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Trump taps military strategist as national security adviser

February 20, 2017 • National NewsComments (0)

PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump has tapped Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, a prominent military strategist known as a creative thinker, as his new national security adviser, replacing the ousted Michael Flynn. Trump announced the pick Monday at his Palm Beach, Florida, club and said McMaster is “a man of tremendous talent [&hellip...

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Thousands of demonstrators across US say ‘Not My President’

February 20, 2017 • National NewsComments (0)

Thousands of demonstrators turned out Monday across the U.S. to challenge Donald Trump in a Presidents Day protest dubbed Not My President’s Day. The protests on the federal holiday didn’t draw nearly as many people as the million-plus who...

6 teenagers fall through ice into Central Park pond, rescued

February 20, 2017 • National NewsComments (0)

NEW YORK (AP) — Six teenagers have fallen through ice into an off-limits pond in New York’s Central Park but have been rescued. It happened Monday evening at the southern end of the park. Police say the 15- and 16-year-olds were on the ice when it...

Father, son killed in head-on collision with each other

February 18, 2017 • National NewsComments (0)

WINFIELD, Ala. (AP) — Authorities say a father and son have been killed in a head-on collision with each other in Fayette County, Alabama. Alabama state troopers say alcohol is a factor in the crash that killed 50-year-old Jeffrey Morris Brasher and...

James Brown’s ‘Funky Drummer’ Clyde Stubblefield dies at 73

February 18, 2017 • Entertainment, National NewsComments (0)

In this Sept. 4, 2015 photo, legendary drummer Clyde Stubblefield plays a set on the drums at Sosonic studio before a performance to raise money for a scholarship fund established in his name in Madison, Wis. Stubblefield, a drummer for James Brown who...

Firefighters knock down blaze at California oil refinery

February 18, 2017 • Business, National NewsComments (0)

  In this Feb. 18, 2015, file photo, a very large smokestack flare burns off flammable product after an explosion in a processing facility at the ExxonMobil refinery in Torrance, Calif. An explosion and fire at this oil refinery near Los Angeles, exactly...

AP Exclusive: Twin tragedies give survivor a new face

February 17, 2017 • National NewsComments (0)

In this Jan. 24, 2017, photo, face transplant recipient Andy Sandness attends a speech therapy appointment at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. He wasn’t allowed to see himself immediately after the surgery. His room mirror and cell phone were removed....

Northern New England gets buried in snow, and skiers love it

February 17, 2017 • National NewsComments (0)

In this Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017 photo, a snowboarder makes their way down a run at Burke Mountain Resort in East Burke, Vt. Following a snow deprived winter last season, Mother Nature has answered the call of skiers and snowboarders in northern New England,...

APNewsBreak: Denver slaying suspect supports Islamic State

February 17, 2017 • National NewsComments (0)

This booking photo released on Feb. 2, 2017 by the Denver Police Department shows homicide suspect Joshua A. Cummings in Denver. Cummings was arrested shortly after the point-blank shooting death of a transit guard in downtown Denver on Tuesday, Jan. 31,...

Indiana high court hears arguments in house explosion appeal

February 16, 2017 • National NewsComments (0)

In this July 10, 2013 file photo, Bob Leonard walks to a pretrial hearing in Indianapolis. Leonard was convicted in the November 2012 natural gas explosion that destroyed the house of his half-brother’s then-girlfriend, killed two next-door neighbors...