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  • Chicago area to see nine fewer mild summer days by end of century because of climate change, study finds

    WASHINGTON – Global warming is going to steal away some of those postcard-perfect weather days in the future, according to a first-of-its-kind project ...
    Jan. 18, 2017 - 9:15 am
  • U.S. industrial output rose in December; best pace in 2 years

    WASHINGTON – U.S. industrial production increased in December at the strongest pace in two years, as auto factories cranked out more vehicles and powe ...
    Jan. 18, 2017 - 8:36 am
  • Records show Trump EPA pick Scott Pruitt crusading for industry donors

    WASHINGTON – When President-elect Donald Trump's choice to head the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency first took office as Oklahoma's attorney gene ...
    Jan. 18, 2017 - 8:36 am
  • Global warming could steal postcard-perfect weather days

    WASHINGTON – Global warming is going to steal away some of those postcard-perfect weather days in the future, according to a first-of-its-kind project ...
    Jan. 17, 2017 - 11:43 pm
  • 60-year-old gorilla, 1st to be born in a zoo, dies in Ohio

    COLUMBUS, Ohio – The world's first gorilla born in a zoo, a female named Colo who became the oldest known living gorilla in the U.S., has died at age ...
    Jan. 17, 2017 - 10:53 pm
  • A look at Chelsea Manning's case

    U.S. Army Private Chelsea Manning's 35-year sentence for leaking classified information to the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks has been commuted by Pre ...
    Jan. 17, 2017 - 10:48 pm
  • Putin: Obama administration trying to undermine Trump

    MOSCOW – President Vladimir Putin took a parting shot at the Obama administration Tuesday, accusing it of trying to undermine Donald Trump’s legitimac ...
    Jan. 17, 2017 - 10:44 pm
  • Education secretary pick DeVos defends school choice when public schools are failing

    WASHINGTON – Education secretary pick Betsy DeVos said Tuesday that American parents must be able to send their children to high-quality schools, incl ...
    Jan. 17, 2017 - 10:43 pm
  • 18 million people will lose their health insurance in one year if Obamacare is killed and not replaced, CBO says

    WASHINGTON – Insurance premiums would soar for millions of Americans and 18 million more would be uninsured in just one year if Republicans scuttle mu ...
    Jan. 17, 2017 - 4:10 pm
  • Maine governor Paul LePage offers John Lewis an erroneous history lesson

    AUGUSTA, Maine – Republican Gov. Paul LePage on Tuesday offered an erroneous history lesson about racial segregation to a black Georgia congressman wh ...
    Jan. 17, 2017 - 4:00 pm
  • Poll: Young Americans fear they will be worse off post-Trump

    NEW YORK – As Donald Trump approaches his inauguration, young Americans have a deeply pessimistic view about his incoming administration, with young b ...
    Jan. 17, 2017 - 2:57 pm
  • Markets cheer, EU wary as UK Prime Minister Theresa May signals 'clean Brexit'

    LONDON – Britain's future outside the European Union became much clearer Tuesday: It's so long to the single market, goodbye to the European Court of ...
    Jan. 17, 2017 - 2:52 pm
  • 60-year-old gorilla named Colo, 1st to be born in a zoo, dies in Ohio

    COLUMBUS, Ohio – The world's first gorilla born in a zoo, a female named Colo who became the oldest known living gorilla in the U.S., has died at age ...
    Jan. 17, 2017 - 12:52 pm
  • Growing list of Democrats boycotting Trump inauguration

    WASHINGTON – More than 30 House Democrats plan to boycott President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration on Friday, casting the Republican businessman as ...
    Jan. 17, 2017 - 8:57 am
  • Mexican town fears nightclub shooting means drug war has come

    PLAYA DEL CARMEN, Mexico – While authorities investigate what set off a deadly shooting at an electronic music festival event, residents said it came ...
    Jan. 16, 2017 - 11:14 pm
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