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Officers who fatally shot woman holding fake gun are cleared

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A Virginia prosecutor has cleared two police officers in the shooting death of a woman who was brandishing a replica handgun. Commonwealth's Attorney Greg Underwood said...
Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 14:29

The Latest: George W. Bush to be in DC despite dad's health

HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on the hospitalization of former President George H.W. Bush (all times local): 3:20 p.m. Former President George W. Bush still plans to attend President-elect Donald...
Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 14:28

Study illustrates Facebook's growth as campaign news source

NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton voters had different media diets, but a study finds common ground in Facebook as an important news source — even if...
Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 14:24

Prosecutors: Minnesota cop should go to trial for shooting

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Prosecutors argued Wednesday that the case against the Minnesota police officer who fatally shot Philando Castile during a July traffic stop should proceed, saying several issues raised...
Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 14:19

Former President George H.W. Bush and wife hospitalized

HOUSTON (AP) — Former President George H.W. Bush was admitted Wednesday to the intensive care unit of a Houston hospital with pneumonia, and his wife, Barbara, was hospitalized as a...
Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 14:16

Son of man banned from guns is blinded in shooting accident

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — A 12-year-old boy has been blinded by a bullet that struck him in the head after it ricocheted after his 11-year-old sister fired a gun...
Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 14:13

Markets Right Now: Stocks end little changed on Wall Street

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (All times local): 4:00 p.m. Stocks ended little changed as a stretch of listless trading continues. Bond yields and...
Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 14:10

Rabbis plan response to white supremacist threats in Montana

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Orthodox Jewish rabbis said Wednesday they will counter white supremacists' harassment of the Jewish community in the Montana town of Whitefish by sending students to visit...
Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 14:09

Foreclosed mall once valued at $190M is auctioned for $100

TARENTUM, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania mall that was foreclosed on after its owners failed to repay $143 million has been auctioned off for $100. Wells Fargo Bank was owed...
Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 14:07

Slain girl's dad sues Navajo Nation for lack of alert system

SHIPROCK, N.M. (AP) — The father of an 11-year-old Navajo girl who was abducted and killed has sued the tribe for failing to have an emergency notification system that he...
Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 14:04

Exiting rail safety chief looks to technology to save lives

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The nation's chief railroad regulator is using technology to make rail crossings safer as she prepares to leave office. Sarah Feinberg says technology companies are beginning to...
Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 14:02

Man says Milwaukee sheriff Clarke detained him after run-in

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A Wisconsin man says Milwaukee's tough-talking sheriff had deputies question him after a flight because he shook his head at the lawman, who has gained national prominence...
Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 13:56

6 civilians killed in rebel strike in Yemen's Taiz

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemeni security officials say a rocket fired by Shiite rebels has killed six civilians in the war-torn city of Taiz. They say the Wednesday strike hit...
Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 13:55

Mom, kids fled at time when domestic violence wasn't a crime

WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — A woman charged with abducting her two daughters from their father in 1985 fled the state following an argument between the couple that turned physical, at...
Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 13:53

Yellen: Expect Fed to gradually hike rates over next 3 years

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen says she expects the Fed to raise its benchmark interest rate several times a year through 2019, as it moves closer toward...
Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 13:49

The Latest: Alabama Dem asks Trump, Lewis to end feud

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congress (all times EST): 3:35 p.m. Rep. Terri Sewell, an African-American Democrat who represents Selma, Alabama, has issued a public invitation to President-elect Donald...
Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 13:48

Commerce pick say NAFTA will be early target for team Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — Breaking with Republican orthodoxy, a new Trump administration will work quickly to re-do the North American Free Trade Agreement, a massive trade pact with Canada and Mexico...
Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 13:48

Mall of America to reopen movie theaters with gourmet food

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) — The Mall of America plans to continue showing movies, but in a renovated space that offers oversized reclining chairs, gourmet food and wines and cocktails. The...
Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 13:48

Woman who sought kidney on Craigslist gets it from mother

BARRINGTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey woman who found a kidney donor on Craigslist in 2015 but later was told the organ transplant couldn't happen because of complications has...
Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 13:46

Price tries to reassure on health care; Dems not buying it

WASHINGTON (AP) — Offering reassurances, President-elect Donald Trump's pick for health secretary said Wednesday the new administration won't "pull the rug out" from those covered by "Obamacare." Democrats were unimpressed,...
Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 13:44

Death toll in Mali suicide blast rises to at least 60

GAO, Mali (AP) — A suicide bomber in an explosives-laden vehicle penetrated a camp in northern Mali on Wednesday, killing at least 60 people and wounding 115 soldiers and former...
Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 13:44

The Latest: Obama says daughters disappointed by election

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Barack Obama (all times EST): 3:16 p.m. President Barack Obama says daughters do not intend to pursue a future in politics — thanks...
Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 13:40

State officials hope ruling moves case to US Supreme Court

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota officials are optimistic that a 1992 Supreme Court ruling saying sales taxes can't be collected from companies not physically present in the state can...
Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 13:39

Supreme Court nominee returns to bench as judge, not justice

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland has put on his judge's robes again. Garland stopped hearing cases last March after he was nominated to fill...
Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 13:37

Study shows Facebook's growth as campaign news source

NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton voters had different media diets, but a study finds common ground in Facebook as an important news source — even if...
Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 13:37

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