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  • The Latest: Deadly tornado confirmed in Kentucky

    CHARLESTON, W.V. (AP) — The Latest on severe weather that moved through parts of the US (all times local): 3:15 p.m. Storm crews have confirmed an EF2 tornado struck in south central Kentucky where a woman died at her home. The National Weather Service says preliminary information from ongoing damage surveys in Logan County indicate […]
  • 5 dead after tornado, flooding from central US storms

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The death toll rose to at least five on Sunday after severe thunderstorms swept through the central U.S., spawning a tornado that flattened homes, gale force winds and widespread flooding from the Upper Midwest to Appalachia. The system that stretched from Texas to the Canadian Maritime provinces had prompted several emergency […]
  • Text of declassified Dems memo about FBI’s Russia probe

    House Democrats on Saturday released a formerly classified memo regarding the early stages of the FBI’s investigation into the Trump campaign and Russia. After weeks of discussions with the Justice Department, Democrats on the House intelligence committee released the memo that counters GOP allegations that the FBI abused U.S. government surveillance powers in its investigation […]
  • Most Olympians will never get rich, and that’s OK with them

    PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — You see them everywhere after the Olympics, the beaming faces and chiseled physiques of superstar athletes on everything from cereal boxes to athletic shoe ads. Here is what you don’t see: The countless other Olympians who will never get a lucrative endorsement deal, who toil in relative obscurity, who struggle […]
  • Today in History

    Today in History Today is Sunday, Feb. 25, the 56th day of 2018. There are 309 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 25, 1793, President George Washington held the first Cabinet meeting on record at his Mount Vernon home; attending were Secretary of State Thomas Jefferson, Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton, […]
  • School shooting survivors target NRA-linked companies

    Survivors of a mass shooting at a Florida high school are hoping to expand the reach of their gun control movement by seeking a boycott of companies doing business with the NRA and urging tourists to boycott the Sunshine State. As the #BoycottNRA movement grew on Twitter, with petitions circulating against companies that offer discounts […]
  • White House shelves tentative plan for Mexican leader visit

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A tentative plan for President Donald Trump to host his Mexican counterpart in Washington has been put on hold, the White House confirmed Saturday. Trump and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto have agreed that now is not the right time for Pena Nieto to make his first visit since Trump took office […]
  • The Latest: No California Democratic Party nod in key race

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Latest on the California Democratic Party’s convention (all times local): 7 p.m. No candidate won the California Democratic Party’s endorsement in the race for one of its most coveted U.S. House seats. Five candidates fought Saturday night for the party’s nod to replace retiring Republican Rep. Darrell Issa in Orange […]
  • Ivanka Trump: Visit to Olympics ‘so incredibly inspiring’

    PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The U.S. president’s daughter and adviser said Sunday that her visit to the Olympics was “so incredibly inspiring” and expressed gratitude at the chance to watch competition and — in a subtle nod to Korean Peninsula politics — “be here with our allies in South Korea.” Ivanka Trump plans to […]
  • Text of declassified Dems memo about FBI’s Russia probe

    House Democrats on Saturday released a formerly classified memo regarding the early stages of the FBI’s investigation into the Trump campaign and Russia. After weeks of discussions with the Justice Department, Democrats on the House intelligence committee released the memo that counters GOP allegations that the FBI abused U.S. government surveillance powers in its investigation […]
  • Colleges: Student protesters shouldn’t worry about admission

    As some high school students face the threat of disciplinary action for participating in gun control demonstrations, dozens of colleges and universities are sending them a reassuring message: It won’t affect their chances of getting into their schools. Nearly 50 schools, from Ivy Leaguers to public institutions, have taken to social media over the past […]
  • Cramer’s stepson in critical condition at Bismarck hospital

    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota Congressman Kevin Cramer says his 35-year-old stepson is in critical condition at a Bismarck hospital. Cramer told The Associated Press Saturday that Isaac Cramer is suffering from “failing liver and kidneys” and was taken to Sanford Medical Center Friday night. Cramer says he and his wife, Kris, will disclose […]
  • Mayor, governor join NYC union rally ahead of key court case

    NEW YORK (AP) — Supporters of organized labor rallied Saturday in New York City ahead of arguments in a Supreme Court case that could make it hard for unions to operate. “This is the place, sisters and brothers, where we make a stand today,” said American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees president Lee […]
  • UN unanimously demands a 30-day cease-fire across Syria

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council unanimously approved a resolution Saturday demanding a 30-day cease-fire across Syria “without delay” to deliver humanitarian aid to millions and evacuate the critically ill and wounded. U.N. humanitarian chief Mark Lowcock welcomed the vote saying: “Words must now quickly become action – any cessation of hostilities must […]
  • Trump says arming teachers in schools ‘Up to States’

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump appeared Saturday to begin refining his proposals for combatting school violence, tweeting that arming teachers as a deterrent against such often deadly violence — an idea he championed in recent days — is “Up to States.” Trump heavily promoted the idea of putting “gun-adept” teachers and staff carrying concealed […]