Top Headlines for U.S. News From the Associated Press


Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton says he has prostate cancer
By KYLE POTTER 24 Jan 2017 20:48

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton announced Tuesday that he has prostate cancer, revealing the diagnosis hours after collapsing while delivering his State of the State address the night before....

Sentencing set for man convicted of plotting Texas attack
By JACQUES BILLEAUD 24 Jan 2017 19:59

PHOENIX (AP) -- An American-born Muslim convert convicted of supporting the Islamic State group and helping to plot a 2015 attack on a Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest in Texas was scheduled to be sentenced Tuesday....

Philadelphia bars employers from requesting salary history
By KRISTEN DE GROOT 24 Jan 2017 19:54

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Despite a threat from cable giant Comcast to take legal action, Philadelphia has banned employers from asking potential hires to provide their salary history, a move supporters say is a step toward closing the wage gap between men and women....

California governor defiant in face of Trump agenda
By JULIET WILLIAMS 24 Jan 2017 19:52

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- Gov. Jerry Brown delivered an aggressive defense on Tuesday of California's liberal policies on immigration, health care and climate change during his State of the State address, vowing to fight the Trump administration and Republicans in Congress if they threaten to roll back state policies....

Flint, Michigan, water has fallen below federal lead limit
By DAVID EGGERT 24 Jan 2017 19:31

LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- Flint's water system no longer has levels of lead exceeding the federal limit, a key finding that Michigan state environmental officials said Tuesday is good news for a city whose 100,000 residents have been grappling with the man-made water crisis....

Dying from cancer: Could your location determine your fate?
By LINDSEY TANNER 24 Jan 2017 17:26

CHICAGO (AP) -- Americans in certain struggling parts of the country are dying from cancer at rising rates, even as the cancer death rate nationwide continues to fall, an exhaustive new analysis has found....

I scream, you scream: Dippin' Dots seeks truce with Spicer
24 Jan 2017 17:08

PADUCAH, Ky. (AP) -- Dippin' Dots has apparently found a way to begin thawing out its relationship with President Donald Trump's press secretary, Sean Spicer, who has been sending critical tweets about the company since 2010....

Workers dismayed by President Trump's federal hiring freeze
By MATTHEW BARAKAT 24 Jan 2017 11:47

McLEAN, Va. (AP) -- Federal worker Greg Guthrie had held out hope after Donald Trump's election to president that his professed advocacy for the American worker would extend to the federal workforce, too....

'Get up. We've got to get out': Storms kill 20 in the South
By BRENDAN FARRINGTON and JAY REEVES 24 Jan 2017 11:18

ADEL, Ga. (AP) -- Bonnie and Wayne Collier were jolted awake in their mobile home by a cellphone weather alert early Sunday. They jumped up, turned on the TV, saw a tornado warning and decided to run....

Puerto Rico tries to open no-man's-land to tourism
01 Jan 1970 00:00

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