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

Spread by trade and climate, bugs butcher America's forests

PETERSHAM, Mass. (AP) -- In a towering forest of centuries-old eastern hemlocks, it's easy to miss one of the tree's nemeses. No larger than a speck of pepper, the Hemlock woolly adelgid spends its life on the underside of needles sucking sap, eventually killing the tree....

Federal judge weighs whether to end Michigan recount
07 Dec 2016 12:27

DETROIT (AP) -- A federal judge could decide whether to end Michigan's presidential recount after the state's second-highest court said the Green Party nominee was ineligible to seek a second look at millions of ballots....

Charleston church shooting suspect's trial set to begin
By BRUCE SMITH and JEFFREY COLLINS 07 Dec 2016 12:00

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) -- The white man who authorities said wanted to start a race war by killing nine black people in a South Carolina church is getting ready to stand trial in a city already bruised by a former police officer's racially charged murder trial that ended in a hung jury....

Official: Refrigerator potential source of deadly fire
By PAUL ELIAS and SUDHIN THANAWALA 07 Dec 2016 08:37

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Investigators honed in on a refrigerator and other electrical appliances as possible causes of the fire at a warehouse in Oakland that killed 36 people, as crews were set to finish their search for bodies....

LA authorities boost security after threatened rail attack
By JOHN ROGERS 07 Dec 2016 08:33

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The FBI said Tuesday it found no evidence that a bomb threat which prompted heightened security at a Los Angeles subway station was real and the anonymous caller who made it may have reported similar phony threats in the past....

AP WAS THERE: 75 years ago, the AP reported on Pearl Harbor
By The Associated Press 07 Dec 2016 08:31

HONOLULU (AP) -- EDITOR'S NOTE - On Dec. 7, 1941, as Japanese bombs rained down on Pearl Harbor, The Associated Press' chief of bureau in Honolulu, Eugene Burns, was unable to get out the urgent news of the historic attack that would draw the U.S. into World War II. The military had already taken control of all communication lines, so Burns was left without a line to the outside world. In Washington, AP editor William Peacock and staff got word of the attack from President ...

Car company offering red light-reading vehicles in Las Vegas
By KEN RITTER 07 Dec 2016 08:18

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- On the theory that a driver who knows when a red light will turn green is more relaxed and aware, vehicle manufacturer Audi is unveiling this week in Las Vegas a technology that enables vehicles to "read" traffic signals ahead and tell the motorist how long the wait will be....

Survivor recalls fear, anger on day of Pearl Harbor attack
By AUDREY McAVOY 07 Dec 2016 07:29

PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) -- Surprise, fear, anger and pride overcame Jim Downing as Japanese planes bombed Pearl Harbor....

Michigan recount now in doubt; Pennsylvania sets hearing
By ROGER SCHNEIDER and ED WHITE 07 Dec 2016 06:40

DETROIT (AP) -- Michigan's presidential recount suddenly appears in doubt after a state appeals court said the Green Party candidate's poor showing disqualified her from seeking a second look at the votes....

Time to reconcile: 2 cities overcome Pearl Harbor legacy
By MARI YAMAGUCHI 07 Dec 2016 05:47

TOKYO (AP) -- Seventy-five years after a Japanese admiral led the attack on the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor, the mayor of his hometown is joining his Honolulu counterpart to mark the anniversary - as friends....

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