National

Protections for immigrants erode under Trump since inaugural

Immigration Separated Families

Erosion of immigrant protections began when Trump took office and continued for months.

National

James Hansen wishes he wasn't so right about global warming

30 Years Of Warming Told You So

NEW YORK (AP) — James Hansen wishes he was wrong. He wasn’t. NASA’s top climate scientist in 1988, Hansen warned the world on a record hot June day 30 years ago that global warming was here and worsening. In a scientific study that came out a couple months later, he even forecast how warm it would...


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Global warming cooks up 'a different world' over 3 decades

30 Years Of Warming

SALIDA, Colo. (AP) — We were warned. On June 23, 1988, a sultry day in Washington, James Hansen told Congress and the world that global warming wasn’t approaching — it had already arrived. The testimony of the top NASA scientist, said Rice University historian Douglas Brinkley, was “the opening...


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Today in History

Today in History Today is Monday, June 18, the 169th day of 2018. There are 196 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 18, 1983, astronaut Sally K. Ride became America’s first woman in space as she and four colleagues blasted off aboard the space shuttle Challenger on a six-...


Government

US urges Russia to release political, religious prisoners

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration says it’s “deeply concerned” by a growing number of political and religious prisoners held by Russia. The State Department says the number exceeds 150 people. State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert says the U.S. wants Russia to release them...


Business

Supreme Court to take up iPhone app lawsuit

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court will consider whether the purchasers of iPhone apps can sue Apple over allegations it has an illegal monopoly on the sale of the apps. The court said Monday that it will take a case from the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, which ruled in...


Auto

Global stock indexes decline as investors focus on trade

Financial Markets Wall Street

NEW YORK (AP) — Global stock indexes are declining Monday as investors remain concerned about rising trade tensions between the U.S. and China. Among U.S. stocks, technology and health care companies and banks are taking some of the worst losses. Volkswagen is falling after German authorities...


Business

Apple sets up iPhones to relay location for 911 calls

Apple-Smarter 911

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple is trying to drag the U.S.‘s antiquated system for handling 911 calls into the 21st century. If it lives up to Apple’s promise, the iPhone’s next operating system will automatically deliver quicker and more reliable information pinpointing the location of 911 calls to...


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The Energy 202: Kilauea's eruption reignites debate over Hawaii's geothermal plant

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. The only geothermal plant on Hawaii’s Big Island has been closed for more than six weeks because of the Kilauea volcano’s eruptions. But a faction of local residents who believe that tapping the volcano for energy carries serious health and environmental risks - and...


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Gun by her side, GOP US Senate candidate talks of threats

Senate Wisconsin

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — With a holstered handgun next to her on a kitchen table, Republican U.S. Senate candidate Leah Vukmir promises in her first television ad of the campaign released Monday to stand with President Donald Trump just as she did against death threats in Wisconsin. Vukmir, a state...


Government

Justices: No definitive ruling on partisan districts

Supreme Court Redistricting

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is resolving partisan redistricting cases from Wisconsin and Maryland without ruling on the broader issue of whether electoral maps can give an unfair advantage to a political party. The justices unanimously ruled against Wisconsin Democrats who challenged...


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