The Latest: Graham blames Trump's staff for scuttling deal


WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 1:50 p.m. Sen. Lindsey Graham is blaming President Donald Trump’s staff for the president’s about-face on immigration that appeared to scuttle a compromise deal to protect from deportation young people brought to the U.S. as...


Official: US withholds $65M from Palestinian refugee programs, saying UN agency requires

WASHINGTON (AP) — Official: US withholds $65M from Palestinian refugee programs, saying UN agency requires ‘fundamental re-examination‘


Trump ends 1st year with lowest average approval rating

WASHINGTON (AP) — This is a record not to be coveted: Donald Trump is wrapping up a year in office with the lowest average approval rating of any elected president in his first year. That’s according to polling by Gallup, which shows that Trump has averaged just a 39 percent approval rating since...


AP News Guide: Big decisions await Congress on immigration

Congress Budget Battle News Guide

WASHINGTON (AP) — Before a potential government shutdown at midnight Friday night, a host of leftover Washington business is bottled up in Congress, waiting on a deal to prevent the deportation of young immigrants brought to the country illegally as children and an agreement on other immigration...


Inside The Global Race To Deliver A Vital Radioactive Isotope Used To Detect Cancer

JANESVILLE, Wis. — In a cornfield here, past the shuttered General Motors plant and the Janesville Terrace trailer home park, a facility not seen in the United States in three decades could soon rise: a manufacturing plant that will make a vital radioactive isotope used to detect cancer and other...


Panama Hotel votes to drop Trump _ but his company won't go

Trump Panama Fight

WASHINGTON (AP) — An attempt to oust President Donald Trump’s hotel business from managing a luxury hotel in Panama has turned bitter, with accusations of financial misconduct. Trump Hotels is contesting its firing, and its staff ran off a team of Marriott executives invited last month to visit the...


GUEST COMMENTARY: Is it appropriate for mental health professionals to diagnose a

Maybe it’s time America’s psychiatrists reconsider their Goldwater Rule. The Goldwater Rule simply states that psychiatrists shouldn’t diagnose the mental health of a public figure unless they’ve personally examined the person. Naturally, if any public figures have sought mental health treatment,...


City Council to discuss community policing plan, Nifong and Forum improvements

A proposed resolution directing the city manager to develop a strategy to implement community-oriented policing is one of the big-ticket items on the Columbia City Council’s agenda Tuesday night. The council also will hold a public hearing on a plan to spend more than $12 million to rebuild...


EDITORIAL: Greitens avoids tough issues and focuses on the easy stuff in State of the

Is it possible to sidestep the ongoing drama over Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens’ extramarital affair and whether he can survive in office to talk about something at least as important? Dare we say it: We’re going to talk about issues. More specifically, we’re going to talk about all the issues that...


EDITORIAL: Greitens and Trump — the Thelma and Louise of American politics

If they ever created a “Thelma and Louise” award for most spectacular launch into the political abyss, Gov. Eric Greitens and President Donald Trump would surely be the hands-down winners. They are both first-time politicians who astounded their more experienced opponents and won election to office...

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