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  • Nowhere left to run away to – the final days of the circus

    SARASOTA, Fla. – Goodbye to death-defying feats – daring young men (and women) on the flying trapeze, whip-wielding lion tamers, human cannonballs. Go ...
    Jan. 16, 2017 - 11:05 am
  • Outgoing CIA chief rips into Trump on Russia threat

    NEW YORK – The outgoing CIA director charged on Sunday that Donald Trump lacks a full understanding of the threat Moscow poses to the United States, d ...
    Jan. 16, 2017 - 12:59 am
  • In early GOP win on health care repeal, Congress OKs budget

    WASHINGTON – Ascendant Republicans drove a budget through Congress on Friday that gives them an early but critical victory in their crusade to scrap P ...
    Jan. 13, 2017 - 11:41 pm
  • Trump's team of rivals: Discordant notes in the amen chorus

    WASHINGTON – You can’t really call them “yes men.” Maybe we’re meeting Donald Trump’s “yes, but” men.
    Jan. 13, 2017 - 11:41 pm
  • Democratic Rep. John Lewis: Donald Trump not a 'legitimate president'

    WASHINGTON – Democratic Rep. John Lewis says he's doesn't consider Donald Trump a "legitimate president," blaming the Russians for helping the Republi ...
    Jan. 13, 2017 - 4:23 pm
  • Don's what? Portable toilet names covered for inauguration

    WASHINGTON – It's the great port-a-potty cover-up for President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration.Wo ...
    Jan. 13, 2017 - 2:35 pm
  • Millennials are falling behind their boomer parents

    SOUTH MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin – Baby Boomers: your millennial children are worse off than you.With a me ...
    Jan. 13, 2017 - 8:51 am
  • More pay, greater confidence lifts U.S. retail sales 0.6 percent

    WASHINGTON – Americans stepped up their auto buying and online shopping in December, reflecting a boost in confidence after the election and a solid i ...
    Jan. 13, 2017 - 8:20 am
  • Nintendo: Nintendo Switch game console to launch in March

    TOKYO – The Nintendo Switch video game console will sell for about $260 in Japan, starting March 3, the same date as its global rollout in the U.S. an ...
    Jan. 13, 2017 - 12:25 am
  • GOP leaders look to early health care bill, details vague

    WASHINGTON – Under mounting pressure from Donald Trump and rank-and-file Republicans, congressional leaders are talking increasingly about chiseling a ...
    Jan. 13, 2017 - 12:05 am
  • Trump's Pentagon pick cruises toward likely confirmation

    WASHINGTON – Retired Gen. James Mattis on Thursday cruised toward likely confirmation as Donald Trump’s defense secretary, easily prevailing in a Sena ...
    Jan. 13, 2017 - 12:06 am
  • Watchdog to probe Comey's, FBI's actions before election

    WASHINGTON – In yet another aftershock from the chaotic presidential campaign, the Justice Department inspector general opened an investigation Thursd ...
    Jan. 13, 2017 - 12:09 am
  • Obama awards Biden Presidential Medal of Freedom

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama awarded Vice President Joe Biden with the highest civilian honor Thursday, commemorating an "extraordinary man wit ...
    Jan. 12, 2017 - 4:18 pm
  • Trump's Pentagon pick Gen. James Mattis: Putin trying to 'break' NATO

    WASHINGTON – Retired Gen. James Mattis, poised to become the first career military officer to lead the Pentagon since the 1950s, said Thursday he beli ...
    Jan. 12, 2017 - 11:33 am
  • Republican-led Senate takes first step to repeal 'Obamacare'

    WASHINGTON – The Senate has passed a measure to take the first step forward on dismantling President Barack Obama's health care law, responding to pre ...
    Jan. 12, 2017 - 8:27 am
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