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Cities, volunteers clash over feeding homeless in public

ATLANTA - When Adele MacLean joined others in an Atlanta park to feed the hungry the Sunday before Thanksgiving, she left with a citation and a summons to appear in court.

December 25, 2017 | By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Associated Press


Violence in Jerusalem makes for a subdued Bethlehem Christmas

BETHLEHEM, West Bank - It was a subdued Christmas Eve in the traditional birthplace of Jesus on Sunday, with spirits dampened by cold, rainy weather and recent violence sparked by President Donald Trump's recognition of nearby Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

December 25, 2017 | By JALAL HASSAN and IMAD ISSEID Associated Press | Associated Press


California wildfire now largest in state history

LOS ANGELES - A California wildfire that has killed two people and seared its way through cities, towns and wilderness northwest of Los Angeles became the largest blaze ever officially recorded in California on Friday, authorities said.

December 23, 2017 | By ROBERT JABLON Associated Press | Associated Press


US to send weapons to Ukraine

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Trump administration has approved a plan to provide lethal weapons to Ukraine, a long-awaited move that deepens America's involvement in the military conflict and may further strain relations with Russia. Moscow responded angrily on Saturday.

December 23, 2017 | By JOSH LEDERMAN Associated Press | Associated Press


Trump signs tax cut in "rush job" Oval Office signing event

WASHINGTON - In the end, Donald Trump's top achievement as president- a $1.5 trillion tax overhaul - was finalized in a "rush job" of an affair. And that was OK with him.

December 22, 2017 | By LAURIE KELLMAN and JONATHAN LEMIRE Associated Press | Associated Press


House GOP slates vote on pared-back spending bill

WASHINGTON - House Republicans unveiled a new, stripped-down spending bill Thursday, aiming to prevent a government shutdown this weekend and allow quarreling lawmakers to punt most of their unfinished business into the new year.

December 21, 2017 | By ANDREW TAYLOR Associated Press | Associated Press


Science Says: Are poinsettias poisonous?

CHICAGO - Are poinsettias really poisonous? Are snowflakes really pure as the driven snow? Does feasting really put on the pounds? Sure as sugarplums, myths and misconceptions pop up every holiday season. Here's what science says about some of them:

December 20, 2017 | By LINDSEY TANNER AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


Triumphant Trump celebrates tax win

WASHINGTON - A triumphant President Donald Trump and jubilant fellow Republicans celebrated the passage of their $1.5 trillion tax overhaul Wednesday as a "historic victory for the American people." The American people, however, will need some convincing.

December 20, 2017 | By STEVE PEOPLES, CATHERINE LUCEY and MARCY GORDON Associated Press | Associated Press


Final goodbye: Roll call of some who died in 2017

They made music that inspired legions of fans.

December 19, 2017 | By BERNARD McGHEE Associated Press | Associated Press


Official: Feds look at whether train engineer was distracted

DUPONT, Wash. - Investigators are looking into whether the Amtrak engineer whose speeding train plunged off an overpass, killing at least three people, was distracted by the presence of an employee-in-training next to him in the locomotive, a federal official said Tuesday.

December 19, 2017 | By MICHAEL BALSAMO and HAVEN DALEY Associated Press | Associated Press


GOP on the verge of huge tax overhaul

WASHINGTON - Jubilant Republicans pushed on Tuesday to the verge of the most sweeping rewrite of the nation's tax laws in more than three decades, a deeply unpopular bill they insist Americans will learn to love when they see their paychecks in the new year. President Donald Trump cheered the lawmakers on, eager to claim his first major legislative victory.

December 19, 2017 | By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER and MARCY GORDON Associated Press | Associated Press


Amtrak train on new route hurtles onto Wash. highway

DUPONT, Wash. - An Amtrak train making the first-ever run along a faster new route hurtled off an overpass south of Seattle on Monday and spilled some of its cars onto the highway below, killing at least three people, injuring more than 100 and crushing two vehicles, authorities said.

December 18, 2017 | By RACHEL LA CORTE, GILLIAN FLACCUS and MICHAEL SISAK Associated Press | Associated Press


Poll: Nation pessimistic about Trump

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump frequently casts his first year in office as a string of successes and campaign promises fulfilled. But less than a quarter of Americans think Trump has made good on the pledges he made to voters while running for president, according to a new poll by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.

