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Timing is perfect for Florida Georgia Line's 1st Grammy nom

Dec. 12, 2018 11:57 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country powerhouse duo Florida Georgia Line has been dominating the sound of the genre for eight years and setting historical records in sales, airplay and streaming, and they've finally landed a coveted acknowledgement from the Recording Academy with their first-ever Grammy...

Attack at Christmas market in French city kills 3, wounds 12

Dec. 12, 2018 1:14 AM EST

STRASBOURG, France (AP) — A man who had been flagged as a possible extremist sprayed gunfire near the famous Christmas market in the French city of Strasbourg on Tuesday, killing three people, wounding up to a dozen and sparking a massive manhunt when he got away. France immediately raised its terror alert...

A primer on the ongoing Trump-Russia investigation

Dec. 11, 2018 9:26 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is facing escalating criminal investigations in Washington and New York that are examining not only whether his campaign coordinated with the Kremlin but also whether he illegally bought the silence of two women who say they had sex with him. A look at the nearly...

Deputy on leave after video posted of him roughing up teens

Dec. 11, 2018 7:51 PM EST

LILLINGTON, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina sheriff's deputy has been placed on administrative leave after a video posted to social media shows him roughing up two teenage girls recording an arrest on their cellphones. The Harnett County Sheriff's Office told news outlets the State Bureau of Investigation has...

Christmas tree farmers aim to boost sales via social media

Dec. 11, 2018 6:37 PM EST

TUALATIN, Ore. (AP) — Rosa Villarreal's three young sons jumped and ran around the field of Christmas trees like jackrabbits, their excitement palpable as they raced from evergreen to evergreen. The boys, ages 2, 4 and 6, were picking out a real tree this year — a new tradition their young parents...

Walker: Partial vetoes possible on some lame-duck bills

Dec. 11, 2018 4:00 PM EST

PEWAUKEE, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker said Tuesday he's considering at least one partial veto of bills Republican lawmakers approved in a lame-duck session that would cut into the powers of the Democrat who defeated him. But he also downplayed concerns over what the Legislature approved,...

The Latest: Walker: Line-item vetoes likely on some bills

Dec. 11, 2018 2:35 PM EST

PEWAUKEE, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on Wisconsin's lame-duck legislative session (all times local): 1:30 p.m. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says he's considering at least one line-item veto of bills passed by Republican lawmakers in a lame-duck session that would cut into the powers of the Democrat who defeated...

Musk suggests Tesla's new chairwoman won't rein him in

Dec. 10, 2018 6:09 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Tesla CEO Elon Musk dismissed the idea that the company's new chairwoman can exert control over his behavior. Robyn Denholm, an Australian telecommunications executive, was appointed chairwoman of Tesla's board last month, replacing Musk of as part of a securities fraud settlement with U.S....

California inferno gives rise to family-reuniting 'Angels'

Dec. 10, 2018 6:00 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — They have become known as the Angels of Paradise. But there is nothing ethereal about them. They are online sleuths who know how to find people, and they have been putting their skills to use in the aftermath of California's catastrophic wildfire. In the dark days that followed the...

Study: Social media surpasses newspapers as news source

Dec. 10, 2018 5:20 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A survey says Americans today are more likely to get news from social media web sites than newspapers. The Pew Research Center said Monday that 20 percent of Americans cited social media as a frequent news source, compared to 16 percent that credited newspapers. It's the first time since...