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Plight of company towns: finding a new identity

February 23, 2017

PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — Peoria Mayor Jim Ardis planned to open this year's State of the City speech by thanking Caterpillar In. more »»

Former tech CEO gets prison in US after self-exile in Africa

February 23, 2017

NEW YORK (AP) — A wealthy former CEO who dodged securities fraud charges by spending a decade in Africa with a $50 million nest egg was sentenced Thursday to 30 months in prison by a judge in New... more »»

Storm system that hit California moving into the Midwest

February 23, 2017

More than 50 million people are being warned to watch for high winds or even tornadoes as a storm system that pummeled California this week moves into the Midwest. more »»

The Latest: North Dakota protest camp cleared

February 23, 2017

CANNON BALL, N.D. (AP) — The Latest on the closing of a protest encampment near the Dakota Access pipeline construction site in North Dakota (all times local):

2:40 p.m. more »»

New Yale Law dean stresses standing up for rule of law

February 23, 2017

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — As the next dean of Yale Law School, Heather Gerken says a key challenge will be figuring how best to stand up for the rule of law. more »»

Bills targeting transgender bathroom access are floundering

February 23, 2017

Bills to curtail transgender people's access to public restrooms are pending in a dozen states, but even in conservative bastions such as Texas and Arkansas they may be doomed by high-powered... more »»

Harrison drops out of DNC race, backs Perez

February 23, 2017

ATLANTA (AP) — South Carolina Democratic Party chair Jaime Harrison is exiting the race for Democratic National Committee chairman and throwing his support to Tom Perez, solidifying the former... more »»

Lawmakers renew push for drilling in Alaska wildlife refuge

February 23, 2017

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Former U.S. Sen. Frank Murkowski in 2001 gave a speech urging colleagues to approve oil drilling in America's largest wildlife refuge. more »»

Police begin making arrests in pipeline protest camp

February 23, 2017

CANNON BALL, N.D. (AP) — Police in full riot gear began arresting Dakota Access pipeline opponents who remained in a protest camp in North Dakota on Thursday in defiance of orders to leave. more »»

NYC lowers cost estimate for presidential protection

February 23, 2017

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City has lowered its cost estimate for guarding President Donald Trump, his family and their Manhattan residence.

Police Commissioner James . more »»

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

February 23, 2017

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. more »»

Henryetta abolishes decades-old dance ban

February 23, 2017

HENRYETTA, Okla. (AP) — Kick off the Sunday shoes: Dancing in public is now legal throughout Henryetta. more »»

DNC race tight as Democrats seek gains against Trump

February 23, 2017

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... more »»

 
 

 

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