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  • Discovery of World War II soldier’s plane brings closure

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tom Kelly grew up on a Northern California farm and once thought of becoming a cowboy before World War II got in the way. He enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Forces instead, and on March 11, 1944, the 21-year-old 2nd lieutenant was aboard a B-24 bomber with 10 others when […]
  • Texas shooting survivors seek purpose in shadow of Parkland

    SANTA FE, Texas (AP) — She had seen the memorials on television, the familiar white crosses erected after each massacre, and now there were 10 of them lined up on her high school’s lawn. Kyleigh Elgin was part of a new set of young victims, like many before her, who left flowers and letters and […]
  • Texas governor meeting with students, shooting survivors

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The focus of Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s meetings on school safety and mass shootings is shifting to those who have been closest to the recent violence, including students, surviving victims and even one person who grabbed a gun and fought back. Abbott called for the meetings after last week’s attack at […]
  • For North Korea summit, human rights an afterthought

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Ahead of a planned summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, President Donald Trump’s focus has been on stagecraft, the will-they-won’t-they drama and visions of a legacy-defining nuclear deal. The human rights woes of North Koreans have been more of an afterthought. Eager to pull off the historic meeting scheduled for […]
  • Republicans to meet with intel officials on Russia probe

    WASHINGTON (AP) — House and Senate lawmakers are set to meet with top intelligence officials as President Donald Trump raises new suspicions about the federal investigation into his 2016 campaign. Trump is calling his newest attempt at discrediting special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation “spygate.” In recent days, he has been zeroing in on — […]
  • ‘Dreamers’ are getting law degrees, and taking on the system

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Denia Perez’s parents brought her from Mexico to the United States illegally when she was 11. Last month, she became among the first of the so-called “Dreamers” to earn a law degree. And now, she and others are using their lawyerly know-how to take on the system so they can legally […]
  • Condemned Ohio man blames killing on ‘homosexual panic’

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Attorneys for a condemned killer are asking that their client be spared, saying he experienced a “homosexual panic” of self-revulsion before killing a man he picked up at an Ohio bar. The Ohio Parole Board is scheduled to hear arguments on Thursday for and against death row inmate Robert Van Hook’s […]
  • Trump administration explores tariffs on autos, auto parts

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration launched an investigation into whether tariffs are needed on the imports of automobiles into the United States, moving swiftly as talks over the North American Free Trade Agreement have stalled. President Donald Trump predicted earlier that U.S. automakers and auto workers would be “very happy” with the outcome of […]
  • Kushner given security clearance after background check

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, has been granted a security clearance after a lengthy background check, a move that ensures the key White House adviser with a broad international portfolio can have access to some of the country’s most closely held secrets. Kushner, who serves as a senior adviser on the […]
  • Bill expanding private care for veterans goes to Trump

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress has approved expanding private care for veterans as an alternative to the troubled Veterans Affairs health system. A Senate vote on Wednesday sent the bill to President Donald Trump, who has championed the idea of giving veterans such options. The sweeping measure would allow veterans to see private doctors when they […]