News archive from 13 February 2017, page 7

German nationalists mull expulsion over Nazi past comments

BERLIN –  The leadership of a German nationalist party leadership has voted to start proceedings that could see a prominent member expelled after he suggested that the country end its tradition of acknowledging and atoning for its Nazi past....

 
GOP must decide what to do with health law taxes

GOP must decide what to do with health law taxes

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans love cutting taxes, especially if they were authored by a president named Barack Obama. But as they push their wobbly effort to erase his health care overhaul, they're divided over whether to repeal the levies the law...

Chron, 03:49 in Health
 
AP Fact Check: How did Trump statements measure up?

AP Fact Check: How did Trump statements measure up?

WASHINGTON (AP) — It was a week of sound and fury from President Donald Trump, the commander in tweets. A look at how some of his statements fit with the facts: TRUMP made an unsupported assertion Monday that terrorist acts in Europe are going...

Chron, 03:53 in Politics
 
About 20,000 protesters march in Mexico City to send message to Trump administration

About 20,000 protesters march in Mexico City to send message to Trump administration

About 20,000 people took part in a march in Mexico City on Sunday demanding respect for their country and its migrants in the face of perceived hostility from President Donald Trump’s administration. Many of the marchers were dressed in white as a...

 
Kenya medics union officials jailed for not ending strike

Kenya medics union officials jailed for not ending strike

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A Kenyan judge Monday jailed seven officials of the medics union for a month for failing to call off a two-month strike by doctors at public hospitals that has seen at least a dozen die due to lack of medical care. Judge Hellen...

Chron, 04:18 in Health
 

DeVos attacks continue; critics incorrectly blame her for Twitter typo

Internet trolls on Sunday blamed new Education Secretary Betsy DeVos for a typo on the department’s Twitter feed that misspelled the name of a prominent African-American sociologist, but a spokesman said the mistake was made by a longtime employee....

Fox News, 04:45 in Politics
 

Trump ally rips into Priebus, blames him for chaotic travel ban rollout

A longtime friend of Donald Trump said Sunday that the president should make some changes and the first move should be firing his chief of staff. Christopher Ruddy, chief executive of Newsmax Media, said in interviews with several news outlets that...

Fox News, 04:45 in Politics
 

Patton Oswalt reflects on his ‘bittersweet’ Grammy win

Patton Oswalt scored his first Grammy win at the at the 2017 Grammy Awards, but he did so with a heavy heart. The comedian won for his Netflix stand-up special, Talking for Clapping, and in his thank you speech he referenced the passing of his...

 

Kellyanne Conway responds to ‘Fatal Attraction’-inspired ‘SNL’ sketch

Saturday Night Live brought back Kate McKinnon’s Kellyanne Conway for a pre-taped sketch inspired by Fatal Attraction and also featuring Beck Bennett’s Jake Tapper — and the White House counselor herself commented on the short in a tweet Sunday...

 

Cage the Elephant wins Best Rock Album at Grammys

Cage the Elephant won the Best Rock Album award at the 59th annual Grammys. The full ballot featured Weezer’s Weezer (White Album), Gojira’s Magma, Panic! at the Disco’s Death of a Bachelor, and blink-182’s California, along with Cage the Elephant’s...

 

Authorities ID grandmother, grandson killed in Quincy fire

QUINCY, Mass. — Authorities have identified a grandmother and her grandson killed when an early morning fire swept through a home near Boston. The Norfolk district attorney's office says 67-year-old Thelma Powers and 19-year-old William Powers were...

 

Massachusetts highest court to hear needle distribution case

BOSTON — The state's highest court will hear arguments in a case that could clarify whether groups distributing clean hypodermic needles to stem the spread of diseases like AIDS can operate legally in Massachusetts. The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial...

 

2 sickened by carbon monoxide at Bedford apartment building

BEDFORD, Mass. — Two people have been sickened by high levels of carbon monoxide at a Massachusetts apartment building. Fire officials reported high levels of carbon monoxide inside the building in Bedford Sunday evening and ordered an evacuation of...

 

Man struck, killed by snowplow in VA parking lot

BEDFORD, Mass. — A man has been struck and killed by a snowplow in the parking lot of a Veterans Affairs hospital in Massachusetts. Officials say the 60-year-old man was hit Sunday evening in the parking lot of the Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial...

 

Press confronts the reality of a messy Trump presidency that breaks the rules

The media are finally coming out of denial. This is Donald J. Trump, and he ain’t going to change. All the talk about how he would change his style once he got to the White House (which Trump himself encouraged now and then) was misguided. His...

Fox News, 05:11 in Politics
 

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