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  • U.S. retail sales rise in January, led by gas and restaurants

    WASHINGTON – Retail sales rose a seasonally adjusted 0.4 percent last month, slowing down from a solid 1 percent gain in December, the Commerce Depart ...
    Feb. 15, 2017 - 8:39 am
  • Republicans showing less enthusiasm for investigations in the Trump era

    WASHINGTON – The Republicans' ardor for investigations and oversight, on display throughout the Obama administration, has cooled off considerably with ...
    Feb. 15, 2017 - 8:38 am
  • Lawyer to panel: No promises to 'Making a Murderer' inmate

    CHICAGO – State attorneys tried to persuade a panel of federal appellate judges that a Wisconsin inmate featured in the Netflix series "Making a Murde ...
    Feb. 14, 2017 - 11:07 pm
  • Republicans block Democrats' effort to get Trump's tax returns

    WASHINGTON – House Republicans on Tuesday blocked an attempt by Democrats to use an obscure law to obtain President Donald Trump's tax returns from th ...
    Feb. 14, 2017 - 11:02 pm
  • Evacuation lifted for 200K Californians living below dam

    OROVILLE, Calif. – Nearly 200,000 Northern Californians who live downstream of the country’s tallest dam were allowed to return home Tuesday after two ...
    Feb. 14, 2017 - 11:02 pm
  • 'It's about time': Etan Patz's dad finds justice in verdict 4 decades after 6-year-old went missing

    NEW YORK – Nearly four decades after 6-year-old Etan Patz vanished on the way to his school bus stop, a former convenience store clerk was convicted T ...
    Feb. 14, 2017 - 11:02 pm
  • Officials: Trump knew Flynn misled White House weeks before ouster

    WASHINGTON – Just six days into his presidency, Donald Trump was informed his national security adviser had misled his vice president about contacts w ...
    Feb. 14, 2017 - 11:03 pm
  • Ethics watchdog calls on WH to investigate Conway's comments

    WASHINGTON – The U.S. government's ethics watchdog urged the White House to investigate and possibly discipline President Donald Trump's counselor Kel ...
    Feb. 14, 2017 - 5:30 pm
  • Russia cloud over President Trump not likely to fade with Flynn exit

    WASHINGTON – Questions about the Trump administration's ties to Russia are hardly going to disappear with the firing of national security adviser Mich ...
    Feb. 14, 2017 - 11:01 pm
  • Michael Flynn quit because he'd become 'lightning rod,' Conway says

    WASHINGTON – National security adviser Michael Flynn has resigned following reports he misled Vice President Mike Pence about contacts with a Russian ...
    Feb. 14, 2017 - 9:50 am
  • German shepherd comes away with big win at Westminster dog show

    NEW YORK – She’s no longer a Rumor at America’s top dog show.A German shepherd called Rumor, who jus ...
    Feb. 13, 2017 - 11:50 pm
  • Security Council strongly condemns North Korea missile test

    UNITED NATIONS – The U.N. Security Council strongly condemned North Korea late Monday over its latest ballistic missile launches and warned of “furthe ...
    Feb. 13, 2017 - 11:47 pm
  • Canada's Trudeau talks trade with Trump at White House

    WASHINGTON – A political odd couple, President Donald Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau resolutely played up their similarities at thei ...
    Feb. 13, 2017 - 11:47 pm
  • Judge denies request to halt Dakota Access pipeline work

    WASHINGTON – A federal judge on Monday refused to stop construction on the last stretch of the Dakota Access pipeline, which is progressing much faste ...
    Feb. 13, 2017 - 11:46 pm
  • Israel leader's White House trip clouded in uncertainty

    JERUSALEM – Israel’s prime minister heads to Washington this week for a high-profile meeting with President Donald Trump that suddenly is clouded in u ...
    Feb. 13, 2017 - 11:45 pm
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