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MAN ACQUITTED OF ANIMAL CRUELTY FOR BLOWING POT SMOKE: CHICAGO (AP) - A judge has acquitted a Chicago man of animal cruelty charges filed after the man posted a video of himself smoking marijuana with a chameleon.

May 27, 2015 | | Nation


Judge throws out evidence in FBI ruse

LAS VEGAS (AP) - A federal judge has thrown out evidence collected by FBI agents who posed as Internet repairmen to get into Las Vegas Strip hotel rooms last summer during an investigation into illegal bookmaking, and is giving prosecutors until Friday to decide whether to drop criminal charges altogether.

May 26, 2015 | | Nation


Sanders kicks off Clinton challenge

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) - Challenging Hillary Rodham Clinton from the left, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders kicked off his presidential bid Tuesday with a pitch to liberals to join him in a "political revolution" to transform the nation's economy and politics.

May 26, 2015 | | Nation


Woman held down husband in Vegas hatchet attack, police say

LAS VEGAS (AP) - An Idaho woman who was having an affair orchestrated a gruesome Las Vegas hatchet attack that left her husband dead with his head nearly severed while they were on a family trip on Memorial Day, police said.

May 26, 2015 | | Nation


Free range’ parents cleared of child neglect in 1 case, 1 remains

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) - A Maryland couple who were investigated for neglect after letting their two young children walk home alone from local parks have been cleared in one of two such cases.

May 26, 2015 | | Nation


Ladybug prankster can’t walk

MORGANZA, Md. (AP) - Some seniors at a Maryland school aren't feeling lucky, despite ladybugs that swarmed the halls.

May 26, 2015 | | Nation


Appeals panel won’t lift hold on Obama immigration action

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - President Barack Obama's plan to shield as many as 5 million immigrants living in the U.S. from deportation remained on hold Tuesday after a federal appeals court panel refused to allow it to take effect immediately.

May 26, 2015 | | Nation


Taco Bell switching from fake to real black pepper

NEW YORK (AP) - Taco Bell and Pizza Hut say they're getting rid of artificial colors and flavors, making them the latest big food companies scrambling to distance themselves from ingredients people might find unappetizing.

May 26, 2015 | | Nation


IRS: Thieves stole tax info from 100,000

WASHINGTON (AP) - Sophisticated criminals used an online service run by the IRS to access personal tax information from more than 100,000 taxpayers, part of an elaborate scheme to steal identities and claim fraudulent tax refunds, the IRS said Tuesday.

May 26, 2015 | | Nation


Charter buying Time Warner Cable

NEW YORK (AP) - As TV watchers increasingly look online for their fix, cable companies are bulking up. In the latest round, Charter Communications is buying Time Warner Cable for $55.33 billion.

May 26, 2015 | | Nation


Olive Garden pushing breadstick creations

NEW YORK (AP) - Olive Garden isn't finished dreaming up new ways to use its breadsticks.

May 26, 2015 | | Nation


Battle over bears heats up at Lake Tahoe

RENO, Nev. (AP) - A Las Vegas man will ask a judge this week for a protective order against bear advocates at Lake Tahoe, saying they harassed him after he initiated efforts to trap a bear that damaged his vacation home.

May 25, 2015 | | Nation


Twister kills 13 in Mexico border city; 12 people missing in Texas

CIUDAD ACUNA, Mexico (AP) - A tornado raged through a city on the U.S.-Mexico border Monday, destroying homes, flinging cars like matchsticks and ripping an infant from its mother's arms. At least 13 people were killed, authorities said.

May 25, 2015 | | Nation


Police: Three kids injured when waterspout uproots bounce house

MIAMI (AP) - A waterspout uprooted an inflatable bounce house with three children inside it on a South Florida beach Monday, but the youngsters were ejected before it flew above palm trees across four lanes of traffic into a parking lot, police said.

May 25, 2015 | | Nation


Swipe a code, meet your fisherman

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - After eyeing a piece of haddock on the supermarket counter, a customer scans a code and finds out the fish was caught in the waters of Georges Bank and learns the name of the fishing boat - and maybe even sees a picture of the smiling, rain-slickened fisherman who reeled it in. Welcome to the future of buying New England seafood.

May 25, 2015 | | Nation


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Superdelegates ‘feel the Bern’ of anger

WASHINGTON (AP) - Nancy Schumacher says she just wanted to do her civic duty, and so she heeded the call to become a superdelegate for Hillary ...

April 28, 2016 | | Nation


Brother, others related to San Bernardino shooters

RIVERSIDE (AP) - Three people with close family ties to the couple responsible for the San Bernardino terror attack were arrested Thursday in an alleged marriage-fraud ...

April 28, 2016 | | Nation


Mom convicted of creating public nuisance with school Facebook post

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) - A New Mexico woman has been convicted of creating a public nuisance by posting an online comment about the possibility of ...

April 28, 2016 | | Nation


Large graffiti carved at Arches National Park

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Rangers at Utah's Arches National Park were investigating large graffiti Thursday that was carved so deeply into a famous red ...

April 28, 2016 | | Nation


Trump sweeps, Clinton carries four states

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - In a front-runner's rout, Republican Donald Trump roared to victory Tuesday in five contests across the Northeast and confidently declared himself the ...

April 26, 2016 | | Nation


Federal ruling on N Carolina voting laws bolsters voter ID

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Civil rights and elections attorneys said Tuesday they will appeal a federal court ruling upholding North Carolina's 2013 major rewrite ...

April 26, 2016 | | Nation


Ohio man calmly tells 911: ‘I just shot and killed my wife’

CINCINNATI (AP) - A suburban Cincinnati man called 911 and gave his address, and when the dispatcher asked what she could help him with, he replied ...

April 26, 2016 | | Nation


Suit: Cops violated rights of man taking kids for ice cream

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Two Connecticut officers are accused of violating a black man's rights during a traffic stop last year when they frisked him ...

April 26, 2016 | | Nation


Wisconsin prom shooter was aiming at officer when he was hit

MILWAUKEE (AP) - The 18-year-old gunman who opened fire on students exiting the prom at his former school in northern Wisconsin was aiming a rifle at ...

April 26, 2016 | | Nation


Alabama mayor, wife charged with assault after fight

ALEXANDER CITY, Ala. (AP) - A city council member in Alabama says the town's mayor punched him in the face at the end of a ...

April 26, 2016 | | Nation


Government finds it lard to enforce ‘living wage’ laws

SEATTLE (AP) - States and cities whose lawmakers proudly passed "living wage" laws are finding it difficult to make sure employers actually pay their workers accordingly.

April 26, 2016 | | Nation


Apple reports its first revenue drop since 2003

CUPERTINO (AP) - Apple sold more than 51 million iPhones in the first three months of this year - and that's the problem.

April 26, 2016 | | Nation


Maybe Twitter needs to get used to being small

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Twitter gets lots of grief from investors because it hasn't taken over the world the way Facebook did, at least in ...

April 26, 2016 | | Nation


eBay shares rise as results beat Wall Street 1Q forecasts

SAN JOSE (AP) - Shares of eBay Inc. rose on Tuesday after the e-commerce company reported better-than-expected quarterly results.

April 26, 2016 | | Nation


Chipotle posts loss after giving away 6M burritos

NEW YORK (AP) - Chipotle posted its first quarterly loss as a public company Tuesday after it gave away millions of free burritos to win back ...

April 26, 2016 | | Nation


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