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Thousands attend Rockefeller Christmas tree lighting

NEW YORK (AP) — Thousands of rain-drenched revelers gathered in midtown Manhattan Wednesday night to watch the annual lighting of the Christmas tree in Rockefeller Center.

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Posted: nov. 30, 2016 10:30 p.m. | | Thousands attend Rockefeller Christmas tree lighting Comments 0 Comments

3 more bodies found in Tennessee wildfire; toll at 7

GATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP) — Three more bodies were found in the ruins of wildfires that torched hundreds of homes and businesses in the Great Smoky Mountains ...

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Posted: nov. 30, 2016 10:30 p.m. | | 3 more bodies found in Tennessee wildfire; toll at 7 Comments 0 Comments

Miami exiles rally for Cuba freedom after Castro death

MIAMI (AP) — Hundreds of Cuban exiles in Miami rallied Wednesday for freedom and democracy on the communist island following the death of revolutionary leader Fidel ...

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Prosecutor clears officer in man’s death, says man was armed

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A prosecutor on Wednesday cleared a Charlotte police officer in the killing of a black man whose death touched off civil ...

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Posted: nov. 30, 2016 10:29 p.m. | | Prosecutor clears officer in man’s death, says man was armed Comments 0 Comments

Lawsuits challenge abortion restrictions in 3 states

NEW YORK (AP) — Taking the offensive after Election Day setbacks, Planned Parenthood and its allies filed lawsuits Wednesday in North Carolina, Missouri and Alaska challenging ...

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Posted: nov. 30, 2016 10:28 p.m. | | Lawsuits challenge abortion restrictions in 3 states Comments 0 Comments

Invasive strep outbreak claims lives of 4 Alaskans

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Four Alaskans have died this year in an outbreak of invasive strep bacteria that has mostly affected the homeless and Alaska Natives ...

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Posted: nov. 29, 2016 11:43 p.m. | | Invasive strep outbreak claims lives of 4 Alaskans Comments 0 Comments

Drug-resistant salmonella linked to calves

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A multistate outbreak of salmonella bacteria that is resistant to several drugs has been linked to infected dairy bull calves purchased in ...

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Posted: nov. 29, 2016 11:42 p.m. | | Drug-resistant salmonella linked to calves Comments 0 Comments

Southern storms should ease drought, but fire threat remains

ATLANTA (AP) — Storms roaring across the South appeared to be taking aim at some of the largest wildfires burning across the region, which could finally ...

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Posted: nov. 28, 2016 10:25 p.m. | | Southern storms should ease drought, but fire threat remains Comments 0 Comments

Fast-acting Ohio State officer praised for killing attacker

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Officials on Monday praised an Ohio State University police officer who shot and killed a man a minute after he drove his ...

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Posted: nov. 28, 2016 10:00 p.m. | | Fast-acting Ohio State officer praised for killing attacker Comments 0 Comments

Some blacks applaud Castro legacy of racial equality

DETROIT (AP) — The Fidel Castro that Sam Riddle and many other African-Americans admired was not the revolutionary dictator who plunged Cuba into economic ruin and ...

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Posted: nov. 28, 2016 9:59 p.m. | | Some blacks applaud Castro legacy of racial equality Comments 0 Comments

Murder charge dismissed against 1 of 2 Albuquerque officers

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A special prosecutor dismissed a second-degree murder charge Monday against one of two former Albuquerque police officers charged in the shooting ...

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Posted: nov. 28, 2016 9:59 p.m. | | Murder charge dismissed against 1 of 2 Albuquerque officers Comments 0 Comments

3 murder warrants issued for SC man sheriff said killed 7

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina man suspected of being a serial killer was formally charged with three additional counts of murder Monday for ...

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Posted: nov. 28, 2016 9:59 p.m. | | 3 murder warrants issued for SC man sheriff said killed 7 Comments 0 Comments

Kansas State’s inaction led to another rape

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A female student contends in a court filing Monday that Kansas State University’s failure to investigate the rape of another woman ...

