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Trump chooses hardliners

NEW YORK (AP) - Donald Trump embraced new Cabinet officers Wednesday whose backgrounds suggest he's primed to put tough actions behind his campaign rhetoric on immigration and the environment, even as he seemed to soften his yearlong stance on immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally as children.

December 07, 2016 | | Nation


USA life expectancy falls, as many kinds of death show increase

NEW YORK (AP) - A decades-long trend of rising life expectancy in the U.S. could be ending: It declined last year and it is no better than it was four years ago.

December 07, 2016 | | Nation


Federal judge halts recount, sealing Trump’s Michigan win

DETROIT (AP) - A federal judge who ordered Michigan to begin its recount effectively ended it on Wednesday, tying his decision to a state court ruling that found Green Party candidate Jill Stein had no legal standing to request another look at ballots.

December 07, 2016 | | Nation


Envoy nominee Branstad is part of Masons that China bans

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - If Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad becomes the next U.S. Ambassador to China, he may want to leave any Masonic symbols at home.

December 07, 2016 | | Nation


Commander backs standing for national anthem at Pearl Harbor

PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) - U.S. Pacific Command Commander Adm. Harry Harris says those who served during the attack on Pearl Harbor never failed to stand for the national anthem.

December 07, 2016 | | Nation


MULLING COVERAGE?

NEW YORK (AP) - Why worry about buying health insurance when President-elect Donald Trump plans to dump the requirement that most Americans get coverage?

December 07, 2016 | | Nation


Tesla jobs in Nevada only one-fifth of projected

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - Electric car manufacturer Tesla Motor Co. hasn't hired as many workers for a giant northern Nevada manufacturing plant as it told state lawmakers it expected it would have by the end of this year, according to a consultant's tally.

December 07, 2016 | | Nation


Congress cracks down on ‘bots’ that snap up tickets

WASHINGTON (AP) - Congress sent legislation to President Barack Obama that could make it easier to get tickets to popular shows, sports events and concerts.

December 07, 2016 | | Nation


Straightening out colonoscopy guidelines

DEAR DR. ROACH: Could you please advise what the current recommendation is as far as follow-up colonoscopies are concerned? It has always been my understanding from what I have read that virtually all colon cancers start as polyps in the colon and that it takes between five and 10 years for a polyp to become cancerous. My doctor says that a colonoscopy every 10 years is sufficient. Do you agree? I'm wondering why so many people I know are having a colonoscopy way more often, with some even having them yearly. -- Anon.

December 07, 2016 | | Nation


Smartphone health apps don’t flag danger

NEW YORK (AP) - Don't count on smartphone health apps in an emergency: A review shows many don't warn when you're in danger.

December 05, 2016 | | Nation


Obama legacy: Handing Trump a broader view of war powers

WASHINGTON (AP) - After eight years as a wartime president, Barack Obama is handing his successor an expansive interpretation of the commander in chief's authority to wage war around the globe. And that reading has continued to grow even as Obama prepares to pass control to Donald Trump.

December 05, 2016 | | Nation


Boy Scouts to relocate national museum to NM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - From merit badges and uniforms to an impressive collection of Norman Rockwell paintings and drawings, the Boy Scouts of America will be packing up more than a century of scouting history and taking it to the wilds of northern New Mexico.

December 05, 2016 | | Nation


Older immigrant students seek place in mainstream high schools

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A U.S. appeals court must decide if older immigrant and refugee students steered to an alternative high school in Pennsylvania are getting a meaningful education or are simply being passed through the system.

December 05, 2016 | | Nation


No bail for 15-year-old charged with decapitating classmate

LAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) - A 15-year-old boy charged with killing a high school classmate whose headless body was found near a river said in a police report made public Monday that they had gone to smoke marijuana together and he had last seen the classmate alive.

December 05, 2016 | | Nation


Mistrial declared in black motorist’s shooting by officer

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - A South Carolina judge declared a mistrial Monday after a jury deadlocked in the murder trial of a white former police officer charged in the shooting death of an unarmed black motorist.

December 05, 2016 | | Nation


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Combative Trump pledges to rise to challenges

WASHINGTON (AP) - After a combative start to his presidency, Donald Trump delivered a more unifying message Sunday and sought to reassure Americans he was ready ...

January 22, 2017 | | Nation


Russia may decriminalize domestic violence cases

MOSCOW (AP) - In Russia, giving one's spouse a slap is nothing extraordinary for many people. This week, the Russian parliament is expected to take ...

January 22, 2017 | | Nation


Bogus bongs or bogus lawsuits? Pipe maker sues over Roor fakes

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - In the rarefied world of high-end bong makers, Roor glass water pipes have long been smoked to impress. The status symbols ...

January 22, 2017 | | Nation


FUTURE OF ‘OBAMACARE

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump's first executive order targets the sweeping "Obamacare" law by giving federal agencies broad leeway to chip away at the ...

January 22, 2017 | | Nation


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