Senators considering a delay for VA confirmation hearing

FILE - In this Jan. 16, 2018, file photo, White House physician Dr. Ronny Jackson speaks to reporters during the daily press briefing in the Brady press briefing room at the White House, in Washington. Now it’s Washington’s turn to examine Jackson. The doctor to Presidents George W. Bush, Barack Obama and now Donald Trump is an Iraq War veteran nominated to head the Department of Veterans Affairs. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senators were discussing plans to delay the confirmation hearing for President Donald Trump’s pick to be Veteran Affairs secretary over growing questions about the nominee’s ability to manage the government’s second-largest department.

Spokesman: George HW Bush is eager to get well, go to Maine

Former Presidents George W. Bush, left, and George H.W. Bush arrive at St. Martin's Episcopal Church for a funeral service for former first lady Barbara Bush, Saturday, April 21, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip )

HOUSTON (AP) — Former President George H.W. Bush has been hospitalized in Houston with an infection, just after attending the funeral of his wife, Barbara, a spokesman said.

Southwest has been faced with fines, union safety complaints

FILE - In this April 4, 2011 file photo, a Southwest Airlines plane sits in a remote area of the Yuma International Airport, after the plane had a section of fuselage tear from the plane during a flight in Yuma, Ariz. Over the years, the Dallas-based carrier has paid millions of dollars to settle safety violations, including multiple fines for flying planes that didn’t have required repairs. Twice in the last nine years, the roofs have peeled off Southwest planes during flight. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

DALLAS (AP) — Southwest Airlines runs its planes hard. They make many short hops and more trips per day than other U.S. airliners, which adds to wear and tear on parts, including the engines.

AP-NORC Poll: For many Americans, Facebook is a habit

FILE- In this July 17, 2015, file photo, a teenager checks his cell phone as storm clouds pass in Zionsville, Ind. A new poll by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research says 12 percent of Americans use Facebook “almost constantly,” while 34 percent use it several times a day. About 15 percent use it once a day, and only 9 percent of Americans don’t use Facebook. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Social media is a daily way of life for many Americans.

Toronto driver charged with 10 counts of 1st degree murder

Officials carry a body into a vehicle after a van mounted a sidewalk crashing into pedestrians in Toronto on Monday, April 23, 2018. The rented van jumped onto the crowded sidewalk Monday, killing and injuring people before the driver fled and was quickly arrested in a confrontation with police, Canadian authorities said. (Aaron Vincent Elkaim/The Canadian Press via AP)

TORONTO (AP) — A 25-year-old who plowed a van into a crowded Toronto sidewalk was ordered held Tuesday on 10 counts of murder 13 of attempted murder as Canadian authorities and the public sought to make sense of what appeared to be one of the deadliest mass murders in the country’s modern history.

Motive elusive after van driver kills 10 on Toronto sidewalk

Officials carry a body into a vehicle after a van mounted a sidewalk crashing into pedestrians in Toronto on Monday, April 23, 2018. The rented van jumped onto the crowded sidewalk Monday, killing and injuring people before the driver fled and was quickly arrested in a confrontation with police, Canadian authorities said. (Aaron Vincent Elkaim/The Canadian Press via AP)

TORONTO (AP) — Police in Canada’s biggest city were piecing together witness accounts and surveillance video on Tuesday to determine why a driver plowed a rented van along a crowded sidewalk, killing 10 people and injuring 15 in what many said seemed a deliberate attack.

Iran police’s assault on woman over headscarf stirs debate

In this Sunday, April 22, 2018, photo, pedestrians cross a street in Tehran, Iran. A grainy video of female officers from Iran’s morality police assaulting a young woman whose headscarf only loosely covered her hair has sparked a new public debate on the decades-long requirement for women in the Islamic Republic. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A grainy video of female officers from Iran’s morality police assaulting a young woman whose headscarf only loosely covered her hair has sparked a new public debate on the decades-long requirement for women in the Islamic Republic.

Prince charming: Kate gives birth to boy

Britain's Prince William and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge with their newborn baby son as they leave the Lindo wing at St Mary's Hospital in London London, Monday, April 23, 2018. The Duchess of Cambridge gave birth Monday to a healthy baby boy — a third child for Kate and Prince William and fifth in line to the British throne. (John Stillwell/Pool photo via AP)

LONDON (AP) — Third time’s a charm. The Duchess of Cambridge gave birth Monday morning to a new prince who is fifth in line to the British throne — and she was home by suppertime.

Ahead of summits, U.S. tones down war games with S. Korea

FILE - In this March 30, 2015 file photo, South Korean Marine, right and U.S. Marines aim their weapon near amphibious assault vehicles during the U.S.-South Korea joint landing military exercises as a part of the annual joint military exercise Foal Eagle between South Korea and the United States in Pohang, South Korea. The United States and South Korea have toned down their annual war games as North Korean leader Kim Jong Un prepares for summits with South Korea and President Donald Trump. The annual maneuvers have been the center of contention for decades, but with diplomacy now in the air they might turn out to be a powerful bargaining chip.(AP Photo/Lee Jin-man, File)

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Spring on the Korean Peninsula is normally the season of D-Day-style beach landings with big guns thumping in the distance and skies crisscrossed by the contrails of fighter aircraft.

European rights court rejects case on terminally ill toddler

Police block protesters from the entrance to Alder Hey Children's Hospital in Liverpool, England, Monday April 23, 2018 after the European Court of Human Rights rejected an appeal against the decision to end life-support for Alfie Evans, a terminally-ill toddler. Alfie is in a "semi-vegetative state" as the result of a degenerative neurological condition that doctors have been unable to definitively identify. (Peter Byrne/PA via AP)

PARIS (AP) — The European Court of Human Rights on Monday rejected a case from British parents who want to take their terminally ill toddler to Italy for treatment instead of allowing a U.K. hospital to remove him from life support.

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