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Janet Napolitano in hospital over side effect of cancer care
SAN FRANCISCO — University of California President Janet Napolitano, a former U.S. Homeland Security secretary and governor of Arizona, has been undergoing cancer treatment for five months and was hospitalized after suffering complications, the school system revealed Tuesday. The UC Office of the...
By Kristen J. Bender The Associated Press FULL STORY
 
Mike Pence promises large investment in infrastructure
NEW YORK — Vice President-elect Mike Pence is pledging to a group of mayors that the Trump administration will make a serious investment in infrastructure. Speaking Tuesday to a meeting of the United States Conference of Mayors, Pence said President-elect Donald Trump told him to pass on that “...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Eighteen million more uninsured if Obamacare killed, not replaced
WASHINGTON — Insurance premiums would soar for millions of Americans and 18 million more would be uninsured in just one year if Republicans scuttle much of President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul without a replacement, Congress’ budget analysts said Tuesday. Spotlighting potential peril...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
 
With clemency for Manning, attention turns to WikiLeaks head
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama’s decision Tuesday to commute Chelsea Manning’s sentence brought fresh attention to another figure involved in the Army leaker’s case: Julian Assange. On Twitter last week, Assange’s anti-secrecy site WikiLeaks posted, “If Obama grants Manning clemen...
By Eric Tucker The Associated Press FULL STORY
Donald Trump trying to calm tensions after Lewis squabble
NEW YORK — Donald Trump spoke of national unity to a son of Martin Luther King Jr., seeking to ease friction over the president-elect’s squabble with Rep. John Lewis, a protege of the slain civil rights leader. “He said that he is going to represent all Americans. He said that over and over a...
By Jonathan Lemire The Associated Press FULL STORY
 
Interior nominee Ryan Zinke disputes Trump on environmental changes
WASHINGTON — Donald Trump’s choice to head the Interior Department on Tuesday rejected the president-elect’s claim that climate change is a hoax, saying it is indisputable that environmental changes are affecting the world’s temperature and human activity is a major reason. “I don’t bel...
By Matthew Daly The Associated Press FULL STORY
Poll: Young Americans fear they will be worse off post-Trump
NEW YORK — As Donald Trump approaches his inauguration, young Americans have a deeply pessimistic view about his incoming administration, with young blacks, Latinos and Asian-Americans particularly concerned about what’s to come in the next four years. That’s according to a new GenForward pol...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
 
Nigerian air force bombs refugee camp leaving more than 100 dead
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria — A Nigerian air force fighter jet on a mission against Boko Haram extremists mistakenly bombed a refugee camp on Tuesday, killing more than 100 refugees and aid workers and wounding 200, a government official and doctors said. Military commander Maj. Gen. Lucky Irabor confirm...
By Haruna Umar and Bashir Adigun The Associated Press FULL STORY
Putin: Obama administration trying to undermine Trump
MOSCOW — President Vladimir Putin took a parting shot at the Obama administration Tuesday, accusing it of trying to undermine Donald Trump’s legitimacy with fake allegations and “binding the president-elect hand and foot to prevent him from fulfilling his election promises.” In his first pu...
By Vladimir Isachenkov The Associated Press FULL STORY
 
Gun industry, suicide prevention forge unlikely alliance
LAS VEGAS — It’s a difficult topic to discuss, fraught with politics and social stigma, and an even tougher one to fix: people who kill themselves with a gun. But now two unlikely allies — the gun industry and a leading suicide prevention group — are coming together to tackle it. It’s a p...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Prosecutor: Orlando gunman’s widow knew about the attack
OAKLAND — The widow of the Orlando nightclub gunman knew about the attack ahead of time and then hindered the criminal investigation when she lied to FBI agents after the shooting, prosecutors said Tuesday during a brief court appearance a day after her arrest in California. Visibly nervous and b...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
 
Police: Man posed as Bieber online to extort nude photos
LOS ANGELES — A Massachusetts man was arrested on suspicion of soliciting nude photos from a 9-year-old California girl while posing online as Justin Bieber, authorities said Tuesday. Bryan Asrary was taken into custody Dec. 18 near Boston and could face local charges including possession of chil...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Parents seek fifth-grader’s expulsion over ’kill list’
RIVERSIDE — Parents in Riverside County are asking school officials to expel a fifth-grader who drafted a list of classmates’ names labeled a “kill list.” The Press-Enterprise of Riverside reports that Lake Mathews Elementary Principal Pamela Williams wrote a letter to parents Monday saying...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
 
Israeli zoo scrambles to find missing monkey
JERUSALEM — Israel’s largest zoo is scrambling to find a monkey who swung out of a tree and escaped from the wildlife park near Tel Aviv. The “Safari,” located in the adjacent city of Ramat Gan, is asking the public to help find Kuner, a 17-year-old wedge-capped capuchin monkey who fled on...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Woman accused of selling sick puppies through fake rescue
IRVINE — A dozen sick puppies have died and another 19 are being evaluated by veterinarians after they were seized from a woman accused of setting up a phony rescue operation in Southern California. The Orange County Register reports that according to the Irvine Police Department, 42-year-old Meg...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
  
 
 
  


 
 
 
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