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December 14, 2017 - 12:44 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York's U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer says a federal rule change that's stopping donated Christmas trees from being sent to American troops overseas is straight out of the Grinch's playbook. The top Senate Democrat sent a letter to the U.S. postmaster on Thursday urging her to...
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December 14, 2017 - 9:53 am
BERLIN (AP) — A pilot has traced a virtual Christmas tree over Germany on a test flight with an Airbus A380. Airbus spokesman Heiko Stolzke told news agency dpa Thursday that the nearly 5½-hour flight the previous day was "a standard internal Airbus test flight before the delivery of a new aircraft...
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Law enforcement officials work following an explosion near New York's Times Square on Monday, Dec. 11, 2017. Police said a man with a pipe bomb strapped to his body set off the crude device in a passageway under 42nd Street between Seventh and Eighth Avenues. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)
December 11, 2017 - 5:20 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on an explosion in a New York City subway passageway (all times local): 6:15 p.m. Law enforcement officials say a pipe bomb that exploded in a crowded New York City subway passageway was ignited with a Christmas light, matches and a nine-volt battery. The officials say...
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December 09, 2017 - 8:52 am
BOSTON (AP) — Actress Fran Drescher is hosting a major Hanukkah celebration in Boston. "The Nanny" star will host a celebration of the Jewish Festival of Lights on Saturday at the Union for Reform Judaism's convention at the Hynes Convention Center. The organization says it's the largest Jewish...
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First lady Melania Trump, accompanied by Santa Claus, smiles as she takes questions from children before reading The Polar Express to children at Children's National Medical Center, Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
December 07, 2017 - 5:30 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — If she could spend the holidays anywhere in the world, Melania Trump says she'd take her family to a deserted, tropical island. The first lady revealed her wish Thursday during a Christmastime visit with patients and staff at Children's National hospital in the nation's capital as...
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In this Dec. 5, 2017 photo Poland's Prime Minister Beata Szydlo, front left and Finance Minister Mateusz Morawiecki, front second right, attend a parliament session in Warsaw, Poland.Poland's conservative ruling party said Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017 that Polish Prime Minister, Beata Szydlo, has resigned and will be replaced by Morawiecki. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
December 07, 2017 - 4:38 pm
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's prime minister resigned Thursday and will be replaced by Finance Minister Mateusz Morawiecki, as the conservative ruling party took the risk of trading a popular leader for a former international banker who seemed better-suited to representing Poland to critics...
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FILE - In this June 15, 2017, file photo, credit cards are displayed in Haverhill, Mass. On Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017, the Federal Reserve releases its October report on consumer borrowing. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)
December 07, 2017 - 2:20 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — American consumers increased their borrowing by $20.5 billion in October. It was the biggest gain in 11 months and reflected strong increases in the use of credit cards and in auto and student loans. The October followed a $19.2 billion gain in September and was the best showing...
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December 07, 2017 - 1:30 pm
MAPLEWOOD, N.J. (AP) — An obese squirrel was caught on video stealing gourmet chocolate and lip balm that a family leaves outside as a holiday treat for delivery people. Michele Boudreaux, of Maplewood, New Jersey, said on her blog she provides candy, snacks, tissues, hand warmers and other goodies...
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FILE - In this March 9, 2017 file photo, Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback, right, along with Lt. Gov. Jeff Colyer participates in a humanitarian award ceremony at the statehouse in Topeka, Kans. Brownback remains the governor of Kansas while he awaits U.S. Senate confirmation to take an ambassador post in the administration of President Donald Trump. But he has allowed Colyer to make major decisions for the administration, leading to an awkward situation in running the state. (Thad Allton/Topeka Capital-Journal via AP, File)
December 06, 2017 - 5:57 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — After Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback's nomination this summer to an ambassador's post, the fellow Republican destined to succeed him as governor ducked policy questions by declaring, "There's one governor at a time." Four months later, some people in Kansas think they have two...
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December 04, 2017 - 6:40 am
SEA GIRT, N.J. (AP) — It was a squirrel that nearly stole Christmas in a New Jersey town. Sea Girt officials were puzzled when wires to the town's Christmas tree and display were found torn last week. Workers repaired the damage so the tree could be lit on Friday. Police kept watch over the display...
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