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HUD Secretary Ben Carson says he intends to leave his post at end of Trump’s first term

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson says he intends to leave his post at the end of President Trump’s first term.


UPDATED: Mon., March 4, 2019, 7:26 p.m.

‘Leaving Neverland’ puts Michael Jackson’s cultural legacy and $2 billion empire in jeopardy

When Michael Jackson died in 2009, the singer had hit a low point, dogged by personal scandals and diminishing star power that paled in comparison to the rarefied heights he …


UPDATED: Mon., March 4, 2019, 5:44 p.m.

Second man seems to be free of AIDS virus after stem cell transplant

A London man appears to be free of the AIDS virus after a stem cell transplant, the second such success.


UPDATED: Mon., March 4, 2019, 12:55 p.m.

Higher education: Colleges add cannabis to the curriculum

Cannabis is being added to the curriculum at a growing number of colleges to prepare graduates for jobs in the blossoming marijuana and hemp industries. Northern Michigan University and Minot …


Woman who joined Islamic State starts fight to return to US

An Alabama woman who joined the Islamic State has lost the first round in her legal fight to return to the U.S. with her toddler son.


Ex-acting AG Matthew Whitaker leaves Justice Department

Former acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker has left the Justice Department. Justice Department spokeswoman Kerri Kupec says Whitaker’s last day was Saturday.


New US House election in NC to be held on Sept. 10

North Carolina’s elections board has set a Sept. 10 date to fill a congressional seat still vacant after November’s result was tainted by ballot-fraud concerns.


UPDATED: Mon., March 4, 2019, 12:16 p.m.

Nevada ranch once owned by Bing Crosby on market for $7.3M

A northeastern Nevada ranch once owned by Bing Crosby is for sale for $7,280,000.


UPDATED: Mon., March 4, 2019, 11:27 a.m.

Ex-Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper enters presidential race

Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper said on Monday he’s running for president, casting himself as a can-do uniter who’s used to overcoming adversity and accomplishing liberal goals in a politically …


UPDATED: Mon., March 4, 2019, 8:53 p.m.

Ginsburg’s recovery prescription: Plenty of opinions

Now we know what Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was doing as she recuperated from lung cancer surgery: churning out opinions for the court at a faster clip than any of …


New litmus test for 2020 Democrats: Shake up Senate rules

The newest pressure point in the Democratic presidential primary isn’t health care or climate change – though it could make or break future progress on those issues. It’s an overhaul …


House Judiciary panel launches sweeping Trump probe

The House Judiciary Committee is launching a sweeping new probe of President Donald Trump, his White House, his campaign and his businesses, sending document requests to 81 people linked to …


Rand Paul says he will vote for measure blocking Trump’s emergency declaration, paving way for passage

Sen. Rand Paul is throwing his support behind a resolution that would block President Donald Trump’s declaration of a national emergency to build his long-promised U.S.-Mexico border wall, defying a …


UPDATED: Mon., March 4, 2019, 10:35 a.m.

Tornado kills 23 in Alabama, rescuers search for victims

Rescuers searched for victims Monday amid homes smashed to their foundations, shredded metal dangling from trees and dead animals lying in the open after a tornado ripped through a rural …


UPDATED: Sun., March 3, 2019, 8:48 p.m.

House to question 60 Trump officials in obstruction probe

Declaring it’s “very clear” President Donald Trump obstructed justice, a top House Democrat is requesting documents Monday from more than 60 people from Trump’s administration, family and business.


Trump blames Cohen testimony for failure of summit with North Korea

President Donald Trump said Sunday that the congressional testimony of Michael Cohen, his former personal lawyer and fixer, was in part responsible for the collapse in negotiations with North Korea …


Trump likes ‘actings,’ experts say permanent staff is better

President Donald Trump doesn’t seem to mind an outsize number of “acting” officials in the Cabinet, but government experts say it’s important to install permanent people to maintain stability.


AP Fact Check: Trump’s epic speech is laced with fabrication

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump uttered a dizzying number of false statements in his epically long weekend speech, to an audience that didn’t seem to mind at all. He got …


San Diego pathologist accused of improperly harvesting children’s organs

A San Diego, Calif., physician whose firm was hired as a medical examiner in Texas has been accused in a lawsuit of harvesting body parts from dead children not for …


Police: New Orleans crash driver spoke of ‘drinking problem’

A driver suspected of killing two people and injuring seven others, most of them on bikes, as large crowds gathered in New Orleans for Mardi Gras told police after the …


UPDATED: Sun., March 3, 2019, 7:14 p.m.

U.S.-built capsule docks at space station

SpaceX’s Dragon capsule docked successfully with the International Space Station today, marking the first time in eight years that an American-made spacecraft capable of carrying humans has flown to the …


Many ‘still hurting’ nearly 5 months after Hurricane Michael

Life is still a struggle in the Florida county hardest hit by Hurricane Michael in October


No charges for police who shot 22-year-old California man

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Two Sacramento police officers won’t face criminal charges for the fatal shooting last March of a black man following a chase that ended in his grandparents’ yard …


Cat that lived 6 years in Alaska general store gets evicted

A furry fixture of an Alaska general store must leave after the owners were notified the black cat’s presence violates food safety standards


Trump delivers a slashing speech that rouses the right

In a slashing speech packed with braggadocio and grievance, President Donald Trump denounced Democrats as the party of ‘the socialist nightmare’


Trump says he’ll issue order protecting campus free speech

President Donald Trump says he will soon sign an executive order requiring colleges and universities to support free speech if they want to get federal resources.


Justices to make rare appearance before appropriators

WASHINGTON – Two Supreme Court justices plan to testify before Congress this week about the high court’s budget for the first time in four years, amid legislative efforts to overhaul …


Trump says he’ll issue order protecting campus free speech

President Donald Trump says he will soon sign an executive order requiring colleges and universities to support free speech if they want federal resources.


2 Sacramento cops who shot Stephon Clark won’t face charges

The two Sacramento police officers whose fatal shooting of an unarmed black man last year prompted nationwide protests will not face criminal charges, Sacramento County District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert …


29 parents separated from their children and deported last year arrive at U.S. border to request asylum

Twenty-nine parents from across Central America who were separated from their children by U.S. immigration agents last year returned to the U.S. border on Saturday, demanding asylum hearings that might …