April 24, 2018 RSS feed / Nation/World

Panel narrowly backs Pompeo

WASHINGTON Mike Pompeo, President Donald Trump’s choice for secretary of state, avoided a rare rebuke Monday as the Senate Foreign Relations Committee narrowly recommended him, but the vote served as a warning shot to the White House as nomine More...

Spokesman: Bush eager to get well, go to Maine

HOUSTON   Former President George H.W. Bush has been hospitalized in Houston with an infection, just after attending the funeral of his wife, Barbara, a spokesman said.  More...

Royal baby: It’s a boy for Kate on England’s national day

LONDON For Kate, the wait is over. The Duchess of Cambridge gave birth Monday to a healthy baby boy — a third child for Kate and Prince William and fifth in line to the British throne. More...

Pa. golf club apologizes

YORK, Pa. A golf club in Pennsylvania has apologized for calling police on a group of black women after the coowner and his father said they were playing too slowly and refused requests to leave the course. More...

Business, pleasure on menu for Macron’s second day in U.S.

WASHINGTON A sit-down between President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron followed by a joint news conference highlight the business portion of the French leader’s second day in Washington. More...

Confirmation hearing delay considered for VA leader

WASHINGTON Senators were discussing plans to delay the confirmation hearing for President Donald Trump’s pick to be Veteran Affairs secretary over growing questions about the nominee’s ability to manage the government’s secondlarge More...

Motive elusive after van driver kills 10 on Toronto sidewalk

TORONTO (AP) — Police in Canada’s biggest city are piecing together witness accounts and surveillance video trying to determine why a driver plowed a rented van along a crowded sidewalk, killing 10 people and injuring 15 in what many said More...

Car theft solved too late to prevent Waffle House tragedy

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Michigan State kept ties to coach accused of sexual abuse

CHICAGO (AP) — Michigan State University, already reeling from the scandal involving a gymnastics doctor who molested young athletes, has maintained ties to a prominent volleyball coach for decades after he was publicly accused in 1995 of sexua More...

It’s time for Trump’s doctor to be examined, for VA job

WASHINGTON   Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson was tending to grievously injured military personnel in Iraq when he was summoned to Washington to interview for a job he barely knew existed. More...

Verne Troyer, of ‘Austin Powers’ films, dies

LOS ANGELES   Verne Troyer, who played Dr. Evil’s small, silent sidekick “Mini-Me” in the “Austin Powers” movie franchise, has died. More...

Duchess of Cambridge in labor with 3rd child

LONDON   The “Great Kate Wait” entered its final stages today, as the Duchess of Cambridge was admitted to a London hospital in labor with a third child for her and Prince William.  More...

Nominee Pompeo facing rare opposition from Senate panel

WASHINGTON   President Donald Trump’s nominee for secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, is facing serious opposition before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, which may not have enough votes to recommend him for confirmation because all De More...

Travel ban case is justices’ first dive into Trump policy

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has so far had little to say about Donald Trump’s time as president, even as the nation has moved from one Trump controversy to another. That’s about to change.  More...

Trump says he doesn’t think personal lawyer will ‘flip’

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.   President Donald Trump said Saturday that he doesn’t expect Michael Cohen, his longtime personal lawyer and fixer, to “flip” as the government investigates Cohen’s business dealings.  More...

Waffle House suspect still being sought; residents on alert

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Man who snatched AR-15: ‘It was life or death’

NASHVILLE, Tenn.   The man who snatched an AR-15 rifle from a gunman at a busy Tennessee restaurant says his was a “selfish” act of self-preservation and he doesn’t consider himself a hero. More...

Southwest Airlines pilot pushed Navy’s boundaries for flying

BOERNE, Texas   Tammie Jo Shults was determined to “break into the club” of male military aviators.  One of the first female fighter pilots in the U.S. More...

Pats’ broadcaster Gil Santos dies on 80th birthday

BOSTON   Gil Santos, the New England Patriots’ longtime radio voice, died Thursday on his 80th birthday and 57th wedding anniversary.   Son Mark Santos confirmed the death to The Boston Globe. More...

Columbine, Parkland students unite for voter registration

DENVER A planned national high school walkout for gun control on the 19th anniversary of the Columbine shooting today won’t include student protests at the Colorado school that changed the way the nation viewed shootings. More...