten Gillibrand is hitting the television daily double this week. The New York senator announced her presidential candidacy on Stephen Colbert’s “Late Show,” following it up with an MSNBC interview Wednesday with Rachel Maddow.
Thursday, January 17, 2019

Pelosi asks Trump to delay State of Union speech
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has asked President Donald Trump to postpone his State of the Union address to the nation — set for Jan. 29 — until the government reopens.
Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Trump birth control coverage rules blocked nationwide
A federal judge on Monday put a nationwide hold on Trump administration rules that allow more employers to opt out of providing women with no-cost birth control.
Tuesday, January 15, 2019

John Kasich, frequent Trump critic, lands regular role as CNN commentator
Former Gov. John Kasich (KAY’-sik) says he’s joined CNN as a political commentator.
Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Iowa's Republican Steve King off House committees after remarks about race
Veteran Republican Rep. Steve King will be blocked from committee assignments for the next two years after lamenting that white supremacy and white nationalism have become offensive terms.  
Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Democrats celebrate crop of new governors who took GOP seats in 7 states
Democrats are celebrating capturing governor’s offices in seven states previously led by Republicans, including new chief executives taking office Monday in red-leaning Kansas and solidly blue Illinois.
Tuesday, January 15, 2019

NBA coaches put priority on their health to cope with the grind
Luke Walton began a wellness program for his Lakers coaching staff. Steve Kerr reached out to Steve Clifford after each spent significant time away from the sideline because of debilitating headaches and other symptoms.
Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Trump rejects suggested short-term fix
President Donald Trump on Monday rejected the suggestion that he temporarily reopen government while negotiations continue on his proposed border wall, signaling no speedy resolution to the partial government shutdown now into a fourth week.
Monday, January 14, 2019

China sentences Canadian to death
A Chinese court sentenced a Canadian man to death Monday in a sudden retrial in a drug smuggling case that is likely to escalate tensions between the countries over the arrest of a top Chinese technology executive.
Monday, January 14, 2019

Facing massive liability, PG&E seeks bankruptcy protection
Pacific Gas and Electric said it plans to file for bankruptcy protection amid potentially massive liabilities resulting from the deadly California wildfires.
Monday, January 14, 2019

Trump's AG nominee: 'Vitally important' Mueller finish work
President Donald Trump’s nominee for attorney general will tell senators at his confirmation hearing “it is vitally important” that special counsel Robert Mueller be allowed to complete his Russia investigation, according to prepared remarks obtained by The Associated Press on Monday.
Monday, January 14, 2019

Trump denies ever working for Russia, blasts investigators
President Donald Trump denied Monday he ever worked for Russia, answering a question he declined to directly address over the weekend.
Monday, January 14, 2019

The day molasses was deadly fast
Slow as molasses? This treacle didn’t trickle. It was a sticky, deadly tsunami that flattened an entire Boston neighborhood within seconds.
Monday, January 14, 2019

Judge blocks Trump birth control coverage rules in 13 states
A U.S. judge in California on Sunday blocked Trump administration rules, which would allow more employers to opt out of providing women with no-cost birth control, from taking effect in 13 states and Washington, D.C.
Monday, January 14, 2019

'Miracle' flight survivors mark decade of thankfulness
It’s been 10 years, but there isn’t anything Tripp Harris doesn’t remember about the cold January day he cheated death on US Airways flight 1549.
Monday, January 14, 2019

Surgeons fear pelvic mesh lawsuits will spook patients
Saturday, January 12, 2019

US flu season appears to be milder, one year after a terribly brutal season
NEW YORK (AP) — It’s early, but the current flu season is shaping up to be gentler than last winter’s unusually brutal one, U.S. health officials said.
Saturday, January 12, 2019

Syria: US starts withdrawing supplies, not troops
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. military says it has started pulling equipment, but not troops, out of Syria as a first step in meeting President Donald Trump’s demand for a complete military withdrawal.
Saturday, January 12, 2019

Longest federal closure in US history
WASHINGTON (AP) — The partial government shutdown became the longest closure in U.S. history when the clock ticked past midnight into early Saturday as President Donald Trump and nervous Republicans scrambled to find a way out of the mess.
A solution couldn’t come soon enough for federal workers who got pay statements Friday but no pay.

