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December 02, 2018 - 1:22 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — George H.W. Bush didn't lose his sense of humor even as he was letting go of life. Surrounded by loved ones Friday night as he lay in bed at home in Houston, he was approached by the wife of his longtime friend, James A. Baker III, who was in the room with her husband. She raised...
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FILE - In this April 12, 2018 file photo, nugs of marijuana await packaging at the Hollingsworth Cannabis Company near Shelton, Wash. Michigan clears a threshold Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018, as the first state in the Midwest to allow marijuana for more than just medical purposes. In the Nov. 6 election, voters by a wide margin endorsed recreational use by adults who are at least 21. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
December 02, 2018 - 11:54 am
DETROIT (AP) — Michigan clears a threshold this week as the first state in the Midwest to allow marijuana for more than just medical purposes. In the Nov. 6 election, voters by a wide margin endorsed recreational use by adults who are at least 21. The move comes 10 years after voters approved...
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FILE - In this Nov. 18, 1992 file photo, President George H.W. Bush shakes hands with President-elect Bill Clinton after an Oval Office meeting in Washington. (AP Photo/Greg Gibson)
December 01, 2018 - 11:55 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — It was a grace note for the ages. "Dear Bill," George H.W. Bush scribbled Jan. 20, 1993, to the Democrat about to succeed him as president. "When I walked into this office just now I felt the same sense of wonder and respect that I felt four years ago. I know you will feel that,...
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President Donald Trump speaks to media about the death of former President George H. W. Bush, during his meeting with Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel at the G20 summit, Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018, in Buenos Aires, Argentina. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
December 01, 2018 - 11:52 pm
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump on Saturday mourned the passing of former President George H.W. Bush, remembering him as a man of "sound judgment, common sense and unflappable leadership." In a statement issued hours after Bush's death on Friday...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, April 30, 2013, file photo, a man works on a new Marriott sign in front of the former Peabody Hotel in Little Rock, Ark. Marriott says the information of up to 500 million guests at its Starwood hotels has been compromised. It said Friday, Nov. 30, 2018, that there was a breach of its database in September, but also found out through an investigation that there has been unauthorized access to the Starwood network since 2014. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston, File)
December 01, 2018 - 3:56 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The data stolen from the Marriott hotel empire in a massive breach is so rich and specific it could be used for espionage, identity theft, reputational attacks and even home burglaries, security experts say. Hackers stole data on as many as 500 million guests of former Starwood...
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FILE - In this June 5, 1989 file photo, U.S. President George H.W. Bush holds a news conference at the White House in Washington where he condemned the Chinese crackdown on pro-democracy demonstrators in Beijing's Tiananmen Square. Bush died at the age of 94 on Friday, Nov. 30, 2018, about eight months after the death of his wife, Barbara Bush. (AP Photo/Marcy Nighswander, File)
December 01, 2018 - 2:52 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on the death of former President George H.W. Bush (all times local): 2:50 p.m. Queen Elizabeth II has expressed sadness at the death of Britain's "great friend and ally" George H.W. Bush. The British monarch said the former president was "a patriot, serving his country...
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FILE - In this Nov. 22, 1990 file photo, President George H.W. Bush is greeted by Saudi troops and others as he arrives in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, for a Thanksgiving visit. Bush died at the age of 94 on Friday, Nov. 30, 2018, about eight months after the death of his wife, Barbara Bush. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
December 01, 2018 - 12:57 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — He was the man who sought a "kinder, and gentler nation," and the one who sternly invited Americans to read his lips — he would not raise taxes. He was the popular leader of a mighty coalition that dislodged Iraq from Kuwait, and was turned out of the presidency after a single term...
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Michael Cohen, left, walks out of federal court with his attorney Guy Petrillo, Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018, in New York, after pleading guilty to lying to Congress about work he did on an aborted project to build a Trump Tower in Russia. Cohen, President Donald Trumps former lawyer, told the judge he lied about the timing of the negotiations and other details to be consistent with Trump's "political message." (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
December 01, 2018 - 10:55 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Lawyers for President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, say he should be spared prison for crimes he committed in an abundance of enthusiasm for his ex-boss, and they portrayed him to a judge as a hero for cooperating in a probe Trump has "regularly questioned...
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AP Photo/Charles Tasnadi
December 01, 2018 - 10:49 am
HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on the death of former President George H.W. Bush (all times local): 10:40 a.m. Vice President Mike Pence and his wife, Karen, are joining in the tributes pouring in for the late president, George H.W. Bush. They say Bush served his country with "modesty, integrity, and...
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FILE - In this Jan. 31, 1990, file photo, President George H.W. Bush receives applause from Vice President Dan Quayle, left, and House Speaker Thomas Foley prior to delivering his first State of the Union address on Capitol Hill in Washington. Bush died at the age of 94 on Friday, Nov. 30, 2018, about eight months after the death of his wife, Barbara Bush. (AP Photo/Bob Daugherty, File)
December 01, 2018 - 6:58 am
Praise for former President George H.W. Bush, who died Friday: (He) "was a man of the highest character. The entire Bush family is deeply grateful for 41's life and love, for the compassion of those who have cared and prayed for Dad." — Former President George W. Bush ___ "George H.W. Bush's life...
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