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Trump again slams ‘Hamilton’; Pence says he wasn’t offended

NEW YORK (AP) - President-elect Donald Trump, in the midst of choosing his Cabinet, took time out Sunday for a second day to criticize the cast of the Broadway musical "Hamilton" and demand an apology for a message an actor delivered from the stage to Trump's running mate about the need for diversity in America. But Vice President-elect Mike Pence said he wasn't offended by the message.

November 20, 2016 | | Nation


San Antonio police officer fatally shot while writing ticket

SAN ANTONION (AP) - A San Antonio police officer writing out a traffic ticket to a motorist was shot to death in his squad car Sunday outside police headquarters by another driver who pulled up from behind, authorities said.

November 20, 2016 | | Nation


GOP sweep heightens transgender anxiety

NEW YORK (AP) - Anxiety is high among many transgender Americans after the sweeping Republican election victory. They fear stronger resistance to their push for civil-rights protections, including broader access to public restrooms, and wonder if their newly won right to serve openly in the military is in jeopardy.

November 20, 2016 | | Nation


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


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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


Mexican man charged with rape had 10 deportations

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - A Mexican man accused of raping a 13-year-old girl on a Greyhound bus that traveled through Kansas had been deported 10 times ...

December 30, 2016 | | Nation


Obama’s last month: ‘Obamacare’ defense

HONOLULU (AP) - Eager to stop Republicans from destroying his signature health care law, President Barack Obama and Democratic lawmakers will meet next week to try ...

December 30, 2016 | | Nation


Court reinstates Kennedy cousin’s murder conviction

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel faces a possible return to prison after the state Supreme Court on Friday reinstated his murder conviction in ...

December 30, 2016 | | Nation


Tyler Perry: Flap over all- white cast is reveres racism

ATLANTA (AP) - Tyler Perry is known for creating opportunities for black actors. But recently the African-American filmmaker weathered a backlash for assembling an all-white starring ...

December 30, 2016 | | Nation


Tennis, sailing or spying? US shuts 2 compounds

CENTREVILLE, Md. (AP) - Two luxury retreats in New York and Maryland where Russian diplomats have gone for decades to play tennis, sail and swim were ...

December 30, 2016 | | Nation


Russia, brushing off Obama, looks to friendlier Trump

HONOLULU (AP) - Stung by new punishments, Russia is looking straight past President Barack Obama to Donald Trump in hopes the president-elect will reverse the tough ...

December 30, 2016 | | Nation


Trump election increase Canada’s college applicants

QUEBEC (AP) - For some college-bound students distressed by the election of Donald Trump, Canada is calling.

December 30, 2016 | | Nation


Energy firms, banks led rally on S&P 500

NEW YORK (AP) - In 2016, the Standard & Poor's 500 index jumped 9.5 percent and bounced back from a flat result the year before ...

December 30, 2016 | | Nation


Coal mining has year of record low 9 deaths

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - The nation's coal mines are nearing a record low mark for on-the-job deaths for the third year in a row and ...

December 30, 2016 | | Nation


Yiannopoulos book being published despite backlash

NEW YORK (AP) - In the face of heavy criticism, Simon & Schuster is moving forward with plans to publish a book by the conservative provocateur Milo ...

December 30, 2016 | | Nation


New wood tech may offer hope for timber

RIDDLE, Ore. (AP) - John Redfield watches with pride as his son moves a laser-guided precision saw the size of a semi-truck wheel into place over ...

December 30, 2016 | | Nation


Trump includes prosperity preachers

WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) - Two preachers who teach that God will make the faithful rich are among the religious leaders chosen to offer prayers at ...

December 30, 2016 | | Nation


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