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Governor: Dakota Access protesters can leave without arrest

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 07:55
CANNON BALL, N.D. (AP) -- A few dozen people still occupying a sprawling encampment on federal land to protest construction of the Dakota Access oil pipeline will have another chance to leave peacefully Thursday, North Dakota's governor said, after public officials pleaded with the self-named "water protectors" to leave so the site can be cleared....

NYC lowers cost estimate for presidential protection

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 07:38
NEW YORK (AP) -- New York City has lowered its cost estimate for guarding President Donald Trump, his family and their Manhattan residence....

Low-cost Norwegian Air promises bargain flights to Europe

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 06:56
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- Low-cost carrier Norwegian Air Shuttle is promising cheap trans-Atlantic flights when it starts service to Europe this summer from Rhode Island, Connecticut and New York's Hudson Valley....

Protests erupt after off-duty LA officer clashes with teens

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 06:14
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Dozens of people, including children, were arrested early Thursday after clashing with Southern California police outside a home where a Los Angeles policeman fired a single round during an off-duty tussle with a 13-year-old boy....

Documents: After shooting, Roof went toward 2nd black church

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 04:42
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- Because he had to leave his day job late, the pastor of a South Carolina church canceled his weekly Bible study class. That move may have averted a second round of deadly shootings after nine worshippers had been killed at another black church....

Some San Jose residents return to waterlogged homes

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 04:40
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) -- Some residents returned home to sort through waterlogged furniture, toys and clothing after being abruptly evacuated when a surging creek carrying engine fuel and sewage water inundated thousands of homes in San Jose....

DNC race tight as Democrats seek gains against Trump

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 03:57
ATLANTA (AP) -- Just days before Democratic activists pick a new party chair, the contest to head the Democratic National Committee remains fluid, as national leaders grapple with how to turn an outpouring of liberal protest against President Donald Trump into political gains....

Immigrants fearing deportation under Trump change routines

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 02:30
In Orange County, California, dozens of immigrant parents have signed legal documents authorizing friends and relatives to pick up their children from school and access their bank accounts to pay their bills in the event they are arrested by immigration agents....

Republicans who won after rowdy town halls now avoiding them

Wed, 02/22/2017 - 18:47
DENVER (AP) -- Republicans who benefited from rowdy town halls six years ago and harnessed a wave of discontent with Democrats to win seats in Congress are learning a hard lesson this week as they return home: The left is happy to return the favor....

'It saved my life': Talk of Obamacare repeal worries addicts

Wed, 02/22/2017 - 08:56
CATLETTSBURG, Ky. (AP) -- While the Affordable Care Act has brought health coverage to millions of Americans, the effects have been profound, even lifesaving, for some of those caught up in the nation's opioid-addiction crisis....

APNewsBreak: College Board to boost SAT security globally

Wed, 02/22/2017 - 08:17
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- The firm that oversees registrations for the SAT college entrance exam is boosting security around the world following test-stealing and other cheating in recent years....