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  • A year later, Trump bends, but doesn’t break, Washington

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In his first year in office, President Donald Trump has frequently bent Washington to his will. He’s shattered long-standing norms that have governed the capital and plunged politics to a new level of corrosiveness. And he’s wielding his executive power to start rolling back his predecessor’s policies on the environment, education and […]
  • US competitive warfighting edge has slipped, says Mattis

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Countering China’s rapidly expanding military and an increasingly aggressive Russia are now the U.S. military’s top national security priorities. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says they even outpacing the threat of terrorism. He said Friday that competition with those adversaries has threatened America’s military advantage around the world. Mattis is laying out a […]
  • Memorial service planned for beloved Michigan airport dog

    TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Friends and fans are bidding farewell to a speedy border collie that became an internet sensation for keeping a northern Michigan airport’s runways free of critters. A memorial service for Piper is scheduled for 3 p.m. Saturday at City Opera House in Traverse City. The 9-year-old dog was euthanized Jan. […]
  • Today in History

    Today in History Today is Saturday, Jan. 20, the 20th day of 2018. There are 345 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. 20, 2017, Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States, pledging emphatically to empower America’s “forgotten men and women.” Protesters registered their rage […]
  • Women will march again with aim to become a political force

    Activists are returning to the streets a year after a million people rallied worldwide at marches for female empowerment, hoping to create an enduring political movement that will elect more women to government office. Hundreds of gatherings are planned Saturday and Sunday across the U.S. and in places such as Beijing, Buenos Aires, Argentina, and […]
  • Governor denies parole for Manson follower Leslie Van Houten

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The governor of California once again denied parole Friday for Leslie Van Houten, the youngest follower of murderous cult leader Charles Manson who blamed herself at her parole hearing for letting him control her life. Gov. Jerry Brown said in his decision that Van Houten still lays too much of the […]
  • Last Slam standing: Kerber beats Sharapova in 3rd round

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Angelique Kerber is on her own in an elite club at the Australian Open. The 2016 champion routed Maria Sharapova 6-1, 6-3 in a third-round win that showcased her credentials as a title contender and ensured she’ll be the only Grand Slam champion still playing in the second week in the […]
  • Records: Las Vegas gunman was germophobe, possibly bipolar

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — After three months of investigation, police have learned more about Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock: He was a high-stakes gambler on a losing streak, obsessed with cleanliness, possibly bipolar and was having difficulties with his live-in girlfriend. But hundreds of interviews and thousands of pieces of evidence have not answered the […]
  • Baltimore’s new police leader faces numerous challenges

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Deputy Police Commissioner Darryl DeSousa, who has steadily risen through the ranks during a 30-year career with Baltimore’s police department, will take the helm of the force in a city struggling with a feverish pace of killings. After a record year in per-capita homicides, Baltimore’s mayor on Friday fired the city’s police […]
  • Serial stowaway arrested again at Chicago’s O’Hare airport

    CHICAGO (AP) — A woman with a history of sneaking aboard planes slipped past security at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport this week and was flying to London when the airline realized she didn’t have a ticket. Chicago Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi says Marilyn Hartman was flown back to Chicago on Thursday night and taken into […]
  • Technical glitches prompt Southwest Airlines flight problems

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Southwest Airlines says computer problems delayed or canceled flights in and out of airports in Los Angeles and Austin, Texas, but they’ve been resolved. Southwest spokesman Brian Parrish says Friday afternoon’s problems at LAX lasted about 3 ½ hours. He says gate systems and lobby check-in systems were affected. The cause […]
  • The Latest: Appeals court stays order in foster system case

    DALLAS (AP) — The Latest on a federal court challenge to the Texas foster care system (all times local): 8:30 p.m. A federal appeals court has halted implementation of a judge’s order that Texas make sweeping changes to its foster care system. The stay by the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals late Friday puts […]
  • The Latest: Shamanism group responds to Alaska Native group

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Latest on a planned shamanism retreat in Alaska (all times local): ___ 4:40 p.m. A group planning a shamanism retreat in Alaska is apologizing for not reaching out to an Alaska Native organization that slammed the event as commercialization and exploitation of the spiritual healing practices of indigenous people. The […]
  • California community makes recovery strides after mudslide

    MONTECITO, Calif. (AP) — The key highway along the California coast has been cleared of debris and is a few days from reopening while the search is widening from three people still missing after a massive mudslide, authorities said Friday. U.S. Highway 101 has been cleaned of mud in Santa Barbara County, and workers are […]
  • Salaam’s mother thinks Heisman up for auction was stolen

    DENVER (AP) — As online bids for Rashaan Salaam’s Heisman Trophy near $300,000, the mother of the former University of Colorado running back is convinced the trophy was stolen. Khalada Salaam told CBS Sports in a story published Friday that the family found the door to his Boulder-area condominium was unlocked and “you could just […]