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Ash covers Oregon cities, wildfire smoke chokes US West

TROUTDALE, Ore. — A growing Oregon wildfire covered parts of Portland's metropolitan area Tuesday with ash and forced the shutdown of a lengthy stretch...

Full federal court to hear ‘Making a Murderer’ appeal

MADISON, Wis. — A federal appeals court will consider arguments Tuesday over whether detectives tricked a Wisconsin inmate featured in the "Making a Murderer"...

Wedding Bells a Financial Wake-Up Call for Americans

OMAHA, Neb.- Love is in the air as engagement season starts on Thanksgiving and continues through Valentine’s Day. As these starry-eyed couples tie the...

Energy trade groups get say on potential pipeline shutdown

BISMARCK, N.D. — A federal judge deciding whether to shut down the four-state Dakota Access oil pipeline while more environmental review is done is...
President Trump delivering remarks to DHS in 2017.

Trump urges House GOP to move quickly on budget, tax cuts

WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Donald Trump warned House Republicans on Sunday that 2018 would be a political failure for the GOP and disappointment for...

State attorneys general bash plan to hike national park fees

A group of state attorneys general on Wednesday urged the National Park Service to scrap its proposal to more than double the entrance fee...

Hurricane Maria heads toward already battered Carib islands

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic — A strengthening Hurricane Maria swirled toward the eastern Caribbean early Monday, with forecasters warning it probably would be a...

House GOP revises tax bill, makes it less generous

WASHINGTON — House Republicans on Friday quietly made changes to their far-reaching tax overhaul: Now its tax cuts would be less generous for many...

Novice surfer masters a pro move: Punching a shark to escape

CANBERRA, Australia — A novice surfer mastered a pro's move on the first try: He punched a shark on the nose to escape its...

Equifax CEO steps down in the wake of damaging data breach

NEW YORK — Equifax CEO Richard Smith stepped down Tuesday, less than three weeks after the credit reporting agency disclosed a damaging data breach...

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