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Scalia dismisses concept of religious neutrality

METAIRIE, La. (AP) - Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia said Saturday the idea of religious neutrality is not grounded in the country's constitutional traditions and that God has been good to the U.S. exactly because Americans honor him.

January 03, 2016 | | Nation


Photos showing El Faro in final resting place

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Federal accident investigators are considering launching another search of the wreckage of a freighter that sank in October in an attempt to locate the ship's "black box."

January 03, 2016 | | Nation


Co-op programs end amid labor-law fears

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Food cooperative programs that allow members to scoop rice, sort organic vegetables and ring up sales in return for grocery discounts are fading fast amid a changing marketplace and fears of violating labor laws.

January 03, 2016 | | Nation


Standoff latest in Western lands dispute

BURNS, Ore. (AP) - The remote high desert of eastern Oregon became the latest flashpoint for anti-government sentiment as armed protesters occupied a national wildlife refuge to object to a prison sentence for local ranchers for burning federal land.

January 03, 2016 | | Nation


Trump brushes off militant recruiting video

WASHINGTON (AP) - Donald Trump won't be dissuaded from saying what he thinks simply because Islamic extremists use his words to recruit Muslims to their cause.

January 03, 2016 | | Nation


Obama working to bypass Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) - Hawaiian vacation over, President Barack Obama says he is energized for his final year in office and ready to tackle unfinished business, turning immediate attention to the issue of gun violence.

January 03, 2016 | | Nation


Firefighters rescue boy who got stuck in home’s chimney

PHOENIX (AP) - Phoenix firefighters rescued a 13-year-old boy who got stuck in a chimney while playing with his friends on a roof.

January 01, 2016 | | Nation


Fight breaks out at Newark anti- violence rally

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - An anti-violence demonstration in Newark, New Jersey, devolved into a physical altercation between two activists.

January 01, 2016 | | Nation


Man crushed to death by falling elevator

NEW YORK (AP) - A falling elevator trapped and crushed a man to death on New Year's Eve, and witnesses said he helped a woman to safety before losing his own life.

January 01, 2016 | | Nation


Emails reveal coordination after teen’s death

CHICAGO (AP) - The Chicago mayor's office, police and the body that investigates police shootings closely coordinated their response in the months after a white officer fatally shot a black teenager in 2014, newly released emails revealed.

January 01, 2016 | | Nation


Obama explores unilateral steps on guns

HONOLULU (AP) - President Barack Obama is looking for ways to keep guns out of the hands of "a dangerous few" without depending on Congress to pass a law on the fraught subject of gun control.

January 01, 2016 | | Nation


NEW LAWS IN 2016

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Laws taking effect at the start of the new year show states diverging on some hot-button issues.

January 01, 2016 | | Nation


Court rule changes should cut lawsuits’ cost, time

WASHINGTON (AP) - Chief Justice John Roberts highlighted changes Thursday to federal court rules that he hopes will make lawsuits less expensive and time consuming.

January 01, 2016 | | Nation


How much money you just saved on gas in 2015

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. drivers saved a bunch of money on gasoline this past year, as Saudi Arabia and other OPEC members kept the pumps going in the face of low oil prices. Massive stockpiles of crude globally turned 2015 into the year of the pain-free fill up. More of the same is expected for 2016 as oil prices remain low. Here's a quick breakdown of the numbers, courtesy of the AAA.

January 01, 2016 | | Nation


Gadgets around us will keep getting smarter

NEW YORK (AP) - Our cars, our homes, our appliances and even our toys: Things around us are going to keep getting smarter. In 2016, we'll entrust even more of our lives and their intimate details to machines - not to mention the companies that run them.

January 01, 2016 | | Nation


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Bitcoin futures rise as virtual currency hits major exchange

CHICAGO (AP) - The first-even bitcoin future began trading Sunday as the increasingly popular virtual currency made its debut on a major U.S. exchange.

December 10, 2017 | | Nation


Aided by scandal, Dems fighting math and history in Alabama senate race

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Renegade Republican Roy Moore may be plagued by scandal, but scandal alone will not convince the voters of 44th Place North to ...

December 10, 2017 | | Nation


Trump draws protests while honoring civil rights heroes

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - President Donald Trump has honored figures of the civil rights movement, some famous, some not, at a ceremony that exposed stark divisions ...

December 10, 2017 | | Nation


Price hikes push insurance shoppers into hard choices

BRYSON, Texas (AP) - Margaret Leatherwood has eight choices for health insurance next year but no good options.

December 10, 2017 | | Nation


Evans says Giants have parameters of Stanton trade

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Giants general manager Bobby Evans confirmed on San Francisco's flagship radio station KNBR that the club has reached the parameters of ...

December 08, 2017 | | Nation


Pace of confirmations gives McConnell chance to bask in wins

WASHINGTON (AP) - The pace of confirmations for President Donald Trump's judicial nominees has quickly become a source of pride for Senate Majority Leader Mitch ...

December 06, 2017 | | Nation


Son of ex-Rep. Conyers not prosecuted in abuse case

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The son of former Democratic Rep. John Conyers who's a possible candidate for his father's vacated U.S. House seat ...

December 06, 2017 | | Nation


Democrats expect Franken will resign from US Senate

WASHINGTON (AP) - His once-promising political career in shambles, Minnesota Sen. Al Franken appeared on the verge of resigning after fellow Democrats led by female senators ...

December 06, 2017 | | Nation


Wounded Missouri officer in stable condition after shooting

ARNOLD, Mo. (AP) - A suburban St. Louis police officer who was shot in the head by a handcuffed burglary suspect outside of the police station ...

December 06, 2017 | | Nation


House votes to kill Democrat’s resolution to impeach Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) - The House overwhelmingly voted Wednesday to kill a resolution from a liberal Democratic lawmaker to impeach President Donald Trump as most Democrats joined ...

December 06, 2017 | | Nation


Thirteen states launch new legal challenge to California egg law

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - More than a dozen states banded together Monday to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to block a California law requiring ...

December 04, 2017 | | Nation


Bag the mistletoe, cut the booze: Parties sober up

NEW YORK (AP) - 'Tis the season to keep that office holiday party from adding to the list of workplace sexual misconduct scandals.

December 04, 2017 | | Nation


McDonald’s revives Dollar Menu with $1, $2 and $3 items

NEW YORK (AP) - The Dollar Menu is making a McComeback.

December 04, 2017 | | Nation


Police: Man angry about parking stabbed 2, mowed down others

NEW YORK (AP) - A man angry about a parking dispute stabbed two people and then drove into a group of pedestrians on a sidewalk Sunday ...

December 03, 2017 | | Nation


Trump suggests willingness to negotiate on GOP tax plan

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump suggested Saturday he may be willing to negotiate changes to a significant portion of the tax overhaul, the corporate tax ...

December 03, 2017 | | Nation


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