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Retired Marine Gen. James Mattis is Trump’s secretary of defense pick

President-elect Donald Trump has chosen retired Marine Gen. James N. Mattis to be secretary of defense, nominating a former senior military officer who led operations across the Middle East to …


Ailing Buzz Aldrin evacuated from South Pole to New Zealand

An ailing Buzz Aldrin, the second man to walk on the moon, was evacuated from the South Pole to New Zealand where he was in a hospital on Friday in …


Recovery begins as rains help put out Tennessee wildfires

After nearly 24 hours of drenching rain helped quench a series of devastating wildfires in eastern Tennessee, local officials turned to cleanup and recovery efforts even as they battled their …


Pilot told Colombia controllers ‘no fuel’ before crash

The pilot of the chartered plane carrying a Brazilian soccer team told air traffic controllers he had run out of fuel and desperately pleaded for permission to land before crashing …


Five Nevada counties to recount presidential race

Nevada election officials will recount ballots in five counties after independent presidential candidate Roque De La Fuente requested and paid about $14,000 for the effort.


Colombia plane crash probe focuses on fuel, electrical systems

Air crash investigators in Colombia sought Wednesday to piece together the terrifying final moments aboard a charter jet carrying a Brazilian soccer team for the biggest match in its history, …


Stein makes Michigan third state for presidential recount

Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein on Wednesday requested a full hand recount of Michigan’s presidential vote, making it the third state narrowly won by Republican Donald Trump where she’s …


Spokane County bans new outdoor pot farms as odor complaints roll in

In a surprise move Tuesday, the Spokane County commissioners voted unanimously to stop issuing permits for outdoor marijuana farms, citing “a substantial number of complaints” about the smell.


GOP plans swift confirmation for Sessions as attorney general

Senate Republicans announced plans Tuesday to move quickly through the confirmation process for Sen. Jeff Sessions to be the next attorney general, while Democrats requested they have enough time at …


Powerball jackpot of nearly $421 million to be split by 20 Tennessee co-workers

Tennessee Lottery officials say 20 co-workers at a metal manufacturing plant will split a Powerball jackpot of nearly $421 million.


Seattle area has biggest growth in home prices in U.S.

The Seattle area has the hottest housing market in the country – the first time in nine years that Seattle has led the United States in home-price growth.


U.S. investigating leak related to Petraeus case

The Defense Department is conducting a new leaks investigation related to the sex scandal that led to the resignation of former CIA Director David Petraeus, the Associated Press confirmed Monday, …


Trump drama rolls on: Disputes, falsehoods hit transition

The drama, disputes and falsehoods that permeated Donald Trump’s presidential campaign are now roiling his transition to the White House, forcing aides to defend his baseless assertions of illegal voting …


As Michigan certifies election, possible recounts now in play for three states

The Michigan Board of Canvassers with a 4-0 vote certified the state’s election results Monday afternoon, showing Republican Donald Trump won the presidential race by a 10,704-vote margin over Democrat …


Green Party to ask Pennsylvania court to order presidential recount

The Green Party says it will ask a Pennsylvania court to order a statewide recount of the state’s Nov. 8 presidential election result.


WTO says Boeing offered illegal tax breaks by Washington Legislature

A World Trade Organization panel on Monday ruled that Washington state offered billions in illegal tax breaks to plane maker Boeing, and that the U.S. government must take action to …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 28, 2016

Ohio State University attack being investigated as possible terrorism

A man plowed his car into a group of pedestrians at Ohio State University and began stabbing people with a butcher knife Monday before he was shot to death by …


Trump assails recount push, claims millions voted illegally

President-elect Donald Trump claimed without evidence Sunday that “millions” voted illegally in the national election, scoffing at Hillary Clinton’s nearly 2 million edge in the popular vote and returning to …


1 dead, 9 injured in shooting in New Orleans French Quarter

Police had already increased patrols in New Orleans’ bustling French Quarter before gunfire erupted early Sunday, leaving one man dead and nine other people wounded in a tourist district famed …


Syrian army Aleppo advance displaces thousands

Simultaneous advances by Syrian government and Kurdish-led forces into eastern Aleppo on Sunday set off a tide of displacement inside the divided city, with thousands of residents evacuating their premises, …


Fillon wins France’s conservative presidential primary

Francois Fillon won France’s first-ever conservative presidential primary Sunday after promising drastic free-market reforms and a crackdown on immigration and Islamic extremism, beating a more moderate rival who had warned …


Trump slams recount push as ‘a scam,’ says election is over

President-elect Donald Trump on Saturday condemned a growing push to force recounts in three states pivotal to his Nov. 8 victory, confronting the Green Party-backed effort for the first time …


Pipeline protesters vow to stay camped on federal land

Dakota Access oil pipeline protesters will not follow a government directive to leave the federal land where hundreds have camped for months, organizers said Saturday, despite state officials encouraging them …


U.S. stocks rise to fresh records in shortened session

Stocks hit fresh records in a shortened trading session Friday as investors continued to bet on a pickup in economic growth and rising corporate profits.


Trump names McGahn as counsel, McFarland to national security post

President-elect Donald Trump named Donald F. McGahn as White House counsel and Kathleen Troia “KT” McFarland as deputy national security adviser, moves that add a lawyer seasoned in political law …


Stein wants battleground states recount; Trump pushes ahead shaping administration

President-elect Donald Trump is connecting with foreign leaders and considering new Cabinet-prospects Friday as he gathers with family for a long Thanksgiving weekend at his Mar-a-Lago estate.


Shoppers hunt for deals, hit the shops for entertainment

Shoppers were on the hunt for deals and were at the stores for entertainment Friday as malls opened for what is still one of the busiest days of the year, …


U.S. abortion rate falls to lowest level in decades, CDC reports

The number and rate of abortions tallied by federal authorities have fallen to their lowest level in decades, according to new data released Wednesday.


Thanksgiving travel expected to be heaviest since 2007

Americans took to the roads, air and railways Wednesday for what is expected to be the busiest Thanksgiving travel period in almost a decade.


Lilly’s Alzheimer’s disease drug fails in final-stage trial

Eli Lilly & Co.’s experimental Alzheimer’s treatment failed to slow the progression of the neurodegenerative disease, yet another setback to drugmakers and researchers who continue to seek a way to …