Nation/World

Spokesman: Former first lady Barbara Bush in failing health

Barbara Bush

Former first lady Barbara Bush is in “failing health” and won’t seek additional medical treatment,...

National

Files show rising alarm in Prince's circle as health failed

Prince Death Investigation

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Some of Prince’s closest confidants had grown increasingly alarmed about his health in the days before he died and tried to get him help as they realized he had an opioid addiction — yet none were able to give investigators the insight they needed to determine where the musician...


World

Raul Castro retires as Cuban president, outlines future

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HAVANA (AP) — Raul Castro turned over Cuba’s presidency Thursday to a 57-year-old successor he said would hold power until 2031, a plan that would place the state the Castro brothers founded and ruled for 60 years in the hands of a Communist Party official little known to most on the island....


National

NBA mourns death of Gregg Popovich's wife, a 'real star'

Obit Popovich Wife Basketball

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — LeBron James fought back tears. Former President Bill Clinton offered condolences. Craig Sager’s daughter tweeted that she was “just sick” over the news. Such is the regard that so many, from so many walks of life, have for San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich, whose 67-year-...


National

10 Things to Know for Friday

Prince Death Investigation

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday: 1. AFTER STRIKES, US IN HOLDING PATTERN The drama of U.S. and allied missiles strikes on Syria obscures the fact that the U.S.-led campaign to eliminate the Islamic State group from Syria has...


Business , National

Southwest Airlines sought more time for engine inspections

Southwest Airlines Emergency Landing

DALLAS (AP) — Southwest Airlines sought more time last year to inspect jet-engine fan blades like the one that snapped off during one of its flights Tuesday in an accident that left a passenger dead. The airline opposed a recommendation by the engine manufacturer to require ultrasonic inspections...


National

At trial, experts debate drug Cosby gave to his accuser

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NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — It’s long been one of the most enduring mysteries of Bill Cosby’s sexual assault case: What drug did he give his chief accuser on the night she says he molested her? Cosby has insisted he handed 1 ½ tablets of the over-the-counter cold and allergy medicine Benadryl to Andrea...


National

Razor-thin Senate majority, bloody primary fights hamstring GOP

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is scrambling to reassert control over a Republican Party hamstrung by a razor-thin governing majority and riven by increasingly bloody primary fights. Votes in the Senate on even straightforward measures, like...


National

Abortion wars are heating up ahead of November elections

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Mississippi’s governor just signed a law, more restrictive than in any state, banning abortions after 15 weeks. Iowa’s state Senate is trying to go even further and stop abortions at around six weeks. And 20 Ohio legislators have proposed outlawing all abortions, even...


National

Trump administration looks to encourage US arms sales abroad, including drone exports

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - The Trump administration rolled out new policies on Thursday designed to bolster the U.S. arms industry by facilitating more sales to foreign countries, including provisions that will loosen restrictions on the export of American-made drones. While...


National

The Latest: Doctor said Prince 'doesn't look really well'

Prince Death Investigation

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on the investigation into Prince’s death (all times local): 6:35 p.m. A doctor who treated Prince told the musician’s bodyguard about two weeks before his death that he “just doesn’t look really well.” The investigative file released Thursday includes text messages...


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