Nation/World

Spokesman: Former first lady Barbara Bush in failing health

Barbara Bush

Former first lady Barbara Bush is in “failing health” and won’t seek additional medical treatment,...

Business , National

2 black men arrested at Starbucks get an apology from police

Starbucks Black Men Arrested

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Rashon Nelson initially brushed it off when the Starbucks manager told him he couldn’t use the restroom because he wasn’t a paying customer. He thought nothing of it when he and his business partner, Donte Robinson, were approached at their table and were asked if they needed...


National

Trump's personal attorney has dropped a pair of libel suits

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump’s personal attorney dropped a pair of libel lawsuits against BuzzFeed and investigation firm Fusion GPS amid the stir caused by an FBI search of the lawyer’s files. Michael Cohen had sued in New York City over publication of the unverified dossier detailing...


National

Minnesota prosecutor won't file charges in Prince's death

Prince Death Investigation

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The prosecutor in the Minnesota county where Prince died said Thursday that no criminal charges will be filed in the musician’s death, effectively ending the state’s two-year investigation into how Prince got the fentanyl that killed him. Carver County Attorney Mark Metz’s...


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The Latest: Prosecutor closes Prince death case; no charges

Prince Death Investigation

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on the investigation into Prince’s death (all times local): 11:35 p.m. The prosecutor in the Minnesota county where Prince died says he’s filing no criminal charges in the musician’s death. The announcement Thursday from Carver County Attorney Mark Metz means the...


National

As Puerto Rico creditors eye payout, islanders get angry

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. On Wednesday, the second blackout in a week hit Puerto Rico as the decrepit power system went out again. Hours later, the territory’s federal oversight board said that if all goes as planned, the government should soon start seeing budget surpluses big enough to pay a sliver of...


National

911 dispatcher sentenced to jail after hanging up on thousands of callers

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. It took Hua Li two minutes and three tries to get help from Houston 911 as a convenience store owner lay bleeding to death on the floor of his store after being shot. Li was about to walk into a Raceway in Houston to buy a lottery ticket in May 2016 but was stopped by...


World

Firing of striking nurses stokes concern over Zimbabwe Democracy

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. The Zimbabwean government’s dismissal of thousands of striking nurses drew condemnation from labor unions and dimmed hopes that the removal of Robert Mugabe as president last year would usher in a new era of stability in the southern African nation. The firings may hinder the...


National

Judge sanctions prosecutors in Greitens case

Missouri Governor Indicted

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A St. Louis judge on Thursday rejected a request from Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens to dismiss a felony criminal indictment against him, but sanctioned prosecutors for failing to turn over evidence as soon as they should have. Greitens was indicted in February on a charge of invasion...


National

It's (another) boy! Michigan family with 13 sons gets No. 14

Fourteen-Sons

ROCKFORD, Mich. (AP) — There will be no shortage of hand-me-downs for this Michigan kid. The Grand Rapids Press reports that Kateri and Jay Schwandt welcomed the birth of their 14th son on Wednesday, five days before he was due. They have no daughters. WOOD-TV reports that the boy weighs 8 pounds,...


World

South America's star economy set to vote to keep it that way

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. With Paraguay’s economy booming, this Sunday’s elections are less about policies and more about the candidates and their party machines. In terms of growth, this landlocked country -- roughly the size of California -- is one of the few bright spots in Latin America in recent...


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