Putin claims crushing victory in Russian presidential vote

APTOPIX Russia Presidential Election-23

Vladimir Putin has rolled to a crushing re-election victory for six more years as Russia's...


Today in History

Today in History Today is Thursday, March 22, the 81st day of 2018. There are 284 days left in the year. Today’s Highlights in History: On March 22, 1968, President Lyndon B. Johnson announced that Gen. William C. Westmoreland, the commander of American forces in Vietnam, would leave that post to...

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Asian shares slump on fears of trade war between US, China

Hong Kong Financial Markets-2

HONG KONG (AP) — Asian stock markets slumped Friday after Beijing responded to the Trump administration’s tariff hikes by saying it may order higher import duties on a range of U.S. goods, ratcheting up fears of a trade war. Stocks plunged Thursday on Wall Street after U.S. President Donald Trump...


Mom: Austin bomber's black roommate held until suspect found

Austin Bombings

PFLUGERVILLE, Texas (AP) — The mother of a man who lived with the suspected Austin bomber said Thursday that her son was handcuffed, taken into custody by SWAT officers and held overnight before police found the suspect who blew himself up. Jennifer Withers told The Associated Press that her 26-...


NCAA Latest: Kansas State leads Kentucky at half, 33-29

NCAA Loyola Nevada Basketball-4

The Latest on the NCAA Tournament (all times Eastern): 10:50 p.m. Kansas State raced out to a quick lead and goes into halftime leading Kentucky 33-29 in the NCAA South Region semifinal. Ninth-seeded Kansas State stunned fifth-seeded Kentucky right from the opening tip Thursday night, building a 13-...


Communist Party will regulate China's media, film industry

China Politics Media

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese state media will be getting more propaganda now that the Communist Party has announced it will be in direct control of broadcasters and the regulators of everything from movies and TV to books and radio programs. The move is part of a push by President Xi Jinping — emboldened...


EU recalls Moscow envoy after blaming Russia over spy attack

Belgium EU Summit

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union is recalling its ambassador from Moscow for consultations over the nerve gas attack against a former spy in Britain earlier this month, reinforcing a united stand with Prime Minister Theresa May against Russia. After the EU firmly sided with May in the escalating...


School shooting victim 'brain dead,' life support ending

Maryland School Shooting

A teenage girl who was shot when a classmate opened fire inside their Maryland high school is brain dead and is being removed from life support, her mother said Thursday. Melissa Willey told news reporters Thursday night that her daughter, 16-year-old Jaelynn Willey has “no life left in her.” She...


Florida man reunites with pet cat lost 14 years ago

Cat Lost Fourteen Years

FORT PIERCE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man has been reunited with a cat he lost 14 years ago. reports Perry Martin of Fort Pierce said he had assumed his orange tabby named Thomas Jr., or T2 for short, had died in traffic. Martin moved in with a friend after Hurricane Jeanne clobbered the...

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As US gets tough with China, Wall Street gets weak-kneed

Financial Markets Wall Street

NEW YORK (AP) — The prospect of a full-blown trade war between the world’s two biggest economies rattled investors Thursday, sending stocks to their biggest loss in six weeks. The Dow Jones industrial average plunged more than 700 points, as President Donald Trump announced plans to slap tariffs on...

Government , National

McMaster out, Bolton in as Trump's national security adviser

Trump National Security Adviser-1

President Donald Trump is replacing national security adviser H.R. McMaster with John Bolton, a former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations.

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