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JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Removing the Confederate battle emblem from the Mississippi state flag would be akin to communists rewriting history, a former leader of a Southern heritage group said Tuesday during a keep-the-flag rally. "This is not about what happened in the 1860s. This...
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — With the armed takeover of a national wildlife refuge in southeastern Oregon in its third week, Ammon Bundy and his group are still trying to muster up broad community support — so far without much luck. Bundy has drawn a lot of attention to the...
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — About 200 people who want to keep the Confederate battle emblem on the Mississippi flag are rallying outside the state Capitol. Some say removing the symbol would be akin to communists rewriting history. Chuck McMichael of Shreveport, Louisiana, is a past...
ALTOONA, Iowa (AP) — Republican presidential hopeful Ted Cruz received an anti-endorsement from the governor of Iowa, Tuesday, host of the country's lead-off presidential caucus, on account of his failure to support renewable fuels like ethanol. Gov. Terry Branstad, a Republican...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Treasury Department has a message for taxpayers getting calls from the IRS demanding immediate payment: Hang up. Those aggressive, threatening calls are coming from phone scammers. And they are successful, too, costing more than 5,000 victims more than $26...
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials have new guidance for doctors whose pregnant patients may have traveled to regions with a tropical illness linked to birth defects. Officials say doctors should ask pregnant women about their travel and certain symptoms, and — if warranted...
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Only a year ago, Rick Snyder began his second term as Michigan governor promoting the same achievements that had propelled him to victory in 2014: The state was at last in the midst of an economic comeback, and Detroit had emerged from bankruptcy. Now the...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The IRS says taxpayer losses from phone scammers impersonating agency tax collectors have hit $26.5 million over the past couple of years and it's again warning people to just hang up on anyone claiming they're from the agency and demanding immediate payment...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court signaled Tuesday that it could make insider trading cases harder to prosecute nationwide, dealing another blow to federal prosecutors. The justices said they would hear the appeal of an Illinois man who is serving a three-year prison term...