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State Republicans convene, select 12 to go to Cleveland

updated: 05/01/2016 4:39 a.m. Discuss

Hundreds of Arkansas Republicans in four cities gathered Saturday morning to elect 12 delegates for their party's presidential nominating convention in Cleveland.

Obama fires off zingers at dinner

posted: 05/01/2016 4:26 a.m. Discuss

President Barack Obama on Saturday night got one more chance to poke fun at fellow politicians, the press and himself at the annual White House Correspondents' Dinner.

'60s peace-activist priest Berrigan dies

posted: 05/01/2016 4:24 a.m. Discuss

The Rev. Daniel Berrigan, a Roman Catholic priest and peace activist who was imprisoned for burning draft files in a protest against the Vietnam War, died Saturday. He was 94.

U.S. war vet, '60s radical bond in Vietnam

updated: 05/01/2016 4:24 a.m. Discuss

A half-century ago, they were on opposite sides of a nation divided over a distant war.

Do what makes sense, Buffett says

updated: 05/01/2016 4:21 a.m. Discuss

Tens of thousands of people filled an arena this weekend to listen to Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger talk business for hours at Berkshire Hathaway's annual meeting.

Airports offer spots for Fido’s business

posted: 05/01/2016 4:18 a.m. Discuss

Little Simba, a toy poodle, was among the first to try a special bathroom just for animals at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport, among a growing number of “pet relief facilities” being installed at major air hubs across the nation.

Houston can't make pollution laws, state court rules

updated: 05/01/2016 4:15 a.m. Discuss

Houston's efforts to use local clean-air laws to regulate pollution in the home of the nation's largest petrochemical complex were halted Friday by a Texas Supreme Court ruling in favor of energy and chemical companies that claimed the city had overreached.

Zika fight, Puerto Rico aid still on table

updated: 05/01/2016 4:12 a.m. Discuss

Congress accomplished relatively little in a short work period, missing deadlines on the budget and on helping Puerto Rico with its financial crisis as lawmakers began a weeklong break.

U.N.: U.S. didn't provoke N. Korea

updated: 05/01/2016 3:58 a.m. Discuss

The U.S.-led United Nations Command on Saturday dismissed as unsubstantiated accusations from North Korea that U.S. troops at a border village tried to provoke its front-line troops with "disgusting acts."

Gas field blamed in pollutant’s spike

posted: 05/01/2016 3:57 a.m. Discuss

An oil and natural-gas field in the western United States is largely responsible for a global uptick of the air pollutant ethane, according to a new study.

Supreme Court's 8 justices finding ways to work

updated: 05/01/2016 3:50 a.m. Discuss

The Supreme Court, at two months, 31 arguments and 18 decisions since the death of Justice Antonin Scalia, is feeding questions over whether the court is hopelessly deadlocked or coping as a party of eight.

Republican race causes shake-up for Californians

posted: 05/01/2016 3:48 a.m. Discuss

The Republican Party in California has been split for decades between those who want it to tack to the ideological center to expand its diminishing appeal and those who want it to enforce conservative purity.

Many in GOP balk at Trump-ticket talk

updated: 05/01/2016 3:45 a.m. Discuss

It's a time-honored tradition for politicians to deny any interest in the vice presidency. But this year, with the possibility of Donald Trump as the Republican nominee, they really mean it.

Find revises Monroe's 'cabin castle' tale

posted: 05/01/2016 3:33 a.m. Discuss

For decades, tourists have visited the historic home of James Monroe outside Charlottesville, Va., encountering the quaint -- if not underwhelming -- residence of the nation's fifth president.

Filing: Yahoo CEO’s exit package $55M

posted: 05/01/2016 3:32 a.m. Discuss

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer will walk away with a $55 million severance package if the company’s auction of its Internet operations culminates in a sale that ousts her from her job.

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