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Words banned for the new year? 'Fake news' gets top vote

DETROIT - Let me ask you this: Would a story that unpacks a list of tiresome words and phrases be impactful or a nothingburger? Worse, could it just be fake news?

January 02, 2018 | By JEFF KAROUB Associated Press | Associated Press


California launches legal sales of recreational marijuana

OAKLAND, Calif. - It wasn't exactly reefer madness Monday as California launched the first legal retail sales of marijuana, but those who could find the drug celebrated the historic day, lining up early for ribbon cuttings, freebies and offerings ranging from cookies to gummy bears to weed with names like Red Dragon.

January 01, 2018 | By BRIAN MELLEY and TERENCE CHEA Associated Press | Associated Press


Class ring returned after four decades

MARIETTA - Nearly four decades after Wills High School graduate Steve Richardson and a friend died of drug overdoses at a party on Lake Allatoona, his class ring was returned to his family.

December 29, 2017 | By SHADDI ABUSAID Marietta Daily Journal | Associated Press


Commissioner: Child playing with stove lit deadly NYC fire

NEW YORK - A preschooler toying with the burners on his mother's stove accidentally sparked New York City's deadliest fire in decades, an inferno that quickly overtook an apartment building and blocked the main escape route, the fire commissioner said Friday.

December 29, 2017 | By JENNIFER PELTZ and DAVID JEANS Associated Press | Associated Press


Navy rediscovers captured flags hidden for nearly 100 years

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - The curator of the U.S. Naval Academy Museum wasn't exactly sure what would be found: records indicated five display boxes long used to exhibit captured British flags from the War of 1812 actually concealed more banners underneath.

December 28, 2017 | By BRIAN WITTE Associated Press | Associated Press


Rising energy costs eyed amid brutal cold snap gripping US

PORTLAND, Maine - Plunging temperatures across half the country on Thursday underscored a stark reality for low-income Americans who rely on heating aid: Their dollars aren't going to go as far this winter because of rising energy costs.

December 28, 2017 | By DAVID SHARP Associated Press | Associated Press


In a milestone year, gene therapy finds a place in medicine

After decades of hope and high promise, this was the year scientists really showed they could doctor DNA to successfully treat diseases. Gene therapies to treat cancer and even pull off the biblical-sounding feat of helping the blind to see were approved by U.S. regulators, establishing gene manipulation as a new mode of medicine.

December 28, 2017 | By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Chief Medical Writer | Associated Press


Brrr! After record snow, bitter cold ahead for northern US

ERIE, Pa. - Freezing temperatures and below-zero wind chills socked much of the northern United States on Wednesday, even setting a record in a Minnesota city so cold it's called the Icebox of the Nation, and will stay put for days to come as snow-hardened Erie digs out from a record snowfall.

December 27, 2017 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


In break with tradition, Trump doesn't host a state dinner

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump couldn't stop talking about the red carpets, military parades and fancy dinners that were lavished upon him during state visits on his recent tour of Asia. "Magnificent," he declared at one point on the trip.

December 26, 2017 | By DARLENE SUPERVILLE Associated Press | Associated Press


Cities sue Defense Dept. over gun-check system failures

NEW YORK - Three large U.S. cities filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday against the Department of Defense, arguing that many service members who are disqualified from gun ownership weren't reported to the national background check system.

December 26, 2017 | By COLLEEN LONG Associated Press | Associated Press


A chilly Christmas

CHICAGO - The good news for many in the Northeast and Midwest is that it was a white Christmas. The bad news is that a blizzard swept into parts of New England and bitter cold enveloped much of the Midwest.

December 25, 2017 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


Cities, volunteers clash over feeding homeless in public

ATLANTA - When Adele MacLean joined others in an Atlanta park to feed the hungry the Sunday before Thanksgiving, she left with a citation and a summons to appear in court.

December 25, 2017 | By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Associated Press


Violence in Jerusalem makes for a subdued Bethlehem Christmas

BETHLEHEM, West Bank - It was a subdued Christmas Eve in the traditional birthplace of Jesus on Sunday, with spirits dampened by cold, rainy weather and recent violence sparked by President Donald Trump's recognition of nearby Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

December 25, 2017 | By JALAL HASSAN and IMAD ISSEID Associated Press | Associated Press


California wildfire now largest in state history

LOS ANGELES - A California wildfire that has killed two people and seared its way through cities, towns and wilderness northwest of Los Angeles became the largest blaze ever officially recorded in California on Friday, authorities said.

December 23, 2017 | By ROBERT JABLON Associated Press | Associated Press


US to send weapons to Ukraine

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Trump administration has approved a plan to provide lethal weapons to Ukraine, a long-awaited move that deepens America's involvement in the military conflict and may further strain relations with Russia. Moscow responded angrily on Saturday.

December 23, 2017 | By JOSH LEDERMAN Associated Press | Associated Press


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2 dead, 17 injured in Kentucky school shooting

BENTON, Ky. - A 15-year-old student killed two classmates and hit a dozen others with gunfire Tuesday, methodically firing a handgun inside a crowded atrium at ...

January 23, 2018 | By KRISTIN M. HALL and DYLAN LOVAN Associated Press | Associated Press


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