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Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke speaks on the Trump Administration's energy policy at the Heritage Foundation in Washington, Friday, Sept. 29, 2017. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
September 29, 2017 - 3:11 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is dismissing controversy over his use of charter flights as "a little BS over travel," but says the American public has the right to know the costs of official travel. Zinke on Friday disclosed that he has taken three charter flights since taking...
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September 28, 2017 - 9:07 am
WEST MIFFLIN, Pa. (AP) — A high school in the Pittsburgh suburbs has put an unnamed assistant coach on leave while it investigates a report he engaged in "inappropriate behavior" with a former student. West Mifflin School District Superintendent Daniel Castagna (kah-STAN'-yah isn't naming the coach...
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September 28, 2017 - 8:02 am
BALTIMORE (AP) — Nearly 50,000 people have signed an online petition asking for the removal of a statute of retired Baltimore Ravens star Ray Lewis after he joined other NFL players kneeling during the national anthem. The petition on change.org says the anthem honors the United States and its...
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FILE - In this June 20, 1961 file photo, Playboy magazine publisher Hugh Hefner poses with "bunny-girl" hostess Bonnie J. Halpin at Hefner's nightclub in Chicago. Playboy founder and sexual revolution symbol Hugh Hefner has died at age 91. The magazine released a statement saying Hefner died at his home in Los Angeles of natural causes on Wednesday night, Sept. 27, 2017, surrounded by family. (AP Photo/Ed Kitch, File)
September 28, 2017 - 5:55 am
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. HUGH HEFNER DEAD AT 91 The Playboy magazine founder revved up the sexual revolution in the 1950s and built a multimedia empire of clubs, mansions, movies and TV, but some saw him as a...
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September 28, 2017 - 4:34 am
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — U.S. rapper Macklemore is wading into Australia's gay marriage debate by vowing to sing his marriage equality anthem "Same Love" during a weekend rugby final. Benjamin Haggerty, whose stage name is Macklemore, will be headlining the pre-game entertainment in Sydney on...
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., center, with Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wis., left, and other GOP members as they talk about the Republicans' proposed rewrite of the tax code for individuals and corporations, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017. President Donald Trump and congressional Republicans are writing a far-reaching, $5-trillion plan they say would simplify the tax system and nearly double the standard deduction used by most Americans. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
September 27, 2017 - 7:28 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans reckoned Wednesday with an insurgent's win in Alabama that poses clear threats to their own grip on power and the leadership of Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Nearly $10 million spent by a McConnell-backed super PAC couldn't save incumbent GOP Sen. Luther...
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., center, with Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wis., left, and other GOP members as they talk about the Republicans' proposed rewrite of the tax code for individuals and corporations, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017. President Donald Trump and congressional Republicans are writing a far-reaching, $5-trillion plan they say would simplify the tax system and nearly double the standard deduction used by most Americans. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
September 27, 2017 - 7:22 pm
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday: 1. WHO'S PROMISING BIG TAX CUTS Trump and congressional Republicans unveil the first major revamp of the nation's tax code in a generation. 2. MARIA REGAINS STRENGTH IN ATLANTIC The storm...
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FILE - In this Aug. 31, 2017, file photo, employee Bryan Herrera holds a makeshift sign that reads, "Out of Gas," as he stands outside the Shell filling station where he works, in north Dallas. Records show that Texas' chief oil and gas regulator Kim Corley was on vacation in the critical days surrounding Hurricane Harvey as fuel shortages became rampant and industrial tanks spilled. Corley is a former Shell Oil executive and was executive director of the Texas Railroad Commission since 2016. Her work calendar obtained by The Associated Press showed her on vacation for at least 11 days before and after Harvey made landfall. Corley abruptly resigned last week. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)
September 27, 2017 - 1:56 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas' chief oil and gas regulator was on vacation in the critical days surrounding Hurricane Harvey as her agency grappled with fuel shortages and scrambled to respond to refinery spills caused by the storm, according to records obtained by The Associated Press. Kimberly...
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September 26, 2017 - 1:11 pm
WELLSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia school superintendent has issued an apology after some said they were offended by a banner at a football game that read "Trump Perry." Media reported that Brooke County School Superintendent Toni Paesano Shute apologized on Monday to the community of...
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September 19, 2017 - 11:20 am
EASTON, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania prosecutor is planning a news conference on the death of a 19-year-old college freshman who died last week from blunt-force head injuries believed to be suffered in a fall. Lafayette College in Easton has said that officers responding to a call about a student who'...
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