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  • Protesters denounce Trump's anti-immigrant rhetoric, plans

    WASHINGTON – A standing-room-only crowd packed into a historic African-American church in downtown Washington on Saturday for one of dozens of rallies ...
    Jan. 14, 2017 - 12:59 pm
  • Pesky ice storm reaches southern Illinois; more on way

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Parts of the central U.S. grappled Saturday with a second day of road-glazing ice and braced for more of the treacherous, below-fre ...
    Jan. 14, 2017 - 12:59 pm
  • 'Miracle on the Hudson' legacy: 70,000 slain birds

    NEW YORK – Birds took the blame for bringing down the jetliner that "Sully" Sullenberger landed on the Hudson River eight years ago this weekend. They ...
    Jan. 14, 2017 - 8:24 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 - 8:19 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 - 12:04 am
  • 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
  • Applications for U.S. jobless aid rise to still-low 247,000

    WASHINGTON – More Americans sought unemployment benefits last week, but the increase was modest and overall applications remain low, a sign of a stead ...
    Jan. 12, 2017 - 7:43 am
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