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Posted: nov. 28, 2016 9:59 p.m. | | Kansas State’s inaction led to another rape Comments 0 Comments

Terrorism suspected in car-and-knife attack at Ohio State

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A Somali-born Ohio State University student plowed his car into a group of pedestrians on campus and then got out and began ...

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Posted: nov. 28, 2016 9:58 p.m. | | Terrorism suspected in car-and-knife attack at Ohio State Comments 0 Comments

California considers ban on sex between lawyers and clients

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The nation’s largest state bar association is overhauling ethics rules for attorneys for the first time in 30 years, and some ...

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Posted: nov. 28, 2016 1:34 a.m. | | California considers ban on sex between lawyers and clients Comments 0 Comments

Thanksgiving weekend shoppers spent less due to discounts

NEW YORK (AP) — Thanksgiving weekend shoppers picked up hot toys, TVs and new Apple products, buying both online and in stores, but spent less per ...

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Posted: nov. 28, 2016 1:33 a.m. | | Thanksgiving weekend shoppers spent less due to discounts Comments 0 Comments

Texas school repudiates white nationalist alumnus

DALLAS (AP) — The exclusive Dallas boys’ prep school that Richard B. Spencer attended is denouncing the activities and ideas of its white nationalist alumnus.

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Posted: nov. 28, 2016 1:32 a.m. | | Texas school repudiates white nationalist alumnus Comments 0 Comments

Border security push yields bumper crop of traffic tickets

DALLAS (AP) — A new border security approach promoted by the Texas Department of Public Safety has yielded at least one result: a bumper crop of ...

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Posted: nov. 28, 2016 1:32 a.m. | | Border security push yields bumper crop of traffic tickets Comments 0 Comments

Miami Cuban celebration turns to reflection on Castro death

MIAMI (AP) — Celebration turned to somber reflection and church services Sunday as Cuban-Americans in Miami largely stayed off the streets following a raucous daylong party ...

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Posted: nov. 28, 2016 1:32 a.m. | | Miami Cuban celebration turns to reflection on Castro death Comments 0 Comments

New Orleans French Quarter shooting kills 1 and wounds 9

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Police had already increased patrols in New Orleans’ bustling French Quarter before gunfire erupted early Sunday, leaving one man dead and nine ...

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Posted: nov. 28, 2016 1:31 a.m. | | New Orleans French Quarter shooting kills 1 and wounds 9 Comments 0 Comments

Sheriff on pipeline protests: ‘My job is to enforce the law’

MANDAN, N.D. (AP) — Don’t look for apologies from the North Dakota sheriff leading the response to the Dakota Access oil pipeline protests, especially ...

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Posted: nov. 28, 2016 1:31 a.m. | | Sheriff on pipeline protests: ‘My job is to enforce the law’ Comments 0 Comments

US stocks rise to fresh records in shortened session

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks hit fresh records in a shortened trading session Friday as investors continued to bet on a pickup in economic growth and ...

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Posted: nov. 25, 2016 10:11 p.m. | | US stocks rise to fresh records in shortened session Comments 0 Comments

Stores try to cater to savvier customers on Black Friday

NEW YORK (AP) — Even people who said they’d already done their shopping online came out for Black Friday to spend time with family members ...

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Posted: nov. 25, 2016 10:10 p.m. | | Stores try to cater to savvier customers on Black Friday Comments 0 Comments

Standing Rock chairman says Army Corps to close camp access

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The chairman of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe said Friday that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to close ...

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Posted: nov. 25, 2016 10:07 p.m. | | Standing Rock chairman says Army Corps to close camp access Comments 0 Comments

License-less driver topped 100 mph before killing 3

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A man who led police on a car chase that ended with a fiery crash that killed three people in another car likely ...

