The Latest: House speaker happy family splits ending

Congress Immigration-1

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the immigration controversy (all times local): 12:05 p.m. House Speaker Paul Ryan says he was “pleased” President Donald Trump ordered an end to separating children from parents at the U.S. border. “I was pleased the president took action yesterday to ensure families...


Angry Republican teachers create split inside Oklahoma GOP

Teacher Candidates Red State

NEWCASTLE, Okla. (AP) — Sherrie Conley is like most people in small-town Oklahoma: solidly conservative. When she goes to the polls, she faithfully votes Republican. But in Tuesday’s primary election here, the elementary school principal won’t be voting for the two-term GOP state House member from...


Summer of Ovi: Cup celebrations, fatherhood await Ovechkin

Capitals Stanley Cup Celebration Hockey

Alex Ovechkin has already done a “keg stand” with the Stanley Cup, performed shirtless pushups in a fountain full of teammates and lifted hockey’s prestigious trophy so often in joy that it could be considered upper-body training. “That’s my summer workout,” said Ovechkin, with a smile. The Summer...


Teens kept at Virginia center say they were cuffed, beaten

Immigration Abuse Claims

WASHINGTON (AP) — Immigrant children as young as 14 housed at a juvenile detention center in Virginia say they were beaten while handcuffed and locked up for long periods in solitary confinement, left nude and shivering in concrete cells. The abuse claims against the Shenandoah Valley Juvenile...


Science Says: What makes something truly addictive

Science Says Gaming Disorder Addiction

CHICAGO (AP) — Now that the world’s leading public health group says too much Minecraft can be an addiction, could overindulging in chocolate, exercise, even sex, be next? The short answer is probably not. The new “gaming disorder” classification from the World Health Organization revives a debate...


Supreme Court sides with 'Buckets of Money' financier

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Thursday wiped away a $300,000 fine and other sanctions against a financial adviser known for his “Buckets of Money” retirement strategy. The court said the administrative law judge who ruled against Raymond Lucia of California was not properly appointed to...


US stocks skid as industrial and energy companies fall

Financial Markets Wall Street

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are lower Thursday as investors again worry about the potential effects of the U.S.-China trade dispute. German automaker Daimler lowered its annual profit forecast, partly because of higher import taxes on U.S. vehicles in China. Industrial companies are taking more...


Trump's tweet on immigration could undermine House Republicans

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - President Trump cast doubt on Twitter on Thursday about whether any Republican immigration legislation could pass the Senate - a move that GOP aides and lawmakers said could undermine efforts to round up Republican votes to pass an endangered bill in the...


White House proposes merging education, labor

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration will propose a major reorganization of the federal government on Thursday that calls for merging the education and labor departments, moving the federal food stamp program to the Department of Health and Human Services and renaming that agency. Mick...


New evidence that viruses may play a role in Alzheimer's

Alzheimers Viruses

WASHINGTON (AP) — Viruses that sneak into the brain just might play a role in Alzheimer’s, scientists reported Thursday in a provocative study that promises to re-ignite some long-debated theories about what triggers the mind-robbing disease. The findings don’t prove viruses cause Alzheimer’s, nor...

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