Florida bill targets ‘phony baloney’ use of support animals

Florida bill targets ‘phony baloney’ use of support animals

The Associated Press Florida landlords wouldn’t be able to prohibit emotional support animals, but people who falsely claim to need one could face jail time under a bill unanimously passed by the Senate Tuesday. Landlords could ask people with emotional support animals whose disabilities are not apparent to document the need. Health care professionals who […]

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

1. BIDEN HAS MOST WINS, SANDERS BIGGEST PRIZE A resurgent Joe Biden scores nine victories across the country — including Texas — while progressive rival Bernie Sanders seizes Super Tuesday’s biggest prize with a win in California. 2. BIDEN’S STUNNING TURNABOUT REMAKES DEMOCRATIC RACE A candidate on the brink of collapse less than a month […]

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. CORONAVIRUS CASES CONTINUE TO SPIKE IN ASIA As the worst-hit areas in China and South Korea continue to struggle with the viral epidemic, worries about infection and containment spread across the globe. 2. SAUDIS HALT PILGRIMAGES OVER VIRUS The kingdom halts travel to the holiest sites in Islam over fears about a viral epidemic […]

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

1. BERNIE SANDERS TAKES HITS AS FRONT-RUNNER Democrats unleash a roaring assault against the Vermont senator, but moderates did little to draw separation among themselves, a dynamic that has so far only benefited Sanders. 2. SOUTH KOREAN VIRUS CASES JUMP AGAIN The majority of the nearly 300 new cases, including a 23-year-old American soldier who […]

10 Things to Know for Friday

10 Things to Know for Friday

1. INTEL OFFICIALS: RUSSIA BOOSTING TRUMP CANDIDACY The warning raises questions about the integrity of the presidential campaign and whether the Trump administration is taking the proper steps to combat the kind of interference that the U.S. saw in 2016. 2. SOUTH KOREA UPS EMERGENCY RESPONSE China’s neighbor reports 100 new virus cases, bringing the […]

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. DEBATE NIGHT BRAWL With both newcomer Michael Bloomberg and front-runner Bernie Sanders as frequent targets, the latest debate in Las Vegas featured the most aggressive sustained period of infighting. 2. WHAT GERMANY SUSPECTS AS MOTIVE IN MASS SHOOTING A 43-year-old German man shot and killed nine people at several locations in a Frankfurt suburb, […]

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

1. AP: BARR MULLS RESIGNATION The attorney general tells people close to him he’s considering quitting his post after Trump wouldn’t heed his warning to stop tweeting about Justice Department cases, an administration official tells the AP. 2. ROD BLAGOJEVICH WALKS FREE The former Illinois governor is back in his Chicago home after being released […]

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

1. BOY SCOUTS FILE FOR BANKRUPTCY Barraged by hundreds of sex-abuse lawsuits, the 110-year-old organization hopes to work out a potentially mammoth victim compensation plan that could total $1 billion. 2. WHO QUALIFIED FOR NEVADA DEBATE Billionaire Mike Bloomberg, marking the first time he’ll stand alongside the Democratic rivals he has so far avoided by […]

10 Things to Know for Friday

10 Things to Know for Friday

1. ‘WHAT A SAD DISAPPOINTMENT’ Top House Democrats are planning to investigate what they call Attorney General William Barr’s efforts to politicize federal law enforcement. 2. CHINA SEES ANOTHER SPIKE IN VIRUS TOTALS The country’s National Health Commission says 121 more people had died, bringing the total to nearly 1,400, and there were 5,090 new […]

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. CHINA VIRUS TOTALS SPIKE China reports 254 new daily deaths and an increase in new daily virus cases of 15,152 after new methodology was applied in the hardest-hit province of Hubei as to how cases are categorized. 2. CANDIDATES SET SIGHTS ON SUPER TUESDAY Nevada votes next, then South Carolina, but Democrats vying for […]

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

1. SANDERS EDGES BUTTIGIEG IN NEW HAMPSHIRE The self-described democratic socialist edges his moderate rival and scores the first clear victory in the Democratic Party’s chaotic 2020 nomination fight. 2. CONCERNS GROW OVER NEVADA’S CAUCUS Volunteers say key information had yet to be shared, there has been no hands-on training with iPads being deployed to […]

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

1. DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL RACE DEEPLY UNSETTLED It may be up to New Hampshire to put some structure around the contest after the chaos in Iowa failed to winnow the race. 2. VIRUS DEATH TOLL ACCELERATES Fatalities in China from a new virus top 100 for the first time and pushes the total past 1,000 dead, […]

10 Things to Know for Monday

10 Things to Know for Monday

1. WHICH FILM MADE OSCARS HISTORY South Korean class satire “Parasite” became the first non-English language film to win best picture in the 92-year history of the Academy Awards. 2. CHINA REPORTS RISE IN NEW VIRUS CASES The mainland death toll rose by 97 to 908 as 3,062 new cases were reported on the mainland, […]

