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Bill, Melinda Gates unfazed by criticism of wealthy giving

February 12, 2019

KIRKLAND, Wash. (AP) — Bill and Melinda Gates are pushing back against a new wave of criticism about whether billionaire philanthropy is a force for good. more »»

Ex-astronaut Mark Kelly makes Democratic bid for Senate seat

February 12, 2019

PHOENIX (AP) — Retired astronaut Mark Kelly, who became a prominent gun-control advocate after his wife, former U.S. Rep. more »»

Striking Denver teachers, district resume negotiations

February 12, 2019

DENVER (AP) — Striking Denver teachers wearing red packed a library meeting room Tuesday for a public negotiating session with district leaders on the second day of a strike over pa. more »»

Virginia sex allegations are latest against state officials

February 12, 2019

Virginia's lieutenant governor has denied newly publicized allegations that he sexually assaulted two women years ago and has vowed to continue serving in office. more »»

Butterfly Center asks judge to stop Texas border wall

February 12, 2019

HOUSTON (AP) — The nonprofit National Butterfly Center has asked a federal judge to stop border wall activity on its property as the Trump administration gears up to build new walls and fencing i... more »»

Funeral begins for longtime Rep. John Dingell

February 12, 2019

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden and other dignitaries are attending the funeral Tuesday for longtime Rep. more »»

Counseling urged to prevent depression in at-risk new moms

February 12, 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — Doctors already are supposed to screen new mothers for depression, to find those who need prompt car. more »»

Denver teachers strike for 2nd day, negotiations to resume

February 12, 2019

DENVER (AP) — The teacher strike in Denver entered a second day Tuesday with educators disputing pay back on the picket lines and union and school officials set to resume negotiations in an effor... more »»

Ex-astronaut Mark Kelly announces run for McCain Senate seat

February 12, 2019

PHOENIX (AP) — Retired astronaut Mark Kelly, who became a prominent gun-control advocate after his wife, former U.S. Rep. more »»

In Texas, Trump backs wall while O'Rourke rallies opponents

February 12, 2019

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — President Donald Trump charged ahead with his pledge to build a wall at the U.. more »»

Budget deal allows far less money than Trump wanted for wall

February 12, 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional negotiators reached agreement to prevent a government shutdown and finance construction of new barriers along the U.S. more »»

California governor to rebut Trump in 1st State of State

February 12, 2019

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. more »»

Negotiations resuming amid Denver teacher strike

February 12, 2019

DENVER (AP) — Denver school leaders and teachers are set to resume negotiations Tuesday to end a strike over pay amid a swell of educator activism that has affected at least half a dozen states... more »»

Dachshunds get chance to break out of Westminster doghouse

February 12, 2019

NEW YORK (AP) — Could this really be the year that dachshunds get out of the Westminster doghouse?

Always a popular pooch, somehow they've never walked off with best in show at America's to... more »»

Critics protest proposed drilling in Alaska's Arctic refuge

February 12, 2019

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Protesters in Alaska urged federal officials to keep oil rigs out of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge despite a federal law requiring lease sales in the wilderness area. more »»

Snow slams Northwest again and even Hawaii gets some

February 12, 2019

SEATTLE (AP) — Schools closed across Washington state and the Legislature canceled all hearings Monday with winter snowstorms pummeling the Northwest again as a larger weather system wreaked havo... more »»

Twitter dustup, apology not firsts for Minnesota Rep. Omar

February 12, 2019

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Democrat Ilhan Omar has relished the attention attached to becoming one of the first two Muslim women elected to Congress, eagerly engaging with supporters and critic... more »»

 
 

 

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