Starbucks rolls out delivery service for coffee drinkers

Starbucks is expanding its delivery service and aims to offer it at nearly one-fourth of its U.S. company-operated coffee shops. The company said it is launching the service Tuesday in San Francisco and will expand to some stores in New York, Boston, Washington, Chicago and Los Angeles in coming weeks. It tested the idea in … Continue reading Starbucks rolls out delivery service for coffee drinkers

KABUL, Afghanistan | Afghan officials say the Taliban attack on a military base in eastern province on Monday killed 45 military personnel

KABUL, Afghanistan —January 22, 2019—Afghan officials say the Taliban attack on a military base in eastern province on Monday killed 45 military personnel. By Associated Press

Political shifts, sales slump cast shadow over gun industry

January 22, 2019—When gunmakers and dealers gather this week in Las Vegas for the industry’s largest annual conference, they will be grappling with slumping sales and a shift in politics that many didn’t envision two years ago when gun-friendly Donald Trump and a GOP-controlled Congress took office. Some of the top priorities for the industry … Continue reading Political shifts, sales slump cast shadow over gun industry

NEW YORK  | Democrats lurch left on top policies as 2020 primary begins

NEW YORK  — January 21, 2019— Democratic presidential contender Julian Castro launched his campaign by pledging support for “Medicare for All,” free universal preschool, a large public investment in renewable energy and two years of free college for all Americans. That wasn’t enough for some of his party’s most liberal members. Critics on social media … Continue reading NEW YORK  | Democrats lurch left on top policies as 2020 primary begins

WASHINGTON | Pelosi ‘playing chess on 3 boards’ with health care

WASHINGTON —January 21, 2019— House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is laying out her strategy on health care and first up is improvements to “Obamacare” and legislation to lower prescription drug costs. “Medicare for all” will get hearings. Pelosi and President Donald Trump have been sounding similar themes about the need to address the high drug costs. … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Pelosi ‘playing chess on 3 boards’ with health care

WASHINGTON | Trump’s proposal to break budget deadlock falls flat

WASHINGTON — January 21, 2019—Senate Republicans have released a measure designed around President Donald Trump‘s proposal for breaking a budget impasse, its centerpiece his demand for $5.7 billion to build a southern border wall all but guaranteeing Democratic opposition and no foreseeable end to a partial government shutdown. As the shutdown dragged through its fifth … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump’s proposal to break budget deadlock falls flat

WASHINGTON | House Democrats bringing new scrutiny to education secretary

WASHINGTON—January 21, 2019—Wielding control of the House and a new set of investigative powers, Democrats are preparing to bring Education Secretary Betsy DeVos under the sharpest scrutiny she has seen since taking office. DeVos has emerged as a common target for Democrats as they take charge of the House and its committees, which carry the … Continue reading WASHINGTON | House Democrats bringing new scrutiny to education secretary

WASHINGTON | Some fear federal safety net is unraveling for those in need

WASHINGTON —January 21, 2019—Doris Cochran, a disabled mother of two young boys, is stockpiling canned foods these days, filling her shelves with noodle soup, green beans, peaches and pears — anything that can last for months or even years. Her pantry looks as though she’s preparing for a winter storm. But she’s just trying to … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Some fear federal safety net is unraveling for those in need