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Assault weapons easier to buy in Florida than handgun

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Military-style assault weapons like the one Omar Mateen used to blast away at an Orlando nightclub remain legal and easy to purchase - easier, in Florida, than buying a handgun.

June 13, 2016 | | Nation


Militants behead Canadian hostage

MANILA, Philippines (AP) - Philippine officials confirmed Tuesday that Abu Sayyaf militants beheaded a Canadian man, the second Canadian hostage to be killed in two months after their demands for a large ransom were not met.

June 13, 2016 | | Nation


Police couple killed outside Paris, child is rescued

PARIS (AP) - A knife-wielding attacker stabbed a senior police officer to death Monday evening outside his home in a distant suburb of Paris, officials said. The attacker and a female companion of the police commander were later found dead after police commandos stormed the home and rescued the couple's three-year-old son.

June 13, 2016 | | Nation


D-Day flag from US boat sells for $514K at auction

DALLAS (AP) - The U.S. flag flown on the stern of the boat that led the first American troops onto Utah Beach on D-Day was sold Sunday for $514,000 at auction in Texas.

June 12, 2016 | | Nation


Memorial honors soldiers of ‘secret war’

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - A new memorial on the Minnesota Capitol grounds honors soldiers of the "secret war" in Laos.

June 12, 2016 | | Nation


Armstrong to join cyclists honoring 5 killed in Michigan

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) - Lance Armstrong plans to be in Kalamazoo for a "Finishing the Ride" event in honor of the five cyclists killed when they were hit by a pickup truck.

June 12, 2016 | | Nation


Clinton, Trump adjust politicking following Florida mass shooting

WASHINGTON (AP) - Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton adjusted their presidential politicking Sunday, first offering prayers and support to the victims of the worst mass shooting in U.S. history. But they both infused their sympathy with statements that favor their presidential aspirations, and the presidential race rolled on.

June 12, 2016 | | Nation


Union Pacific railroad fined over $7 million in 2 years

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Union Pacific penalties surpass those of every railroad nationwide for the past two years.

June 12, 2016 | | Nation


Philadelphia soda tax sold public interest over health

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - In the city of cheesesteaks and soft pretzels, a soda tax that regulates people's behavior is a hard sell.

June 12, 2016 | | Nation


FedEx on trial for drug trafficking

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Two giants - the U.S. government and FedEx - are set to do battle in a federal court over the explosive claim that the shipping company knowingly delivered illegal prescription drugs such as Ambien from pill mills to dealers and addicts, some of whom died.

June 12, 2016 | | Nation


Texas prep valedictorian says meant no offense with viral tweet

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A Texas high school valedictorian who described herself as "undocumented" in a tweet touting her academic accomplishments said she didn't intend to cause offense.

June 09, 2016 | | Nation


Prosecutors: 13-year-old Detroit boy killed over picking up $70

DETROIT (AP) - Three people were charged Thursday in the death of a 13-year-old Detroit boy, who prosecutors say was beaten and choked and whose body was dumped in a vacant lot after he picked up about $70 that had been dropped outside of a convenience store.

June 09, 2016 | | Nation


No charges in death of Milwaukee mother shot by her toddler son

MILWAUKEE (AP) - No criminal charges will be filed in the death of a mother who was shot by her 2-year-old son as she drove along a Milwaukee freeway, according to the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office, which investigated the case.

June 09, 2016 | | Nation


Driver of pickup charged with murder in bicyclists’ deaths

DETROIT (AP) - A Michigan prosecutor filed murder charges Thursday against the 50-year-old driver of a pickup truck that struck a group of bicyclists out for a casual ride, killing five of them and seriously injuring four others.

June 09, 2016 | | Nation


City says it won’t meet deadline on surf gang’s illegal fort

PALOS VERDES ESTATES (AP) - A Southern California city told the state Coastal Commission it won't meet a deadline to tear down an illegal beach structure used by territorial surfers accused of harassing anyone else who tries to ride the waves in a local bay.

June 09, 2016 | | Nation


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Beyond cookies: Thousands of girls a becoming Cub Scouts

DURHAM, N.H. (AP) - Ten-year-old twins Tatum and Ian Weir aren't about to let matching, minor injuries deter them from their goal of becoming ...

April 23, 2018 | | Nation


Mob museum lets visitors play police officer

LAS VEGAS (AP) - A home invader wearing a ski mask is holding a woman hostage in her bedroom. A police officer immediately starts giving verbal ...

April 23, 2018 | | Nation


Police rescue baby raccoon trapped under SUV hood

EMERYVILLE (AP) - A baby raccoon halted Northern California traffic after he crawled inside the engine compartment of an SUV stopped at a traffic signal.

April 22, 2018 | | Nation


Trump considering pardon for late boxer Jack Johnson

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - President Donald Trump says he's considering a posthumous pardon for boxing's first black heavyweight champion more than 100 ...

April 22, 2018 | | Nation


Accepting rights award, Kaepernick decries ‘lawful lynching’ police killings

AMSTERDAM (AP) - Amnesty International gave former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick its Ambassador of Conscience Award on Saturday for his kneeling protest of racial injustice that ...

April 22, 2018 | | Nation


Accepting rights award, Kaepernick decries ‘lawful lynching’ police killings

HOUSTON (AP) - Barbara Bush was remembered as the "first lady of the Greatest Generation" during a funeral Saturday attended by four former U.S. presidents ...

April 22, 2018 | | Nation


Laughter, tears as former first lady Barbara Bush remembered

HOUSTON (AP) - Barbara Bush was remembered as the "first lady of the Greatest Generation" during a funeral Saturday attended by four former U.S. presidents ...

April 22, 2018 | | Nation


Deer farmers raise unusual livestock in South Dakota

BATH, S.D. (AP) - This time of year his farm can be pretty boring, Chris Kassube said.

April 22, 2018 | | Nation


Body of deported veteran buried in Central California

REEDLEY (AP) - For years, Marine Corps. veteran Enrique Salas sought to return to the United States after he was deported from Mexico.

April 22, 2018 | | Nation


Younger women drawn to Daughters of the American Revolution

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Summer Morris turns to face an American flag, places her right hand over her heart and begins to recite the Pledge of ...

April 22, 2018 | | Nation


Albuquerque school tackles teen obesity

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Camron Chavez, 12, can tell the meals at South Valley Preparatory School are a little different.

April 22, 2018 | | Nation


Half the man he used to be: Kentucky pastor drops 240 pounds

GLASGOW, Ky. - There's a good reason for the spring in Jeremy Atwood's step.

April 22, 2018 | By ROGER ALFORD | Nation


Texas 8th- graders asked to list positives of slavery

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - A San Antonio charter school has apologized after a teacher asked students in an eighth grade American history class to list the ...

April 22, 2018 | | Nation


Steil becomes GOP front-runner to win Ryan’s seat

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - A former driver for House Speaker Paul Ryan who has been active in Wisconsin Republican politics for years announced Sunday that he ...

April 22, 2018 | | Nation


Russian lawyer questions why Mueller hasn’t contacted her

MOSCOW (AP) - A Russian lawyer who discussed sanctions with Donald Trump Jr. in New York during his father's 2016 campaign for the U.S ...

April 22, 2018 | | Nation


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