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Accusations, death at ‘Friday Night Lights’ school

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - The Texas high school made famous in the book "Friday Night Lights" said Thursday that a longtime teacher committed suicide a day after being questioned about an alleged improper relationship with a student, the school's fifth former staffer to face such accusations in a little more than a year.

May 08, 2014 | | Nation

Teen’s shooting of dad, a veteran, justified

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) - A teenager's fatal shooting of a troubled Army veteran father who threatened his family then tossed the child a loaded gun was legally justified, a Vermont prosecutor said Wednesday.

May 07, 2014 | | Nation

Court upholds COPSLIE vanity plate

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - If a New Hampshire man thinks cops lie, he's free to say so on his license plate, the state's highest court ruled Wednesday.

May 07, 2014 | | Nation

93-year-old woman fatally shot by officer

HEARNE, Texas (AP) - A 93-year-old Central Texas woman was fatally shot at her home by a police officer when after she allegedly brandished a gun, the Hearne Police Department said Wednesday.

May 07, 2014 | | Nation

Tiff over handcuffing of Portland girl

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - A year after Portland officers handcuffed a 9-year-old girl at her home, the Police Department said Wednesday it will review three directives on taking juveniles into custody.

May 07, 2014 | | Nation

Man killed neighbor over deer dispute

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - A suburban Minneapolis man who had a long-running dispute with two neighbors over feeding deer opened fire on the couple and killed one of them, hours after his son was arrested on suspicion of threatening to burn down their house, according to criminal charges filed Wednesday.

May 07, 2014 | | Nation

Mom accused of killing kids: They were ‘mean’

TAMPA, Fla., (AP) - A Tampa mother who is accused of killing her two teenagers told a detective that her children had been "really mean" and she hoped they were dead.

May 07, 2014 | | Nation

House hold ex-IRS official in contempt

WASHINGTON (AP) - House Republicans voted Wednesday to hold a former Internal Revenue Service official in contempt of Congress for refusing to testify at a pair of committee hearings about her role in the agency's tea party controversy.

May 07, 2014 | | Nation

Nintendo says no to virtual equality

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Nintendo isn't allowing gamers to play as gay in an upcoming life simulator game.

May 07, 2014 | | Nation

Tesla loses $50 million in first quarter

PALO ALTO (AP) - Electric car maker Tesla Motors lost $49.8 million in the first quarter as it accelerated the development of its new crossover and made improvements to its Model S sedan.

May 07, 2014 | | Nation

Turkey fans are ‘Turketarian’ in Butterball’s ads

NEW YORK (AP) - Are you a "Turketarian"?

May 07, 2014 | | Nation

Fear of economic blow as births drop

NEW YORK (AP) - Nancy Strumwasser, a high school teacher from Mountain Lakes, New Jersey, always thought she'd have two children. But the layoffs that swept over the U.S. economy around the time her son was born six years ago helped change her mind. Though she and her husband, a market researcher, managed to keep their jobs, she fears they won't be so fortunate next time.

May 07, 2014 | | Nation

Southwest faces even hotter, drier conditions

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) - Hotter, drier conditions in the already drought-stricken Southwest are expected to further stress the region's water supply, threatening specialty crops and making forests more vulnerable to wildfires and tree-killing insects.

May 06, 2014 | | Nation

Federal report: Warming disrupts Americans’ lives

WASHINGTON (AP) - Most Americans are already feeling man-made global warming, from heat waves to wild storms to longer allergy seasons. And it is likely to get worse and more expensive, says a new federal report that is heating up political debate along with the temperature.

May 06, 2014 | | Nation

Deputy charged in death of basketball coach

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Family and friends of a youth basketball coach called for swift justice Tuesday against two Mississippi sheriff's deputies accused of assaulting their son after a recreational league game and causing injuries that led to his death.

May 06, 2014 | | Nation

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Turkey won’t apologize to Russia over warplane downing

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December 01, 2015 | | Nation

Activists call on Gambia gov’t to release environmentalists

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) - Rights groups called on Gambia's government on Monday to release 33 environmental activists who were detained more than a week ago ...

December 01, 2015 | | Nation

Bad weather delays recovery of climber’s body

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Efforts to recover the body of a climber who died after falling into a crevasse were temporarily halted Monday because of severe ...

December 01, 2015 | | Nation

Info on VTech customers exposed in breach

NEW YORK (AP) - Kid's technology maker VTech says the personal information of about 5 million of its customers and their children may have been ...

December 01, 2015 | | Nation

Special prosecutor confirms Bland case nearly complete

HOUSTON (AP) - A team of special prosecutors has nearly completed its investigation of the arrest and subsequent death of a black woman in a Texas ...

December 01, 2015 | | Nation

JetBlue considers a new approach to training pilots

NEW YORK (AP) - JetBlue wants to recruit a few flight students with no flying experience and train them to become pilots.

December 01, 2015 | | Nation

Testing finds no nuke-disaster radiation in Alaska seafood

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Alaska seafood has not been tainted by the Fukushima nuclear disaster four years ago, according to test results announced Monday by a ...

December 01, 2015 | | Nation

South Dakota regulators grant Dakota Access Pipeline permit

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - South Dakota regulators approved a construction permit Monday for a pipeline that will cross through the state as it carries North ...

December 01, 2015 | | Nation

Judge blocks Missouri from pulling clinic’s abortion license

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - A judge on Monday temporarily blocked Missouri's health department from revoking the abortion license held by a Planned Parenthood clinic ...

December 01, 2015 | | Nation

Ex-speaker, once a major powerbroker, is convicted in NY

NEW YORK (AP) - Former state Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver was convicted Monday in a $5 million corruption case that took down one of New York ...

December 01, 2015 | | Nation

Winter storm dumping snow in the northern U.S. Plains

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - Schools called off classes and road crews warned of hazardous conditions Monday as a snowstorm crawled across the northern Plains ...

December 01, 2015 | | Nation

New Mexico lawmakers address backlog of untested rape kits

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - An estimated 5,000 untested rape kits are in New Mexico's crime labs and warehouses, and it could take five ...

December 01, 2015 | | Nation

Hawaii officials ask public to help stop dengue fever spread

HONOLULU (AP) - The number of people in Hawaii infected by dengue fever continued to rise, and officials asked the public to help limit the spread ...

December 01, 2015 | | Nation

Grand Canyon seeks changes as more visitors use backcountry

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) - The Grand Canyon wants to change the way backcountry areas are managed as more outdoor enthusiasts take to the park's open ...

December 01, 2015 | | Nation

‘Gods of Egypt’ studio, director apologize for white cast

LOS ANGELES (AP) - "Gods of Egypt" director Alex Proyas apologized for casting mostly white actors in his upcoming film based on Egyptian mythology.

November 29, 2015 | | Nation

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