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WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service spent a record $243 million last week battling forest fires around the country, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said Thursday. The agency has spent all the money Congress provided for fighting wildfires in the 12-month budget period,...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal law enforcement officials will be routinely required to get a search warrant before using secretive and intrusive cellphone-tracking technology under a new Justice Department policy announced Thursday. The policy represents the first effort to create a...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Army Secretary John McHugh has suspended operations at four Defense Department laboratories that handle biological toxins, as the military scrambles to explain and correct problems that led to the accidental shipment of live anthrax to dozens of other labs...
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats are pushing Pope Francis to address the minimum wage, hunger and the environment in his historic speech to Congress later this month, hoping his embrace will give momentum to three party priorities. In a letter to the pontiff, 94 House Democrats...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah can't keep federal criminal investigators out of his personal email, a federal appeals court ruled. The ruling Wednesday clears the way for prosecutors to sift through seven years of the Philadelphia Democrat's private email as they...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Even millennials don't think much of their generation, according to a new poll Thursday. A Pew Research Center study showed that millennials — generally defined as those ages 18-34 — had far more negative views of their generation compared to Generation Xers,...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Even millennials don't think much of their generation. A Pew study released Thursday shows 59 percent of millennials described their generation as "self-absorbed." Almost half — or 49 percent — said they were "wasteful," and 43 percent said they were "greedy."...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Presidential candidate Donald Trump ruled out the prospect of a third-party White House bid Thursday and vowed to support the Republican Party's nominee — whoever it may be. The billionaire businessman announced his decision in a raucous news conference at...
HAMPTON, N.H. (AP) — Republican presidential contender Jeb Bush says rival Donald Trump is "too pessimistic" to lead the country and Republicans will lose the 2016 election if they make the billionaire their party's candidate for the White House. Campaigning in New Hampshire on...
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago school officials say they'll open an arts-focused school in a neighborhood school once...
NEW YORK (AP) — Kraft Heinz is expanding a recall of Kraft Singles products, saying a problem with the packaging...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service spent a record $243 million last week battling forest fires around the...
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — The latest on the resignation of Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina (all times local): 5...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Three people were charged Thursday with running a $54 million Ponzi scheme built on promises...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal law enforcement officials will be routinely required to get a search warrant before...