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The dictionary folks at Merriam- Webster sum up 2016: surreal

NEW YORK (AP) - Was 2016 a dream or a nightmare?

December 19, 2016 | | Nation


Homeless fall victim to synthetic pot

ST. LOUIS (AP) - The nation's homeless are proving to be especially susceptible to a new, dirt-cheap version of synthetic marijuana, which leaves users glassy-eyed, aimless, sprawled on streets and sidewalks oblivious to their surroundings or wandering into traffic.

December 18, 2016 | | Nation


Trump: Michelle Obama’s ‘no hope’ comment about the past

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) - President-elect Donald Trump said first lady Michelle Obama "must have been talking about the past" when she said there's no sense of hope after his election.

December 18, 2016 | | Nation


China says it will give drone back, Trump says ‘keep it’

BEIJING (AP) - China says its military seized a U.S. Navy unmanned underwater glider in the South China Sea, but that it will give it back. President-elect Donald Trump, however, says the Chinese government should be told "we don't want the drone they stole back" and "let them keep it!"

December 18, 2016 | | Nation


Trump aides ask of Russian meddling: Does it matter?

WASHINGTON (AP) - Donald Trump's top aides on Sunday said the president-elect isn't ready to accept the finding by intelligence officials that Moscow hacked Democratic emails in a bid to elevate Trump. Even if it's true, they said, Trump still won the White House fair and square.

December 18, 2016 | | Nation


Heimlich, life-saving maneuver creator, dies at 96

CINCINNATI (AP) - The surgeon who created the life-saving Heimlich maneuver for choking victims died early Saturday in Cincinnati. Dr. Henry Heimlich was 96.

December 18, 2016 | | Nation


Role of first daughter may evolve

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - With Ivanka Trump, the typically minor role of a first daughter could get a major makeover.

December 18, 2016 | | Nation


Trump Cabinet excites his voters noting ‘We have to trust him’

NEW YORK (AP) - As each Cabinet announcement draws fresh criticism of the wealth, connections or opinions of Donald Trump's latest appointees, many Americans who voted for him say the president-elect is doing what he promised to do: draining the swamp.

December 18, 2016 | | Nation


Selections signal bold shift

WASHINGTON (AP) - Propelled by populist energy, President-elect Donald Trump's candidacy broke long-standing conventions and his incoming Cabinet embodies a sharp turn from the outgoing Obama administration.

December 18, 2016 | | Nation


Wal-Mart program: Stash cash in savings, win prizes

NEW YORK (AP) - Wal-Mart has a new program that offers prizes as incentives to get its legion of shoppers to sock away money in saving accounts.

December 15, 2016 | | Nation


Fed: 8 biggest banks shift loss burden to investors

WASHINGTON (AP) - The eight biggest U.S. banks will be required to build new cushions against losses that would shift the burden to investors. The action by the Federal Reserve was the latest bid by regulators to reduce the chances of future taxpayer bailouts.

December 15, 2016 | | Nation


Border cities worry ending NAFTA would hurt economies

LAREDO, Texas (AP) - Donald Trump's only visit to the U.S.-Mexico border while running for president was a stop in Laredo that lasted less than three hours. On some days, that's not long enough for 18-wheelers hauling foreign-made dishwashers and car batteries to lurch through the gridlocked crossing.

December 15, 2016 | | Nation


GM testing autonomous cars on public roads

DETROIT (AP) - General Motors has started testing fully autonomous vehicles on public roads around its technical center in suburban Detroit.

December 15, 2016 | | Nation


Justice Department probing California jail snitch scandal

SANTA ANA (AP) - The U.S. Justice Department on Thursday opened an investigation into a long-running scandal over the use of jailhouse informants in Orange County, California, federal authorities said.

December 15, 2016 | | Nation


Ice found hidden in shadowy craters on dwarf planet Ceres

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Several shadowy craters on the dwarf planet Ceres contain ice, scientists reported Thursday.

December 15, 2016 | | Nation


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Cost of raising a child is more than $233,000

WASHINGTON (AP) - Expecting a baby? Congratulations! Better put plenty of money in your savings account.

January 09, 2017 | | Nation


High Court won’t hear appeal over Backpage.com escort ads

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court said Monday it won't hear an appeal from three sex trafficking victims who accuse advertising website Backpage.com of ...

January 09, 2017 | | Nation


Demand for LL Bean boot keeps marching on

LEWISTON, Maine (AP) - The holiday season is over but demand for L.L. Bean's famous boot marches on.

January 09, 2017 | | Nation


Hundreds of Nevada homes evacuated as flooding hits

RENO, Nev. (AP) - Hundreds of homes were evacuated in northern Nevada as part of a massive winter storm that could be the biggest to slam ...

January 09, 2017 | | Nation


Trump celeb crew awaits his turn in spotlight, & their own

WASHINGTON (AP) - Fabio, the golden-haired model who graced the cover of hundreds of romance novels, was wrapping up Thanksgiving dinner at Donald Trump's South ...

January 09, 2017 | | Nation


Travelers lose 25,000 items

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - Dan and Janice Kovacs and their two children were passing through airport security when the gunfire erupted. They were shoeless - with ...

January 08, 2017 | | Nation


No Pants Subway Ride hits cities

NEW YORK (AP) - Subway riders around the world got an eyeful when their fellow transit users stripped down to their underwear on Sunday for the ...

January 08, 2017 | | Nation


McConnell: Dems should ‘grow up’

WASHINGTON (AP) - Republicans on Sunday defended their party against Democratic complaints that Congress is being forced to consider nominees for Donald Trump's administration without ...

January 08, 2017 | | Nation


Questions about hacking swirl

NEW YORK (AP) - President-elect Donald Trump and his aides are entering a crucial week in his presidential transition as he and his Cabinet nominees undergo ...

January 08, 2017 | | Nation


The buck stops where? Rift over caring for deer

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - A dramatic, ultimately tragic tussle over a one-antlered deer that somehow wandered into a tiny Manhattan park has cast a spotlight ...

January 08, 2017 | | Nation


Gunman kills 5 at airport

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - An Army veteran who complained that the government was controlling his mind drew a gun from his checked luggage on arrival ...

January 06, 2017 | | Nation


VP Biden to President- elect Trump: ‘Grow up’

WASHINGTON (AP) - Vice President Joe Biden told President-elect Donald Trump Thursday to "grow up."

January 06, 2017 | | Nation


US agencies report: Putin ordered effort to help Trump, hurt Clinton

WASHINGTON (AP) - Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered a hidden campaign to influence America's presidential election in favor of Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton, U ...

January 06, 2017 | | Nation


Trump’s slams Schwarzenegger ‘Celebrity Apprentice’ ratings

NEW YORK (AP) - Arnold Schwarzenegger is the latest victim of a Donald Trump Twitter attack. The president-elect took time Friday to note that the "Terminator ...

January 06, 2017 | | Nation


Detroit auto show: Google, Camry and the Trump shadow

DETROIT (AP) - Fresh off a record year for U.S. auto sales, carmakers meet in Detroit next week to show buyers what's coming next ...

January 06, 2017 | | Nation


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