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White House Christmas ornament to honor Harry Truman

Published Feb. 20 2018

The White House Christmas ornament in 2018 will pay tribute to the 33rd president -- Missouri's own Harry Truman.

Storm system brings flooding, freezing rain, snow to Midwest

Published Feb. 20 2018

A storm system that's brought rain, ice and snow to the Midwest and Great Plains was being blamed for fatal...

Trump focus on mental health after school shooting denounced

Published Feb. 20 2018

Frustration is mounting in the medical community as the Trump administration again points to mental illness in response to yet...

Confederate statue toppling cases start with a dismissal

Published Feb. 20 2018

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — A judge dismissed the criminal case Monday against the first of eight protesters standing trial on...

Ex-workers at Russian 'troll factory' trust US indictment

Published Feb. 20 2018

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — While Russian officials scoff at a U.S. indictment charging 13 Russians with meddling in the...

Consumers Energy to stop burning coal by 2040

Published Feb. 20 2018

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Consumers Energy will phase out electricity production from coal by 2040 to slash emissions of...

US postal worker found fatally shot in mail truck in Dallas

Published Feb. 20 2018

DALLAS (AP) — A U.S. Postal Service worker was found fatally shot Monday inside a mail truck along a busy...

Inmate in landmark Supreme Court case denied parole

Published Feb. 20 2018

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A 71-year-old Louisiana inmate whose case led to a landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision on...

Pennsylvania's new congressional map could boost Democrats

Published Feb. 20 2018

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's high court issued a new congressional district map for the state's 2018 elections Monday, potentially...

Nevada's Heller warming to Trump before primary

Published Feb. 20 2018

LAS VEGAS (AP) — When Ivanka Trump assembled a group of Republican senators at her tony Washington home last fall,...

Gorsuch deciding vote in key labor union funding case

Published Feb. 20 2018

WASHINGTON (AP) — America's union leaders are about to find out if they were right to fiercely oppose Neil Gorsuch's...

High court to have say in what to wear at polls

Published Feb. 20 2018

WASHINGTON (AP) — A "Make America Great Again" hat. A tea party T-shirt. A MoveOn.org button.Wear any one of those...

Florida shooting suspect makes brief court appearance

Published Feb. 20 2018

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — The suspect in the Florida school shooting appeared in court Monday for a procedural hearing about...

Medical examiner taps DNA science to find missing persons

Published Feb. 19 2018

NEW YORK (AP) — For families who have searched years for missing loved ones, donating a sample of their DNA...

Cities pitching diversity in efforts to lure businesses

Published Feb. 19 2018

Some cities and regions are highlighting racial diversity along with positive business climates, competitive tax rates and available land in...

Sen. Duckworth still breaking barriers, and she likes it

Published Feb. 19 2018

WASHINGTON (AP) — Breaking down barriers is nothing new for Sen. Tammy Duckworth, and that's the way she likes it.

Survivors of school shooting lash out at Trump

Published Feb. 19 2018

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — Students who escaped the deadly school shooting in Florida focused their anger Sunday at President Donald...

Washington snipped here? College says it found prez's hair

Published Feb. 19 2018

SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (AP) — Tucked in the pages of a grimy, leather-bound almanac in the archives at New York's Union...

Few states have gun laws targeting threatening people

Published Feb. 19 2018

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The warnings around Nikolas Cruz seemed to flash like neon signs: expelled from school, fighting with...

Trump wants to cut energy assistance to the poor

Published Feb. 19 2018

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The Trump administration is once again calling for the complete elimination of a heating assistance program...

2 bears burned in California wildfire spotted in the wild

Published Feb. 19 2018

GOLETA, Calif. (AP) — Officials tracking two bears that were badly burned in the largest wildfire in California history say...

Florida, angry and grieving, takes gun protest to streets

Published Feb. 18 2018

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — Thousands of angry students, parents, teachers and neighbors of a Florida high school where 17 people...

Trump focuses on first responders after Florida shooting

Published Feb. 18 2018

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump has made a grim trip to a Florida community reeling from a...