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  • 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
  • Trump's pick for top diplomat takes tough line on Moscow

    WASHINGTON – Barraged by questions about Russia, Donald Trump's pick for secretary of state promised a far more muscular approach toward the Kremlin o ...
    Jan. 12, 2017 - 12:48 am
  • Police accuse 2 of helping fugitive before Florida officer's killing

    ORLANDO, Fla. – Police leading a massive manhunt for the suspected killer of an Orlando officer on Wednesday collected hundreds of tips and announced ...
    Jan. 12, 2017 - 12:47 am
  • Relatives of slain churchgoers confront Dylann Roof for last time

    CHARLESTON, S.C. – One by one, family members of nine slain black parishioners confronted Dylann Roof for the last time Wednesday, shouting at him, of ...
    Jan. 12, 2017 - 12:40 am
  • Ethics official denounces Trump's plan for business

    NEW YORK – President-elect Donald Trump said Wednesday he will continue to profit from his global business empire after he enters the White House this ...
    Jan. 12, 2017 - 12:40 am
  • California residents rescued from flooding as major storms recede

    HOLLISTER, Calif. – Rescue workers used boats and firetrucks to evacuate dozens of Northern California residents from their flooded homes Wednesday as ...
    Jan. 12, 2017 - 12:40 am
  • Combative Trump concedes Russia's role in election hacking

    NEW YORK – In a combative and freewheeling news conference, President-elect Donald Trump said for the first time Wednesday that he accepts Russia was ...
    Jan. 12, 2017 - 12:42 am
  • Scientists: The moon is 4.51 billion years old

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – It turns out the moon is older than many scientists suspected: a ripe 4.51 billion years old.
    Jan. 11, 2017 - 1:26 pm
  • Donald Trump denies, denounces reports on Russia ties: 'a disgrace'

    NEW YORK – Opening his first news conference since the election, President-elect Donald Trump on Wednesday responded to suggestions that U.S. intellig ...
    Jan. 12, 2017 - 12:07 am
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