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Did sheriff allow inmates furloughs?

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The Gadsden County sheriff was accused Tuesday of allowing inmates - including violent felons - out of jail without court permission for short periods so they could visit with family or meet girlfriends in motel rooms.

September 09, 2014 | | Nation


Ranchers sue feds over access to mouse habitat

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - In the latest dispute over public lands in the West, New Mexico ranchers are suing the federal government over its attempts to limit their cattle's access to water and grazing areas after a tiny mouse won endangered species protections in the Southwest.

September 09, 2014 | | Nation


5 children found dead in Alabama

CAMDEN, Ala. (AP) - A man is suspected of killing his five children in South Carolina and then driving all the way to Alabama before dumping their bodies on a dirt road and fleeing to Mississippi, authorities said. Following his arrest, he led police to the site where the lifeless children were found wrapped in individual plastic bags.

September 09, 2014 | | Nation


Ex-nurse guilty of assisting suicide

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - An ex-nurse who admitted going online and encouraging people to kill themselves was convicted Tuesday of assisting the suicide of an English man and attempting to assist in the suicide of a Canadian woman, following a legal battle that has spanned more than four years and led to the reversal of part of a Minnesota law that outlaws the practice.

September 09, 2014 | | Nation


Missouri prepares for 8th execution of 2014

ST. LOUIS (AP) - A federal appeals court on Tuesday refused to halt the execution of a Missouri inmate, hours before he was scheduled to be put to death.

September 09, 2014 | | Nation


Woman, 83, denies guilt in husband’s death

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - An 83-year-old woman pleaded not guilty Tuesday to beating her 89-year-old husband to death in their home.

September 09, 2014 | | Nation


Apple bets on wearable devices

CUPERTINO (AP) - Apple unveiled its long-anticipated smartwatch Tuesday, introducing a device that transplants the features of an iPhone onto a smaller screen that's never more than an arm's length away.

September 09, 2014 | | Nation


Honda rolls out its own self-driving car

DETROIT (AP) - Honda shared its vision of the hands-free highway commute Tuesday, a car that can safely drive itself on the freeway while the driver's hands are off the wheel.

September 09, 2014 | | Nation


Recovery drives dollar sharply higher

NEW YORK (AP) - In the world of currencies, the dollar is starting to look like a safe home in a tough neighborhood.

September 09, 2014 | | Nation


Clinton juggernaut hits campaign trail

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Clinton juggernaut hits the midterm campaign trail this week as the power couple lends fundraising prowess and their seal of approval to Democratic candidates shunning an unpopular President Barack Obama. For Hillary Rodham Clinton, the events with Democratic donors and activists are keeping her profile high as she weighs a second bid for the presidency.

September 09, 2014 | | Nation


Hawaii lava flow slows

PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) - Lava from one of the world's most active volcanos has been advancing at a slower pace the past few days and is now moving parallel to a sparsely populated subdivision on Hawaii's Big Island.

September 09, 2014 | | Nation


Couple holds woman captive

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - An Indiana couple accused of holding a woman captive for two months, often locking her in a small wooden cage, was charged Monday with rape, criminal confinement, kidnapping and other felonies in a case one officer likened to "modernized slavery."

September 09, 2014 | | Nation


Respiratory illness hits hundreds of kids

CHICAGO (AP) - Hundreds of children in more than 10 states have been sickened by a severe respiratory illness that public health officials say may be caused by an uncommon virus similar to the germ that causes the common cold.

September 09, 2014 | | Nation


Cars engulfed as rain sets record for Phoenix

PHOENIX (AP) - The remnants of Hurricane Norbert pushed into the desert Southwest and swamped Phoenix with record rainfall for a single day, turning freeways into small lakes and sending rescuers scrambling to get drivers out of inundated cars.

September 09, 2014 | | Nation


Thyroid, kidney cancers up in kids but still rare

CHICAGO (AP) - Children's kidney and thyroid cancers have increased in recent years, and though the diseases are rare, experts wonder if the rising rates could be related to obesity.

