National

Army will deny easement, halting work on Dakota Access Pipeline

APTOPIX Oil Pipeline-1

The Army said Sunday that it will not approve an easement necessary for the controversial Dakota...

Outtakes

What's with Mitt Romney cozying up to the man he blasted?

APTOPIX Trump-3

Imagine what must be going on in the head of Mitt Romney. It’s baffling.


National

2 juveniles charged in Tennessee wildfires that killed 14

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Authorities on Wednesday charged two juveniles in an East Tennessee wildfire that killed 14 people and destroyed or damaged more than 1,700 buildings in an iconic tourism spot at the foot of the Great Smoky Mountains. Officials offered few other specifics about how they...


National

The Latest: Names of officers shot in Georgia released

AMERICUS, Ga. (AP) — The Latest on the shooting of two police officers in south Georgia (all times local): 4:30 p.m. Authorities have identified an officer who was shot and killed in south Georgia and another who was critically injured while responding to a domestic violence call. Americus Police...


Business

How the Dow Jones industrial average finished Wednesday

The Dow Jones industrial average and Standard & Poor’s 500 indexes soared to their biggest gains since the presidential election on Wednesday and set all-time highs. Investors bought stocks that do well in times of faster economic growth, like technology and industrial companies, but and also...


Business

A broad rally drives Dow, S&P 500 indexes to record highs

Financial Markets

NEW YORK (AP) — The Dow Jones industrial average and Standard & Poor’s 500 indexes soared to their biggest gains since the presidential election on Wednesday and set all-time highs. Investors bought stocks that do well in times of faster economic growth, like technology and industrial companies,...


National

Two juveniles charged with arson in Tennessee wildfires that left 14 people

(c) 2016, The Washington Post. Two juveniles have been charged with aggravated arson in connection with the East Tennessee wildfires that killed 14 people last week and left nearly 150 others injured, authorities said Wednesday. During an investigation, “information was developed that two juveniles...


National

Trump's DHS pick believes pot is a gateway drug but is cool with medical

(c) 2016, The Washington Post. President-elect Donald Trump chose retired Marine General John Kelly to lead the Department of Homeland Security Wednesday. Kelly served as the head of the U.S. Southern Command, a posting that gave him oversight of U.S. security operations for Central America, the...


National

Official: Fire at warehouse trapped people on second floor

Warehouse Party Fire

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The fire that killed 36 people during a dance party at an Oakland warehouse grew rapidly and was raging by the time people on the second floor of the building detected it, trapping them upstairs, investigators said. Federal investigators provided the details Wednesday. With...


National

Nightclub victims' kin: Oakland fire families face long road

Warehouse Party Fire Criminal Case

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Authorities investigating the California warehouse party fire that killed 36 people have said they are considering a criminal case — even murder charges. But as relatives learned after a nightclub fire killed 100 people in Rhode Island, any prosecution would be a long and...


National

Aimless pizza shop gunman latched onto internet, religion

Gunman Pizza Shop

SALISBURY, N.C. (AP) — Before he was charged with firing an assault rifle inside a Washington restaurant, where he had been drawn by an online hoax, Edgar Maddison Welch was known as a well-meaning father of two girls who unnerved some with his religious fervor and he sometimes had trouble...


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