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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 aging technology for his successor. New computers were purchased and faster internet was installed.

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't convene a town hall meeting or get your dandruff up in the echo chamber over them.

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 accused of beating his wife and pointing a gun at her, local media reported Friday.

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 and voluntarily removed from the U.S. another nine times since 2003, records obtained by The Associated Press show.

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 to forge a common strategy. Obama also plans a major valedictory speech in Chicago, his hometown, shortly before his presidency ends.

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 the killing of Martha Moxley in 1975 when they were 15 years old and neighbors in a wealthy enclave.

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 cast for the TLC drama series "Too Close to Home."

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 shut down by the Obama administration Friday in retaliation for Moscow's cyber-meddling in the presidential election.

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 U.S. stance toward Moscow of the last eight years. In a stunning embrace of a longtime U.S. adversary, Trump is siding with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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, and energy companies and banks made some of the largest gains as investors bet on a stronger economy that will lead to more lending and spending. Health care companies slumped as drug prices came under intense scrutiny.

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 have a chance to keep the number of fatal accidents in single digits for the first time.

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 Yiannopoulos.

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 a massive panel of wood.

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 President-elect Donald Trump's swearing-in, the inaugural committee said Wednesday.

December 30, 2016 | | Nation


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Some balk as Seattle seeks to spend more on homeless

SEATTLE (AP) - Sixteen months after he declared a state of emergency on homelessness, Seattle's mayor is asking voters in this liberal, affluent city for ...

March 27, 2017 | | Nation


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