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The dictionary folks at Merriam- Webster sum up 2016: surreal

NEW YORK (AP) - Was 2016 a dream or a nightmare?

December 19, 2016 | | Nation


Homeless fall victim to synthetic pot

ST. LOUIS (AP) - The nation's homeless are proving to be especially susceptible to a new, dirt-cheap version of synthetic marijuana, which leaves users glassy-eyed, aimless, sprawled on streets and sidewalks oblivious to their surroundings or wandering into traffic.

December 18, 2016 | | Nation


Trump: Michelle Obama’s ‘no hope’ comment about the past

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) - President-elect Donald Trump said first lady Michelle Obama "must have been talking about the past" when she said there's no sense of hope after his election.

December 18, 2016 | | Nation


China says it will give drone back, Trump says ‘keep it’

BEIJING (AP) - China says its military seized a U.S. Navy unmanned underwater glider in the South China Sea, but that it will give it back. President-elect Donald Trump, however, says the Chinese government should be told "we don't want the drone they stole back" and "let them keep it!"

December 18, 2016 | | Nation


Trump aides ask of Russian meddling: Does it matter?

WASHINGTON (AP) - Donald Trump's top aides on Sunday said the president-elect isn't ready to accept the finding by intelligence officials that Moscow hacked Democratic emails in a bid to elevate Trump. Even if it's true, they said, Trump still won the White House fair and square.

December 18, 2016 | | Nation


Heimlich, life-saving maneuver creator, dies at 96

CINCINNATI (AP) - The surgeon who created the life-saving Heimlich maneuver for choking victims died early Saturday in Cincinnati. Dr. Henry Heimlich was 96.

December 18, 2016 | | Nation


Role of first daughter may evolve

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - With Ivanka Trump, the typically minor role of a first daughter could get a major makeover.

December 18, 2016 | | Nation


Trump Cabinet excites his voters noting ‘We have to trust him’

NEW YORK (AP) - As each Cabinet announcement draws fresh criticism of the wealth, connections or opinions of Donald Trump's latest appointees, many Americans who voted for him say the president-elect is doing what he promised to do: draining the swamp.

December 18, 2016 | | Nation


Selections signal bold shift

WASHINGTON (AP) - Propelled by populist energy, President-elect Donald Trump's candidacy broke long-standing conventions and his incoming Cabinet embodies a sharp turn from the outgoing Obama administration.

December 18, 2016 | | Nation


Wal-Mart program: Stash cash in savings, win prizes

NEW YORK (AP) - Wal-Mart has a new program that offers prizes as incentives to get its legion of shoppers to sock away money in saving accounts.

December 15, 2016 | | Nation


Fed: 8 biggest banks shift loss burden to investors

WASHINGTON (AP) - The eight biggest U.S. banks will be required to build new cushions against losses that would shift the burden to investors. The action by the Federal Reserve was the latest bid by regulators to reduce the chances of future taxpayer bailouts.

December 15, 2016 | | Nation


Border cities worry ending NAFTA would hurt economies

LAREDO, Texas (AP) - Donald Trump's only visit to the U.S.-Mexico border while running for president was a stop in Laredo that lasted less than three hours. On some days, that's not long enough for 18-wheelers hauling foreign-made dishwashers and car batteries to lurch through the gridlocked crossing.

December 15, 2016 | | Nation


GM testing autonomous cars on public roads

DETROIT (AP) - General Motors has started testing fully autonomous vehicles on public roads around its technical center in suburban Detroit.

December 15, 2016 | | Nation


Justice Department probing California jail snitch scandal

SANTA ANA (AP) - The U.S. Justice Department on Thursday opened an investigation into a long-running scandal over the use of jailhouse informants in Orange County, California, federal authorities said.

December 15, 2016 | | Nation


Ice found hidden in shadowy craters on dwarf planet Ceres

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Several shadowy craters on the dwarf planet Ceres contain ice, scientists reported Thursday.

December 15, 2016 | | Nation


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Bogus doctor performed physicals at Philly high school

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Authorities are investigating how a woman with phony medical credentials ended up giving physicals last year at a Philadelphia public high school.

January 20, 2017 | | Nation


Mexican drug lord El Chapo lands in NY

NEW YORK (AP) - Infamous Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, who twice escaped from maximum-security prisons in his country, was extradited at the request ...

January 19, 2017 | | Nation


In Alaska, minus 59 takes toll on cars, pipes, minds

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Cynthia Erickson woke up early, hoping her four furnaces were working.

January 19, 2017 | | Nation


More snow, rain on way for the West

TRUCKEE. (AP) - More winter snow and rain pummeled the West on Thursday as the first in a series of expected storms soaked morning commuters in ...

January 19, 2017 | | Nation


After oath, Trump faces ambitious Day 1 to-do list

WASHINGTON (AP) - Donald Trump campaigned on a detailed and extensive to-do list for his first day in office. A day before his swearing-in, his team ...

January 19, 2017 | | Nation


First day goal? Make White House feel like home for Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) - It's supposed to feel just like home when Donald Trump steps inside the White House residence for the first time as president ...

January 19, 2017 | | Nation


Moscow nightclub hosts early i party for Trump

MOSCOW (AP) - Twenty-four hours before Donald Trump was to be sworn in as president of the United States, several dozen people packed a Moscow nightclub ...

January 19, 2017 | | Nation


Treasury pick defends his foreclosure actions, asset disclosure

WASHINGTON (AP) - Steven Mnuchin, President-elect Donald Trump's pick as Treasury secretary, clashed with Democrats during a lengthy confirmation hearing Thursday over his handling of ...

January 19, 2017 | | Nation


Job announcements: Firms appear to seek Trump’s approval

WASHINGTON (AP) - From Wal-Mart to General Motors to Amazon, a growing number of the world's largest companies appear to be trying to get in ...

January 18, 2017 | | Nation


In break with Trump, EPA pick says climate change isn’t hoax

WASHINGTON (AP) - Donald Trump's choice to head the Environmental Protection Agency said Wednesday that climate change is real, breaking with both the president-elect and ...

January 18, 2017 | | Nation


In inaugural speech what will Trump say?

WASHINGTON (AP) - Tradition suggests it's time for Donald Trump to set aside the say-anything speaking style and rise to the inaugural moment.

January 18, 2017 | | Nation


Denver ponders public pot use rules

DENVER (AP) - Denver started work Wednesday on becoming the first city in the U.S. to allow marijuana clubs and public pot use in places ...

January 18, 2017 | | Nation


Appeals court rejects Chicago gun-range location restrictions

CHICAGO (AP) - The U.S. Court of Appeals on Wednesday handed Chicago another defeat in its effort to restrict the operation of gun ranges in ...

January 18, 2017 | | Nation


Haley supports moving US embassy in Israel to Jerusalem

WASHINGTON (AP) - South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley declared her support for moving the U.S. Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, a shift ...

January 18, 2017 | | Nation


States argue for more say over endangered species

DENVER (AP) - The federal government asked an appeals court Wednesday to overturn an order that bars the release of endangered wolves in New Mexico without ...

January 18, 2017 | | Nation


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