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  • Senate GOP united, Democrats skeptical of Trump court pick

    WASHINGTON – Senate Republicans are standing united behind President Donald Trump's nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court and bracing ...
    Feb. 1, 2017 - 8:58 am
  • Premier says Mosque shooting shows Quebec has its 'demons'

    QUEBEC CITY – Quebec's premier acknowledged Tuesday that his French-speaking province has its "demons" in terms of attitudes toward Muslims, but he sa ...
    Jan. 31, 2017 - 11:15 pm
  • Senator: Army Corps told to approve Dakota pipeline easement

    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The Army Corps of Engineers was ordered to allow construction of the Dakota Access pipeline to proceed under a disputed Missouri ...
    Jan. 31, 2017 - 11:06 pm
  • Trump taps conservative Judge Neil Gorsuch for Supreme Court

    WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump nominated Neil Gorsuch, a fast-rising conservative judge with a writer’s flair, to the Supreme Court on Tuesday ni ...
    Jan. 31, 2017 - 10:32 pm
  • Obama fights back: Former president's orbit resists Trump

    WASHINGTON – Dismayed by the Trump administration's first days, former President Barack Obama's loyalists, former aides and even his spokesman are spe ...
    Jan. 31, 2017 - 4:32 pm
  • Betsy DeVos may have used official's remarks without attribution

    WASHINGTON – Education secretary nominee Betsy DeVos appears to have used quotes from an Obama administration official without attribution in her resp ...
    Jan. 31, 2017 - 12:29 pm
  • U.S. military botches online fight against Islamic State

    TAMPA, Fla. – On any given day at MacDill Air Force Base, web crawlers scour social media for potential recruits to the Islamic State group. Then, in ...
    Jan. 31, 2017 - 11:03 am
  • Fueled by protest, liberals push for blockade of Trump picks

    WASHINGTON – Democrats are racing to respond to the wave of liberal outrage triggered by President Donald Trump, jumping into protests, organizing ral ...
    Jan. 31, 2017 - 8:31 am
  • U.S. home prices rise 5.3 percent amid solid demand, tight supply

    WASHINGTON – U.S. home prices marched steadily higher in November, pushed up by healthy demand for homes and a shrinking supply of available propertie ...
    Jan. 31, 2017 - 8:30 am
  • Study: College endowments have worst year since 2009

    BOSTON – Hundreds of U.S. colleges lost money on their investments last year, continuing a downward slide that threatens to put a pinch on budgets, ac ...
    Jan. 31, 2017 - 12:45 am
  • Wal-Mart opts for free, faster shipping on necessities

    NEW YORK – Wal-Mart is replacing a program that offered free shipping but had an annual fee with one that has a lower free shipping threshold and fast ...
    Jan. 31, 2017 - 12:43 am
  • Boy Scouts will allow transgender children into programs

    DALLAS – The Boy Scouts of America has announced it will allow transgender children who identify as boys to enroll in its boys only programs.
    Jan. 31, 2017 - 12:40 am
  • 4 reasons N. Korea looms over U.S. defense chief's Asia trip

    TOKYO – North Korea will be casting a dark — and nuclear — shadow over U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis' first foray abroad.
    Jan. 31, 2017 - 12:36 am
  • Trump fires Justice Dept. head over executive order defiance

    WASHINGTON – Accusing her of betrayal and insubordination, President Donald Trump on Monday fired Sally Yates, the acting attorney general of the Unit ...
    Jan. 31, 2017 - 11:01 pm
  • Mosque shooting suspect in Canada known for far-right views

    QUEBEC CITY – The French Canadian university student charged with killing six Muslim men during evening prayers at a mosque was known for far-right, n ...
    Jan. 31, 2017 - 12:30 am
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