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• THIEF STEALS, CRASHES MODEL A: PRINEVILLE, Ore. (AP) - Central Oregon authorities say a 79-year-old man took a 1930 Ford Model A coupe to church on Sunday to show it off. But when he left it so he could get a bite of lunch, sheriff's deputies say, it was stolen and crashed into the Crooked River south of Prineville. Photos show the mangled vehicle in the river, but no estimate of the damage was immediately available. Capt. Michael Boyd says 34-year-old Erik Blake Halpin, described as a transient, was accused of drunken driving and unauthorized use of a vehicle. KTVZ-TV ...

June 24, 2014 | | Nation


Surge forces officials to take action

WASHINGTON (AP) - Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson told Congress on Tuesday he would consider every conceivable, lawful option to deal with a continuing flood of immigrants crossing the U.S. border illegally in South Texas.

June 24, 2014 | | Nation


Man’s plea deal includes orders for a vasectomy

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A Virginia man who has fathered children with several women has agreed to get a vasectomy to knock up to five years off his prison term in a child endangerment case that has evoked the country's dark history of forced sterilization.

June 23, 2014 | | Nation


U.S. justifies drone killings by citing al-Qaida law

NEW YORK (AP) - The Obama administration justified using drones to kill Americans suspected of terrorism overseas by citing the war against al-Qaida and by saying a surprise attack against an American in a foreign land would not violate the laws of war, according to a previously secret government memorandum released Monday.

June 23, 2014 | | Nation


ODDITIES IN THE NEWS

• VAGINA SCULPTURE TRAPS U.S. STUDENT: BERLIN (AP) - An American exchange student who got stuck in a giant vagina sculpture was freed by firefighters in southwestern Germany.

June 23, 2014 | | Nation


Putin calls for compromise in Ukraine

MOSCOW (AP) - Russian President Vladimir Putin publicly expressed support Sunday for Ukraine's declaration of a cease-fire in its battle against pro-Russian separatists and called on both sides to negotiate a compromise.

June 22, 2014 | | Nation


Sgt. Bergdahl in outpatient care in Texas

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who had been a prisoner of war in Afghanistan for five years, has been shifted to outpatient care at a Texas military base, the U.S. Army said in a statement Sunday. Bergdahl, 28, had been receiving inpatient treatment at Brooke Army Medical Center at Fort Sam Houston. He is now receiving outpatient care on the base in San Antonio, according to the statement. The Army said his "reintegration process" is proceeding with exposure to more people and a gradual increase in social interaction.

June 22, 2014 | | Nation


President Obama: Threat from Iraq militants could grow

WASHINGTON (AP) - Al-Qaida-inspired militants who have violently seized territory in Iraq could grow in power and destabilize other countries in the region, President Barack Obama said.

June 22, 2014 | | Nation


Friends mourn missing hiker

SEATTLE (AP) - Friends on Sunday mourned a well-known outdoors writer and photographer who had been missing for three days in Mount Rainier National Park before searchers said they recovered a body of a woman.

June 22, 2014 | | Nation


‘Think Like a Man’ tops ‘Jersey Boys’

NEW YORK (AP) - The Las Vegas ensemble comedy "Think Like a Man Too" topped a slow weekend at the summer box office with $30 million, besting blockbuster holdovers from last week and Clint Eastwood's new Four Seasons musical "Jersey Boys."

June 22, 2014 | | Nation


Billions at risk as West Coast port contract ends

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The West Coast ports that are America's gateway for hundreds of billions of dollars of trade with Asia and beyond are no stranger to labor unrest and even violence.

June 22, 2014 | | Nation


Proposal would give vets discount on name-brands

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - The U.S. military is looking into allowing all of the nation's veterans who served honorably to shop online at exchanges that sell discounted, name-brand goods - a perk that is currently available only to a small minority.