Two Special Forces soldiers killed, 6 wounded during apparent insider attack in Afghanistan

Two Special Forces soldiers killed, 6 wounded during apparent insider attack in Afghanistan

By Rahim Faiez and Kathy Gannon Associated Press Update: The U.S. Department of Defense released later in the day the names of the dead American soldiers. They are Sgt. Antonio Rey Rodriguez, 28, of Las Cruces, New Mexico, and Sgt. Javier Jaguar Gutierrez, 28 of San Antonio, Texas. Both were assigned to the 3rd Battalion, […]

10 Things to Know for Friday

10 Things to Know for Friday

1. DEMOCRATS IN NEW HAMPSHIRE FEEL URGENCY Under pressure to perform now that voting has begun, the Democratic Party’s strongest seven candidates will hold a debate just four days before the state’s primary election. 2. DEMOCRATS FACE STARK REALITY AFTER ACQUITTAL Now they must figure out how the impeachment ordeal will affect the legislative and […]

Trump says U.S. operation killed terrorist leader who claimed NAS Pensacola attack

Trump says U.S. operation killed terrorist leader who claimed NAS Pensacola attack

By Deb Riechmann Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Thursday that the U.S. at his direction has conducted a counter-terrorism operation in Yemen that killed Qassim al-Rimi, an al-Qaida leader who claimed responsibility for last year’s deadly shooting at Naval Air Station Pensacola, where a Saudi aviation trainee killed three American sailors.Al-Rimi […]

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. NOT GUILTY: SENATE ACQUITS TRUMP Mitt Romney was the only Republican senator to vote against acquittal as just the third impeachment trial in American history ends with a divided Congress, and electorate. 2. GLOBAL TOURISM TAKES MAJOR HIT The viral outbreak in China throws the travel industry into chaos, threatening billions in losses and […]

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

1. EXTOLLING A ‘GREAT AMERICAN COMEBACK’ President Trump stands before a Congress and nation sharply divided by impeachment and uses his State of the Union address to make a campaign-style case for another four-year term. 2. ‘A MANIFESTO OF MISTRUTHS’ That’s what House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said about Trump’s speech after she tore it up […]

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

1. DEMOCRATS LAY A BIG CAUCUS EGG The Iowa Democratic Party says that results from the state’s first-in-the-nation caucus are delayed due to “quality checks” and “inconsistencies” in some reporting. 2. HONG KONG WORKERS STRIKE AT HOSPITALS Hong Kong hospitals are cutting services as medical workers walk out for a second day to demand the […]

Al-Qaida in Yemen claims deadly Florida naval base shooting

Al-Qaida in Yemen claims deadly Florida naval base shooting

By Samy Magdy Associated Press Cairo (AP) — Al-Qaida’s branch in Yemen claimed responsibility Sunday for last year’s deadly shooting at the Naval Air Station Pensacola by an aviation student from Saudi Arabia.The shooter, 2nd Lt. Mohammed Saeed Alshamrani, was a member of the Saudi Air Force in training at the base. He opened fire […]

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. A STRIKING SHIFT FROM ‘PERFECT’ DEALINGS WITH UKRAINE Trump’s legal team is asserting at his Senate trial that a trade of U.S. military aid for political favors — even if proven — could not be grounds for his impeachment. 2. DEATH TOLL RISES FROM CHINA VIRUS At least 170 are dead and more countries […]

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

1. WHETHER TO CALL WITNESSES ROILS TRUMP’S TRIAL The impeachment trial is shifting to questions from senators, a pivotal juncture as Republicans lack the votes for now to block witnesses — potentially scuttling plans for a quick acquittal. 2. CASES OF NEW VIRUS TOP TOTAL FOR SARS China, with 5,974 cases of new virus, has […]

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

1. WHY BOLTON’S ASSERTION MATTERS The former national security adviser alleges in a new book that Trump tied the suspension of security aid to Ukraine to political investigations, something the president and his lawyers insisted never happened. 2. VIRUS DEATH TOLL RISES China’s death toll from a new viral disease exceeds 100, prompting Hong Kong’s […]

10 Things to Know for Monday

10 Things to Know for Monday

1. REMEMBERING KOBE BRYANT NBA legend Kobe Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter and seven others died after their helicopter went down in Southern California. 2. A GLOBAL INSPIRATION Kobe Bryant inspired a generation of basketball players worldwide with both his sublime skills and his unquenchable competitive fire. 3. CHINA OUTBREAK CONTINUES TO GROW China extended its […]

10 Things to Know for Friday

10 Things to Know for Friday

1. ‘RIGHT MATTERS’ Led by Rep. Adam Schiff, Democratic House prosecutors make an expansive case at Trump’s impeachment trial that he abused power like no other president in history. 2. HOW CHINA IS DEALING WITH HEALTH CRISIS It is swiftly building a 1,000-bed hospital dedicated to patients infected with a new virus that has killed […]

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