Romney is running for Senate. Even if he wins, the Mormon Church has already lost

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As several Mormon senators step away from their positions in Congress, some observers wonder...


Today in History

Today in History Today is Friday, Feb. 23, the 54th day of 2018. There are 311 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 23, 1945, during World War II, U.S. Marines on Iwo Jima captured Mount Suribachi, where they raised two American flags (the second flag-raising was captured in...


The Latest: Judge cancels hearing on aborted execution

Alabama Execution

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on the postponed execution of an Alabama inmate (all times local): 2:20 p.m. A federal judge has canceled a Monday hearing on an Alabama inmate’s aborted execution. Chief Judge Karon O Bowdre issued the decision Friday, but kept in place a directive to the state...


Tech, health care companies leading US stocks higher

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Technology and health care companies helped drive U.S. stocks broadly higher Friday, placing the market on course to finish a volatile week with a slight gain. Hewlett Packard Enterprise and HP led the gainers among technology stocks. Energy companies also rose along with crude oil prices. Bond...


Correction: Arkansas Judge-Sex Allegations story

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — In a story Feb. 21 about a former Arkansas judge being sentenced after admitting to giving male defendants lighter sentences in exchange for sexual favors, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the judge took pictures of one of the victim’s tattoos. Richard...


The Latest: Hawley expects 'thorough' House investigation

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ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Latest on the indictment of Republican Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens (all times local): 2:15 p.m. Missouri’s attorney general says he’s confident a state House investigation of Gov. Eric Greitens will be “thorough and swift.” Attorney General Josh Hawley went on Twitter Friday to...


The 10 most memorable figure skating routines at the 2018 Olympics, ranked by song

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. The 2018 Winter Olympics mark the first year that figure skaters have been able to use music with lyrics for their routines. Live-tweeters have now been yelling about it for two weeks, and the increased attention has even contributed to a spike in music streaming. The...


US companies distance themselves from NRA as pressure mounts

NRA Reaction

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. companies are taking a closer look at investments, co-branding deals and other ties to the gun industry and its public face, the National Rifle Association, after the latest school massacre. Petitions are circulating online targeting companies that offer discounts to NRA...


Why didn't the officer rush into Florida's Parkland school mass shooting?

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. The sheriff deputy was armed and in uniform, standing outside the Florida school where a gunman was methodically killing students, authorities said Thursday night. And yet he did nothing. In the hours since authorities described the deputy’s response, he has been...


A little girl saw an emotional-support dog on a plane. It went for her face.

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. A dog injured a child onboard a Southwest Airlines flight, the latest incident in the controversy over allowing emotional-support animals on planes. It happened Wednesday night while passengers were boarding a Southwest flight from Phoenix to Portland, Oregon. A...


The Latest: Baseball teams honor school shooting victims

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the deadly Florida school shooting (all times local): 2:30 p.m. Major League Baseball is honoring victims of the Florida school shooting by wearing caps with the school’s initials. Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School baseball coach Todd Fitz-Gerald and...

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