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Convicted church killer wants to fire Jewish, Indian lawyers

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - A white supremacist who was sentenced to death in the 2015 massacre of nine black worshippers has told a federal appeals court he wants to fire his appellate attorneys because one of them is Jewish and the other is Indian-American.

September 18, 2017 | | Nation


Clinton hints she may question Trump’s legitimacy

ATLANTA (AP) - Hillary Clinton says she won't rule out questioning President Donald Trump's legitimacy depending on what official inquiries uncover about Russian interference in the 2016 presidential campaign.

September 18, 2017 | | Nation


Disability backlog tops 1 million while thousands die on waitlist

WASHINGTON (AP) - More than 1 million Americans are awaiting a hearing to see whether they qualify for disability benefits from Social Security, with the average wait of nearly two years - longer than some of them will live.

September 18, 2017 | | Nation


Mattis says no need yet to shoot down NKorean missiles

WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. has seen no need to shoot down North Korean missiles test-fired in Japan's direction, but a future missile launch that threatens U.S. or Japanese territory will "elicit a different response from us," Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Monday.

September 18, 2017 | | Nation


Who loves a parade? Trump wants to showcase military might

NEW YORK (AP) - Who doesn't love a parade? To a city that already offers many, President Donald Trump wants to add one that showcases U.S. military might.

September 18, 2017 | | Nation


Authorities proposing new rules on Equifax

NEW YORK (AP) - State and federal authorities are proposing tougher regulations against Equifax and the entire credit monitoring industry after the company announced that personal information like Social Security numbers of about 143 million Americans was exposed.

September 18, 2017 | | Nation


Interior secretary recommends shrinking 6 national monuments

WASHINGTON (AP) - Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is recommending that six of 27 national monuments under review by the Trump administration be reduced in size, with changes to several others proposed.

September 18, 2017 | | Nation


Warm waters: Lingering effects for salmon

SEATTLE (AP) - The mass of warm water known as "the blob" that heated up the North Pacific Ocean has dissipated, but scientists are still seeing the lingering effects of those unusually warm sea surface temperatures on Pacific Northwest salmon and steelhead.

September 18, 2017 | | Nation


Those returning to Florida Keys must be self-sustaining

MIAMI (AP) - As the devastated Florida Keys began reopening to residents who fled Hurricane Irma, officials warned the returning islanders to bring enough supplies to sustain them for a while, because no one yet knows when water and power will be fully restored.

September 17, 2017 | | Nation


Governments turn tables by suing public records information requesters

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) - An Oregon parent wanted details about school employees getting paid to stay home. A retired educator sought data about student performance in Louisiana. And college journalists in Kentucky requested documents about the investigations of employees accused of sexual misconduct.

September 17, 2017 | | Nation


2 Louisiana slayings likely racially motivated, police say

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The slayings of two black men in Baton Rouge last week were likely racially motivated, police said Sunday, and a suspect - a 23-year-old white man - was in custody. In both shootings the gunman fired from his car then walked up to the victims as they were lying on the ground and fired again multiple times.

September 17, 2017 | | Nation


Trump mocks North Korea leader Kim as ‘Rocket Man’

SOMERSET, N.J. (AP) - President Donald Trump on Sunday mocked the leader of nuclear-armed North Korea as "Rocket Man" while White House advisers said the isolated nation would face destruction unless it shelves its weapons programs and bellicose threats.

September 17, 2017 | | Nation


Harvey recovery czar faces limits to ‘future-proofing’ Texas

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The man tasked with overseeing Texas' Hurricane Harvey rebuilding efforts sees his job as "future-proofing" before the next disaster, but he isn't empowered on his own to reshape flood-prone Houston or the state's vulnerable coastline, which has been walloped by three major hurricanes since 2006.

September 17, 2017 | | Nation


Chelsea Manning says she not a traitor

NANTUCKET, Mass. (AP) - Chelsea Manning said Sunday she is not an "American traitor" as her critics have claimed, and that she did what she thought was right.

