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Ex-state senator gets 5 years

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A federal judge sentenced former California state senator Leland Yee on Wednesday to five years in prison after he acknowledged in a plea deal that he accepted thousands of dollars in bribes and discussed helping an undercover FBI agent buy automatic weapons from the Philippines.

February 24, 2016 | | Nation


Woman gets jail for death of dog thrown into traffic

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - A New Jersey woman who fatally threw her neighbor's small dog into traffic during an argument over a parking space was sentenced to four years in prison Wednesday.

February 24, 2016 | | Nation


Republicans barrel toward Super Tuesday

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) - Republicans are barreling toward Super Tuesday with another debate in the offing and Donald Trump's opponents reaching for perhaps their last best chance to knock him off stride for the presidential nomination.

February 24, 2016 | | Nation


Turned-off GOP voters, grudging accept Trump

MIDLOTHIAN, Va. (AP) - Sheila Covert is worried about Donald Trump.

February 24, 2016 | | Nation


UPS invests in same-day delivery company Deliv

MENLO PARK (AP) - UPS, looking for ways to get goods to shoppers faster, is investing in same-day delivery company Deliv.

February 24, 2016 | | Nation


Apple could make it tougher to hack Phones

CUPERTINO (AP) - Suppose the FBI wins its court battle and forces Apple to help unlock an iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino killers. That could open all iPhones up to potential government scrutiny - but it's not the end of the story.

February 24, 2016 | | Nation


Flu vaccine more effective this year; milder season so far

NEW YORK (AP) - The flu vaccine is doing a better job this year.

February 24, 2016 | | Nation


Judge: NYC can fine chains that don’t post salt warnings

NEW YORK (AP) - Large chain restaurants and fast-food eateries in the nation's most populous city can be fined up to $600 beginning next week for not posting salt warnings on menu items that contain more than the recommended daily dose of sodium, a judge ruled Wednesday.

February 24, 2016 | | Nation


HealthCare.gov ‘passive’ on heading off fraud

WASHINGTON (AP) - With billions in taxpayer dollars at stake, the Obama administration has taken a "passive" approach to identifying potential fraud involving the president's health care law, nonpartisan congressional investigators say in a report released Wednesday.

February 24, 2016 | | Nation


Tourist pot complaints up at ERs in Colorado

DENVER (AP) - Colorado's tourists aren't just buying weed now that it's legal - they're ending up in emergency rooms at rates far higher than residents, according to a new study.

February 24, 2016 | | Nation


Carson questions Obama’s blackness

WASHINGTON (AP) - Ben Carson is trying to reinvigorate his campaign for Republican presidential nomination by becoming the latest to question Barack Obama's blackness ahead of critical upcoming votes.

February 23, 2016 | | Nation


Prosecutors: School volunteer charged with child sex abuse

GREENBELT, Md. (AP) - The 22-year-old volunteer school aide with the blond streak in his Afro told students at a suburban Maryland elementary school that they were part of a special club. According to prosecutors, Deonte Carraway pulled kids out of classrooms in the middle of the day and made smartphone videos of them having sex with him and each other on school property.

February 23, 2016 | | Nation


Prosecutors: School volunteer charged with child sex abuse

GREENBELT, Md. (AP) - The 22-year-old volunteer school aide with the blond streak in his Afro told students at a suburban Maryland elementary school that they were part of a special club. According to prosecutors, Deonte Carraway pulled kids out of classrooms in the middle of the day and made smartphone videos of them having sex with him and each other on school property.

February 23, 2016 | | Nation


John Dillinger’s relative faces theft charges

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - A great-nephew of John Dillinger who for years has fought to protect and clear the infamous bank robber's name is being investigated for theft.

February 23, 2016 | | Nation


Police: Toddler ejected from crash, mom fled the scene

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - An Albuquerque woman is expected to face child abuse charges after she crashed on a busy freeway during rush hour and left behind two children, the youngest of whom was ejected from the vehicle, police said.

February 23, 2016 | | Nation


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Border agent dies after being injured in Texas

VAN HORN, Texas (AP) - Authorities are searching Texas' Big Bend area for potential suspects and witnesses after a U.S. Customs and Border Protection agent ...

November 19, 2017 | | Nation


Widow of Grateful Dead’s lawyer auctions rare items

RENO, Nev. (AP) - The widow of the Grateful Dead's longtime lawyer is auctioning off treasures from their long strange trip with the psychedelic rock-and-roll ...

November 19, 2017 | | Nation


Trump says he should have left UCLA players in Chinese jail

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump says he should have left three UCLA basketball players accused of shoplifting in China in jail.

November 19, 2017 | | Nation


Record mogul accused of sex harassment

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Model Keri Claussen Khalighi has come forward to accuse Def Jam Records mogul Russell Simmons of sexual misconduct in 1991 when she ...

November 19, 2017 | | Nation


Many Christian conservatives are backing Alabama’s Roy Moore

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Alabama's Christian conservatives see Roy Moore as their champion. He has battled federal judges and castigated liberals, big government, gun control ...

November 19, 2017 | | Nation


Santa’s in town? You need an appointment this year at Macy’s

NEW YORK (AP) - Santa Claus may be coming to town, but you'll need a reservation to see him.

November 19, 2017 | | Nation


Mixed signals sent on fate of tax bill’s health provision

WASHINGTON (AP) - Two of President Donald Trump's leading economic advisers sent mixed signals Sunday on the fate of a health care provision in the ...

November 19, 2017 | | Nation


Analysis: Senate bill hikes taxes for 13.8M

WASHINGTON (AP) - Promoted as needed relief for the middle class, the Senate Republican tax overhaul actually would increase taxes for some 13.8 million moderate-income ...

November 13, 2017 | | Nation


Georgia sheriff facing charges over school search suspended

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia's governor on Monday suspended a sheriff who faces charges including sexual battery after a drug search at a high school earlier ...

November 13, 2017 | | Nation


Donald Trump Jr. messaged with WikiLeaks during, after campaign

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump's oldest son on Monday released a series of private Twitter exchanges between himself and WikiLeaks during and after the ...

November 13, 2017 | | Nation


Amazon or Walmart? Some retailers are choosing alliances

NEW YORK (AP) - Store chains feeling the upheaval in retail are making strategic alliances - and that can mean picking sides.

November 13, 2017 | | Nation


Inmate will get pillow to help him breathe during execution

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Ohio will provide a wedge-shaped pillow to help a condemned inmate breathe as he's being executed this week, among other accommodations ...

November 13, 2017 | | Nation


UK Scrabble group bans star player for breaking tile game rule

LONDON (AP) - The Association of British Scrabble players banned one of its star players for three years after an independent investigation concluded that he had ...

November 13, 2017 | | Nation


Could anyone stop Trump from launching nukes? The answer: No

WASHINGTON (AP) - Here's a question rarely raised before Donald Trump ran for the White House: If the president ordered a pre-emptive nuclear strike, could ...

November 13, 2017 | | Nation


Another woman accuses George W. Bush of groping

HOUSTON (AP) - Another woman has stepped forward to accuse former President George H.W. Bush of inappropriately touching her.

November 13, 2017 | | Nation


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