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Cubans fear Trump to reverse opening, army drills announced

Wed., Nov. 9, 2016, 8:42 a.m.

People line up outside the United States embassy in Havana, Cuba, the day after Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump defeated Democrat Hillary Clinton in the U.S. general election Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016. Trump's victory caused concern in Cuba, over his threat to roll back President Barack Obama's normalization of relations unless Cuban President Raul Castro agrees to more political freedoms. (Desmond Boylan / AP)
Cubans worried on Wednesday that President Donald Trump would throw the United States’ 2-year-old detente with Cuba into reverse, erasing their hopes for a more prosperous future of normal ties with Washington.

Hot bulb hitting cardboard sparked massive N.Y. fire

Wed., Nov. 9, 2016, 8:25 a.m.

More than 100 firefighters struggled to contain a massive blaze at a former Bethlehem Steel site that broke out early Wednesday when a hot light bulb fell onto cardboard inside a business, authorities said.

Trump victory sets off protests in California, Oregon

Wed., Nov. 9, 2016, 7:44 a.m.

A protester sets off fireworks during a protest against President-elect Donald Trump, Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016, in Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood. (Ted S. Warren / Associated Press)
LOS ANGELES – Donald Trump’s presidential victory set off protests early Wednesday by hundreds of people on California college campuses and in Oregon. Police says at least 500 people swarmed on streets in and around UCLA, some shouting anti-Trump expletives and others chanting “Not my president!”

Russian media celebrates future US President Trump

Wed., Nov. 9, 2016, 7:19 a.m.

Russian President Vladimir Putin holds a glass during a ceremony of receiving diplomatic credentials from foreign ambassadors in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016. Putin says that Moscow is ready to try to restore good relations with the United States in the wake of the election of Donald Trump. (Sergei Karpukhin / AP)
MOSCOW – Russian state television channels are reveling in the victory of US president-elect Donald Trump, who has vowed to improve ties with Russia and publicly praised the country’s globally controversial leader, Vladimir Putin. State-run news network Russia-24 had wall-to-wall coverage of the US election day, culminating with correspondents in New York covering the long celebrations at Trump’s headquarters as much as the teary-eyed faces at Clinton’s.

Paul Ryan might not be happy about the first agenda item in Donald Trump’s victory speech

Wed., Nov. 9, 2016, 7:14 a.m.

House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wisconsin smiles with his wife Janna at a campaign rally in Janesville, Wis., Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016. (Paul Sancya / AP)
In a brief victory speech early Wednesday morning, Donald Trump devoted only a few words to his specific priorities for policymaking in the next administration. At the top of the agenda was a new investment in infrastructure. “We are going to fix our inner cities and rebuild our highways, bridges, tunnels, airports, schools, hospitals,” the president-elect said after making a few introductory remarks. “We’re going to rebuild our infrastructure, which will become, by the way, second to none. And we will put millions of our people to work as we rebuild it.”

Trump claims astounding victory as America’s 45th president

Wed., Nov. 9, 2016, 12:21 a.m.

President-elect Donald Trump gives his acceptance speech as he is surrounded by his family during his election night rally, Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016, in New York. (Mary Altaffer / AP)
WASHINGTON – Donald Trump claimed his place Wednesday as America’s 45th president, an astonishing victory for the celebrity businessman and political novice who capitalized on voters’ economic anxieties, took advantage of racial tensions and overcame a string of sexual assault allegations on his way to the White House. His triumph over Hillary Clinton, not declared until well after midnight, will end eight years of Democratic dominance of the White House and threatens to undo major achievements of President Barack Obama. Trump has pledged to act quickly to repeal Obama’s landmark health care law, revoke America’s nuclear agreement with Iran and rewrite important trade deals with other countries, particularly Mexico and Canada.

GOP keeps Senate control as Democrats fall short

Tue., Nov. 8, 2016, 11:12 p.m.

Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio speaks to supporters Tuesday after winning a second term in office. (Wilfredo Lee / Associated Press)
Republicans held onto their slim Senate majority Wednesday, a stinging blow to Democrats in a night full of them. Democrats had been nearly certain of retaking control but saw their hopes fizzle as endangered GOP incumbents won in Missouri, Indiana, Pennsylvania, North Carolina and even Democrat-friendly Wisconsin.

GOP wins 2 more years of House control, Dem gains minimal

Tue., Nov. 8, 2016, 11:06 p.m.

House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wisconsin waves to supporters at a campaign rally Tuesday in Janesville, Wis. (Paul Sancya / Associated Press)
Republicans retained their lock on the House for two more years early Wednesday as GOP candidates triumphed in a checkerboard of districts in Florida, Virginia and elsewhere that Democrats had hoped Donald Trump’s divisive comments about women and Hispanics would make their own.

