March 1st, 2017

World News

Afghan official: 2 separate suicide bombings in Kabul

By The Associated Press on March 1st, 2017

KABUL – An Afghan official says that a suicide car bomber attacked at the gates of a police station in the western part of the capital Kabul. Najib Danish, deputy spokesman for the Interior Ministry, said Wednesday that a gun battle between police and an unknown number of armed attackers was ongoing. Meanwhile a second ... Read More »

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Trump gives GOP leaders rallying cry, roadmap for change

By Erica Werner, The Associated Press on March 1st, 2017

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump gave Republican congressional leaders a rallying cry and even a roadmap as they try to push through a sweeping and divisive agenda on health care, taxes and more. In his first address to a joint session of Congress, Trump said largely what GOP leaders were hoping to hear Tuesday night, ... Read More »

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As Mardi Gras revelry ends with a party, Lent begins

By Rebecca Santana And Janet McConnaughey, The Associated Press on March 1st, 2017

NEW ORLEANS – After a day of parades, blaring marching bands, elaborate costumes and crowds screaming for beads, another Mardi Gras celebration is over. Fat Tuesday, which marks the end of the Carnival season, started before dawn in New Orleans and wrapped up with a ceremonial clearing of Bourbon Street at midnight. Lent – for ... Read More »

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Trump speech may help settle GOP legislative disputes

By Erica Werner, The Associated Press on March 1st, 2017

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump gave Republican congressional leaders a rallying cry and even a roadmap as they try to push through a sweeping and divisive agenda on health care, taxes and more. In his first address to a joint session of Congress, Trump said largely what GOP leaders were hoping to hear Tuesday night, ... Read More »

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Zinke heads toward confirmation as Interior secretary

By Matthew Daly, The Associated Press on March 1st, 2017

WASHINGTON – Montana Rep. Ryan Zinke is headed toward confirmation as President Donald Trump’s Interior secretary, responsible for more than 400 million acres of public land, mostly in the West. The Republican-controlled Senate has scheduled a vote on the nomination Wednesday morning. Zinke, a Republican in his second term as Montana’s sole House member, told ... Read More »

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In Dem reply, former KY gov says Trump would ‘rip’ away care

By Alan Fram And Kevin Freking, The Associated Press on February 28th, 2017

WASHINGTON – Former Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear took a populist tenor in Democrats’ formal response to President Donald Trump’s speech to Congress on Tuesday, accusing him of planning to “rip affordable health insurance” from Americans and being “Wall Street’s champion.” Seated at a diner in Lexington, Kentucky, Beshear assailed Trump for “ignoring serious threats to ... Read More »

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The Latest: 1 death in Missouri blamed on severe storms

By The Associated Press on February 28th, 2017

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – The Latest on severe weather in the central United States (all times local): 11 p.m. One death has been confirmed after an apparent tornado swept across a rural area of southeast Missouri. Perry County Clerk Jared Kutz says one person was killed and eight to 10 homes near the town of ... Read More »

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6 wounded in Ohio apartment complex shooting

By The Associated Press on February 28th, 2017

CINCINNATI – Six people have been wounded in a shooting at an apartment complex in Ohio. The shooting happened late Tuesday night in Cincinnati. Police say the victims range in age from 16 to 22. All of the injuries are believed to be non-life-threatening. It’s unclear what led to the shooting. Police say some of ... Read More »

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Trump offers mixed messages on immigration

By Julie Pace And Jill Colvin, The Associated Press on February 28th, 2017

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump, signalling a potential shift on a signature issue, indicated Tuesday in a private meeting with news anchors that he’s open to immigration legislation that would give legal status to some people living in the U.S. illegally and provide a pathway to citizenship to those brought to the U.S. illegally as ... Read More »

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At least 2 dead after tornadoes touch down in central US

By Kelly P. Kissel, The Associated Press on February 28th, 2017

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Tornadoes touched down in the upper Midwest and northern Arkansas on Tuesday, killing at least two people, as a spring-like storm system posed a risk to 45 million people. Compact but strong storms known as supercells raked parts of the central U.S., causing damage from Arkansas to Iowa and Illinois. Wind-whipped ... Read More »

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