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Congress debates how to manage Facebook

WASHINGTON — Facebook isn’t just a company. It’s a behemoth with 2.1 billion monthly users, $40 billion in revenue and more than 25,000 employees worldwide. And that leaves Washing-ton with a daunting task: How do you tame a corporate giant? Or do you even try? “It’s tricky and ...

CVS considers kidney patients for next expansion into care

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health is now planning to treat kidney failure patients, as the national drugstore chain continues to branch deeper into monitoring and providing care. The company said Wednesday that it will offer home dialysis for patients through its Coram business, and it is ...

US, China at edge of trade war

WASHINGTON — The world’s two biggest economies stand at the edge of the most perilous trade conflict since World War II. Yet there’s still time to pull back from the brink. Financial markets bounced up and down Wednesday over the brewing U.S.-China trade war after Beijing and ...

Trump sends National Guard to border

WASHINGTON (AP) — Asserting the situation had reached “a point of crisis,” President Donald Trump on Wednesday signed a proclamation ordering the deployment of the National Guard to the U.S.-Mexico border to fight illegal immigration. “The lawlessness that continues at our southern ...

Trump pushes agenda on Syria

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is dramatically scaling back U.S. goals in Syria as he pushes for a quick military withdrawal, Trump administration officials said Wednesday, abandoning plans to stay long-term to stabilize the country and prevent the Islamic State group from ...

Keeping the dream alive

The Associated Press MEMPHIS, Tenn. — With thoughts on the past and eyes to the future, thousands marched and sang civil rights songs Wednesday to honor the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., the “apostle of nonviolence” silenced by an assassin 50 years ago. At events ranging from a ...

Nation

California Four Marines killed in helicopter crash LOS ANGELES— Four Marines were killed when their helicopter crashed while they were practicing desert landings in Southern California, the Miramar air station in San Diego said Wednesday. The massive CH-53E Super Stallion crashed about ...

World

Israel Mossad chief certain Iran seeks bomb JERUSALEM — The head of Israel’s Mossad intelligence agency is “100 percent certain” that Iran remains committed to developing a nuclear bomb and believes the international community must change or scrap its nuclear deal with the Islamic ...

TasteFood: Spring into the season with tasty black lentil salad

Springtime is about new beginnings in the kitchen. It's the time for baby roots, wispy leaves and tender stalks to tentatively emerge from the earth. Fresh, crisp and delicate, these greens are a sight for winter eyes and a delicacy to eat, a simple cleanse following a season of hardy winter ...

Morgan, Haddish bring chemistry to ‘Last O.G.’

LOS ANGELES — TBS’ “The Last O.G.,” starring Tracy Morgan as a man just out of prison and learning his way around a changed world, also holds a lesson in comedy chemistry. Morgan’s Tray has it with “Girls Trip” star Tiffany Haddish, who plays the ex-flame who built a successful ...

Film focuses on aftermath of Kennedy accident

LOS ANGELES — Jason Clarke plunged into frigid waters, repeatedly, for his role as the late Sen. Ted Kennedy in "Chappaquiddick." The Australian actor said his research about the accident that thwarted Kennedy's presidential chances included jumping into Poucha Pond, the same waters the ...

Bentley wants to celebrate women at ACM Awards

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country star Dierks Bentley hopes that his new single reminds people that he's not always singing about being drunk on a plane, or being a beach bum looking for a rebound. Bentley's new song, "Woman, Amen," is a rousing, drum-driven celebration of the kind of women ...

First person sentenced in Russia probe

WASHINGTON — A Dutch attorney who lied to federal agents investigating former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort was sentenced Tuesday to 30 days in prison in the first punishment handed down in the special counsel’s Russia investigation. He was also ordered to pay a $20,000 fine. Alex ...

Study: Big money loss may lead to death

A big financial loss may shorten your life, a new study suggests. Middle-aged Americans who experienced a sudden, large economic blow were more likely to die during the following years than those who didn’t. The heightened danger of death after a devastating loss, which researchers called a ...

Trump tells embattled EPA chief to keep fighting

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump offered a measured gesture of support for the embattled head of the Environmental Protect Agency on Tuesday but those words of encouragement for Scott Pruitt also came with a White House warning about the ethical questions surrounding his travel spending ...

Nation briefs

Wisconsin Voter wants to bring ducks to election MADISON — A voter in a tiny northeast Wisconsin town wants to bring ducks to the polling station along with a sign that reads: “If you don’t vote, you can’t squawk.” Winneconne town clerk Yvonne Zobel said the voter asked town ...

World briefs

England Prince Philip to have hip surgery LONDON — Queen Elizabeth II’s 96-year-old husband, Prince Philip, has been admitted to a London hospital for a previously scheduled hip surgery, Buckingham Palace said Tuesday. The palace said the prince entered the King Edward VII Hospital ...

Upper Midwest braces for heavy spring snowstorm

MINNEAPOLIS — A storm expected to dump 10 inches of snow Tuesday in central Wisconsin and southern Minnesota was making April feel more like January. Unrelenting snowfall was expected all day, making the commute home challenging in Minnesota’s Twin Cities and other locations. Six to 8 ...

Woman opens fire at YouTube

SAN BRUNO, Calif. (AP) — A shooting at YouTube headquarters Tuesday that wounded three people is being investigated as a domestic dispute, two law enforcement officials said. The officials with knowledge of the investigation spoke to The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity ...

Spotify makes debut

SAN FRANCISCO — Spotify’s opening act on Wall Street struck a chord with investors betting the unprofitable company’s trend-setting music streaming service will maintain its early lead over Apple and other powerful challengers. After several hours of anticipation Tuesday morning, ...