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WASHINGTON (AP) — The lame-duck Congress is embarking on its final work session of 2016 as lawmakers face a Dec. 9 deadline for spending legislation to keep the government running. Republican leaders want to pass a short-term spending bill to extend existing funding levels into...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of young immigrants living in the country illegally willingly came out of the shadows and identified themselves to the Obama administration on the promise that they'd be safe from deportation and allowed to work. Some may now regret that...
PRESTON COUNTY, W.Va. (AP) — The Cheat River flows pale green and slate gray, glistening in the sunshine as it gathers speed, turns to whitewater and drops between rocks on the way toward the Monongahela River. From there it makes its way to the Ohio River and the drinking water...
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Investigators are looking into whether a car-and-knife attack at Ohio State University that injured 11 people was an act of terror by a Somali-born student who had once criticized the media for its portrayal of Muslims. The attacker, identified as Abdul...
GATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP) — Workers at an aquarium evacuated because of wildfires around Gatlinburg, Tennessee, are concerned about the thousands of animals housed there. Ryan DeSears, general manager of Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies, tells WBIR-TV ( https://bitly.com/ ) that...
GALT, Calif. (AP) — California is taking its fight against global warming to the farm. The nation's leading agricultural state is now targeting greenhouse gases produced by dairy cows and other livestock. Despite strong opposition from farmers, Gov. Jerry Brown signed...
Recounts in major statewide elections are extremely rare — and they seldom succeed in changing the result. Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein is seeking recounts in Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania, states that went to President-elect Donald Trump. There have been...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco Bay Area health officials were trying to determine Monday if three people who died and five who were sickened after eating Thanksgiving dinner at a church event got sick there or at the assisted living facility where they all lived. Sutter...
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Officials on Monday praised an Ohio State University police officer who shot and killed a man a minute after he drove his car into a crowd and then stabbed multiple people. Officer Alan Horujko, who started on the university police force in January 2015,...