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Saturday, March 24, 2018


Travel ban takes effect but less chaos expected

WASHINGTON (AP) — A scaled-back version of President Donald Trump's travel ban took effect Thursday evening, stripped of provisions that brought protests and chaos at airports worldwide in January yet still likely to generate a new round of court fights. The new rules, the product of months of legal wrangling, aren't so much an outright

Forecasters warn of tornado threat after 7 hurt in Oklahoma

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Forecasters warned of possible tornadoes as thunderstorms rolled across parts of the South on Thursday, a day after at least seven people were injured when severe storms spawned multiple tornado touchdowns in northeastern Oklahoma. Hail and damaging winds were moving across the lower Mississippi River Valley, and the National Weather Service

Officials: US mulls new rules on dollars to help Iran

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration may soon tell foreign governments and banks they can start using the dollar in some instances to facilitate business with Iran, officials told The Associated Press, describing an arcane tweak to U.S. financial rules that could prove significant for Tehran's sanctions-battered economy. While no decision is final, U.S. officials

7 hurt, homes, businesses damaged after tornado in Oklahoma

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — At least seven people were injured after severe storms spawned multiple tornado touchdowns in northeastern Oklahoma, damaging homes and businesses, authorities said. National Weather Service meteorologist Amy Jankowski said a tornado touched down and lifted up numerous times Wednesday night as it swept through the northern Tulsa and Owasso areas. About

A guide to the Final Four in Houston

March Madness lived up to its billing with all those upsets, crazy finishes and memorable performances. Now that the calendar has turned to April, it's time for the main event: North Carolina, Oklahoma, Villanova and Syracuse in the Final Four. Houston, here they come – and it figures to be quite a show. To get

10 Things to Know for Thursday

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday: 1. TRUMP'S ABORTION COMMENTS SPARK UPROAR The candidate tries to take back his remarks that if abortions are banned, women who get them should receive "some form of punishment." 2. AFTER BRUSSELS, LEADERS TACKLING THREAT OF NUCLEAR TERROR

No charges for 2 Minneapolis officers in fatal shooting

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Two white police officers involved in the fatal shooting of a black man last fall will not face criminal charges, a prosecutor announced Wednesday in a decision that drew outrage from community members who said the move showed the legal system is rigged against African-Americans. Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman said his

Hopkins begins nation's first HIV-positive organ transplants

WASHINGTON (AP) — Surgeons in Baltimore for the first time have transplanted organs between an HIV-positive donor and HIV-positive recipients. It's a long-awaited new option for patients with the AIDS virus whose kidneys or livers also are failing. Johns Hopkins University announced Wednesday that both recipients are recovering well after one received a kidney and

Medical community is fighting a new germ: celebrities

NEW YORK (AP) — When celebrity and science collide, harmful side effects may occur. The latest case happened last weekend when the Tribeca Film Festival pulled a documentary from its program by a discredited former doctor whose research into the connection between vaccines and autism has been debunked. After festival co-founder Robert De Niro initially

10 Things to Know for Today

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. FOR TRUMP, FEW LIMITS TO WIN-AT-ANY-COST APPROACH AP's Julie Pace finds the GOP front-runner continues to surprise with how far he's willing to go in busting boundaries that restrain other candidates. 2. EGYPTIAN HIJACK SUSPECT ORDERED HELD

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