Trump’s Border-Wall Proposal Faces Many Obstacles

(AP) – President Donald Trump has now laid out exactly what he wants in the “big, beautiful wall” that he’s promised to build on the U.S.-Mexico border.  But his effort to build a huge hurdle to those entering the U.S. illegally faces impediments of its own. It’s still not clear how Trump will pay for […]

Medical Pot Bill In S. Carolina Bolstered By Conservatives

(AP) – Several conservative lawmakers in South Carolina have thrown their support behind medical marijuana legislation. Rep. Eric Bedingfield once shunned all marijuana use, but when his eldest son’s six-year struggle with opioid addiction ended with his overdose a year ago, the Republican co-sponsored medical cannabis legislation. He says he now believes pot has benefits, […]

New Anxieties As Trump Says Obamacare Will ‘Explode’

(AP) – Americans who benefited from President Barack Obama’s health care law and were relieved when a Republican push to repeal it failed are facing a new set of anxieties as President Donald Trump says the law will “explode.” Premiums have risen and major insurers have backed out of the online state markets where people […]

The Latest: Police: Only 1 Shooter In Deadly Club Attack

(AP) – The Latest on the nightclub shooting in Cincinnati (all times local): 7:50 a.m. Police are now saying only one shooter was responsible for the deadly Cincinnati nightclub assault. Assistant Police Chief Paul Neudigate says in a tweet there was only one reported shooter but police are still investigating. Police earlier had said “at […]

US Immigration Judge Grants Asylum To Singapore Teen Blogger

(AP) – An immigration judge in Chicago has granted asylum to a Singapore teen whose online posts criticizing his government landed him in jail. Judge Samuel Cole issued a 13-page decision Friday saying Amos Yee can stay in the U.S. because he has established that he has suffered persecution because of his political opinions. Yee […]

Public Memorial Service To Honor Fisher And Reynolds

(AP) – Stars and fans will gather Saturday for a public memorial to honor late actresses Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher. The ceremony honoring the lives of the mother-daughter duo will be held at the Hollywood Hills cemetery that is their final resting place. People will be granted attendance at the event on a first-come, […]

Police: Florida Man Cited For Eating Pancakes In The Street

(AP) – Authorities say they’ve charged a Florida man recorded on video sitting in the street eating pancakes. A Lakeland police news release says Kiaron Thomas was charged Thursday with placing an obstruction in the roadway and disrupting the free flow of traffic. He was not arrested but issued an April 25 court date. Police […]

Many Governors Welcome Demise Of GOP Health Care Bill

(AP) – The demise of the GOP health care replacement plan was welcome news for many governors, including Republicans in states that expanded Medicaid under former President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act. Those states had faced the prospect of seeing billions of federal dollars disappear. The impact of the Republican plan would have been most […]

Man Carrying A Sword, Dressed As Joker Arrested In Virginia

(AP) – Police in Virginia have arrested a man who was dressed as comic book villain the Joker and reportedly carrying a sword. Winchester Police Department spokeswoman Jennifer Hall said in a news release that the department got several 911 calls Friday afternoon reporting a man made up as Batman’s nemesis. He was wearing a […]

UPDATE: Trump Blames Democrats For Health Bill’s Failure

(AP) – President Donald Trump says his health care reform fell short because it lacked support from Democrats.  Trump made his first comments about the failure of a signature legislative item Friday in the Oval Office a short time after a House vote on the bill was cancelled. Trump told reporters “we were very close” […]