US author George Saunders favorite to win Man Booker Prize
Books / National / U.S. News

US author George Saunders favorite to win Man Booker Prize

LONDON (AP) — American author George Saunders is favorite to win the prestigious Man Booker Prize for fiction with his novel of the afterlife, “Lincoln in the Bardo.” British bookmakers Ladbrokes and William Hill made Saunders the front-runner among six finalists announced Wednesday for the 50,000-pound ($66,000) prize. The novel is set in a Washington … Continue reading

U.S. News / Virginia

Charlottesville suspect arrested in Georgia to be extradited

BC-US–Confederate Monument Protest,3rd Ld-Writethru Aug 29, 2017 4:55PM (GMT-04:00) – 541 words Eds: Updates with court official saying Ramos agreed to be extradited during Tuesday hearing. Edits story summary. Tweaks headlines. Recasts first sentence. Minor edits. With AP Photos. CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A man wanted in connection with the beating of a black man … Continue reading

Politics / U.S. News

Facts undercut claim that Arpaio case was driven by politics

PHOENIX (AP) — Politicians have made numerous claims about former Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s legal troubles and his immigration enforcement legacy since he was granted a White House pardon last week. Arpaio and others have said he was the victim of a politically motivated prosecution brought by the Obama administration. President Donald Trump said Arpaio deserves … Continue reading

Governors back bipartisan Senate bid to control health costs
Business / National / Politics

Governors back bipartisan Senate bid to control health costs

WASHINGTON (AP) — A group of Republican and Democratic governors became the latest voices Thursday to endorse a bipartisan Senate drive to control health insurance costs, in defiance of President Donald Trump. Trump has threatened to block federal subsidies to insurers for lowering deductibles and other out-of-pocket costs for millions of lower-earning customers, calling them … Continue reading