California voters approve recreational marijuana

Tue., Nov. 8, 2016, 10:21 p.m.

Voters in California and Massachusetts approved recreational marijuana initiatives today, and several other states passed medical marijuana provisions in what is turning out to be the biggest electoral victory for marijuana reform since 2012, when Colorado and Washington first approved recreational marijuana.

A startlingly close race after ugly campaign

Tue., Nov. 8, 2016, 10:17 p.m.

Supporters of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump cheer as they watch the election results during Trump's election night rally, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016, in New York. (John Locher / AP)
Capping a presidential campaign of venom, audacity and history, Donald Trump scored major victories in Florida, Ohio and North Carolina on Tuesday, building steam in a stunningly competitive contest with Hillary Clinton that raged across battlegrounds late into the night.

An anxious Clinton campaign waits for election returns

Tue., Nov. 8, 2016, 9:01 p.m.

Supporters react to election results during Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton's election night rally in the Jacob Javits Center glass enclosed lobby in New York, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016. (Frank Franklin II / Associated Press)
Anxious aides to Democrat Hillary Clinton watched key swing states Ohio, North Carolina and Florida go for Republican Donald Trump on Tuesday night, and they kept a close eye on Michigan and Wisconsin – two states that had seemed like safe bets for her as the presidential race shaped up to be far closer than her top strategists had anticipated. Thousands of Clinton supporters who gathered outside the intended site of her election night party stared quietly at their smartphones. Some cried.

Trump takes Ohio; White House fights still uncertain

Tue., Nov. 8, 2016, 7:54 p.m.

Supporters of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump cheer during an election night rally, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016, in New York. (Evan Vucci / AP)
Donald Trump captured a crucial victory over Hillary Clinton Tuesday night in Ohio, a Midwestern battleground drawn to his searing strain of economic populism. Clinton carried Virginia and Colorado, but other key battleground states remained exceptionally tight as an ugly and unpredictable presidential election lurched to an uncertain finish. For Trump, victory in Ohio was vital to his hopes of winning the White House. Clinton’s campaign had expected easy victories in Virginia and Colorado, but those states took on new urgency as Trump showed surprising strength elsewhere in the country.

It’s tight into the night: Will Florida, NC, Ohio decide?

Tue., Nov. 8, 2016, 5:55 p.m.

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America’s ugly and unpredictable presidential election barreled toward the finish Tuesday night, with Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump fighting for Florida, North Carolina and Ohio, three of the nation’s most competitive states.

Teens who use e-cigarettes are more likely to smoke tobacco, study finds

Tue., Nov. 8, 2016, 4:36 p.m.

A sales associate demonstrates the use of a electronic cigarette and the smokelike vapor that comes from it in Aurora, Colo., on Wednesday, March 2, 2011. (Ed Andrieski / Associated Press)
Los Angeles teenagers are giving health experts a new reason to worry about electronic cigarettes. In a study of more than 3,000 students in L.A. County public schools, those who were vaping at the beginning of their sophomore years were more likely to become cigarette smokers over the next six months.

November’s supermoon will be bigger than it has been since 1948

Tue., Nov. 8, 2016, 4:19 p.m.

A supermoon rises behind a building of the Topkapi Palace in Istanbul in 2013. Astrologer Richard Nolle defined a supermoon as a new or full moon that occurs when the moon is within 90 percent of its closest approach to Earth in a given orbit. (Gero Breloer / Associated Press)
November’s full moon is special. Not only is it a supermoon – which appears larger than a “regular” full moon – it will be the closest such moon to Earth since January 1948. We won’t see the full moon this close again until Nov. 25, 2034, according to NASA.

U.N. report: Human footprint ‘increasingly visible’ in climate

Tue., Nov. 8, 2016, 4:05 p.m.

MARRAKECH, Morocco – Hot and wild and with an “increasingly visible human footprint” – that’s how the U.N. weather agency sums up the global climate in the past five years. In a report released Tuesday at international climate talks in Morocco, the World Meteorological Organization said 2011-15 was the hottest five-year period on record.

Millions on Social Security are hurt by low gasoline prices

Tue., Nov. 8, 2016, 3:29 p.m.

When the price of gasoline goes down, Donald and Fran Shoemaker take a hit in their pocketbook, too. They say that’s not fair. He’s 90, and she’s 88, and neither drives much anymore. They own a 1991 Toyota Corolla with 111,000 miles on it, and live on the $2,029 they receive every month from Social Security, money they say doesn’t go too far.

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