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New home sales soar in December

WASHINGTON (AP) - Americans rushed to buy new homes in December at the strongest pace in 10 months, with 2015 marking the strongest year for this segment of the housing market since 2007.

January 27, 2016 | | Nation

7.1 quake jolts Alaska; 4 homes lost

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - A magnitude-7.1 quake knocked items off shelves and walls in Alaska early Sunday morning, jolting the nerves of residents in this earthquake-prone region. There were no reports of injuries, but four homes were lost to explosions or fire following the quake.

January 24, 2016 | | Nation

Paris attackers committed earlier atrocities

PARIS (AP) - New video released by the Islamic State group on Sunday shows the extremists who carried out the Nov. 13 attacks in Paris committing atrocities in IS-controlled territory while plotting the slaughter in the French capital that left 130 people dead and hundreds injured. The group also threatened to attack Britain.

January 24, 2016 | | Nation

Trump worships in Iowa church

MUSCATINE, Iowa (AP) - On the second-to-last Sunday before the Iowa caucuses, Donald Trump settled into a fifth row pew of an Iowa church for a lesson in humility.

January 24, 2016 | | Nation

Difficult blizzard commute awaits

NEW YORK (AP) - After a weekend of sledding, snowboarding and staying put, the blizzard-blanketed Eastern U.S. will confront a Monday commute slowed by slick roads, damaged transit lines and endless mounds of snow.

January 24, 2016 | | Nation

Cowboy poets eye Oregon conflict

ELKO, Nev. (AP) - As troubadours, fiddlers and scribes head to northeast Nevada for a national gathering to celebrate cowboy poetry and culture, the topic of the sometimes tenuous relationship between the Old West and the realities of the New West will be more than campfire conversation.

January 24, 2016 | | Nation

10th death linked to exploding air bags

WASHINGTON (AP) - A Ford pickup driver killed last month in South Carolina is the 9th person to die in the U.S. and the 10th worldwide because of defective Takata air-bag inflators that explode, firing off shrapnel-like shards, government safety officials said Friday, as they announced a new expansion of the largest auto safety recall in history.

January 22, 2016 | | Nation

Google to pay $140M in back taxes in Britain

MOUTAIN VIEW (AP) - Google will pay about $140 million in British back taxes in a concession driven by a shift in how the Internet company will measure its success in the United Kingdom. The amount translates into 130 million pounds.

January 22, 2016 | | Nation

Rebound: 2015 had most home sales in 9 years

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. home sales rebounded in December after new regulations had delayed the completion of purchases in November. And total sales in 2015 were the most in nine years.

January 22, 2016 | | Nation

Firm creating bandages made with lobster shells

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - A start-up company in Maine is developing a children's bandage coated with a substance extracted from crushed lobster shells that would promote blood-clotting and is resistant to bacterial infection.

January 20, 2016 | | Nation

Wal-Mart to give pay raises

NEW YORK (AP) - Wal-Mart is giving raises to the vast majority of its U.S. employees as part of the world's largest retailer's previously announced investment in its workforce. The move comes as it seeks to hold onto workers in an increasingly competitive market.

January 20, 2016 | | Nation

Vegas cabs overcharging public by $47 million a year

LAS VEGAS (AP) - If the cash you doled out for a Las Vegas cab ride hurt your wallet, it's not all in your head - auditors in Nevada also think taxi rates are outrageous.

January 20, 2016 | | Nation

3-year-old girl kept in closet, offered for sex

MESA, Ariz. (AP) - Police in a Phoenix suburb are investigating a child-abuse case in which a 3-year-old malnourished girl was bound with duct tape, kept in a trash sack inside a closet and offered for sex by a man babysitting the child, officials said Tuesday.

January 19, 2016 | | Nation

Seventh-day Adventists sue over Arkansas city’s permit rule

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - The Arkansas-Louisiana Conference of Seventh-day Adventists and two church members filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday against an Arkansas city that says the group must obtain a permit to go door-to-door evangelizing and seeking donations.

January 19, 2016 | | Nation

Ted Cruz dons face paint in appeal to hunters, gun owners

WASHINGTON (AP) - It's an image football fans in Iowa are likely to see this weekend: Ted Cruz, his face smeared with black greasepaint, sitting in a Louisiana duck blind with a borrowed shotgun.

January 19, 2016 | | Nation

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SpaceX’s hot new monster rocket ready for first test flight

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - SpaceX's hot new monster rocket makes its launch debut this week, blasting off from the same pad that hoisted men ...

February 04, 2018 | | Nation

Democratic, GOP lawmakers: Memo doesn’t clear Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump was wrong to assert that a GOP-produced classified memo on FBI surveillance powers cleared him in the Russia investigation, Democratic ...

February 04, 2018 | | Nation

Amtrak crash in leaves 2 dead, over 100 hurt

CAYCE, S.C. (AP) - An Amtrak passenger train slammed into a parked freight train in the early-morning darkness Sunday after a thrown switch sent it ...

February 04, 2018 | | Nation

Strong health sign-ups under Obamacare encourage Democrats

DENVER (AP) - Republicans on the campaign trail this year will be eager to tout the potential benefits of their tax cut plan.

January 28, 2018 | | Nation

Kochs to spend $20M to promote tax overhaul

INDIAN WELLS (AP) - The political network backed by conservative industrialists Charles and David Koch plans to spend $20 million to promote the tax overhaul recently ...

January 28, 2018 | | Nation

Sessions survives turbulent year as attorney general

WASHINGTON (AP) - Jeff Sessions was in his office, looking unusually deflated. He had just received another public lashing from President Donald Trump.

January 28, 2018 | | Nation

In State of Union, Trump to make case that America is back

WASHINGTON (AP) - Seeking to move past the shadow of the Russia investigation, President Donald Trump intends to use his first State of the Union address ...

January 28, 2018 | | Nation

Safe injection site plans spark questions

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Philadelphia wants to establish safe havens where people can inject drugs, an effort to combat skyrocketing opioid overdoses in the city.

January 28, 2018 | | Nation

As pot stockpiles are depleted fear grows black market will boom

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Like many pot shops in California, the Urbn Leaf in San Diego bulked up its inventory before legal sales began on Jan ...

January 28, 2018 | | Nation

2 IEDs detonated at a mall, no injuries

LAKE WALES, Fla. (AP) - Police say two improvised explosive devices ignited inside a mall in central Florida.

January 22, 2018 | | Nation

S. Koreans burn Kim’s photo as N. Korean band leader passes

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - Conservative activists burned a large photo of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as the head of the North's extremely ...

January 22, 2018 | | Nation

Philippine volcano explodes, authorities raise alert level

MANILA, Philippines (AP) - The Philippines' most active volcano exploded thunderously Monday, sending a huge gray column of lava fragments, ash and steam into the sky ...

January 21, 2018 | | Nation

Leaders to meet with white separatist town official in Maine

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - Leaders in a Maine town said Sunday they will meet with their town manager, who has come under fire for espousing white ...

January 21, 2018 | | Nation

Sequel to Trump’s first year opens with investigations, crises, unease

WASHINGTON (AP) - The sequel to President Donald Trump's first year in office is opening with the lead player hamstrung by a government shutdown and ...

January 21, 2018 | | Nation

Small-town hurt from loss of mini Walmarts

LUTHER, Okla. (AP) - Luther sold its youth football field to Walmart about three years ago so that the company could build one of its Express ...

January 21, 2018 | | Nation

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