Authorities: New bombing reported at Austin Goodwill store

Austin Bombings

Emergency teams were responding Tuesday night to another reported explosion in Texas’ capital...


Today in History

Today in History Today is Friday, March 23, the 82nd day of 2018. There are 283 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On March 23, 1775, Patrick Henry delivered an address to the Virginia Provincial Convention in which he is said to have declared, “Give me liberty, or give me death!”...


Sheriff's officer accuses Punxsutawney Phil of deception

STROUDSBURG, Pa. (AP) — Punxsutawney Phil is a wanted ... groundhog. A Pennsylvania sheriff’s officer has put up a wanted poster for Phil. The handlers of the groundhog last month said the furry rodent called for six more weeks of winter after seeing his shadow. The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office...


Mississippi city denies church proposed by Father Jesus

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — Even Father Jesus isn’t above the law of man. A Mississippi city has denied a proposal for a church by a man named Father Jesus, saying he failed to have a professional engineer draw up the plans. Jesus said the church he’s calling “Saints of the Most High” wouldn’t be very...


How the AP-NORC poll on gun laws was conducted

The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll on gun laws was conducted by NORC from March. 14-19. It is based on online and telephone interviews of 1,122 adults who are members of NORC’s nationally representative AmeriSpeak Panel. The original sample was drawn from respondents...


The Health 202: Why Democrats won't have a unified health care message in the midterms

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - It’s unclear how Democrats can leverage health care to their advantage on the campaign trail this year, even as Republicans face a difficult conundrum in how to talk about the issue with their repeal-replace message now deflated. It’s definitely good news...


AP-NORC Poll: Support soars for stricter gun control laws

AP Poll Guns In America

NEW YORK (AP) — Support for tougher gun control laws is soaring in the United States, according to a new poll that found a majority of gun owners and half of Republicans favor new laws to address gun violence in the weeks after a Florida school shooting left 17 dead and sparked nationwide protests....


Loyola has hoops fans 'sitting on the edge of their chairs'

NCAA Loyola Nevada Basketball

ATLANTA (AP) — The graying reminders of Loyola-Chicago’s basketball history are hanging on the Ramblers’ captivating run through the NCAA Tournament. Sitting in front-row seats, four members of that 1963 Loyola championship team were glued to every play Thursday night, trying to will their alma...


Roommate's mom: Son was in custody until police found bomber

Austin Bombings Suspect

PFLUGERVILLE, Texas (AP) — The mother of a man who lived with suspected serial bomber Mark Conditt in a home north of Austin says her son was kept in police custody until after Conditt died in a fatal confrontation with officers. Jennifer Withers told The Associated Press that her 26-year-old son,...


Cuts to small agency part of larger Trump hit on federal unions, agencies and services

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - The Federal Labor Relations Authority is a tiny spec among Uncle Sam’s arsenal of agencies, akin to a freckle next to the big muscle of his Defense Department. Yet the FLRA is emerging as a noteworthy example in President Donald Trump’s efforts to...


Hate crimes rose the day after Trump was elected, FBI data show

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - Reported hate crimes with racial or ethnic bias jumped the day after President Donald Trump won the 2016 election, from 10 to 27, according to an analysis of FBI hate crime statistics by The Washington Post. Nov. 9 had more reported hate crimes than any...

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