Investors, farmers guessing as shutdown delays crop reports

DES MOINES, Iowa – The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Friday that it must delay the release of key crop reports because of the partial government shutdown, leaving investors and farmers...

DATE: Jan. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

‘Ear Hustle’ host freed, but prison podcast will go on

OAKLAND, Calif. – In California, inmates typically are granted parole by doing good deeds or showing they have been rehabilitated by becoming pastors, drug counselors or youth advocates. For Walter...

DATE: Jan. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Ryan Zinke defends legacy as he leaves office

BILLINGS, Mont. – As former U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke exits Washington chased by ethics investigations and criticism of his actions favoring industry, he told The Associated Press he’s...

DATE: Jan. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

‘The toughest year’: Immigration dominated ’18

NEW YORK – Children torn from parents, refugees turned away and a relentless stream of changes to immigration regulation and enforcement. To those who champion President Donald Trump and believe...

DATE: Dec. 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Richard Overton, 112, was America’s oldest man

Richard Overton was in his mid-30s when he began serving in World War II. It was perhaps the most important thing he did with his life, but it was far from the last. Overton, who died Thursday in...

DATE: Dec. 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

EPA targets Obama crackdown on mercury from coal plants

WASHINGTON – The Trump administration Friday targeted an Obama-era regulation credited with helping dramatically reduce toxic mercury pollution from coal-fired power plants, saying the benefits to...

DATE: Dec. 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Amid 2018’s tragedies were moments of compassion and duty

Deadliest shooting at an American high school: Parkland, Florida. Deadliest U.S. wildfire in a century: Paradise, California. Deadliest attack on Jews in American history: Pittsburgh. The cities of...

DATE: Dec. 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

A child calling Santa reached NORAD instead. Christmas Eve was never the same.

Col. Harry Shoup was a real by-the-book guy. At home, his two daughters were limited to phone calls of no more than three minutes (monitored by an egg timer) and were automatically grounded if they...

DATE: Dec. 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Here’s why closing the government actually costs taxpayers

Even though paychecks would stop going out to hundreds of thousands of workers, shutting down the federal government actually costs money – and the longer it goes on, the more it will cost. Museums...

DATE: Dec. 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Shutdown enters third day with no urgency to reopen government

As the partial U.S. government shutdown enters a third day, lawmakers have left Washington for the Christmas holiday with no sign of urgency to resolve the fight over President Donald Trump’s...

DATE: Dec. 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Taking a look at what didn’t happen this week

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these is legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press...

DATE: Dec. 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Interior Secretary Zinke resigns amid investigations

WASHINGTON – Interior Department Secretary Ryan Zinke submitted his resignation Saturday, facing intense pressure from the White House amid multiple probes tied to his real estate dealings in...

DATE: Dec. 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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