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WASHINGTON (AP) — It all began with Lily, a 15-pound snowball of a French bulldog with the face of a tough guy and the personality of a princess. She and her owner, Rep. Jeff Denham of California, take the occasional coast-to-coast plane ride together. But when he tried to take...
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Now on the menu in Beijing for Chinese New Year: lots and lots of American lobster. Exports of U.S. lobster to China have rocketed in the past few years, largely to satisfy the appetites of the communist country's growing middle class, to whom a steamed,...
STEPHENVILLE, Texas (AP) — Prosecutors in Texas have shown a videotaped confession by the former Marine accused in the fatal 2013 shootings of "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle and his friend. "I'm just sorry for what I've done," Eddie Ray Routh, 27, said in the interview with...
HOUSTON (AP) — A federal judge in South Texas on Monday temporarily blocked President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration, giving a coalition of 26 states time to pursue a lawsuit that aims to permanently stop the orders. U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen's decision...
HOUSTON (AP) — A federal judge in Texas on Monday temporarily blocked President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration, giving a coalition of 26 states time to pursue a lawsuit that aims to permanently stop the orders. U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen's decision comes...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The nation's top labor official is arriving in California in an attempt to resolve a damaging contract dispute between West Coast dockworkers and their employers. U.S. Secretary of Labor Tom Perez is flying Monday to San Francisco, where negotiations between...
NEW YORK (AP) — Buttoned into a favorite coat against freezing cold or inspired by a fairytale, fans outside the tents of New York Fashion Week comprise an ongoing parade of fantasy, fun and personal expression. The frigid weather hasn't discouraged these hardy hangers-on who...
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A train carrying crude oil derailed in southern West Virginia on Monday, sending at least one tanker into the Kanawha River and sparking a house fire, officials said. There were no immediate reports of injuries. Nearby residents were told to evacuate as...
NEW YORK (AP) — Singer-songwriter Lesley Gore, who topped the charts in 1963 with her epic song of teenage angst, "It's My Party," and followed it up with the hits "Judy's Turn to Cry," ''You Don't Own Me" and the feminist anthem "You Don't Own Me," died Monday. She was 68. Gore...