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The dictionary folks at Merriam- Webster sum up 2016: surreal

NEW YORK (AP) - Was 2016 a dream or a nightmare?

December 19, 2016 | | Nation


Homeless fall victim to synthetic pot

ST. LOUIS (AP) - The nation's homeless are proving to be especially susceptible to a new, dirt-cheap version of synthetic marijuana, which leaves users glassy-eyed, aimless, sprawled on streets and sidewalks oblivious to their surroundings or wandering into traffic.

December 18, 2016 | | Nation


Trump: Michelle Obama’s ‘no hope’ comment about the past

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) - President-elect Donald Trump said first lady Michelle Obama "must have been talking about the past" when she said there's no sense of hope after his election.

December 18, 2016 | | Nation


China says it will give drone back, Trump says ‘keep it’

BEIJING (AP) - China says its military seized a U.S. Navy unmanned underwater glider in the South China Sea, but that it will give it back. President-elect Donald Trump, however, says the Chinese government should be told "we don't want the drone they stole back" and "let them keep it!"

December 18, 2016 | | Nation


Trump aides ask of Russian meddling: Does it matter?

WASHINGTON (AP) - Donald Trump's top aides on Sunday said the president-elect isn't ready to accept the finding by intelligence officials that Moscow hacked Democratic emails in a bid to elevate Trump. Even if it's true, they said, Trump still won the White House fair and square.

December 18, 2016 | | Nation


Heimlich, life-saving maneuver creator, dies at 96

CINCINNATI (AP) - The surgeon who created the life-saving Heimlich maneuver for choking victims died early Saturday in Cincinnati. Dr. Henry Heimlich was 96.

December 18, 2016 | | Nation


Role of first daughter may evolve

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - With Ivanka Trump, the typically minor role of a first daughter could get a major makeover.

December 18, 2016 | | Nation


Trump Cabinet excites his voters noting ‘We have to trust him’

NEW YORK (AP) - As each Cabinet announcement draws fresh criticism of the wealth, connections or opinions of Donald Trump's latest appointees, many Americans who voted for him say the president-elect is doing what he promised to do: draining the swamp.

December 18, 2016 | | Nation


Selections signal bold shift

WASHINGTON (AP) - Propelled by populist energy, President-elect Donald Trump's candidacy broke long-standing conventions and his incoming Cabinet embodies a sharp turn from the outgoing Obama administration.

December 18, 2016 | | Nation


Wal-Mart program: Stash cash in savings, win prizes

NEW YORK (AP) - Wal-Mart has a new program that offers prizes as incentives to get its legion of shoppers to sock away money in saving accounts.

December 15, 2016 | | Nation


Fed: 8 biggest banks shift loss burden to investors

WASHINGTON (AP) - The eight biggest U.S. banks will be required to build new cushions against losses that would shift the burden to investors. The action by the Federal Reserve was the latest bid by regulators to reduce the chances of future taxpayer bailouts.

December 15, 2016 | | Nation


Border cities worry ending NAFTA would hurt economies

LAREDO, Texas (AP) - Donald Trump's only visit to the U.S.-Mexico border while running for president was a stop in Laredo that lasted less than three hours. On some days, that's not long enough for 18-wheelers hauling foreign-made dishwashers and car batteries to lurch through the gridlocked crossing.

December 15, 2016 | | Nation


GM testing autonomous cars on public roads

DETROIT (AP) - General Motors has started testing fully autonomous vehicles on public roads around its technical center in suburban Detroit.

December 15, 2016 | | Nation


Justice Department probing California jail snitch scandal

SANTA ANA (AP) - The U.S. Justice Department on Thursday opened an investigation into a long-running scandal over the use of jailhouse informants in Orange County, California, federal authorities said.

December 15, 2016 | | Nation


Ice found hidden in shadowy craters on dwarf planet Ceres

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Several shadowy craters on the dwarf planet Ceres contain ice, scientists reported Thursday.

December 15, 2016 | | Nation


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Oklahoma’s Joe Mixon tearfully apologizes for punching woman

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) - Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon made a tearful public apology Friday, more than two years after punching a woman and breaking bones ...

December 23, 2016 | | Nation


Trump: ‘Nice’ letter from Putin

WEST PALM BEACH, Florida (AP) - After months of promising to engage more with Russia, President-elect Donald Trump vowed to enhance America's nuclear capabilities, admonishing ...

December 23, 2016 | | Nation


Rockettes’ attendance at inauguration is a choice

NEW YORK (AP) - The Radio City Rockettes will be dancing at President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration next month, but not everyone is kicking up their ...

December 23, 2016 | | Nation


More states consider working around the Electoral College

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Frustrated after seeing another candidate secure the presidency without winning the national popular vote, mostly Democratic lawmakers in several capitols want their ...

December 23, 2016 | | Nation


Trump’s NY state co-chair wishes death on Obama, calls 1st lady male

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - A wealthy businessman who co-chaired president-Elect Donald Trump's state campaign confirmed to The Associated Press on Friday that he told ...

December 23, 2016 | | Nation


Berlin attack suspect is slain in shootout

MILAN (AP) - A routine request for ID papers outside a deserted train station in a Milan suburb at 3 a.m. Friday led to a ...

December 23, 2016 | | Nation


Road-rage killing suspect: Car was too close

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A Little Rock man who fired his gun into a car, striking and killing a 3-year-old boy, did so because he ...

December 23, 2016 | | Nation


A one-sided Social Security reform proposal

Quite a few readers have asked me to comment on a bill sponsored by Representative Sam Johnson, R.-Texas, that he calls The Social Security ...

December 23, 2016 | | Nation


A one-sided Social Security reform proposal

Quite a few readers have asked me to comment on a bill sponsored by Representative Sam Johnson, R.-Texas, that he calls The Social Security ...

December 23, 2016 | | Nation


After fiery derailment Union Pacific OKs changes

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - The nation's largest freight railroad has agreed to more thorough inspections and maintenance improvements after a fiery oil train derailment in ...

December 23, 2016 | | Nation


Congress targets labeling almond milk as milk per se

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - Got milk? Twenty-five bipartisan members of Congress say if it's from soybeans, almond or rice, it should not be labeled as ...

December 23, 2016 | | Nation


Stocks higher in slow pre- holiday trading

NEW YORK (AP) - Wall Street traders sometimes root for year-end "Santa Claus rallies," but on Friday, hardly a creature was stirring as stocks finished slightly ...

December 23, 2016 | | Nation


Another Trump tweet jab, again in the defense private sector

NEW YORK (AP) - Shares Lockheed Martin slipped while rival Boeing's rose Friday after a tweet from President-elect Donald Trump appeared to pit the two ...

December 23, 2016 | | Nation


Splurging not an option for many workers scraping by

ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) - At the brightly lit mall, clothing stores highlight holiday sweaters and big signs tout the sales, while Duquan Allen keeps his ...

December 23, 2016 | | Nation


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