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March 5, 2018 RSS feed / News

White House: No exemptions from steel, aluminum tariffs

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s administration appears unbowed by broad domestic and international criticism of his planned import tariffs on steel and aluminum, saying Sunday that the president is not planning on exempting any More...

Man sentenced to 3 years in death of child in fire

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man who acknowledged tossing lit matches in an apartment, sparking a fire that killed an infant and damaged dozens of buildings, has been sentenced to three years in prison.  More...

Crews continue to pull rail cars from river in Maryland

PERRYVILLE, Md. (AP) — Crews are still working to pull rail cars from a river in Maryland after a freight train derailed on a bridge. More...

Ex-Burkina Faso soldier may have been in extremist attacks

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — A former Burkina Faso soldier may have participated in Friday’s simultaneous attacks by al-Qaida-linked extremists on the army headquarters and heavily-guarded French Embassy in the capital.  More...

West Virginia teachers: No raise, no school; strike goes on

Unions representing West Virginia teachers and service personnel say they will stay out on strike after the state Senate voted to cut the 5 percent pay raise they had negotiated with the governor. More...

Michigan man cleared of murder of family, arson now fights for compensation

DETROIT (AP) — David Gavitt spent 26 years in prison for the deaths of his wife and two daughters before a prosecutor agreed that the evidence behind his arson conviction was no longer credible. More...

Vulnerable lawmakers answer a noisy gun debate with silence

NEW YORK (AP) — They crowded around the White House conference table this past week, lawmakers from California, Connecticut, Texas and Florida, eager to share their state’s painful experience with gun violence.  More...

On guns, companies are getting out ahead of the politicians

NEW YORK (AP) — In 1960, black students staged sit-ins that forced Woolworth’s to desegregate its lunch counters, and other stores and restaurants followed suit. In 1986, General Motors, Coca-Cola and dozens of other U.S. More...

U.S. , Afghan leaders agree on peace push, Taliban don’t

WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite U.S. support, the Afghan government’s surprising new peace offer to the Taliban is immediately running into a wall. More...

Commemoration of ‘Bloody Sunday’ set in Alabama

SELMA, Ala. (AP) — Several members of Congress have joined civil rights activists and others for the annual commemoration of a day of racial violence in Selma dating to 1965.  More...

Normal operations to resume at university after slayings

MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. (AP) — Administrative and other offices will be open Monday at Central Michigan University, days after a 19-year-old student allegedly killed his parents in his campus dormitory.  More...

Slovak leader urges government changes amid crisis over reporter

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Slovak President Andrej Kiska called Sunday for substantial changes in the country’s coalition government or for an early election to resolve the “serious political crisis” resulting from the slayin More...

China’s Xi poised to make historic grab at indefinite rule

BEIJING (AP) — President Xi Jinping is poised to make a historic power grab as China’s legislators gather beginning Monday to approve changes that will let him rule indefinitely and undo decades of efforts to prevent a return to crushing dictatorship More...

Merkel in line for a fourth term after months of uncertainty

BERLIN (AP) — Germany ended months of political uncertainty Sunday when Chancellor Angela Merkel gained the support needed to preserve her governing coalition and secure a fourth term as leader of Europe’s most powerful economy. More...

Syrian troops advance in rebel-held region near capital

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian President Bashar Assad vowed Sunday to continue with a military offensive in a rebel-held region near the capital, as troops and allied militias captured a number of villages and towns in the largest advance since a wide-scale op More...

After Parkland, even idle school threats get tough response

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Fifteen students in one Florida school district are facing felony charges and prison time for making alleged threats since the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School massacre. More...

As Italy votes, Europe fears populist, euroskeptic, far-right sentiment gains

ROME (AP) — Italians braved long lines and confusing ballots to vote Sunday in one of the most uncertain elections in years — one that could determine if the country succumbs to the populist, euroskeptic and far-right sentiment that has s More...

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