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Subscriber only Buckingham Palace is reporting that Britain's Queen Elizabeth II is devastated by the loss of her beloved corgi Willow, the last in a royal line of loyal, nippy dogs who have kept the monarch company during her entire reign. The Daily Mail said that the 91-year-old queen was hit "extremely hard" by the death of Willow, 14, who was put down Sunday after suffering a bout of cancer. Continue reading...

IN THE NEWS » Stolen street signs used to build shed, cops say; girl, 3, shoots her pregnant mother; 'U Suck' appears on highway sign

Subscriber only Frankie Breeding, 39, was arrested on theft charges after deputies in Monroe County, Ga., reported finding a hoard of street signs valued at $4,000 at his home, including 10 county road signs, 14 stop signs and 23 signposts, that were being used to build a covered shed. Continue reading...

Senators support car-loan measure

Vote favors end of bias warning

Subscriber only The Senate on Wednesday voted to kill a 5-year-old policy warning auto lenders not to discriminate against minority-group borrowers. Continue reading...

A boom, a whoosh of air and then terror on Flight 1380

PHILADELPHIA — There was a loud boom, and the plane started shaking violently. Air whooshed through the cabin, and snow-like debris floated down the aisle as oxygen masks dropped from the ceiling. Some passengers wondered if they would ever hug their children again. At least one bought in-flight Wi-Fi as the jet descended so he could say goodbye to his loved ones. Continue reading...

Investigators look at engine wear and tear in jet tragedy

PHILADELPHIA — The investigation into a deadly engine failure on a Southwest jet is focusing on whether wear and tear caused a fan blade to snap off, triggering a catastrophic chain of events that killed a passenger and broke a string of eight years without a fatal accident involving a U.S. airliner. Continue reading...

Tax filers get extra day after IRS system crash

Subscriber onlyAmericans are getting an extra day to file their taxes after key elements of the IRS website crashed on deadline day. Continue reading...

Forthright first lady Barbara Bush dies at age 92

Subscriber onlyBarbara Bush, the wife of one president and the mother of another and whose embrace of her image as America's warmhearted grandmother belied her influence and mettle, died Tuesday. She was 92. Continue reading...

VIDEOS: Jet with blown engine gets down safely, but 1 flier dies after shrapnel smashes window at 32,000 feet

Subscriber onlyA Southwest Airlines jet on Tuesday blew an engine at 32,000 feet and got hit by shrapnel that smashed a window, setting off a desperate scramble by passengers to save a woman from getting sucked out. She later died, and seven others were injured. Continue reading...

CIA chief said to have met with North Korea's Kim Jong Un

Subscriber onlyPresident Donald Trump dispatched CIA Director Mike Pompeo to North Korea to meet with its leader, Kim Jong Un, over Easter weekend to lay the groundwork for a meeting between Kim and Trump, people briefed on the trip said Tuesday. Continue reading...

U.S. budget process called a flop

Womack, others on new panel meet to discuss overhaul

Subscriber onlyWThe time has come to overhaul the way the federal government spends money, members of the Joint Select Committee on Budget and Appropriations Process Reform, said Tuesday. Continue reading...

Inmate killings in S.C. prisons at 20 this year

Subscriber onlyThe gang-fueled bloodshed that left seven prisoners dead this week at Lee Correctional Institution raises to 20 the total number of South Carolina prisoners killed at the hands of fellow inmates in the past 16 months -- violence that has some legislators calling for changes at the state Department of Corrections. Continue reading...

Jury hears descriptive deposition by Cosby

Subscriber onlyJurors on Tuesday got a sense of Bill Cosby's view of consent from graphic deposition testimony in which the comedian described reaching an area "somewhere between permission and rejection" during what he claims was a prior sexual encounter with his chief accuser. Continue reading...

Vague part of alien law is struck

Conservative Justice Gorsuch joins majority in 5-4 ruling

Subscriber onlyThe Supreme Court said Tuesday that part of a federal law that makes it easier to deport immigrants who have been convicted of crimes is too vague to be enforced. Continue reading...

New measure prods war-powers debate

Repeal of broad authorizations is goal

Subscriber only A new resolution from leaders on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to authorize the use of military force overseas is accelerating a debate that Congress has been reluctant to have but that is taking on new urgency after President Donald Trump's strikes on Syria. Continue reading...