Fair weather, falling gas prices help Thanksgiving travelers
Mild weather and falling gasoline prices are helping Thanksgiving travelers get where they're going while saving a few bucks. Airports around the country were busy Wednesday, leading to more than 1,500 delayed flights by early afternoon on the East Coast.
Razor wire is most visible result of $210M deployment
The towering metal fence that divides the United States and Mexico at the edge of the Pacific Ocean has an imposing new feature: row upon row of razor wire.
Mars landing comes down to final 6 minutes of 6-month trip
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — It all comes down to the final six minutes of a six-month journey to Mars. NASA's InSight spacecraft will enter the Martian atmosphere at supersonic speed, then hit the brakes to get to a soft, safe landing on the alien red plains.
Tragedy survivors reflect on Thanksgiving after year of loss
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Mass shootings, hurricanes, fires — for many people across the nation, 2018 was a year of loss unlike any other.
It's a Twitter war: Doctors clash with NRA over gun deaths
The photos from doctors came quickly and in succession: blood-stained operating rooms, blood-covered scrubs and shoes, bullets piercing body parts and organs.
Federal report: Indian Country criminal prosecutions plateau
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department's track record for prosecuting Indian Country crimes has not significantly changed in recent years, even amid programs and attempts to boost both public safety and prosecutions on tribal lands, according to federal figures released Wednesday.
APNewsBreak: Roberts raps Trump for 'Obama judge' comment
WASHINGTON (AP) — Chief Justice John Roberts is pushing back against President Donald Trump for his description of a judge who ruled against Trump's migrant asylum policy as an "Obama judge."
AP Explains: The hunt for missing, dead in California fire
CHICO, Calif. (AP) — Given the size and scope of the devastation after a deadly wildfire swept Northern California, experts say the search to find the missing and identify victims could take months.
Missing Wisconsin girl's family faces painful holiday season
MILWAUKEE (AP) — The question has haunted authorities in Wisconsin for more than a month now: Where is 13-year-old Jayme Closs? Detectives have pursued more than 2,300 leads, watched dozens of surveillance videos and spent countless hours searching for Jayme, trying to figure out what happened to her ever since her parents were fatally shot in their home near Barron, a rural community about 80 miles (130 kilometers) northeast of Minneapolis.
Light rain falling in N California could hurt search effort
CHICO, Calif. (AP) — Light rain falling Wednesday in some areas of Northern California could aid crews fighting a deadly wildfire while raising the risk of flash floods and complicating efforts to recover the remains of those killed.
Hospital gunman fired at least 30 times before killing self
CHICAGO (AP) — Moments before her ex-fiance fatally shot her in the parking lot of the hospital where she worked, a Chicago doctor called 911 to report that she had spotted the man and feared for her life.
Bring me the bleach: Investors seek stability as stocks fall
NEW YORK (AP) — Goodbye iPhones and Facebook feed. Hello power plants and bleach. Since stocks began tumbling two months ago, investors haven't abandoned the market.
US senator says no ill will, intent behind 'hanging' remark
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A white Republican U.S. senator from Mississippi said during a debate with her African-American Democratic opponent Tuesday night that she apologizes to people who were offended when she complimented a supporter by saying she would attend a "public hanging" if the supporter invited her.
Americans, Canadians are warned not to eat romaine lettuce
NEW YORK (AP) — Health officials in the U.S. and Canada told people Tuesday to stop eating romaine lettuce because of a new E. coli outbreak.
'We need hundreds': Fire victims' families urged to give DNA
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Authorities are using a powerful tool in their effort to identify the scores of people killed by the wildfire that ripped through Northern California: rapid DNA testing that produces results in just two hours.
Mistrial declared in case of slain NYC runner Karina Vetrano
NEW YORK (AP) — The trial of a man accused of killing a woman who was sexually attacked while running near her family's New York City home ended in a hung jury late Tuesday.
The Latest: California wildfire missing list rises to 870
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on California's wildfires (all times local): 8 p.m. A California sheriff says the list of names of those unaccounted for after a deadly wildfire has increased to 870.
El Chapo trial witness: Ex-Mexico security chief was bribed
NEW YORK (AP) — Mexico's former top security chief and another law enforcement official who once worked under the country's new president-elect took millions of dollars in bribes from the notorious Sinaloa drug cartel in the mid-2000s, a witness testified Tuesday at the U.S.
Thanksgiving air-travel rush gets off to a good start
Thanksgiving travelers got help from favorable weather in most of the U.S. on Tuesday, but flight delays piled up at airports around the country by day's end.
A look at 3 lives lost in Chicago hospital shooting
CHICAGO (AP) — An emergency room doctor devoted to her community. A pharmacy resident who helped children with a disorder similar to her own.
A demand for a ring, an eruption of gunfire and 4 dead
CHICAGO (AP) — Moments before her ex-fiance fatally shot her in the parking lot of the hospital where she worked, a Chicago doctor called 911 to report that she had spotted the man and feared for her life, police said Tuesday.
2 kids, 2 adults dead in arson fire at mansion
COLTS NECK, N.J. (AP) — Two children and two adults were found dead Tuesday at a burning mansion that was intentionally set ablaze in an upscale community near the New Jersey shore, officials said.
US judge stalls enforcement of Trump asylum restrictions
HOUSTON (AP) — A judge has ordered the U.S. government not to enforce a ban on asylum for people who cross the southern border illegally, another court setback for the Trump administration's efforts to impose new immigration restrictions without congressional approval.
Woman claims Avenatti dragged her by arm across floor
WASHINGTON (AP) — An actress who says she had a relationship with Michael Avenatti alleges that he dragged her across the floor of his Los Angeles apartment after an argument over money, according to court documents obtained Tuesday by The Associated Press.

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