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Sanders not helping son in race fits pattern

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — An endorsement by Bernie Sanders is one of the most coveted gifts in Democratic politics. But the Vermont senator and liberal darling is notoriously reluctant to back many politicians, including, it turns out, his own son. Sanders has come under scrutiny in recent ...

Despite cancer, McCain’s maverick ways press on in tweets

PHOENIX (AP) — Sen. John McCain’s legacy was thrust into focus nearly one year ago when he announced his brain cancer diagnosis. The six-term Senator and decorated Vietnam War veteran is now fighting the illness from his beloved Arizona, and filling the role of one of the few Congressional ...

Police say two Kansas deputies killed by inmate were parents

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Two Kansas sheriff’s deputies who were shot and killed by an inmate while transporting him between the courthouse and jail were both parents, authorities said Saturday. The inmate, whose name hasn’t been released, shot Wyandotte County Sheriff’s deputies ...

Trucker charged in 1987 deaths of couple in Washington state

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — A Washington state trucker who authorities say was linked by DNA evidence to the 1987 deaths of a young Canadian couple has been charged with two counts of aggravated first-degree murder. William Earl Talbott II, 55, of SeaTac, was charged Friday in Snohomish County ...

Import now to beat tariffs on goods from China? It will cost

New tariffs on imports from China may leave American companies with a choice — pay a higher freight bill now or pay the tariffs starting in three weeks. It can take several weeks for ship-borne cargo from China to reach the United States — too late to beat the July 6 deadline. That could ...

Trump to nominate OMB official to be head of consumer watchdog

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump intends to nominate an associate director at the Office of Management and Budget to lead the government’s consumer watchdog agency, the White House announced Saturday. In a statement announcing the decision, spokeswoman Lindsay Walters said Kathy ...

Past versus present Americans

Having enjoyed my 82nd birthday, I am part of a group of about 50 million Americans who are 65 years of age or older. Those who are 90 or older were in school during the 1930s. My age cohort was in school during the 1940s. Baby boomers approaching their 70s were in school during the 1950s and ...

Is NYC’s Bill de Blasio an anti-Asian bigot?

“Though New York City has one of the most segregated schools systems in the country,” writes Elizabeth Harris of The New York Times, until now, Mayor Bill de Blasio “was all but silent on the issue.” He was “reluctant even to use the word ‘segregation.’” Now the notion that ...

Former GOP aide Wallace lighting up MSNBC

NEW YORK (AP) — Nicolle Wallace lives for the sort of chaos that makes most cable television hosts shudder. On the day investigators raided the offices of President Trump’s attorney Michael Cohen, the news broke moments before the start of Wallace’s MSNBC show at 4 p.m. Eastern. The ...

‘Ocean’s 8’ swipes box office crown with $41.5M debut

NEW YORK (AP) — “Ocean’s 8,” the female-fronted overhaul of the starry heist franchise, opened with an estimated $41.5 million at the box office, taking the weekend’s top spot from the fast-falling “Solo: A Star Wars Story.” At a lower price point and in less fanboy-guarded ...

‘Wedding Crashers’ star Vince Vaughn busted at DUI stop

MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Actor Vince Vaughn was arrested Sunday on suspicion of drunken driving and resisting arrest in a Southern California beach town, police said. Vaughn was busted early in the morning at a sobriety checkpoint in Manhattan Beach. He was released from custody later ...

Mending a lost dream

DEAR ABBY: I have some suggestions for “Longing to Be a Mom” (Feb. 27), whose husband doesn’t want a child. If you talk your husband into it, are you prepared to do all the parenting while he sits staring at the TV or starts working longer hours or worse? Are you prepared for the lack of ...

W.Va. woman sentenced in her mother’s slaying

PRINCETON (AP) — A West Virginia woman has been sentenced to 40 years in prison in the fatal shooting of her mother. The Bluefield Daily Telegraph reports 33-year-old Amanda Kay Proffitt of Brushfork was sentenced Friday on a second-degree murder charge in Mercer County Circuit ...

Raccoon tests positive for rabies in West Virginia

MORGANTOWN (AP) — Health officials say a raccoon has tested positive for rabies in West Virginia. According to news outlets, the Monongalia County Health Department says the raccoon was found Monday in the National area of the county. Tests confirmed the disease in the animal. It marks the ...

Trump, Kim converge on Singapore

SINGAPORE (AP) — President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un converged on this island city-state Sunday ahead of one of the most unusual and highly anticipated summits in recent world history, a sit-down meant to settle a standoff over Pyongyang’s nuclear arsenal. Trump ...

Teacher survives two shootings

NOBLESVILLE, Ind. (AP) — A central Indiana woman who survived last year’s mass shooting in Las Vegas says her instinct to protect her students kicked in during a recent shooting at the middle school where she works. Shelly Alexander is a special education assistant at Noblesville West ...

Gettysburg battle dioramas feature cats

GETTYSBURG, Pa. (AP) — Imagine, for a moment, that the Civil War had been fought by cats Yeah, it's a stretch, cats not being the most strategic thinkers in the animal kingdom — or the most courageous, seeing that they go hide under the bed whenever company comes over. And cats would also ...

Trump’s economy

With the 2020 presidential election on the horizon, voters will have a distinct choice: Elect another food stamps politician like Barack Obama or re-elect jobs creator Donald Trump. The numbers don’t lie. Participation in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program soared by 70 percent ...

The dirt on colonoscopies

If you haven’t had a colonoscopy, you’re not missing much, except a chance to save your life. Colon and rectal cancer rates are soaring among young and middle-aged adults. In response to the alarming data, last week the American Cancer Society called for screening beginning at age 45, ...

No pardon for partisan hypocrisy

Quick, grab the smelling salts and clear the fainting couches. President Trump’s pardon of conservative author Dinesh D’Souza last week violently triggered Beltway media elites. It’s peanut butter, weed pollen, gluten, manspreading, Chick-fil-A, the national anthem, and Kryptonite all ...