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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

Executions up in 2017, but down by half from decade ago

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) - A court reprieve that halted the scheduled December lethal injection of a Texas prisoner means 2017 will end with 23 inmates executed in the U.S., a figure that although up slightly from the previous year is half of what it was a decade ago.

December 02, 2017 | By MICHAEL GRACZYK Associated Press | Associated Press

Tax reform bill clears Senate

WASHINGTON - Republicans muscled the largest tax overhaul in 30 years through the Senate early Saturday, taking a big step toward giving President Donald Trump his first major legislative triumph after months of false starts and frustration on other fronts.

December 02, 2017 | By ALAN FRAM, MARCY GORDON and STEPHEN OHLEMACHER Associated Press | Associated Press

Postal regulators move to let stamp prices jump higher

WASHINGTON - Seeking to bolster the ailing U.S. Postal Service, federal regulators moved on Friday to allow bigger jumps to stamp prices beyond the rate of inflation, a move that could eventually add millions more dollars to companies' shipping rates from prescription drugs to magazine subscriptions.

December 01, 2017 | By HOPE YEN Associated Press | Associated Press

Dow Jones sets mark, tops 24,000

Investors are exuberant and for good reason: the global economy is strong, corporate earnings are solid, Washington appears closer to delivering lower taxes on corporations and is signaling less restrictive oversight of the financial sector.

November 30, 2017 | By ALEX VEIGA and PAUL WISEMAN AP Business Writers | Associated Press

Tampa police: Finding gun was key in arrest

TAMPA, Fla. - A recent college graduate who was charged in four slayings that terrorized a Tampa neighborhood over the past 51 days used the same gun in all of the shootings and targeted people near bus stops with "no apparent motive," a police chief said Wednesday.

November 29, 2017 | By TAMARA LUSH Associated Press | Associated Press

House OKs anti-harassment training

WASHINGTON - The House easily approved a bipartisan measure Wednesday requiring lawmakers and aides to take annual anti-harassment training as lawmakers faced heavy pressure to address burgeoning sexual misconduct allegations against members of Congress.

November 29, 2017 | By ALAN FRAM Associated Press | Associated Press

Top Dems pull out of Trump meeting

WASHINGTON - Congress' top Democrats abruptly pulled out of a planned meeting with President Donald Trump on Tuesday after he declared he didn't "see a deal" ahead with them on taxes and federal spending, casting doubt on prospects for averting a government shutdown at the end of next week.

November 28, 2017 | By ANDREW TAYLOR Associated Press | Associated Press

Chemical company's response to water worries: Silence

RALEIGH, N.C. - Americans have grown accustomed to hearing apologies from everyone from cheating car-makers to cheating presidents, but a Fortune 500 chemical company with a pollution problem in North Carolina is following a different model: don't apologize, don't explain.

November 25, 2017 | By EMERY P. DALESIO AP Business Writer | Associated Press

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New blast sends bombing investigators to Texas FedEx center

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Investigators pursuing a suspected serial bomber in the Texas capital shifted their attention Tuesday to a FedEx shipping center near San Antonio ...

March 20, 2018 | By PAUL J. WEBER and WILL WEISSERT The Associated Press | Associated Press

Want to avoid the flu while flying?

NEW YORK - Worried about catching a cold or the flu on an airplane? Get a window seat, and don't leave it until the flight ...

March 19, 2018 | By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer | Associated Press

Woman killed by self-driving SUV

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - A self-driving Uber SUV struck and killed a pedestrian in suburban Phoenix in the first death involving a fully autonomous test vehicle, prompting ...

March 19, 2018 | By FELICIA FONSECA and TOM KRISHER Associated Press | Associated Press

Fear mounts in Austin as serial bomber uses tripwire

AUSTIN, Texas - The hunt for the serial bomber who has been leaving deadly explosives in packages on Austin doorsteps took an even more sinister turn ...

March 19, 2018 | By PAUL J. WEBER and WILL WEISSERT Associated Press | Associated Press

Echoes of Al Capone heard in today's gun-control debate

CHICAGO - It was 1934. Mobsters armed with fully automatic "Tommy guns" had left a trail of bloodstained sidewalks and pockmarked walls across the country, and ...

March 15, 2018 | By ALLEN G. BREED and SHARON COHEN AP National Writers | Associated Press

Echoes of Al Capone heard in today's gun-control debate

CHICAGO - It was 1934. Mobsters armed with fully automatic "Tommy guns" had left a trail of bloodstained sidewalks and pockmarked walls across the country, and ...

March 15, 2018 | By ALLEN G. BREED and SHARON COHEN AP National Writers | Associated Press

'Multiple' fatalities when bridge collapses onto vehicles

MIAMI - A pedestrian bridge being built across an eight-lane highway collapsed at a Miami-area college Thursday, crushing eight vehicles under massive slabs and killing multiple ...

March 15, 2018 | By ADRIANA GOMEZ LICON Associated Press | Associated Press

US hiring surge last month pulls in flood of new workers

WASHINGTON - U.S. employers went on a hiring binge in February, adding 313,000 jobs, amid rising business confidence lifted by the Trump administration's ...

March 09, 2018 | By CHRISTOPHER RUGABER AP Economics Writer | Associated Press

Florida governor signs gun restrictions 3 weeks after attack

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Florida Gov. Rick Scott signed a far-reaching school-safety bill Friday that places new restrictions on guns in the aftermath of a deadly school ...

March 09, 2018 | By BRENDAN FARRINGTON and GARY FINEOUT Associated Press | Associated Press

Analysis: Bones found in 1940 seem to be Amelia Earhart's

NEW YORK - Bones found in 1940 on a western Pacific Ocean island were quite likely to be remains from famed aviator Amelia Earhart, a new ...

March 08, 2018 | By MALCOLM RITTER AP Science Writer | Associated Press

Gun legislation passes Florida House

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - The Florida House passed a school safety bill Wednesday that includes new restrictions on rifle sales and a program to arm some teachers ...

March 07, 2018 | By CURT ANDERSON, BRENDAN FARRINGTON and JOSH REPLOGLE Associated Press | Associated Press

Trump reopens a seemingly settled video game debate

NEW YORK - In the wake of the Florida school shooting, President Donald Trump is reviving an old debate over whether violent video games can trigger ...

March 07, 2018 | By MAE ANDERSON Associated Press | Associated Press

Study: Opioids no better than common painkillers

CHICAGO - A yearlong study offers rigorous new evidence against using prescription opioids for chronic pain.

March 06, 2018 | By LINDSEY TANNER AP Medical Writer | Associated Press

Florida House debates amendments to school safety bill

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - A proposal to arm some teachers and school employees proved particularly contentious Tuesday as Florida representatives debated amendments to a school safety bill.

March 06, 2018 | By BRENDAN FARRINGTON, TERRY SPENCER and GARY FINEOUT Associated Press | Associated Press

W.Va. teacher strike headed for 9th day

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Striking teachers in West Virginia delivered yet another message to lawmakers Monday by packing the state Capitol to capacity, the eighth school ...

March 05, 2018 | By JOHN RABY Associated Press | Associated Press

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