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Tillerson takes low-key approach as America's top diplomat

Josh Lederman and Matthew Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 1:33am

When North Korea fired a ballistic missile into waters between South Korea and Japan, President Donald Trump moved quickly to show U.S. resolve. He appeared within hours alongside visiting Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and said the U.S. "stands behind Japan, its great ally, 100 percent."

Atlanta, other cities eye test tracks for self-driving cars

Jeff Martin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 1:30am

Self-driving vehicles could begin tooling down a bustling Atlanta street full of cars, buses, bicyclists and college students, as the city vies with other communities nationwide to test the emerging technology.

Study: Struggling college students get a hand to graduate

Maria Danilova, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 1:23am

Getting through college isn't easy, and it can be even harder for low-income and first generation students with few support resources. A new tool involving big data can help those at risk.

Trump election has parallels to Andrew Jackson's presidency

Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 1:23am

It was an ugly, highly personal presidential election.

Flood fears renewed as California braces for another storm

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 12:22am

Some Northern California residents are preparing for another powerful Pacific storm by patrolling levees for signs of danger, reviewing evacuation plans and filling hundreds of sand bags.

Americans on Presidents Day: Admiration, fear mark holiday

Michelle R. Smith, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 19th - 10:31pm

The United States on Monday marks Presidents Day, a holiday that's taking on a new meaning for some Americans this year as President Donald Trump — to the dismay of some and delight of others — upends traditional notions of the office.

The Latest: Trump invites Panama, Trinidad-Tobago leaders

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 19th - 9:05pm

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Small plane crashes on Pennsylvania golf course

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 19th - 9:00pm

A small plane has crashed on a golf course in Pennsylvania.

Draft DHS guidelines sharpen focus on those in US illegally

Hope Yen and Julie Pace, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 19th - 8:53pm

The Homeland Security Department has drafted sweeping new guidelines aimed at aggressively detaining and deporting immigrants living in the U.S. illegally, according to a pair of memoranda signed by DHS Secretary John Kelly.

Flood fears renewed as another storm aims for California

Olga R. Rodriguez, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 19th - 7:32pm

The first outer rain bands from a powerful Pacific storm headed to Northern California on Sunday brought light rain and wind and renewed warnings of possible flooding in the already soggy region.

SpaceX launches rocket from NASA's historic moon pad

Marcia Dunn, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 19th - 6:55pm

A SpaceX rocket soared from NASA's long-idled moonshot pad Sunday, sending up space station supplies from the exact spot where astronauts embarked on the lunar landings nearly a half-century ago.

Hoarding hampers attempts to reach woman who died in fire

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 19th - 5:50pm

Connecticut fire officials say a woman has died after a fire broke out in a Norwalk home with extreme hoarding conditions.

Elderly woman charged with murder after DC slaying

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 19th - 5:30pm

Police say a 76-year-old woman has been charged with murder in the beating death of a 63-year-old man in Washington.

The Latest: Storm aiming for California renews flood fears

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 19th - 4:44pm

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Trump embraces legacy of Andrew Jackson

Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 19th - 4:33pm

It was an ugly, highly personal presidential election.

Senior Trump appointee fired after critical comments

Vivian Salama, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 19th - 4:11pm

A senior Trump administration official was fired following criticism in a private speech of President Donald Trump's policies and his inner circle of advisers.

Toughening penalties if pets are harmed during crimes

Mary Esch, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 19th - 3:53pm

When Denise Krohn came home to find her goldendoodle Kirby bleeding on the kitchen floor, she at first thought it was a terrible accident. But she soon realized that her home had been ransacked, and that her other dog, Quigley, was lying dead on his favorite blanket in the living room.

Woman arrested on charges of receiving meth in the mail

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 19th - 3:40pm

An Idaho County woman has been charged receiving methamphetamine through the mail.

Telephone owned by Adolf Hitler sells for $243,000

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 19th - 3:40pm

A telephone owned by Adolf Hitler has sold at auction for $243,000.

Penn State students raise $10 million-plus in dance marathon

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 19th - 3:33pm

Hundreds of hardy Penn State students raised more than $10 million for pediatric cancer patients in the annual 46-hour dance marathon known as Thon.