Trump adds confusion to government shutdown concern

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Injecting confusion into already perilous shutdown negotiations, President Donald Trump undercut his own administration's stance by tweeting Thursday that a children's health insurance program should not be part of a short-term budget agreement....

Trump hoping to keep Pennsylvania seat in Republican hands

President Donald Trump on Thursday pledged "total support" for a Pennsylvania lawmaker trying to keep a House seat in Republican hands in the first congressional race of the year, tweeting his endorsement hours before visiting the state....

Amazon narrows list to 20 for its second headquarters

NEW YORK (AP) -- Amazon has narrowed its hunt for a second headquarters to 20 locations, concentrated among cities in the U.S. East and Midwest. Toronto made the list as well, keeping the company's international options open....

Winter weather deaths climb to 15 as South cleans up snow

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) -- The deep freeze that killed at least 15 people and shut down much of the South began to relent Thursday as crews worked to clear roads blanketed by a slow-moving storm that left ice and snow in places that usually enjoy mild winters....

Mayor: US marshal shot, killed while serving warrant

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A member of the U.S. Marshals Service was shot and killed early Thursday while serving a warrant, the mayor of Harrisburg said....

Governors to Trump, Congress: Do more to solve opioid crisis

CHERRY HILL, N.J. (AP) -- Less than three months after President Donald Trump declared the U.S. opioid crisis a public health emergency, the nation's governors are calling on his administration and Congress to provide more money and coordination for the fight against the drugs, which are killing more than 90 Americans a day....

Israel digs deep to thwart tunnel threat from Gaza Strip

KISSUFIM, Israel (AP) -- The Israeli military says a secretive project to build an underground wall along the border with Gaza is proving to be a deterrent against militant attack tunnels from the Palestinian territory....

Love in the air: Pope marries couple on papal plane in Chile

ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (AP) -- Pope Francis celebrated the first-ever airborne papal wedding on Thursday, marrying two flight attendants from Chile's flagship airline at 36,000 feet during a flight from Santiago....

Even without El Nino last year, Earth keeps on warming

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Earth last year wasn't quite as hot as 2016's record-shattering mark, but it ranked second or third, depending on who was counting....

In TV interview, Farrow describes alleged Allen assault

NEW YORK (AP) -- In her first televised interview, Dylan Farrow described in detail Woody Allen's alleged sexual assault of her, and called actors who work in his films "complicit" in perpetuating a "culture of silence."...

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Governors to Trump, Congress: Do more to solve opioid crisis

CHERRY HILL, N.J. (AP) -- Less than three months after President Donald Trump declared the U.S. opioid crisis a public health emergency, the nation's governors are calling on his administration and Congress to provide more money and coordination for the fight against the drugs, which are killing more than 90 Americans a day....

Grandparents shocked by reports of 13 starved grandchildren

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The grandparents of 13 starved and tortured children say their son's family looked happy and healthy when they last visited California six years ago....

Lawmaker seeks home school oversight after 13 found captive

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- City officials couldn't find any records that the fire marshal conducted required annual inspections at a California home that doubled as a private school where authorities say 13 malnourished siblings were kept captive in filthy conditions by their parents....

Haitians face hurdles after protected status renewal delays

BOSTON (AP) -- Thousands of Haitian immigrants living in the U.S. legally will face employment and travel hurdles because President Donald Trump's administration delayed the process of re-registering those with temporary protected status, Haitian community leaders and immigrant activists say....

Trump protecting medical providers who oppose abortion

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Moving to solidify its standing with social conservatives, the Trump administration is creating an office to protect the religious rights of medical providers, including those who oppose abortion....

Has #MeToo gone too far? Ansari story sparks debate

The #MeToo movement has been embraced by legions of women as a vital step toward countering widespread sexual abuse and misconduct. This week, more so than at any point in the movement's brief history, there's visceral discussion about its potential for causing harm....

Federal responsibility in nuclear attack alerts is unclear

HONOLULU (AP) -- A timeline shows Hawaii officials botched efforts to immediately correct a false missile alert over the weekend, taking more than 20 minutes to contact federal authorities for approval they didn't need and then taking another 15 minutes to cancel the alert that was sent to mobile devices statewide....

Mayor: US marshal shot, killed while serving warrant

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A member of the U.S. Marshals Service was shot and killed early Thursday while serving a warrant, the mayor of Harrisburg said....

Parents of killed college student not focused on motive

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) -- The parents of a University of Pennsylvania student found stabbed and buried in a California park said Thursday they're not focused on potential motives for the killing or any suggestions their son was attacked because he was gay....

Winter weather deaths climb to 15 as South cleans up snow

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) -- The deep freeze that killed at least 15 people and shut down much of the South began to relent Thursday as crews worked to clear roads blanketed by a slow-moving storm that left ice and snow in places that usually enjoy mild winters....

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Trump adds confusion to government shutdown concern

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Injecting confusion into already perilous shutdown negotiations, President Donald Trump undercut his own administration's stance by tweeting Thursday that a children's health insurance program should not be part of a short-term budget agreement....

Trump hoping to keep Pennsylvania seat in Republican hands

President Donald Trump on Thursday pledged "total support" for a Pennsylvania lawmaker trying to keep a House seat in Republican hands in the first congressional race of the year, tweeting his endorsement hours before visiting the state....

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's torrent of warped truths

WASHINGTON (AP) -- For all his errant swings at the facts, President Donald Trump sometimes gets it just right....

Trump claims credit for what is still mostly Obama's economy

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump relentlessly congratulates himself for the healthy state of the U.S. economy, with its steady growth, low unemployment, busier factories and confident consumers....

Trump protecting medical providers who oppose abortion

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Moving to solidify its standing with social conservatives, the Trump administration is creating an office to protect the religious rights of medical providers, including those who oppose abortion....

Tweak in foreign surveillance bill may not change much

WASHINGTON (AP) -- As the Senate nears renewal of a key U.S. spy program, law enforcement veterans and privacy advocates say the bill's demand for a warrant in some cases when the FBI digs into Americans' emails and other communications will amount to little more than a nuisance....

Russia probes come up against claims of executive privilege

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump's White House is relying on a sweeping interpretation of executive privilege that is rankling members of Congress on both sides of the aisle as current and former advisers parade to Capitol Hill for questioning about possible connections with Russia....

Senate Dems question legality of Trump work requirements

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Trump administration's new policy allowing state work requirements for Medicaid recipients is legally questionable, more than two dozen Democratic senators said Thursday, framing an argument likely to be aired in court....

The Latest: White House says Trump supports budget deal

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on the debate over immigration and the budget (all times local):...

Illinois governor to air ad of rival, Blagojevich on wiretap

CHICAGO (AP) -- Illinois Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner is launching campaign ads this weekend featuring 11 minutes of conversations between a top Democratic rival and now-imprisoned former Gov. Rod Blagojevich captured on FBI wiretaps....

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