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

Utah Senate Romney-9

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: 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...


After school shooting, Florida leaders propose new gun laws

School Shooting Florida Teachers Return-11

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Less than two weeks after the Florida school shooting, Gov. Rick Scott and Republican legislators announced school safety and gun restriction proposals Friday that would ban the sale of firearms to anyone under 21, but they differed on whether some teachers should carry...


Graham's spiritual journey began and ended in North Carolina

Obit Billy Graham

MONTREAT, N.C. (AP) — While the Rev. Billy Graham’s travels took him as far away as the Soviet Union and China, he always came back to his native North Carolina, a place of refuge, reflection and spiritual refueling. In the process, the most famous evangelist in American history became one of North...


Stores make push in scan and go tech, hope shoppers adopt it

Shopping Scan & Go

NEW YORK (AP) — Shoppers at self-checkout lanes scanning all their groceries after they’re done shopping? Old school. More stores are letting customer tally their choices with a phone app or store device as they roam the aisles. For customers, scanning as they go can be faster and make it simpler...


More Republicans questioning if Greitens should stay

Missouri Governor Indicted

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A growing number of Republicans are questioning whether Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens should remain in office and are backing a legislative investigation that could lead to impeachment proceedings following the Republican governor’s indictment on an invasion of privacy charge related...


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 as investors pored through the latest batch of company earnings and deal news. Hewlett Packard Enterprise and HP led the gainers among technology stocks. Energy companies also rose as crude oil prices headed higher....


NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Not Real News Free Doughnuts

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue headlines of the week. None of these stories is legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked these out; here are the real facts: NOT REAL: The crisis actors of Florida Parkland school shooting...


The Latest: Greitens lawyer says prosecutor declined meeting

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ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Latest on the indictment of Republican Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens (all times local): 1 p.m. The attorney for Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens says the governor wanted to meet with the prosecutor prior to his indictment but she refused. St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner...


Guns and more guns: Will Wall Street ever abandon firearms?

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. Will Wall Street ever let go of guns? That question has come up before -- after the shootings in Newtown, in Orlando, in Las Vegas, and on and on. Now, with the nation’s emotions raw over the killings in Florida last week, evidence is mounting that investors may be rethinking...

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