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Trump tries to deflect blame for migrant children’s deaths

President Donald Trump sought to deflect blame for the deaths of two Guatemalan children in U.S. custody by claiming they were “very sick” when they arrived, even though immigration authorities have said both children passed initial health checks. Meanwhile, his Homeland Security chief visited Border Patrol agents and medical officials at the southern border amid … Continue reading Trump tries to deflect blame for migrant children’s deaths

WASHINGTON | Trump pushes Congress for new health law after court ruling

WASHINGTON  — After a federal judge ruled that the Obama-era health overhaul was “invalid,” President Donald Trump is looking to congressional leaders to come up with a replacement even as the White House says the current law will remain in place for now. “Get it done!” the president instructed Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump pushes Congress for new health law after court ruling

NEW YORK | 61st annual Grammy Awards nominations to be announced Friday

NEW YORK  — Nominations for the 61st annual Grammy Awards will be announced Friday morning. The Recording Academy delayed unveiling the nominees by two days because former President George H.W. Bush’s funeral and public viewing this week in Washington. The Grammys announcement comes a day after the Golden Globe nominations. Several music superstars, including Lady … Continue reading NEW YORK | 61st annual Grammy Awards nominations to be announced Friday

TOKYO | Asian shares rise on Wall Street gains amid trade friction

TOKYO— Asian shares were mostly higher Friday after gains on Wall Street but investors continued to watch for news about U.S.- China trade friction. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 added 0.1 percent to 21,524.02, and Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 gained 0.5 percent to 5,685.50 in early trading. South Korea’s Kospi rose 0.1 percent to 2,070.83. … Continue reading TOKYO | Asian shares rise on Wall Street gains amid trade friction

Flag-waving crowds in Texas watch Bush’s funeral train

Flag waving-crowds lined the tracks as a special funeral train carried the flag-draped body of former President George H.W. Bush to College Station, Texas, where he’ll be buried on the grounds of his presidential library. As the train passed through the towns a group of elementary students could be seen holding a banner that read … Continue reading Flag-waving crowds in Texas watch Bush’s funeral train

WASHINGTON | Former Attorney General William Barr contender for old job

WASHINGTON  — William Barr, who served as attorney general under President George H.W. Bush, has emerged as a top contender for that job in President Donald Trump’s Cabinet, two people familiar with the president’s selection process said Thursday. The appointment of a new attorney general would come at a precarious time as special counsel Robert … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Former Attorney General William Barr contender for old job

HOUSTON | The Latest: Bush funeral train-squashed coins a hot keepsake

HOUSTON — The Latest on events honoring former President George H.W. Bush (all times local): 2:30 p.m. People who turned out to pay tribute to former President George H.W. Bush as a special funeral train carries his body to the city where he’ll be buried are leaving coins on the tracks to be flattened into … Continue reading HOUSTON | The Latest: Bush funeral train-squashed coins a hot keepsake