ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. | Howell with another 64 takes 3-shot lead at Sea Island

ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga.— Charles Howell III was just as good on the tougher scoring course at Sea Island with another 64 to match the best 36-hole score of his career and build a three-shot lead in the RSM Classic. Howell was bogey-free for the second straight round. He ran off four birdies in five … Continue reading ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. | Howell with another 64 takes 3-shot lead at Sea Island

WASHINGTON | Trump says will name EPA’s acting chief to post permanently

WASHINGTON— Andrew Wheeler, a former congressional aide and lobbyist who has led the Environmental Protection Agency since his scandal-plagued predecessor resigned earlier this year, got President Donald Trump’s nod Friday for the permanent job. Wheeler’s promotion from acting to permanent EPA chief would keep him as a methodical and effective agent in Trump’s mission of … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump says will name EPA’s acting chief to post permanently

WASHINGTON | Trump honors GOP donor, 6 others with presidential award

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Friday recognized a major Republican Party donor and six other “extraordinary Americans” with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest honor the nation reserves for a civilian. Individuals who make “outstanding contributions to American life and culture” have received the medal, Trump said, adding that it was his “true … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump honors GOP donor, 6 others with presidential award

WASHINGTON | Pelosi meets with freshmen Democrats key to speakership bid

WASHINGTON — Nancy Pelosi met privately Friday with several newly-elected Democrats who could be crucial to her bid for House speaker, as she works to tamp down discord and fend off a challenge from a small but persistent group determined to stop her from reclaiming the gavel. The freshmen entering and exiting Pelosi’s stately office … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Pelosi meets with freshmen Democrats key to speakership bid

MOSCOW | Cargo ship launch clears crewed mission to space station

MOSCOW — A Russian Soyuz rocket sent a cargo ship on its way to the International Space Station on Friday, a successful launch that cleared the way for the next crew to travel to the space outpost. The launch of the Russian Progress MS-10 resupply ship from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan marked the fourth … Continue reading MOSCOW | Cargo ship launch clears crewed mission to space station

Federal Reserve Board News: FRB approves fee schedule for Federal Reserve Bank priced services

WASHINGTON – The Federal Reserve Board on Friday announced the approval of fee schedules, effective January 2, 2019, for payment services the Federal Reserve Banks provide to depository institutions (priced services). The Reserve Banks project that they will recover 100.9 percent of their priced services costs in 2019.  The Reserve Banks expect to fully recover … Continue reading Federal Reserve Board News: FRB approves fee schedule for Federal Reserve Bank priced services

Press freedom threat seen in prosecuting WikiLeaks’ Assange

Academics, civil rights lawyers and journalists worry that an attempt by the United States to put WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange behind bars could damage the free speech protections provided by the First Amendment. The prospect of such a prosecution became a lot more concrete when Assange’s name accidentally surfaced in an unrelated legal filing, suggesting … Continue reading Press freedom threat seen in prosecuting WikiLeaks’ Assange

CHICO, Calif. | The Latest: Fire’s smoke delays 200 flights in San Francisco

CHICO, Calif. — The Latest on California’s wildfires (all times local): 12:45 p.m. San Francisco International Airport says nearly 200 flights have been delayed because of low visibility and smoke caused by wildfires in Northern California. Airport spokesman Doug Yakel said that as of noon on Friday about 15 percent, or 195 flights, have had … Continue reading CHICO, Calif. | The Latest: Fire’s smoke delays 200 flights in San Francisco