June 27, 2016

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For-profit medical schools springing up throughout country

BOISE, Idaho — For-profit medical schools are starting to pop up around the country, promising to create new family doctors for underserved rural regions. Rural states like Idaho need more general practitioners, with the baby boom generation aging and expanded insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act making health care more accessible. But critics of Read More…

Harvard housing study: Home ownership remains goal, but is elusive for a variety of reasons

WASHINGTON — Americans still want to own homes — if they can afford to. That’s the finding of a report being released Wednesday by the Harvard University Joint Center for Housing Studies. The pressures of student debt, rising rents and the leftover wreckage from the nearly decade-old housing bust have restrained people’s ability to buy, Read More…

Meet the pumi, American Kennel Club’s newest breed

NEW YORK — A high-energy Hungarian herding dog is the latest new breed headed to the Westminster Kennel Club and many other U.S. dog shows. The American Kennel Club is announcing Wednesday that it is recognizing the pumi, the 190th breed to join the roster of the nation’s oldest purebred dog registry. That means the Read More…

Citing Zika virus concerns, golfer Rory McIlroy opts out of Rio Olympics

Golfer Rory McIlroy became one of the most high-profile sports stars to opt out of the Rio de Janeiro Olympics because of concerns about the Zika virus, saying Wednesday it is “a risk I am unwilling to take.” “After speaking with those closest to me, I’ve come to realize that my health and my family’s health Read More…

10 things to know, Tuesday, June 21

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. Attorney General visiting Orlando in wake of deadly attack Loretta Lynch will meet with prosecutors, first responders and families of the victims of the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history. 2. Election year not swaying Republican Read More…

Attorney General Lynch headed to Orlando in wake of nightclub shootings

ORLANDO, Fla. — Attorney General Loretta Lynch is visiting Orlando to meet with prosecutors, first responders and families of the victims of the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history. The trip Tuesday comes as the Justice Department continues investigating the June 12 massacre at the Pulse nightclub, in which 49 people died and dozens Read More…

GOP senators — even vulnerable ones in election year — stand with NRA on gun votes

WASHINGTON — Among the Senate’s most vulnerable Republicans, Pennsylvania Sen. Pat Toomey stood firmly with the powerful National Rifle Association on the latest ill-fated attempts at gun control. So did Ohio Sen. Rob Portman and Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson. Not so Illinois Sen. Mark Kirk, who represents Chicago where so far this year, more than Read More…

The few, the proud … the physically fit? New standards weed out women for combat posts — and some men, too

WASHINGTON — New physical standards established so women can compete for combat posts in the Marine Corps have weeded out many of the female hopefuls. But they’re also disqualifying some men, according to data obtained by The Associated Press. In the last five months, 6 out of 7 female recruits — and 40 out of Read More…

Trump fires embattled campaign manager in hopes shake-up rights presidential bid

NEW YORK — Donald Trump abruptly fired campaign manager Corey Lewandowski on Monday in a dramatic shake-up designed to calm panicked Republican leaders and end an internal power struggle plaguing the billionaire businessman’s unconventional White House bid. In dismissing his longtime campaign chief — just a month before the party’s national convention — Trump signaled, Read More…

Hillary’s veepstakes intensifies: Short list includes Warren, Kaine, Castro

WASHINGTON — Hillary Clinton’s search for a running mate is moving into a more intense phase, according to several Democrats, as aides contact a pared-down pool of candidates to ask for reams of personal information and set up interviews with the presumptive Democratic nominee’s vetting team. Those on the shortlist include Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Read More…