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Trump has kept many promises during first year

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump often brags that he's done more in his first year in office than any other president. That's a spectacular stretch.

January 15, 2018 | By CALVIN WOODWARD and JILL COLVIN Associated Press | Associated Press

Intel underfoot

MILWAUKEE - The next phase in data collection is right under your feet.

January 15, 2018 | By IVAN MORENO Associated Press | Associated Press

Hawaii officials mistakenly warn of inbound missile

HONOLULU - A false alarm that warned of a ballistic missile headed for Hawaii sent the islands into a panic Saturday, with people abandoning cars in a highway and preparing to flee their homes until officials said the cellphone alert was a mistake.

January 13, 2018 | By AUDREY McAVOY and JENNIFER KELLEHER Associated Press | Associated Press

Walmart boosts starting pay

NEW YORK - Walmart confirmed Thursday that it is closing dozens of Sam's Club warehouse stores - a move that a union-backed group estimated could cost thousands of jobs - on the same day the company announced that it was boosting its starting salary for U.S. workers and handing out bonuses.

January 11, 2018 | By JOSEPH PISANI and ALEXANDRA OLSON AP Business Writers | Associated Press

IV bag shortage has hospitals scrambling to treat flu

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - An ongoing shortage of fluids used to deliver medicine and treat dehydrated patients has hospital workers scrambling in the midst of a nasty flu season and supplies from factories in storm-ravaged Puerto Rico have been slow to rebound.

January 09, 2018 | By LINDA A. JOHNSON AP Medical Writer | Associated Press

 Justices give Georgia death row inmate new round of appeals

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court is giving a Georgia death row inmate whose execution was called off last year another chance to raise claims of racial bias on his jury.

January 09, 2018 | The Associated Press | Associated Press

SCOTUS to hear case disputing warrantless motorcycle search

RICHMOND, Va. - Do police have the right to go on private property - uninvited and without a warrant - to search a vehicle?

January 09, 2018 | By DENISE LAVOIE AP Legal Affairs Writer | Associated Press

Storm gone, but cold will stick around through weekend

BOSTON - Frigid temperatures, some that felt as cold as minus 30 degrees, moved across the East Coast on Friday as the region dug out from a massive winter storm that brought more than a foot of snow, hurricane-force winds and coastal flooding a day earlier.

January 05, 2018 | By PHILIP MARCELO Associated Press | Associated Press

Blizzard rolls up the East Coast

HARTFORD, Conn. - A massive winter storm roared into the East Coast on Thursday, threatening to dump as much as 18 inches of snow from the Carolinas to Maine and unleashing hurricane-force winds and flooding that closed schools and offices and halted transportation systems.

January 04, 2018 | By SUSAN HAIGH and DAVE COLLINS Associated Press | Associated Press

Bitter cold tests winter-wise

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Bitterly cold temperatures gripped much of the nation on Tuesday, testing the mettle of even winter-wise northerners and delivering a shock to those accustomed to far milder weather in the South.

January 02, 2018 | By TAMMY WEBBER Associated Press | Associated Press

Perils abroad, full plate at home

PALM BEACH, Fla. - The glamour of his holiday break behind him, President Donald Trump is returning to Washington to face a hefty legislative to-do list, critical midterm elections and perilous threats abroad.

January 02, 2018 | By CATHERINE LUCEY Associated Press | Associated Press

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

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Food boxes, not stamps?

RANKIN, Pa. - Finding fresh food in this tiny riverside community that was hit hard by the steel industry's decline has always been a challenge ...

March 05, 2018 | By KRISTEN de GROOT and GENE J. PUSKAR Associated Press | Associated Press

Florida high school gingerly resumes classes after shooting

PARKLAND, Fla. - Students and teachers hugged and cried Wednesday as they returned under heavy police guard to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School for the first ...

February 28, 2018 | By KELLI KENNEDY, TERRY SPENCER and JOSH REPLOGLE Associated Press | Associated Press

Trump says arm US teachers

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump told conservatives Friday that even Second Amendment supporters can get behind steps to fight gun violence in schools, offering a red-meat ...

February 23, 2018 | By KEN THOMAS and JILL COLVIN Associated Press | Associated Press

US may never see another spiritual leader like Billy Graham

MONTREAT, N.C. - In the wake of the Rev. Billy Graham's death, religion scholars say this much is clear: There will never be another ...

February 22, 2018 | By JEFF KAROUB and JONATHAN DREW Associated Press | Associated Press

Deep divisions over arming teachers

Utah teacher Kasey Hansen says carrying a concealed weapon in school is "more of a solution" than hiding in a corner and waiting if an ...

February 22, 2018 | By CAROLYN THOMPSON Associated Press | Associated Press

Billy Graham went from tent revivals to the White House

MONTREAT, N.C. - As a young man, he practiced his sermons by preaching to the alligators and birds in the swamp. At his height years ...

February 21, 2018 | By RACHEL ZOLL and JONATHAN DREW Associated Press | Associated Press

Florida survivors, lawmakers on collision course over guns

PARKLAND, Fla. - Students who survived the Florida school shooting began a journey Tuesday to the state Capitol to urge lawmakers to prevent another massacre, but ...

February 20, 2018 | By BRENDAN FARRINGTON, JOSH REPLOGLE and TAMARA LUSH Associated Press | Associated Press

Trump offers support for limited effort on background checks

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - From the confines of his golf club, President Donald Trump offered support for a limited strengthening of federal background checks on ...

February 19, 2018 | By CATHERINE LUCEY and MARIA DANILOVA Associated Press | Associated Press

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