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  • Applications for U.S. unemployment aid fall to 43-year low

    WASHINGTON – The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits fell to the lowest level since 1973 last week, evidence that businesses are confi ...
    Nov. 17, 2016 - 8:33 am
  • Officer charged in shooting that was streamed on Facebook

    ST. PAUL, Minn. – Prosecutors say that when Philando Castile was pulled over in July, he calmly told the officer he had a gun and was licensed to carr ...
    Nov. 17, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • As America shifts to SUVS, so does the L.A. Auto Show

    America's shift from cars to SUVs is starting to look permanent, and automakers are scrambling to meet the demand.
    Nov. 17, 2016 - 1:01 am
  • AP Analysis: How well will Antarctic marine reserve work?

    WELLINGTON, New Zealand – Last month 24 nations and the European Union agreed to create the world's largest marine reserve near Antarctica. The reserv ...
    Nov. 17, 2016 - 12:51 am
  • Early sign-ups for health care law are steady, but no surge

    WASHINGTON – A little more than 1 million people renewed health coverage or signed up for the first time through HealthCare.gov around the start of op ...
    Nov. 16, 2016 - 1:40 pm
  • President-elect Donald Trump pushes back amid signs of strain in transition

    NEW YORK – President-elect Donald Trump rejected claims of chaos and infighting straining his transition, declaring that he is running a "very organiz ...
    Nov. 16, 2016 - 12:01 pm
  • Report: Cities passing more laws making homelessness a crime

    HONOLULU – Cities across the country are enacting more bans on living in vehicles, camping in public and panhandling, despite federal efforts to disco ...
    Nov. 15, 2016 - 11:12 pm
  • Bring your own weed: Denver allows pot in bars, eateries

    DENVER – Denver has approved a first-in-the-nation law allowing people to use marijuana at bars, restaurants and other public spaces such as art galle ...
    Nov. 15, 2016 - 11:11 pm
  • Indonesia police name Jakarta governor as blasphemy suspect

    JAKARTA, Indonesia – Indonesian police on Wednesday named the minority Christian governor of the country's capital as a suspect in a blasphemy investi ...
    Nov. 15, 2016 - 10:54 pm
  • Trump huddles with Pence amid signs of transition trouble

    NEW YORK – Hidden from the public in his Manhattan high-rise, Donald Trump huddled Tuesday with Vice President-elect Mike Pence as he tried to fill ou ...
    Nov. 15, 2016 - 10:52 pm
  • President Obama: World leaders must heed people's economic fears

    ATHENS, Greece – Drawing a broad lesson from the election of Donald Trump, President Barack Obama said Tuesday that world leaders need to pay attentio ...
    Nov. 15, 2016 - 1:00 pm
  • Official in West Virginia on leave after racist Obama post

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. – A local West Virginia official said she has been placed on leave after she posted a racist comment about first lady Michelle Obama ...
    Nov. 15, 2016 - 12:58 pm
  • Judge questions including injury evidence in Bowe Bergdahl case

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. – A military judge questioned whether jurors would reach unfair conclusions about Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl if they're allowed to consi ...
    Nov. 15, 2016 - 12:57 pm
  • 'We're not going anywhere': Millennials march against Trump

    LOS ANGELES – Students left high school classrooms by the thousands, carrying their signs and their chanting voices into the streets of several U.S. c ...
    Nov. 15, 2016 - 1:04 am
  • Benjamin Franklin's gravestone develops crack from pennies

    PHILADELPHIA – A fundraising campaign has been launched to save the damaged gravestone of Benjamin Franklin at the Christ Church Burial Ground in Phil ...
    Nov. 15, 2016 - 12:56 am
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