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February 22, 2018 - 54 minutes ago

MONTREAT, N.C. (AP) — The Rev. Billy Graham, the magnetic, movie-star-handsome preacher who became a singular force in postwar American religious life, a confidant of presidents and the most widely heard Christian evangelist in history, died Wednesday at 99.

“America’s Pastor,” as he was dubbed,…

Obit Billy Graham

February 22, 2018 - 54 minutes ago

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Republican Sen. Marco Rubio was put on the defensive Wednesday by angry students, teachers and parents who are demanding stronger gun-control measures after the shooting rampage that claimed 17 lives at a Florida high school.

One of those confronting the Florida senator at a…

School Shooting-Florida Town Hall

February 22, 2018 - 54 minutes ago

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on movie mogul Harvey Weinstein’s request that a judge dismiss a sexual misconduct lawsuit against him (all times local):

7:30 p.m.

Meryl Streep says Harvey Weinstein invoking her name in his defense in a sexual misconduct lawsuit is “pathetic.”

Weinstein’s attorneys…

Harvey Weinstein Lawsuit

February 22, 2018 - 54 minutes ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Billy Graham’s relationship with the presidents (all times local):

9:30 p.m.

The Rev. Billy Graham was a presidential fixture stretching back to the early years of the Cold War.

Harry Truman rebuffed but later embraced Graham. He urged Dwight D. Eisenhower to run for…

Obit Billy Graham

February 22, 2018 - 54 minutes ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — A major liberal policy group is raising the ante on the health care debate with a new plan that builds on Medicare to guarantee coverage for all.

Called “Medicare Extra for All,” the proposal to be released Thursday by the Center for American Progress gives politically energized…

Health Overhaul New Plan

February 22, 2018 - 54 minutes ago

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A 51-year-old Minneapolis man is accused of beating his mentally disabled twin daughters, raping them and chaining them to a bedroom door in a case described as torture.

The man was charged this week with several felonies, including first-degree criminal sexual conduct, first-…

February 22, 2018 - 54 minutes ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — He was rebuffed, then embraced, by Harry Truman. Confided in — and deeply hurt by — Richard Nixon. A source of reassurance for George H.W. Bush on the eve of war. The spark that finally turned George W. Bush toward sobriety.

The Rev. Billy Graham, who died Wednesday at age 99, was…

Obit Billy Graham

February 22, 2018 - 54 minutes ago

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A Republican congresswoman from upstate New York said Wednesday that “many” people who commit mass murder turn out to be Democrats.

U.S. Rep. Claudia Tenney made the remarks on Talk 1300 Radio during a discussion about calls for stricter gun control since last week’s deadly…

School Shooting Tenney

February 22, 2018 - 54 minutes ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — With searing anger, raw emotion and heartfelt pleas, parents, students and others impacted by school shootings implored President Donald Trump to take action at the White House Wednesday.

“Thank you for pouring out your hearts because the world is watching,” Trump told them after…

Trump Guns

February 22, 2018 - 54 minutes ago

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Environmental activists, business groups and a retired U.S. Navy admiral in Virginia blasted the Trump Administration’s offshore drilling plan Wednesday, claiming that it would interfere with military training near the world’s largest Navy base and imperil the coast’s tourism…

Offshore Drilling Virginia
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