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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


Trump dismisses CIA findings on Russian hacking

WASHINGTON - Donald Trump held firm Monday to his skepticism of the huge intelligence apparatus he's about to inherit, doubting anew the CIA conclusion that Russia tried to hack its way into tipping the U.S. election his way.

December 12, 2016 | By ERIC TUCKER Associated Press | Associated Press


Trump not saying what he'll do about Dakota Access pipeline

CANNON BALL, N.D. - Industry leaders are urging President-elect Donald Trump to make approval of the disputed Dakota Access oil pipeline a "top priority" when he takes office next month, while opponents who have protested the project for months are vowing to stay put on their sprawling North Dakota encampment despite harsh winter weather and a tribal leaders' call to leave.

December 05, 2016 | | Associated Press


Police: Fake news story led gunman to DC pizza shop

WASHINGTON - The bizarre rumors began with a leaked email referencing Hillary Clinton and sinister interpretations of references to pizza parties. It morphed into fake online news stories about a child sex trafficking ring run by prominent Democrats operating out of a Washington, D.C., pizza joint.

December 05, 2016 | | Associated Press


Man gets life without parole in son's hot car death

MARIETTA - A judge on Monday sentenced a Georgia man to serve life in prison without the possibility of parole after a jury found that he intentionally left his toddler son in a hot SUV to die.

December 05, 2016 | By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Associated Press


In Macedonia's fake news hub, teen shows AP how it's done

VELES, Macedonia - On the second floor of a noisy sports center in the Macedonian town of Veles, a teenage purveyor of fake news cracked open his laptop and laid out his case for why lying is more lucrative than the truth.

December 02, 2016 | By ZANA CIMILI and RAPHAEL SATTER Associated Press | Associated Press


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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


Trump proposes big import tax for Mexico

WASHINGTON - Determined to wall off America's border with Mexico, President Donald Trump triggered a diplomatic clash and a fresh fight over trade Thursday as ...

January 26, 2017 | By JULIE PACE and MARK STEVENSON Associated Press | Associated Press


Trump announces 'major' voter fraud investigation

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump tweeted early Wednesday that he is ordering a "major investigation" into voter fraud, revisiting unsubstantiated claims he's made repeatedly about ...

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


Could where you live decide your fate with cancer?

CHICAGO - Americans in certain struggling parts of the country are dying from cancer at rising rates, even as the cancer death rate nationwide continues to ...

January 24, 2017 | By LINDSEY TANNER AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


Trump vows to rise to moment

WASHINGTON - After a combative start to his presidency, Donald Trump delivered a more unifying message Sunday and sought to reassure Americans he was ready to ...

January 23, 2017 | By JONATHAN LEMIRE Associated Press | Associated Press


Trump reassures CIA officials

LANGLEY, Va. (AP) - President Donald Trump moved to repair his tumultuous relationship with America's spy agencies on his first full day in office, but ...

January 21, 2017 | By JULIE PACE and JILL COLVIN Associated Press | Associated Press


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