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  • Senate votes to stop robots from stealing your tickets

    WASHINGTON – The U.S. Senate doesn’t want you to have to fight a robot for a chance to see the hit m ...
    Dec. 2, 2016 - 12:05 am
  • Merchant Marines could get Congressional Gold Medal

    WASHINGTON – The House passed a bipartisan measure on Wednesday to award World War II Merchant Marin ...
    Dec. 1, 2016 - 11:58 pm
  • White House announces support for women in military draft

    WASHINGTON (AP) – The Obama administration declared its support Thursday for requiring women to regi ...
    Dec. 1, 2016 - 11:57 pm
  • If Trump gets his Tariffs, Americans would face higher prices

    WASHINGTON (AP) – American consumers and businesses would pay – literally – if President-elect Donal ...
    Dec. 1, 2016 - 11:53 pm
  • Science panel urges makeover of food allergy warning labels

    WASHINGTON (AP) – “Made in the same factory as peanuts.” ‘’May contain traces of tree nuts.” A new r ...
    Dec. 1, 2016 - 10:24 am
  • Creator of McDonald’s top sandwich, the Big Mac, dies

    PITTSBURGH (AP) – You probably don’t know his name, but you’ve almost certainly devoured his creatio ...
    Dec. 1, 2016 - 10:24 am
  • The tax man cometh: California ponders legal pot, paying up

    LOS ANGELES (AP) – California’s legal marijuana industry is expected to involve everything from back ...
    Dec. 1, 2016 - 10:24 am
  • Pipeline protest arrests strain North Dakota's court system

    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – The hundreds of arrests during the months of protests against the Dakota Acces ...
    Nov. 29, 2016 - 11:50 pm
  • Escaping wildfires meant fleeing through hell-like landscape

    GATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP) – With flames dripping from tree branches like lava and the air filled with e ...
    Nov. 29, 2016 - 11:51 pm
  • Trump taps 'Obamacare' foe, champion of privatizing Medicare

    WASHINGTON (AP) – Reaching deep into conservative territory, President-elect Donald Trump chose Geor ...
    Nov. 29, 2016 - 11:49 pm
  • Trump's threat to end Cuba detente might rouse GOP opposition

    WASHINGTON (AP) – President-elect Donald Trump’s threat Monday to “terminate” the U.S. detente with ...
    Nov. 29, 2016 - 12:02 am
  • Imprisoned Hastert fights for tax-covered pension

    CHICAGO (AP) – Dennis Hastert is serving a 15-month prison term in a hush-money case that stemmed fr ...
    Nov. 29, 2016 - 9:27 am
  • Order could have little effect on pipeline protest camp

    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – A government order for protesters of the Dakota Access pipeline to leave feder ...
    Nov. 29, 2016 - 12:01 am
  • Taliban fighter case stirs question on law of armed conflict

    WASHINGTON (AP) – Two years after being brought to the U.S. to face charges in an attempted attack o ...
    Nov. 29, 2016 - 12:01 am
  • Chevy Bolt isn't stylish, but GM is pushing its practicality

    DETROIT (AP) – The executive in charge of marketing the new electric Chevrolet Bolt keeps coming bac ...
    Nov. 29, 2016 - 12:00 am
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