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  • Mnuchin expresses optimism trade standoffs can be resolved

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The International Monetary Fund and the World Bank repeatedly warned at their meetings this week that intensifying trade tensions could jeopardize a healthy global economic expansion. But U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin expressed cautious optimism Saturday that countries could settle their differences without a trade war. Mnuchin met during the past three […]
  • Today in History

    Today in History Today is Sunday, April 22, the 112th day of 2018. There are 253 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 22, 1898, with the United States and Spain on the verge of war, the U.S. Navy began blockading Cuban ports. Congress authorized creation of the 1st U.S. Volunteer […]
  • A’s lefty Manaea pitches no-hitter vs streaking Red Sox

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Sean Manaea might’ve been the only person at the Oakland Coliseum who didn’t realize he was still working on a no-hitter. After a dropped popup in the fifth inning, the Athletics lefty figured it was over. “I didn’t even think about it until I looked up in the seventh or eighth,” […]
  • Police seek attacker in hate-crime NYC subway assault

    NEW YORK (AP) — Police are looking for a man wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat and shirt who pushed another man onto New York City subway tracks while shouting anti-Hispanic slurs at him. The assault happened Friday evening at Manhattan’s Union Square subway station. Police say the attacker — a heavyset black man […]
  • After Facebook scrutiny, is Google next to go under the microscope?

    Facebook has taken the lion's share of scrutiny from Congress and the media about data-handling practices that allow savvy marketers and political agents to target specific audiences, but it's far from alone.
  • Trump considering pardon for late boxer Jack Johnson

    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump says he’s considering a posthumous pardon for boxing’s first black heavyweight champion more than 100 years after the late Jack Johnson was convicted by all-white jury of accompanying a white woman across state lines. Trump announced Saturday on Twitter that the actor Sylvester Stallone, a friend […]
  • The Latest: Romney promises hard campaign in Senate primary

    WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah (AP) — The Latest on Mitt Romney’s bid to win the GOP nomination for a U.S. Senate seat in Utah at the party’s state convention. (all times local): 8:40 p.m. Mitt Romney says he is looking forward to a primary campaign after failing to win the nomination for the U.S. Senate […]
  • Road to N. Korea’s denuclearization is littered with failure

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Bill Clinton offered oil and reactors. George W. Bush mixed threats and aid. Barack Obama stopped trying after a rocket launch. While Seoul and Washington welcomed Pyongyang’s declaration on Saturday to suspend further intercontinental ballistic missile tests and shut down its nuclear test site, the past is littered with failure. […]
  • Missouri lawmaker accused of calling into racist radio show

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Fellow Democrats are calling for a Missouri lawmaker to resign after they say he repeatedly called into a St. Louis-area radio program in which the host is known for making racist and other offensive remarks. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that 69-year-old Rep. Bob Burns, who represents Affton in eastern Missouri, […]
  • Police: Woman accidentally shoots and kills young daughter

    WICKLIFFE, Ohio (AP) — Police say a 2-year-old girl has been accidentally shot and killed by her mother at a hotel outside of Cleveland. Wickliffe police in a statement say emergency crews were called to an Econo Lodge around 11 p.m. Friday. A police officer and paramedics tried to resuscitate the girl, who was pronounced […]
  • Police rescue baby raccoon trapped under SUV hood

    EMERYVILLE, Calif. (AP) — A baby raccoon halted Northern California traffic after he crawled inside the engine compartment of an SUV stopped at a traffic signal. The East Bay Times reports that police Lt. Fred Dauer thought he had come across a traffic accident in Emeryville on Friday when he saw cars parked and people […]
  • Syracuse fraternity permanently expelled over racist video

    SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Syracuse University announced Saturday that it has permanently expelled a fraternity over an offensive video that fraternity members say was intended as satire. Chancellor Kent Syverud called the Theta Tau video “racist, anti-Semitic, homophobic, ableist and sexist” in a video posted on the university’s website. He said disciplinary actions against the […]
  • Iranian foreign minister wants ‘respect’ from US

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif accused the U.S. government of arrogance and belligerence, saying that Washington needed “a change in attitude” before any meaningful negotiations can begin over several U.S. citizens being held prisoner in Iran. “It is important… for the (Trump) administration to show the ability to engage in a […]
  • White Sox reliever Farquhar has brain hemorrhage during game

    CHICAGO (AP) — White Sox reliever Danny Farquhar was in stable but critical condition Saturday, a day after suffering a brain hemorrhage while in the dugout during a game. Farquhar passed out in the sixth inning Friday night after getting two outs against Houston. He was helped by team medical personnel and on-site EMTs, and […]
  • Woman killed, child wounded in Southern California shooting

    COMPTON, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a Southern California man initially thought to be a witness to a shooting that killed his girlfriend and wounded their 8-year-old daughter has been arrested for the crime. The Los Angeles County sheriff’s department says 29-year-old Juan Rodriguez of Compton was arrested for investigation of murder and assault with […]