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Philippine volcano explodes, authorities raise alert level

MANILA, Philippines (AP) - The Philippines' most active volcano exploded thunderously Monday, sending a huge gray column of lava fragments, ash and steam into the sky and prompting authorities to warn that a violent eruption may be imminent.

January 21, 2018 | | Nation

Leaders to meet with white separatist town official in Maine

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - Leaders in a Maine town said Sunday they will meet with their town manager, who has come under fire for espousing white separatist views.

January 21, 2018 | | Nation

Sequel to Trump’s first year opens with investigations, crises, unease

WASHINGTON (AP) - The sequel to President Donald Trump's first year in office is opening with the lead player hamstrung by a government shutdown and hunkering down amid investigations, crises and political unease.

January 21, 2018 | | Nation

Small-town hurt from loss of mini Walmarts

LUTHER, Okla. (AP) - Luther sold its youth football field to Walmart about three years ago so that the company could build one of its Express stores, using the money from the sale and the new tax revenue to pay off the roughly $200,000 in debt that resulted from an embezzlement scandal involving the former town treasurer.

January 21, 2018 | | Nation

With just 3 students, small-town high school closing down

ROCHESTER, Vt. (AP) - With just three students left attending high school here, junior Kimberly Taylor moves from one empty classroom to the next, taking mostly online classes or studying alone.

January 21, 2018 | | Nation

Your dog can get a flu bug

DEAR DIDI: Can my dog get the flu? -Senior Citizen in Manteca

January 21, 2018 | Didi McElroy | Nation

Massachusetts debates safe sites for drug users

BOSTON (AP) - The idea may seem jarring at first: Creating safe spaces where drug users can shoot up under the watchful eye of staff trained in helping counter the effect of potentially fatal overdoses - all with the approval of public health officials.

January 21, 2018 | | Nation

Court to hear arguments on DC sniper’s sentence

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Bob Meyers doesn't want partial justice for his brother. He wants full justice. And to him, that means leaving D.C. sniper Lee Boyd Malvo's sentence just the way it is: life in prison, with no chance of ever getting out.

January 21, 2018 | | Nation

Oklahoma lawmaker sues investigator in spying case

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - An Oklahoma lawmaker who found a tracking device attached to his pickup truck last month is suing a private investigation company and an investigator who works for the company over the device.

January 21, 2018 | | Nation

Same-sex active-duty couple marries at West Point

WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) - Two Army captains who met at West Point returned there to be married, in what is believed to be the first same-sex marriage of active-duty personnel at the storied New York military academy.

January 21, 2018 | | Nation

Amazon opens store without cashiers

SEATTLE (AP) - Amazon employees have been testing it, but is the public ready for a cashier-less store?

January 21, 2018 | | Nation

Despite the shutdown, troops get football, Lady Liberty to open

WASHINGTON (AP) - A U.S. government shutdown amid a congressional dispute over spending and immigration has forced scores of federal agencies and outposts to close their doors and triggered furloughs for Air Force civilian employees but won't keep Lady Liberty shackled.

January 21, 2018 | | Nation

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 of Management of Budget at the White House.

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 immigration and showed few signs of progress on negotiations needed to end it.

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 Donald Trump's latest attempt to broker a big, bipartisan deal has turned into a big mess.

January 21, 2018 | | Nation

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S. Koreans burn Kim’s photo as N. Korean band leader passes

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - Conservative activists burned a large photo of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as the head of the North's extremely ...

January 22, 2018 | | Nation

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