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  • NEW YORK— In a story March 22 about the impact of a warmer winter on small businesses, The Associated Press misidentified a Fremont, New Hampshire, company that promotes snowmobile races. Its name is Rock Maple Racing, not Maple Rock Racing. NEW YORK— The big snowstorm in the U.S.

  • That hands-off stance ended this month when Republican AGs voted to abandon the agreement and spend money to help unseat Democrats in other states, according to the Republican Attorneys General Association. The move comes as Democratic attorneys general in states across the country have assumed lead roles in opposing some of Republican President Donald...

  • Trump suffers a stunning political setback in a Congress controlled by his own party when Republican leaders pull legislation to overhaul the U.S. healthcare system, a major 2016 election campaign promise of the president and his allies. The partisan divide over the House Intelligence Committee's probe of Russian interference in the U.S. presidential...

  • Trump suffers a stunning political setback in a Congress controlled by his own party when Republican leaders pull legislation to overhaul the U.S. healthcare system, a major 2016 election campaign promise of the president and his allies. The partisan divide over the House Intelligence Committee's probe of Russian interference in the U.S. presidential...

  • Republican leaders of the House of Representatives pulled legislation to overhaul the U.S. healthcare system from consideration on Friday due to a shortage of votes, despite desperate lobbying by the White House and its allies in Congress, dealing a stiff setback to President Donald Trump. The partisan divide over the House Intelligence Committee's probe...

  • Steadfast opposition from the House of Representatives' conservative Freedom Caucus, as well as Republican moderates, has put Trump's art-of-the-deal skills to the test. The partisan divide over the House Intelligence Committee's probe of Russian interference in the U.S. presidential election deepens when the committee's top Democrat suggested its...

  • Steadfast opposition from the House of Representatives' conservative Freedom Caucus, as well as Republican moderates, has put Trump's art-of-the-deal skills to the test. The head of the House Intelligence Committee cancels a planned public hearing in its probe of allegations of Russian interference in the U.S. presidential election, saying the panel...

  • SALT LAKE CITY— Utah's governor announced Thursday that he will sign legislation giving the predominantly Mormon state the strictest DUI threshold in the country, a change that restaurant groups and representatives of the ski and snowboard industry say will hurt tourism. The American Beverage Institute, a national restaurant group, took out full-page...

  • Secretary of State Rex Tillerson

    U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has directed U.S. diplomatic missions to identify "populations warranting increased scrutiny."

  • Rep. Beth Fukumoto

    Fukumoto said divisive campaign rhetoric during the 2016 elections convinced her the Republican Party no longer reflected her political values.

  • NEW YORK— The big snowstorm in the U.S. The period from December through February was the sixth-warmest winter on record, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the U.S. government agency that compiles statistics about the weather. The average January temperature in the lower 48 states, which excludes Alaska and Hawaii, was 33.6...

  • PAGO PAGO, American Samoa— A federal judge in Honolulu has ruled that the decision to reduce the area off-limits to large vessels along the coast of American Samoa "is invalid," clearing the way for exclusive access by local fishermen and small boats. The plaintiffs, through the American Samoa government, filed the lawsuit in March 2016 arguing that American...

  • PORTLAND, Maine— Amazon said it will begin collecting sales tax on purchases shipped to Maine addresses next month. The agreement in Maine, first reported by WMTW-TV, was confirmed by an Amazon spokeswoman on Monday. The decision will help level the playing field for Maine retailers that collect sales taxes and will increase revenue available to Republican Gov.

  • A protester dress like Donald Duck hands out 'Trump Ducks' while protesting Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's lack of tax returns released to the public outside the Republican National Committee headquarters in Washington, DC, September 13, 2016.

    Proposed legislation in several states would compel presidential candidates to disclose tax returns.

  • President Donald Trump signs a revised executive order for a U.S. travel ban on Monday, leaving Iraq off the list of targeted countries, at the Pentagon in Washington.

    CNBC's Ylan Mui reports the latest on the DOJ appealing a Maryland judge's decision to block President Donald Trump's immigration order, according to Dow Jones.

  • The U.S. Air Force this week hosted allies and partners in Hawaii for a symposium on the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, which can sneak undetected behind enemy radar. The Air Force will use the F-35 to replace the A-10 and the F-16, and say it represents a "quantum leap" in air combat capability over these older planes. The F-35 is being built in different configurations...

  • CHICAGO, March 16- A Wal-Mart Stores Inc supplier has recalled frozen pizzas available in 11 U.S. states due to concerns about possible listeria contamination, according to the retailer and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. RBR Meat Company recalled about 21,220 pounds of Marketside Extra Large Supreme Pizza that were shipped to retail distribution...

  • DUBAI, March 16- Passengers from six mainly Muslim countries who would have been barred from the United States under President Donald Trump's latest travel order will be allowed to board U.S.-bound flights on Emirates and Etihad Airways now that a federal judge has blocked it, the Middle East carriers said on Thursday. Emirates will follow guidance by U.S....

  • GREENBELT, Md.— The Latest on federal court challenges to President Donald Trump's revised travel ban:. A federal judge in Seattle has ruled that his order blocking President Donald Trump's original travel ban does not apply to the revised executive order. The federal judge in Maryland who on Thursday blocked President Donald Trump's revised travel ban that...

  • DUBAI, March 16- United States officials have advised the Emirates airline it can board passengers that had been banned from travelling to the United States under President Donald Trump's latest travel order, after a federal judge blocked the order, the airline said on Thursday. The executive order banning travel to the United States by refugees and nationals...