September 09, 2014 | | Nation


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Apple Watch will be sold at some Best Buys

NEW YORK (AP) - The Apple Watch is heading to some Best Buy stores ahead of the holiday shopping season.

July 27, 2015 | | Nation


Nike offers partial FuelBand refund

NEW YORK (AP) - Nike will give partial refunds or gift cards to people who bought FuelBand fitness trackers in the last 3 1/2 years, resolving a lawsuit that says the products can't accurately tally how many steps a user is taking or how many calories they've burned.

July 27, 2015 | | Nation


Shipwreck-hunting firmy sues over Blackbeard’s ship

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - The shipwreck-hunting company that found Blackbeard's flagship that sank off the North Carolina coast nearly 300 years ago sued the state Monday for more than $8 million, saying officials violated a contract involving photos and videos of the wreck and recovery.

July 27, 2015 | | Nation


Burger King’s sales get a boost from Chicken Fries

NEW YORK (AP) - Burger King got a boost from the return of its "Chicken Fries."

July 27, 2015 | | Nation


Federal prisons recognize humanism as religion

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Federal prisoners who identify as humanist can now celebrate Darwin Day and get accommodations typically afforded to those inmates who believe in a deity.

July 27, 2015 | | Nation


Father took blame for son’s fatal hit-run

MILWAUKEE (AP) - A judge on Monday vacated the sentence of a Milwaukee man who spent more than a year in prison before admitting he took the blame for a fatal hit-and-run to protect his son.

July 27, 2015 | | Nation


PBS special tells story of atomic weapons

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - The creation of the atomic bomb in a New Mexico secret city and newly restored and declassified footage will be featured in a new PBS special released as the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki approaches.

July 27, 2015 | | Nation


Did man kill a number of women?

CHARLESTON, West Virginia (AP) - A man toting axes, a shovel and bleach when he was killed by an escort he met online had been stopped, interviewed or investigated by police in at least 20 states and is being looked into for possible links to unsolved disappearances or slayings, authorities said Monday.

July 27, 2015 | | Nation


Scouts end total ban on gay adults

NEW YORK (AP) - The Boy Scouts of America on Monday ended its blanket ban on gay adult leaders while allowing church-sponsored Scout units to maintain the exclusion for religious reasons.

July 27, 2015 | | Nation


Foothill fire burns 2 square miles

ALTANTA (AP) - Fire authorities said Sunday a wildfire at the foothills of the Sierra Nevada has burned a little over 2 square miles of drought-stricken timber and not 6 square miles as it had been reported.

July 26, 2015 | | Nation


Rangers in towers are out, cameras are in

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE (AP) - For decades, forest rangers in wooden towers across the West scanned the horizon with binoculars for smoke that could signal the start of a wildfire.

July 26, 2015 | | Nation


Fiat Chrysler must offer to buy back 500,000 pickups

DETROIT (AP) - Fiat Chrysler must offer to buy back from customers more than 500,000 Ram pickup trucks and other vehicles in the biggest such action in U.S. history as part of a costly deal with safety regulators to settle legal problems in about two-dozen recalls.

July 26, 2015 | | Nation


Obama: Kenya at ‘crossroads’ between peril and promise

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) - Declaring Kenya at a "crossroads" between promise and peril, President Barack Obama on Sunday pressed the nation of his father's birth to root out corruption, treat women and minorities as equal citizens, and take responsibility for its future.

July 26, 2015 | | Nation


Georgia debates Confederate carving set in stone & state law

ATLANTA (AP) - Art, monument or embarrassment?

July 26, 2015 | | Nation


Bobbi Kristina Brown, daughter of Whitney Houston, has died

ATLANTA (AP) - The brief, chaotic life of Bobbi Kristina Brown was never really her own.

July 26, 2015 | | Nation


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