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

Today in History

Today in History Today is Wednesday, June 20, the 171st day of 2018. There are 194 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 20, 1893, a jury in New Bedford, Massachusetts, found Lizzie Borden not guilty of the ax murders of her father and stepmother. On this date: In 1782,...


World

Nielsen's career forever linked to family border separations

Trump Immigration

WASHINGTON (AP) — Homeland Security secretary Kirstjen Nielsen has become the face of family separations at the U.S.-Mexico border, even after helping to orchestrate the executive order that would reverse it. Earlier this week, Nielsen had skewed the facts at a combative news conference on the...


Business

Amazon, Buffett, JPMorgan pick Gawande to lead health firm

Amazon Berkshire JPMorgan Health Care

Three corporate giants seeking to attack rising health care costs have turned to a Harvard professor who has written books about the system’s many flaws. Amazon, JPMorgan Chase and Berkshire Hathaway have named Dr. Atul Gawande CEO of a venture the companies announced earlier this year: an...


National Business

The Mouse chases the Fox: Disney makes $71B counteroffer

Battle For Fox

NEW YORK (AP) — The mouse is chasing the fox. Disney is offering more than $71 billion for Fox’s entertainment businesses in a counterbid to Comcast’s nearly $66 billion offer . The battle for Twenty-First Century Fox reflects a new imperative among entertainment and telecommunications firms. They...


Business

Net neutrality backers fume as California bill watered down

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California legislation that was billed as one of the nation’s most aggressive efforts to revive net neutrality was watered down during a tense legislative hearing Wednesday, leading the author to repudiate what he called a “mutilated” bill. The legislation has been closely...


Business

Report finds industrial chemicals more toxic than thought

EPA Water Containment

WASHINGTON (AP) — A family of industrial chemicals turning up in public water supplies around the country is even more toxic than previously thought, threatening human health at concentrations seven to 10 times lower than once realized, according to a government report released Wednesday. The...


Business

AMC Theatres unveils $20-a-month rival to MoviePass

AMC Theatres-Subscription Service-1

NEW YORK (AP) — AMC Theatres, the world’s largest movie theater chain, on Wednesday unveiled a $20-a-month subscription service to rival the flagging MoviePass. The theater chain announced a new service to its loyalty program, AMC Stubs, allowing subscribers to see up to three movies a week for a...


Business

Lawmakers rip tariffs enacted in name of national security

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pointing to damage done to home-state companies, lawmakers from both parties Wednesday criticized tariffs the Trump administration has imposed on imported steel and aluminum products in the name of national security. The Trump administration has turned to a little-used weapon in...


Business

2 airlines ask US not to put migrant children on flights

Migrant Children Airlines

DALLAS (AP) — American Airlines and United Airlines say they have asked the Trump administration not to use their flights to carry migrant children who have been separated from their parents. Both airlines said that the administration’s recent immigration policy of separating migrant families...


Business

Stocks finish mostly higher as tech and media companies lead

Financial Markets Wall Street-3

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks rose Wednesday as investors bet that technology companies and small, domestically-focused firms will continue to do well even if the trade dispute between the U.S. and China gets worse. Media companies jumped after Disney reached a new deal with Twenty-First Century Fox....


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