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Border Patrol Chief: sexist Facebook posts ‘inappropriate’ Monday, July 1st, 2019

By CEDAR ATTANASIO and COLLEEN LONG, CLINT, Texas (AP) — The head of the U.S. Border Patrol on Monday slammed as “completely inappropriate” sexually explicit posts about U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and comments questioning the authenticity of a photo of a drowned man and his young..

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Fiery Democratic debate: Race, age, health care and Trump Thursday, June 27th, 2019

By JUANA SUMMERS and STEVE PEOPLES, MIAMI (AP) — Democratic divisions over race, age and ideology surged into public view in Thursday night’s presidential debate, a prime-time clash punctuated by a heated exchange between former Vice President Joe Biden and California Sen. Kamala Harris. It..

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US in the World Cup quarterfinals after 2-1 win over Spain Monday, June 24th, 2019

By ANNE M. PETERSON, REIMS, France (AP) — Spain tested the United States like no other team at the Women’s World Cup. The U.S. looked disorganized at times facing Spain’s aggressive and physical style before pulling out a 2-1 victory Monday night. It could have been just what the Americans..

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Authorities say 9 killed after aircraft crashes in Hawaii Friday, June 21st, 2019

By CALEB JONES, HONOLULU (AP) — Nine people on board a twin engine aircraft died Friday night in a crash on Oahu’s North Shore, officials said. There were no survivors in the crash of the King Air plane near a small airport, Hawaii Department of Transportation spokesman Tim Sakahara..

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Why US-China trade war risks hurting firms in both countries Monday, June 17th, 2019

By PAUL WISEMAN, WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. businesses are imploring President Donald Trump not to expand his tariffs to $300 billion in goods from China that have so far been spared in his trade war with Beijing. These companies warn that the additional tariffs would drive up prices for consumers,..

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4 years in, Trump fondly recalls Trump Tower campaign launch Sunday, June 16th, 2019

By JILL COLVIN and JONATHAN LEMIRE, NEW YORK (AP) — It was the escalator ride that would change history. Four years ago on Sunday, Donald Trump descended through the pink marble and brass atrium of Trump Tower to announce his candidacy for president , the first step on a journey few believed..

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Trump’s first term: hits and misses Saturday, June 15th, 2019

WASHINGTON, (AFP): "Promises made, promises kept," goes one of President Donald Trump's main 2020 reelection slogans. Is that true? Here are some of the key policy hits and misses -- comparing his accomplishments to his promises -- from a tumultuous first term. - HITS - Economy: The economy..

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Shooting inside California Costco kills 1, injures 3

CORONA, Calif. (AP) — A gunman opened fire inside a Southern California Costco during an argument Friday night, killing a man, wounding two other people and sparking a stampede of terrified shoppers before he was taken into custody, police said. Police swarmed the Costco after shots were..

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US Naval War College is getting its 1st female president Friday, June 14th, 2019

By JENNIFER McDERMOTT, PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A helicopter pilot who heads a military command in Guam will be the first female leader of the U.S. Naval War College, the Navy announced Friday, days after removing the college president who came under investigation over questionable behavior. Rear..

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Sarah Sanders leaving White House job; governor run ahead? Thursday, June 13th, 2019

By DARLENE SUPERVILLE, WASHINGTON (AP) — White House press secretary Sarah Sanders, whose tenure was marked by a breakdown in regular press briefings and questions about the administration’s credibility, as well as her own, will leave her post at the end of the month, President Donald Trump..

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Defense in trial of China scholar’s brutal death: He did it Wednesday, June 12th, 2019

By MICHAEL TARM, PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — As a federal prosecutor on Wednesday shared with jurors grisly details of how authorities claim a former University of Illinois doctoral student kidnapped a visiting scholar from China, then beat her to death with a baseball bat, defense attorneys intent on..

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Alex Morgan has 5 goals as US routs Thailand 13-0 Tuesday, June 11th, 2019

By ANNE M. PETERSON, REIMS, France (AP) — Thailand was never a real threat to the U.S. national team. Even so, the three-time Women’s World Cup champions had no desire to go easy on a lesser opponent in their opening game. Goals matter in the group stage. And statements matter in soccer’s..

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Helicopter crashes on roof of NYC skyscraper; pilot killed Monday, June 10th, 2019

By JIM MUSTIAN, NEW YORK (AP) — A helicopter crashed on the roof of a rain-shrouded midtown Manhattan skyscraper Monday, killing the pilot and briefly triggering memories of 9/11, though it appeared to be an accident. The crash near Times Square and Trump Tower shook the 750-foot (229-meter) AXA..

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With Mexico deal done, US urges China to resume trade talks Saturday, June 8th, 2019

By ELAINE KURTENBACH, FUKUOKA, Japan (AP) — One down, still others to go. President Donald Trump claimed a victory after Washington and Mexico agreed on measures to stem the flow of Central American migrants into the United States. Trump called off plans to impose a 5% tax on Mexican exports,..

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How China Can Reach its Centennial Goal Monday, October 14th, 2019

Two years ago, Chinese President Xi Jinping declared that by the time the People’s Republic celebrates its centenary in 2049, it should be a “great modern socialist..

The Insanity of Austerity Sunday, October 13th, 2019

Significant protest by Tibetans at Chennai Saturday, October 12th, 2019

Europe Needs a Serious Nuclear-Energy Debate Saturday, October 12th, 2019

The Climate Kids Are Right Friday, October 11th, 2019