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Ailing George H.W. Bush, wife, showing improvement

Jan 21 2017 - 12:05am || Comments

HOUSTON — Doctors removed former President George H.W. Bush’s breathing tube on Friday and he was breathing well on his own at a Houston hospital, his spokesman said.

  • | Posted: Dec 14 2016 - 12:05am

    WASHINGTON — Donald Trump is inviting a clash in a narrowly divided Senate by selecting Rex Tillerson for secretary of State despite well-publicized concerns from several GOP senators over his ties to Russia.

  • | Posted: Dec 14 2016 - 12:05am

    MADISON, Wis. — Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein said Tuesday that she will donate any money left over from her bids to force election recounts in three states to groups dedicated to election reform and voting rights.

  • | Posted: Dec 14 2016 - 12:05am

    WASHINGTON — All new cars and light trucks would be able to talk wirelessly with each other, with traffic lights and with other roadway infrastructure under a rule the Transportation Department proposed Tuesday. Officials say the technology holds the potential to dramatically reduce traffic deaths and transform driving.

  • Posted: Dec 14 2016 - 12:05am

    Under Islamic State, Mosul’s people faced darkness, dread

  • | Posted: Dec 14 2016 - 12:05am

    Our politics is often reflected in our popular culture, and vice versa — especially in an election year. That relationship seemed closer than ever in 2016, when a TV personality was elected president, reality shows and beauty contests were referenced in presidential debates and even a Broadway show ignited partisan sparring.

  • | Posted: Dec 14 2016 - 12:05am

    Our politics is often reflected in our popular culture, and vice versa — especially in an election year. That relationship seemed closer than ever in 2016, when a TV personality was elected president, reality shows and beauty contests were referenced in presidential debates and even a Broadway show ignited partisan sparring.

  • | Posted: Dec 14 2016 - 12:05am

    WASHINGTON — Aleppo’s fall to Syrian government forces is shaping up as the first major test of President-elect Donald Trump’s desire to cooperate with Russia, whose military support has proven pivotal in Syria’s civil war. The death and destruction in the city is only renewing Democratic and Republican concern with Trump’s possible new path.

  • | Posted: Dec 13 2016 - 12:06am

    NEW YORK — The top Senate Republican said Monday that Congress will investigate a CIA assessment that Russia interfered in the November election on behalf of Donald Trump, an intelligence conclusion that the incoming commander in chief has called “ridiculous.”

  • | Posted: Dec 13 2016 - 12:06am

    Presidential election recount efforts came to an end Monday in Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, with both states certifying Republican Donald Trump as the winner in contests that helped put him over the top in the Electoral College stakes.

  • | Posted: Dec 13 2016 - 12:06am

    CHICAGO — A surge in U.S infants born with symptoms of withdrawal from heroin or strong prescription painkillers is driven largely by rising drug use among women in rural areas, a new study found.

  • | Posted: Dec 13 2016 - 12:05am

    DENVER — Buying things online could get pricier after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected a case Monday that could ultimately lead to states collecting billions of dollars in sales taxes lost to increasingly popular internet retailers.

  • | Posted: Dec 13 2016 - 12:05am

    DENVER — Buying things online could get pricier after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected a case Monday that could ultimately lead to states collecting billions of dollars in sales taxes lost to increasingly popular internet retailers.

  • Posted: Dec 13 2016 - 12:05am

    NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities said a Lufthansa flight was diverted to New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport because of a bomb threat.

  • | Posted: Dec 13 2016 - 12:05am

    WASHINGTON — There isn’t much doubt about what the Federal Reserve will do when its latest policy meeting ends Wednesday: It’s all but certain to raise its benchmark interest rate — its first increase in a year.

  • | Posted: Dec 13 2016 - 12:05am

    The Supreme Court on Monday rejected the final two challenges to the estimated $1 billion settlement between the NFL and thousands of its former players who have been diagnosed with brain injuries linked to repeated concussions. Players who already have been diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s disease, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s or dementia could begin receiving payments in 90 to 120 days.