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Mom: Cub Scout kicked out of group after asking about guns

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DENVER — A Cub Scout was kicked out of his group after he questioned a Colorado state lawmaker about gun control and previous contentious comments ...

McConnell says he’s awaiting Trump guidance on health care


STERLING, Va. — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he’s willing to bring bipartisan health care legislation to the floor if President Donald Trump makes ...

Hawaii shoplifters like Spam a lot


HONOLULU — Cans of Spam have become a common item that’s being stolen from Honolulu stores and sold on the streets for quick cash, according ...

Newly discovered moon tunnel could be the perfect place for a colony, scientists say


At the close of the Apollo age, just months before the final moon walk in 1971, a NASA researcher argued that vast tunnels lie beneath ...

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Trump has no plans to block scheduled release of JFK records


WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump says he doesn’t plan to block the scheduled release of thousands of never publicly seen government documents related to President ...

Trump plans to help pay aides’ legal costs for Russia probes

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WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump intends to spend at least $430,000 of his own money to help pay the legal bills of White House staff ...


Knoxville Police: Derailment sends cars into building


KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Authorities in Tennessee said a Norfolk Southern train derailed in Knoxville, sending rail cars carrying shipping containers off the tracks, with some ...


DeVos rescinds 72 documents on disabled students’ rights


WASHINGTON — The Education Department has rescinded 72 policy documents that outline the rights of students with disabilities as part of the Trump administration’s effort ...

Spain demands new leaders in Catalonia


BARCELONA — In a bold stroke to quash a popular secessionist movement in restive Catalonia, Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy vowed Saturday to sack the ...

WHO chief ‘rethinking’ Mugabe ‘goodwill ambassador’ post


GENEVA — After widespread shock and condemnation, the head of the World Health Organization said Saturday that he is “rethinking” his appointment of Zimbabwe President ...


Chinese propaganda faces stiff competition from celebrities


HONG KONG — When the propaganda film, “The Founding of an Army,” hit theaters in China recently, the reaction wasn’t quite what the ruling Communist ...

Soldiers killed in Niger mourned

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COOPER CITY, Fla. — Mourners remembered not only a U.S. soldier whose combat death in Africa led to a political fight between President Trump and ...

Tillerson seeks alliance against Iran


DOHA, Qatar — As Secretary of State Rex Tillerson visits the Middle East this weekend, he’ll hope to achieve something that has eluded top American ...

Billionaire poised to be Czech PM


PRAGUE — The centrist ANO movement led by populist Andrej Babis decisively won the Czech Republic’s parliamentary election Saturday in a vote that shifted the ...

Journalist takes question on N.Z. leader’s name to the source


WELLINGTON, New Zealand — When an Australian journalist wanted to find out how to correctly pronounce the name of New Zealand’s incoming prime minister, he ...


Fox renewed Bill O’Reilly contract despite knowing of sexual harassment allegations

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NEW YORK — The Fox News Channel says the company knew a news analyst planned to file a sexual harassment lawsuit against Bill O’Reilly when ...

Saturday, Oct 21

Poll finds Las Vegas shooting doesn’t alter opinions on guns

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ATLANTA — The slaying of five dozen people in Las Vegas did little to change Americans’ opinions about gun laws, a poll finds. The nation ...

Moore may face tax woes according to income report

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The Alabama charity once led by Senate candidate Roy Moore did not report to the Internal Revenue Service that in 2011 it guaranteed him $498,000 ...

Georgia lawmaker, wife of ex-HHS Secretary, asks about quarantining HIV patients

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A Georgia state lawmaker, who is married to former U.S. health and human services secretary Tom Price, has drawn criticism for suggesting that people with ...

Deputies: Man had arsenal, note promising ‘bloody revenge’

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DUNEDIN, Fla. — Sheriff’s deputies conducting a child porn raid on a Florida home Wednesday found an arsenal of guns and explosives and a homemade ...

Friday, Oct 20

California fires razed 8,400 buildings, evacuees check homes

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SANTA ROSA, Calif. — Some Northern California residents who fled their houses nearly two weeks ago as wildfires threatened them started returning home Friday to ...

What really happened in Niger? Five big questions about the deadly attack

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The deadly ambush in Niger on Oct. 4 occurred as Islamic militants on motorcycles, toting rocket-propelled grenades and heavy machine guns, seized on a U.S. ...

Federal judge refuses to erase Joe Arpaio’s conviction despite Trump pardon

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A federal judge on Thursday shot down former Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s bid to sweep his criminal record clean. Arpaio, the controversial former lawman in Arizona’s ...

Puerto Rico still stumbles in the dark a month after Maria

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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — One man climbs 24 flights of stairs several times a day alongside dormant elevators. Street vendors hawk plastic washboards for ...

Thursday, Oct 19

George Romero, legendary horror director, to receive star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

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George Romero, the legendary horror film director who made zombies famous, will be honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame next week. ...

NRA’s ‘Carry Guard,’ other insurance policies targeted by gun-control advocates

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The stories have headlines like “Dinner Turns Deadly, Part 2 in Pennsylvania” or “Protect Thy Neighbor in Pennsylvania?” The short videos at the U.S. LawShield ...

Judge rules that undocumented teen may have abortion

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WASHINGTON — A federal judge on Wednesday ordered the U.S. government to allow an undocumented immigrant teenager in its custody to have an abortion and ...

‘Desperate’ suspect in deadly Maryland shooting rampage caught after manhunt

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EDGEWOOD, Md. — A man with a lengthy criminal past who was fired from a job earlier this year for punching a colleague and showed ...

Wednesday, Oct 18

Mike Pence’s brother plans to run for Congress

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INDIANAPOLIS — Greg Pence, one of Mike Pence’s older brothers, has filed a tax document indicating he will seek the eastern Indiana congressional seat that ...

Trump says Comey knew he was going to exonerate Clinton

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WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is again tweeting about the FBI’s handling of the Hillary Clinton email server investigation. The latest burst came Wednesday morning ...

Trump again blasts NFL over players kneeling during anthem

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WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is again criticizing the NFL over players kneeling during the national anthem. Trump said on Twitter Wednesday that the “NFL ...

Trump reportedly calls widow of soldier killed in Niger, says ‘he knew what he signed up for’

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President Trump reportedly called the widow of an American soldier who was killed in Niger and said “he knew what he signed up for but ...

Tuesday, Oct 17

Judge in Hawaii blocks latest version of Trump’s travel ban

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HONOLULU — A federal judge in Hawaii blocked the Trump administration Tuesday from enforcing its latest travel ban, just hours before it was set to ...

NTSB: Pilot in nation’s deadliest balloon crash impaired by opioids, sedatives

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AUSTIN, Texas — The pilot in the deadliest hot air balloon crash in U.S. history was likely impaired by opioids and sedatives when he ignored ...

Hurricane Ophelia’s remnants batter U.K., Ireland; 3 dead

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LONDON — The remnants of Hurricane Ophelia slammed into Ireland with wind gusts of up to 80 mph (130 kph) on Monday, killing at least ...

Florida governor declares state of emergency in advance of Richard Spencer event


WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Florida Gov. Rick Scott declared a state of emergency Monday in anticipation of a speech by white nationalist Richard Spencer ...