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  • US clings to health coverage gains despite political drama

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. clung to its health insurance gains last year, an unexpected outcome after President Donald Trump’s repeated tries to take apart the Obama-era coverage expansion, according to a major government survey released Tuesday. Overall, the survey from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that 9.1 percent of Americans were […]
  • Miss Nebraska winner of Miss USA competition

    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — Sarah Rose Summers from Nebraska has beaten 50 other women to win the crown at this year’s Miss USA competition. Summers, a 23-year-old contestant from Omaha, graduated from Texas Christian University with two degrees and is working on becoming a certified child life specialist. With Monday evening’s victory, she takes over […]
  • Today in History

    Today in History Today is Tuesday, May 22, the 142nd day of 2018. There are 223 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 22, 1968, the nuclear-powered submarine USS Scorpion, with 99 men aboard, sank in the Atlantic Ocean. (The remains of the sub were later found on the ocean floor […]
  • Artist Robert Indiana, known for ‘LOVE’ series, dies at 89

    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Pop artist Robert Indiana, best known for his 1960s “LOVE” series, has died at his island home off the coast of Maine. He was 89. Indiana died on Saturday from respiratory failure at his Victorian home in a converted Odd Fellows hall, a fraternal order lodge, where he had lived for […]
  • Miss Nebraska wins Miss USA competition

    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — Sarah Rose Summers from Nebraska beat out 50 other women Monday to win this year’s Miss USA competition. Summers, a 23-year-old contestant from Omaha, graduated from Texas Christian University with two degrees and is working on becoming a certified child life specialist. She takes over from Kara McCullough, who won the […]
  • Reactions to the death of speechwriter Richard Goodwin

    NEW YORK (AP) — Reaction to the death of presidential speechwriter Richard Goodwin: — “It was the adventure of a lifetime to be married for 42 years to this incredible force of nature — the smartest, most interesting, most loving person I have ever known. How lucky I have been to have had him by […]
  • Trump discusses immigration agenda with GOP governors

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump dined Monday evening with Republican governors supportive of his immigration policies to discuss plans for border security and deporting people in the U.S. illegally. Trump says the nation’s immigration laws are the worst of anywhere in the world, particularly so-called catch-and-release policies, under which federal immigration officers release those […]
  • The Latest: No bail for man charged after California blast

    SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a California man arrested on an explosives charge after a blast killed his former girlfriend last week (all times local): 3:30 p.m. A Southern California man arrested on an explosives charge after a blast killed his former girlfriend has been ordered held without bail. Magistrate Judge Karen […]
  • Michigan board: Civil rights law bars LGBT discrimination

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan agency will for the first time process complaints of discrimination against LGBT people after a board said Monday that the state’s civil rights law prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. The state Civil Rights Commission voted 5-0 to issue the interpretive statement, with one member abstaining […]
  • Interior moves to lift restrictions on hunting bears, wolves

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is moving to reverse Obama-era rules barring hunters on some public lands in Alaska from baiting brown bears with bacon and doughnuts and using spotlights to shoot mother black bears and cubs hibernating in their dens. The National Park Service issued a notice Monday of its intent to amend […]