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Lax vetting on Trump nominees begins to frustrate senators
Wed, 25 Apr 2018 04:38:05 -0500

WASHINGTON (AP) — As President Donald Trump's pick to lead Veterans Affairs skids to a halt, senators from both parties are voicing frustration that the White House is skipping crucial vettin...  Full Story

Chinese automaker plans electric car production in SAfrica
Wed, 25 Apr 2018 05:10:24 -0500

BEIJING (AP) — A state-owned Chinese automaker has announced plans to produce electric cars in South Africa. It shared the plan Wednesday at the Beijing auto show, which is highlighting China...  Full Story

Braves promoting top outfield prospect Acuna from Triple-A
Wed, 25 Apr 2018 01:55:38 -0500

CINCINNATI (AP) — Top outfield prospect Ronald Acuna is set to join the Atlanta Braves.

The Braves planned to promote the 20-year-old from Triple-A Gwinnett on Wednesday to join them i...  Full Story

Meek Mill attends NBA playoff game after prison release
Tue, 24 Apr 2018 23:18:48 -0500

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia-born rapper Meek Mill attended an NBA playoff game in his first public appearance since being released from prison while he appeals decade-old gun and drug co...  Full Story

Museum realizes collection's rare elephant bird egg is real
Tue, 24 Apr 2018 23:11:53 -0500

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A Buffalo museum has made a rare discovery within its own collection: a fully intact egg from the extinct elephant bird that until now, was thought to be fake.

Cur...  Full Story

Lax vetting on Trump nominees begins to frustrate senators
Wed, 25 Apr 2018 04:38:05 -0500

WASHINGTON (AP) — As President Donald Trump's pick to lead Veterans Affairs skids to a halt, senators from both parties are voicing frustration that the White House is skipping crucial vettin...  Full Story

Miranda, "Game of Thrones" #MeToo figure take Webby Awards
Tue, 24 Apr 2018 23:14:08 -0500

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lin-Manuel Miranda, "Game of Thrones" and a key figure in the #MeToo movement are among the winners of this year's Webby Awards.

Miranda won the Webby for public ser...  Full Story

Waffle House suspect's ex-bosses asked FBI to keep, help him
Wed, 25 Apr 2018 04:45:25 -0500

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The co-owner of a Colorado crane company where the suspect in a deadly weekend shooting at a Nashville restaurant once worked said she had urged federal officials to k...  Full Story

Trump travel ban is focus of Supreme Court's last arguments
Wed, 25 Apr 2018 04:29:59 -0500

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is saving one of its biggest cases for last. The justices are hearing arguments Wednesday over President Donald Trump's ban on travelers from several mostl...  Full Story

His nomination in peril, Jackson fights for VA post
Tue, 24 Apr 2018 20:00:37 -0500

WASHINGTON (AP) — His nomination in peril, Veterans Affairs nominee Ronny Jackson fought Tuesday to convince lawmakers of his leadership abilities as more details of accusations against him e...  Full Story