Government and politics

February 22, 2018 - 2:29 pm
MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (AP) — A driver intentionally crashed a car filled with gasoline containers into a Connecticut hospital emergency room Thursday and set himself on fire, authorities said. The driver, a local man in his 20s known to police, was the only person injured in the crash at Middlesex...
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In this photo released on Thursday Feb. 22, 2018 which provided by the Syrian anti-government activist group Ghouta Media Center, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows a Syrian man runs between destroyed buildings which attacked during airstrikes and shelling by Syrian government forces, in Ghouta, a suburb of Damascus, Syria. (Ghouta Media Center via AP)
February 22, 2018 - 2:00 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — World leaders called for an urgent cease-fire in Syria on Thursday as government forces pounded the opposition-controlled eastern suburbs of the capital in a crushing campaign that has left hundreds of people dead in recent days. The U.N. Security Council was expected to vote on a...
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February 22, 2018 - 1:57 pm
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island state senator facing charges that he extorted a teenage Statehouse page for sex has resigned. Coventry Republican Nicholas Kettle said in a letter Thursday that he has "determined that it is in my best interest to resign and concentrate on the unfounded...
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FILE - In this April 6, 2016 file photo, CBS News correspondent Margaret Brennan arrives at the 7th Annual Women in the World Summit opening night in New York. CBS News has named Brennan as moderator of the Sunday morning political talk show "Face the Nation," replacing John Dickerson. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
February 22, 2018 - 1:56 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — CBS News has named Margaret Brennan as moderator of the Sunday morning political talk show "Face the Nation," replacing John Dickerson. Brennan has been one of the substitute moderators, along with Nancy Cordes and Major Garrett, since Dickerson left the Washington-based show to...
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February 22, 2018 - 1:20 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — When the Texas Board of Education last produced history curriculum guidelines for public schools, experts decried its members for attempting to promote religious and conservative ideology over facts. Now the state is considering revisions to the 2010 standards, which a group of...
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In this Monday, Feb. 19, 2018 photo, The Qatari envoy, Mohammed Al-Emadi, attends a press conference at the Shifa hospital in Gaza City, Gaza. Al-Emadi told The Associated Press in an interview Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018 that Gaza is "on the verge of collapsing" and that if things do not improve, another war could break out between its Hamas rulers and Israel. Al-Emadi, Qatar's point man for the Gaza Strip, is calling on the world to send humanitarian aid urgently to the war-torn territory. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)
February 22, 2018 - 12:34 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — Qatar's point man for Gaza on Thursday urged the world to send urgently needed humanitarian aid to the territory, warning that the war-ravaged coastal strip is "on the verge of collapsing" and could plunge into a new round of fighting with Israel if conditions do not improve...
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February 22, 2018 - 11:55 am
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — The United States military for the second straight day is announcing a drone strike that killed al-Shabab extremists in Somalia. The U.S. Africa Command says the strike on Wednesday killed four "terrorists" near Jamaame in Lower Juba region in the south. The statement says...
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United States celebrates winning gold after the women's gold medal hockey game against Canada at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
February 22, 2018 - 11:53 am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on the Pyeongchang Olympics (all times local): 1:45 a.m. President Donald Trump has congratulated the U.S. women's hockey team on winning Olympic gold. Trump tweeted his congratulations Thursday "on behalf of an entire Nation." The American women defeated...
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February 22, 2018 - 11:49 am
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The fourth mini-casino license awarded by Pennsylvania gambling regulators is for a location in south-central Pennsylvania, a region with one full-fledged casino. The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board said Thursday that the owners of Parx Casino in suburban Philadelphia had...
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FILE - In this March 12, 2006 file photo, the Rev. Billy Graham, right, and his son Franklin Graham wait for the start of a service in New Orleans. Graham, who transformed American religious life through his preaching and activism, becoming a counselor to presidents and the most widely heard Christian evangelist in history, has died. Spokesman Mark DeMoss says Graham, who long suffered from cancer, pneumonia and other ailments, died at his home in North Carolina on Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. He was 99. (AP Photo/Bill Haber, File)
February 22, 2018 - 11:19 am
MONTREAT, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on the death of Billy Graham (all times local): 11:15 a.m. U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan says the Rev. Billy Graham's body will lie in honor in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda for two days next week. Ryan says he's inviting members of Congress and the public to pay their...
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