Putin claims crushing victory in Russian presidential vote

APTOPIX Russia Presidential Election-23

Vladimir Putin has rolled to a crushing re-election victory for six more years as Russia's...


Today in History

Today in History Today is Monday, March 19, the 78th day of 2018. There are 287 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On March 19, 1918, Congress passed the first law establishing daylight saving time in the United States, with clocks to be moved forward one hour from the last Sunday...

Business , National

NYC launches investigation into Kushner Cos. false filings

Kushner Cos False Documents

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City council member launched an investigation Monday into the Kushner Cos.‘ routine filing of paperwork falsely claiming zero rent-regulated tenants in its buildings, saying that the deception should have been uncovered long ago because the documents are online for all to...


The Latest: Austin blast left victims 'bleeding profusely'

Deadly Package Explosion

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the bombings in Austin, Texas (all times local): 6:25 p.m. A relative of one of the latest Austin bombing victims says the blast left what appeared to be nails stuck below his grandson’s knees. William Grote told The Associated Press on Monday that his grandson...

Business , National

The Latest: NYC mayor says Kushner Cos. may have a problem

Kushner Cos False Documents

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on disclosures that the Kushner Cos. filed false documents with the New York City (all times local): 7:20 p.m. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says the Kushner Cos. may have a “problem on their hands” if it proves true it lied to the city about rent-regulated tenants...


Cambridge Analytica CEO appears to talk about election bribes, sex workers on video

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. A British television station broadcast video Monday apparently showing the head of the data analysis firm Cambridge Analytica, which worked for President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign, talking about using bribes, traps involving sex workers and other unethical tactics...


10 Things to Know for Tuesday

Self Driving Vehicle Fatality

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday: 1. POLICE MAKE DIRECT APPEAL TO BOMBER In the search for answers to a series of explosions in Austin, Texas, authorities have come ahead with a simple plea to whoever’s behind the blasts: Talk...


Mississippi imposes 15-week abortion ban; nation's toughest

Abortion Mississippi

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi’s governor signed the nation’s most restrictive abortion law Monday — and was slapped with a lawsuit less than an hour later. The law and responding challenge set up a confrontation sought by abortion opponents, who are hoping federal courts will ultimately...

Government , National

Trump calls for death penalty to 'get tough' on drug pushers


MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Embracing the tough penalties favored by global strongmen, President Donald Trump on Monday brandished the death penalty as a fitting punishment for drug traffickers fueling the opioid epidemic. The scourge has torn through the rural and working-class communities that in...


Susan Pompeo's role as 'first lady of the CIA' draws critics, defenders

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - Susan Pompeo, the wife of Central Intelligence Agency Director Mike Pompeo, has taken an unusually active and prominent role at the organization, and has fashioned herself as an unofficial “first lady of the CIA,” according to people with knowledge of her...


Gary Burden, who designed album covers for California rockers, dies at 84

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Gary Burden, a designer and art director who crafted some of the most enduring images of California rock - record covers from the 1960s and 1970s that featured the blue-tinged face of Joni Mitchell, a surreal shot of Neil Young on the beach and a cheeky photo of the...

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