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  • Across Capitol Hill, impeachment saga shifts

    5 hours, 58 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON — A different chairman. A committee twice the size. A shift from evidence to law. Wednesday’s Judiciary Committee hearing was full of signs that the impeachment of President Donald Trump is advancing away from the drama of his Ukraine ...

  • Classic Blue is Pantone Color Institute’s color of the year

    5 hours, 58 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK — In these uneasy times, as we move along to a new decade, the Pantone Color Institute has reached back in time to calming, confident Classic Blue as its color of the year for 2020. The color is ...

  • Mass strike over pensions tangles transport across France

    5 hours, 58 minutes ago

    (AP) PARIS — Most French trains are at a standstill, schools are closed and the Eiffel Tower is warning visitors to stay away as unions hold nationwide strikes and protests over the government’s retirement reform. Paris deployed 6,000 police for what’s ...

  • Court to consider bathroom use by transgender student

    5 hours, 58 minutes ago

    (AP) ATLANTA — A transgender student's fight over school bathrooms comes before a federal appeals court Thursday, setting the stage for a groundbreaking ruling. The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta will hear arguments about whether a Florida school ...

  • Harris exit points to hurdles facing minority candidates

    5 hours, 58 minutes ago

    (AP) Kamala Harris cloaked her presidential campaign in the promise of becoming the first black woman in the White House. That wasn't enough for donors and supporters, including black voters. The California senator abruptly withdrew from the race on Tuesday after ...

  • Historic US towns endured wars, storms. What about sea rise?

    5 hours, 58 minutes ago

    (AP) SWANSBORO, N.C. — Historic cities and towns along the Southeastern U.S. coast have survived wars, hurricanes, disease outbreaks and other calamities, but now that sea levels are creeping up with no sign of stopping, they face a more existential crisis. ...

  • 'Tis the season: Rockefeller Center Christmas tree lights up

    5 hours, 58 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK — One of the brightest signs of the holiday season has come to light. The Rockefeller Center Christmas tree was officially turned on Wednesday night, at an event featuring celebrities including Idina Menzel, Lea Michele and Ne-Yo among ...

  • Hong Kong residents living with tear gas worry of effects

    5 hours, 58 minutes ago

    (AP) HONG KONG — By day, the small commercial kitchen in a Hong Kong industrial building produces snacks. At night, it turns into a secret laboratory assembling a kit for pro-democracy protesters seeking to detox after repeated exposure to tear gas. ...

  • Drug can curb dementia’s delusions, researchers find

    5 hours, 58 minutes ago

    (AP) SAN DIEGO — A drug that curbs delusions in Parkinson's patients did the same for people with Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia in a study that was stopped early because the benefit seemed clear. If regulators agree, the ...

  • Sailor kills 2 civilians, self at Pearl Harbor shipyard

    6 hours, 10 minutes ago

    (AP) PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii — An active duty U.S. sailor whose submarine was docked at Pearl Harbor opened fire on three civilian employees Wednesday, killing two and then taking his own life just days before dignitaries and veterans descend on the ...

  • Zimmerman sues Trayvon Martin's family, attorneys

    13 hours, 48 minutes ago

    (AP) BARTOW, Fla. — Neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman, who was acquitted of the 2012 killing of Trayvon Martin, is suing the teen's parents, family attorney, the attorney's book publisher and prosecutors who tried his case, claiming he was defamed when ...

  • 'Star Trek' writer, story editor D.C. Fontana dies at age 80

    13 hours, 56 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK — D.C. Fontana, a writer and story editor for the original “Star Trek” television series and later a contributor to “Star Trek: The Next Generation" and other related projects, has died at age 80. Fran Evans, a family ...

  • Carson City man faces multiple charges after SWAT standoff

    14 hours, 6 minutes ago

    (AP) CARSON CITY — An intoxicated, suicidal man who threatened his grandmother and pointed a gun at his head during a 90-minute standoff at her Carson City home faces multiple charges, including assault with a deadly weapon. Sheriff's deputies shot 39-year-old ...

