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Updated at 7:25 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) " The Latest on Congress (all times EST): 3:20 p.m. The chief of staff at the Department of Veterans Affairs, Robert Snyder, will become the agency's interim leader after Donald Trump's inauguration Friday. Trump has picked VA undersecretary David Shulkin to head the agency, replacing Bob McDonald. But Shulkin still needs to be confirmed by the Senate and hasn't had a hearing yet. There was some expectation that Shulkin would serve as acting secretary...

Updated at 7:24 PM

NEW YORK (AP) " Donald Trump's first meal as president of the United States isn't too far from the typical power lunch for a billionaire businessman " lobster, beef and a rich chocolate dessert. The inaugural committee Thursday released the...

Updated at 7:24 PM

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) " Brazilian Supreme Court Justice Teori Zavascki, one of the most respected judges in the country who had been overseeing a large part of major corruption investigation, has died in a plane crash, his son said...

Updated at 7:19 PM

HONOLULU (AP) " Six carefully selected scientists will spend the next eight months living inside a man-made dome on a remote Hawaii volcano as part of a human-behavior study that could help NASA as it draws up plans for sending astronauts on long...

Updated at 7:13 PM

SAN DIEGO (AP) " President-elect Donald Trump has paid $25 million to settle three lawsuits against his now-defunct Trump University, signaling that a judge's approval of a settlement agreement remains on track for March 30. Plaintiff...

Updated at 7:10 PM

PENNE, Italy (AP) " Rescue workers reported no signs of life Thursday at a four-star hotel buried by an avalanche in the mountains of earthquake-stricken central Italy. Two bodies were recovered of the estimated 30 people trapped inside as the...

Updated at 7:07 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) " In a last major act as president, Barack Obama cut short the sentences of 330 federal inmates convicted of drug crimes on Thursday, bringing his bid to correct what he's called a systematic injustice to a climactic...

Updated at 7:02 PM

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) " Cynthia Erickson woke up early, hoping her four furnaces were working. She owns a grocery store and the building that houses the post office in the village of Tanana, Alaska, which ranked as the coldest place in the...

Updated at 6:10 PM

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) " A Montana beekeeper says thieves got away with 488 beehives he had taken to California to pollinate almond trees. Lloyd Cunniff tells the Great Falls Tribune (

Updated at 5:29 PM

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) " Satellite imagery supports witness accounts that Nigeria's military bombed a refugee camp with "multiple air-dropped munitions," even though tents should have been easily visible, Human Rights Watch said Thursday. The...

Updated at 5:27 PM

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) " A scientist in California has named a newly discovered moth species after President-elect Donald Trump, saying the white and yellow scales on the insect's head are reminiscent of Trump's blond hairdo. The moth was...

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