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McCain treated for viral infection, returns home to Arizona, will miss tax vote

WASHINGTON (AP) - Republican Sen. John McCain has returned home to Arizona after being hospitalized for a viral infection while battling brain cancer and will miss a crucial Senate vote on the GOP tax package, his office said Sunday.

December 17, 2017 | | Nation


Bitcoin futures begin trading on CME, price declines

NEW YORK (AP) - Another security based on the price of bitcoin, the digital currency that has soared in value and volatility this year, began trading on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange on Sunday.

December 17, 2017 | | Nation


Special counsel obtains 1,000s of Trump transition team emails

WASHINGTON (AP) - Special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian contacts with President Donald Trump's campaign has gained access to thousands of emails sent and received by Trump officials before the start of his administration, the general counsel for Trump's transition organization said.

December 17, 2017 | | Nation


Trump not considering firing special counsel Robert Mueller

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump said Sunday that he is not considering firing special counsel Robert Mueller even as his administration was again forced to grapple with the growing Russia probe that has shadowed the White House for much of his initial year in office.

December 17, 2017 | | Nation


Jones: Don’t expect him to always side with Democrats

WASHINGTON (AP) - Democrat Doug Jones, who won election to the Senate from staunchly Republican Alabama, insisted to both parties in politically divided Washington Sunday that he'll leave "all the options on the table" when it comes to his votes next year on issues from immigration to infrastructure.

December 17, 2017 | | Nation


Kremlin says Putin thanked Trump for CIA tip on bombings

MOSCOW (AP) - Russian President Vladimir Putin telephoned U.S. President Donald Trump Sunday to thank him for a CIA tip that helped thwart a series of bombings in St. Petersburg, the Kremlin and the White House said.

December 17, 2017 | | Nation


Denver shuts down 26 legal pot businesses, makes a dozen arrests

DENVER (AP) - Denver authorities shut down 26 legal marijuana businesses Thursday and arrested 12 people suspected of illegal distribution of pot after a yearlong criminal investigation.

December 14, 2017 | | Nation


WH aims to sway opinion on immigration overhaul

WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House is embarking on a major campaign to turn public opinion against the nation's largely family-based immigration system ahead of an all-out push next year to move toward a more merit-based structure.

December 14, 2017 | | Nation


Feds: Oklahoma man kept his stepdaughter captive 19 years

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - A federal grand jury in Oklahoma has indicted a 63-year-old man accused of kidnapping his stepdaughter and holding her captive for 19 years in Mexico and elsewhere while fathering her nine children.

December 14, 2017 | | Nation


Rubio defection threatens GOP’s slim majority on tax bill

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Republicans' razor-thin margin for driving their sweeping tax package through the Senate was thrown into jeopardy Thursday when GOP Sen. Marco Rubio declared he will vote against it unless negotiators expand the tax credit that low-income Americans can claim for their children.

December 14, 2017 | | Nation


Dustin Hoffman accused of new incidents of sex misconduct

LOS ANGELES (AP) - More women are accusing Dustin Hoffman of sexual misconduct, including an incident in which a playwright says the actor exposed himself to her in a New York hotel room when she was 16-years-old.

December 14, 2017 | | Nation


Kellogg to millennials: Eat cereal, chill at store

NEW YORK (AP) - Kellogg opened a new store in New York on Thursday that it hopes will become a hangout spot for millennials willing to buy cereal by the bowl and then lounge around on a bean bag chair.

December 14, 2017 | | Nation


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


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Safe injection site plans spark questions

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Philadelphia wants to establish safe havens where people can inject drugs, an effort to combat skyrocketing opioid overdoses in the city.

January 28, 2018 | | Nation


As pot stockpiles are depleted fear grows black market will boom

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Like many pot shops in California, the Urbn Leaf in San Diego bulked up its inventory before legal sales began on Jan ...

January 28, 2018 | | Nation


2 IEDs detonated at a mall, no injuries

LAKE WALES, Fla. (AP) - Police say two improvised explosive devices ignited inside a mall in central Florida.

January 22, 2018 | | Nation


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


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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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


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