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US, China hold quiet military talks amid NKorea tensions

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. and Chinese generals engaged in an unusual set of security talks on Wednesday, just hours after North Korea's most powerful missile test yet, focused on how the mighty American and Chinese militaries might communicate in a crisis.

November 29, 2017 | | Nation


Haley: NKorea ‘brings us closer to war’ the US doesn’t seek

UNITED NATIONS (AP) - The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations said Wednesday that North Korea's launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile - which some observers believe could reach the Eastern U.S. - "brings us closer" to a war the U.S. isn't seeking.

November 29, 2017 | | Nation


Mueller’s team questioned Kushner about Michael Flynn

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner has been questioned by special counsel Robert Mueller's team of investigators about former national security adviser Michael Flynn, a person familiar with the investigation confirmed Wednesday to The Associated Press.

November 29, 2017 | | Nation


San Francisco pier shooting jury ends Day 5 without verdict

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Jurors have ended their fifth day of deliberations Wednesday without reaching a verdict in the murder trial that sparked a national debate over immigration policy.

November 29, 2017 | | Nation


Trump’s ‘Pocahontas’ jab at Navajo event draws blowback

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) - Families of Native American war veterans and politicians of both major parties are criticizing President Donald Trump for using a White House event honoring Navajo Code Talkers to take a political jab at a Democratic senator he has nicknamed "Pocahontas."

November 28, 2017 | | Nation


Special court to oversee hundreds of deadly asbestos claims

HELENA, Mont. (AP) - The Montana Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered the creation of a special court to oversee hundreds of claims filed on behalf of people who became ill or died following exposure to asbestos from the now-closed W.R. Grace Inc. vermiculite mine in northwestern Montana.

November 28, 2017 | | Nation


Sen. Paul says man who tackled him spoke to him after attack

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - U.S. Sen. Rand Paul says a man who tackled him in his yard spoke to him afterward about why he was unhappy, but Paul said no explanation would have justified what he called an unprovoked attack.

November 28, 2017 | | Nation


Feds, ex-Louisiana congressman working on resentencing deal

McLEAN, Va. (AP) - Federal prosecutors and lawyers for a former Louisiana congressman who famously hid $90,000 in his freezer are working on an agreement for his resentencing on corruption charges, according to court documents filed in the case.

November 28, 2017 | | Nation


Court documents reveal Trump paid $1.375M in labor lawsuit

NEW YORK (AP) - Donald Trump paid $1.375 million in 1998 to settle a class action lawsuit involving Polish laborers who demolished a building at the site of Trump Tower, according to a settlement unsealed by a judge.

November 28, 2017 | | Nation


Keystone pipeline leak likely caused by 2008 damage

AMHERST, S.D. (AP) - A federal agency says a leak in TransCanada Corp.'s Keystone oil pipeline in South Dakota likely was caused by damage during construction in 2008.

November 28, 2017 | | Nation


Some Vegas shooting victims want donation plan revised

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Some victims injured in the mass shooting at an outdoor music festival in Las Vegas on Tuesday asked a committee in charge of distributing millions of dollars in donations to rework a plan to divide the money.

November 28, 2017 | | Nation


Army Reserve officer gets 4 years for defrauding government

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) - A high-ranking Army Reserve officer was sentenced Tuesday to four years in prison and ordered to forfeit $4.4 million for fraudulently supplying hundreds of thousands of Chinese-produced baseball caps and backpacks to the Army Recruiting Command and passing them off as American-made.

November 28, 2017 | | Nation


Eni receives federal permit for US Arctic offshore drilling

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - A subsidiary of an Italian energy company has received a federal permit to drill the first oil exploration wells in U.S. Arctic waters in two years.

November 28, 2017 | | Nation


Condor group wants more hunters to avoid lead bullets

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) - An effort to bring one of the world's largest birds back from the brink of extinction is expanding after northern Arizona and southern Utah found some success in getting deer hunters to use ammunition not made of lead.

November 26, 2017 | | Nation


Conyers steps aside from Judiciary post amid sex allegations

WASHINGTON (AP) - Michigan Rep. John Conyers, under investigation over allegations he sexually harassed female staff members, said Sunday he will step aside as the top Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee while fiercely denying he acted inappropriately during his long tenure in Congress.

November 26, 2017 | | Nation


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Daughter takes on ruling that may let mom’s killer go free

LONG BEACH (AP) - On a spring day in 1994, a retired German couple who'd traveled to California to see their daughter were sightseeing in ...

January 01, 2018 | | Nation


Woman sues over nude photos take of her on operating table

WASHINGTON, Pa. (AP) - A woman has sued the Pennsylvania hospital where she once worked over nude photos taken of her while she was on the ...

December 29, 2017 | | Nation


Random drawing scheduled to break tie in Virginia election

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - As Democrats and Republicans continued partisan sniping Friday over a House seat that could determine the balance of power in the Virginia ...

December 29, 2017 | | Nation


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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