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Justices uphold refugee ban but say grandparents still OK

| | Jul 19 2017 - 9:15am | Comments

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court says the Trump administration can strictly enforce its ban on refugees, but is leaving in place a weakened travel ban that includes grandparents among relatives who can help visitors from six mostly Muslim countries get into the U.S.

  1. | Posted: Jun 25 2017 - 12:06am

    Never mind the hike. Where’s the hammock?

  2. | Posted: Jun 25 2017 - 12:05am

    WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court enters its final week of work before a long summer hiatus with action expected on the Trump administration’s travel ban and a decision due in a separation of church and state case that arises from a Missouri church playground.

  3. | Posted: Jun 25 2017 - 12:05am

    SEATTLE — Seattle Police Officer Jason Anderson told investigators that Charleena Lyles suddenly pulled a knife out of her pocket and was “coming right at my stomach” during a burglary call last Sunday that led to the fatal shooting of the woman in her apartment, according to statements from the officers involved.

  4. | Posted: Jun 25 2017 - 12:05am

    SANAA, Yemen — Yemen’s internationally-recognized government on Saturday ordered the creation of a committee to investigate allegations of human rights violations, following reports that U.S. military interrogators worked with forces from the United Arab Emirates who are accused of torturing detainees in Yemen.

  5. | Posted: Jun 24 2017 - 12:05am

    WASHINGTON — Nevada Republican Dean Heller became the fifth GOP senator to declare his opposition to the party’s banner legislation to scuttle much of Barack Obama’s health care overhaul on Friday, more than enough to sink the measure and deliver a stinging rebuke to President Donald Trump unless some of them can be brought aboard.

  6. | Posted: Jun 24 2017 - 12:05am

    NEW YORK — Johnny Depp apologized Friday for joking about assassinating Donald Trump during an appearance at a large festival in Britain, the latest example of artists using violent imagery when dealing with the president.

  7. | Posted: Jun 23 2017 - 8:54pm

    ATLANTA — Americans have long had a complex relationship with guns.

  8. | Posted: Jun 23 2017 - 8:53pm

    WASHINGTON — To small island nations where the land juts just above the rising seas, the U.S. pulling out of the Paris global warming pact makes the future seem as fragile and built on hope as a sand castle.

  9. | Posted: Jun 23 2017 - 12:05am

    WASHINGTON — Senate Republicans launched their plan for shriveling Barack Obama’s health care law Thursday, edging a step closer to their dream of repeal with a bill that would slice and reshape Medicaid for the poor, relax rules on insurers and end tax increases on higher earners that have helped finance expanded coverage for millions.

  10. | Posted: Jun 22 2017 - 9:55am

    NEW ORLEANS — Tropical Depression Cindy crept northward across Louisiana toward Arkansas after churning ashore as a tropical storm early Thursday, weakening steadily but still spreading heavy rain and thunderstorms over hundreds of miles of territory from east Texas through a broad swath of the Southeast.

  11. | Posted: Jun 22 2017 - 9:49am

    WASHINGTON — Senate Republicans released their long-awaited bill Thursday to dismantle much of Barack Obama’s health care law, proposing to cut Medicaid and erase tax boosts that helped Obama finance his expansion of coverage. The measure encountered immediate trouble as four GOP senators said they opposed it but were open to negotiations.

  12. | Posted: Jun 22 2017 - 9:47am

    TOKYO — Days after a fatal collision between a U.S. Navy destroyer and a merchant container ship, little information has emerged to explain how it could have happened. As the families of seven American sailors mourn their losses, here’s a look at what we know, and what we don’t:

  13. | Posted: Jun 22 2017 - 9:12am

    FLINT, Mich. — A Canadian man shouted in Arabic before stabbing a police officer in the neck at the Flint airport on Wednesday, and referenced people being killed overseas during the attack that’s now being investigated as an act of terrorism, federal officials said.

  14. | Posted: Jun 22 2017 - 12:05am

    LAS VEGAS — Las Vegas property owners interested in renting out their properties for brief periods will have to comply with new rules passed Wednesday meant to crack down on a booming short-term rental industry that has raised concerns among some residents and local officials.

  15. | Posted: Jun 21 2017 - 11:12am

    There are many ways to cope with exercising in hot weather. But one of the most effective may be, surprisingly, to soak in long, hot baths in the days beforehand, according to a well-timed new study of how best to prepare for athletic competitions in the heat.