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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Saturday proposed changes to the U.S. unemployment insurance system that he says would offer more security to the jobless and encourage experienced workers to rejoin the workforce, even if it means taking a pay cut. “We shouldn’t just be talking about...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is imposing a moratorium on new coal leases on federal lands, arguing that the $1 billion-a-year program must be modernized to ensure a fair financial return to taxpayers and address climate change. The program has remained largely unchanged for more...
In this Friday, Jan. 8, 2016 photo, Bernice King, daughter of Martin Luther King Jr., speaks during an interview in front of an image of her father at the King Center in Atlanta. Marking the 30th anniversary of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, the King Center is focusing on the civil rights icon’s call for freedom, his daughter Bernice King said. AP Photo/David Goldman
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Civic leaders, activists, artists and others are celebrating, marching and paying homage Monday to Martin Luther King Jr., marking the 30th anniversary of the federal holiday honoring the slain civil rights leader. In South Carolina, civil rights leaders planned a march to...
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court has ruled that tobacco companies had no basis to challenge a Food and Drug Administration report on menthol cigarettes, which the industry alleged was written by experts with conflicts of interest. The decision by a three-judge panel overturns a lower...
HONOLULU (AP) — The ongoing search for 12 Marines who are missing after two helicopters crashed off Hawaii entered the third day with no plans Sunday to call off or suspend the massive effort, the Coast Guard said. While high surf complicated the mission for rescuers on the water, a green laser...
This photo provided by courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox shows Leonardo DiCaprio as Hugh Glass in a scene from the film “The Revenant.” DiCaprio took home the Critics’ Choice Awards for his role. Courtesy Twentieth Century Fox via AP
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The investigative journalism drama “Spotlight” won the top prize at the Critics’ Choice Awards on Sunday, while awards favorites Brie Larson and Leonardo DiCaprio won the top acting prizes for “Room” and “The Revenant.” Both actors won Golden Globe Awards and are considered...
Democratic presidential candidate, former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley , left, Democratic presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton and Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt, stand together before the start of the NBC, YouTube Democratic presidential debate at the Gaillard Center, Sunday, Jan. 17, 2016, in Charleston, S.C. AP Photo/Mic Smith
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — With just two weeks to go before the first votes of the 2016 race for president, Democrats Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders engaged in their most contentious debate match-up to date, underscoring their tightening primary race as the Iowa caucuses draw near. The pair...
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Supporters of a Maine law that would label foods grown with the use of genetically modified organisms are getting ready for a new fight in the statehouse about the law’s trigger provision. The state crafted a new law in January 2014 that requires the labels if five contiguous...
Two Sam’s Club stores in Massachusetts are set to close as part of a plan by parent company Wal-Mart to cut back amid increasing competition. The stores in Fall River and Seekonk will close permanently Feb. 5. The Sam’s Club store in Worcester will remain open. None of the state’s dozens of...
WALTHAM, Mass. (AP) — Police say two Massachusetts residents were found dead in their home and authorities suspect a murder-suicide. Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan says Waltham police were making a well-being check at the Forest Street residence about 5 p.m. Saturday and found the two...

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