December 16, 2017 | By JULIE PACE and EMILY SWANSON Associated Press | Associated Press


Huge tax bill heads for passage

WASHINGTON - After weeks of quarrels, qualms and then eleventh-hour horse-trading, Republicans revealed their huge national tax rewrite late Friday - along with announcements of support that all but guarantee approval next week in time to give President Donald Trump the Christmas legislative triumph he's been aching for.

December 15, 2017 | By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER and MARCY GORDON Associated Press | Associated Press


Homeless population on the rise

LOS ANGELES - The nation's homeless population increased this year for the first time since 2010, driven by a surge in the number of people living on the streets in Los Angeles and other West Coast cities.

December 07, 2017 | By CHRISTOPHER WEBER and GEOFF MULVIHILL Associated Press | Associated Press


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IRS extends tax deadline

Americans are getting an extra day to file their taxes after key elements of the IRS website crashed on deadline day.

April 18, 2018 | By SARAH SKIDMORE SELL AP Personal Finance Writer | Associated Press


1 dead after jet blows an engine

PHILADELPHIA - A Southwest Airlines jet blew an engine at 32,000 feet and got hit by shrapnel that smashed a window, setting off a desperate ...

April 18, 2018 | By ALEXANDRA VILLARREAL and DAVID KOENIG Associated Press | Associated Press


7 inmates killed as prisoners fight over money, territory

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Inmates armed with homemade knives fought each other for about seven hours over territory and money, leaving seven of them dead in ...

April 16, 2018 | By MEG KINNARD Associated Press | Associated Press


Driverless cars give hope to blind

OCALA, Fla. - In 2012, Steve Mahan, who is blind, climbed into the driver's seat of a self-driving car and rolled up to the drive-thru ...

April 14, 2018 | By JASON DEAREN Associated Press | Associated Press


Trump: 'Mission Accomplished' in Syria

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump on Saturday declared "Mission Accomplished" for a U.S.-led allied missile attack on Syria's chemical weapons program, but the ...

April 14, 2018 | By ROBERT BURNS AP National Security Writer | Associated Press


Knowing when to say when

NEW YORK - Here's some sobering news: A large international study says adults should average no more than one alcoholic drink per day, and that ...

April 13, 2018 | By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


Gun rights supporters: Bring your unloaded rifle to rallies

Organizers are encouraging gun rights supporters to bring unloaded rifles to rallies at state capitols across the U.S. this weekend, pushing back against a ...

April 12, 2018 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Associated Press


In opioid epidemic, some cities strain to afford OD antidote

BALTIMORE - On a Baltimore street corner, public health workers hand out a life-saving overdose antidote to residents painfully familiar with the ravages of America's ...

April 12, 2018 | By DAVID McFADDEN Associated Press | Associated Press


Free-range parenting laws could catch on

SALT LAKE CITY - After Utah passed the country's first law legalizing so-called free-range parenting, groups in states from New York to Texas are pushing ...

April 10, 2018 | By LINDSAY WHITEHURST Associated Press | Associated Press


Teachers acquire new skill: How to stop the bleeding

PLEASANT HILL, Iowa - As she learned the basics of applying direct pressure, packing a wound with gauze and tying a tourniquet, sixth-grade math and social ...

April 10, 2018 | By SCOTT McFETRIDGE Associated Press | Associated Press


FEMA: Puerto Rico running out of time

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - The administrator of the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency said Friday it will take up to an estimated $50 billion ...

April 06, 2018 | By DANICA COTO Associated Press | Associated Press


Boss buzzing you after hours? NYC might let you say buzz off

NEW YORK - Technology that once promised freedom from the confines of an office has, for many workers, become a ball and chain, blurring the lines ...

April 06, 2018 | By DEEPTI HAJELA Associated Press | Associated Press


Judge: Assault weapons ban doesn't violate 2nd Amendment

BOSTON - Assault weapons and large-capacity magazines are not protected by the Second Amendment, a federal judge said in a ruling Friday upholding Massachusetts' ban on ...

April 06, 2018 | By ALANNA DURKIN RICHER Associated Press | Associated Press


Women file to run for US House seats in record numbers

CHERRY HILL, N.J. - The number of women running for the U.S. House of Representatives set a record Thursday, most of them Democrats motivated ...

April 05, 2018 | By GEOFF MULVIHILL and MAUREEN LINKE Associated Press | Associated Press


Addressing the opioid crisis

ATLANTA - The nation's chief doctor wants more Americans to start carrying the overdose antidote naloxone to help combat the nation's opioid crisis and ...

April 05, 2018 | By R.J. RICO Associated Press | Associated Press


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