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Virginia State Police Trooper Shot, Suspect Manhunt Ongoing

(AP) – Virginia State Police say a manhunt continues following a shooting in Richmond that left a trooper seriously injured. State Police officials say the trooper was shot shortly after 7:30 p.m. Friday while approaching a vehicle parked on the wrong side of the street. Officials tell The Richmond Times-Dispatch (http://bit.ly/2qppQzl ) that the shooting […]

Defense Secretary Mattis To Address West Point Graduates

(AP) – Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is scheduled to address graduating cadets at West Point. More than 950 cadets are expected to graduate from the U.S. Military Academy on Saturday at the installation’s football stadium. They will be commissioned as second lieutenants in the U.S. Army. The retired four-star Marine general became defense secretary Jan. […]

Ariana Grande Planning Benefit Concert In Manchester

(AP) – Ariana Grande has vowed to return to Manchester, England, to give a concert to raise money for the victims of Monday’s deadly bombing at her show there. In a statement on Friday, the pop star says “we won’t let hate win” and offered to “extend my hand and heart and everything I possibility […]

Chicago Inmates Can Order Fancy Italian Pizza Made In Jail

(AP) – A Chicago jail has started offering gourmet Italian pizzas to inmates.  For the past few weeks, inmates have been able to order a pizza made by fellow inmates in a fancy $16,000 pizza oven.  It’s part of a training program designed to give inmates skills that can land them jobs when they are […]

Once At Risk Of Extinction, Iconic Warthog Plane Lives On

(AP) – The A-10 Warthog attack plane is sitting pretty. It was once on the brink of forced retirement, but now the plane with the ungainly shape and odd nickname has been given new life. The Warthog has been spared by Air Force leaders who have reversed the Obama administration’s view of it as a […]

Boehner: Trump’s Term ‘disaster,’ Aside From Foreign Affairs

(AP) – Former House Speaker John Boehner says that aside from international affairs and foreign policy, President Donald Trump’s time in office has been a “complete disaster.” Speaking at an energy conference Thursday in Houston, Boehner praised Trump for his approach abroad and aggressiveness in fighting Islamic State militants.  That’s according to the energy publication […]

US Plans First Test Of ICBM Intercept, With North Korea On Mind

(AP) – With North Korea’s nuclear missile threat in mind, the Pentagon is planning a missile defense test next week that for the first time will target an intercontinental-range missile. The plan is to more closely simulate a North Korean ICBM aimed at the U.S. homeland. The test is scheduled for next Tuesday.  The U.S. […]

Trump Travel Ban Showdown Headed For Supreme Court

(AP) – Donald Trump’s administration is pledging a Supreme Court showdown over his travel ban. That’s after a federal appeals court said Thursday in ruling against it that the ban “drips with religious intolerance, animus and discrimination.” Citing the president’s duty to protect the country from terrorism, Attorney General Jeff Sessions says that the Justice […]

Lawyer Says Kushner Willing To Cooperate With Investigators

(AP) – A lawyer for President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and adviser says Jared Kushner is willing to cooperate with federal investigators looking into ties between Russia and the Trump campaign. News media report that the FBI is investigating meetings Kushner had in December with Russian officials. In a statement issued Thursday, attorney Jamie Gorelick (gaw-REH’-lihk) […]