HOUSTON — Former President George H.W. Bush was released from a Houston hospital on Friday after spending 13 days being treated for an infection that required his hospitalization a day after his wife’s funeral. Jim McGrath, a spokesman for the 93-year-old Bush, tweeted that doctors at Houston Methodist Hospital “report he is doing well” and that the former president is “happy to return home.” The nation’s 41st president was admitted to the hospital
DES MOINES, Iowa — Republican legislators approved a bill early Wednesday that would ban most abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected, usually around six weeks of pregnancy, propelling the state overnight to the front of a push among conservative statehouses jockeying to enact the nation’s most restrictive regulations on the procedure. Critics say the so-called heartbeat bill, which now awaits the signature of anti-abortion GOP Gov. Kim Reynolds, would ban abortions before
WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. — President Donald Trump took aim at familiar political targets and added a few fresh ones during a campaign-style rally Saturday night in an Upper Midwest state that gave him a surprising victory in the 2016 election. Trump has been urging voters to support Republicans for Congress as a way of advancing his agenda. In his rally in Washington Township, he repeatedly pointed to Sen. Debbie Stabenow of Michigan as one of the Democrats who needed to be voted out.
5 years ago — 2013 The popularity of pickleball, a sport similar to tennis and badminton, increases locally and nationally. 10 years ago — 2008 A slideshow picturing extensive disrepair at Fort Bragg, N.C., posted on YouTube by Ed Frawley of Menomonie gains national attention. 20 years ago — 1998 Ground is broken for a $6.5 million teacher education center at UW-River Falls. 35 years ago — 1983 For the “safety of the homeland,” President Ronald Reagan
HOUSTON — Barbara Bush, the snowy-haired first lady and mother of a president whose plainspoken manner and utter lack of pretense made her more popular at times than her husband, President George H.W. Bush, died Tuesday, a family spokesman said. She was 92. Mrs. Bush brought a grandmotherly style to buttoned-down Washington, often appearing in her trademark fake pearl chokers and displaying no vanity about her white hair and wrinkles. “What you see with me is what you get.
HOUSTON — Former first lady Barbara Bush is in “failing health” and won’t seek additional medical treatment, a Bush family spokesman said. “Following a recent series of hospitalizations, and after consulting her family and doctors, Mrs. Bush, now age 92, has decided not to seek additional medical treatment and will instead focus on comfort care,” spokesman Jim McGrath said Sunday in a news release. McGrath did not elaborate as to the nature of Bush’s
WASHINGTON — The U.S. military is bracing for a possible strike in Syria. Preparations for a high-risk North Korea summit are barreling forward. The White House staff is on edge, unsure who will be fired next and when. And the national security team is waiting to see whether their new leader will be a shock to the system. Enter John Bolton, the pugnacious former U.N. ambassador who took over Monday as President Donald Trump’s national security adviser — the third person to