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Will Trump allow release of secret JFK assassination papers?

BOSTON - The anticipated release of thousands of never-seen government documents related to President John F. Kennedy's assassination has scholars and armchair detectives buzzing. Now, they're waiting to see whether President Donald Trump will block the release of files that could shed light on a tragedy that has stirred conspiracy theories for decades.

September 27, 2017 | By ALANNA DURKIN RICHER Associated Press | Associated Press


Saudi Arabia to allow women to drive for the first time

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - Saudi Arabia on Tuesday announced that women will be allowed to drive for the first time in the ultra-conservative kingdom next summer, fulfilling a key demand of women's rights activists who faced detention for defying the ban.

September 26, 2017 | By ABDULLAH AL-SHIHRI and AYA BATRAWY Associated Press | Associated Press


Trump vows a major tax cut for middle class

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump vowed to deliver on a major tax cut for middle-class Americans on Tuesday as the White House and congressional leaders prepared to release details on a tax overhaul proposal that would slash the corporate rate and simplify the nation's tax code.

September 26, 2017 | By MARCY GORDON and KEN THOMAS Associated Press | Associated Press


Maria's aftermath stuns Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Puerto Rican officials rushed to evacuate tens of thousands of people downstream of a failing dam and said they could not reach more than half the towns in the U.S. territory as the massive scale of the disaster wrought by Hurricane Maria started to become clear on Friday.

September 22, 2017 | By DANICA COTO Associated Press | Associated Press


Mexico quake rescuers race to free girl, other survivors

MEXICO CITY - The wiggling fingers of a young girl trapped in the rubble of her collapsed school in Mexico City raised hopes among hundreds of rescuers working furiously Wednesday to try to free her - a drama that played out at dozens of buildings toppled by the powerful earthquake that killed at least 223 people.

September 20, 2017 | By CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN, PETER ORSI and MARK STEVENSON Associated Press | Associated Press


Maria slams Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - The strongest hurricane to hit Puerto Rico in over 80 years destroyed hundreds of homes, knocked out power across the entire island and triggered heavy flooding Wednesday in an onslaught that could plunge the U.S. territory deeper into financial crisis.

September 20, 2017 | By DANICA COTO Associated Press | Associated Press


Caribbean braces as Maria grows to Category 4 storm

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Hurricane Maria grew into an extremely dangerous Category 4 storm Monday as it barreled toward a potentially devastating collision with islands in the eastern Caribbean, and forecasters warned it was likely to become even stronger.

September 19, 2017 | By DANICA COTO Associated Press | Associated Press


Despite storms, coastal life booming

Rising sea levels and fierce storms have failed to stop relentless population growth along U.S. coasts in recent years, a new Associated Press analysis shows. The latest punishing hurricanes scored bull's-eyes on two of the country's fastest growing regions: coastal Texas around Houston and resort areas of southwest Florida.

September 16, 2017 | By JEFF DONN AP National Writer | Associated Press


Irma claims dozens of lives across Caribbean, United States

As Irma's misery grows in scope and scale, so does its death toll. The storm, at one point the most powerful hurricane ever recorded in the open Atlantic, eventually claimed dozens of lives as it tore up the Caribbean and the southeastern United States. Still more are dying in its aftermath.

September 15, 2017 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


Dangers after Irma: Chain saws, generators, heat, ladders

ATLANTA - Irma's deadly rampage is over but authorities say the risk of deaths and injuries rises significantly after natural disasters. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says all kinds of hazards can endanger storm survivors, returning evacuees, emergency responders and cleanup crews. "The aftermath of disasters such as Hurricanes Harvey and Irma can be just as dangerous as the storms themselves," notes CDC Director Brenda Fitzgerald. And Orlando Fire Department Lt. Aaron Rhodes, notes stress and fatigue can lead to trouble after a disaster: "For one, people get tired, people get frustrated and start cutting corners."

September 14, 2017 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


8 die at Florida nursing home in Irma's sweltering aftermath

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. - Eight patients at a sweltering nursing home died after Hurricane Irma knocked out the air conditioning, raising fears Wednesday about the safety of Florida's 4 million senior citizens amid power outages that could last for days.

September 13, 2017 | By TIM REYNOLDS and TERRY SPENCER Associated Press | Associated Press


Study shows hormone pills don't shorten older women's lives

CHICAGO (AP) - Taking hormone pills for several years after menopause didn't shorten older women's lifespans, according to the longest follow-up yet of landmark research that transformed thinking on risks and benefits of a once popular treatment.

September 12, 2017 | By LINDSEY TANNER AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


Irma closes in with Tampa, not Miami, in the crosshairs

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) - Hurricane Irma's leading edges whipped palm trees and kicked up the surf as the storm spun toward Florida with 125 mph winds Saturday on a projected new track that could put Tampa - not Miami - in the crosshairs.

