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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 ...

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Posted: dec. 17, 2017 9:41 p.m. | | McCain treated for viral  infection, returns home to Arizona, will miss tax vote Comments 0 Comments

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 ...

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Posted: dec. 17, 2017 7:16 p.m. | | Bitcoin futures  begin trading on  CME, price declines Comments 0 Comments

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 ...

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Posted: dec. 17, 2017 7:15 p.m. | | Special counsel obtains 1,000s  of Trump transition team emails Comments 0 Comments

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 ...

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Posted: dec. 17, 2017 7:15 p.m. | | Trump not considering firing special counsel Robert Mueller Comments 0 Comments

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 ...

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Posted: dec. 17, 2017 7:14 p.m. | | Jones: Don’t expect him to always side with Democrats Comments 0 Comments

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 ...

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Posted: dec. 17, 2017 7:14 p.m. | | Kremlin says Putin thanked Trump for CIA tip on bombings Comments 0 Comments

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 ...

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Posted: dec. 14, 2017 9:29 p.m. | | Denver shuts down 26 legal pot businesses, makes a dozen arrests Comments 0 Comments

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 ...

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Posted: dec. 14, 2017 9:28 p.m. | | WH aims to sway opinion on immigration overhaul Comments 0 Comments

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 ...

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Posted: dec. 14, 2017 9:28 p.m. | | Feds: Oklahoma man kept his stepdaughter captive 19 years Comments 0 Comments

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 ...

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Posted: dec. 14, 2017 9:28 p.m. | | Rubio defection threatens  GOP’s slim majority on tax bill Comments 0 Comments

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 ...

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Posted: dec. 14, 2017 9:28 p.m. | | Dustin Hoffman  accused of new  incidents of   sex misconduct Comments 0 Comments

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 ...

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Posted: dec. 14, 2017 8:57 p.m. | | Kellogg to millennials: Eat cereal, chill at store Comments 0 Comments

FCC votes to end ‘net neutrality’

WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — The Federal Communications Commission repealed the Obama-era “net neutrality” rules Thursday, giving internet service providers like Verizon, Comcast and AT&T ...

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Posted: dec. 14, 2017 8:57 p.m. | | FCC votes to end ‘net neutrality’ Comments 0 Comments

Disney buys much of Fox to compete with Netflix

NEW YORK (AP) — Disney is buying a large part of Fox, including its movie and television studios, for about $52.4 billion, as the home ...

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Posted: dec. 14, 2017 8:56 p.m. | | Disney buys much of Fox   to compete with Netflix Comments 0 Comments

Sessions: Terror attacks show immigration a security issue

BALTIMORE (AP) — A botched suicide mission on the New York City subway system showed in the “starkest terms” that the failures of the U.S ...

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Posted: dec. 12, 2017 8:10 p.m. | | Sessions: Terror  attacks show  immigration a  security issue Comments 0 Comments

Trump says senator ‘would do anything’ for campaign cash

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pushing into the sexual harassment debate, President Donald Trump laced into Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand on Tuesday, tweeting that the New York Democrat had ...

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Posted: dec. 12, 2017 8:10 p.m. | | Trump says senator ‘would do anything’ for campaign cash Comments 0 Comments

FBI agent removed from probe called Trump an ‘idiot’

WASHINGTON (AP) — An FBI agent removed from special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigative team over politically charged text messages referred to Donald Trump, then the ...

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Posted: dec. 12, 2017 8:10 p.m. | | FBI agent removed from probe called Trump an ‘idiot’ Comments 0 Comments

Jones wins in stunning Alabama senate upset

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — In a stunning victory aided by scandal, Democrat Doug Jones won Alabama’s special Senate election on Tuesday, beating back history, an ...

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Posted: dec. 12, 2017 8:10 p.m. | | Jones wins in stunning Alabama senate upset Comments 0 Comments

Some of Facebook’s early friends now its sharpest critics

MENLO PARK (AP) — Some of Facebook’s former friends are starting to express some serious doubts about the social network they helped create.

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Posted: dec. 12, 2017 8:09 p.m. | | Some of Facebook’s  early friends now  its sharpest critics Comments 0 Comments

Start the clock for Trump, GOP in last push on taxes, budget

WASHINGTON (AP) — Start the countdown clock on a momentous two weeks for President Donald Trump and the GOP-run Congress.

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Posted: dec. 11, 2017 8:53 p.m. | | Start the clock for Trump, GOP  in last push on taxes, budget Comments 0 Comments

Journalists consider response to errors after Trump attacks

NEW YORK (AP) — Some stinging mistakes in stories involving President Donald Trump have given him fresh ammunition in his battle against the media while raising ...

