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Actor Fred Ward, of 'Tremors,' 'The Right Stuff' fame, dies

May. 13, 2022 21:29 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Fred Ward, a veteran actor who brought a gruff tenderness to tough-guy roles in such films as “The Right Stuff,” “The Player” and “Tremors,” has died. He was 79. Ward died Sunday, his publicist Ron Hofmann said Friday. No cause or place of death was...

Former national security adviser Robert McFarlane dies at 84

May. 13, 2022 19:01 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former White House national security adviser Robert C. McFarlane, a top aide to President Ronald Reagan who pleaded guilty to charges for his role in an illegal arms-for-hostages deal known as the Iran-Contra affair, has died. He was 84. McFarlane, who lived in...

Editorial Roundup: Illinois

May. 10, 2022 07:15 AM EDT

Arlington Heights Daily News. May 5, 2022. Editorial: Denying media access to records in murder case could prove a slippery slope There has been a welcome trend in recent years of allowing cameras in courtrooms. It is catching on slowly but surely in Cook, Kane,...

Once conflicted, Biden embraces role as abortion defender

May. 05, 2022 11:21 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Soon after being elected to the U.S. Senate, Joe Biden was pulled aside by a Democratic colleague who wanted to know how he was going to vote on abortion. Biden explained that while he was personally opposed to abortion and would resist federal funding for the...

Gov. Hogan urges voters to 'stand against the extremes'

May. 03, 2022 15:25 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan is urging Republican voters to “stand against the extremes,” saying the GOP is "desperately in need of a course correction,” as the term-limited governor weighs a presidential run. In prepared remarks for a speech Tuesday...

Biden calls former VP Mondale 'giant' of political history

May. 01, 2022 16:45 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — President Joe Biden saluted his “friend of five decades" Walter Mondale on Sunday, traveling to the University of Minnesota to remember the former vice president and Democratic Party elder whose memorial service was delayed for a year due to the pandemic. ...

GOP's Quarles announces run for Kentucky governor in 2023

May. 01, 2022 14:11 PM EDT

Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles has entered the state's 2023 governor's race, looking to cultivate his ties to Republican rural areas into a winning formula in what's shaping up as a highly competitive race for the GOP nomination to challenge Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear. ...

South Carolina House chooses Murrell Smith as new speaker

Apr. 28, 2022 15:10 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina Rep. Murrell Smith was chosen to be the next speaker of the House on Thursday with the Republican vowing to work with all members in a chamber where nearly two-thirds of the members are Republicans. The unanimous election means Smith will take...

McCarthy's push to ascend to House speaker relies on Trump

Apr. 24, 2022 00:34 AM EDT

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — The next speaker of the U.S. House could very well hail from California — not Nancy Pelosi’s slice of the Golden State, but the other California, Donald Trump’s California. House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy is a son of the Central Valley, a...

Cleaner Earth: Healing ozone hole, less smog, more eagles

Apr. 21, 2022 14:01 PM EDT

With climate change, plastic pollution and a potential sixth mass extinction, humanity has made some incredible messes in the world. But when people, political factions and nations have pulled together, they have also cleaned up some of those human-caused environmental problems,...