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George H.W. Bush released from hospital after fighting off infection George H.W. Bush released from hospital after fighting off infection
Former president George H.W. Bush has been released from the hospital after nearly two weeks of treatment for an infection. Bush, 93, was taken to Houston Methodist Hospital on April 22 the day after attending the funeral for his wife of 73 years. He was hospitalized with an infection that had spread to his blood. "His doctors report he is doing well and is happy to return home," Bush sp...
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Trump urged to use Korean War-era law to provide relief for struggling coal, nuclear plants Trump urged to use Korean War-era law to provide relief for struggling coal, nuclear plants
WASHINGTON The war on coal is over, the Trump administration declared last fall. But a new front in the war to save coal may be about to begin. The Energy Department is looking into whether it can keep struggling coal and nuclear plants open by invoking a 68-year-old law designed to make sure the nation has the resources it needs in times of war or natural disaster. The Defense Producti...
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Hawaii may ban sunscreen that kills coral reefs. What sunscreen is safe for the environment? Hawaii may ban sunscreen that kills coral reefs. What sunscreen is safe for the environment?
Hawaii could become the first state to ban sunscreens with environmentally harmful chemicals. So maybe pack a sunhat and long sleeves for that trip to Waikiki. State lawmakers passed a bill Tuesday banning sunscreens containing oxybenzone and octinoxate, chemicals believed to cause harm to marine life and coral reefs. Those are active ingredients in a host of popular sunscreens, including top-r...
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Day 3 of Arizona teacher walkout: Educators at the state Capitol dig in Day 3 of Arizona teacher walkout: Educators at the state Capitol dig in
The thousands of educators convened at the state Capitol on Monday for the third day of the #RedForEd walkout had a message for lawmakers: They're digging in. "I would like (Gov. Doug) Ducey to actually sit down with the AEU," Chariti Hamlett, a school psychologist in Mesa Public Schools, said. Many of the teachers echoed that refrain that they just want the governor to talk to Arizona Edu...
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Arizona teachers' strike to continue Monday; Colorado ralliers pin hopes on ballot initiative Arizona teachers' strike to continue Monday; Colorado ralliers pin hopes on ballot initiative
PHOENIX To beat the heat, thousands of Arizona teachers gathered early Friday at the state Capitol for a second day of rallies while educators in Colorado had near-perfect weather in Denver for an afternoon protest. The temperature reached 99 degrees by 3 p.m. MST in Phoenix. To beat a different kind of heat, legislators in the GOP-dominated Arizona House and Senate on Thursday adjourned earl...
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Golden State Killer suspect placed on suicide watch; appears in court in wheelchair Golden State Killer suspect placed on suicide watch; appears in court in wheelchair
The suspected Golden State Killer faced a judge Friday after 40 years on the run and a terrorizing series of rapes and murders that left Californians on edge. James Joseph DeAngelo, 72, was brought into a Sacramento courtroom in a wheelchair by officers. It was his first time in court since his arrest Tuesday outside his home in Citrus Heights, 20 miles northwest of Sacramento. Police were able...
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Michael Cohen says he will plead the Fifth Amendment in Stormy Daniels case Michael Cohen says he will plead the Fifth Amendment in Stormy Daniels case
President Trump's personal attorney Michael Cohen says he will plead the Fifth Amendment in the case brought by adult film star Stormy Daniels. Cohen made the assertion in a signed statement filed in federal court Wednesday. He said in the filing he would assert his Fifth Amendment rights against self-incrimination because of a criminal investigation targeting him, which led to his New York...
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Former Miss America Deidre Downs Gunn marries same-sex partner in Alabama wedding Former Miss America Deidre Downs Gunn marries same-sex partner in Alabama wedding
A former Miss America pageant winner has married her same-sex partner in a Southern-style ceremony in her native Alabama. Deidre Downs Gunn, who was crowned Miss America in 2005 and is now a doctor, walked down the aisle with her spouse, attorney Abbott Jones, at the Birmingham Museum of Art, People magazine reported. "Saying our vows in front of our family and friends and making that commit...
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Reports: Jeff Sessions told White House he might quit if Rod Rosenstein is fired Reports: Jeff Sessions told White House he might quit if Rod Rosenstein is fired
Attorney General Jeff Sessions told the White House he might resign if President Trump fires the deputy attorney general overseeing the investigation into Russian election meddling, according to The Washington Postand The Wall Street Journal, each citing unnamed sources. Sessions told White House counsel Donald McGahn in a phone call last weekend that he would consider quitting if Trump fired ...
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22 minutes of terror on Southwest Flight 1380: How an ordinary trip turned tragic 22 minutes of terror on Southwest Flight 1380: How an ordinary trip turned tragic
Southwest Airlines Flight 1380 appeared destined for an unremarkable trip to Dallas as it lumbered down the runway Tuesday morning at New York's LaGuardia Airport. Less than a half-hour later, chaos and terror would sweep through the Boeing 737 with 149 people aboard. A blown engine, a shattered window and a horrific death would send shocked passengers to their phones, desperately trying to tex...
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