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Illinois event to simulate homelessness
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (AP) — Residents of a central Illinois city can glimpse what it’s like for those whose only shelter is their car while raising money for a group that supports homeless people.  
 

Saturday, January 12, 2019

NBC News, Megyn Kelly reach separation agreement
NEW YORK (AP) — NBC News announced its professional divorce agreement with Megyn Kelly late Friday, ending an association with the former Fox News Channel star whose attempt to become a network morning television star as part of the “Today” show floundered.
Saturday, January 12, 2019

Rosetta Stone CEO says top leaders listen, learn
(AP) — John Hass has worked at Goldman Sachs, a small startup and now as CEO of Rosetta Stone, the Arlington, Virginia-based company best known for teaching foreign languages. Five years ago, Rosetta Stone acquired Lexia Learning, which helps teach reading in K-12 schools.
Saturday, January 12, 2019

What is, isn't available for businesses during shotdown
NEW YORK (AP) — Small business owners are increasingly feeling the impact of the partial government shutdown. Agencies including the Small Business Administration and the IRS are not providing information and services, although the SBA’s disaster loan operations are at work.
Saturday, January 12, 2019

A word to young couples: Forget your mother's advice, sometimes money can buy you happiness
(NERDWALLET via AP) — If you have a few extra bucks that you don't need for necessities like rent or loan payments, consider shopping for happiness.
Saturday, January 12, 2019

US approved thousands of child bride requests in past decade
WASHINGTON (AP) — Thousands of requests by men to bring in child and adolescent brides to live in the United States were approved over the past decade, according to government data obtained by The Associated Press. In one case, a 49-year-old man applied for admission for a 15-year-old girl. 
Friday, January 11, 2019

Wisconsin man is arrested in teen's abduction, parents' deaths
BARRON, Wis. (AP) — A 21-year-old man is jailed in the deaths of a Wisconsin couple he killed because he wanted to kidnap their teenage daughter, investigators said Friday, a day after the girl approached a stranger along a rural road saying she’d been abducted in October and held against her will.
Friday, January 11, 2019

AG pick to reassure senators he backs sentencing overhaul
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s pick to be attorney general will assure lawmakers he supports a recent criminal justice overhaul that eases federal sentencing rules, even though he pushed tough-on-crime policies for decades, a person close to the confirmation process told The Associated Press.
Friday, January 11, 2019

Cohen to testify publicly before Congress next month
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s former lawyer, Michael Cohen, will testify publicly before a House committee next month in a hearing that could serve as the opening salvo of a promised Democratic effort to scrutinize Trump, his conflicts of interest and his ties to Russia.
Friday, January 11, 2019

Shutdown: Bill on workers' pay heads to Trump
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is edging closer to declaring a national emergency to pay for his long-promised U.S.-Mexico border wall as pressure mounts to end the three-week impasse that has closed parts of the government and deprived hundreds of thousands of workers of their salaries.
Friday, January 11, 2019

Faith in cleregy's honesty drops among Catholics
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Fewer than a third of U.S. Catholics rate the honesty and ethical standards of clergy as "very high" or "high," the latest evidence of the hierarchy's diminished credibility as a result of the clergy sex abuse scandal, according to a Gallup poll released Friday.
Friday, January 11, 2019

Montana Rep. proposes state give $8M for border wall
A Montana politician is proposing the state give more than $8 million to help build President Donald Trump’s proposed wall on the Mexican border as a government shutdown over the $5.7 billion project continues. The proposal seems unlikely to pass in a state with a Democratic governor exploring a run for president.
Thursday, January 10, 2019

Trump threatens emergency declaration
President Donald Trump threatened on Thursday to declare a national emergency to circumvent Congress if he can’t reach a deal with Democrats to fund his promised border wall. He headed to the U.S.-Mexico border to draw further attention to his case after negotiations with lawmakers blew up.
Thursday, January 10, 2019

Ex-Guantanamo commander charged with hindering death probe
A former commander of the U.S. Navy base at Guantanamo Bay was arrested Wednesday on charges that he interfered with the investigation into the death of a civilian with whom he fought after an argument over whether the officer had had an affair with the man’s wife.
Thursday, January 10, 2019

