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Pentagon watchdog investigating $400M border wall contract

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Defense Department's internal watchdog is investigating a $400 million border wall contract awarded to a firm that used multiple appearances...

Sen. McSally, ex-Air Force pilot, says officer raped her

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Martha McSally, the first female fighter pilot to fly in combat, said Wednesday that she was raped in the Air...

Homeland Security secretary insists border crisis is real

WASHINGTON (AP) — Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen insisted Wednesday the crisis at the southern border is not manufactured, as she faced questions from...

More migrants crossing US southern border in large groups

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of migrant families crossing the southwest border is again breaking records, and the crush is overwhelming border agents and...

Trump moves to limit migrant asylum, opponents sue

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump issued an order Friday to deny asylum to migrants who enter the country illegally, tightening the border as...

Sessions cites Bible to defend separating immigrant families

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions cited the Bible on Thursday in his defense of his border policy that is resulting in hundreds...

Handbag designer Kate Spade found hanged in apparent suicide

NEW YORK (AP) — Kate Spade, a fashion designer known for her sleek handbags, was found hanged in the bedroom of her Park Avenue...

Officials: Weinstein to surrender in sexual misconduct probe

NEW YORK (AP) — Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein is expected to surrender to authorities Friday to face charges involving at least one of the...

Lawyer: Harvey Weinstein targeted by federal prosecutors

WASHINGTON (AP) — Harvey Weinstein's lawyer said in a court filing that federal prosecutors in New York have launched a criminal investigation into the...

Police say they’ve cracked rape case columnist deemed a hoax

NEW YORK (AP) — Detectives said Tuesday they have cracked a 1994 rape case that an acclaimed newspaper columnist infamously claimed was a hoax.Police...

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Bill Thompson: Love ’em or hate ’em, Happy Holidays!

For a lot of people, “holiday depression” begins around Thanksgiving, or maybe around the time Christmas songs start blaring on the radio and retail...

Texas shut down bars to slow the spread of coronavirus — but allowed thousands to open through a restaurant loophole

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Robert Francis: Thanksgiving 1954

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The rise and fall of Tab – after surviving the sweetener scares, the iconic diet soda gets canned

Tab, the Coca-Cola company’s original diet soda brand, is headed to the soda graveyard, joining retired brands such as Like, Leed and Limette. Coca-Cola has...