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NYC lifting ban on student cellphones

NEW YORK (AP) - Mayor Bill de Blasio will lift a longtime ban on cellphones in New York City public schools, ending a widely unpopular practice and bringing the city in line with other large school districts.

January 07, 2015 | | Nation

Gunmen kill 12 at weekly newspaper

PARIS (AP) - Police hunted for three heavily armed men with possible links to al-Qaida in the military-style, methodical killing of 12 people Wednesday at the office of a satirical newspaper that caricatured the Prophet Muhammad.

January 07, 2015 | | Nation

Billboard firm sues couple for ‘harassment’ overbright sign

KITTANNING, Pa. (AP) - A Pennsylvania couple angry over a lighted sign near their rural home has driven away six advertisers and cost the billboard company $50,000, according to a harassment suit brought by the sign's owner.

January 07, 2015 | | Nation

Gay advocates assail new TV show

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Preston "Pret" Dahlgren has led what might seem like a picture-perfect Mormon life: He met his high school sweetheart in Sunday school as a teenager, completed his mission and married her. He is active in the church and the proud father of two young daughters.

January 07, 2015 | | Nation

Brother’s killer suffered abuse

WHITE SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) - A 15-year-old girl who fatally shot her 16-year-old brother suffered years of abuse, including being locked in a room for weeks at a time with only a blanket and a bucket to use the bathroom, according to police reports and interviews.

January 07, 2015 | | Nation

Truck of cheap light bulbs heads for Chicago

BANGOR, Maine (AP) - Three men purchased enough state-subsidized, energy-efficient light bulbs to fill a rented truck with the bright idea of selling them for a profit in Chicago, police said Wednesday.

January 07, 2015 | | Nation

Teen pleads guilty in death of WW2 veteran

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - A 17-year-old pleaded guilty Wednesday to murder in the beating death of 88-year-old Delbert Belton, a World War II veteran who survived the battle of Okinawa but was killed in a robbery outside a Washington state bar in 2013.

January 07, 2015 | | Nation

Deputies wound man in shootout

VICTORVILLE (AP) - Deputies have shot and wounded a gunman they say opened fire during a traffic stop in rural San Bernardino County.

January 07, 2015 | | Nation

Official’s threat to keep name out of print backfires

FREDERICK, Maryland (AP) - Kirby Delauter might need to rethink his strategy for keeping his name out of print.

January 06, 2015 | | Nation

Are officers in work slowdown?

NEW YORK (AP) - Despite efforts by New York City officials to tout a dip in serious crime, another statistic is getting more attention - a steep decline in the number of arrests across all five boroughs in the two weeks since two police officers were shot dead in their patrol car.

January 06, 2015 | | Nation

2 arrested after shooting 2 NYC officers

NEW YORK (AP) - Two suspects in an armed holdup followed by a wild shootout that left a pair of plainclothes police officers wounded were arrested Tuesday after an intense manhunt.

January 06, 2015 | | Nation

Firms could skirt health law by hiring vets

WASHINGTON (AP) - On the new Congress' first day, the House unanimously approved Republican legislation Tuesday making it easier for smaller companies to avoid providing health care coverage to their workers by hiring veterans.

January 06, 2015 | | Nation

Gunman, 1 other person dead at veterans’ clinic

EL PASO, Texas (AP) - A gunman opened fire at a veterans' medical clinic in West Texas on Tuesday, killing one other person, officials said. The gunman was also killed.

January 06, 2015 | | Nation

Forest Service yanks $10M contract to boost its public image

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) - The U.S. Forest Service has abruptly decided not to spend $10 million on a five-year nationwide public relations campaign to brand itself as a public agency that cares about people and nature.

January 06, 2015 | | Nation


• POLICE: MAN REPEATEDLY TRIES TO HARM HIMSELF DURING VISIT: EWING, N.J. (AP) - Authorities say a New York City man was hospitalized after he shot himself in the face, knifed himself in the stomach and tried to slit his throat with a spatula while visiting his girlfriend in New Jersey.

January 06, 2015 | | Nation

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Chicago officer charged with murder

CHICAGO (AP) - A white Chicago police officer who shot a black teenager 16 times last year was charged with first-degree murder Tuesday, hours before the ...

November 24, 2015 | | Nation

Obama and Hollande pledge solidarity against Islamic State

WASHINGTON (AP) - In a show of Western solidarity, President Barack Obama and French President Francois Hollande vowed Tuesday to escalate airstrikes against the Islamic State ...

November 24, 2015 | | Nation

Traffic deaths rise sharply after small decline in 2014

DETROIT (AP) - After declining for most of the past decade, traffic deaths spiked 8 percent in the first half of this year, prompting a call ...

November 24, 2015 | | Nation

Philadelphia traffic stop ends in bloodshed, burning bus

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A 17-year-old who was in a car stopped for an expired car registration sticker traded gunfire with police during a Tuesday morning highway ...

November 24, 2015 | | Nation

Group raised suspicions before five were shot at police protest

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Protesters demanding justice for a black man fatally shot by Minneapolis police were settling in for their ninth night of demonstrations when something ...

November 24, 2015 | | Nation

Providence’s dancing cop says he was fired over protest effort

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Providence's famous dancing cop said he was fired Tuesday from directing holiday traffic for organizing a protest last month against ...

November 24, 2015 | | Nation


NEW YORK (AP) - Some big retailers face scrutiny for opening on Thanksgiving, but many small stores have no choice.

November 24, 2015 | | Nation

19 people ill in E. coli outbreak tied to Costco chicken salad sales

SEATTLE (AP) - Nineteen people in seven states, including Montana, Utah and Colorado, have contracted E. coli in an outbreak linked to chicken salad bought at ...

November 24, 2015 | | Nation


PENAS BLANCAS, Costa Rica (AP) - As summer began to bake the central Cuban city of Sancti Spiritus, Elio Alvarez and Lideisy Hernandez sold their tiny ...

November 23, 2015 | | Nation

Suicide vest found in Paris raises possible link to suspect

BRUSSELS (AP) - A street cleaner found an explosive vest similar to those used in the Paris attacks on Monday near the place where a suspect ...

November 23, 2015 | | Nation

Texas woman seeks return of film showing JFK assassination

DALLAS (AP) - A Texas woman said Monday that she's suing a federal agency to force the return of a film shot by her grandfather ...

November 23, 2015 | | Nation

Ministers have tense meeting with mayor over police shooting

CHICAGO (AP) - Amid concerns about possible unrest, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel held a tense meeting with ministers and others Monday to discuss the upcoming release ...

November 23, 2015 | | Nation

Mom to 911: Son trying to bite people; dies after struggle

ATLANTA (AP) - The mother of a man who died after a struggle with sheriff's deputies in Georgia can be heard in a 911 call ...

November 23, 2015 | | Nation

Task force wants even smaller drones registered

WASHINGTON (AP) - An aviation industry task force is recommending that operators be required to register drones weighing as little as a half a pound, a ...

November 23, 2015 | | Nation

Condo board wants pet DNA

DESTIN, Fla. (AP) - Some Florida condo owners are steaming after their homeowners association asked them to submit their dog's DNA in order to fine ...

November 22, 2015 | | Nation

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