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U.S. considers limit on green cards for immigrants on benefits

The Trump administration has proposed rules that could deny green cards to immigrants if they use Medicaid, food stamps, housing vouchers and other forms of public assistance.


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 23, 2018, 3:23 p.m.

3D gun advocate accused of sex with minor is jailed in U.S.

The owner of a Texas company that sells plans to make untraceable 3-D printed guns was back in the U.S. Sunday after being arrested in Taiwan, where police say he …


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 23, 2018, 9:38 p.m.

As Senate hearing set for Brett Kavanaugh, new accuser emerges

The Senate Judiciary Committee scheduled a hearing Thursday for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford, a woman who says he sexually assaulted her as a teenager, as …


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 23, 2018, 9:55 p.m.

Tribal members settle abuse cases against Mormon church

Four Native Americans who claimed they were sexually abused while enrolled in a now-defunct Mormon church foster program decades ago filed paperwork to dismiss their cases after reaching financial settlements, …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 22, 2018, 2:01 p.m.

National park in Hawaii reopens after monthslong eruption

A national park in Hawaii has reopened after being closed for more than four months because of Kilauea volcano’s latest eruption, which caused widespread damage to park infrastructure and dramatically …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 22, 2018, 11:09 a.m.

Art’s iconic ‘Blue Boy’ gets major 250th birthday makeover

“Blue Boy” is getting a long-awaited makeover, and the public can watch as one of the world’s most recognizable paintings gets a little nip here, a nice tuck there and …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 22, 2018, 10:10 a.m.

Control of Congress also at stake in state legislative races

Democrats looking to regain a foothold in state capitols largely led by Republicans had anticipated flipping control of up to a dozen legislative chambers during the last presidential election. It …


Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein’s fate could turn on which account Trump believes

The fate of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein could turn on whether President Donald Trump believes the account of an ex-FBI official who, as Trump once asserted in a tweet, …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 22, 2018, 9:53 p.m.

Kavanaugh, Ford agree to testify on Thursday, source says

Negotiators reached a tentative agreement Saturday for the Senate Judiciary Committee to hear testimony Thursday from Christine Blasey Ford, the woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 22, 2018, 9:59 p.m.

N.C. river swirls with gray muck near flooded coal ash dump

Gray muck is flowing into the Cape Fear River from the site of a dam breach at a Wilmington power plant where an old coal ash dump had been covered …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 22, 2018, 9:25 a.m.

Maine investigating restaurant that calmed lobsters with pot

State health inspectors are investigating a Maine lobster restaurant that tried to mellow out lobsters with marijuana.


Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund pulls plug on building a museum on the National Mall

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund announced Friday that it is ending its troubled project to build a $130 million underground Vietnam education center on the Mall.


Hacker linked to Target data breach gets 14 years in prison

A Latvian computer programmer was sentenced to 14 years in prison for designing a program that helped hackers improve malware – including some used in the 2013 Target breach.


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 21, 2018, 9:41 p.m.

Spokane sexual assault survivors join national #WhyIDidntReport

There can be many reasons why survivors of sexual assault don’t report: shame, guilt, embarrassment, denial or disgust. Not to mention fear – of losing a job, friends, colleagues, privacy, …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 21, 2018, 7:33 p.m.

Popular beagle Uno, a Westminster champion, dies at 13

Uno, the sweet, baying beagle who became perhaps the most popular show dog ever, has died. He was 13.


Analysis: Trump upends GOP strategy on assault claim

Republicans for days have been trying, with some success, not to blame the accuser in the high-stakes he-said-she-said roiling the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh. They calibrated their comments …


Patti Davis: Why I don’t recall all the details of my sexual assault

Ronald and Nancy Reagan’s daughter recalls what she can of the day she went to the office of a prominent music executive to play some of her songs.


Groups say Medicare discounts threatened in opioids bill

Consumer and health care groups are scrambling to block what they say is a move by the pharmaceutical industry to commandeer must-pass opioids epidemic legislation as a vehicle for rolling …


Official: More possible victims of California doctor found

A Southern California prosecutor said Friday his office has received leads to more than 12 possible additional victims in the investigation of a surgeon and a female companion already charged …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 21, 2018, 12:50 p.m.

Mormons to stay outdoors after split with Boy Scouts

The Mormon church’s new youth program, which will roll out in 2020 when it cuts all ties with Boy Scouts of America, will still include outdoor and adventure activities even …


Michigan gubernatorial candidate Gretchen Whitmer denies GOP ad alleging refusal to prosecute gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar

Democrat Gretchen Whitmer on Friday tearfully denied Republicans’ allegation that she refused to prosecute disgraced former sports doctor Larry Nassar for sexual assaulting gymnasts and other victims before the charges …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 21, 2018, 2:49 p.m.

Sources: Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein spoke of possible secret Trump taping

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein floated the idea of secretly recording President Donald Trump last year amid law enforcement concerns about chaos in the White House, according to people familiar …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 21, 2018, 12:27 p.m.

Wisconsin workplace shooting suspect had revoked gun permit

The gunman in a Wisconsin workplace shooting was taken to a mental health hospital and barred from possessing firearms in 2004 after telling South Dakota police that he thought co-workers …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 21, 2018, 6:20 p.m.

Lawsuit: Montana high school trainer sexually abused student athletes

An athletic trainer at a Montana high school sexually abused at least 18 student athletes decades ago under the guise of boosting their athletic performance, according to a lawsuit filed …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 21, 2018, 2:18 p.m.

Dam breach at Duke Energy plant in North Carolina; coal ash could spill

Florence’s floodwaters breached a dam holding back a large reservoir at a Wilmington power plant Friday, and coal ash from an adjacent dump could be flowing into the nearby Cape …


Army misses 2018 recruiting goal

For the first time since 2005, the U.S. Army missed its recruiting goal this year, falling short by about 6,500 soldiers, despite pouring an extra $200 million into bonuses and …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 21, 2018, 10:05 a.m.

Trump delays Russia probe document; allies voiced concerns

President Donald Trump on Friday delayed his own order to declassify and release documents from the FBI’s Russia investigation, saying the Justice Department and U.S. allies have raised security concerns …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 21, 2018, 9:03 a.m.

Mother of suspected MS-13 victim remembered as ‘warrior’

A mother recognized by President Donald Trump for turning grief over her daughter’s suspected gang killing into a crusade against MS-13 was remembered at her funeral Friday as a hero …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 21, 2018, 1:22 p.m.

Woman stabs 5 – including newborns – at New York nursery

A woman stabbed five people – including three newborn babies – and then slashed her wrist early Friday inside a New York City home that was apparently being used as …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 21, 2018, 11:56 a.m.

Sheriff: Maryland warehouse shooter had mental illness but legally owned gun

Workers say they endured horrifying moments of wild gunfire and terror as a woman working a temporary job at a drugstore warehouse in Maryland fired on colleagues with a handgun, …