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In this photo from Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018, Kansas Gov.-elect Laura Kelly answer questions from reporters during a break in a legislative meeting at the Statehouse in Topeka, Kan. Kelly, a Democrat, races a push in the Republican-controlled Legislature to cut state income taxes to offset a revenue windfall caused by changes in federal tax laws at the end of 2017. (AP Photo/John Hanna)
December 09, 2018 - 8:46 am
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas' new Democratic governor promised not to raise taxes to meet her goals of boosting spending on public schools and social services. Republicans who control the Legislature argue that a tax increase is coming even if state politicians do nothing. One of the first big...
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Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray speaks after winning the Heisman Trophy on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018, in New York. (Todd J. Van Emst/Heisman Trophy Trust via AP, Pool)
December 09, 2018 - 8:30 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Kyler Murray waited three years to fulfill the five-star potential he brought to college football. With one shot to deliver, Murray replaced a Heisman Trophy winner by becoming a Heisman Trophy winner. The Oklahoma quarterback won college football's most prestigious individual award...
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This Friday Dec. 7, 2018 photo provided Shayla Sullivan shows "Madison," the Anatolian shepherd dog that apparently guarded his burned home for nearly a month until his owner returned in Paradise, Calif. Sullivan, an animal rescuer, left food and water for Madison during his wait. (Shayla Sullivan via AP)
December 08, 2018 - 5:29 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A dog that survived the catastrophic wildfire in Northern California apparently protected the ruins of his home for almost a month until his owner returned. Madison was there waiting when Andrea Gaylord was allowed back to check on her burned property in Paradise this week...
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FILE - This 2018 combination of file photo shows, Janelle Monae, from left, Kacey Musgraves, and H.E.R. in New York. Female musicians who not only write their own lyrics - but produce their songs and albums too - are taking center stage at the 2019 Grammy Awards, a year after female voices were shut of the show’s major categories. Kacey Musgraves, H.E.R. and Janelle Monae, performers who play instruments, write or co-write all of their songs and are also listed as producers on their projects, earned nominations for the coveted album of the year. (Photos by Taylor Jewell, Drew Gurian, Victoria Will/Invision/AP, File)
December 08, 2018 - 5:01 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — After being nearly muted at this year's ceremony, the 2019 Grammys are shaping up to be the year of the woman, with powerful female voices representing the majority in two of the top categories. Kacey Musgraves, H.E.R. and Janelle Monae, performers who play instruments, write or co-...
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This undated photo provided by Robeson County Sheriff's Office shows Michael Ray McLellan. A statement issued by the FBI says McLellan has been charged in connection with the kidnapping and murder of 13-year-old Hania Noelia Aguilar. The 34-year-old McLellan faces first degree murder and other charges. He is being held without bond in the Robeson County Detention Center. He will appear in court at the Robeson County Courthouse on Monday, Dec. 10, 2018. (Robeson County Sheriff's Office via AP)
December 08, 2018 - 4:52 pm
LUMBERTON, N.C. (AP) — Police have arrested and charged a man with killing a 13-year-old girl who was kidnapped last month from a North Carolina mobile home park. The FBI said early Saturday that Michael Ray McLellan has been charged in connection with the kidnapping and murder of Hania Noelia...
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CORRECTS TO SATURDAY, NOT SUNDAY-U.S. Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., speaks at a post-midterm election victory celebration in Manchester, N.H., on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Cheryl Senter)
December 08, 2018 - 4:41 pm
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Sen. Cory Booker, returning to the first-in-the-nation primary state Saturday for a two-day trip that could turn out to be a tuneup for the New Jersey Democrat's potential presidential campaign, said the visit leaves him "a lot more confident in making decisions going...
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Local activists raise their fists outside Charlottesville General District Court after a guilty verdict was reached in the trial of James Alex Fields Jr., in Charlottesville, Va., Friday, Dec. 7, 2018. Fields was convicted of first degree murder in the death of Heather Heyer as well as nine other counts during a "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville . (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
December 08, 2018 - 4:40 pm
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Civil rights activists in this Virginia city say they hope the first-degree-murder conviction of a man who drove into a group of counterprotesters at a white nationalist rally in 2017 will help with healing their violence-scarred community. In convicting James Alex...
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FILE - In this Sept. 17, 2014 file photo, Colorado-based author Jon Krakauer gestures during an interview in Denver. Krakauer has filed suit over a musical adaptation of his 1996 book "Into the Wild." The Boulder Daily Camera reported Friday, Dec. 7, 2018. Krakauer originally agreed to let playwrights Nikos Tsakalakos and Janet Allard use his name and the book title but changed his mind because he objected to their script. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File)
December 08, 2018 - 3:59 pm
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Author Jon Krakauer has filed suit over a musical adaptation of his 1996 book "Into the Wild." The Boulder Daily Camera reported Friday Krakauer originally agreed to let playwrights Nikos Tsakalakos and Janet Allard use his name and the book title but changed his mind because...
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President Donald Trump, center, talks with Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley, left, watch from the stands before the Army-Navy NCAA college football game in Philadelphia, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
December 08, 2018 - 3:29 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Saturday was a day of politics and football for President Donald Trump, who announced the departure of his chief of staff, nominated a new top military adviser and then threw fist pumps at this year's Army-Navy football game. The commander in chief flew to Philadelphia for the...
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In this image taken from NASA Television, the SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft is captured by a robotic arm for docking to the International Space Station, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018. A SpaceX delivery full of Christmas goodies has arrived at the International Space Station. The Dragon capsule pulled up at the orbiting lab Saturday, three days after launching from Florida. (NASA TV via AP)
December 08, 2018 - 10:08 am
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A SpaceX delivery full of Christmas goodies arrived at the International Space Station on Saturday, following a slight delay caused by a communication drop-out. The Dragon capsule pulled up at the orbiting lab three days after launching from Cape Canaveral. Commander...
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