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December 12, 2017 - 12:01 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Twelve governors of both parties are urging Congress to reauthorize funding for a popular children's health insurance program as soon as possible. The recommendation involving the Children's Health Insurance Program, or CHIP, came in a letter to congressional leaders Tuesday...
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This undated photo provided by the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission shows Akayed Ullah, the suspect in the explosion near New York's Times Square on Monday, Dec. 11, 2017. Ullah is suspected of strapping a pipe bomb to his body and setting off the crude device in a passageway under 42nd Street between Seventh and Eighth Avenues, injuring himself and a few others. (New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission via AP)
December 12, 2017 - 11:55 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the blast in the New York City subway system (all times local): 11:50 a.m. U.S. prosecutors say a man charged with using a weapon of mass destruction in the New York City subway system mocked President Donald Trump on Facebook and possessed hand-scribbled sentiments...
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FILE - This undated image made from a video released April 26, 2016, by the National Transportation Safety Board shows the stern of the sunken ship El Faro. Federal accident investigators on Tuesday, Dec. 12, will determine the probable cause of the sinking of the cargo ship, the worst maritime disaster for a U.S.-flagged vessel in decades that resulted in the deaths of 33 mariners. (National Transportation Safety Board via AP, File)
December 12, 2017 - 10:50 am
Federal accident investigators on Tuesday began their final meeting to determine the probable cause of the sinking of the cargo ship El Faro, the worst maritime disaster for a U.S.-flagged vessel in decades, resulting in the deaths of 33 mariners. National Transportation Safety Board Chairman...
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FILE - In this Aug. 15, 2017, file photo, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee listens to questions during a news conference at City Hall in San Francisco. The San Francisco Chronicle reported that Lee died early Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017. He was 65. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
December 12, 2017 - 10:47 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Mayor Ed Lee, who oversaw a technology-driven economic boom in San Francisco that brought with it sky-high housing prices despite his commitment to economic equality, died suddenly early Tuesday at age 65. A statement from Lee's office said the city's first Asian-American mayor...
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FILE - In this April 17, 2015, file image from NASA-TV, the SpaceX Dragon 6 resupply capsule nears the International Space Station. The capsule will be making a return trip to the space station when it is launched on a recycled rocket for NASA on Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017. (NASA-TV via AP, File)
December 12, 2017 - 10:28 am
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX has delayed its latest grocery run for the International Space Station for at least a day. The company now aims to launch its first recycled rocket for NASA on Wednesday. The unmanned Falcon originally flew in June. The Dragon capsule, meanwhile, made a space...
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FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2014, file photo, people walk to work on Wall Street beneath a statue of George Washington, in New York. U.S. stocks edged mostly higher in early trading Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017, as investors sized up the latest company earnings and deal news. Gains by banks and health care companies outweighed losses among technology companies. Energy stocks also declined as the price of crude oil headed lower. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
December 12, 2017 - 10:19 am
U.S. stocks edged mostly higher in early trading Tuesday as investors sized up the latest company earnings and deal news. Gains by banks and health care companies outweighed losses among technology companies. Energy stocks also declined as the price of crude oil headed lower. KEEPING SCORE: The...
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December 12, 2017 - 9:42 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Hall of Fame player Marshall Faulk and two other NFL Network analysts have been suspended after a former employee alleged sexual misconduct in a lawsuit. NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy on Tuesday identified the three as Faulk, Ike Taylor and Heath Evans. He says they have been "...
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Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate Doug Jones speaks during a rally Monday, Dec. 11, 2017, in Birmingham, Ala. Jones is facing Republican Roy Moore. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
December 12, 2017 - 9:37 am
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Alabama voters headed to the polls Tuesday in Alabama's special Senate election and faced two choices: Either continue the "Trump miracle" in Washington or allow "decency" to prevail back home. At the center is Roy Moore — "Judge Moore," to his supporters. The 70-year-old...
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December 12, 2017 - 9:12 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Police in western New York have charged a man who they say impersonated a police officer in an attempt to get discounted coffee. WIVB-TV reports the man flashed a fake badge and gun at a Starbucks in Buffalo around 11 p.m. Friday. Police say the man claimed he was a detective...
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FILE - In this June 16, 2006 file photo, former Alabama Gov. John Patterson reacts to a question about the portrait of his father Albert Patterson, which was unveiled at a ceremony on the front steps of the Russell County Courthouse in Phenix City, Ala. Patterson, a lawyer who fought to eradicate a crime syndicate blamed for illegal gambling, prostitution and other crimes in Phenix City, was assassinated outside his office shortly after winning the Democratic nomination for state attorney general in 1954. Patterson's son John Patterson assumed the nomination and won; a sheriff's deputy was convicted in the slaying. (Roger Hart/Ledger-Enquirer via AP, File)
December 12, 2017 - 9:10 am
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Is the U.S. Senate race between Republican Roy Moore and Democrat Doug Jones the oddest campaign ever in Alabama? Hardly. In a race polls showed was too close to call before Election Day, Moore has had to deny decades-old allegations of sexual misconduct with teenage girls...
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