Klick Health earns spot on Ad Age's Best Places to Work List
Klick Health is one of the top marketing, media, and advertising companies to work at across North America, according to Ad Age, which has published its 2019 list of Best Workplaces. The list is based on both employee and employer survey results examining a wide range of criteria that best reflect a healthy work environment, including diversity and inclusion policies, growth, employee advancement opportunities, compensation, benefits, perks, and resources, such as mentoring programs.
Thursday, January 10, 2019

Rosenstein, frequent Trump target, will leave Justice
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, a frequent target of President Donald Trump’s wrath for appointing special counsel Robert Mueller and defending his Russia probe, is expected to leave his position soon after Trump’s nominee for attorney general is confirmed.
Wednesday, January 9, 2019

While gov't employees go unpaid, refuges are staffed for hunters
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is directing dozens of wildlife refuges to return to work to make sure hunters and others have access despite the government shutdown, according to an email obtained Wednesday by The Associated Press.
Wednesday, January 9, 2019

In 2019, books on immigration conceived before Trump's rise are especially timely
Not long before Election Day, 2016, Samira Ahmed completed the first draft of her novel, “Internment,” a dystopian narrative about the rounding up of Muslim-Americans.
Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Facing pressure, networks awkwardly fact-check Trump's precedent-setting speech
Television pundits moved swiftly to correct or challenge President Donald Trump following Tuesday’s Oval Office speech on the proposed border wall, after their networks were the target of an unusual debate over whether they should show him at all.
Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Border wall fight going primetime tonight
Making his case on prime-time TV, President Donald Trump is stressing humanitarian concerns at the U.S.-Mexico border as he tries to convince the American people he must get funding for his long-promised border wall before ending a partial government shutdown that has hundreds of thousands of federal workers facing missed paychecks.
Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Former rep Mia Love joining CNN
The first black Republican woman in Congress is joining CNN as a commentator after being unseated by a Democratic challenger in November. 
Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Looking at 2020, Kamala Harris addresses prosecutorial past in new memoir
As she nears a decision on whether to seek the presidency, Sen. Kamala Harris is taking on what could be a hurdle in a Democratic primary: her past as a prosecutor.
Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Former felons registering to vote in Fla.
The right to vote was restored for most Florida felons as of Tuesday, increasing the pool of eligible voters by as many as 1.4 million people in a battleground state infamous for its narrow margins in key elections.
Tuesday, January 8, 2019

'Don't feed the fatberg': Mass blocks sewer
A British official says a giant “fatberg” has been found blocking a sewer in southwestern England: a mass of hardened fat, oil and baby wipes measuring 210 feet long.
Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Kroger, Microsoft collaborate on digital shelf technology
Kroger is collaborating with Microsoft to test an upgraded digital shelf technology that the Cincinnati-based supermarket chain says could speed up shopping for its customers.
Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Air travelers start to feel effects of gov't shutdown
The partial government shutdown is starting to affect air travel.
Tuesday, January 8, 2019

'Get Your Health Score' app calculates consumer health score
Get Your Health Record, a web and mobile Android and Apple app developed by Health Endeavors and approved by Medicare in April 2018 syncs four years of Medicare enrollee health history using Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) EOB resources. After the data syncs, data-driven intelligence calculates the consumer’s health score.
Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Supreme Court: Overturn of Skakel conviction stays
The Supreme Court announced today that it is leaving in place a decision that vacated a murder conviction against Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel.
Monday, January 7, 2019

7 dead in shooting, Playa del Carmen Mexican resort
Seven men have been killed in a shooting attack at a bar in Mexico’s Caribbean coast resort city of Playa del Carmen, authorities said Monday.
Monday, January 7, 2019

World Bank president announces his departure
Jim Yong Kim, the president of the World Bank, announced Monday he is resigning at the end of January.
Monday, January 7, 2019

Pressure mounts in shutdown's 3rd week
With no weekend breakthrough to end a prolonged partial government shutdown, President Donald Trump is standing firm in his border wall funding demands and newly empowered House Democrats are planning to step up pressure on Trump and Republican lawmakers to reopen the government.
Monday, January 7, 2019

Ginsburg missing arguments for 1st time
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is missing arguments for the first time in more than 25 years as she recuperates from cancer surgery last month, the Supreme Court said.
Monday, January 7, 2019

Man in the middle: DNC chair Perez prepares for a long, divisive primary fight
Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez is at the center of the biggest test his party has faced in recent history.
Monday, January 7, 2019













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