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States look to lower drug costs, consider Canadian imports

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Lawmakers in more than two-thirds of the states are considering ways to reduce prescription drug costs, including importing them from Canada, as ...

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Posted: feb. 11, 2018 11:19 p.m. | | States look to lower  drug costs, consider Canadian imports Comments 0 Comments

Dems taking another run at blocked memo on probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee are prepared to black out parts of their memo about the FBI’s Russia investigation to ensure ...

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Posted: feb. 11, 2018 11:18 p.m. | | Dems taking another run  at blocked memo on probe Comments 0 Comments

Police: Washington man raped dying woman, texted photos

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — A 19-year-old Washington state man, who police say raped a high school student as she died from a drug overdose and texted ...

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Posted: feb. 11, 2018 11:17 p.m. | | Police: Washington man raped  dying woman, texted photos Comments 0 Comments

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 ...

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Posted: feb. 11, 2018 11:17 p.m. | | Mayor defends fire company’s  choice of sex offender as chief Comments 0 Comments

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 ... ... Read More

Posted: feb. 11, 2018 11:16 p.m. | | Voodoo adherents  worry about backlash  after recent crimes Comments 0 Comments

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 ...

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Posted: feb. 11, 2018 10:46 p.m. | | Police: Boy in  ambulance hit  by driver now  fighting for life Comments 0 Comments

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 ...

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Posted: feb. 11, 2018 10:46 p.m. | | Police had previously gone to home where officers killed Comments 0 Comments

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.

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Posted: feb. 11, 2018 10:45 p.m. | | Man arrested in woman’s  death says victim hired him Comments 0 Comments

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 ...

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Posted: feb. 11, 2018 10:44 p.m. | | Trump support vital  as Congress tackles  immigration issue Comments 0 Comments

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 ...

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Posted: feb. 11, 2018 7:53 p.m. | | School science fair project tying race, IQ sparks outcry Comments 0 Comments

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 ...

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Posted: feb. 11, 2018 7:52 p.m. | | Cyclist killed,  another injured  in Tour de  Palm Springs Comments 0 Comments

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 ...

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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 ...

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Posted: feb. 09, 2018 8:15 p.m. | | All sides claim budget  win; immigration fight  looks tougher to resolve Comments 0 Comments

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 ...

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Posted: feb. 09, 2018 8:15 p.m. | | USA’s flu season still  getting worse; now  as bad as 2009 swine flu Comments 0 Comments

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 ...

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Posted: feb. 09, 2018 8:14 p.m. | | Trump won’t declassify Demo memo on probe Comments 0 Comments

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 ...

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Posted: feb. 09, 2018 8:14 p.m. | | 99-year-old  in fatal crash  passed eye, road tests Comments 0 Comments

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 ...

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Posted: feb. 09, 2018 8:13 p.m. | | Firefighter  arrested in  burglaries of fire stations Comments 0 Comments

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 ...

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Posted: feb. 09, 2018 7:14 p.m. | | US stocks swing back to gains Comments 0 Comments

Equifax hack put more info at risk than consumers knew

ATLANTA (AP) — The Equifax data breach exposed more of consumers’ personal information than the company first disclosed last year, according to documents given to lawmakers.

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Posted: feb. 09, 2018 7:13 p.m. | | Equifax hack  put more info  at risk than  consumers knew Comments 0 Comments

Shipping shakeup? Amazon may deliver own packages

SEATTLE (AP) — Amazon has already shown that it can rattle the retail, grocery and health insurance industries, and now it is doing the same in ...

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Posted: feb. 09, 2018 7:13 p.m. | | Shipping shakeup? Amazon  may deliver own packages Comments 0 Comments

Citing fraud, LL Bean puts limits on its return policy

FREEPORT, Maine (AP) — L.L. Bean’s generous return policy is going to be a little less forgiving: The company, which has touted its 100 ...

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Posted: feb. 09, 2018 7:12 p.m. | | Citing fraud,  LL Bean puts limits on its  return policy Comments 0 Comments

Desert in bloom? Wildflowers could sprout along storm’s path

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Outdoor enthusiasts looking for wildflowers in the Mojave Desert this year are likely to encounter the blossoms only along the path of ...

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Posted: feb. 04, 2018 9:04 p.m. | | Desert in bloom? Wildflowers  could sprout along storm’s path Comments 0 Comments

Hawaii police officers accused of making man touch urinal

HONOLULU (AP) — The FBI is investigating four Honolulu police officers who are accused of forcing a man to place his mouth on a urinal inside ...

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Posted: feb. 04, 2018 8:53 p.m. | | Hawaii police officers accused of making man touch urinal Comments 0 Comments

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 ...

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Posted: feb. 04, 2018 8:53 p.m. | | SpaceX’s hot new monster rocket ready for first test flight Comments 0 Comments

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 ...

