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  • Obamas celebrated at final Kennedy Center Honors

    WASHINGTON – The longest, loudest standing ovation of the Kennedy Center Honors gala wasn’t reserved for Al Pacino, Mavis Staples or the Eagles. Inste ...
    Dec. 5, 2016 - 12:52 am
  • Judge orders Michigan election recount to begin at noon Monday

    DETROIT – Michigan must begin its presidential recount at noon Monday, a federal judge ruled in a late-night order that could make it more likely the ...
    Dec. 5, 2016 - 12:44 am
  • Chaos erupts as Iraq delivers aid to Mosul

    MOSUL, Iraq – Chaos erupted in eastern Mosul on Sunday when hundreds of civilians overwhelmed aid trucks distributing food and water.
    Dec. 5, 2016 - 12:52 am
  • Warehouse fire death toll climbs to 33, includes teens

    OAKLAND, Calif. – The death toll from a fire that tore through a warehouse hosting a late-night dance party climbed to 33 on Sunday as firefighters pa ...
    Dec. 5, 2016 - 12:41 am
  • U.S. government blocks Dakota Access oil pipeline route

    CANNON BALL, N.D. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said Sunday that it won’t grant an easement for the Dakota Access oil pipeline in southern North ...
    Dec. 5, 2016 - 12:41 am
  • Army Corps blocks route of Dakota Access oil pipeline

    CANNON BALL, N.D. – U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said Sunday that it won't grant an easement for the Dakota Access oil pipeline in southern North Dako ...
    Dec. 4, 2016 - 4:19 pm
  • Syrian and allied troops advance in besieged Aleppo

    ALEPPO, Syria – Syrian warplanes, artillery and mortar rounds pounded areas in eastern Aleppo on Saturday drawing rebel rockets, as government troops ...
    Dec. 4, 2016 - 12:20 am
  • Donald Trump shrugs off fuss over Taiwan call

    BEIJING – President-elect Donald Trump is unapologetic about roiling diplomatic waters with his decision to speak on the phone with Taiwan's leader, a ...
    Dec. 4, 2016 - 12:21 am
  • For now, Donald Trump bears signs of a dealmaker president, not a policymaker

    WASHINGTON – He phones. He kibitzes. He cajoles. He threatens. He rewards.It's a freewheeling style ...
    Dec. 4, 2016 - 12:00 am
  • Ex-POW Bowe Bergdahl seeks pardon from Obama to avert desertion trial

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the former prisoner of war who's accused of endangering comrades by walking off his post in Afghanistan, is ...
    Dec. 3, 2016 - 11:58 pm
  • Fire tears through Oakland dance party, killing at least 9

    OAKLAND, Calif. – Firefighters struggled to get to bodies in the rubble Saturday after a fire tore through a converted Oakland warehouse during a late ...
    Dec. 3, 2016 - 11:57 pm
  • For Illinois student veterans, tattoos tell quite a story

    URBANA – For Caleb Carlson, his tattoos remind him to keep balance in his life. For Brandi Binder, they remind her of what she lost. And for Brent Bla ...
    Dec. 3, 2016 - 11:53 pm
  • Panel urges better cybersecurity to President-elect Trump

    WASHINGTON – A presidential commission on Friday made 16 urgent recommendations to improve the nation’s cybersecurity, including creating a nutritiona ...
    Dec. 2, 2016 - 10:29 pm
  • During first look at wildfire rubble, residents in a daze

    GATLINBURG, Tenn. – Residents and business owners in Gatlinburg got their first look at the wildfire destruction Friday, and many walked around the on ...
    Dec. 2, 2016 - 10:29 pm
  • The 'Two Trumps' surface in president-elect's transition

    NEW YORK – Donald Trump’s skeptics hope the presidency will reveal a serious side of the brash businessman. His supporters want him to keep the freewh ...
    Dec. 2, 2016 - 10:54 pm
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