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Obama blocks new Arctic drilling

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration is blocking new oil and gas drilling in the Arctic Ocean, handing a victory to environmentalists who say industrial activity in the icy waters will harm whales, walruses and other wildlife and exacerbate global warming.

November 18, 2016 | | Nation


Oklahoma residents hit by quakes sue 27 energy firms

TULSA, Okla. (AP) - Residents of a town hit by Oklahoma's strongest earthquake have filed a class-action lawsuit against dozens of energy companies, accusing them of triggering destructive temblors by injecting wastewater from oil and natural gas production underground.

November 18, 2016 | | Nation


UN climate talks end with pleas for Trump to join fight

MARRAKECH, Morocco (AP) - The first U.N. climate conference after the landmark Paris Agreement closed Friday with delegates appealing to Donald Trump to join the battle against global warming and inviting him to see its impacts in Pacific islands.

November 18, 2016 | | Nation


University stops wrestlers from competing after lewd social texts

NEW YORK (AP) - Some Columbia University wrestlers will be suspended from the team for as long as the rest of the school year over lewd and racially insensitive text messages, but some teammates can keep competing, including in a state championship this weekend, the university announced on Friday.

November 18, 2016 | | Nation


Indiana sheriff, mayor, other officials charged with bribery

HAMMOND, Ind. (AP) - A federal grand jury has indicted a northwestern Indiana sheriff, his top deputy and a mayor, accusing them of collecting bribes in return for contracts for towing and other services, a prosecutor announced Friday.

November 18, 2016 | | Nation


As Trump talks wall, China builds bridges to Latin America

LIMA, Peru (AP) - An expected U.S. economic retreat from Latin America under Donald Trump is causing the region's leaders to look halfway around the world, to China, for help weathering the possible financial headwinds.

November 18, 2016 | | Nation


Lennon’s Beatles breakup letter sold at auction for $30,000

BOSTON (AP) - An angry letter from John Lennon to Paul and Linda McCartney written shortly after the Beatles' breakup has been sold at auction for nearly $30,000.

November 18, 2016 | | Nation


Why Trump won’t privatize Social Security

In the past week or so, I've heard from dozens of fearful readers asking about Donald Trump's plans to privatize Social Security. I'm going to suggest that people relax. President-elect Trump and his cohorts may have plans to privatize the Social Security system, but I highly doubt those plans will ever see the light of day.

November 18, 2016 | | Nation


Rule bans bars, many restaurants from creating marijuana-use areas

DENVER (AP) - Bars and many restaurants in Denver won't be able to offer on-site marijuana consumption because of a new state rule announced Friday that prohibits liquor-license holders from applying for the permit.

November 18, 2016 | | Nation


Oregon cities setting rules after opting in to legal pot

SALEM, Ore. (AP) - Some 30 counties and cities in Oregon approved some type of marijuana businesses in last week's election, and officials in those communities now must establish rules for every step in the production and supply chain.

November 18, 2016 | | Nation


Daily fantasy sports rival firms merging

BOSTON (AP) - Daily fantasy sports rivals DraftKings and FanDuel have agreed to merge after months of speculation and increasing regulatory scrutiny.

November 18, 2016 | | Nation


Denver allows pot in bars, eateries

DENVER (AP) - Denver has approved a first-in-the-nation law allowing people to use marijuana at bars, restaurants and other public spaces such as art galleries or yoga studios.

November 15, 2016 | | Nation


After complaints, Trump-branded apartment towers being renamed

NEW YORK (AP) - Donald Trump's name is being stripped off three luxury apartment buildings after hundreds of tenants signed a petition saying they were embarrassed to live in a place associated with the Republican president-elect.

November 15, 2016 | | Nation


Five students stabbed in locker room; teen detained

OREM, Utah (AP) - As a group of boys at a Utah high school changed Tuesday morning into gym clothes for physical education class, a straight-A student pulled out a knife in the locker room and stabbed five of his classmates, sending the injured running for their lives and covered in blood, police said.

November 15, 2016 | | Nation


House GOP nominates Ryan as speaker, with Trump’s support

WASHINGTON (AP) - Speaker Paul Ryan unanimously won his GOP colleagues' votes on Tuesday for another term at the helm of the House. He told fellow Republicans he had President-elect Donald Trump's support, and heralded "the dawn of a new, unified Republican government."

November 15, 2016 | | Nation


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Obamacare repeal is complex and risky

WASHINGTON (AP) - Here's the idea: Swiftly pass a repeal of President Barack Obama's health care law, perhaps soon enough for Donald Trump to ...

November 22, 2016 | | Nation


How Kellogg worked with ‘experts’ to help tout cereal

NEW YORK (AP) - On its website, Kellogg touted a "Breakfast Council" of "independent experts" who helped guide the company's nutritional efforts.

November 22, 2016 | | Nation


Tesla Motors officially owns SolarCity

PALO ALTO (AP) - Tesla Motors now owns the nation's largest solar panel installer.

November 22, 2016 | | Nation


Girl, 2, dies; was focus of fight over brain death test

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A 2-year-old Virginia girl whose parents went to court to block a hospital from performing a brain death test on the child ...

November 21, 2016 | | Nation


Democrats pressuring Gov. McCrory to concede

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Democrat Roy Cooper on Monday took steps to demonstrate he's the winner of the still-unresolved race for North Carolina's ...

November 21, 2016 | | Nation


Judge urges new citizens to leave US if can’t accept Trump

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - A federal judge in San Antonio finds himself at the center of an uproar after telling newly sworn U.S. citizens that ...

November 21, 2016 | | Nation


Official: 6 dead in Chattanooga elementary school bus crash

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) - Bloodied students lay on stretchers, while other children walked away dazed with their parents after an elementary school bus crash that killed ...

November 21, 2016 | | Nation


Texas, Missouri, Florida officers shot in attacks; 1 killed

The Associated Press

November 21, 2016 | The Associated Press | Nation


Secretary of State Mitt Romney?

BEDMINSTER, N.J. (AP) - President-elect Donald Trump said Sunday that he had "made a couple of deals" after spending the weekend meeting with a long ...

November 20, 2016 | | Nation


Trump foes try to beat him at the Electoral College

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Grassroots campaigns have sprung up around the country to try to persuade members of the Electoral College to do something that has ...

November 20, 2016 | | Nation


Trump again slams ‘Hamilton’; Pence says he wasn’t offended

NEW YORK (AP) - President-elect Donald Trump, in the midst of choosing his Cabinet, took time out Sunday for a second day to criticize the cast ...

November 20, 2016 | | Nation


San Antonio police officer fatally shot while writing ticket

SAN ANTONION (AP) - A San Antonio police officer writing out a traffic ticket to a motorist was shot to death in his squad car Sunday ...

November 20, 2016 | | Nation


GOP sweep heightens transgender anxiety

NEW YORK (AP) - Anxiety is high among many transgender Americans after the sweeping Republican election victory. They fear stronger resistance to their push for civil-rights ...

November 20, 2016 | | Nation


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