Nation/World

Romney is running for Senate. Even if he wins, the Mormon Church has already lost

Utah Senate Romney-9

As several Mormon senators step away from their positions in Congress, some observers wonder...

National

Today in History

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Feb. 21, the 52nd day of 2018. There are 313 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 21, 1965, black Muslim leader and civil rights activist Malcolm X, 39, was shot to death inside Harlem’s Audubon Ballroom in New York by assassins...


World

Russian curler to return Olympic medal over failed drug test

Pyeongchang Olympics

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — Russian curler Alexander Krushelnitsky will give back his Olympic bronze medal after failing a drug test at the Pyeongchang Games, a spokeswoman for the Russian Curling Federation told state TV on Thursday. Krushelnitsky tested positive for the banned substance...


National

Rev. Billy Graham, known as 'America's Pastor,' dies at 99

Obit Billy Graham

MONTREAT, N.C. (AP) — The Rev. Billy Graham, the magnetic, movie-star-handsome preacher who became a singular force in postwar American religious life, a confidant of presidents and the most widely heard Christian evangelist in history, died Wednesday at 99. “America’s Pastor,” as he was dubbed,...


National

Angry teens swarm into Florida Capitol; demand new gun laws

APTOPIX School Shooting Florida-12

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A week after a shooter slaughtered 17 people in a Florida high school, thousands of protesters, including many angry teenagers, swarmed into the state Capitol on Wednesday, calling for changes to gun laws, a ban on assault-type weapons and improved care for the mentally ill....


Business , National

Asian stocks lower after Fed report renews bond yield fears

Hong Kong Financial Markets-1

HONG KONG (AP) — Most Asian stock indexes fell Thursday, tracking Wall Street’s decline after the latest Fed report rekindled fears about inflation and rising bond yields. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 index sank 1.2 percent to 21,713.20 and South Korea’s Kospi shed 0.5 percent to 2,...


National

The Latest: Angry students, parents confront Sen. Rubio

APTOPIX School Shooting Florida

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the deadly Florida school shooting (all times local): 9:45 p.m. Republican Sen. Marco Rubio is being challenged by angry students, teachers and parents who are demanding stronger gun-control measures after a shooting rampage claimed 17 lives at a Florida high...


National

Billy Graham went from tent revivals to the White House

Obit Billy Graham

MONTREAT, N.C. (AP) — As a young man, he practiced his sermons by preaching to the alligators and birds in the swamp. At his height years later, he was bringing the word of God into living rooms around the globe via TV and dispensing spiritual counsel — and political advice — to U.S. presidents....


National

APNewsBreak: Iowa congressman failed to disclose new company

Congressmans Company

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A congressman from Iowa violated House ethics rules by failing to disclose his ownership role in a new company, a mysterious outfit that featured his top federal staffer in a false testimonial promoting its services, an Associated Press review shows. Rep. Rod Blum was one of...


World

Hospitals overwhelmed by bombing blitz of Damascus suburbs

Syria-1

BEIRUT (AP) — Doctors in Syria’s rebel-controlled suburbs of Damascus said Wednesday they were unable to keep up with the staggering number of casualties, amid a ferocious bombing campaign by government forces that has targeted hospitals, apartment blocks and other civilian sites, killing and...


World

Drought over: US women win 1st Olympic cross-country medal

Pyeongchang Olympics Cross Country Women

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — As she headed up the steepest, most grueling hill of her life in third place, Jessica Diggins thought to herself that just winning an Olympic medal was no longer good enough. She wanted more. She wanted gold. Diggins dug deep, remembering all the years of training...


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