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ATLANTA (AP) " Former Vice President Joe Biden and Georgia Democrat Stacey Abrams are meeting privately Thursday in Washington as both weigh their political futures.Biden is expected to make his decision soon on whether to run for president for a third time.Abrams is being heavily recruited to run...

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NEW YORK (AP) " In an unusual team effort to broaden the #MeToo movement, a group of prominent U.S. foundations is launching a new fund aimed at combating sexual violence and harassment in the workplace.In addition to the foundations' contributions, some funds are coming from CBS " money initially...

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BRUSSELS (AP) " NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said Thursday that the military alliance is mulling how to respond to security concerns raised by some member countries about Chinese tech giant Huawei.Stoltenberg says some of NATO's 29 allies are uneasy about the potential security challenges...

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NEW YORK (AP) " A New York appeals court ruled Thursday that President Donald Trump isn't immune from a defamation lawsuit filed by a former "Apprentice" contestant who accused him of unwanted kissing and groping.A panel of judges on the Supreme Court Appellate Division said in their ruling, in a...

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TEMPLETON, Mass. (AP) " A portion of a Massachusetts highway was shut down while state wildlife officials moved a family of bears that had set up a den in the median.State police shut down a stretch of Route 2 in Templeton on Thursday morning while state environmental police tranquilized the mother...

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HEJERE, Ethiopia (AP) " Flight recorders from a doomed Ethiopian Airlines flight arrived in France for analysis Thursday as frustrated relatives of the 157 people killed stormed out of a meeting with airline officials in Addis Ababa.Sunday's crash was the second fatal flight for a Boeing 737 Max 8...

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VICTORVILLE — Victor Valley College’s 50-year-old football field would receive a much-needed renovation under a proposal presented to the college's Board of Trustees Tuesday night.The proposal also includes construction of a conference center capable of holding 3,000 people. Estimated cost of...

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Two women are suing eight elite universities claiming that the schools have a “rigged” admissions process that allowed unqualified students to be accepted ahead of worthy candidates who paid admissions fees thinking they had a fair chance to be accepted.The class-action lawsuit that was filed...

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Who else thought this year that spring might never arrive? Good news: Warm weather is just around the corner. It’s time to plan your flower garden layout.Now, while most folks vastly prefer planning a garden to other seasonal home improvement tasks like, oh, cleaning gutters, it still takes time...

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Nate Beeler cartoon on Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and President Donald Trump.

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PARIS (AP) " France doesn't see an unusually large number of aviation disasters, but its plane crash investigators are world famous.The French air accident investigation authority, known by its French acronym BEA, is now handling the analysis of the flight recorders from the Ethiopian Airlines jet...

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“No touching.” That’s the golden rule in the adolescent sob fest “Five Feet Apart.” It’s the story of two 17-year-olds falling in love while dealing with the doom and misery of cystic fibrosis. They’re not just fighting raging hormones; they’re fighting death from behind oxygen...

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) " Former U.S. Sen. Birch Bayh, who championed the Title IX federal law banning discrimination against women in college admissions and sports, died at his home Thursday at age 91.Bayh was surrounded by family at his home in Easton, Maryland, when he died shortly after midnight from...

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GENEVA (AP) " Attacks on Ebola treatment centers in eastern Congo threaten to reverse the gains being made against the current outbreak of the deadly virus, the director-general of the World Health Organization said Thursday as a fourth assault on a health center was reported.Nearly 600 people have...

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We are living in dangerous times. No one is free from accusation. All it takes any more is someone to come forward, make an accusation, drop it on social media and let the damage take course.Examples abound: R. Kelly, Kevin Spacey and numerous politicians, all the way to President Donald Trump....

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How does one weather racist hatred on social media? Online trolls are attacking the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, whose first child is due in April. Last year, an image called for Prince Harry to be shot for being a race traitor for marrying Meghan Markle, according to a March 10 NPR interview. The...

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Newly released dash camera video shows the moments when a Travis County sheriff’s deputy was rescued after she drove into high water while responding to an emergency call near Austin, Texas, in December.Deputy Jami Speights was on Littig Road in eastern Travis County Dec. 27 when she suddenly...

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TAYLOR, Mich. (AP) " When it comes to the middle finger, police might need a thicker skin.A federal appeals court says a Michigan woman's constitutional rights were violated when she was handed a speeding ticket after giving the finger to a suburban Detroit officer in 2017. The decision means a...

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University of Texas police have arrested and charged a Capital Metro bus driver who struck and killed a cyclist on the Austin, Texas, campus in late January, they said.Police identified the driver as 40-year-old Mindi Taylor Stafford, who was charged with manslaughter. She was arrested in nearby...

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BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) " A suspect has been charged in Slovakia with ordering the slaying last year of an investigative reporter and his fiancee, a case that brought down the Slovak government, police and prosecutors announced Thursday.Two special prosecutors identified the suspect at a news...

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