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  • AP FACT CHECK: Trump twists visa lottery program

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is expressing frustration with an immigration program that he says lets other countries nominate undesirable citizens for emigration to the U.S. That path to a life in the U.S. does not exist. Trump mischaracterizes the diversity visa lottery program regularly, most recently on Fox News on the weekend and […]
  • Dolce & Gabbana send drones down runway

    MILAN (AP) — Designers have made plays big and small for the loyalty of younger admirers at Milan Fashion Week. They have reached out with Instagram-savvy supermodels like Gigi Hadid, styles that incorporate more elements of street-wear and ever-evolving technology, as highlighted with Dolce & Gabbana’s clever use of drones during their womenswear show. Some […]
  • Michelle Obama to release memoir in November

    NEW YORK (AP) — Michelle Obama’s memoir, one of the most highly anticipated books in recent years, is coming out Nov. 13. The former first lady tweeted Sunday that the book, to come out a week after the 2018 midterm elections, is called “Becoming.” “Writing ‘Becoming’ has been a deeply personal experience,” she said in […]
  • Arizona could face fines in lawsuit over prison health care

    PHOENIX (AP) — A judge overseeing a class-action lawsuit over the quality of health care in Arizona’s prisons will hold hearings this week to determine whether to fine the state for falling short in improving care for inmates. U.S. Magistrate David Duncan also will examine an allegation that the inmate-care provider skirted a promise Arizona […]
  • Bernie Sanders’ stepdaughter hopes to be Burlington mayor

    BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Bernie Sanders’ stepdaughter is hoping the city that launched her stepfather’s political career nearly 40 years ago will show her the same love in her run for mayor. Carina Driscoll, the former city council member and state legislator, who now runs the Vermont Woodworking School, is challenging incumbent Democratic Mayor Miro […]
  • Federal team investigating deadly Dallas house explosion

    DALLAS (AP) — Federal authorities are investigating a suspected natural gas leak that caused an explosion at a newly renovated house in Dallas, killing a 12-year-old girl and injuring four other members of her family. The National Transportation Safety Board said it was sending a three-person team Sunday to look into the blast. Firefighters Friday […]
  • Sweeping Georgia cybercrime bill would target ‘snoopers’

    ATLANTA (AP) — Lying about your weight on an online dating site? Checking out who won the Falcons game from your work computer? Using your computer hacking knowledge as an “ethical hacker?” Those actions may become illegal if a Georgia bill gets voted into law, civil liberty advocates say. Supporters of a bill making its […]
  • Pope calls violence in Syria ‘inhuman,’ backs UN cease-fire

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is denouncing the “inhuman” violence in Syria and is backing a U.N. Security Council-demanded cease-fire so food and medicine can reach desperate Syrians and the sick and wounded can be evacuated. Francis led thousands of people in St. Peter’s Square in praying Sunday for an “immediate” end to hostilities. […]
  • Opposition erupts as Iceland eyes banning most circumcisions

    REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) — Icelandic lawmakers are considering a law that would ban the circumcision of boys for non-medical reasons, making it the first European country to do so. Some religious leaders in Iceland and across Europe have called the bill an attack on religious freedom. It is seen as a particular threat by Jews […]
  • Today in History

    Today in History Today is Sunday, Feb. 25, the 56th day of 2018. There are 309 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 25, 1793, President George Washington held the first Cabinet meeting on record at his Mount Vernon home; attending were Secretary of State Thomas Jefferson, Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton, […]