Trump rattles world leaders as Cabinet tries to soften tone

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson greets State Department employees upon arrival at the State Department in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump’s spats with U.S. allies as close as Mexico and as unlikely as...

Trump pledges to end political limits on churches

FILE – In this Jan. 18, 2016, file photo, Donald Trump gestures during a speech at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va. Moving on a campaign promise, President Donald Trump said Thursday he will work for the repeal of the Johnson Amendment to free religious organizations...

Amazon increasingly wants to be its own deliveryman

AP Photo/Ted S. Warren NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon isn’t content just being the “everything store.” Increasingly, it looks like it wants to be its own deliveryman, too. Its Monday announcement of a new air cargo hub in Kentucky is merely Amazon’s latest...

Ohio Groundhog Buckeye Chuck Predicts More Winter

MARION, Ohio (AP) — Pennsylvania has Punxsutawney Phil, Ohio has Buckeye Chuck, and both groundhogs this year predict six more weeks of winter. Officials in Marion say Buckeye Chuck reportedly saw his shadow Thursday morning in the central Ohio city. Legend holds that winter will...

AP Sources: Bettman, Fehr, Bach to meet on NHL and Olympics

Washington Capitals defenseman Matt Niskanen (2), checks into the board Boston Bruins left wing Brad Marchand (63) during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta) Two people familiar with the gathering say key...

Police: Girl Shot Brother After Fight Over Video-game System

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Police say a 14-year-old Ohio girl told them she fatally shot her 15-year-old brother after they fought over a video-game system and he repeatedly hit her in the face. A Lucas County Juvenile Court judge on Wednesday found sufficient probable cause to charge...

Amazon beats 4Q profit forecasts

AP Photo/Reed Saxon SEATTLE (AP) — Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN) on Thursday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $749 million. The Seattle-based company said it had net income of $1.54 per share. The results surpassed Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of 12 analysts...

Court Finds Cause To Charge Ohio Girl With Brother’s Slaying

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Police say a 14-year-old Ohio girl told them she fatally shot her 15-year-old brother after they fought over a video-game system and he repeatedly hit her in the face. A Lucas County Juvenile Court judge on Wednesday found sufficient probable cause to charge...

Wall goes up around America at miniature world in Germany

In this Jan. 31, 2017 photo visitors to the miniature wonderland in Hamburg , Germany, can only look at a model landscape of the United States from behind a wall . (Christian Charisius/dpa via AP) BERLIN (AP) — A wall has appeared around the United States — at a...

Breitbart editor’s Berkeley talk nixed amid violent protest

Protestors watch a fire on Sproul Plaza during a rally against the scheduled speaking appearance by Breitbart News editor Milo Yiannopoulos on the University of California at Berkeley campus on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017, in Berkeley, Calif. The event was cancelled due to size of...