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Deadly NYC fire lit by child playing with stove

NEW YORK (AP) - A preschooler toying with the burners on his mother's stove accidentally sparked New York City's deadliest fire in decades, an inferno that quickly overtook an apartment building and blocked the main escape route, the fire commissioner said Friday.

December 29, 2017 | | Nation

Feds cast doubt on NY-New Jersey tunnel funding plan

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - A plan to pay for an estimated $13 billion rail tunnel under the Hudson River raises serious concerns, including that it relies on a "non-existent" agreement that would have the federal government foot half the bill, an official at the nation's federal transportation agency wrote Friday.

December 29, 2017 | | Nation

Gunman opens fire on Cairo church; shootout kills at least 9

CAIRO (AP) - A gunman on a motorcycle opened fire Friday outside a church in a Cairo suburb and at a nearby store, sparking a shootout that killed at least nine people, including eight Coptic Christians, authorities said. It was the latest attack targeting Egypt's embattled Christian minority.

December 29, 2017 | | Nation

McCain treated for viral infection, returns home to Arizona, will miss tax vote

WASHINGTON (AP) - Republican Sen. John McCain has returned home to Arizona after being hospitalized for a viral infection while battling brain cancer and will miss a crucial Senate vote on the GOP tax package, his office said Sunday.

December 17, 2017 | | Nation

Bitcoin futures begin trading on CME, price declines

NEW YORK (AP) - Another security based on the price of bitcoin, the digital currency that has soared in value and volatility this year, began trading on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange on Sunday.

December 17, 2017 | | Nation

Special counsel obtains 1,000s of Trump transition team emails

WASHINGTON (AP) - Special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian contacts with President Donald Trump's campaign has gained access to thousands of emails sent and received by Trump officials before the start of his administration, the general counsel for Trump's transition organization said.

December 17, 2017 | | Nation

Trump not considering firing special counsel Robert Mueller

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump said Sunday that he is not considering firing special counsel Robert Mueller even as his administration was again forced to grapple with the growing Russia probe that has shadowed the White House for much of his initial year in office.

December 17, 2017 | | Nation

Jones: Don’t expect him to always side with Democrats

WASHINGTON (AP) - Democrat Doug Jones, who won election to the Senate from staunchly Republican Alabama, insisted to both parties in politically divided Washington Sunday that he'll leave "all the options on the table" when it comes to his votes next year on issues from immigration to infrastructure.

December 17, 2017 | | Nation

Kremlin says Putin thanked Trump for CIA tip on bombings

MOSCOW (AP) - Russian President Vladimir Putin telephoned U.S. President Donald Trump Sunday to thank him for a CIA tip that helped thwart a series of bombings in St. Petersburg, the Kremlin and the White House said.

December 17, 2017 | | Nation

Denver shuts down 26 legal pot businesses, makes a dozen arrests

DENVER (AP) - Denver authorities shut down 26 legal marijuana businesses Thursday and arrested 12 people suspected of illegal distribution of pot after a yearlong criminal investigation.

December 14, 2017 | | Nation

WH aims to sway opinion on immigration overhaul

WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House is embarking on a major campaign to turn public opinion against the nation's largely family-based immigration system ahead of an all-out push next year to move toward a more merit-based structure.

December 14, 2017 | | Nation

Feds: Oklahoma man kept his stepdaughter captive 19 years

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - A federal grand jury in Oklahoma has indicted a 63-year-old man accused of kidnapping his stepdaughter and holding her captive for 19 years in Mexico and elsewhere while fathering her nine children.

December 14, 2017 | | Nation

Rubio defection threatens GOP’s slim majority on tax bill

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Republicans' razor-thin margin for driving their sweeping tax package through the Senate was thrown into jeopardy Thursday when GOP Sen. Marco Rubio declared he will vote against it unless negotiators expand the tax credit that low-income Americans can claim for their children.

December 14, 2017 | | Nation

Dustin Hoffman accused of new incidents of sex misconduct

LOS ANGELES (AP) - More women are accusing Dustin Hoffman of sexual misconduct, including an incident in which a playwright says the actor exposed himself to her in a New York hotel room when she was 16-years-old.

December 14, 2017 | | Nation

Kellogg to millennials: Eat cereal, chill at store

NEW YORK (AP) - Kellogg opened a new store in New York on Thursday that it hopes will become a hangout spot for millennials willing to buy cereal by the bowl and then lounge around on a bean bag chair.

December 14, 2017 | | Nation

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Mulvaney finds himself in middle of another shutdown

WASHINGTON (AP) - Mick Mulvaney stormed Washington as a tea party lawmaker elected in 2010, and he hasn't mellowed much as director of the Office ...

January 21, 2018 | | Nation

Democrats, GOP try to dodge blame for shuttered government

WASHINGTON (AP) - Hours after shuttering much of the federal government, feuding Democrats and Republicans in Congress spent Saturday dodging blame for a paralyzing standoff over ...

January 21, 2018 | | Nation

Trump the dealmaker comes up short ahead of shutdown

WASHINGTON (AP) - He wrote a book on the art of negotiation and was elected to office claiming he alone could end Washington gridlock, but President ...

January 21, 2018 | | Nation


WASHINGTON (AP) - Restive Senate moderates in both parties searched for a solution to a partisan stalemate as they raced toward a late-night showdown vote and ...

January 21, 2018 | | Nation

Highway swamped by mudslides reopens

SANTA BARBARA (AP) - A coastal California highway swamped by deadly mudslides reopened Sunday after a nearly two-week closure that caused traffic headaches across the region ...

January 21, 2018 | | Nation

MONTECITO (AP) — Oprah Winfrey and Rob Lowe give Montecito its star power, but it’s people like Anto

MONTECITO (AP) - Oprah Winfrey and Rob Lowe give Montecito its star power, but it's people like Antonio and Victor Benitez who keep the wealthy ...

January 21, 2018 | | Nation

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