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!”...


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...


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...


Trial in police officer's 2015 death nearing end

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...


H. Wayne Huizenga, Florida billionaire and sports franchise owner, dies at 80

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. H. Wayne Huizenga, a Florida billionaire who launched his business empire by driving a garbage truck and went on to build three Fortune 500 companies - Waste Management, Blockbuster Entertainment and AutoNation - and whose tightfisted ownership of three professional...


Austin bombings revive a question: What is terrorism?

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. The string of bombings in Austin, Texas, this month revived an ongoing debate over how the government investigates and prosecutes terrorism, revealing a split between the way many Americans think about terror and the way U.S. law defines it. After package bombs killed...


Romney earned more than $1 million for speeches, financial disclosure shows

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Mitt Romney gave 20 paid speeches from early 2017 to early 2018, earning him more than $1.5 million, according to a personal financial disclosure he filed with the U.S. Senate. Romney, who is running for the Senate in Utah, received between $15,000 and $137,000 per...

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