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  • Student killed near Michigan State University was Texas man

    EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Police have released the name of a Texas student who was fatally shot at an off-campus apartment building near Michigan State University. East Lansing police say he’s 22-year-old Isai Berrones of Alamo, Texas. Berrones was killed early Friday at an apartment building 2 miles (3.2 kilometers) north of the MSU […]
  • Government spends millions to guard Confederate cemeteries

    ALTON, Ill. (AP) — After last year’s deadly clash between white nationalists and counter-protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia, the federal government quietly spent millions of dollars to hire private security guards to stand watch over at least eight Confederate cemeteries, documents from the Department of Veterans Affairs show. The security effort, which runs around the clock […]
  • ‘Vietnam’ by Max Hastings is masterful account of the war

    “Vietnam: An Epic Tragedy, 1945-1975” (Harper), by Max Hastings British journalist Max Hastings, noted for his critically acclaimed books about World War II, has fast-forwarded his research and writing talent to a war that many Americans would like to forget. His 900-page work chronicles Vietnam’s tragic history from Ho Chi Minh’s proclamation of an independent […]
  • Officials hunt for missing teen after 2 adults found dead

    BARRON, Wis. (AP) — Deputies responding to a 911 call found the bodies of two adults early Monday at a home in western Wisconsin, and a 13-year-old girl who lived at the home is missing, sheriff’s officials said. The Barron County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release that investigators believe teenager Jayme Closs is […]
  • The Latest: Trump and first lady arrive in Florida

    MEXICO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on recovery efforts after Hurricane Michael (all times local): 12:15 p.m. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump have arrived in Florida to survey damage in the state as well in Georgia from Hurricane Michael. Trump landed Monday at Eglin Air Force Base near Valparaiso. The White […]
  • Global warming to leave us crying in our costlier beer

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Add beer to chocolate , coffee and wine as some of life’s little pleasures that global warming will make scarcer and costlier, scientists say. Increasing bouts of extreme heat waves and drought will hurt production of barley, a key beer ingredient, in the future. Losses of barley yield can be as much […]
  • Warren’s DNA test: ‘Pocahontas’ pushback, possible 2020 prep

    WASHINGTON (AP) — That “Pocahontas” taunt must have rankled. Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s release Monday of a DNA analysis that she does indeed have Native American ancestry is a pointed pushback to Donald Trump’s derisive nickname for her. It also looks like an attempt by the Massachusetts Democrat to defuse the issue ahead of a potential […]
  • VA asked to change Lincoln quote to include women

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The words of Abraham Lincoln are usually revered, but not so for some when it comes to the motto for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Veterans groups and Yale Law School students are asking the VA to change its creed, saying it excludes women and ignores their contributions to the […]
  • A prince or princess?: Facts about Harry and Meghan’s baby

    LONDON (AP) — Kensington Palace said Monday that Prince Harry and his wife Meghan, duchess of Sussex, are expecting their first child to be born in the spring of 2019. Here are answers to some questions about the baby-to-be. WILL THE BABY EVER BE KING OR QUEEN? It is very unlikely. Harry and Meghan’s first […]
  • The Latest: Trump denies offering $1M for Warren DNA test

    BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on the release of a DNA analysis pointing to Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s Native American heritage (all times local): 10:35 a.m. President Donald Trump is falsely denying that he offered $1 million for Sen. Elizabeth Warren to take a DNA test to prove whether she had Native American ancestors. Warren, a […]
  • Power switched off in Northern California amid fire fears

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Northern California’s biggest utility has taken the unprecedented step of cutting electricity for tens of thousands of customers in an attempt to prevent wildfires amid rising winds and official warnings on Monday of extreme fire danger. Pacific Gas & Electric began turning off the lights in California’s wine country north of […]
  • Mega Millions prize reaches $654M, 4th largest in US history

    DES MOINES, Iowa — After nearly three months without a winner, the Mega Millions lottery game has climbed to an estimated $654 million jackpot. Unfortunately, even as the big prize for Tuesday night’s drawing rises to the fourth-largest in U.S. history, the odds of matching all six numbers and winning the game don’t improve. They’re […]
  • Major US indexes continue to wobble; Tech stocks sink again

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stock indexes are wavering Monday as technology companies continue to slump and high-dividend stocks rise. Trading on Wall Street remains uneven after last week’s steep losses. The S&P 500 and other major U.S. indexes are coming off their worst week since late March as investors worry about rising interest rates […]
  • California woman killed in Pennsylvania bus crash

    MOSCOW, Pa. (AP) — A California woman has been identified as the victim of a deadly bus crash in Pennsylvania that injured at least three others. State police say 33-year-old Rebecca Blanco of Vacaville was killed when the private charter bus she was riding on veered off Interstate 380 near Scranton and crashed into trees […]
  • Supreme Court won’t take up lead paint issue from California

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is leaving in place a decision that required paint companies to fund the removal of lead paint from California homes. The Supreme Court on Monday said it wouldn’t take up the issue. Courts previously ruled in favor of 10 California cities and counties that argued ConAgra, NL Industries and […]