Nation/World

Romney is running for Senate. Even if he wins, the Mormon Church has already lost

Utah Senate Romney-9

As several Mormon senators step away from their positions in Congress, some observers wonder...

National

Today in History

Today in History Today is Saturday, Feb. 24, the 55th day of 2018. There are 310 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 24, 1868, the U.S. House of Representatives impeached President Andrew Johnson by a vote of 126-47 following his attempted dismissal of Secretary of War...


National

NRA, Florida face backlash after latest school shooting

NRA Reaction

NEW YORK (AP) — The National Rifle Association, and now the State of Florida, faced a growing backlash Saturday as companies cut ties to the gun industry following the latest school massacre, and student survivors called for tourism boycotts of their home state until gun control measures are...


National

Admirers salute Billy Graham as motorcade crosses N Carolina

Billy Graham Procession

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Admirers took photos on their phones, fire trucks parked on freeway overpasses and police officers saluted as a motorcade carrying the body of the Rev. Billy Graham crossed the evangelist’s beloved home state of North Carolina for four hours Saturday from his mountain chapel...


Business , National

The Latest: Colleges lend support to student protesters

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the backlash against the National Rifle Association after a deadly school shooting in Florida (all times local): 6:05 p.m. Dozens of college and universities are telling students who may face discipline at their high schools for participating in gun control...


National

Russian spies hacked the Olympics and tried to make it look like North Korea did it, U.S.

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - Russian military spies hacked several hundred computers used by authorities at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in South Korea, according to U.S. intelligence. They did so while trying to make it appear as though the intrusion was conducted by North Korea,...


World

Doctors in besieged Syrian enclave treating new wounds while waiting on cease-fire

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. BEIRUT - As the U.N. Security Council voted unanimously Saturday on a 30-day cease-fire to stem spiraling bloodshed in Syria, medics in hospitals across a besieged Damascus enclave said they were treating fresh wounds and waiting for a miracle. More than 500 people...


National

NRA responds to boycott movement after United and Delta cut ties

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. The National Rifle Association lashed out at corporations rushing to abandon it on Saturday, as companies from United Airlines to Best Western have cut ties with the gun lobby group under pressure from a boycott movement following a Feb. 14 high school shooting....


National

Redistricting battles heighten the stakes for 2018 gubernatorial races

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Democrats talk about the years since 2010 as the Lost Decade, a time when a generation of future leaders was wiped out by a pair of devastating midterm elections and the absence of a strategic plan to recoup from those losses. That’s one reason this year’s...


National

Nationalism - and heckling - take spotlight at conservative conference

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. The year’s largest gathering of conservative activists transformed into something else over a long weekend outside of Washington: A celebration of nationalism, American sovereignty and new limits on immigration. Marion Maréchal-Le Pen, the youngest member of France’s...


World

Rescued from Korean War by US ship, now Olympic volunteers

Pyeongchang Olympics Ship of Miracles

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — Their nicknames, bestowed upon them long ago: “Kimchi 1” and “Kimchi 5,” babies born aboard a ship that was helping them flee a war and a regime that, thanks to their rescuers, they’d never have to face. Sohn Yang Young says he owes his life to the U.S. military. So...


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