September 09, 2017 | By JAY REEVES and TAMARA LUSH Associated Press | Associated Press


Equifax breach draws criticism from lawmakers

NEW YORK - There's no way around it: The news from credit reporting company Equifax that 143 million Americans had their information exposed is extremely serious.

September 08, 2017 | By KEN SWEET AP Business Writer | Associated Press


Irma looms as the mythical 'Big One'

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - They call it the Big One - a mythic, massive hurricane that would obliterate the densely populated southeast coast. And it has long been the stuff of Florida's nightmares.

September 07, 2017 | By CURT ANDERSON Associated Press | Associated Press


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Florida survivors, lawmakers on collision course over guns

PARKLAND, Fla. - Students who survived the Florida school shooting began a journey Tuesday to the state Capitol to urge lawmakers to prevent another massacre, but ...

February 20, 2018 | By BRENDAN FARRINGTON, JOSH REPLOGLE and TAMARA LUSH Associated Press | Associated Press


Trump offers support for limited effort on background checks

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - From the confines of his golf club, President Donald Trump offered support for a limited strengthening of federal background checks on ...

February 19, 2018 | By CATHERINE LUCEY and MARIA DANILOVA Associated Press | Associated Press


How best to treat opioids' youngest sufferers?

CHICAGO - Two babies, born 15 months apart to the same young woman overcoming opioid addiction. Two very different treatments.

February 16, 2018 | By LINDSEY TANNER AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


FBI says it failed to investigate tip on Florida suspect

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) - The FBI received a tip last month that the suspect in the Florida school shooting had a "desire to kill" and access ...

February 16, 2018 | By KELLI KENNEDY, CURT ANDERSON and TAMARA LUSH Associated Press | Associated Press


Sheriff's report: Suspect confessed to Florida school attack

PARKLAND, Fla. - The teenager accused of using a semi-automatic rifle to kill 17 people at a Florida high school confessed to carrying out one of ...

February 15, 2018 | By TERRY SPENCER, KELLI KENNEDY and TAMARA LUSH Associated Press | Associated Press


Gunman kills at least 17 people at Florida high school

PARKLAND, Fla. - A former student opened fire at a Florida high school Wednesday, killing at least 17 people and sending scores of students fleeing into ...

February 14, 2018 | By TERRY SPENCER and KELLI KENNEDY Associated Press | Associated Press


Trump says 'OK with me' if plan to rebuild roads founders

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump sent Congress a sweeping plan Monday to rebuild the nation's depleted roads and bridges - then immediately raised doubts about how ...

February 12, 2018 | By KEN THOMAS Associated Press | Associated Press


Ga. officer, suspect killed in shootout

LOCUST GROVE, Ga. - As police tried to serve an arrest warrant at a home outside of Atlanta, the criminal suspect became combative and both sides ...

February 10, 2018 | | Associated Press


Mars on Earth

DHOFAR DESERT, Oman - Two scientists in spacesuits, stark white against the auburn terrain of desolate plains and dunes, test a geo-radar built to map Mars ...

February 08, 2018 | By SAMUEL McNEIL Associated Press | Associated Press


Dow industrials plunge 1,000

NEW YORK - The Dow Jones industrials plunged more than 1,000 points for the second time this week as a sell-off in the stock market ...

February 08, 2018 | By MARLEY JAY AP Markets Writer | Associated Press


Sexual assault reports doubled at West Point

WASHINGTON - The number of sexual assaults reported at the U.S. Military Academy roughly doubled during the last school year, according to data reviewed by ...

February 07, 2018 | By LOLITA C. BALDOR Associated Press | Associated Press


Trump flirts with flashy military parade

WASHINGTON - For generations, as America's authoritarian rivals strutted their tanks, troops and jets through main thoroughfares in dramatic displays of strength, the United States ...

February 07, 2018 | By JOSH LEDERMAN Associated Press | Associated Press


Girl Scouts lobby to relabel bridge

ATLANTA - Hundreds of Girl Scouts from across Georgia gathered inside the state Capitol on Tuesday, offering cookies and smiles as they sought to convince lawmakers ...

February 06, 2018 | By R.J. RICO Associated Press | Associated Press


Worst day for stocks since 2011

NEW YORK - The Dow Jones industrial average plunged more than 1,100 points Monday as stocks took their worst loss in six and a half ...

February 06, 2018 | By MARLEY JAY AP Markets Writer | Associated Press


Does cellphone use cause brain tumors?

WASHINGTON - Two government studies that bombarded rats and mice with cellphone radiation found a weak link to some heart tumors, but federal regulators and some ...

February 06, 2018 | By SETH BORENSTEIN and LAURAN NEERGAARD Associated Press | Associated Press


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