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N. Carolina GOP strips some of Democratic governor's power

RALEIGH, N.C. - North Carolina Republicans stripped the incoming Democratic governor of some of his authority on Friday and they were on the cusp of an even greater power grab, an extraordinary move that critics said flies in the face of voters.

December 16, 2016 | By GARY D. ROBERTSON and MEG KINNARD Associated Press | Associated Press


Dylann Roof convicted of all counts in church slaughter

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Dylann Roof was convicted Thursday in the chilling slaughter of nine black church members who had welcomed him to their Bible study, a devastating crime in a country that was already deeply embroiled in racial tension.

December 15, 2016 | By JEFFREY COLLINS and MEG KINNARD Associated Press | Associated Press


Police: Notorious 86-year-old jewel thief strikes again

ATLANTA - An 86-year-old jewel thief who has kept jewelry sellers on their toes since the 1970s has struck again, police say - this time by slipping a $2,000 diamond necklace into her pocket.

December 14, 2016 | By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Associated Press


Republican looks to overhaul Social Security

WASHINGTON - A senior Republican lawmaker wants to overhaul Social Security, the decades-old program that provides benefits to some 60 million retirees and disabled, with a plan to gradually increase the retirement age and slow the growth of benefits for higher-income workers.

December 13, 2016 | By MARY CLARE JALONICK Associated Press | Associated Press


After Obamacare repeal vote, some in GOP fear a cliff

WASHINGTON - Republicans are eagerly planning initial votes next month on dismantling President Barack Obama's health care law, a cherished GOP goal. But many worry that while Congress tries to replace it, the party will face ever-angrier voters, spooked health insurers and the possibility of tumbling off a political cliff.

December 12, 2016 | By ALAN FRAM Associated Press | Associated Press


Trump dismisses CIA findings on Russian hacking

WASHINGTON - Donald Trump held firm Monday to his skepticism of the huge intelligence apparatus he's about to inherit, doubting anew the CIA conclusion that Russia tried to hack its way into tipping the U.S. election his way.

December 12, 2016 | By ERIC TUCKER Associated Press | Associated Press


Trump not saying what he'll do about Dakota Access pipeline

CANNON BALL, N.D. - Industry leaders are urging President-elect Donald Trump to make approval of the disputed Dakota Access oil pipeline a "top priority" when he takes office next month, while opponents who have protested the project for months are vowing to stay put on their sprawling North Dakota encampment despite harsh winter weather and a tribal leaders' call to leave.

December 05, 2016 | | Associated Press


Police: Fake news story led gunman to DC pizza shop

WASHINGTON - The bizarre rumors began with a leaked email referencing Hillary Clinton and sinister interpretations of references to pizza parties. It morphed into fake online news stories about a child sex trafficking ring run by prominent Democrats operating out of a Washington, D.C., pizza joint.

December 05, 2016 | | Associated Press


Man gets life without parole in son's hot car death

MARIETTA - A judge on Monday sentenced a Georgia man to serve life in prison without the possibility of parole after a jury found that he intentionally left his toddler son in a hot SUV to die.

December 05, 2016 | By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Associated Press


In Macedonia's fake news hub, teen shows AP how it's done

VELES, Macedonia - On the second floor of a noisy sports center in the Macedonian town of Veles, a teenage purveyor of fake news cracked open his laptop and laid out his case for why lying is more lucrative than the truth.

December 02, 2016 | By ZANA CIMILI and RAPHAEL SATTER Associated Press | Associated Press


Study: Biggest tornado outbreaks are spawning more twisters

WASHINGTON - The most extreme tornado outbreaks are mysteriously spawning many more twisters than they did decades ago, a new study claimed.

December 01, 2016 | By SETH BORENSTEIN AP Science Writer | Associated Press


Trump salutes Carrier — and himself — for saving jobs

INDIANAPOLIS - Donald Trump saluted workers, owners and himself Thursday at a Carrier plant in Indiana, declaring that a deal to keep a local plant open instead of moving operations to Mexico was only the first of many business victories to come in the U.S. with him as president.

December 01, 2016 | By JONATHAN LEMIRE Associated Press | Associated Press


Science panel urges rewrite of food allergy warning labels

WASHINGTON - "Made in the same factory as peanuts." ''May contain traces of tree nuts." A new report says the hodgepodge of warnings that a food might accidentally contain a troublesome ingredient is confusing to people with food allergies, and calls for a makeover.

November 30, 2016 | By LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


Southern plagues: Drought, flood, fire and now killer storms

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Tornadoes that dropped out of the night sky killed five people in two states and injured at least a dozen more early Wednesday, adding to a seemingly biblical onslaught of drought, flood and fire plaguing the South.

