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'Alternative facts' quip from Trump adviser sparks mockery

Barbara Ortutay, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 1:51pm

Down is up. The sky is red. Dogs are birthing kittens. Facts? Nope. Try "alternative facts."

Commuters warned of extreme delays because of cracked bridge

Michael Rubinkam, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 1:51pm

a highly unusual event that had some experts suspecting a flawed, 6-decade-old weld.

Officer smashes window to save woman trapped in burning car

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 1:51pm

A woman who was trapped in a burning car is hailing a Washington state officer as a hero after he bashed in her window and pulled her to safety, a rescue caught on the officer's body camera.

Will work for marijuana: Oops. Lawyer's license suspended

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 1:51pm

A Louisiana lawyer who worked in exchange for marijuana has been suspended from practice for a year. The state's Supreme Court rejected a disciplinary board's recommendation to let attorney James Mecca keep working.

Colorado moves to crack down on black-market pot ads online

Kristen Wyatt, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 1:51pm

Weed on Craigslist? It is widely for sale in Colorado, but legislation moving through the state Legislature aims to crack down on those who sell marijuana illegally using online ads.

Grain mostly lower, livestock lower

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 1:32pm

Grain futures were mostly lower Monday on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Grain mostly lower, livestock lower

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 1:31pm

Grain futures were mostly lower Monday on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Grain mostly lower, livestock lower

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 1:31pm

Grain futures were mostly lower Monday on the Chicago Board of Trade.

2 GOP senators would let states keep Obama health law

Alan Fram, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 1:31pm

Two Republican senators said Monday that they'll propose legislation that lets states keep former President Barack Obama's health care overhaul or opt for a new program providing trimmed-down coverage.

Tillerson heading for confirmation as secretary of state

Erica Werner and Richard Lardner, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 1:22pm

President Donald Trump's nominee for secretary of state headed for approval in a key Senate committee Monday after Florida Sen. Marco Rubio announced his support, backing off from a challenge to the new president.

Lawsuit: Trump business ties violate Constitution

Bernard Condon and Julie Bykowicz, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 1:16pm

To fight what it called a "grave threat" to the country, a watchdog group on Monday filed a lawsuit alleging that President Donald Trump is violating the Constitution by allowing his business to accept payments from foreign governments.

Washed-out roads, rainfall records: Storm wallops California

Christopher Weber, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 1:01pm

The tail end of a punishing winter storm system lashed California with thunderstorms, hail and severe winds Monday after breaking rainfall records, washing out roads and whipping up enormous waves. At least four people died, three were missing and several others were rescued from raging floodwaters during three storms in four days.

Gannett laying off 141 employees at New Jersey news group

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 1:01pm

Gannett is issuing layoff notices to 141 employees in a second major round of job cuts at its recently purchased group of newspapers in northern New Jersey.

Syrian refugee chocolate maker turned away at US border

Wilson Ring, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 12:40pm

A Syrian chocolate maker who brought his family business from his war-ravaged homeland to Canada said Monday he was denied entry into the United States, where he had planned to meet with the governor of Vermont and some recently arrived Syrian refugees.

Paris tests electric driverless minibus to fight pollution

Samuel Petrequin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 12:20pm

In a city hit by chronic pollution and traffic problems, Paris officials are experimenting with a self-driving shuttle linking two train stations in the French capital.

Sticky substance coats roads after paper mill explosion

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 12:01pm

Authorities say no one was injured when a paper mill exploded in Florida's Panhandle.

Judge rules Snapchat immune from distracted driver claim

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 12:00pm

A judge has dismissed claims against Snapchat that blamed the social media company's "speed filter" for a highway crash. The judge said the Communications Decency Act provides the social media company with immunity.

New Jersey set to hand over millions in tobacco cash

Michael Catalini, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 11:52am

Gov. Chris Christie has dedicated his final year in office to addressing the opioid epidemic, but the state's failure to spend on smoking cessation efforts when thousands of people still die annually from tobacco-related illnesses has drawn derision from advocates and public health officials.

Trump adviser: Canada well positioned for NAFTA negotiation

Rob Gillies, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 11:50am

A Wall Street tycoon who advises U.S. President Donald Trump said Monday "things should go well for Canada" if the new U.S. leader reopens the North American Free Trade Agreement, noting that Canada has a balanced trade relationship with the United States.