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Three Dead In Murder-Suicide At San Bernardino School

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) - Authorities say a man was estranged from his wife before he shot and killed her in a special-needs classroom in San Bernardino in a murder-suicide that also left a student dead. Authorities say 53-year-old Cedric…

Judge Neil Gorsuch Sworn In As Supreme Court Justice

WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) --Surrounded by family and his future colleagues, Neil Gorsuch has taken the first of two oaths as he prepares to take his place as the 113th justice of the Supreme Court. The 49-year-old appeals court judge from…

Minnesota Governor Says He'd Veto Pipeline Replacement

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton says he would veto a bill allowing a Canadian energy company to bypass Minnesota regulators and build a replacement for an aging pipeline. Dayton said Friday that Enbridge Energy's $7.5 billion…

Twitter: US Backs Down On Seeking Anti-Trump User Records

NEW YORK (AP) - Twitter says the U.S. government backed down on a request for records that could identify users behind an account opposed to President Donald Trump. As a result, Twitter is withdrawing a federal lawsuit that challenged the…

US Officials Say Military Hotline With Russia Remains Open

WASHINGTON (AP) - Senior U.S. military officials say Russia has agreed to maintain a hotline aimed at preventing midair collisions in Syria. The declarations contradict Russia's claim that it has suspended military "deconfliction" talks after the American cruise missile strikes…

Supreme Court Nominee Gorsuch To Be Sworn In Monday

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court says Neil Gorsuch will be sworn in as the 113th justice on Monday in separate ceremonies at the court and the White House. Justices take two oaths, one required by the Constitution and the…

Navy: Iowa State Cadets Involved In Photo Case Were All Male

AMES, Iowa (AP) - A Navy spokesman says seven male Iowa State University cadets were involved in taking and posting explicit photographs on Facebook. Lt. Sean Brophy said Friday that the men were "willing participants" in inappropriate behavior around campus…

Trump Says Assad May Have To Step Down After Chemical Attack

PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - President Donald Trump is suggesting that Syrian President Bashar Assad may have to leave power after this week's chemical weapons attack. Speaking to reporters aboard Air Force One, Trump said Thursday that what happened in…

Chinese Leader Arrives For First Face-To-Face With Trump

PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - China's President Xi Jinping has arrived in Florida for meetings with President Donald Trump. Xi landed in West Palm Beach, Florida, Thursday and was greeted by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, ahead of meetings with…

The Latest: Senate Votes To 'Go Nuclear' On High Court Pick

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate has voted to "go nuclear" and eliminate the filibuster for President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee and future court picks. The move could change the Senate and court for generations. It came Thursday on a…

Professor Behind Designated Drivers Takes On Distracted Ones

BOSTON (AP) - A Harvard University professor who introduced Americans to the concept of designated drivers to deter drunken driving is now taking on the problem of motorists distracted by cellphones and other electronics. Jay Winsten says he is trying…

Congress OKs Bill To Extend VA Program Widening Private Care

WASHINGTON (AP) - Congress is sending President Donald Trump legislation to extend a program widening veterans' access to private-sector health care. By voice vote Wednesday, the House agreed to allow the Department of Veterans Affairs to operate its Choice program…

Senators Want More Details On Corps' Dakota Access Decisions

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - Two Democratic U.S. senators want the chief of the Army Corps of Engineers to explain the agency's decision-making that ultimately paved the way for completion of the disputed Dakota Access oil pipeline. Delaware Sen. Tom Carper…

Facebook Intends To Build Data Center In Omaha Suburb

PAPILLION, Neb. (AP) - Facebook has announced plans to build a data center near the Omaha suburb of Papillion . The company said Tuesday at a news conference the center will located on 146 acres at a Nebraska Highway 50…

Senate debate On Supreme Court Nominee Gorsuch Under Way

WASHINGTON (AP) - Debate on President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee is under way, and Republican and Democratic leaders are casting blame. Democrats have secured the votes to block the nomination, but Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is poised to…

Branstad Goes To Washington To Discuss Ambassador Nomination

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad says he'll have private meetings with members of Congress this week to discuss his consideration as U.S. ambassador to China. The Republican governor is scheduled to be in Washington between Monday…

Russian Subway Explosion Kills 10, 50 Injured

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) - The Latest on the explosion on a train in the Russian city of St. Petersburg (all times local): 4:15 p.m. Russia's National Anti-Terrorism Committee has announced that security will be tightened at all critical transport…

Dakota Access Attorneys Fighting Tribes' Religion Argument

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - The developer of the Dakota Access pipeline is opposing an attempt by Sioux tribes to argue the project should be halted because it interferes with their religious practices. Energy Transfer Partners has asked a federal judge…

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