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‘An Irish Christmas’ returns to Bankhead

LIVERMORE – Back by popular demand, "An Irish Christmas" returns to the Bankhead Theater in December with an exhilarating exhibition of Christmas magic from the Emerald Isle.

December 14, 2016 | | Nation


Human ancestor was one tall dude

NEW YORK (AP) - He stood a majestic 5-foot-5, weighed around 100 pounds and maybe had a harem. That's what scientists figure from the footprints he left behind some 3.7 million year ago.

December 14, 2016 | | Nation


Colorado district to allows teachers to arm themselves

DENVER (AP) - A rural Colorado school district decided Wednesday night to allow its teachers and other school staff to carry guns on campus to protect students.

December 14, 2016 | | Nation


100 march to protest school police shooting of Reno teen

RENO, Nev. (AP) - About 100 classmates, friends and family of a 14-year-old Reno boy who was shot by a school district police officer marched to the district headquarters Wednesday afternoon to protest the use of lethal force on the high school campus.

December 14, 2016 | | Nation


New light shed on role of K9s during Pulse attack

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - When Omar Mateen claimed to have explosives during the Pulse nightclub shooting rampage in June, two bomb-sniffing dogs got a "positive hit" on his vehicle outside the gay bar.

December 14, 2016 | | Nation


Mistakenly sold Apollo 11 moon mission bag is buyer’s

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - A bag used to collect lunar samples during the first manned mission to the moon legally belongs to an Illinois woman who bought it for $995 when it was mistakenly sold during a government auction, a judge ruled Wednesday.

December 14, 2016 | | Nation


Trump to tech leaders: ‘We’re here to help’

NEW YORK (AP) - President-elect Donald Trump, who faced fierce opposition from some Silicon Valley leaders during the election campaign, strove to assure the titans of tech on Wednesday that his administration is "here to help you folks do well."

December 14, 2016 | | Nation


Fed raises key interest rate, foresees 3 hikes

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Federal Reserve has raised a key interest rate in response to a strengthening U.S. economy and expectations of higher inflation, and it foresees three more rate hikes in 2017.

December 14, 2016 | | Nation


Exxon Mobil names Woods CEO

DALLAS (AP) - Exxon Mobil Corp. will promote insider Darren Woods to chairman and CEO, replacing Rex Tillerson, who is leaving the oil giant after President-elect Donald Trump picked him to become secretary of state.

December 14, 2016 | | Nation


Perry would bring oil ties to cabinet post

WASHINGTON (AP) - Rick Perry, President-elect Donald Trump's choice for energy secretary, has close ties to the Texas oil industry and corporate roles in two petroleum companies pushing for government approval of the proposed 1,200-mile crude oil pipeline that has stoked mass protests in North Dakota.

December 14, 2016 | | Nation


From ‘oops’ to DOE chief; Rick Perry is pick for Energy

WASHINGTON (AP) - He ran for president twice, but Rick Perry may be best known for two made-for-TV moments: uttering "oops" when he forgot the Energy Department was one of the agencies he pledged to eliminate and being a contestant on "Dancing with the Stars."

December 13, 2016 | | Nation


Government to require cars be able to talk to each other

WASHINGTON (AP) - All new cars and light trucks would be able to talk wirelessly with each other, with traffic lights and with other roadway infrastructure under a rule the Transportation Department proposed Tuesday. Officials say the technology holds the potential to dramatically reduce traffic deaths and transform driving.

December 13, 2016 | | Nation


Vermont gas station goes solar

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - The Pump & Pantry looked unremarkable - a gas station, grocery and deli along the main road through the rural Vermont town of Williamstown.

December 13, 2016 | | Nation


Dow nears 20,000 as energy firms & tech stocks climb

NEW YORK (AP) - Major U.S. stock indexes set records again Tuesday as energy companies continued to climb following international deals that will cut oil production. Big-name technology companies like Apple and IBM also traded higher as the Dow Jones industrial average closed above 19,900 for the first time.

December 13, 2016 | | Nation


Oklahoma to require restroom signs in anti-abortion effort

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Oklahoma plans to force hospitals, nursing homes, restaurants and public schools to post signs inside public restrooms directing pregnant women where to receive services as part of an effort to reduce abortions in the state.

December 13, 2016 | | Nation


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Trump may pursue wall without new bill

WASHINGTON (AP) - Congressional Republicans and Donald Trump's transition team are exploring whether they can make good on Trump's promise of a wall on ...

January 05, 2017 | | Nation


Principal admits stealing nude images from students

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A fired Kentucky high school principal has admitted to seizing students' phones so that he could steal pornographic images and trade them ...

January 05, 2017 | | Nation


Hate-crime charges filed in attack on special needs man

CHICAGO (AP) - Four black people were charged with hate crimes Thursday in connection with a video broadcast live on Facebook that showed a mentally disabled ...

January 05, 2017 | | Nation


Mexico protests, looting kills two, 700 are arrested

MEXICO CITY (AP) - Anger over gasoline prices hikes in Mexico fueled more protests and looting Thursday, and officials said the unrest had resulted in the ...

January 05, 2017 | | Nation


Shhh, your washer might overhear you

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Alexa, are you spying on me?

January 05, 2017 | | Nation


Toyota stock dip after Trump tweet on plant

TOKYO (AP) - Toyota Motor Corp. stock fell 2 percent in early Friday morning trading after President-elect Donald Trump said on Twitter that the Japanese automaker ...

January 05, 2017 | | Nation


T-Mobile: Unlimited plans will be only option

NEW YORK (AP) - T-Mobile said unlimited plans will be the only option for new customers even though they are more expensive than some of its ...

January 05, 2017 | | Nation


New UN chief urges world: ‘Put Peace First’ in 2017

UNITED NATIONS (AP) - Antonio Guterres took the reins of the United Nations on New Year's Day, promising to be a "bridge-builder" but facing an ...

January 01, 2017 | | Nation


Oil pipeline protesters unfurl banner at game

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Protesters trying to stymie the Dakota Access oil pipeline sneaked up on a truss connected to the roof and rappelled down to unfurl ...

January 01, 2017 | | Nation


Trump still isn’t sold on Russian hacking link

PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - President-elect Donald Trump says that "no computer is safe" when it comes to keeping information private, expressing new skepticism about the ...

January 01, 2017 | | Nation


Refugees find safe haven in Scouts

EVERGREEN, Colo. (AP) - Boy Scouts Jean Tuyishime and Moise Tuyikunde sit around a crackling campfire under a canopy of stars in Colorado's Rocky Mountains ...

January 01, 2017 | | Nation


Long gas lines, price hike mar holidays in Mexico

MEXICO CITY (AP) - The holiday season has been a little less merry for car owners in Mexico as gasoline shortages in many parts of the ...

January 01, 2017 | | Nation


Obama ups White House tech; Trump sees risks

WASHINGTON (AP) - As Barack Obama began preparing to leave office, the first smartphone-toting U.S. president ordered his team to upgrade the White House's ...

January 01, 2017 | | Nation


List: Ban ‘echo chamber,’ ‘post- truth,’ ‘bigly’ and ‘dadbod’

DETROIT (AP) - You, sir, (or ma'am): Focus, if you will, on a historic, on fleek listicle containing words nominated for bigly banishment. But don ...

December 30, 2016 | | Nation


Children scream ‘just stop’ in 911 call from lawmaker’s residence

AIKEN, S.C. (AP) - Children can be heard screaming "just stop daddy" on a 911 call made from the home of a South Carolina legislator ...

December 30, 2016 | | Nation


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