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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

Twitter accounts of New York Post,news agency hacked

NEW YORK (AP) - Some Twitter accounts of the New York Post and UPI, as well as the news agency's website, were briefly hacked Friday.

January 16, 2015 | | Nation

1B Switch data center will be world’s biggest

RENO, Nev. (AP) - The largest lithium battery factory in the world is getting a new neighbor at an industrial park east of Reno - the world's biggest data center.

January 16, 2015 | | Nation

Teacher convicted of showing high school class violent movie

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A former substitute teacher who showed a movie featuring graphic sex and violence to a high school class has been convicted of disseminating matter harmful to juveniles.

January 15, 2015 | | Nation

Duke nixes plan to use chapel tower for Muslim prayer call

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) - Days after announcing that a Muslim call to prayer would echo from its historic chapel tower, Duke University changed course Thursday following a flurry of calls and emails objecting to the plan.

January 15, 2015 | | Nation

Ohio woman with 5 kids in vehicle charged after chase

AKRON, Ohio (AP) - An Ohio woman was drunk when she sped away from police in an SUV that later crashed and flipped with five children inside, ejecting a 2-year-old boy, authorities said Thursday.

January 15, 2015 | | Nation

Belgian police kill 2 in raid shootout

VERVIERS, Belgium (AP) - With Europe dreading more terror, Belgian authorities moved swiftly to pre-empt what they called a major attack by as little as hours Thursday, killing two suspects in a firefight and arresting a third in a vast anti-terrorism sweep that stretched into the night.

January 15, 2015 | | Nation

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For some low-income workers, retirement is only a dream

CHICAGO (AP) - It was a striking image. A photo of an 89-year-old man hunched over, struggling to push his cart with frozen treats. Fidencio Sanchez ...

October 24, 2016 | | Nation

Trump rejects ‘phony’ polls

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. (AP) - A defiant Donald Trump blamed his campaign struggles on "phony polls" from the "disgusting" media on Monday, fighting to energize his ...

October 24, 2016 | | Nation

Demos, GOP think Trump could cost GOP House seats

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Clasping the $4,000 check that Orlando area real estate agents handed him, Rep. John Mica stood in the F&D Cantina ...

October 24, 2016 | | Nation

1960s pop singer Bobby Vee has died at age 73

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Pop idol Bobby Vee, the boyish, grinning 1960s singer whose career was born when he took a Midwestern stage as a teenager to ...

October 24, 2016 | | Nation

Judge: Man won’t get to cover neo- Nazi tattoos during murder trial

LAS VEGAS (AP) - A Las Vegas man who was allowed to use makeup to cover his neo-Nazi tattoos during his robbery trial and conviction in ...

October 24, 2016 | | Nation


WASHINGTON (AP) - Premiums will go up sharply next year under President Barack Obama's health care law, and many consumers will be down to just ...

October 24, 2016 | | Nation

iPhone 7 Plus is adding blurring effect

CUPERTINO (AP) - Apple's iPhone 7 Plus is getting a new camera capability - the blurring of backgrounds to focus attention on people or other objects ...

October 24, 2016 | | Nation

Gov’t: Cybersecurity should be part of auto design process

DETROIT (AP) - The government's highway safety agency says automakers should make cybersecurity part of their product development process by assessing risks and designing in ...

October 24, 2016 | | Nation

Sneaker production making a return run to United States?

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Crafting the latest trends in global footwear used to be the pride of U.S. shoe industry workers, but most of ...

October 24, 2016 | | Nation

Stray cats deployed in NYC war on rats

NEW YORK (AP) - Multitudes of feral cats roam New York City's concrete jungle, and some now have a practical purpose: They're helping curb ...

October 23, 2016 | | Nation

Officials shoot at drone during weekend of pipeline protests

MANDAN, N.D. (AP) - Law enforcement officials fired at an unmanned aircraft and a group of Dakota Access pipeline opponents twice blocked a North Dakota ...

October 23, 2016 | | Nation

Looking past Trump, Clinton aims to help other Democrats

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) - Newly confident and buoyant in the polls, Hillary Clinton is looking past Donald Trump while widening her mission to include helping ...

October 23, 2016 | | Nation

Civil rights hero from 1960s takes criticism as Trump backer

HIGH POINT, N.C. (AP) - Clarence Henderson was hailed as a hero nearly 60 years ago when as a young black man he participated in ...

October 23, 2016 | | Nation

Candidate for governor owes millions

HINDMAN, Ky. (AP) - Jim Justice, a coal billionaire running for West Virginia governor as a Democrat, owes millions in back taxes to some of Appalachia ...

October 23, 2016 | | Nation

Mexican peso wins if Clinton does

MEXICO CITY (AP) - Election day in the United States cannot come soon enough for the Mexican peso, especially if Hillary Clinton is the winner.

October 20, 2016 | | Nation

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