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February 21, 2019

Court submitting: Manafort faces greater than 19 years in jail

WASHINGTON (AP) — Paul Manafort, the one-time chairman of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, could spend more than 19 years in prison on tax and bank fraud charges, prosecutors said Friday.
February 21, 2019

Immigration spending pact has greater than a border wall

WASHINGTON (AP) — A compromise on border and immigration enforcement cleared Congress on Thursday, giving President Donald Trump just a sliver of the money he wanted for his border wall. The White House said Trump would sign the bill and then declare a national emergency to try to shift money to wall-building from elsewhere in the federal budget. The bill, which averts another government shutdown, includes many other provisions. A look at some of the major elements:
February 21, 2019

Government headed for close to half of nation’s health tab

WASHINGTON (AP) — Even without a history-making health care remake to deliver “Medicare-for-all,” government at all levels will be paying nearly half the nation’s health care tab in less than 10 years, according to a federal report released Wednesday.
February 21, 2019

A University of Rhode Island student died over the weekend

SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. (AP) — The University of Rhode Island says a student suddenly died over the weekend.
February 21, 2019

third youngster flu loss of life reported in Massachusetts

BOSTON (AP) — Public health officials in Massachusetts have confirmed a third pediatric flu death in the state this season.
February 21, 2019

Salem marijuana dispensary is temporarily halting recreational sales

Boston-area residents may have to travel a bit farther than usual if they want to make a recreational marijuana purchase anytime soon.
February 21, 2019

Former College Student Arrested For Allegedly Using iPhone App He Developed To Deal Drugs, Authorities Say

An 18-year-old college student has been indicted on charges of selling drugs via a smartphone app.According to the U.S. attorney’s office for the Northern District of California, Collin Howard was arrested on Feb. 15 by campus police at the University of California Santa Cruz after Howard met with an undercover officer from Homeland Security Investigations to allegedly sell the cop more than 5 grams of methamphetamine. He was charged with four counts of distribution and possession with intent to distribute, two for cocaine and two for methamphetamine.
February 21, 2019

Dementia Prevented by Hobbies Like Reading and Singing, Scientists Believe

Keeping hobbies in middle age could prevent dementia as we get older, scientists believe. Physical and cognitive activities such as reading books, visiting art exhibitions, gardening, being a member of a club, attending church and singing in a choir were among those linked to a lower risk of developing the neurodegenerative disorder which currently affects millions of Americans.
February 21, 2019

Bernie Sanders on Trump Labeling Him ‘Crazy’: We Have a ‘Racist, Sexist, Xenophobe and Fraud’ as President

Independent Vermont Senator and Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has already found himself immersed in a back-and-forth feud with the president—just two days into his campaign.
February 21, 2019

Anxiety, Depression and Bullying Top U.S. Teen Problems, Survey Says

Anxiety, depression and drug addiction are the leading problems in a deepening mental health crisis among America's young people.