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Eni receives federal permit for US Arctic offshore drilling

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - A subsidiary of an Italian energy company has received a federal permit to drill the first oil exploration wells in U.S. Arctic waters in two years.

November 28, 2017 | | Nation

Condor group wants more hunters to avoid lead bullets

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) - An effort to bring one of the world's largest birds back from the brink of extinction is expanding after northern Arizona and southern Utah found some success in getting deer hunters to use ammunition not made of lead.

November 26, 2017 | | Nation

Conyers steps aside from Judiciary post amid sex allegations

WASHINGTON (AP) - Michigan Rep. John Conyers, under investigation over allegations he sexually harassed female staff members, said Sunday he will step aside as the top Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee while fiercely denying he acted inappropriately during his long tenure in Congress.

November 26, 2017 | | Nation

Trump chooses legislative agenda vs repulsion of Moore

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - President Donald Trump said Sunday that electing a Democrat as Alabama's next senator "would be a disaster," making clear the success of his legislative agenda outweighs widespread GOP repulsion at the prospect of seating Republican Roy Moore, who is dogged by allegations of sexual misconduct.

November 26, 2017 | | Nation

Suit challenges Trump’s pick for consumer bureau

WASHINGTON, D.C (AP) - President Donald Trump's appointment of his budget director as interim director of a consumer financial protection agency championed by Democrats was challenged in a lawsuit filed in federal court Sunday night.

November 26, 2017 | | Nation

Franken ‘ashamed’ but will return to work anyway

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Minnesota Sen. Al Franken said he feels "embarrassed and ashamed" amid allegations that he groped several women, but said he looks forward to returning to work on Monday and gradually regaining voters' trust.

November 26, 2017 | | Nation

Black bears back in eastern Nevada after 80-year absence

RENO, Nev. (AP) - More than 500 black bears have returned to parts of their historic range in the Great Basin of Nevada where the species disappeared about 80 years ago, scientists say.

November 26, 2017 | | Nation

Dry weekend draws shoppers even as online retail sales boom

CHICAGO (AP) - The driest Thanksgiving weekend in five years may have helped holiday shopping, despite an overall decline in foot traffic. But some shoppers just took notes in the hopes of finding an even better deal online.

November 26, 2017 | | Nation

Reno thriving as a shipping mecca for logistics industry

RENO, Nev. (AP) - To legions of kids around the world, Santa Claus arrives on Christmas Eve.

November 26, 2017 | | Nation

TV ‘Glee’ actress accused of domestic battery on husband

CHESAPEAKE, W.Va. (AP) - An actress on the former hit show "Glee" has been charged with domestic battery in West Virginia.

November 26, 2017 | | Nation

Contestant from South Africa wins Miss Universe crown

LAS VEGAS (AP) - The woman representing South Africa won the Miss Universe crown Sunday.

November 26, 2017 | | Nation

Uma Thurman lashes out at Harvey Weinstein in cryptic post

NEW YORK (AP) - Uma Thurman has wished everyone a happy Thanksgiving - everyone except disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein.

November 24, 2017 | | Nation

Ships, aircraft search for 3 US sailors missing in crash

TOKYO (AP) - U.S. and Japanese ships and aircraft searched in the Philippine Sea on Thursday for three sailors missing since a U.S. Navy aircraft crashed a day earlier.

November 23, 2017 | | Nation

Sound heard in submarine search likely ‘explosion’ Press

MAR DEL PLATA, Argentina (AP) - An apparent explosion occurred near the time and place an Argentine submarine went missing, the country's navy reported Thursday, prompting relatives of the vessel's 44 crew members to burst into tears and some to say they had lost hope of a rescue.

November 23, 2017 | | Nation

Trump credits troops for their military advances

PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - President Donald Trump thanked U.S. troops for their service on Thursday, assuring them "we're really winning" against America's foes as he celebrated Thanksgiving at his private club in Florida and provided lunch for Coast Guard men and women on duty for the holiday.

November 23, 2017 | | Nation

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Mulvaney finds himself in middle of another shutdown

WASHINGTON (AP) - Mick Mulvaney stormed Washington as a tea party lawmaker elected in 2010, and he hasn't mellowed much as director of the Office ...

January 21, 2018 | | Nation

Democrats, GOP try to dodge blame for shuttered government

WASHINGTON (AP) - Hours after shuttering much of the federal government, feuding Democrats and Republicans in Congress spent Saturday dodging blame for a paralyzing standoff over ...

January 21, 2018 | | Nation

Trump the dealmaker comes up short ahead of shutdown

WASHINGTON (AP) - He wrote a book on the art of negotiation and was elected to office claiming he alone could end Washington gridlock, but President ...

January 21, 2018 | | Nation


WASHINGTON (AP) - Restive Senate moderates in both parties searched for a solution to a partisan stalemate as they raced toward a late-night showdown vote and ...

January 21, 2018 | | Nation

Highway swamped by mudslides reopens

SANTA BARBARA (AP) - A coastal California highway swamped by deadly mudslides reopened Sunday after a nearly two-week closure that caused traffic headaches across the region ...

January 21, 2018 | | Nation

MONTECITO (AP) — Oprah Winfrey and Rob Lowe give Montecito its star power, but it’s people like Anto

MONTECITO (AP) - Oprah Winfrey and Rob Lowe give Montecito its star power, but it's people like Antonio and Victor Benitez who keep the wealthy ...

January 21, 2018 | | Nation

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