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Haley could be confirmed as Trump's UN ambassador Tuesday

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley could be confirmed as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations as early as Tuesday, ushering in a new governor in Henry McMaster and a secession game in the state Senate.

First, Haley must get an ...Read More

Business

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Old Detroit Free Press building to be turned into offices, retail, ...

DETROIT -- Aides of businessman Dan Gilbert unveiled an ambitious plan Monday to remake the long-vacant Detroit Free Press building into a mixed-use development of retail, office space and residential units.

In an exclusive Free Press tour of the...Read More

Home & Leisure

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Automotive

Mark Phelan: Detroit auto show hits and misses

From affordable small SUVs to all manner of family sedan, sporty and luxury cars, the soon-to-conclude 2017 North American International Auto Show at Cobo Center in Detroit embodies the variety of vehicles on sale.

There's plenty of technology, ...Read More

Consumer

Could the 30-year mortgage survive without the government?

WASHINGTON -- Republicans are raising the prospect of making the biggest change to home loans since the New Deal.

Two of President-elect Donald Trump's Cabinet picks, along with Republican lawmakers, have been speaking publicly about curbing ...Read More

Gardening

On Gardening: Primulas' vibrant colors beat winter's doldrums

Forget about fake news it's fake flowers that have my attention. Actually, they are not fake; they are the brilliantly colorful primula. Recently, the astonishing color and beauty had passersby gawking in amazement.

It took about 72 hours of ...Read More

Parents

Annette Bening explores motherhood and mood swings in her latest gem, '...

'Sometimes I have an almost involuntary, intuitive reaction about a character -- a light goes off in my head," said Annette Bening, confessing that she didn't have that response when she first read Mike Mills' script for "20th Century Women."

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History

A thought for the day

A thought for the day: Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambition. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great. -- Mark Twain

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Science & Technology

Earth sets heat record in 2016 — for the third year in a row

It's official: 2016 was the hottest year on record in 122 years of record-keeping, according to independent analyses by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

The 1.78-degree jump over the mid-20th-century average marks the...Read More

Weather

How LA went from bone-dry to 216 percent above average rainfall in four ...

LOS ANGELES -- According to the latest federal maps, Southern California is still in a drought.

But the dry conditions that have mired the region for more than five years have definitely shifted -- at least for now.

Sunday's huge storm -- which ...Read More