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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


For Trump and GOP, 'Obamacare' repeal is complex and risky

WASHINGTON - Here's the idea: Swiftly pass a repeal of President Barack Obama's health care law, perhaps soon enough for Donald Trump to sign it the day he takes the presidential oath. Then approve legislation restructuring the nation's huge and convoluted health care system - despite Republican divisions, Democratic opposition and millions of jittery constituents.

November 21, 2016 | By ALAN FRAM Associated Press | Associated Press


Officers shot in weekend attacks across US

A manhunt for a suspect in the fatal shooting of a veteran Texas police detective ended Monday with an arrest in the killing that was one of several weekend attacks against law enforcement in multiple states, authorities said.

November 21, 2016 | By JIM SALTER and DAVID WARREN Associated Press | Associated Press


Easy retirement in America?

NEW YORK - The American dream of a blissful retirement, free of financial worries, is dying.

November 18, 2016 | By STAN CHO AP Business Writer | Associated Press


Supermoon lights up Earth's sky

BEIJING - The brightest moon in almost 69 years is lighting up the sky in a treat for star watchers around the globe.

November 14, 2016 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


Trump talks immigration

WASHINGTON - President-elect Donald Trump is starting to sound an awful lot like President Barack Obama on immigration.

November 14, 2016 | By ALICIA A. CALDWELL Associated Press | Associated Press


Trump's America

MENOMONIE, Wis. - On election night, when Donald Trump claimed victory in her home state of Wisconsin, Shay Chamberlin was so excited she screamed and fell over.

November 10, 2016 | | Associated Press


Mr. Trump goes to Washington

WASHINGTON - President-elect Donald Trump took a triumphant tour of the nation's capital Thursday, holding a cordial White House meeting with President Barack Obama, sketching out priorities with Republican congressional leaders and taking in the majestic view from where he'll be sworn in to office.

November 10, 2016 | By JULIE PACE AP White House Correspondent | Associated Press


Authorities: 3rd body found on S.C. man's property

WOODRUFF, S.C. - Investigators discovered a third body on the property of a South Carolina man who is now linked to seven deaths and the kidnapping of a woman who was found chained inside a storage container, authorities said Monday.

November 07, 2016 | | Associated Press


Trump, Clinton make final sprint to finish

PHILADELPHIA - Closing out a wildly unpredictable White House race, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump blitzed through battleground states Monday in a final bid to energize supporters. Clinton urged voters to embrace a "hopeful, inclusive, bighearted America," while Trump called for supporters to "beat the corrupt system."

November 07, 2016 | By JULIE PACE, LISA LERER and JILL COLVIN Associated Press | Associated Press


A nightmare scenario

WASHINGTON - What happens if America wakes up on Nov. 9 to another undecided, hotly disputed presidential election? What if the outcome turns on the razor-thin margin in one or two states, one candidate seeking a recount, the other going to court?

November 03, 2016 | By MARK SHERMAN Associated Press | Associated Press


Ex-wife: Father cared deeply for child who died in hot car

BRUNSWICK - The ex-wife of a man charged with murder after their toddler son died in a hot SUV shed tears for her boy on the witness stand Monday while testifying that her former husband would not have left him to die on purpose.

October 31, 2016 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Associated Press


Mich. girl and her service dog head to Supreme Court

WASHINGTON - A fluffy white goldendoodle named Wonder waited patiently outside the Supreme Court Monday while the justices inside debated the legal rights of disabled children who want to bring their service dogs to school.

October 31, 2016 | By SAM HANANEL Associated Press | Associated Press


Study: Skin patch could help kids with peanut allergies

WASHINGTON - A wearable skin patch may help children who are allergic to peanuts by delivering small doses of peanut protein, according to a new study that calls for the therapy to be further explored.

October 31, 2016 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


Good riddance to a campaign that put the 'ugh' in ugly

WASHINGTON - Good riddance to Campaign 2016, the election that put the "ugh" in ugly.

October 29, 2016 | By NANCY BENAC Associated Press | Associated Press


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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


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


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