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Trump’s bond with GOP deepens after primary wins, FBI search

NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump’s pick for governor in the swing state of Wisconsin easily defeated a favorite of the Republican establishment. In Connecticut, the state that launched the Bush family and its brand of compassionate conservatism, a fiery Senate contender who promoted Trump’s ...

Armed man tries to breach FBI office, is injured in standoff

CINCINNATI (AP) — An armed man decked out in body armor tried to breach a security screening area at an FBI field office in Ohio on Thursday, then fled and was injured in an exchange of gunfire in a standoff with law enforcement, authorities said. The confrontation that began at the FBI’s ...

Gas prices dip below $4 for first time in months

DALLAS (AP) — Gasoline prices have dipped under $4 for the first time in more than five months — good news for consumers who are struggling with high prices for many other essentials. AAA said the national average for a gallon of regular was $3.99 on Thursday, down from the mid-June ...

T.W. Shannon, a leader we need

A runoff election will take place in Oklahoma Aug. 23, which will decide who the Republican candidate will be to run for the Senate seat held by James Inhofe since 1994. Thirteen candidates ran in the primary. But no one got 50% of the vote, hence the Aug. 23 runoff. Leading the field is ...

West’s enemies cannot be cajoled

Revisionist powers, nations whose leaders seek to undermine American leadership in the world, seem to be on the march. Russia persists with its heavy bombardments in Ukraine. Its army holds on, at least for now, not only in eastern Ukraine but also on the Black Sea coast, shutting off Ukraine ...

Memoirs remind us what is normal

Back-to-school season means school board meetings are heating up again. In my district, parents have rekindled the argument about books permitted in the school library. Parents want Maia Kobabe’s “Gender Queer: A Memoir” removed from the shelves, describing the contents of the book as ...