12-10-2016  6:39 am      •     

USA News

Kremlin press secretary Dmitry Peskov talks to a reporter in New York, Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016. In careful phrasing befitting the spy he once was, Peskov, top Russian diplomat and Vladimir Putin's spokesman, said Thursday that Russian experts were in contact with some members of President-elect Donald Trump's staff during the presidential campaign, a period in which the United States accused Russia of hacking into Democratic Party emails systems. A spokeswoman for Trump denied the assertion. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig) 

Trump campaign denies getting briefings from Russians during election campaign


Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Feb. 11, 2016. Coal-state Democrats waged a fight for health benefits for thousands of retired miners, pointing to President Harry S. Truman’s promise 70 years ago guaranteeing a lifetime of coverage. The stopgap spending bill contains a short-term fix and the issue will be revisited next spring. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) 

$45 million until next session gives temp fix for 16,500 miners whose healthcare benefits depend on Congress


Family with nurse. (Stock photo) 

Key industry groups warn Congress that health care law should not be pulled without clear plans to address the consequences


Richelieu Dennis, the founder and CEO of Sundial Brands, the largest Black-owned beauty company in the country, sees the positive effects of the #BuyBlack movement. (Richelieu Dennis/Sundial Brands) 

Newly-opened banks, businesses continue decades-old notion of Black capitalism 


Jill Stein, the presidential Green Party candidate, arrives for a news conference in front of Trump Tower, Monday, Dec. 5, 2016, in New York. Stein is spearheading recount efforts in Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan) 

State appeals court said Green Party candidate Jill Stein lacked the standing to request a second look.


Robert Carl "Bud" McFarlane, second from left, is escorted by Michael Flynn, President-elect Donald Trump's nominee for National Security adviser, right, and K.T. McFarland, Deputy National Security Adviser for President-elect Donald Trump, second from right, as he departs Trump Tower, Monday, Dec. 5, 2016, in New York. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) 

Incoming national security adviser could alienate allies and embolden enemies


Rep. Bobby Scott (D-Va.) said that the numbers from the latest jobs report show that our economy continues to move forward from the worst economic crisis in a generation. This photo was taken during a forum on criminal justice reform in Northwest Washington, D.C. in July 2015. (Freddie Allen/AMG/NNPA) 

Labor Department finds job prospects improving


Michael Slager, center, walks from the Charleston County Courthouse under the protection from the Charleston County Sheriff's Department during a break in the jury deliberations in his trial Monday, Dec. 5, 2016, in Charleston, S.C. Slager, a former North Charleston police officer, is charged with murder in the shooting death last year of Walter Scott. (AP Photo/Mic Smith) 

Jury deadlocked in murder trail of accused former police officer Michael Slager


Emergency crews work in front of the site of a warehouse fire, Monday, Dec. 5, 2016, in Oakland, Calif. The death toll in the Oakland warehouse fire climbed Monday with more bodies still feared buried in the blackened ruins, and families anxiously awaited word of their missing loved ones. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez) 

Investigators still working to identify victims


This photograph taken in Paris Friday Dec. 2, 2016 shows stories from USA Daily News 24, a fake news site registered in Veles, Macedonia. An Associated Press analysis using web intelligence service Domain Tools shows that USA Daily News 24 is one of roughly 200 U.S.-oriented sites registered in Veles, which has emerged as the unlikely hub for the distribution of disinformation on Facebook. Both stories shown here are bogus. (AP Photo/Raphael Satter)  

AP met the boys who make up the stories


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