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A snow family is seen on Capitol Hill as a winter storm arrives in the region, Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019, in Washington.
Alex Brandon/AP
January 14, 2019 - 10:52 am
(AP) — A winter storm that contributed to at least five deaths in the Midwest pummeled the mid-Atlantic region for a second day Sunday, bringing with it an icy mix that knocked out power, cancelled flights and contributed to hundreds of car accidents. Virginia State Police said the driver of a...
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Jake Thomas Patterson
Barron County Sherrif's Department
January 14, 2019 - 9:19 am
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A young man suspected of killing a Wisconsin couple, kidnapping their teenage daughter and holding the girl against her will for three months is expected to make his first court appearance Monday, and charging documents could shed light on why he targeted the girl. Prosecutors...
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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is accompanied by Saudi Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel al-Jubeir, as he departs from Saudi Arabia's King Khalid International, in Riyadh, Monday, January 14, 2019.
Andrew Cabellero-Reynolds/Pool via AP
January 14, 2019 - 8:26 am
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — The Trump administration expects Saudi Arabia to hold "every single person" responsible for the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi accountable, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Monday after talks with senior Saudi officials that also focused on Mideast crises...
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In this Aug. 5, 2014, file photo, specialist Michael Cacace, foreground right, works at the post that handles Gannett on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.
Richard Drew/AP, file
January 14, 2019 - 8:03 am
DENVER (AP) — The publisher of USA Today has received a $1.36 billion takeover bid from a media group with a history of taking over struggling newspapers and slashing costs. MNG Enterprises, better known as Digital First Media, said in a letter to Gannett Co. Monday that its leadership team has...
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Los Angeles Unified District teacher brave the pouring rain to join in a picket line during a citywide teacher strike in front of Los Angeles High School on Monday, Jan. 14, 2019.
Richard Vogel/AP Photo
January 14, 2019 - 7:51 am
UPDATED: 11:31 a.m. By Christopher Weber LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tens of thousands of Los Angeles teachers went on strike Monday after contentious contract negotiations failed in the nation's second-largest school district. "Students, we are striking for you," teachers union President Alex Caputo-Pearl...
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Jerry Holt/Star Tribune via AP, File
January 13, 2019 - 9:47 pm
GORDON, Wis. (AP) — The grandfather of a 13-year-old northwestern Wisconsin girl who authorities say escaped a man who killed her parents and held her captive for three months said Sunday she's in "exceptionally good spirits." Jayme Closs on Thursday fled the cabin near the small town of Gordon...
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Council of Economic Advisers Chair Kevin Hassett
Oliver Contreras/SIPA USA
January 13, 2019 - 7:33 pm
By Kate Sullivan (CNN) -- White House economic adviser Kevin Hassett said furloughed federal workers who are not getting paid during the partial government shutdown are "better off" because they didn't have to use vacation days. "Huge share of government workers were going to take vacation days,...
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AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File
January 13, 2019 - 7:08 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A U.S. judge in California on Sunday blocked Trump administration rules, which would allow more employers to opt out of providing women with no-cost birth control, from taking effect in 13 states and Washington, D.C. Judge Haywood Gilliam granted a request for a preliminary...
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Anthony Behar/Sipa USA
January 13, 2019 - 5:58 pm
By Eric Levenson and Shelby Rose (CNN) -- A traveler carrying a firearm boarded a flight from Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport and flew to Tokyo Narita International Airport on January 3, according to a statement from the Transportation Security Administration. "TSA has determined...
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FILE - In this June 13, 2017, file photo, the parents of this 7-week old red wolf pup keep an eye on their offspring at the Museum of Life and Science in Durham, N.C.
AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File
January 13, 2019 - 12:50 pm
DALLAS (AP) — Researchers say a pack of wild canines found frolicking near the beaches of the Texas Gulf Coast carry a substantial amount of red wolf genes, a surprising discovery because the animal was declared extinct in the wild nearly 40 years ago. The finding has led wildlife biologists and...
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