June 22, 2014 | | Nation


‘Game of Thrones’ puts No. Ireland on the map

BELFAST, Northern Ireland (AP) - Giants, dragons and vengeful queens have for generations populated Northern Ireland's folk tales. Now, such creatures are visiting the land in a different version - on the sets for the hit TV show "Game of Thrones." But rather than spells and destruction, they're bringing an economic boost to this British province still healing from its past of political violence.

June 22, 2014 | | Nation


65% of senior VA execs got bonuses

WASHINGTON (AP) - About 65 percent of senior executives at the Veterans Affairs Department got performance bonuses last year despite widespread treatment delays and preventable deaths at VA hospitals and clinics, the agency said Friday.

June 20, 2014 | | Nation


Murder charge still pending against woman at 102 in death of roommate

BOSTON (AP) - Nearly five years after a woman was charged with killing her 100-year-old roommate in a Massachusetts nursing home, a second-degree murder charge is still pending against her at the age of 102.

June 20, 2014 | | Nation


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Synthetic narcotics & drugged- driving laws

MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) - Eighteen-year-old Kristian Roggio was riding in a friend's car when another driver careened across a Brooklyn street, colliding head-on and ...

May 01, 2016 | | Nation


Billboards track shoppers via phone data

NEW YORK (AP) - A U.S. senator is calling for a federal investigation into an outdoor advertising company's latest effort to target billboard ads ...

May 01, 2016 | | Nation


Elephants performed for final time

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Elephants will performed for the last time at the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus on Sunday, as the show closed ...

May 01, 2016 | | Nation


‘Stop the Steal’ helping Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) - Donald Trump has a Plan B if he's faced with a contested convention, and it involves the sort of outside groups that ...

May 01, 2016 | | Nation


Superdelegates ‘feel the Bern’ of anger

WASHINGTON (AP) - Nancy Schumacher says she just wanted to do her civic duty, and so she heeded the call to become a superdelegate for Hillary ...

April 28, 2016 | | Nation


Brother, others related to San Bernardino shooters

RIVERSIDE (AP) - Three people with close family ties to the couple responsible for the San Bernardino terror attack were arrested Thursday in an alleged marriage-fraud ...

April 28, 2016 | | Nation


Mom convicted of creating public nuisance with school Facebook post

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) - A New Mexico woman has been convicted of creating a public nuisance by posting an online comment about the possibility of ...

April 28, 2016 | | Nation


Large graffiti carved at Arches National Park

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Rangers at Utah's Arches National Park were investigating large graffiti Thursday that was carved so deeply into a famous red ...

April 28, 2016 | | Nation


Trump sweeps, Clinton carries four states

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - In a front-runner's rout, Republican Donald Trump roared to victory Tuesday in five contests across the Northeast and confidently declared himself the ...

April 26, 2016 | | Nation


Federal ruling on N Carolina voting laws bolsters voter ID

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Civil rights and elections attorneys said Tuesday they will appeal a federal court ruling upholding North Carolina's 2013 major rewrite ...

April 26, 2016 | | Nation


Ohio man calmly tells 911: ‘I just shot and killed my wife’

CINCINNATI (AP) - A suburban Cincinnati man called 911 and gave his address, and when the dispatcher asked what she could help him with, he replied ...

April 26, 2016 | | Nation


Suit: Cops violated rights of man taking kids for ice cream

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Two Connecticut officers are accused of violating a black man's rights during a traffic stop last year when they frisked him ...

April 26, 2016 | | Nation


Wisconsin prom shooter was aiming at officer when he was hit

MILWAUKEE (AP) - The 18-year-old gunman who opened fire on students exiting the prom at his former school in northern Wisconsin was aiming a rifle at ...

April 26, 2016 | | Nation


Alabama mayor, wife charged with assault after fight

ALEXANDER CITY, Ala. (AP) - A city council member in Alabama says the town's mayor punched him in the face at the end of a ...

April 26, 2016 | | Nation


Government finds it lard to enforce ‘living wage’ laws

SEATTLE (AP) - States and cities whose lawmakers proudly passed "living wage" laws are finding it difficult to make sure employers actually pay their workers accordingly.

April 26, 2016 | | Nation


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