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Monday, July 16, 2018
The Rochester Sentinel
  • Monday, July 16, 2018 12:00 AM

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Lawyers for Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill have filed court papers challenging the appointment of a special prosecutor to investigate whether he drunkenly groped a lawmaker and three legislative staffers.

  • Monday, July 9, 2018 12:00 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is freezing payments under an “Obamacare” program that protects insurers with sicker patients from financial losses, a move expected to add to premium increases next year.

    At stake are billions in payments to insurers with sicker customers. The latest administration action could disrupt the Affordable Care Act, the health care law that has withstood President Donald Trump’s efforts to completely repeal it.

  • Monday, July 2, 2018 12:00 AM
    WASHINGTON (AP) – They wore white. They shook their fists in the air. They carried signs reading: “No more children in cages,” and “What’s next? Concentration Camps?”

    In major cities and tiny towns, hundreds of thousands of marchers gathered Saturday across America, moved by accounts of children separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border, in the latest act of mass resistance against President Donald Trump’s immigration policies.

    Protesters flooded more than 700 marches, from immigrant-friendly cities like New York and Los Angeles to conservative Appalachia and Wyoming. They gathered on the front lawn of a Border Patrol station in McAllen, Texas, near a detention center where migrant children were being held in cages, and on a street corner near Trump’s golf resort at Bedminster, New Jersey, where the president spent the weekend.

  • Monday, June 25, 2018 12:00 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department says it has given House Republicans new classified information related to the Russia investigation after lawmakers had threatened to hold officials in contempt of Congress or even impeach them.

    A spokeswoman for House Speaker Paul Ryan said Saturday that the department has partially complied with subpoenas from the House Intelligence and Judiciary committees after officials turned over more than a thousand new documents this week. House Republicans had given the Justice Department and FBI a Friday deadline for all documents, most of which are related to the origins of the FBI’s Russia investigation and the handling of its probe into Democrat Hillary Clinton’s emails. Ryan spokeswoman AshLee Strong said the department asked for more time and they will get it – for now.

  • Saturday, June 23, 2018 12:00 AM

    VIENNA (AP) — The countries of the OPEC cartel agreed on Friday to pump 1 million barrels more crude oil per day, a move that should help contain the recent rise in global energy prices.

    Questions remain, however, over the ability of some OPEC nations – Iran and Venezuela in particular – to increase production as they struggle with domestic turmoil and sanctions.

  • Monday, June 18, 2018 12:00 AM

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — After several school shootings across the U.S., Indiana communities and school officials say the issue of school safety is so important that they plan on taking matters into their own hands because state lawmakers may be slow to act.

    “We can’t wait for the state or federal government,” said Danny Tanoos, superintendent at Vigo County School Corporation in Terre Haute. “Because they have a lot of different rules, regulations and hurdles they have to go over.”

  • Monday, June 11, 2018 12:00 AM

    SINGAPORE (AP) — President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un converged on this island city-state Sunday ahead of one of the most unusual and highly anticipated summits in recent world history, a sit-down meant to settle a standoff over Pyongyang’s nuclear arsenal.

    Trump descended from Air Force One into the steamy Singapore night, greeting officials and declaring he felt “very good,” before he was whisked away to his hotel, driving along a route lined with police and photo-snapping onlookers. Trump traveled to Singapore from Canada, where he met with other world leaders whose countries make up the Group of Seven.

  • Saturday, June 9, 2018 12:00 AM
    WASHINGTON (AP) — A former employee of the Senate intelligence committee appeared before a federal court Friday on charges that he lied about his contacts with reporters, a case that President Donald Trump said could be a “terrific thing” as his administration tries to crack down on classified leaks.

    James A. Wolfe, the longtime director of security for the committee, was charged Thursday evening with three counts of lying to investigators. The committee is one of multiple congressional panels investigating potential ties between Russia and the Trump campaign.

  • Friday, June 8, 2018 12:00 AM
    TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — Undaunted by President Donald Trump’s tough talk on immigration, asylum-seekers are forming unusually long lines at the Mexican border, with parents and children sleeping on cardboard in the sweltering heat and waiting for days or even weeks to present themselves to U.S. inspectors.

    Wait times of a few hours or longer are not uncommon at the border. But the backlogs that have developed over the past several weeks at crossings in California, Arizona and Texas – and people sleeping out in the open for days at a time – are rare.

  • Thursday, June 7, 2018 12:00 AM
    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Police 911 audio made public Wednesday offers personal, panicked accounts of the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.

    In addition, newly released rooftop video from the high-rise casino where the shooter opened fire shows people tending to fallen victims at the Route 91 Harvest Festival concert.

  • Tuesday, June 5, 2018 12:00 AM
    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — As police closed in, a man suspected of gunning down four people last week shot himself to death Monday, and authorities said they have linked him to two other slayings beyond those of a prominent psychiatrist, two paralegals and a marriage-and-divorce counselor.

    The first person who was killed had testified in court against Dwight Lamon Jones, court records showed.

  • Monday, June 4, 2018 12:00 AM
    CHICAGO (AP) — Most women with the most common form of early-stage breast cancer can safely skip chemotherapy without hurting their chances of beating the disease, doctors are reporting from a landmark study that used genetic testing to gauge each patient’s risk.

    The study is the largest ever done of breast cancer treatment, and the results are expected to spare up to 70,000 patients a year in the United States and many more elsewhere the ordeal and expense of these drugs.

  • Saturday, June 2, 2018 12:00 AM
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday floated the idea of replacing the North American Free Trade Agreement with two separate trade deals – one with Canada and one with Mexico – adding more uncertainty to trade talks between the three countries that appear to have ground to a halt.
  • Friday, June 1, 2018 12:00 AM
    WASHINGTON (AP) – The Trump administration delivered a gut punch to America’s closest allies Thursday, imposing tariffs on steel and aluminum from Europe, Mexico and Canada in a move that drew immediate vows of retaliation.

    Stock prices slumped amid fears of a trade war, with the Dow Jones industrial average falling nearly 252 points, or 1 percent, to 24,415.84.

  • Thursday, May 31, 2018 12:00 AM
    NEW YORK (AP) — New guidelines released Wednesday recommend U.S. adults start colon cancer screening earlier, at age 45 instead of 50.

    The American Cancer Society’s advice puts it out of sync with guidelines from an influential government advisory group, which kept the age at 50 in an update two years ago.

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