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Idaho salamander bill squashed

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Idaho lawmakers worried that special recognition of the Idaho giant salamander could lead to federal protections have rejected a grade school student's request that it be named the state amphibian.

January 19, 2015 | | Nation


STATE OF THE NATION

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is turning to his biggest television audience of the year to pitch tax increases on the wealthiest Americans and put the new Republican Congress in the position of defending top income earners over the middle class.

January 18, 2015 | | Nation


Alaska faces lean budget times as oil prices plunge

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - After years of being flush with oil money, Alaska now faces drastic budget cuts and having to dip into well-stocked savings to offset unprecedented deficits exacerbated by an unexpected plunge in oil prices.

January 18, 2015 | | Nation


‘Selma’ stars march in Alabama honoring Martin Luther King Jr

SELMA, Ala. (AP) - Oprah Winfrey, fellow actors from the movie "Selma" and hundreds of others marched to recall one of the bloodiest chapters of the civil rights movement on Sunday, the eve of the national holiday honoring Martin Luther King Jr.

January 18, 2015 | | Nation


Shots are fired outside Bidens’ Delaware home

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - Multiple gunshots were fired from a vehicle near the Delaware home of Vice President Joe Biden on Saturday night, the U.S. Secret Service said Sunday. The vice president and his wife were not at home at the time of the shooting, authorities said.

January 18, 2015 | | Nation


Teen sweethearts on crime spree

LEITCHFIELD, Ky. (AP) - Police say two teenage sweethearts have blazed a trail of crime across the South, leaving in their path a string of stolen vehicles and pilfered checks and stirring concern about their increasingly bold behavior.

January 16, 2015 | | Nation


Boy Scouts down 7% in ongoing decline

DALLAS (AP) - The Boy Scouts of America's youth membership fell 7.4 percent last year, continuing a decade-long decline for one of the nation's oldest youth organizations, a spokesman said Friday.

January 16, 2015 | | Nation


Dying inmate’s last words stir questions

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - An Oklahoma inmate executed amid a legal challenge over lethal injection began complaining about the effects on his body before the drugs were administered, prompting some to question whether he may have exaggerated his symptoms to help his fellow death row inmates' case.

January 16, 2015 | | Nation


High court sets stage for historic ruling

WASHINGTON (AP) - Setting the stage for a potentially historic ruling, the Supreme Court announced Friday it will decide whether same-sex couples have a right to marry everywhere in America under the Constitution.

January 16, 2015 | | Nation


Academy president responds to firestorm

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Responding for the first time to the firestorm that erupted over the lack of diversity in this year's Oscar nominations, film academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs says the all-white acting slate inspires her to accelerate the academy's push for more diversity.

January 16, 2015 | | Nation


$48B poured into tech startups in 2014

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Cash rained down on startups in 2014, as venture capitalists poured a whopping $48.3 billion into new U.S. companies - levels not seen since before the dot-com bubble burst in 2001. Strong technology IPOs are luring investors chasing the next big return, but with valuations this high, critics suggest some investors may be setting themselves up for a major fall.

January 16, 2015 | | Nation


Growers struggle with glut of legal pot in Washington

SEATTLE (AP) - Washington's legal marijuana market opened last summer to a dearth of weed. Some stores periodically closed because they didn't have pot to sell. Prices were through the roof.

January 16, 2015 | | Nation


Postal Service proposes small price increases on postage

WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. Postal Service on Thursday proposed slight increases for mailing postcards and international letters - but wants to leave first-class "Forever" stamps at their present 49 cents.

January 16, 2015 | | Nation


Woman accused of trashing boss’s cubicle with glitter

AKRON, Ohio (AP) - An Ohio woman accused of vandalizing her former supervisor's cubicle with glitter, Silly String and baby powder pleaded not guilty Friday to felony charges.

January 16, 2015 | | Nation


Obama’s new Cuba policy depends partly on hotel hand towels & such

HAVANA (AP) - The success of President Barack Obama's new Cuba policy depends partly on hotel hand towels.

January 16, 2015 | | Nation


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Pope says gays deserve an apology

ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (AP) - Pope Francis says gays - and all the other people the church has marginalized, such as the poor and the exploited ...

June 26, 2016 | | Nation


Fentanyl worries changing way narcotics officers operate

ST. LOUIS (AP) - The street version of fentanyl blamed in the deaths of thousands of Americans is also threatening police officers, forcing changes in long-standing ...

June 26, 2016 | | Nation


For Trump and Brexit voters, same frustrations

MAYBOLE, Scotland (AP) - At the heart of the campaign that led Britain to vote to leave the European Union was a desire to regain independence ...

June 26, 2016 | | Nation


Bureau plan to sterilize mustangs

RENO, Nev. (AP) - A federal agency is on a path to sterilize wild horses on U.S. rangeland to slow the growth of herds - a ...

June 26, 2016 | | Nation


Defending AR-style firearms

ATLANTA (AP) - Karen Butler still remembers the first time she picked up an AR-15-style rifle a decade ago.

June 26, 2016 | | Nation


High hits 118 degrees in Phoenix

PHOENIX (AP) - People across the Southwest were preparing Monday for another threat of triple-digit temperatures that left two dead over the weekend.

June 20, 2016 | | Nation


2M kids get concussions from sports, play

CHICAGO (AP) - As many as 2 million concussions from sports or play activities occur in U.S. children and teens each year and many receive ...

June 19, 2016 | | Nation


Climate change ‘damaging’ national parks

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) - President Barack Obama said Saturday that climate change is already damaging America's national parks, with rising temperatures causing Yosemite ...

June 19, 2016 | | Nation


Warship trades peed for firepower, armor

BATH, Maine (AP) - The Navy spent hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars to fulfill its need for speed with a new class of fast and ...

June 19, 2016 | | Nation


Mateen investigation moving forward

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch said Sunday that the FBI will release a partial transcript of the conversations between the gunman ...

June 19, 2016 | | Nation


Trump: US should consider profiling Muslims

WASHINGTON (AP) - Donald Trump suggested Sunday that the United States should "seriously" consider profiling Muslims inside the country as a terrorism-fighting tool, the latest example ...

June 19, 2016 | | Nation


The word ‘Mexican’ as a slur

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump referred to a U.S.-born federal judge as a "Mexican" and saw a backlash, even ...

June 19, 2016 | | Nation


Giants’ Cain back on DL with right hamstring strain

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Giants right-hander Matt Cain has been placed back on the 15-day disabled list with the same right hamstring strain that landed him ...

June 15, 2016 | | Nation


Mario Edwards back at practice after neck injury

ALAMEDA (AP) - Oakland Raiders defensive lineman Mario Edwards Jr. returned as a full participant in practice Tuesday for the first time since his promising rookie ...

June 15, 2016 | | Nation


McFadden breaks elbow saving phone, out 2 months

IRVING, Texas (AP) - Darren McFadden fractured his right elbow trying to keep his new iPhone from hitting the ground and cracking.

June 15, 2016 | | Nation


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