Authorities: New bombing reported at Austin Goodwill store

Austin Bombings

Emergency teams were responding Tuesday night to another reported explosion in Texas’ capital...


Today in History

Today in History Today is Friday, March 23, the 82nd day of 2018. There are 283 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On March 23, 1775, Patrick Henry delivered an address to the Virginia Provincial Convention in which he is said to have declared, “Give me liberty, or give me death!”...


Closing arguments expected Saturday in police slaying trial

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The first-degree murder trial of a man accused of killing a New Orleans police officer in 2015 is nearing its end. Defense lawyers for Travis Boys wrapped up their case Thursday. New Orleans news outlets report that prosecution rebuttal witnesses and evidence were presented...


Sympathy for white Austin bomber stirs debate about race

ADDITION Austin Bombings

When a law enforcement official described a cellphone recording left by the Austin serial bomber as “the outcry of a very challenged young man,” the remark caused an outcry of its own. Because the bomber was white, some people almost immediately questioned whether the same level of compassion would...


Australian volunteers save 5 of over 150 stranded whales

Australia Beached Whales

PERTH, Australia (AP) — Volunteers in western Australia have managed to rescue only five of 150 short-finned pilot whales that became stranded on a beach. The surviving whales, up to 5 1/2 meters (16.4 feet) long, have been moved to deeper waters, but Parks and Wildlife Service Incident Controller...


Extremist slain, 3 dead after rampage in southern France

France Shooting

TREBES, France (AP) — A gun-wielding extremist went on a rampage Friday in a quiet corner of southern France, killing three people as he hijacked a car, opened fire on police and took hostages in a supermarket, where panicked shoppers hid in a meat locker or ran through the aisles. After an hours-...

Business , National

Stocks tumble on trade fears; S&P has worst week in 2 years

Financial Markets

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks around the world plunged Friday as investors feared that a trade conflict between the U.S. and China, the biggest economies in the world, would escalate. A second day of big losses pushed U.S. stocks to their worst week in two years. Investors fear that if China responds in...

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Wayne Huizenga, who built his fortune from trash, dies at 80

Obit Wayne Huizenga

MIAMI (AP) — H. Wayne Huizenga, a college dropout who built a business empire that included Blockbuster Entertainment, AutoNation and three professional sports franchises, has died. He was 80. Huizenga (HY‘-zing-ah) died Thursday night at his home, said Valerie Hinkell, a longtime assistant. The...


American family of four found dead while on vacation in Mexico, police say

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. An Iowa family of four was found dead in the condominium where they stayed while on vacation in Tulum, Mexico, police confirmed Friday. Kevin Wayne Sharp, 41, his wife Amy Marie Sharp, 38, and their children Sterling Wayne Sharp, 12, and Adrianna Marie Sharp, 7, were...


An alien star sideswiped our solar system and sent comets reeling, scientists say

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Some 70,000 years ago, when humans and Neanderthals shared the planet, an alien star streaked through the outer edges of our solar system and jostled its contents, astronomers say. In a study of hundreds of solar system objects with unusual orbits, the scientists also...


Trump signs massive spending bill, but not before a little drama

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump jolted Washington on Friday when he began the day tweeting that he might veto a massive spending bill needed to prevent a government shutdown - and then appearing in front of cameras five hours later to say that he had signed the...

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