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No Damage Reported After 2 Earthquakes Hit North Oklahoma

PAWNEE, Okla. (AP) - Two earthquakes have struck in the area of northern Oklahoma that was rattled last year by the largest earthquake in state history. The U.S. Geological Survey says the back-to-back earthquakes hit Monday morning near Pawnee, about…

Steph Curry Sneakers Raise $26,400 For Oakland Fire Victims

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry has raised $26,400 by auctioning off two pairs of sneakers for victims of this month's Oakland warehouse fire. The East Bay Times reports that one set of white sneakers Curry…

Cosby, Citing News Coverage, Seeks To Move Trial

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) - Bill Cosby wants to move his trial out of a suburban Philadelphia courthouse, arguing there's been widespread negative press coverage of the sexual assault case. Lawyers for the 79-year-old comedian filed a motion Friday that asked…

Trump Says US Will Buy, Hire American

WASHINGTON - President-elect Donald Trump has tweeted that his administration will buy American and hire American. Trump has made the promise before. His tweet Thursday morning follows news that fewer Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week, continuing a nearly…

Long-Term US Mortgage Rates Rise, Staying Near 2014 Highs

WASHINGTON (AP) - Long-term US mortgage rates ticked up again this week, staying at their highest levels since early 2014. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac on Thursday reported the rate on 30-year fixed-rate loans rose to an average 4.32 percent from…

Trump Touts Plan To Bring 8,000 Jobs To US

WASHINGTON (AP) - Donald Trump is touting plans by a Japanese mogul to bring 8,000 jobs to the United States. Tech billionaire Masayoshi Son promised to create 50,000 jobs after meeting with the president-elect in December. Son is the founder…

Victim Identified In Rapid City Homicide

RAPID CITY, S.D. - The victim has been identified as 61-year-old Robert Smith of Rapid City. Police in Rapid City have arrestedĀ Gilbert Clifford, 33, of Rapid City on second degree murder charges with other charges potentially pending. Authorities say Clifford…

Chicago Speeds Up Plan To Equip Officers With Body Cameras

CHICAGO (AP) - Chicago authorities say all police officers will be equipped with body cameras by the end of 2017, a year ahead of schedule. Mayor Rahm Emanuel says in a Wednesday statement announcing the speeded up schedule that body…

Kerry Set To Deliver Farewell Speech On Middle East Policy

WASHINGTON (AP) - Secretary of State John Kerry is delivering a farewell speech to outline his proposals for a peace settlement between Israel and the Palestinians. Kerry's speech comes days after the U.S. refused to veto a United Nations Security…

Carrie Fisher's Books Become Best Sellers After Her Death

NEW YORK (AP) - There's been a run on Carrie Fisher's books since the "Star Wars" actress and humorist died on Tuesday. Fisher's book, "The Princess Diarist," was on top of Amazon's list of best-selling books on Wednesday, just ahead…

Island Of Misfit Toys, UPS Expects 1.3M Returns In One Day

WASHINGTON (AP) - Christmas is the season of giving, and January the month of returns. UPS expects to deliver 1.3 million packages back to retailers on Jan. 5, celebrated by the delivery service, but no one else, as "National Returns…

Daughter: Actress And Author Carrie Fisher Dies At Age 60

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Actress Carrie Fisher, who found enduring fame as Princess Leia in the original "Star Wars," has died. She was 60. Fisher's daughter, Billie Lourd, released a statement through her spokesman saying Fisher died Tuesday just before…

UN's Ban Ki-Moon To Push Times Square 2017 Countdown Button

NEW YORK - United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will perform one last ceremonial duty before ending his 10-year leadership of the world body. Organizers of the Times Square New Year's Eve celebration announced Monday that Ban will push the Waterford…

Kellyanne Conway Is Heading To The White House

WASHINGTON - Donald Trump's campaign manager Kellyanne Conway is headed to the White House, where she'll serve as counselor to the president. The announcement was made by the president-elect's transition team early Thursday. Conway served as Trump's third campaign manager…

Obama Ending Registry For Some Immigrant Men, Mostly Muslims

WASHINGTON - The Obama administration is officially ending a post-9/11 era registration system for immigrant men from mostly Muslim countries. The decision to scrap the National Security Entry-Exit Registration System comes amid growing international terror fears and President-elect Donald Trump's…

Feds Order Correction To Plan To North Dakota Pipeline Owner

BILLINGS - Federal regulators have outlined corrective steps that must take place before a company may restart a pipeline that leaked 176,000 gallons of oil into and along a creek in western North Dakota. The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety…

Berlin Attack Prompts High Security In US Cities For Holiday

NEW YORK - Police in U.S. cities have stepped up security at places where Christmas shoppers gather following a deadly truck attack in Berlin. In Manhattan, police dispatched heavily armed counterterrorism officers to stand guard at crowded Christmas markets in…

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