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FILE - In this Dec. 18, 2017 file photo, cars from an Amtrak train lay spilled onto Interstate 5 below alongside smashed vehicles as some train cars remain on the tracks above in DuPont, Wash. Dozens of 911 call recordings released by South Sound 911 Dispatch provide a vivid account of the Dec. 18 wreck from survivors and witnesses. Authorities say it could take more than a year to understand how the train carrying 85 passengers and crew members could have ended in disaster as it made its inaugural run along a fast, new 15-mile (24-kilometer) bypass route. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, file)
December 27, 2017 - 6:23 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Whimpering in pain, bleeding from head injuries and dazed by the enormity of the crash, victims in the Amtrak train derailment south of Seattle begged 911 dispatchers for help and said "tons of people" had been hurt. Dozens of emergency recordings released Wednesday by South Sound...
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FILE - In a Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017 file photo, Doug Jones is greeted by a supporter before speaking during an election-night watch party in Birmingham, Ala. A super PAC that spent millions of dollars backing Jones in Alabama's Senate race was heavily supported by the Democratic Senate Majority PAC. Chris Hayden, spokesman for the Senate Majority PAC, said Tuesday, Dec. 25 that the group "predominantly funded" the PAC called Highway 31, which sent out advertising and mailings to help defeat Republican Roy Moore. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)
December 27, 2017 - 6:13 pm
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A mysterious super PAC that spent millions of dollars backing Democrat Doug Jones in Alabama's Senate race was heavily funded by the Democratic Senate Majority PAC. Chris Hayden, spokesman for the Senate Majority PAC, said Tuesday that the group was the primary backer of the...
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Rochelle Carlotti, 28, shovels steps near her home after a record snowfall on Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2017, in Erie, Pa. The National Weather Service office in Cleveland says Monday's storm brought 34 inches of snow, an all-time daily snowfall record for Erie. (Greg Wohlford/Erie Times-News via AP)
December 26, 2017 - 8:56 pm
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday: 1. HOW 13 DAYS IN JULY SHAPED TRUMP WHITE HOUSE The chaotic, two-week span from July 19-31 featured a senior staff shake-up and forewarned of the Russia probe's reach into the president's...
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Chart shows how much the top UN donors make and and give.; 2c x 4 inches; 96.3 mm x 101 mm;
December 26, 2017 - 7:20 pm
The United Nations' budget is set to shrink by over $285 million next year — a 5 percent cut that the U.S. government says it negotiated. The U.N. General Assembly voted Sunday to approve the nearly $5.4 billion regular operating budget for 2018-2019. The Secretary-General's office says the new...
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File- This Oct. 21, 2017, file photo shows New York Yankees starting pitcher CC Sabathia throwing during the first inning of Game 7 of baseball's American League Championship Series in Houston. Sabathia's $10 million, one-year contract has been finalized by the Yankees, a deal that raises New York's projected luxury tax payroll for next year to about $178 million. The deal was announced Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2017, about 10 days after the sides reached an agreement pending a physical. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
December 26, 2017 - 6:59 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — CC Sabathia's $10 million, one-year contract has been finalized by the Yankees, a deal that raises New York's projected luxury tax payroll for next year to about $178 million. The deal was announced Tuesday, about 10 days after the sides reached an agreement pending a physical. The...
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Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett shouts in the direction of an official in the first half of an NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday, Dec. 24, 2017, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins)
December 26, 2017 - 5:05 pm
DALLAS (AP) — Cowboys owner Jerry Jones says coach Jason Garrett will return for an eighth full season after Dallas missed the playoffs in a year marred by the six-game suspension of star running back Ezekiel Elliott. Jones said on his radio show Tuesday that Garrett's job "is not an issue here at...
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FILE - In this April 24, 2014, file photo, young salmon that have been transported by tanker truck from the Coleman National Fish hatchery are loaded into a floating net suspended on a pontoon barge at Mare Island, Calif. A desperate decision to truck baby salmon to their destination in the Pacific Ocean during California's drought, when dry rivers made their usual migration routes unnavigable, has resulted in generations of lost salmon now hard-pressed to find their way back to their normal spawning grounds. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
December 26, 2017 - 2:01 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A desperate decision to truck California's native baby salmon toward the Pacific Ocean during the state's drought may have resulted in generations of lost young salmon now hard-pressed to find their way back to their reproductive grounds. With fewer native fall-run Chinook...
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December 26, 2017 - 8:51 am
ERIE, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania woman says she went online to check her electric bill and was stunned at the amount — more than $284 billion. The Erie Times-News reports that Mary Horomanski said her eyes "just about popped out" of her head when she saw the amount. She suspected that her family had...
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In this photo provided by Egypt's state news agency MENA, Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry, shakes hands with his counterpart Workneh Gebeyehu, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2017. (MENA via AP)
December 26, 2017 - 7:50 am
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Egypt said Tuesday the World Bank should be brought in to resolve tensions with Ethiopia over a massive dam on the Nile River that Egypt says threatens its water security. Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry spoke in Addis Ababa after a 10-month impasse over technical...
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President Donald Trump speaks on the phone with children as they track Santa Claus' movements with the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) Santa Tracker on Christmas Eve at the president's Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Fla., Sunday, Dec. 24, 2017. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
December 26, 2017 - 7:28 am
PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump is predicting that Democrats and Republicans will "eventually come together "on a new health care plan for the country. Sending a Twitter post early Tuesday from his Florida resort, Trump said "the very unfair and unpopular Individual Mandate has been...
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