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Man says Milwaukee's sheriff detained him for shaking head

By The Canadian Press January 18, 2017 - 4:54pm Updated: January 18, 2017 - 5:15pm

MILWAUKEE — A Milwaukee man says a tough-talking, cowboy-hat wearing Wisconsin sheriff detained him after a flight because the man shook his head at the lawman, who's gained a...

Washington tries to fix paid leave law dormant since 2007

By The Canadian Press January 18, 2017 - 4:53pm Updated: January 18, 2017 - 5:15pm

OLYMPIA, Wash. — A decade ago, Washington state created a paid family leave program that required many employers to offer five weeks of paid time off for new parents. But the...

Washington U. class focuses on Kanye West

By The Canadian Press January 18, 2017 - 4:51pm Updated: January 18, 2017 - 5:15pm

ST. LOUIS — A new course at Washington University in St. Louis is focused on the world of Kanye West.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch (http://bit.ly/2k4YXRZ ) reports that...

Justices raise doubts over law barring offensive trademarks

By The Canadian Press January 18, 2017 - 4:44pm Updated: January 18, 2017 - 5:15pm

WASHINGTON — In a First Amendment clash over a law barring offensive trademarks, the Supreme Court on Wednesday raised doubts about a government program that favours some forms...

In inaugural speech will Trump call on our better angels?

By The Canadian Press January 18, 2017 - 4:28pm Updated: January 18, 2017 - 5:00pm

WASHINGTON — Tradition suggests it's time for Donald Trump to set aside the say-anything speaking style and rise to the inaugural moment.

But bucking tradition or...

Price tries to reassure on health care; Dems not buying it

By The Canadian Press January 18, 2017 - 4:17pm Updated: January 18, 2017 - 5:00pm

WASHINGTON — Offering reassurances, President-elect Donald Trump's pick for health secretary said Wednesday the new administration won't "pull the rug out" from those covered...

Yellen: Expect Fed to gradually hike rates over next 3 years

By The Canadian Press January 18, 2017 - 4:15pm Updated: January 18, 2017 - 4:45pm

WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen says she expects the Fed to raise its benchmark interest rate several times a year through 2019, as it moves closer toward to...

In break with Trump, EPA pick says climate change isn't hoax

By The Canadian Press January 18, 2017 - 3:41pm Updated: January 18, 2017 - 4:00pm

WASHINGTON — Donald Trump's choice to head the Environmental Protection Agency said Wednesday that climate change is real, breaking with both the president-elect and his own...

Former president's movement disorder mimics Parkinson's

By The Canadian Press January 18, 2017 - 3:40pm Updated: January 18, 2017 - 4:00pm

Former President George H.W. Bush, who has been placed in intensive care at a Houston hospital, is suffering from pneumonia and has vascular parkinsonism, a rare syndrome that...

Florida man charged with making online threat against Trump

By The Canadian Press January 18, 2017 - 3:33pm Updated: January 18, 2017 - 4:00pm

MIAMI — A South Florida man has been charged with threatening to kill President-elect Donald Trump in a video posted online.

A Miami Beach police report released...

Consumer agency sues Navient over student loan repayments

By The Canadian Press January 18, 2017 - 3:14pm Updated: January 18, 2017 - 3:45pm

WASHINGTON — Federal regulators have sued Navient, accusing the biggest U.S. student loan company of making it harder for borrowers to repay loans by giving them bad...

Mall of America to reopen movie theatres with gourmet food

By The Canadian Press January 18, 2017 - 3:13pm Updated: January 18, 2017 - 3:45pm

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. — The Mall of America plans to continue showing movies, but in a renovated space that offers oversized reclining chairs, gourmet food and wines and cocktails...

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