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Boycotts, protests to greet Trump on Mississippi visit

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – President Donald Trump’s celebration of the heroes of the civil rights movement is set to go on without at least one leader from that era who plans to be a no-show for the...

DATE: Dec. 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Snow slows or shuts down much of normally sunny Deep South

ATLANTA – Snowfall shrouding much of the Deep South began tapering off early Saturday, but freezing temperatures kept roads slick and thousands without electricity throughout the region while...

DATE: Dec. 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Trump signs 2-week spending bill to avoid shutdown

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump on Friday signed a spending bill to avoid a government shutdown and keep the federal government running through Dec. 22. The president signed the two-week...

DATE: Dec. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Elderly man fights off intruders, fatally shoots one of them

ELLWOOD CITY, Pa. – An 84-year-old Pennsylvania man fatally shot a home intruder and successfully fought off another early Friday, police said. Don Lutz was jolted awake around 1:15 a.m. by the...

DATE: Dec. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Court: ‘Making a Murderer’ defendant’s confession stands

CHICAGO – A federal appeals court in Chicago narrowly overturned a ruling Friday that could have freed a Wisconsin inmate featured in the “Making a Murderer” series from prison. The full 7th U.S....

DATE: Dec. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Angry worshippers lash out against Trump across Muslim world

JERUSALEM – Large crowds of worshippers across the Muslim world staged anti-U.S. marches Friday, some stomping on posters of Donald Trump or burning American flags in the largest outpouring of...

DATE: Dec. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Uranium firm sought access to Bears Ears, documents say

A uranium company launched a concerted lobbying campaign to scale back Bears Ears National Monument, saying such action would give it easier access to the area’s uranium deposits and help it...

DATE: Dec. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Take a look at what didn’t happen this week

A roundup of some of the most popular, but untrue, headlines of the week. None of these stories are legit, even though they were shared on social media. The Associated Press checked these out; here...

DATE: Dec. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Former Colorado GOP chair convicted of voter fraud, forgery

GREELEY – A former Colorado Republican Party chariman who blamed a “major diabetic episode” for causing him to cast his ex-wife’s ballot in 2016’s presidential election has been convicted of...

DATE: Dec. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

New Mexico fire departments sending help to California

ALBUQUERQUE – New Mexico fire departments are sending wildland firefighting personnel to help put out Southern California fires. The Albuquerque Journal reports five fire departments sent six...

DATE: Dec. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Snow may not be deep in Deep South, but it worries locals

ATLANTA – The snow that blanketed parts of the Deep South Friday delighted schoolchildren with an unexpected holiday but also revived panicky memories for many adults of past storms that trapped...

DATE: Dec. 8, 2017 | UPDATED: 3 days 23 hours ago | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Fast-moving flames force people to flee on a moment’s notice

FALLBROOK, Calif. – Flames were practically on top of Dick and Joan Marsala’s home when they got an urgent knock on the door and were told to leave. The couple, in their mid-80s, grabbed only a...

DATE: Dec. 8, 2017 | UPDATED: 3 days 18 hours ago | CATEGORY: Nation & World