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Timeless Ritual: Inauguration will be mix of tradition, politics with Trump putting own stamp on process

Published Jan. 19 2017

WASHINGTON—On Friday, Donald Trump and his wife, Melania, will arrive at the White House for morning tea with President Barack...

With job announcements, firms appear to seek Trump approval

Published Jan. 19 2017

WASHINGTON—From Wal-Mart to General Motors to Amazon, a growing number of the world's largest companies appear to be trying to...

EPA pick says climate change isn't a hoax

Published Jan. 19 2017

WASHINGTON—Donald Trump's choice to head the Environmental Protection Agency said Wednesday that climate change is real, breaking with both the...

Last year saw third straight record heat

Published Jan. 19 2017

WASHINGTON—Earth sizzled to a third-straight record hot year in 2016, with scientists mostly blaming man-made global warming with help from...

Poll shows Americans of all stripes say fix health care

Published Jan. 19 2017

WASHINGTON—Sylvia Douglas twice voted for President Barack Obama and last year cast a ballot for Democrat Hillary Clinton. But when...

Robotic sleeve keeps flabby hearts pumping

Published Jan. 19 2017

WASHINGTON—Scientists are developing a robotic sleeve that can encase a flabby diseased heart and gently squeeze to keep it pumping.

President defends decision to commute Manning's sentence

Published Jan. 19 2017

WASHINGTON—President Barack Obama firmly defended his decision to cut nearly three decades off convicted leaker Chelsea Manning's prison term Wednesday,...

Anxious European leaders seek an early audience with Trump

Published Jan. 19 2017

WASHINGTON—European leaders, anxious over Donald Trump's unpredictability and kind words for the Kremlin, are scrambling to get face time with...

Scientists offer explanation for strange African 'fairy circles'

Published Jan. 19 2017

WASHINGTON—The forces behind the mysterious "fairy circles" that dot a desert in southern Africa do not appear to be supernatural,...

Priciest home in U.S. is for sale

Published Jan. 19 2017

LOS ANGELES—Los Angeles is now home to the most expensive house for sale in the country: a $250 million mega-mansion.

Washington state tries to fix paid leave law dormant for past 10 years

Published Jan. 19 2017

OLYMPIA, Wash.—A decade ago, Washington state created a paid family leave program that required many employers to offer five weeks...

First U.S. rules for pot in public fire up Denver debate

Published Jan. 19 2017

DENVER—Denver started work Wednesday on becoming the first city in the U.S. to allow marijuana clubs and public pot use...

Study on Dakota Access pipeline to move forward

Published Jan. 19 2017

BISMARCK, N.D.—A federal judge said Wednesday he won't keep the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers from launching a full environmental...

Woman charged with abduction left her home at a time when domestic violence wasn't crime

Published Jan. 19 2017

WARWICK, R.I.—A woman charged with abducting her two daughters from their father in 1985 fled the state following an argument...

William Hilliard, former Oregonian editor, dies at 89

Published Jan. 19 2017

PORTLAND, Ore.—William A. Hilliard, who became the first black reporter at The Oregonian newspaper and later its editor in a...

Today in History

Published Jan. 19 2017

Today is Thursday, Jan. 19, the 19th day of 2017. There are 346 days left in the year.

Justices raise doubts over law barring offensive trademarks

Published Jan. 19 2017

WASHINGTON—In a First Amendment clash over a law barring offensive trademarks, the Supreme Court on Wednesday raised doubts about a...

Officials: FBI arrests widow of Orlando nightclub shooter

Published Jan. 19 2017

WASHINGTON—The wife of the Orlando nightclub shooter, who was extensively questioned by federal agents in the days after the massacre,...

Financial Markets

Published Jan. 18 2017

NEW YORK—The stock market hasn't been this boring in years.

FTC sues Qualcomm over cellular-patent licenses

Published Jan. 18 2017

SAN DIEGO — A U.S. regulator has sued Qualcomm over how it licenses cellular patents to smartphone makers, joining South...

UnitedHealth looks beyond insurance to help fuel 4Q growth

Published Jan. 18 2017

The nation's biggest health insurer made most of its money in the fourth quarter by selling things other than health...

Obama shortens Manning's term and grants clemency to hundreds

Published Jan. 18 2017

WASHINGTON—President Barack Obama granted clemency to Chelsea Manning on Tuesday, allowing the transgender Army intelligence officer convicted of leaking more...

New report: Abortions in U.S. drop to lowest level since 1974

Published Jan. 18 2017

NEW YORK—Even as the election outcome intensifies America's abortion debate, a comprehensive new survey finds the annual number of abortions...