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Trump, GOP lawmakers pore over 2018 agenda

THURMONT, Md. (AP) - Emerging from closed-door meetings with Republican leaders, President Donald Trump on Saturday held out the prospect of a deal with Democrats on the fate of young immigrants brought to the country illegally as children but appeared to put a welfare system overhaul - once a top White House priority - on the back burner.

January 07, 2018 | | Nation

What’s on center stage at the CES tech show? Your voice

LAS VEGAS (AP) - What's the hottest thing in the world of technology these days? Your voice.

January 07, 2018 | | Nation

NH ticket winner in $559 million Powerball

MERRIMACK, N.H. (AP) - It's been a billion-dollar lottery weekend after a lone Powerball ticket sold in New Hampshire matched all six numbers and will claim a $559.7 million jackpot, one day after another single ticket sold in Florida nabbed a $450 million Mega Millions grand prize.

January 07, 2018 | | Nation

Told their treehouse must go, owners appeal to Supreme Court

WASHINGTON (AP) - Lynn Tran and Richard Hazen built a Florida beachfront treehouse that would be the envy of any child. It's got two levels, hammocks and windows looking out on the Gulf of Mexico.

January 07, 2018 | | Nation

Blast of arctic air breaks records; warmer days near

BOSTON (AP) - The blast of arctic air that engulfed portions of the East Coast broke cold temperature records from Maine to West Virginia and stunned sea turtles in Florida - although a warm-up is coming today.

January 07, 2018 | | Nation

US judge in Vegas may dismiss ranching land standoff case

LAS VEGAS (AP) - A U.S. judge who declared a mistrial last month could end the much-watched criminal prosecution of a Nevada rancher accused of leading an armed uprising against federal authorities.

January 07, 2018 | | Nation

Kim says US should know North Korean nuclear force a reality

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said Monday that the United States should be aware that his country's nuclear forces are now a reality, not a threat. But he also struck a conciliatory tone in his New Year's address, wishing success for the Winter Olympics set to begin in South Korea in February and suggesting the North may send a delegation to participate.

January 01, 2018 | | Nation

Texting ban may soon be enforced on Florida’s roads

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - Florida Highway Patrol Sgt. Mark Wysocky says it is hard to separate texting drivers from drunken drivers as he cruises down a suburban interstate highway. Both weave. They speed up and slow down for no obvious reason and get too close to other cars. They endanger their lives and others.

January 01, 2018 | | Nation

In unusual step, victims told of destroyed rape kits

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) - When Veronica was raped more than 13 years ago, she says neither the police nor the hospital staff believed her story that a longtime friend attacked her while his mother was in the next room.

January 01, 2018 | | Nation

Efforts grow to help students evaluate what they see online

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) - Alarmed by the proliferation of false content online, state lawmakers around the country are pushing schools to put more emphasis on teaching students how to tell fact from fiction.

January 01, 2018 | | Nation

Perils abroad, full plate at home, as Trump starts 2018

WASHINGTON (AP) - The glamour of his holiday break behind him, President Donald Trump returned to the White House on Monday night to face a hefty legislative to-do list, critical midterm elections and perilous threats abroad.

January 01, 2018 | | Nation

LGBT leaders say sex allegation coverage ‘an advance’ for gays

NEW YORK (AP) - Among the dozens of prominent Americans entangled in sexual-misconduct cases this year are a modest number of men whose accusers are male. For some LGBT civic leaders, dismay over these cases is mixed with relief and even a trace of pride at how they were addressed.

January 01, 2018 | | Nation

Q&A: How is growth of bitcoin affecting the environment?

NEW YORk (AP) - The growth of bitcoin is fueling speculation and debate about the environmental impact of the collective energy needed to power the virtual currency in the era of climate change. Some questions and answers about the issue:

January 01, 2018 | | Nation

Colorado shooter was lawyer, Iraq war veteran

DENVER (AP) - A man who shot and killed a Colorado deputy and wounded four others along with two civilians was an attorney and an Iraq war veteran who had posted videos online in recent months criticizing professors and law enforcement officials, authorities said Monday.

January 01, 2018 | | Nation

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Michelle Obama to release memoir

NEW YORK (AP) - Michelle Obama's memoir, one of the most highly anticipated books in recent years, is coming out Nov. 13.

February 25, 2018 | | Nation

Dems release Russia probe memo defending FBI surveillance

WASHINGTON (AP) - Two weeks after President Donald Trump blocked its full release, the House Intelligence Committee published a partially blacked-out version of a classified Democratic ...

February 25, 2018 | | Nation

More firms end ties with NRA

NEW YORK (AP) - Three more companies said Friday they had ended discount programs with the National Rifle Association, as U.S. corporations take a closer ...

February 23, 2018 | | Nation

Teen battling cancer dies weeks after marrying high school sweetheart

PLANT CITY, Fla. (AP) - A Florida teen who had been battling a rare form of cancer has died less than a month after marrying his ...

February 23, 2018 | | Nation

Parents of two teens killed during ‘Nerf wars’ sue school

LAKEVILLE, Minn. (AP) - A Minnesota school district is being sued by the parents of two high school students killed in a 2015 car crash who ...

February 23, 2018 | | Nation

Woman charged in three infant deaths from the ‘80s

MILWAUKEE (AP) - A Wisconsin woman has been charged with suffocating three babies more than 30 years ago - cases that investigators initially attributed to sudden infant ...

February 23, 2018 | | Nation

US weighs offer to fund Jerusalem embassy

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Trump administration is considering an offer from Republican mega-donor Sheldon Adelson to pay for at least part of a new U.S ...

February 23, 2018 | | Nation

White House locked down over after vehicle strikes barrier

WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House was on lockdown for about an hour Friday after a passenger vehicle struck a security barrier. Local media reported that ...

February 23, 2018 | | Nation

Parents face new charges in torture case of 13 kids

RIVERSIDE (AP) - A Southern California couple suspected of starving and shackling some of their 13 children pleaded not guilty Friday to new charges of child ...

February 23, 2018 | | Nation

Senator seeking Democratic backing endorsement days after resigning

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A California Democrat plans to seek his party's endorsement for a state Senate seat at Saturday's convention just days after ...

February 23, 2018 | | Nation

Interior makeover would diminish Washington’s power

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke disclosed Friday in an Associated Press interview that he's revamping a sweeping overhaul of his ...

February 23, 2018 | | Nation

Nanette Fabray, star of stage, screen and TV, dies at age 97

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Nanette Fabray, the vivacious actress, singer and dancer who became a star in Broadway musicals, on television as Sid Caesar's comic ...

February 23, 2018 | | Nation

Ex-Trump aide pleads guilty, will cooperate in Russia probe

WASHINGTON (AP) - Rick Gates' guilty plea to federal conspiracy and false-statements charges turns him from defendant to cooperating witness in the special counsel's probe ...

February 23, 2018 | | Nation

Emoluments suit vs. Trump now personal

WASHINGTON (AP) - Attorneys general of Maryland and the District of Columbia on Friday expanded their lawsuit accusing President Donald Trump of accepting gifts from foreign ...

February 23, 2018 | | Nation

States look to lower drug costs, consider Canadian imports

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - Lawmakers in more than two-thirds of the states are considering ways to reduce prescription drug costs, including importing them from Canada, as ...

February 11, 2018 | | Nation

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