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Posted: dec. 11, 2017 8:52 p.m. | | Journalists consider response  to errors after Trump attacks Comments 0 Comments

Pentagon to allow transgender people to enlist in military

WASHINGTON (AP) — Transgender recruits will be allowed to enlist in the military beginning Jan. 1, the Pentagon said Monday, as President Donald Trump’s ordered ...

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Posted: dec. 11, 2017 8:52 p.m. | | Pentagon to allow transgender  people to enlist in military Comments 0 Comments

Class action lawsuit sought over 1966 H-bombs accident

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Veterans who say they responded to a 1966 accident involving U.S. hydrogen bombs in Spain and then became ill from radiation ...

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Posted: dec. 11, 2017 8:52 p.m. | | Class action lawsuit sought over 1966 H-bombs accident Comments 0 Comments

Louisiana man admits misusing Trump’s Social Security number

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana private investigator pleaded guilty on Monday to misusing Donald Trump’s Social Security number in repeated attempts to access ...

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Posted: dec. 11, 2017 8:52 p.m. | | Louisiana man admits misusing  Trump’s Social Security number Comments 0 Comments

Charge dropped for ‘It’s OK To Be White’ commentator

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — Prosecutors have dropped a breach of peace charge filed against a conservative commentator over a confrontation he had with protesters at the ...

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Posted: dec. 11, 2017 8:52 p.m. | | Charge dropped for ‘It’s OK To Be White’ commentator Comments 0 Comments

‘One of my nightmares’: Pipe bomb attack hits in NYC subway

NEW YORK (AP) — A would-be suicide bomber inspired by Islamic State extremists strapped on a crude pipe bomb, slipped unnoticed into the nation’s busiest ...

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Posted: dec. 11, 2017 8:41 p.m. | | ‘One of my nightmares’: Pipe bomb attack hits in NYC subway Comments 0 Comments

Bitcoin futures soar amid frenzy over virtual currency

NEW YORK (AP) — Wall Street got its first taste of bitcoin on Monday, with the price of the first-ever futures contract for the digital currency ...

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Posted: dec. 11, 2017 8:41 p.m. | | Bitcoin futures soar amid  frenzy over virtual currency Comments 0 Comments

Soon you can watch NFL free on your phone

NEW YORK (AP) — Watching NFL football games on your phone used to be mainly limited to Verizon customers. Soon anyone will be able to watch ...

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Posted: dec. 11, 2017 8:41 p.m. | | Soon you can  watch NFL free on your phone Comments 0 Comments

New Yorker fires reporter for sexual misconduct

NEW YORK (AP) — The New Yorker magazine said Monday it has cut ties with well-known political reporter Ryan Lizza for alleged sexual misconduct.

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Posted: dec. 11, 2017 8:41 p.m. | | New Yorker  fires reporter  for sexual  misconduct Comments 0 Comments

Mass shootings aren’t more frequent but they are much deadlier

ATLANTA (AP) — It can sometimes seem as though mass shootings are occurring more frequently. Researchers who have been studying such crimes for decades say they ...

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Posted: dec. 11, 2017 8:40 p.m. | | Mass shootings aren’t  more frequent but they are much deadlier Comments 0 Comments

Bitcoin futures rise as virtual currency hits major exchange

CHICAGO (AP) — The first-even bitcoin future began trading Sunday as the increasingly popular virtual currency made its debut on a major U.S. exchange.

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Posted: dec. 10, 2017 6:51 p.m. | | Bitcoin futures  rise as virtual  currency hits  major exchange Comments 0 Comments

Aided by scandal, Dems fighting math and history in Alabama senate race

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Renegade Republican Roy Moore may be plagued by scandal, but scandal alone will not convince the voters of 44th Place North to ...

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Posted: dec. 10, 2017 6:51 p.m. | | Aided by scandal, Dems  fighting math and history in Alabama senate race Comments 0 Comments

Trump draws protests while honoring civil rights heroes

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — President Donald Trump has honored figures of the civil rights movement, some famous, some not, at a ceremony that exposed stark divisions ...

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Posted: dec. 10, 2017 6:50 p.m. | | Trump draws protests while  honoring civil rights heroes Comments 0 Comments

Price hikes push insurance shoppers into hard choices

BRYSON, Texas (AP) — Margaret Leatherwood has eight choices for health insurance next year but no good options.

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Posted: dec. 10, 2017 6:50 p.m. | | Price hikes push insurance shoppers into hard choices Comments 0 Comments

Evans says Giants have parameters of Stanton trade

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Giants general manager Bobby Evans confirmed on San Francisco’s flagship radio station KNBR that the club has reached the parameters of ...

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Posted: dec. 08, 2017 8:41 p.m. | | Evans says Giants have parameters of Stanton trade Comments 0 Comments

Pace of confirmations gives McConnell chance to bask in wins

WASHINGTON (AP) — The pace of confirmations for President Donald Trump’s judicial nominees has quickly become a source of pride for Senate Majority Leader Mitch ...

