WASHINGTON | Trump weighs next move on border wall as shutdown looms

WASHINGTON — Congress is racing to avoid a partial government shutdown next Friday over President Donald Trump’s border wall. But you wouldn’t know it by the schedule, as lawmakers left town waiting for the White House’s next move. The House is taking an extended five-day weekend, returning Wednesday night. The Senate returns Monday after a … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump weighs next move on border wall as shutdown looms

WASHINGTON | Warren seeks to solidify backing of African Americans

WASHINGTON — Sen. Elizabeth Warren is seeking to solidify her connection with African-American voters as she prepares to launch a potential presidential campaign amid criticism of her approach to race and identity. The Massachusetts Democrat visited Morgan State University in Baltimore Friday, marking her third trip this year to a historically black college or university. … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Warren seeks to solidify backing of African Americans

Biden most consider the age issue as he ponders 2020 run

As he considers running for president, Joe Biden is talking with friends and longtime supporters about whether, at 76, he’s too old to seek the White House, according to several sources who have spoken with the former Democratic vice president. The discussions suggest Biden is aware that his age may be the biggest hurdle to … Continue reading Biden most consider the age issue as he ponders 2020 run

WASHINGTON | Death of 7-year-old on border raises questions

WASHINGTON — Just 7 years old, Jakelin Amei Rosmery Caal Maquin was picked up by U.S. authorities with her father and other migrants this month in a remote stretch of New Mexico desert. Some seven hours later, she was put on a bus to the nearest Border Patrol station but soon began vomiting. By the … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Death of 7-year-old on border raises questions

WASHINGTON | Michael Cohen claims Trump knew hush money payments wrong

WASHINGTON — Shaken and facing a prison term, President Donald Trump’s longtime personal lawyer said Friday that Trump directed him to buy the silence of two women during the 2016 campaign because he was concerned their stories of alleged affairs with him “would affect the election.” He says Trump knew the payments were wrong. Michael … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Michael Cohen claims Trump knew hush money payments wrong

ABUJA, Nigeria | Nigeria’s military lifts suspension of UNICEF activities

ABUJA, Nigeria — Nigeria’s military has lifted a suspension of UNICEF’s work in the extremist-threatened northeast just hours after it accused the U.N. agency of training people for “clandestine activities.” The new military statement issued overnight said the reversal came after an emergency meeting with UNICEF representatives. The military says it “admonished” UNICEF against activities … Continue reading ABUJA, Nigeria | Nigeria’s military lifts suspension of UNICEF activities

WASHINGTON | Sign-up deadline is Saturday for ACA health law coverage

WASHINGTON — Saturday is the last day to sign up for health insurance next year under the Affordable Care Act in most of the country. For 2019, premiums are stable, more plans are available, and millions of uninsured people can still get financial help. But so far sign-ups have been lagging when compared to last … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Sign-up deadline is Saturday for ACA health law coverage

SHENANDOAH, Texas | Mary Hardin-Baylor wins D-III title, beating Mt. Union 24-16

SHENANDOAH, Texas — After falling to Mount Union last year in the Division III championship game, Mary Hardin-Baylor not only wanted to get back to the title game — and beat the Purple Raiders. The Crusaders did that Friday night. Jase Hammack threw for 147 yards and two touchdowns, Markeith Miller rushed for 90 yards … Continue reading SHENANDOAH, Texas | Mary Hardin-Baylor wins D-III title, beating Mt. Union 24-16