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  • Former astronaut, U.S. Sen. John Glenn of Ohio has died at 95

    WASHINGTON – John Glenn, whose 1962 flight as the first U.S. astronaut to orbit the Earth made him an all-American hero and propelled him to a long ca ...
    Dec. 8, 2016 - 2:46 pm
  • Donald Trump promises to 'work something out' on undocumented children in the United States

    WASHINGTON – Donald Trump's promise to "work something out" for immigrants brought here illegally as kids is dividing fellow Republicans, underscoring ...
    Dec. 8, 2016 - 9:00 am
  • Surgeon General calls youth vaping a public health threat

    WASHINGTON – The U.S. surgeon general is calling e-cigarettes an emerging public health threat to the nation's youth.
    Dec. 8, 2016 - 8:35 am
  • Obama and Trump hurled insults, now trade pleasantries

    WASHINGTON – Did anyone see it coming, the apparent new rapport between President Barack Obama and President-elect Donald Trump?
    Dec. 8, 2016 - 8:34 am
  • Donald Trump criticized a union leader on Twitter. He got threatening calls.

    WASHINGTON – The union president slammed by Donald Trump on Twitter challenged the president-elect Thursday to back up his claim that a deal to discou ...
    Dec. 8, 2016 - 8:34 am
  • Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad is Trump's pick for ambassador to China

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad, the incoming Trump administration's pick for ambassador to China, has long promoted his state's abundant ...
    Dec. 7, 2016 - 1:14 pm
  • Trumps taps retired Marine general John Kelly for DHS

    WASHINGTON – President-elect Donald Trump has chosen retired Marine Gen. John Kelly, whose last command included oversight of the Guantanamo Bay deten ...
    Dec. 7, 2016 - 11:36 am
  • Florida woman who believes Newtown shootings were a hoax charged with death threats against Sandy Hook parents

    MIAMI – Federal authorities say a Florida woman has been charged with making death threats against the parents of a child who died in the Sandy Hook E ...
    Dec. 7, 2016 - 10:54 am
  • Michael Flynn, Trump's national security adviser, fuels conspiracy theories, troubling national security experts

    WASHINGTON – On issues of national security and intelligence, no one is likely to have more influence in Donald Trump's White House than retired Gen. ...
    Dec. 7, 2016 - 8:44 am
  • Only repealing the Affordable Care Act would make 30 million people uninsured, study says

    WASHINGTON – Repealing President Barack Obama's health care law without a clear replacement risks making nearly 30 million people uninsured, according ...
    Dec. 7, 2016 - 8:37 am
  • Man arrested in ex-NFL player’s death

    HARVEY, La. – The Louisiana man who fatally shot ex-NFL player Joe McKnight during a road rage dispute was jailed on a manslaughter charge as a sherif ...
    Dec. 6, 2016 - 11:18 pm
  • Official: Refrigerator potential source of deadly fire

    OAKLAND, Calif. – Investigators said Tuesday that a warehouse fire in Oakland that killed 36 people did not appear to have been set intentionally and ...
    Dec. 6, 2016 - 11:13 pm
  • Mistrial in S. Carolina police shooting mystifies observers

    COLUMBIA, S.C. – The video was unambiguous: A white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black man in the back as the man ran away.
    Dec. 6, 2016 - 11:12 pm
  • Trump interjects himself in Air Force One, business deals

    FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. – President-elect Donald Trump, a political newcomer who touts his corporate skills, turned businessman-in-chief Tuesday, first dem ...
    Dec. 6, 2016 - 11:11 pm
  • President-elect Donald Trump says cancel new Air Force One: Costs 'out of control'

    NEW YORK – Six weeks from taking office, Donald Trump says he wants the government to cut some costs by canceling its order for a new Air Force One, t ...
    Dec. 6, 2016 - 8:42 am
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