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Posted: nov. 25, 2016 10:06 p.m. | | License-less driver topped 100 mph before killing 3 Comments 0 Comments

With recounts looming, Trump adds new administration picks

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump pressed forward Friday with two more administration picks, as failed Green Party candidate Jill Stein took new steps to ...

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Posted: nov. 25, 2016 10:04 p.m. | | With recounts looming, Trump adds new administration picks Comments 0 Comments

USA moves to block mining near Yellowstone

PRAY, Mont. (AP) — U.S. officials on Monday blocked new mining claims outside Yellowstone National Park as the Obama administration races in its last days ...

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Posted: nov. 22, 2016 12:02 a.m. | | USA moves to block  mining near Yellowstone Comments 0 Comments

Obamacare repeal is complex and risky

WASHINGTON (AP) — Here’s the idea: Swiftly pass a repeal of President Barack Obama’s health care law, perhaps soon enough for Donald Trump to ...

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Posted: nov. 22, 2016 12:02 a.m. | | Obamacare repeal is complex and risky  Comments 0 Comments

How Kellogg worked with ‘experts’ to help tout cereal

NEW YORK (AP) — On its website, Kellogg touted a “Breakfast Council” of “independent experts” who helped guide the company’s nutritional efforts.

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Posted: nov. 22, 2016 12:02 a.m. | | How Kellogg worked with  ‘experts’ to help tout cereal Comments 0 Comments

Tesla Motors officially owns SolarCity

PALO ALTO  (AP) — Tesla Motors now owns the nation’s largest solar panel installer.

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Girl, 2, dies; was focus of fight over brain death test

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A 2-year-old Virginia girl whose parents went to court to block a hospital from performing a brain death test on the child ...

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Posted: nov. 21, 2016 7:18 p.m. | | Girl, 2, dies; was focus of fight over brain death test Comments 0 Comments

Democrats pressuring Gov. McCrory to concede

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Democrat Roy Cooper on Monday took steps to demonstrate he’s the winner of the still-unresolved race for North Carolina’s ...

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Posted: nov. 21, 2016 7:17 p.m. | | Democrats pressuring Gov. McCrory to concede Comments 0 Comments

Judge urges new citizens to leave US if can’t accept Trump

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A federal judge in San Antonio finds himself at the center of an uproar after telling newly sworn U.S. citizens that ...

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Posted: nov. 21, 2016 7:16 p.m. | | Judge urges new citizens to leave US if can’t accept Trump Comments 0 Comments

Official: 6 dead in Chattanooga elementary school bus crash

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Bloodied students lay on stretchers, while other children walked away dazed with their parents after an elementary school bus crash that killed ...

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Posted: nov. 21, 2016 7:16 p.m. | | Official: 6 dead in Chattanooga elementary school bus crash Comments 0 Comments

Texas, Missouri, Florida officers shot in attacks; 1 killed

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Posted: nov. 21, 2016 7:15 p.m. | | Texas, Missouri, Florida officers shot in attacks; 1 killed Comments 0 Comments

Secretary of State Mitt Romney?

BEDMINSTER, N.J. (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump said Sunday that he had “made a couple of deals” after spending the weekend meeting with a long ...

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Posted: nov. 20, 2016 9:23 p.m. | | Secretary of State Mitt Romney? Comments 0 Comments

Trump foes try to beat him at the Electoral College

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Grassroots campaigns have sprung up around the country to try to persuade members of the Electoral College to do something that has ...

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Posted: nov. 20, 2016 9:23 p.m. | | Trump foes try to beat him at the  Electoral College Comments 0 Comments

Trump again slams ‘Hamilton’; Pence says he wasn’t offended

NEW YORK (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump, in the midst of choosing his Cabinet, took time out Sunday for a second day to criticize the cast ...

