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McCain treated for viral infection, returns home to Arizona, will miss tax vote

WASHINGTON (AP) - Republican Sen. John McCain has returned home to Arizona after being hospitalized for a viral infection while battling brain cancer and will miss a crucial Senate vote on the GOP tax package, his office said Sunday.

December 17, 2017 | | Nation


Bitcoin futures begin trading on CME, price declines

NEW YORK (AP) - Another security based on the price of bitcoin, the digital currency that has soared in value and volatility this year, began trading on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange on Sunday.

December 17, 2017 | | Nation


Special counsel obtains 1,000s of Trump transition team emails

WASHINGTON (AP) - Special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian contacts with President Donald Trump's campaign has gained access to thousands of emails sent and received by Trump officials before the start of his administration, the general counsel for Trump's transition organization said.

December 17, 2017 | | Nation


Trump not considering firing special counsel Robert Mueller

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump said Sunday that he is not considering firing special counsel Robert Mueller even as his administration was again forced to grapple with the growing Russia probe that has shadowed the White House for much of his initial year in office.

December 17, 2017 | | Nation


Jones: Don’t expect him to always side with Democrats

WASHINGTON (AP) - Democrat Doug Jones, who won election to the Senate from staunchly Republican Alabama, insisted to both parties in politically divided Washington Sunday that he'll leave "all the options on the table" when it comes to his votes next year on issues from immigration to infrastructure.

December 17, 2017 | | Nation


Kremlin says Putin thanked Trump for CIA tip on bombings

MOSCOW (AP) - Russian President Vladimir Putin telephoned U.S. President Donald Trump Sunday to thank him for a CIA tip that helped thwart a series of bombings in St. Petersburg, the Kremlin and the White House said.

December 17, 2017 | | Nation


Denver shuts down 26 legal pot businesses, makes a dozen arrests

DENVER (AP) - Denver authorities shut down 26 legal marijuana businesses Thursday and arrested 12 people suspected of illegal distribution of pot after a yearlong criminal investigation.

December 14, 2017 | | Nation


WH aims to sway opinion on immigration overhaul

WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House is embarking on a major campaign to turn public opinion against the nation's largely family-based immigration system ahead of an all-out push next year to move toward a more merit-based structure.

December 14, 2017 | | Nation


Feds: Oklahoma man kept his stepdaughter captive 19 years

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - A federal grand jury in Oklahoma has indicted a 63-year-old man accused of kidnapping his stepdaughter and holding her captive for 19 years in Mexico and elsewhere while fathering her nine children.

December 14, 2017 | | Nation


Rubio defection threatens GOP’s slim majority on tax bill

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Republicans' razor-thin margin for driving their sweeping tax package through the Senate was thrown into jeopardy Thursday when GOP Sen. Marco Rubio declared he will vote against it unless negotiators expand the tax credit that low-income Americans can claim for their children.

December 14, 2017 | | Nation


Dustin Hoffman accused of new incidents of sex misconduct

LOS ANGELES (AP) - More women are accusing Dustin Hoffman of sexual misconduct, including an incident in which a playwright says the actor exposed himself to her in a New York hotel room when she was 16-years-old.

December 14, 2017 | | Nation


Kellogg to millennials: Eat cereal, chill at store

NEW YORK (AP) - Kellogg opened a new store in New York on Thursday that it hopes will become a hangout spot for millennials willing to buy cereal by the bowl and then lounge around on a bean bag chair.

December 14, 2017 | | Nation


FCC votes to end ‘net neutrality’

WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) - The Federal Communications Commission repealed the Obama-era "net neutrality" rules Thursday, giving internet service providers like Verizon, Comcast and AT&T a free hand to slow or block websites and apps as they see fit or charge more for faster speeds.

December 14, 2017 | | Nation


Disney buys much of Fox to compete with Netflix

NEW YORK (AP) - Disney is buying a large part of Fox, including its movie and television studios, for about $52.4 billion, as the home of Mickey Mouse tries to meet competition from technology companies in the entertainment business.

December 14, 2017 | | Nation


Sessions: Terror attacks show immigration a security issue

BALTIMORE (AP) - A botched suicide mission on the New York City subway system showed in the "starkest terms" that the failures of the U.S. immigration system are a national security issue, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Tuesday during a stop in Baltimore with the new Homeland Security chief.

December 12, 2017 | | Nation


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Federal judge: Houston can clear out homeless tent cities

HOUSTON (AP) - A federal judge has cleared the way for Houston city officials to enforce an ordinance that prohibits homeless people from setting up tents ...

December 29, 2017 | | Nation


Judge needs evidence to let illusionist undo porn plea

LAS VEGAS (AP) - A federal judge said Friday she needs to see evidence that a former Las Vegas Strip illusionist didn't understand what his ...

December 29, 2017 | | Nation


Utah teacher fired after students shown classic art with nudes

LOGAN, Utah (AP) - A Utah art teacher was fired amid complaints that images of classical paintings containing nudity were passed out in a classroom and ...

December 29, 2017 | | Nation


Police: Prank led to police shooting unarmed Kansas man

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Police and the FBI are investigating whether an argument over an online game prompted a hoax call that led to a ...

December 29, 2017 | | Nation


Michigan lawyer camps out in effort to help homeless clients

DETROIT (AP) - Can this be? A homeless lawyer, sleeping in a shack in Detroit.

December 29, 2017 | | Nation


Deadly NYC fire lit by child playing with stove

NEW YORK (AP) - A preschooler toying with the burners on his mother's stove accidentally sparked New York City's deadliest fire in decades, an ...

December 29, 2017 | | Nation


Feds cast doubt on NY-New Jersey tunnel funding plan

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - A plan to pay for an estimated $13 billion rail tunnel under the Hudson River raises serious concerns, including that it ...

December 29, 2017 | | Nation


Gunman opens fire on Cairo church; shootout kills at least 9

CAIRO (AP) - A gunman on a motorcycle opened fire Friday outside a church in a Cairo suburb and at a nearby store, sparking a shootout ...

December 29, 2017 | | Nation


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