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Minnesota governor reveals prostate cancer diagnosis


MINNEAPOLIS -- Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton said Tuesday that he has been diagnosed with prostate cancer. Dayton revealed his diagnosis at a news conference the morning after he collapsed during his State of the State speech, which cut it short. He...

Trump's HHS choice: First a letter to Medicare. Then a campaign contribution


WASHINGTON -- Tom Price, the Georgia congressman tapped for the nation's top health job, pressed Medicare officials on a funding change that led to a windfall for the small biotech company run by one of his top campaign contributors, according to ...

Trump opens Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines to construction again


WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump moved Tuesday to revive oil pipeline projects that were blocked by former President Barack Obama, a victory for energy firms whose interests were often thwarted by Obama's environmental agenda. Trump's order ...

Spate of shootings follows violent weekend in Chicago


CHICAGO -- A woman walked into traffic on Ashland Avenue early Tuesday, her hands high in the air. "Help me, Jesus!" she said. "Help me, Jesus, they killed my son!" She collapsed onto the West Side median and screamed. Half an hour earlier, a ...

Trump promises Supreme Court announcement next week


WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump said Tuesday he plans to announce his Supreme Court nominee next week, his first and most significant step to reshape the federal judiciary. The fate of the high court seat left vacant after the death last ...

Chicago police investigating cop caught on video throwing coffee at motorcyclist


CHICAGO -- Chicago police are conducting an internal investigation into an incident caught on video in which an officer throws a cup of coffee at a passing motorcyclist after the biker shouted at the cop near a downtown intersection. Police ...

White House promises website will restore Spanish content: 'We're just building up'


WASHINGTON -- An aide to President Donald Trump promised Tuesday that the White House will soon restore a Spanish-language website, which went dark after his inauguration Friday. "We're just building up," said Helen Aguirre Ferre, director of ...

Criticism mounts over NC official sharing meme mocking Women's March


CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The new North Carolina Insurance commissioner continues to face criticism for sharing a social media meme that mocked the weekend's Women's March. The leader of North Carolina's Democratic Party on Tuesday questioned Mike ...

Ryan invites Trump to address joint session of Congress next month


WASHINGTON -- Speaker Paul D. Ryan has invited President Donald Trump to address a joint session of Congress late next month, giving the 45th chief executive another opportunity to deliver his vision for governing the country. Ryan used Trump's ...

Judge rules against UK student newspaper in sexual harassment document dispute


LEXINGTON, Ky. -- A Fayette Circuit Court Judge ruled against the University of Kentucky's student newspaper, the Kentucky Kernel, Monday in their quest to review investigative documents in a sexual harassment case involving a former UK professor....