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Oil train disaster settlement growing

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - A proposed settlement fund for victims of a fiery train derailment that claimed 47 lives in Canada is nearly halfway to a goal of $500 million in funding commitments ahead of its filing next month, the defunct railroad's bankruptcy trustee said.

December 23, 2014 | | Nation


Congressman guilt of tax evasion

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. Rep. Michael Grimm admitted Tuesday to federal tax evasion, pleading guilty to charges he had fought as he won re-election in November, but he remained determined to stay in office even with his sentencing now looming.

December 23, 2014 | | Nation


Cops’ deaths highlight outdated systems

NEW YORK (AP) - After Ismaaiyl Brinsley shot his ex-girlfriend and posted an online death threat against police, investigators in Maryland used modern cellphone tracking technology to follow his journey to New York City in real time.

December 23, 2014 | | Nation


Drones big buzz as holiday gifts

NEW YORK (AP) - Santa's sleigh isn't the only thing flying this holiday season.

December 23, 2014 | | Nation


Woman, 114, who challenged Facebook age policy dies

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - A 114-year-old woman who challenged Facebook after the social media site wouldn't let her list her real age has died in Minnesota.

December 23, 2014 | | Nation


Ex-racer pleads guilty in high-speed chase

ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) - A former NASCAR driver who led police on a 150 mph chase through three states pleaded guilty Tuesday under a deal that spares him any prison time.

December 23, 2014 | | Nation


Florida surpasses NY in population

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - It's official: Florida has surpassed New York in population to become the third-most populous state in the union.

December 23, 2014 | | Nation


Proposal seeks gun permits for pot users

DENVER (AP) - Colorado was the first state to legalize recreational marijuana sales. Now the state's voters may consider a ballot measure to allow pot smokers to carry a concealed firearm.

December 23, 2014 | | Nation


NY mayor: Halt protests against police for now

NEW YORK (AP) - As the New York Police Department mourns two of its own, Mayor Bill de Blasio pleaded for a pause in protests and rancor amid a widening rift with those in a grieving force who accuse him of creating a climate of mistrust that contributed to the executions of two officers.

December 22, 2014 | | Nation


Teen, 16, shot by shopper possible athletic-shoe envy

CINCINNATI (AP) - A mall shopper shot and killed a 16-year-old boy who attempted a robbery on the sidewalk outside, possibly in pursuit of a pair of limited-edition athletic shoes, police in southwest Ohio said Monday.

December 22, 2014 | | Nation


Railroads seek 1-person crews

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - When American freight trains delivered cargo after World War II, the steam-belching beasts commonly had seven people aboard - an engineer, a conductor, up to four brakemen and a fireman.

December 22, 2014 | | Nation


British singer Joe Cocker succumbs to of lung cancer

NEW YORK (AP) - Joe Cocker, the raspy-voiced British singer known for his frenzied cover of "With a Little Help From My Friends," the teary ballad "You Are So Beautiful" and a contorted performing style uncannily parodied by John Belushi on "Saturday Night Live," has died. He was 70.

December 22, 2014 | | Nation


NEWS FROM ACROSS THE NATION

JUDGE OKS OKLAHOMA'S LETHAL INJECTION PROTOCOL: OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Oklahoma's lethal injection protocol is constitutional and the state can proceed with the scheduled executions of four death row inmates early next year, a federal judge ruled on Monday.

December 22, 2014 | | Nation


Killings of 2 officers trigger backlash

NEW YORK (AP) - Civil rights leaders Sunday condemned the ambush killings of two New York police officers and expressed fear that the backlash over the bloodshed could derail the protest movement that has grown out of the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner.

December 21, 2014 | | Nation


Golden Gate Bridge suicide barrier design gets approval

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The Golden Gate Bridge is closer to having a long-debated, $76 million suicide barrier installed to stop dozens of people each year from jumping to their deaths from the San Francisco icon.

December 21, 2014 | | Nation


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New pot shop tied to strip club, mayor

GLENDALE, Colo. (AP) - Colorado's newest pot shop has some wondering whether strippers and weed are too closely aligned on a busy highway just east ...

February 12, 2016 | | Nation


Shooting at Phoenix-area school was murder-suicide

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - A shooting at a suburban Phoenix high school that killed two 15-year-old girls and caused panic among parents was a murder-suicide, police ...

February 12, 2016 | | Nation


Facebook nude-painting case faces trial in France

PARIS (AP) - If you post a 19th-century nude painting on Facebook, is it art or impermissible nudity? That question is now cleared for trial in ...

February 12, 2016 | | Nation


Manhole cover crashes into SUV’s windshield, killing driver

BOSTON (AP) - A dislodged manhole cover weighing more than 200 pounds went airborne and crashed through an SUV's windshield on a major highway, killing ...

February 12, 2016 | | Nation


Black Democrats question Bernie Sanders’ commitment to Obama

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign enlisted the support of black Democrats on Friday to undermine Bernie Sanders' push to claim a ...

February 12, 2016 | | Nation


US, Cuba to sign agreement on restarting commercial flights

HAVANA (AP) - The United States and Cuba will sign an agreement next week to resume commercial air traffic for the first time in five decades ...

February 12, 2016 | | Nation


NBC, USA Network discuss airing Beverly Hills dog show

NEW YORK (AP) - The dogs are going Hollywood.

February 12, 2016 | | Nation


House backs bill to ease calorie labeling rules

WASHINGTON (AP) - Fast-food chains would get some relief from government rules on listing calories for things like bacon-wrapped deep dish pizza or double cheeseburgers under ...

February 12, 2016 | | Nation


Those Valentine’s Day flowers might just be from Kenya

NYAHURURU, Kenya (AP) - This Valentine's Day, there's a good chance your flowers came from Kenya.

February 12, 2016 | | Nation


Clinton, Sanders clash over Obama

MILWAUKEE (AP) - Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders battled for the crucial backing of black and Hispanic voters in Thursday night's Democratic debate and clashed ...

February 11, 2016 | | Nation


Albert Einstein’s right again: Scientists detect ripples in gravity

WASHINGTON (AP) - It was just a tiny, almost imperceptible "chirp," but it simultaneously opened humanity's ears to the music of the cosmos and proved ...

February 11, 2016 | | Nation


Young adults swipe right on Tinder, but is it just a game?

NEW YORK (AP) - Online dating services are now hip with young adults, but not always for dating.

February 11, 2016 | | Nation


Congress gives final OK to banning local Internet taxes

WASHINGTON (AP) - Congress voted Thursday to permanently bar state and local governments from taxing access to the Internet, as lawmakers leapt at an election-year chance ...

February 11, 2016 | | Nation


Myspace still exists? Time Inc. now own it

NEW YORK (AP) - Myspace still exists?

February 11, 2016 | | Nation


Man on trial for chain- reaction crash that killed police officer

MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) - A prosecutor urged a jury Monday to convict a suburban New York man of vehicular manslaughter, drunken driving and other charges ...

February 08, 2016 | | Nation


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