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Politics at dinner?

The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Pass the turkey — but maybe hold the politics. The already-fraught topic now includes allegations of sexual misconduct against politicians of various political stripes. From GOP President Donald Trump to Democratic Sen. Al Franken, politicians past, ...

FCC chairman sets out to scrap open internet access rules

The Associated Press MENLO PARK, Calif. — The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission set out Tuesday to scrap rules around open internet access, a move that would allow giant cable and telecom companies to throttle broadband speeds and favor their own services if they ...

VA study shows parasite from Vietnam may be killing veterans 50 years later

The Associated Press HERALD, W.Va. — A half a century after serving in Vietnam, hundreds of veterans have a new reason to believe they may be dying from a silent bullet — test results show some men may have been infected by a slow-killing parasite while fighting in the jungles of ...

Chaminade beats Cal in Maui Invitational seventh-place game

Notre Dame won the Maui Jim Maui Invitational title Wednesday, beating Wichita State 67-66 in the championship game at the Lahaina Civic Center. Bonzie Colson scored 25 points for for the Fighting Irish (6-0), No. 13 in The Associated Press rankings, and tournament MVP Matt Farrell finished ...

N. Korea declared a terror sponsor

The Associated Press WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump announced Monday that the U.S. is putting North Korea’s “murderous regime” on America’s terrorism blacklist, despite questions about Pyongyang’s support for international attacks beyond the assassination of its leader’s ...

Mars streaks may be sand, not water

The Associated Press CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — A new study suggests that dark streaks on Mars represent flowing sand — not water. Monday’s news throws cold water on 2015 research that indicated lines on some Martian slopes were signs of water currently on the planet. Instead, Arizona ...

Wichita State reaches Maui Invitational title game

Wichita State advanced to the title game of the Maui Jim Maui Invitational by beating Marqutte 80-66 on Tuesday at the Lahaina Civic Center, and will face Notre Dame, which defeated LSU 92-53 in the other semifinal. The Shockers (4-0), ranked sixth in the nation by The Associated Press, will ...

Trump era sparks debate about nuclear war authority

The Associated Press WASHINGTON —î It’s hard to overstate how thoroughly the U.S. military has prepared for doomsday —the day America gets into a nuclear shooting war. No detail seems to have been overlooked. There’s even a designated “safe escape” door at the ...

Visitors need an appointment to see Santa Claus

NEW YORK (AP) — Santa Claus may be coming to town, but you’ll need a reservation to see him. At Macy’s flagship store on 34th Street in New York, a chance to sit on Saint Nick’s lap is by appointment only this year, for the first time ever. Starting today, eager families can go ...

Murderous cult leader Charles Manson dies at 83

The Associated Press LOS ANGELES — Charles Manson, the hippie cult leader who became the hypnotic-eyed face of evil across America after orchestrating the gruesome murders of pregnant actress Sharon Tate and six others in Los Angeles during the summer of 1969, died Sunday after nearly a ...

Wichita State rallies past Cal to reach Maui Invitational semifinals

Wichita State rallied from 18 points down to beat California 92-82 on Monday in the opening round of the Maui Jim Maui Invitational at the Lahaina Civic Center. Shaquille Morris scored 25 points for the Shockers (3-0), ranked sixth in the country by The Associated Press. Done Coleman scored ...

GOP tax plan kills local tax deduction

ATLANTA — A popular deduction targeted in the GOP’s overhaul of the tax code is used by more than a quarter of all filers in a majority of states, including many led by Republicans where some residents eventually could see their federal tax bills rise. The exact effect in every state ...

Go ahead Republicans, investigate Hillary again; it’s just a distraction

Whenever the legal walls start closing in on Donald Trump, the president releases a bad rabbit on the political field, a creature invisible to all but the haters of Hillary Clinton. The most recent example is his attorney general’s call to “evaluate certain issues” regarding the sale of a ...

Winston faces groping claim by Uber driver

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The NFL is investigating an allegation that Jameis Winston groped a female Uber driver in 2016, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback has denied the allegation on his social media accounts. The Buccaneers acknowledged the allegation Friday and released a statement ...

Patrick retiring from racing next year after Daytona 500, Indianapolis 500

HOMESTEAD, Fla. — Danica Patrick announced Friday that she will retire from full-time racing next year after running the Daytona 500 and Indianapolis 500. Patrick, the only woman to have led laps in both of those races, competed in the Indianapolis 500 from 2005 through 2011. Her highest ...

Lunas win in seven overtimes for second straight state title

The Lahainaluna High School football team won its second consecutive Division II state title on Saturday, defeating Konawaena 75-69 in seven overtimes in the First Hawaiian Bank Championship final at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu. The Wildcats finished the season 9-3. The game was the ...

Manson alive as reports swirl of his poor health

The Associated Press LOS ANGELES — For nearly 50 years Charles Manson has been the living personification of evil, a demonic presence captured in scores of photos, each of them marked by his piercing dark eyes and the crude swastika he carved into his forehead. That personification ...

Stanton, Altuve named MVPs

The Associated Press Houston Astros dynamo Jose Altuve won the American League MVP award on Thursday, towering over New York Yankees slugger Aaron Judge by a wide margin, and Giancarlo Stanton of the Miami Marlins won the National League award, barely edging Joey Votto of the Cincinnati Reds ...

Scientists try gene editing in the body

The Associated Press OAKLAND, Calif. — Scientists for the first time have tried editing a gene inside the body in a bold attempt to permanently change a person’s DNA to cure a disease. The experiment was done Monday in California on 44-year-old Brian Madeux. Through an IV, he received ...