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Putin's moves leave Russian opposition with few options
Putin's moves leave Russian opposition with few options

Russian President Vladimir Putin has announced what many see as a strategy for staying in power well past the end of his term in 2024.

Amid hacking fears, key caucus states to use app for results

Amid hacking fears, key caucus states to use app for results

Two of the first three states to vote in the Democratic presidential race will use new mobile apps to gather results from thousands of caucus sites.

Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames

Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames

Much of Australia is still ablaze in an unprecedented wildfire season that has already charred an area the size of Kentucky.

Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team

Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team

President Donald Trump's legal team will include former Harvard University law professor Alan Dershowitz and Ken Starr, the former independent counsel who led the Whitewater investigation into President Bill Clinton.

How Trump's impeachment differs from a criminal trial

How Trump's impeachment differs from a criminal trial

The Senate's impeachment trial of President Donald Trump has jurors and lawyers, but it won't look like anything Americans have seen on Court TV.

Anti-Trump protests have shrunk. What’s it mean for 2020?

Anti-Trump protests have shrunk. What’s it mean for 2020?

Anti-President Donald Trump protests have gotten smaller three years after he took office and millions of people swarmed to the Women’s March in Washington and companion marches across the country.

Rollback proposed for Michelle Obama school lunch guidelines

Rollback proposed for Michelle Obama school lunch guidelines

The Trump administration is proposing a rollback of nutrition guidelines for school meals that had been promoted by Michelle Obama as part of her campaign to combat child obesity.

3 more linked to neo-Nazi group arrested in Georgia

3 more linked to neo-Nazi group arrested in Georgia

Police in Georgia say three men linked to a violent white supremacist group have been charged with conspiring to commit murder.

Ex-US Rep. Collins gets over 2 years in insider trading case

Ex-US Rep. Collins gets over 2 years in insider trading case

A judge must decide the fate of former U.S. Rep. Christopher Collins after his lawyers and prosecutors disagreed over how he should be punished for conspiring in an insider trading scheme.

Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial

Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial

Jury selection in Harvey Weinstein's rape trial concluded Friday after an arduous two-week process, setting the stage for testimony to begin in the next week.

Ukrainian president rejects prime minister's resignation

Ukrainian president rejects prime minister's resignation

Ukraine's prime minister says he has submitted his resignation, days after he was caught on tape saying the country's president knows nothing about the economy.

Philippine volcano trembles more, spews lava half-mile high

Philippine volcano trembles more, spews lava half-mile high

A volcano near the Philippine capital is spewing lava, ash and steam and trembling constantly on the third day of an eruption that could portend a much bigger and dangerous eruption.

Fever chart: Earth had its hottest decade on record in 2010s

Fever chart: Earth had its hottest decade on record in 2010s

Two U.S. agencies say the decade that just ended was by far the hottest ever measured on Earth, capped off by the second-warmest year on record.

1st malaria vaccine tried out in babies in 3 African nations

1st malaria vaccine tried out in babies in 3 African nations

Babies in three African nations are getting the first vaccine for malaria in an unusual pilot program.

Trump campaign tries robust outreach to expand his appeal

Trump campaign tries robust outreach to expand his appeal

President Donald Trump's surrogates are fanning out across the country as part of an aggressive effort to stretch his appeal beyond the base of working-class white voters who propelled him to victory in 2016.

Mexico readies for Central American migrants at south border

Mexico readies for Central American migrants at south border

United States officials are crediting tough measures taken over the past year and cooperation from regional governments for sharply reducing the number of Central American migrants who responded to a call for a new caravan.

Giuliani associate names Trump, Pence, more in Ukraine plan

Giuliani associate names Trump, Pence, more in Ukraine plan

House Democrats have released documents they obtained from a close associate of President Donald Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani, including a handwritten note that mentions asking Ukraine's president to investigate “the Biden case.

New Mets manager Beltrán out amid sign-stealing scandal

New Mets manager Beltrán out amid sign-stealing scandal

Carlos Beltrán is out as manager of the New York Mets before managing even a single game, the latest fallout from the Houston Astros’ sign-stealing scandal that has rocked Major League Baseball.

Andrew Yang's wife details alleged sexual assault by doctor

Andrew Yang's wife details alleged sexual assault by doctor

The wife of Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang says she was sexually assaulted by her OB-GYN while she was pregnant with the couple's first child.

Starbucks, home of the $4 latte, is moving into poor areas

Starbucks, home of the $4 latte, is moving into poor areas

Starbucks is expanding a program that tries to help low-income communities by opening coffee shops in them and hiring local workers.

Trump's trial begins at the start of an election year

Trump's trial begins at the start of an election year

The impeachment trial of President Donald Trump has opened in the Senate.

10 Things to Know for Today

10 Things to Know for Today

Get ready for Friday, January 17th with a few things to know about the day’s news from The Associated Press.

NSA finds major security flaw in Windows 10, free fix issued

NSA finds major security flaw in Windows 10, free fix issued

The National Security Agency has discovered a major security flaw on Microsoft's Windows operating system and notified the company about it.

Russians hacked company key to Ukraine scandal: researchers

Russians hacked company key to Ukraine scandal: researchers

A U.S. cybersecurity company says Russian military agents successfully hacked the Ukrainan gas company at the center of the scandal involving President Donald Trump's efforts to dig up dirt on Democratic rival Joe Biden.

Ukraine opens probe of possible surveillance of ambassador

Ukraine opens probe of possible surveillance of ambassador

Ukrainian police say they have opened an investigation into the possibility that the former U.S. ambassador came under illegal surveillance before she was recalled from her post.

Putin fast-tracks effort to extend his rule in Russia

Putin fast-tracks effort to extend his rule in Russia

Lawmakers in Russia are set to vote on the appointment of a new prime minister a day after President Vladimir Putin kicked off an unexpected reshuffle of his inner circle.