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Obama signs bill so Puerto Rico can survive debt

Subscriber onlyPresident Barack Obama signed a rescue package Thursday for Puerto Rico, which is facing more than $70 billion in debt and has a major payment due today. Continue reading...

Navy report faults Iran-seized sailors

10 oblivious to location, risks, it says

Subscriber onlyThe 10 U.S. sailors captured by Iran after mistakenly steering their boats into Iranian-controlled waters in January were beset not just by poor judgment and faulty equipment, they also showed a remarkable lack of awareness about potential dangers in one of the world's more dangerous waterways, according to a Navy investigation. Continue reading...

Pentagon lifts transgender ban

Enlistment, service to be allowed with some stipulations

Subscriber onlyDefense Secretary Ashton Carter announced Thursday that transgender people will be allowed to serve openly in the U.S. military, ending one of the last bans on service in the armed forces. Continue reading...

Key parts of Florida abortion law struck

Subscriber onlyA federal judge late Thursday blocked key portions of a new Florida law that places restrictions on abortions clinic in the state. Continue reading...

Bill Clinton, AG chat draws flak

Tarmac meeting called innocent; ‘so terrible,’ Trump says

Subscriber onlyFormer President Bill Clinton spoke with Attorney General Loretta Lynch during an impromptu meeting in Phoenix, but Lynch said the discussion did not involve the investigation into Hillary Clinton's email use as secretary of state. Continue reading...

Ryan offers GOP bill on gun sales for vote

Subscriber onlyWith Democrats applying election-year pressure to act on gun control, Republican Speaker Paul Ryan said Thursday that the House will vote next week on a GOP proposal aimed at keeping suspected terrorists from obtaining firearms. Continue reading...

Gingrich, Christie on Trump vet list

Paperwork sent to both, sources say

Subscriber onlyPresumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has begun formally vetting prospective running mates, according to sources who have direct knowledge of vetting process. Continue reading...

Orlando victims pleaded for help, 911 logs show

Subscriber onlyEmergency call logs released Thursday show that victims of the Pulse shooting in Orlando pleaded with sheriff's deputies and dispatchers to save them as they described losing their breath and feeling their bodies go numb from their wounds. Continue reading...

The nation in brief

Subscriber onlyJudge halts genetic-defect abortion law INDIANAPOLIS -- A federal judge issued a preliminary injunction Thursday on an Indiana ban on abortions sought because of a fetus's genetic abnormalities, saying that the state does not have the authority to limit a woman's reasons for ending a pregnancy. Continue reading...

Names and faces

Subscriber onlyWreck-It Ralph is headed back to the arcade and theaters in a sequel planned for release on March 9, 2018. Co-directors Rich Moore and Phil Johnston announced the sequel to the 2012 animated film Thursday morning on Facebook Live. Continue reading...

In the news

Subscriber onlyQueen Elizabeth II, the British monarch, laid a wreath of roses on the grave of the Unknown Warrior inside Westminster Abbey during a service to mark the onset of the Battle of the Somme, the monthslong British and French offensive against German forces in World War I. Continue reading...

Trump: Would've kept abortion rules

Subscriber onlyDonald Trump weighed in Thursday on abortion rights for the first time since the Supreme Court struck down abortion-clinic restrictions in Texas, breaking a three-day silence on the issue that drew the attention of political observers and his socially conservative supporters. Continue reading...

Dad admits killing 6-year-old son while playing video games

ENGLEWOOD, Fla. — A Florida man who kept playing video games after pinning his 6-year-old son to the couch on Christmas Eve has pleaded guilty to killing the boy. Continue reading...

Man at center of 'Serial' podcast granted a new trial

BALTIMORE — After spending 16 years in prison for the killing of his former high school girlfriend, a man at the center of popular podcast "Serial" has a chance at freedom. Continue reading...

Trucker accused of keeping sex slaves in semitrailer pleads guilty

SALT LAKE CITY — A Utah trucker accused of keeping women as sex slaves in his semitrailer as he drove across the country struck a plea deal with federal prosecutors Thursday, days before his trial was set to begin. Continue reading...

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