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  • Venezuela crisis looms over pope’s Central America visit

    PANAMA CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has arrived in Panama amid a political crisis in nearby Venezuela, a migration standoff over the proposed U.S.-Mexico border wall and tens of thousands of wildly excited young Central Americans welcoming him. As Francis opens his first full day Thursday, all eyes will be on whether he refers to […]
  • Government shutdown poses increasing risk to wider economy

    WASHINGTON (AP) — At this time of year, John Sprinkle and his wife would normally be planning their summer vacation. Not now. Sprinkle, a furloughed federal employee, is about to miss his second paycheck since the partial government shutdown began just before Christmas. With no end in sight to the longest shutdown in American history, […]
  • Today in History

    Today in History Today is Thursday, Jan. 24, the 24th day of 2019. There are 341 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. 24, 2013, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta announced the lifting of a ban on women serving in combat. On this date: In 1848, James W. Marshall discovered a gold […]
  • Government shutdown poses increasing risk to wider economy

    WASHINGTON (AP) — At this time of year, John Sprinkle and his wife would normally be planning their summer vacation. Not now. Sprinkle, a furloughed federal employee, is about to miss his second paycheck since the partial government shutdown began just before Christmas. With no end in sight to the longest shutdown in American history, […]
  • Audra McDonald heading back to Broadway to star in romance

    NEW YORK (AP) — Six-time Tony Award-winner Audra McDonald is heading back to Broadway to be a waitress — but not in “Waitress.” McDonald, along with Michael Shannon, will star in a revival of the Terrence McNally romance “Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune,” starting in May. The play is about the love […]
  • Jamel Brinkley wins 2018 book award named for Ernest Gaines

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A love for reading and writing as a youngster led Jamel Brinkley to teach high school English and begin pursuit of an advanced degree in literature. But it was the encouragement from professional writers that ultimately led him to quit his job and become a full-time author. Now Brinkley’s debut work, […]
  • Doctor reprimanded for removing wrong man’s kidney

    WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts doctor who removed a kidney from the wrong patient has received a reprimand from the state. The Telegram & Gazette reports Tuesday that the state Board of Registration in Medicine issued its reprimand to Dr. Ankur Parikh last month after he admitted to the error. The board says in […]
  • Sanders says it’s laughable that White House is inaccessible

    NEW YORK (AP) — Following the apparent demise of the traditional afternoon briefing of reporters, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told Fox News Channel on Wednesday that any notion the Trump administration is not accessible to the press is “absolutely laughable.” “I take questions from reporters every single day,” she said. Sanders’ venue […]
  • The Latest: 4th lawsuit over outsize doses of pain medicine

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on claims that hospital patients got potentially fatal doses of pain medicine (all times local): 2:45 p.m. A fourth wrongful death lawsuit has been filed against an Ohio hospital and a now-fired doctor accused of ordering that 27 near-death patients get potentially fatal doses of pain medicine without their […]
  • Choreographer, coach deny saying student’s skin ‘too dark’

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A former coach and a choreographer for a high school dance team in Kansas are denying allegations that they prevented a black student from performing during an event because her skin was “too dark” and clashed with the costumes. Former student Camille Sturdivant leveled the accusations in a lawsuit against […]