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WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) - The Federal Communications Commission repealed the Obama-era "net neutrality" rules Thursday, giving internet service providers like Verizon, Comcast and AT&T a free hand to slow or block websites and apps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

Trump says senator ‘would do anything’ for campaign cash

WASHINGTON (AP) - Pushing into the sexual harassment debate, President Donald Trump laced into Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand on Tuesday, tweeting that the New York Democrat had begged him for campaign contributions in the past and "would do anything" to get them. Democrats accused the president of comments that were crude and worse.

December 12, 2017 | | Nation

FBI agent removed from probe called Trump an ‘idiot’

WASHINGTON (AP) - An FBI agent removed from special counsel Robert Mueller's investigative team over politically charged text messages referred to Donald Trump, then the Republican presidential candidate, as an "idiot" and said on election night that a Trump victory would be "terrifying," according to dozens of text messages reviewed by The Associated Press.

December 12, 2017 | | Nation

Jones wins in stunning Alabama senate upset

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - In a stunning victory aided by scandal, Democrat Doug Jones won Alabama's special Senate election on Tuesday, beating back history, an embattled Republican opponent and President Donald Trump, who urgently endorsed GOP rebel Roy Moore despite a litany of sexual misconduct allegations.

December 12, 2017 | | Nation

Some of Facebook’s early friends now its sharpest critics

MENLO PARK (AP) - Some of Facebook's former friends are starting to express some serious doubts about the social network they helped create.

December 12, 2017 | | Nation

Start the clock for Trump, GOP in last push on taxes, budget

WASHINGTON (AP) - Start the countdown clock on a momentous two weeks for President Donald Trump and the GOP-run Congress.

December 11, 2017 | | Nation

Journalists consider response to errors after Trump attacks

NEW YORK (AP) - Some stinging mistakes in stories involving President Donald Trump have given him fresh ammunition in his battle against the media while raising questions about whether news organizations need to peel back the curtain on how they operate.

December 11, 2017 | | Nation

Pentagon to allow transgender people to enlist in military

WASHINGTON (AP) - Transgender recruits will be allowed to enlist in the military beginning Jan. 1, the Pentagon said Monday, as President Donald Trump's ordered ban suffered more legal setbacks.

December 11, 2017 | | Nation

Class action lawsuit sought over 1966 H-bombs accident

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Veterans who say they responded to a 1966 accident involving U.S. hydrogen bombs in Spain and then became ill from radiation exposure asked a federal appeals court on Monday to allow a class action lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

December 11, 2017 | | Nation

Louisiana man admits misusing Trump’s Social Security number

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A Louisiana private investigator pleaded guilty on Monday to misusing Donald Trump's Social Security number in repeated attempts to access the president's federal tax information before his election last year.

December 11, 2017 | | Nation

Charge dropped for ‘It’s OK To Be White’ commentator

STORRS, Conn. (AP) - Prosecutors have dropped a breach of peace charge filed against a conservative commentator over a confrontation he had with protesters at the University of Connecticut as he prepared to give a speech titled "It's OK To Be White."

December 11, 2017 | | Nation

‘One of my nightmares’: Pipe bomb attack hits in NYC subway

NEW YORK (AP) - A would-be suicide bomber inspired by Islamic State extremists strapped on a crude pipe bomb, slipped unnoticed into the nation's busiest subway system and set the device off at rush hour Monday in a scenario that New York has dreaded for years, authorities said.

December 11, 2017 | | Nation

Bitcoin futures soar amid frenzy over virtual currency

NEW YORK (AP) - Wall Street got its first taste of bitcoin on Monday, with the price of the first-ever futures contract for the digital currency jumping 20 percent.

December 11, 2017 | | Nation

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Mulvaney finds himself in middle of another shutdown

WASHINGTON (AP) - Mick Mulvaney stormed Washington as a tea party lawmaker elected in 2010, and he hasn't mellowed much as director of the Office ...

January 21, 2018 | | Nation

Democrats, GOP try to dodge blame for shuttered government

WASHINGTON (AP) - Hours after shuttering much of the federal government, feuding Democrats and Republicans in Congress spent Saturday dodging blame for a paralyzing standoff over ...

January 21, 2018 | | Nation

Trump the dealmaker comes up short ahead of shutdown

WASHINGTON (AP) - He wrote a book on the art of negotiation and was elected to office claiming he alone could end Washington gridlock, but President ...

January 21, 2018 | | Nation


WASHINGTON (AP) - Restive Senate moderates in both parties searched for a solution to a partisan stalemate as they raced toward a late-night showdown vote and ...

January 21, 2018 | | Nation

Highway swamped by mudslides reopens

SANTA BARBARA (AP) - A coastal California highway swamped by deadly mudslides reopened Sunday after a nearly two-week closure that caused traffic headaches across the region ...

January 21, 2018 | | Nation

MONTECITO (AP) — Oprah Winfrey and Rob Lowe give Montecito its star power, but it’s people like Anto

MONTECITO (AP) - Oprah Winfrey and Rob Lowe give Montecito its star power, but it's people like Antonio and Victor Benitez who keep the wealthy ...

January 21, 2018 | | Nation

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