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Updated at 9:58 PM

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) " Closing out two terms as a president at war, Barack Obama staunchly defended his counterterrorism strategy as one that rejected torture, held to American values and avoided large-scale troop deployments, in an implicit effort to shape the strategy his successor might employ. Obama came to MacDill Air Force Base, home to U.S. Special Operations Command and Central Command, to give his final speech on national security. He delivered a strident argument for his reliance...

Updated at 9:56 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) " President-elect Donald Trump suggested Tuesday that he would cancel Boeing's contract to build a new fleet of presidential aircraft to replace the aging models that shuttle the president around the world. He cited "out of...

Updated at 9:50 PM

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) " City and state officials fielded years of complaints about dangerous conditions, drugs, neglected children, trash, thefts and squabbles at the illegally converted warehouse where 36 partygoers were killed in a weekend fire,...

Updated at 9:46 PM

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) " The Latest on a deadly fire in an Oakland warehouse (all times local): 2:45 p.m. Oakland fire officials say they have finished searching 90 percent of the warehouse where 36 people died in a fire during a dance...

Updated at 9:21 PM

† In the nine years I've been writing this blog, one of my favorite subjects has been the astonishing ignorance among worshippers of our 40th president of the United States, Ronald Wilson Reagan. Many of these people, perhaps even most of them, know...

Updated at 9:20 PM

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) " Iran's president said on Tuesday that his country will not allow incoming U.S. President Donald Trump to "tear up" Iran's landmark nuclear deal with world powers and also warned Tehran will react to any extension of American...

Updated at 9:00 PM

GREEN RIVER, Wyo. (AP) " A $1,000 reward has been posted for catching an ugly fish out of Fontenelle Reservoir in western Wyoming. The fish are called burbot (BUR'-but) and they're not native to the upper Green River drainage. Burbot...

Updated at 8:54 PM

The last time Los Angeles hosted an Olympics, the city won the games largely because it promised to do them on the cheap. The 1984 Games were a success, even with the Soviet Union and others boycotting. Peter Ueberroth and his team...

Updated at 8:22 PM

BRUSSELS (AP) " Britain may not have two years to negotiate its divorce from the European Union after all. The EU's chief negotiator on Brexit warned Tuesday that the country will have less than 18 months once talks begin and that it won't...

Updated at 8:15 PM

LONDON (AP) " U.K. Supreme Court judges were presented with starkly contrasting views of Britain's largely unwritten constitution Tuesday, as they considered whether government or Parliament has the power to lead the country out of the European...

Updated at 8:01 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) " Though this is when the Arctic is supposed to be refreezing, scientists say sea ice there hit record low levels for November. In the crucial Barents Sea, the amount of floating ice decreased when it would be expected to...

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