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  • Unpack the trunk: Ringling’s elephants retire to Florida

    The last 11 touring elephants from Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus kicked off their retirement Friday in Florida with a buffet brunch of car ...
    May 6, 2016 - 11:53 pm
  • In California, couple's return to meat sparks vegan uproar

    LOS ANGELES – At the Cafe Gratitude restaurant chain in California, waiters serve plates of vegan rice bowls, vegetable pizzas and tempeh sandwiches w ...
    May 6, 2016 - 1:00 am
  • FDA will require review of e-cigarettes, contents

    WASHINGTON – The federal government announced sweeping new rules Thursday for electronic cigarettes that will for the first time require the devices a ...
    May 6, 2016 - 12:28 am
  • Canada evacuating by air 8,000 fleeing wildfire

    FORT McMURRAY, Alberta – Canadian officials began evacuating 8,000 people from work camps north of devastated Fort McMurray by air on Thursday and hop ...
    May 6, 2016 - 12:39 am
  • Senate Democrats field large roster of women

    WASHINGTON – If 2016 has been the Year of Trump in politics, it may also end up being a new Year of the Woman, if Democrats get their way. And that wo ...
    May 6, 2016 - 12:27 am
  • New York City lawmakers impose 5-cent charge for plastic bags

    NEW YORK – Every minute of every day, usually without thinking, thousands of New Yorkers reach across the counter at shops and supermarkets and accept ...
    May 5, 2016 - 4:32 pm
  • House Speaker Paul Ryan refuses to back Donald Trump

    WASHINGTON – House Speaker Paul Ryan is refusing to support Donald Trump as the Republican nominee for president, insisting Thursday that the business ...
    May 5, 2016 - 3:55 pm
  • AP FACT CHECK: Donald Trump's vow to create Appalachian coal jobs

    DALLAS – Donald Trump says he would bring back lost coal-mining jobs, and he is positioning for the November election in big coal states by portraying ...
    May 5, 2016 - 2:52 pm
  • House bill would curb new regulation of e-cigarettes, cigars

    WASHINGTON – Vape away.Increasingly popular e-cigarettes and cigar varieties could be exempt from ne ...
    May 5, 2016 - 9:38 am
  • Ted Cruz's long White House run could mean newfound GOP clout

    AUSTIN, Texas – In finishing the Republican presidential race well ahead of Donald Trump's other rivals, Ted Cruz is likely to be a leading GOP voice ...
    May 5, 2016 - 8:25 am
  • New federal rule would permit thousands of eagle deaths

    WASHINGTON – The Obama administration is revising a federal rule that allows wind-energy companies to operate high-speed turbines for up to 30 years, ...
    May 5, 2016 - 12:28 am
  • Trump's open path to nomination causes agony for some in GOP

    WASHINGTON – Donald Trump’s last Republican foe, Ohio Gov. John Kasich, ended his quixotic presidential campaign Wednesday, cementing Trump’s remarkab ...
    May 5, 2016 - 12:26 am
  • U.S. declares Aleppo cease-fire; Syria: only for 48 hours

    DAMASCUS, Syria – Sporadic violence persisted in Aleppo on Wednesday as U.S. officials announced an agreement had been reached with Russia to extend S ...
    May 5, 2016 - 12:22 am
  • Obama tells Flint residents, 'I've got your back'

    FLINT, Mich. – Sipping filtered city water to show it's again drinkable, President Barack Obama promised Wednesday to ride herd on leaders at all leve ...
    May 5, 2016 - 12:21 am
  • Afeni Shakur, mother of rapper Tupac Shakur, dies

    SAN FRANCISCO – Afeni Shakur, the former Black Panther who inspired the work of her son, rap icon Tupac Shakur, and fostered his legacy for decades af ...
    May 3, 2016 - 11:10 pm
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