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Late-life high blood pressure may harm the brain, study says

Blood Pressure Alzheimers

Autopsies on nearly 1,300 older people, including about 640 clergy members, found more signs of damage and one of the hallmarks of Alzheimer's disease in the brains of those with higher blood pressure than among those with pressure closer to normal, researchers reported Wednesday.


Today in History

Today in History Today is Wednesday, July 11, the 192nd day of 2018. There are 173 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 11, 1804, Vice President Aaron Burr mortally wounded former Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton during a pistol duel in Weehawken, New Jersey. (Hamilton...


Trump pardons ranchers in case that inspired 2016 occupation


President Donald Trump has pardoned two ranchers whose case sparked the armed occupation of a national wildlife refuge in Oregon.


Kavanaugh begins Congress tour, selling himself for court

Trump Supreme Court pick Brett Kavanaugh

President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, mapped out strategy with Republican leaders Tuesday, launching a fierce confirmation battle that could remake the court for decades and roil the midterm elections in the meantime.


Today in History

Today in History Today is Tuesday, July 10, the 191st day of 2018. There are 174 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 10, 1940, during World War II, the Battle of Britain began as the Luftwaffe started attacking southern England. (The Royal Air Force was ultimately...


Trump picks Kavanaugh for court, setting up fight with Dems

Trump Supreme Court Judge Brett Kavanaugh

After days of frenzied lobbying and speculation, President Donald Trump decided on federal appeals Judge Brett Kavanaugh for his second nominee to the Supreme Court, setting up a ferocious confirmation battle with Democrats as he seeks to shift the nation's highest court further to the right.


Baby survives 9 hours buried in western Montana woods

Baby In Woods

A 5-month-old infant who miraculously survived more than nine hours being buried under a pile of sticks and debris in the woods of western Montana suffered only minor injuries despite wearing wet and soiled clothes in cold weather, authorities said Monday.


Starbucks, citing ocean threat, is ditching plastic straws

Frappuccino Fade

Starbucks will eliminate plastic straws from all of its locations within two years, the coffee chain announced Monday, becoming the largest food and beverage company to do so as calls for businesses and cities to cut waste grow louder.


What to expect in the Supreme Court confirmation battle

Supreme Court Kennedy Retires 12

The coming battle over a Supreme Court nominee promises to be a bruising one.


Trump says he's still confident Kim will denuclearize

North Korea-1

President Donald Trump voiced confidence Monday that North Korea's leader would "honor" his commitment to denuclearize, despite Pyongyang's accusation that the U.S. is making "gangster-like" demands in negotiations.

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