Nation/World

Trump welcomes Utah ski team, other college sports champions to White House

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President Donald Trump congratulated collegian sports champions at the White House Friday. 

National

Today in History

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Nov. 21, the 325th day of 2017. There are 40 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 21, 1942, the Alaska Highway, also known as the Alcan Highway, was formally opened at Soldier’s Summit in the Yukon Territory. On this date: In 1789, North...


World

Baron Cohen to pay fine for Czechs sporting Borat mankinis

Kazakhstan Borat

PRAGUE (AP) — Comic actor Sacha Baron Cohen has offered to pay the fines for six Czech tourists who were reportedly detained by authorities in Kazakhstan’s capital Astana for dressing up as his character Borat. Sporting lime green “mankinis” and black wigs, the men had hoped to take a picture in...


Business , National

Police warn people not to eat spoiled, trash-picked turkeys

FALMOUTH, Maine (AP) — A Maine police department is warning residents to steer clear of black market Butterballs. The police department in Falmouth reports a Hannaford supermarket had to discard frozen turkeys that thawed out because of a mechanical failure. Police say the problem is that someone...


World

Australia coach quits despite guiding Socceroos to World Cup

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Ange Postecoglou framed his departure as Socceroos head coach with a stereotypically Aussie scenario. He’d decided to quit last week immediately after Australia qualified for a fourth consecutive World Cup, only to be talked out of it an hour later. Five beers later, he was wavering amid the...


Government , National

Conyers confirms harassment settlement; ethics probe opens

Sexual Harassment Conyers

DETROIT (AP) — John Conyers has dealt with various ethics investigations and a public corruption case that landed his wife in prison during a U.S. House career spanning more than five decades — longer than any other current member. Allegations that the 88-year-old Michigan Democrat sexually...


World

Mugabe leaves legacy of economic ruin, upheaval in Zimbabwe

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JOHANNESBURG (AP) — From widely acclaimed liberator of his nation to despotic dictator, Robert Mugabe’s 37-year rule of Zimbabwe has been one of Africa’s most controversial and influential. Wily and ruthless, the 93-year-old Mugabe outmaneuvered his opponents for decades but was undone by his own...


National

CBS News and PBS cut ties to Rose following sex allegations

Sexual Misconduct Rose

NEW YORK (AP) — CBS News and PBS both cut ties to Charlie Rose on Tuesday, less than 24 hours after several women who worked with him on his PBS interview show alleged a pattern of sexual misconduct, including groping and walking naked in front of them. Both organizations stressed the importance of...


National

Federal judge says Trump administration can't stop funding sex-reassignment surgery for

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. A second federal judge has halted the Trump administration’s proposed transgender military ban, finding that active-duty service members are “already suffering harmful consequences” because of the president’s policy. The ruling Tuesday by U.S. District Judge Marvin J....


Government , National

Haitians relieved to stay in US for now, upset status to end

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MIAMI (AP) — Yolnick Jeune couldn’t sleep for days, anxious over the fate of a program that has staved off the deportations of both herself and tens of thousands of other Haitians in the U.S. Then, President Donald Trump’s administration this week announced one last 18-month extension of the...


Business , National

Led by technology and health care, stocks set more records

Financial Markets Wall Street

NEW YORK (AP) — The market’s biggest winners this year, technology and health care, powered U.S. stock indexes to more all-time highs on Tuesday. Huge technology companies like Apple and Facebook continued their ascent, while strong reports from companies including medical device maker Medtronic...


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