Teacher discontent swells over proposed cuts to benefits

KY Pensions

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Teacher Jessica Page was showing her central Kentucky elementary school...


Today in History

Today in History Today is Saturday, March 17, the 76th day of 2018. There are 289 days left in the year. This is St. Patrick’s Day. Today’s Highlight in History: On March 17, 1968, a peaceful anti-Vietnam War protest in London was followed by a riot outside the U.S. Embassy; more than 200 people...


McCabe is said to have written memos detailing his interactions with Trump

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - Former FBI official Andrew McCabe memorialized his interactions with President Donald Trump in contemporaneous memos, a person familiar with the case said, and they could become a key piece of evidence in special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe. Mueller...


School-walkout unity also lays bare division among students

Student Walkouts Gun Violence Idaho

As she addressed the crowd during the walkout at her Idaho high school, Kylee Denny faced heckles and name-calling from a group of students carrying American flags, she said. The counterprotesters included many familiar faces, including her boyfriend’s stepbrother. To avoid making a difficult...


2 cars, 3 bodies removed from collapsed Miami bridge debris

University Bridge Collapse

MIAMI (AP) — Two vehicles containing three bodies were removed from the wreckage of a collapsed Miami bridge Saturday as authorities continued to remove debris in attempt to extract at least four cars still trapped since the span fell two days earlier. The recovery came after police used cameras to...


Trump's lawyer calls on Justice Department to immediately end Russia probe

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. President Donald Trump’s lawyer called on the Justice Department to immediately shut down the special counsel probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election, in the wake of the firing of FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe. Attorney John Dowd said in a statement...


Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar joins St Patrick's Parade

St Patricks Day New York

NEW YORK (AP) — Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar joined along as Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue came alive with the sound of bagpipes, trumpets and lots of green Saturday during the 257th running of New York City’s St. Patrick’s Day parade. Several bagpipe bands led a parade made up of over 100 marching...


US probes 4 deaths in Hyundai-Kia cars when air bags failed

Air Bag Failures

DETROIT (AP) — Air bags in some Hyundai and Kia cars failed to inflate in crashes and four people are dead. Now the U.S. government’s road safety agency wants to know why. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says it’s investigating problems that affect an estimated 425,000 cars made...


Facebook bans Trump-affiliated data firm Cambridge Analytica

Trump Russia Probe Facebook Cambridge Analytica Suspension

Facebook suspended Cambridge Analytica, a data-analysis firm that worked for President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign, over allegations that it held onto improperly obtained user data after telling Facebook it had deleted the information. The social network issued a blog post explaining its decision,...


Oscars chief who said #MeToo abuse should be 'jackhammered into oblivion' is accused of

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is reportedly investigating its president over claims of sexual harassment, after he was implicated through a whistleblowing system he helped implement in the wake of earlier #MeToo scandals. The academy received three...


Immigrant reunited with child months after separation by US

CHICAGO (AP) — A Congolese mother has been reunited with her 7-year-old daughter months after they crossed the California-Mexico border seeking asylum and were separated by the U.S. government, an American Civil Liberties Union lawyer said Saturday. The daughter had been placed in a Chicago...

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