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  • Turbulent stock market spooks some older workers, retirees

    CHICAGO (AP) — The recent turbulence in the U.S. stock markets is spooking some older workers and retirees, a group that was hit particularly hard during the most recent financial crisis. There’s no indication, though, that the recent volatility has brought about large-scale overhauls in retirement planning. “There’s a lot of fear that if you […]
  • Neighbors wage shadow campaigns in New Hampshire for 2020

    NEW YORK (AP) — Even before they announce their White House intentions, New Hampshire’s ambitious neighbors are in the midst of a shadow campaign to shape the nation’s first presidential primary election of the 2020 season. Democrats on the ground expect a rush of presidential announcements soon after New Year’s. That could include as many […]
  • Trump says ‘no reason’ for him to hear Khashoggi death tape

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said there is no reason for him to listen to a recording of the “very violent, very vicious” killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, which has put him in a diplomatic bind: how to admonish Riyadh for the slaying yet maintain strong ties with a close ally. Trump, in […]
  • Sentencing set for man after guilty plea in family killings

    DENVER (AP) — A Colorado man is set to be sentenced Monday after pleading guilty to murdering his pregnant wife and their two young daughters and dumping their bodies on an oil work site. Christopher Watts pleaded guilty on Nov. 6 to three charges of murder in the deaths of his wife, Shanann Watts, and […]
  • Men convicted of Kansas bomb plot try to bar Somali videos

    WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A federal judge is due to hear arguments about whether to allow victim impact statements from Somali immigrants at the sentencing hearing for three Kansas militia members convicted of plotting to bomb a mosque and an apartment complex where the immigrants live. The hearing is scheduled to take place Monday before […]
  • Will Kelly stay or won’t he? Trump praises, criticizes aide

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump isn’t committing to a previous pledge to keep chief of staff John Kelly for the remainder of his term, part of widespread speculation about staffing changes that could soon sweep through his administration. Trump, in a wide-ranging interview that aired on “Fox News Sunday,” praised Kelly’s work ethic and […]
  • AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s misdirection on Calif fires, climate

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is going too far in assigning most of the blame for California’s devastating wildfires on the state’s forest management. In comments over the weekend, he called forest management a “big problem” and suggested that California officials needed to do a much better job. But most of California’s 33 million […]
  • Harry Reid’s political machine keeps humming in Nevada

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Harry Reid may no longer lead Senate Democrats in Washington, but the political machine he built in Nevada has Republicans on the run. Democrats romped up and down the state in the Nov. 6 midterm elections, ousting Republican Sen. Dean Heller, winning races for governor and lieutenant governor, and expanding their […]
  • In smoldering wildfire ruins, life goes on for a hardy few

    PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — Brad Weldon lost his home to fire when he was a kid, so when a deadly wildland blaze came roaring toward his ranch house in the pines where he lives with his 89-year-old blind mother, he wasn’t going to let disaster strike twice. Weldon and his mother’s caregiver, armed only with […]
  • Rain could hinder search for victims of California wildfire

    PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — The search for remains of victims of the devastating Northern California wildfire has taken on new urgency as rain in the forecast could complicate those efforts while also bringing relief to firefighters on the front lines. Up to 400 people fanned out Sunday to search the ash and rubble where homes […]
  • In defeat, Abrams emerges as leading voting-rights advocate

    ATLANTA (AP) — Stacey Abrams broke the rules of politics until the very end. The Georgia Democrat who came about 60,000 votes shy of becoming America’s first black female governor refused to follow the traditional script for defeated politicians who offer gracious congratulations to their victorious competitor and gently exit the stage. Instead, Abrams took […]
  • In year of Democratic hopes, GOP comes out on top in Florida

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — This was the year Florida’s Democrats spoke ambitiously of ending their 20-year journey in political exile in this battleground state. Instead, election results after a tense and bruising recount showed Republicans coming out on top for governor and even picking up a U.S. Senate seat. After a recount dragged on for […]
  • Today in History

    Today in History Today is Monday, Nov. 19, the 323rd day of 2018. There are 42 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 19, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln dedicated a national cemetery at the site of the Civil War battlefield of Gettysburg in Pennsylvania. On this date: In 1831, the 20th […]
  • Bloomberg donates ‘unprecedented’ $1.8B to Johns Hopkins

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced Sunday he’s donating $1.8 billion to his alma mater, Johns Hopkins University, to boost financial aid for low- and middle-income students. The Baltimore university said the contribution — the largest ever to any education institution in the U.S. — will allow Johns Hopkins to […]
  • Tijuana protesters chant ‘Out!’ at migrants camped in city

    TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — Hundreds of Tijuana residents congregated around a monument in an affluent section of the city south of California on Sunday to protest the thousands of Central American migrants who have arrived via caravan in hopes of a new life in the U.S. Tensions have built as nearly 3,000 migrants from the […]