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  • Trump administration to lift transgender bathroom guidance

    WASHINGTON – The Trump administration is revoking U.S. transgender guidelines, stepping into an emotional national issue and stripping students of fed ...
    Feb. 22, 2017 - 4:29 pm
  • Republicans who won after rowdy town halls now avoiding them

    DENVER – Republicans who benefited from rowdy town halls six years ago and harnessed a wave of discontent with Democrats to win seats in Congress are ...
    Feb. 22, 2017 - 2:57 pm
  • 7 Earth-size worlds found orbiting star; could hold life

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – For the first time ever, astronomers have discovered seven Earth-size planets orbiting a nearby star — and these new worlds cou ...
    Feb. 22, 2017 - 2:29 pm
  • What happens if Trump pulls transgender bathroom guidance?

    WASHINGTON – The Trump administration could revise or withdraw an Obama-era directive requiring public schools to let transgender students use bathroo ...
    Feb. 22, 2017 - 8:06 am
  • 'It saved my life': Talk of Obamacare repeal worries addicts

    CATLETTSBURG, Ky. – While the Affordable Care Act has brought health coverage to millions of Americans, the effects have been profound, even lifesavin ...
    Feb. 22, 2017 - 8:05 am
  • Official: Reforms didn't cut sentence of suspect in killing

    LOS ANGELES – A gang member suspected of shooting two California police officers, killing one of them, was released from prison last year on probation ...
    Feb. 21, 2017 - 11:29 pm
  • NASA aims to measure vital snow data from satellites

    DENVER – Instrument-laden aircraft are surveying the Colorado high country this month as scientists search for better ways to measure how much water i ...
    Feb. 21, 2017 - 11:27 pm
  • Hundreds rescued from California floodwaters in San Jose

    SAN JOSE, Calif.– Rescuers chest-deep in water steered boats full of people, some with babies and pets, from a San Jose neighborhood inundated Tuesday ...
    Feb. 21, 2017 - 11:21 pm
  • Chinese premier appeals to Washington to avoid 'trade war'

    BEIJING – China's No. 2 leader expressed hope that disputes with U.S. President Donald Trump's government can be settled amicably and warned a "trade ...
    Feb. 21, 2017 - 11:18 pm
  • Pilot radioed in 'Mayday' call before Australian plane crash

    DALLAS – A pilot repeatedly yelled out "Mayday" but did not say what the emergency was before his light plane crashed into the roof of an Australian s ...
    Feb. 21, 2017 - 11:12 pm
  • Police: Suspects in N. Korean death coated hands with poison

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – The women suspected of fatally poisoning a scion of North Korea's ruling family were trained to coat their hands with toxic c ...
    Feb. 21, 2017 - 11:08 pm
  • U.S. to expand pool of people targeted for deportation

    WASHINGTON – The Trump administration is greatly expanding the number of people living in the U.S. illegally who are considered a priority for deporta ...
    Feb. 21, 2017 - 2:20 pm
  • Dozens of headstones toppled at Jewish cemetery in Missouri

    UNIVERSITY CITY, Mo. (AP) – Vandals have damaged or tipped over as many as 200 headstones at a Jewish cemetery in suburban St. Louis, leaving the regi ...
    Feb. 21, 2017 - 10:43 am
  • Special delivery: US-born panda cub Bao Bao bound for China

    WASHINGTON – The National Zoo is packing up its American-born panda cub, Bao Bao, for a one-way flight to China, where the 3-year-old will eventually ...
    Feb. 20, 2017 - 11:34 pm
  • Trump taps military strategist as national security adviser

    PALM BEACH, Fla. – President Donald Trump has tapped Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, a prominent military strategist known as a creative thinker, as his ...
    Feb. 20, 2017 - 11:32 pm
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