Trump boasts of 'nuclear button' but doesn't really have one

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump boasted that he has a bigger and more powerful "nuclear button" than North Korean leader Kim Jong Un does — but the president doesn't actually have a physical button.

  • Written by By MATTHEW PENNINGTON , Associated Press

Opportunity in Utah: Mitt Romney eyes political resurgence

 

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — He has already made a fortune in business, managed an Olympics, served as governor and secured a presidential nomination. Now, Mitt Romney, at 70 years old, is considering a new career in Congress.

  • Written by By STEVE PEOPLES and BRADY McCOMBS , Associated Press

Deadly, bone-chilling cold grips wide swath of US

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Bone-chilling cold gripped much of the U.S. as 2018 began, breaking century-old records and leading to several deaths that authorities attributed to exposure to the dangerously low temperatures.

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  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

California starts recreational pot sales, clients jam stores

 

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — From a pot shop in Santa Cruz that hung a banner proclaiming "Prohibition is Over!" to one in San Diego handing out T-shirts showing the first moon landing and declaring a "giant leap for mankind," the Golden State turned a shade greener with its first sales of recreational marijuana.

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  • Written by By BRIAN MELLEY and KATHLEEN RONAYNE, Associated Press

NBC names Hoda Kotb as Lauer replacement on 'Today'

NEW YORK (AP) — NBC News opened the new year Tuesday by appointing Hoda Kotb as co-anchor of the "Today" show's first two hours with Savannah Guthrie, replacing Matt Lauer following his firing on sexual misconduct charges in late November.

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  • Written by By DAVID BAUDER , AP Media Writer