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US commemorates 9/11; ceremonies at ground zero

NEW YORK (AP) - While the U.S. contends with the destruction caused by two ferocious hurricanes in three weeks, Americans also are marking the anniversary of one of the nation's most scarring days.

September 10, 2017 | | Nation


9/11 memorial to include names of sickened responders

POINT LOOKOUT, N.Y. (AP) - A Long Island beach where people gathered and watched in horror as the distant World Trade Center towers collapsed on Sept. 11, 2001 is the site of the latest memorial to victims of the terror attacks and among a growing number that honor people who died of illnesses years after participating in the rescue and recovery effort.

September 10, 2017 | | Nation


Irma set records; late weakening dampened its power

MIAMI (AP) - Before crashing into Florida, Hurricane Irma set all sorts of records for brute strength as it flattened Caribbean islands and swamped the Florida Keys. Irma's assault - so soon after Harvey's deluge of Houston - marked the first time the U.S. was hit by two Category 4 storms in the same year.

September 10, 2017 | | Nation


Guard couple ditch white wedding for fatigues as Irma nears

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Lauren Durham had a poofy white dress and plans for an intimate beach wedding on the second weekend of September. Instead she got married in fatigues, with no makeup, in a vast hangar filled with rescue vehicles and paramedics just hours before she would rush into a hurricane to try to save her fellow Floridians.

September 10, 2017 | | Nation


11-foot shark bites surfer’s board in half

SYDNEY (AP) - A 35-year-old surfer was taken to a hospital after a shark snapped his board, tore his hip and flung him into the air Sunday off the Australian east coast.

September 10, 2017 | | Nation


Florida gets coast-to-coast pummeling

MIAMI (AP) - Hurricane Irma gave Florida a coast-to-coast pummeling with winds up to 130 mph Sunday, swamping homes and boats, knocking out power to millions and toppling massive construction cranes over the Miami skyline.

September 10, 2017 | | Nation


As others tear down Confederate monuments, Alabama unveils 1

BRANTLEY, Ala. (AP) - As cities across the country are tearing down and relocating Confederate monuments, a county in southern Alabama on Sunday unveiled a new one.

August 27, 2017 | | Nation


Trump plans to lift limits on military gear for police officers

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Trump administration is preparing to restore the flow of surplus military equipment to local law enforcement agencies under a program that had been sharply curtailed amid an outcry over police use of armored vehicles and other war-fighting gear to confront protesters.

August 27, 2017 | | Nation


Drug lowers heart risks by curbing inflammation

NEW YORK (AP) - For the first time, a drug has helped prevent heart attacks by curbing inflammation, a new and very different approach than lowering cholesterol, the focus for many years.

August 27, 2017 | | Nation


Armed judges in spotlight after gunman’s Ohio attack

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - More judges are carrying weapons than most people realize, even though attacks on judges remain rare, surveys and experts say.

August 27, 2017 | | Nation


Rescuers pluck hundreds from rising floodwaters

HOUSTON (AP) - Tropical Storm Harvey sent devastating floods pouring into the nation's fourth-largest city Sunday as rising water chased thousands of people to rooftops or higher ground and overwhelmed rescuers who could not keep up with the constant calls for help.

August 27, 2017 | | Nation


SOLAR ECLIPSE

If you can't witness the total solar eclipse in person, you can still see it online or via TV.

August 21, 2017 | The Associated Press | Nation


Trump to skip Kennedy Center Honors awards program

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) - Acknowledging that he has become a "political distraction," President Donald Trump has decided to skip the festivities surrounding the annual Kennedy Center Honors arts awards later this year, the White House announced Saturday amid the continuing fallout over Trump's stance on last weekend's white supremacist demonstration in Charlottesville, Virginia.

August 20, 2017 | | Nation


Senator who hoped for Donald Trump assassination in post apologizes

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - A Missouri lawmaker who drew bipartisan outrage over her brief Facebook comment expressing hope that President Donald Trump would be assassinated apologized publicly Sunday to Trump and his family, calling the online posting "a mistake."

August 20, 2017 | | Nation


Trump will address path forward on Afghanistan

CAMP MOREHEAD, Afghanistan (AP) - Signaling that the U.S. military expects its mission to continue, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan on Sunday hailed the launch of the Afghan Army's new special operations corps, declaring that "we are with you and we will stay with you."

August 20, 2017 | | Nation


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Self-operating shuttle bus crashes after Vegas launch

LAS VEGAS (AP) - The robots won this one.

November 08, 2017 | | Nation


Barack Obama shows up for jury duty; not chosen

CHICAGO (AP) - Former President Barack Obama, free of a job that forced him to move to Washington for eight years, showed up to a downtown ...

November 08, 2017 | | Nation


Stellar encore: Dying star keeps coming back

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - Death definitely becomes this star.

November 08, 2017 | | Nation


Woman, 94, frees herself from car trunk

PHOENIX (AP) - A 94-year-old Phoenix woman freed herself from the trunk of her car hours after she was abducted from her condominium by a man ...

November 08, 2017 | | Nation


Will it be AT&T vs the government in $85B Time Warner deal?

NEW YORK (AP) - AT&T's pending acquisition of Time Warner, an $85 billion media deal that could shake up how Americans watch TV, is ...

November 08, 2017 | | Nation


Panera Bread buys Au Bon Pain

NEW YORK (AP) - Panera Bread founder Ron Shaich is stepping down as CEO and the company is buying Au Bon Pain - bringing together two chains ...

November 08, 2017 | | Nation


China, US sign another $206.6B in trade deals

BEIJING (AP) - China and the United States have signed additional business agreements valued at $206.5 billion during President Donald Trump's visit to Beijing ...

November 08, 2017 | | Nation


Walmart to offer Black Friday deals early on its website

BENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP) - Walmart hopes to tempt shoppers with online deals before Black Friday.

November 08, 2017 | | Nation


Female directors ready to topple an ignoble Oscar stat

NEW YORK (AP) - Four.

November 08, 2017 | | Nation


CMA Awards offer political, emotional moments during show

NASHVILLE (AP) - The 2017 Country Music Association Awards marked one of its most political and emotional shows in years, as the night offered powerful moments ...

November 08, 2017 | | Nation


Are all Russia ties now sinister, or are some just business?

MOSCOW (AP) - A shipping company partly owned by President Donald Trump's commerce secretary is one of the few in the world that can transport ...

November 06, 2017 | | Nation


Apple revamped overseas ops

CUPERTINO (AP) - Apple revamped its overseas subsidiaries to take advantage of tax loopholes on the European island of Jersey after a crackdown on Ireland's ...

November 06, 2017 | | Nation


Target to offer shoppers a breather after Thanksgiving

NEW YORK (AP) - Target is offering shoppers a breather after holiday shopping on Thanksgiving.

November 06, 2017 | | Nation


House GOP weighs repeal of health mandate

WASHINGTON (AP) - Republicans are weighing a repeal of a key tenet of the Obama-era health care law in their tax overhaul as the House's ...

November 06, 2017 | | Nation


WEST COAST HOMELESS EXPLOSION

SEATTLE- In a park in the middle of a leafy, bohemian neighborhood where homes list for close to $1 million, a tractor's massive claw ...

November 06, 2017 | The Associated Press | Nation


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