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 Wednesday, Feb. 21, the 52nd day of 2018. There are 313 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 21, 1965, black Muslim leader and civil rights activist Malcolm X, 39, was shot to death inside Harlem’s Audubon Ballroom in New York by assassins...


National

False story claims Trump nixed Obama library funding

Not Real News

CHICAGO (AP) — President Trump hasn’t canceled federal funding for former President Barack Obama’s library, despite claims in a story circulating on social media. The Obama Foundation says private donations are paying for the construction and it’s not relying on federal money to administer its...


World

State witness turning point in Netanyahu corruption case

Israel

JERUSALEM (AP) — Now that one of Benjamin Netanyahu’s closest confidants has turned state witness, according to Israeli media reports Wednesday, it may mark a turning point for the beleaguered prime minister facing a slew of corruption allegations that could topple him from power. The testimony by...


National

Billy Graham preached simple message, reached millions

Obit Billy Graham

The Rev. Billy Graham was anxious about his 1954 appearance at the London School of Economics. The school was left-leaning and openly dismissive of religion, and Graham was insecure — he had no advanced theology degree. After he was introduced, something happened that could have derailed the...


National

Melania Trump's parents are legal permanent residents, raising questions on 'chain

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. The parents of first lady Melania Trump have become legal permanent residents of the United States and are close to obtaining their citizenship, according to people familiar with their status, but their attorney declined to say how or when the couple gained their...


Business , National

Technology companies, banks lead gains for US stocks

Financial Markets Wall Street

Gains in technology, banks and industrial companies drove U.S. stocks higher Wednesday as investors sized up the latest company earnings news. Consumer goods companies lagged the most. The latest gains put the market on track to recoup some of its losses from a day earlier. KEEPING SCORE: The...


National

Rev. Billy Graham, known as 'America's Pastor,' dies at 99

Obit Billy Graham

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, had suffered from cancer,...


National

Iowa congressman failed to disclose internet company

Congressmans Company

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A congressman from Iowa violated House ethics rules by failing to disclose a new company that he owns, a mysterious outfit that uses one of his federal staffers in a false testimonial for its services, an Associated Press review shows. Rep. Rod Blum was one of two directors...


National

How will the battle over dreamers end? Here are four scenarios.

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. A deadline to protect hundreds of thousands of young undocumented immigrants is less than two weeks away, and it’s looking less and less likely that Washington will act in time to protect them. So, where does that leave the estimated 700,000 “dreamers” who could face...


National

YouTube promoted Florida shooting video that fueled conspiracy

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. YouTube was criticized after promoting a video with a title that suggested a teenage survivor of last week’s Florida school shooting was a paid actor, the latest sign of Google’s ongoing struggle to suppress conspiracy theories on its massive video site. The video shows David...


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