Nation/World

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...

National

Today in History

Today in History Today is Thursday, Feb. 22, the 53rd day of 2018. There are 312 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 22, 1732 (New Style date), the first president of the United States, George Washington, was born in Westmoreland County in the Virginia Colony. On this date:...


National

Texas governor weighs parole board's advice on inmate's fate

Texas Execution

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A condemned Texas inmate set for execution Thursday awaited word on whether Gov. Greg Abbott would accept the state parole board’s rare clemency recommendation to spare the prisoner’s life at the urging of his father. Thomas “Bart” Whitaker, 38, is scheduled for lethal...


National

Trump says he may pull immigration enforcement from California

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. President Donald Trump said on Thursday he’s considering pulling federal immigration enforcement agents out of California, which declared itself a so-called sanctuary state and limits local police cooperation with U.S. authorities enforcing the president’s immigration policies....


National

Trump says he may pull immigration enforcement from California

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. President Donald Trump said on Thursday he’s considering pulling federal immigration enforcement agents out of California, which declared itself a so-called sanctuary state and limits local police cooperation with U.S. authorities enforcing the president’s immigration policies....


Business , National

Technology companies help drive US stocks broadly higher

Financial Markets Wall Street

U.S. stocks were moving broadly higher Thursday after a two-day losing streak. Technology and industrials stocks accounted for a big slice of the rally. Energy companies rose as crude oil prices recovered from an early slide. Bond yields declined after spiking to four-year highs a day earlier amid...


National

Texas' vow to streamline Harvey recovery and aid backfires

Harvey Texas Response

BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) — After Hurricane Harvey hammered Texas, Republican Gov. Greg Abbott pledged that the country’s largest conservative state would lead its own recovery, streamlining federal aid to storm victims while avoiding the staggering inefficiencies of earlier Washington-controlled...


National

Small business near Columbine does its part to help Florida students cope with tragedy

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. At first you wouldn’t think that Englewood, Colorado’s Flipside Pillow has a unique line of products. They just sell pillows, hats and sock, right? Sure, they’re soft and snugly with sayings like “sleep well dream big” and “cherish each moment.” But what really makes...


National

Pence urges conservatives to 'defend' Trump accomplishments

Trump Guns CPAC

OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — Donald Trump’s candidacy jumbled the conservative movement. But more than a year into his presidency, the onetime Democrat holds what seems to be a near-total grip. The largest annual gathering of conservatives has all the looks of a Trump festival, with Republican critics...


World

As Syria bloodshed continues, Security Council will consider emergency cease-fire

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. BEIRUT - The United Nations Security Council was expected to vote Thursday on a proposed cease-fire that could halt the Syrian army’s furious blitz on civilians and opposition fighters in a besieged enclave near Damascus. More than 350 people have been killed in...


World

At Olympics, omnipresent flags are a tricky political dance

Pyeongchang Olympics From Pyongyang to Pyeongchang

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — A group of high school students plan to keep their new flags all their lives, as a souvenir of this historic political and Olympic moment that they traveled across their nation to witness. They joined thousands of others at a women’s hockey game, waving their unified...


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