Tuesday, January 17, 2017

National

In this May 17, 1996 file photo Kathryn and Bryan Harvey pose in their store in Richmond, Va. (Alexa Welch Edlund/Richmond Times-Dispatch via AP, File)

BY ALANNA DURKIN RICHER RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The brutal murders of a well-known Richmond couple and their young daughters as they were preparing to host a New Year’s party ...
Icicles hang from a branch of a tree in Tulsa, Saturday Jan. 14, 2017. (Jessie Wardarski/Tulsa World via AP)

BY DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A few states in the Midwest again are on alert for icy conditions, while strong storms are moving through the Houston area. While the ...
In this May 1, 2016 file photo, an Asian elephant performs during the national anthem for the final time in the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus in Providence, R.I. The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus will end "The Greatest Show on Earth" in May 2017, following a 146-year run. (AP Photo/Bill Sikes, File)

BY TAMARA LUSH and JOSH REPLOGLE ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Reaction to news that the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus was closing after 146 years — from saddened ...
Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., at podium, cheers health care workers to save the Affordable Care Act across the country outside LAC+USC Medical Center in Los Angeles, Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

BY COREY WILLIAMS WARREN, Mich. (AP) — Thousands of people showed up in freezing temperatures on Sunday in Michigan to hear Sen. Bernie Sanders denounce Republican efforts to repeal President ...
Icicles hang from a branch of a tree in Tulsa, Saturday Jan. 14, 2017. (Jessie Wardarski/Tulsa World via AP)

BY JIM SUHR KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Sleet and drizzle glazed swaths of the central U.S. on Sunday, extending icy weather that some meteorologists acknowledged fell short of dire ...
In this March 29, 2004, file photo, California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, right, and state Librarian Kevin Starr, smile after unveiling the design chosen for the California Quarter during ceremonies in Sacramento, California. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

BY OLGA R. RODRIGUEZ SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Former California State Librarian Kevin Starr, who is deemed the pre-eminent historian of the Golden State, has died. He was 76. Starr ...
Honor guards from different branches of the U.S. Armed Forces, march on the North Lawn driveway of the White House in Washington, Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017, during rehearsal for the presidential inauguration on Jan. 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

BY JESSICA GRESKO WASHINGTON (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to clog the nation’s capital for Donald Trump’s inauguration and a major demonstration the day after, but ...
A Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey clown does a somersault during a performance Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

BY TAMARA LUSH ELLENTON, Fla. (AP) — After 146 years, the curtain is coming down on “The Greatest Show on Earth.” The owner of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & ...
In this May 1, 2016 file photo, Asian elephants perform for the final time in the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus in Providence, Rhode Island. (AP Photo/Bill Sikes, File)

BY TAMARA LUSH SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — Goodbye to death-defying feats — daring young men (and women) on the flying trapeze, whip-wielding lion tamers, human cannonballs. Goodbye to the scent ...
In this Sept. 26, 1918 file photo a US Army 37-mm gun crew mans their weapon during the World War I Meuse-Argonne (Maas-Argonne) Allied offensive in France. (AP Photo, File)

BY JENNIFER McDERMOTT NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — In a secret telegram a century ago, Germany tried to get Mexico to join its side during World War I by offering it ...
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