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Comey: 'I was fired because of the Russia investigation'

WASHINGTON - Former FBI Director James Comey asserted Thursday that President Donald Trump fired him to interfere with his investigation of Russia's ties to the Trump campaign, bluntly accusing the White House of spreading "lies, plain and simple."

June 08, 2017 | By ERIC TUCKER and ERICA WERNER Associated Press | Associated Press


Trump taps seasoned law enforcement attorney to head FBI

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump surprised Washington on Wednesday with his choice to replace James Comey a day ahead of the ousted FBI director's blockbuster congressional testimony, tapping a white-collar defense lawyer with strong law enforcement background. Senate Republicans and some Democrats praised the nomination.

June 07, 2017 | By SADIE GURMAN and MARY CLARE JALONICK Associated Press | Associated Press


Needing troops, Army offers up to $90K bonuses to re-enlist

FORT BRAGG, N.C. - Struggling to expand its ranks, the Army will triple the amount of bonuses it's paying this year to more than $380 million, including new incentives to woo reluctant soldiers to re-enlist, officials told The Associated Press.

June 06, 2017 | By LOLITA C. BALDOR Associated Press | Associated Press


Drugs score big wins against some cancers

CHICAGO - Drugs are scoring big wins against common cancers, setting new standards for how to treat many prostate, breast and lung tumors. There's even a "uni-drug" that may fight many forms of the disease.

June 05, 2017 | By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Chief Medical Writer | Associated Press


Online tool offers patients a quick way to report cancer complications

CHICAGO - If you're being treated for cancer, speak up about any side effects. A study that had patients use home computers to report symptoms like nausea and fatigue surprisingly improved survival - by almost half a year, longer than many new cancer drugs do.

June 05, 2017 | By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Chief Medical Writer | Associated Press


A shortage of qualified workers?

WASHINGTON - Are employers starting to run out of workers to hire?

June 02, 2017 | By JOSH BOAK AP Economics Writer | Associated Press


Trump pulls US from global warming accord

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump declared Thursday he was pulling the U.S. from the landmark Paris climate agreement, striking a major blow to worldwide efforts to combat global warming and distancing the country from its closest allies abroad. Framing his decision as "a reassertion of America's sovereignty," Trump said he was "elected to represent the citizens of Pittsburgh, not Paris."

June 01, 2017 | By JILL COLVIN Associated Press | Associated Press


Study: New Mexico, Georgia had highest jail rates in US

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - New Mexico and Georgia - two states with some of the nation's largest percentages of minority residents in the United States - had the nation's highest rates of inmates in county jails, according to a report made public Wednesday by a non-partisan criminal justice reform group.

May 31, 2017 | By RUSSELL CONTRERAS Associated Press | Associated Press


Pentagon says missile defense test a success

WASHINGTON - The Pentagon scored an important success Tuesday in a test of its oft-criticized missile defense program, destroying a mock warhead over the Pacific Ocean with an interceptor that is key to protecting U.S. territory from a North Korean attack.

May 30, 2017 | By ROBERT BURNS AP National Security Writer | Associated Press


For many, the true meaning of Memorial Day has been forgotten

ANNVILLE, Pa. - Allison Jaslow heard it more than once as the long holiday weekend approached - a cheerful "Happy Memorial Day!" from oblivious well-wishers.

May 29, 2017 | By MICHAEL RUBINKAM Associated Press | Associated Press


Ultimate sacrifice: Teen dies shielding cousin from gunfire

BROOKHAVEN, Miss. - It was after midnight when a gunman burst into the living room of a southern Mississippi home where young people were playing video games.

May 29, 2017 | By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS Associated Press | Associated Press


Report: More Americans with Alzheimer's are dying at home

NEW YORK - One in 4 Alzheimer's deaths in the United States are now occurring at home - a startling increase that marks a shift away from hospitals and nursing homes, according to a report released Thursday.

May 26, 2017 | By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


Trump 'evolving' on climate action

TAORMINA, Italy - Forceful face-to-face talks this week with fellow world leaders left President Donald Trump "more knowledgeable" and with "evolving" views about the global climate accord he's threatened to abandon, a top White House official said Friday. Trump also was impressed by their arguments about how crucial U.S. leadership is in supporting international efforts.

May 26, 2017 | By JULIE PACE and JONATHAN LEMIRE Associated Press | Associated Press


Former Texas nurse accused of killing dozens of kids in '80s

DALLAS - A Texas nurse who is in prison for the 1982 killing of a toddler has been charged with murder in the death of an infant a year earlier, and authorities said Friday that they think she may have killed up to 60 young children around that time.

