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In Alabama, an unusual alliance yields a Democratic upset

December 13, 2017

MONTGOMERY, Alabama (AP) — Democrat Doug Jones assembled an unusual Deep South alliance to claim a Senate seat Tuesday in Republican-dominated Alabama, combining strong turnout among... more »»

Alaska lawmaker bucks party, refuses to quit amid claims

December 13, 2017

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska lawmaker who has been accused by several women of inappropriate behavior refused to resign on Tuesday amid calls for him to leave his post from leaders of the... more »»

Monkey selfies, eclipse, bitcoin, Lauer top Google in 2017

December 13, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Matt Lauer. Bitcoin. DACA. Monkey selfies. Jeremy Lin's hair. Do-it-yourself eclipse glasses. Tom Petty's death. National anthem protests in the NFL. And "Cash Me Outside. more »»

Days of toil bring hard-won gains over huge California fire

December 13, 2017

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Firefighters finally eked out progress on the titanic task of cutting fire lines around one of the biggest blazes in California history. more »»

Minnesota governor set to name Franken's Senate replacement

December 13, 2017

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton was set to reveal his choice Wednesday to replace Al Franken in the U.S. Senate, with the top contender seen as his longtime adviser Lt. Go. more »»

Strong reactions to upcoming white nationalist college stop

December 13, 2017

CINCINNATI (AP) — The decision to allow white nationalist Richard Spencer to speak at the University of Cincinnati is generating strong reactions from the school community. more »»

Alaska lawmaker refuses to resign amid misconduct claims

December 13, 2017

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska lawmaker who has been accused by several women of inappropriate behavior refused to resign on Tuesday amid calls for him to leave his post from leaders of the... more »»

Things to know about Alabama's new US senator, Doug Jones

December 13, 2017

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Doug Jones, a Democrat who once prosecuted two Ku Klux Klansmen in a deadly church bombing and has now broken the Republican lock grip on Alabama, is the state's new U.S. more »»

Jones wins in stunning Alabama upset

December 13, 2017

MONTGOMERY, Ala. more »»

US national parks to slash number of free days for visitors

December 13, 2017

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — National parks in the U.S. more »»

Lawyers clash over impact of Trump's rules on birth control

December 13, 2017

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Lawyers for California and the U.S. more »»

Female workers sue McCormick & Schmick's over lewd behavior

December 13, 2017

BOSTON (AP) — Female kitchen workers at the McCormick & Schmick's seafood restaurant in downtown Boston were subjected to constant groping and lewd comments from male supervisors and... more »»

Crews struggle to keep flames from California neighborhoods

December 13, 2017

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A cooking fire at a homeless encampment sparked a wildfire last week that destroyed six homes in the Bel Air neighborhood of Los Angeles, authorities said Tuesday, while the... more »»

Polls close across Alabama as bitter Senate campaign ends

December 13, 2017

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — After all the charges, denials, claims and promises, Alabama voters have had their say. more »»

Judge bars ex-Speaker Hastert from being alone with minors

December 13, 2017

CHICAGO (AP) — A federal judge in Chicago on Tuesday ordered that Dennis Hastert never be left alone with anyone under 18 unless another adult is present who is aware of the former U.S. more »»

Arctic report card: Permafrost thawing at a faster pace

December 12, 2017

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Permafrost in the Arctic is thawing at a faster clip, according to a new report released Tuesda. more »»

Tax package would lower top tax rate for wealthy Americans

December 12, 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional Republicans on Tuesday rushed toward a deal on a massive tax package that would reduce the top tax rate for wealthy Americans to 37 percent and slash the corporate... more »»

LA police probe claim Roman Polanski molested girl in '75

December 12, 2017

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles detectives said Tuesday they are investigating a woman's claim that Oscar-winning director Roman Polanski molested her in 1975, when she was 10 years old. more »»

 
 

 

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