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Candy theft could mean king- size sentence: 20 years to life

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A Louisiana man accused of stuffing $31 worth of candy bars into his pockets faces a possible sentence of 20 years to life in prison, prompting a judge to question whether the sentence was "over the top."

April 04, 2016 | | Nation


Wayward sea lion snarls traffic in Sonoma

SAUSALITO. (AP) - A wayward sea lion snarled Monday morning traffic on a San Francisco Bay Area freeway before it was caught and taken to a marine center for a check-up.

April 04, 2016 | | Nation


Ex-US tax court judge, husband indicted in tax evasion case

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - A former U.S. Tax Court judge and her husband have been indicted on charges in Minnesota that they conspired to evade at least $400,000 in federal taxes, the U.S. Attorney's office said Monday.

April 04, 2016 | | Nation


Men assaulted 9-year-old while mother smoked meth in garage

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Four men have been arrested for sexually assaulting a 9-year-old girl in a Utah home while her mother was in the garage smoking meth, authorities said Monday.

April 04, 2016 | | Nation


Right-to-die group comes up with new, cheaper medication

SEATTLE (AP) - Right-to-die advocates in Washington state have created a cheaper alternative mixture of medications to help terminally ill patients legally end their lives after a drug company abruptly hiked the price of a drug commonly used for the purpose.

April 03, 2016 | | Nation


Amtrak train hits backhoe, 2 workers die

CHESTER, Pa. (AP) - An Amtrak train struck a piece of heavy equipment just south of Philadelphia on Sunday, causing a derailment that killed two Amtrak workers and sent more than 30 passengers to hospitals, authorities said.

April 03, 2016 | | Nation


Activists try to calm fears over transgenders, bathrooms

NEW YORK (AP) - Stung by setbacks related to their access to public restrooms, transgender Americans are taking steps to play a more prominent and vocal role in a nationwide campaign to curtail discrimination against them.

April 03, 2016 | | Nation


Crow Tribe elder, historian Joe Medicine Crow dies

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Joseph Medicine Crow, an acclaimed Native American historian and last surviving war chief of Montana's Crow Tribe, has died. He was 102.

April 03, 2016 | | Nation


Development based on LDS founder’s plan finds few fans

SHARON, Vt. (AP) - An obelisk soars into the sky on a hill in central Vermont, marking the birthplace of the founder of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - and perhaps heralding an immense, futuristic, utopia-like community based on his papers.

April 03, 2016 | | Nation


Trump: Kasich is ‘taking my votes’

MILWAUKEE (AP) - Donald Trump on Sunday called for John Kasich to drop out of the Republican presidential race, arguing that the Ohio governor shouldn't be allowed to continue accumulating delegates if he has no chance of becoming the nominee.

April 03, 2016 | | Nation


Some farms getting full water supplies

FRESNO (AP) - Many California farmers expect to receive full deliveries of irrigation water this year from a vast system of canals and reservoirs run by the federal government, while some in the nation's most productive farming region will receive a fraction as the state recovers from several years of drought, officials said Friday.

April 02, 2016 | | Nation


Officers who killed hostage taker wounded victim

REDLANDS (AP) - Officers who fatally shot a man holding a gun to his former girlfriend's back during a two-hour standoff outside an Office Depot store last week also accidentally wounded the woman, Redlands' police chief said Friday.

April 02, 2016 | | Nation


Air quality appointment angers environmentalists

DIAMOND BAR (AP) - The board that regulates Southern California's air quality, having angered environmentalists last month by firing its longtime director, angered them again this week by replacing him with an industry consultant.

April 02, 2016 | | Nation


Trooper, suspect die in bus station shooting; 2 hurt

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A gunman fatally shot a Virginia state trooper Thursday at a busy bus terminal in the capital city of Richmond before he was shot dead by two other troopers, police said. Two civilians were also shot but were expected to recover.

March 31, 2016 | | Nation


Fiancee of man killed by police says he was shot in the back

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - A Tennessee woman says her fiance was shot in the back by an officer as he was surrendering a rifle to her during a confrontation with police - and then again in the chest as he lay dying - contradicting the assertion by investigators that he was killed as the two struggled over the weapon.

March 31, 2016 | | Nation


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Creative middle name for 14th son

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) - A Michigan couple had a little bit of fun naming their 14th son.

April 20, 2018 | | Nation


Officials: Toss romaine lettuce over E. coli fears

PHOENIX (AP) - U.S. health officials on Friday told consumers to throw away any store-bought romaine lettuce they have in their kitchens and warned restaurants ...

April 20, 2018 | | Nation


Students occupy Arizona buildings to protest guns

PHOENIX (AP) - High school students occupied the House and Senate lobbies and the governor's office at the state Capitol Friday in the latest protest ...

April 20, 2018 | | Nation


Democrats shy from Steyer’s impeachment of Trump push

ATLANTA (AP) - Tom Steyer is on a multimillion-dollar mission to impeach Donald Trump, but Democrats whose campaigns the California billionaire is helping bankroll aren't ...

April 20, 2018 | | Nation


Trump lawyer must say why he wants porn star’s case delayed

LOS ANGELES (AP) - President Donald Trump's personal lawyer must declare in writing that his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination may be jeopardized if legal ...

April 20, 2018 | | Nation


Woman steals ID to get six- figure job, but can’t do the work

COVINGTON, La. (AP) - Prosecutors say a 41-year-old woman used another woman's ID to get a job in Louisiana and was quickly promoted to a ...

April 20, 2018 | | Nation


Pot politics: Schumer joins politicians now rethinking marijuana

WASHINGTON (AP) - The top Senate Democrat is using marijuana's informal holiday to announce a change of heart about the drug, another sign of the ...

April 20, 2018 | | Nation


North Korea says it has suspended nuclear testing

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - North Korea said Saturday it has suspended nuclear and long-range missile tests and plans to close its nuclear test site ahead ...

April 20, 2018 | | Nation


Democrats allege conspiracy between Trump camp, Russia

NEW YORK (AP) - The Democratic Party sued Donald Trump's presidential campaign, Russia, WikiLeaks and Trump's son and son-in-law Friday, accusing them of an ...

April 20, 2018 | | Nation


Suspended fraternity contends offensive video was ‘satirical sketch’

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) - A fraternity suspended at Syracuse University over an offensive video said in an apologetic statement on Friday that the activities were ...

April 20, 2018 | | Nation


Haley’s pushback draws fans, rattles White House

NEW YORK (AP) - The public split between the White House and U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley this week over Russia sanctions threw a spotlight on ...

April 20, 2018 | | Nation


Shotgun in guitar case was used in school shooting

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - A gunman carried a shotgun in a guitar case and opened fire Friday in a Florida high school, wounding one student ...

April 20, 2018 | | Nation


Student from Zambia ruled eligible for US poetry contest

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - A high school student in Maine who fled his native Zambia can compete in a U.S. government-funded poetry contest, a federal ...

April 20, 2018 | | Nation


Surfer mauled by shark swims to shore despite leg injuries

PERTH, Australia (AP) - A surfer mauled by a shark Monday off southwest Australia managed to swim to shore despite serious injuries to both of his ...

April 16, 2018 | | Nation


Wisconsin professor says firing shows anti- conservative bias

MILWAUKEE (AP) - A dispute between a conservative professor and the university that fired him is going before the Wisconsin Supreme Court, which will hear arguments ...

April 15, 2018 | | Nation


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