A frustrated Trump lashes out at special counsel Mueller

Cllinton Emails Inspector General

President Donald Trump has elevated his simmering grievances to a boil against special counsel...


Today in History

Today in History Today is Thursday, March 22, the 81st day of 2018. There are 284 days left in the year. Today’s Highlights in History: On March 22, 1968, President Lyndon B. Johnson announced that Gen. William C. Westmoreland, the commander of American forces in Vietnam, would leave that post to...


Austin bombings revive trauma of Alabama explosion death

Austin Bombings Southeastern Mail Bombs

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Judge Robert S. Vance was at his kitchen table on Dec. 16, 1989, when he opened a package that had been mailed to his home. The bomb hidden inside exploded with brutal force, killing Vance instantly and severely injuring his wife. Two days later, a similar device killed an...


All the ways Trump's campaign was aided by Facebook, ranked by importance

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Something that you learn when you get ready to write about political campaigns: The expression “victory has a thousand fathers but defeat is an orphan” is apparently attributed to Galeazo Ciano, an Italian count who wrote it in a 1942 diary that was published...


False stories claim NASA 'confessed' to spreading lithium

Some websites are falsely claiming that NASA has “confessed” to “dosing Americans” with lithium and other chemicals. On its website , NASA explains that it does use the materials for wind experiments launched on sounding rockets to the upper atmosphere. The space agency says “the small amounts of...


Trump said to plan to impose $50 billion in China tariffs

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. President Donald Trump took his boldest step to level the economic playing field with China, ordering sweeping tariffs on Chinese goods in a move that could escalate already tense trade relations between the world’s two biggest economies. The president instructed U.S. Trade...


Will the Sweet 16 produce more upsets?

APTOPIX NCAA Loyola Chicago Tennessee Basketball

Back to the madness of March and the Sweet 16, starring Loyola-Chicago, Kansas State, Syracuse and whatever other underdog you might want to throw in there — maybe Florida State or Texas A&M. For drama, look no further than the South Region, where the top four seeds are home watching the NCAA...


Sea lions feast on fragile fish in US Northwest survival war

Sea Lions Versus Salmon

NEWPORT, Ore. (AP) — The 700-pound sea lion blinked in the sun, sniffed the sea air and then lazily shifted to the edge of the truck bed and plopped onto the beach below. Freed from the cage that carried him to the ocean, the massive marine mammal shuffled into the surf, looked left, looked right...


Protest planned after fatal police shooting of unarmed man

Sacramento Police Shooting

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Community members and activists are gathering at Sacramento City Hall on Thursday to protest the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man by police. Black Lives Matter Sacramento is organizing the rally in honor of Stephon Clark, a 22-year-old who was shot Sunday night in...


Hurricane Harvey's toxic impact deeper than public told

Harvey Silent Spills

HOUSTON (AP) — A toxic onslaught from the nation’s petrochemical hub was largely overshadowed by the record-shattering deluge of Hurricane Harvey as residents and first responders struggled to save lives and property. More than a half-year after floodwaters swamped America’s fourth-largest city,...


The Latest: Facebook co-authored study with Kogan in 2015

Britain Facebook Cambridge Analytica

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on reports that millions of Facebook users’ data was used to target political ads (all times local): 1:55 p.m. Two Facebook employees co-authored a 2015 study with embattled Cambridge researcher Aleksandr Kogan that used anonymized data that tallied 57 billion friendships...

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