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Remains of Pearl Harbor sailors return home after 77 years

HONOLULU (AP) — More than 75 years after nearly 2,400 members of the U.S. military were killed in the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor, some who died on Dec. 7, 1941, are finally being laid to rest in cemeteries across the United States. In 2015, the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency exhumed ...

2 US warplanes crash off Japan; 1 dead, 5 missing

By MARI YAMAGUCHI, Associated Press TOKYO (AP) — One of two crew members recovered after two U.S. warplanes collided and crashed off Japan's coast early Thursday is dead and five others remain missing, the U.S. military said. The Marine Corps said the other recovered crew member was in fair ...

US to ease oil drilling controls protecting imperiled bird

By MATTHEW BROWN, Associated Press BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Trump administration moved forward Thursday with plans to ease restrictions on oil and natural gas drilling and other activities across millions of acres in the American West that were put in place to protect an imperiled bird ...

Michigan marking 1st day for legal, recreational pot

DETROIT (AP) — Michigan is officially the first state in the Midwest to allow marijuana for more than medical purposes. Thursday marks the first day for the legal recreational partaking of pot in Michigan following voters' strong endorsement in the Nov. 6 election. Michigan is now among ...

Memories of Bush humor brought smiles to sorrowful farewell

By DEB RIECHMANN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Memories of George H.W. Bush's underappreciated sense of humor drew laughter and brought smiles to the sorrowful mourning of the death of America's 41st president. Presidential historian Jon Meacham recounted how comedian Dana Carvey once ...

Prosecutors recommend no jail time for cooperative Flynn

By CHAD DAY and ERIC TUCKER, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's former national security adviser provided so much information to the special counsel's Russia investigation that prosecutors say he shouldn't do any prison time, according to a court filing that ...

Supreme Court takes up closely watched double jeopardy case

By MARK SHERMAN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Constitution says you can't be tried twice for the same offense. And yet Terance Gamble is sitting in prison today because he was prosecuted separately by Alabama and the federal government for having a gun after an earlier robbery ...

Wisconsin GOP votes to weaken Democrat who defeated Walker

By SCOTT BAUER and TODD RICHMOND, Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Republicans pushed through protests, internal disagreement and Democratic opposition Wednesday to pass far-reaching legislation that would shift power to the GOP-controlled Legislature and weaken the Democrat ...

Report: Moonves obstructed sexual misconduct investigation

By MAE ANDERSON, AP Business Writer NEW YORK (AP) — An internal investigation of former CBS chief Les Moonves has turned up more evidence of sexual misconduct as well as lying and destruction of evidence, throwing into jeopardy his $120 million severance package, The New York Times reported ...

Good boy: Sully the service dog visits Bush’s casket

By LAURIE KELLMAN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — It's often said that if you want a friend in Washington, get a dog. For the last six months, Sully the service dog was President George H.W. Bush's. The yellow Labrador Retriever visited the president's casket in the Capitol Rotunda ...