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.


Police: Ex-Mormon official asked to see woman's breasts

Mormon Church Sexual Assault

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A former Mormon missionary leader under investigation by church officials over sexual assault allegations said he asked the alleged victim to expose herself to him during a 1984 encounter but that he didn’t rape her, a police report reveals. It is the first public disclosure...


House OKs $1.3 trillion budget bill, but Senate stalls

APTOPIX Budget Battle-3

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress was poised to pass a giant $1.3 trillion spending bill that would end the budget battles for now, but not without risking another shutdown as conservatives objected to big outlays on Democratic priorities at a time when Republicans control the House, Senate and White...


Trump moves to crack down on China trade with $50 billion in tariffs on imported products

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump embarked Thursday on the sharpest trade confrontation with China in nearly a quarter-century, moving toward imposing tariffs on $60 billion in Chinese goods and limiting China’s freedom to invest in the U.S. technology industry....


Behind Facebook's baby step fixes: Defending its ad business

Facebook Baby Steps

NEW YORK (AP) — Wondering why Facebook seems to be taking baby steps to address the biggest scandal in its history? Stronger safeguards on user data might damage Facebook’s core business of using what it knows about you to sell ads that target your interests. Facebook is proposing only narrow...


Endangered Colorado River fish no longer an extinction risk

Endangered Fish Colorado River

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — An endangered fish that makes its home in the Colorado River basin no longer is at the brink of extinction. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Thursday it will consider reclassifying the humpback chub as threatened within the next year. The fish that can navigate...


Justice Department: AT&T's merger is a 'frontal attack' on the law

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - When the University of Maryland-Baltimore County delivered a historic upset over the University of Virginia’s college basketball team last week, the game was carried on a cable channel owned by a company AT&T is trying to buy for $85 billion - and which...


Fall trial date set in Alaska cruise ship death case

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A federal judge has set a new trial date for a Utah man accused of killing his wife on a cruise to Alaska last summer. In an order dated Thursday, U.S. District Court Judge Timothy Burgess set the start of trial for Kenneth Manzanares for Nov. 5. Burgess expects the trial to...


Zuckerberg can't fix Facebook's quagmire

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. (Bloomberg View) -- I think I understand why Facebook Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg hasn’t publicly responded to the Cambridge Analytica scandal. He’s stuck in a catch-22. Any fix for Facebook’s previous big problem -- fake news -- would make the current big problem...


AP FACT CHECK: Walker touts unemployment over other measures

Wisconsin Unemployment Walker Fact Check

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin’s Republican Gov. Scott Walker could barely contain himself with the news Thursday that Wisconsin’s unemployment rate hit a new record low of 2.9 percent. Walker, who is up for re-election in November, sent a combined 17 tweets on both his official and political...

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