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Former first lady Barbara Bush dies at age 92

Obit Barbara Bush

Family spokesman: Former first lady Barbara Bush, mother of President George W. Bush, dies at age...

National

Today in History

Today in History Today is Friday, April 20, the 110th day of 2018. There are 255 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 20, 1898, the United States moved closer to war with Spain as President William McKinley signed a congressional resolution passed the day before recognizing...


World

The Latest: Ally China welcomes N. Korea's nuke suspension

Japan Koreas Tension

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on North Korea saying it has suspended nuclear and long-range missile tests and plans to close its nuclear test site (all times local): 2:25 p.m. China, North Korea’s main ally, is welcoming Pyongyang’s decision to suspend its nuclear and missile tests. The...


World

N. Korea, setting stage for talks, halts nuclear, ICBM tests

North Korea

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea announced Saturday it will suspend nuclear tests and intercontinental ballistic missile launches ahead of its summits with Seoul and Washington, but stopped well short of suggesting it has any intention of giving up its nuclear weapons or scale back its...


World

Myanmar policeman testifies arrested reporters were set up

Myanmar Journalists

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — A Myanmar police officer testified Friday that he and several colleagues were ordered to entrap two reporters working for the Reuters news agency, dealing a major blow to the government’s case against the journalists. Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo have been detained since Dec. 12...


World

Speed Skating Canada fires coach Crowe after investigation

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Speed Skating Canada has fired national long-track coach Michael Crowe, four months after former American speedskaters claimed he had sexual relationships with athletes while a U.S. coach. The 64-year-old Crowe, from Butte, Montana, was put on leave in January while the...


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Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens charged over charity donor list

Missouri Governor

ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis prosecutors on Friday charged Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens with a felony for using a charity donor list for his 2016 political campaign, adding to the woes of the first-term Republican governor who responded by calling it another effort to “smear” him. The charge of...


National

DOJ looks into how AT&T, Verizon handle defecting customers

AT&T-Verizon-Antitrust Investigation

NEW YORK (AP) — The Justice Department has opened an antitrust investigation into whether AT&T, Verizon and a standards-setting group worked together to stop consumers from easily switching wireless carriers. The companies confirmed the inquiry in separate statements late Friday in response to a...


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The Latest: Greitens: Gardner out to "smear" my name

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Latest on allegations against Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens (all times local): 7 p.m. Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens says a second felony charge filed against him is another effort by St. Louis’ top prosecutor to “smear” his name. St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner on Friday...


National

In court, Dems allege conspiracy between Trump camp, Russia

Trump DNC Lawsuit-1

NEW YORK (AP) — The Democratic Party sued Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, Russia, WikiLeaks and Trump’s son and son-in-law Friday, accusing them of an intricate conspiracy to undercut Democrats in the 2016 election by stealing tens of thousands of emails and documents. The lawsuit filed in...


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In new walkouts, students look to turn outrage to action

APTOPIX School Shooting Student Protests-4

Once again, they filed out of class. In a new wave of school walkouts, they raised their voices against gun violence. But this time, they were looking to turn outrage into action. Many of the students who joined demonstrations across the country Friday turned their attention to upcoming elections...


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