November 30, 2016 | By JAY REEVES Associated Press | Associated Press


Escaping wildfires meant fleeing through hell-like landscape

GATLINBURG, Tenn. - With flames dripping from tree branches like lava and the air filled with embers, thousands of people raced through a hell-like landscape as they fled from wildfires that killed three people and destroyed hundreds of homes and a resort in the Great Smoky Mountains.

November 29, 2016 | By STEVE MEGARGEE and JONATHAN MATTISE Associated Press | Associated Press


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Trump launches Twitter attack against Lewis

NEW YORK - Donald Trump tore into civil rights legend John Lewis for questioning the legitimacy of the Republican billionaire's White House victory, intensifying a ...

January 14, 2017 | By STEVE PEOPLES Associated Press | Associated Press


Health care: What's next for GOP?

WASHINGTON - Republicans have won a gateway victory in Congress in their seven-year trek toward scuttling President Barack Obama's health care law. Now with Donald ...

January 14, 2017 | By ALAN FRAM Associated Press | Associated Press


Surge in traffic deaths outpaces increase in travel

WASHINGTON - Traffic deaths surged about 8 percent in the first nine months of last year, continuing an alarming upward spiral that may be partially explained ...

January 13, 2017 | By JOAN LOWY Associated Press | Associated Press


2016 US weather: Warm and wild

WASHINGTON - With steamy nights, sticky days and torrential downpours, last year went down as one of the warmest and wildest weather years on record in ...

January 09, 2017 | By SETH BORENSTEIN AP Science Writer | Associated Press


Quirk may shield US coast during busy hurricane seasons

WASHINGTON - A climatic quirk seems to be slightly shielding the U.S. coast during busy hurricane seasons, often weakening major storms just as they approach ...

January 04, 2017 | By SETH BORENSTEIN Associated Press | Associated Press


Businesses ready to fight bathroom bills in red states

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Sean Henry, the president of Tennessee's NHL team, is stunned he even has to explain why he hopes state legislators will snub ...

January 02, 2017 | By JONATHAN MATTISE Associated Press | Associated Press


Federal prosecutor tackles heroin scourge that claimed his own son

HARRISBURG, Pa. - The phone at Bruce Brandler's home rang at 3:37 a.m. It was the local hospital. His 16-year-old son was there ...

January 02, 2017 | By MICHAEL RUBINKAM Associated Press | Associated Press


IS claims responsibility for New Year's nightclub attack in Istanbul

ISTANBUL - The Islamic State group on Monday made an unusual claim of responsibility for a major terrorist attack in Turkey, saying a "soldier of the ...

January 02, 2017 | By LORI HINNANT and DUSAN STOJANOVIC Associated Press | Associated Press


Year's top news filled with division - and no middle ground

Fed up with Europe's union across borders? Reject it. Disgusted with the U.S. political establishment? Can it.

December 31, 2016 | By ADAM GELLER AP National Writer | Associated Press


'Turbocharged' storm clobbers northern New England

PORTLAND, Maine - The most powerful nor'easter in nearly two years brought heavy snow, powerful winds and even thunder and lightning to northern New England ...

December 30, 2016 | By DAVID SHARP Associated Press | Associated Press


Putin looks past Obama to Trump

HONOLULU - Stung by new punishments, Russia is looking straight past President Barack Obama to Donald Trump in hopes the president-elect will reverse the tough U ...

December 30, 2016 | By JOSH LEDERMAN Associated Press | Associated Press


Officers killed in the line of duty rose in 2016

The number of police killed in the line of duty rose sharply in 2016, driven by shootings of police around the country, most notably ambushes ...

December 29, 2016 | By LISA MARIE PANE Associated Press | Associated Press


Obama retaliates against Russia

HONOLULU - In a sweeping response to election hacking and other bad behavior, President Barack Obama on Thursday sanctioned Russian intelligence services and their top officials ...

December 29, 2016 | By TAMI ABDOLLAH and JOSH LEDERMAN Associated Press | Associated Press


Man suspected of ties to Berlin attacker detained in Germany

BERLIN - German prosecutors said Wednesday that they have detained a Tunisian man they think may have been involved in last week's truck attack on ...

December 28, 2016 | By GEIR MOULSON and COLLEEN BARRY Associated Press | Associated Press


Cells dripped into the brain help fight a deadly cancer

DUARTE, Calif. - A man with deadly brain cancer that had spread to his spine saw his tumors shrink and, for a time, completely vanish after ...

December 28, 2016 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


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