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  • Mormon leader reaffirms church’s opposition to gay marriage

    PROVO, Utah (AP) — The leader of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints reaffirmed the religion’s opposition to gay marriage Tuesday, while explaining that leaders lifted a short-lived ban on baptisms for children of gay parents because they felt the “heartache” it caused. Church president Russell M. Nelson’s remarks in a speech to […]
  • Cokie Roberts, longtime political journalist, dies at 75

    Cokie Roberts, the daughter of politicians who grew up to cover the family business in Washington for ABC News and NPR for decades, died Tuesday in Washington of complications from breast cancer. She was 75.
  • Lewandowski, House Democrats spar at 1st impeachment hearing

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The first impeachment hearing held by House Democrats quickly turned hostile as their sole witness, former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski, stonewalled many of their questions and declared they were “focusing on petty and personal politics.” Lewandowski, a devoted friend and supporter of President Donald Trump, followed White House orders not to […]
  • Tent courtrooms open to process migrants waiting in Mexico

    SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Tent courtrooms opened Monday in two Texas border cities to help process thousands of migrants who are being forced by the Trump administration to wait in Mexico while their requests for asylum wind through clogged immigration courts. The court in Laredo opened with a judge who appeared by videoconference. Critics have […]
  • Ocasek’s wife says he died while recuperating from surgery

    The New York City medical examiner says Ric Ocasek, the 75-year-old frontman for The Cars, died of heart disease, worsened by emphysema.
  • Oil prices jump as attack on Saudi plant jolts supply

    Global energy prices spiked more than 14% Monday after a weekend attack on key oil facilities in Saudi Arabia caused the worst disruption to world supplies on record. It was an increase on par with the 1991 Gulf War and analysts said heightened tensions in the Middle East could keep prices elevated for the foreseeable […]
  • Trump says US locked and loaded in response to drone attack

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Tensions are flaring in the Persian Gulf after President Donald Trump said the U.S. is “locked and loaded” to respond to a weekend drone assault on Saudi Arabia’s energy infrastructure that his aides blamed on Iran. The attack, which halved the kingdom’s oil production and sent crude prices spiking , led Trump […]
  • Still reeling from Dorian, Bahamas hit by tropical storm

    Weather forecasters say Humberto will likely become a hurricane by Sunday night as it moves away from the Bahamas and the U.S. coast.
  • White House says bin Laden son killed in US operation

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House announced Saturday that Hamza bin Laden , the son of the late al-Qaida leader who had become an increasingly prominent figure in the terrorist organization, was killed in a U.S. counterterrorism operation in the Afghanistan-Pakistan region. A statement issued in President Donald Trump’s name gave no further details, such […]
  • Trump official says asylum changes will drive down backlog

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A top Trump administration immigration official defended the effort to effectively end asylum at the U.S.-Mexico border for nearly all migrants, saying Friday it was necessary to drive down a massive backlog of immigration cases. Ken Cuccinelli, the acting head of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, told The Associated Press Friday that […]

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