September 17, 2017 | | Nation


Child care choices limited for those working outside 9-to-5

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Heather Peele is just like any other mom rushing to pick up her child at day care after work. Except, it's 2:30 a.m., and her 6-year-old daughter has been sleeping for hours at a 24-hour child care center near the Las Vegas airport.

September 17, 2017 | | Nation


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Trump says he never asked Comey to stop Flynn probe

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump said Sunday in a tweet that he never asked former FBI Director James Comey to stop investigating his ex-national security ...

December 03, 2017 | | Nation


Roiled by claims, Alabama Senate race goes off the rails

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Shouting matches and threats. A feud with a late-night television host. Standing ovations and standoffs with the media. Long stretches without campaigning.

December 03, 2017 | | Nation


Fight over travel rules goes back to appeals courts

SEATTLE (AP) - For most of the time Syrian refugee Mohammad Al Zayed has been in the United States, judges have been wrestling with the Trump ...

December 03, 2017 | | Nation


After erroneous Flynn report, ABC News suspends Brian Ross

NEW YORK (AP) - ABC News on Saturday suspended investigative reporter Brian Ross for four weeks without pay for his erroneous report on Michael Flynn, which ...

December 03, 2017 | | Nation


FBI agent removed from Mueller probe for anti-Trump messages

WASHINGTON (AP) - A veteran FBI counterintelligence agent was removed from special counsel Robert Mueller's team investigating Russian election meddling after the discovery of an ...

December 03, 2017 | | Nation


‘Tis the season: Woman gets help with brother’s special gift

BALTIMORE (AP) - A toy company and strangers are pitching in to help a Maryland woman find a particularly important Christmas gift for her disabled brother.

December 03, 2017 | | Nation


Met opera to probe sex misconduct

NEW YORK (AP) - New York's Metropolitan Opera said Saturday it will open an investigation into allegations that its longtime conductor, James Levine, sexually abused ...

December 03, 2017 | | Nation


Facing pressure, House OKs anti-harassment training

WASHINGTON (AP) - Pressured to respond to burgeoning sexual misconduct allegations, the House easily approved a bipartisan measure Wednesday requiring annual anti-harassment training for lawmakers and ...

November 29, 2017 | | Nation


Lawyer: Conyers has no plan to resign amid harassment claims

DETROIT (AP) - Embattled U.S. Rep. John Conyers has no plans to resign amid allegations that the congressman sexually harassed several women when they worked ...

November 29, 2017 | | Nation


Prospects brighter for tax overhaul, success not assured

WASHINGTON (AP) - GOP leaders toiled behind the scenes Wednesday in hopes of readying a long-anticipated tax bill for a floor debate. A pair of pro-family ...

November 29, 2017 | | Nation


Trump health pick parries questions on drug cost, health law

WASHINGTON (AP) - Calling it the opportunity of his lifetime, President Donald Trump's pick for health secretary pledged Wednesday to help lower drug prices and ...

November 29, 2017 | | Nation


Matt Lauer is fired at NBC, accused of crude misconduct

NEW YORK (AP) - "Today" show host Matt Lauer was fired for what NBC on Wednesday called "inappropriate sexual behavior" with a colleague and was promptly ...

November 29, 2017 | | Nation


Conservative speaker arrested at UConn blames students

STORRS, Conn. (AP) - A conservative commentator who was arrested at the University of Connecticut and charged with breach of peace following an altercation blamed some ...

November 29, 2017 | | Nation


What’s ahead, after N. Korea’s ICBM test

TOKYO (AP) - Experts may debate trajectories, payload weights and re-entry shields, but North Korea's claim that the entire United States is within range of ...

November 29, 2017 | | Nation


Trump backs McCaskill opponent as he stumps for tax bill

ST. CHARLES, Mo. (AP) - President Donald Trump appeared to give up trying to win Democratic support for the GOP tax overhaul plan Wednesday, as he ...

November 29, 2017 | | Nation


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