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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 a man three decades ago beginning when the man was a teenager.

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 aides after a debate that rang with lawmakers' own accounts of such episodes.

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 on his staff, his lawyer said Wednesday.

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 Republicans offered a plan to pare back a proposed cut in corporate tax rates to make an increase in the child tax credit more generous, while work also intensified on a controversial plan to trigger automatic tax increases if the plan produces higher than hoped-for deficits.

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 said he'd carry out the Obama-era health law his boss has been unable to erase.

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 confronted with a published report accusing him of crude and habitual misconduct with other women around the office.

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 UConn students for being "violent and disruptive."

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 its rapidly improving missiles just got a lot more credible.

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 took aim at a chief Republican target and repeatedly boosted her rival.

November 29, 2017 | | Nation

US, China hold quiet military talks amid NKorea tensions

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. and Chinese generals engaged in an unusual set of security talks on Wednesday, just hours after North Korea's most powerful missile test yet, focused on how the mighty American and Chinese militaries might communicate in a crisis.

November 29, 2017 | | Nation

Haley: NKorea ‘brings us closer to war’ the US doesn’t seek

UNITED NATIONS (AP) - The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations said Wednesday that North Korea's launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile - which some observers believe could reach the Eastern U.S. - "brings us closer" to a war the U.S. isn't seeking.

November 29, 2017 | | Nation

Mueller’s team questioned Kushner about Michael Flynn

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner has been questioned by special counsel Robert Mueller's team of investigators about former national security adviser Michael Flynn, a person familiar with the investigation confirmed Wednesday to The Associated Press.

November 29, 2017 | | Nation

San Francisco pier shooting jury ends Day 5 without verdict

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Jurors have ended their fifth day of deliberations Wednesday without reaching a verdict in the murder trial that sparked a national debate over immigration policy.

November 29, 2017 | | Nation

Trump’s ‘Pocahontas’ jab at Navajo event draws blowback

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) - Families of Native American war veterans and politicians of both major parties are criticizing President Donald Trump for using a White House event honoring Navajo Code Talkers to take a political jab at a Democratic senator he has nicknamed "Pocahontas."

November 28, 2017 | | Nation

Special court to oversee hundreds of deadly asbestos claims

HELENA, Mont. (AP) - The Montana Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered the creation of a special court to oversee hundreds of claims filed on behalf of people who became ill or died following exposure to asbestos from the now-closed W.R. Grace Inc. vermiculite mine in northwestern Montana.

November 28, 2017 | | Nation

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Mayor defends fire company’s choice of sex offender as chief

SPARTANSBURG, Pa. (AP) - The mayor of a small Pennsylvania town is standing by its volunteer fire company's re-election of a registered sex offender as ...

February 11, 2018 | | Nation

Voodoo adherents worry about backlash after recent crimes

BOSTON (AP) - Two separate crimes against children in recent days have one haunting similarity: authorities have pointed to Voodoo rituals as a possible motive.But ...

February 11, 2018 | | Nation

Police: Boy in ambulance hit by driver now fighting for life

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) - An ambulance carrying a young boy to a hospital for treatment was hit early Sunday by a drunken driver in North ...

February 11, 2018 | | Nation

Police had previously gone to home where officers killed

CLEVELAND (AP) - Police in Ohio had previously gone to the home where a man fatally shot two police officers for three domestic disputes but no ...

February 11, 2018 | | Nation

Man arrested in woman’s death says victim hired him

DENVER (AP) - A man arrested in the shooting death of a 19-year-old Colorado woman told investigators she hired him to kill her, court records said.

February 11, 2018 | | Nation

Trump support vital as Congress tackles immigration issue

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate begins a rare, open-ended debate on immigration and the fate of the "Dreamer" immigrants on Monday, and Republican senators say they ...

February 11, 2018 | | Nation

School science fair project tying race, IQ sparks outcry

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A Sacramento school district is investigating how a science project correlating low intelligence with racial groups was on full display at a science ...

February 11, 2018 | | Nation

Cyclist killed, another injured in Tour de Palm Springs

INDIO HILLS (AP) - A car seen driving down a road at twice the speed limit barreled into cyclists racing in California's Tour de Palm ...

February 11, 2018 | | Nation

Crisis drives harder look at aging dams

OROVILLE (AP) - One year after the worst structural failures at a major U.S. dam in a generation, federal regulators who oversee California's half-century-old ...

February 11, 2018 | | Nation

All sides claim budget win; immigration fight looks tougher to resolve

WASHINGTON (AP) - Republican leaders, top Democrats and President Donald Trump are all claiming big wins in the $400 billion budget agreement signed into law Friday ...

February 09, 2018 | | Nation

USA’s flu season still getting worse; now as bad as 2009 swine flu

NEW YORK (AP) - The flu has further tightened its grip on the U.S. This season is now as bad as the swine flu epidemic ...

February 09, 2018 | | Nation

Trump won’t declassify Demo memo on probe

WASHINGTON (AP) - Citing national security concerns, the White House on Friday formally notified the House intelligence committee that President Donald Trump is "unable" to declassify ...

February 09, 2018 | | Nation

99-year-old in fatal crash passed eye, road tests

LANSING, Mich. (AP) - A 99-year-old man who investigators say killed two teenagers this week by driving his RV on the wrong side of a Florida ...

February 09, 2018 | | Nation

Firefighter arrested in burglaries of fire stations

PHOENIX (AP) - A Phoenix firefighter was arrested Friday after authorities said he broke into fire stations and stole from colleagues, sometimes after setting fires to ...

February 09, 2018 | | Nation

US stocks swing back to gains

NEW YORK (AP) - A late-afternoon rally reversed steep losses for U.S. stocks Friday, lifting the Dow Jones industrial average more than 300 points and ...

February 09, 2018 | | Nation

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