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Facebook expanding ‘like’ to ‘haha,’ ‘wow’ and more in coming weeks

February 11, 2016

By Paresh Dave Los Angeles Times (TNS) Facebook Inc. plans to carefully launch in the coming weeks the first major revamp of its signature “like” feature since its introduction seven years ago. The social media giant’s 1.55 billion users will be able to automatically respond to posts with e...

Your doctor is arriving now

Your doctor is arriving now

February 4, 2016

By Jennifer Van Grove The San Diego Union-Tribune (TNS) SAN DIEGO — The doctor will see you now. But not where you think. Thanks to on-demand health care app Heal, your next doctor’s visit could take place on your turf — home, office, hotel, even coffee shop — and on your terms. The web a...

5 things Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders have in common

February 4, 2016

By Anita Kumar McClatchy Washington Bureau (TNS) WASHINGTON — Despite their differences, Hillary Clinton and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders have plenty of things in common. Here are five of them: —Obama’s 3rd term Clinton and Sanders are embracing President Barack Obama, whose approval rating...

Tourism officials alarmed by new Zika cases in Caribbean, Latin America

February 4, 2016

By Franco Ordonez McClatchy Washington Bureau (TNS) MIAMI — With billions of tourism dollars at stake, Caribbean and Central American business and health officials are scrambling to protect an industry under threat from the Zika virus. The Pan American Health Organization on Monday added Jamaica an...

Momentum swings to Miami as venue for trial of ‘El Chapo’

Momentum swings to Miami as venue for trial of ‘El Chapo’

January 14, 2016

By James Rosen and Jay Weaver McClatchy Washington Bureau (TNS) WASHINGTON — U.S. and Mexican officials are engaged in high-level talks to determine whether Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman will be tried in Miami or New York on drug-trafficking charges following his anticipated extradition to the ...

Germans questioning migrant welcome in wake of New Year’s Eve chaos

January 14, 2016

By Matthew Schofield McClatchy Foreign Staff (TNS) BERLIN — The tales coming out of German cities about what happened New Year’s Eve keep getting worse. First there was Cologne, where as many as 1,000 men thought to be between 18 and 35 years old descended on a central square, breaking into p...

Might drug baron Chapo Guzman be sent to the United States?

January 14, 2016

By Tim Johnson McClatchy Foreign Staff (TNS) MEXICO CITY — Security agents Friday recaptured notorious drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, six months after his second prison escape, thrusting Mexico again into a debate over whether it can ensure he remains behind bars. Mexican marines ...

Washington student is charged with hate crime for alleged online threats

December 20, 2015

By Sara Jean Green The Seattle Times (TNS) SEATTLE — A suspended Western Washington University student acknowledged to a campus police officer that he wrote “Let’s lynch her” on an online thread about a black student leader but said he promptly deleted it, according to the Whatcom County Prosecu...

Trump’s doctor: He’d be healthiest person ever elected to presidency

Trump’s doctor: He’d be healthiest person ever elected to presidency

December 20, 2015

By Lesley Clark McClatchy Washington Bureau (TNS) WASHINGTON — Donald Trump’s doctor boasts in what can only be described as Trumpian fashion that if elected, the candidate would be “the healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency.” The letter from Trump’s physician, released Mon...

In Texas, gun rights supporters demonstrate with fake shooting

In Texas, gun rights supporters demonstrate with fake shooting

December 15, 2015

By Molly Hennessy-Fiske Los Angeles Times (TNS) AUSTIN, Texas — A half-dozen bodies wearing “Gun Free UT” T-shirts lay strewn across a street corner next to a dorm Saturday, splattered with what looked like blood after two men appeared to rush up and attack. “Don’t let this happen to your lov...

4 things to watch for in the GOP debate

December 15, 2015

By David Lightman McClatchy Washington Bureau (TNS) LAS VEGAS — Ted Cruz enters Tuesday’s Republican presidential debate poised to become the Republican to beat. The senator from Texas has surged into the top spot in Iowa polls, buoyed by endorsements from leading evangelical voices. Real estate...

University of South Carolina students protest inequalities Monday

November 17, 2015

By Andrew Shain The State (Columbia, S.C.) (TNS) COLUMBIA, S.C. — A group of about 150 University of South Carolina students walked out of class Monday morning to protest alleged racial and gender inequalities at the state’s flagship college. Dressed in black, the protesters marched silently two-...

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