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Updated at 9:58 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) " A new scientific report finds man-made climate change played some role in two dozen extreme weather events last year but not in a few other weird weather instances around the world. An annual report released Thursday by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration found climate change was a factor, however small or large, in 24 of 30 strange weather events. They include 11 cases of high heat, as well as unusual winter sunshine in the United Kingdom, Alaskan...

Updated at 9:50 PM

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) " Dylann Roof was convicted Thursday in the chilling slaughter of nine black church members who had welcomed him to their Bible study, a devastating crime in a country that was already deeply embroiled in racial...

Updated at 9:45 PM

NBCUniversal is launching a new cable network that will burn the Olympic torch year-round. The network, announced Thursday, will be called the Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA, and will feature Olympic sporting events and programming from...

Updated at 9:43 PM

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) " Chemical giant DuPont will pay more than $50 million but admit no fault under a proposed environmental settlement after releasing toxic mercury for decades that made its way into Shenandoah Valley waterways, authorities...

Updated at 9:35 PM

If you see a huge price markdown while shopping, you may feel compelled to make a snap purchase. That's what retailers want you to do. Stores have a habit of…

Updated at 9:31 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) " The House Ethics Committee said Thursday it is continuing an investigation into possible ethics violations by Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., following an inquiry launched by the independent Office of Congressional...

Updated at 9:16 PM

BEIJING (AP) " China appears to have installed anti-aircraft and anti-missile weapons on its man-made islands in the strategically vital South China Sea, a U.S. security think tank says, upping the stakes in what many see as a potential Asian...

Updated at 9:13 PM

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) " Olympic figure skating coach Peter Burrows has been elected posthumously to the U.S. Figure Skating Hall of Fame. Burrows was selected Thursday to the hall's class of 2017. Burrows, who died in 2014 at...

Updated at 9:09 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) " Republicans may be handing wealthy Americans a big tax cut by repealing President Barack Obama's health care law, according to a study released Thursday that spells out potential economic pitfalls behind the election-year...

Updated at 9:09 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) " The Latest on President-elect Donald Trump (all times EST): 5 p.m. Police in Washington say they have issued a permit for the Women's March on Washington, a demonstration planned for the day after the inauguration of...

Updated at 9:03 PM

UNITED NATIONS (AP) " The "nightmare scenario" is rising for a hacking attack on a nuclear power plant's computer system that causes the uncontrolled release of radiation, the United Nations' deputy chief warned Thursday. Deputy...

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