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WASHINGTON (AP) — Speaker Kevin McCarthy is confronting his hard-right critics head-on Tuesday as he faces a historic challenge to oust him from leadership, insisting he will not cut a deal … more
FOLLY BEACH (AP) - Two bars accused of overserving a woman who authorities say drunkenly hit a golf cart carrying a newlywed couple away from their reception, killing the bride, have reached a tentative settlement with the groom, who was seriously … more
WASHINGTON - Updated COVID-19 vaccines may be getting a little easier for adults to find, but they're still frustratingly scarce for young children. Health officials said Thursday the kid shots have started shipping - and reminded most everyone to … more
WASHINGTON - FEMA, in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission, will conduct a nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System and Wireless Emergency Alerts this week. The national test will … more
BISMARCK, N.D. - A state senator from North Dakota, his wife and their two young children died when the small plane they were traveling in crashed in Utah, a Senate leader said Monday. Doug Larsen's death was confirmed Monday in an email that … more
NEW YORK (AP) - Aggrieved and defiant, former President Donald Trump spent a day in court Monday for the sometimes testy start of a trial in a fraud lawsuit that could cost him control of Trump Tower and other properties. "Disgraceful trial," he … more
CIUDAD MADERO, Mexico (AP) — The collapse of a church roof during a service in northern Mexico has killed at least 11 people and injured 60, and searchers said Monday that no further people … more
FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida (AP) — An estimated $1.04 billion Powerball jackpot will be up for grabs Monday night, tempting players to spend a couple dollars on a long shot at instant riches. The … more
WASHINGTON - Last year's spike in inflation, to the highest level in four decades, was painful enough for American households. Yet the cure - much higher interest rates, to cool spending and hiring - was expected to bring even more pain. Grim … more
WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. has secured the release of a U.S. soldier who sprinted across a heavily fortified border into North Korea more than two months ago, and he is on his way back to America, officials announced Wednesday. U.S. ally Sweden and … more
WASHINGTON - As the Senate marches ahead with a bipartisan approach to prevent a government shutdown, House Speaker Kevin McCarthy is back to square one - asking his hard-right Republicans to do what they have said they would never do: approve their … more
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - The winner of the $1.6 billion Mega Millions jackpot in August - the third-largest in U.S. history - has come forward to claim the prize, officials said Wednesday. In all, Mega Millions has had five prizes of more than a … more
The field for the second Republican presidential debate will be smaller than the first. Seven candidates have qualified for Wednesday night's debate at Ronald Reagan's presidential library in California, the Republican National Committee said, … more
WASHINGTON (AP) - Congress is rushing headlong into crisis mode Tuesday with a government shutdown days away, as Speaker Kevin McCarthy faces an insurgency from hard-right Republicans eager to slash spending even if it means halting pay for the … more
WASHINGTON - The federal government is heading toward a shutdown that will disrupt many services, squeeze workers and roil politics as Republicans in the House, fueled by hard-right demands for deep cuts, force a confrontation about federal … more
The Energy Department is announcing a $325 million investment in new battery types that can help turn solar and wind energy into 24-hour power, it said Friday morning. The funds will be distributed among 15 projects in 17 states and the Red Lake … more
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Treasury Department and China's Ministry of Finance launched a pair of economic working groups on Friday in an effort to ease tensions and deepen ties between the nations. Led by Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen and Vice … more
Amazon Prime Video will include advertising during shows and movies starting early next year, joining other streaming services that have added different tiers of subscriptions. Members of Amazon Prime can pay $2.99 per month in the U.S. to keep … more
Fake listings have emerged as a major problem for Airbnb, threatening to scare off consumers and prompting the short-term rental service to use AI in an effort to crack down on fraudsters. Airbnb says it has removed 59,000 fake listings and … more
KANSAS CITY NATIONAL SECURITY CAMPUS, Mo. - In an ultra-sterile room at a secure factory in Kansas City, U.S. government technicians refurbish the nation's nuclear warheads. The job is exacting: Each warhead has thousands of springs, gears and … more
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