Lifestyle

LDS Church 'troubled' by separation of families at border

Immigration Holding Facility

The church said the U.S. government’s actions are “harmful to families, especially to...

Business

The Latest: Auto trade group decries Trump's tariff threat

Tariffs Whiskey

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on America’s disputes with its trading partners (all times local): 3:05 p.m. A trade association representing a dozen automakers doing business in the United States says President Donald Trump’s threat to slap 20 percent tariffs on vehicles imported from Europe is “not...


Lifestyle

Lawsuits challenge efforts to push abstinence-only on teens

Planned Parenthood-Lawsuits

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Several affiliates of Planned Parenthood sued the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on Friday over its efforts to impose an abstinence-only focus on its Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program that has served more than 1 million young people. The lawsuits were filed in...


National

Democrats want US Interior Department staff moves explained

Interior Reassignments

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Democrats in Congress pressed U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke on Friday to explain the reassignments of dozens of senior agency officials, most recently Yellowstone National Park’s superintendent, who was offered an unwanted transfer and then told he’d be gone in August. A...


Business

US stocks finish mostly higher as energy companies climb

Financial Markets Wall Street

NEW YORK (AP) — Oil prices and energy companies rallied Friday after OPEC said it will produce more oil, but not as much as investors feared. While trade tensions remained in the headlines, U.S. stocks finished slightly higher at the end of a bumpy week. U.S. crude futures jumped 4.6 percent after...


Lifestyle

Ship with reported norovirus outbreak stops in Alaska

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report an outbreak of norovirus on a cruise ship in Alaska. KTOO public media reports 73 people have reported getting sick on the Holland America cruise ship Zaandam. The ship, which is carrying more than 2,000 passengers and...


Lifestyle

Mexican players can have beef again at the World Cup

Russia WCup Mexico Food

MOSCOW (AP) — Mexico’s mantra for this World Cup is “No Excuses,” and that includes no complaining about the menu. The team brought two tons of food to Russia, along with everything necessary to make their players’ favorites, including traditional tacos, cheesy quesadillas and, of course, their hot...


Lifestyle

Oregon officials criticized for pesticides killing pines

Ponderosa Pines Pesticide

BEND, Ore. (AP) — Environmental advocates are calling out the Oregon Department of Transportation and its contractors for applying a weedkiller along a highway in Sisters that unintentionally killed hundreds of ponderosa pine trees. Environmentalists argued that the various groups involved in the...


Auto

Trump's tariff threats suddenly look very real for Germany's car industry

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. STUTTGART, Germany - For as long as Donald Trump has been president, he has been threatening to slap tariffs on foreign carmakers to stop flashy German vehicles from “flooding” American streets. On Friday, he repeated the threat and attached a specific number,...


Lifestyle

Ex-Las Vegas headliner loses bid to undo federal porn plea

Illusionist Vegas Porn Charges

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A former Las Vegas Strip headliner from Germany lost his bid to withdraw his guilty plea in a federal child pornography case involving thousands of videos and images. Jan Rouven Fuechtener, 39, is expected to face at least 24 years in federal prison on felony charges of possession,...


Business

Delta bans pit bulls as service dogs, sparks backlash

Delta Pit Bull Ban

ATLANTA (AP) — Delta Air Lines says it’s no longer allowing passengers to fly with “pit bull type” dogs as service or support animals, a policy that’s being met with criticism by groups that train service dogs and the people who use them. The Atlanta-based airline describes its ban as an...


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