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New home sales soar in December

WASHINGTON (AP) - Americans rushed to buy new homes in December at the strongest pace in 10 months, with 2015 marking the strongest year for this segment of the housing market since 2007.

January 27, 2016 | | Nation

7.1 quake jolts Alaska; 4 homes lost

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - A magnitude-7.1 quake knocked items off shelves and walls in Alaska early Sunday morning, jolting the nerves of residents in this earthquake-prone region. There were no reports of injuries, but four homes were lost to explosions or fire following the quake.

January 24, 2016 | | Nation

Paris attackers committed earlier atrocities

PARIS (AP) - New video released by the Islamic State group on Sunday shows the extremists who carried out the Nov. 13 attacks in Paris committing atrocities in IS-controlled territory while plotting the slaughter in the French capital that left 130 people dead and hundreds injured. The group also threatened to attack Britain.

January 24, 2016 | | Nation

Trump worships in Iowa church

MUSCATINE, Iowa (AP) - On the second-to-last Sunday before the Iowa caucuses, Donald Trump settled into a fifth row pew of an Iowa church for a lesson in humility.

January 24, 2016 | | Nation

Difficult blizzard commute awaits

NEW YORK (AP) - After a weekend of sledding, snowboarding and staying put, the blizzard-blanketed Eastern U.S. will confront a Monday commute slowed by slick roads, damaged transit lines and endless mounds of snow.

January 24, 2016 | | Nation

Cowboy poets eye Oregon conflict

ELKO, Nev. (AP) - As troubadours, fiddlers and scribes head to northeast Nevada for a national gathering to celebrate cowboy poetry and culture, the topic of the sometimes tenuous relationship between the Old West and the realities of the New West will be more than campfire conversation.

January 24, 2016 | | Nation

10th death linked to exploding air bags

WASHINGTON (AP) - A Ford pickup driver killed last month in South Carolina is the 9th person to die in the U.S. and the 10th worldwide because of defective Takata air-bag inflators that explode, firing off shrapnel-like shards, government safety officials said Friday, as they announced a new expansion of the largest auto safety recall in history.

January 22, 2016 | | Nation

Google to pay $140M in back taxes in Britain

MOUTAIN VIEW (AP) - Google will pay about $140 million in British back taxes in a concession driven by a shift in how the Internet company will measure its success in the United Kingdom. The amount translates into 130 million pounds.

January 22, 2016 | | Nation

Rebound: 2015 had most home sales in 9 years

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. home sales rebounded in December after new regulations had delayed the completion of purchases in November. And total sales in 2015 were the most in nine years.

January 22, 2016 | | Nation

Firm creating bandages made with lobster shells

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - A start-up company in Maine is developing a children's bandage coated with a substance extracted from crushed lobster shells that would promote blood-clotting and is resistant to bacterial infection.

January 20, 2016 | | Nation

Wal-Mart to give pay raises

NEW YORK (AP) - Wal-Mart is giving raises to the vast majority of its U.S. employees as part of the world's largest retailer's previously announced investment in its workforce. The move comes as it seeks to hold onto workers in an increasingly competitive market.

January 20, 2016 | | Nation

Vegas cabs overcharging public by $47 million a year

LAS VEGAS (AP) - If the cash you doled out for a Las Vegas cab ride hurt your wallet, it's not all in your head - auditors in Nevada also think taxi rates are outrageous.

January 20, 2016 | | Nation

3-year-old girl kept in closet, offered for sex

MESA, Ariz. (AP) - Police in a Phoenix suburb are investigating a child-abuse case in which a 3-year-old malnourished girl was bound with duct tape, kept in a trash sack inside a closet and offered for sex by a man babysitting the child, officials said Tuesday.

January 19, 2016 | | Nation

Seventh-day Adventists sue over Arkansas city’s permit rule

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - The Arkansas-Louisiana Conference of Seventh-day Adventists and two church members filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday against an Arkansas city that says the group must obtain a permit to go door-to-door evangelizing and seeking donations.

January 19, 2016 | | Nation

Ted Cruz dons face paint in appeal to hunters, gun owners

WASHINGTON (AP) - It's an image football fans in Iowa are likely to see this weekend: Ted Cruz, his face smeared with black greasepaint, sitting in a Louisiana duck blind with a borrowed shotgun.

January 19, 2016 | | Nation

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Lawyers: Execution could be ‘gruesome’ due to rare condition

ST. LOUIS (AP) - A condemned Missouri inmate faces a potentially "gruesome and painful" execution because of a rare medical condition that compromises the man's ...

March 18, 2018 | | Nation

Death penalty for drug traffickers part of plan

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump's plan to combat opioid drug addiction nationwide calls for stiffer penalties for drug traffickers, including the death penalty where ...

March 18, 2018 | | Nation

A frustrated Trump lashes out at special counsel Robert Mueller

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump on Sunday took out his frustrations over the intensifying Russia investigation by lashing out at special counsel Robert Mueller, signaling ...

March 18, 2018 | | Nation

Some wanted Florida school shooting suspect committed in 2016

MIAMI (AP) - Officials were so concerned about the mental stability of the student accused of last month's Florida school massacre that they decided he ...

March 18, 2018 | | Nation

Superstore chain Fred Meyer to stop selling guns, ammunition

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Superstore company Fred Meyer will stop selling guns and ammunition.

March 18, 2018 | | Nation

Navy’s new attack submarine named Colorado joins fleet

GROTON, Conn. (AP) - The U.S. Navy's newest attack submarine, the USS Colorado, joined the fleet Saturday in a ceremony at Connecticut's Naval ...

March 18, 2018 | | Nation

Prospects dim for congestion tolls

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - The prospects for are worsening for the latest proposal to impose new tolls on motorists entering the busiest parts of Manhattan ...

March 18, 2018 | | Nation

Facebook’s recurring nightmare: Helping muddy up elections

MENLO PARK (AP) - Facebook has a problem it just can't kick: People keep exploiting it in ways that could sway elections, and in the ...

March 18, 2018 | | Nation

Site rededicated to Harriet Tubman

BALTIMORE (AP) - A space at a Baltimore park that had long honored two Confederate generals has been rededicated to abolitionist Harriet Tubman.

March 12, 2018 | | Nation

Historic Nevada divorce house may be moved

RENO, Nev. (AP) - Two historic houses that lie in the path of its revitalization project in downtown Reno, including one that played a key role ...

March 12, 2018 | | Nation

Cholesterol drug lowers risk of death, heart attack

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - A newer cholesterol drug, used with older statin medicines, modestly lowered heart risks and deaths in a big study of heart attack ...

March 11, 2018 | | Nation

Background check system riddled with flaws

SEATTLE (AP) - Recent mass shootings have spurred Congress to try to improve the nation's gun background check system that has failed on numerous occasions ...

March 11, 2018 | | Nation

Student walkout over guns poses balancing act for schools

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - As schools around the country brace for student walkouts following the deadly shooting in Parkland, Florida, principals and superintendents are scrambling to ...

March 11, 2018 | | Nation

No more conditions on North Korea for talks

WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) - Trump administration officials said Sunday there will be no more conditions imposed on North Korea before a first-ever meeting of the ...

March 11, 2018 | | Nation

Trump backs off his call for raising age to purchase gun

WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House on Sunday pledged to help states pay for firearms training for teachers and reiterated its call to improve the background ...

March 11, 2018 | | Nation

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