DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. | Joe Gibbs dedicates Daytona 500 victory to late son

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Joe Gibbs closed his eyes during a tribute lap for his late son, while crew members raised a banner to honor the co-founder of Joe Gibbs Racing. J.D. Gibbs had been hand-picked by his father to run the organization, changed tires during the early seasons, had a brief stint as … Continue reading DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. | Joe Gibbs dedicates Daytona 500 victory to late son

Missouri News: City of Columbia plow crews ended 56.5 hours of continuous operations at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17

COLUMBIA, MO (STL.News) – At 3:30 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 17, City of Columbia plow crews, Street Division supervisors and fleet mechanics ended 56.5 hours of continuous ice and snow management operations. “Every street in Columbia saw a snow plow,” Public Works Engineering and Operations Manager Richard Stone said.  “We don’t believe we missed any streets. … Continue reading Missouri News: City of Columbia plow crews ended 56.5 hours of continuous operations at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17

RALEIGH, N.C | North Carolina to hold hearing on undecided US House race

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina State Board of Elections is holding a hearing on ballot fraud allegations in the nation’s last undecided congressional election. The multiday hearing starting Monday will include the results of a monthslong investigation into allegations that a political operative tampered with mail-in ballots in a rural county. Republican Mark … Continue reading RALEIGH, N.C | North Carolina to hold hearing on undecided US House race

VATICAN CITY | Sex abuse survivors to meet with Vatican summit organizers

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Organizers of Pope Francis‘ summit on preventing clergy sex abuse will meet this week with a dozen survivor-activists who have come to Rome to protest the Catholic Church’s response to date and demand an end to decades of cover-up by church leaders. These survivors will not be addressing the summit of … Continue reading VATICAN CITY | Sex abuse survivors to meet with Vatican summit organizers

EL PASO, Texas | Border wall could be tricky issue, especially for O’Rourke

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — When Donald Trump visited Beto O’Rourke’s hometown to argue that walling off the southern border makes the U.S. safer, the former Democratic congressman and possible 2020 presidential hopeful was ready. As the president filled an El Paso arena with supporters, O’Rourke helped lead thousands of his own on a protest … Continue reading EL PASO, Texas | Border wall could be tricky issue, especially for O’Rourke

WASHINGTON | AP FACT CHECK: Trump spins fiction about diversity visas

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is going after the “horror show” known as the diversity visa lottery program. His description of it is pure fiction. The president offered a multitude of fabrications and partial truths over the past week on the subject of immigration — both the legal and illegal varieties — as he … Continue reading WASHINGTON | AP FACT CHECK: Trump spins fiction about diversity visas

JAKARTA, Indonesia | Unicorns are real: Tech baffles Indonesian candidate

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia’s presidential candidates debated some of the most pressing issues facing the world’s third-largest democracy: dilapidated infrastructure, struggling farmers, forest fires — and unicorns. When President Joko Widodo, who is seeking a second term, asked challenger Prabowo Subianto about his policies for supporting unicorns — tech start-up companies worth at least … Continue reading JAKARTA, Indonesia | Unicorns are real: Tech baffles Indonesian candidate

WELLINGTON, New Zealand | New Zealand plans new tax for giants like Google, Facebook

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand’s government has announced plans for a new tax targeting online giants like Google and Facebook that earn plenty of money in the country but pay little tax. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said Monday the current tax system isn’t fair and there is a gap that needs to be … Continue reading WELLINGTON, New Zealand | New Zealand plans new tax for giants like Google, Facebook