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Ex-Chicago Public Schools leader charged with corruption

CHICAGO (AP) - The former CEO of Chicago Public Schools plans to plead guilty to corruption charges announced Thursday that allege she helped steer more than $23 million worth of no-bid contracts to education companies in exchange for hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes and kickbacks.

October 08, 2015 | | Nation


Man coerced teens in 5 states into recording various sex acts

CINCINNATI (AP) - An Ohio man lied about having cancer while coercing teen girls in five states into exposing themselves to him online, including one whom he persuaded to mutilate herself and act as his "slave," the FBI said.

October 08, 2015 | | Nation


Man coerced teens in 5 states into recording various sex acts

CINCINNATI (AP) - An Ohio man lied about having cancer while coercing teen girls in five states into exposing themselves to him online, including one whom he persuaded to mutilate herself and act as his "slave," the FBI said.

October 08, 2015 | | Nation


Anti-abortion activist says video operation cost $120K

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - The head of anti-abortion group Operation Rescue boasted Thursday that his organization and the Center for Medical Progress are "taking down" Planned Parenthood on a $120,000 budget, the amount raised over three years for the undercover video operation that has set off a national debate over use of tissue from aborted fetuses in medical research.

October 08, 2015 | | Nation


Maine woman pleads guilty to killing stranger in supermarket

ALFRED, Maine (AP) - A woman accused of fatally stabbing a stranger in a Maine supermarket pleaded guilty to murder and requested a life sentence on Thursday, disregarding her lawyer's recommendation that she use an insanity defense.

October 08, 2015 | | Nation


US, 11 Pacific Rim countries reach deal

WASHINGTON (AP) - Having hammered out an ambitious trade deal with 11 Pacific Rim countries, the Obama administration now faces a potentially tougher task: selling the deal to a skeptical Congress.

October 05, 2015 | | Nation


US, 11 Pacific Rim countries reach deal

WASHINGTON (AP) - Having hammered out an ambitious trade deal with 11 Pacific Rim countries, the Obama administration now faces a potentially tougher task: selling the deal to a skeptical Congress.

October 05, 2015 | | Nation


Fired worker had right to free speech

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - A former worker at a subsidiary of the Swiss banking giant UBS AG won a legal fight over free speech rights Monday after claiming he was illegally fired in 2008 for repeatedly warning that properties held in the company's investment funds were overvalued by millions of dollars.

October 05, 2015 | | Nation


Student debt traps both parents & kids

WASHINGTON (AP) - A college degree practically stamped Andres Aguirre's ticket to the middle class. Yet at age 40, he's still paying the price of admission.

October 05, 2015 | | Nation


Norovirus outbreak affecting hundreds of Nevada kids, teachers

RENO, Nev. (AP) - A norovirus outbreak in 11 northern Nevada schools has sickened hundreds of young children and some teachers, officials said.

October 05, 2015 | | Nation


Study finds potential problem in more heart valve implants

ATLANTA (AP) - Doctors have discovered a potential problem involving implanted heart valves that hundreds of thousands of people have received - they don't always open and close properly, possibly because a blood clot has formed that could raise the risk of stroke.

October 05, 2015 | | Nation


How does House elect speaker?

WASHINGTON (AP) - At noon on Thursday, Republicans will gather behind closed doors and vote by secret ballot for their candidate for the most powerful job in the House, a post that's second in line to the presidency - Speaker of the House.

October 05, 2015 | | Nation


NY district attorney’s policy barring guns prompts debate

MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) - After a suburban district attorney barred her prosecutors from keeping handguns, even at home, her office said the goal was safety. But the now-changed restriction has touched off debate about whether prosecutors should be packing heat.

October 05, 2015 | | Nation


Oregon shooter rants in writings about his not having a girlfriend

ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) - The gunman who executed nine people at an Oregon community college before killing himself ranted in writings he left behind about not having a girlfriend and thinking everyone else was crazy, a law enforcement official said Monday.

October 05, 2015 | | Nation


Marijuana pesticide flap brings consumer lawsuit in Colorado

DENVER (AP) - Two marijuana users in Colorado filed a lawsuit Monday against a pot business they said used an unhealthy pesticide to grow their weed - a case that lawyers say is the first product liability claim in the nation involving the legal marijuana industry.

October 05, 2015 | | Nation


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Trump now 45th president

WASHINGTON (AP) - Pledging emphatically to empower America's "forgotten men and women," Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States ...

January 20, 2017 | | Nation


Defense, security picks get OK

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Republican-led Senate, taking little time to fill two critical national security posts, overwhelmingly confirmed a pair of retired Marine generals tapped by ...

January 20, 2017 | | Nation


Autopsy suggests Orlando officer on back when fatally shot

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - An autopsy shows that an Orlando police officer gunned down outside a Wal-Mart last week was struck four times and the fatal ...

January 20, 2017 | | Nation


Drought watchers eye Lake Mead

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Arizona would be the first state to feel the effects of Colorado River cutbacks if the water level continues to fall at ...

January 20, 2017 | | Nation


Fires, bricks mark daylong assault on inaugural festivities

WASHINGTON (AP) - Protesters set fires and hurled bricks in a daylong assault on the city hosting Donald Trump's inauguration, registering their rage against the ...

January 20, 2017 | | Nation


Melania Trump wears sky-blue cashmere Ralph Lauren ensemble

WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) - Incoming first lady Melania Trump wore a sky-blue cashmere jacket and mock turtleneck dress by Ralph Lauren, the brand that designed ...

January 20, 2017 | | Nation


Bogus doctor performed physicals at Philly high school

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Authorities are investigating how a woman with phony medical credentials ended up giving physicals last year at a Philadelphia public high school.

January 20, 2017 | | Nation


Mexican drug lord El Chapo lands in NY

NEW YORK (AP) - Infamous Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, who twice escaped from maximum-security prisons in his country, was extradited at the request ...

January 19, 2017 | | Nation


In Alaska, minus 59 takes toll on cars, pipes, minds

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Cynthia Erickson woke up early, hoping her four furnaces were working.

January 19, 2017 | | Nation


More snow, rain on way for the West

TRUCKEE. (AP) - More winter snow and rain pummeled the West on Thursday as the first in a series of expected storms soaked morning commuters in ...

January 19, 2017 | | Nation


After oath, Trump faces ambitious Day 1 to-do list

WASHINGTON (AP) - Donald Trump campaigned on a detailed and extensive to-do list for his first day in office. A day before his swearing-in, his team ...

January 19, 2017 | | Nation


First day goal? Make White House feel like home for Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) - It's supposed to feel just like home when Donald Trump steps inside the White House residence for the first time as president ...

January 19, 2017 | | Nation


Moscow nightclub hosts early i party for Trump

MOSCOW (AP) - Twenty-four hours before Donald Trump was to be sworn in as president of the United States, several dozen people packed a Moscow nightclub ...

January 19, 2017 | | Nation


Treasury pick defends his foreclosure actions, asset disclosure

WASHINGTON (AP) - Steven Mnuchin, President-elect Donald Trump's pick as Treasury secretary, clashed with Democrats during a lengthy confirmation hearing Thursday over his handling of ...

January 19, 2017 | | Nation


Job announcements: Firms appear to seek Trump’s approval

WASHINGTON (AP) - From Wal-Mart to General Motors to Amazon, a growing number of the world's largest companies appear to be trying to get in ...

January 18, 2017 | | Nation


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