Authorities: New bombing reported at Austin Goodwill store

Austin Bombings

Emergency teams were responding Tuesday night to another reported explosion in Texas’ capital...


Today in History

Today in History Today is Friday, March 23, the 82nd day of 2018. There are 283 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On March 23, 1775, Patrick Henry delivered an address to the Virginia Provincial Convention in which he is said to have declared, “Give me liberty, or give me death!”...


The Latest: France: 2 dead in supermarket hostage-taking

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on a shooting and hostage-taking in southern France (all times local): 1:30 p.m. French national police say two people have been killed and about a dozen wounded in a shooting and hostage-taking in a super market in southern France. A spokesman with the national police...


At least 1 killed in French supermarket hostage-taking

France Shooting

PARIS (AP) — An armed man took hostages in a supermarket in southern France on Friday, killing at least one and seriously wounding another. He had earlier opened fire on police nearby. An interior ministry spokesman told BFM television the attacker was still in the supermarket. It was not clear if...


China slams Trump's 'reckless' and 'arrogant' tariffs as global stocks slump

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. BEIJING - China’s government slammed President Donald Trump on Friday for a “reckless” threat to impose tens of billions of dollars in import tariffs, as global stock markets slid on fears that this could be the start of a wider trade war. Trump threatened to slap...


Sheriff's officer accuses Punxsutawney Phil of deception

STROUDSBURG, Pa. (AP) — Punxsutawney Phil is a wanted ... groundhog. A Pennsylvania sheriff’s officer has put up a wanted poster for Phil. The handlers of the groundhog last month said the furry rodent called for six more weeks of winter after seeing his shadow. The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office...


Mississippi city denies church proposed by Father Jesus

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — Even Father Jesus isn’t above the law of man. A Mississippi city has denied a proposal for a church by a man named Father Jesus, saying he failed to have a professional engineer draw up the plans. Jesus said the church he’s calling “Saints of the Most High” wouldn’t be very...


How the AP-NORC poll on gun laws was conducted

The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll on gun laws was conducted by NORC from March. 14-19. It is based on online and telephone interviews of 1,122 adults who are members of NORC’s nationally representative AmeriSpeak Panel. The original sample was drawn from respondents...


The Health 202: Why Democrats won't have a unified health care message in the midterms

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - It’s unclear how Democrats can leverage health care to their advantage on the campaign trail this year, even as Republicans face a difficult conundrum in how to talk about the issue with their repeal-replace message now deflated. It’s definitely good news...


AP-NORC Poll: Support soars for stricter gun control laws

AP Poll Guns In America

NEW YORK (AP) — Support for tougher gun control laws is soaring in the United States, according to a new poll that found a majority of gun owners and half of Republicans favor new laws to address gun violence in the weeks after a Florida school shooting left 17 dead and sparked nationwide protests....


Bolton's appointment comes at sensitive time for China ties

Trump National Security Adviser

BEIJING (AP) — Foreign policy hard-liner John Bolton’s appointment as U.S. national security adviser comes at a particularly sensitive time for relations with Beijing following President Donald Trump’s approval of new tariffs on China and a law encouraging closer relations with Taiwan. Bolton has...

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