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Republican higher education bill clears first hurdle


WASHINGTON (AP) — A Republican bill that would eliminate key loan subsidies for college students and give a boost to for-profit colleges has passed the first major hurdle in the House of Representatives.

Romania: Applause greets ex-king's coffin at Royal Palace


BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — A coffin carrying the body of Romania's late King Michael I arrived Wednesday at the Royal Palace in Bucharest, where it was met by applause and will lie in state ahead of his funeral this weekend.

GoFundMe page: A&M defensive lineman Henderson 'wrongly accused'

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A GoFundMe.com fundraising page has been created to help offset the legal costs of Texas A&M defensive lineman Zaycoven Henderson so he can fight “a crime he did not commit,” according to the post.

Expecting dad stages his own pregnancy photo shoot


PEABODY, Mass. (AP) — An expecting father in Massachusetts has shown off his paternal glow with a pregnancy photo shoot.

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City forms team to target its most vulnerable homeless


EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — This is the lesson that the working-class city of Everett has learned: It takes a community to rescue the hardcore homeless.


Abbas says UN should replace US as Mideast mediator


ISTANBUL (AP) — Breaking with years of courting the U.S., Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas called Wednesday for the United Nations to replace Washington as a Mideast mediator and suggested he might not cooperate with the Trump…

Markets Right Now: Financial markets steady after rate hike


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Ex-polygamous sect leader gets nearly 5 years in fraud case


SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A former polygamous sect leader was sentenced Wednesday to nearly five years in prison for his role in a carrying out an elaborate food stamp fraud scheme and for escaping home confinement while awaiting trial.

Minnesota Lt. Gov. Tina Smith named to fill Franken seat


ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton appointed Lt. Gov. Tina Smith on Wednesday to fill fellow Democrat Al Franken's Senate seat until a special election in November, setting up his longtime and trusted adviser for a…


The Latest: White House says it's still seeking Mideast deal


ISTANBUL (AP) — The Latest on the gathering of Islamic nations seeking a united stance against the Trump administration's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital (all times local):


Philippine Congress votes to extend martial law in south


MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine Congress voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to approve President Rodrigo Duterte's request to extend martial law in the south by a year after the military warned that terrorist threats continue in the…


Justice official defends Mueller, sees no cause for firing


WASHINGTON (AP) — Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, facing congressional questions about anti-Donald Trump text messages exchanged between two FBI officials assigned to the Russia probe, defended special counsel Robert Mueller on…


Analysis: Trump bets on Moore and suffers stinging defeat


WASHINGTON (AP) — Rarely has a sitting president rallied behind such a scandal-plagued candidate the way Donald Trump did with Alabama's Roy Moore. And rarely has that bet failed so spectacularly.


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Democrat Jones wins stunning red-state Alabama Senate upset


MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — In a stunning victory aided by scandal, Democrat Doug Jones won Alabama's special Senate election, beating back history, an embattled Republican opponent and President Donald Trump, who urgently endorsed GOP rebel…


The Latest: Moore not conceding Senate race to Jones


BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on Alabama's U.S. Senate election (all times local):


The Latest: Safeway spokeswoman says workers will miss mayor


SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on the death of San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee (all times local):


Comment about Jews by Roy Moore's wife sparks new ridicule


MIDLAND CITY, Ala. (AP) — The wife of embattled Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore drew ridicule online after she declared that "one of our attorneys is a Jew," and said some of their close friends are "Jewish and rabbis" while…

Trump says female senator 'would do anything' for money


WASHINGTON (AP) — Fending off the renewed focus on sexual harassment allegations against him, President Donald Trump lashed out at Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand on Tuesday, declaring the New York Democrat and frequent presidential critic had…

San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee leaves behind city in turmoil


SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Under Mayor Ed Lee's seven-year watch, San Francisco went from a city mired in recession to a technology-fueled economic powerhouse where housing costs skyrocketed and the chasm between the wealthy and everyone else…

Tuesday, Dec 12

The Latest: Jerry Brown to Trump: "Get out of the way"


PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the climate summit taking place in Paris (all times local):

Ex-US deserter to NKorea who married Japanese abductee dies


TOKYO (AP) — Charles Jenkins, a U.S. Army deserter to North Korea who married a Japanese abductee and lived in Japan after their release, has died. He was 77.

