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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


Trump taps Carson for HUD secretary

NEW YORK (AP) - Donald Trump chose retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson on Monday to be secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, raising fresh concerns about the lack of experience some of Trump's Cabinet picks have with agencies they're now being chosen to lead.

December 05, 2016 | | Nation


Tech firms target terrorist propaganda

WASHINGTON (AP) - Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter and YouTube are joining forces to more quickly identify the worst terrorist propaganda and prevent it from spreading online.

December 05, 2016 | | Nation


Virgin Galactic’s new spaceship makes flight

MOJAVE (AP) - Virgin Galactic's new spaceship successfully completed its first free flight with a glide test over the Mojave Desert, the company said.

December 05, 2016 | | Nation


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Few answers on travel ban as launch deadline looms

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Trump administration expects to launch a limited version of its travel ban on six mostly Muslim countries today, but has yet to ...

June 27, 2017 | | Nation


Utah officials blame lack of logging for major fire

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Insisting that logging could have cleaned up dead, bug-infested trees that are fueling a Utah wildfire, a Republican state lawmaker blamed ...

June 27, 2017 | | Nation


Ten Commandments monument installed at Arkansas Capitol

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Workers installed a Ten Commandments monument outside Arkansas' Capitol on Tuesday, two years after lawmakers approved a measure permitting the privately ...

June 27, 2017 | | Nation


Retracted CNN story a boon for president at war with media

NEW YORK (AP) - For a president seemingly at perpetual war with "fake news," the resignation of three CNN journalists over a retracted story about a ...

June 27, 2017 | | Nation


Some shoppers fret when firms take over brands

NEW YORK (AP) - Some shoppers are fretting about big companies they don't like taking over their favorite brands.

June 27, 2017 | | Nation


FDA takes steps to boost generic competition, limit prices

WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) - The Food and Drug Administration said it's taking steps to boost the number of generic prescription drugs on the market ...

June 27, 2017 | | Nation


New senior vice president named for Kaiser in Central Valley

Corwin Harper, a health-care leader with more than 30 years of experience in healthcare operations and multiple senior leadership roles, has been named Senior Vice ...

June 26, 2017 | | Nation


CNN accepts resignations over retracted news story

NEW YORK (AP) - CNN accepted the resignations Monday of three journalists involved in a retracted story about a supposed investigation into a pre-inaugural meeting between ...

June 26, 2017 | | Nation


Is French the next trendy yogurt?

NEW YORK (AP) - There's Greek yogurt, Icelandic yogurt and Australian yogurt. Now, the U.S. maker of Yoplait is hoping to revive its declining ...

June 26, 2017 | | Nation


New study of Seattle’s $15 minimum wage: It costs jobs

SEATTLE (AP) - Seattle's $15-an-hour minimum wage law has cost the city jobs, according to a study released Monday that contradicted another new study published ...

June 26, 2017 | | Nation


Man catches teen falling from park ride

NEW YORK (AP) - Matthew Howard Sr. was just leaving a New York amusement park Saturday evening with his family when he heard someone screaming for ...

June 25, 2017 | | Nation


Air bag maker Takata files for bankruptcy in Japan, US

NEW YORK (AP) - Japanese air bag maker Takata Corp. has filed for bankruptcy protection in Tokyo and the U.S., overwhelmed by lawsuits and recall ...

June 25, 2017 | | Nation


Homeless college students a growing concern on campuses

DETROIT (AP) - Jennifer Carr knows she's not the profile of a typical college student. The Detroit-area woman is 37 and has battled alcohol and ...

June 25, 2017 | | Nation


Trump: Not ‘that far off’ from passing health overhaul

WASHINGTON (AP) - Making a final push, President Donald Trump said he doesn't think congressional Republicans are "that far off" on a health overhaul to ...

June 25, 2017 | | Nation


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