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Pelosi pledges methodical action on ‘constitutional crisis’

By Mary Clare Jalonick, Lisa Mascaro and Jonathan Lemire The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday the country faces a "constitutional crisis" over President Donald Trump's resistance to congressional investigation, and she promised a methodical, if ...

Uber, Lyft drivers protest across the U.S., overseas

By Cathy Bussewitz The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Some drivers for ride-hailing giants Uber and Lyft turned off their apps Wednesday to protest what they say are declining wages at a time when both companies are raking in billions of dollars from investors. Demonstrations took ...

Trump invokes ‘privilege’ over the full Mueller report

By Mary Clare Jalonick and Lisa Mascaro The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House invoked executive privilege Wednesday, claiming the right to block lawmakers from the full report from special counsel Robert Mueller on his Trump-Russia probe and escalating the battle between ...

Science Says: Why biodiversity matters to you

By Seth Borenstein AP Science Writer You may go your entire life without seeing an endangered species, yet the globe's biodiversity crisis threatens all of humanity in numerous unseen or unrecognized ways, scientists say. A massive United Nations report this week warned that nature is ...

In marriage market, Pakistani Christian girls lured to China

By Kathy Gannon and Dake Kang The Associated Press GUJRANWALA, Pakistan (AP) — Muqadas Ashraf was just 16 when her parents married her off to a Chinese man who had come to Pakistan looking for a bride. Less than five months later, Muqadas is back in her home country, pregnant and ...

5 ways to save on an RV road trip

By Lauren Schwahn NerdWallet Heading out on a road trip in a recreational vehicle allows travelers an opportunity to explore the nation while enjoying some comforts, too. "It's not so much about just getting to where you're going and stopping when you're there, but you really get to enjoy ...

North Korea tests new missile — and Trump’s resolve

By Eric Talmadge The Associated Press TOKYO (AP) — North Korea appears to have tested a new short-range missile — and President Donald Trump's resolve to keep it from doing more of the same in the future. The test early Saturday was quickly played down by Trump and his top advisers, ...

Biden surge fueled by electability advantage. Will it last?

By Steve Peoples AP National Political Writer COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Twenty of his rivals have lined up to run for president, believing the race for the Democratic Party's presidential nomination was wide open. But one week after launching his campaign, former Vice President Joe Biden is ...

Sanders calls for breaking up big agriculture monopolies

By Alexandra Jaffe The Associated Press OSAGE, Iowa (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders on Sunday proposed a sweeping agriculture and rural investment plan to break up big agriculture monopolies and shift farm subsidies toward small family farmers. "I think a farmer ...

Trump threatens to raise Chinese tariffs to 25% this week

By Paul Wiseman and Joseph Pisani AP Business Writers WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump turned up the pressure on China on Sunday, threatening to hike tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods. Trump's comments, delivered on Twitter, came as a Chinese delegation was ...

Pilots made runway change before jet hit Florida river

By Josh Replogle and Mike Schneider The Associated Press JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Pilots of a chartered jet that ran into a river at a Florida military base made a last-minute change to the runway where they would make a landing, a federal investigator said Sunday. The pilots on the ...

Police find body in Cyprus lake, tie rape to serial killings

By Menelaos Hadjicostis The Associated Press NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Police in Cyprus recovered a second suitcase containing human remains Sunday from a contaminated lake where a military officer who confessed to killing seven foreign women and girls told authorities he dumped the bodies ...

FIGHTING IN GAZA

By Josef Federman and Fares Akram The Associated Press JERUSALEM (AP) — Gaza militants fired hundreds of rockets into southern Israel on Sunday, killing at least four Israelis and bringing life to a standstill across the region in the bloodiest fighting since a 2014 war. As Israel pounded ...

Trump now says Mueller should not testify before Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Sunday that special counsel Robert Mueller should not testify before Congress, abandoning his previous declaration that he would leave that decision to his attorney general. Escalating tensions with House Democrats as they seek to bring Mueller ...

Federal regulators want state to resolve Medicaid backlog

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Federal regulators have asked the state to work on resolving its backlog of more than 70,000 applications from poor and disabled Ohioans seeking Medicaid benefits, according to the state's Medicaid director. Regulators have indicated Ohio isn't where it needs to be ...

Student slain while attacking gunman gets hero’s send-off

By Tom Foreman Jr. and Jeffrey Collins The Associated Press CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina college student slain while confronting a gunman in his classroom was being given a hero's send-off Thursday as his body is taken back to his hometown with a police escort. Police ...

Assange refuses extradition to U.S.; long legal fight expected

By Jill Lawless and Gregory Katz The Associated Press LONDON (AP) — A defiant Julian Assange told a London court Thursday he will fight extradition to the United States to face charges of conspiring to hack into a Pentagon computer, arguing that his work as WikiLeaks founder has ...

Review: In ‘Long Shot,’ a comedy with a big heart and smarts

By Lindsey Bahr AP Film Writer Charlize Theron and Seth Rogen make a sparkling comedic duo in the unconventional romantic comedy "Long Shot," about a sleek politician and a schlubby journalist that is more than its superficial premise. The film from director Jonathan Levine, which does ...

Review: A strong Efron, but little else new in Bundy biopic

By Jocelyn Noveck AP National Writer When Ted Bundy died in the electric chair 30 years ago in Florida, a witness to the execution — a prosecutor in the case of a 12-year-old girl Bundy murdered — told the New York Times: "He probably could have done anything he set his mind to do, but ...

Around town

Marietta Christian School will hold its graduation at 7 p.m. May 10 in the auditorium of Marietta Bible Center Church, located at 4070 State Route 60, Marietta. "Welcome to Medicare" will be held at the O'Neill Center at 6 p.m. Monday. The Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Program ...