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Obama blocks new Arctic drilling

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration is blocking new oil and gas drilling in the Arctic Ocean, handing a victory to environmentalists who say industrial activity in the icy waters will harm whales, walruses and other wildlife and exacerbate global warming.

November 18, 2016 | | Nation


Oklahoma residents hit by quakes sue 27 energy firms

TULSA, Okla. (AP) - Residents of a town hit by Oklahoma's strongest earthquake have filed a class-action lawsuit against dozens of energy companies, accusing them of triggering destructive temblors by injecting wastewater from oil and natural gas production underground.

November 18, 2016 | | Nation


UN climate talks end with pleas for Trump to join fight

MARRAKECH, Morocco (AP) - The first U.N. climate conference after the landmark Paris Agreement closed Friday with delegates appealing to Donald Trump to join the battle against global warming and inviting him to see its impacts in Pacific islands.

November 18, 2016 | | Nation


University stops wrestlers from competing after lewd social texts

NEW YORK (AP) - Some Columbia University wrestlers will be suspended from the team for as long as the rest of the school year over lewd and racially insensitive text messages, but some teammates can keep competing, including in a state championship this weekend, the university announced on Friday.

November 18, 2016 | | Nation


Indiana sheriff, mayor, other officials charged with bribery

HAMMOND, Ind. (AP) - A federal grand jury has indicted a northwestern Indiana sheriff, his top deputy and a mayor, accusing them of collecting bribes in return for contracts for towing and other services, a prosecutor announced Friday.

November 18, 2016 | | Nation


As Trump talks wall, China builds bridges to Latin America

LIMA, Peru (AP) - An expected U.S. economic retreat from Latin America under Donald Trump is causing the region's leaders to look halfway around the world, to China, for help weathering the possible financial headwinds.

November 18, 2016 | | Nation


Lennon’s Beatles breakup letter sold at auction for $30,000

BOSTON (AP) - An angry letter from John Lennon to Paul and Linda McCartney written shortly after the Beatles' breakup has been sold at auction for nearly $30,000.

November 18, 2016 | | Nation


Why Trump won’t privatize Social Security

In the past week or so, I've heard from dozens of fearful readers asking about Donald Trump's plans to privatize Social Security. I'm going to suggest that people relax. President-elect Trump and his cohorts may have plans to privatize the Social Security system, but I highly doubt those plans will ever see the light of day.

November 18, 2016 | | Nation


Rule bans bars, many restaurants from creating marijuana-use areas

DENVER (AP) - Bars and many restaurants in Denver won't be able to offer on-site marijuana consumption because of a new state rule announced Friday that prohibits liquor-license holders from applying for the permit.

November 18, 2016 | | Nation


Oregon cities setting rules after opting in to legal pot

SALEM, Ore. (AP) - Some 30 counties and cities in Oregon approved some type of marijuana businesses in last week's election, and officials in those communities now must establish rules for every step in the production and supply chain.

November 18, 2016 | | Nation


Daily fantasy sports rival firms merging

BOSTON (AP) - Daily fantasy sports rivals DraftKings and FanDuel have agreed to merge after months of speculation and increasing regulatory scrutiny.

November 18, 2016 | | Nation


Denver allows pot in bars, eateries

DENVER (AP) - Denver has approved a first-in-the-nation law allowing people to use marijuana at bars, restaurants and other public spaces such as art galleries or yoga studios.

November 15, 2016 | | Nation


After complaints, Trump-branded apartment towers being renamed

NEW YORK (AP) - Donald Trump's name is being stripped off three luxury apartment buildings after hundreds of tenants signed a petition saying they were embarrassed to live in a place associated with the Republican president-elect.

November 15, 2016 | | Nation


Five students stabbed in locker room; teen detained

OREM, Utah (AP) - As a group of boys at a Utah high school changed Tuesday morning into gym clothes for physical education class, a straight-A student pulled out a knife in the locker room and stabbed five of his classmates, sending the injured running for their lives and covered in blood, police said.

November 15, 2016 | | Nation


House GOP nominates Ryan as speaker, with Trump’s support

WASHINGTON (AP) - Speaker Paul Ryan unanimously won his GOP colleagues' votes on Tuesday for another term at the helm of the House. He told fellow Republicans he had President-elect Donald Trump's support, and heralded "the dawn of a new, unified Republican government."

November 15, 2016 | | Nation


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Tax case could change online shopping

DENVER (AP) - Buying things online could get pricier after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected a case Monday that could ultimately lead to states collecting ...

December 12, 2016 | | Nation


Dad who received video of lifeless son headed to trial

PITTSBURGH (AP) - A man accused of not calling 911 when the mother of his toddler son sent him videos of the boy's lifeless body ...

December 12, 2016 | | Nation


GOP candidate for Virginia governor giving away AR-15

MANASSAS, Va. (AP) - A Republican candidate for Virginia governor is giving away an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle as part of his campaign.

December 12, 2016 | | Nation


On the ground! Police help man stage proposal to girlfriend

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) - Police in one Alabama city said they helped stage a man's arrest so that he could really just kneel down and ...

December 12, 2016 | | Nation


Hawaii’s last sugar mill closing

WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) - The only remaining sugar mill in Hawaii is ending its final harvest.

December 12, 2016 | | Nation


Man freed 2 years after wife’s false accusation

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Authorities say a man has been freed from a Tennessee prison more than two years after his wife lied about him threatening ...

December 12, 2016 | | Nation


Fearing Trump crackdown, ‘dreamers’ advised to end travel

NEW YORK (AP) - Immigrants who were brought to the U.S. illegally as children, but were protected from deportation by President Barack Obama, are being ...

December 11, 2016 | | Nation


Report: VA hospital left body in shower room for 9 hours

SEMINOLE, Fla. (AP) - Staff at a Veterans Affairs hospital in Florida left the body of a veteran in a shower for nine hours after the ...

December 11, 2016 | | Nation


Case challenges the use of cellphone tower evidence

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - An appeal before the Connecticut Supreme Court is adding to the divided legal landscape nationwide surrounding the validity of cellphone tower evidence ...

December 11, 2016 | | Nation


Police expect Trump to lift surplus military gear limits

HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) - If president-elect Donald Trump keeps his promise, surplus military grenade launchers, bayonets, tracked armored vehicles and high-powered firearms and ammunition will once ...

December 11, 2016 | | Nation


Trump rejects daily intel briefing

WASHINGTON (AP) - Donald Trump on Sunday called a recent CIA assessment of Russian hacking "ridiculous" and says he's not interested in getting daily intelligence ...

December 11, 2016 | | Nation


KKK disavows white supremacist label

PELHAM, N.C. (AP) - In today's racially charged environment, there's a label that even the KKK disavows: white supremacy.

December 11, 2016 | | Nation


AMERICAN DREAM

WASHINGTON (AP) - The likelihood that young adults will earn more than their parents has plummeted in recent decades, a study has found, fueling concerns that ...

December 08, 2016 | | Nation


Coca-Cola targets “foodies”

NEW YORK (AP) - What beverage goes best with lobster rolls, a bagel sandwich stuffed with whitefish, or a bowl of ramen? Coke wants you to ...

December 08, 2016 | | Nation


Phone calls on airline flights?

WASHINGTON (AP) - Airlines could let passengers make in-flight phone calls using Wi-Fi under a proposal from federal regulators.

December 08, 2016 | | Nation


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