Uneven record of consolation by Trump for families of fallen

WASHINGTON (AP) - Some got sympathy and solace. Some got silence. One got a promise of cash. Relatives of people who died in military service have recounted varied interactions with President Donald Trump in the difficult days and weeks after the deaths of their loved ones. Despite Trump's boast that he reaches out personally to all families of…

US unemployment claims fall to 222,000, lowest in 44 years

WASHINGTON (AP) - The number of Americans collecting unemployment benefits fell last week to the lowest level since Richard Nixon was president. THE NUMBERS: The Labor Department said Thursday that claims for jobless aid dropped by 22,000 to 222,000, fewest since March 1973. The less volatile four-week average slid by 9,500 to 248,250, lowest

BP chairman who presided over Gulf spill crisis to retire

LONDON (AP) - Energy firm BP announced Thursday that Carl-Henric Svanberg, the chairman who presided over the company during the Deepwater Horizon spill, has decided to retire. Svanberg took the post in April 2010 - just months before the disaster, which killed 11 people and led to an environmental catastrophe in the Gulf of Mexico. "The first

Court to review ruling allowing abortion for immigrant teen

HOUSTON (AP) - An appeals court on Thursday temporarily stayed a judge's ruling that would have allowed a pregnant 17-year-old being held in a Texas facility for unaccompanied immigrant children to obtain an abortion. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia issued a short ruling that still allowed the teenager to be taken to a

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