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Posted: nov. 20, 2016 9:22 p.m. | | Trump again slams ‘Hamilton’;  Pence says he wasn’t offended Comments 0 Comments

San Antonio police officer fatally shot while writing ticket

SAN ANTONION (AP) — A San Antonio police officer writing out a traffic ticket to a motorist was shot to death in his squad car Sunday ...

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Posted: nov. 20, 2016 9:22 p.m. | | San Antonio police officer  fatally shot while writing ticket Comments 0 Comments

GOP sweep heightens transgender anxiety

NEW YORK (AP) — Anxiety is high among many transgender Americans after the sweeping Republican election victory. They fear stronger resistance to their push for civil-rights ...

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Obama blocks new Arctic drilling

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is blocking new oil and gas drilling in the Arctic Ocean, handing a victory to environmentalists who say industrial activity ...

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Posted: nov. 18, 2016 11:51 p.m. | | Obama blocks new Arctic drilling Comments 0 Comments

Oklahoma residents hit by quakes sue 27 energy firms

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Residents of a town hit by Oklahoma’s strongest earthquake have filed a class-action lawsuit against dozens of energy companies, accusing them ...

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Posted: nov. 18, 2016 11:50 p.m. | | Oklahoma residents hit by  quakes sue 27 energy firms Comments 0 Comments

UN climate talks end with pleas for Trump to join fight

MARRAKECH, Morocco (AP) — The first U.N. climate conference after the landmark Paris Agreement closed Friday with delegates appealing to Donald Trump to join the ...

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Posted: nov. 18, 2016 11:50 p.m. | | UN climate talks end with  pleas for Trump to join fight Comments 0 Comments

University stops wrestlers from competing after lewd social texts

NEW YORK (AP)  — Some Columbia University wrestlers will be suspended from the team for as long as the rest of the school year over lewd ...

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Posted: nov. 18, 2016 11:50 p.m. | | University stops wrestlers from  competing after lewd social texts Comments 0 Comments

Indiana sheriff, mayor, other officials charged with bribery

HAMMOND, Ind. (AP) — A federal grand jury has indicted a northwestern Indiana sheriff, his top deputy and a mayor, accusing them of collecting bribes in ...

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Posted: nov. 18, 2016 11:50 p.m. | | Indiana sheriff, mayor, other  officials charged with bribery Comments 0 Comments

As Trump talks wall, China builds bridges to Latin America

LIMA, Peru (AP) — An expected U.S. economic retreat from Latin America under Donald Trump is causing the region’s leaders to look halfway around ...

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Posted: nov. 18, 2016 11:50 p.m. | | As Trump talks wall, China  builds bridges to  Latin America Comments 0 Comments

Lennon’s Beatles breakup letter sold at auction for $30,000

BOSTON (AP) — An angry letter from John Lennon to Paul and Linda McCartney written shortly after the Beatles’ breakup has been sold at auction for ...

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Posted: nov. 18, 2016 11:49 p.m. | | Lennon’s Beatles breakup letter  sold at auction for $30,000 Comments 0 Comments

Why Trump won’t privatize Social Security

In the past week or so, I’ve heard from dozens of fearful readers asking about Donald Trump’s plans to privatize Social Security. I ...

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Posted: nov. 18, 2016 11:49 p.m. | | Why Trump  won’t privatize  Social Security Comments 0 Comments

Rule bans bars, many restaurants from creating marijuana-use areas

DENVER (AP) — Bars and many restaurants in Denver won’t be able to offer on-site marijuana consumption because of a new state rule announced Friday ...

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Posted: nov. 18, 2016 11:49 p.m. | | Rule bans bars, many restaurants  from creating marijuana-use areas Comments 0 Comments

Oregon cities setting rules after opting in to legal pot

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Some 30 counties and cities in Oregon approved some type of marijuana businesses in last week’s election, and officials in those ...

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Posted: nov. 18, 2016 11:49 p.m. | | Oregon cities  setting rules after opting in  to legal pot Comments 0 Comments

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