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Answers sought as mine spill fouls rivers

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Farmers, towns and tribes slammed water-intake gates shut as a sludge-laden plume from a Colorado mine spill rolled down principal rivers in the desert Southwest on Monday, prompting local officials and families to demand answers about possible long-term threats from heavy metals borne along by the spill.

August 10, 2015 | | Nation


Captured grizzlies may be killed

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Two grizzly bears captured close to where a seasonal employee of Yellowstone National Park was killed could be euthanized if DNA tests determine they attacked the man, authorities said Monday.

August 10, 2015 | | Nation


Man charged with assaulting mayor

VESTAVIA HILLS, Ala. (AP) - A man accused of attacking an Alabama mayor outside a barber shop has been charged with assault, police said Monday.

August 10, 2015 | | Nation


Constitutional convention sparking

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - With Republicans controlling more than half the state legislatures across the country, some want to use that power to push for a federal spending limit through a mechanism unused since George Washington's day.

August 10, 2015 | | Nation


Ferguson back on edge again

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) - Ferguson was a community on edge again Monday, a day after a protest marking the anniversary of Michael Brown's death was punctuated with gunshots and police critically wounded a black 18-year-old accused of opening fire on officers.

August 10, 2015 | | Nation


Diet Pepsi gets rid of aspartame

NEW YORK (AP) - A revamped Diet Pepsi without aspartame is popping up on store shelves. So will people start flocking back to the soda?

August 10, 2015 | | Nation


Better off keeping Verizon contract plan?

NEW YORK (AP) - Verizon is doing the unthinkable: Starting Thursday, the nation's largest wireless company will eliminate two-year service contracts, along with the practice of offering discounted phones for $100 or $200.

August 10, 2015 | | Nation


Veterans chairman: VA should fire bad workers faster

DENVER (AP) - The chairman of the House Veterans Affairs Committee said Monday the troubled VA should fire problem employees faster and that Congress should make it easier for the entire government to dismiss bad workers.

August 10, 2015 | | Nation


Novavax: Early study indicates its vaccine effective vs. RSV

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Early research in older adults found an experimental vaccine prevented nearly two-thirds of serious cases of a common, seasonal respiratory virus that annually kills thousands of vulnerable Americans - babies and senior citizens.

August 10, 2015 | | Nation


Strep’s evolution may provide clues for making a vaccine

WASHINGTON (AP) - The same bacteria that cause simple strep throat sometimes trigger bloodstream or even flesh-eating infections instead, and over the years, dangerous cases have increased. Now researchers have uncovered how some strains of this bug evolved to become more aggressive.

August 10, 2015 | | Nation


35 years served without conviction, man gets new trial

BAY CITY, Texas (AP) - For more than 35 years, a Texas man has been in a prison even though an appeals court threw out his conviction on a 1976 murder charge that initially had him on death row.

August 09, 2015 | | Nation


Push for higher minimum wage ignites worry about enforcement

NEW YORK (AP) - As a campaign to raise the minimum wage as high as $15 has achieved victories in such places as Seattle, Los Angeles and New York, it has bumped up against a harsh reality: Plenty of scofflaw businesses don't pay the legal minimum now and probably won't pay the new, higher wages either.

August 09, 2015 | | Nation


Juvenile court decision due in Slender Man stabbing case

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - A pivotal decision is due this week in the case of two 13-year-old Wisconsin girls accused of stabbing a classmate to please online horror character Slender Man - keep them in adult court or move them into the juvenile system.

August 09, 2015 | | Nation


Catholics wrestle with teachings as gay employees dismissed

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Pope Francis refined his vision for the church last week when he said long-spurned divorced and remarried Catholics should be welcomed with "open doors." And he has famously parsed centuries of thought on homosexuality into a five-word quip: "Who am I to judge?"

August 09, 2015 | | Nation


Minutes of silence, march year later in Ferguson

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) - One year after the shooting that cast greater scrutiny on how police interact with black communities, the father of slain 18-year-old Michael Brown led a march in Ferguson, Missouri, on Sunday after a crowd of hundreds observed 4½ minutes of silence.

August 09, 2015 | | Nation


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Teen sells $1M in custom socks

SHERWOOD, Ore. (AP) - Seventeen-year-old Oregon resident Brennan Agranoff spends his days going to school, doing chores and running his custom-design sock business.

April 24, 2017 | | Nation


Trump heads into tough week over budget, health care

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump is heading into one of the most challenging weeks of his presidency, juggling a renewed health care push and a ...

April 23, 2017 | | Nation


Bloomberg to world leaders: Ignore Trump on climate

NEW YORK (AP) - New York billionaire Michael Bloomberg urged world leaders not to follow President Donald Trump's lead on climate change and declared his ...

April 23, 2017 | | Nation


Trump awards Purple Heart at Walter Reed hospital

BETHESDA, Md. (AP) - President Donald Trump on Saturday awarded a Purple Heart to an Army sergeant recently wounded in Afghanistan, the first of many Trump ...

April 23, 2017 | | Nation


Police ambush killer’s strategy to avoid death: Blame Dad

MILFORD, Pa. (AP) - As Eric Frein tries to avoid death row for ambushing two Pennsylvania State Police troopers at their barracks, defense lawyers are suggesting ...

April 23, 2017 | | Nation


Study: Whale and boat collisions is more common

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - A group of marine scientists says collisions of whales and boats off of the New England coast may be more common than ...

April 23, 2017 | | Nation


Burt Reynolds makes rare public appearance at film festival

NEW YORK (AP) - Robert De Niro helped Burt Reynolds onto the red carpet for the Tribeca Film Festival premiere of his new movie "Dog Years ...

April 23, 2017 | | Nation


Future of revamped health care bill remains dubious

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump on Friday downplayed the significance of pushing Republican health care legislation through the House next week, a retreat from more ...

April 21, 2017 | | Nation


Judge orders Metro to rehire mechanic who falsified logs

WASHINGTON (AP) - A judge has ordered that a Washington subway system mechanic who was fired after a fatal accident in January 2015 should be rehired.

April 21, 2017 | | Nation


Bye-bye, & here’s your check: Golden exit for the departed

NEW YORK (AP) - Don't let the vault door hit you on the way out.

April 21, 2017 | | Nation


Trump Jr.’s prairie dog hunt in Montana prompts backlash

HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Donald Trump Jr. will be targeting more than just Montana's Republican voters on Friday and Saturday when he helps Greg Gianforte ...

April 21, 2017 | | Nation


Trump tells young immigrants in US illegally to ‘rest easy’

WASHINGTON (AP) - Young immigrants brought to the U.S. as children and now here illegally can "rest easy," President Donald Trump said Friday, telling the ...

April 21, 2017 | | Nation


Justice Dept. warns sanctuary cities in immigration fight

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Trump administration intensified its threats to crack down on so-called sanctuary cities that refuse to comply with federal immigration authorities, warning nine ...

April 21, 2017 | | Nation


US Treasury rejects Exxon Mobil request to drill in Russia

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Trump administration has rejected a request from Exxon Mobil to waive U.S. sanctions against Russia to allow the company to resume ...

April 21, 2017 | | Nation


Fists, faith & Rock Ministries

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - You can hear the man from the stairs. He calls out "Xanny! Percs!" as the El above him pulls away. He is thin ...

April 21, 2017 | | Nation


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