Alabama foes make final push before big Senate vote


BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Facing voters at last after the year's most bitter U.S. campaign, Alabama Republican Roy Moore cast himself Monday as the victim of a national barrage of unjust allegations of sexual misconduct with teenagers. Rival…

'One of my nightmares': Pipe bomb attack hits in NYC subway


NEW YORK (AP) — A would-be suicide bomber inspired by Islamic State extremists strapped on a crude pipe bomb, slipped unnoticed into the nation's busiest subway system and set the device off at rush hour Monday in a scenario that…

Monday, Dec 11

The Latest: Bitcoin futures end 1st day 20 pct higher


CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the debut of bitcoin futures trading (all times local):

Eagles turn to Nick Foles after Carson Wentz goes down

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Carson Wentz got the Eagles this far. Now, it's up to Nick Foles to deliver Philadelphia its first Super Bowl title.

The Latest: Steelers get emotional comeback win over Ravens

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New evacuations as huge Southern California fire flares up


LOS ANGELES (AP) — A powerful flare-up on the western edge of Southern California's largest and most destructive wildfire sent residents fleeing Sunday, as wind-fanned flames churned through old-growth brush in canyons and along hillsides…

Sunday, Dec 10

Police: Texas A&M football player threatened to kill residents at apartment complex

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Texas A&M starting defensive tackle Zaycoven Henderson was arrested on multiple felony charges early Sunday morning after police said he pointed a gun at residents of a College Station apartment complex and threatened to kill them,…

Bryan woman killed in two-vehicle College Station accident

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A 63-year-old Bryan woman was killed Saturday in a two-vehicle accident in College Station.

The Latest: Bands play for Jones's get out the vote push


MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Senate election in Alabama.(all times local):

Snow exits South, marches toward Northeast


ATLANTA (AP) — A pre-winter storm that roared through the Deep South and coated half of North Carolina and portions of Virginia in snow pushed northward on Saturday, leaving motorists to brave potentially icy roads and utility crews trying…

Saturday, Dec 9

'Firefighting at Christmas' may become normal in California


FALLBROOK, Calif. (AP) — A week of destructive fires in Southern California is ending but danger still looms.

Israeli strikes kill 2 Hamas men after Gaza rocket attack


GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli airstrikes killed two Hamas members early Saturday following a rocket attack on Israel, in the latest fallout from President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital — a…

Trump trying to help push Moore across Alabama finish line


PENSACOLA, Florida (AP) — President Donald Trump is trying to push embattled GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore across the finish line in Tuesday's election in Alabama by contending the Democratic nominee would oppose "what we must do" for the…

The Latest: White House says president has called for calm


JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on the fallout of the Trump administration's recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel (all times local):

Friday, Dec 8

Fast-moving flames force people to flee on a moment's notice


FALLBROOK, Calif. (AP) — Flames were practically on top of Dick and Joan Marsala's home when they got an urgent knock on the door and were told to leave.

The Latest: Labour leader says 'wait and see' on Brexit deal


BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on the Brexit talks (all times local):

Rare snowfall blankets Aggieland, surrounding areas

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Remember Monday? With a high of 81 degrees, residents of the Brazos Valley were enjoying the outdoors and clad in shorts.

Wildfire destroys mobile homes in California retirement park


FALLBROOK, Calif. (AP) — A brush fire driven by gusty winds that have plagued Southern California all week exploded rapidly Thursday north of San Diego, destroying dozens of mobile homes in a retirement community and killing race horses at…