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Trump's America: Rural-urban divide in Georgia

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 17:40:20 GMT2017-01-18T17:40:20Z

LULA, Ga. (AP) -- Patti Thomas owns a flower shop in the north Georgia town of Lula. Xavier Bryant runs an independent pharmacy just outside Atlanta. Looking toward the inauguration of an entrepreneur as president, the two share this expectation: Donald Trump will be good for business....

Orlando gunman's widow due in court for talks on transfer

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 14:38:25 GMT2017-01-18T14:38:25Z

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- The widow of the Orlando nightclub gunman knew about the attack ahead of time and then hindered the criminal investigation when she lied to FBI agents after the shooting, say prosecutors who will be in a California court Wednesday to discuss transferring her to Florida....

George H.W. Bush hospitalized for shortness of breath

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 12:21:33 GMT2017-01-18T12:21:33Z

HOUSTON (AP) -- Former President George H.W. Bush was taken to the hospital over the weekend for shortness of breath and the 92-year-old is responding well to treatments, his spokesman said Wednesday....

Mom pleads not guilty to abducting kids from dad in 1985

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 17:00:44 GMT2017-01-18T17:00:44Z

WARWICK, R.I. (AP) -- A woman charged with abducting her two daughters from their father in 1985 pleaded not guilty Wednesday, and a judge allowed her to be released and return to her home in Houston....

Army plans Dakota Access oil pipeline environmental study

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 18:02:05 GMT2017-01-18T18:02:05Z

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) -- The Army has started the process of launching a full environmental study of the $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline's disputed crossing of the Missouri River in North Dakota, though a federal judge could stop the effort....

Denver starts work on allowing pot in public, a first in US

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 18:16:20 GMT2017-01-18T18:16:20Z

DENVER (AP) -- Denver is starting work Wednesday on becoming the first city in the nation to allow marijuana clubs and public pot use in places such as coffee shops, yoga studios and art galleries....

Suspect in Florida officer's killing captured after manhunt

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 10:40:11 GMT2017-01-18T10:40:11Z

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- A Florida man wanted in the fatal shootings of his pregnant ex-girlfriend and an Orlando police officer was wearing body armor and had two handguns when he was arrested at an abandoned house, authorities said....

For third-straight time, Earth sets hottest year record

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 16:37:16 GMT2017-01-18T16:37:16Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Earth sizzled to a third-straight record hot year in 2016, government scientists said Wednesday. They mostly blame man-made global warming with help from a natural El Nino, which has since disappeared....

North Carolina business increasingly refereed with a gavel

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 17:08:29 GMT2017-01-18T17:08:29Z

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- As North Carolina's political split widens, state business is increasingly being refereed with a judge's gavel....

APNewsBreak: Feds advise workaround on asset forfeiture rule

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 17:43:22 GMT2017-01-18T17:43:22Z

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- The U.S. Department of Justice gave instructions on how to work around its own strict rules for spending money seized in investigations to Virginia's top prosecutor, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press....