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  • Obama commutes 330 drug sentences

    WASHINGTON – Barack Obama cut short the sentences of 330 federal inmates convicted of drug crimes on Thursday, bringing his bid to correct what he's c ...
    Jan. 19, 2017 - 2:06 pm
  • Rick Perry says he regrets call to eliminate Energy Department

    WASHINGTON – Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, tapped by President-elect Donald Trump to head the Energy Department, said Thursday he regrets his infamous ...
    Jan. 19, 2017 - 11:01 am
  • Poll: Donald Trump's favorability compared to previous incoming presidents

    In this data visualization from The Associated Press, Donald Trump's favorability ratings compared to previous incoming presidents is lower.
    Jan. 19, 2017 - 10:45 am
  • U.S. jobless claims hit lowest level in more than 43 years

    WASHINGTON – The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits dropped last week to the lowest level in more than 43 years, another sign that most ...
    Jan. 19, 2017 - 8:27 am
  • Orlando gunman's widow pleads not guilty to aiding husband

    OAKLAND, Calif. – The widow of the Orlando nightclub gunman pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges of aiding and abetting her husband's support of th ...
    Jan. 18, 2017 - 10:55 pm
  • Suspect in Florida officer's killing released from hospital

    ORLANDO, Fla. – Authorities asked the courts on Wednesday to deny bond for the suspect in last week's fatal shooting of an Orlando police officer as h ...
    Jan. 18, 2017 - 10:55 pm
  • Former President George H.W. Bush and wife hospitalized

    HOUSTON – Former President George H.W. Bush was admitted Wednesday to the intensive care unit of a Houston hospital with pneumonia, and his wife, Barb ...
    Jan. 18, 2017 - 10:49 pm
  • 1st U.S. rules for pot in public fire up debate in Denver

    DENVER – Denver started work Wednesday on becoming the first city in the U.S. to allow marijuana clubs and public pot use in places such as coffee sho ...
    Jan. 18, 2017 - 10:50 pm
  • Obama aims final White House address at Trump

    WASHINGTON – Barack Obama stepped behind the White House podium for the last time Wednesday, fielding questions from the crush of journalists crammed ...
    Jan. 18, 2017 - 10:49 pm
  • Trump's EPA pick says climate change isn't hoax

    WASHINGTON – Donald Trump’s choice to head the Environmental Protection Agency said Wednesday that climate change is real, breaking with both the pres ...
    Jan. 18, 2017 - 10:49 pm
  • American Airlines to sell restricted 'basic economy' ticket

    DALLAS – The evolution of a caste system in the economy cabin of jetliners is deepening, with passengers divided and treated differently based on how ...
    Jan. 18, 2017 - 2:36 pm
  • Obama defends decision to commute Chelsea Manning's sentence

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama firmly defended his decision to cut nearly three decades off convicted leaker Chelsea Manning's prison term, argui ...
    Jan. 18, 2017 - 2:04 pm
  • Chicago area to see nine fewer mild summer days by end of century because of climate change, study finds

    WASHINGTON – Global warming is going to steal away some of those postcard-perfect weather days in the future, according to a first-of-its-kind project ...
    Jan. 18, 2017 - 9:15 am
  • U.S. industrial output rose in December; best pace in 2 years

    WASHINGTON – U.S. industrial production increased in December at the strongest pace in two years, as auto factories cranked out more vehicles and powe ...
    Jan. 18, 2017 - 8:36 am
  • Records show Trump EPA pick Scott Pruitt crusading for industry donors

    WASHINGTON – When President-elect Donald Trump's choice to head the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency first took office as Oklahoma's attorney gene ...
    Jan. 18, 2017 - 8:36 am
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