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  • Sources: Flynn lawyers make a break with Trump team

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A lawyer for former national security adviser Michael Flynn has told President Donald Trump’s legal team that they are no longer communicating with them about special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian election interference. The decision could be a sign that Flynn is moving to cooperate with Mueller’s investigation. The decision was communicated this week, said a person familiar with the decision who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity to discuss an ongoing investigation. […]

  • Alabama police dog creates viral workout video with 2 officers

    GULF SHORES, Ala. — An Alabama police dog shown on video doing push-ups with two officers is a big hit on the internet — and a public safety reminder. Al.com reports that Nitro is a 2-year-old Dutch shepherd who joined the Gulf Shores Police Department’s canine unit in February. In a video police posted to social media, the dog raises up and down as the song “Eye of the Tiger” plays in the background. Gulf Shores police Cpl. Josh Coleman said the […]

  • MacKinnon assists on every goal as Avalanche blank Stars 3-0

    DENVER — Whether passing or shooting, Nathan MacKinnon’s stick work has been at the center of Colorado’s offensive surge. MacKinnon had three assists, including one off a faceoff with a second remaining in the second period, and the Colorado Avalanche beat the Dallas Stars 3-0 on Wednesday night to remain nearly unbeatable at home. Erik Johnson, Nail Yakupov and Gabriel Landeskog all scored off feeds from MacKinnon. Jonathan Bernier, starting in place of an ailing Semyon Varlamov, made 28 saves […]

  • Nuggets could lose All-Star Paul Millsap for 3 months

    DENVER — The Nuggets say they’re exploring options to repair All-Star Paul Millsap’s torn ligament in his left wrist amid concerns he’ll need surgery that will sideline him until late February. Coach Mike Malone said at the team’s shoot-around Wednesday that the Nuggets were unsure how bad Millsap’s injury was and that the 32-year-old forward is “going to talk to some other doctors, get some other opinions before we make a decision on what the best course of action is.” […]

  • Huey helicopter during the Vietnam War

    VA study shows parasite from Vietnam might be killing veterans

    HERALD, W.Va. — A half a century after serving in Vietnam, hundreds of veterans have a new reason to believe they may be dying from a silent bullet — test results show some men may have been infected by a slow-killing parasite while fighting in the jungles of Southeast Asia. The Department of Veterans Affairs this spring commissioned a small pilot study to look into the link between liver flukes ingested through raw or undercooked fish and a rare bile […]

  • U.S. Navy plane with 11 aboard crashes into Pacific; 8 rescued

    TOKYO — Eight people were rescued and three remained missing after a U.S. Navy plane crashed into the western Pacific Ocean on Wednesday, the Navy said. The C-2 Greyhound transport aircraft came down about 500 nautical miles southeast of Okinawa as it was bringing passengers and cargo from Japan to the USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier, the Navy said in a statement. The Reagan was operating in the Philippine Sea during a joint exercise with Japan’s Maritime Self-Defense Force when […]

  • Trump calls father of freed UCLA player an ‘ungrateful fool’

    PALM BEACH, Fla. — President Donald Trump started off his first day of Thanksgiving vacation Wednesday by resuming his taunts of the father of a UCLA basketball player detained for shoplifting in China, calling him an “ungrateful fool.” In a series of tweets fired off before dawn, the president complained yet again that LaVar Ball, father of LiAngelo Ball, hasn’t given him credit for the release of his son and two other UCLA basketball players after they were accused of […]

  • FCC chairman sets out to repeal net neutrality rules

    WASHINGTON — Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai is following through on his pledge to repeal 2015 regulations designed to ensure internet service providers treat all online content and apps equally. The concept, known as net neutrality, imposed utility-style regulation on ISPs such as Comcast, AT&T and Verizon to prevent them from favoring their own digital services over their rivals. In theory, now an internet company could slow down your connection to a streaming service or website like Facebook or […]

  • Judge rules Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood shooter remains incompetent for trial

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — A Colorado judge said a man who acknowledges killing three people at a Planned Parenthood clinic remains mentally incompetent, keeping the case against him stalled nearly two years after the shooting. The Colorado Springs Gazette reports Robert Dear didn’t appear in court Tuesday for the routine update from the state psychiatric hospital. Dear has been in treatment there since he was deemed incompetent in May 2016. Dear’s next planned court appearance is Feb 13. He is charged with 179 […]

  • Comment period extended for proposed Rocky Mountain National Park fee increase

    ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK, Colo. — The National Park Service is giving people more time to weigh in on a proposed fee increase at 17 of its most popular parks — including Rocky Mountain National Park. Visitors would be charged $70 per vehicle, up from the current $30 fee, during the five busiest months of the year. For Rocky Mountain, the peak season would be from June 1 to Oct. 31. At other parks, the hike is from $25 to $70. […]

  • ‘We don’t need a liberal:’ President Trump discounts Moore accusations

    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Tuesday discounted allegations of sexual assault against Alabama Republican Senate nominee Roy Moore and said voters should not support Moore’s “liberal” rival. Trump addressed the swirling controversy surrounding Moore for the first time since top Republican leaders called on Moore to step aside more than a week ago. “We don’t need a liberal person in there,” Trump said of Moore’s rival, Democrat Doug Jones. “We don’t need somebody who’s soft on crime like Jones.” […]

  • 36 ‘Saturday Night Live’ women sign statement supporting Al Franken

    MINNEAPOLIS — A group of women who worked alongside Al Franken on NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” have signed a statement of support for the Minnesota senator. Last week, broadcaster Leeann Tweeden accused Franken of forcibly kissing her in 2006. Another woman says he placed his hand on her buttocks while posing for a photo in 2010. Thirty-six women signed the “SNL” statement supporting the Democrat, including performers Jane Curtin and Laraine Newman and many behind-the-scenes staff. The statement calls Franken’s […]