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Posted: feb. 04, 2018 8:52 p.m. | | Democratic, GOP lawmakers:  Memo doesn’t clear Trump Comments 0 Comments

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 ...

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Posted: feb. 04, 2018 8:52 p.m. | | Amtrak crash in leaves  2 dead, over 100 hurt Comments 0 Comments

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.

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Posted: jan. 28, 2018 9:33 p.m. | | Strong health sign-ups under Obamacare  encourage  Democrats Comments 0 Comments

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 ...

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Posted: jan. 28, 2018 9:33 p.m. | | Kochs to spend  $20M to promote  tax overhaul Comments 0 Comments

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.

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Posted: jan. 28, 2018 9:32 p.m. | | Sessions survives turbulent  year as attorney general Comments 0 Comments

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 ...

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Posted: jan. 28, 2018 9:31 p.m. | | In State of Union,  Trump to make case  that America is back Comments 0 Comments

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.

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Posted: jan. 28, 2018 7:29 p.m. | | Safe injection site plans spark questions Comments 0 Comments

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 ...

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Posted: jan. 28, 2018 6:30 p.m. | | As pot stockpiles are depleted fear grows black market will boom Comments 0 Comments

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.

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Posted: jan. 22, 2018 12:24 a.m. | | 2 IEDs detonated at a mall, no injuries Comments 0 Comments

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 ...

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Posted: jan. 22, 2018 12:23 a.m. | | S. Koreans  burn Kim’s  photo as N.  Korean band  leader passes Comments 0 Comments

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 ...

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Posted: jan. 22, 2018 12:23 a.m. | | Philippine volcano  explodes, authorities  raise alert level Comments 0 Comments

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 ...

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Posted: jan. 21, 2018 7:26 p.m. | | Leaders to meet with white separatist town official in Maine Comments 0 Comments

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 ...

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Posted: jan. 21, 2018 7:26 p.m. | | Sequel to Trump’s first year opens  with investigations, crises, unease Comments 0 Comments

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 ...

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Posted: jan. 21, 2018 7:19 p.m. | | Small-town hurt from loss of mini Walmarts Comments 0 Comments

With just 3 students, small-town high school closing down

ROCHESTER, Vt. (AP) — With just three students left attending high school here, junior Kimberly Taylor moves from one empty classroom to the next, taking mostly ...

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Posted: jan. 21, 2018 7:19 p.m. | | With just 3 students,  small-town high  school closing down Comments 0 Comments

Your dog can get a flu bug

DEAR DIDI: Can my dog get the flu? -Senior Citizen in Manteca

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Posted: jan. 21, 2018 7:08 p.m. | | Your dog can get a flu bug Comments 0 Comments

Massachusetts debates safe sites for drug users

BOSTON (AP) — The idea may seem jarring at first: Creating safe spaces where drug users can shoot up under the watchful eye of staff trained ...

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Posted: jan. 21, 2018 7:07 p.m. | | Massachusetts debates safe sites for drug users Comments 0 Comments

Court to hear arguments on DC sniper’s sentence

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Bob Meyers doesn’t want partial justice for his brother. He wants full justice. And to him, that means leaving D.C ...

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Posted: jan. 21, 2018 7:07 p.m. | | Court to hear arguments on DC sniper’s sentence Comments 0 Comments

Oklahoma lawmaker sues investigator in spying case

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma lawmaker who found a tracking device attached to his pickup truck last month is suing a private investigation company and ...

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Posted: jan. 21, 2018 7:06 p.m. | | Oklahoma lawmaker sues investigator in spying case Comments 0 Comments

Same-sex active-duty couple marries at West Point

WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — Two Army captains who met at West Point returned there to be married, in what is believed to be the ...

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Posted: jan. 21, 2018 7:05 p.m. | | Same-sex  active-duty  couple marries at West Point Comments 0 Comments

Amazon opens store without cashiers

SEATTLE (AP) — Amazon employees have been testing it, but is the public ready for a cashier-less store?

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Despite the shutdown, troops get football, Lady Liberty to open

WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. government shutdown amid a congressional dispute over spending and immigration has forced scores of federal agencies and outposts to close ...

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Posted: jan. 21, 2018 6:26 p.m. | | Despite the shutdown,  troops get  football, Lady Liberty to open Comments 0 Comments

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 ...

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Posted: jan. 21, 2018 6:25 p.m. | | Mulvaney finds  himself in middle  of another shutdown Comments 0 Comments

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 ...

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Posted: jan. 21, 2018 6:25 p.m. | | Democrats, GOP try to dodge blame for shuttered government Comments 0 Comments

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 ...

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Posted: jan. 21, 2018 6:24 p.m. | | Trump the dealmaker comes up short ahead of shutdown Comments 0 Comments

THE SHUTDOWN

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 ...

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