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 Saturday, Feb. 24, the 55th day of 2018. There are 310 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 24, 1868, the U.S. House of Representatives impeached President Andrew Johnson by a vote of 126-47 following his attempted dismissal of Secretary of War...


NRA, Florida faces backlash after latest school shooting

NRA Reaction

NEW YORK (AP) — The National Rifle Association, and now the State of Florida, faced a growing backlash Saturday as companies cut ties to the gun industry following the latest school massacre, and student survivors called for tourism boycotts of their home state until gun control measures are...


Admirers line streets as Graham's body arrives in Charlotte

Billy Graham Procession

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Well-wishers lined freeway overpasses and small-town streets to honor the late Rev. Billy Graham as his motorcade crossed his beloved home state of North Carolina for four hours on Saturday from his mountain chapel to namesake library in the state’s largest city. Adults and...


Richard Taylor, Nobel-winning physicist who helped discover quarks, dies at 88

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Richard Taylor, who won the Nobel Prize in physics for his experiments that demonstrated the existence of quarks, constituents of matter even more fundamental than the protons and neutrons that are commonly regarded as composing the atomic nucleus, died Feb. 22 at his...


Obstacles - and silence - on Capitol Hill even as clamor for new gun laws grows

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - The push for Congress to enact new federal gun restrictions following the shooting deaths of 17 students and faculty inside a Florida high school this month faces formidable obstacles in Congress, where key Republicans have met calls for action with...


As Olympics wrap up, still no coverage in North Korea

Pyeongchang Olympics Alpine Skiing

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — While hundreds of millions of the world’s people get ready to watch the closing ceremony of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics on Sunday, North Koreans are still waiting to see the first event. The lack of news at home is a stark contrast with how North Korea’s made-for-...


The Latest: Procession for Billy Graham reaches library

Billy Graham Procession

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on the procession for the Rev. Billy Graham (all times local): 3:30 p.m. The body of the Rev. Billy Graham has reached the library bearing his name, ending a journey which took him down North Carolina roads filled with mourners paying their final respects. The...


Manafort indictment sparks hunt for Europeans paid to lobby

Ukraine Manafort

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — A new indictment against former Donald Trump campaign chief Paul Manafort focused a spotlight Saturday on uncovering the former European leaders who prosecutors contend were secretly paid by Manafort to lobby on behalf of Ukraine. The U.S. indictment handed up Friday by a grand...


Damascus suburb strikes kill scores, UN votes for cease-fire


BEIRUT (AP) — A new wave of airstrikes and shelling on eastern suburbs of the Syrian capital Damascus left at least 22 people dead and dozens wounded Saturday, raising the death toll of a week of bombing in the area to 500, as the U.N. Security Council unanimously approved a resolution demanding a...


Body awaiting cremation found 3 years later at funeral home

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina coroner says the decomposed body of a woman whose family thought she had been cremated almost three years ago has been discovered at a funeral home. Spartanburg County Coroner Rusty Clevenger said his office was notified earlier this month by a former...

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