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Boy’s circumcision spurs lengthy legal battle, protests

BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. (AP) - An estranged Florida couple's fight over whether to circumcise their son has become a rallying cry for those who denounce the procedure as barbaric.

January 19, 2015 | | Nation


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


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Farm workers, activists march on Ben & Jerry’s

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - Scores of dairy farm workers and activists marched Saturday to a Ben & Jerry's factory to push for better pay and living ...

June 18, 2017 | | Nation


Several sailors’ bodies found on stricken Navy destroyer

YOKOSUKA, Japan (AP) - Navy divers found a number of sailors' bodies Sunday aboard the stricken USS Fitzgerald that collided with a container ship in the ...

June 18, 2017 | | Nation


US shoots down Syrian aircraft for first time

WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. military on Sunday shot down a Syrian Air Force fighter jet that bombed local forces aligned with the Americans in ...

June 18, 2017 | | Nation


Trump attorney says president not under federal investigation

WASHINGTON (AP) - A member of the president's outside legal team said Sunday that Donald Trump is not under federal investigation, days after Trump appeared ...

June 18, 2017 | | Nation


CONGRESSMEN ATTACKED

BELLEVILLE, Ill. (AP) - The gunman who shot a top GOP congressman and several other people Wednesday at a baseball practice outside the nation's capital ...

June 15, 2017 | | Nation


Congressman is avid sports fan

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Rep. Steve Scalise, a member of the House Republican leadership, is known for his love of baseball and the late-night meals ...

June 15, 2017 | | Nation


Trump calls for unity after shooting

NEW YORK (AP) - It was a sadly familiar ritual: an American president addressing the nation at an unsettling time, decrying violence while urging citizens to ...

June 15, 2017 | | Nation


A morning’s baseball drill becomes an assault on Republicans

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) - First came the ping of baseball bats, a familiar sound of the leafy neighborhood's morning. Then the crack of gunfire, which ...

June 15, 2017 | | Nation


Lawmaker mistakenly hands out document with porn references

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - A Rhode Island lawmaker is acknowledging he mistakenly gave his colleagues a handout that showed open web browser tabs referencing pornographic ...

June 12, 2017 | | Nation


Republicans urge Trump on tapes; Sessions to testify before Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) - Fellow Republicans pressed President Donald Trump on Sunday to come clean about whether he has tapes of private conversations with former FBI Director ...

June 11, 2017 | | Nation


Texas mulls non-jail options for those who can’t pay fines

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Ernesto Cardoza has gone to jail three times because he couldn't afford to pay his traffic tickets, and it cost him ...

June 11, 2017 | | Nation


50 years after Loving, 1 in 6 new couples are racially mixed

WASHINGTON (AP) - Fifty years after Mildred and Richard Loving's landmark legal challenge shattered the laws against interracial marriage in the U.S., some couples ...

June 11, 2017 | | Nation


3 challenges Tesla faces

PALO ALTO (AP) - Tesla Inc. was riding high as it hosted its annual shareholders' meeting Tuesday.

June 06, 2017 | | Nation


Trump plan to overhaul labor watchdogs faces opposition

WASHINGTON (AP) - Businesses and advocates for workers are forming a rare alliance against President Donald Trump's proposal to overhaul the way the government investigates ...

June 06, 2017 | | Nation


Amazon offers Prime discount to those on government benefits

NEW YORK (AP) - Amazon is making a play for low-income shoppers.

June 06, 2017 | | Nation


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