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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 to strengthen the U.S.'s nuclear arsenal.

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 the West Bank and east Jerusalem as a "flagrant violation" of international law. In doing so, the outgoing Obama administration brushed aside Donald Trump's demands that the U.S. exercise its veto and provided a climax to years of icy relations with Israel's leadership.

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 in check.

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 world "comes to its senses" regarding nuclear weapons.

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


Accidental shooting deaths, injuries spike over the holidays

The happiest of seasons is also among the deadliest: Unintentional shootings spike in the U.S. during the holidays, and are more likely to occur than any other time of the year, according to an analysis by The Associated Press and the USA TODAY Network.

December 21, 2016 | By RYAN J. FOLEY and MEGHAN HOYER Associated Press | Associated Press


Islamic State claims Berlin Christmas market attack

BERLIN - The Islamic State group claimed responsibility Tuesday for a truck attack on a crowded Berlin Christmas market that German authorities said came right out of the extremist group's playbook, inflicting mass casualties on a soft target fraught with symbolic meaning.

December 20, 2016 | By DAVID RISING and FRANK JORDANS Associated Press | Associated Press


Testing stem cells in tiniest hearts

BALTIMORE - The 4-month-old on the operating table has a shocking birth defect, nearly half his heart too small or even missing. To save him, surgeons will have to totally reroute how his blood flows, a drastic treatment that doesn't always work.

December 20, 2016 | By LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


Despite protests, Electoral College makes it official

WASHINGTON - There were many protesters but few faithless electors as Donald Trump won the Electoral College vote Monday - ensuring he will become America's 45th president.

December 19, 2016 | By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER Associated Press | Associated Press


Does a doctor's gender matter?

CHICAGO - What if your doctor's gender could influence your chance of surviving a visit to the hospital?

December 19, 2016 | By LINDSEY TANNER AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


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


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US suspends enforcement of travel ban

WASHINGTON - The government on Saturday suspended enforcement of President Donald Trump's refugee and immigration ban and scurried to appeal a judge's order, plunging ...

February 04, 2017 | By ERIC TUCKER Associated Press | Associated Press


Soldiers thwart attack on Louvre

PARIS - Paris was plunged into panic - again - when soldiers guarding the Louvre Museum shot an attacker who lunged at them with two machetes on Friday ...

February 03, 2017 | By SYLVIE CORBET, JOHN LEICESTER and RAPHAEL SATTER Associated Press | Associated Press


Trump hits Iran with new sanctions for missile test

WASHINGTON - The Trump administration ordered sanctions against more than two dozen people and companies from the Persian Gulf to China Friday in retaliation for Iran ...

February 03, 2017 | By VIVIAN SALAMA and MATTHEW LEE Associated Press | Associated Press


Confederate emblem has staying power on Mississippi flag

JACKSON, Miss. - The Confederate battle emblem still waves on the Mississippi flag and appears in little danger of being erased anytime soon.

January 31, 2017 | By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS Associated Press | Associated Press


Trump nominates Neil Gorsuch for Supreme Court

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump nominated Neil Gorsuch, a fast-rising conservative judge with a writer's flair, to the Supreme Court on Tuesday, a selection expected ...

January 31, 2017 | By JULIE PACE and MARK SHERMAN Associated Press | Associated Press


Trump defends immigration order

WASHINGTON - Defiant in the face of an international backlash, President Donald Trump pressed into his second week in office defending his sweeping immigration ban. Protests ...

January 30, 2017 | By CATHERINE LUCEY and JONATHAN LEMIRE Associated Press | Associated Press


A commuter's dream

WASHINGTON - Even before George Jetson entranced kids with his cartoon flying car, people dreamed of soaring above traffic congestion. Inventors and entrepreneurs have long tried ...

January 30, 2017 | By JOAN LOWY Associated Press | Associated Press


US judge bars deportations under Trump travel ban

WASHINGTON - A federal judge issued an emergency order Saturday night temporarily barring the U.S. from deporting people from nations subject to President Donald Trump ...

January 29, 2017 | By ALICIA A. CALDWELL Associated Press | Associated Press


Trump order on refugees, Muslims sparks confusion, worry

WASHINGTON - Confusion, worry and outrage grew Saturday as President Donald Trump's crackdown on refugees and citizens from seven majority-Muslim countries took effect. Airlines blocked ...

January 28, 2017 | By ALICIA A. CALDWELL Associated Press | Associated Press


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