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Posted: dec. 06, 2017 10:14 p.m. | | Pace of confirmations  gives McConnell  chance to bask in wins Comments 0 Comments

Son of ex-Rep. Conyers not prosecuted in abuse case

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The son of former Democratic Rep. John Conyers who’s a possible candidate for his father’s vacated U.S. House seat ...

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Posted: dec. 06, 2017 10:13 p.m. | | Son of ex-Rep. Conyers not  prosecuted in abuse case Comments 0 Comments

Democrats expect Franken will resign from US Senate

WASHINGTON (AP) — His once-promising political career in shambles, Minnesota Sen. Al Franken appeared on the verge of resigning after fellow Democrats led by female senators ...

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Posted: dec. 06, 2017 10:13 p.m. | | Democrats expect Franken will resign from US Senate Comments 0 Comments

Wounded Missouri officer in stable condition after shooting

ARNOLD, Mo. (AP) — A suburban St. Louis police officer who was shot in the head by a handcuffed burglary suspect outside of the police station ...

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Posted: dec. 06, 2017 10:13 p.m. | | Wounded Missouri officer in stable condition after shooting Comments 0 Comments

House votes to kill Democrat’s resolution to impeach Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House overwhelmingly voted Wednesday to kill a resolution from a liberal Democratic lawmaker to impeach President Donald Trump as most Democrats joined ...

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Posted: dec. 06, 2017 10:13 p.m. | | House votes  to kill Democrat’s  resolution to  impeach Trump Comments 0 Comments

Thirteen states launch new legal challenge to California egg law

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — More than a dozen states banded together Monday to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to block a California law requiring ...

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Posted: dec. 04, 2017 8:09 p.m. | | Thirteen states launch new legal challenge to California egg law Comments 0 Comments

Bag the mistletoe, cut the booze: Parties sober up

NEW YORK (AP) — ‘Tis the season to keep that office holiday party from adding to the list of workplace sexual misconduct scandals.

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Posted: dec. 04, 2017 8:09 p.m. | | Bag the mistletoe,  cut the booze:  Parties sober up Comments 0 Comments

McDonald’s revives Dollar Menu with $1, $2 and $3 items

NEW YORK (AP) — The Dollar Menu is making a McComeback.

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Posted: dec. 04, 2017 8:08 p.m. | | McDonald’s revives  Dollar Menu with  $1, $2 and $3 items Comments 0 Comments

Police: Man angry about parking stabbed 2, mowed down others

NEW YORK (AP) — A man angry about a parking dispute stabbed two people and then drove into a group of pedestrians on a sidewalk Sunday ...

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Posted: dec. 03, 2017 7:48 p.m. | | Police: Man angry about parking  stabbed 2, mowed down others Comments 0 Comments

Trump suggests willingness to negotiate on GOP tax plan

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump suggested Saturday he may be willing to negotiate changes to a significant portion of the tax overhaul, the corporate tax ...

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Posted: dec. 03, 2017 7:48 p.m. | | Trump suggests willingness to negotiate on GOP tax plan Comments 0 Comments

Trump says he never asked Comey to stop Flynn probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Sunday in a tweet that he never asked former FBI Director James Comey to stop investigating his ex-national security ...

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Posted: dec. 03, 2017 7:47 p.m. | | Trump says he never asked  Comey to stop Flynn probe Comments 0 Comments

Roiled by claims, Alabama Senate race goes off the rails

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Shouting matches and threats. A feud with a late-night television host. Standing ovations and standoffs with the media. Long stretches without campaigning.

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Posted: dec. 03, 2017 7:47 p.m. | | Roiled by claims,  Alabama Senate  race goes off the rails Comments 0 Comments

Fight over travel rules goes back to appeals courts

SEATTLE (AP) — For most of the time Syrian refugee Mohammad Al Zayed has been in the United States, judges have been wrestling with the Trump ...

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Posted: dec. 03, 2017 7:46 p.m. | | Fight over  travel rules goes back to  appeals courts Comments 0 Comments

After erroneous Flynn report, ABC News suspends Brian Ross

NEW YORK (AP) — ABC News on Saturday suspended investigative reporter Brian Ross for four weeks without pay for his erroneous report on Michael Flynn, which ...

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Posted: dec. 03, 2017 7:46 p.m. | | After erroneous  Flynn report, ABC  News suspends  Brian Ross Comments 0 Comments

FBI agent removed from Mueller probe for anti-Trump messages

WASHINGTON (AP) — A veteran FBI counterintelligence agent was removed from special counsel Robert Mueller’s team investigating Russian election meddling after the discovery of an ...

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Posted: dec. 03, 2017 7:45 p.m. | | FBI agent removed  from Mueller probe  for anti-Trump messages Comments 0 Comments

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