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UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 6, 2018, 4:14 p.m.

Flag-waving crowds in Texas watch Bush’s funeral train

Flag waving-crowds lined the tracks as a special funeral train carried the flag-draped body of former President George H.W. Bush to College Station, Texas, where he’ll be buried on the …


Former Attorney General William Barr contender for old job

William Barr, who served as attorney general under President George H.W. Bush, has emerged as a top contender for that job in President Donald Trump’s Cabinet, two people familiar with …


Judge transfers Avenatti’s assets to estranged wife

A Southern California judge has transferred assets including an airplane and a Ferrari from porn actress Stormy Daniels’ lawyer Michael Avenatti as part of his divorce, according to court records …


Trump EPA proposes rolling back another Obama-era coal rule

The Environmental Protection Agency proposed another rollback Thursday aimed at easing controls on emissions from coal-fired power plants, this time for new ones, even as warnings mount from the agency’s …


Splits deepen as UN climate talks near crunch time

Divisions deepened at the U.N. climate talks Thursday, pitting rich nations against poor ones, oil exporters against vulnerable island nations, and those governments prepared to act on global warming against …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 6, 2018, 1:08 p.m.

Funding for defense in NY sex-trafficking case questioned

Federal prosecutors are challenging how defense lawyers are being paid in the case against a self-improvement organization accused of branding female followers.


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 6, 2018, 4:49 p.m.

U.S. to ease oil drilling controls protecting imperiled bird

The Trump administration moved forward Thursday with plans to ease restrictions on oil and natural gas drilling, mining and other activities across millions of acres in the American West that …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 6, 2018, 4:46 p.m.

Family separations at border down, but dozens still affected

The Trump administration separated 81 migrant children from their families at the U.S.-Mexico border since the June executive order that stopped the general practice amid a crackdown on illegal crossings, …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 6, 2018, 6:51 p.m.

Thousands salute Bush funeral train 4141 on final Texas ride

Thousands waved and cheered along the route as funeral train No. 4141 – for the 41st president – carried George H.W. Bush’s remains to their final resting place on Thursday, …


Supreme Court to hear closely watched double jeopardy case

The Supreme Court is set to hear arguments about an exception to the Constitution’s ban on being tried for the same offense. The outcome could have a spillover effect on …


New study explains creation of deadly California ‘firenado’

A rare fire tornado that raged during this summer’s deadly Carr Fire in Northern California was created by a combination of scorching weather, erratic winds and an ice-topped cloud that …


Quackarazzi: Mandarin duck holds NYC in its spell

It took just days for the brightly colored Mandarin duck that appeared suddenly in a Central Park pond to turn both New Yorkers and visitors into a new gaggle: the …


Honduran woman in migrant caravan gives birth in U.S.

A Honduran woman affiliated with a caravan of Central American migrants gave birth on U.S. soil shortly after entering the country illegally amid growing frustration about a bottleneck to claim …


Rapper sues makers of video game Fortnite over dance moves

Rapper 2 Milly filed a lawsuit Wednesday against the makers of Fortnite, saying they are illegally using a dance he created in their wildly popular video game.


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 5, 2018, 6:30 p.m.

Fed survey cites rising concerns about trade tariffs

The Federal Reserve said Wednesday that the U.S. economy was growing in the fall, but there were concerns about higher tariffs from a widening trade war, rising interest rates and …


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 5, 2018, 4:56 p.m.

Residents head back into California town leveled by wildfire

Joyce and Jerry McLean sifted through twisted metal and broken glass Wednesday on the property where their mobile home once stood, hoping to find precious family possessions that might have …


Sea reefs and sunsets: Living Coral is color of the year

It’s the color of underwater reefs hanging on for dear life. The sky at dusk. Some of the latest iPhones and the latest looks on the runways of Marc Jacobs …


Christmas turkey, fruitcake rocketing toward space station

Christmas turkey rocketed toward the International Space Station on Wednesday, along with cranberry sauce, candied yams and the obligatory fruitcake.


USA Gymnastics files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

USA Gymnastics is turning to bankruptcy in an effort to ensure its survival. The embattled organization has filed a bankruptcy petition in Indianapolis as it tries to reach settlements in …


Health law sign-ups lagging as Saturday deadline is looming

Government numbers show health insurance sign-ups for the Affordable Care Act are down with just a few days left to enroll.


Prosecutors recommend no jail time for cooperative Flynn

President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser provided so much information to the special counsel’s Russia investigation that prosecutors say he shouldn’t do any prison time, according to a court …


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 5, 2018, 9:22 p.m.

Nation bids goodbye to Bush with high praise, cannons, humor

George H. W. Bush was celebrated with high praise and loving humor Wednesday as the nation bade farewell to the man who was America’s 41st president and the last to …


Report details new allegations of Moonves’ sexual misconduct

A report by CBS lawyers outlines more allegations of sexual misconduct by longtime chief Les Moonves, the New York Times reported.


Authorities hopeful wildfire death toll lower than feared

The search for people unaccounted for after the deadliest U.S. wildfire in at least a century is winding down in Northern California, with just 11 names left on a fluctuating …


Grand Teton plan would trap or kill goats to help bighorns

Spotting a mountain goat perched high on a cliff might thrill many of the millions of tourists who visit Grand Teton National Park every year, but park officials say it …


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 4, 2018, 7:02 p.m.

More U.S. beef being recalled over salmonella fears

An Arizona company is expanding the scope of its recall of raw beef that could be contaminated with salmonella, federal officials said Tuesday.


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 4, 2018, 7:07 p.m.

Supplies low for shelters helping migrants as holidays near

Shelters run by volunteers in the U.S. say they are getting hit with an expected surge of new migrants seeking asylum in the U.S. who need temporary housing. Nonprofit groups …


Arkansas school district allows paper to post banned article

An Arkansas school district that ordered a student newspaper to take down an investigative report now says the article can be re-published on its website.


Wisconsin’s Walker defies protesters on lame-duck session

Demonstrators booed outgoing Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker on Tuesday at a Christmas tree-lighting ceremony, drowning out a high school choir with their own songs in protest of a Republican effort …


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 4, 2018, 5:17 p.m.

L.A. plans to make plastic straws available only on request

The city of Los Angeles took a step Tuesday toward limiting the availability of single-use plastic straws in restaurants, joining the state and a slew of smaller cities that have …