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College student bring Hollywood stars to tears at breakfast

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It wasn't Angelina Jolie or Jennifer Lawrence who got the most rousing applause at the Hollywood Reporter's annual Women in Entertainment breakfast on Wednesday. It was...
Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 13:27

Health law sign-ups seen as falling short though more enroll

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans are signing up in growing numbers for the Affordable Care Act's subsidized health insurance, the government said Wednesday. But with enrollment season cut in half and...
Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 13:27

The Latest: Arpaio testifies at malicious-prosecution trial

PHOENIX (AP) — The Latest on a malicious-prosecution trial against former Sheriff Joe Arpaio in a lawsuit brought by one of Sen. Jeff Flake's sons (all times local): 1:21 p.m...
Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 13:26

Los Angeles to become nation's largest city with recreational pot after vote to license sales next year

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles to become nation's largest city with recreational pot after vote to license sales next year.
Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 13:23

Committee opposes planned gun range near elementary school

COVENTRY, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island school committee has opposed a plan to build an outdoor gun range near an elementary school. The Coventry School Committee is encouraging residents...
Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 13:12

ACLU: New Mexico deputies kept pulling over black US agent

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A black female federal immigration agent on assignment in New Mexico was repeatedly pulled over by sheriff's deputies — and twice by the same deputy —...
Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 13:12

Emergency leader concerned siren was hard to hear in Waikiki

HONOLULU (AP) — The administrator of the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency is concerned about complaints that a recent test of an attack warning siren could barely be heard in tourist...
Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 13:11

House Democrats press Tillerson on Trump's Muslim retweets

WASHINGTON (AP) — A group of House Democrats is demanding that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson tell them whether President Donald Trump's frequent use of social media is putting U.S...
Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 13:10

Shulkin urges emergency aid for VA private health care soon

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a fresh warning, Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin says there could potentially be delays in providing medical care to tens of thousands of veterans if lawmakers...
Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 13:09

Kentucky lawyer who vanished pleads not guilty to escape

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky lawyer who vanished for six months until his capture in Central America has appeared in a federal courtroom as he faces the consequences for...
Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 13:08

The Latest: US embassies are issuing warnings for Americans

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's decision on recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital (all times local): 3:05 p.m. U.S. embassies in the Middle East and Europe are...
Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 13:07

The Latest: Prosecutor testifies at ex-officer's sentencing

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on the federal sentencing of a white former South Carolina officer who pleaded guilty to a federal civil rights violation in the shooting death...
Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 13:06

Trump calls on Saudis to immediately end Yemen blockade

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is calling on Saudi Arabia to end its Yemen blockade immediately, citing humanitarian concerns. Trump says in a statement Wednesday that he has directed...
Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 13:05

Judge rejects mandate for party parity on Delaware bench

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A federal judge says a provision in Delaware's constitution requiring a political balance among state court judges is unconstitutional. The judge granted summary judgment Wednesday to...
Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 13:03

Transcript: Trump's remarks on Jerusalem

WASHINGTON (AP) — A transcript of President Donald Trump's remarks about formally recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital, as delivered at the White House Wednesday. ___ Thank you. When I came...
Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 13:03

The Latest: Tillerson praises Trump 'bold move' on Jerusalem

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's decision on recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital (all times local): 3 p.m. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says President Donald Trump...
Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 13:03

The Latest: Wrecked fishing boat stuck again off Waikiki

HONOLULU (AP) — The Latest on efforts to remove a commercial fishing vessel grounded just off Honolulu's Waikiki beach: (all times local): 9:20 a.m. A commercial fishing vessel that ran...
Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 13:01

Conyers' exit after decades could open political floodgates

DETROIT (AP) — John Conyers' resignation from the U.S. House amid sexual harassment allegations unlocks the seat he has held for more than a half-century — and sets off a...
Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 12:55

2 railroads ban booze for 24 hours during SantaCon pub crawl

NEW YORK (AP) — Two suburban New York railroads will have a 24-hour alcohol ban to help curb naughtiness during next weekend's SantaCon, an annual pub crawl that draws revelers...
Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 12:55

New blaze erupts in tony Bel Air area of Los Angeles

VENTURA, Calif. (AP) — A dangerous new wildfire erupted in the tony Bel Air area of Los Angeles early Wednesday as firefighters battled three other destructive blazes across Southern California...
Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 12:55

President Trump calls on Saudi Arabia to end Yemen blockade immediately, citing humanitarian concerns

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Trump calls on Saudi Arabia to end Yemen blockade immediately, citing humanitarian concerns.
Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 12:55

Bannon lambastes GOP leaders in bitter Alabama Senate race

FAIRHOPE, Ala. (AP) — Populist firebrand Steve Bannon savaged national Republican leaders in a fiery call to rally voters behind embattled Senate candidate Roy Moore as the battle for the...
Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 12:53

6 women file lawsuit alleging 'Weinstein Sexual Enterprise'

NEW YORK (AP) — Six women sued Harvey Weinstein on Wednesday, targeting companies he worked at by likening the "Weinstein Sexual Enterprise" to an organized crime group that relied on...
Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 12:47

'Johnny Reb' Confederate statue has new home in Florida

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A Confederate statue removed from the downtown park of a major Florida city now has a new home. WFTV-TV reported Wednesday that the statue nicknamed "Johnny...
Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 12:44

Atlanta anchor responds to viewer calling her a racial slur

ATLANTA (AP) — An Atlanta news anchor responded directly on air to a viewer who called her a racial slur in an email. Sharon Reed, an anchor for CBS46, read...
Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 12:43

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