  • Surprising 1st results from NASA's sun-skimming spacecraft

    15 hours, 4 minutes ago

    (AP) CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — NASA's sun-skimming spacecraft, the Parker Solar Probe, is surprising scientists with its unprecedented close views of our star. Scientists released the first results from the mission Wednesday. They observed bursts of energetic particles never seen before ...

  • Richard Bryan, ex-senator and Nevada governor, backs Biden

    15 hours, 35 minutes ago

    (AP) Richard Bryan, a former U.S. senator and Nevada governor, said Wednesday that he's endorsing Joe Biden for president in 2020, giving the former vice president the backing of one of the biggest names in the state’s Democratic circles. Bryan told ...

  • Ukrainian gas chief meets with prosecutors probing Giuliani

    15 hours, 42 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON — Federal prosecutors have interviewed the head of Ukraine’s state-owned gas company as part of an investigation into the business dealings of President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani and two of Giuliani’s business associates. Andriy Kobolyev met voluntarily ...

  • Florida Republican: 'We should hang’ treasonous Democrats

    16 hours ago

    (AP) ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Local and national GOP leaders distanced themselves Wednesday from a Florida congressional candidate who sent a fundraising letter stating that “anti-American radical Democrats” should be hung for treason. George Buck, one of six Republican primary candidates ...

  • Judge dismisses lawsuit in John Dillinger exhumation case

    16 hours, 14 minutes ago

    (AP) INDIANAPOLIS — A nephew of 1930s gangster John Dillinger needs a cemetery's permission to exhume the notorious criminal's Indianapolis gravesite to prove whether he's actually buried there, a judge ruled Wednesday in dismissing the nephew's lawsuit against the cemetery. Marion ...

  • Willie Nelson has given up smoking, but he's still using marijuana

    16 hours, 48 minutes ago

    (AP) SAN ANTONIO — Willie Nelson may have given up smoking, but he hasn't stopped using marijuana. While in San Antonio last week for two performances, the 86-year-old country music legend told KSAT TV that in an effort to take better ...

  • Google co-founders step aside as antitrust scrutiny heats up

    17 hours, 10 minutes ago

    (AP) SAN FRANCISCO — Google’s co-founders are relinquishing their executive positions just as state and federal regulators, not to mention the Department of Justice and Congress, are taking a keen interest in the possible abuse of its privacy practices and market ...

  • Jimmy Carter released from Georgia hospital

    17 hours, 13 minutes ago

    (AP) Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter was released from a hospital Wednesday after being treated for a urinary tract infection. Carter, 95, was discharged from Phoebe Sumter Medical Center in Americus, Georgia, Carter Center spokeswoman Deanna Congileo said. “He said he ...

  • Israeli PM, meeting Pompeo, calls for more pressure on Iran

    17 hours, 41 minutes ago

    (AP) LISBON, Portugal — Israel’s prime minister on Wednesday praised the tough U.S. sanctions on Iran, saying the financial pressure has sparked protests against Tehran’s influence across the region and urging even stronger action. Speaking alongside U.S. Secretary of State Mike ...

  • Texas judge orders border wall fundraiser not to build

    17 hours, 53 minutes ago

    (AP) HOUSTON — A local judge in South Texas has ordered supporters of President Donald Trump not to build their planned private border wall on a section of land near the Rio Grande. State District Judge Keno Vasquez on Tuesday issued ...

  • Washoe County appealing in Lake Tahoe property tax fight

    18 hours, 21 minutes ago

    (AP) RENO — Washoe County has decided to appeal a judge’s ruling that could force the county to refund millions of dollars in excessive taxes to thousands of residential property owners at Lake Tahoe whose property valuations were arrived at illegally ...

  • Lockdown lifted at Jackson State after active shooter report

    19 hours, 51 minutes ago

    (AP) JACKSON, Miss. — Jackson State University's campus was placed on lockdown Wednesday after an active shooter was reported there. The university initially sent out a tweet telling everyone on its Mississippi campus to take shelter. It later said the lockdown ...

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