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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


Terrorism suspected in car-and-knife attack at Ohio State

COLUMBUS, Ohio - A Somali-born Ohio State University student plowed his car into a group of pedestrians on campus and then got out and began stabbing people with a butcher knife Monday before he was shot to death by a police officer. Police said they were investigating whether it was a terrorist attack.

November 28, 2016 | By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS and JULIE CARR SMYTH Associated Press | Associated Press


Weed is winning, but the train could still go off the tracks

DENVER - Weed is winning in the polls, with a solid majority of Americans saying marijuana should be legal. But does that mean the federal government will let dozens of state pot experiments play out? Not by a long shot.

November 28, 2016 | By KRISTEN WYATT Associated Press | Associated Press


Fidel Castro dead at 90

HAVANA (AP) - Fidel Castro, who led his bearded rebels to victorious revolution in 1959, embraced Soviet-style communism and defied the power of 10 U.S. presidents during his half-century of rule in Cuba, has died at age 90.

November 26, 2016 | By MICHAEL WEISSENSTEIN and PETER ORSI Associated Press | Associated Press


Judge clears Dylann Roof for trial

COLUMBIA, S.C. - The white man charged in the shooting deaths of nine black parishioners at a South Carolina church last year is competent to stand trial, a federal judge ruled Friday.

November 25, 2016 | By JEFFREY COLLINS Associated Press | Associated Press


Stores focus on savvier Black Friday shoppers

NEW YORK - Even people who said they'd already done their shopping online came out for Black Friday to spend time with family members or just for the fun of looking.

November 25, 2016 | By ANNE D'INNOCENZIO AP Retail Writer | Associated Press


Trump chooses racial conciliator in UN pick Nikki Haley

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Gov. Nikki Haley has developed a national reputation as a racial conciliator who led the charge to bring down the Confederate flag at the Statehouse and guided South Carolina through one of its darkest moments, the massacre at a black church.

November 24, 2016 | By SEANNA ADCOX Associated Press | Associated Press


Revelers cheer amid police at Macy's Parade

NEW YORK - Santa Claus, giant cartoon balloons and whimsical floats were protected by sand-filled dump trucks and bomb-sniffing dogs as the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade wound its way through the streets of Manhattan under heavy security.

November 24, 2016 | By MICHAEL BALSAMO Associated Press | Associated Press


Tennessee crash revives debate over school bus seat belts

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - A crash that killed five children in Tennessee is reviving discussion over whether school buses - considered among the safest vehicles on the road because of their height and bulk - should also be equipped with seat belts.

November 23, 2016 | By CAROLYN THOMPSON and ERIK SCHELZIG Associated Press | Associated Press


School bus driver arrested

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. - A school bus driver was behind bars Tuesday after a crash killed five youngsters and plunged Chattanooga into mourning over what the mayor called the "most unnatural thing in the world" - a parent losing a child.

November 22, 2016 | By JONATHAN MATTISE Associated Press | Associated Press


Pope allows all priests to absolve abortion

VATICAN CITY - Saying nothing is beyond the reach of God's mercy, Pope Francis told Catholics worldwide he is allowing all priests to absolve the faithful of abortion - women and health workers alike - even while stressing that it is a "grave sin" in the eyes of the church to "end an innocent life."

November 21, 2016 | By FRANCES D'EMILIO Associated Press | Associated Press


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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


Trump takes credit for 8,000 jobs from Japanese mogul

PALM BEACH, Fla. - Donald Trump on Wednesday touted plans by a Japanese mogul to bring 8,000 jobs to the United States.

December 28, 2016 | By VIVIAN SALAMA and JOSH BOAK Associated Press | Associated Press


'Star Wars' princess Carrie Fisher dead at 60

NEW YORK - No one could make us laugh through the pain like Carrie Fisher.

December 27, 2016 | By HILLEL ITALIE AP National Writer | Associated Press


Republicans plan tax overhaul

WASHINGTON - Congressional Republicans are planning a massive overhaul of the nation's tax system next year, a heavy political lift that could ultimately affect families ...

December 26, 2016 | By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER Associated Press | Associated Press


Analysis: GOP vexed by factions on replacing health law

WASHINGTON - Republicans are united on repealing President Barack Obama's health care law, but ideologically and practically speaking, they're in different camps over replacing ...

December 26, 2016 | By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR Associated Press | Associated Press


Fans mourn George Michael as charities reveal his work

LONDON - Grieving fans on Monday mourned the death of George Michael as British charities revealed that the pop star had secretly been a major behind-the-scenes ...

December 26, 2016 | By GREGORY KATZ Associated Press | Associated Press


Blizzards, ice storms wreak havoc across northern Plains

CHICAGO - Travel conditions remained hazardous as a winter storm swept across much of the northern Plains on Monday, with blowing and drifting snow forcing the ...

December 26, 2016 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


AP Poll: US election voted top news story of 2016

NEW YORK - The turbulent U.S. election, featuring Donald Trump's unexpected victory over Hillary Clinton in the presidential race, was the overwhelming pick for ...

December 24, 2016 | By DAVID CRARY AP National Writer | Associated Press


Midwest buying spree lifted US new-home sales in November

WASHINGTON - A buying spree in the Midwest spurred new U.S. home sales last month to the fastest pace since July.

December 24, 2016 | By PAUL WISEMAN AP Economics Writer | Associated Press


Putin praises Trump, denies hacking claims

MOSCOW - Russian President Vladimir Putin voiced hope Friday that frayed relations with the United States will improve once Donald Trump becomes president despite his pledge ...

December 23, 2016 | By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV Associated Press | Associated Press


US allows UN condemnation of Israeli settlements

UNITED NATIONS - In a striking rupture with past practice, the United States allowed the U.N. Security Council on Friday to condemn Israeli settlements in ...

December 23, 2016 | By EDITH M. LEDERER, BRADLEY KLAPPER and JOSEF FEDERMAN Associated Press | Associated Press


Holiday splurging not an option for many

ELIZABETH, N.J. - At the brightly lit mall, clothing stores highlight holiday sweaters and big signs tout the sales, while Duquan Allen keeps his expectations ...

December 23, 2016 | By ANNE D'INNOCENZIO AP Retail Writer | Associated Press


Trump: US must 'greatly strengthen' nuclear capability

WASHINGTON - President-elect Donald Trump on Thursday abruptly called for the United States to "greatly strengthen and expand its nuclear capability" until the rest of the ...

December 22, 2016 | By JULIE PACE AP White House correspondent | Associated Press


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