May 26, 2017 | By DAVID WARREN Associated Press | Associated Press


Trump scolds fellow NATO leaders

BRUSSELS - Surrounded by stone-faced allies, President Donald Trump rebuked fellow NATO members Thursday for failing to meet the military alliance's financial benchmarks, asserting that leaves it weaker and shortchanges "the people and taxpayers of the United States."

May 25, 2017 | By JULIE PACE and JONATHAN LEMIRE Associated Press | Associated Press


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Hell and high water

OROVILLE, Calif. - With looming floods and roaring flames, Chuck Wilsey's year sounds more like ancient scripture than modern living in Northern California.

July 10, 2017 | By DON THOMPSON Associated Press | Associated Press


GOP governors urge caution on health care plan

CARSON CITY, Nev. - The pressure is on Republican senators - from congressional leaders, conservative groups and impatient GOP voters - to fulfill a seven-year-old promise to scrap ...

July 10, 2017 | By ALISON NOON and BILL BARROW Associated Press | Associated Press


Trump confronts Putin on election hacking

HAMBURG, Germany - At long last face to face, President Donald Trump confronted Russian President Vladimir Putin directly Friday over Moscow's meddling in the 2016 ...

July 07, 2017 | By DARLENE SUPERVILLE and VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV Associated Press | Associated Press


Man claiming to have bomb in bank killed in police standoff

MARIETTA - A man who claimed to have a bomb that could "take out the room" barricaded himself inside a suburban Atlanta bank Friday, sparking an ...

July 07, 2017 | By MIKE STEWART Associated Press | Associated Press


Loganville mother charged with killing 4 of her kids and their father

LOGANVILLE, Ga. - Four young children and their father were found slain in a home outside Atlanta early Thursday, and police say the mother - now charged ...

July 06, 2017 | By JONATHAN LANDRUM Jr. Associated Press | Associated Press


Officer's killer had ranted about police killing and abusing

NEW YORK (AP) - A killer who strode up to a mobile police command post and put a bullet in an officer's head Wednesday had ...

July 05, 2017 | By COLLEEN LONG and JENNIFER PELTZ Associated Press | Associated Press


Science says: Hot dogs without the added nitrites may be no better

NEW YORK - Backyard cooks looking to grill this summer have another option: hot dogs without "added nitrites."

July 04, 2017 | By CANDICE CHOI AP Food Industry Writer | Associated Press


School districts rethink meal debt policies that shame kids

SANTA FE, N.M. - Teaching assistant Kelvin Holt watched as a preschool student fell to the back of a cafeteria line during breakfast in Killeen ...

July 04, 2017 | By MORGAN LEE Associated Press | Associated Press


N. Korea missile test was with ICBM

WASHINGTON - The United States asserted Tuesday that North Korea's latest missile launch was indeed an intercontinental ballistic missile, as the North had boasted and ...

July 04, 2017 | By CATHERINE LUCEY and JOSH LEDERMAN Associated Press | Associated Press


Forecaster says less funding could hurt hurricane predictions

MIAMI - Recent progress in forecasting the intensity of hurricanes - which has lagged behind storm track forecasting - could be undermined by proposed cuts in federal funding ...

July 03, 2017 | By JENNIFER KAY Associated Press | Associated Press


The beginning of 'The Star-Spangled Banner'

CHICAGO - On Tuesday afternoon, the crowd at Wrigley Field will be asked to stand and "gentlemen" reminded to remove their caps for the playing of ...

July 03, 2017 | By DON BABWIN Associated Press | Associated Press


Trump keeps battle against media alive via Twitter

WASHINGTON - Whether by whim or design, President Donald Trump keeps adding fuel to his incendiary Twitter battle against the media. The press is an easy ...

July 03, 2017 | By JILL COLVIN and CATHERINE LUCEY Associated Press | Associated Press


GOP bill would let churches endorse political candidates

WASHINGTON - Churches should have the right to endorse political candidates and still keep their tax-free status, say House Republicans targeting a law that prohibits such ...

June 30, 2017 | By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER Associated Press | Associated Press


Climate change up close: Southern, poor counties to suffer

WASHINGTON - Poor and southern U.S. counties will get hit hardest by global warming, according to a first-of-its-kind detailed projection of potential climate change effects ...

June 29, 2017 | By SETH BORENSTEIN AP Science Writer | Associated Press


Senate GOP shelves health bill

WASHINGTON - Senate GOP leaders abruptly shelved their long-sought health care overhaul Tuesday, asserting they can still salvage it but raising new doubts about whether President ...

June 27, 2017 | By ERICA WERNER and ALAN FRAM Associated Press | Associated Press


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