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In this Dec. 11, 2019 photo, Henry Red Cloud points to his property where flooding rose as high as 3-feet in March on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. He fears what winter storms will do after flooding damaged their home last spring. They ran workshops on solar panel and wind turbine installation, but had to halt the classes when flooding damaged their tools and property. (AP Photo/Stephen Groves)

Reservations brace for winter storms amid slow recovery

Jan. 18, 2020 9:32 AM EST

PINE RIDGE, S.D. (AP) — Snow blanketed the living room of Erna Shepard’s home the morning after a storm on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. “I’m going to freeze,” she said. It’s been 10 months since the “bomb cyclone” that dumped the snow and rain that...

Amtrak pitches adding Nashville to Atlanta passenger train

Jan. 18, 2020 9:24 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Amtrak executives say they want to establish a passenger route from Nashville to Atlanta, with stops including Murfreesboro, Tullahoma and Chattanooga. According to news reports, Tennessee lawmakers heard the pitch from the the federally-owned passenger train corporation during a...

At least 2 killed, 20 wounded in bombing near Somali capital

Jan. 18, 2020 7:51 AM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — At least two people were killed and more than 20 others wounded when a suicide car bomber targeted a construction site along a highway outside Somalia's capital, police said Saturday. Six Turkish nationals were among the wounded, with two in serious condition, Turkish Health Minister...

FILE - In this Jan. 4, 2020, file photo, a health surveillance officer monitors passengers arriving at the Hong Kong International airport in Hong Kong. On Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officials said they will begin screening airline passengers at three U.S. airports who traveled from Wuhan in central China, for a new illness that has prompted worries about a new international outbreak. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)

US to screen airline passengers from China for new illness

Jan. 17, 2020 11:43 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Three U.S. airports will screen passengers arriving from central China for a new virus that has sickened dozens, killed two and prompted worries about an international outbreak, health officials said Friday. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officials say they will begin taking...

Jorge Hernandez, of Milwaukee, tries to cover his face from the cold while walking along West Kilbourn Avenue in Milwaukee, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020. While snow is expected Friday, breezy and cold conditions return on Sunday and Monday, with wind chills of minus 10 to minus 15 Fahrenheit across the region, according to the National Weather Service office in Sullivan. (Mike De Sisti/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP)

Chicago flights halted; plane slides off Kansas City taxiway

Jan. 17, 2020 11:20 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration halted all flights in and out of Chicago's O'Hare Airport for hours Friday night due to a sprawling winter storm, which forced the closure of schools, universities and government offices as it moved across large sections of the Midwest. The FAA lifted the...

Heavy traffic is seen on Eisenhower Expressway in Chicago, Friday, Jan. 17, 2020. Hundreds of flights were canceled as a winter storm hits the city during evening commute Friday, creating a sloppy rush hour. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Heavy snow forces ground stop at O'Hare, snarls air traffic

Jan. 17, 2020 11:14 PM EST

A winter storm that swept across northern Illinois forced the cancellation of hundreds of flights Friday at Chicago’s two major airports and prompted the Federal Aviation Administration to halt operations at O’Hare International Airport late Friday The FAA attributed the ground stop due to the snow...

Arizona Republican Gov. Doug Ducey, front, raises his arm as he makes a pledge as he speaks during his State of the State address about Arizona's economy, new jobs, prison reform, and education as Senate president Karen Fann, R-Prescott, back right, and House Speaker Rusty Bowers, R-Mesa, back left, listen in on the opening day of the legislative session at the Capitol, Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Poorest, best schools a focus in proposed Arizona budget

Jan. 17, 2020 6:31 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Gov. Doug Ducey proposed a $12.3 billion spending plan Friday that would send more money to Arizona's best-performing and poorest schools while boosting the budget for repairing schools and building new ones. Ducey's budget would raise state spending by about 6% over the budget enacted last...

New Jersey sets new goal for electric cars, offers incentive

Jan. 17, 2020 6:05 PM EST

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey set lofty new goals Friday as Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy signed a bill boosting the number of electric vehicles in the state over the next five to 15 years and establishing an incentive of as much as $5,000 for people who buy them. The legislation is being hailed by...

FILE - In this Sept. 6, 2019 file photo, the U.S. Navy Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Lassen (DDG-82) moors at Fort Trumbull State Park in New London, Conn.  The Navy is proposing construction cutbacks and accelerated ship retirements that would delay, or sink, the Navy’s goal of a larger fleet — and potentially hurt shipyards, according to an initial proposal.    The proposal would shrink the size of the fleet from today’s level of 293 ships to 287 ships, a far cry from the official goal of 355 ships established in the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act.  (Sean D. Elliot/The Day via AP, File)

Members of Congress visit Navy shipbuilder amid talk of cuts

Jan. 17, 2020 5:46 PM EST

BATH, Maine (AP) — The Democratic chairman and ranking Republican on a House Armed Services subcommittee toured Navy shipbuilder Bath Iron Works on Friday and offered assurances to shipbuilders amid reports of possible cuts. Democratic Rep. Joe Courtney, of Connecticut, and GOP Rep. Rob Wittman, of...

FILE - In this Jan. 10, 2020, file photo trader Gregory Rowe works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EST on Friday, Jan. 17 (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

Tech, communications stocks push US indexes to more records

Jan. 17, 2020 5:05 PM EST

Wall Street capped a milestone-setting week Friday with a few more as modest gains nudged the major stock indexes to all-time highs. The benchmark S&P 500 index also notched its second-straight weekly gain. Technology stocks powered much of the market's broad gains, along with communication services companies...