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Snow accumulates on trees in Niles, Mich., Monday, Nov. 11, 2019, after a fall snowstorm dumped several inches of snow on southwest Michigan. (Don Campbell/The Herald-Palladium via AP)
Winter already? Snow, deep freeze from Rockies to East CoastAn arctic air mass that brought snow and ice to an area stretching from the Rocky Mountains to northern New England on Monday was poised to give way to record-breaking cold temperatures
The Associated Press18 minutes ago
In this photo taken Nov. 6, 2019, Trisha Preston, a paramedic, poses outside the headquarters of her employer, American Medical Response, in Portland, Ore. Preston was attacked in the back of her ambulance by a patient in a mental health crisis earlier this year and sustained bruising, bite marks and a concussion that left her with temporary double vision and headaches. Paramedics in Portland are undergoing mandatory training in defensive tactics after a rash of high-profile attacks against them as they respond to 911 calls for people in a mental health or drug-related crisis. (AP Photo/Gillian Flaccus)
Portland, Oregon, paramedics learn self-defense amid attacksHundreds of Portland, Oregon, paramedics are getting mandatory defensive-tactics training after a string of high-profile assaults by patients on medical workers responding to 911 calls.
The Associated Press23 minutes ago
Deborah Dicks Maxwell, President of the New Hanover County NAACP, speaks during a dedication ceremony for a new North Carolina highway historical marker to the 1898 Wilmington Coup in Wilmington, N.C., Friday, Nov. 8, 2019. The marker stands outside the Wilmington Light Infantry building, the location where in 1898, white Democrats violently overthrew the fusion government of legitimately elected blacks and white Republicans in Wilmington. (Matt Born/The Star-News via AP)
Correction: Wilmington Coup Marker storyCorrection: Wilmington Coup Marker story
The Associated Press41 minutes ago
FILE - This Oct. 24, 2011, file photo released by Utah Department of Corrections shows Utah death row inmate Ron Lafferty. Utah prison officials said Monday, Nov. 11, 2019, that Lafferty, a death-row inmate whose double-murder case was featured in the book "Under the Banner of Heaven" and who was nearing an execution by firing squad, has died of natural causes. (Utah Department of Corrections via AP, File)
Utah death-row inmate featured in best-selling book diesUtah prison officials say a death-row inmate whose double-murder case was featured in the book "Under the Banner of Heaven" and who was nearing an execution by firing squad has died of natural causes
The Associated Press1 hour ago
FILE - In this April 15, 2019, file photo, instructors from Raphael House lead a classroom discussion about consent and healthy relationships with a class of sophomores at Central Catholic High School in Portland, Ore. Most young Americans believe in the value of higher education, but many also believe that a high school diploma alone is enough for success, and they view job training as better preparation than any type of college degree, according to a poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. (AP Photo/Gillian Flaccus, File)
AP-NORC poll: Many youths say high school diploma is enoughAP-NORC poll: Most young Americans believe in the value of a college degree, but many also say a high school diploma is enough to succeed
The Associated Press1 hour ago
FILE - This June 14, 2011, file photo, shows the pills of the drug Lipitor in Willingboro, N.J. Researchers examined records of people taking cholesterol-lowering medicine between 2005 and 2016, a few years after a big change in treatment guidelines. They found encouraging drops, suggesting the change may be paying off.  (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
Cholesterol levels dropping in US, but many still need careNew research shows cholesterol levels are dropping in U.S., but more people need care
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Teresa Knapp Gordon, president of the Little Rock Education Association, speaks at a news conference outside Little Rock Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas on Monday, November 11, 2019. Gordon announced the association's members will strike for one day in response to the state stripping the union of its collective bargaining power and over Arkansas' control of the Little Rock School District. (AP Photo/Andrew Demillo)
Little Rock teachers to go on strike over district's controlLittle Rock teachers say they'll go on strike for one day this week over an Arkansas panel's decision to strip their collective bargaining power and complaints about state control of the 23,000-student district
The Associated Press2 hours ago
FILE - In this Aug. 20, 2019 file photo, Scott Hapgood, right, a U.S. financial adviser charged with killing a hotel worker while on vacation in Anguilla, and his lawyer Juliya Arbisman, left, hold a media conference in New York. Hapgood declined to return to the British Caribbean territory for the latest pretrial hearing on Monday, Nov. 11, and Anguilla officials rejected an offer that he appear by video link for the hearing. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)
Man charged in Caribbean hotel worker's death skips hearingA Connecticut man charged in the death of a hotel worker in Anguilla has declined to return to the British Caribbean territory for the latest pretrial hearing
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Martín Batalla Vidal waits in line at the Port Authority Bus Terminal in New York to take a bus to Washington, Monday, Nov. 11, 2019. Vidal is a lead plaintiff in one of the cases to preserve the Obama-era program known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals and has seen his name splashed in legal documents since 2016, when he first sued in New York. His case will be heard at the Supreme Court beginning Tuesday. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
As ruling nears, immigrant fights for anti-deportation actA Mexican immigrant fighting President Donald Trump's attempt to end a program shielding young immigrants from deportation says he is nervous about the case finally being heard at the U.S. Supreme Court.
The Associated Press3 hours ago
FILE - In this May 25, 2016 file photo, Illinois Rep. Michael J. Zalewski, D-Riverside, speaks at the Illinois state Capitol in Springfield, Ill. A federal bribery charge against an Illinois legislator has led to questions about whether lawmakers be allowed to lobby other units of government. Illinois like most states allows legislators to lobby outside state government. Zalewski, last registered as a Chicago lobbyist in 2015 when he worked for a law firm which required more active intervention with city officials on clients' behalf. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman File)
Lobbying by sitting Illinois lawmakers under scrutinyA federal bribery charge against an Illinois legislator has led to questions about whether lawmakers be allowed to lobby other units of government
The Associated Press3 hours ago
In this Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019, photo, builders work on a new home in Santa Rosa, Calif. Many homes in the city were destroyed during the Tubbs Fire of 2017, and many of those homes are still being replaced and rebuilt. This Fountaingrove section of Santa Rosa in California's wine country was one of the neighborhoods turned to piles of ash and debris by the now infamous Tubbs Fire of 2017. It had been the most destructive wildfire in California history, until last year, when the Camp Fire ravaged the town of Paradise, to the north, killing 86 people. (AP Photo/Lacy Atkins)
Rebirth, angst and the 'new normal' of California wildfiresA California family that lost everything in 2017 wildfire rises from the ashes only to be threatened again; this is the 'new normal' for them and many others
The Associated Press5 hours ago
In this Nov. 7, 2019, photo Martin Batalla Vidal, a recipient of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, discusses his lawsuit to preserve the program in New York. Vidal is a lead plaintiff in one of the cases to preserve the program known as DACA.The Supreme Court is scheduled to hear arguments on the case on Tuesday, Nov. 12. (AP Photo/Ted Shaffrey)
Mexican immigrant fights for DACA as court ruling nearsA Mexican immigrant fighting President Donald Trump's attempt to end a program shielding young immigrants from deportation says he is nervous about the case finally being heard at the U.S. Supreme Court.
The Associated Press9 hours ago
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