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Detective featured in McFarland USA arrested

FRESNO (AP) - A California police detective who was a member of the championship 1987 track team depicted in the movie McFarland USA has been charged with tipping off a drug dealer in return for more than $15,000 in bribes over three years, federal authorities announced Friday in Bakersfield.

November 20, 2015 | | Nation


Amish man runs marathon in traditional slacks & suspenders

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - An Amish man turned heads as he whizzed by fellow runners at a recent marathon - not because of his speed but because of his unusual racing attire.

November 20, 2015 | | Nation


Clueless Irish dad back in Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) - The clueless Irish dad whose accidental selfie video of his Las Vegas vacation was watched by millions is back in Sin City to get a do over.

November 20, 2015 | | Nation


Tech charging built into bags, wallets

NEW YORK (AP) - There are so many ways to charge a cell phone these days, what with all the portable gizmos and cases out there. So why are we still whining?

November 20, 2015 | | Nation


Stikbot interface using a smartphone

NEW YORK (AP) - What to get a tech-savvy kid who's tired of the same old tablets and video games? New toys this year range from easy-to-use sets for building circuits to a talking dinosaur powered by IBM's Watson artificial-intelligence system.

November 20, 2015 | | Nation


Square’s stock soars 45 percent in 1st trading day

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Square bounced back in its stock market debut Thursday after the once-hot mobile payments service slashed the price of its initial public offering to get the deal done.

November 19, 2015 | | Nation


VW has only a few costly options

DETROIT (AP) - When Volkswagen submits a plan to fix emissions-cheating diesel engines on Friday, it will have only two options for most of the cars.

November 19, 2015 | | Nation


UnitedHealth casts doubt on overhaul exchanges

NEW YORK (AP) - The nation's largest health insurer is questioning its future in public insurance exchanges, the latest signal of major concerns about the online marketplaces that have helped the Affordable Care Act extend coverage to millions of people.

November 19, 2015 | | Nation


House votes to curb Syrian refugees

WASHINGTON (AP) - Responding swiftly to the terror in Paris, the U.S. House voted overwhelmingly Thursday to erect high hurdles for Syrian and Iraqi refugees coming to American shores, dividing the president's own party as lawmakers reflected the anxiety of voters back home.

November 19, 2015 | | Nation


Discarded cell phone led to Paris attacks ringleader

PARIS (AP) - French investigators tracked down the alleged ringleader of last week's Paris bloodshed after receiving a startling tipoff: The Islamic militant wasn't in Syria but in Europe, plotting yet another attack. A discarded cellphone found near a bloodied concert hall led them to his cousin, and then to a suburban Paris apartment where both died in a hail of bullets and explosions.

November 19, 2015 | | Nation


Utah school apologizes for terrorism poster assignment

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A Utah school apologized Thursday for a classroom assignment in which students were asked to create a propaganda poster for a group such as Islamic State to understand the goals and methods of terror groups.

November 19, 2015 | | Nation


What’s for dinner? Genetically engineered salmon OK’d by FDA

WASHINGTON (AP) - What's for dinner? Before long, it may well be genetically modified salmon, the first such altered animal cleared for human consumption in the United States.

November 19, 2015 | | Nation


Trump says he would ‘absolutely’ implement Muslim database

NEWTON, Iowa (AP) - Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump voiced support Thursday evening for creating a mandatory database to track Muslims in the United States - the latest in an escalating series of responses following the deadly attacks in Paris.

November 19, 2015 | | Nation


Daughter guilty of murdering 96 -year-old mother

SANTA ANA . (AP) - A 72-year-old woman was convicted Thursday of first-degree murder for fatally shooting her 96-year-old mother in the Southern California home they shared.

November 19, 2015 | | Nation


Fate of attacks mastermind unclear

SAINT-DENIS, France (AP) - The hunt for the mastermind of last week's attacks took a bloody turn Wednesday to a Paris suburb where a fierce gunbattle with police left at least two people dead and eight arrested. The fate of the alleged ringleader was unclear, with authorities saying he was not taken alive and they were trying to determine if he died in the raid.

November 18, 2015 | | Nation


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Beyond cookies: Thousands of girls a becoming Cub Scouts

DURHAM, N.H. (AP) - Ten-year-old twins Tatum and Ian Weir aren't about to let matching, minor injuries deter them from their goal of becoming ...

April 23, 2018 | | Nation


Mob museum lets visitors play police officer

LAS VEGAS (AP) - A home invader wearing a ski mask is holding a woman hostage in her bedroom. A police officer immediately starts giving verbal ...

April 23, 2018 | | Nation


Police rescue baby raccoon trapped under SUV hood

EMERYVILLE (AP) - A baby raccoon halted Northern California traffic after he crawled inside the engine compartment of an SUV stopped at a traffic signal.

April 22, 2018 | | Nation


Trump considering pardon for late boxer Jack Johnson

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - President Donald Trump says he's considering a posthumous pardon for boxing's first black heavyweight champion more than 100 ...

April 22, 2018 | | Nation


Accepting rights award, Kaepernick decries ‘lawful lynching’ police killings

AMSTERDAM (AP) - Amnesty International gave former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick its Ambassador of Conscience Award on Saturday for his kneeling protest of racial injustice that ...

April 22, 2018 | | Nation


Accepting rights award, Kaepernick decries ‘lawful lynching’ police killings

HOUSTON (AP) - Barbara Bush was remembered as the "first lady of the Greatest Generation" during a funeral Saturday attended by four former U.S. presidents ...

April 22, 2018 | | Nation


Laughter, tears as former first lady Barbara Bush remembered

HOUSTON (AP) - Barbara Bush was remembered as the "first lady of the Greatest Generation" during a funeral Saturday attended by four former U.S. presidents ...

April 22, 2018 | | Nation


Deer farmers raise unusual livestock in South Dakota

BATH, S.D. (AP) - This time of year his farm can be pretty boring, Chris Kassube said.

April 22, 2018 | | Nation


Body of deported veteran buried in Central California

REEDLEY (AP) - For years, Marine Corps. veteran Enrique Salas sought to return to the United States after he was deported from Mexico.

April 22, 2018 | | Nation


Younger women drawn to Daughters of the American Revolution

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Summer Morris turns to face an American flag, places her right hand over her heart and begins to recite the Pledge of ...

April 22, 2018 | | Nation


Albuquerque school tackles teen obesity

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Camron Chavez, 12, can tell the meals at South Valley Preparatory School are a little different.

April 22, 2018 | | Nation


Half the man he used to be: Kentucky pastor drops 240 pounds

GLASGOW, Ky. - There's a good reason for the spring in Jeremy Atwood's step.

April 22, 2018 | By ROGER ALFORD | Nation


Texas 8th- graders asked to list positives of slavery

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - A San Antonio charter school has apologized after a teacher asked students in an eighth grade American history class to list the ...

April 22, 2018 | | Nation


Steil becomes GOP front-runner to win Ryan’s seat

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - A former driver for House Speaker Paul Ryan who has been active in Wisconsin Republican politics for years announced Sunday that he ...

April 22, 2018 | | Nation


Russian lawyer questions why Mueller hasn’t contacted her

MOSCOW (AP) - A Russian lawyer who discussed sanctions with Donald Trump Jr. in New York during his father's 2016 campaign for the U.S ...

April 22, 2018 | | Nation


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