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US construction spending up 0.5 percent in October

U.S. builders boosted spending on construction projects by a modest amount in October, helped by big gains in spending on home construction and the biggest increase in government projects in … Click to Continue »

The Latest: Presidential election recount set to start

The Latest on the presidential recount efforts in Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin (all times local): 8:40 a.m. Vote counters, observers, reporters and curious onlookers are filling the hallway outside two … Click to Continue »

Doctor won’t be seeing patients after calling Michelle Obama ‘monkey face’

It started on a Facebook post praising Michelle Obama for her eloquence. JoAnn Nietto told the Denver Post one of her friends typed the original status, and then she saw … Click to Continue »

Wanna get away? Calexit secession plan possible, but faces huge hurdles

Facing Donald Trump’s imminent entrance to the Oval Office, the once outlandish idea of secession doesn’t seem so crazy anymore to some Californians. But the Golden State’s path to independence … Click to Continue »

Vice President Biden to be Colbert's guest on 'Late Show'

CBS says Vice President Joe Biden is returning to "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert." Biden is a scheduled guest on Tuesday's edition for what will be his first talk-show … Click to Continue »

Requests for US jobless aid rose last week, but still low

More Americans filed for unemployment benefits last week. But claims are still at low levels that point to greater job security. THE NUMBERS: The Labor Department said Thursday that applications … Click to Continue »

Asia adopts FIFA election rule, clears Sheik Ahmad to stand

The Asian Football Confederation has confirmed a rule for elections to FIFA Council seats, allowing Olympic powerbroker Sheik Ahmad of Kuwait to be a candidate. The AFC says elections in … Click to Continue »

World cycling body signs China deal with Wanda Sports

The International Cycling Union has announced broad plans to develop the sport in China in partnership with Wanda Sports. The UCI says the deal includes creating a six-day Tour of … Click to Continue »

IOC: Tokyo's huge cost could give wrong message

A top IOC official has renewed his demand that Japanese organizers further reduce their $18 billion budget ceiling for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, saying the figure could scare off cities … Click to Continue »

Repeal Obamacare? Maybe not so fast, Republican voters say

President-elect Donald Trump and his fellow Republicans have repeatedly pledged to repeal President Barack Obama’s signature health care law. But a new poll suggests Republican voters may be shifting their … Click to Continue »

Artificial intelligence may make your life easier – and take your job

Ever smarter machines embedded with artificial intelligence may soon save your life. The machines may also steal your job. The promises _ and perils _ of artificial intelligence drew a … Click to Continue »

Supporters don’t really care if Trump drains the swamp

The swamp is in the eye of the beholder. As a candidate, Donald Trump promised to “drain the swamp” in Washington. Now that he’s been elected and is embracing part … Click to Continue »

5 key questions Trump will face about US nuclear forces

Five key questions on nuclear issues that Donald Trump will face as commander in chief: —Should his administration press ahead with modernization of all facets of the arsenal, to include … Click to Continue »

With Carrier trip, Trump embraces theater of the presidency

Donald Trump knows how to make a moment. The president-elect is flying to Indiana on Thursday for an event with officials from Carrier Corp., which is keeping about 1,000 jobs … Click to Continue »

Obama stays busy on environmental front in final weeks

Citing fears of a Donald Trump presidency, environmental groups are urging President Barack Obama to stay busy in his final weeks. He is listening. With his days in office numbered, … Click to Continue »

Poll: Only about 1 in 4 wants Trump to repeal health law

Only about one in four Americans wants President-elect Donald Trump to entirely repeal his predecessor's health care law that extended coverage to millions, a new poll has found. The post-election … Click to Continue »

AP source: smokeless tobacco banned for new major leaguers

A person familiar with the negotiations says Major League Baseball and its players' union agreed to ban smokeless tobacco for all new big leaguers. The person spoke on condition of … Click to Continue »

As Stein pushes forward with recount, she's raised nearly double her campaign total

She was a long shot to make any impact on the presidential election. She wasn’t even on the ballot in five states. She garnered just one percent of the popular … Click to Continue »

Commission gets 3 applicants for Nevada state Senate vacancy

A former Culinary Union political chief, a Department of Veterans Affairs information technology project manager and a marketing services official at a business advisory firm are applying for a Nevada … Click to Continue »

Gov. Matt Mead recommends state lawmakers address education

Gov. Matt Mead is recommending Wyoming lawmakers generally hold the line on state spending when they start their general session in January. However, Mead also is warning Wyoming urgently needs … Click to Continue »

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