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...


Today in History

Today in History Today is Friday, Feb. 23, the 54th day of 2018. There are 311 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 23, 1945, during World War II, U.S. Marines on Iwo Jima captured Mount Suribachi, where they raised two American flags (the second flag-raising was captured in...


After school shooting, Florida leaders propose new gun laws

School Shooting Florida-5

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida’s governor announced plans Friday to put more armed guards in schools and to make it harder for young adults and some with mental illness to buy guns, responding to days of intense lobbying from survivors of last week’s shooting at a Florida high school. Gov. Rick...


Deaths mounts in Syria as UN weighs cease-fire resolution


BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian government warplanes carried out a sixth day of airstrikes Friday in the rebel-held suburbs east of Damascus, killing 32 people, activists said, as the death toll from a week of bombardment soared over 400. At the United Nations, last-minute negotiations were underway ahead of...


Attorneys seek information on aborted Alabama execution

Alabama Execution

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — After an aborted lethal injection in which lawyers contend a condemned prisoner endured two-and-a-half hours of medical staff trying to access his veins, a federal judge on Friday ordered Alabama to maintain records about the incident. U.S. District Judge Karon Bowdre issued...


MLB honors school shooting victims with special caps

Astros Spring Baseball

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School baseball coach Todd Fitz-Gerald and his sons were guests of the Houston Astros for their spring opener against the Washington Nationals on Friday as Major League Baseball honored victims of the school shooting in Parkland, Florida,...


What we know about the shadowy Russian mercenary firm behind an attack on US troops in

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. One of the most complicated episodes in Syria’s ever-twisting war took place on the night of February 7. In that incident, U.S. troops and their Syrian allies near the town of Deir al-Zour were attacked by hundreds of fighters loyal to the Syrian regime. The Americans...


Ivanka Trump arrives in South Korea, but Seoul says no meeting with North planned

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. SEOUL, South Korea - Ivanka Trump arrived in South Korea on Friday night to attend the closing of the PyeongChang Winter Olympics, with the progressive government in Seoul pulling out all the stops to fete “Assistant Ivanka” - and by extension her father, as well. But...


Why didn't the officer rush into Florida's Parkland school mass shooting?

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. The sheriff deputy was armed and in uniform, standing outside the Florida school where a gunman was methodically killing students, authorities said Thursday night. And yet he did nothing. In the hours since authorities described the deputy’s response, he has been...


Why an AI takeover may not be a bad thing

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. For years now, some of the smartest and most influential people on Earth have been warning about the dangers of artificial intelligence, laying out nightmarish scenarios that sound as if they were pulled from the pages of a Hollywood script. Tesla chief-executive-...


Vehicle strikes White House barrier in downtown Washington

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - A passenger vehicle struck a security barrier near the White House on Friday afternoon, according to the U.S. Secret Service. There were not immediate reports of injuries, and authorities could not immediately say if the incident was accidental or on...

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